05:52 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 02/26/2013 08:30AM
Get ready to rumba!
With season 16 of Dancing With the Stars just weeks away, 11 new cast members – including former Olympic champs Dorothy Hamill and Aly Raisman, as well as Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump – were announced on Good Morning America Tuesday. There may also be a country music rivalry in the ballroom: two singers, Wynonna Judd and Kellie Pickler, will dance this season. Check out the full list of competitors below.
The pro pairings were also announced on the live telecast – and there are a few familiar faces missing from the list. Outspoken pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy will not be on this season; neither will Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower or Louis Van Amstel. However, viewers will get to see new pros Gleb Savchenko, Lindsay Arnold and former dance troupe member Sharna Burgess in action when the season premieres March 18 on ABC.
Here's a full list of the season 16 pairs announced Tuesday:
Originally posted 09/13/2012 06:00AM
Kevin and Danielle Jonas got their fill of fashion at the Badgley Mischka show at Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday.
The Married to Jonas stars, who sat front row, took Danielle's younger sister, Katie, along to experience Fashion Week for the first time.
Then the trio headed over to The Daily Style Sessions where the girls stocked up on Chantelle Lingerie and Kevin snacked on Strawberry Fields Tic Tacs.
Kevin was overheard saying he and Danielle took it easy Monday night, while his brothers Joe and Nick went out to the Marc Jacobs after-party, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
"He also mentioned how busy he and Danielle have been while filming their reality show," the source adds. "But he's excited about how it turned out."
Lauren Conrad, Gossip Girl's Michelle Trachtenberg, musician Alexa Ray Joel and Olympians Aly Raisman and Allyson Felix were also at the show.
– Carlos Greer
Originally posted 09/10/2012 03:05PM
Even members of the "Fab Five" can take a fall.
Olympians McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman were both injured while performing on uneven bars during Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics in Ontario, Calif., over the weekend.
Maroney – who took home one gold and one silver medal following this summer's Olympic Games in London – fell following a simple dismount from the bars. The 16-year-old 2011 world vault champion had to be carried out of the arena by medics.
Raisman – who took home two gold medals and one bronze in London – suffered a fall after she failed to land a Shaposhnikova.
Originally posted 08/28/2012 06:00AM
Would her gold medals go with her wedding gown?
Three-time medalist Aly Raisman received a really sweet proposal while signing autographs at Office Depot in Los Angeles on Friday.
A fan jokingly asked for the 18-year-old gymnast's hand in marriage – with a Ring Pop!
"I'll take the Ring Pop!" Raisman smiled as she responded.
Another young gymnast told the Olympian that, just as Raisman did at the London Games, she too had won a gold medal for her floor routine during a competition.
"Me too! High five! Good luck!" Raisman replied.
Besides meeting fans, Raisman also helped children from a Los Angeles-area charity shop for back-to-school supplies and get excited for the new school year.
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 08/16/2012 06:00AM
There's no slowing down for the Fierce Five!
Team USA's group of Olympic gold medalist gymnasts – Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber – began making their way through New York City, where they partied with Jordin Sparks, but not before attending a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building.
Following Tuesday's taping of The Today Show, the ladies, with moms in tow, took a bunch of photos at the lighting ceremony and seemed to be having a great time, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
"Everyone was asking McKayla about her little frown look that got all the online attention," the source says. "She kept getting asked to do it for people."
Following their busy morning, the girls, sans Douglas, got a chance to relax with new pal Sparks, whom they met on the set of Today.
The ladies joined the Sparkle star and her costars at the official afterparty for the film, presented by Alizé Coco, at the Yard at the Soho Grand Hotel.
"The girls were the hit of the party," a different source says. "Everyone wanted a picture of them!"
– Kate Hogan and Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 08/07/2012 11:20AM
Women's gymnastics may be coming to a close, but Aly Raisman hasn't finished winning medals just yet!
The 18-year-old gymnast will add a bronze medal to her collection after judges reevaluated her score following her balance beam routine on Tuesday.
After Raisman ranked fourth behind China's Deng Linlin, her coach, Mihai Brestyanm, filed an appeal, asking judges to review her 14.9 score.
Originally posted 08/06/2012 01:00PM
Johnny Weir is fabulous. The figure skater, who placed sixth in the 2010 Winter Olympics, has been skating professionally since he was 12 and is no stranger to fierce competition – and fantastic costumes! With winning routines set to hits by Lady Gaga, the sparkle-loving athlete also recently married and now will blog for PEOPLE.com with the same fun energy he brings to the ice.
I love the Olympic Games.
The Olympics are an event that few can fathom but all can enjoy and that's why athletes work our whole lives to put on the greatest show on earth. My hope from this Olympic Games is that people don't lose faith in the Olympic movement.
Originally posted 08/06/2012 11:15AM
Gymnastics royalty encountered the real thing on Sunday in London, as four of Team USA's female Olympic gymnasts – out of the so-called Fab Five – were starstruck by an unexpected chat with the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate, 30, attending the beginning of the event finals at Greenwich Arena, is a huge supporter of Great Britain's athletes at these London Games – but was impressed enough by the gold-winning American team to approach and offer her congratulations.
"Just met princess Kate with @jordyn_wieber @kyla_ross96 & @gabrielledoug she is so beautiful & so nice! I told her I loved her style lol :)," Aly Raisman wrote on Twitter.
Originally posted 08/03/2012 03:55PM
Aly Raisman has long been known as a mentally tough, incredibly consistent gymnast.
So it was quite a shock for fans to see Raisman, 18, make a major, uncharacteristic error in the women's gymnastics all-around final on Thursday, leaving her just shy of a medal.
But Raisman's Olympic experience isn't over yet. She'll compete on the balance beam and floor individual finals on Tuesday.
"I'm really excited about that," Raisman (who won team gold earlier in the week) told reporters after a tie-breaker left her off the podium Thursday. "I'm just going to keep working hard and move past it."
Originally posted 08/03/2012 01:25PM
In 1996, gymnast Kerri Strug vaulted into history. The anchor for Team USA at the Atlanta Olympics, she competed on an injured ankle to help secure women's gymnastics their first-ever team gold medal – and Tuesday, she watched this year's 'Fab Five' win the second team gold. The now married mom of one is a spokesperson for Hilton HHonors's Support the Dream program, which allows fans to connect with Olympians. "Since I know how much the support of the fans means to the athletes, it's great to be part of a program where fans can send good luck messages to Team USA," says Strug, 34. While at the Games with her husband, Robert Fischer III, the Olympic gold medalist is blogging for PEOPLE.com about her experiences in London.
It's definitely been an unforgettable Olympic Games so far for U.S. Women's Gymnastics. Gabby and Aly both looked focused and ready for the competition as they entered the arena, and just like the team finals, they got off to a great start on the vault.
In the women's all-around, momentum and confidence are key to success, so starting on the vault was definitely beneficial to the girls since this is one of their best events.
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