Ten percent meets six feet under?

Look, what you do on your own time is your business. You want to pay Time Warner $11.99 to watch “Nympho Nurses from Neptune” again – that’s none of our business. es-John-Lennon2_390.jpg

But why not put your cable box to less prurient (and, let’s be honest, one-sided) use? Use it for a real connection, with someone we all know and love. Someone like, say, John Lennon. For $9.95, Starcast Productions will attempt to psychically connect you with the slain Beatle – and, at savings of five bucks from its Princess Di seance, natch.

As Reuters notes, the 2003 Diana-cast

“made money, but was slammed by critics as hitting a new low in television tastelessness. ‘People say this is disgusting, and I accept that criticism, but we’re making a serious attempt to do something that many, many millions of people around the world think is possible,’ said Paul Sharratt, who heads Starcast Productions, which made The Spirit of Diana. That show drew over half a million U.S. viewers willing to pay $14.95 to watch it.”

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This begs the question: Will talent agents seek to commission their stars from beyond the grave?

We can already imagine endeavor‘s Ari Emanuel feverishly chewing gum, and barking at his headset-wearing assistants:

Ari: “Get me River Phoenix! …Yeah, I know he’s f-cking dead! You tell him I have an offer from Starcast on the table for $2,500,000. And when you get him, hold him, and get me Brandon Lee. If we do a thing with him and Bruce? Holy Mary! Roll the calls!”