HOLLYWOOD—The new cast for the fall 2016 season of “Dancing With the Stars” was unveiled on Tuesday, August 30 and there are plenty of surprises in celebrities hitting the dance floor this season.
Such names this season include model and TV host Amber Rose, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, embattled Olympian Ryan Lochte, rapper Vanilla Ice, music icon Babyface, “Taxi” star Marilu Henner, “The Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick, “Little Women: LA” star Terra Jole, race car driver James Hinchcliffe, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, country singer Jana Kramer, Disney star Jake T. Austin and former NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
The pairings for this season include Gleb Savchenko and Jana Kramer, Witney Carson and Vanilla Ice, Lindsay Arnold and Calvin Johnson, Jenna Johnson and Jake T. Austin, Allison Holker and Babyface, Sharna Burgess and James Hinchcliffe, Cheryl Burke and Ryan Lochte, Emma Slater and Rick Perry, Derek Hough and Marilu Henner, Sasha Farber and Terra Jole, Artem Chigvintsev and Maureen McCormick, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Laurie Hernandez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Amber Rose.
I’ll be honest I’m really liking where this season is headed. For the first time in a few seasons we have some serious star power in my opinion, and I don’t see any clear front-runners right at the moment for the mirror ball trophy. If I had to place any bets I’d argue Vanilla Ice and Amber Rose as being potential dark horses in the race for the ultimate prize people.
The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres on Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. on ABC.