Melissa Rycroft Sets Wedding Date

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Come December, Melissa Rycroft will be a bachelorette no more.

The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars alum and her fiancé, Tye Strickland, are set to tie the knot on Dec. 12, she tells Us Weekly.

“We aren’t doing much. I think small, we plan small,” Rycroft says. “But whether it’s going to turn out the way we have it in our minds, I don’t know!”

News: Melissa Rycroft is engaged

The 26-year-old got engaged to Strickland, an insurance agent she’s dated on and off for two years, in June — three months after infamously getting dumped by Bachelor Jason Mesnick.

Something tells us Mesnick will not be getting an invite to Rycroft’s big day. But fellow Bachelor alums Jillian Harris and Naomi Crespo have been invited, as well as her Dancing partner Tony Dovolani, the magazine says.

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Maksim Goes "Crazy" on Superstars, Clarifies Comment About Melissa

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy has yet to claim a Dancing with the Stars title, so what’s a pro dancer to do? Go for an even bigger title: the Superstars crown. Chmerkovskiy is one of eight celebrities who will be paired with eight athletes in the ABC series (premieres Tuesday, 8 pm/ET) to compete in sporting events to determine the best athlete in the world. “It’s an opportunity to do something outside of the dancing realm and to do something and not be judged,” he tells TVGuide.com. “Nobody can say [in Italian accent], ‘That was not very good!’ There’s no voting, there’s no Bruno, there’s no Len.” Chmerkovskiy, who will hit Broadway July 25 with fiancée Karina Smirnoff in Burn the Floor, is paired with freestyle skier Kristi Leskinen. See what he has to say about his first meeting with Leskinen, how wedding plans are coming along and his infamous remarks about Melissa Rycroft’s inclusion on Dancing last season.


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Melissa Rycroft Makes a Date with Good Morning America

Dancer Melissa Rycroft arrives at the Maxim's 10th Annual Hot 10

She made a Bachelor think twice. She tore up the dance floor. Now, Melissa Rycroft will tackle a third gig for ABC, on Good Morning America.

Though unconfirmed by the network, sources tell TVGuide.com that Rycroft will join the morning program this summer as …


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5/19 Dancing with the Stars Finale: The Winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy is…

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Shawn Johnson is the youngest competitor in the history of Dancing with the Stars. In tonight’s season ender, she makes history as the youngest competitor to ever win the coveted ‘mirror ball’ trophy along side season 6 winner professional dancer Mark Ballas.

Shawn is also the third Olympian medalist to win in Dancing with Stars in eight seasons. Well, they only had three ever and all three won! Is it their competitive spirit, focus and precision that sets these Olympians apart from other celebrities? Or is it America’s love for the Olympic sports that wins the votes for them? It is interesting to note that Figure skating Olympic champion Kristi” Yamaguchi was the season 6 celebrity champion and she won the title with Mark Ballas.

We thought for sure Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke would win. They are perfect partners and they came so close. Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were at their best but it wasn’t enough for the fans.

Shawn Johnson + Mark Ballas = winning combination! Congratulations!

First a gold medal, now the DANCING WITH THE STARS trophy! Hollywood 411’s Megan Tevrizian talks to Shawn Johnson about her big win!

5/12 Dancing with the Stars Three of the Best Revealed for the Final Showdown

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Tonight was not a close competition. Why? Because last week, they eliminated a real talent and left behind a wanna be. We like Ty, but he isn’t in the same league. Lil Kim was. We have no idea what the audience was thinking. All they did was make it easy to kick out Ty this week.

There were no surprises. Melissa came in next to last, and you know, in this competition, that is close to right. Melissa is spectacular. We think she has all the correct moves and the chance to be a professional, but in this instance, she is number 3.

Gilles and Shawn are the two stars here. And when they put it all on the line, there is not one person in DWS history that matches either of them.

That said, we love Shawn best. She is America’s sweetheart. She has only one problem, she is short, and she makes it up by hitting every stride and rhythm despite her shorter stature. It seems obvious to us that this competition comes down to Gilles and, well, it belonged to Gilles. Either way, we would be happy with the result. May the best ‘dancer’ win!

5/05 Dancing with Stars Elimination Shocker, LiL Kim and Derek Hough NOT in the Semi-finals!

