SPARKLY SPOILERS AHEAD: The name that was etched into the Mirror Ball Trophy from the first dance this season didn’t have to be hastily magic marker-ed over by DWTS producers. The judges, contestants, and fans all agreed though, that this race between Alfonso Ribeiro, Sadie Robertson, and Janel Parrish became one of the tightest in the history of the show, and the finale freestyle dances (10s all around!) proved it. Luckily, that means a deserving star-turned-dance-machine has taken the crown; and the brand new owner of the trophy that launched a thousand rhinestones is… READ FULL STORY
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It’s not unusual … for Alfonso Ribeiro to dance to Tom Jones.
On Monday’s Dancing With the Stars, which was themed “Most Memorable Year,” the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star revived his signature dance move, which was born in the 1990s.
The good news: More than 10 years later, arms were swinging. Hips were swinging. The Carlton has not lost its magic.
Jonathan Bennett looks sexy with his hair pushed back, but you already knew that.
That moment is just one of many the actor plans to recreate in a tribute piece for the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls on Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, just days after (the unofficial) National Mean Girls Day on Oct. 3. EW got an exclusive first look inside rehearsal while Bennett and partner Allison Holker prepared. READ FULL STORY
After 40 years of teaching dance, Len Goodman has lost a little bit of patience — especially considering the Dancing with the Stars judge has been going back and forth between the U.S. and U.K. for the original British version of the show. But the jetlag didn’t stop Goodman from spending one afternoon in Hollywood teaching a small group of reporters how to move like a star.
Last week, I, along with a few other unsuspecting journalists were given a salsa lesson with the help of some of the show’s professional dancers, including Keo Motsepe, who has a little more time on his hands after being eliminated last week with partner Lolo Jones, and Anna Trebunskaya, looking gorgeous as ever only eight months after giving birth to her daughter. Knowing that, like the show’s competitors, a sparkly numbered paddle would be the ultimate judge, we got our game faces on and dance shoes tied up. (Well, not all of us.)
Take note future “stars”: Use the following as an example of what to do (and sometimes what not to do) in order to get “a 10 from Len!” READ FULL STORY
Read EW‘s full recap of Monday’s episode of Dancing With the Stars here.
It’s one thing for Tommy Chong to join Dancing With the Stars as the oldest contestant of the season at age 76, and it’s quite another for Cheech Marin to escort him onto the stage for his first dance number (in a car, of course). READ FULL STORY
In an interesting act of corporate synergy, ABC soap General Hospital and ABC Family’s Baby Daddy are staging a crossover, EW has learned exclusively.
General Hospital star and two-time Dancing with the Stars alum Kelly Monaco is set to cross over to Baby Daddy, playing a very exaggerated and over-the-top version of herself.
ABC has announced the next group of celebrities who will be taking over the dance floor for season 19 of Dancing with the Stars. The cast features celebrities on both ends of the age spectrum, like 17-year-old Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson and 72-year-old fashion designer Betsey Johnson. The show also introduced a new career category, with the first digital star ever on the series: YouTuber Bethany Mota. Of course, there’s also the usual mix of athletes and actors, including Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennet (You go,
Glen Coco Aaron Samuels) and Alfonso Ribeiro, a.k.a. Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a.k.a. a guy who already has a dance move named after him.
“There still is no shortage of who wants to do this show,” show runner Rob Wade tells EW. “It’s not just about name value or something like that. It’s about the stories you can tell with these casts. We want to be original and different. We want archetypes, not stereotypes, going in.”
Here’s the full list of the 13 celebrities competing and their partners: READ FULL STORY
Dancing With the Stars has already announced who the pros will be for season 19, and now there’s another familiar face joining the team. Good Morning America exclusively announced this morning that Julianne Hough will be joining the judges’ panel this upcoming season.
Hough is a two-time DWTS champion herself and has appeared as a guest judge on the show in the past. Now, she will officially add a fourth chair to the judges’ table, sitting alongside returning judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli.
“I’m so excited to be back with my Dancing with the Stars family again on a regular basis,” Hough said in a press release. “I’ve always aspired to be an all-around entertainer, whether I’m acting, dancing or singing, and I’m thrilled for this opportunity that will allow me to continue all of those pursuits. Derek and I just finished our Move Live on Tour, which reminded me how much I miss the interaction with the dance fans that have been so supportive of me in my career. I am warming up the paddles and the sass, and I’m ready to have fun in this new role.”
Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Dancing With the Stars is a little over a month away from kicking off its 19th season—and earlier today, on Good Morning America, we got our first glimpse at which 12 professional dancers will be twirling ex-actors, current actors, athletes, hosts, and more around that ballroom floor in hopes of eventually taking home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
For devoted fans of the show, there’s good and bad news. The bad: Maksim Chmerkovskiy decided against surprising the world and returning to the show. But at least his last routine was his best? READ FULL STORY
It lost some sheen after losing that second night of results but ABC isn’t giving up on one of the last great variety shows on broadcast TV: Dancing with the Stars has been renewed for a 19th season.
The most recent installment — which saw a personnel shakeup in the celebraquarium and changes to band — averaged a 2.5 rating in 18-49 and a respectable 15.4 million viewers. Not too shabby for the veteran franchise, which still manages to generate a lot of interest. (Who doesn’t like fringe?)
DWTS was one of several shows renewed by ABC in the last 24 hours in anticipation of its presentation to advertisers Tuesday in New York.
UPDATE: Also renewed: Shark Tank for season 6, The Bachelor for season 19 and America’s Funniest Home Videos for season 25.
When season 18 of Dancing With the Stars wraps on May 20, executive producer/showrunner Conrad Green will take his final bow.
EW has confirmed that Green, who was been with Dancing since its launch, is leaving to work on Fox’s Utopia, a new project from Big Brother creator John del Mol. Utopia will take 15 people and put them in an undeveloped location to build their own civilization. They will have an entire year to do so, amidst eliminations and other reality show shenanigans.
Big Brother‘s Jon Kroll will also join Utopia as an executive producer.
Deadline first reported the news.
Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater will not continue to fight for, or casually shuffle towards, season 18’s coveted mirrorball trophy on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. (More Week 3 results after the break.)
ABC announced its spring finale dates for 19 of its current series. Of note is the season 3 finale date for Scandal — Thursday, April 17 — a special two-hour Once Upon a Time season finale, and an extended, one-hour season finale for The Middle.
Check out the full list of dates below: READ FULL STORY
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