Showing posts with label DANCING WITH THE STARS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DANCING WITH THE STARS. Show all posts

Friday, February 17, 2017


Cheryl Burke

E! NEWS -- The sparks appear to have never gone away for these two.

Multiple sources can exclusively confirm to E! News that Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence are dating again after breaking up in 2008.

"Cheryl is really happy," one insider shared with us while confirming the romance.

According to Snapchat , Matthew recently sent the professional dancer flowers around Valentine's Day. They also recently started following each other on Instagram.

The couple initially met in 2006 through Joey Lawrence who was a contestant on the third season of Dancing With the Stars. They dated for about a year before calling things off.

At the time, Cheryl opened up about keeping the romance alive even through their busy schedules.

"Matt is very supportive and he always wants to make sure that we keep in contact and we're always on the phone making sure that everything's ok," she shared with People. "We talk constantly for hours and hours."

He even spent one summer on the road with Cheryl while she was on a dancing tour. "It's wonderful, I love it," Matthew would confess to the publication. 

Fans easily remember Matthew for his roles in Boy Meets World and Melissa & Joey. As for Cheryl, the Dancing Lessons author continues dancing while working on her cee bee fashion line available on QVC.

"I'm not one of those girls that's like, 'I have to be married by the time I'm 35 and I have to have six babies when I'm 38,'" she previously shared on the "Allegedly" podcast. "No, I'm just fine, it's all good."

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Geraldo Rivera And Edyta Sliwinska

This season’s finale of Dancing with the Stars is bound to be the biggest yet – spanning two days, two stages and two audiences!

Eight weeks have passed since 12 teams braved the dance floor for the very first time. Each week these celebrities left their comfort zones and endured hours of grueling rehearsals to master technical choreography and entertaining performances. In the end, only one couple will rise above the rest to be crowned champions and win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

Geraldo Rivera, previously a finalist on reality business show The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition,  rejoined the Season 22 cast for one last performance together with his dancing partner Edyta Sliwinska. 

Geraldo is currently host of Geraldo Rivera Reports on Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2001 after a career spanning CNBC, ABC’s 20/20 and being one of the original cast of Good Morning America. Geraldo reported 22 times from war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan and is proud to have broken the news on live television of the death of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden in May 2011. Rivera is the recipient of some 170 journalism awards.

Geraldo’s dancing partner in the show was dance professional Edyta Sliwinska who returned to the show after a break from her record breaking 10 season participation in Dancing With The Stars, where she previously partnered with Evander Holyfield, George Hamilton, Ashley Hamilton, Aiden Turner, Joey Lawrence, John Ratzenberger, Cameron Mathison, Jason Taylor, Jeffrey Ross and Lawrence Taylor.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (America’s Funniest Home Videos) and Erin Andrews (sports host and Dancing with the Stars Season 10 finalist), Dancing with the Stars is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. The competing couples of celebrity and dance professionals are Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas, Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd, Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe, Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy, Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess, Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani, Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev, Von Miller & Witney Carson, Kim Fields & Sasha Farber, Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff and Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold.

About Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo Rivera is currently host of Geraldo Rivera Reports on Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2001 as a war correspondent. Rivera began his career as a reporter for WABC-TV in New York where he presented a series exposing the deplorable conditions at the Willowbrook State School for the mentally ill. These award-winning reports led to a government investigation and the institution was eventually shut down.

Before becoming a member of the original cast of ABC's Good Morning America, Rivera presented the first television broadcast of the infamous Abraham Zapruder film of the assassination of President John Kennedy as host of ABC's Good Night America. He then began an eight-year association with ABC's 20/20 as an investigative reporter. One of his hour-long reports, The Elvis Cover-Up was for more than two decades 20/20's highest rated shows. In 1987, Geraldo began producing and hosting his ground breaking talk show The Geraldo Rivera Show for 11 years. In 1998, he hosted a series of highly rated investigative specials on NBC.

The winner of the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy journalism award (his third) for his NBC News documentary on Women In Prison, and the Scripps Howard Foundation national journalism award for Back to Bedlam, Rivera has received more than 170 awards for journalism, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, three national and seven local Emmys, two Columbia-Dupont and two additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards.

