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Samantha Harris To Co-Host Dancing With The Stars

December 30, 2005 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon

Together with Tom Bergeron, journalist Samantha Harris ("E! News") will co-host the new season of ABC’s hit variety series, "Dancing with the Stars," premiering THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Beginning Friday, January 6 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), Bergeron and Harris will co-host a live half-hour results show in which the combined scores of the audience and judges are announced and one couple is eliminated.

A seasoned journalist, Harris is a correspondent with E! Entertainment Television’s "E! News" and "THS Investigates." She has served as host for a number of entertainment and news programs, including "Extra," Fox’s "The Next Joe Millionaire" and "AMC Access." Her acting credits include roles in such films as "Disney’s D3: The Mighty Ducks," "George of the Jungle" and "Beautiful." A few of her television credits include "Surviving Gilligan’s Island" and "CSI."

"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide. Richard Hopkins (UK) and Conrad Green (USA) are executive producers. Izzie Pick is supervising producer. Alex Rudzinski directs.

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  1. DanceScape Says:
    January 7th, 2006 at 12:28 pm

    Dancing with the Stars – Series 2

    So Master P makes it to the next round where Rap will meet Quickstep. It’s a Surreal Life, isn’t it? Ashley is so “cute”!

    One of the nice things to see is how there are two Black contestants participating in Ballroom … as indicated in the DanceScape Passion thread, Blacks in Ballroom, there tends to be lower participation from the Black community. Maybe we’re seeing a new trend here, as Ballroom Dancing becomes more accessible to everyone across various cultures!

    Realize he was horrible BUT … would love to see if there is a strong enough Rap audience to support Master P.

    It would actually have been fun to see his son, Romeo, which would reach an even younger urban group.

    Lisa Rinna is beautiful but PLEASE, someone tell her to stop getting so much collagen in her lips. She’s gorgeous enough without having such extreme lips. Her husband, Harry Hamlin, was in the audience.

    Drew Lachey’s brother, Nick, was also in the audience. Too bad he split up with Jessica Simpson … it would have been a media frenzy to have Jessica and Nick cheering for Drew at the event, and if their MTV show had continued, they could have even visited Drew while he practised for Dancing with the Stars. Alas, we’ll never know!

    So Stacy Keibler is a World Wrestling Entertainer/Wrestler? Our knowledge of pro lady wrestlers to date had been Chyna Doll (a.k.a. Joanie Laurer – anyone see her on The Surreal Life?) … steroids & boob job gone mad (now, she would have been an interesting contestant also, although the show would have to be renamed “Dancing with the Freaks”!). Stacy Keibler looks so slim and flexible … has anyone actually seen her wrestle?

    David Letterman had a funny joke the other day …

    “Dancing” + Celebrities = “Dancing with the Stars”

    “Dancing” – Celebrities = “Dancing with the Stars”

    On another note, Howard Stern premiered on Sirius radio. It was quite interesting to listen to his interview with Larry King on CNN. He said that he tended to TiVo shows like “Smallville” (about Superman’s beginnings). He was also one of the few in the shock media circuit to actually support “Dancing with the Stars” Series I and predicted it would do well. Any Howard Stern fans, here? If Howard produced this show, can you imagine what kind of guests he would bring in (actually, he did say his “coolest” radio guests have been Stevie Wonder and Arnold Schwarzenegger).

    It’s fun to be able to just talk about Dancing with non-ballroom enthusiasts. Great variety show-styled entertainment! Don’t know about you, but we’re curious how Master P is going to do in the Quickstep … and whether he will wear a Tailsuit with a Baseball Cap and Sneaker. Maybe he’ll set a new trend in men’s Ballroom Fashions.

    Look forward to reading other comment!

    dance is … PASSION!

    dance is … FUN!


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