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The cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 19 is less than two weeks away from being announced on ABC's Good Morning America, and the rumors are flying.

Among those reportedly in talks to put on her dancing shoes on the new season? The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman! Also rumored to be competing?

Her fiance, Josh Murray!

Josh and Andi
Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray on The Bachelorette. They are a great-looking duo.

Andi Dorfman left her job as an Assistant D.A. in Atlanta to star on The Bachelorette and meet Josh, so she's got nothing holding her back career-wise.

If she did it AND he joined her, that would make for a great twist - not to mention great ABC cross-promotion - but also test the couple's relationship.

Beyond competing with one another for the Mirror Ball (which we hope would be mostly friendly), there would be long hours and separate practice sessions.

Practice sessions comprised of grinding, touching and suggestively holding other attractive individuals. Cue the celebrity gossip tabloids' cheating rumors!

We'll find out Thursday, September 4 if Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray will be joining the Season 19 cast, or if only one of them is on board or neither.

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Two-time DWTS champion, actress, musician, choreographer and bona fide beauty Julianne Hough will judge Dancing With the Stars this season, ABC confirms.

Julianne Hough as Dancing With the Stars Judge

Confirming previous reports of her return, Hough has officially signed on to judge alongside resident staples Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

Julianne Hough said, “I’m so excited to be back with my Dancing with the Stars family again on a regular basis. I've always aspired to be an all-around entertainer."

"Whether I'm acting, dancing or singing, and I’m thrilled for this opportunity that will allow me to continue all of those pursuits," Julianne went on.

"[Brother] Derek and I just finished our Move Live on Tour, which reminded me how much I miss the interaction with the fans that have been so supportive of me."

"I am warming up the paddles and the sass, and I’m ready to have fun."

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Julianne Hough is returning to Dancing With the Stars, this time as a judge on the long-running reality series on which she used to bust a move as a pro.

The 26-year-old former professional dancer is close to signing a deal that will make her the fourth judge on the show on its 19th season on ABC this fall.

Julianne Hough Naked
Julianne Hough isn't wearing a shred of clothing in this picture. We wish she'd move the flag, however.

Hough left the dance competition in 2009 to pursue an acting career, starring in projects such as Burlesque, Footloose, Rock of Ages and Safe Haven.

She returned in April as a guest judge for one episode, drawing fire from Maksim Chmerkovskiy (who hasn't) for his performance with Danica McKellar.

Interestingly, Chmerkovskiy, was reportedly under consideration for the judging position as well. Maks retired from Dancing With the Stars this summer.

Maks won his first and only title with Meryl Davis in Season 18, going out on top. Julianne won the Mirror Ball trophy twice in six seasons as a DWTS pro.

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It looks like it's official: Maksim Chmerkovskiy is retired from Dancing With the Stars, as previously reported, and he's not the only pro who won't be back.

The reality hit revealed its line-up of pro dancers for Season 19 today, with Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani, Cheryl Burke, and Maks' brother Val Chmerkovskiy on hand.

Those four will all be back on the show this fall, otherwise it would have been pretty weird to have them on Good Morning America to unveil the roster.

Here's the full list of professionals who will take to the parquet:

  • Derek Hough Jumps
  • Mark Ballas of Dancing With the Stars
  • Derek Hough
  • Mark Ballas
  • Cheryl Burke
  • Karina Smirnoff
  • Peta Murgatroyd
  • Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Tony Dovolani
  • Witney Carson
  • Artem Chigvintsev
  • Allison Holker
  • Keoikantse "Keo" Motsepe
  • Emma Slater

The top half-dozen big names will anchor the pro side this fall, while Sharna Burgess, Henry Byalikov, Tristan MacManus and Tyne Stecklein will not return.

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"Dear Sir ... after you have ass raped me there is really no reason to include 'I wish you the best' ... It's rhetorical." - Kirstie Alley, August 1, 2014

We're assuming she isn't making actual sexual assault allegations against former Dancing With the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and is merely joking.

