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.”
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.
Tonya Harding’s big “comeback” has only lasted a couple of months now and she’s already making headlines with her prickly attitude and “woe is me” demeanor. Some people, like Allison Janney, think she’s just swell. Others, like Johnny Weir, think she stinks. But love her or hate her, she’s always been consistent in her ability to stir the pot. However, it looks like Tonya may have stirred that pot a little too aggressively and has lost her longtime publicist Michael Rosenberg because of it.
With the success of I, Tonya, Tonya Harding has a rare opportunity to revamp her image and go from villain to underdog. While she may be making headway in Hollywood and with the American public, figure skating’s #1 glitter angel Johnny Weir says that Tonya will not to be getting any standing ovations from him. According to TMZ, Johnny hasn’t forgiven her for what happened to Nancy Kerrigan.
Even though Tonya Harding was sitting mere feet from apparently everyone’s dream 2020 presidential candidate at the Golden Globes Sunday night, some people thought it was a bit twisted that Nancy Kerrigan was sitting at home while the woman who may or may not have been responsible for the “WHYYYYYYY?!?!” heard ‘round the world got to mingle with the stars. People reports Britain shit stirrer Piers Morgan of Good Morning Britain wondered the same thing and wasn’t afraid to remind everyone who really should be playing the victim card between Tonya and Nancy.
Last night’s Golden Globes was (rightfully so) all about our celebrity women giving the creeps of Hollywood a big “EFF YOU” in a black dress. It was also about women standing in solidarity with each other. Speaking of women standing in solidarity with each other, everyone loves them some Tonya Harding. Sure, she miiiiight have been involved in trying to cripple her ice-skating opponent Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics. But that was decades ago! And it was totally her skeevy ex or something. I, Tonya was nominated for several Golden Globes last night and the film’s inspiration was there to bask in the adulation. Continue reading