Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TOM BERGERON, FOR ONE, WON'T PUT BABY IN THE CORNER: In a development sure to collapse into a pop-culture singularity when Kim Cosmopolitan gets word, Jennifer Grey will be a member of the upcoming Dancing with the Stars.

N.B.: Given the involvement of Bristol Palin, we take a moment to gently remind the readership of the No Politics Rule.


  1. Kingsley2:18 PM

    For those keeping score, it only took fifteen years for ABC to change its mind and decide Margaret Cho was no longer too fat to play herself.

  2. I refuse to watch until they get Jonathan Franzen.

  3. Joseph J. Finn2:37 PM

    <span><span><span>Singer and saxophonist, Michael Bolton (very disappointed to see that we're not actually getting David Herman)</span></span>
    <span><span>Popular early 21st century R&B singer, Brandy (Not sure why they needed to put 21st century in there)</span></span>
    <span><span>Rick Fox, a former NBA basketball player, who also happens to be the former husband of hottie Vanessa Williams. (And oddly, apparently dating Eliza Dusku)</span></span>
    <span><span>David Hasselhoff, AKA "The Hoff."(Good lord.)</span></span>
    <span><span>Everybody's favorite Brady mom, Florence Henderson. (I've found my rooting interest! And who's the other Brady mom?)</span></span>
    <span><span>Actor Kyle Massey (And here's my villain for the season, simply based on his being on that Raven show)</span></span>
    <span><span>Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin. (Meh.)</span></span>
    <span><span>One of LC's former besties, Audrina Patridge. (Eh.)</span></span>
    <span><span>Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from "The Jersey Shore." (Eww.)</span></span>
    <span><span>Retired Arizona Cardinals quarterback, Kurt Warner. (Soon to be backed up by Matt Leinart, and at least now we know why he's not on the Arizona sidelines right now taking snaps)</span></span></span>

  4. Genevieve2:40 PM

    JJF, as his autobiography says, don't hassle the hoff. 

  5. I'm totally rooting for Jennifer Grey.

    I am curious to see who gets matched up with whom.

  6. Joseph J. Finn3:42 PM

    They've been handicapping Cheryl Burke the last few season by sticking her with the football players, so I'll assume she gets Warner.

  7. Tullydawg4:02 PM

    Wayne Brady's mom? Tom Brady's mom?

  8. Tullydawg4:02 PM

    Was supposed to be a reply to JJF.

  9. Joseph J. Finn5:21 PM

    Actually, I kind of like the idea of meeting Wayne Brady's mom.

  10. bill.6:49 PM

    I refuse to watch

  11. Heather K6:52 PM

    Right?  I bet she is fun.  And also would be excellent on this show.

  12. bella wilfer10:15 PM

    Anyone else horrified at how, um, plastic Jennifer Grey's face looked?  (I am a big fan of both Grey and her swoon-worthy husband Clark Gregg, but it had to be noted...)

  13. KCosmo9:07 AM

    Bella, Jennifer Grey is notorious for having just about the worst plastic surgery on the planet.

    That being said -- I don't think I can watch her on the show unless Patrick Swayze is able to somehow return to us and be her dance partner.

  14. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Maybe they can incorporate a pottery wheel for that purpose...

  15. Watts1:53 PM

    I just want to know if Margaret Cho will be calling in Gwen's services for good luck prior to each week's performance.  Or then again, maybe I don't.

    I'd love to see Rick Fox paired with Cheryl - I could see some chemistry there, dance-wise.... and I just went to see if the pairings had been announced and apparently on GMA this morning they confirmed this.  I feel prescient.

  16. Watts1:55 PM

    Duh - here's the link to the pairings: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/dancing-stars-season-11-professional-partners-exclusive-pairs/story?id=11528617&page=1  Bonus: GMA web site makes all the profile pictures look fun house funky.

  17. Watts1:56 PM

    And to add again: I think Henderson is the secret ringer this season.  Look at all the stage dancing experience.

  18. bella wilfer5:29 PM

    I think that time I saw her in person I was paying too much attention to my imaginary husband Clark Gregg and not enough to the bad plastic surgery that it ended up shocking me when I saw the cast announced.  What an awesome example for her daughter (not).