Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy visited ‘Extra’ at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California. Below are some images from Getty. Click the pics if you’d like to see more.
Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec were guests on Access Hollywood this morning. They talked about Dancing With The Stars and why he decided to dance. Kym says she thinks Robert is going to surprise a lot of people. I’m love loving this couple. They are so full of charm…
According to People today, Tony Dovolani has renewed his contrct with Dancing With The Stars for three more years. Read on for more….
Dovolani has renewed his contract with the show for the next three years, he tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I’ve been on the show since season 2 and when last season ended, my contract had ended. The executives asked, ‘How do you feel about the show?’ I expressed how much I love the show and how big a part of my life the show has been. They were really pleased to hear that because they had every intention of asking me back.”
He says he is happy that the show has done so well, and for so long. “This is our ten-year anniversary – 20 seasons. How many shows can actually say that?”
Since he started with DWTS in 2005, he says the show has become “a household name. I love being able to travel and have people tell me they grew up watching it. They say our show has connected them with their siblings or with their kids or their grandkids.”
See People for more as he also talks about his wife Lina! They are so cute!
Stay Tuned! We plan to make a new Dancing With The Stars Russia Week 3 post tomorrow for Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, and Elena Samodanova. For now, how about this teaser?
ETA: Note that the show starts 4 hours later this week at 12:55pm ET!! Thanks to @Jane9668 for the heads up!
If you haven’t been following along so far and you’d like to catch up, see these previous postings and comments to see why we’re captivated. Here’s to the show tomorrow.
If you head to Getty Images, you can see Julianne Hough working out in West Hollywood. There is a good reason for that. She’s getting ready to go on tour with Derek again this summer. Who plans to attend? I do for sure.
Also, how about some new photos of the cast arriving to rehearsals yesterday? If you go to the Daily Mail, you can see Sharna Burgess, Mark Ballas, and Willow Shields (check out that smile). Sharna’s Mom is pictured too.
Below are some videos too. I believe these are from Wednesday?
Noah Galloway was offered other Reality TV roles, but, he says “Dancing With The Stars” is the perfect fit since he wanted to stay near his kids. He and Sharna Burgess plan to rehearse for the show in Burmingham, Alabama. He’s got such a touching and inspiring platform like Amy Purdy. Below is more from Fox411…
Then, “DWTS” came calling and Galloway said it was a perfect fit instead of other reality shows he was offered, such as “Survivor.”
Galloway couldn’t bear going to a remote location, cut off from his kids.
But “DWTS” has arranged for Galloway and his partner, Sharna Burgess, to rehearse in his Birmingham, Alabama hometown, where he plans to get a new state-of-the-art prosthetic arm suitable for dancing.
Meanwhile, dance pro Burgess said, “Yes, he’s a double amputee and yes, there are going to be things he can’t do, but what he has is an incredible drive and dedication.”
Galloway, an “American Sniper” fan who doesn’t like to talk about the film “because it’s become so political” still likes to share his favorite part of the film, when Chris Kyle visits a therapist who urged him to help fellow veterans.
“I’ve worked closely with other veterans who have been injured after me and that was a healing part for me to work with them,” Galloway said.
Galloway said vets reached out to him after his Men’s Health cover, “thanking me for being a positive image of veterans. I didn’t see that coming. It touched me. The military is my family.
“I’m hoping I make them proud on this show.”
I just love this couple!! Not only will he make Vets proud, but, America too. Be sure to read the full story at Fox411. Also, if you’d like to know even more on Noah, see this piece at Garage Games (thanks to Sam for sending!).
Fox411 has a fun article up with Charlotte McKinney. She talks of why she decided to dance on Dancing With The Stars and wishes her partner Keo Motsepe “Good Luck” (lol). This is cute. Read on…
She said her decision to do the show was to broaden her fan base, and rock some over-the-top dancing attire.
“I love the show and think it appeals to a lot of different audiences and age groups,” she said. “Adults like it but so do their kids. The costumes are great and the judges can be hilarious!”
Although the blonde bombshell took a few dance classes in her day, she’s far from formally trained.
“I like every 8-year-old was enrolled in a class because I love to dance,” she said. “I was so disappointed when I saw that I couldn’t do my own dance, but I actually had to follow instructions.”
Which could bode ill for her dance pro partner Keo Motsepe, as McKinney likes to dance to her own beat.
“I have never been big on being told what to do,” she said. “So good luck Keo.”
More at Fox411.
Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Judges To Be On LIVE With Kelly And Michael And More DWTS TV Heads Up
Just somes TV Heads Up to mark on your calendars:
-As previously reported, don’t miss seeing Derek and Julianne Hough on The Ellen Show on March 2nd. They plan to talk about their new tour. ETA: Julianne and Derek will also be on Good Morning America as well on Monday. They will be on AOL Build.com at 2:00pmET. Big press day and I bet tickets for their new tour will go on sale soon. Be ready!
-Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron will be on The Meredith Vieira Show on March 5th!!
-Also, Dancing With The Stars judges Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Julianne Hough are scheduled to be on “LIVE With Kelly And Michael” on March 13th just in time before the premiere!! Be sure to watch! Let’s hope they tell us more about how they are going the work with the contestants for the new season that Julianne recently mentioned in a new interview (I have always loved when they worked with the contestants in the past. Seeing more of that would be so cool).
I’m liking Peta Murgatroyd And Michael Sam’s partnership so far!! You can listen to another interview with them after the cast announcement below. Also, if you’d like to see Peta and some of the other cast members arriving to rehearsals yesterday, see the Daily Mail and Getty Images.
Fox Latino interviewed Mark Ballas And Willow Shields! They talk all about what they hope to bring to the table for Dancing With The Stars Season 20. Willow goes through what she’s most nervous about too. Mark is also glad Derek his back for the season. You can listen to this interview this link. There are a few other interviews in this video footage too.