* The original bad seed Derek will be out this season most likely because he's busy getting ready to star in Weinstein's new Broadway production of Singin' in the Rain.
* Child of the corn Julianne Hough is departing DWTS after serving as a judge for three seasons. Derek on Julianne: "She's got great things on the horizon, and she's doing great things." Receipts were not provided.
Also, Jodie Sweetin is the first confirmed contestant for the upcoming season. She's paired with Keo Motsepe.