No same-sex on TV for Portia de Rossi

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 15:44

New York: A representative for Ellen DeGeneres` wife Portia de Rossi has confirmed that she has turned down hit ABC show’s `Dancing with the Stars` offer to become half of the series` first lesbian dancing couple in season 12.

"If Portia had agreed then it would have been a done deal," the New York Daily News quoted sources as telling

But with Rossi sitting this one out, the show`s producers told the gossip website they aren`t hustling to find another same-sex couple to join the show.

"She was the only star that could have pulled this off without completely offending the program``s conservative viewers," the source added.

ABC approached de Rossi after an Israeli version of the popular dancing show added a lesbian couple to their lineup.

But the show`s producers reportedly don`t want to "rush into creating a same-sex dancing couple just to get attention and publicity.”


First Published: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 15:44

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