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    'Skating With the Stars' enlists Vince Neil, Sean Young, others

    By Gary Strauss, USA TODAY

    Blade Runner star Sean Young and heavy-metal band frontman Vince Neil will strap on a different kind of steel when they hit the ice on ABC's inaugural edition of Skating With the Stars Nov. 22.

    "I'm not a great skater, but I'm an athletic person," says Young, 50, who hopes to burnish her star appeal on the six-episode series. "It's been a fun experience (rehearsing). I'm in shape, but the ice wears you out. It's challenging, but I've enjoyed it so far."

    Young and Mötley Crüe's Neil will compete against reality star Bethenny Frankel, Olympic gold-medal skier Jonny Moseley and actors Rebecca Budig (ABC soap All My Children ) and Brandon Smith (Disney Channel's Sonny With a Chance).

    ABC hopes Skating With the Stars — which pairs celebs with skate professionals — will hold onto the viewers expected to tune into the season performance finale of the network's popular Dancing With the Stars.

    "The ice world is a fantastic backdrop for a performance show," says Skating producer Izzie Pick. "It requires a great deal of skill and bravery."

    No doubt. But TV's last ice-centric celebrity series, Fox's Skating With Celebrities , was canceled after just one season in 2006. (A popular British version, Dancing on Ice, begins its sixth season in 2011).

    Neil, whose hell-raising rock-star rep dates from the 1980s, may seem an odd choice. But Neil skated competitively for two years as a youngster.

    "The first day I put on skates, I didn't think I could do it. Within a half an hour, it was all coming back," says Neil, 49. "It's still tough — I'm not as limber or as graceful, but I was doing jumps after three days."

    Neil says he has progressed to a level where he's competitive. "I didn't go into this for a fun couple of weeks. I want to win this thing. I've even discussed how I want the trophy engraved."

    Young says she's not concerned by rivals. "Quite frankly, there is no real competition except the fight with yourself and what you're able to do," she says.

    Despite the smallish celeb lineup, finding six stars was difficult. "For Dancing, I can get an 80-year-old who isn't in shape and doesn't know how to dance," says producer Deena Katz, who handles both shows. "With Skating, they have to already know some moves."

    Like DWTS, Skating will feature professional partners and experienced judges, including two-time Olympic gold medalist Dick Button and three-time U.S. national champion Johnny Weir. Stars will be judged on specific moves — including lifts and spins — that will get increasingly difficult as the series progresses, Pick says.
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    Johnny baby!

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    I saw the promo for this on last night's DWTS.

    Just wondering how they're gonna keep Sean Young sober enough to stand up, much less skate.
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    Vince and Sean I'm all over this trainwreck.
    I am going to come and burn the fucking house down... but you will blow me first."

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    I hope they have Shawn in a Catwoman suit! bitch is craycray!
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    What's next? "Shooting up with the Stars"?
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    I just saw this advertised last night. Vince Neil,....omg!!! lol I will have to watch, just to see if he breaks his neck or not. The guy was not in shape at all, last time I saw him in concert. Fuck, didn't he save or invest any of his Crue money? Why do this stupid show?

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    Skating with the Has-Beens and Never-Weres.

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    This is getting a bit retarded.
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    Actually they did the same kind of show on Fox a few years ago. That's where home-wrecking whore Kristy Swanson found her new husband, who was her skating partner.
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    I'd rather watch a kid blow snot bubbles then watch this.
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    Sean Young can't be any worse than she is on Young and the Restless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gas_chick View Post
    Vince and Sean I'm all over this trainwreck.
    I bet Vince Neil never thought he'd live to see the day he'd put on a pair of ice skates and look all gay.

    Hell, I thought I'd never live to see the day Vince Neil would put on a pair of ice skates and look all gay.

    This guy on ice skates?



    But then again, there's alot of things on TV I never thought I'd see with my favorite blonde rockers!

    Sebastian Bach on Celebrity Fit Club. Gunnar Nelson on Celebrity Fit Club. ( Hell, Gunnar wasn't even really fat!) But who could've imagined these hot blonde dudes every worrying about weight?!

    Sebastian back in the day:



    Gunnar back in the day:




    Then there's good Brett Michaels' Rock of Love. Come to think of it, that concept was more believable than any of them. A rock star banging skanks. Go figure.

    Now, if I ever see Robert Plant or Justin Hayward on a reality show, someone kill me. Please.
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    Hmmmm. Rick Nelson's kid needs a haircut. Badly.
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    This honestly seems kind of dangerous to me. Figure skating, especially with a partner, is not something that can be safely taught and performed in a matter of weeks. Dancing is relatively harmless, but there is potential for serious injury to both the "stars" and their professional partners in this if they are out there on the ice trying to do stunts with no fucking clue what they're doing and about two weeks of skating experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    Hmmmm. Rick Nelson's kid needs a haircut. Badly.
    Brookie, that picture is from 1990. Here he is now:


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