More stars join 'Dancing With Stars: All-Stars' fun with original Web series 'After Party'by jmaloni
ABC.com is bringing more all-stars into the celebration for this season's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars." Supermodel and season nine alum Joanna Krupa and actor and recording artist Kyle Massey, who was a season 11 runner-up, are on board to join ABC.com's new web series, "After Party: Dancing with the Stars," presented by AT&T.
Krupa will co-host along with Marc Istook ("After Party: The Bachelorette"), and Massey will join on special occasions to take fans behind the scenes with the show as only an all-star insider can.
"After Party: Dancing with the Stars" is a 20-25 minute live show that will take place online at www.ABC.com/DancingWithTheStars, Facebook.com/DancingWithTheStars and Youtube.com/ABCDWTS, immediately following each Monday night performance episode. Presented by AT&T, this original online video series promises expert panelists, surprise celebrity audience members, as well as featured dance performances from fan favorites. And not only are fans invited to watch the party, they're being asked to join the conversation. At each "After Party," hosts will answer questions tweeted in using #askDWTS.
The premiere episode gets the party started with expert panelists Elena Grinenko, ballroom champion and previous "Dancing with the Stars" professional dancer; Jessica Radloff from Glamour.com; and Annie Barrett from Entertainment Weekly. The show will offer a special acoustic performance by professional dancer and former "DWTS" contestant Lacey Schwimmer, featuring the It Boys.
"Fans can't get enough of the 'Dancing with the Stars' and want to keep talking about it after the broadcast ends," said Karin Gilford, SVP of digital media for ABC Television Network. " 'After Party' keeps the conversation going at a time when people are most excited, feeding them tantalizing tidbits, insider access and, most importantly, getting their burning questions answered live by show experts."
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" season seven champion), the celebrities on "Dancing with the Stars" perform choreographed dance routines, which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (data rates may apply). Online voting at www.ABC.com is open from the start of each episode on the East Coast and closes at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday mornings. Additionally, fans can now vote on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars. A custom Facebook app presented by AT&T will let fans vote, share whom they voted for and why, as well as see whom friends voted for. They can also access the "After Party: Dancing with the Stars" live stream, the "DWTS" "Social Scene" page, and the AT&T "Spotlight Performance" and "Casting Call" from the app.