Sherri Shepherd's 'Dancing With The Stars' Surprise Party

The cast's favorite "Dancing with the Stars" competitor, Sherri Sheperd, turns 45 years old on April 22 and the whole cast and crew are going to make sure it's a birthday she never forgets.

“The party will take place in L.A. on April 21st,” an insider tells me. “We are not doing it the night of her birthday [because] it falls on a Sunday and everyone needs to be in top condition to hit the dance floor on Monday, so Saturday night is perfect.”

Although a venue for the fete has yet to be announced, all of the celebrities appearing this season are confirmed to attend, putting aside their friendly competition to enjoy a night together.

"After all the drama over the last few days focusing on Jaleel White's tirade against professional partner, Kym Johnson, this is exactly what the cast need,” a friend of Sherri’s tells me. “Everyone loves Sherri on the show and if she can bring together Joy Behar and Elizabeth Hasselbeck, she can unite the dancers on 'Dancing With The Stars.'”