Gear up all and MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! According to TV Grapevine, the cast announcement for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 will take place on Good Morning America Wednesday, September 4th!
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Woo Hoo! Things are really starting to warm up for the new season now. So exciting!!
And yay, Heidi will be back from her vacation just in time to run a live blog on it. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: Not sure what to make of the later time of the Cast Announcement (as they usually announce it three weeks before the air date of the show), but, Troupe member Julian Tocker has tweeted that it might be part of the new format. Whatever the outcome, all is good. You can read his exact quote here.
Lots of little odds and ends from today, from Derek and Karina partying in the Dell Suite at the Beyonce concert, to Kellie and Derek being on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. And if that wasn’t enough, Kellie’s video, featuring Derek, is being previewed on GMA tomorrow and will then play for 24 hours on GMA.com!! Also see PureDerekHough.com for links to stills from Derek’s movie.
Spotted in the Dell-hosted Hyde box were sexy couple Chris Evans and Minka Kelly, Seth Rogen, Jason Alexander, Derek Hough and Brittany Snow and boyfriend Tyler Hoechlin as well as a mini Glee confab of sorts with Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera, who brought along beau Big Sean.
Below is a short video of Derek talking to Bella Thorne (remember, he and Mark danced with her and Zendaya for a Disney thing).
According to Examiner.com, Kellie’s going to be featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame:
Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler took her turn on the dance floor on this year’s season of Dancing with the Stars. Paired with professional performer Derek Hough, the American Idol alum was crowned the winner, and her finale costume and mirrorball trophy will find its way into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The show trinkets will be showcased on the second floor of the landmark exhibit beginning on Wednesday (July 3).
That’s pretty cool. The Country Music Hall of Fame is a very interesting place, even if you’re not a fan of Country Music in particular. ALSO, Kellie’s NEW music video for Someone Somewhere Tonight, featuring Derek, will be shown (in part) on GMA tomorrow. After that, the whole video will play on GMA online. Can’t wait!! From CountryMusicRocks.net
ABC Television’s “Good Morning America” will air a sneak peek of Kellie Pickler’s new music video for “Someone Somewhere Tonight” tomorrow morning, Wednesday, July 3, during the 8:30 AM (all time zones) segment. The video reunites Pickler with her “Dancing with the Stars” Mirrorball Trophy-winning partner, Derek Hough. Once the sneak peek has aired on “Good Morning America,” the full music video will be shown exclusively on GoodMorningAmerica.com for the next 24 hours.
Vogue here with an UPDATE: Heidi has a link to watch Kelly’s new video featuring Derek at Pure Derek Hough now. Be sure to see it here if interested. Their dancing is out of this world. Kelly and Derek put all of their heart and soul into it. It’s so beautiful and passionate, it makes me want to cry!!!!
Woohoooooo! After weeks of few casting rumors and a hectic week of pro watching, the big day is finally here: today we find out who’s going to be dancing on season 16, and who they’ll be dancing with (I presume). I’m assuming this cast announcement is going to pretty closely mirror the season 14 cast announcement, which was also on GMA: they kill time and tantalize us with periodic clues and whatnot for the first hour or so, then they announce all of the celebs, take a commercial break, announce which pro each celeb is paired with, take another commercial break, have a brief Q&A session with the couples, and then they’re done. A lot less painless than sitting through the fauxmance and schlock of The Bachelor, if you ask moi
First, a few ground rules: please, please, PLEASE do NOT keep hitting refresh repeatedly on this page! We keep upgrading our server, but during high-traffic times (such as the cast announcement), things tend to get a bit…wonky. If you keep hitting refresh, I cannot get in the dash to update the page, and thus nobody gets any updates. Try to keep the refreshing limited to every 15 minutes, k? You can also feel free to follow @puredwts on Twitter – Heidi will be tweeting the names as they’re announced as well. Also, if you’re watching the announcement yourself (or are carefully monitoring Twitter/the interwebs) and hear the names, PLEASE – do not post them in the comments if you don’t see them posted in the body of the post (looking at YOU, Grant). Not only does this also clog up the server and prevent me from updating the post, it also irritates the hell out of me, as I am not a) Amish, b) broke, or c) living in a van down by the river, and I, like you, have television, internet, and Twitter. If you don’t see it posted, it’s because I’m still trying to get into the dash – not because I don’t see it.
