The new season of “Dancing with the Stars” is approaching and while the show’s producers already have their own lineup of dancing hipsters ready to cut it up, many in that keep an eye on all things pop would love to see a few less than mainstream stars strut their stuff on the popular TV show. The 2012 season is already set with some familiar and some not so familiar names among the 14 new celeb contestants that will don their dancing shoes while vying for the top spot on the show. Among the new “dancing fools” are Gladys Knight, Melissa Gilbert, Jack Wagner, Gavin DeGraw, Donald Driver of the Green Bay Packers, Roshon Fegan, Katherine Jenkins, William Levy, Maria Menounos, Martina Navratilova, Sherri Sheperd, and Jaleel White.
Avid followers of Dancing with the Stars have been asking for bigger name celebs on the show but it is doubtful that they will ever be able to land Brad Pitt, John Travolta (he would be considered a ringer anyway), or Michele Obama so the producers have to do the best they can. Most of the really big stars are pretty busy and few if any of them would like to see their star fall so far that it lands on the set of Dancing with the Stars. It would be like having your career end on the Hollywood Squares and finding yourself hoping that one day you can actually unseat Paul Lind for the middle square.
On the other hand, viewers are more sensible than you might think and bearing in mind that their favorite four star celebs won’t be dancing for them, many of them have suggested that perhaps the producers might want to opt for more controversial and colorful types to add some spice to the show. Some of the names suggested for the B list for Dancing with the Stars have been Axl Rose (though he would be something of a risk on many levels), Joan Rivers (if she can keep all of her parts together for an entire season), Courtney Love (talk about a black widow spider in capezios), Snookie (now that would be worth watching), and former President Jimmy Carter.
The producers of the show have yet to comment on the off-color list of dancing candidates but it is doubtful if they are open to suggestions that include Snookie; just in case she loses!
M y take:
I know that people like the show and that it is indeed very popular but I just don’t get it. In fact, I don’t get it so much that I would probably only watch it if they did start to get some more “colorful” celebs out there cutting the rug. How about Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper, Ozzy, and Bill Clinton? That would be worth watching.
Weekly Spa Visits
Going to a spa on a regular basis can be a wonderful boost for people who enjoy the experience of relaxing their mind and body, but some people might think that regular visits to a Lebanon beauty spa might be out of their reach. For the most part there are some rather expensive options when it comes to spa treatments and visits, but there are also some less expensive types that aren’t necessarily going to be that expensive for the average spa-goer. If a woman would like to visit a spa on a regular basis, there are packages that are sold in bulk.
Celebrating on a Yacht
There are many reasons for celebrations and some of the most fun to be had might be aboard a boat or ship for something such as a reception after a wedding, a wedding anniversary or a birthday. Taking a Brooklyn yacht charter for such an occasion can be a great change to the regular type of birthday party that might simply be held at a particular local restaurant and a party on the ocean or even on a river can be a very memorable time, especially for guests who have not been on boats very often before.
Rentals Gain in Popularity
There are a number of people who enjoy going to see their favorite sports teams and for the most part, going to see those teams in another city either involves a lot of driving or a stay in a hotel. But for some locations and events, hotels can be in short supply. This is why the act of obtaining sporting events rentals has started to increase in recent years as there are so many options for people who want to stay in something near their sports site but aren’t interested in paying for a hotel room that might be hugely inflated for the rate.
Focusing on the Face
There are some creative types of portraits that can be taken these days which either involve photographs taken at the studio of a Lake County IL professional photographer or photographs that might be taken at a particular exterior location for a specific dramatic effect. The more important part of any portrait is not the location in which such a photograph is taken, however. The most important aspect of any photograph is always going to be the eyes and face of the subject at which the camera is being pointed because this is where the eyes will be drawn first when looking at a photograph.
Recovering from Investment Failure
It’s no surprise that the people who have been involved in investing dollars from workers through various mutual funds and other types of investment strategies have not been doing well for everyone and especially after the disastrous effects of the financial portfolios of many baby boomers, it has become quite important for such individuals to attempt to rebuild their portfolio so as to increase their level of comfort during retirement. In some cases this has meant delaying retirement until one is older so as to plump up retirement funds somewhat beyond their initially depressed state.
Surprises and Planning
Some of the hardest types of parties to plan are those that will take place around the time of a wedding, especially if those parties are meant to be something that was otherwise a surprise. Most of the time a groom will know that he is going to be treated to Nevada bachelor parties when he has his wedding in Vegas, but making the events of the bachelor party a surprise are often what is most valuable about the planning experience. While some people might just go to a bar or a strip club, there are some more creative ideas out there.