Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Another Hoff update

As I have somehow been appointed the unofficial Hoff PR person, here is the latest and greatest about the man with the greatest chest hair ever.

David Hasselhoff is listed in Guinness World Records as "the most-watched TV star in the world."
And that's just one of his accomplishments.
He also was the most popular and best-selling musical artist in Germany in 1989. But that is ancient history.
This summer, Mr. Tan Body of "Baywatch" is poised to become the next William Shatner - a former self-important has-been who is now a beloved, self-deprecating icon.
All hail David.
Until his tearful appearance on the "American Idol" finale in May, the 53-year-old actor-singer looked like a candidate for "The Surreal Life."
But The Hoff, who was emotionally moved by Taylor Hicks' "Idol" victory, is riding almost as high and fast as he did in the 1980s, when he co-starred with a talking car on "Knight Rider."
How hot is he?
•He's one of the judges on NBC's summer series "America's Got Talent," which debuts at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
•He has a juicy supporting role as Adam Sandler's boss in the comedy "Click," which opens Friday.
•He is hosting a monthlong James Bond film festival on the Filmfest HD Network (offered by the Dish satellite network).
•His autobiography, "Making Waves," is due in bookstores in September.
•He already is an Internet star with numerous sites devoted to making fun of his career and persona.
•He is playing a prominent, though unintentional, role in the NBA finals. Dallas Mavericks standout Dirk Nowitzki joked that he hummed Hasselhoff's "Looking for Freedom" to calm himself at the foul line.
That anyone would even know a Hasselhoff song is shocking enough. But The Hoff has long been a favorite in Nowitzki's native Germany.
Miami Heat fans, carrying large photographs of Hasselhoff, have been heckling Nowitzki every time he comes to the foul line.
This has given The Hoff a lot of free exposure. Not that he needs it, having achieved his place in TV history for being a co-producer, co-owner and co-star of "Baywatch," which ran an amazing 11 seasons as an international hit.
Hasselhoff played California lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, a do-gooder surrounded by sea, surf and sexy women in bikinis.
He won't be taking his shirt off on "America's Got Talent," which is a lot like a cross between "American Idol" and "The Gong Show."
Regis Philbin is the host. Other judges include singer-actress Brandy and British journalist and TV presenter Piers Morgan.
Hasselhoff recently told a Chicago newspaper that the show is "like walking down Hollywood Boulevard on LSD."
The first episodes involve weeding out Americans who have no talent, such as Flippy the Magnificent and his blow-up doll and a 70-year-old lady who does bird calls.



P.S. Mr. & Mrs. Shife and the fat basset are still living happily ever after.