March 4, 2010 in Features

Dancers will watch their step

From Wire Reports
 

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A “Baywatch” babe, an astronaut and a gold medal-winning figure skater are among the new contenders on “Dancing With the Stars.”

Pamela Anderson, Buzz Aldrin and Evan Lysacek will be among the cast when the reality series returns March 22.

Also competing for the mirrorball trophy will be reality TV stars Kate Gosselin and Jake Pavelka (“The Bachelor”), sportscaster Erin Andrews, singer Nicole Scherzinger, football star Chad Ochocinco and actors Shannen Doherty, Aiden Turner and Niecy Nash.

They will train for three weeks before making their debuts.

Executive Producer Conrad Green said training time limits are being enforced to avoid the spate of injuries that plagued last year’s cast, causing two to drop out before competition began.

Or meets the wheel?

A driver who claims he was assaulted by supermodel Naomi Campbell has decided not to press criminal charges.

The man said Campbell – who has pleaded guilty to assaulting airport police, an assistant and a housekeeper – struck him from behind, causing his head to hit the steering wheel and bruising his eye, as he drove her to a studio Tuesday.

A Campbell spokesman said there was “more to the story than meets the eye.”

He could boogie all night

Burt Reynolds has been released from a hospital after a planned heart bypass operation.

The 74-year-old star of “Smokey and the Bandit,” “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights” said he has “a great motor with brand new pipes” and is “feeling great.”

The birthday bunch

Singer Bobby Womack is 66. Actress Catherine O’Hara is 56. Actress Patricia Heaton is 52. Actor Steven Weber is 49. Singer Evan Dando (The Lemonheads) is 43. Actress Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”) is 20.


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