Record Cold for Mardi Gras & Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Cast

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Kelly & Michael: Record Cold for Mardi Gras

Kelly Ripa said that New Orleans had record cold for Mardi Gras this year. Temperatures are normally in the 60s or 70s, and the temperature was 41 degrees, despite the holiday falling later this year.

Michael Strahan and Kelly have both been on floats in the parade. But he said he was having too much fun to have noticed whether it was cold. With all the bodies crowded together, Michael predicted that it felt warmer than 41.

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Record Cold for Mardi Gras & Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Cast

Dancing with the Stars season 18 cast has been revealed, including familiar faces from the worlds of sports and entertainment, like Diana Nyad. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

Ripa thinks she could be perfectly happy all the time if she lived in New Orleans. Strahan admitted he would have to avoid feeding his weakness for fried foods. Kelly recalled taking a jog with Faith Ford in Louisiana when they accidentally ran into a marathon course.

Kelly and Michael: 50-Ft. Snowman

In Gilman, Minnesota, the town had some fun with their leftover snow, building a 50-foot tall snowman for the citizens. The photograph was impressive, but that’s going to melt and cause a flood!

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Kelly & Michael: Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Cast

The cast has been unveiled for the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars, and the list includes Billy Dee Williams, Diana Nyad, NeNe Leakes, Sean Avery, Drew Carey, Candace Cameron Bure, Charlie White, Marilyn Davis, Danica McKellar, and Amy Purdy.

White and Davis are skating partners who will be split up for the dance competition. Amy Purdy lost both of her legs but is a competitive snowboarder and will be dancing with prosthetic legs. Strahan said that his athlete colleagues say it is a lot of fun, but it is very grueling.

Michael politely declined the audience’s cheers that he participate in the competition. “I think I speak for both of us when I say we are too lazy to endure that kind of turmoil and public scrutiny,” Kelly said.

Strahan imagined himself begging to be voted off the show, which would probably backfire on him.

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