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Judge Rejects Bindi Irwin’s Dancing With The Stars Contract, Needs Proof Dad Died

TMZ is reporting Bindi Irwin’s Dancing With The Stars contract got rejected because a judge needs proof Steve Irwin died. WHA??? Crazy!!! Poor Bindi…let’s hope this issue gets resolved quickly. She deserves every bit of the money she’s getting for doing Dancing With The Stars.

Bindi Irwin is caught in a tangled legal web … her “Dancing With The Stars” contract just got rejected because a judge needs proof her dad is dead.

Lawyers for the show submitted a minor’s contract to an L.A. Superior Court judge … it’s required because Bindi is 17. Her mom Terri signed a form stating she gives up all rights to any money her daughter will make on the show.

Here’s the rub. For some reason the judge wants the same release from Bindi’s dad, the late Steve Irwin. The judge said without proof of Steve giving up his rights to Bindi’s money, “the court is unable to find that it is in the best interest of the minor to be bound by the terms of the contract.”

It’s unclear if the judge is unaware Steve died in 2006, or if she’s just a stickler for a death certificate.

We’re told lawyers for the show will do what it takes to get the judge to sign off.

More at TMZ.

ETA: Just a little update from People

Now, the production company behind DWTS is stepping in to move the contract through the court.

“We are aware of the situation and our legal team is in contact with the court to work it out,” a spokesperson for BBC Worldwide Productions tells PEOPLE.

Irwin will hit the ballroom floor again Monday (at 8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

November 5, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

How Much Zendaya Is Getting Paid To Do Dancing With The Stars!

What a fascinating article that mentions how Zendaya scored a $125,000 signing bonus when she agreed to do Dancing With The Stars. She gets more too as the weeks progress….

Per the contract, she was entitled to $10,000 per week for weeks three and four (the whole field made it to week two), and is getting $20,000 per week in the fifth and sixth weeks of competition.

Should she stick around after next week’s vote—it will happen, unless she falls prey to the Sabrina Bryan Week Six curse—Zendaya stands to earn $30,000 per week for the seventh and eighth weeks.

Past that, it’s $50,000 each for the ninth and 10th weeks of the show.

Interesting, eh?? To read the full article, visit E News.

Heidi: I saw another article that said this number was right in line with what Shawn Johnson got back in Season 8, so it’s not out of the ordinary. It must be a standard deal. I do wonder if bigger names than her get bigger paychecks.

April 19, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.