For all of you "Dancing With the Stars" fans that have been dying to know who will be tearing up the dance floor this season, here's the rundown:
The star: Jack Wagner
Why you know him: He's starred in "Melrose Place" and "General Hospital," but he's best known as Heather Locklear's ex-fiance.
His partner: Anna Trebunskaya
The star: Melissa Gilbert
Why you know her: She played Laura Ingalls on the television show "Little House on the Prairie."
Her partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy
The star: Donald Driver
Why you know him: He's a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl champion.
His partner: Peta Murgatroyd
The star: William Levy
Why you know him: Apparently he's the "Brad Pitt of Mexico" and has appeared in several J.Lo videos.
His partner: Cheryl Burke
The star: Sherri Shepherd
Why you know her: She's a co-host on the "The View."
Her partner: Val Chmerkovskiy
The star: Katherine Jenkins
Why you know her: She's an opera star who's actually been a guest performer on the show in previous seasons.
Her partner: Mark Ballas
The star: Gavin Degraw
Why you know him: Pop singer and the voice behind the song every lyrical dancer has performed to: "Belief."
His partner: Karina Smirnoff
The star: Martina Navratilova
Why you know her: She's a tennis legend. (She has 18 grand slam titles!)
Her partner: Tony Dovolani
The star: Roshon Fegan
Why you know him: He's one of the stars of the Disney Channel's "Shake It Up."
His partner: Chelsie Hightower
The star: Maria Menounos
Why know her: She's one of hosts on "Extra." (I remember her from her days on "Channel One"! Do you?)
Her partner: Derek Hough
The star: Jaleel White
Why you know him: Look! It's Steve Urkel!
His partner: Kym Johnson
The star: Gladys Knight
Why you know her: We're pretty sure there's no explanation needed, but just in case, she's a Motown star and 8-time Grammy winner.
Her partner: Tristan MacManus
Who will you be rooting for this season? If we had to guess, we'd put Maria Menounos and Derek Hough at the top of the leader board right out of the gate!
Since the NYC premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Whipped Cream at American Ballet Theatre's spring gala Monday night, the DS editors haven't stopped talking about its creepy-cute sets and costumes, created by artist Mark Ryden. Well, the obsession is about to get even crazier, because we just heard that Ryden's artwork for the ballet is now on display in not one, but TWO locations in NYC.
Yes, yes, we know: Dancers are athletes as well as artists. But we haven't seen anything hammer home just HOW athletic dancers are quite as well as this video from Self magazine, which features American Ballet Theatre principal/fairy princess Isabella Boylston trying to teach top-level CrossFit enthusiasts ballet.
There's a reason Mia Michaels' nickname is "Mama Mia." The legendary choreographer invests deeply in her dancers, whether they're competitors on "So You Think You Can Dance," members of the Radio City Rockettes, or part of her own elite assistant squad. And now, Michaels is launching a project that aims to give more dancers access to her gifts as a teacher and mentor.
And that's a wrap on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 24, ladies and gents! It's certainly been one for the books. From injuries to shocking eliminations, let's just say Season 24 has had its emotional ups and downs. But despite all that, the season made for some seriously phenom dancing and some killer performances. And as usual, we've loved watching every second of those cha chas, foxtrots, and waltzes.
Let's get right to the exciting stuff, though: Last night's winning couple of "Dancing with the Stars" is...
Nearly 80,000 dance-loving Instagram followers can't be wrong: Quinn Starner is one to watch. And what's just as impressive as the 15-year-old's rabid online following is her ever-growing list of competition accolades. Quinn, who trains at Indiana Ballet Conservatory and Stars Dance Company, been named first runner-up at The Dance Awards for two years in a row (as a junior and a teen); was the 2016 West Coast Dance Explosion Teen National Champion; earned first place in contemporary and third place in the classical division at Youth America Grand Prix Regionals in Pittsburgh last year; has won the Grand Prix Award at ADC|IBC; and was a gold medalist at World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix. Plus, she made it to the Academy round on last year's "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation," and has performed as Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Here's what Quinn has to say about her favorite songs, teachers, and career highlights.
Want a chance to get personally involved in the HOTLY anticipated TV show "World of Dance"? Of course you do. That's why J. Lo. and the rest of the "WOD" team have launched an interactive version of the upcoming NBC series that lets Snapchatters get in on the action.
On Saturday morning, Russell Horning—aka 15-year-old Instagram king @i_got_barzz—was already kind of famous. His admittedly bad but weirdly mesmerizing dance videos had earned him shoutouts from the likes of Rihanna (and dance tributes from the likes of Josh Killacky).
But by Sunday morning? By Sunday morning, Russell Got Barzz had reached an entirely different level of memedom. Because Katy Perry tapped the teen—signature backpack and all—to perform "Swish Swish" with her on "Saturday Night Live." And the internet lost its darn mind.