WWE Celebrity Hall Of Famer Joins Cast Of Dancing With The Stars


Charo is a humanitarian and an activist for animal rights and is a member of PETA, who speaks out against animal cruelty. She was recently back on the Billboard charts with her latest single dance club hit, “España Cañí,” the traditional bullfighting song, which she recorded in protest against bull fighting. She also teamed up with World of Wonder to produce the video entitled “España Cañí: Dance, Don’t Bullfight,” which became a viral hit. Charo’s efforts eventually led to a ban on bull fighting in the Catalonia region of Spain.

Charo’s other accolades include being the recipient of the 2014 Ricardo Montalbán Lifetime Achievement ALMA Award, twice voted “Best Classical Flamenco Guitarist in the World” – Guitar Player Magazine, vice president of Muscular Dystrophy Association, winner of the prestigious Golden Eagle Award for Outstanding Entertainment of the Year, received the Key to the City of Las Vegas by Oscar Goodman (03/14/04), and honored with the “Charo Week Proclamation” from the City of San Francisco (08/02/05).

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CHRIS KATTAN – Chris Kattan is best known for his many characters on “Saturday Night Live,” which he joined in March 1996, completing his seventh and final season in 2003. He will soon be seen in Jesse Thomas’ “Walk of Fame,” opposite Scott Eastwood. He recently appeared in “The Last Film Festival,” a comedy in which he stars opposite Leelee Sobieski, Jaqueline Bisset and the late Dennis Hopper, and “Hollywood & Wine,” with Norm MacDonald, Horatio Sanz and Chazz Palminteri. He was also seen in “Scouts Honor,” as well as in “Tanner Hall” and “Undead or Alive.”He provided the voice for the character ‘Polar Penguin’ in the animated film “Foodfight!,” which also featured the voices of Eva Longoria, Charlie Sheen and Hilary Duff, starred in the Christmas special “The Year Without Santa Clause,” opposite John Goodman, the Independent Film Channel’s three-part miniseries, “Bollywood Hero,” in which he played himself in an otherwise fictional comedy, and the VH-1 movie “Totally Awesome,” opposite Tracy Morgan.

Kattan received rave reviews for his performance in the independent romantic comedy “Adam and Steve,” opposite Parker Posey, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Other big-screen credits include “Undercover Brother,” “Corky Romano,” the script of which was based on a character Kattan developed, and “A Night at the Roxbury,” written by Kattan and Will Ferrell and produced by Lorne Michaels and Amy Heckerling. Kattan was also seen in “Monkey Bone”and in “The House on Haunted Hill,” opposite Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Ali Larter and Taye Diggs, produced by Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis.

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DAVID ROSS – David Ross is a two time World Series Champion, having won World Series titles in 2013 with the Boston Red Sox and with the Chicago Cubs in 2016. During his 15 year Major League career, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs. Recently retired, Ross now serves as a Special Assistant for the Chicago Cubs and also works as a TV Baseball Analyst for ESPN. His book, “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages,” will be published by Hachette Books on May 9, 2017.

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ERIKA JAYNE – You know you’re a music success when you’ve raked in a whopping nine #1’s on the US Billboard dance club chart without a major label machine behind you. That is exactly where dance-pop/reality TV star Erika Jayne is today.

The artist hit the dance club scene with 2007’s “Rollercoaster,” which quickly hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart, followed by eight more #1’s: “Stars,” “Give You Everything,” “Pretty Mess,” “One Hot Pleasure,” “Party People (Ignite The World),” “Painkillr,” “Crazy,” and most recently, “How Many F—ks.” She has crisscrossed the globe on tour several times, including headlining the nation’s hottest clubs and festivals through her own label, Pretty Mess Records. Today, Jayne is ranked #42 on Billboard’s 100 Greatest of All Time Dance Club Artists. Her brand new single “XXPEN$IVE,” which was trending on iTunes on its first day, is out now.

In 2015 Jayne made her national television debut in the hit Bravo series, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Joining famous cast members like Lisa Rinna (a “Dancing with the Stars” semi-finalist alum), Eileen Davidson, Kyle Richards and Yolanda Hadid, Erika became the undisputed breakout star and fan favorite of the series’ 6th season.

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HEATHER MORRIS – Heather Morris is both a talented actress and dancer. She is best known for her role as ‘Brittany Pierce’ on FOX’s hit series, “Glee,” and she also appeared in the feature film “Spring Breakers.” After college, Morris was invited to join Beyoncé’s “I Am…Sasha Fierce” world tour. She has appeared on “How I Met Your Mother” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and recently starred in the feature films “Folk Hero & Funny Guy” and “Most Likely to Die.”

Heather lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young sons.

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T – Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. T is the youngest boy in a family of 12 children. His father was a minister who left the family when Mr. T was only five years old, leaving his mother to raise him and his siblings. In high school, he excelled at athletics and became a football star and three-time wrestling champion.

In the mid-70s, he found a job as a doorman. His days as a military policeman helped him gain a reputation as one of Chicago’s toughest, and most infamous, bouncers. Always the consummate showman, he adopted a Mohawk hairstyle inspired by a National Geographic photo of an African Mandikan warrior. He started sporting piles of gold jewelry, which he claimed to have taken from misbehaving customers. He also adopted the name Mr. T, claiming the new moniker would force customers to show him respect.

Mr. T’s position as a bouncer for one of Chicago’s hottest nightclubs frequently put him in contact with celebrities. His outrageous reputation and his famous connections earned Mr. T the new job of celebrity bodyguard, and he began protecting stars such as Steve McQueen, Diana Ross and Muhammad Ali. The job lasted nearly 10 years, until Sylvester Stallone watched Mr. T on a TV series in which he won World’s Toughest Bouncer.

Stallone decided to cast the bodyguard in his film, “Rocky III.” Mr. T played ‘Clubber Lang,’ a boxer pitted against the film’s main character, ‘Rocky Balboa.’ It was during the filming of this movie that Mr. T coined the catch phrase, “I pity the fool!” The film became a blockbuster hit, and his performance made him an overnight sensation. Taking advantage of his newly found fame, Mr. T landed a starring role in the film “D.C. Cab.” He also premiered in his own cartoon series, “Mister T,” which aired on NBC. On television, he starred on “The A-Team.” He later starred in his own reality show, “I Pity the Fool,” and voiced the character of ‘Officer Earl Devereaux’ in the animated movie, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”

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