Breaking news: Steve Sanders is going to be on Dancing with the Stars. (That’s 90210’s Ian Ziering, for those of you not obsessed like myself.) Also: Joey Fatone and Heather Mills. Take that, Paul McCartney! Or, maybe don’t.
Truth be told, I’ve never been able to get into this show, even though I have watched it a couple of times. And this year, I’m having a hard enough time keeping up with Idol—I didn’t even watch last night, have to catch up tonight—without taking on any more shows that are a two-day commitment. I mean, I do have a life. Even if it doesn’t always seem like it.
Okay, so maybe I DON’T have a life, as I am currently facing a serious dilemma about tomorrow night. At nine pm, do I watch the final episode of the Grey’s Anatomy three parter, the previous ep of which left us totally hanging last week, wondering if a major character is going to die? Or, do I flip over to Fox, and watch the final FINAL episode of The O.C. as it goes off the air? Tough decision, people. The practical thing to do would be to watch Grey’s, then the O.C., but I have to be up super early on Friday am so I’m not sure this is doable. If I wait to watch it, though, I will have to be on a total internet blackout so as to avoid spoilers about how it all ends, which will be near impossible. Likewise, if i wait to watch Grey’s, I’ll certainly hear what happened, probably even from my husband, who hates the O.C. and therefore will be watching it even if I don’t. People who have those KILL YOUR TELEVISION bumper stickers don’t have these problems, do they? Hmmm. Food for thought, at any rate.
Finally, Britney has checked herself back into rehab. Do you care about this? Probably not. Should I? Probably not either. But I will say that I was happy to hear it, and that I really, really hope she just disappears for awhile. No club hopping, no US Weekly covers, no scandals. Just take a break, get better, heal. I know some people were bothered by the fact that I described her shaving her head as a radical act. As someone pointed out, rightly, “It’s just hair,” and this is true. But it’s one thing to just decide to shave your head because you’re ready for a change, to signify a new start, but another when you do it as part of a sequence of questionable behavoir (drinking too much in public, not wearing underwear, hanging out with a bad crowd, etc). Everything is affected by context, right? Of course, it doesn’t help a person going through a hard time to have everyone weighing in, which is why here, today, I am making you this pledge: this is the last I will write about Brit in this space. (A pause while the “Hallelujahs!” finish echoing, please.) I think the girl just needs to be left alone, and so I am going to do my part, starting right now. Does this mean I do have a life? Maybe not. But it’s a start, right?