This morning, the latest Dancing with the Stars cast was revealed for season 28 and, already, there is a lot of blowback. We’ll get to some of that in a moment, but let’s talk first about the other people taking part.
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Lauren Alaina – A country singer, best known still to some from her time on American Idol, where she finished second place behind Scotty McCreery.
Christie Brinkley – A model, actress, and performer who DWTS producers have been angling to get on the show for years.
Ally Brooke – A former member of Fifth Harmony. She’s a pop star with a lot of performing on stage, so this should be a reasonably-easy transition.
Hannah Brown – Former star of The Bachelorette. Maybe her casting is ABC’s apology for subjecting her to a season of Jed and Luke P.
Karamo Brown – Best known for his role on Netflix’s Queer Eye. He’s an entertaining, high-energy guy! Should be fun to watch.
Kate Flannery – Actress, but you probably best know her as Meredith from The Office. Probably no flashing on the ballroom.
Ray Lewis – Former NFL star, famous for some of his pre-game dance/hype rituals. He’s going to have all of Baltimore voting for him, if nothing else.
Kel Mitchell – Former child star, who defined generations on All That and Kenan & Kel. He still appears regularly on Nickelodeon.
Lamar Odom – He’s probably just as famous for being with Khloe Kardashian as he is being a former NBA player.
Sean Spicer – Here’s where things get controversial, as there are already a number of people threatening to boycott the show over the former White House Press Secretary’s inclusion. In a post on Twitter, host Tom Bergeron even made it clear that he was against the casting.
James Van Der Beek – Former Dawson’s Creek star. The irony of this casting is that James actually spoofed being on Dancing with the Stars during his run on Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.
Mary Wilson – Singer, best known for The Supremes. She probably has no chance of winning, but she’ll be told time and time again how much of a legend she is.
What do you think about the Dancing with the Stars cast?
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