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August 18, 2009

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New ’Dancing’ cast includes Tom DeLay

New York — Former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay will join 15 celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and sports in kicking up their heels on the new season of “Dancing With the Stars.

Other hopefuls include entertainer Donny Osmond; singers Mya, Macy Gray and Aaron Carter; actors Melissa Joan Hart, Debi Mazar and Ashley Hamilton (son of George); models Joanna Krupa and Kathy Ireland; reality stars Kelly Osbourne and Mark Dacascos (“the Chairman” on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America”); mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell; professional snowboarder Louie Vito; Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin; former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin and the 62-year-old former congressman from Texas.

The contestants were announced on Monday’s “Good Morning America” by “Dancing” host Tom Bergeron.

Kiss to release new album at Wal-Mart

New York — Wal-Mart is being embraced with a Kiss.

The veteran heavy metal group is joining a growing list of classic acts putting out new music through the world’s largest retailer.

“Sonic Boom” is due to be released only at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores on Oct. 6. The three-disc package will include a CD of the band’s first new music in 11 years, re-recorded versions of famous Kiss hits and a live DVD.

Paul Stanley — one of the quartet’s two original members, along with Gene Simmons — said the band chose to release the album at Wal-Mart because the store allowed them to make it memorable.

“They offered us an opportunity to do something that’s very much in line with what we used to do with our classic albums, and that’s to give people more than just an album of music,” Stanley said in an interview.

Large store chains have become a favorite venue for classic acts to reintroduce themselves with new material. Wal-Mart has sold millions with releases by the Eagles, AC/DC and other key acts.

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