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Louis Vam Amstel Says Pros Find Out If They Dance On Dancing With The Stars August 22nd

Louis was a guest on KTLA this morning. Like on The Talk, he talked of LaBlast and praised Kelly Osbourne. He also promotes his LaBlast convention in Los Angeles this upcoming weekend. He also talks a little on Dancing With The Stars. He mentions the pros will find out if they dance on the show on August 22nd. Then they find out who they are partnered with on August 29th like the rest of us. More 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.

Chelsie Hightower Wants To Work Her Inspirational USO Experience Into Dancing With The Stars

Remember when we posted about Chelsea Hightower, Peta Murgatroyd, and Tristan MacManus’ trip to Germany to see the troops in June. Well, Zap2it has a fantastic new article up with Chelsie. Not only did these three help the troops morale, the troops helped them as well. Chelsie talks of how inspirational they were and how the experience refocused her “beyond the dance floor” and a “Mirror Ball”. She also mentions a new idea she had of working her USO experience into Dancing With The Stars. I hope producers listen to her. More below. Be sure to read the link to read the full story.

According to Hightower, the moment that impacted her the most was when she got to visit a transport aircraft taking wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan to America after medical treatment in Germany.

“We actually got to stand on the plane,” she says, “as they were loading the passengers up. The wounded warriors were coming on, missing legs and with bullet holes; some of them were hurt by grenades.

“It was amazing to be able to talk to them a little bit. Just those images will remain with me for the rest of my life. That feeling I had, when they were carrying these passengers on, that these guys are giving their lives. They’re risking their lives, every single day, to fight for our country, and how noble that is.”

Hightower has also refocused her gaze on the world beyond the dance floor.

“It’s got me interested in America,” she says, “and what’s going on in politics, what’s going on in the country. It’s so important for people to know that, to know what’s going on.”

She’s also come to appreciate the freedom that has allowed a girl from Orem, Utah, to become a successful ballroom dancer and TV personality.

“I think that was God’s plan all along,” she says, ” to have freedom. To be an American, to live that way, is priceless. That is something I definitely don’t take for granted.”

The cast for this fall’s edition of “Dancing With the Stars” is set to be announced on Aug. 29, with the season premiere airing Sept. 19 on ABC. Performing for the troops made Hightower realize that it’s not just all about the mirror-ball trophy.

“It was cool to get out there,” she says, “and see what appreciation they have for us. We are realizing the people we inspire, as well. For these troops, just to have that escape, to forget about all the craziness they have to deal with on a regular basis, to be able to turn on the TV and watch something that’s lighthearted, takes their minds off it.

“I hope [‘Dancing With the Stars’] does inspire people to get out there, work their butts off and go after their dream. You can’t get by on two hours of practice and do it half-assed, because you’re not going to make it. You’ll get cut pretty quickly. It’s a show about hard work and what hard work can do for you.”

Hightower even has a notion about how to work her USO experience into the show.

“We were talking to a couple of the soldiers out there,” she says, “that we should do a soldier episode or a soldier season. It’d be so cool. So, I’ve been talking to the producers about that a little bit, nudge them, see if they’ll do it.

“Maybe [it could be] a summer special or something. We’ll see if we can do that.”

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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 13 Cast – Tom Knows and He Ain’t Sharing!

:-) I’m desperately trying to get my future former husband Tom Bergeron to comment on this blog.  Yes, former – I will have to divorce him when Derek finally wises up and realizes that older women are INDEED preferrable. :-) 

Enough silliness!!  I wrote this post because Tom Bergeron was bragging that’s he’s seen the cast list – and he even used a $20 word in his tweet:

Stopped by the DWTS office. Heard the lineup for Season 13. Cured my triskaidekaphobia. @ & I unveil them live 8/29 on ABC!
@Tom_Bergeron
Tom Bergeron

So, did Tom really learn the cast list? Or was he just anxious to use “triskaidekaphobia” in a sentence? Of course, if he has seen the list then the rumors should start to get more solid and the pros should start getting notices. Unless they keep that all to themselves until the last minute. In previous seasons, I have definitely been under the impression that people get signed at the last minute.

P.S. Triskaidekaphobia, according to one of my Twitter friends, is “fear of Season 13″. I didn’t verify because it works for me and it sounds like The Berg. :-)

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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 13 Rumor Peta Murgatroyd Returing to Dancing With The Stars, But Not Damian Whitewood?

Well, it appears the paparazzi followed Peta Murgatroyd to the beach last weekend. The Daily Mail has some great new shots of her in a nude colored bikini. As always though, they don’t always report the truth and they write with a lot of assumptions and sensationalism which brings us to this news. They are also reporting Damian Whitewood will not be returning to do Dancing With The Stars Season 13 while Peta will be back as one of the troupe. How would they know that? I’d take this news with a grain of salt for now. If it’s true about Damian, I (and I know a lot of you as well) will be disappointed.

Damian is not returning for the 13th series which starts next month, but Peta will be back as one of the troupe – but is maybe hoping for a role more in the spotlight.

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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 Louis Van Amstel On The Talk “Yes, You Can!”

Yesterday, Louis Van Amstel was a guest on The Talk. Sharon Osbourne not only held the interview, she raved on everything Louis did for her daughter Kelly. She said Kelly was a “lost little girl” before she met Louis and that he turned her into a “woman”. Louis went on to say how much Kelly changed him too. He said Kelly was the “biggest inspiration ever on Dancing With The Stars”. Louis then talked a little of what they went through on Dancing With The Stars. Great interview…and touching as well. You can see part of the interview in the video below. To see the work out/dance part, watch the full episode >>>>here .

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.