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DWTS 13 Maksim Chmerkovskiy Writes On Hope Solo, The Cha Cha, and More!

Maks has written a new blog for TV Guide. He wrote of Val and Elisabetta’s departure and how Elisabetta’s low fan base hurt her chances even with higher scores (has Maks been reading Heidi’s number posts? 8O ). He also wrote about his disappointment in the judges negative comments to everyone. Hope took what they said hard and he thought it was undeserving. Now they are working on their Cha Cha. Hope has chosen an upbeat song to tell her story. More below. Be sure to read the full blog at the link as Maks also talks of his dog Sir Sleep and his new jewelry line being available at JC Penney and other stores soon.

As for our scores, it is what it is. I am more concerned with the judges’ comments. I thought they were discouraging, not just for us, but other celebrities and pros. I understand when harsh criticism is deserved, but with Hope, I don’t think it was deserved. I was actually more OK with them on Monday, but when I saw video of our jive afterward, I thought it was good. It was quick and fast and looked better than a few others. Maybe this was a case of high expectations for her, but I thought she did well. We got a little discouraged. It’s tough doing this week in and week out — we have to pick up the pieces try to move on, and that’s on top of choreographing a new dance, teaching the new dance, learning the new dance and everything else. It’s mentally difficult. Their comments stuck with Hope. She felt a little insecure about a few things. Everything that she does on the soccer field feels completely opposite of what I’m trying to make her do here. I’m not trying to change her body drastically — I don’t want her to have a hard time going back to the Olympic camp. I don’t want to change that in her, so it’s a balance of finding that mix for her to feel comfortable. I’m just happy we got through and that the week has passed.

Now we have the cha-cha. It’s coming along great. It’s also celebrity story week and they get to pick the song too. It’s going to be a pretty dramatic week and I feel like most of the songs people have chosen may be more lyrical or serious, but Hope went in the complete opposite direction. But it’s not like you can be completely serious with a cha-cha anyway! She picked a song the women’s team played in their locker room during the World Cup to get pumped up. It’s a really cool, energetic song, and we’re just going to go out and do a fun cha-cha.

I think everybody was great this week. Some people had comebacks and some people had dips, but overall, I think everyone did well. It was a very hard week, but I think this third week will be the true test. Now we only have four days to prepare a dance, so we’ll see how everyone does.

September 30, 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.

lolzDWTS – Week 2

Another crazy week on DWTS. And I have to say, Courtney and I went a bit crazy this time around. I had to put everything into a gallery. That means you have to click on the picture, and then click again to see the full size. Just too many shots to put them all in individually.  Cheese tomorrow. :-)

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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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Make-Up Team Releases Week 2 Backstage Photos

The Dancing With The Stars Make Up crew has released a new album for week 2. Below are just a few pictures. Aren’t they fun? Be sure to see this link for more!!

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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 Tristan MacManus On Nancy Grace: She’s a dancer now and plans to treat her that way! (Video)

Need a little MacGrace for your TGIF? Below are the two on Good Morning America today. They review the “evidence” of Nancy’s wardrobe malfunction and her denying it on Access Hollywood. That’s her story and she’s sticking to it (LOL!). Tristan talks of his delight of getting an “8″ and hopes it’s the first of many. They are working long hours and having fun. The whole experience is like nothing Nancy ever expected. She’s so thankful for Tristan, but, she talks of the “grunt” level going up in their practices. Tristan comments that “she’s a dancer now and plans to treat her that way”. Fun interview as always with these two!

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Be sure to watch Nancy’s show tonight. Both Tristan and Val are suppose to be a couple of her guests.

Adding: And here they are practicing for the SLOW WALTZ. Their song this week is “Moon River”. Looking good, Guys!!

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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.

DWTS13 Chaz Bono On His Dancing Journey So Far, His Future Plans, & More (Video)

Jay Leno interviewed Chaz last night on the Tonight Show. He starts out by calling him the “Chazmanian Devil”. They review Chaz’s journey so far on Dancing With The Stars. Jay tries to point out that Chaz had a bad diet before starting the show and Chaz says it’s not true. He had the bad diet before getting clean and sober 7 years ago. Chaz also talks of his previous dance experience. He took tap and ballet when he was little and took performing arts in high school (oh no, here comes the ringer debate again 8O ;) ). They talk of the transgender debate as well and how Chaz let’s the criticism roll off his back. Chaz discusses how he’d like to maybe act or even be a late night TV host after his gig on Dancing With The Stars is up (good idea. I’d love to see that happen too!). All this and more below.

