Thursday, May 15, 2008
Crossover Dreams Come to an End
Navel-baring vixen Shania Twain and reclusive Bryan Adams producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange are calling it quits after 14 years of marriage. There was always something creepily animatronic about Shania, as if everything human had been processed out of her in her desire to conquer the world - not unlike all those albums Mutt produced for Def Leppard.
Lange was born in Northern Rhodesia, which doesn't even exist anymore; Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Ontario, Canada, which does. The couple had been living in Switzerland and New Zealand, like so many country stars of yore.
Lange was portrayed in the VH1 TV movie Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story by Anthony Michael Hall, fresh off his triumphant turn as Whitey Ford in Billy Crystal's 61*. Ford could not be reached for comment.