Portia de Rossi to Go Dancing With the Stars ... With Same Sex Partner?

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Is Portia DeGeneres considering joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars next season? If and when she does, would she be given a same-sex partner?

Phoning in this morning to Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Ellen DeGeneres' wife discussed both possibilities. She didn't confirm anything, nor did she pass.

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"They're planning to feature a same-sex couple. You're at the top of the list," Ryan told her. "Goodness, you really do break news," she replied, startled.

"I'm not gonna pass, let me think about it," the Arrested Development star said. "I used to be a ballet dancer, it's not completely a pass. You never know."

DWTS producers are keeping close tabs on the Israeli version, which is about to feature the first same-sex pairing in any of the international  editions.

If that goes well, we could see a similar move in the U.S.

Portia, who's been making the rounds to promote her new book, Unbearable Lightness, said she's gotten "more honest and open about my sexuality."

Being on Dancing With the Stars with a woman would certainly be a step in that direction. What do you think of the idea of same-sex partners on DWTS?

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente