Tonight, ABC Hosts Tome Bergeron and Brooke Burke revealed the cast of the 11th season of “Dancing with the Stars” which will premiere on September 20th. Several names like David Hasselhoff, Audrina Partridge and Brandy have been known for some time but tonight the guessing was put to rest. Here’s how the line up stacks up.
David Hasselhoff – (58) The former “Knight Rider” and “Baywatch” star also has a career in music but he is not known as a dancer.
Audrina Patridge – (25) The television personality and actress made her mark as one of the 4 original cast members on the MTV reality show “The Hills”. Not much is known about her background so it’s anyone’s guess how far she can go on “Dancing with the Stars”.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino – While he may be a new face to many, fans of “Jersey -Shore” will recognize the buff babe. Shooting and appearance commitments will have him getting to rehearsal later than the rest of the cast so he will be starting at a disadvantage.
“Brandy” Norwood – (31) The R&B singer, actress and producer is a gifted performer. She has a natural rhythm but can she use that to her advantage on the dance floor or will ball room be her undoing?
Florence Henderson – (76) The former Brady mom actually is also a singer and has an extensive career including many musicals on Broadway in her younger days.
Jennifer Grey – (50) The “Dirty Dancing” star has some dancing background as we all know. Though she has dance training, it’s been a few years since she wowed us all as Patrick Swayze’s partner. Wonder if she’s still got the moves.
Bristol Palin – (19) The inclusion of Palin stretches the definition of a “star” in that her claim to fame is a single appearance on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and being the daughter of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Margaret Cho – (42) The comedian is best known for her stand-up routines. She is also a film actress and clothing designer. Her multi-talented personality may lend itself well to ballroom dancing.
Kurt Warner – (39) The former NFL quarterbacks is filling the athletic slot on the show. Past NFL dancers have included Chad Ochocinco, Michael Irvin, Lawrence Taylor, Warren Sapp and Emmett Smith.
Michael Bolton – (57) The Grammy Award winning singer is comfortable in front of large crowds but whether that will give him enough of an edge remains to be seen.
Rick Fox – (41) The former NBA star and actor has appeared on several television shows as himself. Basketball players have not done well on Dancing with the Stars as their height often makes them appear awkward and gangly.
Kyle Massey – (19) The rapper and actor fills the young male slot on the show and will bring a lot of energy to his performance.
Source: Personal Viewing