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Updated:
20 May 2012

Mark Dacascos on "Dancing With the Stars"





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November 5, 2009

Irvin and Dacascos plus partners on ABC's The View

Michael and Anna and Mark and Lacey dance their final dance on The View
Check your local listing for the time.


November 5, 2009

Dance reviews ....

Maksim Chmerkovskiy blogs on TVGuide.com:
Here are his comments about Mark and Anna's dance:
"I enjoyed Mark and Anna's routine. I feel for Mark so much. He got crucified and did not deserve it. He took it like a champ though. Mark is an amazing person, the truest gentleman. He will never pass by without a hello, never miss a hand, never miss a smile. But he's also a great dancer with a lot of potential. The routine wasn't perfect, but he had hip action, bounce action, a lot of material and a crazy, gravity-defying flip. To give him a 6? Are you crazy? Once again, I thought the comments were so rude. Kung Fu Panda doing samba on the Planet of the Apes? Really Bruno? We all like to have fun, but the judges were having too much "fun" there. People put their lives on hold to do the show and you don't treat them like that."
THANK YOU MAKS!

I can't wait to read Phillip Stephens' comments too.


I only watched Dancing With the Stars because Mark was on the show - but silly me, I thought the judges were professionals. After a while, I realised they are mainly entertainment. I also realised that they have their favorites - or maybe it's DWTS that have them?

Mark, Lacey, Michael and Anna on Good Morning America

Pick the Wednesday tab and click the video on GMA

Anna and Mark dance, short


Mark and Anna and Team Paso Doble


Dance Off - Mark and Lacey doing Cha Cha Cha, Aaron and Karina doing the Jive


Dance Off results and goodbyes



November 3, 2009

Farewell ....

Michael Irving was eliminated and Mark and Aaron were in the dance-off.
Aaron had the jive and Mark had the Cha Cha Cha.
Sadly, the judges preferred the jive, so Mark and Lacey have left the competition.

It's been seven exciting weeks and I'm happy knowing that Mark had a great time and that LOTS more people now know who Mark Dacascos is: A STAR! And the nicest guy you could ever meet.

Farewell from Michael and Mark



November 3, 2009

Mark was on Ryan Seacrest today - find your local On-Air with Ryan Seacrest Radio Stations

Mark and Lacey on Jitterbug result night.
Mark and Lacey on jitterbug result night

Another Ballroom judge comments ...

Phillip Stephens is a professional ballroom dance judge and co-owner of The Dance Place in Houston. Stephens and co-owner Michael Schedler usually watch the show together and when Schedler makes some comments that are highly insightful, Stepehens credits him since Shedler isn't posting reviews himself.
Read the entire reviews at LearnToDance.com
This season, reviews are available for weeks 6, 5 and 4 so far.
Posted with permission.

Jitterbug review, week 6

"What a nice performance! He came alive in this one, putting lots of fun into every part of the routine. His tricks were clean and “spot on” with a smile as big as Texas. He should definitely get 28+ points It really bothers me that the judges make such a big issue of a little stumble instead of recognizing how well the person has recovered.
9+9+8 = 26, which I think was too low for that very high-quality performance."

Paso Doble review, week 5

Nice opening pose. Lacey looked superb. Mark still looks a bit stiff in many movements. He did look nice and strong in this dance, but not polished enough. 24 points?
Judges made a bit much out of what he actually provided because his martial arts training should enable him to provide 3 or 4 times the refinement 9+9+8 = 26

Two Step review, week 4

First lift was effortless looking. His timing is still just a bit odd, but he certainly got some rhythm going and connected better with Lacey. He really just let go and performed that routine. I think - if Lacey will just teach the man how to dance - they could do well in the contest. I’d give this one around 21 points
Bruno – liked it, though he noticed he lost his footing.
Carrie Ann – Saw the confidence, connection and grounding.
Len – liked the choreography. Mark was really helping, though the footwork was a bit heavy at times.
8+7+7 = 22 – a point better than I anticipated.


November 2, 2009

VOOOOOOTE for Mark Dacascos and Anna T.tonight

You can give 7 votes to Mark per email address you have!
And you can create LOTS of new email addreses here:
10minutemail.com or guerrillamail.com

Or perhaps you can just make up your own email addies as it doesn't seem like ABC is requiring a reply to activate an account.

And you don't have to be in the US to vote - just tell them you are and find a US zip code to use.

