I wrote off my love affair with Dancing with the Stars at the beginning of this season. Their definition of star and mine no longer jived. It was all just too much for me to bear and so I deleted the DVR setting for Monday and Tuesday evenings and found other things to occupy my time.
But there just might be a way for the show to win me back. A petition is underway that started through Media Bistro and GalleyCat to include an author in the next season's lineup. Yes, Author. In my book an author is a celebrity. Especially one with several publications to her credit, one of which has been made into a major motion picture.
If we can call Bristol Palin and The Situation "stars" why has not one successful author ever been given a chance to win the Mirror Ball trophy? Why are we not celebrating good writers who entertain us with words and story as "stars"? If Dancing with the Stars is redefining "star" and "celebrity" why are authors not included in the mix?
With that I invite you to visit the Facebook petition and cast your vote for my friend, reinventor and author Claire Cook. Claire has written seven books, her most famous, Must Love Dogs made it to the silver screen. She is totally up for this ride. All we have to do is convince those casting folks over at ABC and Dancing with the Stars!
Give her a thumbs up and encourage your friends to do the same !