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

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

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).

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

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.

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.

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 they still do that?

dang it… read on Wiki: she split with James Tuppor.. her co-star from ABC Men in Trees. he’s hotted out… they split in 2017 give or take

CATFIGHT : came out in 2016…this is the last i’ve seen of.. no fail she still stimulate

I wish this lady only the best… I hope she dances.. she’s fiercely her own

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough Reveals Wife Hayley Erbert Undergoing Skull Surgery

Dancing with the Stars judge Derek Hough has revealed that today on December 20th, his wife Hayley Erbert will be undergoing skull surgery.

Previously this month, Erbert had to have an emergency craniectomy after being diagnosed with a cranial hematoma. The surgery on Wednesday is to replace “a large portion of her skull”, Hough shared, that was removed during the first procedure.

In the early hours on Wednesday, Hough took to his Instagram story and expressed: “I strongly believe all the prayers that have been sent with the intention and love of Hayley’s recovery has helped so much. I can’t thank you all enough.”

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Derek also added to, “Please keep her in your prayers as I believe the collective energy helped her through these past few weeks. We love you we thank you.”

Last week on Friday, Hough revealed that Erbert, 29, would need a skull implant in the coming weeks.  He offered up that, “the recovery process has been nothing short of a miracle,” and added that although, “Hayley is doing well,” she “still has a ways to go.”

As the holiday season is upon, Derek offered, “While this isn’t the holiday season either of us envisioned, it’s one that we’re incredibly grateful to have. We look forward to cherishing these moments with a deeper appreciation for life and the people in it.”

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough Gives Update Following Wife Hayley Erbert’s Emergency Craniotomy

Over the last 48 hours, Dancing with the Stars judge and performer, Derek Hough shared on social media what happened to his wife, dancer Hayley Erbert when she underwent an emergency craniotomy after experiencing symptoms while on a dance tour with her husband.

In his first post on Thursday, Hough revealed that his wife of only three months “became disoriented and was taken to the hospital” while on their Symphony of Dance tour in Washington, D.C.  Ebert was later diagnosed with a “cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel and required an emergency craniotomy.”

In an update on the situation on Friday, Derek revealed: “Hayley has always inspired me with her will, her strength, and her resilience and no more so than in the last 48 hrs.  She is now on the long road to recovery Words cannot express how grateful and thankful we are for the support and love that you have given us.  The kindness that we’ve been shown in this incredibly unfathomable and life-changing time is immeasurable. The offers of assistance that have poured in have been so humbling and appreciated. Our hope is that as a family, we can somehow and someway pay it forward.”

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Hough and Erbert first met during the So You Think You Can Dance tour in 2013. They then began began dating in 2015 while both were appearing on Dancing with the Stars and were married in August 2023.

On Hough’s most recent Instagram post, celebrities from the world of soaps, motion picture and films and fellow cast members from DWTS all commented on Derek’s update sending love and prayers Hayley’s way including: GH’s Finola Hughes, Selling Sunset and former soap star, Chrishell Stause, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Matthew Morrison, Nina Dobrev, Emma Slater, Mira Sorvino, and Alfonso Ribiero.

Send you prayers, and well-wishes to Hayley and Derek while they go through this most challenging and difficult of times via the comment section below.


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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Crowns Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy Winners of Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy

On the three-hour season 32 finale of Dancing with the Stars, it all came down to who would take home the Len Goodman Mirrorball trophy. This would mark the first time the winners would receive the coveted award named after the beloved head judge who passed away in 2022.

With a perfect score for each of their four last dances (from last week’s competitions and the finale), it was clear that the team to beat was Xochitl Gomez and her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. But would America feel the same?

After a stunning night of freestyle routines to close out the final round of competition, and a redemption dance performed earlier in the night, as deemed by one of the judges for the couples to improve upon from a previous performance, the five remaining couples put their best foot forward.

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Here’s how it shook out when hosts Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough revealed the results:

In fifth place: Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber.  Next, in fourth place were former ‘Bachelorette’ star Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev. Third place belonged to Vanderpump Rules star, Ariana Madix and her pro partner, Pasha Pashkov.

Then it all came down to two, Xochitl and Val, or Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz and pro partner Daniella Karagach. Mraz had actually performed his latest single, “I Feel Like Dancing” shortly before the results portion of the show.

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The Season 31-winning celebrity contestant, Charli D’Amelio, returned to the ballroom floor to present the Mirrorball trophy to the winners. D’Amelio had performed earlier in the finale with her former pro partner, Mark Ballas, for a special routine.

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Jason and Daniella were announced in first place, as Xochitl and Val were announced the Len Goodman Mirror Ball Trophy winners. For Val, this marks his third victory in his Dancing with the Stars career. He previously won the Mirrorball trophy with Rumor Willis in 2015 and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez in 2016.

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In the finale, Gomez and Chmerkovskiy performed a redemption foxtrot to Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally”, and finished with a freestyle dance to ‘Que Calor” by District 78.

Happy that Xochitl and Val won the season 32 Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy? Who did you think of the final results? Comment below.

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