Lil’ Kim “Dances With The Stars,” Added To Show’s Lineup

Lil’ Kim “Dances With The Stars,” Added To Show’s Lineup

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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