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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)

If Nancy Grace joins "Dancing With the Stars"

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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, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

83 comments Add your comment

Nancy Grace

August 29th, 2011
5:39 pm

Atlanta would love it if I get on TV and shake my big “Money Maker” in yo face!

Nick Wright

August 29th, 2011
5:49 pm

Is there a dance move where you berate your partner until they commit suicide?

Nick the Greek

August 29th, 2011
6:11 pm

In other news, Boise State will easily beat UGA by 2 scores. Vegas line is Boise -3. Take Boise and lay the points. You will make a killing.

Deke

August 29th, 2011
6:31 pm

Separated at birth : Nancy Grace and Vince Neil.

Alabama Communist

August 29th, 2011
6:34 pm

More Pop Culture Dumb Down News On Nancy Grace’s Porker Dance….A source within the Dancing with the Idiots Show said today..Ms Grace has joined a Jenny Craig Weigh Loss Program and is down to a Trim Dancing 265 lbs from her fighting lawyer weigh of 395 lbs. The source also said she has raise her lawyer IQ to 25 after she joined the Republican Tea Party On-Line legal program conducted by 1/2 Governor Sara Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann

Bryan

August 29th, 2011
7:14 pm

She’s going to be out of place in the land of the sexy. Worse than Briistol Palin.

Mr. Ed

August 29th, 2011
7:17 pm

@

Alabama Communist.

Me thinks, you have just taken the thread.

Alison O5

August 29th, 2011
9:49 pm

I’ve seen Grace in person, and she’s not pretty. Pitty the male dancer who has to toss that big tub around.

Alison O5

August 29th, 2011
9:50 pm

I’m going to try and vote her off ASAP.

darb

August 29th, 2011
10:11 pm

I cant stand that bitch. She thinks she is so God all mighty righteous and the voice of doom for all evil doers.

bronco

August 29th, 2011
10:16 pm

What ever shes getting paid sure ain’t what Vicks gonna make. $100 million over 6 years…theres nobody worth that. Dogfighting is a very lucrative business.

LAUGHTER GOOD FOR THE SOUL

August 29th, 2011
10:42 pm

OMG, I CAN NOT STOP LAUGHING YOU GUYS ARE SO FUNNY. SOMEBODY CALL ME A DOCTOR! I LIKE NANCY, BUT YOU GOTTA LOVE THESE COMMENTS. HHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

English Speaking White Guy

August 29th, 2011
10:47 pm

With Chaz Bono on this show, it should probably be called “Dancing With The Freaks”. What’s next?

Dwarfs and bearded ladies?

I feel sorry for the person who has to dance with him/her/it. I bet the dancer washes her hands alot.

HHH

August 30th, 2011
12:43 am

Nancy Grace is annoying! It’s not enough that she has her own show, now we’ve gotta see her on another? DWTS would’ve been better off putting more T&A on there as opposed to Grace. Cavallari and Canalis had better really pull out all the stops w/their outfits or there will be no straight men watching the show at all. Once those two are voted off the show, husbands forced to watch the show pretty much at gunpoint by their wives are really gonna be miserable. LOL

carmen

August 30th, 2011
1:38 am

She will go great!! she is a tough woman and kind!! all those darn haters are just hating!! nancy grace is the greatest!!!! she will shine like the star she is!! O love her show she be ” A BOMSHELL EACH NIGHT!!

carmen

August 30th, 2011
1:45 am

CASEY ANTHONY STOP HAting!!! LOSER .. NANCY GRACE DID NOT HAD IT OUT FOR YOU!! THE WORLD THE USA HAS IT OUT FOR YOU!! LOSER GO TO SCHOOL, LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF A CHILD, AND THEN COME AND THANK NANCY GRACE, THAT DUE TO HER SHOW PEOPLE KNOW YOUR LOSER WAYS!!! CASY ANTHONY U ARE ONE BROKEAZZ LOSER!! AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW!! NANCY WILL SHINE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS, USA LOVES HER AND U ON THE OTHER HAND PEOPLE DESPISE YOU! I WILL NOT EVEN FEED YOU TO MY BOXER!!

Al

August 30th, 2011
7:18 am

Who or what does Bono dance with? Barney Frank? Jay Bookman? Chuck Schumer? Jabba the Hut? Rosie O’Donnell? The world anxiously waits…..

mike scott

August 30th, 2011
7:28 am

carmen, what color is the sky in your world?

so tired of your talk

August 30th, 2011
10:42 am

@Mr. Ed ,August 29th, 2011,7:17 pm “@ Alabama Communist. Me thinks, you have just taken the thread.” too funny. @mike scott, that color would be fluffy pink cotton candy equalling unreal. there are so many comments that are on point, but i will quote only two: gross, and nancy grace in the land of sexy? omgosh, you guys are off the chain!

Tanisha Green

August 30th, 2011
10:58 am

@ Granger
re: Your 5:30 of yesterday

Nice of you to give Nancy Grace the benefit of the doubt, but it looks like she really is this shameless.

DCF

August 30th, 2011
12:22 pm

Who will be watching “the tweeuns” while this is going on?

