The word “star” has been co-opted over the years into something as unrecognizable as Jennifer Grey’s face.
Star begat superstar, and when super wasn’t enough for some, mega stepped up to the plate.
So maybe star has been relegated so far to the back of the bus that the people who will star on “Dancing With The Stars” really do qualify as stars now.
Jennifer Grey will be on DWTS. She was once a budding star, who chose to rearrange her face, and subsequently departed our public consciousness.
And Bristol Palin will be on DWTS. She radiates in her mother’s stardom, while her sole apparent qualification for stardom is getting knocked up by a ne’er do well who also has star qualifications by today’s meager standards.
Sly and the Family Stone saw this coming 40 years ago.