Hope sure Lacey is getting better!


November 1, 2009

Mark Dacascos interview on MySanAntonio.com

"I'm on my 44th day without taking a break," Mark Dacascos said in an early-morning call." "When I'm on stage looking out on all the smiling faces and energy of the audience, that alone is worth it," he said.
Read the entire entire interview on MySanAntonio.com
Mark's wife Julie is a San Antonio gal.


October 31, 2009

Mark Dacascos and Lacey won the Ryan Seacrest interview!

Thanks for voting everyone!
I don't have any info on the time yet, and I can't guarantee that I'll be able to inform you in time, so please keep an eye out yourself.
But I've heard a little bird sing that Mark is going in Monday morning to be interviewed.

Lacey had a touch of the flu, so Tony Dovolani stepped in to help teach Mark. Mark is shooting Iron Chef America in New York.

Monday it's the Samba plus group dance Paso Doble. Will Mark and Lacey repeat their great Paso? Or will it be a new variation? Team Paso Doble consists of Mya & Dmitry, Aaron & Karina, Michael & Anna D., and Mark &aml; Lacey.
Unfortunatley, Lacey's fallen victim to the flu, so Anna Trebunskaya might stand in for Lacey on Monday.

Monday will also be the day we see the costume Mark designed for Lacey - possible with a little help from Randall Christensen. Hmm - If Mark is dancing with Anna, I guess the costume might be cancelled ...


October 29, 2009

Vote for Mark Dacascos and Lacey being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest

Please go to the Dancing With the Stars Demand Competition and vote for Mark and Lacey!

The last chance to demand is 2 pm PST on Friday, October 30, 2009


October 28, 2009

Mark Dacascos and Lacey are safe

Goodbye Melissa Joan Hart & Mark and Louis Vito & Chelsie
Happy late birthday to Kelly Osbourne.
Mark and Lacey are off to New Yor to train while Mark shoots new episodes of "Iron Chef America" - I wonder if Alton Brown will mention it ...

TRIVIA
Mark got to kiss beautiful actress Joan Chen in his first movie role in "Dim Sum" - sadly all of his scenes ended on the cutting room floor.

Mark now has 4.190, (up from 3.671) followers on Twitter

Nice interview with Mark at The Asian Journal:
Mark says it's harder being on DWTS than doing martial arts scenes with Jet Li (which he did in the movie "Cradle 2 the Grave". He also says "You have two ways to look at life. You can see difficulty in opportunity or see opportunity in difficulty."
Mark Dacascos will be gracing Dining with the Chefs, one of Ayala Foundation’s charitable events, on November 7 in Los Angeles.

Week four - Mark training at home
Mark doing special chin-ups, 169 kb

Mark and Lacey's Jitterbug starts at 2 minutes into the clip



October 24, 2009

Another red carpet interview with Mark and Lacey

Mark dancing and smiling and doing butterfly twists in high heels - all while having a migraine!
He's such an amazing person!



October 21, 2009

Mark and Lacey decked out in 70s apparel

Sadly, the sound is VERY fuzzy.



October 20, 2009

Mark Dacascos and Lacey are safe

Natalie Coughlin and Maks were eliminated :-(
Next week, it looks like it will be the jitterbug for Mark and Lacey - YAY!

TRIVIA
Mark's favorite place to surf is not the internet ;-)
It's on the North Shore of Oahu. A quiet spot called "Camps."

Mark now has 3.671 followers on Twitter


October 19, 2009

Mark Dacascos and Lacey in third place with 26 points!

And about the Hustle, Len said:
"Mark - you did an outstanding job!"

Remember to vote on Votenumer too. They have Mark in fourth place.
Louis Vito who got 22 points from the judges are in the lead, so get VOTING for Mark!
Also, the poll on ABC's 'He said, She said' said that a loyal fan base is the most important thing to make it to the top, so GET VOTING!

Sorry about the symbols on the first picture - I'm off to work and I don't have time to photoshop.
PICTURES

Lacey arranging Mark's face, 36 kb
Mark and Lacey - 70's hustle look, 50 kb
VIDEO CLIPS



October 18, 2009

Mark Dacascos singing on Crow: Staircase to Heaven




October 16, 2009

BakitWhy.com interviews Mark - 12 minute long




October 13, 2009

Chuck "The Gentle Giant" Liddell was eliminated

Mark and Lacey are safe for another week.
The clips for the result show had the kids of several of the contestanst rooting for their mom or dad - sooo cute. Mark's three kids rooted for dad while wearing Cha Cha Chairman t-shirts

Week Five, Mark and Lacey have the Paso Doble - and The Hustle as a group dance.

