Laurie Hernandez gets dipped by partner Val Chmerkovskiy during the Dancing With The Stars event held at Planet Hollywood in New York City on Wednesday (September 7).
The 16-year-old Olympic gymnast spoke to People at the event, brushing off the comments about taking a break after competing in the Olympics.
“I don’t need a break,” Laurie said and adding how she found out she would be competing this season: “I remember having a workout at the Olympics and my coach was like, ‘Oh yeah, by the way, you’re doing Dancing with the Stars, and so I was freaking out.”
Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson, Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold, Marilu Henner and Derek Hough, Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev, Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Terra Jole and Sasha Farber, Rick Perry and Emma Slater, Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson, James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess, Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko, Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke, and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Allison Holker were also at the event.
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Laurie Hernandez surprises Simone Biles during her interview on Good Morning America on Wednesday (September 7) in New York City.
The 16-year-old Olympic gymnast brought in a stack of pizzas, crashing Simone‘s interview with Robin Roberts alongside Michael Strahan.
Earlier in the morning, Laurie made an appearance with her Dancing With The Stars cast mates Jake T. Austin, Calvin Johnson, Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick, Amber Rose, Terra Jole, Rick Perry, Vanilla Ice, James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Ryan Lochte, and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
Pros Val Chmerkovskiy, Cheryl Burke, Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess, Jenna Johnson, Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, Derek Hough, Sasha Farber, Artem Chigvintsev, Gleb Savchenko, Allison Holker and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were also at the studios, performing a cool dance number to promote the new season.
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Derek Hough goes shirtless while on the set of a promo video for Dancing With the Stars on Monday (August 29) at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
The 31-year-old dancing pro showed off his toned body along with some of the other DWTS guys, including Sasha Farber, Alan Bersten and Val and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
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Other dancers, including Sharna Burgess, Keo Motsepe, Witney Carson, Brittany Cherry,Emma Slater, Jenna Johnson, Lindsay Arnold and Hayley Erbert, were also on set to film the video.
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Witney Carson batters up while playing in the Hollywood Stars game held at Dodger Stadium on saturday afternoon (August 27) in Los Angeles.
The 22-year-old Dancing with the Stars pro met up with Jamie Foxx at the event where they did a little dance on the field together.
“@iamjamiefoxx “Von taught me that” #hitthemfolks #jamiefoxx @vonmiller @dodgers,” Witney shared from the game on her Instagram. Witney was partnered up with Von Miller for season 22. Check it out below!
Don’t forget to come back to JJJ for the reveal of Witney‘s partner for the new season of DWTS on Tuesday!
The cast of Dancing With The Stars sandwiches in one lucky fan during the DWTS Dance Lab held at The Grove on Wednesday (August 17) in Los Angeles
Val Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Keo Motsepe, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Alan Bersten, Gleb Savchenko, Jenna Johnson and Brittany Cherry all attended the free workshop where fans got to learn a cha-cha.
Kym Johnson and her new husband (and former celeb partner) Robert Herjavec also stopped by the workshop after tying the knot earlier in the month.
Dancing With The Stars returns Monday, September 23rd on ABC.
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Carson McAllister sweeps wife Witney Carson up in his arms while enjoying the ocean during their vacation in Hawaii on Saturday (June 4).
The newlyweds chilled out on the beach with friends before trying out some paddleboarding together — and Carson fell over!
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Witney was also seen sunbathing on the sand before taking a swim with Carson in the water.
Check out the cute pic Witney shared below!
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Witney Carson and Artem Chigvintsev just performed the wedding dance of your dreams on the Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale on Tuesday night (May 24) in Los Angeles.
The two pro dancers danced to “From The Ground Up” by Dan + Shay, who were on hand to perform the magical song.
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Check out the performance below and get ready for Dan + Shay‘s new album, titled Obsessed, dropping on June 3rd!
Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold are headed back to their homestate for a special dance event!
The two BFFs and pro dancers, both 22, will be headlining the Born & Raised Utah dance event in July.
According to the website, Lindsay and Witney will “take you on their journey to Hollywood side by side with solos and group performances in all dance styles. It will tell the story of the development of the strong preforming arts culture from Utah.”
“Working up some ideas for our show to give you all the best!! Let us know what you’d like to see in the comments below. ????????????????Get your tickets before they are sold out!” Witney shared on her Instagram.