Dancing With Sad Hags

I can think of a list of descriptions for this motley crew, and none of them would be "stars".

Fortunately, I am not one of the 23 million people tuning in to watch Dancing With The Stars. Never have, never will. As far as I am concerned, it is the place where sad hags go to pasture. It is The Biggest Loser set to music. There’s nothing stars about DWTS. A star to me will always be something greater than who the media touts as being a star. Angelina Jolie is a star. Brandy is not. Robert Downey Jr. is a star, The Situation is not. Another non-star is Bristol Palin. Excuse me, but having a child out of wedlock and being the daughter of a defunct, megalomaniac governor does not constitute star power. There is a great series currently running on Turner Classic Movies called Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood. You want to know what a star is…watch this seven-part documentary. The movie business, perhaps one of the most complex, dynamic industries, created the star system to fuel the machine called celebrity. What we have now is a bunch of watered-down wanna-bes who think they are stars that for some reason the media has an obsession with them. Stars? Dancing? Unless you are Fred Astair or Ginger Rogers, think again.

One Response to “Dancing With Sad Hags”

  1. Maurine Ford says:

    I couldn't agree with you more!! Thank you for expressing what I've been thinking about that crazy show ever since it appeared.

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