Lacey's video blog with training clip


October 12, 2009

Week 4, Texas Two Step

Mark and Lacey on the red carpet week 4 (Texas Two Step)


October 06, 2009

Mark interview




September 30, 2009

Result night yesterday

Mark and Lacey are SAFE! Next week - the Rumba!
Goodbye Kathy Ireland and Tony Dovolani.

Osmond family ....

Donny on hanging out at the new training facility with the other dancers:
"I feel like thery're all Osmonds." :-)

Mark's second blog on TVGuide.com

Like jumping out of a plane! - read about BAM!
Dated September 28 (sorry, I don't find everything at once - or include everything)
Please join and comment - TVGuide is da bomb!

Backstage interview Quickstep, ABC7

Mark alone - Lacey is resting

Twitter

Mark twittered a response to me - I had suggested he eat more waffles to keep his pants up and not trip over them:
"Yes, I'll eat more waffles and make sure my pants are tighter:) Aloha!"
Mark now has 2,109 followers on Twitter.
I mean 2,126.
Make that 2,219


September 29, 2009

Scores

Judges scores, left from right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Baz Luhrman, Bruno Tonioli.

Mya & Dmitry: Jive, 9, 9, 9 = 27
Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff: Quickstep, 9, 9, 9 = 27
Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson: Jive, 8, 9, 8 = 25
Mark Dacascos & Lacey Schwimmer: Quickstep, 7, 7, 7 = 21
Debi Mazar & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Tango, 7, 7, 7 = 21
Natalie Coughlin & Alec Mazo: Quickstep, 7, 7, 7 = 21
Melissa Joan Hart & Mark Ballas: Jive, 7, 6, 6 = 20
Michael Irvin & Anna Demidova: Quickstep, 7, 7, 6 = 20
Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough: Jive, 6, 7, 7 = 20
Kelly Osbourne & Louis Van Amstel: Tango, 6, 7, 6 = 19
Louie Vito & Chelsie Hightower: Jive, 6, 7, 6 = 19
Chuck Liddell & Anne Trebunskaya: Tango, 6, 7, 6 = 19
Kathy Ireland & Tony Dovolani: Quickstep, 6, 6, 6 = 18
Tom DeLay & Cheryl Burke: Taango, 6, 6, 6 = 18

Judges comments

Bruno: "What a great performer! If you could only get your feet under control...
The footwork was at times on the heels instead of the toes. But you are a good dancer and you can sell it."

Baz: "That was an incredible comeback after that first fall - you could have fallen apart - and you did NOT. I think you really could be a great ball room dancer."

Carrie Ann: "I liked it - it was very ambitious. You're very clean and tight when you dance, that's what I like about you - you're very explosive in your moves, but still under control.
You did slip ... but your recovery was excellent and I love the way you brought it back in. But you need to breathe a little more."

Twitter

Mark twittered a response to a fan:
"I slipped on my pants, losing too much weight, but I'm doing my best.
Lacey is wonderful, even with injury."

Watch Mark and Lacey do the Quickstep and more

Song: King of Swing (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)
I think it must be the slip at 1:54 ...


ABC - please fix the forum!

Lots of spirited discourse goes on there - but it's very frustrating to have to log in and out for every comment you want to post, even having to log in twice!
I can live with the colors, but PLEASE - fix the functionality!


September 28, 2009

VOTE FOR MARK AND LACEY!

Phone number for voting for Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer:
Call 1-800-86834-03 or 1-800-VOTE4-03 or text 3403 (AT&T customers only).

Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online polls will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show. Online voting will remain open until noon (Eastern Time) the next day.


September 27, 2009

Me: You give Mark the song "Kung Fu Fighting", dresss him and Lacey up in Kung Fu silks, so OF COURSE he's going to do some kung fu moves.
Okay, he did a few extra because he blanked out, but as least he kept on dancing :-)
And he did the waltz relay without any kung fu at all, so see, no worries.

I really love the nicknames I've seen for Mark: "Cha Cha Charmer" and "Cha Cha Chairman".

Standing in for Len on Monday for the Quickstep is guest judge “Strictly Ballroom” director Baz Luhrmann.

