By Tony Hicks
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 1:50 pm in Uncategorized.
This makes me terribly happy. Now if they could somehow throw them in an undisclosed supermax prison somewhere … and lose all record of them being there.
An estimated 94 per cent of E! viewers who responded to a network poll insisted they were tired of seeing “The Hills” stars — dubbed “Speidi” by the U.S. media — during the network’s entertainment news programmes.
The couple, blasted by viewers for their “self-promoting” press antics, caused a media storm earlier this month when they walked off survival competition “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!”, where they were filmed fighting with fellow contestants in the Costa Rican jungle.
A spokesperson for the network says, “It was just a question of overexposure and wondering how much of the news about them was truly news or contrived. It just started to feel as if they had maybe jumped a shark in the past couple of weeks and it might be time to just take a rest. It wasn’t really one particular instance, it just seemed like they’d reached a point where they crossed a line in the interest level of our audience…
“We really didn’t know which way it would go. They’re a controversial couple, and we didn’t know if people were done with them or not. But we went into it knowing that whatever they decided, we would do. We’re prepared to live by the vote.”
And, by the way, my sister-in-law Sonia (formerly of the S.F. Examiner) informs me that her blog gets crazy hits when she mentions Jessica Biel. So … Jessica Biel, Jessica Biel, Jessica Biel. And since we’re here … Megan Fox, Megan Fox, Megan Fox.
Photo of Jessica Biel at the Palm Springs Film Festival by Flickr user Maggiejumps used under Creative Commons license and Photo of Megan Fox during “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” shooting by Flickr user mymetrostop used under Creative Commons license