Really?’Dancing With the Stars’ reveals its latest batch of celebs!

On Monday night, ABC unveiled its latest bunch of celebrity hoofers, putting weeks of rumors to rest.

The speculation can finally finish.

After an hour and a half of “Bachelor Pad,” the network finally began to reveal the stars who will be vying for the coveted mirror ball trophy. Host Tom Bergeron called the bunch “our most surprising cast yet,” but as with earlier seasons, the mostly correct list leaked earlier in the day ruined much of the surprise:

Ricki Lake
Ron Artest
Chynna Phillips
Kristin Cavallari
David Arquette
Carson Kressley
Nancy Grace
J.R. Martinez
Hope Solo
Rob Kardashian
Elisabetta Canalis
Chaz Bono

“I love to dance and I like to entertain, and there is no place better than this show to do that,” said actor David Arquette, whom co-host Brook Burke often called “king of the large screen.” (Canalis’ A-list ex, George Clooney, may disagree about that.) “I’m looking for positive things in my life, and dancing makes me happy \.\. I am not joking!”

After the announcement, a number of the stars shared their thoughts on participating.

Nancy Grace, who hosts her own show on HLN, also had a few thoughts on her new gig: “I think it will probably be a lot simpler to document the live news than be the live news — such as falling on your booty. So let’s try to keep away from that.”

And as with earlier seasons, the ballroom bash cast yet another contestant with earlier dance experience — Ricki Lake. The actress starred as Tracy Turnblad in 1988′s “Hairspray,” but don’t expect that to give her an advantage. “I was 18 years elderly, that was 1988, I was 200 pounds and I was faking it the whole time,” Lake told the studio audience. “I assure you, I do not have an edge here.”

highlight of Monday’s announcements was Artest. When the LA Laker was introduced, he ripped off his shirt and flexed his plenty of muscles for the audience. Seems pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy may have some competition for best abs! (I can already listen to head judge Len Goodman griping about the men’s gratuitous display of flesh. Comic how he never complains about the women’s barely there costumes.)

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