With one week until the premiere of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, the stars are getting ready for what should be an interesting season. With an eclectic mix of stars that range from a raunchy reality star to a Governor’s daughter, the DWTS machine is getting ready to roll.
While his Jersey Shore housemates may busy tubbing and tanning, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will have his nose to the grindstone as he practices with DWTS partner, Karina Smirnoff starting this week. The Sitch took some time to hang with his Jersey Shore buds for a skit on the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, but now the party is over and it’s off to the dance studio.
Sorrentino is reportedly getting a late start on DWTS due to his MTV gigs. He and Smirnoff are the only stars without promo and rehearsal pics posted on the ABC website and Smirnoff tweeted last night: “Fingers crossed for first rehearsal tomorrow with @ItsTheSituation”.
Meanwhile The Situation tweeted that he’s excited for dance practice. Wonder if he’ll tone down his swagger while he’s on DWTS. Somehow I doubt it.
On pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s blog for TV Guide he posted of his partner, singer/Moesha star Brandy, “I’m very focused on dancing, getting Brandy into the final and getting the trophy. She’s very talented and very capable of winning”.
On ET Online , actress Jennifer Grey compared dancing with DWTS‘ Derek Hough dancing with the late Patrick Swayze on the movie Dirty Dancing. Of Swayze she said, “He was here and he was so big, such a big presence in my life with the movie. And now I’m doing this, and I’m dancing with Derek, which feels so strangely reminiscent because there is this young, healthy, beautiful, wonderful dancer who’s taking care of me, and no one has done that since Patrick.”
In the meantime, the official promo photos for DWTS Season 11 show a sexy Audrina Patridge and a more modest Bristol Palin. While Palin is certainly not dressed like a nun, even 76 year old Florence Henderson is rocking a shorter dress than the 19 year old! You can check out the DWTS 11 cast photos here.
To see the complete DWTS 11 cast lineup and pro dancer pairings, go here.
Dancing With the Stars season 11 premieres on Monday, September 20th at 8:00 PM on ABC.