ABC has announced The Real Housewives of New York City and Bethenny's Getting Married? star Bethenny Frankel, Olympic gold-medal skier Jonny Moseley, All My Children star Rebecca Budig, Disney Channel star Brandon Mychal Smith, film actress Sean Young, and rocker Vince Neil will compete on the new Dancing with the Stars-like celebrity competition the network will premiere on November 22.
Similar to Dancing with the Stars, Skating with the Stars will pair a celebrity and world-class ice skater who will perform live and receive scores from a panel of expert judges. Like Dancing with the Stars, the judges' scores will then be combined with home viewer votes and one couple will be eliminated each week during the show's six-episode run.
They then go on to explain HOW the "celebs" are "famous"
Although Frankel is the cast's only current reality star, Budig and Neil also have reality ties.
Budig is the ex-wife of former The Bachelor star Bob Guiney, whom she met while hosting ABC Family rebroadcasts of the ABC reality dating show. Neil was part of original season of The Surreal Life which aired on The WB network in 2003.
Seems it is more like DWTS than they let on - - - "has been" and "never heard of" celebs...
still, I anticipate tuning in - - - I am a glutton for punishment.