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Dancing With the Stars Seeks Edgier Contestants

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Did you find last season's Dancing With the Stars champion, Kristi Yamaguchi, too bland for reality television.

While ABC entertainment chief Steve McPherson says the former Olympic ice skater wasn't solely to blame, he is on the lookout for more exciting contestants.

“It wasn’t just Kristi. I think that the kind of real finalists were really great dancers, really fun, but just nice, sweet personalities,” McPherson said. “There wasn’t a whole lot going on. I think it’s good to have some controversy. It’s good to have a little bit more edge at times and a little bit more competition.”

Does Dancing With the Stars need more exciting contestants?

The executive added:

"I think it’s all about compelling personalities. And those can come from all different walks of life."

So far, that sentiment has rung true: Warren Sapp and Joan Rivers are supposedly signed up to dance.

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