Tuesday, June 24, 2008

WTH News of the Day

I was all set with today's post. I thought about it, and even had a title for it. Then, during my morning routine, I accidentally listened to the news on the radio. Make sure you are strapped into your chair before you read the following:
Taylor Hicks will be playing on Broadway.

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So far, so good. Here's where it attains WTH status:

Taylor Hicks, former American Idol winner, a guy in his 30's who looks like he's in his 40's or 50's will be playing high school senior Danny Zucco in Grease. Hicks, the harmonica playing Alabama born and raised winner of season 5 will be playing an 18 year old street-wise California kid.

I realize that Travolta was about the same age, but he could pass for someone much younger.

Plus, as for me, I was more interested in looking at Olivia Newton-John.

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But, they were passable in the movie, partly because they didn't look so old going in.

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Hicks is going to need a lot of greasepaint and hair dye.

I wonder who will be in the roles of Sandy and the Pink Ladies?

I do have a suggestion.

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15 comments:

Jenn Thorson said...

Ah, it's like Jimmy Stewart-- 35 if he was a day-- playing an 18 year old in "It's a Wonderful Life" :)

namaste said...

LOL!

i agree, taylor hicks looks way too old. yuck!

~maria

~*~Shadow.Crystal~*~ said...

Ahh, look what happens to the winners of American Idol... going really far, huh?

Da Old Man said...

@ Jenn: I can only assume Mick Jagger turned them down
@ Namaste: I know he is prematurely gray, but holy cow, even the rest of him looks old.
@ Shadow: Have any of them really become stars?

BellyDance Girl said...

That Olivia album was totally my favorite when i was a girl. The Grease soundtrack was my very first album. - I was 7

washwords said...

ha ha ha. so does that mean the winners of that godawful reality show for grease are already "aut" auf weidersen!

Anonymous said...

Taylor is playing the part of Teen Angel not Danny.

Da Old Man said...

@ anon: I checked, and he is playing the part of Teen Angel.

Looks like the guy I heard this morning was wrong. Oh no, an innacuracy on the 'net.

Claire said...

You posted a lie on the internet!

I am telling on you.

Dee said...

Carcekd up when I saw the Golden girls!

Jack Payne said...

Yeah, the Golden Girls were your punch line on this one, Old Man.

I Stumbled, Dugg, Redditted, and Propellered you. You will have to wait a few days on these though. Everything I do goes through my Marketing Agent. And, he's in India, no less.

Jack Payne said...

Yeah, the Golden Girls were your punch line on this one, Old Man.

I Stumbled, Dugg, Redditted, and Propellered you. You will have to wait a few days on these though. Everything I do goes through my Marketing Agent. And, he's in India, no less.

Drowsey Monkey said...

Hmm...he doesn't strike me as a Danny, even if they colour his hair. As I remember he had some pretty weird moves when on Idol, lol, not much of a dancer.

GumbyTheCat said...

Da Old Man, you asked "Have any of them really become stars?"

For a very short time, yes, they all do. But the only one who has stayed a star is the only one that deserved to - Carrie Underwood. She is a wonderful talent, and she has been rewarded with a skyrocketing career in the country music world. Not my kind of music, but she does have a marvelous singing voice.

~*~Shadow.Crystal~*~ said...

Well, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have done pretty decent for themselves, but that's about it.