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2016 Essence Festival - Day 2

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A number of celebrities are preparing to put on their dancing shoes for season 23 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars. Among them are” Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and two U.S. Olympians who just returned from Rio. Swimmer Ryan Lochte [[ LOCK-tee ]] and gymnast Laurie Hernandez are part of the new cast. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will also step up to the challenge, along with actress Maureen McCormick of “Brady Bunch” fame. Actresses Amber Rose and Marilu Henner, actor Jake T. Austin and reality star Terra Jole [[ jo-LAY ]] are also part of the fun.


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Former NFL wide receiver Calvin “Megatron” Johnson and rapper Vanilla Ice are also set to dance. IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe and country music star Jana Kramer will also take part. “Dancing with the Stars” returns September 12th.

Dance partners forever

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