“Dancing with the Stars” premieres on Monday night, and a few famous faces like Pamela Anderson, Shannen Doherty and Kate Gosselin are hoping that a positive showing on the popular ABC show can help revitalize their faded celebrity.
Before Pamela Anderson was an American sex symbol, she was the original “Tool Time Girl” on the sitcom Home Improvement. Anderson eventually carved her own niche on television, starring as C.J. Parker on Baywatch.
Afterwards, Pamela starred in the film “Barb Wire” before playing the lead on the hit syndicated show V.I.P, a series that included a mix of action and comedy.
In 2005, Anderson starred in Stacked, a sitcom that was canceled by Fox after just two seasons. Anderson might now be best known for her charity work with PETA.
Shannen Doherty sky-rocketed to fame playing Brenda Walsh in the 1990 series Beverly Hills, 90210. Doherty would continue to find success on television, landing on the series Charmed before hosting the candid camera-like series Scare Tactics in 2003.
Kate Gosselin became a mega reality star when “Jon and Kate Plus 8” hit television in 2007. Since then, American has seen Kate’s marriage dissolve and her hit show lose viewers, eventually ending its two year run in 2009.
For months, Kate was embroiled in a war of words with Jon, as the two argued over money, the television show, and their children in the media. Now, Kate is often seen on different television programs, including most recently “The View.”
Here are the contestants for “Dancing with the Stars”:
Pamela Anderson (“Baywatch”)
Buzz Aldren (retired astronaut)
Shannen Doherty (“Beverly Hills 90210″l)
Kate Gosselin (“Jon and Kate Plus 8”)
Niecy Nash (comedienne, “Reno-911”)
Chad Ochocinco (NFL wideout)
Evan Lysacek (Olympic gold-medal winning figure skater)
Erin Andrews (ESPN anchor)
Nicole Sherzinger (Pussycat Dolls)
Aiden Turner (soap star, “All My Children”)
Jake Pavelka (“The Bachelor”)
You can catch “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday at 8 pm.
Below, check out a few photos of the contestants on DWTS!
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