DwtS Preseason Update: 8-27-06

Did Dancing Cause Shanna’s Divorce?
Reportedly, Shanna Moakler’s soon-to-be ex-hubby, Travis Barker, objected to her participating in Dancing with the Stars, which may have been a reason the couple split up. Let’s hope she sticks around long enough to make it worth the divorce.

Early Progress Reports
that they’ve started training, the new cast realizes just what they’ve
gotten themselves into. Here are links to interviews with Monique Coleman, Sara Evans, Tucker Carlson, and Joey Lawrence.

Lisa Rinna, Access Hollywood Correspondent
Lisa Rinna and Stacy London, fashion guru from TLC’s What Not to Wear, are Access Hollywood’s special correspondents for tonight’s Emmy Awards. Their reports from the red carpet will air on Monday’s episode of Access Hollywood.

Weekend Full of Dancing
No plans for Labor Day weekend? You can stay home and watch Tom Bergeron host eight hours of the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon. Or, if you live in the Irvine, California area, head to the Embassy Ball DanceSport Championships to watch former DWTS
pros Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya compete in the World Cup
Open Professional Latin category. Also competing at the Embassy Ball
are Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s younger brother, Valentin, and Abrea and
Averie DelGrosso — Ashly DelGrosso’s sisters.