Thursday, September 04, 2014

Dancing With The Stars Cast Announced

At this point in the life of the show, I think the best part of the show is finding out who is actually going to be on the show. You would think at some point the producers would run out of names, but they just keep churning out reality stars and D listers and now have even added a YouTube star to try and get people under the age of 65 to watch the show. Of course, to give the over 65 crowd someone to watch, they have Antonio Sabato Jr., who has not even been on television since most of that age group was in their 20's. Seriously, it has been a looong time since he was relevant. This will probably be his biggest paycheck in more than a decade. Since Derek Hough gets first pick, he probably thinks he has the winning combination. Any ideas on who would get second? Maybe Janel Parrish (above)? Anyway, here is the cast.

Michael Waltrip/Emma Slater
Randy Couture/Karina Smirnoff.
Antonio Sabato Jr./Cheryl Burke.
Alfonso Ribeiro/Witney Carson.
Tommy Chong/Peta Murgatroyd.
Jonathan Bennett/Allison Holker.
Tavis Smiley/Sharna Burgess.
Lolo Jones/Keo Motsepe.
Bethany Mota/Derek Hough.
Sadie Robertson/Mark Ballas
Janel Parrish/Val
Lea Thompson/Artem Chigvintsev
Betsey Johnson/Tony Dovolani

51 comments:

auntliddy said...

Oh brother, insanely boring

sandybrook said...

CARLTON!!!

Violet said...

I realise I don't count because I come from another country but the only name I recognise is Lea Thompson. I did love Caroline in the City though.

T. E. Cuz said...

betsey johnson?! nice!
i love janel! and michael!

The Real Dragon said...

Yes Carlton

sandybrook said...


The Carlton Dance:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS1cLOIxsQ8

jack ducky said...

I will actually watch this season just to see Janel. Mona :'(

MISCH said...

Love Betsey Johnson designer and crazy woman…

Katie said...

I thought Antonio had a dating reality show a few years back? And he's late 30s/early 40s right?

Steampunk Jazz said...

Yahoo! It's Carlton ! Finally, somebody with Rhythm! That said, I don't know who 1/2 these people are, by name. :-\

jack ducky said...

I only know two of the people so you're doing better than me.

Henriette said...

Carlton's got to dance! Wonder if Will Smith will make an appearance.

Jessica Larson said...

Carlton was actually a dancer, that's how he got started. There is probably a youtube vid of him as a kid dancing like Michael Jackson.

trudi said...

Lee Thompson danced with the American Ballet Theatre before she got into the movies.

I think she has a leg up over everyone else.

Sprink said...

I won't be watching, but Betsey Johnson for the win.

Sprink said...

I see what you did there, Trudi. Nice one.

sugarbread maker said...

Poor Tony always getting stuck with the old women who can't dance. He is like the token cruise ship director at this point.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Hey Jack, I have a vast history of crap TV to on and if I was going to have to have someone from PBS, I'd rather Neil DeGrasse Tyson Such a cool guy! I could listen to him for hours...

Nutty_Flavor said...

Wait, Antonio Sabato is irrelevant but Tommy Chong is relevant? This is Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong, the 1970s stoners, right? Not some new young Asian-American pop singer I haven't heard of?

Sabato will get the Giles Marini older-lady vote. Both have done guest shots on Hot in Cleveland, romancing Wendy Malik.

canada girl said...

Two posts lifted right from GMA?

Peggy Too said...

Don't get me wrong, I love Tommy...but who'd Peta piss off?? My guess is they'll be gone first week.

David Howes said...

I have never, ever seen a single episode of this phony, rigged show. You would have to pay me to watch it. With that said, I don't care who is going to be on it.

Paint Chips said...

Michael Waltrip is the strangest dude in Nascar. I was watching him on one of those Nascar after shows and the other guys are talking about yesterdays race and he's all "Did y'all notice I got a new haircut?"

Kels said...

Antonio hasn't done this before? Wait what? He wasn't on a past season of this show? I feel like he has.

Renoblondee said...

And here I'm just excited Allison Holker is a pro this year! Maybe we'll see tWitch on the audience!

Sherry said...

Can't wait to see the cray Besty J night bring. I used to love her wacky clothing and could actually wear it without embarrassment.

Yoj said...

Randy Couture... I have no idea who he is and I don't won't to google it and spoil the wonderful visions in my mind, right now.

