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And The Contestants Are…

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The full list of cast members for this upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars was announced Monday night.

Who made the cut????

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We're most excited about Monica Seles. LOVE her!

ADAM CAROLLA - Television and Radio personality Adam Carolla is the host of the Los Angeles based and nationally syndicated morning radio program, The Adam Carolla Show. The actor/comedian has his first starring film role soon to be released in The Hammer (in theaters March 21st), which he co-wrote and co-produced. Carolla was also one of the creators and hosts of Comedy Central's The Man Show (alongside Jimmy Kimmel) and the MTV and long-running syndicated radio program, Loveline, with Dr. Drew Pinsky.

CRISTIÁN DE LA FUENTE - Having started his acting career in his native Chile, the international film and television star's Spanish language projects include: Univisión's mini series, Como ama una mujer and Sony television's Reyes y Rey which aired on Telemundo. He gained recognition in the States as a series regular on Family Law and CSI: Miami. Recent TV guest roles include: Ugly Betty and Psych. He stars in the upcoming USA Network series, In Plain Sight. Film work includes Driven and Basic. Cristián is a First Lieutenant in the Chilean Air Force Reserve and a member of Halcones, the High Aerobatics team. People Magazine named him one of their "50 Most Beautiful." He was the first man ever to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan en Espanol.

SHANNON ELIZABETH - Actress/model Shannon Elizabeth starred in the box office hits, American Pie and Scary Movie. Some of her other credits include Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Love Actually, Cuts and That 70s Show. Shannon is also an accomplished poker player taking third out of sixty-four invited professionals at the 2007 National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

STEVE GUTTENBERG - Actor Steve Guttenberg has starred in blockbusters such as Police Academy, Three Men And A Baby, Short Circuit and Cocoon, as well as such acclaimed dramatic hits as Diner and The Boys From Brazil. Guttenberg has starred in a dozen films, each of which earned in excess of $100,000,000 at the American box office. His television credits include one of the highest-rated telefilms of all time, The Day After. Guttenberg runs The Guttenhouse Project, which houses selected children who are phased out of foster care programs.

MARIO - Twenty-one year-old, multi-platinum selling R&B/Pop singer and actor, Mario, is known for such hit singles as "Just a Friend (2002)" and "Let Me Love You." He was the recipient of Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year in 2005 for "Let Me Love You" and was nominated for a Grammy, BET Award, Vibe Award, MOBO Award and Soul Train Music Award. His latest album Go is in stores now. Mario has also appeared in the feature films Step Up and Freedom Writers.

MARLEE MATLIN - Marlee Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Children of a Lesser God, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress. At 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar and only one of four actresses to receive the honor for her film debut. In addition to the Oscar, Marlee received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. She has since appeared on a number of hit television programs including The West Wing, The L-Word, Nip/Tuck, and Desperate Housewives. In Spring 2008, she will star opposite Jeff Daniels in the telefilm, Sweet Nothing In My Ear.

PENN JILLETTE - Penn Jillette is one-half of the famous illusionist team Penn & Teller. Penn & Teller have been performing together for thirty years and are currently headlining in their own theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. They've received eleven Emmy nominations for their television series, Penn & Teller: Bulls**t and created several TV projects together. The duo has also written three best-selling books. In 2005, Penn produced and co-created the critically acclaimed documentary, The Aristocrats.

PRISCILLA PRESLEY - Actress, producer and entrepreneur Priscilla Presley starred in the Naked Gun films and the internationally popular television series Dallas, as well as guest-starred on TV's Touched by an Angel, Spin City and Melrose Place. Founder of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Priscilla has also served as executive producer on the feature film Finding Graceland and the television version of her autobiography, Elvis and Me. Presley was married to music icon, Elvis Presley.

MONICA SELES - Tennis champ, Monica Seles, is the holder of nine grand slam singles titles and was the top-ranked player in the world. She turned pro in 1988 at the age of fourteen and won her first grand slam championship, the French Open, just two years later. After a two-year absence from the tour in 1993 and 1994, Seles rose above adversity and returned to capture her final grand slam crown in 1996 winning the Australian Open. She holds an outstanding career win loss singles record of 595-122 and was ranked the13th greatest player of all time by Tennis Magazine. Her accomplishments also extend beyond the tennis court as Goodwill Ambassador for the Laures Sports Foundation and the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Microalgae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM).

