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.
Oh that will be coming ...soon!
RE: The American people will draw the line here. I suspect DWTS will rue the day they made this decision...
Israel is supposed to be a country where religion is a daily part of life. The article tells us that they have their first same sex dancing couple in their version of the show.
Did it affect the ratings there?
OT, but I can’t believe Cover Girl is using EdeG in their ads. How many women want to look like an over-fifty butch lesbian? I’m sure Cover Girl ran focus groups. Maybe there’s a lot of women who embrace the PC. Maybe there’s a lot of women who say, dang she’s got nice skin for an over-fifty butch lesbian. I’ll get me some of that foundation.*
No matter the positives, the negatives have got to be high, and how many advertisers want to court negatives? It’s suicide, in this case by Kool-aid.
*(peels, Botox, Restylane and Photo shop not included)
The over 60 crowd I golf and play Bocce with watch this show like it was the Patriots on MNF. This will end that.
the lifts ought to be interesting
Keep watching the TV crap folks. ALL TV supports Obama. Prince Al Waleed’s Fox is only marginally better and is sharia compliant.
ABC got fantastic ratings this year for DWTS, mostly because of Bristol Palin.
Maybe that made them think that stirring a little politics in will help ratings.
My prediction: if they do this, they will get high ratings for the first show because of the curiosity factor and then sink to the ocean floor.
They know the idiots sheep will continue to watch TV. ALL TV is garbage. It supports the One.
Israel is a far different society than is ours, even apart from religion.
Some things good, others not
NOW- when will DWTS have the first muslim couple? The burkas ought to make cute tango costumes and it will be interesting to see where the unmarried woman’s chaperone stands during the rhumba
I suspect you are right. Some will tune in the first show so they can recoil in revulsion. Not me, though. Ugh
I don’t think this is the kind of politics that my 80 year old parents, who watch the show often, will tune in for.
They will lose an incredible amount of viewers.
I have to tell you, a lot of America thinks this is all really cool. They may not really, but if they don’t they are afraid to say so.
RE: Iirc, de Rossi wasn’t her real name, either.
Here real name is : Amanda Lee Rogers. De Rossi is her screen name.
Money. The same reason why beautiful young women have been marrying ugly old men for centuries.
And the irony of this is that when Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet on her sitcom, like it was a surprise to anyone, it quickly went downhill and was eventually cancelled. The Ellen show became only about her being gay and less about being funny.
Now that they’ve milked Bristol Palin for all she’s worth then need a new act to keep people watching.
They could do the famous suction cup dance.
Everybody get a grip. In the junior high Friday noon sock hops the girls always danced together.
Girls are allowed to do that.
Oh please. The kind of dancing done on this show are very sexy. Very hands on.
This ain’t no sock hop.
Damn, another show I won’t watch.
Took the words right out of my mouth (or keyboard).
i think it would be better if they had a two man couple competing
Agree. I will never ever watch the show if this happens and thats big cause I watch it all of the time. I hope she gets kicked off first, lol
This is obviously a trial balloon.
DWTS is notorious for stunt casting. However, even from a technical point of view, I can’t see how this would work.
Who would lead? Would they have one partner wear male costuming and the other wear female (especially on the ballroom dances which are judged on traditional elements?) And, as someone has mentioned, with two females, aren’t they at a disadvantage with the lifts?
Maybe they’ll do it, but I just don’t see it.
My cat was killed by a stray dog this weekend. I'm certain it was caused by watching too much TV.
And then this morning my coffee maker failed to start my coffee on time. I knew I should have never put that TV in the kitchen where the coffee maker could see it.
Now I'm afrid to go into my kitchen anymore. Who knows what evils my TV watching appliances are going to unleash on my next!?
ABC cutting their own throat!
No she is not. Marriage requires one man and one woman. They are short a man. Therefore no marriage exists.
“Good Grief, this may turn off half the nation and half the viewers might turn it off and this would tangentially nix the show..”
I definitely won’t be watching.
A steamy tango is not a sock hop! WE WON'T BE TUNING IN!
"For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
Therefore GOD GAVE THEM OVER IN THE LUSTS OF THEIR HEARTS TO IMPURITY, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them over to DEGRADING PASSIONS; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is UNNATURAL (literally "AGAINST NATURE" in the Greek), and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing INDECENT ACTS and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. ...
and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of DEATH, they not only do the same, but also give HEARTY APPROVAL to those who practice them." (Romans 1:21-27, 32 Emphasis added)
While these two are enjoying and flaunting their pervesion and sin they are both heading for a Christless eternity in the Lake of Fire unless they repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to save them from their sin:
"Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyones name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:14
Well, based on what I’ve observed in almost fifty-five years of living, the rules will be “adjusted” to accommodate the gay agenda.