OMG! Did Kim Kardashian’s BFF really make one of his female employees get her lips done — and did he have surgery himself??
When we heard that The Spin Crowd star Jonathan Cheban actually told one of his staffers that she’d have to get plastic surgery or be fired, we couldn’t believe our ears! Did we have TV’s newest reality villain on our hands?
Well actually…yes and no. While Jonathan admits that he DID pay for a female employee to get her lips enhanced, he poo-poohs the fact that she’d be fired and insists he didn’t think she’d actually go through with it! “Basically what I wanted to do was give her the craziest thing in the world to do, never thinking she’d go through with it!” he tells HollywoodLife.com. “I didn’t force her to do it – I suggested it to her! She comes to the image in flip-flops and leggings, and we have an image to upkeep. I gave her the extreme thinking she’d get her hair and makeup done and buy a pair of Louboutins!”
In fact, Jonathan says that only other person who gets surgically enhanced on the show is…himself. “There’s no surgery or that kind of stuff [on the show], but I do have my own procedure,” he teases. “I had my fat frozen – my love handles.” Did it work? You’ll just have to wait and see…
That’s just the tip of the crazy iceberg on The Spin Crowd, which delves into the wild and wacky world of public relations. Jonathan and his #2 man Simon Huck run Comm PR, and their highly entertaining new show – which is produced by none other than Kim Kardashian herself – follows their glamorous and completely stressful lives in the biz. You’ll even get to see some of Jonathan and Simon’s celebrity pals make cameos – including Kim, Mel B, Kelly Rowland and Carmen Electra.
“Kim is going to make a few appearances,” Jonathan tells us before revealing how their dream team came to be. “We met at a birthday dinner and the next thing we were talking 24 hours a day. I love her. I was friends with Paris and Nicole I used to see Kim and we never really connected, but now we’re great friends. She’s so special.”
He added of his prime TV spot, which happens to be right after Kim’s show Keeping Up With the Kardashians on Sunday nights, “We have the best lead-in on cable.”
Why yes sir, we believe you do!
Tune in to the season premiere of The Spin Crowd August 22 at 10:30 PM on E!