Dressed casual and saying his usual PC spiel but looking hot while doing it. :-)
It’s that time of year again, folks – time for the newly-announced couples to pick a cheesy team name for the season Below are a few suggestions that you guys tweeted me, and I’ve also included the original team names of some of the couples who got their original partner. Feel free to keep adding your suggestions in the comments, and I’ll try to update the post every so often so we have a good list. Remember to tweet the link to this list to the pros & celebs when they start asking for suggestions – you never know if they’ll end up picking your suggestion!
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy (original team name from season 12: Team GMak)
Team GMak is BACK!
**Team KStick (according to Kirstie, this is their name for this season)
Pamela Anderson & Tristan MacManus
Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower
Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson
Team Fat One
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough
Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya
Team 98 Degrees of Redhead
Team Red AmbiCheyOn
Team 99 Degrees
**Team TreLachey (according to Anna, this is what they picked as their official team name)
Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd
Team Pecs & Legs
Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy
Apolo Ohno & Karina Smirnoff
Team Fire & Ice
Team Smirnoff on Ice
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas (original team name from season 11: Team Ballin’)
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani (original team name from season 9: ?)
Team Pearly Whites
Team Brat Pack
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke
Keep giving us your suggestions!
Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Anne Inaba helped to co-host on LIVE! With Kelly today. They didn’t talk about Dancing With The Stars, but, the two get goofy as always. Carrie Anne also talks about her engagement (which is still on). Kelly wants to be her wedding planner. Also, after the show was over Carrie Anne and Kelly danced with one of the trivia winners. Lots more below….
Yay, now that the Dancing With The Stars official pairings have been announced (See our Miss Heidi’s Live Blog Announcement here if you haven’t done so. The comments in it are fun to read and take part in too), let’s get some numbers for what your first feelings are for who will WIN this season after you first heard who is dancing together? VOTE in the poll below and be sure to tell us how you voted in the comments section as well. We’ll have more Polls after the season starts too, but, for now, how do you feel about it?
Thanks for voting and after you do so, enjoy reading this fun tribute to the new Dancing With The Stars All Star Season thanks to PureDWTS reader, Lois!!
ALL ABOARD FOR THE ALL STARS!
The train is on the tracks, it is leaving the station
September 24 is the superlative, final destination
The ALL STARS are chosen, competition so tight
Get on board for a spectacular, splendid delight
The conductors of the train are the pros, the guys
Val, Maxsim, Tristan, Tony, Derek, Mark, so nice
The ticket takers, pro ladies who dazzle and shine
Peta, Cheryl, Karina, Chelsea, Anna, Kym, so fine
The passengers on the train, ALL STARS they are
Helio, Apolo, Gilles, Joey, Drew, Emmit, each a star
Kelly, Pam, Melissa, Bristol, Shawn, Kirstie, will shine
The train is chugging along, the passengers mighty fine
Lucky number thirteen will be at the next train station
Who will that passenger be, will they be a sensation
The train will be full of every ALL STAR by the debut
Of DANCING WITH THE STARS ALL STARS we view
The ballroom will be aglow, spectacular stars of dance
It will be like a grand, glorious, glimmering romance
Of the ALL STARS chosen to whirl, twirl on the floor
And the viewers, in awe, we could not ask for more
The train stops on the floor for the special first night
The ballroom will explode with steps of pure delight
The sparkling Mirror Ball Trophy on its pedestal bright
We await the ALL STAR winner on the very last night!
Written By Lois A Troutman, August 13, 2012
MY TRIBUTE TO THE ALL STAR SEASON!
SEASON FIFTEEN OF DANCING WITH THE STARS!
People has a nice little spread on the Dancing With The Stars pairings announcement. Be sure you read the full article at the link. They also featured a quote from Dancing With The Stars pro Karina Smirnoff for how she feels about getting Apolo Ohno as her partner.
“When I heard Apolo Ohno was my partner I thought, Apolo – oh yes!” Smirnoff tells PEOPLE. “It’s going to be fun and exciting to see Apolo’s creativity, charm, drive and personality on the dance floor again. We will soon see how much dancing he has been doing and/or practicing in the off seasons.”
She adds: “This is going to be one of the most competitive seasons we will ever have on the show. There are so many different personalities, athletes, talents, past winners and competitors on the show.”
I am super excited about this couple. Sign here if you are excited as well. Love Apolo!!!
The producer of Dancing With The Stars, Conrad Green, has written on each of the official pairings at Entertainment Weekly and what he thinks of each of them. For instance, on Kym and Joey, Conrad writes, “I think Kym took a good laugh being with Joey. It’s a lot of hard work, but sometimes it’s just fun. We want that sense of celebration. He and Drew are very good friends, they smart at each other all the time. For personality, exuberance, and how much he puts into the dance, he’s a natural.” Be sure to read all of Conrad’s commentary on each couple here. It’s pretty interesting.
Thanks To PureDWTS reader Andrea for the heads up on this news item. xx
How live will it be? Well, that remains to be seen. Are they going to do a massive pairs dump or are they going to string it out over the second hour of GMA?? Stick around and find out. If you want to go back to my guesses on the pairings from a few weeks ago and amuse yourself until it’s time, then check it out —> Who’s gonna dance with whom?
ETA: Well, so far so good. They’re teasing it pretty good on GMA. Lara says there’s “a lot of overlap” – no idea what that means. George claims he got a sneak peek.
ETA2: Just teased it again, Lara said it was “surprising” – which I think means everyone’s getting a new partner, but we’ll see….
ETA3: Lara just talked about Cheryl having “3 of them” on the show previously and asked the question “Which one will she dance with this time, or will she dance with any of them? Does she have any say?” Heidi says, yes, let’s make it about Cheryl, her head ain’t big enough yet. ::eyeroll::
ETA4: Pairings coming up at 8:12!!!
ETA5: Here we go!!
ETA6: Tony on the show now. Boring, boring, boring. Can’t believe they are going this way. Melissa has no shot.
ETA7: Well, that’s it. How crappy. Gotta go dig!
ETA8: Whoo Derek/Shawn and Gilles/Peta!!
ETA9: Hmmm….well, the obvious favorite would be Joey/Kym. Not only did he get his former partner but he’s been dancing for a couple months now. But Derek and Shawn?? She’s so dang short…time will tell if they actually have a shot or not. Tristan/Pam will be hilarious, I think. Maks/Kirstie?? Boring.
All Stars – The Pairs!!
|Pam Anderson||5ft. 7in.||5ft. 11in.||Tristan|
|Kelly Monaco||5ft. 3in.||5ft. 9in.||Val|
|Melissa Rycroft||5ft. 4in.||6ft. 1in.||Tony|
|Shawn Johnson||4ft. 9in.||5ft. 10in.||Derek|
|Kirstie Alley||5ft. 7in.||6ft. 2in.||Maks|
|Bristol Palin||5ft. 5in.||5ft. 8in.||Mark|
|Joey Fatone||5ft. 11in.||5ft. 7in.||Kym|
|Helio Castroneves||5ft. 8in.||5ft. 2.5in.||Chelsie|
|Drew Lacey||5ft. 6in.||5ft. 4in.||Anna|
|Emmitt Smith||5ft. 9in.||5ft. 4in.||Cheryl|
|Apolo Ono||5ft. 8in.||5ft. 5in.||Karina|
|Gilles Marini||6ft. 1in.||5ft. 7in.||Peta|
ETA10: Vogue here and you can see a video of the GMA coverage of the LIVE announcement at this LINK.