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    ktfahel

    [1]Jul 28, 2012
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    They have announced the cast for the 15th season of DWTS, and it's an all-star lineup!


    Kirstie Alley - Actress
    Pamela Anderson - Actress
    Helio Castroneves - Indy car driver
    Joey Fatone - Boy Band Member (NSYNC)
    Shawn Johnson - Olympic gymnast
    Drew Lachey - Boy Band Member (98 Degrees)
    Gilles Marini - Actor
    Kelly Monaco - Soap Actress
    Apolo Ohno - Olympic speed skater
    Bristol Palin - Speaker; Reality star
    Melissa Rycroft - Reality Star
    Emmit Smith - Football player


    However, there IS a 13th spot, which will be announced on Monday. It will be decided by fan's votes:


    Sabrina Bryan - Disney Singer & Actress
    Kyle Massey - Disney Actor
    Carson Kressley - Fashion Consultant


    Now, for my take:


    It doesn't take a lot to make me happy. I'm quite pleased with the choices. I don't mind that Bristol Palin is in it, as (contrary to the belief of people who hate her mother's politics and refuse to actually watch objectively) she CAN dance. I could have stood with fewer past champions - it doesn't seem fair - and would have liked to have seen Evan Lycacek and Kelly Osborne come back. My only true quibble is seeing Carson in the running for the 13th spot. I don't see the point. I'll be happy with either of the other 2 (although I'm voting for Kyle, for my daughter) make it in.


    As usual, my family each chooses one. My husband has chosen Shawn Johnson, I'm going with Gilles Marini, my 9-year-old daughter is going with Helio and my 7-year-old daughter (if Kyle doesn't make it) will go with Kirsti.


    We'll see y'all on September 24th!

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    ocean58

    [2]Aug 2, 2012
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    Here is how the cast and their pro-partners cut in their first run:



    * Apollo Anton Ohno & Julianne Hough - Season 4 Winner


    * Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas - Season 11 Third Place


    * Drew Lachey & Cheryl Burke - Season 2 Winner


    * Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke - Season 3 Winner


    * Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke - Season 8 Runner Up


    * Hélio Castroneves & Julianne Hough - Season 5 Winner


    * Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson - Season 4 Runner Up


    * Kelly Monaco & Alec Mazo - Season 1 Winner


    * Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Season 12 Runner Up


    * Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani - Season 8 Third Place


    * Pamela Anderson & Damian Whitewood - Season 10, 6th place


    * Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas - Season 8 Winner


    and the candidates for the 13th spot:


    * Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya - Season 13, 8th place


    * Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer - Season 11 Runner Up


    * Sabrina Bryan & Mark Ballas - Season 5, 7th place


    Six champions, four runner ups, two third placed dancers. This is going to be the toughest competition ever. I sound like Tom Bergeron.


    Voted for Sabrina

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    ktfahel

    [3]Aug 15, 2012
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    Here are the teams:


    Kirstie Alley - Maksim Chmerkovskiy
    Pamela Anderson - Tristan MacManus
    Helio Castroneves - Chelsie Hightower
    Joey Fatone - Kym Johnson
    Shawn Johnson - Derek Hough
    Drew Lachey - Anna Trebunskaya
    Gilles Marini - Peta Murgatroyd
    Kelly Monaco - Val Chmerkovskiy
    Apolo Ohno - Karina Smirnoff
    Bristol Palin - Mark Ballas
    Melissa Rycroft - Tony Dovolani
    Emmit Smith - Cheryl Burke


    It was nice to see some original pairings (Mark & Bristol, Kirstie & Maks, etc.). I was surprised that Cheryl wasn't put with Drew (and, while I like Peta, I REALLY wish Cheryl had been put back with Gilles). All in all, it looks like an interesting season! (I'm still - actively - voting for Kyle.)

    Edited on 08/15/2012 9:04am
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    ktfahel

    [4]Sep 2, 2012
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    Well, it's Sabrina Bryan with Louie Van Amstel in the 13th spot.


    See y'all on September 24th!!!!

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    Nordan123

    [5]Sep 26, 2012
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    Would have liked to see Katherine Jenkins and Kristi Yamaguchi.


    Will be interesting to see things unfold,I'm generally not a fan of all-stars seasons...

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