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JORDAN FISHER AND LINDSAY ARNOLD ARE ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 25 CHAMPIONS!

November 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

#TeamFishUponAStar Wins The Coveted Mirrorball Trophy
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas (#TeamStark) Placed Second
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson (#TeamFranneyPack) Placed Third
The Finale Also Included Special Musical Performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Nick Lachey, Jordan Fisher and Debbie Gibson, and Lindsey Stirling & Becky G
In the two-hour season finale of “Dancing with the Stars” on TUESDAY, NOV. 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), it was a Christmas spectacular as the three finalists advanced to the final stage of the competition. There was live dancing and show-stopping performances at both The Grove and in the ballroom, and each couple performed two dances. The first was a repeat performance of their favorite dance from earlier in the season, while the second routine was part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge,” in which each couple fused two contrasting dance styles with less than 24 hours to prepare.
The night kicked off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples, at The Grove, Caruso’s award-winning retail, dining and lifestyle destination. Multiplatinum artist Nick Lachey performed a new, never-before-heard ballad, “Someone to Dance With,” a special track he recorded that was inspired by his journey on “Dancing with the Stars” this season. The song is currently available on streaming services everywhere. Additionally, the night also included numerous special performances: Kelsea Ballerini sang “Legends,” from her latest album; Lindsey Stirling featuring Becky G performed “Christmas C’Mon,” from Lindsey’s new holiday album, “Warmer in the Winter”; and Jordan Fisher sang a joyful medley with Debbie Gibson, “Sleigh Ride”/”What Christmas Means to Me.”
There was also a special performance from the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night tour, hitting the road this winter, as well as a number inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios new “Frozen” short, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.”
The judges’ points and viewer votes from November 20 were combined along with the night’s judges’ points and online-only viewer votes from the repeat dances and “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” to determine the winner. At the end of the night at The Grove, Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold were named Season 25 champions and presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
Hosted by two-time Emmy®-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge Len Goodman and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

FOUR COUPLES REMAIN IN ONE OF THE TIGHTEST RACES EVER, BUT ONLY ONE CAN TAKE HOME THE COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY, ON THE TWO-PART SEASON FINALE OF ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ NOVEMBER 21 & 22

November 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Len Goodman Returns to the Ballroom as Head Judge

Musical Performers Include Train, Andy Grammer, Vanilla Ice and Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds

Each Celebrity Will Perform a Freestyle Dance

The Season 23 Champion Will Be Revealed at The Grove on Tuesday, November 22

“Episodes 2311 & 2312” – After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the finals of “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. Len Goodman returns to the ballroom as head judge for the two-part season finale. It’s one of the closest races ever on the show, with some of the most skilled dancing celebrity contestants have ever pulled off. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated. The remaining three couples will have one last night of competitive dancing as they perform a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge,” vying to score some extra judges’ points, and one couple will be crowned the “Dancing with the Stars” champion, culminating an incredible season, which will be announced live from The Grove on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST).

On MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), the four finalists will each perform two dances – a Redemption Style dance (paso doblé, Viennese waltz or tango), and a freestyle dance – one of the biggest competitive dances of the season.  In addition, Grammy Award-winning Train will perform its hit “Play That Song,” and there will also be a special performance from this winter’s most talked about movie, Lionsgate’s “La La Land” (in select cities December 9, expanding December 16), choreographed by Mandy Moore.

The couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Redemption Style: Paso Doblé – “Wicked Ones” by Dorothy
Freestyle – “Brand New” by Ben Rector

James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess
Redemption Style: Tango – “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick Jr.
Freestyle: “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” by The Piano Guys

Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold
Redemption Style: Viennese Waltz – “I Am Your Man” by Ryan Shaw
Freestyle: “Please Mr. Postman”/”I Want You Back” medley by The Marvelettes/Jackson 5

Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko
Redemption Style: Tango – “Stay the Night” by Zedd
Freestyle: “Unstoppable” by Sia

At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated, and the three remaining couples will go on to vie for the coveted Mirrorball.

In the two-hour season finale on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and show-stopping performances at both The Grove and in the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom. The night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples, at The Grove, Caruso’s award-winning retail, dining and lifestyle destination. The season finale will be filled with performances from Vanilla Ice, who will perform “Ice Ice Baby,” featuring Rick Perry and Witney Carson; a special guest performance by Andy Grammer of his global smash hit single, “Fresh Eyes,” 11-time Grammy-winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds performing “Winter Wonderland” from his Christmas album, featuring pro dancers Artem Chigvintsev, Cheryl Burke and Allison Holker; and an all-male number to Bruno Mars’ “24K,” featuring the men from this season, including Ryan Lochte, Calvin Johnson, James Hinchcliffe, Maks Chmerkovskiy and Val Chmerkovskiy, among others. In addition, the season finale also features a special performance choreographed by Mandy Moore. This innovative and magical dance celebrates your favorite and heartwarming holiday traditions and stars some of your favorite “Dancing with the Stars” dancers, including Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Artem Chignvinstev, and many more, and uses technology that will have to be seen to be believed! This is one performance that cannot be missed! There will also be a special performance from the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: Live! We Came to Dance” tour, hitting the road this winter.

Couples from across the season will celebrate their time on the show by repeating one of their favorite dances, including Laurie & Val’s trio with Maks, Amber Rose & Maks dancing to “Woman Up” by Meghan Trainor, Maureen McCormick dancing to “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” with Artem, Jana & Gleb’s infamous dance to “Hands to Myself,” by Selena Gomez, and more.

In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles, and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. The votes from November 21 will be combined along with the judges’ points from the “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” to determine the winner. At the end of the night at The Grove, a champion will be named, and the winner will be presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron 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 dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

For week 11, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST and closing at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Phil Heyes directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide.  Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. Key titles include “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Getting On” (HBO), “Top Gear” (History), the limited series “The Night Of” (HBO) and the upcoming game show, “Hypnotize Me” (FOX).

