We are back with another season of people who are not really "stars" and who can't really dance. I for one, am excited. They did grab a few big names this season, including Chaz Bono (awesome, please bring your mom to a show right now), David Arquette (entertainly nutty), Ricki Lake (Um, hell yeah), and Nancy Grace (I do not understand her). The show got a fancy new set for this season, and it seems gigantic. We have one or two new pros, and the return of Derek Hough, which is exciting. Big props to our favourite host, Tom Bergeron, for his recent Emmy. He beat out my girl Cat Deeley, but the Emmy folks didn't think the audience needed to see this category, so it was fairly anti-climactic.
Ron Artest and Peta (Cha Cha Cha): This guy is apparently a basketball star, and he looks nutty. He is super tall, and has just changed his name to something stupid that I will not be writing down. Peta is one of the new pros, which has to be a bit tough. Many of the other pros (Derek, Cheryl, Kym) have a fan base in their own right. Let's get to the dance. It is certainly clear that this is a first week dance. It is slow, awkward, and barely resembles a cha cha cha. Ron is barely remembering the steps, but he gets points for trying to have fun with it. The judges are not impressed at all. Len thinks it was terrible, Bruno says something incoherent, and Carrie Ann thinks Ron is sexy. Scores: 5,4,5.