Rivera is a veteran foreign correspondent who has been on the frontlines in virtually every international conflict since 1973. He has expertise in the Afghanistan region, covering the international drug wars of tribal territories in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. His vast war experience has spanned the violent coup in Chile and the Yom Kippur War to the civil wars in Guatemala, the Philippines and Nicaragua as well as the ethnic conflicts in Lebanon (1980-83) and Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo (1998-1999). In 2000, he went to Colombia to cover the country's civil war.

Prior to joining Fox News, Rivera served as host of CNBC's number-one rated prime time show, Rivera Live, where his critically-acclaimed coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil trial verdict set an all-time CNBC ratings record.

Rivera is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School and is the author of seven books. Follow Geraldo @GeraldoRivera

About Edyta Sliwinska

Edyta Sliwinska was born in Warsaw, Poland. She started to dance when she was 10 years old. Edyta became a successful ballroom dancer in Poland and achieved a world-class status representing Poland on International competitions all over the world. In addition to that she appeared in several Polish TV commercials and magazine ads. She moved to America in 2000 to pursue her dance career, after she met Alec Mazo at the ballroom dance competition in Blackpool, England. Edyta and Alec became a successful partnership ever since. They were four times US finalists and represented America on many international championships.

In the summer 2005 Edyta appeared on the first season of Dancing With The Stars, one of the most popular shows on TV. Edyta is known for being the only professional dancer to appear on all 10 seasons of Dancing with the Stars. In addition Edyta guest starred on the CBS hit series CSI: NY. Edyta choreographs all her performances and is known for her teaching skills, helping her celebrity partners always achieve their best. Edyta and her partner and husband Alec Mazo produced an instructional DVD Dancing like the Pros and a fitness DVD Fitness with the Pros. For Edyta dancing is a great passion and a way to express herself. Follow Edyta @Edyta_Sliwinska

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Monday, July 06, 2015


Melissa Rycroft

On Saturday, July 4, cast members from Dancing with the Stars: Live! sashayed into their swimsuits and spent Independence Day at Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo® Las Vegas. It was the ideal way to relax during their day off from the 'Perfect Ten Tour' at The Venetian Theatre.

Cast members included champion Melissa Rycroft, along with cast members Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsey, Keo Motsepe, Emma Slater, Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber, and Jenna Johnson. The group dined on delicious dishes from Wolfgang Puck and sipped on champagne.

Dancing with the Stars: Live! is a 90-minute production, produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide. The show features brand new choreography never before seen on the show, exciting and romantic performances, and some of the most memorable numbers from all 10 years of Dancing with the Stars.

Open Friday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Azure guests are able to enjoy this sophisticated luxury daytime pool experience through late fall. Must be 21 years of age or older. $20 cover; locals with a Nevada ID receive complimentary admission. Azure Luxury Pool is located on the third level of The Palazzo Las Vegas.

Please visit or call 702.767.3724 for additional information and to make reservations for cabanas, daybeds and lounge chairs.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Derek Hough

Oh no!

Derek Hough could be off Dancing With the Stars for part of the season, or the whole rest of the season, and his celebrity partner, Olympian gold medal winner Nastia Liukin, might be getting a new partner, E! News has learned.

The fan-favorite pro broke a toe, sprained his ankle and suffered ligament damage while rehearsing Monday night, according to sources, and is awaiting final test results that will determine how long he is off the show. Nastia will be rehearsing with Sasha Farber, one of the troupe members who also subbed in for Derek's 10th Anniversary Special performance, until the extent of Derek's injuries are determined.

"It sucks. It's unfortunate," Derek's friend and fellow DWTS pro Mark Ballas tells E! News. "Hopefully he's going to be OK. The MRI results will come in [today] probably and we'll know more, but we're just praying that everything's OK."

ABC is not yet commenting on Derek's DWTS status.