Gilles Marini about Mark

RadarOnline.com: Gilles Marini says Mark is the one to watch - Gilles - we love you too :-)

Mark on AJ in the Morning

Podcast - Mark Dacascos Calls Into AJ In The Morning San Diego, CA
Mark comes on at 5:26

Another Monday Night ABC7 behind-the-scenes clip

ABC behind the scenes interview with Mark and Lacey
- Mark to Lacey: But you're tougher than I am!
Mark threw in a random kick!

Lacey's blog

Lacey's blog on RadarOnline.com - "I am SO proud of Mark! That man can DANCE! It was so cute cause he was a little nervous but still stepped out there on that floor and delivered! People don’t realize how scary it is... Just imagine basically dancing in your undies (haha) in front of 26 million people... Not scary at all, right? Haha Oh I forgot to tell you we were both up at 4:30am doing radio interviews! I was so tired and hungry at the end of the night!"

Things you might not know about Mark Dacascos

Around 1990, Mark toured with POISON for 3 weeks, and traveled from Portland, Maine all the way down to Indiana riding on the bus with Brett Michaels and Ricky Rocket. He was Bret's personal Kung-Fu teacher. Years later, Brett asked Mark to drum on a track for a POISON tribute album he was producing.

Twitter

Mark twittered a response to a fan:
Quickstep is getting better, I need to retain my frame, steps are fun, but complicated.
Challenging! We shall see:)
Mark now has 1,927 followers on Twitter.


September 23, 2009

Mark and Lacey are safe! Their next dance will be a quickstep.
Edyta and Ashely Hamilton and Macy Gray and Jonathan were eliminated.
YAY! We're going to dance next week!

Monday Night ABC7 behind-the-scenes interview

ABC behind the scenes interview with Mark and Lacey - keep breathing Mark!

Official Dacascos clips on Youtube

RealMarkD is the userid to look for.

Things you might not know about Mark Dacascos

Mark has two mothers - his natural mother, Moriko McVey, and a stepmother, Malia Bernal, who is a former martial arts champion.
He now has 1,589 followers on Twitter

Tweets

Carrie Ann Inaba:
"I loved that Marc did Kung Fu Fighting - that's one of my favorite songs.
LOVED IT!...it's fun and we can smile at the fun! Marc is asian.

Mark and Lacey doing the Cha Cha Cha and more

Improved clip from the DWTS premiere



September 22, 2009
21 from the judges for the Cha Cha and 8 from the relay waltz - YAY!

According to DialIdol on DWTS, Mark and Lacey are third, Donny and Kym are second and Michael Irvin and Anna are first. Looks like the football fans are dialing up!


September 21, 2009
DANCING WITH THE STARS - premieres tonight at 8 pm EST

Phone number for voting for Mark Dacascos and Lacey Mae Schwimmer:

1-800-868-3403


The last digit might indicate that Mark dances third ...

Voting:
Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online polls will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show. Online voting will remain open until noon (Eastern Time) the next day.
Read more about voting on the Official ABC/DWTS How Voting Works page.

I don't know if it works, but if you're outside the US and want to vote, try Skype.
You're supposed to be able to dial 800 numbers in the US for free via Skype. I don't know if they can determine a non-US location on Skype calls - but it's worth a try, eh?

OR - you can try voting online - it might work.
You will need to create a profile on ABC to be able to vote - you need to enter a US zip code when you create your profile.
03785 is Benton New Hampshire, 77303 is Conroe, TX, 96025 is Dunsmuir, CA - and 90210 is Beverly Hills, CA - just to get you started ;-)

If you can't vote officially, EVERYONE can vote at VoteNumberOne DWTS

Not in the US?
Dying to watch Mark on DWTS as soon as possible?
Try channelsurfing.net or
atdhe.net/watchtv.html or



September 19, 2009
Mark Dacascos's blog on TVGuide
Please log in and post a comment - thanks

Women like to pick up Mark ;-)
Mark Dacascos and his wife Julie Condra Dacascos at their wedding, 65 kb Lacey Schwimmer carrying her dance partner, 111 kb

Mark on Twitter (1,071 followers):
Besides Mark's own twitter, there's now a fan group:
TeamMarkD - and TeamMarkD sells a T-Shirt!


September 19, 2009
Mark Dacascos and Debi Mazar on The Insider
Ready to Cha Cha!

