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'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash joins Fox News

On May 28 Fox News confirmed that actress Stacey Dash will be joining the network as a contributor for primetime and daytime segments. Dash is most known for playing the role of Cher's best friend Dionne in the teen comedy "Clueless," which was released in 1995. She will provide Fox News with "cultural analysis" on a variety of programs.

Stacey Dash
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Back in 2012, Dash made headlines for publicly backing Republican candidate Mitt Romney for president, and ever since them she has used her fame as a platform for politics and other opinions. She received major backlash from fans about her support of a Republican as a minority female voter. She is now making a career comeback in television as an analyst and contributor to a major news network.

At the time, the actress used Twitter to call Romney "the only voice for your future," and ended up receiving death threats from people about the statement. Dash, 47, gave an interview with Piers Morgan, where she explained that she was "shocked and saddened" by the reaction, but not everyone is going to agree with everything she says. In her role as a correspondent, Dash will discuss politics in addition to religion and gender issues.

Wetpaint Entertainment reported on May 28 that Dash has had a successful career in television, which roles spanning more than two decades. She most recently announced the project "Stacey Dash is Normal," a television comedy about her life as a single mom in Hollywood. She was also involved in the Fox New show "Outnumbered," where she was a guest panelist.

Born in New York, Dash had appearances on shows like "The Cosby Show" and "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and was cast in several movies including "Renaissance Man" and "Cold Around the Heart." She has been divorced three times and currently lives in Los Angeles with her two children.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan called Dash to thank her for her support during the campaign and she continues to be an involved member of the Republican party. She also continues to express her conservative views through news media and social media applications. Her comments have ranged from politics to other celebrity news to religion and Fox News supports that her comments have sparked national debates among millions of people.

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