'Dancing With the Stars' Equals Career CPR?

Ricki Lake’s new daytime talk show is just the latest proof that competing on Dancing with the Stars can give a faltering career a much-needed jolt of juice. The proof is in the hoofer...

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Ricki Lake

Before:

 

Overweight, hardly working actress.

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Ricki Lake

After:

 

Svelte author, host of The Ricki Lake Show, debuting September 10.

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Brooke Burke

Before:

 

Host of (ew!) E’s Wild On! and CBS’s Rock Star.

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Brooke Burke

After:

 

Host of megahit Dancing with the Stars, Skechers spokesperson, author.

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Stacy Keibler

Before:

 

Former World Wrestling Entertainment eye candy.

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Stacy Keibler

After:

 

George Clooney’s girlfriend, joining him on red carpets (and vacations) around the world.

 

Want MORE? Check out our interview with Woman of Interest Kathy Griffin.

 

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First published in the September 2012 issue

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