It's right around the corner

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 by Travis Cody in
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YAY!

The celebrities and their dance partners have been announced for the new season of Dancing With The Stars. The show returns on March 17 with a two night premier followed by a double elimination during the first results show.

Adam Carolla, radio host, is paired with two time defending champion Julianne Hough.

Christian de la Fuente, actor, is paired with two time champion Cheryl Burke.

I'll pause while Matt regains his composure. Ready Matt?

Shannon Elizabeth, actor, is paired with Derek Hough.

Steve Guttenberg, actor, is paired with Anna Trebunskaya.

Penn Jillette, illusionist and comedian, is paired with Kym Johnson.

Mario, R&B singer, is paired with Karina Smirnoff.

Marlee Matlin, actor, is paired with Fabian Sanchez, 2006 World Mambo Champion and DWTS newcomer.

Priscilla Presley, actor and entrepreneur, is paired with Louis Van Amstel, who returns after some time away.

Monica Seles, tennis champion, pairs with Jonathan Roberts.

Jason Taylor, NFL All Pro, is paired with Edyta Sliwinska.

Marissa Jaret Winokur, broadway actor, is paired with Tony Dovolani.

Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic champion, is paired with Mark Ballas Jr.

Oh! You can get a ballroom dancing fix tonight at 8pm when America's Ballroom Challenge airs on PBS.

The couple in the clip is the new American Rhythm championship couple, Jose Decamps & Joanna Zacharewicz.

22 comments:

  1. DrillerAA says:

    I don't see any of the big guys lasting very long. The size difference between Adam Carolla and Julieann Hough will make them the awkward couple.
    Look for Monica Seles and Johnathan Roberts to do very well. Figurew skaters have the right background and they will match up is size very well.
    Pricilla Presley...Oh Please, She's older than I am (she's 62)!!! She could easily be the first one out the door.

  1. Matt-Man says:

    My belly button has been puckering and unpuckering in anticipation. Cheers Travis!!

  1. TopChamp says:

    travis - why is it that every time I select your link and come to read what you're up to, my cat goes mental??? Yesterday he launched himself onto my knee for some strokes. Today he licked then, after being ignored, BIT my foot. I am not amused. Ok - I'm a little tiny bit amused. But mainly irritated.

    I will look forward to your updates, of course. It must have taken you a while to link the people but I'm glad you did as I've only heard of a couple of these people.

  1. Penn Gilette's like 18' tall...This aughta be good! *L*

  1. DrillerAA says:

    Don't be suprised if the two figure skaters M"onica Seles and Kristi Yamaguci are in the finals. They have all of the tools and will be the right size for their partners.
    Jason Taylor (Miami Dolphins DE) will be too tall to be a good match for his partner. It just doesn't work when the guys are 6'-4"- 6'6" and their partners are 5'-3" in heels. That will put Penn Jilette and Adam Carolla in the dumpster early on as well. Jason will the the "he's hawt" female vote, while no one will know how the other two are.

  1. Bond says:

    Like I said on The Couch - I knew you would be posting this....and then I still posted the celebs...bt not who they would be partnered with

    But I also asked a question Trav...is the new thing to have one celeb with a physical disability???

    First Heather Mills and now Marlee Matlin....

  1. lisa says:

    sounds like a fun line up! you must be smiling.

  1. the108 says:

    Sigh. No Alec and NO MAKS!!! How will I get through it???

  1. Anonymous says:

    WOW DOES JOSE RESEMBLE DE LA FUENTE OR WHAT? YOU CAN SEE WHERE CHERYL LEARNED TO DANCE...WE DO FEEL JOANNE S A VERY POLISHED DANCER, SENSUAL AND PRO NOT JUST SEXUAL. MAYBE JOSE WILL BE ASKED TO JOIN DWTS SOMEDAY....

  1. Anonymous says:

    WOW DOES JOSE RESEMBLE DE LA FUENTE OR WHAT? YOU CAN SEE WHERE CHERYL LEARNED TO DANCE...WE DO FEEL JOANNE S A VERY POLISHED DANCER, SENSUAL AND PRO NOT JUST SEXUAL. MAYBE JOSE WILL BE ASKED TO JOIN DWTS SOMEDAY....

  1. Anonymous says:

    FILIPINOS 4 HOUGH AGREES WITH JOSE DECAMP BEING A GREAT DANCER..LOVE TO SEE HIM DANCE WITH JULIANNE SOMEDAY ON DWTS AS PERFORMERS NOT COMPETITIVE OF COURSE. GOOD LUCK JULIANNE ON YOUR 3RD ATTEMPT TO WIN, YOU HAVE OUR VOTES ALREADY..

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I've only heard of one from that list and that's Pricilla Presley!

  1. I flunked ballroom dancing in college. I'm a hopeless case...LOL!

  1. Dana says:

    Steven Guttenburg, eh? How's the career going, Steve?

  1. Travis says:

    Drilleraa: The bigger guys will have to be much more graceful and work a little harder to make the pairs look smooth. I agree that Monica should be a great partner for Jonathan - he's one of our favorite pros.

    Matt: I meant to post a picture for you, but I forgot. I'm a bad blogging buddy.

    TC: Mental cats eh? Mine went a little off track last night too when I was trying to get my post ready. Bastards!

    Lana: He is quite tall. Hopefully there aren't too many clutzes. Last season was nice that way.

    Drilleraa: I'm looking forward to seeing how well we agree when I start doing my recaps. I really love this show!

    V: I hadn't thought of the disability issue like that. It should be interesting with a hearing impaired person to see how they cope with the rhythms.

    Lisa: Yup!

    Kyra: You'll still have Mark Ballas Jr and Derek Hough. Pam has officially proclaimed them both yummy.

    Anon: Welcome and thanks for your input on the show.

    Akelamalu: This is an interesting cast.

    Lois: But you can still enjoy it on tv!

    Dana: Well, maybe he's coming on the show because he has something to promote, or just to learn how to dance.

  1. Mags says:

    I think that Kristi has a pretty good shot. I'll be looking forward to your recaps. :)

  1. Oh, wow, this looks like a fun line up! I wish That Man was more into this show. I always forget when it's on and he certainly doesn't remind me!

  1. Travis says:

    Mags: I would agree with that. She could have an early advantage because of her dance training as a skater.

    Joely: Mondays and Tuesdays!

  1. BeckEye says:

    I haven't really watched this show consistently since the first season, and with the addition of Adam Carolla, they're ensuring that I NEVER watch it this year.

  1. DrillerAA says:

    Unless Penn Jillette can make som "Bloody Magic" happen, I see him potentially the first one voted off the island.

  1. Anonymous says:

    flipzout say that not many of you have so much to say about burke....good! tired of it. Hooray for Yamaguchi and Matlin, they seem to be excited in doing dwts hoping they can do real good. hello filipinos....luv what you had to say..jose is a good dancer, we should know huh?

  1. Mags says:

    So, I don't know how they know her, but the people I work for at the cafe here in Boston know Karina. He was on the phone with his Mom and he said, "So karina's on dancing with the stars, right? That'll be fun to watch her."