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    DWTS cast

    Here's the official cast:

    Bill Nye the Science Guy, with new dancer Tyne Stecklein
    Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars, Army Wives), with Peta Murgatroyd
    Jack Osbourne, reality TV star, with Cheryl Burke
    Bill Engvall (The Bill Engvall Show) with former troupe member Emma Slater
    Keyshawn Johnson, former NFL wide receiver, with Sharna Burgess
    Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), with Karina Smirnoff
    Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore), with former troupe member Sasha Farber
    Christina Milian, singer/actor, with Mark Ballas
    Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls), with Val Chmerkovskiy
    Amber Riley (Glee), with Derek Hough
    Leah Remini (King of Queens), with Tony Dovolani

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/09/04/da...eason-17-cast/

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    I'm excited about Bill Nye the Science Guy! I really admire him. I suspect that Corbin Bleu will do well, because those High School Musical kids had to dance, didn't they? Nobody else stands out as having potential. I guess this is going to be another one of those seasons where the football player gets all the votes.

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    Bill Engvall is an interesting choice...

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    While Amber Riley isn't the best dancer on Glee, she has at least some experience with learning choreography.

    Just realized I left off Valerie Harper with Tristan MacManus. She has past experience learning choreo on Broadway.

    Elizabeth Berkley trained as a dancer and later turned to acting. She hosted a reality dance competition on Bravo according to her wiki. So, I think she'll likely do really well, as will Corbin Bleu.

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    Forgot to mention that Anna T. is pregnant with her 1st child, which is why she's not appearing this season.

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    oh, how great! She and her partner seem like such nice people, and they got married within the last few years.

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    She is currently divorced from her hubby/former patner. I miss Anna. She wasn't on last year, either. Come back Maks and Anna!

    Ok, actress Tara Reid has wanted on the show for years but they have rejected everytime saying she wasn't "family-friendly." They even went as far as to ask her to stop trying. BUT, they let Snookie on? This is so damn wrong and double-standard! Is it because Snookie is now a mom and Tara Reid isn't? Makes my blood boil. And i am not a fan of either, to be honest.

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    Anna T. is divorced? Oh, too bad. I liked them as a couple.

    I didn't know that about Tara Reid. Who knows how they make those decisions....

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    [QUOTE=Olympia;761539]Anna T. is divorced? Oh, too bad. I liked them as a couple.

    Yep, Anna and Jonathon Roberts divorced a couple of years ago. The link says that she's not publicly naming the father.

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    Thanks for the info, Heyang.

    I wish Edita Sliwinska would come back to the show. I always enjoyed her. It's nice to have new people, too, of course. Does anyone know whether any of the current crop of newbies comes from SYTYCD, the way Dmitri Chaplin, Lacey Schwimmer, and Chelsie Hightower did? I know that the website says that the new dancers were from the DWTS ensemble, but did any of them start out on So You Think You Can Dance?

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    I wonder why Chelsie Hightower is not coming back. Don't tell me she's "aged" out already ! She is one of my favorites so I am disappointed. Seems like the pros are a revolving door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Thanks for the info, Heyang.

    I wish Edita Sliwinska would come back to the show. I always enjoyed her. It's nice to have new people, too, of course. Does anyone know whether any of the current crop of newbies comes from SYTYCD, the way Dmitri Chaplin, Lacey Schwimmer, and Chelsie Hightower did? I know that the website says that the new dancers were from the DWTS ensemble, but did any of them start out on So You Think You Can Dance?
    I think Edyta 'quit' DWTS to go to college and because she wanted to spend more time with her husband Alex Mazzo.

    I don't recognize any of the pro celebrities as former SYTYCD competitors.... although Witney Carson from SYTYCD was in the group #'s last season and Lyndsay was a former SYTYCD dance contestant who was eliminated the week before Witney was eliminated.

    I think that some of the pros decide they want to do other things - like choreograph for other pros and shows and amateurs and aren't able to commit the studio time to DWTS. Being on DWTS allows them to launch a career in choreography as their work is out there every week during competiton, etc.

    I follow Benji Schwimmer from SYTYCD 2 on facebook and he's busy competing and doing choreo, which is why we don't seem him as an all-star on SYTYCD.

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    I love Benji! I am glad to hear that he's active in dance. Talk about charisma. I think one thing that makes it tough for him to be a DWTS pro partner is his size. He could dance with only the most petite of the celebrities--well, if they ever get one of the other gymnasts, he'd be perfect. Someday I'd love to see him show up just for a season, and then he could go back to his other work. Wouldn't it be great, for example, to see him and Gabby Douglas competing as a couple?

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    Here's what Amber Riley of Glee has to say about her experience so far...

    http://www.people.com/people/article...732605,00.html

    Though the powerhouse singer is a pro when it comes to performing, being part of a duo instead of an ensemble is something she'll have to warm up to.

    "I'm used to having 11 other people around me camouflaging my bad dancing," she jokes. "Now it's me and Derek."

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    Last year, Travis Wall and 3 friends (including SYTYCD season 1 winner Nick Lazzarrini) had a reality show on Oxygen that documented them trying to form a dance company. Other SYTYCD dance contestants also appeared - i.e Melanie Moore, Jamie.... It was pretty interesting. Also, one of the guys was trying to submit choreography for a group # on DWTS, as an example of how competitive the field is and how DWTS can be a 'launchpad' for those aspiring to choreograph.

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