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Kirstie Alley wants an Oscar for starring in 'Dancing With the Stars'

May 19, 2011 |  8:30 am

Kirstie alley dancing with the starsKirstie Alley admits to being an "airhead" about some things. While training to appear on "Dancing With the Stars," she told reporters how clueless she had been about the grueling regimen endured by professional hoofers. Now she seems to be a bit, ahem, confused about Hollywood trophies.

After she survived this week's elimination and reaped her first 10 score, Kirstie said that, if she won the show, it would "be like winning an Oscar. Because it's something I haven’t won before. It’s something I’ve always really wanted. It’s a different category, but I feel like we were just nominated."

Different category? Maybe she meant different universe. Maybe she's just a bit dizzy after all of that spinning and leaping on the show.

Oscars, of course, are for film, Emmys for TV. Alley has been nominated eight times for an Emmy: five times for "Cheers," once for "Veronica's Closet" and twice for TV flicks. She won for "Cheers" in 1991 and for the telefilm "David's Mother" in 1994. Alley has never been within 1,000 miles of Oscarland.

"Dancing With the Stars" has lost the Emmy bout for best reality-competition show five consecutive years. It not only lost for best reality-competition show each year, but -- worse -- it was also beaten for the trophy for best choreography. Maybe some of Alley's past Emmy glow can help the show now?


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