The Stars Align for a 4th Time

MONDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC is the premiere of the 4th season of Dancing With the Stars.
This year there are 3 athletes. That will be interesting as in the last two seasons we had an athlete win the competition. Here is a list of all 11 stars and their partners.

LAILA ALI – female boxer and youngest daughter of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, She joins MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY who returns for his third season. He’s a hottie, I look forward to watching again.

BILLY RAY CYRUS – Singer/songwriter/actor will partner with season three’s finalist, KARINA SMIRNOFF, who returns for her second season.

CLYDE DREXLER – One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, is only one of his accomplishements. ELENA GRINENKO, who returns for her second season, will be his partner.

JOEY FATONE – The musician/actor/star of Broadway was a member of *NSYNC. Fatone joins partner KYM JOHNSON who returns for her second season.

SHANDI FINNESSEY – crowned Miss USA® in 2004 and the host of two game shows on the Game Show Network – Lingo with Chuck Woolery and Playmania. Newcomer BRIAN FORTUNA will be her professional dance partner.

LEEZA GIBBONS – the TV/radio personality is also the founder of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering empowerment and education to caregivers and their loved ones diagnosed with any memory disorder. She teams up with TONY DOVOLANI who returns for his third season.

HEATHER MILLS – United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, activist and advocate for various organizations and rights groups, will be the first contestant to compete with an artificial limb. I wonder if the judges will treat her as any other dancer. Doubt it. She will be partnered with JONATHAN ROBERTS who returns for his third season.

APOLO ANTON OHNOGotta love the name! Two-time Olympic gold medal winner, and as a short-track speed skater, Ohno has a total of five Olympic medals. JULIANNE HOUGH teams with Ohno in her first appearance.

VINCENT PASTORE – Known for his standout role in The Sopranos, has also appeared in several movies. Pastore teams with EDYTA SLIWINSKA, the only professional dancer to participate in all four seasons.

PAULINA PORIZKOVAPorizkova was once the highest paid supermodel in the world of fashion. Season one champ ALEC MAZO returns for his second appearance.

IAN ZIERING – One of the stars of the hit TV series, Beverly Hills 90210, will pair with CHERYL BURKE, who returns for her third season. She was half the champion team the last two seasons.
Dancing with the Stars’ fourth season will premiere Monday, March 19 with a two-hour premiere (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET).

~ by mamadubs on February 22, 2007.

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