MollyMo said...

YAY

TV Junkie said...

Ooh! I agree, Steampunk! Have you read his tweets? He's hysterical!

Vera Christina said...

cosign paint chips, I am thrilled that Michael (I will never be out of the closet because NASCAR) Waltrip is dancing!

CoBe said...

I don't know who any of these people are, except for Betsey Johnson. I may watch solely for her.

Missyrocks53 said...

This was after they rumored to be finding bigger stars? Wow. Well, bet it's the last season of this show with that list!

rolotomassi said...

Antonio Sabato's been on that new ID Discovery Series wherein actors reinact actual crimes(Jack Wagner-looking REALLY weathered,btw,JuddNelson,Tracy Gold,Nicole Eggert,etc.). for what it's worth.
@Steampunk- I too LOVE Neil deGrasse Tyson..

rolotomassi said...

..Wonder who "virgin" Lolo Jones is gonna/has hook(ed) up with?!? -she's so FOS..

sifichick said...

I saw a D lister BEGGING his fans to tweet DWTS so he could be on the show. Honestly I had SO much second hand embarrassment for him.

I might YT Betsy's dances. She's bat shit crazy in the best most fun way possible.

Sass71 said...

This is right up Michael Waltrip's alley, IMO.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Obsessed with Betsy!!! I can't wait to watch all of her highly routinized cartwheels!!! Wheeee!!!

Connie151 said...

The Robertson chick is one of the Duck Dynasty morons, which means when they're not on Fox News giving advice on the Mideast, they'll be in the the DWTS audience. Ugh.

mikey said...

Lea Thompson is a highly trained ballet dancer. Baryshnikov saw her dance and told her she didn't have the correct body type, but the average dancer is never seen by Baryshnikov, so you know she was good.

discoflux said...

I might actually watch this season. The fact that they put a public radio personality on there (Tavis Smiley) along side an MMA fighter (Randy Couture), CARLTON!!, AND Tommy Chong is so awesome. Plus I think I might always have a crush on Antonio Sabato Jr. I still think of him from his tiger beat days. AND the cute guy from Mean Girls! I have no idea who Janel Parrish is and I think it's weird that the Duck Dynasty daughter is doing it. It's also kind of cool that they have a beauty vlogger. Yeah... I may be in for this season.

sugarbread maker said...

@kels.. your thinking of that hot guy from sex in the city. gilles marini

Sprink said...

@Lady Heisenberg
You're my BJ cartwheel buddy! (Well, that doesn't sound right.)

GO Betsey!

Lady Heisenberg said...

@sprink: That sounds perfectly reasonable to me!! ;)

I miss BJ's boutiques soooo much! She's the only one out there who can make fun pretty things that still have an edge, but more so, that fit girls like me who do not have a Forever 21 body

Count Jerkula said...

Tommy Chong looked old and decrepit 15 years ago when I saw his stand up and bought one of his glass pipes. I guess he can remember a comedy routine, so he can probably remember dance moves. I wonder if they are going to digitally take the red out of his eyes?



Jason Blue Eyes said...

Lea Thompson is still friendly with the Spielberg's. She hangs out with Kate sometimes. Once they were out somewhere and ran into screenwriter Willard Hyuck (the guy who wrote Temple of Doom and Howard the Duck) and then pointed to him and said "That's the guy that killed both our acting careers."

I;m ashamed to admit I liked Caroline In The City as well.

librariantobe said...

I don't understand why Lea Thomson agreed to do this because I thought she was still on her ABC Family show? It's not like she needs the work.

califblondy said...

Michael is strange. I like the older brother.

califblondy said...

Betsey can do the splits and cartwheels. I'm pulling for that crazy woman.

PJ said...

How many episodes in do you think it will be before producers subject the poor guy and viewers into enduring some SUPER CORNY number featuring the "Carleton dance"?

I think they probably won't be able to refrain too much beyond episode 1. Seriously. That show makes America's Funniest Home Videos seem less cheesy.

Yoj said...

@discoflux
Randy Couture is an MMA fighter?!?! So, is it a stage name? Did he choose it? What image was he trying to convey with a name like that?

Bubbles said...

Okey, this is either math challenged Enty or Needs A Damn Clue Enty. If Antonio Sabato Jr. is in his 40's why would the over 65 crowd be watching him. When they were in their 20's Mr. Sabato wasn't born, was an infant at best.