The last season that I watched of "Dancing With the Stars" featured some of the most diverse and entertaining stars on television and in sports. Erin Andrews, Pam Anderson, Chad Ochocinco, Evan Lysacek, and Shannon Doherty. Nicole Scherzinger stole the show and was deservingly crowned with a mirror ball. Granted Buzz Aldrin and Kate Gosselin were ridiculous but they always need the token old timer and Kate was happily promoting her minus John phase.
The next season a bunch of B listers signed on and I tuned out. Which was just fine because the judges were beginning to get on my nerves. Really how many times can Bruno jump on the scorer's table and gyrate to some open chested celebrity dancing? Or Bruno admonish a couple for too much acting and for using props? And Carrie Ann... can they just do some lifts, please? It makes the show so much more exciting!
I couldn't tell you any of the stars that were on last season. Though I seem to recall that Sarah Palin's daughter made it quite far thanks to all of you Tea Partiers. I guess that not only do you not have to have any dancing talent, you also don't need a personality or any celebrity status of your own.
The most recent cast was just announced. If it wasn't for Hope Solo, the "Stars" should be completely removed from the title. David Arquette? Star of Scream (that came out in the 90s) and formerly starring as Courtney Cox's husband. Chaz Bono? Former star daughter of Sonny and Cher, now a 300 lb "man" with facial hair. Nancy Grace and Ron Artest? They could star in a boxing match and be more entertaining. Ricki Lake and China Philips? Has been stars that most ABC viewers in the coveted 18-30 category won't remember. And the token reality stars: Rob Kardashian and Kristen Cavallari. I guess the sisters were still recovering from Kim's wedding. Maybe George Clooney's ex can dance. At least she will look good in the barely there costumes. And don't forget Carsen Kressley. He will tell her if she doesn't. Ugh...
Hopefully, Hope doesn't get voted off the first week... or hopefully she does!