This is fun!! Thanks to @DWTSMaksimFans at twitter for the heads up and to MelMalade You Tube!!
Also, Maks talks about Dancing With The Stars and Kirstie below. Maks tells his thoughts about Carson Kressley who he hopes is still back for the season (I do too!). He also talks on the process of elimination, getting new routines, and how he’s approaching this season….
It is 7:20 in the east and, as you might have guessed, nary a mention of DWTS. You might have guessed this because of the interesting confluence of the Republican National Convention and Hurricane Issac. Of course, GMA will beat the crap out of both topics, but right now the emphasis is on Issac what with the 7th anniversary of Katrina coming up on Thursday…and Issac is heading for New Orleans.
Prince Harry on Lockdown?? Come on, GMA, really??
ETA 1: Okay, so 6:30 and they just teased it and the winner and partner are both in the studio. They showed them in silouette. Hmmmm….number 13 and partner. Looks like Sabrina. But that hair could also be Lacey, although Louis is the one in NYC right now.
ETA 2 Vogue here: Please LEAVE PRINCE HARRY ALONE! I love him!
ETA 3: They show all three contestants and they dance teasing us some more. Wow Lara, step up revolution.
ETA 4: Heidi’s back!! I love Prince Harry too – let a young guy have some fun. Of course, I think he had more fun in Vegas than even Derek typically does, but geez!!
ETA 5: Geez, GMA pimping Dance with Me once again. Poor Maks, he has it so rough. :::rolls eyes:::
ETA 6: I would like to thank GMA for their bit on Ryan Gosling…holy hot 6 pack!!! Is it hot in here??
ETA 7: Okay, the announcement is coming up next at 8:15! Stay tuned!
And the Winner is…..SABRINA BRYAN!! To the surprise of absolutely no one, and after more pimping about this than the All Star cast as a whole.
And Louis is her partner just as we said he would be. Louis disses all his previous partners, claiming that he can go all out with the choreo now. And they are saying it’s exciting because she was chosen by the public. Er…yeaah. Let’s see what happens when she’s up against the power houses of All Stars.
A couple screen caps…
And here is where I make a crack about how I was right…and Marky caught his plane finally.
Vogue here with some video coverage:
ETA 8: The first of the Pepsi-sponsored “After Party” segments is set to start at 9 AM EST. Not really sure how this works, buthere’s the link, if you want to check it out…I’ll be keeping an eye out to see what it’s all about. Hopefully -Court-
ETA 9: Looks like both Vogue and I are having problems accessing the After Party – I only caught about 20 seconds of video before my computer started buffering endlessly. The basic gist I got is that it’s just a recap of old Sabrina footage from season 5, and Sabrina answering questions submitted by viewers on Twitter. Maybe Vogue will be able to find and post video of it later -Court-
ETA 10: This is Vogue again and here is some coverage of the After Party today. I loved the part with Tony! He talked of how he choreographs, what Melissa is like now versus when he danced with her the first time, and how stiff the competition is going to be this season. More below (let’s hope this works. Be patient. It stops and goes a lot)…
Hey Dancettes, just a reminder:: On Monday Dancing With The Stars will be announcing the 13th contestant on Good Morning America at 7:00a.m. ET. Will it be Kyle Massey, Sabrina Bryan, or Carson Kressley? Also, who will be the winning contestant’s partner? Be sure to tune in and see! Our Princess Heidi will also be LIVE BLOGGING it here at PureDWTS which is always a hoot and entertaining!!
Then after Good Morning America, the Dancing With The Stars official site is holding a “Live After Party” at 9a.m. ET which you can read about and tune into here. Note how they plan to hold a Live After Party after every show at 10:00p.m. ET when the season starts as well.
You’re invited to our After Party! Join us this All-Star season as we bring you exclusive interviews after each Monday night show with stars, dancers and other special guests discussing the dances and events of the night. Live at 10PM ET.
What a season this is going to be! Are you excited yet? I’m so excited I can barely type these days when something exciting comes up. Here’s to Monday!
Carson Kressley is cracking me up again. Below is what he posted at his Facebook today for why fans should vote for him for the 13th spot on Dancing With The Stars. Figures about #3 though. Why am I not surprised?
The 5 Reasons to vote for Carson c/o ABC News:
1. I’ve been practicing a lot. My rumba looks amazing. Oh, and did I mention my dancing’s gotten pretty good, too?!
2. I’m an athlete. No really, I was the world champion amateur riding at the Worlds Championship Horse Show in 2009.
3. I reached out to Bristol Palin on Twitter. No response, but I think we could be friends!
4. I’ve already started designing my costumes. Let’s just say “sparkly” is an understatement.
5. Maks gives amazing shoulder massages and I have to get back on for All-Stars, so I can return the favor!
Also, here is Carson on Good Morning America today. FUN FUN FUN!!
