Fans have often wondered why none of their beloved Housewives have been given a shot at the mirrorball trophy (and let’s face it, they looooove shiny things!). Radar Online did some digging and came up with a source who shared that the ladies just aren’t famous enough for the show and the fact that they work for a “rival” network. (ABC vs. NBC-owned Bravo)
The 16 contestants on Dancing With The Stars faced a double elimination during Wednesday’s show. The two couples with the lowest scores were automatically eliminated.
Singer Macy Gray and George Hamilton’s son, Ashley, were the first pair of contestants voted off this season of Dancing With The Stars.
“Ballroom isn’t my calling exactly,” Gray, a 42-year-old Grammy-winner, said. “But I learned a little bit.”
She later thanked everyone on her Twitter account: “Thank you to everybody who voted for us. Specially those who voted a buncha times, like my ma. Thank you thank you.”
Ashley, whose Monday’s foxtrot with sexy pro-dancer Edyta Sliwinska failed to inspire voters, was also gracious in defeat.
“It’s been a blast,” the 34-year-old said after his ouster. “I’ve had a great partner and it was a great experience.”
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UPDATE: Radaronline is reporting that Macy Gray blew off her Wednesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live following her elimination because she was too upset. This seems to coincide with previous reports that said Macy Gray was being a ‘diva’ during rehearsals, and was very difficult to work with.
ABC has released the photos of the 16 contestants that will appear on this season’s Dancing With The Stars along their partners. The show, which premiers Monday, September 21 at 8/7c on ABC, will also have a few twists, including a double elimination on Sept. 23. We will definitely be watching.
The dancing partners for the 16 celebrity contestants on Dancing With The Stars were announced on Good Morning America on Monday.
The show, which premiers Monday, September 21 at 8/7c on ABC, will also have a few twists, including a double elimination on Sept. 23.
The full list of the celebrities and their partners is below -
Mya, singer, and Dmitri Chaplin Melissa Joan Hart, actress, and reigning DWTS champ Mark Ballas Michael Irvin, former Dallas Cowboy, and Anna Demidova Ashley Hamilton, actor, comedian, singer-songwriter, and Edyta Sliwinska Aaron Carter, singer, and Karina Smirnoff Kathy Ireland, former supermodel-turned-businesswoman, and Tony Dovolani Debi Mazar, actress, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Natalie Coughlin, U.S. Olympic swimmer, and season 1 champ Alec Mazo Louie Vito, snowboarder, and Chesie Hightower Chuck Liddell, ultimate fighting champ, and Anna Trebunskaya Donny Osmond, singer, and Kym Johnson Tom DeLay, former congressman, and two-time Dancing champ Cheryl Burke Macy Gray, singer, and Jonathan Roberts Joanna Krupa, model and actress, and season 7 champ Derek Hough Mark Dacascos, Iron Chef personality, and Lacey Schwimmer Kelly Osbourne, reality star, and Louis Van Amstel
ABC has announced the 16 newest stars set to appear on Dancing With The Stars’ninth season which premieres Sept 21. Sixteen celebrities — including Donny Osmond, Melissa Joan Hart and Aaron Carter — have signed on.
DWTS executive producer Conrad GreentellsPEOPLE about the cast increase, “It was about trying to make it as big as possible and try to get that sense of fun and excitement and real character come through on the show.”
The new lineup also includes former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin, reality star Kelly Osbourne and supermodel-turned-billionaire businesswoman Kathy Ireland. Lesser-known celebrities, such as snowboarder Louie Vito, Iron Chef’s Mark Dacascos and model Joanna Krupa join the cast as well. The most surprising contestant by far is former House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Below are the 16 stars:
Chuck Liddell: The Ultimate Fighting Championship member .
Louie Vito: A professional snowboarder who has participated in the Winter X Games.
Natalie Coughlin: The swimmer earned six gold medals at the 2008 Olympics.
Michael Irvin: A former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver who was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
Mya: A Grammy-winning R&B singer and former star of Broadway’s Chicago.
Kelly Osbourne: The London-born daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.
Macy Gray: She won one Grammy and was nominated for four more.
Debi Mazar: Stars on Entourage and has also appeared in four Madonna videos.
Ashley Hamilton: The son of George Hamilton and Alana Stewart (and stepson of Rod Stewart).04.
Kathy Ireland: The former model (who appeared in Sports Illustrated for 13 consecutive years) .
Joanna Krupa: Maxim named her the sexiest swimsuit model in the world.
Aaron Carter: A pop singer (and little brother to the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter) .
Donny Osmond: The one-time teen idol used to perform with his brothers as a kid in the Osmond Brothers.
Melissa Joan Hart: A mother of two boys, she is most known for starring in Sabrina the Teenage Witch from 1996 to 2003.
Tom DeLay: A former Republican House Majority Leader who resigned after being indicted on campaign finance violations.
Mark Dacascos: The chairman of Kitchen Stadium on Iron Chef America since 20.