The latest Hollywood family to get their own reality show is Lorenzo Lamas and his crazy children as featured on Leave It To Lamas on E! (Sundays at 10:30pm/9:30c). At the helm of the show is his hard-partying daughter Shayne and estranged son A.J. We also get the pleasure of meeting Shayne and A.J.’s crazy, menopausal mom Michele Smith (now divorced from Lorenzo, of course) and her daughter (Shayne and A.J.’s half-sister) Dakota by her other ex-husband Craig Pike. Dakota lives with Shayne and A.J. and is technically the “grounded” one of the siblings.
This is a Hollywood family we’re talking about so complication is key. We don’t want things to get too confusing for you so here are some pertinent facts on each Lamas and extended family as featured on the show!
Who wasn’t attracted to the sexy Falcon Crest in the 80s? This sexy soap star has always made the ladies swoon in TV and movie roles ranging from Grease to Renegade. He’s still acting and most recently can be seen in the soon to be cult classic Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (co-starring former pop diva Deborah Gibson). He’s four times divorced but his ex-wife (and Renegade co-star) Shauna Sand has given him the most grief as rumors abound that she was cheating on Lorenzo with his son A.J. Needless to say, this has caused a riff in their relationship that unfolds on Leave It To Lamas.
Remember The Bachelor: London Calling with Matt Grant as the single guy looking for love? Well, he proposed to Shayne with his final rose but sadly their engagement wilted just as quickly as that lower. It’s okay. Shayne, now 23 years old, has moved on. She’s not just the glue that holds her nutty family together (she desperately wants her dad and brother to reconcile) but she’s an aspiring actress herself. She’s appeared on General Hospital and is hungry to book more. When she’s not acting, Shayne is definitely not sitting around feeling sorry for herself. She’s a wild child that knows how to party!
He’s the most controversial member of the Lamas family as he attempts to shoot down rumors that he seduced his step-mom Shauna while she was still married to his dad. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Just like his dad, A.J.’s appeared on soaps (As The World Turns), models a bit and is trying to launch a bigger, more successful acting career. And hence the rumors about his step-mom-he’s also a notorious partier and ladies man!
She’s one of the two family members featured on the show sans the Lamas last name. Michele is the ex-wife of Lorenzo (she had A.J. and Shayne with him) and is also the mother to Dakota Pike. Michele met Lorenzo on the set of Falcon’s Crest where she was the show’s publicist! Her lot in life these days seems to be staying cool (she’s going through “the change”) and driving her kids crazy by meddling in their whirlwind lives!
She’s not a Lamas either but she’s A.J. and Shayne’s half-sister and roommate and their voice of reason (she’s younger but constantly needs to reel A.J. and Shayne back to in to reality). Dakota’s tried her hand at Hollywood too-she won her first beauty pageant at just two and half years old! Since then, she’s gone on to do some modeling and some acting here and there too.