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Dancing with The Stars
Season Seven Review — Intro

By Dr Matt 

Here are the weekly Recaps from the Top Thirteen Couples to the Final Three:

Intro       13       12      11      10       9       8       7       6       5       4      Final 3

Hello "Dancing with the Star" Fans!

Season Seven offers something for everyone: the youngest star, the oldest star, two olympic atheletes, the queen of soap opera, an award-winning recording artist, two eye-popping models, a boy-band singer, a celebrity chef, a TV sit-com acter, one in-your-face insult comic, a former pro football player, the youngest professional dancer to date, and a former "So You Think You Can Dance" dancer.

Here are the pairings:

    1 - LANCE BASS — Lacey Schwimmer (makes her DWTS debut)

    2 - TONI BRAXTON — Alec Mazo (one time Champ in his fourth season)

    3 - BROOKE BURKE — Derek Hough (his third season)

    4 - ROCCO DISPIRITO — Karina Smirnoff (her fifth season)

    5 - MAURICE GREENE — Cheryl Burke (2 time Champ in her sixth season)
        See Maurice on Jimmy Kimmel Live—he's a very personalable guy

    6 - KIM KARDASHIAN — Mark Ballas (one time Champ in his third season)

    7 - CLORIS LEACHMAN — Corky Ballas (his series debut)

    8 - CODY LINLEY — Julianne Hough (2 time Champ in her fourth season)

    9 - SUSAN LUCCI — Tony Dovolani (returning for his sixth season)

   10 - MISTY MAY-TREANOR — Maksim Chmerkovskiy (his fifth season)

   11 - TED MCGINLEY — Inna Brayer (pronounced Ee-nah—her first season)

   12 - JEFFREY ROSS — Edyta Sliwinska (only pro to dance in all seven seasons)

   13 - WARREN SAPP — Kym Johnson (her fifth season)

Watch the announcement of the couple pairings on Entertainment Tonight. And here's a video that has the Pros talking about their partners.

Being eliminated in the first week has to be embarrassing. So, every year DWTS sets up a few obvious candidates for quick elimination—usually it's an awkward-moving comedian. But last year, Julianne taught her not-so-coordinated comedian to dance well enough, that 3 other Stars were eliminated BEFORE Adam Carollo was tossed in the DWTS Trash Heap.

Misery Loves Company. To make the first week elimination more merciful, DWTS will BOOT OFF TWO couples right from the start. I think it's a good strategy: Distribute the humiliation of being the "first to go" among four people!

Here's all the Stars from previous seasons, their partners, and the order in which they were eliminated and humiliated:

*    *    *    *    *    *    *
Dancing with the Stars Season Six  
Order of Elimination:

Penn Jillette, Magician & Kym Johnson — 1st male Star eliminated
Monica Seles, retired Tennis Player & Jonathan Roberts — 1st female Star eliminated
Steve Guttenberg, Actor & Anna Trebunskaya — 3rd
Adam Carolla, Comedian & Julianne Hough — 4th
Priscilla Presley, Actress & Louis van Amstel — 5th
Marlee Matlin, Actress & Fabian Sanchez — 6th
Shannon Elizabeth, Actress & Derek Hough — 7th
Mario, Singer & Karina Smirnoff — 8th
Marissa Jaret Winokur, Broadway Actress & Tony Dovolani — 9th
Cristian de la Fuente, Actor & Cheryl Burke — Third Place
Jason Taylor, NFL Football player & Edyta Sliwinska — Second Place
Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Figure Skater & Mark Ballas — DWTS Season 6 Winners

*    *    *    *    *    *    *
Dancing with the Stars Season Five  
Order of Elimination:

Josie Maran, Model & Alec Mazo — 1st couple eliminated
Albert Reed, Model & Anna Trebunskaya — 2nd
Wayne Newton, Entertainer & Cheryl Burke — 3rd
Floyd Mayweather, Boxing Champion & Karina Smirnoff — 4th
Mark Cuban, Billionaire Entrepreneur & Kym Johnson — 5th
Sabrina Bryan, Cheetah Girls member & Mark Ballas — 6th
Jane Seymour, Actress & Tony Dovolani — 7th
Cameron Mathison, Soap Actor & Edyta Sliwinska — 8 th
Jennie Garth, Actress & Derek Hough — 9th
Marie Osmond, Entertainer & Jonathan Roberts — Third Place
Mel B, Spice Girls member & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Second Place
Helio Castroneves, Indy 500 Champion & Julianne Hough — DWTS Season 5 Winners

*    *    *    *    *    *    *
Dancing with the Stars — Season Four  
Order of Elimination:

