Kym Johnson’s chemistry with Dancing With the Stars partner, Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec, can’t be denied – especially after that (spontaneous?) smooch on this week’s show! For now, though, Kym is avoiding that topic, instead focusing on her recent stint (with Carson Kressley, also a DWTS alumn) on RuPaul’s Drag Race as a dance coach. “It was definitely not your typical dance, it’s sort of a twist on your normal partner dance,” Johnson tells PEOPLE about the routines she helped customize for an unusual dance competition among the “half-man/half-woman” costumed queens.
Admitting to the newness (and awkwardness!) of the situation, Kym says, “I’m usually teaching a celebrity, and I’m the pro, so that, when you’re out on the dance floor, you know that at least one member of the partnership can sort of pull the other one through if they get lost,” adding, “but when you have two people in the same situation, that makes it really nerve-racking because either one of them could mess up, and it’s hard to get it back.” Kym admits she was nervous for the drag queens to pull off their final performance: “I was watching, holding my breath, thinking, ‘Please, keep it together!’ But the ones that struggled a little bit more in rehearsals ended up, I think, pulling it off the best in the actual performance,” she says.
Love among the disco lights! It seems the sparkles bid them together because Robert Herjavec is reportedly dating Kym Johnson!
The Shark Tank star was spotted at a party in the Hollywood Hills with his Dancing With The Stars partner on Saturday night, which started speculation that they’re doing more than tangoing on the dance floor! On Monday night, the newly minted happy couple snuggled up at Hyde lounge alongside other DWTS cast members for an afterparty.
To be completely honest, I was underwhelmed and disappointed by this cast reveal. Considering it’s the 20th season and the 10th anniversary for Dancing with the Stars, I expected a more exciting cast. Oh well. So, once again, I will tune in to root for my favorite pro dancers (what’s left of them) and hope to fall in love with one of the contestants along the way.
Below are photos of this season’s stars – Noah Galloway, Robert Herjavec, Patti LaBelle, Nastia Liukin, Riker Lynch, Charlotte Mckinney, RedFoo, Michael Sam, Willow Shields, Suzanne Somers, and Rumer Willis – with their pro partners. This coming Monday brings us The Bachelor season finale, then the new season of Dancing with the Stars kicks off Monday, March 16.
ABC announced the Dancing with the Stars season 20 stars this morning on Good Morning America. I watched. I took notes. I’m still waiting for the stars to be announced. I kid, but seriously, this is the least exciting cast in several seasons. However, as a huge fan of Shark Tank, I was pleasantly surprised to learn one of the “sharks” will dance.
ABC also revealed that Derek Hough will compete despite his promise to stay away, err, despite his role in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. He and his star will split their time between L.A. and NYC. Cheryl Burke and Karina Smirnoff will not dance this season. Check out the cast list below and let us know if you plan to watch.
Sadie Robertson was the “reality star” pick for Dancing with the Starsseason 19. During her introduction, the Duck Dynasty star mentioned that dancing is strictly prohibited at the Christian school she attends in Louisiana. The 1984 cult classic Footloose immediately came to mind for many, myself included.
So is dancing truly 100% prohibited at Sadie‘s school? According to the school’s principal, YES! The school has a long-standing ban on school dances, including prom, he confirmed.
Some seasons, like this one, the only reason I turn on the premiere is to see my favorite pros dance. Luckily I always find a star or two to root for along the way. But my interest fades a little bit each time one of the pros I like to watch – Anna Trebunskaya, Tristan MacManus, Chelsie Hightower, Kym Johnson, and Maks come to mind – leaves the show.
Thursday’s new cast reveal did not impress me, but I will tune in to cheer on my favorite pro dancers. When did the pros become a bigger draw than the stars?! That said, I remember not knowing much about Emmitt Smith, Gilles Marini, Donald Driver, and Zendaya beyond their profession, but I grew to love each of them on their season. So I hope the same happens this time around.
Below are photos of the stars – Antonio Sabato Jr, Betsey Johnson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Janel Parrish, Lolo Jones, Tommy Chong, Bethany Mota, Randy Couture, Michael Waltrip, Sadie Robertson, Tavis Smiley, Lea Thompson, and Jonathan Bennett – with their pro partners. This coming Monday brings us the Bachelor in Paradise finale – who’s watching that hot mess?!? – then the new season of Dancing with the Stars kicks off Monday, September 15.