With only days to go until the season 13 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, you might expect a whole bunch of news to be leaking off the ballroom stage. Apparently, you’d be wrong. The stars seem to be rehearsing like crazy without time for making news. But here’s what we could find to whet your appetite for DWTS news!

Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano Are Done
In a shocking turn of events for the relationship never really confirmed by either, Mark Ballas of Dancing with the Stars and Pia Toscano of American Idol have ended their relationship of several months (according to People.com). The relationship appears to have faltered when placed against their respective, reality-driven careers.

How could love compete?

Mark and Pia never talked much about the relationship purportedly set up by season 12 DWTS celebrity Chris Jericho. But the two were seen together frequently, and Pia even visited Dancing with the Stars for a performance.

Alas for the paparazzi followers out there, that’s about all we got. And, considering today’s news, that’s about all we’re going to get.

Tom Bergeron Gets Animated
If you’re a fan of animated talk show hosts from children’s programs who interview real-life adults, then you probably are familiar with Take Two with Phineas and Ferb. If not, prepare to become familiar with the program. Because Tom Bergeron is the guest!

Click here to watch the video of Tom’s semi-animated antics.

(Hint: Skip ahead to about the 1:50 mark if you want to watch anything at all. I have no idea what’s going on with this video before that point.)

OK, so there may be some audio problems too. Sorry. I am not responsible for the video.

If you don’t want to deal with the technical problems inherent to this video, here are the highlights:

  • Tom is a big fan of next Thursday. Or maybe next Friday.
  • His miming skills are so impressive that they’re almost magical! That, or possibly animated.
  • Tom and Ferb are both fans of meditation. Prepare for random **Star Wars references.
  • When engaging in levitation, it’s best to bring your mime parachute.

That was seriously weird.

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(Images courtesy of WENN, video courtesy of The Disney Channel via TVGuide.com)

Laurel Brown

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

Laurel grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, Grosse Pointe, MI and Bellevue WA. She then went on to live in places like Boston, Tucson, Houston, Wales, Tanzania, Prince Edward Island and New York City before heading back to Seattle. Ever since early childhood, when she became addicted to The Muppet Show, Laurel has watched far too much TV. Current favorites include ChuckModern FamilySupernaturalMad Men and Community. Laurel received a BA in Astrophysics (yes, that is possible) from Colgate University and a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies and History of Science from Columbia University before she realized that television is much better than studying.