Derek Hough shows off his muscles as he heads out of practice with his fellow Dancing With The Stars pros in Los Angeles over the weekend.
The 29-year-old dancer was joined by Mark Ballas, Val Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd and new pros Allison Holker and Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe.
“My toughest critic and judge is actually gonna be a judge on DWTS. Uh oh!!! Congrats Jules !! Gonna be a fun and interesting season,” Derek tweeted last week after sister Julianne was announced as the newest judge for the competition program.
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JJJ is pumped that so many of our favorites will be back for the next season of Dancing with the Stars, which was revealed Wednesday morning (August 13) on Good Morning America.
Not only will five-time champion Derek Hough and his BFF Mark Ballas return for season 19, but so will fan favorites Cheryl Burke, Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, and Witney Carson.
Meanwhile, Tony Dovolani and Emma Slater are also set to lace up their shoes again.
Newbies include Artem Chigvintsev, Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe, and Allison Holker.
The biggest hole in the cast, of course, is last year’s winner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who said he was retiring after he took home the Mirror Ball Trophy with partner Meryl Davis.
DWTS will premiere on September 15, and we’ll find out who the celebrity competitors are on September 4, live on GMA! We can’t wait to find out!
Sharna Burgess keeps it cute for the official Dancing With The Stars after party held at Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (May 20).
The 27-year-old pro dancer returned to the dance floor earlier in the night to perform her Jazz number with partner Charlie White — who once again lost the umbrella! So funny!
“OMG @CharlieaWhite … That damn umbrella!!! Lol!! You know what though… How fitting ???? it almost made me love it more,” Sharna tweeted.
Charlie added, “My face as I toss the broken umbrella handle away… Watching the video made me laugh- hashtag props are not my thing.”
Also catch James Maslow‘s freestyle, Drew Carey‘s Jive and Danica McKellar‘s Quickstep below!
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James Maslow‘s next job: Morning Talk Show Host!
The 23-year-old actor looks every bit the part during a stop at VH1′s Morning Buzz in New York City on Wednesday morning (May 21) with Peta Murgatroyd, Mark Ballas and Candace Cameron Bure.
Chatting with Nick Lachey after an earlier stop at Good Morning America, the four Dancing With The Stars teams chatted about the finale, which crowned Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy the winners.
James, Peta, Candace and Mark also judged a dance contest themselves! Check it out below!
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The Cast Of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ On Last Night’s Season Finale
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James Maslow shows off his Team Jeta tattoo proudly during the Dancing With the Stars finals on Monday night (May 19).
The 23-year-old actor and pro partner Peta Murgatroyd performed to heart-stopping performances, but were sadly eliminated from the competition later in the night.
“Thank you to all the #TeamJeta fans who helped @PetaMurgatroyd and I get so far! It’s been an amazing journey. And you were all a big part!” James tweeted out to his fans.
Peta added, “#teamjeta forever!!! Thank you so much for everyone who voted for us all season!”
Later on, Peta and James were spotted with the rest of the DWTS cast at Mixology.
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James Maslow flips his partner Peta Murgatroyd during the Dancing with the Stars finals on Monday night (May 19) in Los Angeles.
The pair performed the Tango to Miley Cyrus‘ “Adore You” for 29 points, before breaking out his martial arts skills for their freestyle, which also earned them 29 points.
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“We’re both really excited,” James wrote in his Parade blog about making it the finals. “Peta is ecstatic because it’s only the second time she’s been in the finals. The only other time was in her second season with Donald [Driver] and she won it. So it’s a familiar feeling for her, but she’s also that much more nervous.”
He continued, “I’ve literally put blood, sweat, and tears into this competition and making it all 10 weeks is rewarding. We’re going to give it everything we’ve got because at this point there’s just no turning back.”
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James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd – Tango on DWTS 18 (Week 10)
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James Maslow and his partner Peta Murgatroyd make their way into their final rehearsals before the Dancing with the Stars finale on Sunday (May 18) in Hollywood.
The 23-year-old singer recently received a thank you message from his superfan Hannah in the form of a dance video. Check it out below!
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In case you didn’t know, Hannah is a huge Big Time Rush fan and originally asked James to her prom, but since he couldn’t attend due to scheduling, he invited her on set and took her to Disneyland on his own dime. Hannah later won prom queen at her high school!
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