Nevertheless, putting "ass raped" into any joke? Questionable at best.

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy DWTS Picture

Recently on Watch What Happens Live, Maksim was asked about the formerly friendly relationship the two had during their great run on DWTS.

Maks, who advanced to the finals with Alley, and though they didn't win (he just retired from Dancing With the Stars after his first and only title), they were close.

No longer. Asked about their apparent falling out, he responded:

"She stopped getting along with me. I think the world of her. I'm not judging people by their religion. I'm Jewish. I don't really believe in science fiction, whatever."

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Dancing's version of Michael Strahan, Maksim Chmerkovskiy has retired from Dancing With the Stars after winning his first and only title in his 16th season.

During an appearance on The View on Tuesday, July 29, the Ukrainian native announced he will no longer perform on the popular reality competition.

"I'm done dancing," he said. "I feel like it's time."

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

"When I came back to the show, it was not the same ... I was different, probably," the 34-year-old explained of his previous departure in February 2013.

"When I came back, I saw all this amazing talent… I looked at it and thought they can do much more and better. I was taking up a huge spot."

Chmerkovskiy returned for season 18, having missed the previous two, and won the Mirror Ball trophy for the first time with Olympic ice skater Meryl Davis.

After his win, the pro dancer hinted that he was ready to retire from the ABC dancing competition during an interview with Social Life magazine.

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Is Maksim Chmerkovskiy retiring from Dancing With the Stars? He would certainly be going out on top after winning his first title this spring with Meryl Davis.

Whether Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis are together or not remains a mystery, but clearly, his relationship with Davis is particularly dear to him.

Speaking about whether he'll return to DWTS for another season, he said he has to think about it, since he knows he'll never get another partner at her level.

"I want Meryl to be the last person I dance with," said the hunky dance pro, "and the last person I got to be passionate with and care so much for."

Certainly sounds like retirement ... and true love. Or is it?

"Do you know what a showmance is? It is like being at a summer camp when you're a teenager," he said. "You spend summertime away from your home."

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Every attractive Dancing With the Stars duo seems to inspire dating rumors, but for Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovksiy, it's been particularly intense.

From the moment they were paired together, their chemistry was electric, and the duo rode it all the way to the Season 18 Mirror Ball title last month.

Is that chemistry anything more than professional, though? Chmerkovskiy sort of explained this and revealed the key to their relationship this week ...

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Asked about his bond with Davis, he said, "About our romance?" Smiling, he said, "No, we're good. We're great. She's an amazing person."

Pressed for more, the 34-year-old explained that "[The rumors are] always circulating around us dancers. It's fine. That's the nature of what we do."

"We're always in close proximity to each other. In order to produce what Meryl and I produced, there had to have been so much chemistry, and we had it."

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The One Who Knocks is also The One Who Gets Buzzed About A Lot on Twitter.

Nielson has released a rundown of the 10 most Tweeted shows in 2013-2014, ranking programs by the number of times they were mentioned on that social media network between September 1, 2013 and May 25, 2014.

What does the list prove?

Ready to countdown the Top 10? Let's do this...

Dancing with the Stars
Did you see the latest Tango? How about that Rumba?!? Even through 18 seasons, Dancing with the Stars remains a must-Tweet event.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis won Dancing With the Stars earlier this week, but the personal nature of the questions they've faced on their victory-lap press tour may make the partners wish they'd never taken home the Mirrored Ball.

For example, Maksim and Meryl appeared on The Wendy Williams Show today and Wendy asked the duo point-blank if they were "smushing."

After pretending they didn't know what she was talking about (In fairness, Wendy is clinging to Jersey Shore slang from like five years ago), Maks and Meryl both dodged with question, with the latter insisting, "We are not dating...we prefer to keep the private lives private."

That's certainly not gonna help put the rumors to bed! 

Nor is the fact that when Wendy turned the topic to Maksim's nude photo shoot for the latest People magazine, he and Meryl anxiously held hands. 

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente
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