Dancing With the Stars partners, Lacey Schwimmer and Lance Bass by Craig Sjodin/ABC
Lance Bass may be the first openly gay contestant on Dancing with the Stars, but that doesn't mean he thinks he should be doing the tango with a male partner on the show.
Misty May-Treanor and Maksim Chmerkovskiy by Karen Neal/ABC
Much to the dismay of Dancing with the Stars fans, pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy sat last season out. But now, rested and refreshed - and having gone through some physical rehabilitation - Maks is back and polishing his moves for season seven beginning Sept. 22. Never one to hide his feelings, Maks couldn't be happier about his new partner: Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor. - Deborah Starr Seibel
Susan Lucci by Heidi Gutman/ABC
All My Children fans won't miss Susan Lucci while she's on Dancing With the Stars, even though the ABC shows shoot on opposite coasts. She'll fly back and forth each week, just as costar Cameron Mathison (aka Ryan Lavery) did.
Ted McGinley and Inna Brayer by Chris Chavira/ABC
When Happy Days and Married With Children alum Ted McGinley joined Dancing With the Stars, fans of JumptheShark.com wondered if there was blood in the water.McGinley is the "patron saint" of JumptheShark.com, TVGuide.com's sister site where we debate the moments when good TV shows go bad. Like the moment Fonzie strapped on water skis to, well, you know.We've asked Jump the Shark founder Jon Hein to explain what McGinleys casting may say about the future of Dancing. Heres what he said.When my inbox is flooded in a matter of seconds, one of these three things has happened. 1. A cult series has been renewed or cancelled. 2. A major character on a popular show has been killed off. 3. Ted McGinley has been cast once again.After seeing this fall's Dancing with the Stars lineup, I have number three to thank for all that e-mail.Let's start by saying that you must respect Ted. In spite of his track record as the patron saint of shark-jumping, he continues to get acting gigs, a...
Kim Kardashian by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/ WireImage.com
ABC wanted more drama, and already they are getting it.On Sunday night, just hours before being officially announced as part of Dancing with the Stars' Season 7 celeb cast, Kim Kardashian cut one of her feet on a mirrored hotel-room desk, effectively calling into question her ability to compete on the show. "I was working on my computer when I realized that the desk was all broken [around the edges], so I used my foot to kind of kick away from the table, and I sliced my foot," Kim tells TVGuide.com. Hmm, perhaps that was not the best idea, to use a bare foot to push away a cracked glass desk? "I didnt think it was broken towards the bottom, only the top," she explains. "It all happened so fast... I just wasnt thinking. I'm staying in a nice hotel. Who thinks they're going to have a broken table?"Kardashian was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where the cut was closed up using liquid bandaging. It is still being figured out how she will accommodate the injury as ...
Warren Sapp by Arnold Turner/ WireImage.com
Dan Marino may not be joining Dancing with the Stars, but have no fear: You may still get your football fix on the dance floor next season.Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp is next on ABC's most wanted list, according to Season 2 runner-up Jerry Rice."They're really going after a big one this time. I think it's Warren Sapp," Rice revealed to Access Hollywood.If it's true, Sapp, who retired in 2007, will fulfill the "Big, Lumbering Athlete" quota for the series. Our wish list had Shaquille O'Neal, but Sapp will definitely do. "You're probably going to see him trim down, lose some weight," Rice said. "I know Warren, Warren is very competitive so he's going to give it 100 percent."Sapp, 35, would be the fourth football star DWTS recruits, following Rice, Season 3 winner Emmitt Smith and Season 6 runner-up Jason Taylor. So if history holds, he should at least make the final two.ABC will announce the full cast on Good Morning America on Monday. ...
Chuck Wicks by Katherine Bomboy/ABC; Julianne Hough by Bob D'Amico/Craig Sjodin/ABC
Don't expect Julianne Hough to be at the center of dancing partner relationship rumors on this season of Dancing with the Stars.The ballroom beauty is apparently quite happy with her new country-singer boyfriend Chuck Wicks. (Sorry, fellas!)"He's just a great guy!," Hough told People. "He's awesome and really, really talented. I'm having a great time getting to know him." Hough met Wicks this summer while both acts were on tour with Brad Paisley. Hough was out promoting her country album, which hit No. 1 on the country charts after its release in May.Aside from their country careers, the couple has something else in common: Both recently ended long-term relationships. Hough broke off her engagement to former dancer Zach Wilson last year and Wicks split with his long-time girlfriend just before the Paisely tour.Though she'll soon be waltzing with a new partner on the parquet of Dancing while Wicks remains on tour, Hough says the couple should be just fine. "That's what's cool about b...
Dancing with the Stars by Bob D'Amico/ABC
On Monday, Aug. 25, ABC will officially unveil its slate of celebs for Dancing with the Stars' seventh season.But we're an impatient lot here, so to bide our time and keep our fellow armchair casting directors quarreling, we've put together our "wish list" for the new batch of a dancers. After studying the line-up from the past six seasons, we determined the dozen go-to categories (e.g. "The Big, Lumbering Athlete," "The Female Hottie," "The Older Gent") that typically populate the cast. Check out our complete list of picks, then come back here to discuss and/or offer your own.
Derek Hough and Mark Ballas by Tiffany Rose/ WireImage.com
In a twist of irony, Dancing with the Stars' Derek Hough and Mark Ballas were robbed over the weekend prior to a charity concert, the two announced on their MySpace Celebrity Blog.Hough, 23, and Ballas, 22, along with their band Almost Amy, were in Roseville, Minn. for a Cancer Charities show Sunday when they stopped by an Outback Steakhouse for a bite to eat. While inside, "our band van was broken into and they took all of our personal items," the duo wrote. "Everything from passports and visas, wallets, IDs, laptops, iPods, cell phones, Emily's purse, cameras etc..."The Dancing pros are offering a $5,000 reward for the return of their personal items and are not looking to prosecute anybody, according to band manager Daniel Catullo."Whoever did this, they can email the bands website and drop the items somewhere and well pick them up, no questions asked," Catullo, who believes it was "definitely a pro job," told People. "We dont care about the iPods or other items ...