Young Stars Can't Keep Up With Cloris

Leachman, 82, high-kicks—and kicks ass—on Dancing With the Stars
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Oct 20, 2008 12:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – At 82, actress Cloris Leachman is a surprise hit on the current season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, the New York Times notes, having outlasted sex-tape ingénue Kim Kardashian and others. The Oscar winner, who has a Tarantino film and more waiting in the wings, did the reality show as a lark—but says she had to beg to get on.

“They turned me down twice because I was too old,” she insists. Now Leachman seems unstoppable. What’s next? “I could get pregnant,” she says. “I’ve got a bit of time before my next project. Maybe I’ll be on ‘American Idol.’”