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OTRC: Stacey Dash, 'Clueless' Dionne, becomes FOX News contributor

Stacey Dash appears in a patriotic backdrop, accompanied by a message of endorsement for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in this photo posted on her Twitter page on Oct. 7, 2012. / Stacey Dash and Alicia Silverstone appear in a scene from the 1995 movie 'Clueless.' (twitter.com/REALStaceyDash / pic.twitter.com/9HFUhWul / Paramount Pictures)

Stacey Dash is keeping it real!

The actress, best known for her role as Dionne in the 1995 cult teen film "Clueless," has joined FOX News as a contributor.

The cable network announced the news on Wednesday, May 28. In a statement posted on FOX News, the cable network's executive vice president of programming, Bill Shine, called the 47-year-old actress "an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates," adding: "We're pleased to have her join FOX News."

Dash will "offer cultural analysis and commentary across FOX News' daytime and primetime programs," the outlet said.

Dash, who continues to act and also appeared on the show "Single Ladies" in 2011, has often expressed her political opinions on Twitter. She famously came under fire -- and even received death threats -- from several online users back in 2012 when she expressed public support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Twitter. She later said she was "shocked" about the "fury" over her endorsement, made via a sexy, patriotic photo (see above).

On Wednesday, she answered her critics again after they slammed her over her new FOX News job -- she retweeted several negative tweets.

What ARE Stacey Dash's political views?

In an interview on "The View" that aired after the election, won by President Barack Obama, leader of the Democratic party, Dash described herself as a "fiscal Republican." She said she felt race played a large part in the 2012 presidential campaign and that the Republican party needs to include more people from different ethnicities.

Dash also talked about politics in Hollywood and government intervention on the FOX News show "Fox & Friends" earlier this year, speaking to co-hosts that included former "The View" star Elisabeth Hasselbeck (watch video).

"I just think that the Democrats and the liberals have taken advantage of showbusiness but California and showbusiness is the purest form of capitalism and that's a fact," she said.

She said on the show that she thinks the federal government "should not be a part of everything," adding: "I think governing should be done state-by-state. I think that you should govern where you're closest to home so that you can tailor your governing to the people's needs. But for a big, federal government to just throw a big blanket over an entire country and said, 'OK, we're all a bunch of babies and now we're nice and warm and cozy' is a bit ridiculous."

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