Season 17 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars wrapped earlier this week with Amber Riley of “Glee” taking home the Mirrorball Trophy. Tori Spelling is reportedly eyeing it for the next season, which kicks off in March next year.
For the past few months, the former “Beverly Hills 90210” actress has been getting a lot of negative media attention for certain anecdotes included in her new book and for claims she made in a series of interviews, in which she came across as if she was lamenting how “poor” she and her husband were that they couldn’t even afford a vasectomy if they wanted it.
The other day, news broke that she was even hospitalized because of stress and anxiety from the backlash caused by the same book, so Tori is now thinking that she needs an image revamp – and STAT.
Dancing With the Stars could help get that, while also bringing her a considerable amount in cash, especially if she makes it to the finals. According to Radar Online, she’s already trying to convince producers to get her on board of season 18.
“[They asked her] to appear on the show in the past, but she has always declined because of other various projects Tori was working on,” says a spy. Those projects are gone now, so she needs the cash.
“Tori has now decided to make herself available and wants to appear on the upcoming season which is scheduled to begin in March 2014. The main reason Tori wants to go on is to rehab her image in the aftermath of the fallout from her book. She doesn’t want the public to think she goes around picking on Katie Holmes and Martha Stewart,” the insider continues.
But the money’s the real draw here, chimes in another source. “[She] could also use the paycheck from DWTS. It’s no secret that Tori is experiencing some major financial hardships. She does admit to having two left feet, so she isn’t expecting to go far in the competition,” explains the spy.
It’s no secret that celebrities asked to be on DWTS stand to make a lot of money, but also that the show is like a platform from which they can relaunch themselves. Also, chances are people would tune in to see Tori because of all the drama that seems to surround her at all times so, in the end, this could be a win-win situation.