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TMZ reports: Atlanta’s Nancy Grace joining ‘Dancing With the Stars’

HLN host Nancy Grace arrives at the Orange County Courthouse for the trial of Casey Anthony, May 24, 2011, in Orlando. (Credit: AP Photo/Joe Burbank)

HLN host Nancy Grace arrives at the Orange County Courthouse for the trial of Casey Anthony, May 24, 2011, in Orlando. (Credit: AP Photo/Joe Burbank)

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This past spring, Atlanta was home to the ultimate “Dancing With the Stars” winner Hines Ward.

Could Atlanta resident and HLN host Nancy Grace make it a two-fer?

TMZ reports that Grace has begun rehearsing in Atlanta for the show. ABC will officially announce the cast tonight during “Bachelor Pad” and we’ll update this item with the entire cast list then.

UPDATE at 9:50 p.m. EST: The entire cast for season 13 is Rob Kardashian, Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono, J.R. Martinez (actor), Hope Solo (soccer), Elisabeta Canalis (George Clooney’s ex) Ricki Lake, Ron Artest, Kristin Cavallari, Chynna Phillips, David Arquette, Carson Kressley. That’s a pretty typical cast.

Grace, who hosts her HLN show nightly at 8 p.m., usually tapes her show in Atlanta. It’s unclear how her schedule would change if she has to fly out to Los Angeles every week once the show begins. (This past season, Wendy Williams wasn’t helped by her need to criss-cross the country every week.)

If she were still doing her Atlanta-based syndicated show “Swift Justice With Nancy Grace,” she would not have had time to do “Dancing With the Stars.” But this past spring, she lost that show after the production company moved it from Atlanta to Los Angeles. She was replaced by Clark County (Las Vegas) District Court Judge Jackie Glass.

At the same time, Grace has been in litigation with a former colleague Patricia Caruso, who sued Grace in March, claiming Grace reneged on a promise to make her an executive producer of “Swift Justice.” That case is still active.

With her take-no-prisoners approach and signature snarl, Grace is someone people love to hate, but her hard-core fans might keep her around awhile, whether she has any “grace” or not on the dance floor. Think Kate Gosselin a couple of seasons ago.

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By Rodney Ho,, AJCRadioTV blog

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dance fever

August 29th, 2011
2:18 pm

she’s pretty hot but will have to lose a few pounds first. Did she get a boob job?


August 29th, 2011
2:25 pm

Maybe the stylists can do something about that helmet she wears.


August 29th, 2011
2:26 pm

I hope that disgusting tub of lard falls flat on her fat ass and gets some sense knocked into her. Oh god I despise that woman.

Mr. Ed

August 29th, 2011
2:28 pm

Sticking sharp needles in my eyes at present. Who wants to see that???

Nancy Grace dancing…that’s just cruel.

Mebbe, if O.J. got paroled and the network could pair them up. That would be worth watching.

Casey Anthony

August 29th, 2011
2:31 pm

That loud mouth, mean eyed, snake had it out for me.

If you respect our system of justice, don’t crap on the jury. If you hate our system, have the guts to say so.

I’ll be interested to see if she tells the story of her fiance. That’s always good for a canned moment of emotion for Nancy.


August 29th, 2011
2:32 pm

Another reason not to watch the show

Barney Fife

August 29th, 2011
2:33 pm

Nancy Grace never apologized for her antics in the Duke Lacrosse case. She was ready to throw those boys in the slammer with her bitter, caustic ranting about how an innocent young black stripper was brutally raped by these upper class white boys. BTW, the innocent young black stripper is now awaitting trial for murdering her boyfriend. I guess the man deserved to be murdered, right Nancy?


August 29th, 2011
2:35 pm

@ Mr. Ed – I’ll pay to see that pairing. As long as O.J. slices and dices her after they lose.

Fern Hallman

August 29th, 2011
2:37 pm


August 29th, 2011
2:40 pm

Oh…the humanity….the humanity

I will not watch this affront to the senses twice as much as I was already planning to not watch It.


August 29th, 2011
2:45 pm

She would loose all credibility if she does this. Not that she has any.


August 29th, 2011
2:48 pm

If Bono enters – will she dance with a woman or a man?

Curious George

August 29th, 2011
2:48 pm

Will the dance floor look like the surface of the moon once Nancy completes her performance?

Falcon Josh

August 29th, 2011
2:48 pm

She make me sick!


August 29th, 2011
2:49 pm

Fat white trash.

Curious George

August 29th, 2011
2:51 pm

Given Nancy’s physique, will the show also invite Vikki Locke to have a running theme for the new season?

If so, will LANE BRYANT be the primary sponsor?


August 29th, 2011
2:52 pm

Casey Anthony said:

“That loud mouth, mean eyed, snake had it out for me.”

LMAO! If you think she had it out for you….Try showing your face in public!


August 29th, 2011
2:54 pm

Maybe they can pair her up with Jabba the Hut.


August 29th, 2011
2:55 pm

Is she withholding evidence again???? (Ga. Supreme Court)


August 29th, 2011
2:56 pm

I can proudly say I have never watched Dancing with the hasbeens. To be honest, I rarely watch any of the trash on TV. That’s why I cut the cord. Useless reality shows, reruns and 21 minutes per hour of commercials. Why pay for that garbage?


