Who Turned Down Dancing With the Stars?

September 2, 2010 By:
Who Turned Down Dancing With the Stars?

The new season of Dancing with the Stars may seem like it's mostly reality show stars, but they originally went after a few really big names.

Sylvester Stallone was asked to be on the 11th season of the hit show, but decided it wasn’t for him.

Funny guy Joel McHale, entrepreneur Richard Branson, actor Tim Allen, former US Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice, and actress Kirstie Alley were also asked to be on, but decided against it.

“We’ve approached a lot of people over the years. People say no for a variety of reasons. Some people like the show but think they suck at dancing. It’s a lot easier to say no than it is to say yes,” executive producer Conrad Green said. “Every season you move things forward.

“When we first started, there weren’t many reality shows, now there are a billion of them. Everyone interesting to watch has either had a reality show or been approached for one. Those are the people buzzed about, and they are the same people that will make our show compelling to watch.”

But don't worry Audrina Patridge, The Situation and the Hoff should be entertaining enough for you to tune in. What do you think of the new season cast?