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'Tiger King''s Carole Baskin to headline 'Dancing With the Stars' cast

Last Updated Sep 2, 2020 at 11:58 am EST

FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, walks the property near Tampa, Fla. The family of Don Lewis, a Florida man who disappeared in 1997 and who appeared on the hit TV series “Tiger King,” has hired a lawyer and is offering $100,000 in exchange for information to help solve the case. Attorney John Phillips held a news conference Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 and announced the investigation into Don Lewis’ disappearance. (Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File) Loren Ellptt/Tampa Bay Times via AP

Attention all you cool cats and kittens, Carole Baskin will be joining the new cast of ‘Dancing With the Stars.”

Baskin, along with her signature catchphrase, gained fame on Netflix’s true crime documentary series “Tiger King.” The series was a pop culture phenomenon and centered on Baskin’s long-standing feud with rival zookeeper ‘Joe Exotic.’

The eccentric ‘Exotic,’ whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for a variety of charges including plotting to have Baskin murdered.

Among others, the new season will include former Toronto Raptor and retired NBA star Charles Oakley, rapper Nelly, actress Anne Heche and the Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean.

Television personality and model Tyra Banks will serve as host for the first time after co-hosts Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced they were leaving the show earlier this year

The new season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ premieres on ABC on Sept. 14.

 

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