Alfonso Ribeiro is willing to burn a few bridges just to take home that shiny Mirror Ball Trophy.
TMZ first broke the story, the Dancing With the Stars contestant was supposed to host a very highly publicized, The Pool After Dark birthday bash in Atlantic City on Saturday, but backed out on Wednesday. Per the news outlet, Alfonso’s decision was based on money … Winning DWTS and making $345K outweighed traveling to New Jersey to pocket only $35K.
(We will say based on this week’s debut performance on the reality show, Alfonso definitely stands a chance to win.)
According to TMZ, the club was livid, mainly because the actor’s face is on the promotional flyer. Not to mention, the venue, who already paid $1,500 for a customized cake, has to go back and refund $10K worth of pre-sold tickets.