Samantha Harris v. Brooke Burke: Harris says she can Return to ‘Dancing With the Stars’ if she wants

Samantha Harris was pretty cryptic in a recent interview, saying “who knows what the future holds,” and “for season 10” of DWTS, she “want[ed] to focus on ‘The Insider.'”  Since Brooke Burke has been named the new host, I wonder if Samantha Harris is having buyer’s remorse.  After all, ‘The Insider’ is the worst show on television.  Perhaps this is her way of telling Burke not to get too comfortable.  Am I reading to much into it? 

Dancing With the Stars Reveals Partners

I am pretty excited about this.  I was initially a little disappointed by the star selection, but now that they are paired up I am looking forward to it.  Personally, I am rooting for Maksim this year.  He’s never won and he’s pretty to look at, so I want him there as long as possible.  Here is the lineup:
Kate Gosselin & Tony Dovolani
Pamela Anderson & Damian Whitewood
Chad Ochocino & Cheryl Burke
Shannen Doherty & Mark Ballas
Nicole Scherzinger & Derek Hough
Niecy Nash & Louis Van Amstel
Evan Lysacek & Anna Trebunskaya
Aiden Turner & Edyta Sliwinska
Buzz Aldrin & Ashley Costa (formerly DelGrosso)
Erin Andrews & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Jake Pavelka & Chelsie Hightower

Dancing With the Stars Reveals Season 10 Cast–>I am Disappointed

Here is the lineup for Season 10: Pamela Anderson; Kate Gosselin ; Shannon Doherty; Nicole Scherzinger; Erin Andrews; Niecy Nash; Evan Lysacek; Aiden Turner; Jake Pavelka; Chad Ochocinco; and Buzz Aldrin.  This lineup makes me mad.  First of all, this show was originally supposed to be about putting has-beens or relatively unknowns back into the spotlight.  It is not supposed to be about putting people into an even greater spotlight than they are already in.  Evan Lysacek just won a gold medal for goodness sakes!  If you want a gold medalist, choose Greg Louganis, who is a diving legend and was vying for the spot.  Nicole Scherzinger!?  Where are the has-beens!?  Okay fine – Shannon Doherty and Pamela Anderson make me happy. 

Karina Smirnoff Cut from Dancing With the Stars

Looks like Karina Smirnoff is joining Lacey Schwimmer and Johnathan Roberts as a casualty of Dancing With the Stars.  She will not be returning for the upcoming season.  Does this have anything to do with her breakup with Maksim Chmerkovskiy?  Maybe the show felt that having both of them on would be too awkward.  Maybe she was the one that wanted off the show.  I just think they are cutting professional dancers this season that they felt didn’t carry a big enough personality.  Who knows.

Lacey Schwimmer and Jonathan Roberts Won’t be Returning to Dancing With the Stars

Lacey and Jonathan are out. Why? My guess is that the show cut them. How do I know this? All the dancers get word whether they are wanted for the next season around the same time, and Lacey and Jonathan’s departure was announced the same time that the other dancers announced their return. If they left on their own accord, I think it would have been announced much earlier. The good news is that my favorites, Cheryl Burke and Derek Hough, will be returning.

Nancy O’Dell may be the new co-host of Dancing With the Stars

Nancy O’Dell is rumored to be replacing Samantha Harris as the next co-host of Dancing With the Stars. Other rumored new co-hosts include Vanessa Minnillo, Melissa Rycroft, and Brooke Burke, but I think O’Dell is the front-runner. I still cannot believe that Samantha Harris would leave Dancing With the Stars to co-host The Insider. Aren’t you supposed to leave The Insider to co-host Dancing With the Stars? Interesting career move.