In our starter post today, we posted Dancing With The Stars rehearsal photos of the cast at a promo shoot for the opening last night here. Well, if you go to East News, you can seen even more and they are beautiful. What a fun cast!
This is a cool report from Entertainment Tonight on the new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 23. You can see them behind the scenes of their Title Shoot photos…
Copied and pasted from Pure Derek Hough…
Executive Producer Rob Wade talked to People for why they asked Derek, Cheryl Burke, and Maks Chmerkovskiy back to the ballroom. It was “about bringing people – and America – together through dance”. Awesome. Here is more….
“When we knew had interest from Cheryl, Maks and Derek to come back, we felt strongly that the people we paired them with would be really suitable to them,” says Wade.
It’s only been one season since Hough won his sixth Mirrorball trophy (with Bindi Irwin on season 21), but Chmerkovskiy and Burke have not competed on the show since seasons 18 and 19, respectively.
“”This season is about bringing people – and America – together through dance,” says Wade. “And I think having Maks, Cheryl and Derek coming back to the family is a very important part of that.”
“It wasn’t easy because they have other opportunities, but they all love the show and are stoked to be coming back,” adds Wade. “I think it’s going to make for a really interesting season.”
The Disney ABC site has released some of the official title shoot photos. You can view them HERE. Be watching the link for them to add more. Some individual shots can be seen at the official site and they keep adding more as I type. Breathtaking!! They outdid themselves this season in my opinion. Let us know what you think.
ETA: You can listen to some Title Shoot Interviews at this link as well. Too fun and lots to listen to when you can. Don’t give up if you don’t see your favorite couple yet as they will be uploading more I’m sure.
Below is some video coverage of the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Cast Reveal. A huge thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording. Also, don’t miss seeing a summary on each celeb and some photos for Dancing With The Stars at the Official Dancing With The Stars site here. People also has a report on the cast with quotes from Rob Wade and more.
ETA: Here is a promo too with the cast….
I missed the first minute or two but Courtney sez that Lochte appears to be one of the cast that is actually there.
GMA just confirmed Lochte on DWTS…said they’ll be talking to him about what “really happened in Rio and his new adventure on DWTS”.
Okay, here we go with Lochte…apparently he’s the big dog on DWTS this season as he’s getting a whole segment. Starting with the Rio scandal rehash. GMA – so lame.
Busted…she asked why did you lie. He’s not smart enough to catch it and say, “I exaggerated”.
He says that media has investigated and confirmed he never went in the bathroom. The exaggeration was the gun to his head. Says his team is dealing with the legal issues. He’s painful to watch, actually.
Getting better…Lochte was signed on to DWTS before all this stuff happened, asked if he thinks it’s a good idea to do the show. Emotionally hard, but all his fans and family have been positive and he thinks that the show is perfect to move forward. Yes, we are sick and tired of hearing about it.
Vogue here for a tiny bit while Heidi takes a shower. There was just an Olympian and Politician teaser. Oh my, I can’t wait to see Rick Perry in a cha cha costume. 😯
Heidi’s back!! Whew. Hard to get ready for work and blog at the same time. Imagine me sitting in front of my computer conditioning my hair and then putting on makeup.
Local news just said “We know Derek is back, we know Maks is back, we know Ryan Lochte is on…the rest coming up on GMA”. …Read more
For starters today, don’t miss seeing the Daily Mail for some fun photos of the cast rehearsing for a Promo Shoot. Afterwards see this fun post at Pure Derek Hough for some videos too. The backdrops for the shoot are incredible. Below are some photos too courtesy of some of the Pros. “Magical” indeed….
Magical day today. We shot the most epic opening with @dancingabc choreographed by @nopenother, made brilliant by the world class team 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 seriously clapping the effort and expertise that went into this. But in top of that we got to watch the sun come up and down again in a beautfu part of the world and together #DWTS #Family
As of this moment – Friday Night – we don’t have any confirmed pairings. But we do have a few good ideas based on DancingABC clues, history, rumor, twitter…and just plain guessing. 🙂 So, Vogue and I are going to put it down on paper – what we think, guesses we’ve seen on twitter, what we would like…all of the above. Just for fun. We’ll find out on Tuesday for sure, but write it down now so we can all see how we do. 😉 We reserve the right to edit as we get more information…or reality sets in through leaks and such. 😉
Here are the confirmed pros (I’m including Mark Ballas cuz I think he’s in, as does @DWTSGossip, even though we have no “confirmation”) – keep in mind there could be more. George Pennachio seems to think so. When I have a partner next to a pros name, that’s someone that’s been confirmed by DWTSGossip or a leak. If there’s a question mark, I just ain’t sure.
Derek – Marilu Henner
Maks – Amber Rose
Val – Laurie Hernandez
Gleb – ??
Sasha – Terra Jole
Artem – Maureen McCormick
Lindsay – Calvin Johnson ??
Witney – Vanilla Ice ??
Emma – Rick Perry
Sharna – James Hinchcliffe
Allison – Babyface Edmonds
Jenna – Jake Austin ??
Derek – I haven’t a clue but, he’s looking for his Cleopatra? Hmmmm…..
Mark – I think it might be the new rumor of Beverley Mitchell who is said to be in talks and not signed yet. I’m having serious Willow Shields flashbacks too and I’m loving it.
Maks – Amber Rose! We’ve seen a picture of them together and then there is this snap.
Val – Ok, I’m going with Lauren Henderson for all the reasons in Court’s rumor post. Plus, George P says there is more than one Olympian dancing.
