After we broke the news that Tucker Carlson will appear on the 3rd season of “Dancing With The Stars,” a substantial amount of buzz took place.
Everyone agrees that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will have a field day with this one. And of course there are some questions about whether this is a ratings stunt . But we bring you the full blog buzz on Tucker’s new gig.
FishbowlDC also thinks that it may have been Tucker’s producer, Willie Geist, who first planted the bug in Tucker’s head way back in June 2005:
GEIST (ph): Ballroom dancing is really hot right now, Tucker. Have you seen this “Dancing with the Stars” show?
CARLSON: I haven’t. I missed that show, Willie. That’s what TiVo’s for, though.
GEIST (ph): I am not ashamed to tell you I TiVo it every week. You haven’t lived until you have see Evander Holyfield foxtrot. It’s surreal, let me tell you.
CARLSON: I think Erik Estrada may be on that show, or should be.
GEIST (ph): If you’re not watching our show, watch “Dancing with the Stars.” Trust me.
(Mary Ann Akers has some dirt on Tucker’s competition–and a crush on Tucker.)