Monday, March 17, 2008

Go, Monica, Go! Dance, Monica, Dance!

Normally, I have no reason to watch "Dancing with the Stars." Usually whenever I see a show like "Celebrity ________" or "______-ing with the Stars," the people on there are either no longer celebrities or were never stars to begin with. (Have ya seen the new season of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club?" When was the last time Erin Moran was a celebrity ... the Carter administration?!)

Even when Joe McIntyre, one of the former New Kids on the Block was on "Dancing with the Stars," I think I only saw one his routines, the one when they were dressed up in old-school military/USO garb.

Well, that all changes tonight!

Even though I won't be home to watch "Dancing with the Stars," I'll be rooting for former tennis champion (and my former celeb crush) Monica Seles. I just love that little cutie!

I swear, back in high school when all the girls in my class lined their lockers with pictures of the Coreys (that's Haim and Feldman) or Tom Cruise or Jonathan Brandis (did you know he died? Yikes!) that they tore out of mags like "Tiger Beat" or "16," my locker was wallpapered with shots of Monica that I clipped out of "TENNIS" magazine.

I'm not sure if it was that cute little smile (look at here right there) or her cute Yugoslavian accent or that she was the first women's player to grunt as she hit a shot, but Monica was such a cutie back then. (Well, her and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, but that's a whole other story.)
So while I won't watching, I'll be cheering in spirit for Monica to win and make a triumphant victory celebration, much like the one she enjoyed here with Martina Navrátilová back in the day.


CarolynT said...

If they don't work a Monica-grunt into the dance routine, I'd be surprised and disappointed.

I think I'm rooting for Marlee Matlin. In Children of a Lesser God, there was a scene with the deaf students dancing...they turned up the music really loud so the kids could feel the beat. I wonder how this will work with Matlin.

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Anonymous said...

I saw Monica dance last night and she was klutzy. She scored the lowest and I think she'll be the first to go.

The other ladies did well. Much better than the men! Penn Jillette will probably be the first man to depart.

Sorry, but Monica just didn't cut it.

Sean T. McMann said...

Yeah, seriously ... Monica stunk! :(