Culture The wait is (almost) over after ABC announced its official roster for its all athletes edition of Dancing with the Stars on Good Morning America Friday. Season 26 will see 10 athletes participate in the four-week live event. This is shorter than the competition's normal 10-to-11-week stint. The change could likely be attributed to the network's American Idol reboot, Entertainment Weekly reported. The selected athletes may have a shorter time to compete for the top prize, but ABC welcomes them to "sparkle up their uniforms and lace up their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor," in a press release issued to Newsweek. Season 26's lineup includes some of the best. To make this athlete's edition extra special, the show invited three Olympic figure skaters, a former Los Angeles Lakers player and a gold medal-winning Olympic snowboarder, among others. … [Read more...] about ‘Dancing with the Stars’ 2018 Full Cast: Season 26 Lineup For Athletes Edition
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This season's edition of Dancing With the Stars will be an all-athlete competition, featuring 2018 Winter Olympians Adam Rippon and Jamie Anderson -- as well as former Olympic skater Tonya Harding.Details were revealed Wednesday by Us Weekly.Rippon helped the U.S. win a bronze medal in the team figure skating competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February. Anderson won snowboarding gold in the women's slopestyle competition and silver in big air.Harding was best known for her rivalry with fellow American Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 Winter Games. Her story was recently back in the news with the release of the Oscar-nominated film, I, Tonya.Related video: Attending the Tonya Harding Film FestivalAthletes have been frequent competitors on the reality show, which recently completed its 25th season.Among the athletes who have won: --NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (Season 3)--2002 and 2006 Olympic gold medal-winning speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno (Season 4)--Three-time Indianapolis … [Read more...] about Tonya Harding among ‘Dancing With the Stars’ all-athlete cast
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 'Dancing With the Stars' pros Emma Slater, Sasha Farber have tied the knot, says report 'Dancing With the Stars' professionals Emma Slater and Sasha Farber are now husband and wife, 'Us Weekly' reports. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Erin Jensen, USA Today Published 7:07 a.m. CT March 26, 2018 | Updated 8:05 a.m. CT March 26, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Safe to say their first dance would've earned a "10 from Len." Dancing With the Stars professionals Emma Slater and Sasha Farber are now husband and wife, as reported by Us Weekly. The celebrity news outlet shared photos from the … [Read more...] about ‘Dancing With the Stars’ pros Emma Slater, Sasha Farber have tied the knot, says report
Culture Adam Rippon Dancing With the Stars 2018 Olympics ABC’s Dancing with the Stars is expected to return with an athletes-only edition for its 26th season on April 30, and figure skater Adam Rippon—the first openly gay man to qualify and compete at the Winter Olympics—is rumored to be among the athletes talking to the producers. Rippon is at the top of ABC’s list, according to an anonymous source. The insider also told Naughty Gossip that the famed Olympic athlete declined to serve as a correspondent for NBC because of his potential involvement in the long-running reality competition show. “I am flattered that NBC wanted me to work as a correspondent for them here in PyeongChang. Doing this would require me to leave Team USA and move out of the Olympic Village. I don't want to do that,” Rippon wrote in February on Twitter. I am flattered that NBC wanted me to work as a correspondent for them here in PyeongChang. Doing this … [Read more...] about Figure skating favorite Adam Rippon might be joining season 26 of ‘Dancing with the Stars’
By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 2, 2018 at 10:56 am | UPDATED: March 2, 2018 at 11:39 am Let’s get ready to ruuuuuummmmba! Have you heard? “Dancing with the Stars” is getting sporty for its upcoming run. The ABC reality series will shorten Season 26 to just four weeks and present a cast made up of entirely of athletes — 10 to be exact. Of course, the producers would be crazy not to capitalize on the popularity of the recent Olympics and recruit at least a few familiar faces from the PyeongChang Games. Olympians, after all, have done tremendously well on the dance floor, capturing the ugly mirror-ball trophy five times: Apolo Anton Ohno (Season 4), Kristi Yamaguchi (Season 6), Shawn Johnson (Season 8), Meryl Davis (Season 18) and Laurie Hernandez (Season 23). In a recent interview, “DWTS” casting director Deena Katz said she was closely scouting the games in South Korea and revealed that the … [Read more...] about ‘Dancing With the Stars’: Which Olympians do you want on the all-athlete season?