YAY! Mark now has 1000+ followers on Twitter - pretty good for someone who just started recently.
You can follow him on twitter.com/mark_dacascos and on
Mark's Official Twitter fan page, twitter.com/TeamMarkD

Mark's latest tweet:
"Just finished our rehearsal. Lacey said it was a good one. Yes!
Much better than yesterday (I couldn't focus)."

Promoting Mark and Lacey
You can use this as a footer in all of your emails:
-- Vote for Mark Dacascos at http://www.votenumber1.com/votedancingwthestars.html" it's just a fun vote. After September 21, you can vote on http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/
Or something similar ...

Trivia
I still read this sometimes in the internet, but it's FALSE!
"Mark is the nephew of Takeshi Kaga, host of "Ryori no tetsujin" (Iron Chef)."
They are NOT related.
Only their characters are related.
True - Mark's mother is part Japanese - but no related to Kaga.


September 17, 2009
The REAL September 17 that is!
From TMZ: 'Dancing' with the Diva, the Best, the Worst:
The Most Fun: "Iron Chef" host Mark Dacascos by a mile. We're told he's endlessly entertaining, he's having a blast and he's using his martial arts skills to shake it up.

Promoting Mark and Lacey
You can use this as a footer in all of your emails:
-- Vote for Mark Dacascos at http://www.votenumber1.com/votedancingwthestars.html it's just a fun vote. After September 21, you can vote on http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing- with-the-stars/
Or something similar ...

September 17, 2009
Okay, so it's really September 16, part 2 ...
From TMZ: 'Dancing' with the Diva, the Best, the Worst:
The Most Fun: "Iron Chef" host Mark Dacascos by a mile. We're told he's endlessly entertaining, he's having a blast and he's using his martial arts skills to shake it up.

Mark and Lacey training
Remember to rate the video - and comments are nice too ...



September 16, 2009
September 16, Mark twittered:
Mark: "Lacey and I had Italian for lunch, she enjoyed her very first espresso. Now, about to drive to store--craving O.J. with sparkling water."
Me: O.J. with sparkling water - what next?
Long Island Iced Tea? ;-)

Polls and promoting ...
Vote for Mark and Lacey at VoteNumber1
Post in Mark's thread on the IMDB DWTS board - and create your own threads on forums, twitter about him and invite your Facebook friends to vote.

Trivia - things you might not know about Mark Dacascos ...
Once someone posted that Mark is a health nut and only drinks green tea, so I guess he's already disproved that himself (see above).

"Yes, I'm definitely into healthy eating, but not too eccentric. My primary drinks are water and green tea, but I do enjoy coffee a few times a week, and when I eat pancakes or waffles, I prefer a Soy Latte. I'll have a little wine or another alcoholic beverage with dinner on occasion.

Lacey and Mark giving sneak peeks at the Whiteout premeire



September 14, 2009
September 11, Mark twittered:
"11 days before the DWTS premiere -- Butterflies in my belly. I love that feeling.
Work hard now, so I can enjoy the ride. Breathe!!!"
Only a week now - I suspect the butterflies are multiplying!

In case you're interested in helping promote Mark, you can vote on polls and comment on articles - and you can post in Mark's thread on the IMDB DWTS board - and create your own threads on forums, twitter about him or invite your Facebook friends to vote.

In case you missed it, click to see a GREAT photo of Mark as Eric Draven in 'Crow: Stairway to Heaven'

Trivia - things you might not know about Mark Dacascos ...
I was going to post that Junior Pilot is the movie with the most Dacascos in it, namely Mark, Julie and their son Makoa, but then ....
"Makoa has a credit for JUNIOR PILOT, but ended up not being filmed. He's actually not in the movie at all. Julie has a couple of short scenes."

More Mark and Lacey at the Whiteout premiere



September 11, 2009
21 hours ago, Mark twittered:
"Lacey had me do the Waltz holding a heavy chair at shoulder height.
She drew a picture of herself and taped it to the left corner. Awesome!"

Mark Dacascos practicing with the Lacey chair - go to the Gallery to see both photos of Mark practicing with the Lacey Chair

Whiteout premiere held at Mann Village Theatre on September 9, 2009
Added a youtube clip of Mark and Lacey at the premiere

Iron Chef's Chairman sizzles at DWTS rehearsal About the foot injury, and Mark- you don't need to lose any weight! Duration: 5:46
Please comment!