 

ABC ANNOUNCES THIS SEASON’S ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ CELEBRITY CAST LIVE ON ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’

August 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC ANNOUNCES THIS SEASON’S ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ CELEBRITY CAST

LIVE ON ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Returns With a Live Premiere on

Monday, September 12, 8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT

The celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” are slipping on their dancing shoes and getting ready for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the
23rd season kicks off on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. This season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes two
Gold medal-winning U.S. Olympians, a multi Grammy award-winning musician, a star of one of the most iconic television programs ever, one of the greatest
wide receivers of all time, and the former governor of Texas, to name just a few.

As announced this morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the celebrities with their professional partners heading to the ballroom this season (in
alphabetical order) are:

* Amber Rose with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

* Calvin Johnson Jr. with Lindsay Arnold

* Jake T. Austin with Jenna Johnson

* James Hinchcliffe with Sharna Burgess

* Jana Kramer with Gleb Savchenko

* Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds with Allison Holker

* Laurie Hernandez with Valentin Chmerkovskiy

* Marilu Henner with Derek Hough

* Maureen McCormick with Artem Chigvintsev

* Rick Perry with Emma Slater

* Ryan Lochte with Cheryl Burke

* Terra Jolé with Sasha Farber

* Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) with Witney Carson

AMBER ROSE – Amber Rose is a proud mother, activist, entrepreneur, spokesperson, talk show host, model, actor and published author from Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. MUVA, as she is affectionately known, has quickly become the unapologetic face of neo-feminism. Initially, accredited mostly to her striking
appearance and keen fashion sense, the former Ford Model’s rise to massive popularity is now largely attributed to her controversial yet impactful voice on
women’s issues. At the core of the Amber Rose brand is her non-profit, The Amber Rose Foundation, dedicated to women empowerment and equality.

Rose is currently the executive producer and host of “The Amber Rose Show” on VH1. Her other television credits include ABC’s “black-ish,” “Selfie” and
“Inside Amy Schumer.” On film she appeared in “School Dance” and starred in the movie “Sister Code.”

In 2012, Rose debuted her first single, “Fame,” followed by her second single, “Loaded.” She had previously appeared in several videos with the who’s who
in music, including Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa. She has been credited on albums with Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and Drake, among
others.

Rose’s 2016 release of her emoji app MuvaMoji quickly shot to number one, and her first book, “How to Be a Bad Bitch,” from Simon and Schuster, offers
advice and personal anecdotes on finances, career, love and fashion. It was ranked #2 in iTunes audiobook sales. She was recently named the face of Flirt
Cosmetics (Estee Lauder). The first product from the line is Flashes, which will be available September 15.

Last year, Rose rallied her massive social media following to help produce the largest “Slutwalk” in the world, drawing over 10,000 people to stand with
her at this inaugural event with millions streaming online. The Slutwalk this year will be held in Los Angeles on October 1 and is now becoming an annual
event.

Rose is lives in Los Angeles with her three year-old son, Sebastian, and mother, Dottie Rose.

Follow Amber @DaRealAmberRose Follow Maksim @MaksimC

CALVIN JOHNSON JR. – Calvin Johnson Jr. was born in Newnan, Georgia. He is known to many as one of the NFL’s best wide receiver of all times. Most people
in the football world know him as “Megatron.” He is also a philanthropist and a family oriented man. Johnson’s journey to where he is today is credited to
his parents, Calvin Johnson Sr. and Dr. Arica R. Johnson. They instilled in Calvin at an early age that putting God first, maintaining good grades in
school, being obedient, possessing good character and striving toward a purposeful mission in life are some of the necessary ingredients to life success.

Johnson never forgot what his parents taught him, because his actions continue to speak louder than words. During his years at Sandy Creek High School as a
scholar, stand-out, all-state speedy wide receiver athlete, Johnson became the nation top recruit and helped his team win the regional title in 2003. He
was named one of AJC’s Super 11 in 2003 as a junior for the best football players in the state of Georgia (34 receptions, 646 yards, and 10 touchdowns as a
junior and added 40 receptions for 736 yards and eight TDs as a senior). He also received many awards and trophies. One in particular was the highest award
given to a member of the senior class on graduation day, the Atlanta Journal Cup for excelling, showing leadership in community activities, arts, athletics
and academics. As a tribute to Johnson, Sandy Creek High School retired his number 81 jersey in 2010. After being recruited in 2003 by top Division I
schools, highly publicized signee Johnson decided to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2004, he was rated as one of the nation’s top 10 record
breaking performance wide receivers and top 100 players virtually by every recruiting analyst during his senior season.

Johnson was rookie of the year, player of the year, best wide receiver in the nation by IGN.com, a two-time all-American wide receiver, Paul Warfield
Trophy recipient, Biletnikoff Award winner, and 10th 2006 Heisman Vote for 76 receptions, 1,202 yards, 15.8 Avg, and 15 TDs.

Johnson was a first round NFL draft pick by the Detroit Lions and later broke Jerry Rice’s single-season record for receiving yards, which had previously
been 1,848. He also set NFL records for consecutive 100-yard games (eight) and consecutive games with 10 or more receptions (four). He also tied Hall of
Famer Michael Irvin’s record for most 100-yard games in a season with 11.

During Johnson’s off season, he devotes a lot of time to his foundation. Founded in 2008, The Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation, Inc. (CJJRF) is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the education, training, and social development of at-risk youth, along with providing financial assistance to community
organizations.

Follow Calvin @calvinjohnsonjr Follow Lindsay @lindsayarnold

JAKE T. AUSTIN – Whether appearing on TV/film or lending his voice to animated characters, 21-year-old Jake T. Austin is a multitalented actor who has
showcased his talent across the board in the entertainment industry. From 2007 to 2012, Austin starred on Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning series
“Wizards of Waverly Place,” as Max Russo, the youngest wizard of three. The hit show returned to Disney Channel for a one-hour TV reunion special, “The
Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex.”

