When this season of Dancing With the Stars ends, viewers won’t have to wait long — or at all — to see their favorite celebrities on the dance floor.
Kathy Griffin will host ABC’s new show Let’s Dance, which premieres immediately after the finale of DWTS on Nov. 23, Usmagazine.com has learned.
On the new show, celebrity contestants will reenact famous routines from past music videos, movies and musicals.
“The competition will be hot — and hilarious — as teams of celebrities pay comedic homage to famous dances while competing for a $250,000 grand prize for their favorite charity,” the show’s site reads. “The show will include single dancers, duos and groups, all competing against each other to wow a panel of judges and viewers across America who will be voting each week leading up to the series finale.”
The two-time Emmy winner, 48, will host the live weekly dance-off that will run for five episodes only.
The panel of judges and celebrity participants will be announced in the next couple of weeks.
Pictured: The Fringe’s Anna Troy (in one of the most beautiful dresses of the night), Jennifer Love Hewitt and boyfriend Jamie Kennedy, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Amy Poehler and husband Will Forte, Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick.
Last night on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” comedian Kathy Griffin joined the late-night host to chat about her autobiography “Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin” (which she claims is going to “out-sell The Bible”) as well as share a clip of her newest role as “Jon & Kate Plus 8” mother Kate Gosselin.
“It’s like my ‘Malcolm X’,” joked Griffin.
Check out the exclusive trailer to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! biopic “Kate is Enough: The Kate Gosselin Story” in which Kathy stars alongside George Takei as Jon Gosselin.
Kathy Griffin reveals she was an extra on Michael Jackson’s ill-fated 1984 Pepsi commercial.
“I was happy to be an extra. I was just part of the crowd scene,” the comic explains to Extra. “I will just never forget seeing Michael Jackson from a distance and just thinking, ‘Oh my God, that’s Michael Jackson.’ You kind of can’t believe it.”
Griffin says she remembers the scene — shot in L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium in front of 3,000 fans — “vividly.
“Jon [Lovitz] was there. They were taping it. We really didn’t notice [his hair on fire at first],” she says. “When it actually happened…he was literally spinning, and then there was smoke and a bunch of people kind of jumped on him.
“They didn’t tell any extras what was going on. Then rumors kind of rippled through the audience,” Griffin goes on. “By the time I got home that night, it was the biggest news story on the news. It’s fascinating somebody had that tape. And we never knew how serious the injury was,” she says. “I could only imagine that [it] was very painful.”
With a film crew in tow Paris Hilton with Kathy Griffin shop at Kitson and Lisa Kline on Robertson Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The crowd of on lookers got quite a show as Paris paraded around her little dog and Kathy repeatedly lifted her skirt for the cameras!