So, Dancing with the stars premieres Monday March 9th, but so far two of the contestants are out. Both Jewel and Nancy O´Dell are injured and must withdraw form competition.
JEWEL — UPDATE:
As of March 5, Jewel was diagnosed with a fractured tibia in both legs while training and will have to withdraw from the competition. She grew up on a remote ranch in Alaska where her family were original pioneers. From poverty and teen homelessness, to the triumph of international stardom, the three-time Grammy nominee has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists and has sold twenty-seven million albums worldwide. Her debut album “Pieces of You” became one of the best selling debut albums of all time, going platinum twelve times. Last year, singer/songwriter Jewel released her first country record “Perfectly Clear” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. In May 2009, she will release an album of original and traditional lullabies. Jewel lives on a working ranch in Stephenville, Texas with her husband, World Champion bull-riding superstar, Ty Murray. She teams with 2006 U.S. National finalist Dmitry Chaplin, who makes his Dancing with the Stars debut.
NANCY O’DELL — UPDATE:
As of March 5, O’Dell was diagnosed with a torn meniscus while training and will have to withdraw from the competition. The co-Anchor of Access Hollywood, O’Dell has contributed reports to NBC’s Today Show and Dateline NBC. Beyond covering events such as The Oscars, The Emmys, The Grammys and The Golden Globe Awards, O’Dell has been chosen by NBC for the last eight years to host two of their big annual network broadcasts, The Golden Globes Arrivals Special and The Tournament of Roses Parade. Not only is O’Dell one of the country’s most respected and leading entertainment journalists, she has also appeared in numerous films including: Thank You For Smoking, Scream 2, Scream 3, Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat, and television series: 30 Rock, Project Runway, Charmed, Joey, Third Watch, Beverly Hills, 90210, Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place, General Hospital, Just Shoot Me and Ally McBeal among others. Although O’Dell maintains a busy work schedule, she regularly makes time for philanthropic endeavors. The Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Red Cross, the March of Dimes, Best Buddies, Best Buddies, and Childhelp USA have all benefited from her time and efforts. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband Keith, their daughter, Ashby, and two stepsons, Tyler and Carson. She teams with Tony Dovolani, who returns for his seventh season.
Who will fill in for them?