Tiger King star Carole Baskin on Dancing With the Stars cast
Like all cool cats and kittens, Carole Baskin is going to Dancing With the Stars.The reality TV star who became a pop culture sensation with Netflixs docuseries Tiger King is joining the new crop of celebrity dancers that includes TV and film actress Anne Heche, former NBA star Charles Oakley and Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean. On the Netflix series Tiger King, Baskin, who owns a big cat refuge, sought to shut down Joseph Maldonado-Passages for-profit breeding of big cats. In June, a federal judge awarded Baskin ownership of the private Oklahoma zoo run by Maldonado-Passage. Others slated to appear on the dancing show are cheer team coach Monica Aldama, Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe, NFL star Vernon Davis, actress Skai Jackson, actress Justina Machado, TV host Jeannie Mai, Jesse Metcalfe, rapper Nelly, TV host Nev Schulman, real estate agent Chrishell Stause and Olympian Johnny Weir. Supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks will host the new season after longtime co-host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced their exits from the series in July.
Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews exit 'Dancing With the Stars'
NEW YORK The dance has ended for Dancing With the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Bergeron has hosted Dancing With the Stars since its premiere in 2005. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately its their call, Bergeron wrote. The network on Monday also said farewell to Andrews, who originally competed as a contestant back in 2010 and returned as co-host in 2014. "Her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show, the statement read.
Staffers unhappy with Spicer being on 'Dancing with the Stars'
CNN image(CNN) - Tom Bergeron isn't the only person who's unhappy about the casting of Sean Spicer on "Dancing With the Stars." Some staffers at ABC News are "up in arms," as one source put it, over the decision by ABC's entertainment division. The network is casting the former White House press secretary, best known for his obfuscation on behalf of President Trump, for what's supposed to be a delightful dance-off. But for "GMA" to lean into it -- by setting up a faux White House podium for his intro on Wednesday -- is problematic. Responding to Bergeron's statement, Spicer told CNN Business, "I think Tom has been a great host.