Paulina Porizkova, Supermodel Alec Mazo — 1st couple eliminated
Shandi Finnessey, former Miss USA & Brian Fortuna — 2nd
Leeza Gibbons, Talk show host & Tony Dovolani — 3rd
Clyde Drexler, Retired NBA player & Elena Grinenko — 4th
Heather Mills, Charity Campaigner & Jonathan Roberts — 5th
John Ratzenberger, Actor & Edyta Sliwinska — 6th
Billy Ray Cyrus Country Singer and Actor Karina Smirnoff — 7th
Ian Ziering, Actor & Cheryl Burke — 8th
Laila Ali, Boxing World Champion & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Third Place
Joey Fatone, 'N Sync Member & Kym Johnson — Second Place
Apolo Anton Ohno, Olympic Gold Medalist & Julianne Hough — DWTS Season 4 Winners

*    *    *    *    *    *    *
Dancing with the Stars — Season Three 
Order of Elimination:

Tucker Carlson, Political Pundit & Elena Grinenko — 1st couple eliminated
Shanna Moakler, Former Miss USA & Jesse DeSoto — 2nd
Harry Hamlin, Actor & Ashly DelGrosso — 3rd
Vivica A. Fox, Actress & Nick Kosovich — 4th
Willa Ford, Pop Singer & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — 5th
Sara Evans, Country Singer & Tony Dovolani Withdrew (withdrew due to family matters)
Jerry Springer, Talk Show Host & Kym Johnson — 6th
Monique Coleman, Actress & Louis van Amstel — 7th
Joey Lawrence, Actor & Edyta Sliwinska — 8th
Mario Lopez, TV Host & Karina Smirnoff — Second Place
Emmitt Smith, retired NFL Running Back & Cheryl Burke — DWTS Season 3 Winners

*    *    *    *    *    *    *
Dancing with the Stars — Season Two  
Order of Elimination:

Kenny Mayne, ESPN Sports Anchor & Andrea Hale — 1st couple eliminated
Tatum O'Neal, Actress & Nick Kosovich — 2nd
Giselle Fernandez, TV journalist & Jonathan Roberts — 3rd
Master P, Rapper & Ashly DelGrosso — 4th
Tia Carrere, Actress & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — 5th
George Hamilton, Actor & Edyta Sliwinska — 6th
Lisa Rinna, Actress and TV host Louis van Amstel — 7
Stacy Keibler, former WWE Diva and Actress Tony Dovolani — Third Place
Jerry Rice, retired NFL Wide Receiver & Anna Trebunskaya — Second Place
Drew Lachey, 98 Degrees member & Cheryl Burke — DWTS Season 2 Winners

*    *    *    *    *    *    *
Dancing with the Stars — Season One  
Order of Elimination:

Trista Rehn, The Bachelorette & Louis van Amstel — 1st couple eliminated
Evander Holyfield, Heavyweight Boxing Champ & Edyta Sliwinska — 2nd
Rachel Hunter, Supermodel & Jonathan Roberts — 3rd
Joey McIntyre, New Kids on the Block member & Ashly DelGrosso — 4th
John O'Hurley, Actor & Charlotte Jørgensen — Second Place
Kelly Monaco, Actress & Alec Mazo — DWTS Season 1 Winners

Here's a short BIO on each Star:

LANCE BASS - Lance Bass has sold over 50 million records as a member of the boy-band N' SYNC. He also executive produced and starred in a number of film and television projects. In 2002 he successfully trained to be a cosmonaut at Russia's Star City and was certified by both the Russian Space Program and NASA for a mission aboard a Soyuz capsule. Lance teams up with Lacey Schwimmer, the 2006 U.S. Youth Latin Champ and 2007 World Swing Dance Champ. Lacey Schwimmer make her series debut.

TONI BRAXTON - The winner of six Grammy Awards, Toni Braxton is a Billboard chart-topping singer and actress, selling over forty million records worldwide. Her U.S. number-one hit Un-Break My Heart is the second biggest single by a female artist in history. She has also appeared in two Disney Broadway shows: Beauty and the Beast and Aida. Dancing with the Stars marks her return to the spotlight after a six-month health hiatus. She teams up with season one champion, Alec Mazo, who returns for his fourth season.

BROOKE BURKE - Brooke Burke has graced numerous magazine covers, has her own top-selling swimsuit calendars, and is regularly ranked in men's magazines as one of the sexiest women in the world. Recognized worldwide as host of the hit travel series Wild On!, Brooke has also hosted several network series including: Rock Star INXS and Rock Star Supernova. Brooke is a mother of four. At her recently-launched website: BabooshBaby.com, she shares her secrets (and products) for getting back in shape after giving childbirth. Brooke teams with Derek Hough who returns for his third season.

