Monday, July 16, 2012

Bo Derek, John Corbett back to World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Bo Derek and John Corbett via Shutterstock

If you were looking for a bit of Arkansas-related celebrity news to lift you out of your Monday doldrums, look no further, or, you can if you want, but anyway here's this: Bo Derek and John Corbett are set to return to Hot Springs March 17 to co-celebrity grand marshal the First Ever 10th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Derek and Corbett were the two most popular celebrity grand marshals in the parade's history, according to a press release from the organizers. The two actors have been in a long-term relationship for some time.

"The parade committee was deadlocked on who to invite as the celebrity marshal for this landmark 10th anniversary event,” Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs said in the press release. "The women wanted John Corbett to come back and the men wanted Bo Derek. So we decided to invite both Bo and John to return."

“They both fell in love with Hot Springs when they led the parade in 2009 and 2010,” Arrison said, “and the crowds were pumped up by the great way they interacted with the people."

Just to make sure nobody's feelings were ruffled, Arrison gave an approving nod to the past celebrity grand marshals, among them Tim Matheson, George Wendt, Pauly Shore and Mario Lopez.

"We've had some great celebrity marshals, but none of them has been so well-received as Bo and John,” he said.

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