Austin previously starred in Freeform’s “The Fosters,” portraying the role of Jesus Foster. His television guest-starring roles include “Law & Order:
SVU” and “Drop Dead Diva.” On the big screen, he was last seen in Garry Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve,” starring opposite Abigail Breslin and Sarah Jessica
Parker; “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn,” starring opposite Joel Courtney as Huck; “Hotel For Dogs,” opposite Emma Roberts; the indie drama “Grantham
& Rose,” and his first ever live-action feature film, “The Perfect Game.”

Expanding on his talent in front of the camera, Austin has lent his voice to several movies and television shows. Most widely recognized for his starring
role as the voice of Diego in Nickelodeon’s “Go, Diego, Go!” Austin’s voice can also be heard in films, including “Rio” and “Rio 2,” “Khumba,” “Everyone’s
Hero” and “The Ant Bully.”

A driven and talented young actor, Austin is equally committed to using his public profile to raise awareness for those less fortunate, supporting and
devoting his free time to the Ronald McDonald House New York as its first-ever Youth Spokesperson. He was honored at Variety’s 2013 Power of Youth for this
significant contribution.

When Jake isn’t acting, you can find him in New York where he resides with his family and hanging out with friends.

Follow Jake @JakeTAustin Follow Jenna @Dance10Jenna

JAMES HINCHCLIFFE – James Hinchcliffe is arguably one of the most popular drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Currently in his sixth racing season and
second for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, the affable Canadian has four Indy car wins, 10 podiums and one pole position to date.

He was voted IndyCar’s Favorite Driver in 2012 by the fans and was 2011 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year.

In 2015, the 29-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries from a practice crash for the Indianapolis 500, which ended his season after only five races.
After a long road to recovery and rehabilitation, James returned to racing this year in even better shape than before. He earned his first IndyCar pole at
the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the venue that almost destroyed his career.

The self-proclaimed Mayor of Hinchtown, his internet civilization, also is the namesake of Hinchtown Hammer Down Ale, a craft beer from Flat12 Bierwerks in
Indianapolis. Away from the track, James is a certified Scuba diver and will often be found below the surface getting some “me time.” However he can still
find a way to live dangerously, having swum with the sharks in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.

A collector of guitars and lighters, he counts Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy among his favorite guitarists and boasts a
collection of lighters dating back to the 1930s, including some soldier-issued World War II lighters.

Follow James @Hinchtown Follow Sharna @SharnaBurgess

JANA KRAMER – Jana Kramer is an award-winning country artist. Her platinum debut single, “Why Ya Wanna,” soared to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs
chart in 2012, making her the most played new artist of that year, and her self-titled debut album hit No. 5. In 2013, the Academy of Country Music honored
her with its Top New Female Artist Award, and Blake Shelton picked her to open on his “Ten Times Crazier” tour.

In 2015, Jana released her highly anticipated sophomore album “thirty one,” in which she co-wrote over half of the tracks. The album debuted at No. 3 on
the country albums chart and No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 all-genre chart. Her gold-certified Top 3 single, “I Got the Boy,” was named one of the 25
Best Country Songs of 2015 by The New York Times, one of the Best Songs of 2015 by Rolling Stone, and one of the Top 40 Country Songs of 2015 by Spin
Magazine. Jana was honored as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and co-headlined their first-ever female-powered tour.

In 2016, Jana received nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of Country Music Awards, Breakthrough Female of the Year and Female
Vocalist of the Year from the American Country Countdown Awards, and Female Video of the Year from the CMT Music Awards for “I Got the Boy.”

Jana is no stranger to the spotlight with her impressive resume of movie and television roles. She is best known for her role as the fire cracker actress
Alex Dupre on the television series “One Tree Hill,” where she had the opportunity to debut multiple songs, including hits “Holding Out for a Hero” and
“Whiskey.” She has also made memorable guest appearances on “All My Children,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,”
“CSI: NY,” “Friday Night Lights,” “90210” and “Entourage.”

Jana currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with her daughter, Jolie Rae.

Follow Jana @kramergirl Follow Gleb @Gleb_Savchenko

KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS – Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, the 11-time Grammy Award winner, channeled the magic of his storied career with “Return of the Tender
Lover,” his first solo album in seven years, which is a nod to his RIAA triple-platinum album “Tender Lover.” That 1989 definitive breakthrough spun off
four R&B/pop crossover hits, including the R&B No. 1’s “It’s No Crime” and “Tender Lover” plus “Whip Appeal” and “My Kinda Girl.”

Music has always come first for Babyface. It’s the backbone of an award-winning, multi-faceted pop/urban career that includes the consecutive
multi-platinum landmark albums “Tender Lover,” “For the Cool in You” (including such signature hits as “Never Keeping Secrets” and “When Can I See You”)
and “The Day” (“Every Time I Close My Eyes”). As co-founder with L.A. Reid of LaFace Records in 1989, Babyface nurtured the careers of such megastars as
TLC, OutKast, Usher and Toni Braxton.

Paralleling those achievements is Babyface’s extensive songwriting and production credits from the ‘90s forward. He has produced and written/co-written
hits for everyone from Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton and Michael Jackson to Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, P!nk and Beyoncé, among countless others. That hit
list boasts such smashes as Madonna’s “Take a Bow,” Clapton’s “Change the World” and Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You.” His most recent productions
include collaborations with Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Ledisi, Colbie Caillat, Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande.

