Hollywood celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Carrie Underwood as well as TV shows like Dancing With the Stars are sending their love to Oklahoma. The town of Moore was devastated when a two-mile-wide tornado destroyed much of the town yesterday. We are looking at how Hollywood is reaching out.
Prepare your Dancing With the Stars ballots, because the cast of season 16 is here. As usual, the floor will be filled with reality stars doing the merengue, waltzing country crooners, and football players perfecting the salsa. The new season premieres March 18, but until then, check out the show's 12 new contestants — including new addition The Bachelor Sean Lowe! — and weigh in on who you're already rooting for!
Prep for your next holiday party by dancing in your own living room. Burn some calories and shake your hips with Louis Van Amstel of Dancing With the Stars. This 10-minute workout features dances, like the cha-cha and merengue, from his LaBlast Fitness DVD series. Put on your dancing shoes, press play, and get ready to trip the light fantastic. And sweat some too.
Last night marked the premiere of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars. We recently had a chance to sit down with the show's male competitors to talk about taking a second spin on the dance floor. One of the all-stars will get the boot on tonight's episode, but in the meantime, see what the guys had to say about their competitors and the dances they want to do over!
There's a reason so many celebs lose weight while competing on Dancing With the Stars — dancing is hard work. You can blast calories while you boogie down with Mark Ballas in our latest video. The dance pro and two-time winner of the competition is here to teach you a bit about the cha-cha, which he will surely be dancing with his new partner, Bristol Palin. Time to put on your dancing shoes and strut your stuff.
Pamela Anderson, Bristol Palin, Kelly Monaco, and Melissa Rycroft are among the competitors coming back for Dancing With the Stars' upcoming all-star season, and I recently chatted with the ladies about their big return to the show. The women talked about what they're most excited to return to, what they're least excited about, and who their biggest competitors are. Check out what they have to say before the 15th season begins next week.
ABC has just announced Sabrina Bryan as the lucky 13th contender returning to compete on Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars. She'll join a cast of many past favorites, including Pamela Anderson, Gilles Marini, and Kirstie Alley, and the original season one winner, Kelly Monaco. Bryan campaigned hard for America's vote and beat out fellow Dancing With the Stars alums Carson Kressley and Kyle Massey for her spot. Check out all the celebrities and let us know if you're tuning in for the show's premiere on Sept. 24 and which all-star you think will take home the mirror ball this season!
Photo courtesy of ABC
It's no surprise that goalie Hope Solo made the Olympic roster for the US women's soccer team. As the starting goalkeeper in 2008, she brought home a gold medal and now has the chance for a repeat performance. After nearly winning the World Cup last Summer, Hope and her teammates know that competition will be fierce in London, so they're training hard. We were lucky to interview the famous keeper and learned how she's prepping for the Summer games and if her time on Dancing With the Stars helps her on the field. Watch the video and get to know Hope Solo a little bit more.
Anyone who watches Dancing With The Stars knows how easily Cheryl Burke moves around a ballroom. This season, she's done the salsa, Argentine tango, cha-cha-cha, and more with hunky Cuban actor William Levy. In between tapings, the dancer and Veet spokeswoman revealed what it takes to get ready before and after she hits the floor. "When I'm not performing, I keep it simple," she says of her beauty regimen. Here, she shares her beauty routine on- and off-camera.
BellaSugar: What's it like to get ready before Dancing With the Stars?
The ballroom look is pretty intense, but we have an unbelievable team. I usually spend about four hours in hair and makeup — covering everything from tanning to fake lashes to nails — before I even get started on wardrobe.
BS: Dancing With the Stars is known for featuring shimmering airbrush tans. Do you have any tips or tricks for looking fresh in-between applications, when they tend to get blotchy?
I keep my skin moisturized, which really helps my tans last. I swear by Brown Buns Airbrush Spray Tans. Fun insider beauty secret I picked up as the Veet spokeswoman: their wax strips give the perfect silky canvas for a smooth spray tan application. Just be sure to wait 24 hours after waxing before getting a spray tan.
BS: Dancing is a great workout. What are your favorite sweat-proof makeup, hair, and body products?
I’m pretty low-maintenance when it comes to makeup. I like to keep it simple when I’m rehearsing, but when it’s show time, waterproof mascara and foundation are a must. I always use Scott Barnes Body Bling, Make Up For Ever, Nars, and Dior.
For some celebs, Dancing With the Stars isn't just about competing, it's a lifestyle change. Kelly Osbourne, arguably the show's most well-known transformation, lost over 40 pounds during her time on DWTS. It wasn't easy either: Kelly dropped the weight through a combination of dance rehearsals, outside exercise, and a diet makeover. Two years later, the changes have stuck and Kelly is looking better than ever. And while Kelly might be the most famous DWTS alum to lose weight, she's certainly not alone. Keep reading to see which other starlets walked away from DWTS with an entirely new bod!