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DWTS season 13 cast?

BURBANK, Los Angeles, CA–ABC will be announcing the next celebrity cast for season 13 of “Dancing with the Stars”  Monday, 29 August 2011, during that evening’s episode of their sleazy “Bachelor Pad.” Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke once again host the live unveiling of the all-star cast, but just who will fill all those categories?

Fans have been asked to suggest their ideal DWTS cast members on the discussion boards. The official categories are: Actor/Actress, Singer, Athlete, Reality Star, Comedian, Model and Other, but in reality, there are those other categories that perhaps is covered by “Other” such as the Disney star, Playboy porn star, older celebrity and ringer?

ABC and Disney are essentially the same company. ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company as part of the Disney-ABC Television Group (ABC Television Network including ABC Daytime, ABC Entertainment Group and ABC News divisions; the Disney Channels Worldwide global kids’ TV business including  Playhouse Disney and Disney XD; ABC Family and SOAPnet; television distribution divisions Disney-ABC Domestic Television and Disney ABC ESPN Television).

DWTS recently had Kyle Massey from the Disney Channel “That’s So Raven” and the spin-off “Cory in the House.” Massey was paired with Lacey Schwimmer during season 11 and finished second.  Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough finished first. Massey is one of the featured voices on the Disney Channel animated TV series “Fish Hooks” along with Chelsea Kane. Kane finished third on season 12 of DWTS. Kane’s partner was Mark Ballas.

Usually a former or current Playboy “model” is included although that can backfire. Holly Madison from Playboy’s “The Girl Next Door” as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends was on season 8 and was the third celebrity eliminated (after Belinda Carlisle and Denise Richards).  Her partner was Dmitry Chaplin. Kendra Wilkinson also a former Hugh Hefner girlfriend and a star of “The Girls Next Door” competed last season. Wilkinson with her partner Louis van Amstel was the 6th celebrity eliminated. Both Madison and Wilkinson could be regarded as reality stars. Pamela Anderson was also a former Playboy-related star although she had also been on regular network TV programs (“Home Improvement” and “Baywatch”). Anderson who was partnered with Damian Whitewood wasn’t popular with the DWTS fans and finished sixth. Then there was Joanna Krupa for season 9 who partnered with Derek Hough to finish fourth.

Then there’s always the older celebrity. Keep in mind that the oldest winner to date was Donny Osmond at 51 with his partner Kym Johnson. He wasn’t the oldest celebrity during season  nine. That was Tom DeLay who had to withdraw due to injuries. DeLay is a decade older than Osmond. The oldest woman to win was Jennifer Grey at 50 with her partner Mark Ballas during season 11. The oldest competitor during season 11 was Florence Henderson who was partnered with Corky Ballas.

During season 12, Kirstie Alley was the oldest competitor at 60 and the most overweight. But Alley and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy showed they could make magic on stage and Alley finished several pounds lighter in third place. She’s the oldest celebrity to make it to the finals.

We expect there to be a football star, particularly after Hines Ward won last season and proved to be quite nimble on his feet. His partner was Kym Johnson. Even when former football players aren’t very good (remember Michael Irvin during season 9?) the fans support them further than the judges scores alone would. So we suspect that the cast will include a football star (current or retired) and another athlete, mostly likely one with Olympic competition status.

We also feel that political figures have proven to be popular. Think of Tom DeLay. Imagine how far he could have gone with all his political friends voting for him? Bristol Palin with her partner Mark Ballas proved to be so popular that despite low judges scores, she made it to the finals while Brandy and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy finished fourth. That’s not so surprising when you consider that no black woman has ever won DWTS.