September 3, 2009
Video clip of Mark and Lacey's 'Dancing' Rehearsal


September 2, 2009
GREAT video clip with Mark and Lacey on TheInsider.com

It's official - Mark and Lacey have decided on a team name, and it's Team Markcey!

Please visit BudyTV's Team Markcey Spotlight - AND VOTE!!!!!


August 28, 2009
According to Access Hollywood Mark's and Lacey's first dance will be a cha cha, to the tune of “Kung Fu Fighting.”


August 27, 2009
More rehearsal photos as PopEater -
Don't forget to vote!

Did you notice that Mark's official site now has a news page where you can comment?
news.dacascos.com

Loooong video report on PopTV about the DWTS kick off party -
Mark and Julie are at 5:27 - 8:05 and a little bit at 41:00

Long video report on PopTV about the DWTS kick off party -
Mark and Julie at 10:45 - 12:50 and a little bit at 38:10

Quotes from the clips:
Paparazzi: Do you think Bobby Flay would be a good dancer?
Mark: I bet you Bobby Flay could rock it!
Pap: I wanna see Guy Fuery(?) dance ...
Mark: Hahahah ...

Pap: What about Kelly Osbourne - you think she's a good dancer?
Mark: You know what? I've heard rumors that she's - pretty smooth.


Pap So who's your toughest competition?
Mark: I think ... Maya - will be great.
Pap: Take her out the back and beat her up?
Mark: HAHAHA! Chuck Liddell will probably do that


August 26, 2009
Report from Mark from the dance studio:
"Rehearsals are going well, though I did hurt my foot on the first day. Lacey asked me to show her some of the Martial Arts moves I like doing, so I showed her some jump kicks and a butterfly-twist. Then I did a Capoeira move and slammed my left foot down too hard; gave myself a big bruise on my sole. Guess I just wanted to prove that I really am just a beginner at Capoeira. My foot's healed now, but it made the first few days a little more difficult.
Aw, the drama."

I got this in an email:
Hello,

Please stay tuned for LiddellvsDacascos.com a site that will be dedicated to the only two Martial Artist on the new season of Dancing With The Stars!! It will be open to the fans to leave comments as they follow the show and choose their winner of this season's Dancing With The Stars!

Full site coming soon!

Aloha, ExplosiveHands.com
TheHTTPGROUP.com

Mark and Chuck better work to beat everyone else instead of each other ;-)

I added as many Twitter addresses for the DWTS dancing peeps as I could find and made it a top navigation item.
If you know of others, please email me.

On Squidoo: A poll on who you would like to see win DWTS season 9 - lots of great DWTS info there.


August 25, 2009
Added 10 Lacey Schwimmer icons.

DWTS Veteran Gilles mentions Mark in OK Magazine - while schooling newcomer Louie Vito, Gilles also remarks on Mark:
“I think that a lot of people won’t think of Mark Dacascos, but he is a martial artist and he will definitely shock,” he dishes to OK!

From US Magazine.com: Lacey Schwimmer: Partner Mark Dacascos is DWTS 'Dark Horse' - "I think he's going to be great".
I agree, Lacey.

From EW.com: DWTS Season 9 pairings: Rank 'em all
"Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer The hilarity of the guy who dances at the beginning of Iron Chef being a Dancing With the Stars contestant probs won’t wear off too quickly. Plus: Lacey."
You can post your own comemnt on the article.

Two links I like ..... ;-)
Poll where you can vote for your favorite DWTS couple ... hint, hint ... Join the Facebook group 'Vote for Lacey Schwimmer and Mark Dacascos for DWTS season 9!


August 24, 2009
It's official - Mark's partner is Lacey Schwimmer!

TV.com has clips of Executive producer Conrad Green on casting DWTS and several other clips from the Paley Center.

Would you like to be part of the audience at the filming?
Visit OCATV.com to be put on a waiting list for free tickets. The show is taped at CBS at Beverly & Fairfax in Los Angeles, starting at 5pm on Mondays and 6pm on Tuesdays

Two links I like ..... ;-)
Poll where you can vote for your favorite DWTS couple ... hint, hint ... Join the Facebook group 'Vote for Lacey Schwimmer and Mark Dacascos for DWTS season 9!

P.S. Not even a month until the season premiere!
3-night premiere event LIVE monday september 21st 8/7c.


August 23, 2009
Three larger practice photos of Mark and Lacey

There's now a news blog on Mark's official site.

