How have I not heard this story previously? Apparently The Today Show was going to a Brady Bunch reunion today, but it fell apart because Eve Plumb hates Maureen McCormick. Everyone’s reps are denying it like crazy, but here’s the email Radar got from Chris Knight’s rep:
“We only have speculation to go on, but to the best of my understanding, it falls on the aggressiveness of Today producers who are not used to getting a “No” for an answer + some major miscommunication between some reps. Eve never does Brady press, especially if Maureen is involved. This went on for decades, so she was never on board to begin with is what I understand.”
And the reason Eve hates Maureen? I CANNOT BELIEVE I FORGOT ABOUT THIS. While Maureen was plugging her stupid book a few years back, she said she’d had a lesbian love affair with Eve Plumb on the set. And now she’s all like “Oh, I was just joking, it was funny hahahahahaha” but back when this happened I remember very clearly that Maureen was dead serious about it and milking it for all the press in the world and it was an obvious and kind of gross and uncool tactic to use to sell a book.
My favorite part of this whole article? Something like 70% of the readers of this blog will have no idea who Maureen McCormick and Eve Plumb or Chris Knight are, and possibly think the Brady Bunch was a boy band.
Oprah is working on a Brady Bunch reunion — and no, I don’t know why — and all surviving members are on board, except one. According to Marsha, Marsha, Marsha (or, whatever, actress Maureen McCormick), Eve Plumb (Jan) won’t be attending.
McCormick blogged: “All of us said yes except for one person, Eve Plumb, who used to be my best friend but now apparently wants to distance herself from the show and, most troubling, from me … I have no idea why, unless she’s mad at the joke I made a few years ago that we’d had a lesbian love affair. I made the crack to be funny — and for shock value. I’m sorry if she took offense.” Yeah, Maureen McCormick actually made the “joke” last year, just in time for the release of her autobiography “Here’s the Story.” I’m sure it helped her sell a few books.
Plumb’s agent replied to the blog by stating, “No one from Oprah called. We haven’t turned down anything. There is no feud.”
The most shocking part of this whole story? Eve Plumb has an agent.
“No one suspected the fear that gnawed at me even as I lent my voice to the chorus of Bradys singing ‘It’s a Sunshine Day.’”
Just a taste of the hard-hitting prose awaiting the reader of Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, Maureen McCormick’s latest attempt to exchange her dignity for five more minutes of fame and a modest paycheck.
Maureen discusses, per usual, her drug habit, her depression and her chaotic and embarrassing sex life.
Next time, Mo, save it for your therapist.