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DWTS 12 Prepping For The Finals – Maksim Chmerkovskiy And Kirstie Alley Talk On Their Dances, One Of Their Songs, Their Costumes, And More (Videos)

We have some more interviews with Maks and Kirstie. Here they are with E News dishing on their relationship and if they will keep in touch. E News asks if John Travolta will be in the audience Monday night to watch Kirstie in the Finals. Kirstie said she talked with John last night but, he’s not sure. He’s an “unpredictable friend” and she likes that. :) They also mention one of their songs is from P!nk! Get ready for some “revealing” on Monday night.

Here the two are with Mark Steines from ET Online. Watch closely because you don’t want to miss their faces and poses in the very beginning (Maks is priceless!). They explain how their dances will go down for Monday and Tuesday. They have two new dances to learn for Monday…. the Samba (which the judges pick) and the Freestyle. They dance their first week Cha Cha (their “favorite”) for Tuesday night. Then Maks and Mark Steines switch roles. Mark Steines Sambas with Kirstie while Maks does the interviewing. Kirstie explains why she’s singing to P!nk’s “Perfect” which will indeed be perfect. :)

If that wasn’t enough, Access Hollywood visited with the crazy two as well. Kirstie says she’s feeling strong and limber and loves that feeling. She hopes to keep dancing forever. She talked of when she first signed on and how dancing on the show would rally her if she did it. But, John Travolta told her not to don’t do it and just be an actress. They talk of how Kirstie will be wearing her first costume for next week but, it will have to be taken in.

And a fun little radio interview with Maks and Billy Bush >>>>HERE and a tweet to go with;


In hair and make up for Leno… Wow!! I love the freestyle that M choreographed….he’s genius but don’t tell him. Ego the size of Russia
@kirstiealley
Kirstie Alley

EDIT TO ADD: Below is Kirstie and Maks on Jay Leno last night as well. Kirstie is funnier than ever. Maks is too when he comes on. So cute together as always and looking forward to Monday night.

And here is a new interview on Extra with Tony. They give more hints on their dances, their future plans, and more. Thanks Maddy!

May 20, 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 Final Preps – Hines Ward: From ‘Gility on the gridiron to twinkle toes on the dance floor’ (Video)

Bonnie Bernstein did a fun Dancing With The Stars feature on Hines and Kym for ESPN. She goes into their rehearsals. Hines said when he first heard he was going to be dancing, he got a “hot flash”. His team mates gave him a hard time at first, but, they are supporting him 100%. He’s been practicing hard. At one point in the video, Kym catches Hines taking a nap in his trailer. He writes all of his dances down when he’s learning them just like his football plays. Cool piece. Be sure to check it out.

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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 – Chelsea Kane And Mark Ballas Talk About The Finals And More

First up, Chelsea Kane was one of Jay Leno’s guests Wednesday night!! Chelsea tells Jay being in the Finals is “surreal”. She never thought she’d get this far. The hardest part of the competition is learning so many different dance moves and trying to retain them. Chelsea says she’s always afraid the dances are all going to blend together and she’s going to fall apart on stage. All this and more below. Special Note: Kirstie Alley will be on Jay Leno tonight!

Mark and Chelsea talked with The Insider as well. I can’t embed the video, but, you can view it >>>>HERE. Apparently, Mark had a touch of the flu yesterday but is on the mends.

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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 9 Search Engine Round-Up

 

 It’s that time of the week, kids – time to see what burning questions are leading you guys here for answers :-) Let’s see what kind of light I can shed here…oh, and just in case you missed it the past 2 weeks: Hines is STILL not married ;-)

What did Bruno say to Karina?/What did Bruno call Karina?

It was bleeped out during the telecast (5:41 mark), and a friend of ours who happened to be in the studio audience that night could not hear what exactly was said over the crowd booing – so this is my best guess, given the context.  I think it was something along the lines of “You were too rough with your p*ssy!”, and it was directed more at Ralph, meaning he lead Karina (who was wearing a leopard-print bodysuit) too hard or was just out-of-control with his partnering…hence, Bruno backpedaling after the fact and saying “I mean pussycat!” (of which, I’m sure you know, there are none on the show – but how awesome would it be if there was? How bout replacing Carrie Ann with a cute little kitten and letting him judge? :-)).  Anywho…I think Karina thought it was more directed at her…and a certain part of her anatomy, which is why she (rightfully, IMO) got offended.  Bottom line: whether Bruno really did mean pussycat (psssh, riiiight) or not, it was a poor choice of words with an ambiguous context – otherwise, the Muppets up in the sound booth wouldn’t have bleeped it out.  And here’s a tidbit of probably-worthless-but-still-kinda-interesting trivia – this isn’t the first time Bruno has dropped the p-word when critiquing one of Karina’s routines.  He got bleeped for saying something about consuming it in reference to Mario & Karina’s rumba in season 6 – and I don’t think he was talking about Chinese food. :-) No wonder Karina’s touchy about that word…

Did Mark Ballas get married?

I think I can state with 99.9% certainty that the answer is no.  Why? Because I doubt he would be able to shut up about it if he had.  The .1% uncertainty is just in case he’s keeping this ace in his back pocket for publicity at a later date. Moving right along…

Did Kym Johnson have plastic surgery?

