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Drew Lachey Says Runners Up Are The Ones To Beat On New Season of Dancing With The Stars!

In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Drew Lachey says the runners up are the ones to beat because they still want to win. Makes sense. He’s also prepared to dance with anyone. More below and be sure to read the link as well. The video interview isn’t up yet, but, check Access Hollywood for it on Monday. To Drew. This guy had a lot of determination the first time he danced. I bet he will this time as well? I love the part in bold…

“Every season has been a step up in talent level, aggressiveness and taking on the dances. So for me, that’s a big reason of why I decided to come back,” he explained. “Second season was great — it was challenging, it was hard — but I want to see how I hold up against some of the big boys that have done it in more recent seasons.”

As for whether he’d like to be partnered with his original pro, Cheryl Burke, Drew said he’s prepared either way.

“If Cheryl and I dance together, we already know how to work together, we already know how far we can push each other. There’s that history there,” he said. “That being said, with a new partner, there’s a new excitement of different skill sets, different choreography, different styles. So, there [are] pros and cons for both.

“Whoever gets Cheryl is gonna be happy,” he added. “But I guarantee you I’ll be set with whoever I get as well!”

July 28, 2012 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 15 All Stars – Who’s Gonna Dance with Whom??

Since I saw a bunch of people already asking this question in the comments on the site, I figured I would go ahead and give my guesses. These are guesses only – I have no inside information. All I do is use heights, perceived personality, and any other information floating around out there. In the case of this season, I think I will also look at history combined with the knowledge that fairness plays NO part in the decisions TPTB make. :-)

There is also a twist here – one that Mark Ballas hasn’t realized yet in his campaigning for Sabrina.  Mark says he’s “100%” dancing on the show this coming season.  The pairs are announced on GMA on August 13.  Voting for the 13th dancer doesn’t end until August 24.  Do the math.  The ONLY way that Mark can be dancing with Sabrina is if the voting thing is all bull.  Mark can only dance with Sabrina if they cancel the voting on August 13 and let all three people dance. Otherwise, Mark has already been paired with someone else and someone who isn’t sure if they have a spot yet will dance with Sabrina – if she wins the vote.  My guess? Louis…or perhaps someone like Henry. Someone shorter and not always guaranteed a spot on the show. Maybe it’s Derek, since all signs are that he had something else to do this season until recently.  But my guess is that Derek already has a partner too. So, I guess we’ll see if the voting thing is for real, or if it’s all hype that they will cancel on the 13th.  I hope it’s not all hype – I think 15 dancers is WAY too many. The most couples in a season was 16 and that was a nightmare. I hope they don’t go that route again, unless they have a double elimination the first week. Note: if the voting thing is a fraud, they will have to pull up a female dancer from the troupe unless Julianne or Edyta are magically coming back – doubtful in both cases.

So, you’ll notice, below, that I went with the assumption that ALMOST everyone is getting a new partner.  Will TPTB go this route? Well, it would certainly make the show much more interesting – which means they won’t do it. :-) I’m hoping they do, just to add to the entertainment value and to make the playing field a bit more level.

Heidi’s Guesses for the Women!!

Celebrity Height Pro Height Pro Former Partner
 Pam Anderson  5ft. 7in.  6ft. 2in.  Maks Damian
 Kelly Monaco  5ft. 3in.  5ft. 10in.  Derek Alec
 Melissa Rycroft  5ft. 4in.  5ft. 8in.  Mark  Tony
 Shawn Johnson  4ft. 9in.  5ft. 9in.  Val  Mark
 Kirstie Alley  5ft. 7in.  6ft. 1in.  Tony  Maks
 Bristol Palin  5ft. 5in.  5ft. 11in.  Tristan  Mark

Some explanations for my female pairings:

-          I put Maks and Pam together because they would be HOT

-          I put Kelly with Derek because she was supposedly running her mouth about him AND she fits the Derek partner mold

-          Melissa and Mark, and Val and Shawn??  Still not sure about these. Shawn’s older now, so Mark isn’t critical, but…

-          Kirstie and Tony?? It pretty much has to be either Tony or Maks, because Kirstie is tall and big boned – she would overwhelm most of the other men PLUS I would bet she wants someone in the “family”, if you know what I mean

-          Unfortunately, Bristol got Tristan by process of elimination. I didn’t try to pigeonhole her there.  As exciting as a Maks or Derek pairing with Bristol would be, they will give her to someone more easy going. If it’s not going to be Mark, I think it’s Tristan

Heidi’s Guesses for the Men!!

