And more Nae Nae! Go Gary! Having fun is all that matters….
GMA Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Cast Reveal Up Close And Personal – Guest Blog, Photos, Video By Cathy
This is so awesome. A Derek Hough fan named Cathy was able to attend the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Cast Reveal on Monday. Below she reports on it for us. She also sent us some amazing photos and videos of the cast from “behind the scenes”. You can read even more on Bindi Irwin at Pure Derek Hough. Be sure to thank Cathy for her time. (((THANKS Cathy)))!!!
What an awesome experience it was to attend the GMA DWTS Cast Reveal for S21 live in Times Square, NYC, on 9/2/15! This was my first time attending such a special event, and it was so exciting and a lot of fun!
Just before 8am, a group of pros and celebrities made their grand entrance onto the GMA plaza, and the audience began cheering for them. Only some of the cast was present as the remainder of the cast had other commitments. During the time up until the cast reveal segment, which was scheduled to air at 8:15, all the pros and celebrities, along with Tom Bergeron, interacted and mingled with the studio audience…talking with us and taking lots of selfies! And it was fun watching them as they enjoyed interacting with one another! At one point we even watched Tony and Louis playfully dancing together, and then Keo and Bindi began to dance together. It was all so spontaneous and so priceless! They all…pros and celebrities alike…went out of their way to entertain us while we stood waiting! The GMA staff also gave us paddles…one that read “ABC GMA DWTS Cast Reveal ” and the other had a perfect “10” score written on it…to add to the overall festivities of the occasion. Shortly later one of the staff came out carrying this season’s MBT…yeah, THE coveted MBT, and what a stunning award it was to see in person! It was awesome to see all these behind-the-scenes moments live! Read more..
Awww, the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 are all smiles for the most part as they arrive for rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Take a look at Getty Images to see.
Hpw about some more fun things from yesterdays announcement in New York City? First, if you go to Quite Unconventional, you can read about a fan’s adventure at the taping, see some fun photos, and more.
This is awesome!! Check it out. You can see the title shoot behind the scenes too….
ETA: Here are a couple of interviews on the same day….
We know you are dying for more “Nae Nae”. So, here ya go….
How about some rehearsal photos? If you go to Disnet ABC you can see some of the couples in their first rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Scroll to the bottom of the page and then keep clicking on “load more” until they all come up. Keep checking the link as they may load more soon. Thanks to DWTSGossip for the heads up.
USA Today has a great feature up with the new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Executive Rob Wade talks on the cast. Some of the cast also speak about dancing on the show.
Less than two weeks ago, National Guard specialist Skarlatos “was on a train in France (and now) he’s become a genuine national hero. It’s very exciting that we can have someone like this on this season,” says executive producer Rob Wade, adding that Skarlatos is representing his close friends and fellow heroes Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler.
Season 21’s celebrities also include controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen and the contest’s first married competitors, Alexa PenaVega (Nashville, Spy Kids franchise) and Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush).
Don’t expect any competitive trash-talking in the PenaVega household. If the two faced elimination, “I would want to be the one voted off because … I want him to do well. But he also wants me to do well,” Alexa PenaVega says. “We’re not good at being competitive.”
There is a friendly wager, she says during a joint interview with Carlos. “If I go further in this competition, he has to salsa with me whenever I want.”
The two actor/singers were approached simultaneously but separately about appearing. (Jewel and her then-husband, Ty Murray, were supposed to be the first married celebrity competitors during Season 8, but a training injury forced her to cancel her appearance.)
“This opportunity to learn something brand new and challenge ourselves really drew us to” say yes, Carlos PenaVega says.
More at USA Today.
Also, don’t miss reading this People article as well for a few more thoughts from the cast. Here is just a little take from the link. You know where to go for more.
“This is going to be more terrifying than jumping on top of a crocodile,” Irwin told PEOPLE, who exclusively broke the news of her casting. Still, the 17-year-old revealed that she will use this “new and exciting adventure” as a way to pay tribute to her late father, Steve Irwin.
“My dad will always be with me in spirit,” Irwin said. “Embarking on this journey, I really want to make him as proud as possible.”
Helping her along that journey will be her partner, Derek Hough, who described the teenage wildlife conservationist as “a breath of fresh air.”
Here ya go! Below are some photos and videos of the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Pairings Announcement! Thanks to @idolxfactor for the video coverage and here is to the new season! WOO HOO!
Good Reveal Day morning, Ya’ll!! Finally the tedium of the Day by Day (kinda sorta) reveal is over and it will all be out there for everyone to obsess over. If you haven’t been here in a while, or have never been here before, please do us the courtesy of reading the DWTS Season 21 Reveal Day-by-Day post and ALL of the comments before commenting here. It’s not fun for us to answer questions that have been asked (and answered) 500 times. ESPECIALLY if it’s something easily googled. Really, people, google is a wonderful thing. I’ve also added links to previous posts for couples that were revealed previously, so you have them for easy reference.
ETA: Figured out why Derek, at least, isn’t in NYC. His new TV show with Julianne and Maria Menounos started shooting last night. Yes, they turned their holiday dance battles into an ABC show. Very enterprising people, the Houghs…and Maria. I would imagine that the pros who are not present had other plans – and the power to say “can’t do it”. Or perhaps rehearsing with the celeb out of town who had previous plans, ala Allison.
ETA2: They brought out most of the announced celebs – those who could be there, obviously – and same with the pros. Looked like Val was expecting more of an ovation.
ETA3: Okay, I confess, Paula is cracking me up. Oh, look, the last celeb is down there!
REVEAL #1 – Bindi Irwin
REVEAL #2 – Victor Espinoza
REVEAL #3 – Nick Carter
REVEAL #4 – Hayes Grier
REVEAL #5 – Alexa Vega
REVEAL #6 – Carlos Pena, Jr.
REVEAL #7 – Chaka Kahn
REVEAL #8 – Andy Grammer
REVEAL #9 – Gary Busey
REVEAL #10 – Kim Zolciak
REVEAL #11 – Tamar Braxton
REVEAL #12 – Paula Deen
REVEAL #13 – Alek Skarlatos
And here are the pairings…will update as the show progresses.
ETA: Ugh. Louis is definitely back.
|Paula Deen||5ft. 5in.||5ft. 10in.||Louis|
|Bindi Irwin||5ft. 1in.||5ft. 10in.||Derek|
|Alexa Vega||5ft. 1in.||5ft. 8in.||Mark|
|Tamar Braxton||??||5ft. 10/11in.||Val|
|Kim Zolciak||5ft. 9in.||6ft. 1in.||Tony|
|Chaka Khan||5ft. 4in.||6ft. 2in.||Keo|
|Alek Skarlatos||??||5ft. 3in.||Linday|
|Victor Espinoza||5ft. 2in.||5ft. 5in.||Karina|
|Andy Grammer||6ft. 1in.||5ft. 6in.||Allison|
|Nick Carter||6ft. 0in.||5ft. 6in.||Sharna|
|Carlos Pena, Jr.||5ft.6in.||5ft. 3in.||Witney|
*My old research has Val at 5’9″ but I met him in the middle since Google has grown him since then. All heights are approximate. As I noted the other day – anyone can make any claim they want on the internet.