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Dancing With The Stars premieres tonight! I don’t usually watch this show and Monday nights are very busy with RHOM and for now Tamra’s Wedding, but I do take a peek in from time to time. This cast looks better than usual and has sort of peaked my interest. I think Amber and Derek will be underestimated and go far! Will you be watching? Click through for the complete cast list with pairings. Who is your favorite to win? I do admit, I love me some Bill Nye the Science Guy! Continue reading
has been dreaming of being on Dancing With the Stars
for years. On The View, she talked about every episode with Elisabeth Hasselbeck
each season while Whoopi
rolled her eyes. Now she is finally on the show and paired with Val Chmerkovskiy
the younger, calmer brother of Maksim
. So when she showed up to the second official day of practice Wednesday, she was sporting her dancing heels and a spangly silver dress. She was also camera-ready with full makeup and hair. The other ladies arrived much more casually in sweats and a ponytail. To be fair, Sherri probably sleeps in high heels. She’s only 5’1″ and lives in heels so dancing in them should not be a problem for her. She is at a small disadvantage because she will continue to host The View
three days a week while performing on Dancing with the Stars
. Maksim and Melissa Gilbert
were at least one team that started practicing a day or so early
. If you are expecting Sherri to go early though, make no mistake, Sherri is in it to win it. Sherri’s trip to LA for the show was not an easy one. Sherri and her son Jeffery were in JFK on the way to LA when the airport terminal they were in was shut down due to a security breach. Sherri of course tweeted the entire event hilariously.
Sherri was back on The View today and will be on the show Wednesday through Friday while working on DWTS.
I’m not a huge Dancing With the Stars fan so forgive me if I missed the names of the dancers. I am not awake and will edit later. :) Here’s the cast. All I have to say is that Melissa Gilbert and Katherine Jenkins better be good.
Jack Wagner (General Hospital) & Anna Trebunskaya
Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prarie) & Maksim Chmerkovskiy,
Donald Driver (Green Bay Packers) & Peta Murgatroyd
William Levy (Telenova Guy) & Cheryl Burke
Sherri Shepherd,(The View) & Val Chmerkovskiy
Katherine Jenkins (Opera) & Mark Ballas
Gavin Degraw (Recording Artist)& Karina Schmirnov
Martina Navratilova (Tennis) & Tony Dovolani
Roshan Ragan (Disney) &Chelsea Hightowner
Maria Menounos (Extra Host) & Derek Hough
Jaleel White (Urkel)& Kim Johnson
Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus
Although the official announcement of the cast for the next season of Dancing With The Stars is not set for release until Tuesday, TMZ
is reporting that Sherri Shepherd, Melissa Gilbert, Maria Menounos and Jack Wagner are confirmed contestants. Meanwhile, there was some drama in the press about whether or not Maksim Chmerkovskiy would be back on the show after his egotistical comments and arguing with judges last season. Maksim recently told the Canadian version of Entertainment Tonight that he had not been confirmed to return. However, TMZ apparently tailed Maksim when he arrived at LAX yesterday and he went directly to a dance studio in LA where he met with Melissa Gilbert! As it stands now that is definitely the couple to beat! Lots of other names are being thrown around but are NOT yet confirmed including, Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner (one assumes it is one or the other not both), Tim Tebow, Giuliana Rancic and Stevie Wonder! Do blind people ballroom dance? Apparently, the reason Sherri Shepherd and her son Jeffrey got caught up in the security mess at JFK
Friday morning was because she was heading out to LA for DWTS! She landed just after 10am LA time to meet her dance partner and get to practicing! Good Luck Sherri!