Celebrity Height Pro Height Pro Former Partner
 Joey Fatone  5ft. 11in.  5ft. 7in.  Peta  Kym
 Helio Castroneves  5ft. 8in.  5ft. 5in.  Karina  Julianne
 Drew Lacey  5ft. 6in.  5ft. 4in.  Anna  Cheryl
 Emmitt Smith  5ft. 9in.  5ft. 7in.  Kym  Cheryl
 Apolo Ono  5ft. 8in.  5ft. 2.5in.  Chelsie  Julianne
 Gilles Marini  6ft. 1in.  5ft. 4in.  Cheryl  Cheryl

I found the men to be a bit harder to match up. Here is my rationale:

-          I started with the shorter men, and the most obvious pairing, to me, is Apolo and Chelsie. They won’t be able to resist putting Apolo with a mini-Julianne>

-          That left me with Drew, who will also need a shorter female. I picked Anna. I just couldn’t see Anna with Apolo, which was my other choice, because…

-          I had already put Karina with Helio. I can kinda see that pairing…certainly more than I can see Anna and Helio.

-          When you pair up the shorter girls with the short guys,  you’re left with Joey, Emmett and Gilles.  I really wanted Peta with Gilles, but I have a feeling that Cheryl will get her way on this one. Again.

-          I could see Peta better with Joey than Emmett and Kym better with Emmett.

So there you have it.  I kinda hope it goes this way, since ONLY Kym and Cheryl (of the female pros) would be able to dance with former partners and this way it would be a tiny bit more even. What do you think??

ETA: Completely forgot about our wildcards!!  Well, there is only one female pro left – Lacey. Lacey has already danced with Kyle and she’s not too short for Carson. And they would be fun together as well. As for Sabrina – well, Louis is pimping her a lot on Twitter and since Mark already knows he’s dancing, he can’t be dancing with Sabrina unless something is rigged. I kinda think that they might give Mark/Sabrina another go round – but I also think that they don’t care that much about the pros.  I think they think of it more in terms of giving *Sabrina* another chance. They aren’t shippers. :-)

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Paparazzi Ask Pamela Anderson About Dancing With The Stars (Video)

Good ol’ Henry of PopTVDotcom! What would we do without him out and about Hollywood to capture some paparazzi coverage of the stars of Dancing With The Stars? Below he and his crew were able to film Pamela Anderson and her boyfriend Jon Rose on the Sunset Strip last night. They asked her about Dancing With The Stars. She didn’t say much. She just smiled every time the subject was brought up. She also commented she “always practices the moves” when they asked her about them. Does she not have the best HAIR? I LOVE IT!

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Watch Katherine Jenkins And Mark Ballas Dance A Paso Doble At 2012 Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert

Last weekend, Dancing With The Stars Season 14′s 2nd place couple, Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas, reunited to dance at the 2012 Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can watch them together again below….

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars Season 15 Cast Members Attend Disney ABC Television Group Party (Photos)

What a sweet dress and our beautiful Miss Peta Murgatroyd is rockin’ it as always. She along with other Dancing With The Stars pros Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke, Kym Johnson, and Chelsie Hightower attended the Disney ABC Television Group Party yesterday in Beverly Hills, California. Several of the new cast members of the Dancing With The Stars All Star Season also made a showing too like Gilles Marini, Pamela Anderson, Helio Castroneves, Melissa Rycroft, and Drew Lachey (I hope I didn’t miss anyone). You can see some great takes of them all at UPI, Wire Images, the Daily Mail, and Getty Images.

ADDING: Also, Kym and Cheryl were seen after the event leaving Boa Steakhouse in Los Angeles. More pictures of them at Zimbio Pictures.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.