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DWTS Season 25 Cast Announcement – LIVE Blog

Well, partially alive. Just woke up with a sore throat. Boo.

Reminded yet again of how much I dislike GMA.

Yay – Mark and Emma dancing during them teasing the announcement!! And I think that was Hayley with Artem? Couldn’t tell. Went by too fast.

Courtney says that was Britt and Artur…I’m not awake yet. 🙂

Anyway, I feel like we have all the couples, but I guess we’ll see if we got any of them wrong.

Troupe looking good dancing behind Lara.

I hope everyone in Florida is battening down the hatches.

Oh goodie, lets feature the C-bros cuz no one else counts. Just what we need to see in the morning. Ugh. Besides that, good number. How about we focus on the original pros, Cheryl, Mark and Maks?? That would be much better. I’m at my mom’s and she made a disgusted noise in her throat when she saw Maks. I didn’t even teach her to do that. 🙂

Then she said, “Is that his brother?” to which I responded, “Yes, “that” is.” She left to take a shower. LOL.

I remember the good old days when Derek’s face was the first we saw…much more pleasing to my eye, but he was partying with his former Footloose castmates at an LA movie premiere last night. Yes, I checked because I was living in fear that he would get bored and decide to grab a partner for this season. :::shiver::: Until they announce the cast I will have that fear.

Here we go…Season 25!

Drew Scott
Sasha Piertse
Barbara Corcoran
Derek Fisher
Victoria Arlen
Jordan Fisher
Nikki Bella
Terrell Owens
Frankie Muniz
Debbie Gibson
Lindsey Stirling
Nick Lachey
Vanessa Lachey

Yes, there will be spelling errors, I will fix them later.

Drew being cute with Nick and Barbara flirting with Keo like crazy. First question they ask is if anyone has had dance lessons. I see a few hands but NOT Nick Lachey – wonder if Peta trained him already. Lindsey raised her hand as did the girl next to her. (That was Debbie Gibson)

Making a big deal over the married couples. :::rolls eyes::: Gotta have those folks down in front.

They also talk about Frankie’s speeding tickets. Debbie’s music video – she did raise her hand when asked about dance lessons. Debbie has Lyme disease>!? Awful. Calls Alan very nurturing and sweet. She shows everybody an 80’s move. LOL.

Derek says it’s very exciting to be on the show. Loves the pros. And commercial. Guess we find out who else is worthy of talking after the break.

Okay, back to the troupe dancing.

But we’re going back to Houston because this show does occasionally do “news”. The Houston Animal Shelter story is pretty awesome though.

This segment is making me weepy.

Another commercial…love Hayley’s shorter hair style.

First DWTS commercial – Vanessa looks good. Hayley and Britt getting some serious screen time. Good for them! They’re both stunning. Ginger, please. :::rolls eyes:::

Nikki talks about Bella Buster – and how Artem hasn’t experienced it yet. She tries to “fight him” every rehearsal.

Time to gush over Victoria. Paralyzed for a decade, started walking a year ago. She’s very cute. Says it’s a dream come true. Says learning to walk again was easier than learning to dance. She seems very sweet.

Next they talk to Sasha and PLL. Who’s her competition? She says it’s fun and it’s a new chapter and they have a lot of competition. She says her competition is herself.

Jordan talks Hamilton – he started in gymnastics because of a girl and that lead him to drama club and dancing, etc.

Tom takes it over to T.O. Talk abut the pronunciation of his name. Ask about his moves on the field – he asks for pom noms. LOL. Ooookay.

Lindsey on her violin and dancing with it. (Only dancing with it? Technically accurate I guess) Apparently her hands become claws.

Next is Derek Fisher talking about basket ball. Kobe has a message from him about him not being a guy on DWTS – he was shocked. Wishes him luck.

Rashad is there!! Emma and Drew go over and hug him. Drew says “teach me your ways”. 😀 I love Rashad. “Don’t take yourself too serious(ly).”

I love Drew. LOVE him. I think I like Lindsey better as a red head, honestly.

Looks like they’re going to play a game next.

Pros versus Celebs. Guess what dance they are doing.

Drew versus Alan. Pros win.

Vanessa versus Witney. Vanessa not clear on what she’s doing.

