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Will Kirstie Alley's crash hurt 'Dancing With the Stars'?

April 5, 2011 | 12:26 pm

Kirstie alley dancing with the starsAs if "Dancing With the Stars" hasn't had enough trouble at the Emmys, Kirstie Alley's spill could trip up its award hopes too.

It's bad enough that "Dancing With the Stars" has never won the Emmy for best reality-competition show. From 2006 to 2009, "Amazing Race" zoomed past it, and "Top Chef" came out on top last year. Worse, America's most-watched dance show has never won the Emmy for best choreography. For the last four years, it has lost that contest to rival hoofer program "So You Think You Can Dance."

On the other hand, maybe Kirstie Alley's addition to the show is an Emmy lucky charm. She's won twice, after all: best comedy actress for "Cheers" in 1991 and best actress in a TV movie for "David's Mother" in 1994.

-- Tom O'Neil