Last night, Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy attended the 2015 Samsung Launch Party! To see some photos, click on the photo below.
Last night at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show, Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough won for ‘America’s Favorite Choreographer’ and ‘America’s Favorite Performance’ for “Elastic Heart” along with Julianne Hough and Tessandra Chavez! Julianne Hough also won for ‘Favorite Dance Idol’. Carrie Ann Inaba also was named the ‘2015 Role Model Award’. Congratulations to Everyone!! For more coverage on the night including video of Derek accepting his awards, photos, and more, see Pure Derek Hough.
As you know from yesterday’s report, Len Goodman will not be a judge for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. However, he could be involved in some capacity. There are also plans to have guest judges.
Also, Lizze Grubman (Tony Dovolani’s publicist), confirmed at twitter last night that Tony Dovolani will not be a judge as we suspected.
And the question on all of our minds, will there be a new fourth judge? Nothing has been confirmed yet, but, Yahoo News has mentioned “a permanent fourth judge will not be appointed”. Thanks to Meghan for this heads up.
The guest judges filling Goodman’s shoes have yet to be named, but a permanent fourth judge will not be appointed.
Again, we stress, nothing is official or confirmed yet!! Judging very much seems to still be in the working stages?
Oh, and isn’t this new ad for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 fun? Thanks to Trisha Cannon for recording.
DWTS 21 Watchout: NBA Basketball Player Anthony Davis Does “The Whip” And ‘Nae Nae’ On The Late Late Show
NBA Basterball player Anthony Davis said he “kinda” turned down Dancing With The Stars on the Late Late Show last night (he told TMZ the same a while back). He would be fun though. Check out this fun video with him doing “the whip” and the ‘nae nae’. Just in case Anthony “kinda” changes his mind, we better add him to the watch out….
According to E Online, Len Goodman is out as a judge. However, Executive Producer Rob Wade said he will be involved in “some capacity”. Here is more….
There will be no 10s from Len this season.
Len Goodman has exited Dancing With the Stars ahead of its 21st season, E! News has confirmed.
“Len will not be returning as a judge this season on Dancing with the Stars due to his schedule as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in the UK and the birth of his new grandson,” showrunner Rob Wade said in a statement of Goodman’s exit. “He still might be involved in the season at some capacity, but we will have to wait and see. ”
While Goodman had announced in December 2014 that he would be leaving his post as the ABC reality hit’s head judge, he appeared to have had a change of heart in January, with Wade telling us that season 20 would not be Goodman’s “last season.”
More at E Online.
Has dancer Hayley Erbert been added to the cast of Dancing With The Stars? Watch the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Pro reveal again below (in the rehearsal part). There is a dancer with long dark hair dancing. Have “the powers that be” added her (or someone else) as Pro or maybe part of troupe? Fascinating if so. Thanks to Loree at Pure Derek Hough and her eagle eye. Let us know what you think? In case you don’t know Hayley, she was in the “Move Live On Tour” this summer!! She was amazing!
Hmmmmm, check out this tweet below from Kacy Catanzaro. Could this American gymnast/American Ninja Warrior be dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 21? What’s more with Sasha Farber who had tweeted her with, “I’m sure you can dance! Everyone can dance.” Oh, let’s hope this comes true! What do you think? Thanks to Jennie for the heads up!
ETA: Did this rumor just get stronger? Thanks to @DWTSgossip via @DWTS360 for the heads up….
While DWTS had yet to finalize its cast when we spoke with showrunner Rob Wade, he told us fans could expect to see most of their favorites return for season 21. “I don’t think the cast will be much different than the one we’ve had the last couple of seasons,” he said.
Still, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any changes. So who’s definitely in and who might be out when the reality hit returns on Sept. 14?
The Judges: While Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli are all definitely returning to their seats at the judge’s table, the jury is still out on head judge Len Goodman’s involvement. (Goodman had previously said he was leaving the show prior to season 20, but then back-tracked.)
“It’s been back and forth the last year. I said to him, look, see how you feel,” told us. “I’m waiting. He’s in England, he’s working. I think there’s a good chance he’s not going to back for some of the shows…We’ll see where he lands, we’ll see how his health is, what he wants to do. But whatever happens this season, whether he comes back for some or none, the following season…I’m sure he’d be back for.”
For now, the show is once again looking at having some big names stop by to fill in for Goodman, with Wade confirming, “We’re looking at guest judges.”
Also, Val wants another mirror ball…
And fans shouldn’t expect Val Chmervoskiy to rest on his recent win with Rumer Willis, as the show’s casting director Deena Katz told us, “Three days after he won, he texted me like, ‘Babe, I need another one.’ I was like, ‘You just had one!’ And he’s like, ‘I need to do it again!'”
So yes, expect Val to return as well. (He even called and left a voicemail for Wade as we were speaking. No joke!)
EEk! More at E Online.
How awesome is this!! Congratulations Julianne and Brooks!!!
juleshough: We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love
According to a few fans watching Good Morning America today, the new pros for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 will be announced TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 19th!! It’s time, All! Things are really starting to ramp up!!!! You ready? Thanks to @ndole12 for the heads up!