Added Livejournal and TWOP links in the links section.
TWOP had this to say about Mark:
"Why You Know Him: He's "The Chairman" on Iron Chef America, you know, the guy who announces the secret ingredient in an overly dramatic way.
How He'll Do: He's got a strong background in martial arts (he was in the Jet Li film Cradle 2 the Grave), and he's got the intensity required for the Paso Doble, but not sure how that will translate to all the other dances. Plus, he's going to have to prove himself like Gilles Marini did last season, since he's less of a household name than the other C-listers."
And see how well Gilles did!
Mark and Lacey each have their own thread on the TWOP forum.

I like these two links so much that I'll probably keep repeating them for a while ;-)
Poll where you can vote for your favorite DWTS couple ... hint, hint ...
Join the Facebook group 'Vote for Lacey Schwimmer and Mark Dacascos for DWTS season 9!


August 22, 2009
First practice photos of Mark and Lacey - it's only thumbnails, but better than nothing - and SO cute.

Added Lacey links in the links section.

From Extratv.com: Gilles on 'Dancing' Odds:
Mark is familiar with Gilles' work too, especially his stripping down on the dance floor! Dacascos has an incredible six pack of his own and tells "Extra," "If the shirt coming off is required to win, the shirt will be coming off!"

Poll where you can vote for your favorite DWTS couple ... hint, hint ...


August 21, 2009
From BleacherRapport.com: Chuck Lidell will win DWTS and further more "Mark Dacascos is famous for hosting Iron Chef America and acting in a bunch of Kung-Fu movies and other martial arts related TV shows. I'm sure he'll have some moves to show off, but not quite what Chuck has to offer."
We'll see about that ;-)
Dancing is about moving, not knocking out your opponent.

From Collegenews.com: 'Mark Dacascos, Tom DeLay in new cast of Dancing with the Stars' "The cast is heavy on athletes from odd sports. They have ex-UFC fighter Chuck Lidell, snowboarder Louie Vito and Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin. They’ve got models in Kathy Ireland and Joanna Krupa, as well as and actors Melissa Joan Hart, Debi Mazar, Mark Dacascos and Ashley Hamilton."
Guess they overlooked that Mark Dacascos is both an actor AND an athlete!
That definitely has to be an advantage.

From E! UKOnline: 'Dancing With the Stars Cast Unveiled'
"The Iceman, the Chairman, the Hammer and the Witch vs. the Puppy Lover?"
I think they mean Chuck Lidell, Mark Dacascos, Tom DeLay and ? vs. Donnie Osmond ...

From Defamer.Gawker.com: The Stars Will Dance and We Will Cha-Cha Away with Some Cash
They are laying odds on who wins - for example Macy Gray 100-1 and Donnie Osmond 3-2
But since they have no odds for Mark, I don't think they will walk away with any cash ...
Guys - do your research! Happily, the commenters set them straight.

From, USMagazine.com: Kelly Osbourne on DWTS
"I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something that scared me, and I don't think anything could scare me more."
Because I had wondered that myself ...


August 20, 2009
Mark twittered that he will find out today who his dancing partner is!
Yes - Mark is now on Twitter!


I found The Official Mark Dacascos thread on the Official ABC DWTS forum - I've added it to the link section at the bottom of this page. I've also added 4 more photos in the Gallery

Mark was on ExtraTV yesterday - I hope someone caught it.
And will put it on youtube - can't find it on ExtraTV.com so far.

Looks like the poll on TVGuide.com might still be open ...

In the news:
Dancing favorite is the one you don't know: Mark Dacascos on Pride News.
Can Mark Dacascos' martial arts discipline win the gold? in the Examiner.


August 19, 2009
From TVGuide.com
For Him: As a trained martial artist, he will have the moves... to kick everyone's ass. And he'll be this season's ab candy. (linked to a nice bare chested image)
Against Him: Len Goodman will be having none of this. (linked to a dumb Youtube video)


August 18, 2009
Props to Holly Dawn Hewlett who commented on Wendy's post on TVCrunch
"He is an accomplished martial artist and great dancer…watch some of his films ... KOOKY???
Actually, sly like a fox!!!"


August 17, 2009
It was announced on "Good Morning America that Mark Dacascos is one of the contestants on Dancing With the Stars Season Nine that premieres on ABC September 21.


