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Michael Bay Plans Family Reality Show, Auditions Bethenny Frankel

OSAKA, JAPAN - JULY 16: Michael Bay during the "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" stage greeting at Osaka Station City Cinema on July 16, 2011 in Osaka, Japan. The film will open on July 29 in Japan.  (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Michael Bay is determined to get into the reality TV business. The King of Explosions first attempted to break into the genre two years ago when he went out pitching a "game with no rules"; his current project is no less vague, but Deadline describes it as "a competition reality series that promises to test the strength of the family unit like never before," and it's currently set up with A&E. In other Bay news, Us reports that Bethenny Frankel recently auditioned for a role in Bay's bodybuilder movie Pain and Gain after a casting agent (who was unfamiliar with Frankel's Bravo shows) scouted her at a Miami zoo. No word, though, on the part she read for or which Sports Illustrated model will eventually win the role.

Photo: Koki Nagahama/2011 Getty Images for Paramount Pictures