Stay tuned. We find out MONDAY who will fill the 13th spot on Good Morning America! We’ll post the coverage as soon as we can.
ADDING: Carson also has a new blog up at parade.com that is well worth the fun read. Below is a take….
And that’s exactly what I thought when I heard I was one of three fan favorites nominated to be selected by the fans as the thirteenth contestant on the show! Isn’t everyone a former mirror ball winner? The answer is no…not Kirstie Alley, not Pamela Anderson and not Bristol Palin!
I think the rationale is that you didn’t have win your season, but you did need to bring something unique to the show— and you need to appeal to the show’s wide variety of fans.
For me it crystallizes into one word: sparkle. The show needs sparkle. Sure, Emmitt Smith will bring his athletic game to the season. Yes, Kelly Monaco will show the skill she showed to win season one. And most certainly Olympian Apolo Ohno will be great as well. But do they have sparkle? Do they have a sense of fun? Will they wear hot pants? Nope. That’s my job.
Dancing with the Stars is a variety show in the greatest sense of the word. There is live music, singing, dancing, drama and comedy. And what they need is not a cast of all great dancers and former champions, but a variety to keep it fun and interesting. It’s about being entertained. Did I mention they need ME?!
And how fun would it be to see me and the likes of Bristol Palin battling it out? Me and Pam Anderson comparing notes on hair color? And then, there is the intense sexual chemistry between me and Maks.
Kyle Massey was a guest on The Insider to campaign for the 13th spot on the All Stars season of Dancing With The Stars. He does some dance moves with the interviewer and explains how excited he is to campaign and do the show if picked. He’s “ready” for all the motions and everything it takes..the long hours of rehearsals, etc.. He also talks of the success run of the Dancing With The Stars Live In Las Vegas show. He has some tricks planned if picked to do the All Star season, but, he will do whatever the fans want. He speaks highly about Bristol Palin and her family. Here is more in detail….
UPDATE: You can also watch Kyle on Good Morning America today HERE.
Today dancers from Maks, Tony, and Val’s ‘Dance With Me Studios’ were on Good Morning America. They set the stage in the background dancing while Sabrina campaigned for votes for the All Stars wild card spot on Dancing With The Stars. Fun! Check it out!
UPDATE: Below is Sabrina Byran on Ryan Seacrest On Air. She campaigns some more and also dishes on who she thinks will win the all star season of Dancing With The Stars. She picks Derek Hough and Shawn Johnson.
Hey, just some things to watch out for next week on Good Morning America. Sabrina Bryan, Carson Kressley, and Kyle Massey will be guests for special Dancing With The Stars segments on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Also, Apolo Ohno will be a guest on the show on Thursday as well. So, be sure to tune in and if you can’t, know we’ll have you covered. Details below from an ABC Press release.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 – Actress Jessica Chastain (“Lawless”); “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” viewers’ choice No. 1, Sabrina Bryan; a preview of the new season of TV Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race”; ABC’s Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser on how to find the best doctor when faced with an illness
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 – “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” viewers’ choice No. 2, Kyle Massey; contributor Tory Johnson with Secret Deals and Steals for viewers; one bone marrow donor meets his recipient for the first time; Sprinkles Cupcakes founder Candace Nelson
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 – Olympic multi-medalist speed skater and “Dancing with the Stars” winner Apolo Anton Ohno; a preview of OWN’s “Lovetown USA,” helping singles find love; “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” viewers’ choice No. 3, Carson Kressley; grilling block party with chef Marcus Samuelson; 24 ways to make your food taste better
Exclusive to Entertainment Weekly, Dancing With The Stars has a new on-line Emmy campaign video to help them win for “Outstanding Reality Competition” which they’ve been nominated for six times without a win. They’ve decide to use this season’s All Stars cast to help them make a pitch for it. Check it out at Entertainment Weekly. It’s a MUST SEE!! Pamela Anderson oozes. Drew Lachey is a hoot at the end. Wow, and did you know 500 people work behind the scenes?
The Emmy Awards take place on Sunday, September 23rd on ABC at 7:00pm ET. To view a list of all the Emmy nominations for Dancing With The Stars this year (and some reactions), see our previous posting here.
Thanks to @LinzeyReed for the heads up on the video.
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!!!