John McCain confirms Cindy McCain rejected Dancing with the Stars 8

John McCain confirmed that his wife Cindy McCain rejected an offer to appear on Dancing with the Stars 8.

Last week, Page Six cited an anonymous source who said that “Just before Thanksgiving, Cindy McCain started talks with producers to appear as a dancer on the show. She wanted to do it very badly” but John McCain “put the kibosh on it.”

Appearing on Larry King Live last night, John McCain confirmed that they “discussed” her participation on the show, which suggests producers offered her a spot, but he has extremely weak rationale for why Cindy, who’s 54, didn’t do the show.

“Well, we discussed it and we — but we decided it just was not a good idea. You know, Cindy’s on her second knee. She’s had it replaced,” McCain said. “And I think it would have been — it would have been very challenging. But I’m proud of her work and charity around the world, Operation Smile, a number of other organizations — humanitarian efforts that she’s involved in and is continuing to be involved in,” he said.

Interview with John McCain [CNN]
No Dancing [New York Post]

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.

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.