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]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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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.