Less than a week to go before the show! Hope you’re as pumped as we are Here’s a funny story to make this Tuesday go by more quickly: apparently I’ve been secretly working for the DWTS casting department all along, guys – some people on Twitter “have been suspicious about it for awhile”, and the fact that Alfonso & Antonio have been cast this season is “proof that I have a profound influence on casting”. I mean, I guess I’ll take credit…but where’s my check, ABC payroll department? Mama needs some more Oribe deep conditioner
Ok, so most of you have seen the first interview videos, read the first spoilers, and interviews, etc.. Question: What Are Your First Impressions In These Categories For Dancing With The Stars Season 19: Biggest Surprise, Most Dramatic, Most Likely To Showmance, First Eliminated, and Real Top 4? Court, Heidi, and I will weigh in below with our answers and thoughts. We’d love to hear your answers and thoughts as well. Please join us in comments if interested.
Biggest Surprise: It’s funny as I’m kind of getting this “biggest surprise” feeling from all of the contestants in some way. Sadie is surprising me by having such a sweet personality. With a ‘Duck Dynasty’ connection, I was expecting “Bristol Palin” #2, but, I’m not getting that feeling at all. She seems to have a lively, light hearted, and sweet disposition.
I also think one of the biggest surprises we’ll see is how far Michael Waltrip and Randy Couture might go in this competition for their fun personalities. Though I think “promo” is key here for both. I especially hope Michael feeds his You Tube channel like we saw Nancy Grace do because that seemed to help her a lot in her season.
I wonder on Tavis as well as it could go either way. Even though Read more..
Hey, what’s up with Peta Murgatroyd and Derek Hough? If you see this link at Pure Derek Hough, you can see some video and pics of them shooting something for the show. Their Argentine Tango is looking passionate and full of sexy to say the least!
Also, don’t miss seeing the Daily Mail for some more new photos of the cast arriving to rehearsals. What a busy weekend they’ve had. There is no rest for the weary.
Also, below are some fun pics and videos of the cast in rehearsals. I love how Sharna is Read more..
And here is our fabulous resident poet, Lois, with another one of her great poems putting this past week’s emotions together….
CASTING STARS OF THE DANCE
Season 19 is complete by casting stars of the dance
A variety of stars twinkling, tantalizing, taking a chance
From a race car driver to actors oozing the word hot
Each one has been cast, each one being given a shot
To have their star rise, twirling across the dance floor
DANCING WITH THE STARS casting spells and allure
The pros are polishing the talents of the brilliant cast
Three new pros join the fun, will their stars learn fast
On September 4 the cast assembled together on GMA
Announced one by one, it was a glorious, happy day
Having the honors of announcing each dancing pair
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews voices filled the air
The pairs debuted as they came through the door:
ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV AND LEA THOMPSON
DEREK HOUGH AND BETHANY MOTA
KEO MOTSEPE AND. LOLO JONES
TONY DOVOLANI AND BETSEY JOHNSON
MARK BALLAS AND SADIE ROBERTSON
VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY AND JANEL PARRISH
EMMA SLATER AND MICHAEL WALTRIP
ALISON HOLKER AND JONATHAN BENNETT
KARINA SMIRNOFF AND RANDY COUTURE
CHERYL BURKE AND ANTONIO SABATO, JR
PETA MURGATROYD AND TOMMY CHONG
WITNEY CARSON AND ALFONSO RIBIERO
But, wait, Number 13 was cast, there was one more:
SHARNA BURGESS AND TAVIS SMILEY
The countdown is on, the ballroom is ready to roar
Rafters will shake, dance fever temperatures soar
September 15 stars will shine, emitting a special glow
CASTING STARS OF.THE DANCE and on with the show!
Written By Lois A Troutman, September 6, 2014
JUDGES BRUNO, LEN, CARRIE ANN ARE JOINED BY ONE!
JULIANNE HOUGH HAS BEEN CAST TO JOIN IN THE FUN!
SEASON 19 WILL GIVE US PLEASURE, CAST WILL SHINE!
DANCING WITH THE STARS ALWAYS WILL BE MIGHTY FINE!
People interviewed Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani. Tony tells them that Betsey is going to be “inspiring” on Dancing With The Stars. For one thing, Betsey doesn’t plan to let her age stop her from doing cartwheels pn the dance floor. Below is more. Be sure to see the link for a fun picture and video.
“What’s great about Betsey is she’s so inspiring in every way,” Dovolani tells PEOPLE. “To be 72, and to do what she does, is so inspiring.”
“Seventy-three, get it right!” Johnson corrects him jokingly.
“Somebody said she was 73 and she was very hurt by that,” Dovolani explains.
So, will the whimsical designer be getting any input regarding her wardrobe on the show?
“We want Betsey to come out as Betsey,” Dovolani says. “Who’s going to tell her how to dress?
“Think I’m going to wear one of the those backless diamond fringe outfits?” she says. “No, I’m going to keep it very real.”
One thing that will be making an appearance on the dance floor? Johnson’s signature cartwheels, which close out each of the designer’s fashion shows.
“We’re going to put one in,” Dovolani confirms. Adds Johnson: “I know I won’t screw that up.”
Getty Images is finally starting to upload some high quality photos of the Dancing With The Stars Season 19 GMA Cast announcement. Below are some group shots. To see some pairing shots, see Getty Images! Beautiful!
ETA: If you’d like to see some of the cast arriving to rehearsals at the studio this weekend, see the Daily Mail.
More fun interviews with Access Hollywood. Check out how Mark and Sadie have only had two rehearsals so far. They also think Alfonso will be their biggest competition. Hmmm… Lots more below….
What a day it was yesterday for all the new celebs and pros of Dancing With The Stars. You can view some fantastic shots of some of them out and about New York City at Pure Derek Hough, Getty Images, Just Jared Jr, Rex Features, and Zimbio pictures. Below you can view of few of them from Zimbio….
Isn’t it fun to see their first interviews? Such fun and different personalities this season. Below they talk on their first rehearsals, first dances, Julianne Hough and more with Access Hollywood. They talk with E Online at this link as well (I’d embed this link but they always mess up the sites). Scroll below and click “read more” link for updates!
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George Pennacchio of ABC7 has some coverage and interviews from yesterday’s Dancing With The Stars pro pairings announcement! Also, don’t miss seeing Pure Derek Hough with several new interviews with Derek and Bethany. I love this cast. The premiere can’t come soon enough!