The cast of the ninth season of “Dancing with the Stars” was officially unveiled on “Good Morning America”. Here’s the list . . .
AARON CARTER . . . (–He’s now 21 years old. At one point, he was the Stone Cold Junior Pimp of the Nation . . . now he’s just another reality show train wreck.)
–R&B singer MACY GRAY
–R&B singer MYA
–Former model KATHY IRELAND
–MELISSA JOAN HART . . . (–You know her as the star of “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”.)
–Model JOANNA KRUPA . . . (–Earlier this summer, she was on the ABC show, “Superstars”, where she famously cussed out her partner, TERRELL OWENS, and revealed a filthy but SEXY potty mouth.)
–Former NFL star MICHAEL IRVIN
–DONNY OSMOND . . . (–His sister, MARIE OSMOND, was on Season Five.)
–KELLY OSBOURNE . . . (–She’s OZZY OSBOURNE’S daughter, of course.)
–Actor ASHLEY HAMILTON . . . (–He’s the 34-year-old son of GEORGE HAMILTON . . . who did “Dancing” a few years ago . . . and ALANA STEWART. Ashley was married to SHANNEN DOHERTY for five months back in 1993.)
–Actor and martial arts superstar Mark Dacascos . . . (He serves as The Chairman on the Food Network show, “Iron Chef America”.)
–Actress DEBI MAZAR . . . (–She has a recurring role on “Entourage”.)
–UFC fighter CHUCK LIDDELL
–Olympic swimmer NATALIE COUGHLIN
–Pro snowboarder LOUIE VITO
–62-year-old disgraced former Congressman TOM DELAY. (He was the Republican House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005. He was forced to step down after being indicted on criminal campaign finance charges.)
Interesting Fact: DeLay has been linked to “Dancing with the Stars” before. In 2006 . . . after resigning from Congress . . . DeLay publicly endorsed country singer SARA EVANS and dissed JERRY SPRINGER who was also competing that season.
According to the “Washington Post”, he sent out an email blast to some of the show’s fans, saying, quote, “[Sara] represents good American values in the media [and] ultra liberal talk show host Jerry Springer [does not]”
We need to send a message to Hollywood and the media that smut has no place on television.” And by “smut”, he was talking about “Springer”.
As you may recall, Sara ended up QUITTING the show mid-season to deal with her messy divorce, and Jerry was eliminated the following week.
You’ve probably noticed this is a HUGE cast. It’s definitely bigger than usual. Well, host TOM BERGERON announced some rule changes that’ll take care of that.
He said, quote, “In the middle of our season, over three weeks, we’re going to have double eliminations. We’ll lose about half of our cast within that period. It will be a ballroom bloodbath.”
So, this means PAULA ABDUL will NOT be joining “Dancing with the Stars” this season . . . at least as a competitor.
Some of the other rumored “stars” that didn’t pan out include: Jermaine and La Toya Jackson, Tori Spelling’s husband Dean McDermott, “Incredible Hulk” stud Lou Ferrigno, and fashion designer Vera Wang.
The upcoming season will premiere at 8:00 P.M. on September 21st.