News: Lil' Kim "Dances With The Stars," Added To Show's Lineup

Monday, Feb 9, 2009 10:45AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rapper Lil' Kim has been chosen to perform on the upcoming season of the dance-based series "Dancing With the Stars."

The Brooklyn, New York-bred emcee will join the likes of other popular entertainers.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Kim, Professional Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, actress Denise Richards, country singer Jewel Kilcher, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and reality TV star Steve-O, are confirmed as signing up for the dancing competition. (All Headline News)

This season will also place couples together.

Julianne Hough will be partnering with none other than her real-life boyfriend, country singer Chuck Wicks. Jewel and her rodeo-riding husband, Ty Murray, will make "DWTS" history as the first couple to actually compete head-to-head. Also making "DWTS" history: Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast-moppet Shawn Johnson, who at 17 beat out Cody Lindley as the youngest contestant of all time. (Los Angeles Times)

The series is scheduled to kick-off next month.

Season eight, which begins March 9, brings seven men and six women the chance to hoist the super-silvery prize above their heads. And for the first time three real-life couples will face-off on the dance floor. (ABC News)

Kim was previously featured on her reality-based BET series "Countdown to Lockdown" in

The show debuted on BET on March 9, 2006. The six-episode series chronicling the rapper's last 14 days of freedom was produced by BET in collaboration with Edmonds Entertainment and Queen Bee Entertainment. The premiere episode drew a whopping 1.9 million viewers, making Lil' Kim the most watched original series in BET's 25-year history. It is also the highest- rated cable original series among black viewers this year. (BET)

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