THE “DANCING WITH THE STARS” CAST HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

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.

STALLONE, SCHWARZENEGGER AND WILLIS TO TEAM UP FOR NEW MOVIE!!

SYLVESTER STALLONE, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AND BRUCE WILLIS WILL FILM A SCENE TOGETHER IN “THE EXPENDABLES”:

BRUCE WILLIS says that he, SYLVESTER STALLONE and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER will unite for a cameo in Stallone’s upcoming action flick, “The Expendables”.

Willis says, quote, “I don’t know anything about [my character] yet, haven’t seen any pages yet. But I’m excited about it.”

Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Willis were the three biggest action stars in the world at one point and they founded Planet Hollywood together. But they’ve never done a movie together.

While Willis and Schwarzenegger are just doing cameos, the regular cast is pretty loaded.

In addition to Stallone, it includes Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, UFC fighter Randy “The Natural” Couture and Mickey Rourke.

The movie is about a team of mercenaries who go to South America to overthrow a dictator.

It’s scheduled to hit theaters in April.

MICHAEL JACKSON WILL BE BURIED AT FOREST LAWN ON HIS BIRTHDAY …WE THINK

We finally might know when and where MICHAEL JACKSON will be buried. MAYBE. His dad, JOE JACKSON, says he’ll be laid to rest on his birthday . . . August 29th . . . at 10:00 A.M., at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Michael would have turned 51 this year. (–Of course, let’s not forget that Joe isn’t exactly a font of reliable information.)

Joe also said there really ISN’T a plan in the works to dismantle the Neverland Ranch and rebuild it as a tourist attraction in Las Vegas. But E! Online claims that possibility is still very much on the table.

After the burial, Joe and his daughter LA TOYA will go to Vegas, where Michael is being honored at the Brendan Theatres . . . a cinema that Michael and his kids went to often.

There will also be a tribute show that may or may not feature performances by USHER, DONNY & MARIE OSMOND and WAYNE NEWTON. (Depending on who you ask, as usual.)

Moving on to other subjects, Joe said he was worried that some people responsible for Michael’s death might not get what they deserve . . . because the cops are focusing all their attention on DR. CONRAD MURRAY.

While he claims he’s supportive of the LAPD’s investigation into Michael’s death, he added that they might be making Dr. Murray, quote, “the fall guy for a whole lot of people.”

CHECK OUT MISCHA BARTON FALLING WHILE GETTING OUT OF HER TRAILER…

I hate kicking people when they’re down . . . but I love videos of people falling.

And that usually supercedes everything else. So enjoy this video of MISCHA BARTON wiping out while stepping out of her trailer . . .

CHECK OUT WHATS FRESH IN STORES TODAY: NEW DVD & MUSIC RELEASES

Last House On The Left

“Last House on the Left” – Parents take revenge on a group of prison escapees who stumble into their home after having raped and murdered their daughter. Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter are the parents and Garret Dillahunt, the terminator in “The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, is one of the escapees.

“Hannah Montana The Movie” – Miley gets overwhelmed with Hannah’s popularity, so her dad takes her home to Tennessee to reflect on what’s important in her life. “Office” minx Melora Hardin is Billy Ray’s love interest. Obviously, it stars Miley Cyrus.

“Surveillance” – A sci-fi thriller starring Julia Ormond and Bill Pullman as federal agents investigating some brutal roadside murders and getting conflicting stories from all the witnesses.

“Tyson” – A Mike Tyson documentary that mixes interviews and archived footage to cover everything from his boxing career, to his rape conviction, to nibbling on Evander Holyfield’s ear . . . and ultimately filing for bankruptcy.

TV SERIES ON DVD:

“Dexter: The Complete Third Season” . . . a four-disc DVD set.

“Eli Stone: The Complete Second Season” . . . a three-disc set of the final season.
“Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Season” . . . a seven-disc DVD set.

“The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season” . . . a four-disc DVD set.

“Sons of Anarchy: Season One” . . . a four-disc DVD set.

THIS WEEK’S MAIN MUSIC RELEASES:

“Ursa Major”, Third Eye Blind (It includes the single “Don’t Believe a Word”.)

“Armistice”, Mutemath

“Turn Me Loose”, Ledisi (She’s an R&B / jazz singer from New Orleans.)

SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS:

The soundtrack to the Sticky Fingaz movie “A Day in the Life”. It’s a hip-hop musical, which is told exclusively through rap. There is no spoken dialogue.

URBAN RELEASES:

“Imperial Blaze”, Sean Paul (It includes the singles “So Fine” and “Press It Up”.)

“The Project Kid”, Big Twins

“Mac To The Future”, (Bay Area rapper) Mac Mall

SEE THE BODEGA BROVAS LIVE!!! HEADKRACK, TRAVII THE 7TH & KEYNOTE 08/23 THE ANNEX NYC… BE THERE!!

MICHAEL JORDAN STILL GOT IT!!

SHOOTING AT QUEEN LATIFAH AND COMMON MOVIE SET!!

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It looks like someone in New York set things off on Sunday when they opened fire near the set of Queen Latifah and Common’s new film, Just Wright.

A film crew was prepping a block in Queens for a scene when shots rang out outside a nearby housing project. One of the workers, Feliberto Rivera, was hanging no-parking signs on the street when he heard gunshots at the opposite end of the block. Rivera said he turned around to see what happened and saw a man laying on the ground.

“I was waiting for him to get up, but he did not,” Rivera said. “He yelled, ‘Help! Help!’The neighbors kept saying, ‘Get up!’ Then the ambulance came.”

The shooting took place shortly after the unidentified victim parked his car in front of the project. After getting out of the car, the victim got into an argument on the street with two men. That’s when things got heated and someone started shooting.

The victim was reportedly hit twice in the torso and once in the leg.

Neither Common or Queen Latifah were near the set when the shooting happened.

Just Wright is a romantic comedy about a sports trainer who falls in love with a professional basketball player while helping him rehab from an injury. The film is due out next year.

BUGGIN OUT: GUESTS GO WILD CONFRONTING THEIR FEARS ON MAURY!!

PEPA PASSED ON WILL SMITH…..DAMN!!

Here’s what Pepa (of Salt N Pepa fame) had to say…..

“I thought Will was really cute and we would hang out a lot on the road. He liked to take care of me and never let me spend a dime. He was that kind of guy, real generous.

I remember when they won their first award, he asked me to go out with him afterward. He was so excited. We were walking along the street getting ready to grab something to eat, and he just gave this homeless guy $100 dollars.”

“I sometimes kick myself when I think about what could have been. He was so nice to me, but I really wasn’t feeling him. I guess I couldn’t appreciate a nice guy like Will Smith.

He wasn’t thug enough. I was attracted to thugs and hoodlums. Will was too nice to me.”