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Old 03-29-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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Tom Scully, president of the the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, announced today that actor Mario Lopez will be serving as grand marshall of the event May 5.

Lopez is best known for his role as A.C. Slater on “Saved By The Bell.” He has been a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” and hosts “Extra” and “America’s Best Dance Crew” on MTV.

Lopez’s only scheduled appearance during the festival will be the May 5 Grand Feature Parade.

Festival activities are scheduled from April 27 through May 6. More details and online ticket sales are available at thebloom.com
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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the festival is definitely moving DOWN, as has been the trend over the past 35 years. Back in the day, it would draw really big celebrities....

Bing Crosby - 1948
Ed Sullivan - 1954
James Cagney - 1957
Lucille Ball - 1964
Bob Hope - 1975, 1949
Mickey Mantle - 1976

Since then, a long list of B or C-list stars, past their prime. Only (possible) exceptions would be Katie Couric (1994) and Wayne Newton (2007).

Who cares about seeing Mario Lopez?? Even if it was 20 years ago, and
"Saved By the Bell" was still on, I doubt anyone would even care to see him them.....
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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I think having celebrities in a parade isn't as big of a lure as it once was. These days you can see all you want of celebrities on the internet, so who cares about seeing one waving on some float? They should just skip having a celebrity altogether and spend the money on things that are a little more "21st century."
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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Mario Lopez has always been on the edge of "up." He milked the Slater thing for all it's worth and his DWTS bit is now irrelevant. He's definitely on par with Winchester.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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I think having celebrities in a parade isn't as big of a lure as it once was. These days you can see all you want of celebrities on the internet, so who cares about seeing one waving on some float? They should just skip having a celebrity altogether and spend the money on things that are a little more "21st century."
I have no earthly idea why, but people LOVE seeing famous people in person. It's why these celebrities are able to make a great living just by doing appearances at parades, parties, conventions, etc.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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Not that I have proverbial dog in this fight...but for the Gen Xers and Yers who grew up watching "Saved By The Bell" - and their kids who watch it (with them?) on TBS' regular rotation - it's probably nostalgic. And I believe Mario is still featured regularly as a reporter on one of the nightly entertainment shows. So he may have a little relevance left yet.

That said, I wouldn't personally drive out there to see him. Now Tiffany-Amber Thiessen or Lark Voorhees? That's another story!

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Old 03-29-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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Well, I don't mind watching has beens (ouch!) if in concert.

But, for something like this, not much of a motivator to make me go.

Although, I did go to the Atlanta Home Show one year just to see Roger what's-his-face from "Sell This House."
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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Lots of kids watch the re-runs of Saved by The Bell and lots of people watch Dancing with the Stars.
Might be a popular choice.

Keep in mind big names demand big salaries -- these "stars" don't work for free. And, Winchester is a fairly small city with an equally small budget.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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Come on, where are you gonna find another grand marshal with such cute dimples?
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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hey if Elizabeth Berkeley were there too, I might be game...especially if she reenacts certain scenes from "Showgirls"
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