*And now for the celebs who rejected offers to join “Dancing with the Stars.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was among the dozen or so who thought better of trying to dance for votes on live TV.
Also on the “no” list: Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, Sylvester Stallone, political commentator Ann Coulter, Erin Brockovich, billionaire Richard Branson, comic actor Tim Allen and “Three’s Company” vet Suzanne Somers.
“We’ve approached a lot of people over the years,” executive producer Conrad Green told The Hollywood Reporter. “People say no for a variety of reasons. Some people like the show but think they suck at dancing. It’s a lot easier to say no than it is to say yes.”
Others who have taken a pass: Reality star Kirstie Alley, “Community” star Joel McHale and “The Price Is Right” host Drew Carey.
For those who believe “DWTS” producers will take just any old celeb – apparently, that’s not the case. In fact, the casting source said those who lobby hard for a spot usually have little success.
“Melanie Griffith tries to get on every season,” the source said.