You may remember Marissa Jaret Winokur, age 36, as the darling on Hairspray.
Do you think the scale of injustice was tipped too far when she was fired for being too heavy to host the weight loss show DANCE YOUR ASS OFF? Producers had asked her to lose weight. Oxygen Inc announced that Marissa will not return to the show and will be replaced by Mel B, age 34, who is svelt according to the executive producer of Oxygen, Dan Cutforth, because being overweight did not connect with their core audience. How do you feel about this? I appreciate what Marissa is going through, having been replaced by Mel Brown, “Scary Spice Girl” named for her in-your-face friendliness and throaty laugh with a Leeds (British) accent. Mel was a contestant in DANCING WITH THE STARS in 2007.