Total jackass Steve-O (pictured, left…well, his face is) and NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor (right) are among the rumored contestants for Dancing With the Stars. (Official season 8 slogan: “Already?!?!?!”) I love how New York Giants VP Pat Hanlon has issued a thoughtfully worded statement before ABC will even confirm anything. Regarding Taylor’s chances: “It will be interesting to see if the poetic motion that led to theannihilation of the competition on the football field transfers to thedance floor.” Poetic motion? Not if a sure-to-be-forthcoming orchestral rendition of “Circus” for Taylor’s first tango has anything to do with it!
Both Taylor and Steve-O have battled drug addiction in the past, so pouring all of their energy into a new obsession — disco ball fairy dust — should prove fruitful, fruity, and safe. The NY Post reported Taylor and Steve-O’s involvement, while the New York Daily News points to reality TV barnacle Denise Richards and blast-from-the-late ’90s singer Jewel as potential sequin-mongers come March 9. Check back at PopWatch for the official DWTS season 8 cast late Sunday night, after ABC announces the lineup during its prime time programming block.