Grapevine: Cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' revealed

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Season 20 cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' revealed

ABC has announced the cast of actors, entertainers, athletes and other celebrities who will compete for the mirrorball on this season of "Dancing with the Stars." Some of the bigger names are Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Somers, "Shark Tank" mogul Robert Herjavec, "Hunger Games" actress Willow Shields, openly gay pro football player Michael Sam, LMFAO rapper Redfoo (who is the son of Motown's Berry Gordy Jr.) and Rumer Willis (the oldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore; she'll be partnered with pro favorite ValentinChmerkovskiy). Some of the lesser-known faces on this season are model Charlotte McKinney, Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin, and Army veteran Noah Galloway. "Dancing with the Stars" premieres March 16.

'American Horror Story' actor Woolf dies

Best know as the character Meep from "American Horror Story: Freak Show," actor Ben Woolf died in an Los Angeles hospital this week. Woolf, 34, was hit in the head by an SUV's side view mirror while crossing the street in Hollywood last week. TMZ reports that the driver will not face charges because Woolf was jaywalking.

Giuliana Rancic sort of apologizes

When E! red carpet reporter Giuliana Rancic saw 18-year-old singer and actress Zendaya at the Academy Awards Sunday night, she made a remark about the singer and actress's dreadlocked hair smelling like weed. "She has such a tiny frame that this hair, to me, overwhelms her," said Rancic. "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Or weed. Yeah, maybe weed?" Zendaya, responded on social media with a statement saying she was "hit with ignorant slurs and pure disrespect" and said the comments were an outrageously offensive stereotype. "My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough," said Zendaya. Rancic quickly responded to Zendaya on Twitter saying, "I'm sorry I offended you and others. I was referring to a bohemian chic look. Had NOTHING to do with race and NEVER would!!"

Also ...

Kid Rock — who tipped his hat to Detroit by wearing an American Coney Island T-shirt while appearing on the "Tonight Show" Monday night — has announced two more DTE Energy Music Theatre concerts, for a total of eight. Tickets for the Aug. 18-19 concerts, $20, go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday.

■More details have been announced about the new Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) and Judd Apatow film that will debut exclusively on Netflix. "Pee-Wee's Big Holiday" will be directed by John Lee ("Broad City," "Amy Schumer") and production is set to begin in March.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Today's birthdays

Ric Flair, 66

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Chelsea Handler, 40

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