Aug 30, 2011


The sizzling summer months are coming to an end, but ABC’s fall lineup is sure to keep the temperature rising.  The hottest ticket is back and bigger than ever!  Dancing With The Stars is slated to premiere September 19th at 8pm in a two-hour block filled with twelve celebrities.  The clever people in casting have yet again reeled in someone for everyone.  Let’s give you the list, so you can already pick your favorites and call your bookie!

This season’s stars include: David Arquette, Chaz Bono, Nancy Grace, Ron Artest, Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari, Rob Kardashian, Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez, Chynna Phillips, Hope Solo and Carson Kressley. You may have to google a few names, but with reality shows and TMZ, the vast majority are easily recognizable.

Hot off the heels of the Casey Anthony trial is Nancy Grace.  You either love her or hate her.  She doesn’t bite her tongue and is quick with the commentary on her highly successful show.  Let’s just see how quick she can be on her feet when it comes to mastering the fox trot! Another standout name is L.A. Laker Ron Artest.  The now subdued former bad boy of the NBA will easily be a crowd favorite, especially with the show taping in the city of Angels.  But hold up…does his casting mean that the lockout is imminent and there will be no basketball season?!?!  My Aunt Sherri- a devout Laker’s season ticket holder- will not be happy about that!

Those Kardashians sure know how to stretch their 15 minutes because now brother Rob is getting his moment in the limelight.  Fresh off his big sister’s wedding, I guess he decided to strike while the iron was hot!  Can’t blame the guy… all your sisters have the bond with names beginning in K, and you’re the only male, so it’s ok to push your way to the front and get some notoriety.

I think the person with the most anticipated first dance will definitely be Chaz Bono.  After bravely sharing to the world his journey of gender reassignment surgery on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the normally very shy spawn of the AMAZING Cher (a gay man’s soul resides in my body) is going to dance in front of millions of viewers each week.  I’ll vote for him just in the hopes that Cher is at a show that I am actually able to attend (fingers crossed)!

I could dissect the rest of the list, but some of them seem a little “vanilla” to me, so my final analysis goes to David Arquette.  We all know the wacky Arquette family are the epitome of H.A.M.s (Hot Ass Messes), but there is something about them that you can’t take your eyes off of!  I’ll go out on a limb and guarantee David is going to be bringing the cray-cray (that’s extra crazy) with his choice of wardrobe and dance moves.

It looks like it’s going to be an interesting season, so sit back, pop some popcorn, and settle in every Monday night this fall for Dancing With The Stars on ABC!