Something For Everyone

Though I didn't follow Dancing with the Stars last season due to disinterest in the roster (contrasting being glued to the set during the Kristi Yamaguchi season), Dancing apparently has - brilliantly - figured out a way for there to be a little something for everyone. People just posted on the new roster, which includes:

  • Love dramas: Singer Jewel competing against rodeo star husband Ty Murray, two-time Dancing champ-turned-country-singer Julianne Hough competing with country singer boyfriend Chuck Wicks, and real-life pro couple Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff competing against each other with their respective celebrity partners
  • Athletes: Shawn Johnson (gymnastics), Lawrence Taylor (football)
  • Singers: Belinda Carlisle, Lil’ Kim
  • Actors/TV personalities: Denise Richards, David Alan Grier, Gilles Marini, Steve-O (from Jackass), Nancy O'Dell (Access Hollywood)
  • League of his own: Apple computer co-founder Steve Wozniak
  • I don't know several of these people - or care about many of them - but Dancing has effectively lured me in. Most notably, I'll need to tune in to see how the adorable Shawn Johnson does in ballroom heels after going barefoot in the gym for so long, whether Denise Richards can go classy instead of trashy, and how tech dude Steve Wozniak will fare outside the Apple comfort zone.