Big news, dance fans! As reported tonight by every entertainment news outlet imaginable, widely loved actor Rick Fox will appear on the next season of Dancing with the Stars, premiering this fall. A fine thespian who’s made a career out of playing athletes (typically basketball players), Fox will attempt to master the tango and foxtrot just as he’s owned Hollywood for more than a decade.
Athletes have often performed quite well on DWTS, but we’ve never seen an actor famous for playing athletes try out the show. Perhaps the training he underwent for films such as He Got Game and Eddie will serve him well on another kind of wooden floor — the dance floor!
At the very least, you know that Fox will use this opportunity to learn more about the world of sports for his next role. Now-retired quarterback Kurt Warner will be on the show, so Rick will surely pick his brain and get inside the head of a world-class athlete. Then again, perhaps Fox is past playing athletes now that he’s 41 years old. In his next film, he even plays a coach! Given his intellectual approach to his craft, it should be a natural fit.
Other stars participating include Bristol Palin, Audrina Patridge, and Mike Sorrentino of Jersey Shore. Keep your hands of those two, Mike. If a love triangle starts, that might be one “situation” you can’t talk your way out of.