Gary Busey And Tamar Braxton Round Out New ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Cast
Actor Gary Busey and singer Tamar Braxton are among the celebrities set to strut their stuff as part of the 21st season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. The Point Break and Lethal Weapon veteran and Toni Braxton’s younger sister will join previously announced stars including Chaka Khan, Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, “Honey, I’m Good” hit-maker Andy Grammer, acting couple Carlos Pena, Jr. and his wife Alexa PenaVega, and Steve Irwin’s environmentalist daughter Bindi to compete for the dance floor trophy.
The full line-up was unveiled Wednesday on Good Morning America, but Busey revealed his involvement during a surprise appearance on late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night, after making a grand entrance riding into the Los Angeles studio on a white horse. (He’s completely sane, everybody.) He told the host, “I am so proud to be here with you. To announce this incredible, (life)-changing thing.” Busey then admitted he agreed to sign up for the TV competition because, “I didn’t have anything else to do!”. Other new Dancing with the Stars contestants are reality TV personality Kim Zolciak, champion jockey Victor Espinoza, celebrity chef Paula Deen, Internet sensation Hayes Grier, and U.S. soldier Alek Skarlatos, one of three men who helped to thwart a terrorist attack on a train in France on August 15. The new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars premieres on September 14.