There seems to be some confusion over the cause of some off-camera booing that happened on Dancing with the Stars last night. Â After Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough finished their dance and retired to the dancers’ lounge to speak with Brooke Burke about their performance, booing was heard from the direction of the auditoriumâ€¦ which was where host Tom Bergeron was setting up to interview Sarah Palin, who was there to support her daughter, Bristol Palin. Â Questions about the booing were neatly side-stepped, leading many viewers to believe that Palin had been the target of the vitriol. Â ABC executives claim that the audience were simply reacting to unpopular scores given by the judges, and that Palin had nothing to do with the booing. Â When the interview with Sarah Palin actually started, the audience had settled down and clapped politely. Â If they were booing Sarah Palin, why wouldn’t they keep booing when she was actually on camera?
Model and actress Brooke Burke will be the new co-host of Dancing with the Stars for season 10, ABC announced Monday on Good Morning America. The DWTS season 7 champion said she is thrilled to join Tom Bergeron in hosting the hit reality show.
“Today is one of the most exciting days ever!!!” Burke said in a post on her web site. “With the exception of my family and children, today tops the list of all my professional endeavors!!! …I’m crossing off one more thing from my Bucket List!”
Burke said she can relate to the competitors on the show because she’s been there herself. “I know what it’s like to step out there on the dance floor on a whim and a prayer, trying to pull off the impossible,” Brooke said. “I’ll see you there March 22nd. This time a LOT less stressed!”
Brooke Burke and partner Derek Hough won the season 7 Dancing with the Stars competition back in 2008. Burke has also had quite a bit of experience playing a reality TV show host, including gigs with E!’s Wild On!, Rock Star: INXS and TV Land’s She’s Got the Look.
We wish Burke well with her new job and look forward to seeing how the new season of Dancing with the Stars plays out. It never hurts to have a hot co-host to distract from the sometimes embarrassingly bad dance moves of the contestants!
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UPDATE: Lance Bass WON’T be dancin’ with a dude. Thank the Lord. He’s gonna be paired with the awesome Lacey Schwimmer from So You Think You Can Dance! The official cast of “Dancing With the Stars” season 7 isn’t due to be announced until Monday, but the reported list has been leaked out. GossipSauce.com says the hit ballroom reality series will have celebrities from former NSYNC member Lance Bass to Hollywood socialite Kim Kardashian. No word on whether Lance will dance with a dude, or if Kim will reduce her ass for better aerodynamics and safety on the dance floor. Video below!
Lance and Kim will be reportedly joined by comedian Jeff Ross and “model” and former Bruce Willis squeeze Brooke Burke. “All My Children” star Susan Lucci, TV star Ted McGinley, primetime Emmy Awards-winner Cloris Leachman and “Hannah Montana” series’ Cody Linley are also on the list. Snarkista thought spicy, 82 year old Cloris didn’t make the cut, but apparently she did. She’s gonna make last season’s Priscilla Presley look like a teenager.
Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, Grammy Award recipient Toni Braxton, Olympic medalist Maurice Greene, celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, retired football player Warren Sapp and beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor round out the cast. Misty May is by far the contestant in the best shape, and she’s coming off of some big Olympic PR. She doesn’t have an OUNCE of fat on her, and she has some fabulous moves. She’ll serve up some serious competition.
On the whole, it looks like this cast may skew the demographics of the show even older than last year. The seventh season of “Dancing With the Stars” begins in in September. The official announcement of the cast will be Monday, August 25 on Good Morning America. Here’s Kim Kardashian doing a DIFFERENT kind of dance with the Pussycat Dolls the other night. That ass is gonna hurt somebody.