August 12, 2008 / 9:52 AM / in 10 years

Salma Hayek develops wedding reality series

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Salma Hayek, who recently broke up with her billionaire fiance, is developing a wedding-themed reality series with Merv Griffin Entertainment.

Salma Hayek at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 18, 2008. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Hayek came up with the idea, whose format is being kept under wraps, and brought the concept to the company.

“The format is steeped in reality — it’s not contrived,” said Roy Bank, president of television at Merv Griffin Entertainment. “It’s a unique storytelling angle on weddings that has never been seen on television before.”

The hour-long project is being shopped to both broadcast and cable networks, said Bank, who will executive produce with Hayek.

The actress and Francois-Henri Pinault, the father of her baby daughter Valentina Paloma, canceled their 16-month engagement last month.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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