Isn’t it fun to see the cast of Dancing With The Stars do some Red Carpet events again? This past week, Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba attended a Sally Morrison & LoveGold Celebration to honor Academy Award Nominee Lupita Nyong’o at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California. I’m loving this dress and she is wearing the perfect shoes too. You can view more fun photos of Carrie Ann at Zimbio Pictures. Photographer: Gabriel Olsen
Doesn’t Miss Karina look stunning? Jim will have a fun wake up call today. Last night, the Dancing With The Stars pro attended united4: good and Variety Magazine Present “united4:humanity” at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. You can view more gorgeous photos of Karina at Zimbio Pictures. Photographer: Frederick M. Brown
ETA: USA Today talked with Karina at this event about Brooke. Karina also mentioned she doesn’t know who her new partner will be on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Below is a take….
“Brooke has become not just our friend, but she’s our family. When you do an interview with her, you feel like you’re not on national TV,” she told USA TODAY at Thursday night’s Unite4:Good gala in Los Angeles. “We will definitely miss Brooke. I hope she visits us.”
Erin Andrews is the new DWTS’ co-host, but the dancing stars have not been announced. Smirnoff says she doesn’t know who her partner will be.
“Producers know the dancers talk,” so they don’t give us information, she says. “We’re all one big dysfunctional family.”
Last night, several of our pros from Dancing With The Stars attended OK! Magazine’s Pre-Oscar Event! From what we can gather so far, Gleb Savchenko was there along with his former Dancing With The Stars partner Lisa Vanderpump. Maks and Val Chmerkovksiy were also in attendance. You can view some new photos of Maks and Val at Getty Images. Photo below is courtesy of Gleb’s instagram. Adorable and it’s so good to see Lisa and Gleb together again. I’m also glad to see Gleb is still in LA being his wife Elena flew back to Australia yesterday. Can I entertain the thought that he might still be a part of Dancing With The Stars Season 18? *sigh and still hoping* All I know is I will always be a fan and nothing is final until Tuesday.
ETA: Gleb will be teaching a master class at LA Ballroom Studio on April 11th. If interested in attending, see LA Ballroom Facebook. They also have some new pictures of he and Elena dancing this week at their studio at this link.
Oh, I love when Sasha posts dance videos like this! Sasha, more please please!
Russell Wilson has been asked and wants to do Dancing With The Stars at some point, but, not this season. He wants to concentrate on his football career. He says positive things on Erin Andrews as well. From Access Hollywood….
According to an ABC Press release, Derek Hough will be on Good Morning America for their Oscar broadcast on Monday, March 3rd (the day before the Dancing With The Stars cast announcement). Note how the release says Derek will be “dazzling the audience with his renowned choreography”. Also, all eyes on anything Derek might say about the new season of Dancing With The Stars if he’s interviewed about it? Note how former Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke will also be on the show to talk about the Oscar red carpet. Below is take from the link. Also, Heidi comments as well with her thoughts….
On Monday, March 3, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott and Ginger Zee will anchor live from Los Angeles, showcasing all the highlights, plus exclusive interviews with some of the celebration’s big winners. Multi-Grammy winning musician John Legend will perform live in our studio after singing at last night’s star-studded Governors Ball. “Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer Derek Hough will dazzle the audience with his renowned choreography. Additionally, Brooke Burke-Charvet will join the team with behind-the-scenes dish from the red carpet, plus the fashion experts will weigh in on the night’s red carpet hits and misses. Comedian DL Hughley brings us inside some of Hollywood’s exclusive after parties and model Camila Alves shows viewers how she got ready for her big night on the red carpet.
Heidi: I kinda sense a “let the audience down gently” moment. Or perhaps an announcement of other kind? I can’t wait to find out.
ETA: Since our posts above, E Online is now reporting that their sources have told them Derek is returning to Dancing With The Stars for the new season. We are getting reports on this at twitter as well from @DWTSgossip today. Hold tight! As we posted at Pure Derek Hough, this isn’t a 100% confirm until Tuesday when the cast is officially announced on Good Morning America.
ETA2: It appears Derek is the choreographer for “GMA’S Salute To The Oscars. You can read about it here.
More and more this sounds like a “go” especially with @DWTSgossips new hints as well? If true though, who will be their partners? I hope Derek and Emma or Sharna!!
Today Cheryl Burke’s appearance was aired on the Bethenny Show. Keep in mind as you watch this coverage that this interview was recorded about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks ago. Note in the 4th video, Bethenny talks of her dream partners if she were to do Dancing With The Stars! She said she would definitely do the show if Maks Chmerkovskiy were to come back. Hmmm….
Carrie Ann Inaba has spoken with E Online about Dancing With The Stars letting go of Brooke Burke and hiring Erin Andrews to take her place. Like us, Carrie Ann was shocked and saddened….
“I was floored,” Inaba told me at last night’s World Gold Council and LoveGold pre-Oscar party in honor of Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o. “I immediately texted her to see if she was OK.”
ABC announced on Monday that Burke-Charvet is being replaced by sports reporter Erin Andrews.
“We all know this kind of stuff happens in our business and we all have to be prepared and nothing’s forever and you have to be willing to change, but it was shocking,” Inaba continued. “I’m not going to lie—I was shocked and saddened.”
And here are Carrie Ann’s thoughts about Erin…
Describing Andrews as “really tough,” Inaba said, “I think it’s going to change the vibe of the show a little bit.
“I think that when she’s asking questions she’s going to push some buttons a little bit,” she said. “I’m curious to see how that’ll work.”
I’m curious about that too? I have to admit with all of the changes now, I’m getting such a dark feeling right now? Help Everyone.
To read the full article, see E Online.
We’ve got a new name to add to the rumor mill. This time it’s Sean Avery. Below is more from Page Six….
Sean Avery is joining the cast of “Dancing With the Stars,” sources exclusively tell Page Six.
The former Rangers star has been spotted working out in preparation for the show at the New York studio of Gwyneth Paltrow’s trainer Tracy Anderson.
The move will be Avery’s latest career change after working at high-fashion ad agency Lipman, which ran out of cash and closed last year.
If true, what do you think and who do you see him dancing with?? I’m not sure who he is, but, I see can see him dancing with Sharna!!