I'M WATCHING THE APPRENTICE TONIGHT...Donald Trump's holding a party with Cirque du Soleil for the women as a prize? Around these parts, "Stevebrandia", watching Cirque du Soleil is considered a punishment, at least if they're in that godawful gaudy freak-show make-up and those hideous costumes. All they showed on TV, though, was one female gymnast in normal Spandex, so, I guess, for this one party, they kept the pretentiousness down to the bare minumum.
Their cameo appearance completely ruined that one Star Trek: Voyager episode, "The Thaw", with Michael McKean... no, wait, that episode was fucked to begin with, being one of those silly "trapped in virtual reality" episodes so endemic in sci-fi-slash-fantasy television programming from the mid-1990s, but those Cirque du Soleil performers brought it down to far deeper levels of crap.
At least I can claim, being a soon-to-be-ex-Montrealer, I was sick of "Le Cirque" a whole decade before the rest of the continent.