Jordan versus Val. Jordan killed that, Val looked kinda weird.

Barbara versus Emma. No idea what Barbara is doing. That was not a chicken. LOL. I get the feeling that Barbara is going to be the cast clown and is going to be very entertaining…or very annoying this season.

Barbara wins and is licking her MBT. LOL

And…the end. Was Barbara the only one they didn’t talk to during the segments?? Drew kinda made them talk about him, but he had his own segment on another show.

September 6, 2017 I Written By

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. :-)

Cheryl Burke and DWTS Season 25 Partner on Good Morning America (Mini-live blog)

Who WILL it be?? Cheryl tweeted last night to watch GMA and here I am…watching GMA. A show I can’t stand for all of it’s inane non-news BS. :::sigh:::

Anyway, they’ve teased an “unannounced” pro and her partner a few times. We all know it’s Cheryl, but I don’t think we know who her partner is, since her other partner dropped out at the last minute. 😉 Stay tuned – I’ll post him as soon as they announce him. At least, we’re 99.999% sure it’s Cheryl….

It IS Cheryl and she looks stunning!! Not sure they’re actually going to show her partner though…

Girl, it’s not a special MBT just cuz they change the color. 🙂

Okay, I was under the impression they were announcing her partner too, but apparently it’s just a guy. 😀

She wants to use the troupe, so they’ll be happy. And she wants to do contemporary. I could live without either in a the standard competitive dances, but don’t think I’ll ever get my way again. It just diminishes the impact of the freestyles so much.

Anyway, the segment is already over…but at least Cheryl got her own announcement.

ETA: Vogue here. Video added….

September 4, 2017 I Written By

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. :-)

DWTS Season 25 – Emma Slater and Drew Scott’s First “Rehearsal” (Video)

This is a very cute video from People.com. Drew might have some moves!!

September 2, 2017 I Written By

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. :-)

One Life To Live’s Andrea Evans?? DWTS Season 25 Rumors and Watchout

Kinda weird she would post a MBT a couple hours ago, saying “I want to dance” isn’t it? Maybe not…but in the interest of not ignoring possible Celebs for this season, I’m going with it. 🙂 Thanks to Vogue’s friend who gave her the heads up – I would name you but she didn’t tell me who it was. 🙂

Andrea Evans Wiki

I tried to embed her Facebook post of the MBT but it wasn’t working, so check out her photos. 🙂

August 26, 2017 I Written By

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. :-)

Derek Hough Talks DWTS and World of Dance

It’s quite fascinating to hear Derek talk about how he came up with the Emmy nominated Kairos and the input from other folks on that dance. He also talks a good bit about World of Dance and how he often wasn’t happy with the results. Great interview. Whenever I watch his interviews, he strikes me as so genuine – much more so than any other male pro except maybe Mark. I love genuine. There is never anything put on or false.

August 18, 2017 I Written By

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. :-)

DWTS Season 25: Rumors or Wishful Thinking? Gina Rodriguez and Michael Delorenzo

In the absence of ANYTHING concrete (yet), I was roaming around twitter looking for clues about celebs for next season of Dancing with the Stars. Looks like Michael Delorenzo would be up for it if they asked – check out his feed, as he’s talking about it a lot and using some interesting emoticons. 😉 I’m quite sure you’ll recognize him as a character actor from Blue Bloods, CSI Miami, and other things. Long resume.

Secondly, thanks to Dee for the heads up that Gina Rodriguez is now following Sasha Farber! Guess who Gina is friends with? Derek Hough…the dude who said he knew someone that was going to be on this season. 🙂 I questioned Dee relentlessly since Sasha is way down on Gina’s follow list if you look on the actual twitter, however she says that Sasha was Gina’s most recent follow on the app she uses. Not sure how Twitter sorts all that stuff. Anyway, just in case – plus, it appears that Derek and Sasha are the only two DWTS folks she follows. I could be wrong since I can only go down so far in her list right now. I think she would be great and would give Sasha a real shot at the MBT, if she is on.

I Written By

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 25 – PRO WATCH!!

