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Kathy Griffin says no thanks to Dancing with the Stars

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 1st 2008 8:38AM
Kathy no pantsKathy Griffin may be the ultimate D-lister, but the Emmy-winning star of Bravo's reality hit Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, is really a smart cookie in my book. She told TV's Extra that she turned down Dancing with the Stars, a top-drawer, sort of B-list opportunity. "I have a hard offer for Dancing with the Stars," she revealed, adding that it's not for her. "I can't even touch my toes!"

Now, before you think Kathy was being haughty or superior, to me she was just being smart. While appearing on Dancing with the Stars would be a great chance for exposure, appearing on DWTS is one of the toughest gigs in show business. I hand it to Kathy for knowing her limitations. The kind of physical workout involved is just too much, especially if you figure that you're likely to embarrass yourself. I mean, what did a stint on DWTS do for Penn Jillette?
Not that Kathy isn't capable of doing anything -- and I mean anything -- for publicity. On her Bravo show, she's stripped to her bra and run down the aisle of a jet. And as this picture shows, she dropped her pants in one of her concert appearances.

By the way, there was another name bandied about for the next edition of Dancing, former Vice President of the United States, Dan Quayle. He also passed on the invitation. That was probably the smartest thing he's ever done.

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Cosmox

Yea, but Penn J is arguably a bigger star than Kathy G. I think this would be a positive step for her, if her goal is to get in front of new people.

BTW, the latest "...Life ..." was more hilarious than usual. "'...Attention seeking man-wh*re,' Is that me?" Classic!!

Keep up the good work!

August 06 2008 at 3:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jake

That photo scares me...

August 01 2008 at 1:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Danielle

Kathy has often poked fun at herself for being so media hungry she would take on any gig, even hosting the Halloween parade on some small cable station, but it's good to see she knows her limits!

August 01 2008 at 12:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Aaron Barnhart

> I mean, what did a stint on DWTS do for Penn Gillette?

Gave a raft of journalists another opportunity to misspell Jillette?

August 01 2008 at 10:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Allison Solow

Correction noted -- and fixed. Thank you, Aaron.

Allison

August 01 2008 at 11:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cosmox

HA!! Good one :D

August 06 2008 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nick

Best news I've head all day! Not sure I could handle her on DWTS

August 01 2008 at 10:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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