Update (May 28, 2014): Fox News announced today that Clueless actress Stacey Dash would indeed be joining the cable news network as a contributor who will "offer cultural analysis and commentary across Fox News's daytime and primetime programs."
"Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates," states executive vice president Bill Shin. "We’re pleased to have her join Fox News."
Original story (May 16, 2014): Prior to 2012, Stacey Dash was most well known for her role as Dionne in teen classic Clueless — well, that and her inability to age, like, at all. But then, during the Barack Obama-Mitt Romney presidential race, Stacey threw her weight behind Romney and caused a whole lot of ruckus amongst those who couldn’t understand a minority female opting for the Republican candidate.
Well, Stacey doesn’t seem to be shying away from her controversial stance two years later — in fact, she may be making a career out of it! According to Us Weekly sources, the former Single Ladies actress is in talks to join FOX News, though nothing has been confirmed.
"Nothing is determined yet," the source clarified.
If this potential deal were to go through, we expect that some interesting conversations about race, gender, and politics will come into play. When Stacey called Mr. Romney “the only voice for your future” back in ‘12, she was met with a lot of anger and even some death threats.
"I really don't understand the fury. I don't understand it. I don't get it," the now 47 year old told Piers Morgan in an interview at the time. "I was shocked, saddened—not angry ... But you know what, you can't expect everyone to agree with you."
Whatever the backlash, it’s nice to see another woman getting a voice in the news industry. And if that doesn’t work out, Stacey also has her in-development comedy, Stacey Dash Is Normal, based on her life as a Republican single mom in Hollywood. Congrats, girl!
What do you think of Stacey possibly joining FOX News? Tell us in the comments below.
Sources: Us Weekly, Fox News