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Dancing With The Stars 12 – Maksim Chmerkovskiy: The “Juju is Gone” and More

Maks has a new blog up at TV Guide. Reading over his blog, I’ve never seen him happier. He writes about all the fun he had this past week with Kirstie and the “Sex on a stick” monologue. He gives credit to the “Dance Doctor” coming to help that (wouldn’t it be funny if John Travolta made little special surprise appearances like that again in the future to give advice?). Then Maks talks of this week’s up coming dance (the Samba) and a little about he and Kirstie’s visit to New York. More below and at TV Guide.

I thought our foxtrot was great. Val said, “I know you have ‘American Woman,’ but I cannot hear it as a foxtrot.” And it was the same for me. It’s not a traditional foxtrot at all. I was waiting to see what we’re going to come up with. I like that Kirstie trusts me. I don’t know how much now after the sex stick speech! My only worry was that this may be the only time she’ll ever get to do the foxtrot and it wasn’t a traditional one. But she didn’t mind. I also like that it was very different from everything else that night. It wasn’t a “Yankee Doodle Dandy” performance. We represented the Rock ‘N’ Roll side of America. My post-mortem on it though is that we danced to a song originally by a Canadian artist that was telling an American woman to get away. The irony! But I think most people understood that we were channeling the Lenny Kravitz version.

Oh, and how could I forget! No mishaps this week. I think it was the dance doctor’s doing. The juju is gone, so we won’t have to lock ourselves in a closet for a year!

Next week, we have the samba. It’s guilty pleasures week. We didn’t choose the song, so it has nothing to do with Kirstie’s guilty pleasure, so there will be no portrayal or acting out of the song. We are in New York this week and are trying to split time between rehearsals and hanging out. It feels great to be home! Everyone was saying how crappy the weather here has been the past few weeks, but our first day here, it was nothing but sunshine, so I guess we brought the sunshine!

Picture above of Kirstie, Maks, and his dog Sir Sleep from Maks’ twitter.

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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.

DWTS12 – More On The Dancing With The Stars Entertainment For Monday & Tuesday

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting more details on the entertainment for next week from our previous posting. They list the songs to be performed by the guest performers and a special treat for Derek Hough fans after Monday night’s show. Not only that, celebrities, judges, and some “dancing” alumni are returning. The “Macy’s Stars of Dance” are also paying tribute to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal wedding. More below. Exciting week coming up!! Who is going to be there? :D

1. The dance contest will feature Hanson singing “MmmBop” during Monday’s performance show at 8 p.m. The theme is “Guilty Pleasures Night,” and the seven couples will perform a Latin or ballroom style to what the network calls “a musical guilty pleasure.” Translation: a song nobody wants to admit liking.

2. Derek Hough, who isn’t on this year’s show, puts in a guest appearance on “Better With You.” It airs at 9:30 p.m. Monday right after “Dancing.” Hough plays a dance instructor. Larry King also has a cameo.

3. ABC will offer a live “Dancing With the Stars” special at 8 p.m. Tuesday. It’s called “The Road to the Finals” and will feature the celebrities, judges and ”Dancing” alumni sounding off. Hanson will perform “Give a Little.” Also performing will be the cast of “Rock of Ages,” which features Constantine Maroulis of “American Idol” and Rebecca Faulkenberry.

4. The “Dancing” results show will follow at 9 p.m. Tuesday on WFTV-Channel 9. New Kids On the Block/Backstreet Boys will perform “Don’t Turn Out the Lights.” Pia Toscano of “American Idol” will sing “I’ll Stand by You” as pros Mark Ballas and Karina Smirnoff dance. The Macy’s Stars of Dance segment will celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Thanks for Heidi for sending me more details on the entertainment to post. Speaking of, be sure to check into Pure Derek Hough because Heidi has some great things up from when Derek visited Texas this past week. She’s got even more goodies on the “Better With You” appearance as well. Don’t miss it!!

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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 – Dancing With The Stars In TV Guide’s Fan Favorites Awards 2011 (Behind The Scenes Video)

What a fun shoot this was for TV Guide!!! Mark, Maks, Chelsie, and Anna all take part in this special edition. Our Pros talk of their partners this year and some fan experiences they will never forget. More of this fun shoot below. You can order your copy of this special edition at TV Guide Magazine.

