DwtS Offseason Update: 1-03-07

It’s only two days until the Dancing with the Stars Tour stops
in Chicago, and we here at MOIB will be in attendance (along with the
MOIBs-in-law). I’ll post my thoughts on the live show later in the
week. Until then, here’s the latest DwtS news.

DwtS Tour
The recent Tour stop in Las Vegas
gave Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin the chance to party with Nikki Sixx,
Jason Giambi, and Pauly Shore. Go ahead and take a minute to let that
bizarre image sink in.

Season 4 Rumors
Former Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller is the latest star to turn down an invitation to participate in DwtS 4. He cited Emmitt Smith’s victory as the reason he declined: “He ruined it for all athletes because he was so good.”

Ashly DelGrosso sent out an announcement about her future with the show today: “I am looking forward to another season of Dancing with the Stars,
but I have not heard from the producers yet whether they have found a
new partner for me. So, until I do I will not know if I’ll be back.”

Mario Lopez has been announced as the host of this year’s Miss America pageant, which will air on Country Music Television on January 29.

Stacy Keibler’s seven-episode stint on ABC’s What About Brian starts on February 5. She’ll also guest star on two episodes of George Lopez, on January 31 and February 21.

Other News
Maksim Chmerkovskiy took some time last week to answer fans’ questions at his website. He revealed that he’s already shot a video in association with Dancing with the Stars that will come out in March.

Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo have created videos of their own. The series of seven DVDs, titled Dancing Like the Pros, include fitness and instructional dance lessons taught by Alec & Edyta.