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Mrs. Eastwood, star of new reality show, talks family, boy bands

Mrs. Eastwood, star of a new reality show, talks family, boy bands and her famous husband in a candid interview about her newly-debuted television show on the E! network.

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Mrs. Eastwood, star of new reality show “Mrs. Eastwood & Company,” talks family and boy bands. In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, Clint Eastwood, right, arrives with wife, Dina Eastwood, on the red carpet in London.

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Dina Eastwood has heard the question repeatedly: Why put her family and superstar husband Clint Eastwood on display for a reality TV show, generally the province of D-list or wannabe celebrities?

The answer is simple, she said. "Mrs. Eastwood & Company," the E! series debuted Sunday, is her bid for stardom — not for herself, but for a vocal group, Overtone, that has become her passion.

"I had a midlife crisis and I adopted a boy band," said the breezily candid Eastwood. "I was edgy, I didn't know what I was doing. Clint was accelerating how many movies a year he was doing. Our youngest daughter was getting to the point she doesn't want to be around me as much."

Eastwood, 46, discovered Overtone at a concert in Capetown, South Africa, where her husband of 16 years was making the 2009 film "Invictus" with Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. The six-member group ended up a prominent part of the movie's soundtrack and Dina Eastwood made the leap to manager.

"They're very good-looking and the best vocal group Clint and I have ever heard," she said. "I was thinking what a cute little reality show about a haggard mom who doesn't know what she's doing, leading this cute band around trying to ... get them successful."

Overtone singer Eduard Leonard said the group is awed by the opportunity and by their patrons, especially Clint Eastwood.

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