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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Dancing With the Stars reveals cast

ABC released the names of the new cast of Dancing With the Stars Sunday night. It seems a little light on the “stars” part if you ask me.

Sadly, there’s only one name on the list that gets me remotely excited: country music star Chuck Wicks, who just happens to be the real-life boyfriend of Dancing champ Julianne Hough. (Allegedly, the two are dancing together, so be warned, it could get steamy.)

As for the rest of the dancers, ABC is staying true to form with its traditional cast cocktail: a couple comediennes - David Alan Grier and Jackass star Steve-O; several musicians - Jewel, Rapper Lil' Kim, and former Go-Go's frontwoman Belinda Carlisle; a millionaire mogul - Apple Computers co-founder Steve Wozniak; an actress and an actor - Denise Richards and Gilles Marini, aka "the naked guy from the Sex and the City movie; and plenty of athletes - rodeo star Ty Murray, (who happens to be married to fellow contestant Jewel), football great Lawrence Taylor, and Olympic gold medallist Shawn Johnson. Also dancing this season is Access Hollywood host Nancy O’Dell, who reminds me of a real-life Barbie.

I guess the good news is that Donny Osmond isn’t on the list, despite his earlier claim that he’d be doing the show.

So what do you think of this season’s contestants? Are you disappointed, excited, or ambivalent at this point?

The new season debuts March 9 at 8 p.m. ET.


The TV said...

"Country music star Chuck Wicks, who just happens to be the real-life boyfriend of Dancing champ Julianne Hough." I guess they have an advantage since one in the couple is Dancing champ. But with this competition you will never know who will end up the winner.

Like you, I found very litle excitement from the announcement but the season may just have a suprise or two.

TheTVObserver said...

Also I forgot to say that the rest of the contestants are very interesting but with....Jackass star Steve-O; and Rapper Lil' Kim....we either have a disaster or a crazy TV MOMENT which may offer lots of laughs or pure shock from their talents at dancing (if any)

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