UPDATE: Moving the list of couples up to the top of the page for those who don’t want to hear all my play-by-plays I went ahead and putSean & Petaon the list, but they are by no means a sure thing…
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)…
We have just a couple of more media things to share today. Below is Donald and Peta on LIVE! With Kelly this morning. If you can’t see the video, you can view it at the LIVE! With Kelly site here. “Baby, something is on my mind…”
Here are the top three couples being interviewed with Tony Dovolani and Extra as well…
So, after a round of interviews with the press, our Season 14 Champs, Donald and Peta joined the Jimmy Kimmel LIVE Show via satellite. Jimmy is a goof ball as always as he tries to put them on the spot.
PopTVDotCom was able to capture some of the cast going to some after parties after the show. They have good things to say on the winners and how much fun they had…
Saving the best for last, below is Donald & Peta, Mark & Katherine, and William and Cheryl on Good Morning America today after catching a red eye to New York City last night. GMA asks them some great questions, Len has a special message for Donald and it’s well deserved, William’s little boy shows some love (a total awwww moment), and the couples dance too….
“Shall we dance?” Katie Couric and Good Morning America go “behind the scenes” of Dancing With The Stars. She says she’s “caught the dancing bug”. The contestants have as well. See why below. Such a fun segment!
ABC has released a new Good Morning America promo for tomorrow. As we speculated last week, Katie Couric is doing a fun spread on Dancing With The Stars Monday!! So, be sure to tune in. Here she is with Derek dancing….
Thanks to Miss Heidi and Pure Derek Hough for the heads up. If you haven’t seen our picture post with some teasers on this new segment to be aired on Good Morning America tomorrow, be sure you do so in a previous posting here.
Dancing With The Stars’ co-host Brooke Burke was a guest on Good Morning America today to promote her two new fitness DVDS: “Transform Your Body with Brooke Burke – Strengthen & Condition” and “Transform Your Body with Brooke Burke – Tone & Tighten” . Cameron Mathison visits with her and decides to see if she “practices what she preaches” with her work out routines. Was he able to keep up with her? No. They also discuss the next season of Dancing With The Stars. Everyone keeps asking her on the cast, but, her and Tom don’t know anything yet. They call Tom just to make sure he’s not holding out. LOL! Brooke mentions the rumors she’s heard like Paula Deen, Pee Wee Herman, and Richard Simmons. At the end, they run into legendary actor Dick Van Dyke. They ask if he’d like to do some work out moves with Brooke and he says he’s too over the hill. Too cute and a must see!
Just a couple of TV mentions! Don’t forget Derek Hough and Carrie Ann Inaba will be guesting and helping Kelly Ripa to co-host ‘LIVE! With Kelly’ this coming week in Hawaii. Derek just landed in Hawaii. He’s been posting some cool instagrams at his twitter account already such as this beautiful scene from his hotel below.
Also, KHON2 in Hawaii interviewed Kelly this past week leading up to the tapings. Here’s one of them below as a little teaser for what’s to come…
Stay tuned to Pure Derek Hough as knowing our Miss Heidi, she will have lots of ‘Derek’ coverage when she gets it. In fact, she’s got some nice things up now you don’t want to miss seeing…and that’s all I will say.
Also, be sure to tune into Good Morning America on Monday! According to ABC MediaNet, Brooke Burke will guesting to share her workout tips. Let’s hope she gives us some teasers about the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Though if things keep going as they are, they won’t be much to speak of.