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Canadian columnist takes issue with Erin Andrews' appearance on DWTS

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Versatile, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    It was? Were you in the meeting? It seems like a curious choice, if that's true. I would have thought that she might have included her work as a reporter for Fox Sports Florida. And if you're talking about the ESPN sideline gig, I'm thinking she might have put her work for the Tampa Bay Lightning as between periods host and postgame reporter as well as her work for Turner as a highlight anchor on Braves games and college football reporter. Are you sure the main thing on the tape was her dancing?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I know why PP wrote that... It wasn't one of Nichols' finer moments in journalism
  3. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Wow. You sure do seem to know a lot about EA. Hope you don't have a video camera. </jk>
  4. Hackwilson191

    Hackwilson191 Member

    What the heck is that about? It has already been pointed out that you were wrong on Andrews' audition tape, which btw was a ridiculously stupid comment and I hope you did not really believe that. But, futhermore, you don't think the dancers on the show are professionals? All of them were at one point with the exception of the "So you think you can dance?" winner. I ask why would they dance professionally over being a dancer on DWTS? I am 100% sure DWTS pays a lot more than any dance competition anywhere in the world.

    You sir, will be attending the "other" prom.
  5. JimShu

    JimShu New Member

    Andrews responded to the Toronto Star article via SI.com:

  6. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    I've acknowledged before on this board that I've known her since her college days and am friendly with her. Did she get breaks because she's good looking? Of course - TV rewards good looking people of both sexes, but especially women. I just felt it was unfair for Starman to act like ESPN saw her dancing at halftime of a game and said "She's HAWT - get her a mic."
  7. sysimms

    sysimms New Member

    Never mind the fact Rosie DiManno is Canadian. Day in, day out, year in, year out, for decades now, she has written an excellent daily column in the Toronto Star. She is one of the most, provocative, versatile, regularly interesting columnists anywhere. You don't have to agree with her: You do have to read her.
  8. hpdrifter

    hpdrifter Member

    Accidentally (really) ran into Andrews a few years ago. Two words: Real. Spectacular. I'm not speaking about her journalistic skills.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Nobody with IQ above chilly room temperature should be watching DWTS anyway.
  10. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    DiManno is incorrect when she says that Dancing with the Stars is "digging ever deeper into the dregs of “celebrity” for contestants." A cursory search is all it takes to bring up the list of contestants, and it looks like the show may have a more recognizable group now than in its early seasons. At the very least, it's certainly no worse.


    I hate that cliche, because no, I don't. I don't "have to" read anyone these days as newspaper columnists lose their importance at a rapid rate. No one "has to" read anyone.

    Besides, it's much more interesting to read about her:

  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    When she's 50 and Newton's Law of Gravity has collected its toll, she'll always have another home at another network. But they might want her to get some work dun' first. It's good for business and all.

  12. A specious argument.
    The majority of Americans didn't give two shits about Watergate when it was being reported.
    Should the Post and Times have given more attention to the marriage woes of Sonny and Cher?
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