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DWTS Season 16: Week 1 Performances

In: Donovan, TV Shows

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.

check out all the performances after the jump

DWTS Season 16: Predicting The Final Three

In: Donovan, TV Shows

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.

The Early Boots

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.

check out my predictions after the jump

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.

check out all the photos after the jump

Dancing With The Stars: Season 16 Cast Announced

In: Patrick, TV Shows

Dancing With The Stars is back with a new cast of celebrities ready to throw on their dancing shoes and compete for the mirrorball trophy, alongside their talented professional partners. The new cast were announced by hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet on GMA this morning, along with the cast members for this season.

As with every season, there is quite the mix of celebrities that include country music stars, comedians, actors, Olympians and pro athletes, reality stars, and as usual, one token Disney star.

The new season begins on Monday, March 18 with a two-hour season premiere from 8-10pm ET, with the results show taking place the following week on Tuesday, March 26 at 9/10pm ET. Check out the cast of DWTS Season 16 below and vote for who you think will win this season.

Meet the cast after the jump…


Early this morning, Donovan and I were atop Grouse Mountain, for today’s taping of The Today Show and we had a fantastic time. For those of you that don’t know, the show is filming live from Vancouver on top of Grouse Mountain every day during the Olympics. BUT, because it is normally filmed on the East Coast, the show starts filming at 4:00am here. Yikes! Grouse Mountain gives the first 100 people to arrive a free ticket up the gondola (as opposed to paying like 90 bucks I believe during the Olympics).

Donovan picked me up at my place at 12:45am, as we figured that if there were people that were already lining up at that ungodly hour, we’d just turn back home and go to bed. When Michael Buble was on The Today Show, people lined up at 9:00pm! Keep in mind tickets aren’t given out until 3:30am. Wow. Well, we got there at about 1:20, and we were first-ish there, so we decided we’d have time to grab a snack. When we got back, there were about 6 people ahead of us, two of which were girls that worked for Coca Cola. They became our line buddies and were a lot of fun. On the flipside, this annoying lady showed up behind us and would NOT shut up. She kept joking “when are Brangelina arriving?” whenever one of the white SUV’s would roll up with some important people. It wasn’t funny. Then, after her, some crazy American woman (about 65 years old) wearing a hat with pins all over it, a fur coat, a red scarf, bright yellow shoes, and a teddy bear pack sack showed up. Oh, and she had a book by Al Roker that she was going to have him sign. She was a nightmare. She tried to tell people that she’d walked the Oscar’s red carpet, etc. and she was so negative, saying she hated Vancouver and could barely get around from all the walking she’s had to do.

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