“Dancing With The Stars” Lineup AnnouncedBy: Amanda Crum - September 4, 2013
The latest lineup for “Dancing With The Stars” has been announced, and some of the celebrities may surprise fans of the show.
While some of this year’s rumors proved to be just that–such as the one about Paula Deen competing–others turned out to be right on the money. “Jersey Shore” star Snooki will be taking turns on the dance floor, as will Leah Remini and Valerie Harper, who were all reportedly linked to the show before official announcements were made.
Harper is currently battling brain cancer and has her doctors stupefied as to how she’s recovering so quickly. Where she once had only a few months to live, she now looks to be making headway in the fight.
“I’d say that we’re getting pretty close to a remission,” neuro-oncologist Jeremy Rudnick said on the “Today” show. “It defies the odds.”
Among the other dancers are:
Bill Nye the Science Guy, with new dancer Tyne Stecklein
Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars, Army Wives), with Peta Murgatroyd
Jack Osbourne, reality TV star, with Cheryl Burke
Bill Engvall (The Bill Engvall Show) with former troupe member Emma Slater
Keyshawn Johnson, former NFL wide receiver, with Sharna Burgess
Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), with Karina Smirnoff
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore), with former troupe member Sasha Farber
Christina Milian, singer/actor, with Mark Ballas
Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls), with Val Chmerkovskiy
Amber Riley (Glee), with Derek Hough
Leah Remini (King of Queens), with Tony Dovolani
The show will be undergoing some changes this season; now, it will only air once a week, and dance couples will be interviewed pre-performance near the stage. Guest judges and musicians will still appear, however, but look for them later in the season.