During today’s ABC portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour, the very first Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars cast was announced. The roster includes Gilles Marini, Bristol Palin, Kelly Monaco, Kirstie Alley, Drew Lachey, Joey Fatone, Emmitt Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno, Hélio Castroneves, Pamela Anderson, Melissa Rycroft and Shawn Johnson.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this is an unorthodox move on ABC’s part, given that the show doesn’t premiere for another two months (September 24th). Announcements regarding partners won’t come until late August and there are three stars eligible for the “wild card:” Carson Kressley, Kyle Massey and Sabrina Bryan.
Last week (July 20th), Marini joined Tyson Beckford, Sharon Stone and John Corbett at the 3rd Annual Kiehl’s Since 1851 LifeRide For amfAR at Kiehl’s Since 1851 Georgetown in Washington, DC. The stars made a grand entrance at the store, then the celebrations began with the presentation of a $115,000 check to amfAR on behalf of Kiehl’s, made by Stone, honorary guest and longtime amfAR supporter.
Following the presentation, guests mingled with the riders, enjoyed Georgetown Cupcakes and food created by four local DC chefs, and received personal Kiehl’s skincare consultations.
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