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Soap Alums Anne Heche & Jesse Metcalfe to Compete in New Season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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It’s been several seasons since anyone from the soap world, past or present, has been represented as of the celebrities in the ballroom-dance competition Dancing with the Stars.

In the past the likes of: Kelly Monaco, Ingo Rademacher. Cameron Mathison and more have been on the series.   Now comes word for its upcoming 29th season, two alumni from the genre will take to the dance floor and compete for the Mirror Ball Tropjy.

According to US Weekly over the weekend,  Daytime Emmy-winner and Another World favorite, Anne Heche, and Passions, Dallas, and Desperate Housewives favorite, Jesse Metcalfe have joined the celebrity cast, which has not yet been revealed in its entirety.

Heche and Metcalfe will join former NFL Pro, Vernon Davis, former ‘Bachelorette’ star, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Backsteeet Boy band member, AJ McLean to those celebs who have been confirmed.

Heche played twins Vicky and Msrley on AW from 1987-1991, while Metcalfe appeared as Miquel on Passions from from 1999-2004 and then John Rowland on Desperate Housewives from 2004-2007 and again in 2009.  Later, Jesse played the role of Christopher Ewing on the TNT reboot of Dallas from 2012-2014.. Both actors have found successful careers in motion pictures, and television from their early start in the soaps.

Dancing with the Stars kicks-off its new season with new host and EP Tyra Banks on ABC on Monday night September 14h.

So will you watch DWTS this season knowing Anne and Jesse are in the cast? Comment below.

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#TeamJesse

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Oh, I like Jesse Metcalfe. He was great on the DALLAS reboot. Wonder if he can dance?

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Congrats to them both and maybe I will vote for them. 🙂

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Chrishell Stause is also going to be on. There’s photos of her out there arriving at a dance rehearsal with Geb or whatever his name is (one of the male pros).

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I may have to watch, fast forwarding past Tyra. I also read that Chrishell Strause is competing, along with a Disney actress.

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I understand what you mean about Tyra. To me, the show was Tom and the way he interacted with the judges as well as the dancers. Loved the way he would roll his eyes when Bruno would start on one of his antics. I wonder if Tyra can hold her own with this and fill some very big shoes. Time will tell.

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Pretty big coups for a show that, in the last two or three seasons, has had to stretch the term “Stars” pretty hard to encompass some of the people competing. Heche and Metcalfe definitely qualify, at least in my book.

(Are the dates in the story correct? Has it really been six years since the Dallas reboot went off the air? Wow.)

That said–let me know when Tom Bergeron comes back.

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CATFIGHT: Starring ; Anne Heche AND Sandra Oh. GET IT ! fire up the tantalize , mystique, AND ALL the reason we love Independent and any thing starring these two upstart who never leave our mindset. it was amazing to watch this film with TWO FAVORITE !!!! Yes Yes Yes : My Girl’… for charm, for salute, for persevere, for heart, for evers! caught this on NETFLIX , so there I know i’ve posted plenty on Ms. Heche… her emmy winning Another World to @ABC Men in Trees.. yeah, i’ll say it again… put this wonderful series on DVD. do… Read more »

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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Iman Shumbert & Pro Daniella Karagach Win The Mirror Ball Trophy Making Show History

Monday’s night’s season 30 finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was markedly the best in the series history, with some of the finest routines delivered by the four couples vying for the Mirror Ball Trophy.

In the end, it was former NBA basketball player Iman Shumbert, who made history along with is pro dance partner, Daniella Karagach, when he beat out Jo Jo Siwa and her pro partner, Jenna Johnson for the top prize.

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Rounding out the competition: fourth place went to The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and pro Alan Bersten, and the third spot went to Peloton instructor, Cody Rigsby and pro Cheryl Burke,

With the win, Shumbert becomes not only the first basketball star to make it to the finals, but the first-ever to win the coveted Mirror Ball,

The judges and the at-home audience were blown away by his final dance of the competition – an epic freestyle to Missy Elliot’s “Lose Control”  and “Bounce” by DJ Clent.  Iman is married to singer and dancer, Teyana Taylor.

