Okay, so they never claimed to be Dancing With the Boy Scouts. Still, the season 11 cast of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars is an interesting bunch, many with a scandal or two in their past. Here’s the rundown on this season’s wild DWTS bunch:
David Hasselhoff . The former Knight Rider hunk had his dirty laundry aired when a video of a drunken binge leaked back in 2007, complete with his daughter pleading him to stop drinking. Can DWTS fans forget the image of the cheeseburger falling out of his mouth and replace it with visions of a dapper ballroom dancer?
Brandy Norwood. The singer and former Moesha star was heavily scrutinized after she was involved in a 2006 car accident that killed a mother of two. People reported that no criminal charges were filed against Brandy, although she later settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the victim’s family. This car accident tragedy put a major damper on the actresses Cinderella-story life.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. While he hasn’t had multiple arrests like some of his Jersey Shore cast mates, The Situation hasn’t exactly been an altar boy either. According to TMZ, The Situation used to be The Stripper back in the day, when he worked on the “All American Male Exotic Dance Crew”. Hmmm…do lap dances qualify as prior dance experience? I smell an unfair advantage here!
Audrina Patridge. The Hills’ stars nude photo scandal didn’t exactly hurt her career, although she expressed remorse when old modeling photos hit the internet in 2008. Still, her fan base is huge- out of all of the DWTS contestants she may have the most Twitter followers, at over a million. Doubt if a nude photo flap will hurt her on this show.
Bristol Palin. One of the most controversial contestants on this season’s Dancing With the Stars, critics even question her status as a “star”. The 18 year old daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Bristol came under fire for her unwed teen pregnancy, but hey- doesn’t MTV have an entire show about this very subject?
Florence Henderson. Okay, maybe we do have one Girl Scout on the DWTS cast. The 76 year old Brady Bunch mom seems to have lived a fairly clean life. With the exception of that infamous “affair” with her TV son , Greg…….