There are already over a thousand comments. Suggested stars include:

  • Justin Bieber (Singer)
  • Bruce Boxleitner (“Scarecrow and Mrs. King” and “Babylon 5” and “Tron”)
  • Linda Carter (“Wonder Woman”)
  • Phoebe Cates (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Gremlins”)
  • Miley Cyrus (Singer)
  • Barbara Eden (“I Dream of Jeannie”)
  • Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia from “Star Wars”)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)
  • Bruce Jenner (Gold medalist for decathlon in the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics)
  • Don Johnson (“Miami Vice” and “Nash Bridges”)
  • Engelbert Humperdinck (singer who is 75 years old)
  • Donna Mills (“Knott’s Landing”)
  • Alfonso Ribeira (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”)
  • Stephanie Powers (“Hart to Hart”)
  • Raven Symone (“The Cosby Show,” “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” and the Disney show “That’s So Raven.”)
  • Kathleen Turner (“Body Heat,” “Peggy Sue Got Married,” “Romancing the Stone” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”)
  • Lindsay Wagner (“Bionic Woman”)

The stars, the drama, the glamour and the glitter are back on ABC! “Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 13 on Monday, 19 September 2011 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) with a sensational two-hour season premiere.

On Tuesday, 20 September, there will be two hours of original programming, beginning with “Dancing with the Stars: Meet the Cast” (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), followed by the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET).

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Who do you want to see on DWTS?

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DWTS 12: Hines Ward wins the mirrorball!

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson won the mirrorball tonight in Burbank. It is the third win for Johnson, who previously won with Donny Osmond in the U.S. and once in her native Australia before joining the U.S. cast of “Dancing with the Stars.”

This man can dance!

  • Week 7: Tango to “Tango Misterioso” — Pedro Gomez Orchestra
  • Score: 36 (9,9,8,10)
  • Week 9: Argentine Tango to “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” by Cake
  • Score: 27 (9,9,9)
  • Winner take all cha cha cha

DWTS 12: Semi-finals routines

Leader board

1. Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas: 28 (9, 9, 10) + 30 + 15 (winner take all cha cha cha) = 73

  • Argentine tango to “Assassin’s Tango” by John Powell
  • Score: 28 (9,9,10)
  • Rumba to “Eyes on Fire” by Blue Foundation
    Score: 30

2. Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: 30 + 30 = 60

  • Argentine tango to “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” by Cake
  • Score: 30
  • Salsa to “Hello” by The Cat Empire
  • Score: 30

3. Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 27 (9, 9, 9) + 27 (9, 9, 9) = 54

  • Viennese waltz to “One and Only” — Adele
  • Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Paso doble to “White Room” — Cream
  • Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)

4. Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 25 (8, 9, 8) + 23 (8, 7, 8) = 48

  • Argentine tango to “Violentango” by Astor Piazzola
  • Score: 25 (8,9,8)
  • Salsa to “I Know You Want Me” — Pitbull
  • Score: 23 (8, 7, 8)

Cha cha cha Winner Take All

Round 1:

*Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: “Boogie Shoes” — KC and the Sunshine Band

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff:  “Mustang Sally” — Wilson Pickett

Round 2:

*Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas: “Makes Me Wonder” — Maroon 5

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: “Walkin’ On The Sun” — Smash Mouth

Round 3:

Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: “Just Dance” — Lady Gaga

*Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas

DWTS 12: Compare Argentine tango

Argentine tango

  • Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: 30
  • “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” by Cake
  • Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 28 (9,9,10)
  • “Cite Tango” by Ástor Piazzolla

Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas: 28 (9, 9, 10)

  • Argentine tango to “Assassin’s Tango” by John Powell
  • Score: 28 (9,9,10)

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 25 (8,9,8)

  • Argentine tango to “Violentango” by Astor Piazzola
  • Score: 25 (8,9,8)

DWTS 12: Final Five

Leader board

Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas: 29 (10,9,10) + 26 (8,9,9)=55/60

  • Waltz to “My Love” by  Sia
  • Score: 29 (10,9,10)
  • Salsa to “Get Busy” by  Sean Paul
  • Score: 26 (8,9,9)

Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: 28 (9,9,10) + 26 (9,9,8)= 54/60

  • Foxtrot to “This Will Be” by  Natalie Cole
  • Score: 28 (9,9,10)
  • Jive to “Chantilly Lace” — Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Score: 26 (9,9,8)

