Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Where You’ve Seen Him: Probably in lots of headlines as the errant now-ex husband of Whitney Houston, but Bobby Brown (who is reportedly a cousin to another Boston singer, Disco Queen Donna Summer) worked his way up from boy band New Edition to Grammy-winner/”megastar” solo artist to movie star to reality TV fixture. You can get his back story by watching Being Bobby Brown. He’s guested on lots of shows and been in a few movies you can find here.
Why He’s Someone To Watch This Fall: Everyone loves second chances, and Bobby Brown has reinvented himself this time as a working member of a very unusual roadside B&B with fellow musician Carnie Wilson as chef and Brady girl Maureen McCormick as innkeeper. Outsider’s Inn is located in remote-ville East Tennessee. Could reality get any more real for Bobby and company as they turn down the sheets for total unsuspecting strangers in eight episodes? Mint on the pillow?
Quote: “Am I really misunderstood? I can say no. I think people — people pretty much think they know me, but until you — until you meet me and get a chance to spend time with me, don’t judge me.”
Preview:Take a look at Bobby’s new show Outsider’s Inn with Maureen and second-generation pop star Carnie Wilson, who were both paired with him for CMT’s Gone Country.