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It’s time to cancel ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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CNNYAW- If “American Idol” can end, so should “Dancing With the Stars.” As the show turns 21 — seasons, that is — it can at least have a legal drink before being put down.

The competition was stiff, but the cast that’s going to debut at 8 p.m. tonight has got to be the least appealing yet. The lineup is so bad, it may actually test America’s notoriously high tolerance for no-talent hucksters, never-quite-beens, narcissistic camera whores, underachieving children of actual stars, and the occasional racist (we’re looking at you, Season 21 butter queen Paula Deen).

Just think: This time around, one of the most accomplished contestants in his field is jockey Victor Espinoza, who won the Triple Crown with American Pharoah. Yet he appears to have been picked just so the size difference with his partner, the fearsome Karina Smirnoff, can provide high-larious visual jokes.

Derek Hough practices with “Dancing” partner Bindi Irwin ahead of the Sept. 14 premiere.

DANCING WITH THE STARS – Rehearsals – “Dancing with the Stars” will kick off its 21st season on Monday, September 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Greg Zabilski/ABC via Getty Images)

The other entries in ABC’s onetime ratings champ have been found by dragging a net at the bottom. You’ve got your teens, like 15-year-old Vine celeb Hayes Grier and 17-year-old multitasker Bindi Irwin (who also fills the “progeny of” slot, being the daughter of Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin). Wait for the cringe factor to set in when they have to do those smoldering sexy dances.

In addition to Deen, the show boasts loose cannon Gary Busey and Chaka Khan (once a real star) for the “oldie” slot.

And then there’s the “Who the f - - k are those people?!” group, which actually includes one of the early favorites in Alexa PenaVega (formerly of the “Spy Kids” movies). A strong rival could be her own husband, Carlos.

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Another early fave is from a perennially competitive category known as “the former boy bander” — in this case, the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter. That he’ll do well, especially with lively pro Sharna Burgess, will surprise nobody.

The show has tinkered with the formula in recent seasons, but the moves have been too timid. If you’re going to shake up the judging panel, get rid of all of them, not just Len Goodman — especially since his replacement is Julianne Hough, the personality-free sister of ultra-dominant pro Derek Hough. At least Goodman was endearingly cranky, even if he could also hold fierce personal grudges — pro Lacey Schwimmer could never seem to please him, for instance.

As for Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli? Love ’em, but familiarity does breed boredom.

Predictability is high among the pros as well. Never mind their choreographic tendencies: You can count on Derek Hough being a finalist, on one of the Chmerkovskiy brothers to attract attention, and on Mark Ballas to be cockily obnoxious.

And then there’s the fact that some pros miraculously always land good stars while others get shafted: Once again, poor Louis van Amstel was matched with the kind of total no-hoper (a k a Paula Deen) that fabulous Derek would never get.

“DWTS” still performs well enough for ABC, and the show can’t be that expensive to produce. J.Lo was paid upward of $17 million for her stint on “Idol,” while the “DWTS” judges make just north of $1 million per season — not a bad bargain for the network.

But who cares when the show is such a bargain-basement embarrassment, and whatever buzz it once had is largely gone? Quick, who won the last season? A wild guess would be an underachieving somebody-or-other with a tenuous link to celebrity.

(Bingo: It was Rumer Willis, and she did it with one of the top pros, Val Chmerkovskiy.)

Enough of that junk, already.

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The butt on Kanye West these days though.

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The butt on Kanye West these days though...(photo)

The butt on Kanye West these days though...(photo)

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Relationship goals or not? Lovestruck woman and her boyfriend engage in a very rough play with a gun

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There’s nothing you wouldn’t find on social media these days! A video shared via Instgaram recently shows a black young man being urged by his lovestruck girlfriend to shoot her head with his gun. Not knowing whether it was loaded or not, she blindly urged the violent act on – insisting that she loves and trusts him. Watch below…

 

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Kevin Hart’s sex tape partner finds it ‘distasteful’ that the married comedian is cashing in on the cheating scandal

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Montia Sabbag, the 26-year-old woman at the center of the Kevin Hart sex tape scandal, is reportedly upset that the married comedian is cashing in on the drama.

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Weeks after Kevin apologised to his pregnant wife, Eniko, for cheating on her, he officially announced that he was going on an ‘Irresponsible’ comedy tour in the US – which was clearly put in place to exploit the scandal resulting from his sex tape.

Montia’s attorney, Lisa Bloom however insists that they find Kevin using the scandal “very distasteful” because Montia is enduring social media hacks, death threats and slut-shaming. “This stuff takes a toll mentally and physically, and now with this tour it’s like this whole thing was a joke,” she said.

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