Trivia About New 'Dancing with the Stars' Contestants

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Sherri Shepherd will be joining the cast of "Dancing With the Stars" this year.
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Sherri Shepherd will be joining the cast of "Dancing With the Stars" this year.

The latest cast of "Dancing with the Stars" has been announced. Fans of the show can look forward to seeing everyone from Jaleel White to Martina Navratilova showcase their moves on the big stage. With the names slated to participate this could be one of the best seasons for the show yet. How much do you know about some of the participants that will join the cast? Here is some trivia about the latest band of stars to dance before our eyes.

1. Actor Jack Wagner is known to many of us for his relationship with actress Heather Locklear. However, he has been a respected soap opera for years. What two prominent soap shows have featured Wagner in major roles?

2. Maria Menounos is easily going to be one of the most popular contestants on the show. Though she has had several acting roles most of us know her for being a correspondent on several television shows. What three major programs have featured her reporting?

3. Jaleel White will always be remembered for his role as Steve Urkel on "Family Matters." But the actor has done a number of other things since that show ended in the late 1990s. He has appeared on hit shows like "House" and "NCIS" but also has made it to the big screen. What popular 2006 musical film featured White in a role?

4. Donald Driver is the latest NFL wide receiver to appear on the show. The casting of NFL players at the prominent position has become something of a tradition. What other wide receivers have appeared on "Dancing with the Stars."

5. Several of this year's contestants have had guest roles on "30 Rock." Which actors have appeared on the popular NBC comedy?

Answers

1. Wagner played a doctor on "Melrose Place" in the 1990s and joined the cast of "The Bold and the Beautiful" in 2003. He also had a role on "General Hospital" that helped catapult to fame.

2. Menounos has appeared on "Today," "Access Hollywood," and "Extra."

3. The actor that played Urkel appeared as a talent agent in the highly regarded hit "Dreamgirls."

4. Other NFL receivers to dance on the stage are Hines Ward, Jerry Rice, Chad Ochocinco, and Michael Irvin. A number of other NFL stars have also been on the show.

5. Gladys Knight and Sherri Shepherd have both appeared on "30 Rock."

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