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It’s not official until you see it in black and white. In this case, in shiny bedazzled colorful skimpy outfits. In other words, DWTS battle fatigues. Up to this point, only the identities of the celebrities coming back for Dancing With The Stars‘ first All-Stars season and their professional dancers have been revealed. Now, we finally have our first look at all the new and returning partnerships ready for battle, beginning on Monday, September 24 on ABC.

Of the thirteen stars fighting for the Season 15 mirrorball, only eleven promo shots have been released. Obviously, the thirteenth spot won’t be filled until Monday, August 27 when the results of the online voting between Kyle Massey, Sabrina Bryan and Carson Kressley will be announced. Personally, I’m hoping for Kyle or Carson.

The other missing photo is of Kirstie Alley and Maks Chmerkovskiy. Could there already be trouble in paradise? Apparently not, according to Alley’s Twitter. The actress revealed she’s been out of town, but will be posing with Maks for their picture next week. In the meantime, check out the couples who managed to make the photoshoot below.

check out all the pairings after the jump

The All-Stars returning for the 15th season of “Dancing With The Stars” finally know who they’ll be dancing with when the dancing competition kicks off on Monday, September 24. Let’s face it. As talented as you are, it all depends on who you get as your professional. Not all DWTS pros were created equal. Plus, you never know what kind of chemistry will result when you put two individuals together.

Of the twelve partnerships, five are previous pairings. Those five lucky stars are probably ecstatic they’re coming back into the competition with a familiar face on their side. It’s interesting to see who the producers decided to saddle which star with each pro. Cheryl Burke has three previous partners returning, while Derek Hough, the most-winning pro with three titles, has no one returning. Find out who they’ll be coaching this season below.

check out all the pairings after the jump

Dancing With The Stars Announces All-Stars Cast

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Dancing With The Stars” first All-Stars season doesn’t premiere for almost two months, but ABC announced the majority of the cast during their TCA 2012 Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills today. Surprisingly, the show is only having thirteen stars returning for the 15th season. I thought for sure they would’ve brought back at least 14-16 returning favorites. Surprisingly, Mario Lopez isn’t coming back. If you recall, the “Extra” host let it slip that the show was doing an All-Stars season. Is he being punished for having loose lips?

That said, the crew they did invite back is a solid bunch with a couple of exceptions. Twelve of the thirteen slots were announced with the last spot decided upon by viewers. A trio of former competitors will have their All-Stars fate decided by public votes. Among the confirmed stars, there are six previous winners and three runner-ups. In fact, 11 of the 12 have all appeared in the finals. The only exception is Pamela Anderson who came in 6th place during Season 12. Check out the All-Stars cast below.

check out the cast after the jump

With shows like ‘Big Brother‘ and ‘The Glass House,’ you’d think all the drama is reserved for inside the house. As proven by the legal action CBS attempted on ABC for their Big Brother copycat show, ‘The Glass House,’ this is no longer the case. Well, now the plot thickens.

Since the judge ruled in favor of ABC and allowed ‘The Glass House’ to proceed with airing, CBS has decided to go to war by developing their own copycat show called ‘Dancing On The Stars‘ (the emphasis: “ON” The Stars). This of course is a copycat of ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars‘. To elaborate, the show will take place at “Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and will feature moderately famous and sort of well-known people you almost recognize competing for big prizes by dancing on the graves of some of Hollywood’s most iconic and well-beloved stars of stage and screen,” as CBS explains.

This of course is hard to believe, but CBS has actually released a press release about this and it is blatantly a retaliation against ABC. You absolutely have to read the press release below. I’ve never read anything like this from a television network.

Read the official press release after the jump…

Tonight, I was busy filming an upcoming music video so I’m sorry that this results post is a little delayed. If you’re still one of the few who missed it and haven’t Googled the answer to the question, “Who won Dancing With the Stars, Season 14,” then you’re in luck because I’ve got the answer right here. It’s been a competitive season and one of my favorites to watch and critique. At this point it’s anybody’s game but, only one couple can win that coveted mirror ball trophy.

Of course, tonight’s finale results show wouldn’t be complete without 40 minutes full of filler. Tonight, a few selected couples will hit the floor with revamped versions of some of their favorite routines. I’m not going to put them all in as they would take up too much space but you can check them all out here. However, I will share with you Kelly Clarkson’s performance of her new single “Dark Side” which she mashed up with her hit single, “Stronger.” But most importantly, you’ll be able to watch the video that determines who won the trophy this season. Check it all out below.

The evening’s performances and crowning of the champion after the jump.

We’ve been hanging out all Spring and now, we are so close to crowning the champion of Dancing With The Stars, Season 14. It has been one heck of a competition and I have never seen competitive edge come out in a season like this one. Each and every star wanted it so bad and didn’t let go without a fighting chance. It made for a great season to watch but now, we’re down to our last three remaining stars: William Levy, Katherine Jenkins and Donald Driver – all vying for that mirror ball trophy.

Tonight, each couple will dance not one, but two dances and tonight, the stars and their pros perform the most anticipated routine of the season in the Freestyle Round. Here, the couples must perform elements of traditional ballroom and Latin dances with a lot of Freestyle flare. Lifts are a go and also mandatory in this routine. Buckle up because these routines usually pack a heavy punch. It’s been a rumor and somewhat proven fact that the winner of the Freestyle round usually wins the season. Will that be true after tonight’s performances? Check them out with judges’ scores below.

The finale performances, scores and of course, my thoughts after the jump.

Last night, it was down to the final four couples. William Levy, Katherine Jenkins, Donald Driver and Maria Menounos left it all on the floor with two smoking routines that had the judges on their feet and singing their praises. A few broke of them broke out some 10’s but only one couple managed to score a perfect 30 – Maria and partner Derek Hough. Tonight, we discover which couples will stand strong and be the final three couples for next week’s final. At this point, it is anyone’s game and it all comes down to America’s vote combined with the judges score.

Tonight to fill in the full hour of television, we have some amazing performances. First, Chelsie Hightower and Tristan Macmanus who were chosen as the pros to dance in this year’s Macy’s Design-A-Dance will show off a sexy Samba to Beyoncé’s “End of Time.” Following that, Alanis Morissette will debut her new single “Guardian” for the first time on network television. To celebrate the upcoming release of Rock of Ages, Julianne Hough and Mary J. Blige will hit the ballroom to perform and rock medley from the film. To finish off the filler, we have the lovely Carrie Underwood performing her single, “Good Girl.” Oh ya, there should be some results in there somewhere as well. Check out all the performances and results below.

The results from tonight & all the filler performances after the jump.

The time has flown by and already, we’ve reached the Dancing With The Stars semi-finals. Last week, we bid farewell to two stars – Roshon Fegan and Jaleel White. Now, we are down to four couples and tonight, they are ready to leave it all on the floor to guarantee their spot in next week’s finale with two, full routines.

At this point, the remaining four stars are strong in their own right. Donald Driver has flown under the radar all season but still has yet to wow me. Will he bring the heat tonight? Katherine Jenkins may be the most unknown star this season but, she’s garnered the votes due to her incredible talent and compelling personality. It doesn’t hurt that she has one of the pro partners in the game. William Levy is the sexiest contestant this show has ever seen. However, one cannot pass on good looks alone. Finally, we have Maria Menounos. At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about this brunette but now, I have grown to love her and she has easily become my favorite on the show. Especially after tonight – wait until you see her killer Tango tonight.

Check out the night’s performances and scores below.

Watch the night’s performances and see the judges scores after the jump.

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