'Dancing With the Stars': Chaz Bono loving rehearsals, aside from 'wall of paparazzi'


To say that Chaz Bono has had a typical "Dancing With the Stars" welcome probably wouldn't do him justice. Advanced coverage of Bono's Season 13 appearance makes the 2010 brouhaha over Bristol Palin seem like idle chatter. But after nearly a month of excessive coverage and purported outrage over the competition's first transgendered contestant, Bono emerged week 1 a surprisingly strong competitor, paying little mind to the tabloid attention that preceded his performance. "It's pretty nerve-wracking," Bono told Zap2it about waiting nearly two hours into the live premiere broadcast to take on his first dance. "I was having a good time. I came into this and have a good time, and that's the attitude I've kept." Those nerves seem limited to performing in front a crowd, though. On other matters, Bono takes it all in stride. "It's kind of crazy," he says of the media attention, "but on the other hand, I'm really good at...



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