Meet the Season 17 "DWTS" Cast
The "Dancing with the Stars" Season 17 (17!) cast has been announced. To quote 10 Things I Hate About You: "I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be...whelmed?" Because "whelmed" is how I'm feeling about this bunch.
This season's stars (photo via abc.go.com)
I mean, they tick all the standard "DWTS" boxes. We have the Faded Reality Stars, most notably Snooki (how has she not been on already?). We have the Older Actresses Who Want to Restart Their Careers: Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Leah Remini. We have the Professional Athlete: Keyshawn Johnson. And we have the Total Rando: Bill Nye The Science Guy.
But there isn't really anyone I want to root for. Maybe Christina Milian? She's got some moves. Or Amber Riley? Thanks to "Glee," we know she can break it down.
Here's the full list of contestants and partners. Catch the season premiere of "DWTS" on Monday, September 16 at 8 pm EST.
Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Sasha Farber
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff
Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess
Christina Milian and Mark Ballas
Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein
Amber Riley and Derek Hough
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke
Bill Engvall and Emma Slater
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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.
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