Gayle King turned down 'Dancing with the Stars'
November 1st, 2010
05:30 PM ET

Gayle King turned down 'Dancing with the Stars'

Gayle King doesn't dance around sensitive issues as editor at large of O magazine, and she's not about to dance around on national TV, either.

King recently revealed to Us Weekly that she turned down three separate offers to appear on ABC's hit reality competition "Dancing With the Stars."

"I think it's good to keep my public humiliation to a minimum," 55-year-old King explained of why she said no-can-do to doing the can-can. "I would never want to embarrass my children ever...or myself! I can't dance."

Oprah Winfrey's BFF prefers to watch the show instead, and counts Disney Channel star Kyle Massey among her favorites.

"I didn't know him," she tells Us. "but he has personality and moves."

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  1. denise wingfield

    ms galye did you get my story if not call me 707-5543006 i want to be the next TED WILLIAM about my book "BY HIS STRIPES I AM HEALED" i too have been on drugs for about 13 years crack cocaine bad marriage been marry 4 times marry my second husband twice mental and phycial abuse, been sick as a child one kidney for 45 years, and serious accidents, my Author name is MARIKA INN ,IN BOOKS STORES http://www.b.n. http://www.Amazon, company name is XLIBRIS.aslo ms gayle oprah is in my acknowlegments, my third book is about 8 bad relationship and one good and perfect bad relationship, i would love this book to into a movie and even a musical broadway show like the color purple.

    January 8, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phillip

    Give the world a break... Here's her own comment:

    "I think it's good to keep my public humiliation to a minimum," 55-year-old King explained of why she said no-can-do to doing the can-can. "I would never want to embarrass my children ever...or myself! I can't dance."

    Gayle cannot do anything on her own except for take advantage of Oprah's money and success... She's a B-–!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Danny

    She is the biggest B-- on the face of television. God will get her in the end, she's user of celebrity status, and again, a B--!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Crickett

    I truly get tired of Gayle, she thinks she is someone, take her away from Oprah and you now have a NOBODY. I , think she is living in a world of, LOOK I AM SOMEONE.

    November 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. MadCityBabe

    I caught a snipet of could FEEL the embarrassment in the air!

    November 2, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. Harpo

    Gail is the only one that thinks anyone would want to see her on Dancing With The Stars. The plus side would be that Gail could take a few pounds off her very large back side. Interesting that she is routing for Kyle Massey. Her "best Friend" Oprah is favoring her "sister" Brandy. You go girl!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. josephine

    Ugh...who cares about Gayle other than Oprah? Oprah probably wouldn't allow her to be on DWTS for fear it would get out that they are really a "couple". Come out already!!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Annie

    Oprah always talks about "challenging oneself" ,why could'nt Gayle have the nerve to step it up & step out & at least try for the sake of doing something different ? maybe another time.Take the challenge,life is'nt about working for Oprah

    November 2, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. SKY


    November 2, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  10. FredErick

    Sounds to me as if Ms King's ego may be once again allowing her to live within a world of her own fantasy. Next thing you know – King is going to be mouthing off that she was asked to replace Celine Dion in Vegas while Dion is on maternity leave.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. kiki

    They have a enough people on DWTS that can't dance. lol

    November 1, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cheefsfury


    November 1, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jay the Athiest

    I remember when Adam Carolla was on DWTS...I actually watched it for a change

    November 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |

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