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Will Joey Lawrence

Be the Next Stacy Keibler?

8/7/2006 3:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With the power to make household names out of relative unknowns like Kelly Monaco and Stacy Keibler and to reignite the careers of dwindling wattage celebs like Lisa Rinna and John O'Hurley, getting cast on "Dancing with the Stars" has become the hottest ticket in Hollywood.

Joey Lawrence, Shanna Moakler, Emmitt Smith
TMZ has learned that retired NFL running back Emmitt Smith and former child star Joey Lawrence are the latest "stars" to jump aboard the ABC groove train and will shake their moneymakers on the TV juggernaut this fall. 

While ABC won't confirm the final roster, Vivica A. Fox has gone on record saying she has already been cast.

And rumors have swirled that former "Saved by the Bell" star Mario Lopez and Mr. Lisa Rinna himself, Harry Hamlin, will also be on hand to Cha Cha Cha into America's living rooms.

Check out the latest Mambo kings and queens when the new season of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres on September 12.

UPDATE:

TMZ has just learned that Shanna Moakler from MTV's "Meet the Barkers" has been added to the lineup.

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1.

Whatever    

Joey Lawrence needs to stay in the 80's. Emmit Smith is a legend.

2944 days ago
2.

nationpride    

Joey Lawrence on Dancing with the Stars? Wohw. (Is that how you spell it?)

2944 days ago
3.

clinton    

Mario is very easy on the eyes, and can absolutely dance. He should be fun to watch. With Joey, Maria and maybe Harry, there will be plenty of male eye candy for those of us who get in to that sort of thing. Sequins, bangles and hot men. Fall is looking good.

Vivica is gross. Her big fake breast and faux ghetto chic attitude are a turn off. E G O

2944 days ago
4.

Chrissy    


ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT JOEY ON THE SHOW....WHOAH!!!!

2944 days ago
5.

bamer    

Joey Lawrence may be a has been, but he is still HOTT. But seriously, Mario Lopez will beat all of them. He started out as a dancer before going on to Kids Incorporated and Saved by the Bell. I'm calling it now: Slater wins.

2944 days ago
6.

nikki    

Well....I like watching "Dancing with Stars", however,

Joey Lawrence is a "has-been" and had way too much cosmetic surgery! Yuk! Did u see that picture of him? Men have to be careful with doing too much to their faces cause surgery will "feminize" the face. A man should have a natural, sometimes rugged face and he looks like a "Mextrosexual"

too much work Joey....you look like a female manequin

2944 days ago
7.

Whatever    

Joey Lawrence shouldn't even try anymore! People are over him! Mario Lopez should bring in ratings though!

2944 days ago
8.

Denise    

I think a lot of Joey's facial problems stem from overgrooming his brows.
They totally feminize his face.

2944 days ago
9.

RWA    

I don't see how Kelly Monaco, a Playboy Playmate and long-time soap opera star, could possibly be called an "unknown."

Shanna Moakler, also a Playmate, will be an interesting add to the show.

2944 days ago
10.

Nora    

I don't want to discourage Joey, but to encourage him. His chances of rebuilding his career is just as good as anyone else. He just needs to focus on masculinity and lose the earring. He has a good image, which doesn't carry a lot of weight in his line of work, but he shouldn't give up nor give in in-spite of negative talk. He must prioritize and focus on his manly side and maintain his good reputation.

2944 days ago
11.

KATHY    

i'm gonna watch...i just hope shanna will be wearing a bra, not like on meet the barkers

2943 days ago
12.

Cpad81    

Obviously Tamora is a racist... who cares what nationality Mario Lopez is. If you think he's not good looking then fine, that is your opinion, but there is absolutely no need to say "Mario Lopez is an ugly Mexican." Have a little respect for yourself and your fellow human beings and learn some class...

And I agree with RWA, great post! Kelly Monaco is definitely far from being an "unknown."

2943 days ago
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duh...totally !    

OMG ! Shana is now on this ! that is Hillarious! Maybe she'll do Playboy again and then end up on the Surreal Life !

....and she wants to be taken serious! LOL

2937 days ago
14.

Alison    

So many negative comments! Mario Lopez is, and always will be HOT!! Joe Lawrence is a cutie from way back!

2937 days ago
15.

Skramk    

Joey has a huge, round ass. I wonder what they will do to hide it.

2936 days ago
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