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'Clueless' star Stacey Dash joins Fox News

The ageless actress will be a paid contributor to the news network.
By Matt Bradwell   |   May 28, 2014 at 7:52 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- Fox News announced Wednesday that it has officially hired actress Stacey Dash to appear on the network as an on-screen personality and contributor. Dash is most notable for playing Cher's best friend in the 1995 teen comedy Clueless and the television series it spawned.

Last month, appearing on the network's morning show Fox and Friends, Dash recounted the backlash she experienced in 2012 when she vocalized her support for Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney, calling him "the only choice for your future."

"I woke up the next morning and my life changed," Dash told the morning show. "I had death threats, people calling me Uncle Tom, telling me I didn't like black people."

Prior to the Romney controversy, Dash had mostly faded from the spotlight, garnering headlines only for her seeming inability to age and a full-nudity Playboy shoot she posed for in 2006.

Dash will be among friends on the conservative-leaning network, as she has consistently been a supporter of small government. Dash told her new employers the federal government has gone too far in her eyes, saying, "I think that you should govern where you're closest to home so that you can tailor your governing to the people's needs. But for a big federal government to just throw a big blanket over an entire country and say 'OK, we're all a bunch of babies and now we're all nice and warm and cozy' is a bit ridiculous."

According to a statement released by Fox News, "Dash will offer cultural analysis and commentary across across FOX News' daytime and primetime programs."

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