Casey Anthony, the Florida mom convicted of lying to police as they investigated the death of her 2-year-old daughter… has agreed to be on Dancing With the Stars!
Dancing With The Stars season 15 reportedly wants to serve up an all-star edition this fall 2012. But the biggest shock is that they reportedly want to give Casey Anthony a chance to repair her image.
“We think Casey deserves a chance and she really wants to dance,” reportedly said a producer close to dancers on another show. “There was a hot, angry debate about whether to include her on the show, but ultimately we decided that the ratings would wipe away any doubts we had.
Casey Anthony will be the only new contestant on Season 15. The show bringing back some fan favorites from the past 14 seasons.
Casey has been in hiding since a jury acquitted her of murder, manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse in July 2011. It was just announced yesterday that she was being sued by Zenaida Gonzalez.
The Casey Anthony defamation lawsuit stems from a lie that Anthony told investigators: that a woman named “Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez” kidnapped her missing daughter, who was later found deceased.
“Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez” was a made-up name for a non-existent person, Anthony later admitted. But a woman with the similar name of Zenaida Gonzalez does exist, and claims she’s been subject to ill treatment because of Anthony’s lie.
Will the lawsuit interfere with Casey’s preparation for Dancing with the Stars?
“Not at all, Casey is focused on getting into the best shape of her life and really showing off her talents,” said a source close to Casey’s ex-lawyer. “She’s really great with salsa and tango. Fans of the show are going to love her.”
We shall see… stay tuned.