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Saw a commercial tonight for the upcoming season on Dancing With the Stars.

Interesting cast. Pam Anderson. Chad Ochocinco. Kate with eight kids.

And Erin Andrews.

This, I have a problem with. You want the world to take you seriously as a journalist? You want to be seen as more than just another pretty face/talking head on ESPN? You want NFL and MLB and NBA and NCAA coaches and players to view you as a genuine reporter; as someone interested in breaking/explaining news, not making it?

Then don’t appear on a reality show.

Recognizing that the phrase “Jump the shark” jumped the shark long ago, this is where Andrews jumps the shark. There was something to buy in the reluctant beauty anxious to be given equal footing. That, now, is dead. It is clear that Andrews doesn’t desire equal footing; that she’s no different than the Skip Baylesses and Jay Mariottis anxious to have their 13 seconds of fame at any/all costs to their reputations.

Oh, well. Shameful—but not surprising.

PS: On a side note, a friend of mine recently saw Kate with eight kids at a new NYC ping-pong bar. She told me she deliberately threw balls at Kate with eight kids’ head. I applauded her.

PPS: It was brought to my attention that Kenny Mayne did this show, too. Equally shameful and pathetic. You. Are. Not. A. Real. Celebrity. Stop this nonsense.