Grapevine: More stars announced for ‘DTWS’

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

More stars announced for ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Nick Carter is the latest celebrity confirmed to be part of the upcoming season of “Dancing With The Stars.” On Wednesday, Us Weekly claims Paula Deen also would be cast, and E! News has it on good authority that Chaka Khan would be waltzing as well. Along with Carter, Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza and wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin (the 17-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin) also are confirmed. Longtime judge Len Goodman will not be returning. Instead, professional dancer Julianne Hough will join Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli on the panel. The full cast will be revealed Wednesday, and season 21 of “Dancing” starts Sept. 14 on ABC.

Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence to work together

Actors Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence have teamed up to co-write and co-star in a new movie where they will play sisters. The project is still in the beginning stages. “We’ve got about 100 pages right now,” Lawrence told the New York Times. “Amy and I were creatively made for each other. It’s been the most fun experience of my life.” The two became friends after Lawrence saw Schumer’s summer hit “Trainwreck” and sent her an email.

Nick Jonas put in charge of music for ‘Miss America’

Popstar Nick Jonas has been announced as the “music curator” for the 2016 Miss America competition, which will air 9 p.m. Sept. 13. Jonas will choose the music for the swimsuit and evening gown competitions, and he’ll provide commentary on his picks throughout the evening. Chris Harrison will host the show and Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O’Leary of “Shark Tank,” Amy Purdy and Zendaya are on board as judges.

Home improvement show returns to radio

“Hire it Done,” a home improvement show hosted by Adam Helfman, returns to the local airwaves Saturday mornings. Hear the do-it-yourself show 7-9 a.m. Saturdays on 97.1 the Ticket. Helfman and his show started out on 97.1 in 2005, moved around to other stations, and has been off the air since last year.

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Comedian T.J. Miller will not be at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Sunday as part of the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival as previously announced. The rest of the lineup — Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, Bridget Everett, Jay Pharoah, Jeff Ross, Nick Kroll and Rachel Feinstein, plus a stage of local comedians — remains intact.

Thursday’s birthdays

Tuesday Weld, 72

Paul Rubens, 63

Yolanda Adams, 54

Cesar Millan, 46

Aaron Paul, 36