GALLERY

Official Dacascos photos, used with permission.
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Mark Dacascos practicing with the Lacey chair, 240 kb
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Mark Dacascos head shot, 25 kb
Mark Dacascos head shot, 25 kb
Mark Dacascos head shot, 25 kb
Mark Dacascos as Eric Draven in The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, 250 kb


Mark Dacascos in Brotherhood of the Wolf, 723 kb
Mark Dacascos in Nomad, 261 kb Mark Dacascos, 406 kb
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VIDEO

Mark and Lacey at the "Whiteout" premiere


If you're in doubt about how to pronounce Dacascos, here's Mark saying his own name.


Mark in Drive


Mark training in Kickboxer 5 - yes, he really broke the arrow!


From Crying Freeman:


Crow gag reel


As Mani in Brotherhood of the Wolves - reveals the ending of the movie.


Watch out for the thumb! (from The Middleman, available on DVD August 24):


Mark as good guy Eric Draven in the TV series Crow: Stairway to Heaven (available on DVD)


The Best of Mark Dacascos



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CONSTESTANTS

Mya, singer, dancing with Dmitry Chaplin
Melissa Joan Hart, actress, dancing with Mark Ballas
Michael Irvin, former Dallas Cowboy, dancing with Anna Demidova
Ashley Hamilton, actor, comedian, singer-songwriter, dancing with Edyta Sliwinska
Aaron Carter, singer, dancing with Karina Smirnoff
Kathy Ireland, former supermodel-turned-businesswoman, dancing with Tony Dovolani
Debi Mazar, actress, dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Natalie Coughlin, U.S. Olympic swimmer, dancing with Alec Mazo
Louie Vito, snowboarder, dancing with Chelsie Hightower
Chuck Liddell, ultimate fighting champ, dancing with Anne Trebunskaya
Donny Osmond, singer, dancing with Kym Johnson
Tom DeLay, former Republican congressman, dancing with Cheryl Burke
Macy Gray, singer, dancing with Jonathan Roberts
Joanna Krupa, model and actress, dancing with Derek Hough
Mark Dacascos, actor, martial artist, Iron Chef Chairman, dancing with Lacey Schwimmer
Kelly Osbourne, reality star, dancing with Louis Van Amstel


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TWITTER ACCOUNTS

Correct to the best of my knowledge:
Mya and Dmitry Chaplin
Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas
Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova
Ashley Hamilton, blogging at Dancing with Ashley and Edyta Sliwinska*
Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff and CarterSmirnoff
Kathy Ireland and Tony Dovolani
Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo*
Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower
Chuck Liddell and Anne Trebunskaya
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson and her OK blog
Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke
Macy Gray and Jonathan Roberts
Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough
Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer
Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel

* No tweet and no pics, so it could be fake ...


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TRIVIA

Four new dances will be introduced to complement the large cast. Those dances are the Bolero, Lambada, Two-Step, and the Charleston.

The ninth season of DWTS started in Australia months ago.

The wife of the Danish prime minister participated in the Danish version in season 5, placing fourth.
In Denmark, it's called 'Vild med Dans', Crazy About Dance.

The series originated on BBC in Great Britain as Strictly Come Dancing.

There are local versions in 30 countries - Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, and Ukraine.


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LINKS


Mark DACASCOS

The Official Mark Dacascos thread on the Official ABC DWTS forum
Mark on Twitter
DacascosTube
Dacascos channel on Vimeo
Dacascos.com, the official site
Official Mark Dacascos Facebook page
Official Mark Dacascos pages on MySpace

Lacey Mae SCHWIMMER Official sites

Official Lacey Schwimmer MySpace
Lacey on Twitter

Lacey Fan Sites

twitter.com/LaceysDWTSFan
myspace.com/biglove4lacey
laceymaeschwimmersworld.com
Lacey Mae S on Livejournal

OFFICIAL SHOW LINKS

Official Dancing With the Stars site at ABC.com - with forum
DWTS on AOL Television
DWTS on TVGuide.com
DWTS on IMDB - with message board
DWTS on TV.com - with forum

DWTS FAN SITES

DWTS.org with forum
PureDWTS.com
DWTS at TelevisionWithoutPity - with forum
- Mark and Lacey each have their own thread on TWOP.
TVFanSpace.com - with forum
DWTS Season 9 on Wikipedia - with a nice score card
Official Fan Site on myspace
Dancing with the fans on MySpace
DWTS on FanPop.com
DWTS on Livejournal

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