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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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Brian Austin Green, Martin Kove (Ex-EON), The Miz, Amanda Kloots, Matt James & More Revealed as Celebrity Contestants In New Season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Wednesday morning on Good Morning America, the celebrity contestants were unveiled in full for the upcoming 30th season of Dancing with the Stars.

The ballroom dance competition hosted by Tyra Banks will kick-off on Monday, September 20th at 8pm EST/PST on ABC.

The celebrities include: Brian Austin Green (Ex-90210 and Knots Landing), Martin Kove (Cobra Kai and ex-Romeo, Edge of Night), the WWE’s Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and former ‘Bachelor’ lead, Matt James.

In addition, other celebrities dancing for the Mirror Ball Trophy include: Country singer Jimmie Allen, Spice Girl Melanie C, Christine Chiu (Bling Empire), Melora Hardin (The Office) Social media star Olivia Jade, Gold medal Olympian Suni Lee, Kenya Moore (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Peloton star instructor Cody Rigsby. NBA star Iman Shumpert, and Popstar JoJo Siwa.

The celebrities and their pro partner will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.

Watch the video announcement of the cast below and then let us know, who you on paper looks like the top choice to take home the Mirror Ball and what you think of the 30th season cast via the comment section.

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Carrie Ann Inaba Officially Departs ‘The Talk’

In an announcement on her Instagram and in an official statement, Carrie Ann Inaba has officially exited The Talk.  As we previously reported earlier in the week, the talk series was reportedly already looking for a male replacement for her.

Inaba was a featured co-host on The Talk for three seasons having officially replaced Julie Chen Moonves in 2019, after guest hosting since 2017.  But since April of this year, Carrie Ann has been on a leave of absence from the afternoon show.

In her exit statement, Carrie Ann shared: “I enjoyed my time at The Talk as co-host and moderator and I am grateful for the opportunity I had to grow with the entire Talk family as well as truly connect with viewers on such a personal level. I will miss The Talk, but I am excited for the next chapter both for myself and for the show.”’

Carrie Ann’s departure is said to be a mutual decision between her and the network.

On Instagram, Inaba shared: “I am filled with immense gratitude for my journey on @thetalkcbs. It has been a wonderful experience and an honor to have been the moderator at The Talk, following in the footsteps of two women I very much respect. @juliechenmoonves and @thesaragilbert. Dreams do come true, if you work hard for them. I have made beautiful and lifelong friendships, I’ve had so many unforgettable experiences, (be prepared for a few memories shared in the next few days), and I’ve learned so much from all the heartfelt and authentic discussions we’ve shared with you. My heart is full and content. I’m truly grateful for all that was, all that is (life is in perfection), and all that will be. To all my friends and family at @thetalkcbs I wish you a great Season ahead! And, I also very much look forward to my own future as well. 💕✨🌅 Life is good. And endings can be as beautiful as beginnings. ✨”

Inaba will continue on in September in her judges seat on the all-new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

So, sad that Inaba is officially OUT at The Talk? Comment below.

 

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REPORT: Carrie Ann Inaba to be Replaced by a Male Co-Host on ‘The Talk’

The ever-changing face of CBS Daytime’s, The Talk continues.  Now comes a report from Page Six, that the series is looking for yet another male co-host, and this time to replace Carrie Ann Inaba, who has been on an extended leave of absence from the show.

If another male co-host becomes part of the cast, that would mean the once all-female dominated talker, will now have Jerry O’Connell, who was recently made a permanent co-host and whomever the next man up would be.

According to Page Six sources: “They haven’t announced it, but Carrie Ann is not returning, and they’ve been trying out comics and athletes to take her place.”

Back in April, Inaba, who also is one of the celebrity judges every season on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, took a leave from the show citing her health as the reason for her exit.  That came after Sharon Osbourne’s explosive and controversial on-air moment in March with Sheryl Underwood, and the fallout afterwards that developed, which insiders say did not sit well with Carrie Ann.

In June, when word got out that The Talk would live on post-Osbourne, Carrie Ann sent her congrats to the cast and the show and thanked everyone who worked there following the announcement that CBS picked-up the series for a 12th season.

So, who do you think would be a good male co-host to join The Talk? Do you hope Carrie Ann somehow returns, even though it looks  doubtful she would? Comment below.

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