Romeo Miller  and Chelsie Hightower: 27 (9,9,9) + 25 (8,9,8)= 53

  • Tango to “Hold It Against Me” — Britney Spears
  • Score: 27 (9,9,9)
  • Salsa to “Tequila” — Xavier Cugat
  • Score: 25 (8,9,8)

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 28 (9,9,10) + 25 (8,9,8)= 53

  • Argentine tango to “Cite Tango” — Ástor Piazzolla
  • Score: 28 (9,9,10)
  • Salsa to “Cobrastyle” — Teddybears ft. Mad Cobra
  • Score: 25 (8,9,8)

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 25 (8,8,9) + 21 (7,7,7)=46/60

  • Viennese waltz to “Maybe I, Maybe You” — The Scorpions
  • Score: 25 (8,8,9)
  • Cha cha cha to “Stuck in the Middle With You” — Stealers Wheel
  • Score: 21 (7,7,7)

DWTS 12: Compare salsa routines

Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson

  • Salsa to “Hello” by The Cat Empire
  • Score: 30

Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas: 26 (8,9,9)

“Get Busy” by Sean Paul

Romeo & Chelsie Hightower: 25 (8,9,8)

“Tequila” by The Champs

  • Salsa to “I Know You Want Me” — Pitbull
  • Score: 23 (8, 7, 8)

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 25 (8,9,8)

  • “Cobrastyle” by Teddybears featuring Mad Cobra

DWTS 12: Compare tango

  • Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: 36 (9, 9, 8, 10). Adjusted 27/30 with three judges.
  • Romeo Miller and Chelsea Hightower: 27 (9,9,9)
  • Kendra Wilkinson  and Louis van Amstel: 31 (8, 8, 7, 8) An adjusted score of 23.
  • “Jealousy” by Bill Fury
  • Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: 22 (7, 8, 7)
  • “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey

DWTS 12: Compare samba

Samba

  • Best of
  • Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas: 26 (9, 8, 9) to “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus  (Week 5 American week)
  • Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 26 (8, 9, 9) to “…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears (Week 6 Guilty Pleasures Week).
  • Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 25 (8, 9, 8) to “Fantasy” by Earth, Wind and Fire (Week 3 Personal story week)
  • Kendra Wilkinson  and Louis van Amstel: 25 (8, 8, 9) to “Livin’ la Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin (Week 6 Guilty Pleasures Week)
  • Romeo Miller and Chelsie Hightower: 30 (7, 8, 7, 8) or 23 adjusted to “Say Hey (I Love You)” by Michael Franti and Spearhead
  • Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 22 (8, 7, 7) to “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Week 5 American week)

DWTS 12: Compare paso doble (VIDEO)

Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas:34 (8,9,8,9) week 7 to “Ghosts ‘N Stuff” by Deadmau5

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy:

  • Paso doble to “White Room” — Cream
  • Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)

Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: 25 (9, 8, 8) to the 2004 “Explosive” by Bond (week 4 classics night)

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff : 24 (8, 8, 8) to “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C + C Music Factory (Week 6 Guilty Pleasures Week)

Petra Nemcova  and Dmitry Chaplin: 23 (8, 7, 8) to the 1875 “Les Voici! Voici La Quadrille!” by  Georges Bizet (week 4 classics night)

Romeo Miller  and Chelsie Hightower: 23 (7, 8, 8) to the 1996 “Palladio, First Movement” by Karl Jenkins (week 4 classics night)

Chris Jericho  and Cheryl Burke: 23 (8, 7, 8) to the 1876 “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg (week 4 classics night).

Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya:  20 to “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown during week 3 (story telling night).

DWTS 12: Compare the rumba routines

Rumba

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 27 (9, 9, 9) to “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood (week 5 American week)

  • Kendra Wilkinson  and Louis van Amstel: 23 (8,7, 8) to “You and Me” by Musiq Soulchild
  • Chris Jericho  and Cheryl Burke: 21 (7, 7, 7) to “Let It Be” to  The Beatles
  • Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7) to “Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 21 (7, 7, 7) to “Stay Gold” by Stevie Wonder
  • Romeo Miller  and Chelsie Hightower: 20 (7, 6, 7) to “I’ll Be There” to The Jackson 5