Imagine there's no Lennon
One disembodied Beatle buys 0.67 disembodied Princess of Wales
Psychics to try contacting John Lennon in TV seanceI have no idea what's on my agenda for April 24, but I have a pretty darn good idea what I won't be doing.
The ex-Beatle, who was murdered over 25 years ago, is the latest subject of a pay-per-view seance arranged by the producers of a 2003 attempt to contact the dead Princess Diana. That show made money but was slammed by critics as hitting a new low in television tastelessness.
"People say this is disgusting and I accept that criticism, but we're making a serious attempt to do something that many, many millions of people around the world think is possible," said Paul Sharratt, who heads Starcast Productions, which made "The Spirit of Diana." That show drew over half a million US viewers willing to pay $US14.95 to watch it. The Lennon show will air on April 24 on a pay-per-view channel and cost $US9.95.
Incidentally, says this story, "The Spirit of John Lennon" is being done without the knowledge or consent of John Lennon's estate. A spokesman for Yoko Ono had no immediate comment. And good thing, too.