ABC declines comment on Fergie but says producer’s quotes were “fabricated”

ABC won’t comment on reports that Fergie, the Duchess of York, has been cast for Dancing with the Stars 3, but the network is denying the producer confirmed that casting.

An ABC spokesperson told MSNBC.com that AllHeadlineNews.com’s story contained false information, saying that “the quote attributed to Conrad Green is completely fabricated.” In the story, Green’s quotes confirmed Fergie’s participation.

MSNBC.com says the spokesperson added “that casting for the show was still in progress and no one from the program would comment on who might or might not participate in the show’s fourth season.”

Will a duchess join ‘Dancing With the Stars’? [MSNBC.com]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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