August 29th, 2011
2:57 pm

Kristy, Kate and Crystal aren’t looking so bad right now! I hope this rude “tot reporter” gets no votes from anyone in America. And landing on her hind parts weekly would just be a bonus!!!


August 29th, 2011
3:01 pm

how about a dance off between nancy grace and casey anthony, with some wild hip hop music?

Von Trapp

August 29th, 2011
3:02 pm

Das Nancy is das greatest


August 29th, 2011
3:02 pm

If Chaz Bono is truly on like rumored to be, he will dance with a woman because he is a man, living as a man and has a wife. Why in the hell would he dance with a guy? because he was born a woman? Don’t be so dumb.

Carole Lee

August 29th, 2011
3:10 pm

Whats wrong with you idiots….We should all have the education, brains, and fortitude that Nancy has. (not to mention the money, 2 beautiful kids and a nice husband)…..Give her a chance, maybe she won’t win DWTS, but, she’s got more guts than all of you do…….Go back to sleep.

Big Dude

August 29th, 2011
3:26 pm

Nancy Grace and Chaz? Please…………

Curious George

August 29th, 2011
3:30 pm

If things don’t work at for Nancy at CNN, do you think Georgia Bulldog fans might accept her as the next UGA?

Blind Willy

August 29th, 2011
3:31 pm

Nancy Grace is so HOT. She can twirl on my dancepole anytime. Yes, I am blind so whats the big deal?


August 29th, 2011
3:33 pm

Who had the sex change? Chaz Bono or Nancy Grace.

Rick Flair

August 29th, 2011
3:34 pm

I would rather see Nancy on GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) with a fight-to-the-death match between her and Casey Anthony. Now I would pay good money to see that.

Ohmy God

August 29th, 2011
3:42 pm

She’s a hot MILF that’s for sure. Dance Nancy Dance.


August 29th, 2011
3:48 pm

You guys crack me up…poor nancy, oh so loved by all she is…well not exactly, I heard she has made that paper…


August 29th, 2011
3:48 pm

They need to put Casey Anthony “Tot Mom” in there with her.


August 29th, 2011
3:50 pm

If she loses will she drag them through the dirt like she does her criminals?


August 29th, 2011
3:54 pm

I would watch if she’s on it and hope that she does well. I like Nancy she’s passionate and knowledgable

Al Sharpton

August 29th, 2011
3:56 pm

@ Barney Fife. You a correct, sir. Also, all of them white boys were aquitted. Not sure, though if their families retaliated, and sued the innocent black girl back. She should have gotten at least 5 years!

toMMy to toz

August 29th, 2011
4:04 pm

To “rasinbran” NG is not always right (Duke Lacrosse), but is an advocate for the right side of the law / victims. You can’t stand her? You must be a gang banger, parent of a gang banger or a meth head. Or, maybe just a common Democrat that hates any form of law or justice if it aint handing you something.

personal trainer

August 29th, 2011
4:05 pm

it’ll be good for her… i like her but, she can exercise something other than her mouth. she’ll have to be a polite southern belle on national prime time and have fun


August 29th, 2011
4:06 pm

Will she be yelling “bombshell tonight”, “shocking” and “unbelievable” after each performance?


August 29th, 2011
4:21 pm

Awesome! I’m loving me some Nancy Grace! Muy caliente!

Hugh Hefner

August 29th, 2011
4:28 pm

I hope she wears some sexy lingerie while dancing. I might not need any viagra!


August 29th, 2011
4:39 pm

If Kirstie, then.......

August 29th, 2011
4:44 pm

If Kirstie Alley AKA SHAMU THE WHALE IN SEQUINS can get on the show – Nancy Grace will get on and be good for a lot of laughs of her fat butt……maybe next on the list of Women Whales ought to be Paula Deen and a stick of butter………

Prime Star

August 29th, 2011
4:49 pm

Why don’t they get Dagmar? Ho would pimp that.


August 29th, 2011
5:02 pm

I thought they said they were going to get “A List” celebs this season. No more “D Listers”. Oh well.


August 29th, 2011
5:07 pm

what are they gonna have her dance with its supposed to be opposite sex partners and she is a alien maybe a donkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul McWilliams

August 29th, 2011
5:20 pm

I would’nt want to be the poor sucker who has to heft that BIG ass up over my shoulders! YIKES!

M. Ulrich

August 29th, 2011
5:21 pm

I don’t watch DWTS but I might make an exception if Nancy “Graceless” appears on the new season. It would be better than any comedy show I can think of. She has no problem making a fool out of herself as witnessed on her nightly HLN show. Her “Bombshells” are so ridicuous that nothing could make her look worse…..not even clunking around the dance floor. Bring it on…..I could use a good laugh.

David Granger

August 29th, 2011
5:30 pm

I’m not a fan of Nancy Grace, but this is a rather class-less gesture even by HER standards. Are we SURE she’s planning to do this?


August 29th, 2011
5:35 pm

I’m with Rick Flair.