Report: TOMMY LEE Turns Down Invitations To Party While In College

The Associated Press is reporting that Tommy Lee has turned the Nebraska campus on its head by filming an upcoming reality show here.

The six-episode, half-hour show, set to air on NBC next year, will focus on the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer's experiences while trying out for the band, taking classes on plant identification and chemistry, hanging out in his off-campus apartment — and, no doubt, partying.

"Everyone wants to party with him," said 21-year-old student Burt Kilgore, who's part of Lee's horticulture class. So far Lee has turned down invitations to hit the downtown bars, Kilgore said.

Showing the much-tattooed, nose-pierced, high school dropout tearing it up with college students isn't the goal of the show, said executive producer Eddie October.

"That's Tommy's former or original rock star life," October said. "The concept of the show is very much that Tommy is a fish out of water and Tommy is making the effort to fit into this collegiate experience."

After compiling a standard sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll resume, Lee became infamous after a honeymoon sex tape surfaced in 1998 of him with then-wife Pamela Anderson. Lee also served four months behind bars after pleading no contest to kicking Anderson while she held their son.

"They offered us Tommy Lee, they didn't offer us Snow White," campus Chancellor Harvey Perlman said.

The criticism began the minute news of the show broke two weeks ago.

"For years we have been trying to send the message that we are increasing our standards, that we are a research university that is to be taken seriously. This is not consistent with that message," said economics professor Ann Mari May. "I don't think we want the face of the university through its public relations to be that of Tommy Lee." Read more.

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