"Nastia, my heart goes out to her, just passed midway in the season, having to change pros," fellow pro Sharna Burgess told us on the red carpet for Dancing With the Stars' 10th Anniversary Special on Tuesday night. "We build a language between each other on how we work with each other and that's what enables us to be able to do what we do every week with all the pressure and the stress, trying to do things that are unnatural for these people. And for her to now have to change pros, it's like changing a language, changing a connection and changing trust. It's really difficult. She's incredibly talented, I know she will handle it beautifully, but it's not fun."

Derek, who has been pulling double duty with DWTS in Los Angeles and the Spring Spectacular show with Laura Benanti and the Rockettes in New York City, injured himself while rehearsing with Maria Menounos for the anniversary special after Monday night's show. He spent the night in the emergency room accompanied by his close friend Mark Ballas. "I do, in someway, believe this was the universe saying Derek you need to take a break," Sharna said of the fan-favorite's busy schedule.

Spring Spectacular is now playing at Radio City Music Hall, and it is not yet known how Derek's injuries will affect his schedule there as well. He sat out the performance on Tuesday with Taylor Frey stepping in for the Emmy-winning professional dancer.

Yesterday, a source told E! that Derek had most likely broken a toe and possibly severely sprained his ankle and may have suffered ligament damage. He posted the above Instagram photo last night.

"I was with him until all hours of the night…Derek's an optimist," Mark told us. "He's always up and he's always bringing the people around him up. His energy is always positive."

Fortunately, Nastia has some experience dancing with someone other than Derek as she's actually been rehearsing with another DWTS' dancer all-season due to Derek's Broadway commitment. For half of the week, Nastia rehearses with troupe member Henry Byalikov in Los Angeles. "He's great, but it's definitely different than dancing with Derek," Nastia once said on the show.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays, 8 p.m. on ABC.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy was spotted taking a break from his hectic schedule in NY this past weekend - picking up a free replacement pair of SOL REPUBLIC ​ear tips at a RadioShack store in New York.

Maksim was overheard raving about the SOL REPUBLIC products, talking about how much music is a part of his life because of dancing. He was also overheard talking about the recent dating rumors, mentioning that he was linked to a "million different girls" in just one weekend. He then joked, "If that is the only problem I have, I can't complain."

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Maks Chmerkovskiy On Wendy Williams

"Dancing With The Stars" winning couple, Maks Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis, joined Wendy Williams in her Hot Topics segment this morning, where Maks confirmed he would would accept a role as one of the judges if the show offered it to him.

Maks said, "I'm not Simon [Cowell]. I'm not a nice judge. I'm a good judge. I judge the way it's supposed to be. I know this business, I've been in it, I grew up in it. Somebody asked me yesterday why I started dancing and I once again thought about it. I was 4 years old. Who knows why. Spending 30 years in an industry, that you, you know, I think I've done a little bit in it. I know what I'm talking about. Unlike some of the guest judges that we had this season."

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Cody Simpson

Teen heartthrob and Dancing with the Stars fave Cody Simpson was spotted hanging out at City Tavern at downtown destination FIGat7th. He dropped in before heading to the Lakers Game and Dolce and Gabbana Shopping Event benefiting the Lakers Youth Foundation. 

 Photo Courtesy of: Domain MSA

Saturday, December 07, 2013



Derek Hough

Derek Hough was spotted at Radio Shack in Westwood Village shopping for gifts for his friends and family. The 5-time Dancing with the Stars Champion "teched the halls" by testing all the latest electronics including SOL REPUBLIC headphones, Auvio Speakers, Beats by Dre, Fit Bit and Canon cameras. He purchased the latest SOL REPUBLIC deck and is going to use it for his special retreat weekend with his family that would end with a trip to Disneyland. 

Photo Courtesy Of: Domain MSA

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler is in Los Angeles, celebrating the release of her fourth studio album, The Woman I Am with multiple national television and radio appearances. This evening, the reigning Mirror Ball Trophy winner returns to sit in the audience and cheer on this season’s contestants at ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Pickler will perform on both the syndicated “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and CBS Television’s “Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” 

“I can’t wait for my fans to hear this music,” said Pickler. “It is pure ‘Kellie Country’ and may be the most ‘me’ album that I’ve created yet.”