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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 – Chris Jericho on Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, And The Holy Grail

Chris Jericho is too funny. Once again, his writing style has me wanting more. I love his positive attitude as well. I don’t know how Donny Osmond could say Chris has a big ego? That’s not the way I see him. Anyway, read below for the milestone he hit with Len Goodman this week and how this past week’s dance on Dancing With The Stars made him feel. More at TV Squad.

Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster. The Holy Grail.

All of them are unsolved mysteries that have been studied and pursued for centuries. Yet none of them are as evasive or mythical as my personal ‘Dancing With the Stars’ White Whale: scoring an eight from Len Goodman.

My quest for the elusive eight started after week two, when Len awarded me the first of three successive sevens in the competition. It seemed no matter what I did or what Len thought of my dances, he always gave me the same score.

While a seven is nothing to sneeze at, I was really getting sick of that number. I mean, what is a seven anyway? Two stupid lines stitched together at an angle that makes it look like an upside-down nose?

Three sevens is great for a hand of blackjack or if you’re playing the slots in Reno, but it’s merely an above average score on ‘DWTS.’ And I’ve never wanted to be just “above average” in my life. If I ever was, I certainly wasn’t too damn happy about it.

Do you think Wayne Gretzky wanted to be an “above average” hockey player when he scored 215 points in a season? Do you think Eddie Van Halen wanted to be an “above average” guitar player when he wrote ‘Eruption’? Do you think The Situation wanted to be an “above average” comedian when he did the Donald Trump roast? OK, bad example, but you get my point. If you think I joined ‘DWTS’ because I wanted to be “above average” then you’re more out of the game than Manny Ramirez.

I joined with the intention of winning … or at least giving it my best shot. And being in the middle of the pack was not going to get that job done. So I decided after last week’s paso doble that I was really going to work hard on getting that evanescent eight from Len.

I knew it wouldn’t be easy. There would be no free passes for me from any of the judges, most especially Mr. Goodman. And I didn’t want a free pass, I wanted to earn my keep. So partner Cheryl Burke and I worked harder than ever to put together a patriotic Viennese waltz that would take me out of mediocrity and to the top of the pack. With my waltz, I wanted to finish more lines than a Shakespearean actor and display more fluidity than the fountains at Caesars Palace.

Special Note: Don’t miss seeing Chris and Cheryl on The Ellen Show Monday. Here is a picture Ellen posted on Twitter. Should be fun!

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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 Mid Season – Which 3 Dancing Couples Do You Want In The Finals (TAKE POLL)?

It’s the middle of the Season! Let’s get some real numbers from our readers for who you’d like to see in the Dancing With The Stars Finals at this point in time. Vote for your top 3 favorite couples in our new Poll below and then tell us who you picked in the comment section.

The inspiration for this new Poll came from PureDWTS reader Lori when she posted this in the Mark Ballas and Chelsea Kane Buckling Down To Bring A-game Post yesterday. I believe Bruce asked a similar question of us all the other day in the Results post as well.;

….. When I think that it’s POSSIBLE that the finals are Chelsea and Mark, Chris and Cheryl and Hines and Kym (now, it’s also possible, the way this season is going, that we can have Ralph and Karina, and Kirstie and Maks in the finals, too. In other words, with the exception of Kendra, all of them have a possibility of being in the finals, but even that isn’t a sure bet *cough Bristol cough*)

Anyway, if it comes down to Kym, Cheryl and Mark as the Pros in the finale, I want Kym to win it. It would be her second trophy on our show, but TECHNICALLY, it’d be her third, since she won on the Australian version of the show. I would love to NOT see either Cheryl or Mark win, but if it’s one or the other, right now, my choice would be Cheryl.

So, what do you think? Be sure to vote for THREE CHOICES! I am voting for Maks and Kirstie, Romeo and Chelsie, and Ralph and Karina!!

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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 – GMA Interviews Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Kirstie Alley In Rehearsals

Robin Roberts of Good Morning America interviews Maks and Kirstie in one of Maks’ Dance With Me Studios in New York to see their chemistry up close and personal for herself and what makes them both so irresistable. Priceless and funny as always!!! Kirstie looks just stunning too!!

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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.