TV Guide has a new interview up with Chaz today as well. He talks of how the “injury” talk has been blown out of proportion (I agree. I wish interviewers would stop going on and asking him about it as if Chaz is complaining when he’s not. He wouldn’t even talk of it if they didn’t ask). He also discusses the great cast and the fun he’s having. Below is a take of what it felt like being in the bottom two. He also comments how the Rumba is easier and rehearsals are going well. More at the link!

What was going through your mind when you were called safe and realized you weren’t in the actual bottom two?
Bono: I was just really happy. Both of us didn’t want to stop participating in this, so Lacey and I were just incredibly relieved. You hope that [your fans can save you]. Also, we were one point off three or four other couples, so it wasn’t like we were way below. We knew we definitely had a chance to go home, but hoped we wouldn’t. We were really thrilled the fans got us through.

You scored a 17 two weeks in a row. What are you working on to bump up that up next week?
Bono: Nothing in particular. We just want to do the best job we can. Every dance has its own technique and I think each of us contestants has our own strengths and weaknesses. [The rumba] will definitely be easier for me, physically, than the quickstep. It’s slower and there’s no skipping, and rehearsals are going well.

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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.

Carson Kressley On His New Dancing With The Stars Friends And His Love For Horses! (Videos)

Carson Kressley was Craig Ferguson’s guest last night! They review the show last week. Carson says he wasn’t looking when Nancy had a wardrobe malfunction. He jokes on Maks again as well. He’s too funny as always!

Carson also did Ryan Seacrest’s radio show yesterday. He talks of how the cast all hangs out after the shows. He never thought at one time he’d be friends with Nancy Grace or hanging with Ricki Lake at her house.

Also, did you know Carson has a love for horses, showing Hackneys, and riding saddle breds? He’s been riding since he was 4 years old. Below is a cool clip of him talking about it. Fascinating!

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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.

Behind The Scenes Regard Magazine Shoot With DWTS Kym Johnson And More!

Just a couple of news items on Kym today. Here she is in some “behind the scenes” footage while shooting the last issue of Regard Magazine. The swimming suits are out of this world. She’s as humble as always when anyone talks of her beauty. She also mentions Dancing With The Stars a few times.

Below is a recent pap video. Kym says everything is going great on the show so far. She says all is fine with her neck now as well. She also makes it a point to talk about how unhappy she is with the Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback. Thanks to Sally for sending us this video.

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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.

Official Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Poster

Finally! It’s here! The new Dancing With The Stars Official Season 13 poster and it’s a stunner to say the least!! What do you think of it and who do you think are the dancers in it? Click the image for a larger size.

Source: Dancing With The Stars Facebook

September 29, 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.

Rob Kardashian on DWTS 13: All Business, Yet Spreading Rumors

Mojo In The Morning interviewed Rob Kardashian today. He starts out the interview saying he’s all business when it comes to he and Cheryl. He’s on Dancing With The Stars to “win it” and doesn’t plan to bring that “weirdness into his circle”. Rob says Cheryl is his “sister” right now. Then they ask him if there are others having affairs on the show. He said, “I know some of the couples on the show, some of the celebrities that are married, that are..and some professionals that are married…that are having an affair with their partner.” After that, the interviewers try to get Rob to name names, but Rob won’t say. He tells them they’ll have to send him money to a routing number. I’m not sure if Rob is being serious or not, but, should he be throwing any of the other couples under the bus like this or insinuating he wants money to name names?

NOT COOL in my opinion. What do you think?

Heidi’s Note:  I think Rob needs to STFU.  Especially if someone is married and he’s making shit up.  There are no saints on the show, but the only way he could know about hanky panky is to walk in  on it – and I seriously doubt he did that. Anything else is potentially harmful speculation.

Adding: here are three new Access Hollywood videos as well that I’m not sure I even want to watch now? :?


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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 Derek Hough And Ricki Lake Talk Of The Stiff Competition, The Work, The Rumba, And More (Video)

Kit Hoover of Access Hollywood went into Derek and Ricki’s rehearsals to see how the duo are doing. She asks Ricki on her shrinking figure. Derek has noticed a difference in her legs and says he loves Ricki’s energy and personality. They talk of the stiff competition and all the work the dancers put into Dancing With The Stars. They talk a little on their Rumba as well. Take a listen below. After that, be sure you stop over at Pure Derek Hough. Heidi has more videos of the two and some great new pics of Derek as always. :)

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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.