It’s that time of year once again folks. And sans Derek and Mark, I can’t say I’m terribly enthused…unless we can get Sasha or Sharna a MBT this time around. 😉

If you have something to contribute, PLEASE PROVIDE a SOURCE – by that I mean a link. We appreciate the help, but it needs to be sourced, otherwise it’s just a distraction. Thx.

Derek recently said, very firmly, that he’s not coming back. Since he’s committed to NBC I would assume that to be solid, despite what he says about Celine Dion. 😉 I’m fairly sure I heard Mark say that he is out as well, but I’m not as sure about that. Peta has started playing the Chmerkovskiy salary negotiation game – all three (Peta, Val and Maks) have implied they “might” be back. Peta pretty much outright said if she gets a good partner. I have a question mark by Jenna with the word out because I think it hinges on SYTYCD. Based on her pick, I suspect she’ll be available.

ETA2: It’s Pro Reveal Day on GMA!! Watch this space down here and I’ll be updating (or trying to) as we go!

We think Mark is back based on the silhouette!!  Pray…our only male choreographic hope sans Derek!!

Gee, I had forgotten how lame GMA is. :::rolls eyes:::  This is why I watch CBS This Morning. This show is crap.

Thank you Jesus. Mark is back. Please give him a decent partner. oOooo…sounds like they lured him back with his partner.

LOL to Bruno!!

Shit. Looks like Sasha might have gotten hosed. Alan lovers got their way for some mysterious reason. Let’s hope he lives up to the hype. I have my doubts.

There might still be a pro to be revealed, since we appear to be one short….

ETA: With this latest update from ET, it looks like we now have a full roster of pros.  Sorry, Jenna/Allison/Sasha fans. Cheryl fans, rejoice! 🙂 -Court-

Male Pros
Val – IN
Gleb – IN
Mark – IN (Hooray!!)
Artem – IN
Derek – OUT
Sasha – (OUT??? not announced and we already have 7)
Maks – IN
Keo – IN
Alan – IN

Female Pros
Sharna – IN
Kym – OUT
Emma – IN
Witney – IN
Allison – OUT
Lindsay – IN
Jenna – OUT
Cheryl – IN
Peta – IN

Status of Former Pros (You never know!)
Tristan MacManus – No, appears to have sworn off TV dancing
Anna Trebunskaya – Expecting Baby #2
Lacey Schwimmer – Unlikely
Louis Van Amstel – ?
Chelsie Hightower – ?
Corky Ballas – ?
Karina Smirnoff –
Edyta Sliwinska –
Tony Dovolani –

The Troupe
Brittany Cherry – Filling in for Jenna for first three weeks
Britt Stewart – In
Hayley Ebert – In
Brandon Armstrong – In
Sasha Farber – In
Jenna Johnson – In
Artur Adamski – In
Shannon Holtzapffel – Out
Dennis Jauch – Out
Kiril Kulish – Out

ETA: Let the guessing begin!! I guess Tony and Cheryl.

August 10, 2017 I Written By

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. :-)

Are You Going to Watch “World of Dance”?

Just wondering. 🙂 If you are, Courtney, Vogue and I are spending the summer over on our new website Pure World of Dance. For purely Derek Hough stuff, you can find it, as always at Pure Derek Hough. DWTS stuff will continue to be covered here as always, as it comes up.

Check it out and join in on the live blog tonight. We’re also going to wait and see how the show unfolds and choose how to write about it from there. If you have ideas of things you’d like to see, include them in the comments of the live blog tonight!!

See you there!!

May 30, 2017 I Written By

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. :-)

DWTS Season 24 After Party on GMA (Video)

I looked for this earlier, but for some reason I didn’t get Al’s DM!!  But here it is now, for anyone having withdrawal. 🙂

May 24, 2017 I Written By

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. :-)

DWTS Season 24, THE FINALE – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Okay, REMEMBER THE RULES of show night. DO NOT constantly hit refresh. DO NOT post one line comments.  Save your comments until you have a few that you can put into one post. Please include context so people who the hell you’re talking about. Comment moderation is still turned on, so content refreshing won’t get you anywhere.

Also, according to George P. Emma and Rashad are doing Cha Cha/Tango for their fusion and the dance order is the same as it was last night.