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Lil Kim was our safe bet going into at least Top 4 in Dancing with the Stars. She has had some strong performances throughout the competition and been a consistent high scorer in the judges board. Being partnered with current professional champ Derek Hough should have also added to creating a winner out of her.

We can’t fathom how Ty Murray managed to outlast Chuck Wicks in April 28 results and now Lil Kim going into the semi-final rounds. Sure he is perhaps the most improved dancer but still that doesn’t make him one!

We didn’t realize a rodeo athlete could have so many fans over a rapper/singer and a country music singer! Or is it the Chelsie Hightower magic and “beginner’s luck” debuting into Dancing with the Stars as a professional partner? We’ll see but they must go.

A Gilles vs Melissa is more like it or perhaps a Gilles vs Shawn in the finale. We can see Gilles in the finals loud and clear but we’re seeing a battle between Shawn and Melissa for the Top 2 spot. Oh at least this is getting exciting! Our issue is that performance nights compete with 24 and results nights with American Idol, it’s very hard for us to follow this show!!

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The results:

Recap of the performances:

4/20 Dancing With The Stars Performance Night Seven and 4/21 Results

Last week, the Jack Ass was eliminated. He never had a chance, and now can go back to firing himself out of a cannon or whatever other crazy concocted silliness he can construe.

On the Performance Night Monday, it was all talent.

1. First was Melissa and Tony. We were worried about Melissa because of her first position, which is a position of doom- dancing first!! But she aced it with phenomenal leg work, so fast that sometimes we swear it was barely visible. If this gal is not a pro, she should be. (10/10)

2. Lawrence and Edyta – Lawrence took Edyta out for golf and showed her she had no prayer to do that, so it was difficult for him to do dance. OK, but that won’t make him better than the competition. Lawrence was stuff and weak in his performance. (6/10)

3. Lil Kim and Derek – Lil Kim is so amazing of late, she is shocking. She got a misplaced 8 from the geriatric judge while the other two judges gave her a 10. Because of that she tried to tone down her strong point, which is her sexy personality. It was a miss, but it won’t send her home. (8/10)

chuck_julianne4. Chuck and Julianne – OK, tonight Chuck had it completely. He was confident and sexy. He had all the moves and was leading Julianne for a change. We loved it. His footwork was spot on . Even his outfit was great. (10/10)

5. Ty and Chelsie –  Ty’s only hope is Lawrence. He was relatively graceful, but he looks like a guy dancing at a country western bar, not a pro. It isn’t fair, because riding bulls isn’t like riding Chelsie Hightower. But then, life isn’t fair and this is a dance competition. (7/10)

6. Shawn and Mark – Shawn has all the moves. And for her young age, she is every bit as sexy as every other woman in this competition. She has spectacular leg movement. She never misses a move. We caught her peeking at Mark once so we can’t give her a 10, but she was awesome. (9/10)

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7. Gilles and Cheryl – Well, last week, Gilles wasn’t on his game and ended up lagging. So he came back to kill it, and he did. It is very clear he has had prior dance training, because he looks like as much of a pro as Cheryl. (10/10)

That is it, Lawrence was last, but Ty is at risk as well and would go next week anyway.

So, who would go home on Dancing With The Stars tonight?  Would we be right?  Let’s see.

No surprises.  The bottom two were exactly as we called it.  Ty and Lawrence.  Lawrence goes back to playing golf and Ty gets one more week.

4/7 Dancing With The Stars 8 Results- No Comic Standing

davidalangrierWe feel kind of bad about David Alan Grier. He was eliminated tonight and he is much better than Lawrence Taylor or Ty Murray. His strange mannerisms, however, may have been his downfall in the voting of the audience which killed him despite getting top scores from the judges.

We expect Lawrence to be next to go. He dances like Frankenstein. Clumsy, stiff and straining from dance to dance, he just isn’t in this competition.

Gilles Marini is killing this crowd. He could be training other stars next year. We don’t believe he got this good this year and have to believe this man has danced professionally before. His consistent 9s and 10s could even take out Shawn Johnson and Lil Kim.

In the meantime, though, we will enjoy watching the three leading teams all the way to the final three and we are adding a fourth. Lil Kim, Shawn, Melissa and Gilles. We could just have gone to these four several weeks ago and saved time. They are two points above the others. And Gilles is a point above the other three. If he keeps it up, there is little question about the outcome.

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