My predictions for the Golden Globes weren’t perfect but they were pretty good. I missed calling “The Social Network” for Best Picture/Drama (I went with “The King’s Speech”) and I picked Johnny Depp instead of Paul Giamatti in the Best Actor/Comedy category, but otherwise I was right on the money. Who wasn’t on the money was Ricky Gervais as the show’s host. I enjoy snark as much as the next person, but he was repulsive. There’s no need to make everyone in the room feel uncomfortable, and that’s what he did with his mean-spirited “jokes.” I doubt very much if he’ll be back next year.
Posted on Jan 07, 2011 @ 04:00AM
RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that casting in now taking place for a show about Baseball Annies, slang for women who stop at nothing to hook up with major league players — or single.
The show has the working title of Cleat Chasers and casting is in full swing by Get Some Media. A source familiar with the production told us it will feature women who know every trick to score with the pros.
“It’s a reality show about girls who stop at nothing to score with athletes while they are away from their wives and girlfriends during baseball spring training,” a source close to casting told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “It’s about girls that have gone pro in the sport of ‘cleat chasing.'”
“The girls will go to any lengths to go to games and practices with the goal of sleeping with and getting material things from athletes as a notch under their belt,” the source told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
These Baseball Annies talk about receiving gifts and jewelry from their athlete conquests, and have tales of wild nights out and hotel stays.
“Some girls reside in Scottsdale and others plan their vacations from other states around going to games to meet athletes at spring training,” the source said. “The girls map out what clubs, bars, and restaurants players go to so they can stalk them. These girls will do anything and are proud of it.
“So if you’re a single athlete it’s an amazing way to meet women and if you’re a married athlete it’s an amazing way to cheat on your wife. Almost every girl interviewed for the show has admitted that it’s not a concern of theirs if the athlete is married or not,” said the source.
The reality show will focus on the women and the ‘cleat chasing’ lifestyle more than the players and their participation, added the source. That, however, doesn’t mean players names haven’t been dropped by the ‘cleat chasers’ interviewed!
“The girls have named players — some that are famous and married, some single, and some players that are new to the game,” added the source. “And the production company is trying to figure out what’s true and what’s not.”
Let me comment, if I may. For one thing, I don’t watch reality television with one exception: “Chopped” on the Food Network. The second thing I want to say is aren’t people sick of shows like “The Housewives of Beverly Hil
ls” and its spin-offs that portray women as sleazy, gold-digging airheads? I’m not being all uppity about this; I wanted to date ballplayers when I was in high school and wrote about it in the She-Fan book. But this show just sounds gross. Like the world needs more gross.