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]]>“Live to Dance” in Burbank on Thursday (Oct. 28) and stopped to take pictures with potential contestants/fans. Airing in place of another reality show for the few weeks between “Survivor” cycles, “Live to Dance” premieres in January and will go head-to-head against Paula’s old job “American Idol” on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. “Australian Idol” co-host Andrew Gunsberg will play emcee, as choreographer Travis Payne and ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt will play Randy and Simon — or possibly Steve and Jennifer — to Paula’s Paula. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty Images

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