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DWTS Season 12 – Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Kirstie Alley: “Here’s a chance to show what ballroom dancing can build on physical and mental levels”

My partners have been praised before, but this is a different praise. I just feel like she’s a partner I’ve never had before and here’s a chance to show what ballroom dancing can build on physical and mental levels. If I’m going to have any legacy as an instructor, this is my opportunity to take it to another level.

Maks has a new blog up at TV Guide. He writes how Kirstie’s performance this last week was “one of the most proudest of his career”. He goes more in depth in a take below as well as his goals for her. Be sure to read the link for the full writing because he talks more about the show this week, the judges, and their upcoming dance as well. Heads up: Maks also mentions his brother Val and how he is scheduled to dance on the show.

What did you think of the premiere? Thank you in advance for all of your votes! I am so proud of Kirstie. I thought she did great and she was rewarded for all the hard work she put in. I had been saying that if everything goes well on the show like it had during rehearsals, she will shock everyone. People didn’t know what to expect from her. A lot of people were underestimating her: “Cross her off the list.” She’s popular, she’s a big celebrity with big personality who’s out of shape, but she comes out and kicks butt! It was probably one of my proudest moments of my professional career. We are even more enthusiastic about this season and what’s coming next.

Kirstie was not nervous at all for the show. We had a dress rehearsal, so she saw how long we would be waiting and what the flow was like. She’s a professional when it comes to long waiting periods. She did all the right things in preparation. Now she knows how everything works on the show, so I think she’ll be fine going forward too.

After we got our scores, she collapsed. That has never happened to me before. I was really the most proud person in the room. It was very rewarding for me to see someone I helped get to that point. She can do a lot more. I know she can. My goal is to make her better because I think she’s an amazing candidate for a story this week. She’s the one with the story who’s showing change and overcoming certain things. I know a lot of people were like, “I stand corrected.” Some people will still be rude and make mean comparisons. I’m not going to say the comments myself, but they’re sad and unnecessary. They’re missing the fundamental point of what she’s doing and the show. She’s proof that you can overcome anything you put your mind to it. When someone gets to the point when their hard work does pay off, you don’t knock people down. You’re supposed to praise. I’m not naive. Obviously, I know we’re not loved by everybody. That’s fine, but I don’t think you have to be unnecessarily rude to people.

March 25, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS 12 – The Dancing With The Stars Make-up Crew Releases 9 New Photos

The Dancing With The Stars Make Up Crew has released 9 new photos of the ladies on the show (3 of them can be seen below) and how they did some of their make-up this last week. Here is one example.

Petra’s gray smokey eye was created with Stila’s eyeshadow in Storm in crease and Laura Mercier eyeshadow in intensity on eyelid Dior liner in black Ardell individual Shorts and Mediums and Anastasia Brow Duality in Camille

View the new Gallery and read more >>>>HERE.

In case you missed it, see our earlier posting on the costuming this week Here!!

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars 12 – Romeo Miller Working On Technique (Videos)

Romeo stopped by Clevver TV to talk on the Dancing With The Stars and what it was like to perform “that very first time”. He also talks about how cool it is working with Chelsie, his other projects, and more. I just love his shy and “cool” hip personality. He’s funny too. Check out what he says on Carrie Ann. On a serious note, he “plans to work on his technique” for the next dance.

He’s a man of his word. You can see Romeo and Chelsie working on their technique in this video as well as being interviewed. Special thanks to fan @JohnnyIsa45 at Twitter for sending us this fun video.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS 12 – Ralph Macchio Says Monday Night Was A Night He’d Never Forget, But… (Video)

Entertainment Tonight interviews Ralph and Karina in rehearsals. Watch them getting ready for their next dance a little as well as dealing with the pressure of wanting to do well again. I am loving these two.

Edit to Add: Here is a new video of the two from Access Hollywood as well.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS 12 – Mike Catherwood Says Getting Nude Helps Him Focus on His Dancing (POLL)

Lately, I’ve been wondering if this guy isn’t asking to be voted off or even kicked off the show? Whatever the case, check out this new video Mike Catherwood made for People.com where he defends his getting naked and not being the worst dancer on the show.

By the way, Radar On-line is reporting the duo was warned by ABC to tone down the sexual undertones. Not sure if it’s true or not since this information isn’t coming from ABC themselves officially, but, please vote in our new Poll below and let us know what you think.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Pure DWTS Season 12 – Kirstie Alley Pays a Visit To Jay Leno (Videos)

What a fun interview this was last night! In case you missed Kirstie on The Tonight Show, see the videos below. Kirstie talks about why she decided to do Dancing with the Stars, the advice John Travolta gave her, the chemistry with Maks, and more. And doesn’t she look FANTASTIC??!!

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 12 – Hines Ward Dishes On His Motivation For Football and Dancing With The Stars

Hines Ward dished with SportsRadio 93-7 in Pittsburgh this week on Dancing With The Stars. Hines says he was so nervous this past Monday to dance, he got a hot flash and almost passed out. But, he’s having fun, is totally motivated, and getting a great work out keeping in shape for football. I can’t embed the audio, but, you can listen to this interview at the link.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.