Questionably straight correspondent Joe Tone is rooting hard for Ashley Spencer. That's her, not Tone, above.
A few weeks back, I wrote about Ashley Spencer
, the local woman vying for Broadway fame on NBC's reality hit, Grease: You're the one that I want
. I've since kept quiet about the show, not because it isn't awesome — oh, it is — but because sources tell me I'm now the target of an investigation by Ohio's Special Task Force to Eradicate Dudes Who Like Show tunes, a clandestine division of the Homo Police
But you know what? Fuck'em! I like chicks. I like football. [Editor's note: The previous two sentences were lies.
] And damn it, I like Grease — the show, the movie and, yes, the musical. So here's your update. (If the coppers don't like it, they can come and get me. I'll be the one under my desk.)
So Ashley, who's totally smokin', ripped it up at the Grease Academy, where they trained all the Danny and Sandy hopefuls. She's now one of seven Sandy finalists, to go with seven Danny finalists. The winning lady, of course, will play Sandy on Broadway. The six losers, of course, will be offered my condolences via their MySpace pages and letters to NBC.
The next live episode airs February 11th, when viewers — as in me and 1.2 million eighth-grade girls — will be able to vote for their favorite Danny and Sandy, and send two disappointed actors back to waiting tables in Staten Island. — Joe P. Tone