Las Vegas Sun

November 24, 2017

Currently: 56° — Complete forecast

Photos: Louie Anderson receives OK to continue competing on ABC’s ‘Splash’


Adam Taylor/ABC

Brandi Chastain, Drake Bell, Ndamukong Suh, Nicole Eggert and Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett on Episode 2 of ABC’s “Splash” on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Episode 2 of ABC's 'Splash'

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Louie Anderson on Episode 2 of ABC's Launch slideshow »

Still nursing a rib injury, Palace Station comedian headliner Louie Anderson didn’t get a lot of screen time Tuesday on Episode 2 of ABC’s “Splash,” but his doctors have cleared him to compete next week. He’ll be paired with NBA icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the celebrities are divided into teams for the first time.

“They have learned how to dive alone, but can they dive together?” said actor, singer and host Joey Lawrence, who was a guest host of Chippendales at The Rio last summer. “All the contestants will be paired with one of their competitors to compete in a partner dive where they’ll take the plunge together.

“They train together all week, but the bottom scoring duo will go head-to-head in a dive-off to determine which one will be the third contestant sent home.”

On Tuesday, despite injuries in a rehearsal fall, “Baywatch” beauty Nicole Eggert and a visibly nervous Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett on the springboard were voted winners by the judges and the audience. Chelsea Handler’s sidekick Chuy Bravo has retired from competition due to injuring his left heel bones. He was replaced by soccer star Brandi Chastain, who narrowly missed elimination. In the final dive-off against Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh, the latter was eliminated.

Louie didn’t compete on this week’s episode and rested his bruised body.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at

Follow Vegas DeLuxe on Twitter at

Follow VDLX Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy