NeNe Leakes, Billy Dee Williams to Compete on Dancing With the Stars

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 22:  TV personality NeNe Leakes attends ELLE's Annual Women in Television Celebration on January 22, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Elle)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 29: Actor Billy Dee Williams attends the 21st Annual NAACP Theatre Awards at the Directors Guild of America on August 29, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

NeNe Leakes, Billy Dee Williams to Compete on Dancing With the Stars

The stars will appear on Season 18 of the popular show.

Published March 5, 2014

NeNe Leakes and Billy Dee Williams will put on their dancing shoes for the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. The reality star, 46, and veteran actor, 76, will compete against ten other celebrities for the coveted mirrorball trophy. 

Childhood sitcom stars Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) and Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) will also compete, along with athletes Diana Nyad, Sean Avery, Charlie White and Amy Purdy, a double amputee. The Price is Right host Drew Carey and Australian pop star Cody Simpson round out the dozen.

Leakes announced her participation in the popular series with a teasing tweet. "You know I can twerk girl, but I got more moves up my sleeve, just you wait!"

Season 18 of Dancing With the Stars premieres on March 17. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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