To put it mildly, it is tough to be Ryan Lochte these days. Sure, he is a wealthy, Olympic medalist so life can be worse, but he has been through the ringer in the media. Everyone is disappointed in Ryan for lying about getting robbed at gunpoint, so wasn’t surprising that he joined Dancing With the Stars to rehab his tarnished image. Unfortunately for the swimmer, that’s not going well so far, since protesters rushed the stage during the premiere episode.
If anyone needs to be on this show, it’s Ryan Lochte. Undoing his poor reputation, is going to take a lot of effort and I’m not just talking about nailing his routines on the dance floor. This is going to be a rough road ahead if he survives elimination. No matter how you feel about the Olympian, you have to admit that it was probably scary to encounter those protesters.
“This fall, I was planning on being immersed in rehearsals for Singin’ in the Rain on Broadway, but due to successes of the shows currently running, that project has been delayed because there simply isn’t a theater available,” said Derek. “With my fall schedule freeing up I’m excited to say that I’ll be back on Dancing with the Stars for Season 23. It is always great to be back with my DWTS family, coaching, creating, and making lasting memories.”
I never thought Dancing With The Stars would last for so long, but it really is a reality TV staple at this point. It has revived the careers of plenty of celebs and has turned the professional dancers into stars.
Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, and Maks Chmerkovskiy have been around for a long time, and at this point, they are actually more famous than some of the “stars” they are dance with. Not only that, but there has been much gossip about all of them, including rumors of rivalries.
Fan favorite pros Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are all returning to the ballroom this season. About her return, Cheryl said, “I miss my family. It’s been three seasons. It feels like it’s been a decade since I’ve been back on Dancing with the Stars. I am so excited to be able to be back and dance with Ryan and put that spray tan and glitter back on. I’m ready to be back and do what I was born to do.” Check out the complete cast list below and let us know if you plan to watch.
Maksleft the show in season 18 after a difficult season and amid rumors that he was tired of favoritism on the show. His brother has consistently remained a pro and it is Val Chmerkovskiy whom we have to thank for convincing ‘The Hotness’ to make his comeback, and also for Maks being in the best shape of his life. C’mon Season 23 – get here quick for the shirtless Maks dances!
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their lives with us. And we would not have it any other way. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite snapshots and selfies from this week. Enjoy.
From Oscar parties to Vegas getaways, the reality stars were out and about this weekend and we have the photos to prove it. Above The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore was seen attending an Oscar party thrown by Mercedes-Benz and also at a Black Hollywood celebration event hosted by Ebony Magazine.