"Dancing With the Stars" Season 9 Cast Announced
ABC's megahit show "Dancing With the Stars" announced the lineup of dancers for its ninth season. Here's the list of the 16 B- to D-list celebs who will be learning to jive, salsa and rumba this fall:
- Tom DeLay: Former House Majority Leader known as “The Hammer”
- Donny Osmond: Singer, brother of DWTS Season 5 contestant Marie Osmond, and choreographer of his own freestyle moves in “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “White & Nerdy” video
- Macy Gray: Baby-voiced singer and performer on DWTS Season 4 (who famously commented on Apolo Anton Ohno’s “huge bulge” to reporters)
- Kelly Osbourne: Reality star/”singer”
- Debi Mazar: Actress (Entourage) and friend of Madonna
- Mya: Singer best known for the “Lady Marmalade” cover also featuring DWTS Season 8 contestant Lil’ Kim and appearing in the film Chicago
- Melissa Joan Hart: actress (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Clarissa Explains it All, Drive Me Crazy) and candy store owner
- Michael Irvin: NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys teammate of DWTS Season 3 winner Emmitt Smith
- Ashley Hamilton: Comedian/actor best known for being the son of DWTS Season 2 contestant George Hamilton and the ex-husband of Shannen Doherty
- Aaron Carter: Singer and brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter
- Kathy Ireland: Model/entrepreneur featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 13 consecutive years
- Natalie Coughlin: U.S. swimmer with 11 Olympic medals, became the first female athlete to win six medals in a single Games at Beijing
- Louie Vito: Pro snowboarder
- Chuck Liddell: UFC Hall of Fame fighter known as The Iceman
- Mark Dacascos: Actor and martial artist best known as the Chairman of Iron Chef America’s Kitchen Stadium
- Joanna Krupa: Swimsuit model most recently partnered with Terrell Owens on ABC’s The Superstars
Dance is a powerful form of expression, and Ahmad Joudeh is using its influence to promote peace.
The 27-year-old is a Palestinian refugee, whose decision to pursue his passion for ballet has made him the target of death threats from terrorist organizations. Despite the danger, Joudeh has decided to continue on his path as a dancer, using his performances as an opportunity to spread a message of peace and cultural awareness.
For 14-year-old Averi Hodgson, focusing on her ballet training while growing up was never easy: She's suffered from epilepsy since she was in first grade, and later, she was also diagnosed with scoliosis. Here, she tells her story of perseverance—and how her determination earned her a spot at the School of American Ballet's 2017 summer intensive.
"Late Late Show" host James Corden was one of the many, many people shocked by President Trump's sudden decision to ban transgender people from the military yesterday. And he decided to voice his outrage in the way most likely to rile a President who's uncomfortable with anything "un-manly": through a big, beautiful, extra-sparkly song-and-dance routine.
In addition to training, competing and winning titles in just about every style you can think of, 13-year-old Kaylee Quinn is a regular on the sci-fi drama "Stitchers," playing the younger version of the show's main character. Her path in dance hasn't been without challenges, though. Last summer, Kaylee won the Hope Award at her regional Youth America Grand Prix, but wasn't sure she'd be able to compete at the NYC finals due to a broken foot. Patience paid off: With her doctor's blessing, Kaylee danced her variations in flat shoes and won the gold medal.
Week 2 of Misty Copeland as guest judge, week 2 of merciless cuts...How can the final episodes of "World of Dance" possibly live up to the sheer dramaaaaaaaaa of last night's episode? Well, based on the nail-biting results dished out by Copeland and Co. last night, the competition is only going to get fiercer from here. Without further ado, last night's results, as told by Kween Misty.
Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we'll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if it comes via four men in tutus. Yep, we're talking about "The Try Guys Try Ballet" video.