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Entertainment Tonight Reveals More Of The Cast For DWTS Season 23 – Jana Kramer and More

Entertainment Tonight just published these pro and celebrities as dancing in Dancing With The Stars Season 23. Note the new name of JANA KRAMER…

Burke and Hough join returning pros Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Sasha Farber, Gleb Savchenko and Allison Holker. Former troupe member Jenna Johnson will make a her debut as a pro.

ET can exclusively confirm that Jana Kramer, Marilu Henner, former Texas Governor Rick Perry and Vanilla Ice are the latest celebrities headed to DWTS. Retired football star Calvin Johnson and Indy race car driver James Hinchcliffe are also on tap for the fall season, ET has learned.

They join a celebrity cast that includes Olympians Laurie Hernandez and Ryan Lochte, Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Amber Rose, Jake T. Austin and Little Woman: LA star Terra Jole.

More at Entertainment Tonight.

August 29, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Rob Wade, Deena Katz, And More Talk Of How They Put The Cast Together

Dancing With The Stars co-executive producer Rob Wade, fellow executive producer Deena Katz, ABC’s Rob Mills, and Joey Tague talked to PEOPLE about what it’s really like putting the cast together for Dancing With The Stars. Below are 4 secrets. Be sure to read the link for more.

1. “It’s like planning a dinner party.”
“We obviously have a list of people that we begin to reach out to months in advance,” says Wade. “We’ll get one or two people locked in and start to build around it. It’s like planning a dinner party. Once you’ve invited some friends, you start to work out which other friends to invite that will balance out the table.”

2. They’ve gone after some big names since the very first season.
Katz recently revealed that she has reached out to Bill Clinton almost every season, and Wade admits there are some stars they had to ask multiple times before they said yes.

“There are jewels that everyone has heard of – Jennifer Grey, Kirstie Alley, Paula Deen, Patti LaBelle – those are the people we asked almost every season until the timing was right,” he says. “Suzanne Somers was a work in progress for 20 seasons.”

3. The pro dancers are not picked to match the stars.
“Normally, we just have our pros and then once the cast is booked, we decide the pairings,” says Wade. “I personally get bored with seeing the pros with the same types of people season after season. It is fun to tell a different type of story when you pair them with different people.”

4. Current events play heavily into the casting process.
PEOPLE has confirmed that Olympian Ryan Lochte will compete on season 23 and it has been reported he will be joined by his fellow Olympian Laurie Hernandez.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Vanilla Ice to Dance on DWTS Season 23!

OMG – hilarious. From US Weekly – thanks to DWTSGossip for the heads up:

Ice, ice baby! Vanilla Ice is set to join the season 23 cast of Dancing With the Stars, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

The ’90s rapper, 48, is the latest to join the celeb-filled upcoming season, which will also star Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, Amber Rose, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jake T. Austin, Maureen McCormick, Little Women: L.A. star Terra Jole, soap opera actress Emma Samms and Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Cast To Be At The Grove Tuesday

Extra is listing the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 (or maybe some of the cast?) to be at The Grove at 10:30am tomorrow. If you live in the Los Angeles area, you might want to check it out. Hopefully, Extra will provide a video online.

Also, note that two of the couples plan to be with Tom Bergeron for the Good Morning America reveal. If you haven’t read on this news, see this link.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Good Morning America DWTS Announcement To Include Tom Bergeron And….

…..TWO of the new couples of Dancing With The Stars Season 23. I wonder who they will be?

And watch for the full cast to be on GMA on Sept. 7th like Gleb Savcehnko told us at this link.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Mandy Moore Reveals Tidbits On The DWTS Season 23 Opening Number And The New Cast

Kristyn Burtt interviewed Mandy Moore (a choreographer for Dancing With The Stars). Mandy talks on the cast a little and the opening number for the Premiere. More below. If you liked to see Kristyn interview Derek Hough, see Pure Derek Houghhere.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Rumor Watchouts: Indystar Speculates On James Hinchcliffe and Indianapolis 500 Champion Alexander Rossi

Indy Star is reporting that there might be a Indy race car driver to dance on Dancing With The Stars this season being there was an ABC reporter asking James Hinchcliffe questions. They speculate on other drivers too including Indianapolis 500 Champion Alexander Rossi who had to ask if he could talk about it. Read on for more and good job to Courtney. She was the first person that knew something was up early yesterday morning and put two and two together. Adding: Court also posted this post at the beginning of August.

FORT WORTH, Texas — IndyCar drivers James Hinchcliffe and Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi confirmed to IndyStar interest from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” which begins its 23rd season Sept. 12.

Neither admitted to agreeing to participate, however, Hinchcliffe was interviewed Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway by two men who identified themselves as working for ABC.

The top-secret reveal of the 13 celebrity cast members is Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Motor sports legend Mario Andretti and his grandson, IndyCar driver Marco Andretti, both were asked if they had interest in participating in the show as Helio Castroneves did in 2007, but they declined. Mario Andretti, 76, said show officials “tried really hard” to convince him, but he said his schedule is too busy.

“I’m flattered,” he said. “I’d have done it, but it would have taken me away from too many things I’m doing.”

Hinchcliffe would only say he’s “heard other (drivers) mentioned.” Rossi was even more vague as prospects are sworn to secrecy.

“Can I talk about this?” Rossi asked an Andretti Autosport staff member, who shook her head no.

“I can’t talk about it,” he followed.

To read the full article, see Indy Star.

August 28, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

ET Reports Laurie Hernandez Will Be Dancing On DWTS Season 23

Entertainment Tonight is reporting Laurie Hernandez will be dancing in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. They think Mark Ballas would make the perfect partner for her, but, there is no word on whether he’s dancing or not. Here is more…

The celebrity cast for season 23 of Dancing With the Stars just keeps getting better!

Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez will be competing for the coveted mirror ball trophy, sources confirm to ET.

The 16-year-old athlete from Team USA is freshly back in the United States following her impressive victories at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hernandez won silver on the balance beam, and gold in the women’s team all-around.

While there’s no word on whether or not pro Mark Ballas will return, it sounds like he could make a perfect partner for Hernandez. “I absolutely adore @lzhernandez02 just gorgeous,” he tweeted on Aug. 10. “#starpower #needadanceteacher? #RioOlympics2016.”

More at Entertainment Tonight.

August 27, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Sharna Burgess Answers Questions On Dancing With The Stars Season 23, Her Partner, And More

I’m on my way to the mountains with Cash and hubby, but, not before I post this new periscope with Sharna Burgess. She answers questions on Dancing With The Stars Season 23 , her partner (she says it’s not Ryan Lochte), and more. Thanks to @idolxfactor1 for recording.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Entertainment Tonight Teaser On Dancing With The Stars Season 23, Can Ryan Lochte’s Image Be Repaired?

Below is a fun teaser on the new season of Dancing With The Stars and how images can be repaired. If Ryan Lochte is dancing, can his image be repaired too like others in the past? I’m wishing him the best.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.