The prolific music man counts more than 150 top 10 R&B and pop hits, 42 R&B No. 1 hits and 51 top 10 pop hits (including 16 No. 1’s). In turn,
those stats have generated cumulative single and album sales of more than 500 million units worldwide. And that’s not counting the numerous awards that
Babyface has received. A triumphant first tour of South Africa with Braxton this year yielded a double-platinum award for the duo’s “Love, Marriage &
Divorce” (featuring the urban AC No. 1 “Hurt You”). This brought Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds his 11th Grammy with this year’s win for best R&B album. That
latest accolade joins a host of other honors, including the Soul Train Music Awards, BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards, American Music Awards, BET Walk of
Fame Award, and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.

Music isn’t the only way that Babyface gives back. The passionate philanthropist is very active in supporting Carousel of Hope, which benefits the
Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, and Larry Ruvo’s “Keep Memory Alive,” committed to improving the lives of
patients and their families facing the challenges of brain disorders. He has performed at several fund-raising events on behalf of FasterCures and
personally donates generously to VH1 Save the Music. In addition to contributing to other worthwhile organizations, including the United Negro College
Fund, Babyface is a former national spokesman for Boarder Babies and helped raise more than $500,000 for a transitional home, The Little Blue House, in
Washington, D.C. He is also a dedicated supporter of the David Foster Foundation for organ transplant patients and the Mike Milken Prostate Cancer
Foundation.

Follow Babyface @KennyEdmonds Follow Allison @Allisonholker

LAURIE HERNANDEZ – Laurie Hernandez burst onto the Senior Elite gymnastics scene in 2016, just in time for the Rio Olympic Games where she won Silver in
the individual balance beam and secured Gold in the team All-Around. Her goal had always been to make an Olympic Team, and her dream came true!

Hernandez started gymnastics at the age of six when she asked her mother to enroll her in the sport, because she had so much energy and always wanted to
experience the feeling of flying. She enrolled in Monmouth Gymnastics, where she met her coach, Maggie Haney, and they have been together ever since.

The turning point in Laurie’s career happened in 2014 when her progress was stalled due to multiple injuries. She returned stronger than ever by becoming
the 2015 U.S. Junior National Champion, and has been on the rise since then.

Other career highlights include All-Around Silver; beam Gold and floor Bronze at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, and Bronze in All-Around, floor, beam, and
uneven bar at the 2016 National Championships.

Hernandez is known for her dazzling floor exercise routine, where she has been nicknamed the “human emoji” for her outgoing facial expressions and for her
grace and artistry on the balance beam.

Follow Lauri @lzhernandez02 Follow Valentin @iamValC

MARILU HENNER – With the energy of a teenager, the wisdom of a sage, and the memory of a superhero, Marilu Henner has deservedly earned the nickname
“Perpetual Motion.” Along with starring in over thirty films, six Broadway shows, and two hit classic sitcoms, “Taxi” and “Evening Shade,” this five-time
Golden Globe nominee is also a New York Times bestselling author of ten books on health, parenting, memory, and lifestyle improvement. Her books include
the recent bestseller “Changing Normal: How I Helped My Husband Beat Cancer,” “Total Memory Makeover,” “Total Health Makeover,” “Healthy Life Kitchen,” “I
Refuse to Raise a Brat” and “By All Means Keep On Moving,” and have changed the lives of millions in her quest to make the world a healthier place.

Marilu Henner can currently be seen in the Hallmark series “Aurora Teagarden,” as well as the Hallmark Channel film “Love on a Limb” and can be seen in the
upcoming the theatrical features “In-Lawfully Yours” and “Imperfections,” which will premiere at the Chicago Film Festival in October 2016. Marilu has
hosted and executive produced two talk shows, “Marilu” and “Shape Up Your Life.” And as a two-time competitor on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and
“Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars,” Marilu played for her favorite charities, including The Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and the
Alzheimer’s Association. In fact, at PCRM’s 25th Anniversary Gala, she was awarded their Voice of Compassion Award.

As one of only twelve people documented with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, Marilu was the subject of a two-part special on “60 Minutes” and on
“60 Minutes Australia,” as well as news programs and newspaper articles around the globe. She also served as the consultant on the CBS series
“Unforgettable,” which ran for four seasons. Her ninth book, “Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future!,” was released in 2012
and became an instant New York Times and Publishers Weekly Best Seller.

Her acting career continues to thrive, as Marilu recently appeared in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Crazy Ones,” “The Glades,” and the finale of “Two and a
Half Men.” In 2012, she appeared in the feature film “Vamps” and in two holiday movies, “Hitched for the Holidays” on the Hallmark Channel and “High School
Holiday Reunion” on Lifetime.

Henner was a pioneer on the Internet, starting her own website, Marilu.com in 1999. In 2000, she began teaching online classes for her growing membership,
as well as offering online counseling and support along with her twenty coaches who teach her Total Health Makeover (THM) lifestyle.

Marilu has spoken before Congress on seven occasions on various subjects from dietary supplements and women’s cardiovascular disease to deadbeat parents,
and she was one of only two private citizens selected to contribute to the shaping of our government’s food pyramid on 2004 and 2014.

Marilu Henner is married to Michael Brown, CEO of Browntrout Publishers, and is the busy mother of two college-aged sons, Nick and Joey. Because she
practices what she preaches, Marilu has truly become the quintessential portrait of what health and fitness can do for one’s life, and she loves to give
back to her community in so many ways!

Follow Marilu @MariluShow Follow Derek @derekhough

MAUREEN MCCORMICK – Maureen McCormick is widely known for her portrayal of eldest daughter, Marcia Brady, on the seminal ABC television sitcom “The Brady
Bunch,” on which she starred from 1969 to 1974. She later reprised the role in many of the numerous “Brady Bunch” spin-offs and films, including “The Brady
Kids,” “The Brady Bunch Hour,” “The Brady Brides“ as well as “A Very Brady Christmas.” But America’s favorite girl next door is way more than the three
words she became famous for, encapsulated by “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!”

