Dan Marino has been asked but isn’t “interested” in Dancing with the Stars

One celebrity on In Touch Magazine’s list of potential celebrity contestants for Dancing with the Stars 7 says that the list is incorrect and he will not be on the show.

Former Dolphin Dan Marino won’t participate, although he says he’s been asked all seven seasons. “They’ve asked him every year from the inception of the show, and he’s never done it. It’s just not something he’s interested in doing. It’s not a time commitment he’s willing to make,” his business manager Ralph Stringer told the Sun-Sentinel. Dan Quayle similarly said he was asked but said no.

Last season, In Touch said Marla Maples would participate; she did not. For season five, TMZ incorrectly insisted that five people would participate who never did. And this is now the third season that Florence Henderson is rumored to be part of. Maybe eventually she’ll just relent and go on the show to stop the incorrect rumors.

So do tabloid journalists feel like assholes after something they’ve made up or shoddily reported turns out to be not true? Or are they too busy chasing/making up the next fake story to even notice?

Dan Marino denies ‘Dancing With the Stars’ rumors [Sun-Sentinel]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.