Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dancing With The Stars On Oprah!


Expect the newest line-up of Dancing With The Stars to debut on March 17, 2008. 'Celebrities' include Priscilla Presley (Elvis's first wife and actress in television series Dallas), Kristi Yamaguchi (ice skating champion), Adam Carolla (radio host) and actresses Marlee Matlin and Shannon Elizabeth. For further variety expect comedian/actor Steve Guttenberg, tennis champion Monica Seles, magician Penn Jillette, R&B singer Mario, and Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor. To further round out the cast will be television actors Cristian De La Fuente and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

To combat those winter blues with a little television therapy, Dancing With the Stars provides us, as always, with an intersting mix. I will definitely be rooting for Marlee Matlin...her advancement in the world of acting has been an amazing role model for the deaf community, but I suspect that ice skater Kristi Yamaguchi to have a bit of an advantage with dance musicality!

It'll be fun to let my 92 year old MIL know that her favorite tv show is starting up again and compare our opinions on talent, costumes and other gossipy fluff. Nothing like a little fluff therapy...whether it's batting, batty or bats in all of our belfries. Fluff is there for a purpose. It softens the hard times, gives us something to fall back on and rounds out all of the hard corners.

So, Dancing With The Stars...a dozen of them will come out to shine on March 17th ;)

Until then, catch them on Oprah! Thursday, February 21, when Oprah will feature all of the previous dance champion couples as well as introduce the new celebrity line-up!

4 comments:

  1. I always like Kristi Yamaguchi so if I remember to watch it, I'll probably vote for her. You may be right about her advantage.

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  2. yep, I'm thinking that Kristi will have the edge (hee hee, get it???) but I really like Marlee. For the guys, lets go with Mario and Jason Taylor. Don't you love watching those big guys trip the light fantastic?

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  3. that's quite the line-up. Could be very interesting. Love the dancing fluff. Always have.

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  4. At our house, we indulge our need for fluff with American Idol. While I don't necessarily adore all of the commercialization that has grown up with the enterprise, I appreciate the personal challenges and the opportunity to reach for a dream. I'll be stitching as I watch...

    Take care!

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.