Singer from Hawaii dancing with stars


POSTED: Wednesday, March 03, 2010

LOS ANGELES » A singer from the islands, an astronaut and a gold-medal figure skater are among those who will compete on the spring season of “;Dancing with the Stars.”;

Host Tom Bergeron and former finalist Melissa Rycroft revealed the cast Monday. It includes Pamela Anderson, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and reality stars Kate Gosselin and Jake Pavelka.

Also competing for the mirror ball trophy will be gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek, sportscaster Erin Andrews, singer Nicole Scherzinger (born in Honolulu), football star Chad Ochocinco and actors Shannen Doherty, Aiden Turner and Niecy Nash.

“;It's definitely one of our strongest cast lineups ever,”; said executive producer Conrad Green. “;Pound for pound, it should be really fascinating watching.”;

“;Dancing with the Stars”; returns on March 22.

Green said his staff is enforcing limits on training time to avoid the spate of injuries that plagued last year's cast.