The guy comes out of Obscurity-ville USA to become one of the most talked about celebrities this past month. Yes, The Hoff is back.
David Hasselhoff must have a hell of a publicist because he's popping up all over the place in the land of pop culture. First, he was caught crying on air after Taylor Hicks was named the American Idol last month.
Soon thereafter, he became something with which to taunt Dallas Maverick star Dirk Nowitzki. The German superstar is a fan of the Hoff and told a reporter that to help with his focus, he hums Hoff's European hit song "Looking for Freedom" while at the free throw line. Miami Heat fans have taken to harrassing Nowiztki with that tidbit, chanting "David Hasselhoff" and waving cardboard cutout faces of the Hoff whenever Dirk went to the free throw line. And tonight, the Hoff is a judge on Simon Cowell's latest show, America's Got Talent, which is like a cross between the Gong Show and American Idol.
About Hoff's cryfest at Idol ... he went on Star 98.7 this morning to plug America's Got Talent, and the Star DJs and guest host Ross The Intern gave the Hoff a hard time about crying. The Hoff explained himself. He was sitting with a close friend of his who has brain cancer and was told he only had six months to live. But there he was at the Kodak nine months later still living. After the winner was announced, his buddy was crying and turned to the Hoff and said "It's great to be alive", which started the waterworks that were shown on air. So no more making fun of the man for crying at Idol anymore. I'm sure there will be plenty more things to make fun of him about anyway! (And if you want to start, try doing a Google image search for David Hasselhoff. SCARY!)