Monday, March 01, 2010

Dancing With The Stars Season 10 Cast Announced

Dancing With The Stars announced one of its most star-studded casts for Season 10 (this might be the first time I've known who every single star was). Vying for the mirror ball trophy this spring will be:

Buzz Aldrin, 80, astronaut
Pam Anderson, 42, model/actress
Erin Andrews, 31, ESPN reporter
Shannen Doherty, 38, actress
Kate Gosselin, 34, reality TV mom
Evan Lysacek, 24, Olympic figure skating gold medalist
Niecy Nash, 40, actress/comedienne (Reno 911!)
Chad Ochocinco, 32, NFL star
Jake Pavelka, 32, The Bachelor
Aiden Turner, 33, soap star (Aiden on All My Children)
Nicole Scherzinger, 31, singer (Pussycat Dolls)

The show continues to tick the boxes for type-casting. The Wayne Newton/Cloris Leachman old geezer role is filled by Buzz Aldrin. The ABC soap star du jour is Aiden Turner. Ochocinco is this season's football player, and Evan Lysacek is this season's Olympian. The ringer is Nicole Scherzinger. The Adam Carolla/Jeffrey Ross comedian is Niecy. Kate Gosselin and Jake Pavelka fill the reality roles that Kim Kardashian and Melissa Rycroft once held.

I think this is Evan Lysacek's to lose. Although he's not really known for his artistic ability on the ice, he's very well known for his work ethic, and he's adept at picking up choreography. Not to mention being the current Olympic gold medalist in one of the premiere sports in the just-completed Games.

Another person who should do really, really well on this show is Nicole Scherzinger. She's a Pussycat Doll. Of course she can dance. Plus, she's hot. She will KILL it on the Latin dances. But will she not get votes because she could possibly be the show's ringiest ringer than ever rang? Remains to be seen.

No word yet on the professional dancers. E! Online reports that Lacey Schwimmer, Kym Johnson, Karina Smirnoff, Dmitry Chaplin and Jonathan Roberts are out this season.

ETA: The pairings were announced on Tuesday and are as follows:
Buzz Aldrin/Ashly (DelGrosso) Costa
Pam Anderson/Damian Whitewood
Erin Andrews/Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Shannen Doherty/Mark Ballas
Kate Gosselin/Tony Dovolani
Evan Lysacek/Anna Trebunskaya
Niecy Nash/Louis Van Amstel
Chad Ochocinco/Cheryl Burke
Jake Pavelka/Chelsie Hightower
Aiden Turner/Edyta Sliwinska
Nicole Scherzinger/Derek Hough

My first thought on these pairings? Damn, this show loves Derek Hough. He ALWAYS gets good dancers. He hasn't had a dud yet, unlike Tony, who, Stacy Keibler and Melissa Rycroft aside, always gets the stiffs and/or unlikeables. Also, Edyta gets the ABC male soap star again. And I hope Damian Whitewood has really long arms.

3 comments:

Along4theRide said...

Thanks for this. I forgot it was being announced tonight. "Interesting" cast...and as you said, all of the type-cast roles are represented. Buzz Aldrin...really? I agree Evan could do really well. I'm most sad about the list of pros potentially not coming back. I don't really care much about Lacey, Karina and Dmitry, but I love Kym and Jonathan and would miss them.

Kimberwyn said...

I dont think Nicole is the biggest ringer. Because the cheetah girl had like 15 years of dance experience and was a pro lol. But yeah it will probably come down to Evan and Nicole.

Im bummed that Dmitry wont be on, and I like Karina too. The other three can gtfo and stay out.

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