Today Melissa Rycroft and Joey Fatone talked with WZZM13 about Dancing With The Stars. It’s great to see Melissa finally and Joey looks like he’s lost weight (just like Karina commented on The View today). Joey said he did Dancing With The Stars again because Melissa decided to do it. They love having the same partners again, but, they have been working on reinventing themselves. Interesting. Check them out…
USA Today has a great piece up of the Dancing With The Stars All Stars “getting back into the fray”. The stakes are high, the pros are more competitive going into this season, and there will be a “greater push for first-week heroics”. Everyone wants that mirror ball. There are some quotes from Tom Bergeron and a few of the celebrities as well. They’ve been sizing each other up at the rehearsal studios and there is a lot of smack talk. More below and at USA Today. You can also read a breakdown on the couples at this USA Today link. Also, don’t miss more rehearsal footage released at AOL.com. A MUST SEE if you haven’t seen them yet!
“You have people who were the stars in their respective seasons,” says host Tom Bergeron. “With the stakes this high, there will be sweated spray tan all over the dance floor.”
The toll is all the greater with the passing of time. Lachey, now 36, realizes how long ago he won his Season 2 championship. “I’m six years older,” he says. “My knees are six years older, and my back. I’ve come to learn Advil is my friend.”
For every dancer there is a fascinating subplot as well. Marini will renew his dance rivalry with Shawn Johnson, who beat him out for the championship in Season 8. (“He’s coming after me, but I wouldn’t underestimate anybody,” says Johnson).
Meanwhile, Fatone and Ono are renewing their Season 4 duel in which Ono walked home with the trophy on the final night. “I got my eye on everyone,” says Fatone. “But I just don’t want Apolo to win again.”
The competitive flames rise even higher as most of the teams practice at the same L.A. location for the first time. “You’re trying to size everyone up,” says Fatone. “There’s a lot of smack talk. It’s highly entertaining.”
On result-night Tuesday, one All Star will be sent home. The fear of being the initial casualty calls for even a greater push for first-week heroics.
“Imagine how horrible it will be to the first person voted off. It’s not going to be fun for that person,” Bergeron says with a laugh. “I’ll try not to enjoy it too much.”
It is going to be horrible. I’m going to feel sorry for who ever goes home the first time. I wonder who it will be? Any last minute guesses? I’m going to guess it will be Melissa.
Kym Johnson and Joey Fatone told Access Hollywood it will be “full on dancing” for them when coming out of the gate that first time. Joey also talks of his greatest fear. Here is more for how they want to bring that magic back….
“I think the first out of the gate is where we’re not coming up with any schtick or gimmick, it’s full on dancing,” Joey told Access Hollywood at his and pro partner Kym Johnson’s rehearsal in Los Angeles this week. “I think the first number we’re gonna dance for everybody since they haven’t seen us in a while… Bring that magic back!”
“We’re going to blow your socks off,” Kym added.
“[My] biggest fear is being let go in the first week — I think that’s our biggest fear,” he told Access. “Honestly, we don’t want to go in the first week!”
Kym added, “Normally you get two weeks, but this time around, you know, the dance is very short so you don’t have a lot of time to really make a big impression and someone’s leaving that Tuesday. So you’ve got to really throw it all out there on the dance floor because someone’s leaving on Tuesday and no one wants it to be them.”
I hope it’s not these two going home the first week. That would be sad and I can’t even imagine it, can you?
You can read the full articlle at Access Hollywood. If and when they post a video interview, we’ll be sure to add it to this post.
Wow. Season 15 already! Can’t believe it. I wish they would draw dances out of a hat, and their dance order out of a hat as well, since I already see signs of some getting dances that favor them and others…not so much.
Everyone is dancing either Foxtrot or Cha Cha Cha. Sabrina’s challenge will be Foxtrot, so of course she gets Cha Cha. The reverse is true, possibly, for Drew and Foxtrot – meaning that he would also be a strong Cha Cha-er so he got Foxtrot. Good to see Kirstie get a Foxtrot, though, since all I remember about Kirstie is Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha. And a lot of talking.
Keep your eyes on this post…in the coming weeks we’ll be adding phone numbers, songs and dance order, as we get them (if we get them). I’m going to go out on a limb and bet that they give Shawn the Foxtrot (they already have one petite blonde doing a cha cha), Joey a Cha Cha (cuz the other boy bander is doing a foxtrot), and the rest?? Foxtrot, I think, because we already have five Cha Chas, six if I’m right about Joey.
ETA: Thanks Court, for the screenshot showing twitter, where Apolo blurted out his song for Cha Cha – dang, lucky, lucky, lucky. He’s going to be memorable with that song.
ETA2: Thanks, Vogue, for finding the video where Tristan says they’re dancing Cha Cha. Hmmm…good choice for Pam too, I’m thinking.
ETA3: Told you Shawn was dancing Foxtrot.
ETA4: Finally, confirmation of the last two dances!
ETA5: Looks like Helio & Chelsie have finished camera blocking & know their running order position…which is probably not such a good one. Then again, it may not matter too much this season…who knows. -Court-
ETA6: As soon as I walk away from the computer, Tony tweets that he & Melissa are going 6th. C’mon, guys, I need to get ready for date night with the bf! -Court-
ETA7: Heidi’s back!! And Gilles got a decent number!!
ETA8: What the hell?? Kelly and Val get 11?? WHY? Maybe they don’t want them gone too soon?
ETA9: Running order may not matter for most, but 3rd isn’t a good spot for Sabrina, I wouldn’t think.
