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DWTS 13 Cast

ABC has officially revealed the Dancing With The Stars season 13 pairings!

The revelation was made this morning on Good Morning America. One of the biggest surprises is the addition of Val Chmerkovskiy to the cast! Val is the younger brother of DWTS hotness Maksim Chmerkovskiy. And despite the speculation that we might be getting the first same-sex couple this season, openly gay style guru Carson Kressley is paired up with a female partner.

Returning this season is three-time champ Derek Hough after taking a break last season. Derek is paired up with Ricki Lake.

Below are the full pairings for DWTS Season 13 -

  • Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus
  • Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • David Arquette and Kym Johnson
  • Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas
  • Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
  • Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd
  • RJ Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
  • Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
  • Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer
  • Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani

Meanwhile this season’s Kate Gosselin Nancy Grace, who is arguably the biggest casting surprise this year, is speaking out on doing the show.

In a new interview, Nancy reveals she thought she was dreaming when she got the call from DWTS. “I feel like Cinderella that got invited to the ball. I don’t know how to dance,” Nancy, 51, states. “I don’t know what I’m going to wear, but I know I have been invited.”

Nancy adds, “I want to have fun. Ever since my fiance was killed in ’79, my whole life has been about putting bad guys away, going to law school, making law review, trying cases, representing crime victims – and this is such a departure, to get to dress up in crazy outfits and dance. Are you kidding me?!” Nancy also states she is NOT counting on Casey Anthony’s vote!

The new season of DWTS premieres Sep. 19 on ABC.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PAIRINGS? WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE TO WIN IT ALL?

Days after announcing the celebrity-star pairings, ABC has now unveiled the official cast photos of Dancing With The Stars season 12.

Above is a photo of Playboy Playmate and E! reality star Kendra Wilkinson, who has been paired up with Louis van Amstel. According to numerous reports, Kendra, 25, is the favorite to win the show.

Meanwhile, 60-year-old actress Kirstie Alley is hoping to use the show as a weight loss vehicle. “I’ve lost 60 pounds, and I have 30 or 40 more to go,” the former Jenny Craig spokesperson told US Magazine this week. “And I think with this strenuous, rigorous dance schedule, I think it’s going to work. It’s exciting.”

That should no problem for Kirstie, who is paired with hotness/tough hard-ass teacher Maksim Chmerkovskiy . The 12th season of Dancing With The Stars will officially kick off on March 21.

The remainder of the DWTS Season 12 cast photos below!

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ABC unveiled the Dancing With The Stars season 12 celebrity-dancer pairings this morning on Good Morning America!

Kirstie Alley, 60, will be paired up with pro hottie Maksim Chmerkovskiy. And according to Kirstie, the pressure is on. “My partner [Maksim Chmerkovskiy] is calling me ‘G’ for Grandma,” she said at Monday’s press conference. “He says I’m too slow. I call him ‘M’ for mean.”

Kendra Wilkinson is paired up with Louis van Amstel, while talk show queen Wendy Williams is paired with Tony Dovolani. Many are picking Kendra as the favorite to win it all.

The full pairing list is below -

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel
Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff
Romeo and Chelsie Hightower
Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer
Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke
Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya
Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin
Hines Ward and Kym Johnson

The 12th season of DWTS officially kicks off March 21 on ABC.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THESE PAIRINGS? WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE TO WIN?

You just knew it was going to be one of those nights on Dancing With The Stars results show when the bottom two dancers, Kurt Warner and Bristol Palin, were announced safe early on during the episode.

The couple who got the axe? None other than The Hills’ star Audrina Patridge and her partner Tony Dovolani. The elimination is probably the most shocking yet this season as Audrina not only came in second place on Monday night, but she has been consistently good throughout the season.

Following the announcement that Audrina and Jennifer Grey were in the bottom two, judge Len Goodman voiced his disapproval: “That one of these is going home is absolutely ludicrous. It’s nonsense.”

“I’ve had so much fun this entire experience,” said Audrina. “Tony has been such an amazing teacher.” To the judges, she added, “Thank you for all the comments.”

But fret not for Audrina as she told UsWeekly Tuesday night, following her elimination, that her solo reality show has been picked up. “The show with Mark Burnett got picked up by VH1 so the journey continues!” she said. “It’s a reality show about me and my family. Everything that people have wondered about me, they’ll now get to see! And I hope Tony [Dovolani, her DWTS partner] will be on it! I’d love to make some trips to NY to see him because we are such good friends now!”

TELL US – ARE YOU SHOCKED BY AUDRINA’S ELIMINATION? WHO SHOULD HAVE WENT HOME INSTEAD?

It was Story Night on week 3 of Dancing With The Stars following the departures of David Hasselhoff and Michael Bolton.

The night got kicked off with a hot samba dance courtesy of Jennifer Grey, who donned a sexy school teacher outfit, and partner Derek Hough. The duo received a good score of 24 for their dance number.

The biggest shocker of the night was the highest score going to Audrina Patridge and her partner Tony Dovolani. Audrina earned the first 9 of the season, receiving a total score of 26 for her waltz, which was called “the most touching dance of the night.” Audrina dedicated her waltz dance to our fallen troops and their families.

