February 21, 2007

TV Hits New Low Point

At first I really thought this was a joke.

Heather Mills, estranged 2nd wife of Paul McCartney has been booked for "Dancing With The Stars".

Dancing? She had her left leg amputated after a motorcycle accident in 1993. You'd think this would make participating in a dance competition somewhat tricky? Of course, I'm sure this is why the show's creators got the "brilliant" idea in the first place.

I'd be willing to bet the people who tune in to see something inspirational will be vastly outnumbered by the ones eager to see a train wreck. Sad.

UPDATE (3/12/07):
I said I was willing to bet that people would tune in to see disaster. Actually other people are willing to bet on whether or not her leg flies off during her performance.

I'm not making this up: "Will Heather Mills' leg go flying on 'Stars'?"

A week before Mills’ March 19 debut, Antigua-based gaming site bodog.com opened bets on whether her prosthetic leg would fly off during a dance routine — and made “no” a heavy favorite.

The site added that Mill’s leg “must fall off, not be purposely taken off, during a dance routine for all Yes wagers to be graded a win.”

Pretty sick.

And I'll bet the show's producers are loving every minute of it.

Posted by Gary at February 21, 2007 11:06 AM | TrackBack

At least no one will be able to say she dances like she has two left feet.

Posted by: rbj at February 21, 2007 12:29 PM

She is a "star?"

If ex-spouses of actual stars are now "stars" then the pool of available stars just increased about a thousandfold.

Posted by: steve at February 21, 2007 03:05 PM

My mom lost her leg to diabetes and a year later was riding her bike, roller-blading and yes, dancing.

If she thinks she can do it, more power to her.

Posted by: Ted at February 22, 2007 07:07 AM