Produced by Luke Wooten and Frank Liddell, The Woman I Am is comprised of 12 new songs including "Someone Somewhere Tonight" and Kellie’s current radio single, "Little Bit Gypsy." Three of the tracks found on The Woman I Am were co-written by Kellie, including the title track, which she co-wrote with her husband Kyle Jacobs.

"We are so excited to join Kellie in celebrating the release of her new album,” shared Black River, CEO, Gordon S. Kerr. “The honesty of this music reflects who she is and what she believes. The Woman I Am IS Kellie Pickler through and through and every music fan should buy this album!"

Following her time in the national spotlight, Kellie Pickler heads home to North Carolina to celebrate the album’s release with CD signing events at the Walmarts in both Belmont, NC at 5PM on Thursday, Nov. 14th and in Albemarle, NC at 5PM on Friday, Nov. 15th. During these in-store appearances, Kellie will sign copies of her new CD, The Woman I Am.

Additionally, Pickler will perform on ABC Television’s “The View” on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and she will perform on a float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 28 on NBC Television. In December, Kellie will help everyone get into the holiday spirit as she performs on “CMA Country Christmas,” airing on Monday, Dec. 2 on ABC Television.

Thursday, March 14, 2013



Melissa Rycroft

This week, ABC Radio re-launches its popular “Dancing with the Stars” station on Slacker, providing viewers with even greater access to the hit reality TV show. Now in its second season, “Dancing with the Stars” Radio will deliver an on-demand audio experience and unlimited access to key moments throughout the dance competition, both on and off the ballroom floor. Season 16 of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres on Monday, March 18th on the ABC Television Network.

“Dancing with the Stars” Radio, distributed by Slacker and AOL Radio, will reach 40 million registered users across the country, offering an unparalleled backstage pass to one of the most popular reality programs on television. From fashion critiques to episode recaps, this digital audio channel features an array of on-demand content that listeners can customize based on their specific interests. Each week “Dancing with the Stars” Radio will capture the best moments from each episode including:

- Exclusive backstage interviews with all of the contestants from the dance floor every Monday and Tuesday night

- A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making the show

- Reaction from the judges and DWTS experts

- Jimmy Kimmel’s weekly interviews with the ousted couples

Thursday, January 31, 2013



Dancing With The Stars

GSN will celebrate SuperBowl Sunday with a star-studded, captivating half-time show that lasts all night as DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season Six, comes to GSN.

GSN will air seven episodes of DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season Six, on Sunday, February 3rd from 5pm ET to 3:30am ET.

DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season Six, features a spectacular cast of celebrities from television, movies, music, and sports each paired with a professional dancer. The couples featured in this marathon are: 

Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani

Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas

Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough

Priscilla Presley and Louis Van Amstel

Mario and Karina Smirnoff

Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez

Cristián de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke

Jason Taylor and Edyta Śliwińska

Wednesday, January 30, 2013



Carrie Ann Inaba

“Dancing with the Stars” favorite and life-long animal advocate Carrie Ann Inaba returns for the second year in a row to host The Humane Society of the United States’ Genesis Awards Benefit Gala on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills. The event celebrates the work of The HSUS and the role that news and entertainment media and high profile individuals play in raising awareness of animal issues. Proceeds will benefit three of The HSUS’ top animal welfare priorities: Pets for Life, Chimps Deserve Better and Farm Animal Protection.

Award-winning television host, choreographer and producer Carrie Ann, who shares her life with four cats and two dogs, and recently launched her own foundation, The Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project, will emcee the star-studded Genesis Awards Benefit Gala, marking its 27th year of inspiring change for animals.

“I’m delighted to have been invited back by The Humane Society of the United States to host this truly unique and inspirational event. We all need to be a voice for those who cannot speak out for themselves, which is why The Genesis Awards recognize those who have the power to spread the word about the issues affecting innocent, voiceless animals,” said Carrie Ann.

Sunday, September 30, 2012



Elizabeth Gutierrez With William Levy

William Levy, cuban actor and former DWTS contender dined at the Stanton Social the other night with girlfriend Elizabeth Gutierrez and another couple. While you won't see him on this season of DWTS All Stars, Levy is still rooting for his former partner, Cheryl Burke to take the mirror ball trophy home.

