We never thought wed recommend something with the word Smuckers in the title. (For one thing, we prefer Welchs, the jelly underdog.) And we never imagined wed advocate anything called Stars on Ice, because were not between the ages of 5 and 13 or 65 and 80. But we must admit that we know how to spell Evgeni Plushenko and can tell the difference between a double axel and a triple Salchow.
Still, we mostly obsess about skating during the Olympics, like everybody else, and this Smuckers Stars on Ice deal wouldve blipped right past the radar if it werent for the tagline featuring Sasha Cohen. Sasha Cohen! Holy crap! Granted, well have to suffer through an interminable cast of supporting stiffs, but seeing the ice worlds It Girl should soften the blow.
So why is Cohen all that? Well, shes a bantam hellcat on blades, she looks hot in a micro skirt, and unlike, say, Anna Kournikova, she hasnt cashed in her looks for lucre. Mostly, though, its her ingenuous, fresh-scrubbed allure. Shes sexy, for sure, but also sugar-sweet like cherry jam. Welchs, of course.
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