McCormcik has also had a successful career in film, as a stage actress, recording artist and author. She co-starred in the iconic feature “The Idolmaker,”
toured in the starring role as Wendy Darling in “Peter Pan” and Betty Rizzo in “Grease,” and released four popular studio albums. She portrayed country
singer Barbara Mandrell in the television biopic “Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story.” In 2009, McCormick added New York Times bestselling author
to her resume with her much anticipated memoir, “Here’s The Story.” Over the past decade she’s guest-starred on select primetime hit series while raising
her daughter and enjoying family life.

Maureen is very active in the Best Buddies Foundation that she holds near and dear to her heart. She has previously sponsored kids through Children
International, which helps give kids a chance for a better future, and has participated in numerous charity fundraising events throughout the years.

Follow Maureen @MoMcCormick7 Follow Artem @artemchigvintse

RICK PERRY – Rick Perry is a veteran of the United States Air Force, a former farmer and the former governor of Texas. He has devoted his adult life to
creating prosperity and opportunity for families. As the 47th and longest-serving governor of the Lone Star State, he championed conservative principles
that helped Texas become America’s economic engine.

Perry grew up the son of tenant farmers in the tiny West Texas town of Paint Creek. The younger of Ray and Amelia Perry’s two children, he was active in
scouting and earned distinction as an Eagle Scout. He was one of the first in his family to go to college, earning a degree in Animal Science from Texas
A&M University, where he was also a member of the Corps of Cadets and a Yell Leader.

Between 1972 and 1977, Perry served in the U.S. Air Force flying C-130 tactical airlift aircraft in Europe and the Middle East. He is a lifetime member of
both the NRA and American Legion Post #75. Prior to being elected Lieutenant Governor in 1998, he served two terms as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture and
three terms in the Texas House of Representatives.

Perry married his childhood sweetheart, Anita, in 1982. They have two children and two beautiful granddaughters.

Follow Rick @GovernorPerry Follow Emma @EmmaSlaterDance

RYAN LOCHTE – Ryan Lochte has become a transcendent figure in the Olympic world. He is a four-time Olympian (Athens, Beijing, London, Rio de Janeiro) and a
12-time Olympic medalist (including six Gold, three Silver, and three Bronze). His seven individual Olympic medals are second all-time in Men’s Swimming,
and he is the current world record holder in the 200 individual medley. Ryan has been named both American and World Swimmer of the Year twice in his career
(2010 & 2011) and has a total of 70 medals in major international competition, including 45 first place finishes.

As a Florida Gator, Ryan was a two-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year, 24-time NCAA All-American, and seven-time NCAA Champion. Lochte’s accomplishments in the
pool along with his committed fan base (1 million+ Twitter and Instagram followers and over 658k Facebook fans) have helped him gain pop culture status
outside the pool.

Follow Ryan @RyanLochte Follow Cheryl @cherylburke

TERRA JOLÉ – Terra Jolé (pronounced Jo – lay) is an American actress, producer, singer, and TV personality. Since 2014, she has gained recognition both
nationally and internationally as the star and executive producer of Lifetime’s hit TV Shows “Little Women: LA” and “Terra’s Little Family.” Terra also
serves as executive producer on the popular spin-offs, “Little Women: ATL” and “Little Women: NY,” and she is currently a member of the Producers Guild of
America.

Prior to her recent success in the Reality TV world, Terra has appeared in TV and Film productions such as “Jackass 3D,” “The Hungover Games” and “CSI” and
in the theatrical production of “Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular.”

In 2014, following on-stage performances with Miley Cyrus, Cyndi Lauper and T-Pain, Terra wrote and released her own original music singles, “Booty Bee”
and “Imma Let You Know.” This year, Terra released “Penny’s Playlist,” a full album of children’s songs dedicated to her daughter, which was recorded in a
groundbreaking contemporary musical style. As part of this unique project, Terra has also launched MiniMama.com, a website that features original content
for both mothers and kids alike.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Terra now resides in Los Angeles, California, where she is married to fellow “Little Women: LA” and “Terra’s Little Family”
star, actor and musician Joe Gnoffo. In March 2015, they welcomed a daughter named Penelope Charlevoix Gnoffo and in August 2016 they welcomed their son,
Grayson Vincent D’artagnan Gnoffo.

Terra also supports and volunteers for the non-profit organization “Forte Animal Rescue.” Throughout the years, she has personally adopted, fostered and
cared for dozens of pets without homes, which is something she is very passionate about.

Follow Terra @TerraJole Follow Sasha @SashaFarber

VANILLA ICE – The iconic Robert Van Winkle – aka Vanilla Ice – exploded on the Rap/Pop music scene in 1990/91, selling 10 million albums in four months and
hitting number one on the Billboard charts with the number one single “Ice Ice Baby” and number one album positions. His worldwide album sales are over 20
million, and individual songs total over 160 million, and are still selling.

Vanilla Ice won two MTV Awards, a People’s Choice Award and was nominated for a Grammy. He has starred or appeared in the movies “Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze,” “Cool As Ice,” “The Helix Loaded,” “The New Guy,” “The Bros,” “Big Money Hustlas,” “That’s My Boy” and “Ridiculous
Six,” with Adam Sandler. His TV credits include “Celebrity Boxing,” “Hollywood Squares,” “The Farm – UK,” “Surreal Life,” “Celebrity Bull Riding,” “Dancing
On Ice 6,” “Canada Sings,” seasons one and two, and the DIY shows “The Vanilla Ice Project,” seasons one, two, three, four, five and six, three episodes of
“Ice My House,” and series “Vanilla Ice Goes Amish,” seasons one and two. Vanilla Ice is working on season seven of “The Vanilla Ice Project,” airing early
2017. He performed pantomime live on stage as Captain Hook in “Peter Pan” in the U.K., as well as doing a 20-city “Dancing on Ice” skating tour.

