Lil’ Kim and Jewel are among the musicians that will go from making albums to ballroom dancing on the next season of ABC’s bizarre hit show Dancing With the Stars. Jewel is no stranger to reality television, having hosted Nashville Star and guest-judged on American Idol. The Queen Bee, who has not released an album since 2005’s The Naked Truth will compete against fellow artists like the Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda Carlisle and country singer Chuck Wicks, according to ESPN, of all sources. All three will battle for the honor of being the C-list celeb who can best pick up dancing, as decided by a home audience and a panel of judges.
Jewel will actually be competing against her husband, bull rider Ty Murray, on the show, which will also feature Olympian Shawn Johnson, actress Denise Richards, Blankman star David Alan Grier, Steve-O of Jackass fame, “computer guru” Steve Wozniak and Rock Daily’s personal favorite, New York Giants Hall of Fame linebacker, Lawrence “LT” Taylor.
Past musicians that have competed include 98 Degrees’ Drew Lachey, who won Season 2, Wayne Newton, the Spice Girls’ Mel B, Toni Braxton and Master P. In the gossip portion of our post, and we don’t know much about this Wicks guy, but supposedly he’s dating Dancing With The Stars dancer Julianne Hough, who happens to be his dance partner on the upcoming season. An American Idol-like controversy? We’ll find out when the show returns to ABC on March 9th.