STARING AT THE STARS
Is this the sort of visual treat that's been
bringing male viewers to ABC's 'Dancing with
the Stars' in enormous hordes?
(Editor to Bucky: Works for me!)
Is it possible guys who
watch are just girl-crazy?
By BUCKY FOX
Girlie man? No. Girlie fan.
Ask most guys why theyre dazzled by Dancing With the Stars, and they wont sidestep the truth. Its the chicks.
Especially Laila Ali. Shes a knockout figuratively. Good for her daddy for producing something glitzier than a heavyweight title belt.
Then theres that dancing titlist, Cheryl Burke. She rode Drew Lachey to the top two seasons ago. Then rushed Emmitt Smith to the trophy last fall. Now shes trying to win with 90210 actor Ian Ziering. If the judges are staring at her backless outfits, shell wear a threepeat.
As for the sexiest of them all, Julianne Hough, I save her for the last of my musings:
Week 1: Some wag wrote that model Paulina Porizkova was safe from the voters ax. Wake up. The tall Czech was too short on name recognition. Even more than 2004 Miss USA Shandi Finnessey. Which meant no fan constituency to offset any rips from the judges.
Sure, the Clyde The Glide can't hide his dullness. But Drexler has sports fans voting for him. Billy Ray Cyrus has achy breaky moves. He also has the entire South clicking on his name. Who would vote for the Czech? Maybe other models who diss Americans, the way Porizkova did when asked about Cuba during one of the shows features.
Miss USA will go. She doesn't have it. Leeza Gibbons is next. Journalist. Ask last seasons first victim, Tucker Carlson, about how much weight we have. Stay tuned for more picks.
Week 2: Two for two. I called the Czech and Miss USA bounces. The next gimme: Gibbons. No one knows her. Which is exactly why the first two no-names got tripped.
Which also explains why two walkers, the Achy and Glide guys, are still traipsing around Hollywood. They have serious fan bases.
I suppose McCartney's frau does too. But her backing will prove shaky. Kind of like her teeth. And will her agent straighten that hair? Brother. Here's a case where a wannabe star looks better in rehearsals. And who will win the gold? The non-Yoko: Ohno.
Week 3: Goodbye, Gibbons.
I said coming in that this was the strongest lock since I picked Florida to buck Ohio State in the college football title game.
OK, so I picked Ohio State to return the favor in the recent hoops final. But whos counting?
On the floor that counts right now, I promised that Gibbons wouldnt stand for long, that she would glide right past Clyde and fade stage left.
Not that it matters much. The Cheers oldie, John Ratzenberger, is facing a last call. Drexler is a slam-dunk goner the next week. McCartney will beat it soon thereafter. Billy Ray wont be aching in practice much longer.
Start counting down to the Fat One vs. Ohno.
Joey Fatone is this seasons Mario Lopez, a ringer stepping all over the competition. The big guy truly hammered it out last week, doing footwork only a pro can nail. Thats because he is a pro, having danced for N Sync.
As for Apolo, he has two big factors that will shoot him to the final: an Olympic gold-medal speed-skating ethic and a partner who is a drop-dead superstar waiting to happen.
That would be Julianne Hough, the hottest teen to hit Hollywood since, what, Shirley Jones?
©2007 by Bucky Fox. The "Dancing with the Stars" logo photo is courtesy of ABC. This column first posted April 16, 2007.
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