While his former â€œ90210â€ co-stars all sign beneficial deals (well, all but Tori â€“ who has pulled out because Jennie and Shannon were getting greater capital) to reprise their long-forgotten roles on the seriesâ€™ revamp, Ian â€˜Steve Sandersâ€™ Ziering basks in the glory of â€“ heh â€“ winning a role in a new National Lampoonâ€™s spoof.
Now if this was 1984, and we were talking about the National Lampoon of â€œVacationâ€ and â€œClass Reunionâ€, then thisâ€™d be quite the coup for Ziering â€“ whoâ€™s barely worked since flattening Sandersâ€™ perm at the end of the series run. But it ainâ€™t â€™84, and these days, National Lampoon would pretty much slap a sticker bearing their name on a hot steaming turd if it was cool enough to touch. It’s all about the back-end points bitches!
Zieringâ€™s big comeback? “National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus,” a spoof on films like â€œ300â€. Um, but didnâ€™t we just see that? Wasnâ€™t it called â€œMeet the Spartansâ€?
Not that Ziering, Sophie Monk (â€œDate Movieâ€), Will Sasso (TVs â€œMad TVâ€), Kristanna Loken (“Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”) and the frighteningly thin Rip Torn (has the dude dropped some pounds or what?!) care â€“ after all, its paid work, not something a lot of them see much of.
We wait. Anxiously.