Because RuPaul is launching an All-Stars Drag Race (or is it Drag Race All-Stars? I can never get this right …) someone over at Dancing With The Stars presumably sat down and thought, “Hey, us too!” So now we have Dancing With the Stars: All Stars, which proves that just because you awkwardly shoe-horn the word “stars” in your title twice, does not mean your show contains any stars whatsoever. The cast list via Entertainment Weekly …
PARTNERED IN THE PAST
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke (season 3)
Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson (season 4)
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani (season 8)
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas (season 11)
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (season 12)
Kelly Monaco (season 1) and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Drew Lachey (season 2) and Anna Trebunskaya
Apolo Anton Ohno (season 4) and Karina Smirnoff
Helio Castroneves (season 5) and Chelsie Hightower
Gilles Marini (season 8) and Peta Murgatroyd
Shawn Johnson (season 8) and Derek Hough
Pamela Anderson (season 10) and Tristan MacManus
We’re still waiting to hear about that Wild Card Spot: Sabrina Bryan, Kyle Massey, or Carson Kressley will sneak in at the last minute after a month-long Viewer Vote (go to abc.com).
Yes, look at all the … stars? Oh who am I kidding, I couldn’t pick half of these people out of a police line-up. You know you’re struggling for star power when your biggest gets are a forgotten member of 90’s boy band (Joey Fatone) and a girl whose only accomplishment in life is getting knocked up as a teenager (Bristol Palin). Dream big! Although Pamela Anderson is still almost relevant, so that’s good too, plus here at PopBytes we are actually big fans of Kirstie Alley. Let’s hope either Pamela or Kirstie can win the mirrored trophy ball this time around.