JASON TAYLOR - This year's NFL Man of the Year Award Winner and last year's NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Taylor has played defensive end for the Miami Dolphins for over a decade. The six-time All Pro formed the Jason Taylor Foundation in 2004 and continues to be heavily involved throughout the South Florida community. Taylor holds the NFL record for touchdowns by a defensive lineman (7) and is the Dolphins all-time leader in quarterback sacks (117) and consecutive games played (130). Jason is married to Katina, and the couple reside in Weston, Fla., with their two sons, Isaiah Paul and Mason Paul, and daughter, Zoe Grace.

MARISSA JARET WINOKUR - Marissa Jaret Winokur is best known for creating the role of "Tracy Turnblad" in the hit Broadway musical Hairspray, a performance for which she won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress. Winokur has since been seen in the Farrelly Brothers film Fever Pitch and the television series Stacked. She just finished filming the series lead in a new pilot called Fugly, for 20th Century Fox and CBS and is currently working as one of the leads in the Lifetime movie Betrayals.

KRISTI YAMAGUCHI - An Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion, Kristi Yamaguchi is one of the most popular and successful figure skaters of our time. Since winning the 1992 Winter Olympics, Yamaguchi retired from competitive skating, performing in numerous television specials and traveling the globe on Stars on Ice tour. Along with her many awards and accomplishments, she is a member of the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame, World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the US Olympic Hall of Fame. In 1996, she founded the Always Dream Foundation dedicated to fundraising and supporting children's charities. Yamaguchi is married to Stanley Cup Champion and Carolina Hurricanes star, Bret Hedican. Together, they have two young daughters.

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199 comments to “And The Contestants Are…”

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  1. kdjflskjfsjkf says – reply to this


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    kjdhflkjhdsfkjhsdf

  2. itsme says – reply to this


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    first

  3. haha says – reply to this


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    Talk about a D list

  4. jess says – reply to this


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    mario has the most dance experience already….hes guna win….
    p.s this list sucks shit

  5. PrincessShitney says – reply to this


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    1st?

  6. Dolphin fan says – reply to this


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    Can't wait for Jason Taylor!!! Love Him!!!

  7. c-money says – reply to this


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    yo

  8. Katherine says – reply to this


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    I love Priscilla Presley, love love love her!!!! always

  9. micahel says – reply to this


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    1st?

  10. madi says – reply to this


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    wtf mate?1

  11. ME BITCHES!!! says – reply to this


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    gay!

  12. gavin says – reply to this


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    YAY! tracy turnblad!

  13. lauren says – reply to this


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    FIRST BOO ON THIS SHOW

  14. Sheesha says – reply to this


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    Amo Cristian de la Fuente

  15. amber says – reply to this


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    Root for the Gute. He was the shiz in Short Circuit.

  16. ChgoGal says – reply to this


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    Pardon my ignorance, but um, HOW will the Marlee Matlin thing work exactly?

  17. davs says – reply to this


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    No offence, but this list of "celebrities" really sucks.

  18. dipdip says – reply to this


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    FIRRRSSTTT!!!!

  19. Anna says – reply to this


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    I don't think this season will be as good

  20. gabby says – reply to this


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    i love mario and i hope he wins!!

  21. teenaah says – reply to this


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    first

  22. wow says – reply to this


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    wow every new season of dancing with the stars they cast z list celebrites

  23. D-money says – reply to this


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    I'm excited to see Chubalub Marisa shake her sexy rolls!!

  24. Jenny says – reply to this


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    first.

    This season will suck.

  25. Dava says – reply to this


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    Barack Obama 08

  26. jlkjjkj says – reply to this


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    shit 1st

  27. SheSaidHeSaid says – reply to this


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    So then who are the celebrities this season?

  28. erica says – reply to this


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    hhhmmm, should be interesting to watch.

  29. rubyslypperz says – reply to this


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    Can't wait for the new season, but I don't think it's fair when you pit a singing/dancing Broadway star and Mario, who can dance his hip=hop pants off, against someone like Jason Taylor of the NFL, or Adam Carolla.

  30. lj says – reply to this


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    first

  31. Dlish says – reply to this


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    Bunch of nobodies….sigh.

  32. ashley says – reply to this


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    first?

  33. ChgoGal says – reply to this


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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE 'DWTS', but I think this is gonna be a boring season, especially once Carolla and Mario are gone. No black women this year either, huh… Also, what are those "Brady" folks doing? Surely at least ONE of them is available!!!

