Monday, February 9, 2009
'Dancing' to include LT, Shawn Johnson
ESPN.com news services
LOS ANGELES -- ABC says the new season of "Dancing with the
Stars" will feature Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson.
The network announced the field of 13 celebrity competitors
Sunday. "Dancing with the Stars" returns for its eighth season
March 9 with a two-hour episode.
ABC says pop star Jewel will compete for "bragging rights" in
the dance contest against Ty Murray, her champion bull-rider spouse.
The rest of the field: computer guru Steve Wozniak; singers Belinda Carlisle, Chuck Wicks and
Lil' Kim; actors Denise Richards, David Alan Grier and Gilles
Marini; Steve-O of MTV's
"Wildboyz"; and TV host Nancy O'Dell.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.