Vanilla Ice has had great success in real estate and has launched Vanilla Ice Real Estate.com with mentoring courses in Real Estate investments, as well as
upcoming live seminars around the U.S. His current TV show, “The Vanilla Ice Project,” on DIY won The Factual Award for the Best Home TV Show.

Follow Vanilla Ice @vanillaice Follow Witney @WitneyCarson

Hosted by two-time Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron 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. The all-new
season of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres Monday, September 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT).

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers. Phil Heyes directs. “Dancing
with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L
parental guideline.

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of
the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted
projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. Key titles include “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC),
“Getting On” (HBO), “Top Gear” (History), the limited series “The Night Of” (HBO) and the upcoming game show, “Hypnotize Me” (FOX).

 

THREE COUPLES REMAIN IN THE CLOSEST RACE EVER, BUT ONLY ONE CAN TAKE HOME THE COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY, ON THE TWO-PART SEASON FINALE OF ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ MAY 23 & 24

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Musical Performers Include Pitbull, Aloe Blacc, Fifth Harmony, Fleur East and BC Jean

The Season 22 Champion Will Be Revealed on Tuesday, May 24

“Episodes 2210 & 2210A” – After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. It’s the closest race ever with some of the best dancing celebrities have ever pulled off. Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd, and Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas have one last night of competitive dancing, vying to win the judges’ and America’s votes to be crowned the “Dancing with the Stars” champion, culminating an incredible season, which will be announced live on TUESDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).

On Monday, May 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), the three finalists will each perform two dances – a redemption style dance (jazz, quickstep or salsa), and a freestyle. And singer/songwriter BC Jean will perform “Over the Rainbow” during Paige and Mark’s freestyle dance.

The couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Redemption Style: Jazz – “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay

Freestyle – “Orange Colored Sky” by Nat King Cole

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd

Redemption Style: Quickstep – “S.O.B.” by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Freestyle – “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas

Redemption Style: Salsa – “Fireball” by Pitbull

Freestyle – “Over the Rainbow” performed by BC Jean

In the two-hour season finale on Tuesday, May 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and show-stopping performances as the night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples.

The finale will be filled with performances from Pitbull, who will perform “Messin’ Around,” Aloe Blacc, performing “Let the Games Begin,” and Fifth Harmony, performing “Flex.” Fleur East will perform “Sax” as Kim Fields and Sasha Farber dance with the “Dancing with the Stars” female pro dancers. Additionally, brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy will give the fans a sneak peek of the sensational dance show they will be performing across America over the summer: Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way.

In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles, and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. The votes from May 16 and May 23 will be combined along with the judges’ points from both weeks and the “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” to determine the winner. At the end of the night, a champion will be named, and the winner will be presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron 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.

For week 10, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evening.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

 

THE NINE REMAINING COUPLES DANCE TO ICONIC DANCE ROUTINES ON ‘FAMOUS DANCES NIGHT,’ ON ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ MONDAY, APRIL 25

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“Episode 2206” – The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle “Famous Dances Night” on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. The couples will re-create iconic dance routines from popular movies, music videos and live performances, including “Hairspray,” “Footloose,” a famous Michael Jackson music video and a Video Music Awards routine. Each celebrity will perform a jive, Bollywood, jazz, contemporary or quickstep.

There will be an elimination at the end of the night based on the lowest combined judges’ scores and viewer’s votes from “America’s Switch Up” and “Disney Night” performances.

Couples will re-create and dance to the following from movies, music videos and live performances (in alphabetical order):

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess – Jive – “Footloose” from “Footloose”

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff – Bollywood – “Jai Ho!” from “Slumdog Millionaire”

Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Jazz – “Nasty” from Janet Jackson music video

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe – Contemporary – “Try” from P!nk’s music video

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber – Jive – “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from “Hairspray”

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd – Quickstep – “Hey Pachuco” from “The Mask”

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas – Jazz – “Soul Bossa Nova” from “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”

Von Miller & Witney Carson – Jazz – “Bad” from Michael Jackson music video

Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold – Jazz – “Bye Bye Bye” from NSYNC’s “Video Music Awards” performance

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron 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.

For week five, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

 

THE NINE REMAINING CELEBRITIES CHANGE DANCE PARTNERS AND COMPETE DURING ‘AMERICA’S SWITCH UP,’ ON ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ MONDAY, APRIL 18

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an Engagement Through Social Media Helps to Switch Up the Partners and Select the Dance Style for Each Couple

Maksim Chmerkovskiy to Guest Judge

“America’s Switch Up” has really changed up the competition this week, as fan engagement through social media has helped to “switch up” the nine remaining couples, as the celebrities and professional dancers swap partners, on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. The pressure is on for the pro dancers to choreograph new dances with new partners. Each couple will perform a cha cha, tango, salsa, paso doblé, Viennese waltz, rumba or jive, as chosen by America. The celebrities will perform with their “switch up” partner for this week only.

In addition, season 18 Mirrorball-winner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, will guest judge alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Following are the “America’s Switch Up” pairings and the songs they will dance to (in alphabetical order):

Antonio Brown & Karina Smirnoff – Cha Cha – “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield

Doug Flutie & Peta Murgatroyd – Tango – “Black & Gold” by Sam Sparro

Ginger Zee & Mark Ballas – Salsa – “La Malanga” by Eddie Palmieri

Jodie Sweetin & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Paso Doblé – “Under Control” by Calvin Harris & Alesso

Kim Fields & Keo Motsepe – Viennese Waltz – “These Arms of Mine” by Otis Redding

Nyle DiMarco & Sharna Burgess – Viennese Waltz – “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle

Paige VanZant & Sasha Farber – Rumba – “Perfect” by One Direction

Von Miller & Lindsay Arnold – Jive – “Hips” by Beans & Fatback

Wanyá Morris & Witney Carson – Tango – “Hold Back the River” by James Bay

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron 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.

