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Toni Braxton

Sets the Pace On 'DWTS'

8/5/2008 1:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Heart disease is the new deaf.

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Our "Dancing with the Stars" spies tell us Toni Braxton will put on her dancing shoes for the show this season. Toni, who quit her Vegas gig due to heart complications, continues the "DWTS" tradition of dancers with some form of challenge: Heather Mills (leg), Marlee Matlin (deaf) and Tucker Carlson (rhythm).

A rep for the show says they don't comment on casting rumors.

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arte help    

God bless her, hope she's feeling better these days

2186 days ago
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Baseball Junkie    

If her heart is in such bad shape that she cannot complete her contractual obligations in Vegas then it is the height of malpractice for any doctor to allow her to perform on DWTS and height of hypocrisy for Toni and her management to even consider her participation in the show.

2186 days ago
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Diana    

Ummmmmm-dancing in Vegas or dancing on TV-what's the difference? Shouldn't she refrain from doing both if her heart condition is so bad. I don't understand how her doctors will let her do DWTS and not do Vegas.

2186 days ago
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J    

I wish she'd go away. She's always complaining about something, trying to find someone to sue or whatever. Heart problem, my ass.

2186 days ago
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Diana    

Ummmmmm-dancing in Vegas or dancing on TV-what's the difference?
Shouldn't she refrain from doing both if her heart condition is so
bad. I don't understand how her doctors will let her do DWTS and not
do Vegas.

2186 days ago
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Bird    

I don't like this. It's dangerous. Knowing Hollywood they are probably hoping she has an on air heart episode. I wish Tony would reconsider this.

2186 days ago
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office workers    

2186 days ago
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john wayne gacy    


perhaps FED-EX could tear
a page out of toni's book;

incredibly poor, if not non-existent tickets sales,
must be absolutely HEART wrenching............

2186 days ago
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alreadybad    

Wait a minute, she can't sing for 90 minutes but she can do the physically draining dance routines. Sounds more like that spotlight that came with Vegas stayed in Vegas so now on to the next gig, just be real about it. Between her and Halle Berry, you would think no other woman on the damn planet suffered from the same maladies.

2186 days ago
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alreadybad    

Wait a minute, she can't sing for 90 minutes but she can do thephysically draining dance routines. Sounds more like that spotlightthat came with Vegas stayed in Vegas so now on to the next gig, justbe real about it. Between her and Halle Berry, you would think noother woman on the damn planet suffered from the same maladies.

2186 days ago
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STOP THE MADNESS!!    

Toni Braxton is the mother of 2! I am sure she wouldn't do anything that would jeopardize her health! She most likely has the BEST care and will be just fine. Also, regarding her Vegas show, she was suppose to end her engagement this year anyway. I don't fault her for taking the time to heal herself. Give the Lady a break and stop being so judgemental!

2186 days ago
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Grace    

Welp... Marie Osmond passed out on stage during Dancing With The Stars. Now she and Donny are taking over for Toni. Damn Mormons always get what they want don't they?...LOL.

2186 days ago
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Ben From Baltimore    

My Grandmother keeps saying that she keeps hearing that people want Jerry Springer back on the show.
Ben

2186 days ago
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vegaseyes    

It's the same old story Vegas Headliner has health trouble and has to cancel shows,but when offered a chance to do a silly reality show D.W.T.S. they all of a sudden feel much better ? Remember Wayne Newton he had to cancel his show due to heart trouble but was able to do the D.W.T.S. tour it's a bunch of crap. The truth of the matter is these Headliners opt to do
D.W.T.S. due to the expossure they get nationally. So lets not lie and want simpathy tell it like it is.
Remember Wayne Newton again he has canceled so many shows in the past few years due to health issues he should be in the hospital not doing D.W.T.S. but when he cancels his shows due to health trouble he turns-up on N.B.C. Las Vegas go figure, it all comes back to the EXPOSSURE again.
Well hes burnt so many bridges locally hes reduced to a week at a time as a headliner hope it pays the bills.
The locals don't forget !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2185 days ago
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HaggisinDe    

I am upset at the DWTS lack of "senior" citizens. What have they got against us. P Presley was a good start, why not Cloris at least if she has a problem it is understanable. i cannot believe someone with children and a "known" heart disease would even consider this,

2182 days ago
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