Hugh Hefner let the Kat out of the bag yesterday, tweeting, “The May issue of Playboy is unforgettable with Dancing With The Stars’ Karina Smirnoff on the cover & nude inside.” Karina in Playboy means what exactly for the family-friendly Dancing With The Stars? According to sources, they aren’t too happy about this news. “If Karina posed naked,” says an insider, “she can kiss her dancing days goodbye. I hope for Karina’s sake that this isn’t true.”
Apparently, ABC’s hellbent on protecting the image of the show which, apart from a steamy Latin dance or two, is all rainbows and apple pie. Another source revealed, “ABC publicity department controls the image of this show with an iron fist. It’s a cash cow and they are not going to allow its reputation to be soiled by a dancer who wants to do Playboy.” Is that fair? More importantly, is that true? We’ll have to see when the May issue rolls in!
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