The latest Dancing with the Stars cast was revealed last night during Dance War. I was shocked that they did not wait until the last moment of the show for the announcement. I wonder if anyone actually left the show on after the new cast was revealed?
Here are the new dancers:
Marlee Matlin (actress)
Adam Carolla (uh, “TV and radio personality,” I guess)
Steve Gutenberg (actor; should that be former?)
Kristi Yamaguchi (ice skating star)
Marissa Jaret Winokur (Broadway star, Hairspray original cast)
Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller)
Monica Seles (former tennis player)
Mario (R&B singer)
Pricilla Presley (former wife of Elvis)
Jason Taylor (NFL Player, Miami Dolphins)
Shannon Elizabeth (actress, American Pie)
Christian De La Fuente (Telenovela star)
Overall I am unimpressed with the list. I think that Kristi and Marissa may have an advantage based on experience. Ice skating is sort of like dancing , right? I hope Adam Corolla makes a hasty exit. I am not a fan.
The professionals will be announced later this week. As I reported previously, Maksim Chmerkovskiy will not be among them, as he is taking this season off to pursue other opportunities. Adam Corolla revealed on his radio show that he would be dancing with Julianne Hough. Poor girl. I hope he doesn’t corrupt her.