Monday, August 25, 2008
Dancing with the Stars Lineup!
It's that time again! Dancing with the Stars is going for its seventh season this year, with another exciting lineup of stars. They're spicing it up as usual by adding a couple of pornstars (well, maybe not quite, but you'll see what I mean as you read on), two Olympic gold medalists, a chef and the oldest and youngest contestants ever to compete on the show.
As usual, I'm pretty unfamiliar with most of the celebrities, but some notable names are Toni Braxton, Lance Bass, Kim Kardashian and Cody Linley (a.k.a. Jake Ryan on Hannah Montana!!). Returning is professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Also, Lacey Schwimmer from So You Think You Can Dance is set to be one of the professional dancers on the show, along with Corky Ballas, father of reigning champion Mark Ballas.
Here is the official line-up care of people.com (personal tid-bits/reactions in Italics):
• Toni Braxton, singer, 40, Alec Mazo
• Lance Bass, singer (and former N*Sync member), 29, and Lacey Schwimmer (why isn't Benji doing this?)
• Ted McGinley, actor, 50, and Inna Brayer (who is she??)
• Cloris Leachman, actress, 82 (82?????), and Corky Ballas (Mark's dad..AMAZING)
• Warren Sapp, former NFL star, 35, and Kym Johnson (LOVE her)
• Rocco DiSpirito, chef, 41, and Karina Smirnoff
• Kim Kardashian, TV personality (or infamous sex-tape star), 27, and reigning DWTS champ Mark Ballas (Sad that he's stuck with her, after having an amazing partner like Kristi).
• Maurice Green, Olympic gold medalist track and field star, 34, and two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke (why haven't they gotten rid of her already?)
• Misty May-Treanor, Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player, 31, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
• Susan Lucci, Emmy-award winning soap opera actress, 61, and Tony Dovolani
• Jeffrey Ross, 42, comedian, and Edyta Sliwinska (LOVE her too!)
• Cody Linley, 18, actor (a.k.a the super-cute Jake Ryan), and two-time DWTS champ Julianne Hough (my fav!)
• Brooke Burke, 36, TV personality (and Playboy model), and Derek Hough (will he be romancing with her too?)
Right now, I think I'll be rooting for Cody and Julianne!!
The new season starts Monday, September 22nd on ABC. Can't wait!