Tuesday, December 7, 2010
ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars‘ have said yes to Kate Gosselin and Bristol Palin, but the producers of the program decided that America isn’t quite ready to see a same-sex couple on the ballroom floor, rejecting actress Portia de Rossi and her wife, talk show host and comedian, Ellen Degeneres.
Since the days of ‘Arrested Development,’ de Rossi has rejected ABC’s offer to dance on the popular TV show. But producers have decided the conservative viewers aren’t ready to see a lesbian couple in the competition.
One Hollywood casting director said,”With all the debate going on about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the country, this would have been the perfect time to do this.”
Sources say after the controversy over Bristol Palin’s bizarre popularity with the Tea Party caught producers by surprise, [so] they’re looking to avoid future conflict for a while.
“After Bristol, I predict it will be the most boring bunch of stars ever cast next season,” the casting director says. “When you have a hit as big as this on your hands, everyone is scared to mess it up.”