Stacey Dash: Bill O'Reilly Is My Celebrity Crush

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Stacey Dash has landed a new gig as a Fox News contributor and the actress confessed she’s got a crush on one of her network co-workers – Bill O’Reilly.

“I’m just a huge fan,” the former “Clueless” star told Billy Bush, Kit Hoover and guest co-host Brooke Burns on Wednesday’s Access Hollywood Live.

“He is [my celebrity crush],” she said of the “O’Reilly Factor” host. “[I’m attracted to] the strength, the power, the intelligence, the wit.”

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Stacey’s journey to Fox News began after she experienced a social media backlash after endorsing Mitt Romney for President over Barack Obama.

”[The backlash was] because I didn’t back the black guy and I’m black,” she explained, when asked how her foray into conservative politics got its start.

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“Were the Tweets mostly from black people do you think?” Billy asked.

“Yes – I don’t ‘think,’ I know. It’s absurd,” she replied. “I don’t respond. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but I’m still going to stand for what I believe in.”

The actress said she was bombarded with hate-filled responses after coming out in favor of Romney, but she wasn’t deterred.

“People told me to kill myself, stuff like that. But I’m from the South Bronx – I don’t scare easily,” she laughed.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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