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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dancing with the Stars is back!

For those of you keeping your dance cards handy, you know that the season 20 premiere of Dancing with the Stars premiered last night!

Yes, the rhinestone-studded, tongue-in-cheek, never-too-proud-to-laugh-at-itself ballroom re-opened Monday night.

In a surprise move, Rumer Willis is one of the "stars" on this year's 10th anniversary season.  Is she really a star?  Ok, maybe not.  But, her parents (Demi Moore and Bruce Willis) sure as shootin' are.  And, won't people tune in just to see if they are sitting in the ballroom peanut gallery?  Who wouldn't want to see the reactions of such high profile stars to their baby girl's performances?

The producers of that show are geniuses.

But, that is not why I am inspired to pre-write about Dancing with the Stars.  Nope, I am inspired by the show's entire premise.

Take Rumer Willis.  She is a wealthy child of wildly successful Hollywood actors.  Honestly, she doesn't have to work a day in her life, ever, seriously.

But, she is going to (probably) take off a lot of clothes, put on a lot of sequins and totally risk her reputation.  She is going to have to work really hard at something she has never done before, then stand there and smile while people criticize her on live, national television.

Could you do that?  I don't know if I could.  And, why is she doing it?  She really doesn't have to do anything, ever, remember?  To me, it is inspiring.  The show's tenacious "stars" work hard, get injured and just keep on going.

That is why I am a fan of the show and will continue to be one.  Well, if Peta's pants get any smaller, I may have to rethink that.

But, for now, pop the popcorn and pour the wine.  It is time for Dancing with the Stars, season 20, the 10th anniversary season!