Israel’s “Gil Productions”, who’s behind the successful local edition of the “Dancing with the Stars” reality competition show, is reportedly in talks to bring along one of the dancing celebrities from the US version of the BBC format to make a special cameo during the upcoming seventh season. According to Israeli media outlets, the most serious of the ongoing negotiations are with Jewish American actor and producer David Arquette, but more so with actress Kirstie Alley and fashionista Kelly Osbourne.
The 40yo Arquette, a second generation to a Holocaust refugee, competed on DWTS’s 13th season last fall and finished 6th overall. Estranged from wife, “Friends” alum Courteney Cox for well over a year now, he has battled with alcoholism and went to rehab, and noted DWTS for helping him come to terms with his post addiction life status. However Arquette’s busy work schedule in coming months might derail a possible visit to the holy land, leaving it open for one of the ladies.
Alley, who at the age of 60 competed with professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy in last year’s 12th season, was a crowd favorite all throughout her run and finished as the runner up. Much of the media attention revolved around her body weight, as during that time Alley has began promoting the first USDA-certified organic weight loss product, having gone on record to say that she lost 100 lbs by using the program.
The 27yo Osbourne, who competed during the 9th season and finished as the 2nd runner up, owes a lot of her current celebrity status to the show. Aside from Osbourne’s own weight watching frenzy media focused on during her stint on Dancing, she came off the show as a fashion icon and a matured public figure, no longer Ozzy Osbourne’s trouble rebellious daughter. She currently is co host of E!’s Fashion Police and is the face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes’ fashion line Material Girl.
If Osbourne or even Arquette will be heading to Israel, it would not be unprecedented. In 2010 sex bomb and the hottest “Baywatch” lifeguard ever, Pamela Anderson, had a cameo on the 6th season of the Israeli version of Dancing. Anderson is also a US Dancing alum, having competed in the 10th season and finishing 6th. But while Arquette & Osbourne came off the show rejuvenated and received better public attention, Anderson in recent years is in decline and more notably in debts, thus making her appearances in reality shows worldwide a new career.
While the new season of Israel’s “Dancing with the Stars” is scheduled to premiere on channel 2′s Reshet Broadcasting on May 3rd, it still remains to be confirmed which American celebrity will pop in to say Shalom, as an official statement from Reshet goes on to say that “the new season will bring along new innovations and when there will be something to announce, it will be done formally”.