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On Feb. 28, the new players for "Dancing With the Stars" will be announced during a commercial break for the Season finale of "The Bachelor." ABC has always been excellent about keeping the upcoming cast under wraps and Season 12 is no exception. While a lot of buzz and speculation surrounds the release of the celeb-testants ready to shake their groove thing toward that coveted mirrorball trophy, some of the seasons' dropouts are buzzworthy themselves.
The "Flashdance" star said "No" to a debut on "Dancing With the Stars." She was quoted as saying, "I am not a dancer. You could back up a truck to my door filled with cash and I wouldn't do it." Thanks Jen; no truck full of cash for you, no problem.
Yes, that's right, Rev. Sharpton was offered a place on the cast of Season 12. Sharpton jests, "I've got moves ... I'd blow 'em out!! There would be no chance for anybody to touch me!" But the real reason for Sharpton's decline has to do with his busy schedule working for the National Action Network. OK, you get a pass...this time.
She said "no," politely, of course. I guess Condy wasn't ready to throw her moneymaker into the ring and be measured against last season's exploits of Bristol Palin. Cue conservative sigh from all the right-wingers in the house. It's OK, let it out.
Seriously Sly, you don't have anything better to do? It isn't as if your dance card is filled up these days. Shockingly enough, Sly doesn't do DWTS.
I guess she was concerned that her feet wouldn't be able to keep up with the speed of her writing fingers. Or maybe she was scared to sustain a hand injury. Whatever the reason, the author gave the show a no this season.
Because this one is just too easy to make fun of, all I can say is that perhaps dear Drew was too busy finding the "right price" in contract negotiations. If the price is wrong, Drew doesn't dance.
The real one, not Julia Roberts. The heavy hitting legal siren is too busy this season battling injustice and working the legal system to samba on national television. I think we can respect that.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Despite being Jennifer Grey's wingman (or woman) last season, Jamie said that the show would interfere with "family time." OK Jamie, we get it. You're scared. It's OK, no one is judging you. Well, maybe a little.
Even though she was rumored to be a contestant on Season 12, she tweeted the record straight to all her fans by saying, "Imagine that. NOT doing 'DWTS' this season ... Way too chicken!! Maybe next season if I'm invited again!!!" You said it, Kirstie, not us.
He must be far too busy rolling around naked in mountains of cash. If I had mountains of money to roll around in, I would say "no," too.
Seriously Timmy? Are you making a "Santa Claus: 60"? Maybe he didn't want to expose his tools.
There is a lot of back and forth on this one. Some say Joel said no, others say he wasn't invited. Whatever the case, he won't be joining the cast this season.
Another celebrity decline that no one can quite figure out. I guess all those "Help the Children" commercials are too time consuming, or maybe she has a new Thigh Master coming out....
Dan the man was in negotiations for Season 12, but got cold feet at the last minute and backed out. Maybe the producers asked him to spell something.
- Joel McHale
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- Drew Carey
- Jamie Lee Curtis
- Al Sharpton
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