After the big win, Shumbert told Entertainment Tonight, “Hats off to the work that we put in. I think me and Dani set our mind to that when we got that 40, that we don’t want to just to drop off now and just steam out of the competition. I think we just put in a lot of hours and when it was time to perform, it got easy.”

Check out Iman and Dani’s final routine below.

Now let us know, were you rooting for Iman and Daniella to win the Mirror Ball? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Derek Hough Tests Positive for COVID-19 Following ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Semi-Finals

Following Monday’s night’s semi-final battle of what couples would dance in next week’s season finale, Dancing with the Stars judge, Derek Hough, revealed on Tuesday morning that he has contracted Covid-19.

On his Instagram, Hough revealed he is fully vaccinated, but like others before him, is a breakthrough case.

This makes Hough the third person at DWTS, who publicly revealed they came down with the virus this season. Previously pro dancer Cheryl Burke and her celebrity partner, Cody Rigsby contracted Covid and were quarantined.

In his video statement, Derek shared: “Even though I’ve been fully vaccinated, I’ve just been diagnosed with a breakthrough case of COVID. I just found out and I feel OK. I feel strong. I’m currently taking advice from medical professionals to get better as fast as I can. I’m currently in quarantine.”

He added: “I’ll make sure to keep you guys all updated with what’s going on, but I just want to send my love out there to all. Stay safe.”

Because of Covid safety protocols, no word or mention has been made yet, if Hough will be judging next week’s DWTS finals, although he is canceling his shows in Vegas this week.

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Last night’s competition saw a touching performance by The Talk co-host, Amanda Kloots, and her pro partner Alan Bersten, dancing to her late husband, Nick Cordero’s song “Live Your Life.” Cordero died of complications from Covid-19.

However, at the end of the night Kloots and Bersten found themselves in the bottom two along with Olympian Suni Lee and pro Sasha Farber.  In the end, the judges votes saved Amanda and Alan, and they will dance in the finals.

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They join :JoJo Siwa and pro Jenna Johnson, Iman Shumpert and pro Daniella Karagach, and Cody Rigsby and pro Cheryl Burke.  Sent home along with Suni and Sasha were Melora Hardin and her pro partner, Artem Chigvintsev.

So, do you think Derek will be back to judge the DWTS finals? Which couple are you rooting for to take home the Mirror Ball Trophy? Comment below.

 

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Double Elimination: Olivia Jade and Val & Jimmie Allen and Emma Sent Home

Monday edition’s of Dancing with the Stars was Janet Jackson night where the remaining couples upped the quality of the competition with some of the best routines of the season to classic Janet. However, the night was also billed as a ‘double elimination’ before heading into next week’s semi-finals.

The couples that were “safe” and moving on were: Suni Lee and pro Sasha Farber, JoJo Siwa and pro Jenna Johnson, Amanda Kloots and pro Alan Bersten, Cody Rigsby and pro Cheryl Burke, and Iman Shumpert and pro Daniella Karagach.

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Landing in the bottom three were: Olivia Jade and pro Val Chmerkovskiy, Jimmie Allen and pro Emma Slater, and Melora Hardin and pro Artem Chigvintsev.

Then, host Tyra Banks revealed a shocker, that Lori Loughlin’s (Ex-Edge of Night) daughter, Olivia Jade and her partner Val, scored the lowest of the night combining the judges score and the at-home vote.  Olivia struggled to get the popular vote throughout the season while being a fierce competitor on the ballroom dance floor, landing in the bottom two, previously.  Loughlin and Jade had been at the epicenter of the college admissions scandal.

That left Jimmie and Emma and Melora and Artem for the judges to vote and who to save.  All the judges voted to save Melora, thus ending the dance journey for Jimmie.

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The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and pro partner Alan scored high marks –  a 40 from the judges for their impressive Jazz routine to Janet’s “Miss You Much”. Also receiving a 40, were Suni Lee and Sasha for their Samba to “All For You”, and Melora and Artem’s for their Paso Doble to Jackson’s “If”.

Following the couples solo performances, they were paired in a dance-off opposite another duo for the first time this season.  In the dance-off, the couples were vying for extra points from the judges while dancing to the same type of routine and to the same Jackson song, side-by-side.

So, did the right two couples get sent home? Who are you rooting for from who is left in the competition to take home the Mirror Ball Trophy? Let us know in the comment section.

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