ETA10: Does Cheryl have it written into her contract that she must get the pimp spot every season or what?? I can understand Kirstie’s order…but Emmett??
ETA11: Here comes the music!! And really, I would have given Apolo the number 1 slot with that song. Hmm.
ETA12: Hmmmm…now I wonder if it’s actually going to be Apolo & Karina at the top of the 2nd hour. -Court-
ETA13: Huh. Pimp spot AND a fantastic song. Really, people, tell me what’s in her contract??
ETA14: Another song that makes you go “whuuut?”
ETA15: Pam and Tristan, Mark and Bristol! Finally we know their placement. ~Vogue
ETA16: Serious, TPTB, Adele as a foxtrot?? It ain’t the judges smoking crack this season. At least Melissa’s song is pretty neutral. And Derek as the last holdout confirming his dance order? Why am I not surprised? Still feeling pangs of twitter aversion??
ETA17: Apparently Derek overcame his Twitter aversion and finally confirmed that he & Shawn are, indeed, going 2nd…in other news, fire is hot and water is wet. -Court-
ETA18: Special thanks to reader Glauber for the heads up on Bristol & Sabrina’s songs Very nice catch! The music department must have a sense of humor, considering they gave Bristol a song called “Blow Me”. *snicker*
Joey/Kym – Cha Cha Cha (Song: P.Y.T. by Michael Jackson )
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On Entertianment Tonight, Season 13 champ J.R. Martinez makes some predictions for the Dancing With The Stars All Stars season. He says Derek Hough and Shawn Johnson are going to be “sick”. He also thinks Apolo Ono is going to be good and same with Gilles Marini. He likes Sabrina Bryan, but, he’s going with Helio Castroneves or Shawn Johnson to win it. Apolo and Karina will be third cut. Below is more. See if you don’t agree with him? It’s great to see him again too. Stay tuned J.R. fans! He’ll be running in the New York City Marathon on November 4
Sweet! I’m loving the new promos ABC has released for the Dancing With The Stars All Star season far. And now they’ve released new promos for Tony & Melissa, Val and Kelly, Bristol and Mark, Cheryl and Emmitt, Drew and Anna, Apolo and Karina, and Chelsie and Helio. You can view what they’ve released at Dancing With The Stars Facebook here. They may add more, so keep checking back.
DWTS Kym Johnson On Joey Fatone’s Cuban Heels, The Competition, And More (Rehearsal Interview, Video)
Kym Johnson tells E News that she isn’t putting up with any of Joey’s nonsense. She’s been making him wear Cuban heels and he’s always complaining, but, the two are having a lot of fun. Below is more from E News including Kym’s thoughts on Gilles Marini being the one to beat. Be sure to see the link for more.
“He was a bit lazy season four,” Johnson said. “He didn’t wear them all the time and I let him get away with it, so it’s my fault. So now I’m cracking the whip a little more. I’m not taking any of his nonsense.”
At the moment, Johnson says, Gilles Marini is the one to beat. “He’s in there all the time and rehearsing,” she said. “And just look at him—he’s so handsome. I said to Joey, ‘You know, Gilles is going to take his shirt off.’ So Joey said he’s going to paint his abs on. I was like, ‘That’s not quite the same.’”
Here they are on Entertainment Tonight in rehearsals too….
Below is Kym and Joey on Access Hollywood as well talking on what they hope to improve, their competition, and their goals. This is good…..
The Daily Mail has a feature up on some of the stars of Dancing With The Stars arriving to rehearsals and taking a break. Here are just a few pictures today of Kelly Monaco and Kym Johnson (gorgeous as always) in Los Angeles and Cheryl Burke in Dallas (I don’t know why, and not that I have issues with it, but, I’m shocked to see her smoking). You can see more pics at the link. I Need My fix has some as well of some of the other celebs. Be sure to see lots of fun takes of Derek and Shawn at Pure Derek Hough as well as Miss Heidi delivers.
ABCMedia Net has posted an official release that mentions the date and time of the show. They’ve also released some new information on “voting”. Note how fans will be able to vote at the official Dancing With The Stars Facebook account with a custom Facebook app. With the custom app, fans will be able to watch the Dancing With The Stars After Party and more as well. Details below and at the link. Thanks to Heidi and Pure Derek Hough for the heads up.
Also new this year, in addition to voting online at ABC.com, fans can now vote on Facebook www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars. A custom Facebook app sponsored by AT&T will let fans vote, share whom they voted for and why, as well as see whom friends voted for. They can also access the “After Party: Dancing with the Stars” live stream, the “DWTS” Social Buzz page and the AT&T Spotlight Performance and Casting Call from the app.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” premieres MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) followed by the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba all return with the following celebrity contestants: Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson, Sabrina Bryan, Helio Castroneves, Joey Fatone, Shawn Johnson, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini, Kelly Monaco, Apolo Anton Ohno, Bristol Palin, Melissa Rycroft and Emmitt Smith.
13 more days, Everyone!
DWTS Louis Van Amstel, Sabrina Bryan, Karina Smirnoff, Joey Fatone, Gilles Marini At “Finding Nemo” Premiere
Pictured first above is Louis Van Amstel and Sabrina Bryan! The Dancing With The Stars All Star couple graced the Blue Carpet at Disney Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” Disney Digital 3D Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California last night. And as you can see, Karina Smirnoff was her dazzling self on the Blue Carpet as well. Gorgeous! Jimmbboe, you like? Also in attendance were Joey Fatone and his family and Gilles Marini. More takes of them all at Zimbio Pictures and Getty Images.