William and his girlfriend enjoyed a double date night dressed to the nines and started out sipping champagne at the bar until their table was ready. They were in a festive mood and danced along to the music until they got seated.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012



Pamela Anderson

Shawn Johnson
Starting yestoday fans of reality hit “Dancing with the Stars” have even greater access to their favorite show, from the first cha-cha to the final waltz. ABC Radio has launched “Dancing with the Stars” Radio, giving listeners an interactive audio experience and unlimited access to the dance floor, whenever and wherever. Season 15 “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” premieres tonight on the ABC television network. “We’re adding a new dimension to the Dancing with the Stars experience by offering on demand, digital audio content that compliments the viewing experience and increases engagement between the audience and the cast,” said Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager of ABC News Radio. “When television programming stops, fans can hear highlights, interviews and behind-the-scenes conversation that the camera cannot always capture.”

"Dancing with the Stars" Radio is available in the "ABC" station category everywhere Slacker Radio is available, including all major smartphones, the iPad, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink.

Kirstie Alley

Emmitt Smith
“Dancing with the Stars” Radio, distributed by Slacker and AOL Radio, will reach 40 million registered users across the country, offering unparalleled access to one of the most popular programs on television. This digital audio channel captures key moments from each episode for fans, along with unique insights into the cast, judges and creative teams behind this all-star season. “Dancing with the Stars” Radio offers a variety of digital content that puts the user in control, allowing fans to skip over or select updated content based on preference. In addition to unique content, “Dancing with the Stars” Radio gives fans access to backstage gossip and exciting contests throughout the competition. While casual fans can access show highlights and episode re-caps, “Dancing with the Stars” devotees can enjoy in-depth interviews with judges, costume designers and memorable former contestants.

"Our partnership with ABC Radio has helped to give Slacker the edge in providing the best listening experience for users," said Jonathan Sasse, SVP of Product and Programming at Slacker. "Today's addition of 'Dancing with the Stars' Radio gives fans of the program the complete insider's perspective on the show."

Season 15 kicks off with an all-star cast of former contestants who will return to the dance floor to battle it out for a chance to win the coveted mirror ball trophy. This season of “Dancing with the Stars” will feature a wide variety of fan favorites from revered athletes like NFL star Emmitt Smith (Season 3) and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson (Season 8) to actors and singers like Kirstie Alley (Season 12), Pamela Anderson (Season 10) and 98 Degrees star Drew Lachey (Season 2).

The two-hour season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” begins Monday, September 24th at 8:00p.m.ET on ABC, followed by a new digital live show, “After Party: Dancing with the Stars,” sponsored by AT&T. This original digital show will follow Monday night’s performance episode and will be available on, as well as Facebook and YouTube.

Saturday, June 30, 2012


 Katherine Jenkins With Maria Menounos

Friday night a crew from Dancing With the Stars gathered at LAVO to celebrate the birthdays of the show's competitors Maria Menounos, who turned 34 earlier this month and Katherine Jenkins who celebrated her 32nd last night. The ladies were joined by the show's professionals including Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Cheryl Burke, and Peta Murgatroyd, along with a group of friends for dinner at the Italian eatery. They feasted on favorites from the kitchen, including the Kobe Meatball and ended dinner with a toast and sweets for the birthday girls. After dinner, Cheryl and Maksim ended their night at Marquee Nightclub.

Also at LAVO was Kelly Bensimon. The model, former star of The Real Housewives of New York and author hosts at TAO Beach on Saturday in honor of her new book, I Can Make You Hot. She dined with friends before heading up to the nightclub for LAVO's La Freak Fridays.

Photo Courtesy of: Al Powers 

Monday, March 26, 2012




Carrie Ann Inaba

Dancing with the Stars judge and longtime animal activist Carrie Ann Inaba’s first-ever web series, Crib Cat, will premieres tonight on the YouTube channel, Petsami, a new digital entertainment network that advocates embracing your inner animal instincts with daily fun and funny pet shows and videos. Crib Cat is hosted by Inaba’s longtime friend Kit, a cat who happens to be a matchmaker and receives submissions from cats all over looking for the perfect “crib” – aka “forever home.” The series is written by Inaba, who also provides the voice of Kit.

