Levi Goes Hollywood ... Sort Of

Bristol's baby-daddy wants a reality show
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2009 10:32 AM CDT
Bristol Palin is seen with her boyfriend Levi Johnston at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – Now that he’s free of the Palins, Levi Johnston is going Hollywood, trying to turn his fame into fortune with acting gigs or a reality show, reports Renata Espinosa of the Daily Beast. She caught up with Johnston and Tank Jones, the giant style-conscious black lawyer who’s acting as his manager, on a shopping trip in LA. “They don’t believe I live in Alaska,” Tank complains. “I’ve been called ‘security’ for years.”

Indeed, Tank doesn’t look anything like self-proclaimed redneck Levi. Tank wears custom suits and owns 100 pairs of shoes—Levi owns 10 and wears two. That needs to change if Levi's going to make it as a celebrity, so Tank takes him to try on sequined jackets and pink fedoras. “We came up with an alter ego, Ricky Hollywood,” he explains. “Ricky would iron his shirt.” “Yeah right!” Levi responds. “OK, well, I’d iron it,” Tank concedes. “He doesn’t know how to iron.”