Billy Ray Cyrus Begins 'Dancing With the Stars' Blog
Billy Ray Cyrus shows off his footwork Monday night (March 19) during the season premiere of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Cyrus will be paired with Karina Smirnoff, a professional dancer who helped actor Mario Lopez finish in second place during last season's competition. This year's participants include world champion female boxer Laila Ali, NBA Hall of Fame member Clyde Drexler, 'N Sync member Joey Fatone, talk show host Leeza Gibbons, model Paulina Porizkova, actor John Ratzenberger (Cheers) and charity activist Heather Mills (perhaps best known as Paul McCartney's estranged wife). Cyrus has also begun a blog to keep fans informed on what's happening behind the scenes while the series takes place in Los Angeles.