Executive produced by Inaba and FishBowl Worldwide Media, Crib Cat will feature 12 episodes with each one introducing a cat from a no-kill shelter ready for adoption and their own forever home. The series will further expand to include both cats and dogs available for adoption. Whether it’s choosing a human who has the right temperament or setting up the perfect scratching post, the show’s mission is to help pair every cat and dog in America with their perfect Crib.

Crib Cat joins a larger slate of Petsami programming featuring a variety of eccentric pet personalities as they host shows that offer insight into the secret lives of their four-footed best friends. Additional pet programming on the channel includes deep thoughts by meerkats and curated cat videos provided by an internet junkie curating cat! Other Petsami shows include CuteWinTail, One Minute Meerkat and KlipKat.

Petsami also provides a platform for viewers to have an engaging entertainment experience by allowing them to upload their own videos to the channel, create captions for different videos and even vote on whether cats or dogs are cuter.

Now anyone can embrace their inner animal instincts with this unique and fun digital network. Car Chase? Go for it. Couch to claw? Be Petsami’s guest. #StayWild with Petsami and visit

Photo By: RD/Kirkland/Retna

Monday, March 19, 2012


Brooke Burke did a interview with on the upcoming season of


Premiering TONIGHT On ABC!


Brooke Burke

There are so many great women on Dancing with the Stars this season, including Gladys Knight, Sherri Shepherd, Melissa Gilbert, and Martina Navratilova. And they’re in their 40s and older. Do you think they have an advantage because of their age?

In general, I think women are more comfortable in their skin as they get to know themselves better and become more confident. They have more life experience, which certainly comes into play in this competition.

But will it help them win?

I actually think the male celebrities have an advantage because the female pros are so beautiful and talented that they make up for what the men do and don’t do, to be perfectly honest.

What other qualities matter?

Relatability. Likeability. Dealing with the pressure. The attitude. The way you address the audience. The way you treat your partner. A lot of things that go far beyond talent.

What do you love most about Dancing With the Stars?

I love seeing the underdog learn how to dance. I love watching people go from scoring 7s to pulling their first 10s. It’s an amazing experience when you’ve underestimated yourself but you feel free enough to give yourself a chance to learn something new and conquer it. It’s really rewarding. I went through that experience myself.

You can read more HERE....

Photo By: Vince Vega/Retna

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Petra Nemcova

A star-studded cast of eleven celebrities, paired with the world’s top professional ballroom dancers will hit the floor on March 10th as DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season 12 comes to GSN. DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season 12, premieres on Saturday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m. ET. The season will air in back-to-back episodes every Saturday night, starting at 6:00 p.m. ET through Saturday, April 28, 2012.

DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season 12, features a spectacular cast of celebrities from television, movies, music, sports, and fashion, each paired with a professional dancer: 

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer

Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke

Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas

Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff

Petra Němcová and Dmitry Chaplin

Romeo and Chelsie Hightower

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson

Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel

Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani

GSN has the exclusive off-network rights to ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, making GSN the only network on which previous seasons of the mega-hit dance competition can be seen. GSN has acquired seasons 4 through 13 of the series, and the agreement also includes the upcoming 14th season, which premieres March 19th on ABC.

DANCING WITH THE STARS is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are co-executive producers. 


KIRSTIE ALLEY – Kirstie Alley has emerged as one of Hollywood’s top actresses, proving time and again that she is capable of great depth and range, as well as possessing comedic timing second to none. Kirstie’s work in television has earned her seven Golden Globe and eight Emmy® nominations, winning one Golden Globe, two Emmy® Awards and three People’s Choice Awards.

WENDY WILLIAMS – Called a “breakthrough in daytime” by The New York Times, Wendy Williams burst onto the national talk show scene in July 2009 with the launch of her daily, syndicated program, “The Wendy Williams Show.” Touted by People magazine as one of the “best shows of 2009,” the critically-acclaimed series now has the distinction of being “must-see TV.” A mother, wife and best-selling author, Wendy built a devoted cult following from her years as one of radio’s most popular personalities. In addition to her daytime television success, she hosts GSN’s original series, “Love Triangle,” which premiered in April 2011.

