As previously reported the stars of the latest season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars have started showing up for rehearsals and shown off some of their looks in pictures. Here are updates on what some of the stars have been up to and what they’ll be doing this week before the premiere next Monday, September 20.
After losing out on his bid to trademark his nickname, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was spotted at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards with his professional dance partner Karina Smirnoff. When interviewed at the music event by Hollyscoop Smirnoff said she was scared about their debut because The Situation will only have four days of dance practice.
“I don’t know [how I’m going to do it], but I think I’m going to whip him into shape in four days because that’s all I have,” she added.
Sorrentino also told the website that he doesn’t mind being the underdog because he loves the cameras and therefore “should be alright.” As for the Star Magazine rumor about a love triangle between The Situation, Cheryl Burke and Bristol Palin, those have been shot down by Gossip Cop.
Also at the VMAs was DWTS contestant Audrina Patridge – who was a special correspondent for the MTV event. In between interviewing the music stars and commenting on fashion she managed to tweet updates too:
“The amazing Joey Tierney decked me out in Isaac Mizrahi dress, Balmain shoes and Judith Lieber belts.”
“Won’t try dancing in these shoes!”
Over at The Hollywood Gossip sources claim that pro dancer Mark Ballas who’s teamed with teen mom Bristol Palin thinks their dancing debut will be “embarrassing.” Palin has already canceled a couple practices because of her sick son and to give a speech. And she’s looked a little wooden in the pictures released of her rehearsals. Earlier she said her greatest fear was moving her hips. But other sources also tell The Hollywood Gossip that Palin has been “making solid progress.”
But who are the favorites to win the reality dance competition? Over at William Hill, a British betting firm, the best odds are on Jennifer Grey 11/4 to win with Brandy at 3/1 and David Hasselhoff at 11/2. Audrina Patridge and Rick Fox are both 7/1, Kurt Warner is 8/1, The Situation is 9/1, Michael Bolton 12/1, Bristol is 25/1, Margaret Cho is 28/1, and rounding up the bottom are Kyle Massey and Florence Henderson with 50/1.
The season premiere of the latest season of DWTS is Monday September 20 on ABC at 8 pm.
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