It seems to me that more and more air-headed producers, directors and casting directors, as well as just plain nincompoops are being developed in the entertainment industry.
It all started with the so-called "reality" shows of which there is now a plethora. What is all the more amazing is that if you see one, you've seen them all.
You could interchange the characters on these shows, and no one would know.
The movies are getting just as bad. Two of the biggest examples of outrageous casting are Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor. Liz was a real beauty who had more class in her fingernail clippings than Lohan will ever have.
The only possible worst choice for her role would have been maybe Whoopie Goldberg.
Then we have Tom Cruise. In his new action movie, he is playing a man, who in the books about his exploits, is 6-foot-5.
Cruise is what - 5-foot-7? The one choice that might have been worse is Herve Villachaise, who played Tattoo on "Fantasy Island."
Give me a break.
Ed Leipold, Altoona