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DWTS 12, Week 8 – Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Talk About The “Winner Takes All” Cha Cha and More

Wow, what a few days makes again for Kirstie. She continues to slim down. She looks so amazing. Check her and Maks out in this new ET Online footage. Maks explains the “winner takes all” Cha Cha. They tease each other as always, and more. Hoots as always.

May 13, 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 – Kym Johnson Injured During Rehearsal

We don’t know anything other than that right now. I will say this looks very much like the contraption they used on Derek when he hurt his neck in season 6.
Thanks to Vin and Sally for the heads up. Hope it’s nothing serious, she’s one of my favorites.

Update from E! News: (take with grains of salt, seeing as I didn’t see no oxygen mask):

The injury took place while Johnson was practicing with partner Hines Ward at the rehearsal studio. The duo reportedly took a tumble, and it must’ve been a pretty rough one, as the Los Angeles Fire Department dispatched an ambulance to their location.

The 34-year-old Johnson was taken out of the studio on a stretcher with an oxygen mask over her face, while Ward looked on with his head in his hands.

There’s no word on the exact injury she suffered, but luckily, it sounds like the situation looked more dramatic than it actually was for the final four dancer.

“She’s doing OK,” her rep told E! News. “Better safe than sorry.”

We’ll second that. Feel better, Kym!

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 12 – Ralph Macchio Comeback Karate Kid & Can’t Wait To Dance Again (Videos)

Ralph was interviewed by George Lopez last night on his show. He talks about his injury (it’s getting better by the day), proves he doesn’t wear a toupe, and Charo comes to help him with is “Latin” moves. It’s a hoot. Like George, I hope he does the “Crane” move if he makes it to the finals too. Wouldn’t that be cool?Also, The Insider went into Ralph and Karina’s rehearsals to see how Ralph’s injury is doing. I can’t embed this video, but, you can view it >>>HERE. Ralph found out he won’t need corrective surgery. The worse day of pain was last Saturday (when he almost pulled out). He’s so thankful for his fans support and getting him through to the next round. They can’t wait to dance. See him practicing for the Argentine Tango.

Adding: here is new interview from Access Hollywood as well.

GO RALPH!!!!

(Heidi’s Note: He’s cute. That is all.)

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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 – Len Goodman On Kirstie Alley, Mark Ballas, Future Dance Contestants, and More

Access Hollywood interviewed Len Goodman yesterday about Dancing With The Stars. In this first segment, Len explains how much he loves Kirstie’s attitude on the show and how she’s not “cranky”. He praises her and explains how she can win this competition. He also explains why he gets annoyed with Mark (like the rest of us).

In this segment, Len talks on what he thinks about Regis Philbin and Billy Bush being possible contestants on the show.

Lastly, Len reveals some things you may not know about him. He likes extremely long socks and he shaves his armpits. He says he’s sexy like Bruno too and invites Billy and Kit to take a shower with him to see. (lol)

Len cracks me up. Yes, he can be “cranky”, but, I love him as a Judge and would never want him replaced, would you? Same with Bruno. Now Carrie Ann is another story.

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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 Week 8 Search Engine Round-up

Well it looks like last week’s edition was pretty popular, and got some of your questions answered (as well as some of ours :-)).  Hopefully this week’s edition will be equally as amusing and informative…

…it looks like a lot of the top search terms this week were either pretty mundane (“pure dwts”, “pure dwts music list”, “cheesecake awards”, “who wore it better”, etc.), or were ones we had already addressed in last week’s edition (No, Hines is not married; and I am not going to further gratify any inquiries about “mark ballas girlfriend”).  So this week, I picked out some of the more unique ones – they may not have gotten a huge number of hits, but the very fact that even ONE person was searching for some of these and somehow ended up here is amusing to me :-P

Kym Johnson height

She’s between 5’6″ & 5’7″, depending on what Kym Johnson fan page you consult.  Definitely one of the taller female pros – I pretty sure she’s the tallest current female pro, and the 2nd tallest female pro ever to do the show (she’s tied with Edyta, who is also 5’6″-5’7″; Anna Demidova is a willowy 5’10″!). Personally, I’d rather know the cup size of her Awesome Boobage(TM) or what bra she wears to get them to look so awesome, but that’s just me. :-)

Maksim Chmerkovskiy salary

The answer: substantial :-) The salaries of the pros on DWTS are a pretty well-kept secret that we only really hear speculation about - I’ve heard everything from $6K per week that they remain in the competition, to $5200 per episode, to a few hundred bucks extra for pro dances.  Who knows what the real amount is, without consulting the IRS. However, we did do some speculating of our own after Maks appeared on Million Dollar Listing on Bravo…and we decided that he’d make one pretty damn good sugar daddy ;-)

John’s Comment: Related to this is how much the stars make. Here’s the info on what Shawn Johnson made on DWTS. Pros likely don’t make as much as the stars, but it’s another point of reference.

 Shirley Ballas boobs

LOL!!! Glad I’m not the only one that admires them so much :-D I couldn’t figure out why these searches were directing here…until I googled it myself and realized that we were the #1 link, thanks to a comment I made about Shirley’s great cleavage in the comments section of one of last week’s posts.  However, I’m a bit saddened that no one else on the net is discussing them…maybe everyone else is just more entranced by Kym’s Awesome Boobage(TM) ;-)

Do Kirstie & Maks get along?

Quite well, I think. I can’t speak for everyone, but I daresay I haven’t seen Maks this happy & having this much fun since Mel B! They seemed to have a minor stumble in rehearsal this week, but they managed to pull it together and give two great performances nonetheless.  No love lost between them :-D Check out their appearance on Ellen last week – these two are just too charming together.  Kirstie may not be the best dancer this season, but she’s certainly one of the most entertaining…on and off the stage ;-)

Chelsie Hightower Mormon

Erm…yeah, she is one.  That’s about all I know, I’m afraid…John, care to interject anything? You’re the expert opinion on these two topics in question: blondes and Mormons ;-)

John’s Comment: Definitely mormon. Although, so are Lacey, Derek, Julianne and Ashly (to name the regular pros). I want to say that Chelsie’s brother was going on a mormon mission, but my memory could be off on this. Ashly even just tweeted about enjoying church on Sunday. Plus, her child’s name is Ammon which is a famous mormon name that comes from the Book of Mormon. Needless to say, ballroom dancing is very big in Utah and within the mormon community in general. The World Ballroom competitions are often held at Brigham Young University in their basketball arena so it can fit all the people. Imagine 8,000-10,000 ballroom fans enjoying the World Ballroom competitions. It’s a great experience. Although, I’ll admit that when they started the wave it might not have fit “ballroom” very well, but fun nonetheless.

Lacey Schwimmer white jive costume

Hahaha…someone is really in search of the crotch doily costume? I’m hoping it’s for laughs, and not with the intent of purchasing it :-) Anywho…here’s a link to the edition of Who Wore it Better in which it appears, and also the Cheesecake awards where Heidi & I marveled at its tackiness.  Just say no to crotch doilies, kids.

Derek Hough barefoot pics

Crazy kids & your foot fetishes! :-P I mean, I wouldn’t bat an eye at “Derek Hough shirtless” or “Derek Hough chest”, “Derek Hough abs”, or even “Derek Hough hair” searches…but feet? *shrugs* I guess it takes all kinds to make the world go ’round…so anyway, here ya go.  Heidi even balked at this request…she wasn’t sure SHE even had one. Now THAT’S saying something! But you guys asked, and she delivered – but maybe in the future, try PureDerekHough for pictures of various parts of Derek’s anatomy ;-)

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