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No “Dancing” for La Toya Jackson

August 14, 2009

La Toya Jackson will not join the cast of hit ABC show “Dancing with the Stars,” because of what she has been going through since her brother Michael Jackson died in June.la-toya-jackson

“I’ve been approached to do ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” she told celebrity news show Access Hollywood. “The fact of the matter is, I won’t be doing it, simply because of the circumstances that (are) going on at the moment.”

A spokeswoman for “Dancing,” which matches celebrities with professional dancers to compete in the ballroom, said she would not comment on casting decisions.

Reports surfaced in recent days that La Toya Jackson might join “Dancing.” In her interview with Access Hollywood, the singer and close confidant to Michael Jackson said that her 79-year-old mother Katherine “perked up” at news that her daughter might join the show, because she likes it.

While she’s not up for “Dancing,” La Toya said that she would like to join top-rated Fox show “American Idol” as a judge. Producers on the show are said to be looking for a celebrity to replace 1980s pop star Paula Abdul, who announced her departure earlier this month.

Comments

Michael is the gift that keeps giving even after his death. Some of the Jackson’s appear to be loving the limelight, and not so long ago Latoya said some horrid things about her brother hope she doesn’t forget this whilst she’s cashing in. How sad!

 

They should have asked Joe, he wouldn’t have had any problem with it.

 

I think she should go ahead and take the gig. Let her make her own money for a change!

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I KNEW MICHEAL & HE WAS A GOOD, LOVING PERSON…NOT GAY, AS FATSO IS SAYING, NOT A DRUG ADDICT. HIS PROBLEMS STARTED WHEN HIS HAIR CAUGHT ON FIRE. PLUS MICHAEL WAS A TOP MUSICIAN & WORD TRAVELS FAST IN THOSE CIRCLES, SO WE KNOW MICHEAL WAS NOT GAY. EVERYONE NOW IS CLAMING THEY KNEW HIM & THIS & THAT HAPPENED. ALL LIES.
THIS IS INSIDE INFORMATION FROM THE MUSICAINS THAT WORKED WITH HIM TO HIS HAIR DRESSER, HIS COOK, THE CHILDRENS NANNY, & I CLD. GO ON.
THE WORLD WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE HIM FOR A SHORT TIME & WE SHOULD ALL TRY TO BE MORE LIKE HIM, HONEST, LOVING, A GREAT FRIEND, LOVED ALL CHILDREN & WAS A VERY GOOD FATHER. HE WAS RAISED BY THE SALT OF THE WORLD…THE WHOLE FAMILY ARE KIND, GOOD PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED VERY HARD ALL THEIR LIVES. PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS…LET THE T
RUTH COME OUT, PLEASE.

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