Thanks to the magic of the Internets, this year's Dancing with the Stars ought to be more interactive than ever.
Kim Kardashian, for one, will be keeping fans abreast of her progress (with partner Mark Ballas) via her MySpace blog. Here's a look at how she's tracked her training progress on there so far:
On first meeting Ballas on August 18: "All I could think was, I would be spending weeks and weeks and weeks, hours upon hours with this person, so I hoped we’d just get along to start!”
On their first two on-air dances: “We had to pick two songs that were the right tempo and cadence for the specific dances we’re doing — it has to match and has to work — but we also wanted things that worked for our personalities — plus we wanted things that we thought the crowd would like.”
On the Dancing with the Stars fashion team: ”Every sequin, every bead, is painstakingly and lovingly applied and sewn by hand."
On improving her technique: “At first, I just try to imitate what Mark does, but after a while and with his guidance, I know the dance steps myself and not that is gets easy, but it gets less confusing and we can actually dance together and that is really, really exciting. Of course I have my moments where I lose my balance or I lose my place, and some days are better than others.”
On anticipation of Dancing with the Stars premiere on September 22: “Mark and I continue to rehearse every single day, still make each other laugh, and are getting more and more excited to show everyone what we’ve been working so hard for!! Just a few more days!!!”