Skip to Content

No Herman Cain for Dancing with the Stars, but other rumors abound

Dancing with the Stars‘ 14th season won’t become a continuation of the reality show that has been the Republican presidential primary, as Herman Cain has rejected the show’s offer to dance. However, it would be awesome if Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum all agreed to participate; they could snipe at each other in their interviews and keep us entertained in-between debates.

Cain’s assistant told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he said no, joking, “He can’t dance in an eight-count. He can only dance in a nine-count.”

USA TODAY runs down other rumored contestants. Those people include Gavin DeGraw, Perez Hilton, Paula Deen, JWoww, and Kylie or Kendall Jenner. So, you know, really big stars, as usual. Football players Victor Cruz and Vince Young both said they’d been asked, but Cruz told producers no while Young deleted a tweet, suggesting he might be on.

The actual cast will be announced Feb. 28 on Good Morning America.

All reality blurred content is independently selected, including links to products or services. However, if you buy something after clicking an affiliate link, I may earn a commission, which helps support reality blurred. Learn more.

More great stories

About the author

  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means. Learn more about Andy.

Discussion

I value our community at reality blurred, which connects people through open and thoughtful conversations about the TV we’re watching and the stories about it.

Comment rules: My goal is for us to be able to share our perspectives and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive space. That’s why I’ve created these rules for commenting here, and by commenting, you agree that you’ve read and agree to them. Happy discussing!