Dancing With the Stars 2011: Kirstie Alley, Ralph Macchio join cast
The cast of the 12th season of "Dancing With the Stars" was announced last night. And it's fair to say that the most talked-about contestant could be Kirstie Alley, who, when asked why she decided to join the cast after turning down requests during previous seasons, was unable to come up with an answer.
"I don't know, pass that to someone else," she said.
Already deflecting and acting flaky during the press conference. That's a fabulous sign.
Also joining the cast this season: Ralph Macchio (who will undoubtedly be subjected to numerous "wax on-wax off" jokes); Wendy Williams; Sugar Ray Leonard, who hopefully will do some sort of climactic dance-off against Dicky Eklund of "The Fighter" fame; Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers; Chelsea Kane; Kendra Wilkinson; wrestler Chris Jericho; rapper Romeo; and "Loveline" host Mike Catherwood.
Not as intriguing as last season. But on the plus side, there's also not an obvious Jennifer Grey-esque ringer in the bunch. Personally, I'm rooting for Johnny from "The Outsiders."
| March 1, 2011; 9:55 AM ET
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