Oh, I had forgotten how Billy Dee was in “Brian’s Song”. I loved that movie! Anyway, let us know what you think of this first rehearsal video of Emma and Billy….
Other than needing more facial expressions, James looks fantastic. What do you think?
E Online interviewed Tom Bergeron about Dancing With The Stars Season 18. In the interview, they ask him about Erin Andrews and the new Switch Up dance (sounds like he’s much like us about it?) which you can read about below. Lots more at the link including his thoughts about Brooke Burke Charvet and who he’s excited to see dance.
“Erin and I first worked together when we did the Scripps Spelling Bee for ABC back a few years ago,” Bergeron said. “She’s very energetic and smart and funny, and I think she’s going to bring all of that to the show.”
But he did have some advice for Andrews, which he shared with her over dinner.
“I just basically said to her, ‘Trust your gut, and if you want to—because we’re friends—take a shot at me.’ I was telling her about when Drew Lachey filled in some seasons ago for a few weeks, he would take these shots at me, and I love that, so I told her not to hold back.”
The other major change in store for fans is the new “Switch Up” twist, which will give America the chance to change up the dance partners. And some of the contestants have already expressed their dislike of the new twist, which pro Val Chmerkovskiy called “horrible.”
“I’m not sure yet how it’s going to play out. I don’t know if it’s just for a week or whatever they do it they’re going to do it for the balance of the season, so I’m kind of as curious as you and the dancers are, as to how this is going to play,” Bergeron said. “It’s either going to be very intriguing and exciting or a trainwreck.”
People.com caught up with Candice Cameron Bure last night at the premiere of “Muppets Most Wanted” last night. They asked her about Dancing With The Stars. She said she “literally screamed” when she found out her partner was Mark Ballas. She also talked on her competition. Below is more in detail…
Cameron Bure said her family “would have been happy with anyone,” but she’s especially thrilled to have Ballas, who’s already giving her tips for keeping her lines clean and shoulders up, by her side.
“I literally screamed when I saw Mark! We just go together really well, and he’s really patient, and very kind, and very gentle, so I was really happy,” she explained.
Still, Cameron Bure is already eying her biggest competition: Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who will compete separately.
“Hello! They’re Olympic gold medalists!” she joked. “They’re ‘ice dancers’! Hello?!”
You can read the full article at People.com. I bet these two will be pretty good, do you? I like her smile too. Let us know what you think.
Quick Update: ABC MediaNet is starting to release new photos of the new cast rehearsing in the studio. Yo can see what they have so far at this link. So far, you can see Derek & Amy, Billy & Emma, and Peta & James. Keep checking back as they might be uploading more soon.
ETA: And now Getty Images has more!!
ETA2: The official site has posted a new gallery for the rehearsals photos. You can view them here.
Also, if you do a search a Getty Images for each person in the cast, you can see individual shots of them from the official photo shoot. They are awesome. I have a feeling the official site will be uploading them soon. So, keep checking there too. Thanks to Gitte for the heads up!
ETA3: Also is this new banner at Dancing With The Stars Facebook not cool? I’m loving it.
Good Morning All! To get us started today, you won’t want miss hitting the Daily Mail. Getty Images also has fun pics here, here, here, and here of Karina Smirnoff, Witney Carson, Emma Slater, and Peta Murgatroyd. You can also view Mark Ballas and Candace Cameron Bure at Getty Images.
And we can’t forget about our beautiful couple Derek Hough and Amy Purdy in Sochi as well pictured below. Speaking of….don’t miss heading to Pure Derek Hough to see them in a fun rehearsal video from Sochi. Pics too! A MUST SEE!