none taken I love hearing other points of view to comment on Erin on DWTS, I was so happy that she chose to do the show... loved, loved, loved her interactions with Maks but her choice only affected her, not a child or another family, not that I'm aware of anyway.Hmmmm...I could really see how folks can see it this way, but I'm looking at it a little differently. I don't know who watches DWTS here, but there was a lot of backlash against Maks' partner Erin Andrews (the reporter from ESPN) a couple of seasons ago. She was the one who was a victim of some pervert who posted naked videotape of her on the internet. A real sicko peeping tom. People didn't think she should be seen dancing on tv in those outfits after that experience. Wow - so she should remain in victim mode for the rest of her life, and never do anything fun? She was more covered up in her outfits than lots of women on that show. I'm thinking the same way about Emily. She's a beautiful woman, and why not go on TB? Just because she has a child, suffered a public loss, and comes from a wealthy family she shouldn't go on TB? It's on ABC, not some raunchy cable show. I don't think anyone going on that show thinks that they'll be dragged through the mud, and not because they think they're special. I don't know, I guess I just don't think it's so wrong for her to do the show. She didn't leave her daughter unattended for a month. She left her notes and presents, and called her. Getting away from Emily - I also think it's fine for any of them to go on this show for any reason. Being on TB gives you tons of exposure, and if this is how you think you'll break into show business, go for it. It'll open a door that was closed before. Once you walk through that door it's up to you and your skills to maintain that career. Travis is doing just fine for himself, and Trista and Ryan pop up every now again to hawk a different product (is it KY brand they're doing commercials for now?). Good for them. I'd love to see true love prevail, and some seasons it does, but it's just a show after all. Reading the sleuthing threads is fun (people here are amazing in what they uncover!) and watching those fantastic dates is crazy, but there's not too much reality in this reality tv.
(No disrespect to nv or anyone with opposing views I just wanted to share my opinion. Thanks!)