Rob Hopeful for 'DWTS' 6-Pack
By KRISTA WICK
August 30, 2011
L.A. Laker forward Ron Artest set a precedent at the Dancing with the Stars cast announcement last night, ripping off his shirt to what he assumed would be the delight of one and all.
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Artest tells The Insider he felt compelled to the bare his chest because "the energy in the building" made him do it. Unfortunately, the reception was lukewarm causing the Laker great to feel a little silly. "I feel like everybody was there to see me, so I took my shirt off," he explained. "I made a fool of myself, but that's okay."
Rob Kardashian, a close friend of his naked-chested competition, says he isn't as keen as Artest to jump into that arena yet, but his buddy did get the ball rolling. He jokes that the two were meant to go shirtless together at the announcement, but Kardashian backed out last minute because he feels he's not quite ready yet. After trimming down a bit with some dancing, Rob is looking forward to a bare-chested, 6-packed, "crazy" show.
David Arquette admitted that after seeing Artest undress last night, the disrobing on his part will be inevitable. "I'll bring my own situation!" promises David. "Hopefully," he says, "it will be down the line where I've worked out enough that I'm ready."
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Season 13 of Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, September 19 on ABC.