Shortly after John McCain lost the 2008 presidential election, DWTS producers signed up his wife, Cindy McCain. John nixed the idea.
The Sopranos co-star Vincent Pastore, who once appeared on the weight-loss reality show Celebrity Fit Club, had to drop out during rehearsals because he weighed too much.
Lindsay Lohan was offered $550,000 to dance, but said: “I’d never do reality TV.”
Suffering from a career slump, Sylvester Stallone wanted to be on the show…until The Expendables (2010) restored his movie star status.
In 2012, after Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, his wife Ann was offered a spot. She “seriously considered it,” but declined.
Pop singer Jewel quit during rehearsals after fracturing bones in both of her legs.
Number-one fan request? Jennifer Aniston. But she’s not interested.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was asked to be on the show, but he said he didn’t “like” it.
Hillary and Bill Clinton
After losing the Democratic presidential primary in 2008, Hillary Clinton seriously thought about competing on DWTS, but accepted the position of Secretary of State instead. (Bill Clinton was also offered a spot, but he said no. Reason: “It’s too much work.”)