Skip to comments.'Dancing With the Stars' Wants Portia DeGeneres for First Same-Sex Dance Couple?
Posted on 11/12/2010 6:44:22 AM PST by WebFocus
Portia DeGeneres could be the first celebrity to dance with a same-sex partner on "Dancing With the Stars."
The hit competition series is "planning to feature a same-sex couple. You're at the top of the list,"Ryan Seacrest told Portia (who changed her last name from de Rossi to DeGeneres) on his radio show yesterday.
The proclamation seemed to surprise DeGeneres, who is married to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. "Goodness, you really do break news," she said.
Rather than flat out pooh-pooh the notion, DeGeneres said, "I'm not gonna pass, let me think about it. I used to be a ballet dancer. It's not completely a pass. You never know."
While ABC does not comment on casting rumors, the network is said to be keeping an eye on how the same-sex couple fares on Israel's "Dancing With the Stars," before deciding whether to go ahead with its own same-sex pairing here in the US.
Last week, Gili Shem Tov, an openly gay TV sportscaster, and Dorit Milman, a heterosexual professional dancer, became the first same-sex dance duo to ever appear on any of the 30 adaptations of the series airing around the world.
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Steven Guttenberg did it a few seasons ago.....
Jump the Shark moment!! YUK!!
Never watched the show.
Definitely won’t now.
How could anyone man or woman marry DeGeneres?
Not investment advice but woul dit be time to short ABC with a move like that? Good Grief, this may turn off half the nation and half the viewers might turn it off and this would tangentially nix the show.. How can they not make that ciritical thinking leap?
The American people will draw the line here. I suspect DWTS will rue the day they made this decision...
That should turn off millions of viewers........
I don’t watch it anyway. And if I did, I would boycott it now.
I have stopped watching several shows because of the Homogenda being showcased. Surely, I am not alone. Apparently, hollyweird doesn’t care. They want to show their superior tolerance. I think they are showing they are jerks.
Oh how PC and tolerant. Is there a better way to jump a shark than shoving your politics down America’s throat?
Pray for America
original poster forgot the barf alert
At least it isn’t two dudes.
They are both very pretty people and generally nice (so it seems). Too bad they are severely mentally ill.
Will they have her back to dance with a guy after Ellen turns her straight like she did with the last one?
Iirc, de Rossi wasn't her real name, either.
it has already been done with the israeli version of dances with the stars (I beleive) at least it was reported on sombody’s version of dances with the stars on european news.
those clips just looked plain wrong.
Society’s descent continues to gain speed.
Well I sure won’t be watching it. I watched it this year for the first time with Palin’s daughter and Kurt Warner on it.
I won’t be watching it again if this is where they are going.
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