Pussycat Doll Nabs “DWTS” Mirror Ball Trophy. “Dancing with the Stars” has crowned its newest title holder. Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger managed to take home the highly coveted mirror ball trophy, beating sportscaster Erin Andrews and Olympian Evan Lysacek. Perhaps Scherzinger’s win wasn’t surprising in the least. She and pro partner Derek Hough almost always led the scoreboard in the past weeks, and she is a natural dancer, having lots of practice with her pop girl group. Lysacek and partner Anna Trebunskaya came in second place. The pair, like Scherzinger and Hough, also led the scoreboard numerous times. They nabbed 108 judges’ points before viewer votes were tallied. Coming in at third were Andrews and pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who got the highest points during their first dance of the week. Ousted contestants Pamela Anderson, Niecy Nash, Buzz Aldrin, and Kate Gosselin were all back to perform dance numbers, while Chad Ochocinco and pro partner Cheryl Burke cheered on the rest of the cast.
ABC Announces “Dancing With The Stars” Lineup. What could a Pussycat doll, a former Baywatch babe and a reality television mom all have in common? All three will be dancing their way in hopes of winning the Mirror Ball trophy on the upcoming season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” The alphabet network revealed their lineup Monday night during the season finale of “The Bachelor” in hopes of gearing up some anticipation for everyone’s favorite dance reality show. Pamela Anderson, singer Nicole Scherzinger and TLC star Kate Gosselin are set to display their fancy footwork in front of millions of viewers every week. In addition, Twitter-happy NFL footballer Chad Ochocinco, “Beverly Hills 90210″ alumni and vixen Shannen Doherty and Olympic golden boy Evan Lysacek will all be appearing on the dancefloor in hopes of winning some extended face time on both the small screen and weekly covers on newsstands. One person who won’t be returning this season is Samantha Harris, who announced last month that she will be stepping down from her hosting duties alongside Tom Bergeron. Instead, former Bachelorette Melissa Rycroft will be replacing Harris as the new co-host.
The full lineup for the 10th season of DWTS:
Pamela Anderson, actress and former “Baywatch” Babe
Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengels
Aiden Turner, soap star on “All My Children”
Erin Andrews, ESPN sportscaster
Shannen Doherty, actress, “Beverly Hills 90210″
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon
Niecy Nash, “Reno 911″ star
Nicole Scherzinger, original Pussycat Doll
Evan Lysacek, Olympic Gold medal winning Figure Skater
Kate Gosselin, reality television mom
Jake Pavelka, “The Bachelor” reality tv star