Monday, August 25, 2008

La Lucci to Put on Her Dancing Shoes

The new line-up of Dancing With the Stars contestants has been announced, and All My Children diva Susan Lucci is leading the pack of the latest hoofers.

Here is a complete list of DWTS contestants:
* AMC's Susan Lucci; pro partner Tony Dovolani
* Team USA's two-time Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player, Misty May-Treanor; pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
* Former 'N Syncer Lance Bass; pro partner Lacey Schwimmer
* Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and socialite/boutique owner Kim Kardashian; pro partner Mark Ballas
* Grammy winner Toni Braxton; pro partner Alec Mazo
* Retired NFL defensive lineman Warren Sapp; pro partner Kym Johnson
* Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito; pro partner Karina Smirnoff
* Rock Star host and actress Brooke Burke; pro partner Derek Hough
* Gold medalist sprinter for Team USA in the Athens and Sydney Olympics Maurice Greene; pro partner Cheryl Burke
* Hannah Montana co-star Cody Linley; pro partner Julianne Hough
* Ted McGinley (Hope & Faith, Sports Night, Married…With Children); pro partner Inna Brayer
* Oscar-winning actress Cloris Leachman; pro partner Corky Ballas
* Comedian Jeffrey Ross; pro partner Edyta Sliwinska

While I am super-excited to see how well Ms. Lucci moves, I am equally excited to hear that my favorite dancer, Maksim Chmerkovskiy is back. Woo hoo!

The new season begins with a three-night premiere, Sept. 22-24 on ABC. Check your local listings!