Earlier this summer, ABC had a dancing contest wherein some celebrities, paired with ballroom dance competitors, participated in a reality dance contest over a series of weeks. Nearly everyone who watched this show thought that John O'Hurley would win, but Kelly Monaco (an actress on General Hospital) was the surprise winner.
Now they have announced that there will be a "dance off" between Kelly and John in September, which will be judged by viewer phone calls instead of judges. Concurrently, General Hospital has introduced a story line that strains credulity even more than their usual plots. Kelly, in dual roles, is playing (on the one hand) a woman who is being coerced into marrying a man who does not know that she is a "stand-in" for his former fiancee. This guy is a good dancer, and so Kelly has to know how to dance for their wedding. It is a gratuitous attempt to cash in on her presumed popularity on the dance show, in my opinion. I heard last night on TV that Kelly will also appear in an episode of "Desperate Housewives". Wanna' bet they have her dancing on that show too?