KENDRA WILKINSON – Television personality and glamour girl Kendra Wilkinson is best known from her self-titled E! hit reality series, “Kendra.” The show follows Kendra, NFL player husband Hank and son Hank IV through their crazy lives. Portraying life in the spotlight and the challenges of raising a toddler son and being an NFL wife, the show is a fun-filled, action-packed look into the real world of Kendra Wilkinson. She got her start on one of E! Entertainment’s highest rated television shows, “The Girls Next Door,” co-starring on the reality hit for five seasons, until 2009, when she closed that chapter in her life and opened a new one. That year Kendra got married, welcomed the birth of her son and, of course, debuted her show, “Kendra.”

CHELSEA KANE – Chelsea Kane (formerly Chelsea Staub) is a versatile young actress and musician. Chelsea recently starred as Stella Malone, the longtime friend and style guru to the Lucas brothers in the Disney Channel comedy series, “JONAS.” On the big screen, she landed her first role in the family film “Arizona Summer,” and had a starring role in the motion picture “Bratz.”

RALPH MACCHIO – An actor, writer, director and producer, Ralph Macchio first gained world recognition for playing the title role in the popular classic “The Karate Kid” and its successors, “The Karate Kid II” and “The Karate Kid III.” His extensive list of film credits includes Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Outsiders” and the hit film “My Cousin Vinny.” Among his multiple television credits, Ralph had a two-season arc on ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” a comedic guest star lead on the series “Psych,” as well as a dramatic guest lead character on ABC’s drama, “The Whole Truth.” He was seen as a guest star on the hit series “Entourage,” as well as the comedy “Headcase.”

ROMEO – Percy Romeo Miller, Jr., better known by his stage name, Romeo, is an American entertainer, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the son of businessman and music mogul Percy Miller. Romeo has sold over 10 million records as a multi-platinum music artist and has been awarded an American Music Award and a Grammy®. He is the youngest CEO of the multi-million dollar record company No Limit Forever, and is the youngest entertainer to top the Billboard charts, at age 10. Romeo’s acting credits include his No. 1 television show, ”Romeo!,” on Nickelodeon, ”The Defenders” and “The Cape.”

CHRIS JERICHO -- A six-time WWE world champion, two-time New York Times best-selling author, lead singer of the rock band Fozzy and host of the ABC game show “Downfall,” Chris Jericho began wrestling at age 19 and is one of the most popular performers in wrestling history. In 2001 Chris was the first ever Undisputed Champion of the WWE, and he is the only performer to have held six different titles in the 44-year history of World Wrestling Entertainment.

SUGAR RAY LEONARD – Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the legendary sports icons of the 20th century whose very name epitomizes boxing and conjures the image of a champion. He was host and mentor for the first three seasons of the series “Contender” on NBC & ESPN, by Dreamworks Television and Mark Burnett Productions. Ray has always been devoted to the community and for many years has been the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk for a Cure. He also participates in a variety of national and international causes benefiting children’s charities.

HINES WARD – A four-time Pro Bowler, three-time Super Bowl participant, two-time Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl XL MVP, Hines Ward holds virtually every record in Steelers wide receiving history and will go down in the record books as the Steelers’ all-time leading wide receiver. Beyond his NFL career, he is a symbol of success and good will to the Korean community and all of Asia. His Helping Hands Foundation is devoted to the fight against bi-racial discrimination in the United States and Korea. The program in the U.S. focuses on improving literacy among children and provides programs and services to better equip them for achieving success in life. In Korea, the program focuses on raising awareness for the problem of biracial discrimination and providing inspiration to the mixed race children in that country. Mr. Smile himself, Hines is an ambassador of hope to children everywhere.