For week five, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business division under BBC Worldwide North America – part of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) – which operates as a studio in the U.S. and Canada.  Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces original content as well as scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands across all platforms. The studio is responsible for the ratings juggernaut “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Getting On” (HBO), “Top Gear” (History), “You’re Back in the Room” (working title – Fox) and the upcoming limited series, “The Night Of” (HBO).

 

THE 12 CELEBRITIES WILL EACH PERFORM A HOT NEW DANCE AS LATIN NIGHT OVERTAKES THE BALLROOM, ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS,” MONDAY, MARCH 28

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At the End of the Night One Couple Will Be Sent Home

The 12 celebrities ready themselves for Latin Night, one of the hottest nights in the ballroom, with each celebrity performing either a rumba, salsa, samba, paso doblé, cha cha, or Argentine tango, on “Dancing with the Stars,” LIVE, MONDAY, MARCH 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. The dancers will open the show with an exciting number to the song “Shake That,” by Samantha Jade featuring Pitbull, and then each celebrity will go on to perform a captivating and alluring Latin dance.

At the end of evening, one couple will be eliminated from the ballroom competition.

The couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess – Rumba – “Adorn” by Miguel

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff – Paso Doblé – “Buster Voodoo” by Rodrigo y Gabriela

Geraldo Rivera & Edyta Sliwinska – Salsa – “Ran Kan Kan” by Tito Puente

Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Samba – “Sorry” by Justin Bieber

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe – Samba – “Bun Up the Dance” by Dillion Francis, Skrillex

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber – Salsa – “Conga” by Gloria Estefan

Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani –Argentine Tango – “Don’t” by Ed Sheeran

Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev – Cha Cha – “Pata Pata” by Miriam Makeba

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd – Rumba – “Stole the Show” by Parson James

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas – Salsa – “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar featuring Lucenzo

Von Miller & Witney Carson – Cha Cha – “Ain’t Too Cool” by LunchMoney Lewis

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold – Salsa – “Echa Pa’lla” by Pitbull

Hosted by two-time Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron 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.

For week two, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., EDT/5:00 p.m., PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m., EDT/5:00 p.m., PDT on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

 

On the Season Premiere of “Dancing with the Stars”

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ABC’S HIT SHOW “DANCING WITH THE STARS” RETURNS WITH

A SPECIAL TWO-NIGHT PREMIERE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

 A SPECIAL SHOW “DANCING WITH THE STARS: FIRST DANCES”

AIRS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

 

“Episode 2101” — “Dancing with the Stars” is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, LIVE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The premiere episode will kick off with the biggest number in DWTS history shot on Hollywood Boulevard. The night continues with each couple dancing a Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, Quickstep or Jive, vying for America’s vote for the first time. No couples will be eliminated on week 1, and they will all advance to week 2 of the competition.

 

Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs:

 

Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold – “Ten Feet Tall” by Afrojack ft. Wrabel

Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas – “Whistle (While You Work It)” by Katy Tiz

Andy Grammer & Allison Holker – “Marvin Gaye” by Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough – “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John

Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson – “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown

Chaka Khan & Keo Motsepe – “I Feel For You” by Chaka Khan

Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya – “Dancing in the Street” by David Bowie & Mick Jagger

Hayes Grier & Emma Slater – “Cheerleader” by Omi

Kim Zolciak Biermann & Tony Dovolani – “Hey Mama” by David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Afrojack & Bebe Rexha

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess – “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” by Flo. Rida ft. Robin Thicke

Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel – “Hey Good Lookin’ by Carol Welsman

Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – “Do Your Thing” by Basement Jaxx

Victor Espinoza & Karina Smirnoff – “G.D.F.R.” by Flo Rida

 

“Episode 2101A” — “Dancing with the Stars” two-night premiere continues on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (9:00-11:00 P.M., ET) with “DANCING WITH THE STARS: FIRST DANCES,” where viewers have a chance to see the couples’ dances from the previous night one more time. The show will be packed with never before seen footage from the night before, extended training packages, exclusive interviews with the couples, and a glimpse of what’s to come on week 2 of “Dancing with the Stars,” where there will be two LIVE shows with couples dancing new routines for each night.

 

Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “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 dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy®-nominated choreographer Julianne Hough.

 

For the first week, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day. For week two, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday and Tuesday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. From week three until the finale, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook athttps://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

 

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide.  Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is producer of Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY) and the upcoming limited series, Crime (HBO).

 

TEAMS FROM THE NFL’S AFC AND NFC WILL ATTEMPT A BLOWOUT; AND PRO DANCERS FROM “DANCING WITH THE STARS” MAKE A MOVE AGAINST “THE BACHELOR” AND “THE BACHELORETTE” PARTICIPANTS, ON “CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD”

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“NFL AFC vs NFC and Dancing with the Stars vs The Bachelor”–“Celebrity Family Feud” will feature players from the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), and in a separate game, professional dancers from “Dancing With the Stars” and popular participants from the romantic reality shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” will spar off against each other to win money for a charity of their choice. Hosted by Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning talk show and game show host, this episode of “Celebrity Family Feud” airs SUNDAY, JUNE 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.

