ABC has released the photos of the 16 contestants that will appear on this season’s Dancing With The Stars along their partners. The show, which premiers Monday, September 21 at 8/7c on ABC, will also have a few twists, including a double elimination on Sept. 23. We will definitely be watching.
The dancing partners for the 16 celebrity contestants on Dancing With The Stars were announced on Good Morning America on Monday.
The show, which premiers Monday, September 21 at 8/7c on ABC, will also have a few twists, including a double elimination on Sept. 23.
The full list of the celebrities and their partners is below -
Mya, singer, and Dmitri Chaplin Melissa Joan Hart, actress, and reigning DWTS champ Mark Ballas Michael Irvin, former Dallas Cowboy, and Anna Demidova Ashley Hamilton, actor, comedian, singer-songwriter, and Edyta Sliwinska Aaron Carter, singer, and Karina Smirnoff Kathy Ireland, former supermodel-turned-businesswoman, and Tony Dovolani Debi Mazar, actress, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Natalie Coughlin, U.S. Olympic swimmer, and season 1 champ Alec Mazo Louie Vito, snowboarder, and Chesie Hightower Chuck Liddell, ultimate fighting champ, and Anna Trebunskaya Donny Osmond, singer, and Kym Johnson Tom DeLay, former congressman, and two-time Dancing champ Cheryl Burke Macy Gray, singer, and Jonathan Roberts Joanna Krupa, model and actress, and season 7 champ Derek Hough Mark Dacascos, Iron Chef personality, and Lacey Schwimmer Kelly Osbourne, reality star, and Louis Van Amstel
Uma Thurman’s ex boyfriend and New York City hotelier, André Balazs, has found a new love interest. André whodated Uma Thurman on and off for about 4 years was spotted with Real Housewives of NYC’s star, Kelly Bensimon.
Both Kelly and André were seen at the opening of the lounge hot spot wall at W South Beach. The following night, the pair were found cuddling at Andre’s hotel, The Raleigh. Later in the evening, the pair were once again seen holding hands while dancing, laughing and sharing drinks at the VIP lounge.
According to sources,Andréwas worried when he saw Kelly appearing to flirt with former DWTS contestant Gilles Marini. He was however relieved when he found out that she was only conducting an interview for Plum TV.
Recently engaged Melissa Rycroft says wedding plans are coming along well with the help of her fiancé Tye Strickland.
“Tye is planning more than I am,” the former Bachelor and Dancing with the Starscontestant confessed to PEOPLE Monday night at the Verizon Wireless Matt Leinart Foundation Celebrity Bowl in Hollywood. “At this point, I’m probably the worst bride in the history of brides.”
Melissa and Tye dated on and off for about 2 years before he proposed on June 26. With wedding plans underway, Melissa says she would rather be a bad bride than turn into a bridezilla. “I’m the exact opposite [of a bridezilla],” says Rycroft, 26. “I don’t know if we’ll get married ever by the way that I plan it!”
For Melissa, an important part of the ceremony is getting fit to show off the wedding dress. “I’ve heard the stress alone of planning a wedding helps you get into shape for it, so we’ll see if I need to stress myself out a little bit to lose that extra pound!”
Not sure what Melissa is talking about because she definately looks fit to me.
According to a new report, Dancing With The Stars judge Len Goodman was diagnosed with cancer back in March. He however kept it a secret until the season ended.
Len who is also the head judge on the British version of the reality show called Strictly Come Dancing, had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his prostate gland three weeks ago without telling any of his colleagues.
“I have had the surgery now,” Goodman, 65, said. “Everything is gorgeously good. I will be back in September for sure.”
Goodman says he is feeling better already, and is planning on returning to DWTS this fall.
DWTS alum, Melissa Rycroft has just landed a new job with ABC’s Good Morning America as a special contributor, reports Usmagazine.
Rycroft, a 26-year-old sales representative and former Dallas cowboy’s cheerleader — will appear on the morning show about eight times during the summer, “bringing lighthearted, uplifting and fun stories to GMA,” says a source.
Remember, Rycroft was famously dumped by Jason Mesnick on ABC’s The Bachelorfinale this past spring. She danced her way as one of the finalist on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
After the show ended, she told Us she didn’t have any plans.
“I’m not going to pursue anything right now,” she told Us, “but if things come my way I will look into them. Never say never!”
Following her outstanding performance on DWTS, we knew we haven’t seen or heard the last of Melissa.
Sexy Gilles Marini made it all the way to the Dancing with the Starsfinals but lost to Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Though he complained about his injured shoulder, he never stopped dancing and this led many people to believe the injury was exaggerated.
“A lot of people thought I was joking. No, no. It was bad. A lot of damage to my shoulder,” says the 33-year-old, who was later diagnosed with tendonitis and recently underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
“I had an outpatient procedure and the surgeon discovered there was a lot more damage than what we originally thought,” Marini told PEOPLE. The surgery was successful and according to the physician he should fully recover in three weeks.
Marini was asked about plans for the summer- He plans on taking his family to France for a couple of weeks before returning to the states to accept some acting roles. He already confirmed he will be playing Rachel Griffith’s love interest on Brothers and Sisters next season.
Even though he lost on the show, he certainly feels like a winner. “My son [Georges] made a trophy for me. It has four lines on it and the first letters of each line are D-W-T-S,” Marini says proudly. “The first line says ‘Daddy, you’re the best.’ The second line is ‘With all my love.’ The third line is ‘Ten-Eleven-Ten,’ because Len [Goodman] joked he wished he could give me an eleven. And the last line is ‘so proud, Georges.’ This is what it’s all about.”
Lastly, Marini says “For me it was never about winning or losing. After I made it to week five – I am not a dancer and I went that far on a dancing show – I felt like a winner in my heart.”
DWTS contestant, Melissa Rycroft admits to UsMagazine that she really wanted to win after Shawn Johnson was named season eight winner of Dancing with the Stars at the finale. “I wanted that mirror ball trophy, I really did,” she tells Usmagazine. “But I don’t need it because I know I’ve accomplished more than I ever thought I could.
Rycroft who rose to fame after being dumped on national TV by Jason Mesnick on The Bachelor is thankful to have been one of the final three competitors, along with Johnson and Sex in the city star Gilles Marini.
According to Rycroft, her life has changed over the last several months and she is grateful for the opportunities she has been given. “Never in a million years did I imagine I’d be dancing with an Olympian and someone who was in a blockbuster movie,” Rycroft said after she and partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated Tuesday.
Rycroft feels like they all won because they all worked hard. “Backstage, we were all really happy for each other. We started reminiscing about our journeys and how far each of us has come and the last time we were all out here, we all got perfect scores”, Rycroft continues.
So what’s next for Rycroft? Now that she’s in the reality show spotlight, will she try to stay there? “I really don’t know,” she tells Us. “I’m not going to pursue anything right now, but if things come my way I will look into them.” Melissa is open to any opportunities that may come her way and she seems to have a bright future ahead of her.
Most people thought Marini will win the trophy but even though he took Second-place he is “thrilled” for Johnson but disappointed he let his son down. Marini lost by less than one percent.“I told my son I was sorry because he only understands one thing and that is, “Daddy lost,” so it is difficult for him to understand,” Marini tells Us. Not to worry, he plans on getting his son lots of gift to make up for the loss.
Marini hopes to be involved in several meaningful projects in the future. Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of either Marini or Rycroft.