Personally, I doubt it, but short of Kym acknowledging it or denying it in an interview, I can’t confirm one way or another.  Maybe Liz can help with this one. I know there was some debate in the comments a previous post about her maybe having a brow lift, but looking at the picture in question from last season and comparing it to pictures of her now, it looks like she may have just had a very overzealous brow waxing back then, or maybe some Botox (which has now worn off) to perk things up a bit.  Not that I think she needs it, because she looks FABULOUS :-) However, if she did, no biggie – she wouldn’t have been the only DWTS pro to go under the knife.  Karina has publicly acknowledged getting a rhinoplasty and has expressed great satisfaction with the results.

Tayla

Definitely cool to see so many people interested in Tayla Kelley – the young girl that performed with Lacey & Chelsie on the results show this week. Tayla suffers from primary immunodeficiency, which is a genetic disorder that prevents her immune system from functioning properly. Simple infections that a person with a normal immune system can easily fight off can be deadly for someone with Tayla’s condition – which makes me think it’s all the more amazing & admirable that she is able to handle the rigors of being a dedicated dancer.  As much as I may hate “filler” on the results show – I definitely don’t mind hearing stories of triumph like Tayla’s :-)

Kym Johnson injury video

Ugh. *stomach churning* I’m gonna give you guys the benefit of the doubt and assume that the reason you’re searching this is because you just don’t know how Kym got injured…because seriously, this video is hard to watch – at least for me, as I’ve had a family member who became a quadriplegic after falling & hitting his neck at home.  But alas, here you go – don’t say I didn’t warn you that it was rather graphic.  If nothing else, I guess it serves as a warning to anyone on the show that they should NOT be trying this stuff at home…or anywhere else.

DWTS Season 13 casting rumors

Glad to know you guys are chomping at the bit just as much as we are to get this wretched season over with and move onto a better one :-) Generally, the casting rumors for the fall season are pretty intermittent & vague until mid-July (about a month before the cast annoucement) and then they come pouring in like crazy the week before it.  As of right now, I have only heard 2 names, and both sound like they’re pretty unlikely – Regis Philbin & Donnie Wahlberg. Last week Vogue reported that he announced on Live with Regis & Kelly that he’d been asked to be on season 13.  He seems like a big fan of the show (and is a huge Derek fanboy :-D), but he’s allegedly not leaving Regis & Kelly until November & he’s had quite a few health problems in the past few years – I just don’t see it happening.  At least not next season. As for Donnie, the campaign for him being on the show cropped up after his pretty impressive dance with Peta on the week 5 results show.  Someone started a petition (which rarely works when trying to get the attention of the casting directors – sorry kids), and both Donnie & Peta have publicly said that they’d LOVE to dance together next season.  However,  two (ok, more like 3) big hurdles to overcome:  Donnie is tied up with Blue Bloods, which just got picked up for a 2nd season, and films on-location in NY.  It’s also on CBS, and to my knowledge, they’ve never asked a someone from a current primetime show on a rival network to be on DWTS.  I doubt that’s going to change anytime soon. But hey, stay tuned – there are sure to be plenty more rumors to come in the next few months…just search “DWTS13 Casting Rumors” and any that we find are bound to pop up. 

Travis Wall boyfriend

Errr…not sure why some of you are looking for this info here, considering Travis has had a much bigger presence on SYTYCD than on DWTS…but it keeps cropping up, so I’ll entertain the notion anyway.  From what I can tell, he’s never publicly said he’s gay, but I do remember there being some pictures posted on his MySpace page a few years ago (they’ve since been taken down) that caused quite a bit of speculation, so my official opinion on the matter is that he’s most likely gay.  As for the identity of his boyfriend – well, if he’s not really, officially out, I doubt he’s going to be introducing any guys as his significant other.  However, a quick sweep of some SYTYCD forums (which one should ALWAYS take with a grain of salt) seems to indicate that Travis had a boyfriend named Anthony back when he was a contestant on SYTYCD in season 2 (summer of ’06) that somehow stabbed him in back by posting pictures of the two of them online with the caption “me & my bf travis wall”.  Ouch – I think being forced out of the closet against your will is just plain cruel. But alas, Travis managed to channel the hurt into something pretty cool – it was allegedly the inspiration for his contemporary routine on SYTYCD for Kent & Neil last season, which had a “backstabbing” theme to it. Dunno if that’s a satisfactory answer, but I think it’s a pretty interesting story :-) And in the future, kids – you might wanna direct SYTYCD-related questions to PureSYTYCD or @puresytycd on Twitter ;-) </plug> 

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Pure DWTS 12 – Maksim Chmerkovskiy Talks Finale Freestyle And Is Planning Something Fun (Video)

Maks tells Access Hollywood today that he thinks Kirstie is the most deserving to win Dancing With The Stars because of the transformation she’s went through. It’s been a “life changing” experience for her where “she’s come back to life”. Not only that, he’s had a plan in his head for the “Freestyle” for three months now if they were to make it. He wants to depict her transformation and says it’s “going to be fun”. More of this fascinating interview below.

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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.