via press release:
E! ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES “RICH KIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS” GOING INSIDE AN ELITE SOCIAL CIRCLE OF BILLIONAIRE & MILLIONAIRE TWENTY-SOMETHINGS WHERE BIRKIN BAGS ARE BOTTOMLESS, MANSIONS ARE A DIME A DOZEN AND SOCIAL MEDIA IS EVERYTHING
Premiering January 2014, Series Documents the Lives of Five Friends Living in a World of Extreme Wealth Who Achieved Social Media Infamy Documenting Their Lavish Spending, Over the Top Lifestyles And High Priced Drama On Instagram and Twitter
Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2013 – Whoever said money can’t buy happiness has never met the charming and well-high-heeled “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.” These young socialites of the 90210 live way beyond the highlife in an extravagant world where millionaire twenty-somethings are armed with black cards, tiny dogs and loads of Louboutins. As the children of some of the most wealthy families and billionaire and millionaire moguls, this exclusive clique of friends, each with their own unique relationships, goals and heartaches, come together to party, play and relate to each other’s distinctive lifestyles. The often dramatic bunch reached internet celebrity documenting their extravagant lifestyles on their Twitter and Instagram accounts. But money isn’t everything and each of these outspoken young adults, some driven by their parents’ looming threat to cut off their funds, are trying to find their place in the world and make names for themselves with careers and entrepreneurial endeavors. Produced by ITV Studios America in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment, the new 8 episode half-hour series “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” debuts January 2014 on E!
“These kids are larger than life personalities who are charismatic, shockingly wealthy and born into lifestyles that are outrageously spectacular,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Programming & Development, E! “They live a fantasy life on a scale that you just can’t turn away from and then they document it all via social media. But at the core, I think viewers will be drawn into the fact that they are genuinely good friends who still have to navigate friendships, relationships and life-- but they get to do it all in luxury cars, yachts and private jets, which is really fun to watch.”
The five stylish socialites featured in the series are growing up in a world where their wildest dreams are just a private jet and a tweet to their fun-loving friends away. However, even for kids who have it all, friendships are always being tested as superficiality can run deep in Bev Hills, and a love life in a world of limitless access is nearly impossible. And while some of the heirs are determined to step out of the shadow of their patriarchs and be taken seriously as they attempt to make their own millions in their individual pursuits, others who are sitting pretty are about to be disheartened and dethroned when their parents swap their couture clothing for blue collar pantsuits. Led by bosom buddies Dorothy Wang and Morgan Stewart, the five friends, virtually plucked from “Clueless” with a modern makeover, are inviting cameras into their lavish lives for a look inside their highly exclusive world.
Please meet the #RichKidsofBH:
Family Net Worth: Billions
Occupation: “Funemployed!” for now…
Relationship Status: Perpetually single.
About: Opinionated perfectionist, Dorothy is the daughter of a billionaire business mogul who earned her rightful place in social media royalty by showcasing her luxurious life on Instagram. While her parents are traveling around the world running their empire, Dorothy is living large in Beverly Hills and looking into pursuing a career in real estate.
Follow Dorothy on Instagram: dwanngg
Follow Dorothy on Twitter: dorothywang
Family Net Worth: Millions
Occupation: Blogger of BoobsAndLoubs.com where she documents her plush lifestyle and offers up her personal do’s and don’ts of life to her peers.
Relationship Status: In a relationship… with Brendan Fitzpatrick.
About: The “Dionne” to Dorothy’s “Cher,” Morgan is the sexy wild child of Beverly Hills infamous for her flirty ways, unfiltered humor and unpredictable nights out with her friends. Luckily BFFs Dorothy and Roxy are always there to be a shoulder to cry on, and on occasion, help reapply mascara after a crazy night. The blonde beauty is trying to find what drives her and what she wants to do with her life, but shiny things – like diamonds, cars and a her boy’s smile – can be very distracting.
Follow Morgan on Instagram/Twitter: boobsandloubs_
Family Net Worth: Millions
Occupation: Holds a lucrative position at a top real estate firm.
Relationship Status: In a relationship… with Morgan Stewart.
About: Born into wealth and facing great opposition, Brendan is looking to make his own money and justify why he skipped college and went straight into real estate. Brendan also has his hands full with girlfriend Morgan and their colorful relationship filled with high highs and low lows. Will it take a ring to finally calm down his sassy sweetheart?
Follow Brendan on Instagram/Twitter: brendanfitzp
Family Net Worth: Rich… but on the verge of getting cut off from her parents.
Occupation: Freelance interior designer.
Relationship Status: Single
About: Persian beauty, Roxy is the mother figure of the group. She was best friends with Morgan, way before Dorothy came along as she is quick to remind her girlfriend, and never leaves home without her dog Lychee. Roxy is currently working hard to get her interior design business off the ground before her parents cut off their funding.
Follow Roxy on Instagram/Twitter: roxysowlaty
Family Net Worth: “I’m too classy to say.”
Occupation: Singer / Songwriter
Relationship Status: Boy Crazy
About: Dorothy’s original BFF who got a little jealous when she started spending more time with other people in their crew. Jonny is nothing short of dramatic and is an emotional rollercoaster, but always a good time (if he likes you). Jonny is a few Tweets short of realizing that cash isn’t going to keep him warm at night and even a table at the newest “it” restaurant is lonely when the reservation is for 1.
Follow Jonny on Instagram/Twitter: jonnydrubel
Rich Kids of Beverly Hills is produced by ITV Studios America in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment. David Leepson, Gennifer Gardiner and Doron Ofir serve as Executive Producers.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/richkidsofbh @RichKidsOfBH
Don’t miss “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” premiering January 2014 only on E!
About E! Entertainment
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About ITV Studios America
ITV Studios America, the U.S. based production entity of ITV Studios in the UK, is one of the largest international producers for the U.S. market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for U.S. networks. ITV Studios America has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, The First 48, After the First 48, Four Weddings, The Chase, The Car Chasers, The Bill Cunningham Show and America Now. ITV Studios is a world leader in television production and distribution. It has international production centers in the UK, Germany, France, the Nordics and Australia as well as America. The distribution business, ITV Global Entertainment, is a distributor of programs to all regions worldwide. For further information visit: http://www.itvstudios.com/us.
About Leepson Bounds Entertainment
Leepson Bounds Entertainment, headed by veteran multi Emmy award-winning executive producer David Leepson, is currently in an overall deal with ITV Studios America. In the last 16 months, the company has become a key player in non-fiction programming by developing and selling multiple shows to series order to five different networks.