Holly Madison may be on Dancing with the Stars

Holly Madison
Jewel, who was supposed to be on Dancing with the Stars this season along with her husband, cowboy Ty Murray, hurt her knee badly two weeks ago during strenuous practices. Although she has said that she is still going to perform this season and to not “count her out,” her tendinitis might force her to drop out. Replacing her would be another blonde (albeit bustier) beauty, Holly Madison, formerly of The Girls Next Door. Bridget Marquardt, Holly’s costar on the Playboy show, says that Holly has wanted to do the show for a couple of seasons now but Hef wouldn’t let her. Now that she’s moved out of the mansion (and subsequently broken up with Criss Angel), she’s ready to take to the stage. Us claims that a “DWTS” source has confirmed the replacement, but Jewel’s rep says that she will be there for the premiere.

“I’m so excited for her,” Marquardt — who next stars in a Travel Channel show called Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches — told FOX’s Strategy Room Wednesday.

“She’s wanted to do it for so long,” Marquardt added. “It just never worked with her schedule and Hef was always like ‘I don’t want you to do that,’ and now it’s her time, so I’m really happy for her.”

There is speculation Madison could be replacing Jewel, who has been struggling with knee problems, and blogged last week that tendinitis could force her to drop out.

“Unless there is a miracle healing, Holly is confirmed to be a part of the premiere,” a DWTS source tells Us.

Jewel released a statement last week saying she’d suffered a “minor setback,” and added: “Don’t count me out, as I am in this for the long run.”

A source close to Jewel tells Us she’ll still be on the show Monday.

An ABC rep would not comment to Us.

[from Us]

Although this is sad news for Jewel, Holly would be a really good addition to the cast of the show. She’s pretty, charming, and charismatic. And those short, low-cut outfits would surely look great on her. Considering that Bridget accidentally let this slip on live TV, I would tend to believe that the suits have told Holly she’ll be performing but haven’t broken the news to Jewel yet. It’s probably for the best – tendinitis is not something to play around with. It’s disappointing, but if she performed and practiced like the other contestants, her knee would only get worse. Maybe she can take a rain check for next season.

Holly Madison is shown on 12/20/08 at the launch of the Girls Next Door book. Credit: PRPhotos

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  1. HEB says:

    I’m glad she’s finally getting to do something.
    Last Sunday’s GND episode left a pretty grim outlook on her future since Kendra is moving out and has a new show and a football fiance, and Bridget has that great new Travel Channel show, but Holly didn’t really have any big opportunities…I’m glad she does now.

  2. Lesley says:

    Dancing With The Sluts?

  3. HEB says:

    Lesley, aren’t sluts chicks who have sex with a lot of men? She posed nude and stuff but was only in a relationship with one man at a time…not exactly a slut

  4. Michele says:

    What is she famous for again?

    What movies has she acted in?
    What television shows has she acted in?
    Has she acted on Broadway?
    Is she a singer? What are her albums called?
    Is she a supermodel? Whose designs does she model most?


  5. Feebee says:

    Maybe Lesley was referring to Denise Richards?

    I watch and enjoy the show but this season I don’t really have a favourite to root for. Not even Shawn Johnson… maybe it’s the age thing.

  6. nanster says:

    Michele, c’mon now! This is 2009, for goodness sakes. You don’t need any talent – just big boobs, blonde hair and an empty head.

  7. Kelly says:

    I know most actresses look better without all the gunk on their faces but I’m sorry to say, Holly needs it. She looks terrible here sans makeup.

  8. ohcutemissa says:

    Kim Kardashian or however you spell her name was on last season. All she is famous for is a sex tape and reality show…

  9. Michele says:

    nanster- sad but true, isn’t it?

  10. Hieronymous Grex says:

    the last stop on the road back to obscurity, I hope.

  11. Obvious says:

    I like Holly. Well I like all the girls (originals only!) And Sunday’s Eppy saw really sad.

    I’m thrilled Kendra and Bridgette have new things, but when Holly started with C-doush, I wanted to cry. What a waste (and any woman would be a waste on him).

    I’m very happy she’s got something new now.

  12. Polkasox says:

    I used to really dislike Hef’s hundreds of girlfriends until I saw GND. They were all so excited about all the special things they got to do, and really seemed like they realized how lucky they were to do it.

    I like all those girls, I’m happy Holly is doing something fun, and not dating that d-bag “magician”.

  13. daisy424 says:

    Her hair looks terrible.

  14. Aspen says:

    She’s famous because she dated Hugh Hefner, appeared on the cover of Playboy (was it twice or three times), and was a starring part of a VERY successful television program for 4 or 5 seasons…I’ve lost track.

    That’s why.

  15. Michele says:

    There was another blonde bimbo famous for being in a relationship with an old man, being on the cover of Playboy, and starring in a lame “reality” television series (no talent required!): Anna Nicole Smith. We all know how that train wrecked.

    Yeah, Holly sure is talented, productive, and relevant.

  16. lway says:

    @ Michelle – LOL!!

    I think Holly is dog-ugly. It’s true, blonde hair and an empty head can get you far….. look at Paris, she’s a loser and she’s made it, thanks to Gramps.

  17. Michele says:

    I don’t think she’s all that bad looking (after Hef bought her a new nose, lips, boobs, and whatever else they fixed her up with, anyway). It just irritates the shit out of me when people are referred to as “stars” despite their obvious lack of talent. That title should only be reserved for people who actually earned their position through exhibiting their acting/singing/writing/etc. abilities. Holly is no different than all the other Paris Hiltons and Kim Kardashians famous for absolutely nothing substantial, completely famewhoring themselves to extend their fifteen minutes that were undeserved in the first place.