[02/19/08 - 09:00 AM]
ABC News' "Good Morning America" Unveils the "Dancing with the Stars" Season Six Celebrity and Professional Dancer Pairings
The new "Dancing with the Stars" pairings were revealed today on "Good Morning America."

[via press release from ABC]


The Season Six "Dancing with the Stars" pairings were revealed today on "Good Morning America." Following is the complete list of partners in alphabetical order by the celebrity's last name.

ADAM CAROLLA & JULIANNE HOUGH � Comedian and radio host Adam Carolla (host of the nationally syndicated radio program "The Adam Carolla Show") teams with reigning two-time defending "Dancing with the Stars" champion Julianne Hough. Julianne returns for her third season.

CRISTI�N DE LA FUENTE & CHERYL BURKE � International film star Cristi�n de la Fuente ("Family Law," "CSI: Miami") teams up with two-time champ Cheryl Burke. Cheryl returns for her fifth season.

SHANNON ELIZABETH & DEREK HOUGH � Film and television star Shannon Elizabeth ("American Pie," "Scary Movie," "That �70s Show") is paired with Derek Hough, who returns for his second season. Derek is the older brother of Julianne Hough and was paired with Jennie Garth last season.

STEVE GUTTENBERG & ANNA TREBUNSKAYA � Movie star Steve Guttenberg ("Police Academy," "Three Men and a Baby," "Short Circuit" and "Cocoon") teams with Anna Trebunskaya, who returns for her third season. Anna is married to professional dancer Jonathan Roberts, who also returns for another season.

MARIO & KARINA SMIRNOFF � R&B star Mario teams with Karina Smirnoff, who returns for her fourth season. Karina was runner-up alongside partner Mario Lopez during the third season of "Dancing with the Stars."

MARLEE MATLIN & FABIAN SANCHEZ -- Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God") teams up with newcomer Fabian Sanchez. Fabian is the 2006 World Mambo Champion, a four-time Fred Astaire National Champion and the United States Rising Star, and the 1999 American Rhythm Champion.

PENN JILLETTE & KYM JOHNSON � Magician Penn Jillette, one-half of the famous illusionist team Penn & Teller, teams with Kym Johnson, who returns for her fourth season. Kym was runner-up alongside partner Joey Fatone in Season Four.

PRISCILLA PRESLEY & LOUIS VAN AMSTEL � Actor and businesswoman Priscilla Presley ("Naked Gun," "Dallas") is paired with Louis van Amstel, who returns for his fourth season. Louis was most recently paired with Monique Coleman.

MONICA SELES & JONATHAN ROBERTS � Grand Slam tennis champion Monica Seles teams up with Jonathan Roberts, who returns for his fifth season. Jonathan finished in third place last season alongside partner Marie Osmond.

JASON TAYLOR & EDYTA SLIWINSKA � NFL Man of the Year Jason Taylor teams with Edyta Sliwinska. Edyta is the only pro to compete in all six seasons of "Dancing with the Stars."

MARISSA JARET WINOKUR & TONY DOVOLANI � Tony Award-winning Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur, best known for creating the role of Tracy Turnblad in the hit Broadway musical "Hairspray," teams with Tony Dovolani, who returns for his fifth season. Tony was previously paired with Jane Seymour.

KRISTI YAMAGUCHI & MARK BALLAS � Olympic champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi teams up with Mark Ballas, who returns for his second season. Mark was previously paired with Sabrina Bryan.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Samantha Harris ("E! Entertainment"), the celebrities will perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

"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 Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.

"Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

  [february 2008]  


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