The former wild child and self-proclaimed meatball was anything but a health nut when starring on the MTV hit. However, after giving birth to her first son, the pint-sized party girl became less about public drunkeness and more about being a good mom, getting fit, and building her brand. Now, Snooki is talking about her weight gain which occurred while competing on the show that is usually known for slimming down it's contestants.
It's that time of the year again – Dancing With The Stars is in the air! I feel like they need their own carol. It's beginning to look a lot like daaaanc-ing.
Anyway, enough about that! The cast for the 17th season has just been announced and we're not particularly interested because there's no Housewives strapping on their dancing shoes. I bet Teresa Giudice could have had a chance if not for that little federal indictment. Amirite? No?
Anyway the cast lineup and professional partner pairings are below.
With less than a week until the official reveal, the Dancing with the Stars cast rumors are out of control. Sequins, spray tans, spandex, and…
Snooki?!? That's right, everyone's favorite little Jersey Shore fist pumping mama has reportedly signed on the dotted line. Most likely, ABC said, "Free spray tans," and Snooki responded, "Where do I sign?" Quickest Dancing with the Stars contract negotiation ever!
Valerie Harper, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in March, has also been confirmed for season 17. The 74-year-old actress is paired with pro dancer Tristan MacManus. Nothing against Valerie, but just once I would love for the magically delicious Tristan to nab a younger, more viable partner.
He and partner Peta Murgatroyd competed for eight weeks on the show, but Monday they found themselves at the bottom of the leader board thanks to a measly 42 out of possible 60 points for his dancing. It's all good though, because now Sean will have more time to spend with the girl he will spend the rest of his life with his fiance Catherine Giudici.
Lisa left with a positive attitude and a smile on her face despite her early elimination.
"I have an element of relief, to be honest, because I have been feeling so crappy," Lisa said. "I feel better today. It's been an incredible experience, and you can't minimize it, but wow, it's been tough, absolutely."
This week on Dancing with the Stars, the 10 remaining contestants dedicate their song selection and dance to the best year of their life. Cue the water works, cute kids, and temporary fiance, please! Also, the contestants perform a 15-second solo during their routine.
As always, at the top of the show, the stars and pros descend the Dancing with the Stars staircase, which gives us our first glimpse at costumes, dance order, and Mark's weekly make out session with the camera. Oh no! Pro dancer Gleb Savchenko comes down the stars alone. Where is our belovedLisa Vanderpump?
Lisa was diagnosed with a "viral infection with fever and swollen glands" after fainting last week. "She sat out rehearsal. She's getting some rest right now," host Tom Bergeron explains. "We'll leave it up to her whether she's going to dance tonight."
There are rumblings within theDancing with the Stars viewership that Lisa Vanderpump may have faked her collapse during rehearsals for the show. After seeing the footage of Lisa fainting, some are questioning why not a single soul rushed to help her.
It pains me to even pose this question because I personally don't think Lisa would ever do something so sketchy – she's way too classy for such nonsense. And it all happens in such a "slow motion" state that I'm sure it took a moment for Gleb to register what had just happened. Watch the clip below and cast your vote. Did Lisa fake it?