By Judy Kurtz - 09/08/11 12:18 AM EDT
With the news that HLN host Nancy Grace is heading to “Dancing With the Stars” to kick up her very loud heels, ITK wondered if it won’t be long before other TV news faces follow her lead.
“Hardball” anchor Chris Matthews claims he has “given up” professional dance since winning 50 cents in an eighth-grade contest at his alma mater, St. Christopher elementary school. (Can anyone corroborate this tale?)
Likewise, it appears Wolf Blitzer plans on staying in “The Situation Room” and out of the ballroom for now. While he’s not above an on-air competition — he went head to head on “Celebrity Jeopardy” in 2009 — a CNN rep says the anchor “would not” strap on his dancing shoes.
Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren, on the other hand, sidestepped the question of whether she’d high-step her way onto the hit ABC show. When asked if she would hoof it up, the “On the Record” host mentions a fellow Fox News personality: “Sean Hannity really, really wants to and I would never try to steal his thunder.”
Hannity attempting to one-up Nancy Grace’s pasodoble — now that’s a show that could dance away with great ratings.