Gleb– My guess is JoJo Fletcher and what a beautiful pairing this would make. I love the video in this post.
Sasha – Terra Jole! He teased his partner has a show on Wednesday’s and guess what? “Little Women” airs on Wednesday nights. I can’t wait to see how he is inspired from her and he’s happy and excited which makes me happy and excited too.
Artem – Legendary Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick. One of my wishes forever and they even look a like. And shame on his fans for having such a meltdown on this being she’s 60. “60” is only a number. Just ask Jennifer Grey, Bill Engvall, and Tommy Chong made it or almost made it to the finals.
Lindsay – Well, it can’t be Tim Tebow like some fans speculate on since he wasn’t born in Georgia. I’m going to guess that it might be Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson since he WAS born in Georgia. Hubby will be so happy if we have another football player dancing. My Dad will be watching too in heaven. I just know it.
Witney – Not sure on this one (more below)
Emma – Is she paired with a Republican? If so, I’m hoping for someone tall, dark, and handsome…..someone like Donald Trump Jr.! Can you imagine? Ssssssssss!!
Sharna – Ryan Lochte because I think they would look striking together. Then again, Sharna says she’s in Texas, so, maybe Witney has Ryan instead? Geez, this show keeps us guessing.
Allison – Babyface Edmonds! Coupled with Allison’s creativity and his ability in making Grammy winning songs and videos, they will be off the hook as Lea posted in comments. He’s so handsome and has infinite amounts of class, swagger, and charm too.
Jenna – Jake T. Austin. I just think they’d make a great fit. What a great first partner for Jenna too. I hope she shines out there like she did on the last DWTS Tour.
Derek – the only guesses I’ve seen have been Lindsey Stirling and various olympians. Lindsey is going on a world tour, which kinda leaves her out. Olympians? Who knows? It would be fun if he had Mckayla Maroney…she of the “sass”. 😉 Beverley Mitchell is the type that Derek used to get all the time, early on – married mommies. But since Mark hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, maybe she’s dancing with him, since last word was that she was “in talks”. Heh…Court just texted me to listen to Becca Tilley’s snapchat to listen for Derek’s voice – she’s with Jojo Fletcher doing a shoot today. Kinda sounds like him, kinda doesn’t….I’ll get the video in a bit.
Mark – Personally, I would bet Mark is the one with the Olympian, but I don’t really know. I’m going to say Laurie Hernandez. Or Beverley Mitchell. 🙂
Maks – I kinda thought that Gleb had Amber Rose, but I guess she’s with Maks, based on that photo.
Gleb – No clue…. How about Emma Samms?
Sasha – Yeah, gotta go with Terra Jole.
Val – Well, it’s gotta be someone with dance experience…Emma Samms had training until she was 15 but that hardly counts. This is an interesting question: with Derek, Maks and Gleb all back, will Val still rate the ringer?? Hmmmm…If I had my way he would get the model who can’t move. But who would that be? I don’t think he has the Olympian..perhaps someone we don’t know about yet?
Artem – Maureen McCormick, who, judging by the photos, I wanna be when I grow up. Dang, woman! Lookin’ good!
Lindsay – Seems pretty certain she has Calvin Johnson.
Witney – Ryan Lochte…although this could be BAD. Neither are the sharpest tools in the shed if you get my meaning.
Emma – My first thought was republican…but not a weasely Trump boy. Ugh. Spare us all more of that drivel. I’m thinking someone who’s been around a while and who isn’t in prison (that was an obscure Tom Delay reference for you young’uns). 😀 But if not a republican, then what’s the deal with the Elephant? I actually looked up “Unforgettable Elephant” because DancingABC uses that word in their tweet and got Martyn Colbeck, an award winning wildlife photographer. Much more palatable than a politician. 😉 Someone else on twitter mentioned Jack Hanna to DWTSGossip which is a much more relevant celeb than Martyn.
Sharna – She’s been spotted in Texas, where the speculation brings us back to racecar driver James Hinchcliffe – why yes, there is a big race in Texas tonight and there is apparently a Arrow Electronics fire suit in the background of her periscope according to Courtney’s – I don’t even know what that is. 🙂 Could be another driver, I suppose…definitely going to say James or another racer.
Allison – seems pretty certain that she’s dancing with Babyface Edmonds
Jenna – yep, going to agree with Jake T. Austin.
Val Chmerkovskiy Gives “First Look” Into Dancing With The Stars Season 23 On GMA, Names Some Pros And More
Val Chmerkovskiy was a guest on Good Morning America today to chat about Dancing With The Stars Season 23. He gives a “first look” to the new promo. He mentions how different pros are coming back. For now, they name Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, Allison Holker, Artem Chigvinstev, Gleb Savchneko, and Sasha Farber as Pros who will be dancing (which we revealed in the Pro Watch post). He also mentioned how there will be kids dancing on the show (not sure if he means in performances or as a celeb?). He also said he’s still waiting to meet his partner. Note that there will be more Dancing With The Stars teasers and announcements released on Good Morning America in the next days leading up to the cast reveal next Tuesday. More below and thanks to @idolxfactor1 for recording.
ETA: Note that this article from ABC says there will be 13 Celebs this upcoming season as there has been in many Fall seasons in the past.
— Al Kahn (@idolxfactor1) August 23, 2016
ETA2: A larger video of the promo. I can see Gleb and Keo a little better, but, I wish they’d show them all clearer and closer. Maybe they will in other promos later?
The Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Promo shoot began today. Below are some photos and videos starting to come out. Keep checking back as there may be more…
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ETA: And check these out….
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 18, 2016