The celebrity teams who will try to guess what the “survey said” are:

  • American Stars from the NFLPA, playing for the Player’s Assistance Foundation

o   Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers/wide receiver

o   Nick Mangold – New York Jets/center

o   Terrell Suggs – Baltimore Ravens/outside linebacker

o   Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers/tight end

o   DeMarcus Ware – Denver Broncos/defensive end

Versus

  • National Stars from the NFLPA, playing for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

o   Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers/tight end

o   Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers/running back

o   Calais Campbell – Arizona Cardinals/defensive end

o   Matt Forte – Chicago Bears/running back

o   Thomas Davis – Carolina Panthers/outside linebacker

In another game of “Celebrity Family Feud,” the two contesting teams are:

  • “Dancing with the Stars” professional dancers, playing for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

o   Karina Smirnoff – In Season 13, she won the Mirrorball trophy with J.R. Martinez as her partner.

o   Anna Trebunskaya – She partnered with Jerry Rice in season 2

o   Sasha Farber – He partnered with Snooki in season 17

o   Witney Carson – Season 19 Mirrorball Champion with celebrity partner, Alfonso Ribeiro

o   Allison Holker – She partnered with Riker Lynch in season 20 and placed second in the finals

Versus

  • “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” playing for Free The Children

o   Kaitlyn Bristowe – Currently “The Bachelorette” after winning the vote the men took the first night between her and Britt.

o   Sean Lowe – He was “The Bachelor” during the romantic reality show’s 17th season in 2013.

o   Catherine Guidici, Sean’s wife

o   Jason Mesnick – He was the first-ever single dad when he appeared as “The Bachelor” in the 13th season in 2008.

o   Molly Mesnick, Jason’s wife

“Celebrity Family Feud” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, California. Gaby Johnston, Jennifer Mullin and Thom Beers are executive producers.

 

ON NEXT WEEK’S DANCING WITH THE STARS (5/14 & 15, 2012)

May 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

IT’S THE SEMIFINALS ON ABC’S “DANCING WITH THE STARS”
WITH THE FOUR REMAINING COUPLES PERFORMING TWO DANCES

Grammy ® Award-Winning Music Sensations Carrie Underwood and
Alanis Morissette Perform Tuesday Night

Julianne Hough Returns for a Rockin’ Performance
With her “Rock of Ages” Co-Star, Diego Boneta

“Macy’s Stars of Dance” Presents This Season’s Design-a-Dance

“Episode 1409 & 1409A” – After last week’s nerve-racking double elimination, the four remaining couples face off in the semifinals of “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, MAY 14 (8:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The couples will perform one new Ballroom and one new Latin dance to determine which three couples will land in the finals.

On TUESDAY, MAY 15 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), special musical guests Carrie Underwood and Alanis Morissette will hit the stage with unforgettable performances on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show.” Award winning Country superstar Carrie Underwood is set to perform “Good Girl,” the first single off her brand new album, “Blown Away.” Her exciting performance will be accompanied by Tristan Macmanus, Sharna Burgess, Henry Byalikov and Emma Slater. Multi-platinum, Grammy ® Award-winning artist Alanis Morissette will hit the stage with a world premiere performance of her new single, “Guardian,” from her upcoming album, “Havoc and Bright Lights.” Her performance will be accompanied by Blake McGrath and Tyne Stecklein.

During Tuesday night’s results show we will also have an incredible performance from the upcoming Warner Bros Pictures feature release, “Rock of Ages.” The electrifying performance will feature two-time former “Dancing with the Stars” champion Julianne Hough and her co-star, actor/singer Diego Boneta. Directed by Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”), New Line Cinema’s adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” hit theaters June 15th. The movie musical stars Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston, with Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise.

In the final “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance this season, two yet to be named “DWTS” pros will perform a riveting Samba to “End of Time.” All season long, fans have voted on the performance song, style, costumes and pro dancers for the season’s Macy’s Design-a-Dance.

Carrie Underwood’s brand new album, “Blown Away,” made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, making her only the second country artist in the 47 year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. With more than 267,000 albums sold, “Blown Away” debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Chart, making Underwood the only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1. In addition to holding the No. 1 spot on both the Country and All-Genre Album Sales Charts, “Blown Away” also holds the No. 1 spot in digital sales, with more than 107,000 copies sold, making “Blown Away” country’s best-selling digital album debut since 2010. Since releasing “Some Hearts” in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 14 million albums with “Some Hearts,” 2007’s “Carnival Ride,” and 2009’s “Play On,” making her the best selling “American Idol” in the US. She’s amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only “American Idol” winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Underwood currently leads the nominations for the upcoming CMT Music Awards with five. She is a five-time Grammy ® winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Since 1995 Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise, 12 Canadian Juno Awards, 7 Grammy® Awards (with an additional 14 nominations), a Golden Globe nomination and sales of over 60 million albums worldwide. Morissette’s 1995 debut, “Jagged Little Pill,” was followed by such eclectic and acclaimed albums as “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie” (1988), “MTV Unplugged” (1999), “Under Rug Swept” (2002), “Feast on Scraps” (2002), “So-called Chaos” (2004), “Jagged Little Pill Acoustic” (2005), her greatest hits album, “The Collection” (2005), and “Flavors of Entanglement” (2008). She has also made many memorable contributions to theatrical releases including: “Uninvited” to the film “City of Angels” (1999), “Still” to the film “Dogma” (1999), and “I Remain”, which she wrote for the “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.” Most recently Alanis has acted on the small screen with roles in hit television series “Weeds” and “Up All Night”, and has appeared as a celebrity guest mentor on the current season of “The Voice.” Alanis’ forthcoming seventh studio album, “Havoc and Bright Lights,” is scheduled to release on August 28th, 2012 through Collective Sounds/Sony RED.

By Tuesday evening’s end, one couple will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes on dances performed on Monday’s performance show. Who among the four couples will be the next to leave the ballroom?

* DONALD DRIVER and partner PETA MURGATROYD
* KATHERINE JENKINS and partner MARK BALLAS
* WILLIAM LEVY and partner CHERYL BURKE
* MARIA MENOUNOS and partner DEREK HOUGH

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the “Dancing with the Stars” performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word “VOTE” and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply).

About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions, led by Jane Tranter, is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for the smash hit “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Top Gear” (HISTORY), “What Not to Wear” (TLC), “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (Starz), “Hairy Bikers” (HISTORY) and the upcoming titles “The Week the Women Went” (Lifetime), “The Next Big Thing” (Oxygen),”Lovetown, USA” (OWN) and “Da Vinci’s Demons” (Starz). BBC Worldwide Productions sits within one of six core businesses that form BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

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