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Snakes, Snacks and Fancy Footwork – How Dancing with the Stars' Season 21 Celebs Got into the Groove

Originally posted 09/14/2015 06:10PM

Though Dancing with the Stars fans are just hours from welcoming the newest batch of celebrities into the ballroom during Monday night's season 21 premiere, the competitors themselves took a few all-important first important steps weeks ago when they met their partners and began showing off their moves.

Luckily for this season's contestants, their initial encounters with the pros and with America's latest dance obsession were (mostly) stress-free. Sure, they might not have expected to hop straight into the splits or find themselves becoming the center of attention quite so quickly, but nobody said the quest for the Mirrorball Trophy would be easy.

Below, check out all 13 stars at the very beginning of their DWTS journey. Piece of advice: If you're smart, you'll follow Paula Deen's lead and rustle up some snacks before getting down to business.

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VIDEO: Gary Busey Goes 'Crazy' for the Cha-Cha During Dancing with the Stars Rehearsals

Originally posted 09/10/2015 10:55AM

Garey Busy is going all-out for Dancing With The Stars

In an exclusive clip from the upcoming season, Busey meets pro Anna Trebunskay, who has a blast giving Busey lessons on the cha-cha.

"Did you ever think you'd be doing this dance with Mr. Joshua from Lethal Weapon," Busey asks Trebunskay, who says no. "I didn't either."

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And the Horse He Rode in on: Gary Busey Announces He's Joining Dancing With the Stars Atop a Snazzy Stallion

Originally posted 09/02/2015 11:00AM

Gary Busey sure knows how to make an entrance.

The Academy Award-nominated actor announced that he'll compete on season 21 of Dancing with the Stars in spectacular fashion Tuesday – on horseback!

Busey, 71, rode onto the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live straddling a white horse to reveal the big news.

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Dumb Struck! 10 Flashback Photos from the 1994 Premiere of Dumb & Dumber

Originally posted 11/14/2014 09:00AM

The long-awaited sequel to Dumb and Dumber, Dumb and Dumber To, arrives in theaters Friday.

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Gary Busey: I'm Praying for Charlie Sheen | Charlie Sheen, Gary Busey

Gary Busey: I'm Praying for Charlie Sheen

Originally posted 03/06/2011 03:10PM

You know you may be in serious trouble if Gary Busey starts worrying about you.

"Charlie is in a tailspin," the former Hollywood bad boy tells PEOPLE of the recent behavior of Charlie Sheen. "Charlie's got to understand what the truth is. The beautiful thing about the truth is that it requires no questions."

Speaking at Las Vegas's Surrender nightclub at the launch party for Celebrity Apprentice on Saturday, Busey says he's known the Two and a Half Men star for 30 years.

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Is Gary Busey Selling Pizza for Celebrity Apprentice? | Gary Busey, Mark McGrath

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Is Gary Busey Selling Pizza for Celebrity Apprentice?

Originally posted 10/19/2010 05:00PM

Either Gary Busey and Mark McGrath have new careers selling pizza – or the Celebrity Apprentice is filming again.

Days after a supposed list of celebrity contestants on the new season of the NBC reality show hit the Web, Busey, McGrath, David Cassidy and Lil Jon were spotted out in New York City, hawking slices at a downtown pizzeria.

According to Internet reports the stars – who were all on the rumored list of contestants – were working on a challenge for Donald Trump's show.

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Gary Busey Welcomes a Son | Gary Busey


Gary Busey Welcomes a Son

Originally posted 02/23/2010 03:20PM

It's a boy for actor and reality star Gary Busey and girlfriend Steffanie Sampson.

The couple welcomed son Luke Sampson Busey at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. The baby boy weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz.

"This feels like a dream," the couple said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "We feel so blessed and are overwhelmed with happiness at Luke's arrival."

Busey, 65, is already dad to a son, actor Jake Busey, and a daughter, Alectra, from previous relationships.

The couple announced the pregnancy in December. Busey will next be seen in the 2010 comedy Grown Ups.

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Baby On the Way for Gary Busey | Gary Busey


Baby On the Way for Gary Busey

Originally posted 12/09/2009 08:10PM

The new year will bring a new arrival for actor and reality star Gary Busey and girlfriend Steffanie Sampson – the couple has a baby on the way.

Busey's agent and longtime attorney, Vicki Roberts of Kismet Talent Agency, tells PEOPLE that his girlfriend is seven months pregnant with a boy they have named Luke.

"He feels awesome about it, he's excited and thrilled and can't wait," Roberts says.

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Gary Busey to Become a Dad Again | Gary Busey


Gary Busey to Become a Dad Again

Originally posted 12/09/2009 08:05PM

Gary Busey has a lot to look forward to in the new year: He's going to become a dad.

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John Mayer: Gary Busey Is 'Brilliant'

John Mayer: Gary Busey Is 'Brilliant'

Originally posted 07/18/2008 10:30AM

Actor Gary Busey may have ruffled a few feathers at the Oscars this year when he smooched a stunned Jennifer Garner. But he still knows how to tickle John Mayer's funnybone.

"Gary Busey ... the guy is brilliant," the Grammy-winner announced on his blog Friday.

What makes Mayer sing his praises?

Forty videos made by Busey, 64, and posted on YouTube to promote a new phone service.

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