Five questions for John O’Hurley

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AA: You've got an album out and a book deal. What else is in the pipeline?

Mr. O'Hurley: I'm doing a show called "Dancing Near a Star"-for six weeks I'm going to stalk Kevin Kline.

AA: Ooh, a spinoff!

Mr. O'Hurley: Actually, I'm in negotiations right now to go back to Broadway to play Billy Flynn the lawyer in "Chicago." We're hoping to involve Charlotte [Jorgensen, Mr. O'Hurley's dance partner from the show].... And there are several studios interested in a talk show. I'm also working on a development deal for a reality show. ... Basically, it's my life of keeping up with the Joneses in 90210 and the stupid thing we do to stay au currant.

AA: Any advertisers vying to incorporate your dance moves?

Mr. O'Hurley: Quite a few, actually, but I haven't decided on any one. I'd like to do one dance-type commercial... you get to throw an ace once.

AA: You've been quite a hot advertising property in the past.

Mr. O'Hurley: Yes, J. Peterman became kind of a Mark Twain for Madison Avenue. So many companies hooked their wagon to his kind of eccentricity and inspired lunacy. ... But there are only five companies I speak for in that style: GCI in Alaska, Progressive, Xerox, Coors Light and Cadillac.

AA: What was most surprising about "Dancing with the Stars"?

Mr. O'Hurley: For the first time maybe in TV history you have grandparents, parents, teens and little kids all watching the same show.

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