In the last few days, there have been reports that several celebrities were either approached from Dancing With The Stars to do the show or turned down by them when they expressed interest.
For one, TMZ is reporting Dancing With The Stars sent Shawn Marion of the Dallas Maverick’s had an offer to do the show, but, he turned them down (too bad. I would have loved to see him dance on the show! Would you?). Here’s more….
Mavericks star Shawn Marion isn’t taking any chances with the NBA lockout — in fact, he just turned down “Dancing with the Stars” … to make sure he’s free to practice with his team this fall.
Sources close to Shawn tell TMZ, “Dancing” sent him an official offer to appear on the show, but the NBA champ wants to make sure he’s 100% available in case the lockout ends early … so it’s a no go.
“Dancing” would end in November and NBA season usually starts in October — which could put Marion in a difficult position if the upcoming season isn’t put on ice.
The Huffington Post is reporting “Saved By The Bell” Tiffani Thiessen has also been approached by Dancing With The Stars a few times in the past and she’s always said “No”. She said she might do the show later when she’s 50.
“I’ve been asked a few times, but my response to that is that I am an actor, not a dancer,” Thiessen tells me.
Admitting she never watched her former best friend, Jennie Garth Cha-cha-cha on the dance floor, Thiessen says she may take her turn on the televised dance floor when she gets older.
“I think I would rather be one of those 50 and above and going back to get into shape. They can ask me then.”
However, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice definitely wants to do the show, but, has been turned down. She said Dancing With The Stars doesn’t want ‘Housewives’ this season. But “Playmates are OK?” Here is more from Fox News. She sounds a little more than bitter.
In response to a fan’s recent tweet saying that she should be on the hit ABC competition dance show, Giudice wrote, “Would [love] to but they don’t want ‘Housewives’ this season. But Playmates are OK?” — a reference to past stints from Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison and Pamela Anderson.
Giudice’s seeming disappointment at being shut out of competing on the show came on the heels of her declaration to Us Weekly that “DWTS” is her favorite show.
The feisty Bravo star’s desire — and failure — to get on “DWTS” is turning into a yearly gripe.
Last year, she hinted on Twitter that she was asked to participate in the show.
“I am thinking about doing ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” she wrote in July 2010. “What do you guys think?”
She followed that tweet up with another, asking, “Who should I make them give me as a partner? [Dance pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy] is the hottest, no?”
Whatever producers decide on on her dancing future, please don’t put her with Maks!! Also, if they already have a reality star signed for this season, she needs to understand that one is enough. I would hope so anyway?
Special thanks to Vin for helping with this post!!!xxx