DWTS' Shannen Doherty: No Weirdness With Pamela Despite Shared Ex

Entertainment Mar. 22, 2010 AT 12:49PM
DWTS' Shannen Doherty: No Weirdness With Pamela Despite Shared Ex Credit: ABC/CRAIG SJODIN (2)

Call off the awkward alert.

Dancing With the Stars contestants Shannen Doherty and Pamela Anderson share more than a past penchant for drama: both 90s TV icons were briefly married to Rick Salomon.

Salamon, 42, wed Doherty, 38, in 2002 in a union that was annulled in 2003; he and Anderson, 42, enjoyed wedded bliss from 2007 to 2008 (their marriage was also annulled.) (Salamon's other famous ex: Paris Hilton, with whom he starred in 1 Night in Paris, the 2004 sex tape that he sold and distributed before Hilton sued him.)

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"I don't think either one of us really think of that as a factor at all," Doherty said Monday during a chat for KIIS-FM's On-Air with Ryan Seacrest.

"Pamela's gonna be sexy, sexy, sexy," Doherty added of her dance rival. "And so much fun to watch."

The 90210 actress explained that she watched the Baywatch star rehearse on Sunday. "She did amazing...She's got that body...It was fun, she did a great job."

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Doherty admitted to Ryan Seacrest that she is "nervous and freaking out" and "terrified" for her first live dance performance. "I break out in hives...I don't know what I'm gonna do about about this. I can't I can't!"

The novice dancer explained that she's competing as a tribute to her father, who suffered a massive stroke last Christmas.

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"We kind of struck a deal," she said. "He's gonna go in there and work really hard on regaining his speech and mobility, and I was gonna get over my fear of a live audience."

As she's trained, the actress has noticed an unexpected change in her body. "I've gained five pounds!" she said. "Everybody says it's muscle. I don't see it. I eat so much now it's insane."

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