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By United Press International   |   Feb. 15, 2012 at 4:00 AM
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HERMAN CAIN: A spokeswoman for Herman Cain says the Republican former U.S. presidential hopeful has turned down an invitation to compete on TV's "Dancing with the Stars."

"He can't dance in an eight-count. He can only dance in a nine-count," Lisa Reichert, Cain's executive assistant, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- referring to Cain's much-talked-about 9-9-9 tax reform proposal.

Previous "DWTS" competitors with links to the GOP include Bristol Palin, daughter of 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas.

The cast for the next season of "DWTS" is to be announced Feb. 28.


KATE UPTON: The 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, with Kate Upton gracing the cover, appeared on U.S. newsstands, as well as SI.com/Swimsuit, Tuesday.

The cover shot of Upton, a 19-year-old native of Melbourne, Fla., was captured by SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr. It was his 12th swimsuit issue cover.

The issue's content is also available on digital extensions, including a tablet edition that features more than 150 photos and 2 hours of video, available for iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Barnes & Noble Nook Color, Amazon Kindle Fire, Motorola Xoom and Android smartphones. There is also an iPhone app.

"You will see innovation on every swimsuit [issue] platform this year," Terry McDonell, editor of Time Inc. Sports Group, said in a statement. "The magazine tablet app showcases the highest levels of photography through scrolling-panoramic sequences, we created a new music section on SI.com, and on your iPad and iPhone the 360-degree views of body paint will offer an entirely new perspective ... ."

Former swimsuit issue cover models include Bar Refaeli, Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Heidi Klum, Elle Macpherson, Tyra Banks and Brooklyn Decker.


JONNY LEE MILLER: British actor Jonny Lee Miller is to play a modern-day version of fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes in a new CBS drama, Deadline.com reported.

Miller is best known for his work on TV's "Dexter" and "Eli Stone." He earned rave reviews last year for his performance in Danny Boyle's stage adaptation of "Frankenstein" in London opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Holmes in the BBC series "Sherlock," which is set in contemporary London.

Miller's Holmes will solve crimes in New York City, Deadline.com said.

The two series are based on stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


BRADLEY COOPER: Bradley Cooper has agreed to be a presenter at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, telecast producers said Tuesday.

Cooper, People magazine's current Sexiest Man Alive, will be seen next in "The Words" and, later this year, in "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "The Silver Linings Playbook." His film credits include "The Hangover," "The Hangover Part II," "Limitless," "Valentine's Day," "He's Just Not That Into You," "Yes Man," "Failure to Launch" and "Wedding Crashers."

The list of previously announced Oscar presenters includes Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. The presentation is to be televised live on ABC.

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