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Kate Gosselin, Tony Dovolani, Dancing with the Stars

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Love her or hate her, you know you're going to be tuning in to see Kate Gosselin's big return to Dancing With the Stars next week.

She and pro partner Tony Dovolani are expected to start rehearsing today. What kind of fancy footwork is Gosselin hoping to redeem herself wow us with? Read on for the scoop along with some "hot" talk from Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy...

"She's definitely going to be flying," Tony said of Gosselin's last dance when E! News caught up with him last night at Derek Hough and Mark Ballas' joint birthday party at H-Lounge. "It's going to be a paso doble with a little bit of freedom dancing."

And then he added with a big laugh, "Wings."

Uh-oh, we're getting a Kate-as-Cirque du Soliel visual. "We've got something interesting," Dovolani teased. "I don't know if it's going to work yet, so I'm not going to say it."

While we didn't spot Erin and Maksim showing any signs of coupleness at the birthday bash, they were joined at the hip after arriving together at about midnight. Erin insisted she hasn't watched many of her DWTS performances. Photographs, however, are another story. "There is one photo of us that is hot," she said. "I have my arm around him and he's like Spartacus, gripping me."

And speaking of maybe couples, pro snowboarder and former DWTS contestant Louie Vito hit the party with pro hoofer Chelsie Hightower. When we asked if they were dating, Louie smiled and simply said, "She's a great girl."

Also at the party were Evan Lysacek, Bachelor Jake Pavelka and fianceé Vienna Girardi, and dancers Cheryl Burke, Anna Trebunskaya, Damian Whitewood, Edyta Sliwinska and Lacey Schwimmer.

—Additional Reporting by Chris Hall

We've got more Dancing for you. Make sure to come back here later today to find out what Twilight and True Blood have to do with Evan Lysacek's paso doble.

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