Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Only Kneepads Magazine could turn a story like this into something positive and uplifting. In an interview with People, Derek Hough shows that he has learned a great deal from his sister about the art of mooching. I'm pretty used to seeing guys exploiting the hell out of their situation and living with an actress who has a great deal more money. Hell, it happens, and women do the same thing, but honestly Derek has taken it to an entirely new level. Not only did he convince Shannon Elizabeth to let him live with her, he also convinced her to let Mark Ballas live in the house and all of the members of his band live there as well. This is despite the fact that Derek and Mark already have an apartment they are renting each month. Apparently Derek talked Shannon out of having anyone ever move out by saying he would miss them if they were all gone.
People thinks this is just one joyous kumbaya commune thing, when to me it just seems like the guy is taking advantage of the situation. Sure, Shannon agreed, but maybe since he is like 16 years old he should try and learn how to live on his own for awhile. To me, Shannon is literally old enough to be his mother, and maybe along with her four dogs this is her way of being maternal. Hell, I don't know. I do know that Shannon is the only woman in the house with five guys which must make for a real interesting time when they sit around watching American Pie together each night. Oh, you know they do.