Get ready! Things are not only heating up with the upcoming premiere of Dancing With The Stars, former Dancing With The Stars Champ and one of our favorite professionals to ever dance on the show, Julianne Hough, is soon to light us up in “Footloose“, one of the biggest movies of 2011 and possibly one of the biggest remakes to have been put together again. The new hot dance remake, which also stars Kenny Wormald and Dennis Quaid, will be officially released to theatres on October 14th. In connection with this highly anticipated event, Paramount Pictures along with Herbal Essences wants “Everyone to cut FOOTLOOSE”. They are holding a contest where you can submit a video showing your best moves along with the soundtrack of the movie. Enter by September 16th, and if you win, you have a chance of winning a trip to the premiere. For more information on how you can do so and to read the official rules and guidelines, etc., go HERE!!!!! Wouldn’t it be something if one of our readers won the prize and a Julianne Hough fan at that?? We sure think so!! For all things “Footloose”, be sure to see and bookmark the Official Footloose Site. Official trailer below….
Isn’t the above picture of Anna and Jonathan dancing a fantastic shot? Monday night, the duo performed for an Autism Charity Dancing With The All-Stars event in Detroit, Michigan. They kicked off the event with a fabulous Fox Trot. The competition featured some of Detroits favorite sports stars as they all danced to seek awareness and raise funds for “autism”. To read more on Monday night’s event, go >>>>HERE .
Robin Leech of The Las Vegas Weekly recently interviewed Lacey Schwimmer in promotion with her new single “Love Soundz” and performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas this weekend. He asks her on her youth and how she was inspired to dance and sing. She explains and while doing so mentions how torn she is between dancing and singing currently. She also mentions how she needs to make up her mind about what she wants to do. More in a take below.
“When we released it last month, I wanted to keep it very low-key, but everybody discovered it and loves it. People are supporting me nicely and loving what’s really a cool dance song. I didn’t expect such a great reaction. The first time I performed it, the crowd was jumping and cheering. … That was such a cool feeling — unbelievable because although I hoped, I hadn’t ever expected that reaction from my vocals.
“My future now is torn in two — the new season of Dancing With the Stars starts in a month’s time with pre-production, and I’ve got to make up my mind about continuing with it. If I’m going to do that, I’ll juggle a crazy schedule doing both; otherwise, I’ll go out on the road touring. It’s going to be a wild ride. I’m so excited about it!
“Julianne Hough first, then Mark Ballas, and now me. Most of us dancers have performance in our DNA. In the old days, stars did it all — sang, danced and acted — look at Frank Sinatra, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire. That went away for a while. Dancing was classified as cheesy. But it kept its old Hollywood vibe, and it became time again for people to show they could be a star and a dancer.
“It’s cool to see dancers being respected as stars. Dance is here to stay — there’s so much great young talent out there. Dancing With the Stars has been a wonderful way for all of us to showcase our talents. It’s been amazing. It became a TV ratings blockbuster. Its success has really surprised us all. Nobody ever expected that kind of success and that dance would become the No. 1 show on television — and, better still, it’s still growing.”
I haven’t always been a big fan to Lacey even though I’ve come to respect her choreography in the last few years. Like Mark, I wish they’d both take a Season off to pursue their music careers. As most of you know, I’m loving Lacey’s new single and I think she needs to go for it if she’s serious about having a music career. Then she can do BOTH…DANCE and SING!
Heidi’s Note: Is it just me, or does it seem like the height of foolishness to take a season off of the Number 2 show on TV for a singing career that is based on one single that hasn’t even hit yet?? Even Mark is sensible enough to see what DWTS does for his music career – and he’s a much better singer AND guitar player who writes his own stuff. Not fan, but I give him props for his handling of his career. And I won’t even go into how bad a lip syncer Lacey is to a song completely lacking in originality, with icky lyrics. Lord, girl – wise up!! Don’t quit your day job. I give her a pass for it being a first attempt, but she has a lot of work to do before a career in music is to be had. Is it just me?? What about Derek? Starring in a movie, but smart enough to go back to DWTS for at least one season – particularly since the end result of said movie is rather out of his hands. All the pros have other, side careers – I think Lacey would be foolish to think she has to choose right now…or is this a way to save face in the event she doesn’t get a celebrity this time around?
I get that some pros might be tired and desire some time off…or they decide they want to do something else. But the music business is HARD and from what I can see, Lacey doesn’t have the same fall backs that some of the other pros have. Don’t CHOOSE.
Tuesday night, Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, and Damian Whitewood attended the Samsung and Verizon Launch of The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in West Hollywood, California. The three looked hotter than ever and represented Dancing With The Stars in their stylish best as you can see. While there, E-Online was able to catch up with Karina to ask her why the show is trying to get more A-listers in “upping their game”. Below is how Karina commented.
But why the sudden snooty ‘tude from DWTS? When we caught up with Karina Smirnoff at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launch at The Beverly, the dancing vet gave us her input on why the mystery A-listers need to up the show’s game:
“I think it’s great that we’re getting more A-list,” said Karina. “I think we can outdo America’s Got Talent and The Voice.”
I’m sorry, but, in my opinion, Dancing With The Stars shouldn’t try and copy anyone else. I like show just as it is. Plus, they are already at the top of their “A” game, aren’t they? Be sure to read the link in full because E-Online questions the show and their attidude a little and some of the people rumored to dance so far. They also dish who they think would make good “barely” A-Lister potentials. They list Lindsay Lohan, Ellen Degeneres, Demi Moore, Kellen Lutz, and Mariah Carey (no way will Mariah do Dancing With The Stars in my opinion. I think she’s going to be involved with the new US X Factor anyway?).