Dancing With the Stars

McCarthy disses quality of 'Dancing' stars

Jan. 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM ET

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You won't see Jenny McCarthy on "Dancing With the Stars."

Jenny McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter that she is regularly invited to appear on "Dancing With the Stars," but she'll never do it because the show promises A-list participants and doesn't deliver.

McCarthy specifically called out George Clooney's ex-girlfriend, model Elisabetta Canalis, who was the second person to be eliminated on the dancing show's most recent season.

"They ask me every year, and I just can't do it," she told THR. "I tell them why: You guys keep saying every year you're going to get A-List people and then it's the girl that was with George Clooney... They better talk the walk or walk the talk -- whatever that saying is."

McCarthy is far from the only one who's commented on the lack of star power on "Dancing." Some have dubbed the ABC show "Dancing With the D-List." But one of the lesser-known names last season, injured veteran and soap actor J.R. Martinez, won the mirror ball trophy, so unknown quantities aren't always a bad thing.

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