The "Dancing With the Stars" Season 16 cast lineup has finally been announced, and yes, there were a few surprises. At the top of the shocker list was "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump, who's already juggling several careers, including starring roles on two Bravo reality shows. Can Beverly Hills' busiest housewife really find time to tango?
Let's face it, with this latest reality TV gig, Vanderpump is poised to be the busiest reality star in town. She'll be tripping the light fantastic with new pro dancer Gleb Savchenko (we looked him up and yes, he's a keeper!), taking on the ever-so-grueling "DWTS" rehearsal schedule.
Add to that her day job -- she owns and manages a couple of posh restaurants in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood -- and her Bravo reality TV shows ("Real Housewives" is in full swing, while "Vanderpump Rules," an inside look at her L.A. eatery, SUR, just ended its first season), and one has to wonder how she'll ever find time to practice a paso. It will take more dedication than the tongue-in-cheek Vegas pole dance she did with the "RHOBH" girls, that's for sure.
While Vanderpump is touted as a reality star for "DWTS" purposes, she actually has several acting credits to her name. She's appeared in episodes of "Silk Stalkings" and "Baywatch Nights," although we have to admit our absolute favorite small screen stint is when she transformed into a video vixen for the ABC's 1982 video "Poison Arrow."
Still, we can't think of too many people who've starred on simultaneous reality shows. While "Vanderpump Rules" just ended its Season 1 run, a juicy reunion show is on tap and the SUR head honcho recently tweeted that it's just the end of the first season and the show has NOT been canceled. (Good, because we really need to know what happens with Stassi and Jax.)
After the "Dancing" cast announcement was made public, Lisa tweeted: "As they say … when one door closes another one opens #DWTS."
Suffice it to say, when it comes to reality TV, Vanderpump really does rule.
Here's the rest of the "DWTS" Season 16 cast:
Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani
D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke
Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff
Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess
Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold
Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy
Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas
Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson
Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus
"Dancing With the Stars" Season 16 premieres on March 18 on ABC.
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