Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Hairspray Star Shines on Dancing With The Stars

Editor's Note: I have been such a fan of Dancing with the Stars since it began. Since season 1, I asked myself "I wonder who will be the first plus size woman to take on dancing on the show?" This season, my question was answered when Tony award winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur joined the cast of celebrity competitors. I wish Ms. Winokur the best of luck and hope that she goes all the way to winning the mirrored ball trophy.

Who do you think will be the next curvalicious star to don a sequined outfit and strut their stuff across the ballroom floor?
--Ms. Aja B.




Hairspray star begged to do Dancing with the Stars
By DERRIK J. LANG
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Marissa Jaret Winokur didn't have to be swayed into being on Dancing with the Stars.

"I keep hearing these stories how people turned it down a few times," Winokur said at the William S. Paley Television Festival on Friday. "I banged on their doors. 'Please let me do this show. Please! Please! Please!' It's lived up to all my expectations."

The 35-year-old actress, who won a Tony Award in 2003 for playing Tracy Turnblad in Broadway's Hairspray, strained to speak during the panel because she said she's beginning to lose her voice.

"I just talk too much," joked Winokur, who's partnered with professional dancer Tony Dovolani on the dancing show.

Winokur and her husband, Judah Miller, are expecting their first child. Winokur, who had cervical cancer seven years ago, said the baby is being carried by a surrogate mother and is due in four months.

1 comment:

Rayven said...

I didn't know she was having a baby via surrogacy. It really is a small world. Now I know who I'm rooting for this season!!