Twelve celebrities have been cast to appear on Dancing with the Stars on ABC for season 11. The show will be televised this Fall, but specific dates have not been announced as yet. There are some surprises and it should provide great entertainment for fans who love the show.
Bristol Palin is a surprise but should increase the ratings of DWTS considerably. She is the daughter of former Alaska governor, former vice presidential candidate and current Fox News commentator Sarah Palin.
David Hasselhoff shows up on many television programs. We are anxious to see how well he dances around this one.
Florence Henderson, at 76 years old, appears to be the token older contestant this season.
Mike Sorrentino, known as The Situation, can be seen on Jersey Shore.
Margaret Cho, stand-up comedian, may add some comedy to her performance.
Kurt Warner, NFL star quarterback, joins some of his football colleagues who do well as dancers also.
Jennifer Grey is the only contestant with past dancing experience as Patrick Swayze’s co-star and dancing partner in the movie Dirty Dancing.
Michael Bolton has not been around lately but we welcome him back.
Brandy is a popular R&B star who sings well but has never been seen dancing.
Rick Fox, former NBA star, will probably do well since athletes seem to be light on their feet.
Audrina Patridge can be seen on the MTV television series called The Hills.
Kyle Massey may be familiar to you if you watch the Disney Channel.
Several well-known personages have been invited to appear on DWTS but have turned down the offer. These include: Condoleezza Rice, Kirstie Alley, Drew Carey, Suzanne Somers, Sylvester Stallone, Tim Allen, Ann Coulter, Richard Branson, Erin Brockovich, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and Joel McHale.
It is reported that Melanie Griffith tries and fails every year to appear on Dancing with the Stars. Perhaps her talented dancing husband Antonio Banderas could be persuaded to come on the show.
The production has the stipulation that all contestants receive the same payment for participating. They will be docked some of their paycheck if they miss parts of the demanding rehearsal schedule.
We look forward to another season of enjoyment as the participants improve each week under the guidance of their professional partners.
Los Angeles Times, 9/2/2010