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‘Dancing With the Stars All Stars’ includes Bristol Palin, Pamela Anderson, Kirstie Alley

Bristol Palin in 2010 with her dance partner then Mark Ballas. CREDIT: AP

Bristol Palin in 2010 with her dance partner then Mark Ballas. CREDIT: AP

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This fall, ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” is jumping on the “All Stars” bandwagon previously ridden by the likes of “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor,” “Project Runway” and “Top Chef.”

The network convinced the likes of reality star Bristol Palin (third place, season 11), vixen Pamela Anderson (sixth, season 10) and actress Kirstie Alley (second, season 12) to return.

Overall, six previous winners and three runner-ups are competing. Anderson is the celebrity who finished the lowest. Two seasons are missing for sure: seasons 6 and 9.

Though Atlanta has had several contestants on the show over the years, including season 12 winner Hines Ward, none were included in the original “All Stars” lineup. But former Atlantan Kyle Massey (second place, season 11) is one of three contestants the public can vote on to be the 13th contestant, along with Carson Kressley (eighth place, season 13) and Sabrina Ryan (seventh place, season five). I have a feeling given Massey’s superior dancing skills and electric personality, he has a solid chance to get voted in. You can vote here at until August 24.

Here’s Massey’s “campaign” video:

The other nine that were named:

- Race car driver Helio Castroneves, winner, season 5

- Singer/TV host Joey Fatone, second place, season 4

- Olympics medal winner and gymnast Shawn Johnson, winner, season 8

- Singer Drew Lachey, winner, season 2

- Actor Gilles Marini, second place, season 8

- Soap star Kelly Monaco, winner, season 1

- Speed skater and Olympic winner Apolo Anton Ohno, winner, season 4

- Reality star Melissa Rycroft, third place, season 8

- Football star Emmitt Smith, winner, season 3

I’ll handicap the dancers closer to launch date Sept. 24.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

18 comments Add your comment

Coat hangers & Sawdust

July 27th, 2012
2:20 pm

Anyone else think it is funny when a church burns? If God is so powerful, how come he did not stop the church from burning?


July 27th, 2012
2:40 pm


Regarding the article and the contestants: meh. It feels like we’ve already seen these people go through this. By “we’ve” I mean everyone else because I watch very little of the show, but I like the “newness” to the dancing aspect of some of the celebrities.

ms mayers

July 27th, 2012
3:16 pm

Can’t believe kirstie’s going to be on again , it seemed to me she was just drug all around the dance floor,no real excitement for me there, Hines Ward was my favorite,wish he would be back on again.

Mister Too Much Information

July 27th, 2012
3:36 pm

I must confess that photo of Bristol in that provocative pose with gave me a little bit of chub this afternoon.


July 27th, 2012
4:31 pm

This may the only All-Star season of Dancing With The Stars that we’ll likely be seeing. I doubt that Fox’s reality-competition show franchises (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and The X-Factor) and NBC’s America’s Got Talent will ever do All-Star seasons. Don’t know if The Biggest Loser has ever done an All-Star season… and not sure about America’s Next Top Model either. The only former contestant from The Apprentice that was ever invited back was that of Omarosa, for the first season of The Celebrity Apprentice.

CBS reality-competition francises (The Amazing Race, Big Brother, and Survivor) are the worst offenders when it comes to inviting back former contestants. We’ve seen Survivor’s Rob & Amber and Ethan & Jenna M. cross over to The Amazing Race, along with Big Brother’s Jeff & Jordan and Brendon & Rachel. We’ve seen the Hantz family, which many seem to already be sick and tired of. CBS needs to go back to the basics, by means of countless other contestants getting their turn to compete, without any of the former contestants being invited back.

Raye Smith

July 28th, 2012
2:47 pm

It’s a shame we don’t have enough people on Planet earth who will compete. Instead we’ve got to retread a bunch of “Has-Beens”. And why bring back Old Winners? They had their day. And Bristol, just what has she got to show? I’ll just skip this season.

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July 28th, 2012
3:15 pm

Oh no, say it isn’t so. Are they really bringing back “Briskit”? That broad that dances like a wounded buffalo. Her Mama bear must have made a few phone calls and promised the (guy) producer a real couch performance.

gunga din

July 28th, 2012
4:43 pm

waiting for a “wardrobe malfunction” from Pam. she needs to let one of them puppies lose on TV !!!

Nancy Miller

July 28th, 2012
5:56 pm

Can’t believe 2nd & third place winners & no Hines Ward , were they afraid Steeler nation would put him through to win have watched since season one NO MORE. show will go down hill like American Idol

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July 28th, 2012
7:10 pm

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July 28th, 2012
8:01 pm

Another thing I don’t understand about Dancing With The Stars All-Star season. Bristol Palin getting an invite to compete… and there seems to be that growing dislike for the former Alaska Governor’s daughter. If you look at the CBS reality shows… you had the dislikes for the Hantz family, and Big Brother odd-couple Brenchel (Brendon & Rachel’s names combined).


July 28th, 2012
10:44 pm

‘Dancing with the Stars’ brings back competitors for an All-Stars competition. Are you going to watch? Vote at


July 28th, 2012
11:25 pm

I think im going to skip watching it this year!!


July 29th, 2012
3:11 am

I had hoped DWTS All Stars would like Project Runway All Stars. It featured some who made it to the final three but mostly people that got booted off maybe sooner than they should have. Not sure I’m watching it this season. Couldn’t stand Kirstie Alley the season she was on it the first time.

Amy Darnell-Fuchs

July 29th, 2012
5:11 am

These were the only people they could get to do it? This show is more pathetic than I thought!


July 30th, 2012
1:08 am

Bristol looks pretty good. I don’t know why people give her a hard time. She looks like she’d be a great time, if you know what I mean. ;-)

Peter W

July 30th, 2012
3:57 pm

If ya like ‘em dumb, hypocritical and from a bad family, maybe . . .