Just when you think you’re done watching “Dancing” after so many seasons they’ve gone and done it again. They’ve brought in newbies, classic TV stars, and controversial figures to waltz their way into living rooms this spring. All the other sites and news channels will list the stars, their partners, and fun little tidbits. Here at Showbiz Spy we’re going to do this a little different. ABC Cast Announcement
Best known For: Playing Marissa Cooper from the early 2000’s show the OC
Biggest Heartbreak: Her stunning heart-breaking death on the 3rd season finale of the OC shocked fans and was as devastating to the fan base as when McDreamy died on Grey’s Anatomy.
Previously worked with: Ben McKenzie of the current Fox hit TV show, Gotham.
Would like to see her dance to: “Hallelujah” by Imogene Heap
Best known For: Wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, wears #84
Most Recent Accomplishment: Named team MVP of the Steelers for 2015 season
Noteworthy Oops!: On September 10, 2014, Brown returned a punt against the Cleveland Browns. During the return, Brown jumped, and then kicked the Cleveland Browns’ punter, Spencer Lanning, in the face. Brown later apologized, claiming it was an accident.
Would like to see him dance to: “Jump” by Van Halen from the album 1984
Best known For: Winning America’s Next Top Model season 22
Previously worked with: Former DWTS contestant Lea Thompson (Back-to-the-Future) on the TV show “Switched at Birth”
Would like to see him dance to: “I’m too Sexy” by Right Said Fred
Best known as: Tootie from 80’s show “The Facts of Life”
Most recently On: Real Housewives of Atlanta
Biggest heartbreak: Not being able to go to the Jermaine Jackson concert
Previously worked with: George Clooney
Would like to see her dance to: “Do What you Do” by Jermaine Jackson or “Tootie Frutti” by Little Richard. Bonus points if either artist performs the song live.
Best known for: 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL player
Interesting Tidbit: Kellogg’s created a special version of Corn Flakes for him named, Flutie Flakes. A portion of the proceeds went towards The Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism. Doug created the foundation in his son’s honor. Flutie was one of the first celebrities to speak out about Autism.
Would like to see him dance to: “Just the Two of Us” by Bill Withers
Best known for: Being one of Donald Trump’s ex-wives.
Previously worked on: Broadway in the “Will Rogers Follies”
Would like to see her dance to: “Our Favorite Son” from the Will Rogers Follies
Best known for: Linebacker for the Denver Broncos and MVP of Super Bowl 50
Interesting Tidbit: If Von wins DWTS he won’t be the first Super Bowl MVP to win the title. Emmitt Smith MVP of Super Bowl XXVIIII also won the mirror ball.
Would like to see him dance to: “Simply the Best” by Tina Turner
Best known for: Member of R&B group Boyz II Men
Most recent accomplishment: Performed “Beauty School Dropout” during recent Grease Live musical
Would like to see him dance to: ANY Boyz II Men song
Best known for: Back in the day talk show host who broke his nose in a brawl with guests. Spent the past 30+ years being a reporter and was a contestant on “The Apprentice.”
Noteworthy Oops!: Geraldo did a 2-hour special on opening Al Capone’s vault only to find it empty!
Would like to see him dance to: “If This is It.” By Huey Lewis and the News
Best known for: Playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House and now Fuller House
Details from her Memoir: She went from Meth to Mom and completely turned her life around.
Would like to see her dance to: Motown Philly by Boyz II Men or Love Shack. Plus since, one of the guys from Boys II Men is on the show it would be a great tie-in.
Best known for: Youngest fighter in the UFC
Interesting tidbit: Was bullied in school so she learned how to fight
Would like to see her dance to: “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child
Best known for: Being the Al Roker of Good Morning America
Interesting tidbit: She was named after the character Ginger on “Gilligan’s Island.”
Would like to see her dance to: “Thunder Rolls” by Garth Brooks or “Flat on the Floor” by Carrie Underwood.