Lighter Side

Filed under:Television — posted by Anwyn on April 17, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

There is some justice in “reality” TV: Clyde “The Glide” Drexler is out of Dancing with the Stars. Well, I take that back: if there were justice he’d have been out three weeks ago. Both supermodel Paula Porizkova and Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey had the potential to improve, whereas Clyde was a nonstarter. But his name recognition was higher with the audience. And he’s a man–the lack of true dance flair doesn’t show as egregiously on the men as on the women. Ah well. Sayonara, Clyde. Why did you even do the show to begin with? You clearly did not care about doing a good job, from day one. The night you told your partner you were more of a game guy than a practice guy, I heard the swish of air as thirty or so former Portland Trailblazers nodded emphatically.

Lisa Rinna appeared tonight previewing her Roxie Hart, which she will take to Broadway opposite her husband, Harry Hamlin, in June. Not bad, Lisa. Loosen up a bit and see if you can’t sing it a key higher. You sound growly.

Chicago is really keeping it all in the family–John O’Hurley, of Dancing’s first season, just ended his run as Billy Flynn. Between his run and Hamlin’s, the role will be picked up by (!) Joey Lawrence. Well, they can’t say they haven’t had good dance training.


  1. […] Other couple in the red light: John Ratzenberger and his partner Edyta. If they go out next week I’m out one couple who were supposed to be in my top five. Oh well. As a record, 4-1 ain’t bad. […]

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  2. […] While I was gone, as I feared, my prediction for Dancing with the Stars’ top five went awry: John Ratzenberger and Edyta Sliwinska were bumped. Too bad. While you could put his dancing skills into a bag with Billy Ray Cyrus’s and take bets on which would fall out first, still, I liked his charm and gumption a little better than Billy Ray’s charm and constant hillbilly references. No matter–he’s sure to be gone tomorrow night. […]

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