Celebrity deaths always come in threes. They just do. So after the bam-bam of James Brown and Gerald Ford, I couldn’t help but ponder who would drop next. Mickey Rooney is typically my first guess.
But today we got our third death. Saddam Hussein! And what really makes this celebrity death interesting is that you can watch everything but the actual hanging, commercial free, on CNN.com!
Now, VH1, if you’re reading, your Celebreality production team should take note. What’s more real than death? Yesterday you canceled regularly scheduled programs on VH1 Classic just to show boring James Brown clips all day. What if you had a news team (I suppose the celebs would call them “paparazzi”) always at the ready for celebrity deaths? The show would mix the two things we are most obsessed with her in the good ol’ U S of A – stars and kicking the bucket! Of course, coming up with a name for the show will be difficult since “Celebrity Death Match” has already been used by your partner, MTV. But I’m sure you clever kids will think of something just as good as “Breaking Bonaduce”.