Above is a photo of Playboy Playmate and E! reality star Kendra Wilkinson, who has been paired up with Louisvan Amstel. According to numerous reports, Kendra, 25, is the favorite to win the show.
Meanwhile, 60-year-old actress Kirstie Alley is hoping to use the show as a weight loss vehicle. “I’ve lost 60 pounds, and I have 30 or 40 more to go,” the former Jenny Craig spokesperson told US Magazine this week. “And I think with this strenuous, rigorous dance schedule, I think it’s going to work. It’s exciting.”
That should no problem for Kirstie, who is paired with hotness/tough hard-ass teacher Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The 12th season of Dancing With The Stars will officially kick off on March 21.
The remainder of the DWTS Season 12 cast photos below!
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ABC unveiled the Dancing With The Stars season 12 celebrity-dancer pairings this morning on Good Morning America!
Kirstie Alley, 60, will be paired up with pro hottie Maksim Chmerkovskiy. And according to Kirstie, the pressure is on. “My partner [Maksim Chmerkovskiy] is calling me ‘G’ for Grandma,” she said at Monday’s press conference. “He says I’m too slow. I call him ‘M’ for mean.”
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani
Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff Romeo and Chelsie Hightower Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
The 12th season of DWTS officially kicks off March 21 on ABC.
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The other stars included Ralph Macchio – the original “Karate Kid”, hall of fame boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, NFL player Hines Ward, professional wrestler Chris Jericho, Disney actress Chelsea Kane, actor/host Mike Catherwood, and rapper Romeo, who’s dad Master P was part of the show’s second season in 2005. Missing from the above photo is model Petra Nemcova.
And missing from the cast all together is Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell, who revealed she was contemplating doing the show after being asked. Christine would have been equivalent to last season’s Bristol Palin or perhaps season 8’s Kate Gosselin aka the controversial “star” this season seems to be lacking.
Meanwhile, TMZ revealed some of the stars/pro dancer pairs yesterday. Those are below –
— Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke — Lil’ Romeo & Chelsie Hightower — Kendra Wilkinson & Louis van Amstel — Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Wendy Williams & Tony Dovolani — Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas — Sugar Ray Leonard& Anna Trebunskaya — Hines Ward & Kym Johnson — Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff
ABC will officially reveal the full celebrities/professional dancer pairings on Wednesday, while the 12th season of DWTS will premiere March 21 at 8/7c on ABC.
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It’s that time of the year again folks! With Dancing With The Stars officially set to announce its season 12 cast in about a month, rumors of the “stars” who will be participating are starting to swirl.
The most notable name so far is none other than E! reality star and former Playmate Kendra Wilkinson. According to E! Online, DWTS has approached Kendra to appear on the show’s upcoming season and get this, Kendra is actually interested!
Sources tell E! that Kendra is now in talks with the show’s producers and even recently sat down for a meeting with the network execs. “Her personality, combined with her ability to dance, is appealing,” the source says.
This news is surprising as Kendra publicly stated a year ago that unlike Kate Gosselin, she would not do DWTS because of her then new born baby. Though Kendra’s participation in the show would make sense as her former Girls Next Door costar Holly Madison did it 2 years ago.
In other DWTS news, TMZ is reporting the show’s producers are interested in signing actor Lorenzo Lamas and former Baywatch actress Donna D’Errico.
According to TMZ, DWTS is currently locked in negotiations with both stars who are reported to have “serious interest” in doing the show.
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