Sunday, March 19, 2006

Elvis Has Left The Building, But He Can Still Be Paged

Current mood: superannuated
Category: News and Politics

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Imagine John Lennon spinning in his grave.

The ex-Beatle, who was murdered over 25 years ago, is the latest subject of a pay-per-view seance arranged by the producers of a 2003 attempt to contact the dead Princess Diana. That show made money but was slammed by critics as hitting a new low in television tastelessness.

"People say this is disgusting and I accept that criticism, but we're making a serious attempt to do something that many, many millions of people around the world think is possible," said Paul Sharratt, who heads Starcast Productions, which made "The Spirit of Diana." That show drew over half a million U.S. viewers willing to pay $14.95 to watch it.

The Lennon show will air on April 24 on a pay-per-view channel and cost $9.95.


If I had my druthers, they'd be trying to contact Mozart and Queen Elizabeth, not Lennon and Princess Di - but then I'm hopelessly out of step with the times.