Also tying for second place with a score of 24 were Brandy and Rick Fox. The lowest score of night went to Margaret Cho, receiving a score of 18 for her not so impressive samba.

The results show is set to air tonight at 9/8c.  Michael Bolton will also be returning tonight, but fear not, as he is returning to sing and not to dance.  Susan Boyle was originally scheduled to perform but had to cancel due to a severe throat infection.  The scores from last night below -

Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani: 26
Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24
Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough: 24
Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke: 24
Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23
Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer: 23
Florence Henderson & Corky Ballas: 20
The Situation & Karina Smirnoff: 20
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 19
Margaret Cho & Louis van Amstel: 18

TELL US – WHO DESERVES TO GO HOME TONIGHT ON DWTS?

Dancing With The Stars

The photos are here! ABC has released the official costume photos of the Dancing With The Stars season 11 cast.

There is however one cast member missing from the photos, as MTV reality star, The Situation, was still filming the 3rd season of the Jersey Shore when the photos were taken.

Above is this season’s Kate Gosselin Bristol Palin with partner Mark Ballas. Oddly enough, Bristol mentioned last week that she planned on wearing the most modest outfits and planned on being the most dressed contestant. Perhaps the above outfit is conservative in Alaska.

Bristol also appeared on the Tonight Show Friday, during which she denied the rumors of being a diva. “Literally, I was thinking about it today: the only thing I’ve ever asked for is a velcro mic pac so I don’t have to wear it on my belt loop,” she said. “That’s the only thing I’ve ever asked for.”

As for how she got on the show, Bristol mentioned she received a text message while working as an office manager at a dermatologist’s office in Alaska, and jumped at the opportunity. “Within the next week, we had signed the contract. Some people are like, ‘Do you really want to be in the spotlight?’ but I’m having fun with it,” said Bristol.

And when it comes to her dancing skills, the 19-year-old admits she is “so uncoordinated and I don’t have any rhythm.” Her partner Mark however reveals Bristol has been making good progress in her dancing.

The favorites to win at the moment? Brandy and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy according to Las Vegas odds.

THE OFFICIAL DWTS 11 CAST COSTUME PHOTOS BELOW! -


Dancing With The StarsBrandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

 

Tony Dovolani and Audrina Patridge

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Reality TV Queen Kate Gosselin, who might or might not be appearing on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice, is reportedly gearing up to write yet another book.

Kate, who’s last book ‘I Just Want You to Know’ bombed after its April release, is set to pen an instructional manual for fellow single moms and dads, you know because with the eight kids, bodyguards, nannies, housekeepers, multiple TV appearances, she is just like any other normal single parent.

Moving right along, UsWeekly is reporting Kate is once again the target in a new child labor law probe for the second time in a year span. This time around, Pennyslyvania Rep. Thomas Murt is arguing that state law permits children under the age of 7 to work in movies, but not on television. This would make Kate’s co-stars sextuplets ineligible to appear on her show. However, the possibility of the kids not being allowed to film for TLC is very unlikely.


Kate’s former Dancing With The Stars professional partner Tony Dovolani is also speaking out about the TLC reality star. When asked if he still keeps in touch with Kate at Wednesday’s ESPY awards show red carpet, Tony said: “I’ll be honest. I actually haven’t stayed in touch with her, she hasn’t stayed in touch with me.”

“I needed a break,” continued Tony. “I got a break with my family, and she’s not someone I worry about. I am more concerned with my own family.” Ouch!

Tony was also asked his opinion on the Jake and Vienna split, being that Jake also appeared on DWTS this season. According to Tony, the split was no surprise to him. “In public, I think they were great,” he said of the twosome. “In public, they only showed that they were in love with each other. But you could tell it was fake.”

As for how he new it was just a showmance, Tony added – “You can tell because you can look at a person and tell if they’re in love or they’re not in love. Me being married for ten years, I knew it wasn’t going to last.”

Kate_tony_dovolani_200Country Singer Julianne Hough

Good news for the three two fans who missed Kate Gosselin’s dancing on Dancing With The Stars. The reality mom shares in her latest TLC blog that she will be returning to dance on the May 25th finale show.

“There better be one more dance left in me: Get ready for the DWTS finale on May 24, 25!!! I’ll be there,” wrote Kate, who was eliminated in week five of DWTS. “C’mon, I know you missed my unique dance style!” teased Kate.

And despite her mini-breakdowns and constant bickering with her partner, Tony Dovolani, Kate seems to have great memories of her time on the show. “I learned many valuable lessons and many things about myself,” she wrote. “I had the opportunity to meet an amazing group of people — many of whom I’ll remain friends with long beyond our days of dance. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything!”

In other DWTS news, Access Hollywood is reporting that professional dancer and country music singer Julianne Hough is set to return to the hit dancing show next season. Julianne, a two time winner of the show, one during Season 4 with Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno and the following season with Indy 500 champ Helio Castroneves, left two seasons ago to focus on her country music career.

Julianne has experienced some great success in her music career, even winning the best new artist award at last year’s Country Music Awards ceremony.  She is also expected to release her second album toward the end of this year.

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