  34. First says – reply to this


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    FIRRRRST

  35. Amanda says – reply to this


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    I like this years list. I actually recognize some of the list.

  36. peanut says – reply to this


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    Yippppeeeeeeee!!!!

  37. Amy says – reply to this


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    Team Priscilla!!!

  38. aaaaa says – reply to this


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    titties

  39. jackie d says – reply to this


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    10th!

  40. hammear says – reply to this


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    i am surprised they got some really great people
    especially priscilla
    that should be awesome

  41. yoyoyoy says – reply to this


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    first

  42. shrimpy says – reply to this


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    I thought this show was supposed to have "stars" in it. Not Z listers!!!

  43. Sarah says – reply to this


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    SO excited about Adam Carolla, he's going to be so funny!

  44. kresta says – reply to this


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    FIRST! :] OOH. Shannon Elizabeth && Mario. LOL. :]]

  45. tj says – reply to this


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    Kristi and Monica I will so watch…. Wow am I gay.

  46. Rebecca says – reply to this


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    Mario is the only one i'm excited to see

  47. hobieluv83 says – reply to this


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    Steve Guttenberg? Now I'm excited. I wondered where the hell he went.

  48. Diana says – reply to this


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    First!

  49. mhmmmm says – reply to this


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    don't care.

  50. Pierce says – reply to this


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    Who cares?

  51. Ferris says – reply to this


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    Hmmm, not too excited about this group. They could've done better! Steve Guttenberg? Is that a joke?

  52. leah says – reply to this


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    wooo! i love marlee!

  53. Olives says – reply to this


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    Kristi! I'll be rooting for her. Her hubby and I are college alumni! WOOHOO!

  54. Ferris says – reply to this


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    By the way, who the fuck cares if you are the first poster? All of you idiots who post "First!" are extremely annoying. Get a life.

  55. Peacecake says – reply to this


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    I hate that fuckin' show I just hate TV, if that's all they can offer me, then keep it, I don't want it.
    Dancing with the Stars is for old ladies and gay guys who dye their hair pink(nothing against all of them, just one in particular). Thank God the writer's strike is over, but I still have to wait for the GOOD shit to come back. Until then, I'll read and watch mindless bitches fighting over juice.

  56. John says – reply to this


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    I love it when someone #45 says FIRST!

  57. Peacecake says – reply to this


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    Re: Ferris – I second that statement.

  58. Mr Baker says – reply to this


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    Steve Guttenberg Ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. MJ says – reply to this


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    Wow…Steve Guttenburg! I hope this is a step up from his highly recognized film titled P.S. Where's My Cat?…can't wait to watch.

  60. LINDA says – reply to this


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    yipee! wat happened to brooke hogan and chyna?

  61. Melissa says – reply to this


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    BORING BORING BORING

  62. DJ says – reply to this


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    WHERE IS BROOKE HOGAN, I THOUGHT SHE WAS IN?

  63. greeniegurl says – reply to this


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    Holy Johnny 5 — STEVE GUTTENBERG??? Where the hell has been???

  64. jalynn says – reply to this


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    This cast is a major DISAPOINTMANT! Maks will not dancing this season so why watch? They could have picked alot better cast, but a least they did not pick Brooke Hoagn. I will find something else to watch.

  65. Julie says – reply to this


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    AAAAdam carOOOOOla! woo-hoo!

  66. greeniegurl says – reply to this


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    Holy Johnny 5 — STEVE GUTTENBERG??? Where the hell has he been???

  67. JenJen says – reply to this


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    Re: itsme – What does first mean?

  68. DeeDee says – reply to this


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    I'm totally rooting for Prescilla Presley!
    Love her =]

  69. amanda says – reply to this


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    SOOO excited

  70. stef says – reply to this


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    Yeah This Season will suck, not one of these celebrities is worth watching. There are no good or major celebs on the list. None to get excited to watch. This truly sucks!!!!!

  71. cyril says – reply to this


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    Yey! monica seles is there!! can't wait!

  72. asdasd says – reply to this


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    this show is such a joke.

  73. me says – reply to this


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    kristi yamaguchi…..talk about a ringer

  74. Katherine Moennig Fan says – reply to this


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    Marlee Matlin plays a sexy matured lesbian on the L Word. She plays Jodie. I love her! Gooooooo Marlee!

