Pamela Anderson isn’t doing too badly on this season of “Dancing With the Stars.” She’s a decent dancer with some natural ability (unlike Kate Gosselin, who has all the physical grace of a department store mannequin), but she seems to be stuck in this mode where she does a lot of sexy poses, honed over years of Playboy photo shoots, in lieu of actual footwork. And even when she’s dancing well, she kind of looks like a hot trashy mess with that ratty hair and the tiny outfits. But hey – that’s Pam, and what you see is what you get. I suppose we should all be thankful that the show’s production team put their foot down and forced Pammie to wear underpants. No, I’m not making that up.
“You exude so much sex appeal,” gushed Tonioli after the former Baywatch babe channeled Marilyn Monroe for her March 29 fox-trot. That’s not by accident. With a fashion philosophy of the more titillating, the better, Anderson, 42, insisted on trimming a couple of inches from the hem of her premiere-night mini. She also balked at wearing pasties (in case of a wardrobe malfunction), says a source – not to mention panties, says another. On that last item, she relented. Adds the source: “She had to, but she didn’t want to.” Another must? Perfect lighting. To score an interview, camera crews had to have ring lights, which help hide wrinkles. Says a set insider, “I’ve never, ever seen any celeb request that before.”
[From US Weekly, print edition, April 12, 2010]
I’m thinking that Pam may be hoping for a wardrobe malfunction on national TV, so everyone will be talking about her. Because we know one thing for sure, Pammie loves attention. But what she doesn’t seem to get is, we’ve already seen what she’s got – many, many times. As for the special lighting requests, I can’t say I’m surprised. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that “ring flash” request from Pamela. And I can see why! Pam’s face up close is a little…Cruella DeVille these days. Probably all those years on the beach in the sun.