Jeers to CBS for jumping on and falling off the celeb-competition bandwagon with Secret Talents of the Stars. The Eye network's pathetic entry is hosted by John O'Hurley, but this feels more akin to his work on Family Feud than Dancing with the Stars (not to mention Seinfeld). He introduces contestants like Olympic skater-turned-contortionist Sasha Cohen, who again fails to match the gold-medal standard set by her predecessor, Dancing fave Kristi Yamaguchi. The motley panel of judges features R&B singer Brian McKnight, the unsinkable-until-now Debbie Reynolds and producer/designated hater Gavin Polone (who made a tasteless Brokeback Mountain joke about gay Star Trek vet George Takei that would've made Simon Cowell wince even more than Sulu's "singing"). Note to CBS: Some things should be kept secret.For another take on Secret Talents of the Stars, read the Roush Dispatch. For more on Dancing with the Stars, check out the new Cheers & Jeers vodcast....
CBS has announced a new reality series called Secret Talents of the Stars, which debuts April 8. And let me tell you, it's kind of a circus. Remember that show Circus of the Stars? (Balki on the trapeze? Sure, we've got that!) Well, it's like that, except with music and dancing and just about everything else, too. In fact, some of the acts are so random that they sound made up. In that spirit, here's a list of some of the participants and their talents. But can you spot the fake? Post your guess in the comments below. Mickey O'Connor1) Country crooner Clint Black will perform stand-up comedy.2) Star Trek vet George Takei will sing country music.3) Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen will perform acrobatics with the Shanghai Circus.4) Wrestler Ric Flair will dance the salsa.5) Boxing champ Joe Frazier will sing R&B.6) Danny Bonaduce will ride the unicycle with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.7) Foulmouthed comedian Andrew Dice Clay will perform feats of ...
Question: Las Vegas scoop please!
Answer: It's official: Olympic ice princess Sasha Cohen will appear in the May 5 episode. She'll be playing herself in what my source says is a "big scene" with Josh Duhamel, Vanessa Marcil and Crossing Jordan's Jerry O'Connell.
Question: Could you tell me if something will happen between Danny and Mary on Las Vegas?
Answer: Yes, there will be a fairly major development with them — but not necessarily a positive one. BTW, my lucky Vegas mole confirms that Olympic darling Sasha Cohen is in talks to make a cameo on May 5 opposite her real-life crush Josh Duhamel. Take that, Shizuka Arakawa!
Olympics: Women's Figure SkatingForget about the Shani-nigans of the speed-skating feud, Lindsey Jacobellis' fall from grace and Bode's disappointing body of work. Figure skating is the premiere event of the Winter Games, even without Jillian Barberie and Todd Bridges. And last night's free skate presented Sasha Cohen with the chance to become America's next golden girl.
The night's memorable moments:
Kiira Korpi, Finland: Why do I have a feeling we'll be seeing this girl in Maxim sometime soon? In the words of Dick Button, "My goodness!" Extra hot points for skating to "Fever."
Yelena Sokolova, Russia: Redeems herself from Tuesday's short program, when she had a Chernobyl-size meltdown. Why is it that all Russian skaters and gymnasts look like '80s New Jersey mall chicks?