Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Why Does MTV hate me???

What I would give to be a fly on the wall in a programming/production meeting at MTV nowadays. "Okay so we have this guy, uh, no he's not famous, well he's sort of known. I mean he has a famous, well kind of famous father. Ugh oh forget about it, do we have promotional tie-ins and can we create some interactive audience crap?? Then we got ourselves a new show".
The above conversation had to have mirrored the exact discussions that took place and created this mess Rock the Cradle. This show has the children of D-List celebrities, like Bobby Brown and Eddie Money competing for star status, a la a very lame version of "American Idol". First, you know these people can't be that talented because if Brooke Hogan can parlay her dad's "status" into multiple albums and national tours, anyone can. It gets worse though, not only are these contestants performing in front a live audience, but their parents are actually sitting on the side lines (I told you they were D-list!) watching the massacre happen. On top of that, the judges that are scoring these losers are Larry Rudolph, you remember him from the remaking of Britney Spears's career, some choreographer Jaime King, whom people are trying to make me care about, some nobody stylist and the unrecognizable Belinda Carlisle. I am not sure who is scarier - Belinda Carlisle and the bad face work she has had or the bad face work on Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi. Both of these women look like they were extra muppets in that Genesis video for "Land of Confusion". Not to mention the Chloe girl didn't know if she wanted to be pop star or an opera singer while singing an INXS song to her mom (CREEPY!)

Anywhos, the part of the show I could handle watching was Lucy Walsh's, daughter of Joe Walsh, and Jesse Blaze Snider, son of Dee Snider, and actually both of these kids have a fighting chance to sell their records for more than 39 cents on the interweb. And honestly Crosby Loggins is cute (What??), but this shows needs to die a quick death so all parties involve retain some dignity.