The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres on September 21 and the producers have nailed down a pretty dope cast. We were really surprised to hear that former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will be sashaying across the stage, along with Macy Gray, Melissa Joan Hart, and Aaron Carter. After the jump, hear what the new contestants have to say. [ABC News]Tom DeLay is pumped!
“I love dancing. You gotta love dancing if you’re from Texas. I haven’t danced for 20 years … This is going to be so fun and so crazy! Conservatives can let their hair down and open their collar and put on some dancing shoes.” [ABC News]
Kelly Osbourne is scared as hell!
“I’m so excited, but I cannot tell you how terrified I am. I’m not very graceful—I wanted to do something that scared me, and I don’t think that anything could scare me more.” [People]
Olympic Swimmer Natalie Coughlin is anxious!
“I’m definitely nervous about being out of my element. I’ve honestly wanted to take dance classes for the past 10 years, but have never gotten around to it. Now I’ll be forced to train really hard in something other than swimming. … It will be a ballroom bloodbath.” [Mercury News]