After watching the season premiere of Dancing With The Stars, I feel content with the predictions I made prior to the first telecast. Most of the celebrities performed as I thought they would with a couple notable exceptions. Both Andy Dick and Wynonna Judd impressed and entertained with their debut performances. That said, I still think they’re going to be eliminated within the first five weeks.
The stars had to dance either a cha cha cha, a foxtrot or a contemporary on the first night. With no results show until Tuesday, March 26, all of them get a second chance to impress viewers next Monday. Check out all the performances below and find out which ones were my three favorites and worst pick.
After going with an All-Stars edition, Dancing With The Stars is going back to basics for Season 16. While I enjoyed seeing returning favorites, I’m looking forward to tonight’s season premiere. While the star wattage isn’t as high as in previous seasons, I already have a few people I’m rooting for. Lisa Vanderpump, I’m talking about you.
Getting a first look at the “celebrities” with their professional partners is always exciting to watch. While I do enjoy witnessing the trainwrecks, I’m more stoked to see who comes bursting out of the gates gunning for the mirrorball trophy. Check out my predictions on how Season 16′s stars will fare.
Without a doubt, Andy Dick will be one of the first to go. I just can’t see the 47-year-old comedian having any sort of rhythm. Former ABC sitcom star DL Hughley might have some dancing prowess, but don’t think he has the fan base to support him. Speaking of fans, everyone knows that country music has diehard ones. Normally I would put Wynonna Judd higher, but with Kellie Pickler also in the competition, I think Judd will suffer and be ousted early.
Also in this bunch is my favorite Lisa Vanderpump. While popular with Housewives addicts (myself included), she probably isn’t well known outside the Bravo universe. Hopefully her signature wit and sass will win over new fans quickly. Last in this list is boxer Victor Ortiz. I’m sure when it comes to demographics, there isn’t much crossover between DWTS and boxing watchers. His chances aren’t helped by being saddled with new professional, Lindsay Arnold either. I thoroughly believe, viewers also vote for their favorite pros.
My favorite part of every Dancing With The Stars season is the first episode. After weeks of buildup and buzz, we finally get to see who has the stuff to take it all the way and who’s there simply for fodder and ratings. This season that title goes to Andy Dick. I just can’t see the Newsradio star doing well. Poor Sharna Burgess. After spending several seasons in the Dance Troupe, she finally gets promoted to the big time, but saddled with Dick. LOL. With that said, the duo looks like they having lots of fun in their official promo photo.
ABC just released all the competing stars with their professional partners. This crop of wannabe hoofers doesn’t have the star wattage as previous ones, but I’m really looking forward to this season. We have new pro blood in the form of STYCYD alum Lindsay Arnold, Gleb Savchenko and the aforementioned Burgess. Based on first impressions Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough and Val Chmerkovskiy have the best chemistry with their stars. Check out all the photos below.
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.
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.
Have you been watching the newly renamed “Live! With Kelly” since Regis Philbin left last week? It probably doesn’t seem all that different since Kelly Ripa has co-hosted with guest stars in the past. A permanent co-host won’t be named til later in 2012 after what I assume will be an exhaustive search and trial run. Until then, we’ll have a rotating roster of celebrities filling the recently-vacated seat.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was the first co-host to sit alongside Ripa since Philbin’s retirement. He appeared on the show for three episodes this week. As a side note, the show announced this week they are heading to the Aloha State in February. For five days “Live! With Kelly” will broadcast from Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawaii. They’re even giving away a wedding of a lifetime to one lucky couple. They’ll fly out the winners along with 30 of their guests to Aulani for the nuptials. I wonder if any gay couples will be in the running. Perhaps, newly-engaged Patrick and Tyrell should enter.
We all know that being a contestant on Dancing With The Stars can have an amazing effect on your weight loss. Just ask former contestant Kirstie Alley who lost almost 100 pounds during her season’s run. Now, talk show queen Ricki Lake is the latest to lose the weight. But, it’s not just paying off in the waste line, but in the bedroom as well and I’m sure her fiancé, Christian Evans is thankful for that.
“Oh, my god, my love is pretty spicy. When I get home [from rehearsals], I train horizontally. [My fiancé] has noticed a difference in my stamina over the last couple of weeks.”
Umm, thanks for sharing Ricki, but I think you’re giving us a little TMI. However, how would pop culture fanatics like us thrive without living vicariously through our favorite celebrities lives. Apparently, she’s been quite candid with her new found sex life, and she’s not afraid to share it with her show’s partner, Derek Hough.
The season thirteen premiere of Dancing With The Stars is soon approaching and every day, we are given new teasers as of what we can look forward to this year. First there were the first look at rehearsals and now, we have been given the official pairing photos of the couples together.
Now, I hate to pick early favorites but I have to say that Kristin Cavallari looks absolutely stunning in her photos as well as Elisabetta Canalis (obviously). One photo that makes me chuckle is Hope Solo’s because I think the costume designer got confused and put her in a costume for the fallen Skating With The Stars.
On to the men. David Arquette’s photo is by far the best! He is really showcasing his personality and with those jazz hands, he’s ready to take on any challenge. I also cannot wait for the fierceness that is Carson Kressley. You know he’ll always be wearing something snappy, even to rehearsals. Check out the pair’s photos below.