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December 4, 2007
A 'Secret' worth sharing

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Associated Press

You might want to encourage an early bedtime for your tweeners tonight. That's because the annual "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" airs at 9 p.m. on Channel 13.

(That's an hour earlier than in other CBS markets because our local affialiate has an early prime time.)

Anyway, it's an hour of tops and bottoms - and legs. And, from a perusal of some of the pics from the show (which was taped last month), it also looks to be a mix of both bras and Broadway.

There are elaborate sets and musical performances, including singer Seal, who performs with his wife, VS model Heidi Klum (shown above in an AP photo).

And, hold on to your horses: The elaborate production will be marking the TV debut of ... the Spice Girls!

Two things: Here's hoping Victoria Beckham, a.k.a. Posh Spice, can muster up a smile. And here's hoping that Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Scary Spice, has recovered from her runner-up status on "Dancing With the Stars."

BLOG_VICTORIASECRET.jpgCBS executive Jack Sussman told the Associated Press that "this is really an event that's anchored in a fashion show."

"The notion that we pander to men ... is ludicrous," he says. "Maybe 2 percent of our customers are men. Women shop us every day...Guys come in twice a year: Dec. 24 and Feb. 14."

You keep thinking that, Jack. In any case, I have a feeling that some parents' feathers (and there are always feathers on the show) will be ruffled if their little darlings catch a sneak peek of the peek-a-boo fashions.

This year's $10 million show will feature - count 'em - 61 Victoria's Secret outfits worn by more than 20 models. It was staged at the Kodak Theater in L.A., home base for the finale of one of the most family-friendly shows on TV, "American Idol."

Truth be told, I've got a little of the green monster lurking in me. Hey, I'm jealous of those taut tummies and mile-long legs.

But I should knock it off because, after all, it's just underwear. Right?


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