Madonna will be hooked on the upcoming season of U.S. reality show Dancing With The Stars after learning her pal Debi Mazar will be among the contestants.
The actress admits Madonna was one of the first people who called her when it was announced she'd be among the 16 celebrities dancing up a storm on TV from next month (21Sep09), when the new show launches.
Mazar, who was best friends with Madonna before the singer hit the big time and has appeared in a string of Material Girl videos, will partner with hunky Russian Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and her famous pal is thrilled.
Mazar, tells Eonline.com, "She's really excited for me. She was on her way to Budapest and she just said, 'Oh, my God! How great! And you are dancing with Russians - how lucky are you?"
Now she hopes she doesn't embarrass herself in front of one of the world's coolest women: "In my first three days of rehearsal I have come to find that I am really uncoordinated and I really can't dance. It's really terrifying."