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'Dancing' sends a top performer home
Tue Oct 26, 2010
DWTS has little to do with who can actually dance and everything to do with ratings and who has a fan base. Every year, one of the best dancers gets bounced early and several underserving celebrities stay until the later rounds -- Audrina this year, Natalie Coughlin last year...
'Dancing' doesn't need added distractions
Tue Oct 12, 2010
It's too much of a popularity contest than a dance contest. Total stiffs get advanced each week while someone with real talent or potential gets voted off because their fan base isn't big enough. I can't watch it anymore.
Do you think reality TV competitions are rigged?
Fri Apr 16, 2010
DWTS clearly lets fan faves stay instead of celebs who can actually dance. See Natalie Coughlin from last season as a prime example.
Andrews to Oprah: Nude video was 'nightmare'
Mon Aug 31, 2009
Whether she was in on it or not, chas-1035742 is right that if she wanted it to go away she should stop talking about it. One way or the other the story is out, and she's taking advantage of it. Spare us the talk about about how it was such a nightmare and how you have to heal your wounds. Cr …
Back in pool, Phelps mapping out new course
Thu May 14, 2009
I'm not going to crucify Phelps for smoking or his DUI when he was 19. However, I'm also not going to pity him for his lost privacy. You want to be a celebrity? Right or wrong, in this day and age you don't get to turn it on or off.
2 Amanda Beard surprises - married, pregnant
Tue May 12, 2009
Two US gold medalists to be on Wheaties box
Fri Aug 29, 2008
Doe the AP have a fact checker? More than two other Americans have won the Olympic decathlon -- Dan O'Brien, Bill Toomey, Rafer Johnson, and Milt Campbell off the top of my head.
In sports, the media have crossed the line
Tue Aug 5, 2008
Vebtre is right that the sense of perspective about what is truly "newsworthy" has disappeared. However, athletes are celebreties like anyone else in the entertainment business, and they shouldn't expect any different treatment just because they play a sport.
Tue Nov 3, 2009
They were also worse than Natalie Coughlin when she was voted off. She should still be on, and a few others should go as well. The producers edited here pieces to make her appear like she was having less fun than the others and less appealing as a personality.
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