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Tori Spelling Wants To Be On Next Season Of 'Dancing With The Stars' -- Desperate To 'Rehab Her Image' & Needs The Paycheck

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Nov. 27 2013, Published 2:38 p.m. ET

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No sooner had Dancing With The Stars crowned Amber Riley as the winner on Tuesday night, than Tori Spelling was plotting her bid to appear on the next season of the hit ABC show, is exclusively reporting.

Producers of DWTS have approached the former 90210 star "to appear on the show in the past, but she has always declined because of other various projects Tori was working on," a source told

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"Tori has now decided to make herself available and wants to appear on the upcoming season which is scheduled to begin in March 2014. The main reason Tori wants to go on is to rehab her image in the aftermath of the fallout from her book. She doesn't want the public to think she goes around picking on Katie Holmes and Martha Stewart."

As was first to reveal, in her memoir Spelling It Like It Is, she revealed that Tom Cruise’s ex-wife was a “robot” during an encounter between the pair.

The two actresses met years ago when Holmes was on Dawson’s Creek.

“A friend of mine at the time did a movie with her, Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” Spelling explained in the book, noting the group soon decided to get together for drinks at Trader Vic’s restaurant and bar in Los Angeles.

Dawson’s Creek Katie was exactly what you’d expect,” Spelling wrote. “She was wearing jeans and a tank top. Her hair was down. She was shy but engaging, and altogether pretty adorable.”

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Flash forward several years and Spelling was waiting to meet with vocal coach Eric Vetro for her new TV movie, The Mistletones.

She wrote, “As I sat waiting outside his music room, I heard his prior appointment working with him in the other room. It was some actress singing horribly off-key … That made me feel better. I heard him say good-bye and then the actress walked out of the room. It was Katie Holmes.”

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Holmes stopped to say hello, as Spelling recounted: “I didn’t know whether we should hug or shake hands. But the signal from her was immediately clear: Don’t even come close. I instantly got nervous. We clearly weren’t going to catch up on the last ten years. And we certainly weren’t going to talk about her husband, Tom Cruise.

So instead, Spelling said, she pulled out “the mommy card,” complimenting Holmes on her daughter, Suri and telling Holmes she had kids her own age.

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Holmes didn’t bite, responding “Oh, do you?” claimed Spelling, the daughter of the late, storied film and TV producer Aaron Spelling and his wife, Candy.

“Then I was annoyed,” she wrote.

“Come on. Okay, I know your’e busy. But you’re in the public eye. Don’t tell me you don’t follow the tabloids. Don’t tell me you don’t know anything about other celebrities and their kids.”

“Then we stood there,” she recalled. “She was just plastic. In a perfectly polite way… My pits were drenched. I never sweat. It was that awkward. I thought, I know you’re not a robot because you can’t sing for sh*t.”

Meanwhile, the cash strapped mother of four "could also use the paycheck fromDWTS," the insider added.

"It's no secret that Tori is experiencing some major financial hardships. She does admit to having two left feet, so she isn't expecting to go far in the competition."



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