My first thought on reading the Dancing with the Starscast list for season 10: Who are these People? Of the eleven celebs listed, only five were recognizable names. The rest I had to look up. The big coup for the show though is newly minted Olympic Gold medalist figure skater Evan Lysacek. I’ll pick him now to carry the mirror ball trophy home come May.
It is nice to see another 90210 alum on the show and I’m looking forward to seeing what Pam Anderson can do. What I’m not so thrilled about is Kate Gosselin. I would’ve hoped her 15 minutes were over.
Here’s a look at the rest of the cast and their pro partners.:
- Buzz Aldrin, astronaut and moonwalker (please don’t make him do that on the show). Partner: Ashley Costa (formerly DelGrosso).
- Pamela Anderson, actress best known for Baywatch (and I loved her for her Fox sitcom Stacked). Partner: New pro Damian Whitewood.
- Erin Andrews, ESPN reporter. Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
- Shannen Doherty, actress best known for the original Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed. Partner: Season six champion Mark Ballas.
- Kate Gosselin, a woman with eight kids and a now canceled TV show. Partner: Tony Dovolani.
- Evan Lysacek, 2010 Vancouver Games Gold Medal figure skater. Partner: Anna Trebunskaya.
- Niecy Nash, host and producer of Style Network’s Clean House. Partner: Louis Van Amstel.
- Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver. Partner: two-time champion Cheryl Burke.
- Jake Pavelka, the most recent single guy on The Bachelor. Partner: Chelsie Hightower.
- Nicole Scherzinger, singer with the Pussycat Dolls. Partner: Season seven champ Derek Hough.
- Aiden Turner, plays Aidan Devane on All My Children. Partner: Edyta Sliwinska, the only pro to be on all 10 seasons.