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Dancing With The Stars 12 – Kirstie Alley And Maksim Chmerkovskiy Do The Oprah Show (Video of Their Segment)

This is such a great interview. First, Oprah reviews all the times Kirstie has been a guest on her show, and then Kirstie and Maks….well, uhhh….. I’ll let you watch and see for yourselves! ;) Edit to add: Thanks to Evaine’s heads up, be sure to see to some backstage videos at Oprah.com here and here. They are so cute! Can we not get enough of them?? I know I can NOT!

Below is a backstage shot of the sexy two Kirstie posted on her twitter account as well.

April 14, 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 Season 12 – Mark Ballas Says Chelsea Kane Trusted The Quirks And Originality

Mark writes that he feels “vindicated” now after this past week’s dance (comparing it to the Jive’s low scores the week before) in his new blog at USA Today. “Getting chosen for the encore dance in the Results Show just adds the cherry on top!” and “Everyone should be so lucky”. He also writes that Chelsea trusted his “quirks and originality” which I have to question as well as why he feels so confident after being in one of the hot seats this past week? :?: 8O Anyway, more below and at the link. He talks of their new dance coming up as well. The Samba!!

As always, Chelsea nailed the dance and I’m really proud of her. This season, I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into coming up with creative and innovative choreography because I know Chelsea can handle it. She trusted the quirks and originality that I added to a very classic dance, and the judges finally rewarded us. We’re in Season 12 and at this point, our audience has a high dance IQ. It’s all about entertaining the audience and not recycling the same dance. Monday night’s score was such sweet redemption for us.

When we were put in the bottom two on the Results show, I was truly surprised and I thought I was going to have a lot more free time to promote my album than I originally had planned. Getting the Encore, but landing in the bottom was crazy and just shows that regardless of the judges, the viewer votes really do matter. But, with the fan support I’ve received for the album and finishing with the top score on Monday night, I still felt confident.

Sugar Ray is an American icon and I’m sad to see he and Anna go. I’ve known Anna my whole life, so I really feel for her. Sugar Ray is extremely nice and caring to everyone backstage, and is just an absolutely lovely person. They will definitely be missed.

Speaking of America, next week is America week. I can’t think of a more all-American Girl to shine than that adorable, hard-working girl next door; the blond cutie Chelsea Kane. We have a fun dance to choreograph and learn: the Samba. Have you ever been to Carnival in Brazil? Or seen footage of the millions of people dancing in the streets of Rio de Janiero? Samba’s the bouncing dance that you’ll see everyone dancing. It is very rhythmic and the only Latin dance that permits bent legs, aside from the Jive.

Heads up: Mark and Chelsea will be guesting on the Ellen Show on Monday, April 18th.

Picture above posted by Chelsea at her twitter account.

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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 12 – Chris Jericho Eyes The Viennese Waltz With A Twist

Chris describes and takes us through each challenging and intense step of last week’s dance with Cheryl in his new blog at TV Squad. Here is a fun excerpt, but, be sure to read the link for his full “blow by blow”. I love his energy and his writing. He takes you right there.

Now you might be as familiar with Savatage as I am with Celine Dion, so let me explain who they are. Savatage is a heavy metal band from Florida who in 1987 released an album called — you guessed it — ‘Hall of the Mountain King.’ (I bought it on vinyl. Look it up, kids!) Included in those grooves was a version of the classical tune. It was one of my favorite songs that year, and little did I know that 23 years later I’d be dancing a paso doble to it.

My familiarity with the song helped me find the beat instantly, and I noticed the violins, or maybe the bassoons (fun word), were taking the place of the snare drum. Then Cheryl constructed a wicked dance filled with passion and fire that matched the frantic pace of the song, and suddenly Classical Week seemed like a pretty killer idea after all!

Finally, it was showtime, and the power of the orchestra was crushing. I mean, it was heavier than a Metallica — or Savatage — concert. I felt the music transform me into a whirling dervish of intensity, climaxing in a totally front knee walk across the ballroom floor as Cheryl followed, working her flowing skirt like a magic wand that had cast a Faustian spell upon me.

If you haven’t heard yet, Cheryl is nursing a leg injury from Monday night, but, Chris tells Access Hollywood that she is on the mends and they are working hard on the new dance.

“She’s tough, she’s a dancer and it happens,” Chris said of Cheryl’s injury. “But she did hit the floor hard, I know exactly when it happened and I was like, ‘Ooh!’ in the back of my mind.”

Now though, the wrestling star said his partner is already working on new moves for next week’s dance.

“She wants to go start choreographing, she gets very angsty at this point in time,” Chris noted.

Chris and Cheryl will tackle the Viennese waltz on next week’s show, with a twist.

“All the songs have a patriotic vibe to it,” he said. “I’m excited… I’ve never done the Viennese waltz, I saw a bunch of people do different interpretations this week; I heard Len [Goodman] yell at Mark [Ballas] because this dance is 300 years old and you’re flopping around like a fish.

“I don’t know which Cheryl has in mind but I’m looking forward to it and I’m excited to continue the ball rolling and do better next week than I did this week, that’s all I can ask for,” he added.

Chris also made an appearance on The Tonight Show last night. Right now, there is an issue with the videos at their site. But, watch this link closely to view them when they get them fixed.

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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.