The Hogan Knows Best star is denied admission at several Florida schools because of film crew

By Stephen M. Silverman
April 25, 2008 11:00 AM
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Is the Hogan Family too cool for school?

In the case of 19-year-old daughter Brooke Hogan and the University of South Florida, Florida State University and the University of Central Florida, the answer is yes.

Hoping to film the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best with a nine-camera-wielding production team, the young member of the wrestler’s family was denied admission at those institutions out of concerns that she and her crew might disrupt the others students’ academic lives, the Palm Beach Post reports.

The upshot was, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Hogan (real name: Brooke Ellen Bollea) went to the southeast coast of the Sunshine State and toured the campus of Florida Atlantic University – where she met with Student Government president Tony Teixeira and sorority and fraternity members, as well as tooled around the grounds on two golf carts hired by the show.

No decision has been made regarding Hogan’s permission to film on campus – or even if she’ll be admitted as a student, says the newspaper, which does quote FAU spokeswoman Kristine McGrath as saying, “The university would not agree to an arrangement that would be disruptive to the academic setting.”

UCF in Orlando, however, was clear cut in denying admission to Hogan – just as it had been to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee when he wanted to study and shoot his 2005 reality show Tommy Lee Goes to College there.

“The Hogan people approached us, but we declined,” said UCF rep Grant Heston. “This is finals week. It’s poor timing, and it’s a commitment of our resources and time that we can’t make right now.”