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‘DWTS’ Season 22 Premieres with ‘Fuller House’ Jodie Sweetin >>

It must is a very exciting time to be Jodie Sweetin. The Stephanie Tanner actress recently made her big return to the role in the new Netflix sequel series 'Fuller House.' Now, she is getting ready to make her 'Dancing with the Stars' debut in Season 22 of the hit dancing competition.

Julianne Hough, Derek Hough

Derek Hough Goes From ‘Dancing with the Stars’ to ‘Singing in the Rain’ >>

'Grease: Live’s' Julianne Hough isn’t the only member of her family tackling a classic musical. Hough’s brother and fellow Dancing with the Stars' pro Derek Hough is will be feeling that glorious feeling as far as Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain. Producer Harvey Weinstein ('Finding Neverland') will be bringing the show, currently produced at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris to Broadway as part of the 2016-17 season.

Ryan Seacrest

Allison Holker Wants Julianne Hough Back on 'DWTS' >>

At this point it seems like fans of Dancing with the Stars have been told more about who won't be on Season 22 than who will. According to the latest gossip news updates, a very pregnant Allison Hooker recently announced that, like Julianne Hough, she too will not be able to be a part of the TV show's 2016 cast. Although she would like to get back in top fighting shape in time for the March 21, premiere date, Holker believes it's far more likely she'll be spending that day giving birth in a hospital delivery room. As sad as not being able to compete this year has Allison, she is said to be just as upset that Hough won't be judging in 2016, after doing such a great job last year.

Ryan Seacrest

Champ Alfonso Insists Scott Disick Unfit for 'DWTS'? >>

There is no way that Scott Disick will be joining Season 22 of 'Dancing with the Stars,' if Alfonso Ribeiro has anything at all to say about it. According to the latest gossip news updates, the 2014 champ can't imagine ABC or anyone else much being interested in watching the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' bad boy cut a rug. In related 'Dancing' news, former pro and judge Julianne Hough is said to be taking the year off, just as Len Goodman is set to return.

Fuller House Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin Dismisses DWTS Rumors on Twitter >>

Earlier this week the internet went crazy when it was reported that just like her 'Fuller House' costar, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin would be joining ABC's hit series 'Dancing with the Stars.' According to the latest gossip news updates, after a lifetime of dancing as a hobby, Stephanie Tanner would be joining the celebrity roster when the show returns to the air in March. Unfortunately for her fans, however, the Netflix star put the kibosh on that story yesterday -- explaining that while Val and Maksim Chmerkovskiy make a guest appearance on her show's 2016 season, she would not be returning the favor.

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Rashad Jennings & Taryn Manning Join 'DWTS' Season 22? >>

With Season 22 of 'Dancing with the Stars' not scheduled to premiere for a couple of months yet, the powers that be at ABC are still keeping the 2016 cast lineup under lock and key, but that hasn't stopped people from constantly speculating. According to the latest gossip news updates, both New York Giants' running back Rashad Jennings and 'Orange Is the New Black's' Taryn Manning are likely to be joining the pros in March. For her part, Kirstie Alley suggested that Rhea Perlman would be perfect for the show, only to opine that the 'Cheers' alum probably wouldn't be up for it.

Julianne Hough

‘DWTS’ Julianne Hough & ‘Gigi’ Vanessa Hudgens talk Sandy and Rizzo in ‘Grease Live’ >>

Fox’s 'Grease Live' is almost here and star Julianne Hough ('Dancing with the Stars') is opening up about what goes on behind the scenes. Meanwhile, Vanessa Hudgens ('Spring Breakers', 'High School Musical', 'Gigi') is going to be showing us a side of Rizzo that we haven’t seen on the small screen.

Julianne Hough

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Julianne Hough Talks Sexy Sandy in ‘Grease Live’ >>

Fox’s 'Grease Live' is almost here and we here at 'Classicalite' are not the only ones are having trouble keeping it together while we wait for the show to start. Recently, Sandy actress Julianne Hough ('Dancing with the Stars') admitted that she is had some minor issues by trying to make plain ole Sandra Dee too sexy too soon.

Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

'DWTS' Maksin Chmerkovskiy & Girlfriend Peta Talk 2016 Wedding Plans? >>

They may not have a clear idea exactly when or where they will be having their future wedding, but Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are certain they will be inviting plenty of their friends from 'Dancing with the Stars.' According to the latest gossip news updates, the reality TV stars plan to even invite some of their former celebrity partners as well as cast member to their bid day. That being said, the New Zealand beauty insists that she has no intention to get busy planning things for quite some time come -- opting instead to just bask in the glory of the engagement for the time being.

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ABC 'DWTS' Brings Len Goodman Back for Season 22? >>

It looks like Len Goodman was telling the truth a couple seasons ago when he promised that his leaving 'Dancing with the Stars' was going to be more of a hiatus than a retirement. According to the latest gossip news updates, the longtime ballroom dancer turned reality TV judge will be returning for Season 22 of ABC's hit celebrity dance completion. Despite the growing anticipation, the network has yet to announce the 2016 cast lineup, but that hasn't stopped former favorite Kirstie Alley from venturing a guess. In a recnet interview the renowned Scientologist suggested that her former 'Cheers' costar, Rita Perlman, would make the perfect new addition.

Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell

Ben Higgins Talks 'DWTS' Season 20 Casting >>

Despite his best efforts to play it cool, 2016 Bachelor Ben Higgins can't help but sound excited any time someone asks him about the possibility of joining Dancing with the Stars. According to the Ben, he just wants to get back to his life in Denver, unless he can get ABC to cast him in their hit dance competition. Higgins recently explained he would jump at the opportunity to join the show. So whomever Ben winds up giving his final rose to, they may soon find themselves accompanying him to dance practice.

Anna Trebunskaya

2016 Vail International Dance Festival Welcomes Anna Trebunskaya >>

It seems that Anna Trebunska knows how to keep herself busy during the Dancing with the Stars' off-season. After just finishing up a run in Luis Bravo's Forever Tango with reality TV co-star Dmitry Chaplin in San Francisco, Trebunska is slated to create and perform in a Ballroom Spectacular in this year's Vail International Dance Festival. This year will also feature Isabella Boylsto, BalletX, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance to name a few.

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'DWTS' Mark Ballas Comes Clean about BC Jean Engagement? >>

It seems like something must be in the air over there at ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars.' Word has it that hot on the tail of Witney Carson's getting married at New Year's, cast favorite Mark Ballas has announced that he and his longtime girlfriend, BC Jean, have also gotten engaged. Although, Kym Johnson and 'Shark Tank' star, Robert Herjavec, haven't mentioned anything about getting married in 2016, the reality TV star insists she and her billionaire boyfriend are still going strong.

Ryan Seacrest

Julianne Hough Used 'DWTS' to Prepare for 'Grease: Live?' >>

Trying to fill Olivia Newton-John's iconic shoes isn't going to be easy for Julianne Hough, but thankfully she has all her Dancing with the Stars experience to help get he through it. The reality TV beauty is set to play the lead role of Sandy in Fox's Grease: Live, which airs January 31. According to Hough, her vast experience as a dancer has left her uniquely prepared to blend the physical and spiritual for her first musical performance. Meanwhile, Bindi Irwin's little brother, Robert, claims that he and his mom, Terri, have been in talks to join Dancing with the Stars latest celebrity cast.

Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Choreographs Zendaya 'Finding Neverland' Music Video? >>

It appears that Dancing with the Star champion and former cast favorite, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, can add yet another impressive accomplishment to his already lengthy resume. According to the latest gossip news updates, Peta Murgatroyd's fiancé co-choreographed Zendaya's new music video for "Neverland", a song from the hit Broadway musical, Finding Neverland. Although Maksim might be more than comfortable working out all the moves for a music video, the groom-to-be recently admitted that he is done calling the shots in his relationship with Peta and plans to let her make all the decisions from here on out.

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