Bill Clinton turned down Dancing with the Stars

Former president Bill Clinton said he turned down an offer to appear on Dancing with the Stars, but only because he didn’t have time.

On Rachael Ray’s talk show Tuesday, responding to an audience member’s question, he said, “They contacted me once about this, and I told them I didn’t have the time to train for it–you know, you actually go out there and train, you really work at it. So I had to pass.” (E! has video of the question.)

Had the show landed the former president, that would have gone a long way to helping them reach their goal of having a higher-profile cast, although since he is appearing on Rachael Ray, it’s not exactly like he’d be lowering himself too much to go dancing.

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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