Dancing With the Stars Bits: Mark Ballas at Miss America, Chaz Bono on Dating, Cheryl Burke's Active Wear and More!

Mark Ballas joined Kris Jenner to judge this year’s Miss America pagaent. Just how did he do? Tune in Jan. 14 at 8/7c on ABC to find out!

In December season 13 contestant Chaz Bono ended his engagement, but the new bachelor isn’t too worried about dating. He’s ready to get out there and shake what his mama gave him! “What a great skill: to be able to take a woman dancing … and actually know what you’re doing!” he told PEOPLE. Bono’s continuing his weight loss with a new hobby- boxing. It won’t be long until he finds someone else to entertain his time.

The last season of DWTS drew the lowest ratings in recent years, but producers told the Television Critics Association that he’s not worried about the show’s future. “I personally think¬†Dancing With the Stars¬†has many many more years to come,” ABC Entertainment Group presidentPaul Lee said. “That show refreshes itself.” He added that it was a weak cast for season 13, but it produced some impressive talent.

First Jenny McCarthy revealed that she’s turned down DWTS a few times, now Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek admits he did, too. Despite turning the role down, he used for inspiration in the upcoming sitcom “Apartment 23″ where he plays himself.. participating on DWTS.

Cheryl Burke is known for her smooth moves on the dance floor, now the celebrity dancer is launching a line of active wear at Macy’s. Here’s your first look.

by Melissa Warner on January 11th, 2012

Melissa is Unreality TV's X Factor USA expert, bringing you all the gossip on the contestants and religiously recapping their performances each week! You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+

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