Opening was kind of a non-event. Love the little “journey” package they did for David.  Looking forward to Rashad’s. Interesting they show a clip of Normani and it’s a high kick.  I wonder…. 😉

Damn, don’t like when they mess with the order like that and put Rashad’s package second. Makes me uneasy.

So, Rashad beat the other two contestants by 100 HOURS in rehearsal.  If he doesn’t win, I’ll be pissed.

So shocking that Heather can holder her own with the professional girls.  Heh.  Is this the dance choreod by Witney?? Better than what Mandy normally comes up with.  Hah. Thanks Tom.

Not impressed with Hailie Steinfeld – feel like I’m looking at Val’s next partner in her first ballroom getup.

Spare me, Val. Normani would absolutely make the cut as one of the best ever…if paired with Derek or Mark.

I see we’re back to featuring Maks. Ya know, this show survived quite well without him for a few weeks. Witney did better with the women than the men did. It was all right, but not fabulous.

Don’t like how they have this staged – starting to feel like a Normani edit. I will be so pissed and over this show. The press is resurrecting all their Normani articles – whether that’s at the request of DWTS PR or at their own thoughts on who’s going to win.

Loved the huge dance number and how it traveled all over. Peta is wearing more fabric than all her last season’s costumes put together. Girl, you look fab. Then I saw Hayley and her killer bod and I commiserated with her.

Good Lord, there’s still an hour and a half. I don’ think I’m going to make it.

Nancy is such a classy lady.  And a damn fine dancer too.  She could have won on another season.  She made me appreciate Artem too.

I love guys who can play up the whole bromance thing.  This is one of the reasons I loved Nick this season – he doesn’t take himself too seriously. Nice, dry sense of humor.  I should say that this is also why I prefer Maks over Val – Maks seems more genuine when screwing around like this.

Peta looks stunning in red with a red lip. Stunning. And Nick ain’t so bad either.

Was this Magic Mike number more OTT than it was last time? LOL.

I do love bloopers.  😀

Whoa, severe flashback to Derek and Chelsea – same song, similar outfits, similar dance moves.  Very similar. Wow.

Damn, they’re still doing the Normani wins edit. Shit.

Damn #2 – Derek was on the Voice tonight and I missed it cuz this crap.

Best thing about that dance was Len and Bruno doing their thang. 😀

My god, will this show ever end? This is ungodly painful. I could be reading. Or sleeping, since I’m still coughing.

Okay, that Mr. T bit was cheesy brilliance. 🙂 Love that Mr. T.

Nicole Scherzinger – legit one of the best women to dance on this show.

BTW, Dirty Dancing is getting seriously bad reviews and it’s in large part due to this dude who is NOT a good dancer. He even makes Nicole look a bit awkward.

David and Lindsay do a Foxtrot/Salsa fusion…finally…and it’s not too bad actually. Love David so much – their package was just great. Probably the hardest fusion we’re going to see tonight, I think.

AT/Foxtrot fusion for Normani and Val. Since Val isn’t any better at Fusion than he is freestyle, this should be interesting.

CAI telegraphing a Normani win with her comments.  Of course she can pick it up fast, Julianne, she’s trained. YOU can pick it up that quick too, right??

God, get the mic away from Val. So pompous and smug.

QUIT HITTING REFRESH!! Already having trouble with the site. And that makes me cranky.

Great fusion from Rashad and Emma – very fun like they are. Think Emma made her point to the producers clearly enough?? Straight at the camera – I don’t know if I will ever get this again. Yeah, no kidding.

CAI telegraphing now that Normani and Rashad may be a toss up. Shit, Len is not going with 10s. Unusual – either he’s lost by a lot or he’s won by enough that Len isn’t afraid of changing the outcome.

THIRD PLACE – Normani and Val.  So much for those 500k votes.  Thank you baby jesus. Now, I would really want Rashad to win, but damn, David – nothing would shout louder to the producers to keep their mitts off the damn show.

Winners – RASHAD and Emma!!!

 

Why are they going outside? Fucking stupid way to handle this. Let the have their camera time and celebrate. Hey, Val and Maks aren’t crying in a corner?? That’s a positive development!! Personal growth!!

May 23, 2017 I Written By

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. :-)