  75. rabbit77 says – reply to this


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    The Rabbit Says: Down with Perez Hilton, Up with The Rabbit

  76. Randi says – reply to this


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    They call these people "Celebrities"!!!!!!

    Maybe next season they'll have open auditions.

  77. Shannon says – reply to this


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    I haven't heard of any of these people

  78. Daniela Sea Feminist Association says – reply to this


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    VOTE FOR MARLEE MATLIN! :smile:

  79. Lesbian Gal says – reply to this


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    I love Marlee Matlin. I can't wait for her to be on the show.

  80. bingo says – reply to this


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    I guess it's an okay line-up, but I'm just really happy about one thing: No DONNY OSMOND!!!! Thank God, it's going to be an OSMOND-FREE DWTS!!!!!!!

  81. jct says – reply to this


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    Monica Seles Forever! Love her- stab her and she pops back up! thats our mons!

  82. Shayy says – reply to this


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    Marlee Matlin??? OMG I can't wait! I absolutely love her

  83. Debbie says – reply to this


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    Now that they don't have models, who will go first?

  84. what???????? says – reply to this


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    not nuts over this cast AT ALLL!!!!!!

    TOTAL D-LISTERS……ACTUALLY F-LIST!!!!!!

  85. Kelley says – reply to this


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    KRISTI YAMAGUCHI!!! cool! She lives right by me and has eaten at my families restaraunt.

  86. Jennifer says – reply to this


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    There is about 3 ok contestants and the rest are BOORING. What were they thinking?

  87. karina says – reply to this


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    Mario is going to win.

  88. bb says – reply to this


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    pricilla presley….geez, her plastic face might break if she moves too much.
    Talk about overdone on the plastic surgery…she is a perfect example of NOT aging gracefully

  89. Adrianna says – reply to this


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    What, no Brooke Hogan?

  90. RC says – reply to this


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    Hmm… the list seems to be fairly star-free. I do like Steve Guttenberg. Although he has done comdies galore, he did an awesome job in "The Day After", where he plays a young college student suffering from the after-effects of radiations from nuclear bombs dropped on Kansas City. It's a scary movie. A different type of scary is Priscilla Presley. She gives Joan Rivers a run for her money in the "way too much" plastic surgery department. P.P. was okay in the show "Dallas". But I hope she doesn't start spewing her Scientology crap on t.v. Then, I'll put my remote on mute so I don't have to hear that mutant alien cult nonsense. On the other hand, I'll look forward to Monica Seles… MISS HER on the tennis circuit. RC in Austin, Texas

  91. Caitlin from SoCal says – reply to this


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    Adam Corolla and the Guttenberg! YEA! It's gonna rock! I can't wait!!

  92. Ash says – reply to this


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    Commenting on a previous post of Perez accusing Obama for plagiarism. PEREZ FAILS TO ADMIT THAT CLINTON HAS BEEN DOING THE SAME THING COPYING BOTH WORDS USED BY OBAMA AND EDWARDS. ABC NEWS JUST HAD A REPORT ON IT SHOWING HER SAYING THE EXACT SAME THINGS. PLUS OBAMA AND PATRICK ARE FRIENDS AND THEY BOTH FEED OFF EACH OTHER FOR INSPIRATION. PATRICK SAID IT WASN'T A BIG DEAL AND THAT HE USES SOME OF OBAMA'S INSPIRING WORDS WHEN HE SPEAKS.

  93. Haylica says – reply to this


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    I can't wait to see Monica on the show! She's the nicest person on the planet!!!

  94. ME says – reply to this


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    KRISTI YAMAGUCHI!!!!!! WOW talk about throwback

  95. hey girl hey! says – reply to this


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    how could anyone forget when steven guttenberg was in "it takes two" with kirstie alley and the olsen twins!
    that was one of my favorite movies growing up!
    yeeeeeah steven guttenberg!!!!!!

  96. AZ says – reply to this


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    Priscilla Presley?
    BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

    I wonder if she'll gain sympathy from her "widow" status.

    BAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHA

    This I have to watch. Dumb bitch will get tanked!

  97. karina says – reply to this


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    what a crappy cast!

  98. Serbian Beauty says – reply to this


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    SERBIA LOVES YOU TOO PEREZ!!
    Monica Seles all the way!!
    xoxoxo

  99. carol says – reply to this


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    this list is so random. really not interested in watching on march…

  100. rachie says – reply to this


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    YAY for Jason Taylor. He is basically awesome at life!

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