However, it’s less common for the professional dancers to get injured during the long weeks spent practicing and training for the Dancing with the Stars live shows on ABC. Regardless, that’s exactly what happened to famed dancer Derek Hough, who is out with a nasty injury that could keep him sidelined for some time.
After 10 years of being on the air, a series is expected to go through some changes, and Dancing With the Stars is going to see a major shake-up after Season 20 next year. Find out who's leaving the show.
Jonathan Bennett competed on Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars. Onstage, he may have looked fairly smooth, but a recent video reveals the Mean Girls took a gigantic fall while practicing for ABC’s hit series. Check it out.
It’s tough to be on Dancing With The Stars. Reports from professional dancers and contestants over the years have shown the competition to be grueling and strenuous, and this season at least two of the guys competing are dealing with fairly bad injuries, one of which seemed as if it would be his downfall
A disastrous first dance cut Lolo from Dancing With The Stars in its first week, leading the athlete to rag on herself in the aftermath. On Wednesday, Jones spoke out about her embarrassment at leaving the competition so early, as well as explaining how hard she is on herself as a competitor and coming to terms with that side of herself.
Dancing With The Stars has featured a revolving lineup of professional dancers along with its contestants over the years. Still, there are a few professional dancers who have become household names, including Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas and more. It’s a shock when one of the show’s favorites decides to leave, which is why we aren’t particularly pleased about Burke’s latest announcement.
Humorously, from a fan perspective, it also gives us a chance to make a knee-jerk judgment of how coordinated or uncoordinated a competitor might be. So, for example, it’s pretty clear from just this intro that Michael Waltrip isn’t exactly Justin Timberlake.
We are getting close to crunch time for the new season of Dancing with the Stars. With a September 15 premiere, it’s no surprise that longtime hosts hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews headed to Good Morning America on Thursday to spill the beans on the famous celebrities who will attempt to foxtrot their way to victory. Included in the new list is an aging fashionista, a cauliflower-eared fighter and a Duck Dynasty cast member.
Most big reality competition shows peak in the ratings at some point, leading the program creators to run around like chickens with their heads cut off, figuring out increasingly gimmicky antics to keep people tuning in for their shows. It happened to American Idol. It happened to Survivor, The Amazing Race and Top Chef. As far as gimmicks go, hiring on Julianne Hough to judge on Dancing with the Stars isn’t the worst thing we’ve ever seen.
Fans of dancing darling Julianne Hough should be excited about the most recent rumors we’ve been hearing in Hollywood. Several sites are speculating that the actress might be returning to ABC’s long-running reality competition series, Dancing with the Stars. If the rumors hold true, Hough would not be returning as a professional dancer on the series; instead, she’d take a gig as a judge on the show.
Over the course of Dancing With The Stars’ first seventeen seasons, Harold Wheeler and the twenty-eight members of his live backing band cranked out plenty of brilliant renditions of classic tracks. To some music fans, they were a key ingredient to the show’s success, but apparently, producers of the hit show feel differently.
High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu is super into Game Of Thrones. To put it in a technical sense, it’s his “all-time favorite show on television right now.” Consequently, when his Dancing With The Stars partner Karina Smirnoff told him they’d be dancing the Viennese Waltz to the show’s theme song, he immediately knew what he had to do: wear a costume and do his Khal Drogo voice as many times during rehearsal as possible.
This week’s episode of Dancing with the Stars featured an incredible montage from the choreographers explaining how ABC’s celebrity dancing competition series really isn’t about being the best. Anyone who has watched the series again and again has seen talented dancers head home while average to bad dancers have continued to excel. According to the choreographers, the key to Dancing with the Stars is having a likeable story. Regardless, if Dancing with the Stars would just change the scoring up a little bit, it needn’t be that way.
Among the more dramatic moments in television in 1990 was the episode of Saved By The Bell in which overachiever Jessie Spano got hooked on caffeine pills in an effort to keep up with her studies and be a part of a singing group with her best friends Lisa Turtle and Kelly Kapowsi. The pressure and the pills got to be too much for her and she got so excited she melted down. Luckily, Zack was there to catch her when she fell.
With so many performers at the beginning of the competition, Dancing With The Stars is always looking for an exciting, yet clean way to introduce the cast. Typically, the show goes the safe route and simply introduces each couple as if they were walking into a very formal event. Not this season.