‘Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash gets Fox News gig

May 28, 2014
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She might be most famous for playing a “Clueless” teen, but the folks at Fox News think actress Stacey Dash is anything but —  they’ve hired her as their newest contributor.

In a release announcing the move, Executive Vice President for Programming Bill Shine  praised Dash’s “distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers.” (Read: She’s a conservative, people!)

Dash will “offer cultural analysis and commentary across various daytime and primetime programs,” the network announced.

In addition to her role in the 1995 cult classic “Clueless,” Dash’s more recent work includes TV shows, like the VH1 show “Single Ladies.”  But it was probably her 2012 endorsement of then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney that caught Fox’s eye.  Throughout the campaign, Dash tweeted her support for the GOP ticket (and a particularly memorable pic of herself in a bathing suit in front of an American flag), earning her new fame — and some racially tinged backlash.

Telegenic, controversy-sparking and social-media savvy?  Sounds like perfect casting for TV punditry.

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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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