ROCCO DISPIRITO - The James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef and author Rocco DiSpirito combines his world-class cooking with a passion for empowering home cooks. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Rocco opened the 3-star Union Pacific in New York City in 1997. Rocco will next appear on the A&E series, Rocco Gets Real, beginning in October, along with its companion cookbook, Rocco Gets Real: Cook at Home Every Day. He teams with Karina Smirnoff who returns for her fifth season. Karina teamed with R&B singer, Mario, last season.

MAURICE GREENE - The winner of two gold medals, in the 100m sprint and the 4x100m relay at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, track star Maurice Greene was dubbed the "World's Fastest Man" during his career. In addition to being the former world record holder in the 100m sprint, he also won silver and bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics. He is the current Indoor World Record holder in the 60m at 6.39 seconds. He teams up with two-time champion, Cheryl Burke, who returns for her sixth season.

KIM KARDASHIAN - Actress, model and reality television star, Kim Kardashian shot to stardom after the first airing of her hit E! reality series, Keeping up with the Kardashians. The series follows the exploits of Kim, her siblings, her mother Kris, and her stepfather, Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner. Kardashian recently completed her first feature film, Disaster Movie and will also be seen on The N's series Beyond the Break. She teams up with defending champ, Mark Ballas, who returns for his third season.

CLORIS LEACHMAN - Actress Cloris Leachman's storied career has been recognized with nine Emmys, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award®. She has the distinction of being the only woman to win eight Primetime Emmy® Awards and one Daytime Emmy. Leachman has starred in a wide range of projects, creating such memorable characters as Phyllis in the TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Nurse Diesel in High Anxiety, and Ruth Popper in The Last Picture Show—for which she won an Oscar. She is currently touring the U.S. with her one-woman show CLORIS! She teams with World Latin Champion, Corky Ballas (Mark's father), who makes his series debut.

CODY LINLEY - Cody Linley is the youngest contestant to compete on Dancing with the Stars. He's best known for his role as "Jake Ryan" on the popular series Hannah Montana (on the Disney Channel)—a role he received a Young Artist Award nomination. Cody's film credits include My Dog Skip, HOOT, Miss Congeniality, and Cheaper By the Dozen. He teams with two-time Dancing with the Stars champ, Julianne Hough, who returns for her fourth season.

SUSAN LUCCI - Lucci is one of the most famous Daytime Television Divas, Lucci plays Erica Kane on All My Children—the sassy, sexy woman you love to hate. Susan won an Emmy Award for Best Actress. While competing on the show, she will continue her work on All My Children, and celebrate her 10,000th episode this November. She teams with Tony Dovolani who returns for his sixth season.

MISTY MAY-TREANOR - Beach Volleyball champion Misty May-Treanor and teammate Kerri Walsh captured their second Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and became the first team ever to repeat as back-to-back Olympic Champs. Misty was named Most Valuable Player in 2005 and 2006, Best Offensive Player in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and Best Defensive Player in 2006. She now has a new teammate, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who returns for his fifth season.

TED MCGINLEY - Actor Ted McGinley's extensive television credits include Married&with Children, Hope & Faith, Happy Days, recurring roles on the critically-acclaimed series The West Wing, Sports Night, Charlie Lawrence, Dynasty, and The Love Boat. He has also starred in such films as Pearl Harbor, Daybreak, Dick, Major League: Back to the Minors, Wayne's World 2, and the cult hit Revenge of the Nerds. Newcomer Inna Brayer will be paired with Ted. Inna is the current US Amateur 10 Dance Champion.

JEFFREY ROSS - Comedian Jeffrey Ross a.k.a. the "Roastmaster General," has delivered numerous show stopping performances at celebrity roasts honoring the likes of William Shatner, Hugh Hefner, Donald Trump, Pamela Anderson, Bob Saget and Emmitt Smith, inspiring New York Magazine to crown him The Meanest Man in Comedy. As a comic, Jeff has appeared on several late night and morning shows Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The View. Jeff teams with Edyta Sliwinska, who is the only pro to compete in all seven seasons of Dancing with the Stars.

WARREN SAPP - Recently retired defensive tackle, Warren Sapp, played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders during his 13 year career in the NFL. His 96.5 career sacks is the second-highest total for a defensive tackle. Warren and played in seven consecutive Pro Bowls, and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1999. In 2003, Warren played for the Super Bowl Winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is teamed with Kym Johnson who returns for her fifth season.

Come back and read my Recap and Review of DWTS Opening Night!

Dr Matt


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