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Among New 'Dancing' Competitors

8/14/2006 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tucker Carlson, Jerry SpringerABC announced the new performers on this season's edition of "Dancing with the Stars" and the list wasn't without some surprises.

As TMZ told you last week, Tucker Carlson, Vivica A. Fox, Harry Hamlin, Joe Lawrence, Mario Lopez , Shanna Moakler and Emmitt Smith will be competing this season. But there were four contestants we didn't know about until this morning. And we couldn't be more excited about the king of "My sister is having an affair with my husband and is pregnant with his baby' -- Mr. Jerry Springer.

Rounding out the cast is Monique Coleman ("High School Musical"), country singer Sara Evans and pop star Willa Ford.

"Dancing With the Stars" premieres Tuesday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT.


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2939 days ago


They've got some HUGE celebrities this time around. Vivica fox movie star????? Tucker Carlson - a REAL JOURNALIST??? WOW, Jerry springer will get voted off the first show lol i know he can't dance.

I'm just surprised, pleasantly so. They're all so different.

2939 days ago


OMG -- I simply CANNOT wait until Dancing With The Stars is back with all of these wacky people... Tucker Carlson shaking his groove thang against Joey Lawrence and now Jerry Springer??? YOWZA.

But I never heard of any of the women 'cept Vivica A Fox... they could have certainly gotten more "household names" than these.

2939 days ago


Tucker Carlson is HOT! As a gay man, I'm in love, now that he's rid of that bow tie! Can't wait to see hom dancing.

2938 days ago


Tucker Carlson? LMAO! Jon Stewart has 2 years worth of material since that low life Carlson signed on to shake his bon-bon....LMAO!!!

2938 days ago


I think I will root for the older guys like Harry Hamlin and Jerry Springer.

2938 days ago


Poster #4 - Sara Evans is huge in the country western music field as a vocalist and songwriter. What a voice! Been nominated several years in a row for Best Female Vocalist and believe she won at least once. She's beautiful, married, has 3 or 4 kids. Anyway, this looks like it will be a great season.

2936 days ago


I hope Jerry Springer wears more than a tie and boxer shorts ... LOL ;-)

2931 days ago


tiffany, come on now... "Tucker Carlson - a REAL JOURNALIST???" that is funny ! HE IS NOWHERE NEAR BEING A "REAL JOURNALIST" he got kicked off CNN for being generally lame, got demoted to MSNBC ... did he get kicked off that yet? if only a bow tie could make someone credible.

2929 days ago

Sherry Frisch    

I've always enjoyed Dancing with the Stars, but I REFUSE to watch it this year because of one person.................Jerry Springer. I cannot stand him!

2902 days ago


Stop voting for Sara, she stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2880 days ago

sharon mcmillan    

How sad that Sara Evans has to go through such a tough time when she was brave enough to come out of her comfort zone. It is hard enough on a person that has no place in the public eye, but to have to take care of three small children and nurse a broken heart too is so far beyond most peoples comprehension. My heart goes out to her and I wish her all the support and prayers for the up coming months. God Bless you Sara and your 3 babie's.

2873 days ago

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