The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” kicked off on Monday night, and while there are no MTV reality stars appearing on the show this season, it does have a Disney starlet. Disney stars tend to be a staple on the hit TV dance competition and this time around Chelsea Kane has been recruited. Under her given name, Chelsea Staub, the actress has appeared on such hit shows as “Wizards of Waverly Place” and “JONAS.”
Kane’s co-stars on the latter program sent their love and support to the 22-year-old, who is dancing with professional dance partner Mark Ballas. She ended up getting 21 out of possible 30, and the Jonas Brothers seemed proud of their one-time TV cohort. “Team Kanenball! Help support @ChelseaKane tonight on DWTS!” the brothers tweeted, while Nick Jonas added, “How awesome was @ChelseaKane on #DWTS!”
Former contestant and “Hills” star Audrina Patridge also checked out the premiere episode, and showed her love and support for her former dance partner, pro Tony Dovolani. She tweeted, “Watching @Tonydovolani and Wendy Williams on dwts!!!! ….Good job guys:) I miss it!!!!!!”
Patridge and Dovolani were frontrunners last season, but it seems that he’s not having as easy as a go of it with his new partner. He and Williams only clocked in with 14 points.
The talk-show host, however, didn’t have the lowest score of the night. That distinction was bestowed on “Loveline” co-host Mike Catherwood, who managed to only scrounge up a 13. The highest score of the evening went to Ralph Macchio, who seemed to channel some of those “Karate Kid” moves as he notched a 24.
As for the remaining celebrity dancers, Kirstie Alley scored a 23, footballer Hines Ward rated a 21, singer Romeo and WWE wrestler Chris Jericho each tallied 19 points, model Petra Nemcova and Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson each notched an 18, and Sugar Ray Leonard earned a 17.
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