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"Dancing with the Stars" kicks off its 19th season tonight! We're about to see the likes of Betsey Johnson, Bethany Mota and Alfonso Ribeiro strut their stuff alongside some of our favorite pros, including Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess, Derek Hough and first-timer Allison Holker. Color us intrigued.

But Carrie Ann Inaba doesn't want us to overlook the judging panel (which now includes, let's not forget, the lovely Julianne Hough). In fact, Inaba recently gave us the following "proof" that the judges are every bit as talented as the competitors. And host Tom Bergeron? He seems to be as quick on his feet as he is with the witty repartee.

Happy Monday, guys:

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: All of us at DS have a serious crush on the fabulously stylish and genuinely awesome "So You Think You Can Dance" queen Cat Deeley. Any host who becomes such good friends with her show's contestants that she has them all over for a pool party every 4th of July is pretty hard not to love. And because we know you're just as obsessed as we are, we've showed you how to get one of her glamorous looks and devoted significant real estate in our "SYTYCD" recaps to rehashing her fantastic outfits. (Dancing, shmansing.)

We knew Cat was going to look great at the Emmys last night, but when she walked the red carpet in an amazing red one-shoulder Andrew Gn gown with what looked like origami pleating, we swooooooned. So gorgeous! (Oh,  by the way: Did we mention she styles herself?)

Sadly, Deeley didn't take home the Outstanding Reality Host Emmy. But the award did go to a fellow dance-show emcee: Tom Bergeron of "Dancing with the Stars." And good timing, too—the first "DWTS" All Star season begins tonight! Catch it on ABC at 8/7c.

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