I guess it is a big deal, as I went to check my Yahoo! e-mail and see the latest headlines. Of course, the proposed merger between Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines to make the largest airline company in the world was not the top story. Nor was the story about Fidel Castro stepping down highlighted up top, although it was the No. 1 headline under the 'In the News' area.
Nope - Dancing with the Stars has announced the newest contestants. Well, isn't that important?
Just in case you want to know, Carey Mahoney, a.k.a. Steve Guttenberg from Police Academy is one of the contestants. I also like Adam Carolla who is a comic and former 'Man Show' co-host with Jimmy Kimmel. He will be performing. I can't say I'll be watching and am just curious who does. Also, Jason Taylor (formerly?) of the Miami Dolphins is among the contestants. He's a pretty boy, so I can see that.
I guess this time around, the draw for male viewers is a lot better - as Shannon Elizabeth from American Pie - and Kristi Yamiguchi of ice skating fame - will also be among the contestants. That beats having to see Marie Osmond in my TV box again.
The most curious selection is Marlee Matlin, of Children of a Lesser God fame. I wonder if her partner will sign to her...might take points off for that.
I suppose if you look below, this would be my dream cast if I were ever to watch this show. However, I might tune in for the Marlee Matlin episode just out of morbid curiosity.
LeBron James, Grady Sizemore, Sean Connery, Tony Gwynn, Ricardo Montalban, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mini Me and Charles Barkley
Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bridget the Midget, Fannie Flagg, Heather Mills, Fabiana Udenio and Morganna the Kissing Bandit
If you have inquiries, feel free to fire away...there is a good explanation for each.