The new cast/competitors of Dancing with the Stars Season…Spring 2010 was just announced and I’m just totally 100% blown away by it’s randomness. I’ll admit that I never watch this show but let’s go through some highlights, nonetheless:

Kate Gosselin
I loved Jon & Kate Plus 8 but since their messy divorce, tabloid oversaturation of the story and time to just not think about them, I’m over Kate. Sorry. But I feel like this is a ploy to extend her 15 minutes of fame just a bit longer, and make some more money maybe? Not too sure, but I don’t know how I feel about her on the show. Plus, she does have 8 children at home to take care of. I guess Jon will have the kids when Kate is dancing.

Buzz Aldrin
He’s 80! The man is 80 years old! He’s awesome, I mean what astronaut isn’t? and he was the 2nd man to walk on the moon, but this is just a really interesting inclusion. It kinda came out of left field. Good luck and be careful-godspeed?

Nicole Scherzinger (of the Pussycat Dolls)
I think Nicole has an unfair advantage in one aspect-she’s a dancer! Wasn’t the original intention of this show to teach B-C-list celebrities to ballroom dance?


Ochocinco
Well we know that football players can do to the Superbowl Shuffle, but can Ochocinco tango? I guess we’ll find out. Interesting choice of off-season training though. Also, he has a grill, bonus points for costume?


Jake Pavelka (of the Bachelor)
Again, I feel like the point of this show was to have celebrities/personalities that we haven’t seen for awhile but Jake we saw oh, yesterday! Minus the scandals of this season’s Bachelor, he’s still engaged right? (I guess we’ll find out for sure next week.) Yes, he’s hot but give him a break to get to know his finacee/plan his wedding/fly his plane, something else besides more reality TV. Seriously, if you wait a season we’ll all still remember that he cried when what’s-her-name was kicked off for sleeping with a crew member.

Evan Lysacek
Love him. He was AMAZING at the Olympics this year. I’m kinda excited about him to be honest. And it’s great training for him-figure skating does incorporate dance. As long as he doesn’t switch to ice dancing, I don’t care.

I’m a bit intrigued by the cast to be honest. I may have to check out the first few episodes to see how this will all play out. So good job ABC, your random cast may have gotten you a viewer (via my Tivo).