Enquirer Still Chasing ‘Dog’s’ Tail
November 7, 2007 1:04 PM
A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” continues to dominate the news. Series star Duane Chapman appeared Tuesday night in an hourlong special on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity & Colmes.”
A&E suspended the series last week after the National Enquirer got hold of a taped phone conversation where Chapman used the N-word in a conversation with his son about the son’s girlfriend.
The Fox special showed a very down-in-the-jowls Chapman who apologized profusely. It was an odd insight into the actor who said, in way of atonement, that he wants to be buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, among the slaves who had no markers on their graves. OK.
Today, the Enquirer gave Chapman’s fans more news to gnaw over, including interviews with other family members who were quoted as saying his use of the N-word was not at all unusual but that he did it all the time.
More important, perhaps, to the show’s future is that the Enquirer also confirmed several of the show’s sponsors—Yum! Brands, which owns Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, along with SiCap Industries, makers of Sinus Buster—and yet another advertiser, Dr. Frank’s Pain Relief, had pulled out of the series. All quotes from those advertisers were attributed.
If you’ve had enough of Dog’s escapades, it’s not over, although the series sure is a goner. Tonight Chapman appears on CNN’s Larry King talk show in another special. It’s looking more and more like this dog can’t hunt. Agree?