Chuck Oliver

August 30th, 2011
12:35 pm

I’ll watch Nancy’s twins!

Jack McFarland

August 30th, 2011
12:45 pm

I hope that Rob Kardashian can move his big Kardashian booty better than his sister could. Can’t wait to see him in some tight pants. It will be Hiney Ward all over again.

trystme

August 30th, 2011
3:29 pm

This proves that she is in the business for the money and not to keep criminals off the streets.

darb

August 30th, 2011
11:25 pm

Poor Cher, I bet it is tough to have a freak for a child and she cant or wont speak up about it. Unconditional love is one thing, but Chaz is just a freak.

tvBoy

August 30th, 2011
11:27 pm

wow, i guess you people just don’t believe in civility do you? she does unsung work raising and giving money to countless charities and churches. she’s an exceptionally nice woman with a wicked sense of humor to boot. i know this because i’ve met her and talked to her. y’all haters and racists need to get a life.

OJ, Firend of Mark Richt and Crittendon

August 31st, 2011
1:51 am

PLZ do not try and put that fat %*#$ in anything sexy. She’s deifinitely not sexy, and if you try and put that disgusting dwez in anything sexy, I won’t watch. She should be in prison instead of me. She has no talent and has scammed the world out of a lot of money by her stupid talk. And she’s been talking about the so-called fiance who was shot for decades — I’ll bet she never had a fiance before this last man took pity on her and married her. When is she going to get over her first boyfriend or male friend (I’ll bet that’s all he was). And don’t give her one of those sexy men who have done the show before. She deserves someone of her caliber — like Rush Limbaugh. Hope she’s (or its) voted off after the first show. So long from incarceration; a lot of you should be here instead of me. Crittendon told me to pen this message for him, too.

Kay

August 31st, 2011
12:45 pm

All you Nancy Grace haters BACK OFF. I am not a great supporter either, however, do all of you know she is donating all the money from this show ($250,000) just to begin to a charity for exploited and abused children?? If you have this kind of money then complain, and donate your money. Otherwise keep your mouths shut and don’t watch the program. Shame of you, get a life and learn to love instead of spewing all this hate.

NellieO231

September 1st, 2011
9:41 am

With the way that Nancy Grace attacked, maligned and misrepresented Michael Jackson during his 2003 trial she has a real nerve even uttering his name at this point. She is a disingenuous liar and opportunist who was partially responsible for ruining Michael Jackson (along with the other media hacks of her ilk) because it garnered her ratings and notoriety at the expense of a man who was accused of something he would NEVER have done. She knew that the so-called evidence was flimsy at-best and non-existent at worst and she never reported any of it fairly. She had an agenda: MAKE NANCY GRACE FAMOUS AND RICH. (who cares if I destroy another human being and ruin a family in the process). One word for her: WRETCHED. I would rather be set on fire than watch this woman do ANYTHING let alone dance.

alessandra

September 6th, 2011
10:30 pm

Twin Mom will probably be calling for the head of the doctor responsible for MJ death even though she raked MJ through the coal. Now, she will be a HYPOCRITE and praise MJ for the old mighty dollar and ratings. Will the doctor have to hide because she will incite a mob to kill him? Will she have people with helicopters hunting for him to be executed by her vigilantes. I bet she will not do it as her hatred was aimed at Casey. I think she had the HOTS for Casey.

josh B

September 10th, 2011
7:48 am

I wonder if this fits for her remember she said that the devil is dancing to Casey Anthony i think you Nancy Grace are the one Dancing Devil right now . I wont be surprised if Nancy Grace will win coz theres alot of Fanatic retard will vote for her. And she will keep thanking the death of her fiance again and her those 2 twins of her and you will keep hearing that name again after she finish dancing and front with the Judge.. you guys wont be surprised if you hear that in her mouth again..

sue hoppe

September 13th, 2011
10:05 am

I was disappointed they removed Swift Justice/Nancy Grace. I look forward to watching her on Dancing With The Stars. I think she is very fair minded, I respect what she stands for, and think she is an awesome lady & hope to see more of her.
Sue Hoppe

josh

September 25th, 2011
10:25 pm

Enter your comments here@ Sue Hoppe dont expect to see Nancy Grace back on swift justice coz she was being sued by her collegue for breach of contract for millions of dollars . she lie to her collegue and try to scammed her collegue. She always used the words for child abuse as her front infact she is using the child abuse prevention so that she can have a good ratings of her show so that people keep watching her show and also using her fiance death so people get sympathy for her. How many times did she accused someone without finding the real evidence. Did she ever sorry to the guys that she accused and she even cut off the microphone of the guest everytime the guest try to talk and even make fun of them is that a good Nancy Grace? no other Journalist will ever do that coz Nancy Grace had no background in Journalism and she never qualify she is a former trial lawyer and she is banned for the rest of her life as trial lawyer for keeping all the information that she had when she was working on the case and she will never ever be back as a trial lawyer again .did you ever watch the show that when she was at Jimmy Kimmel show she says that she had done thousands of cases how can she had a thousand of cases in fact she was only a trial lawyer for 10 yrs. just if you wanna know what iam talking about go to you tube in Nancy grace at jimmy kimmel show .