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During a press conference, Dancing with the Stars’ showrunner revealed that Derek Hough was going to be the new fourth judge alongside Len Goodman, but the producer wouldn’t even say Tom Bergeron’s name when I asked why Tom was actually fired.

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Dancing with the Stars 29’s cast is more of the same—and by that, I mean that it’s generating headlines for casting people like Carole Baskin, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Vernon Davis, Johnny Weir, Monica Aldama, and Nelly.

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Dancing with the Stars season 29 now has a premiere date and a list of pro dancers, and a promise from ABC that it will be “a fresh take” that still has “the heart and soul of the beloved series.” But didn’t they fire Tom Bergeron?

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