‘Dancing With The Stars’ Celebrates Show 200 with Performances by Taylor Swift, ‘Mary Poppins’ Cast and Rod Stewart

The six remaining couples celebrate the show’s 200th episode with the challenge of performing an iconic dance from the “Dancing with the Stars” history vault and competing in a team dance, on “Dancing with the Stars,” Monday, November 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Six former “Dancing with the Stars” celebrities return as guest judges as they watch one of their iconic performances recreated on the dance floor. Helio Castroneves, Kelly Osbourne, Mel B, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini and Emmitt Smith revisit the ballroom to act as a special ‘fourth judge’ in the iconic dance competition. The second element of the show will be a team competition. For the first time in the team competition, fan favorites and former Mirror Ball champions Apolo Anton Ono and Kristi Yamaguchi return as team captains.

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ABC.com to Debut ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Interactive Content

Twelve celebrities and their dance partners will shine on stage and screen as season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” gets underway. But the bright lights and fun won’t stop after the show! ABC.com presents multiple features online for fans to participate in and to enjoy. Available on www.abc.com this dancing season, in addition to full episodes, are exclusive video content, “Dancing Live Chat Party,” “Backstage at Dancing with the Stars!” with host Sabrina Bryan, and team shirts designed by the teams. The fun is all at your fingertips at www.abc.com/dancing-with-the-stars.

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ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ to Sell Celeb Designed Tees to Benefit Stand Up to Cancer

ABC Entertainment Group and CafePress today announced the launch of official “Dancing with the Stars” team t-shirts with sales benefitting Stand Up To Cancer. Each of the 12 celebrity couples helped design their own official team shirt, allowing fans of all ages to rally behind their favorite fox trotters with whimsical, fun and even insightful t-shirt art. Launching in the ABCOnline Store (www.abctvstore.com) on Sunday, September 19, $1 for every “Dancing with the Stars” team t-shirt sold will be donated to Stand Up To Cancer, a grassroots movement raising much-needed funds for groundbreaking cancer research. Behind-the-scenes video footage of the t-shirt design process is now live on the “Dancing with the Stars” web page.

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Celebrity Pairings for Season 11 Announced

The celebrity and professional pairings for the fall 2010 season of Dancing With The Stars was announced this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America and are as follows:

  • Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
  • Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
  • Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel
  • Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani
  • Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas
  • Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff
  • Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke
  • David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson
  • Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer
  • Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower

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Video: ABC Announces ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Celebrities for Season 11

Earlier tonight during an episode of Bachelor Pad, ABC announced the list of celebrities in the upcoming fall 2010 season of Dancing With The Stars for the first time in press conference format. Announced by DWTS co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke, the list of celebrities scheduled to appear is as follows:

  • Brandy
  • Jennifer Grey
  • Margaret Cho
  • Audrina Patridge
  • Florence Henderson
  • Bristol Palin
  • Michael Bolton
  • Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Kurt Warner
  • Kyle Massey
  • Rick Fox

The press conference will be available for online viewing beginning tomorrow at abc.com

The next season of Dancing With The Stars begins September 20, 2010 on ABC with all 12 couples dancing live performing either the Viennese Waltz or Cha Cha. The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home on Tuesday, September 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) in the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show.” Music legend Santana and rock band Daughtry are slated to perform.

Other key dates this season include:

  • “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” regular time premiere, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET)
  • “Dancing with the Stars” 200th Episode Celebration, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 and TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (Time is TBD)
  • “Dancing with the Stars,” final performance show, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (Time is TBD)
  • “Dancing with the Stars” season finale, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (Time is TBD)

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New Celebrity Cast for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ to be Revealed via Live Press Conference August 30

For the first time in “Dancing with the Stars” history, the new celebrity cast will be revealed at a LIVE press conference. “Dancing with the Stars” co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke will reveal the cast during an episode of “Bachelor Pad,” MONDAY, AUGUST 30 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Immediately following each cast member’s live primetime unveiling, ABC.com will post the updated list online. ABC.com will also post the press conference, in its entirety, the following day. The Fall 2010 season of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres MONDAY, SEPT. 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET).

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Teams with ‘Extreme Makeover Home Edition’ for Wisconsin Family

The “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” design team discovered there was a whole lot of shaking going on in Neenah, Wisconsin when they met Rhex Arboleda. Rhex is a hometown hero who has distinguished himself by locally leading the movement to banish the childhood obesity epidemic. In 2004 he created “Move to the Groove,” a dance program designed to get both teachers and students on their feet and in shape. Rhex’s award-winning dance program is currently being used in three elementary schools where health and wellness is a priority. Ironically Rhex’s own health and wellness, and that of his family, is compromised by the state of the 70-year-old home they live in.

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Miley Cyrus, Sarah McLachlan to Perform on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Results Show 5/18

On TUESDAY, MAY 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” multiplatinum recording artist and actress Miley Cyrus will perform the live television debut of her new hit single, “Can’t Be Tamed,” from her upcoming album releasing June 22 on Hollywood Records. The youngest-ever recording artist with five chart topping debuts, Cyrus has sold over 15 million records, including the EP, “The Time of Our Lives,” which featured her No. 1 hit, “Party in the USA.”

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Professionals Go to Infinity and Beyond

Disney world of color 032 As we mentioned in an earlier item, Toy Story 3 from Disney/Pixar features Buzz Lightyear and Jessie engaging in a Paso Dablo (double-step) when Buzz is switched into Spanish mode to the tune of ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ as performed by the Gipsy Kings.

In order to replicate the dance as closely as possible, the team at Pixar Animation Studios called upon Dancing with the Stars professionals Tony Dovolani and Cheryl Burke to help them choreograph the scene. The story of the collaboration is told in the following video clip from ABC which features backstage footage and an animation test.

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ABC Gives Lane Bryant Lingerie Ad a Big Beautiful Woe, Man

According to Lane Bryant, the retailer catering to plus-sized women, ABC initially rejected a television advertisement featuring a new line of intimate apparel that it had hoped to air during an episode of Dancing with the Stars. Lane Bryant claimed that the ad for its Cacique line was no more provocative than other commercials from retailers such as Victoria’s Secret and bra manufacturer Playtex that are routinely aired on network television during the same or similar time periods. Although Playtex does run ads for fuller-figure women (although not quite as daring), Lane Bryant called foul on the basis of size discrimination.

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