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    Divas Become Beauties

    The annual "Divas On Ice" show that airs on Jaunuary 3rd has changed it's name to the much more cumbersome "Katarina Witt & Friends, Real Beauty On Ice." The show will now include men (four of them) which, if you ask me, kind of flys in the face of the words "Divas" or "Beauties"...although I will admit that Alexei Urmanov is prettier than alot of women I know. For a look at the whole cast, click on this globe:

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    but why or why do the men have to wear diva-ite colours too. Why not a black pants.

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    'Cause Katarina told 'em to.

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    IMO titles like "Katarina Witt and Friends" (or anyone else "and friends") sounds SO cheesy. "Divas on Ice" was much better. Don't know why she changed it.

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    Originally posted by icenut84
    IMO titles like "Katarina Witt and Friends" (or anyone else "and friends") sounds SO cheesy. "Divas on Ice" was much better. Don't know why she changed it.
    I agree about the cheesy "...And Friends" titles for skating shows. I watched "Katerina Witt and Friends" and "Brian Boitano and Friends" from the late 1980s on videotape. The title was somewhat misleading though, as the performances were not from a single show but from Skate America 1986 and 1988 exhibition and the 1987 Champions on Ice. It was worth it though to see a young Tonya Harding skating to a sappy Witney Houston song on the "Katerina" tape.

    Divas on Ice is also a lot less of a mouthful.

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    I guess Katarina wants the star billing!


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    I think a lot of the names were added to the show to attract an audience. Divas On Ice doesn't indicate to the casual viewer who is in the show. Big names like Katerina, Brian, Kristi and Scott attract audiences. It's all about marketing.....

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    I'm just bumping this thread back up again as a reminder to everyone that this NBC special will be on tomorrow (Saturday the 3rd) at 1:00 PM on the West Coast, and 4:00 PM on the East Coast. As usual, if you live somewhere in between, check your local listings.

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    Originally posted by icenut84
    IMO titles like "Katarina Witt and Friends" (or anyone else "and friends") sounds SO cheesy. "Divas on Ice" was much better. Don't know why she changed it.
    in 1999 she and Scott Hamilton were the headliners for a tour IMG brought to Alaska... "Scott Hamilton, Katarina Witt, and Friends" the stupid commercial on TV only showed them so we had no idea who else would be there. I still think with better advertising we'd have had the place packed :(

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    They all look beautiful. Picking out the most Diva-type I think would be Witt herself. Who is that girl not in costume and with all that hair on her head? And which one is Umanov? He may just be the best looking if we change the adjective from beautiful.

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    The ladies in the back row are the singers--Linda Eder, Denyce Graves, and Renee Olstead (the one with all the hair). I don't see Urmanov, though, and I think he would truly qualify as a diva.

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    Thanks Idle........we'd be lost in a perpetual "TV Guide" maze without you......... 42

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    Great move on adding the men, the Bond segment was GREAT.

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    ok, is it just me, or was this years just not up to the Diva's standards???


    Idle were you thinking Denis Petrov when you said Alexi Urmanov was in the show? Cuz Urmanov wasn't on!

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    Actually, I wasn't really aware of what male skaters were, or were not in the show. I just used Alexei Urmanov as an example of a guy who people would consider to be prettier than alot of women. I suppose I could've used just about any Russian male skater as an example.

    To tell you the truth, I often have trouble telling one guy from the other. I mainly watch these shows for the babes. For instance, in the picture that you see when you click on the globe-link, the only one I really recognize is Jumpin' Joe. I assume the guy standing behind Yuka is her husband, but to me, he looks just like the guy standing next to Jumpin' Joe. Since you mentioned his name, I'll assume that's Dennis Petrov that Lulu's got her arms around.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go rewind my VCR and actually Watch this thing. Chances are, I'll be fast-forwarding through alot of the men's numbers.

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