The 26th season of Dancing with the Stars started last night, and as we already knew, the cast is filled with athletes. Tonya Harding made her DWTS debut last night, and she just barely escaped from the shameful title of “First eliminated.”
Halle Berry was a presenter at the GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday and took a moment to mention one of the greatest films of all time – 2004’s Catwoman – and declare that she thought it deserved another “goddamn chance.” YES, IT DOES. The only thing wrong with this emancipation of a bad movie proclamation was Halle not working that Clan of the Cave Bear braid that she was sporting last summer. That braid took us all to Fascination Street. Was it for a movie? Was she exploring the woodlands in a much more barbaric time? Bring that braid back, Ms Berry. And lobby for a release a Criterion Collection cut of Catwoman, already. Sharon Stone (she played the villain) has already got an outfit for the release party to go with her derisive laughter.
The cast for the 26th season of Dancing with the Stars will be comprised of all athletes this time. And UsWeekly claims that two such athletes who will be trading in their Jacksons for Capezios are former disgraced skater-turned-still kind of a mess Tonya Harding and everyone’s Olympic crush Adam Rippon.
Tonya’s rival Nancy Kerrigan competed on the 24th season of DWTS. First Nancy, then Tonya? I hope they’re working their way through the 1994 Winter Olympics female figure skating roster, and that one day Oksana Baiul or Josée Chouinard are going to do the cha-cha-cha with Mark Ballas to “I Like to Move It.” I’ve put in my time with this dumb show, I deserve to be rewarded for my loyalty.
As for Adam Rippon, it’s not too much of a surprise that he would sign up. Back in March, UsWeekly spoke to Adam about the possibility of appearing on DWTS, and he said he thought “it would be fun” if the opportunity came up. Sources claim that Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson will also be in the cast.
ABC declined to comment, and the full cast list will be announced on April 13th on Good Morning America.
Anyone who watches DWTS knows that throwing in a ringer like a professional figure skater is basically one step removed from scratching their name on that mirror ball trophy. So they might as well just go ahead and crown Adam the winner. With that being said, being the clear front-runner comes with a price, especially when you’ve got Tonya in the cast. But I think Adam will be safe from any kneecap-smashing. Adam has a sixth sense for haters, and the second he feels one coming at him, he’ll devastate them with a confidence-shattering “oh that’s cute” death smirk.
And, no, it wasn’t Ryan Seacrest!
Adam Rippon has been hitting up the media circuit since he returned from South Korea, where he took home a bronze (along with the rest of Team U.S.A.) for his skating but got a gold medal in sideline commentary. Every kween I know is laying a thirst trap on Instagram for Adam, and apparently that’s no different for E! News host Justin Sylvester.
Justin joined the likes of Sally Fields (admittedly, she was trying to nab Adam for her son) when he tried to slyly ask Adam out on a date during an interview the other day on E!. His “Daily Pop” co-hosts asked him if he’s sexting much these days since his mom told him to be careful. Adam tried to make it sound like he was busy but open to dating, which caused the two gals to knowingly glance at Justin with looks that said, “Boy, we teed this up for your ass. Do us proud.”
In a completely un-staged moment, the camera zoomed in on Justin in the same manner as when the secretary storms into the house in a telenovela screaming the results of a paternity test. He offered to take Adam out on a date to show him “his” L.A. and “just kick it.” Adam said he “loves to just kick it” and then, again in a completely un-staged moment, picked up a rose like his ass just won The Bachelor. I don’t know about Justin, but my version of L.A. and just kicking it means getting three of everything from In-N-Out, and just kicking it on the couch from a food coma while Real Housewives Of Wherever plays…I guess this is why I’ll never see ice skates under my bed!
Tom of Finland’s ice-skating younger brother Adam Rippon entranced many during this year’s otherwise savagely boring Winter Olympics. (There wasn’t ENOUGH Adam. Or ENOUGH Chris Mazdzer, for that matter. For two entirely different reasons.)
Especially wowed by Adam was veteran actress Sally Field and her son Sam Griesman. Sam posted a sweet text exchange between himself and his mom in which she urged him to pursue Adam as a love interest. Despite Sally claiming he was “mortified,” Sam was probably pretty boned when Adam responded back to him and Mom. And now they’ve met! Sam tweeted the above picture last night from a Human Rights Campaign event in L.A. Adam was given the Visibility Award. Sam added the caption, “Thanks, mom.”
There’s no word if Adam got to put his Oscars harness back on for some celebrity athlete-on-celebrity son sex, but it’s nice to know that they’ve had the chance to see if there’s some sparkage. And if there wasn’t, hopefully Adam (or Sam) was nice enough to wait until after that HRC event to inform the other one. If it was Sam saying no, that’s just mean on someone’s big night. If it was Adam, well, that’s just saying, “I’m on top of the world and you’re not coming with me, lesser.”
Adam Rippon may have become the star of the 2018 Winter Olympics and been named HSOTD for the little “hold me daddy” harness he wore to the Oscars, but if he thinks he can come for Johnny Weir, the one and only Ice Queen that counts (no Elsa, take a seat dear. This competition is not for you until you come out), he’s got another thing coming.
When Adam appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and insinuated that Johnny is jealous of his boogie, Johnny #tooktotwitter and opened up an entire can of… mature response and genuine encouragement? Damn, son! Shit just got Weir-ed!