“PSYCHO” MIKE CATHERWOOD -- Born and raised in Los Angeles, Michael Catherwood (aka Psycho Mike) has an eclectic background from the city that made him the person he is today. Mike is a mixed race Hispanic who immersed himself in the Los Angeles punk and hard rock scene. He moved to the east coast to study theatre at Rutgers University, where he spent most his time enjoying the emerging Jersey punk scene. After finishing school, he returned to L.A. to become a member of the top-rated “Kevin & Bean Morning Show” on KROQ-FM. Known to listeners as “Psycho Mike,” he has developed many of the radio show’s most well known and talked about characters and segments. In addition to the “Kevin & Bean Morning Show,” Mike is the co-host of Loveline Radio (Westwood One) with Dr. Drew Pinsky, and has guest hosted on E! Entertainment TV’s “The Daily 10.”

PETRA NEMCOVA – Born and raised in Karvina, in the Czech Republic, Petra Nemcova took the modeling world by storm after being discovered by a modeling scout on the streets of her native country. Petra has graced the pages and covers of magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011



Dancing With The Stars

The sequins and the sweat, the triumphs and tears, the graceful lifts and awkward lunges—everything there is to love about DANCING WITH THE STARS comes to GSN in January, when GSN premieres the first-ever off-network airing of DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season 4. DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season 4, premieres on Saturday, January 21st at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The season will air in back-to-back episodes every Saturday night, starting at 6:00 p.m. Eastern through Saturday, March 3, 2012.

DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season 4, features a diverse cross-section of celebrities from television, movies, music, sports, fashion and society, each paired with a professional dancer:

• Apolo Anton Ohno & Julianne Hough

• Paulina Porizkova & Alec Mazo

• Shandi Finnessey & Brian Fortuna

• Leeza Gibbons & Tony Dovolani

• Clyde Drexler & Elena Grinenko

• Heather Mills & Jonathan Roberts

• John Ratzenberger & Edyta Sliwinska

• Billy Ray Cyrus & Karina Smirnoff

• Ian Ziering & Cheryl Burke

• Laila Ali & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

• Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson

GSN has the exclusive off-network rights to ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, making GSN the only network on which previous seasons of the mega-hit dance competition can be seen. GSN has acquired seasons 4 through 13 of the series, and the agreement also includes the upcoming 14th season.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011



Dancing With The Stars

GSN (Game Show Network) announced today that it has acquired the exclusive off-network rights to ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, which will make GSN the only network on which previous seasons of the mega-hit dance competition can be seen. GSN has acquired seasons 4 through 13 (season 13 will air its final episode tonight on ABC), and will begin airing them in January 2012. The agreement also includes the upcoming 14th season.

“Many of the most popular shows on television today—including DANCING WITH THE STARS—are essentially game shows at their core,” says Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Programming for GSN. “GSN is all about the potent combination of games, competition, entertainment and fun, and we know that DANCING WITH THE STARS is a show our female audience already loves.”

DANCING WITH THE STARS episodes on GSN will feature a wide variety of celebrities who have brought glamour, humor, and even some lively controversy to the show—including Chaz Bono, Bristol Palin, Kim Kardashian, Cloris Leachman, Susan Lucci, Tom DeLay, Kate Gosselin, David Hasselhoff, Mario Lopez, Emmitt Smith, Michael Bolton, Florence Henderson, Jennifer Grey, Wayne Newton, Marie Osmond, Donnie Osmond, Melissa Joan Hart, Kelly Osbourne, Nancy Grace, Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez, and Kirstie Alley, among many others.

The first season of DANCING WITH THE STARS to air on GSN features a diverse cross-section of celebrities from television, movies, music, sports, fashion and society, each paired with a professional dancer:

• Apolo Anton Ohno & Julianne Hough (season 4 winners)
• Paulina Porizkova & Alec Mazo
• Shandi Finnessey & Brian Fortuna
• Leeza Gibbons & Tony Dovolani
• Clyde Drexler & Elena Grinenko
• Heather Mills & Jonathan Roberts
• John Ratzenberger & Edyta Sliwinska
• Billy Ray Cyrus & Karina Smirnoff
• Ian Ziering & Cheryl Burke
• Laila Ali & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
• Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson

DANCING WITH THE STARS is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are co-executive producers.