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DWTS Mark Ballas And Derek Hough Step Out To See Robert Ackroyd of Florence + the Machine

Isn’t this a cool picture of Derek and Mark? Look at Derek’s eyes. *sigh* According to People.com, the two stepped out to see a Jazz set preformed by Robert Ackroyd of Florence + the Machine. You can read some more details on the night at the link.

Speaking of Derek,…Heidi is once again providing the “goods” at Pure Derek Hough. Don’t miss seeing a new MMA Awards video that Derek attended and took part in recently. She’s also posted even more screen shots of his appearance on LIVE! With Kelly.

December 14, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Louis Van Amstel Attends NOH8′s 3rd Anniversary Party

Last night, Louis Van Amstel attended NOH8′s 3 year Anniversary Party at The House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Louis and his fellow NOH8 supporters and activists gathered together to celebrate three years of activism and support for gay marriage. Mayor John Duran made an on-stage proclamation giving NOH8 it’s own official day of December 13th!! To read and see some cool coverage and photos on the night, visit West Hollywood Patch.

To see how you can help NOH8′s efforts in standing up for Marriage Equality and anti-discrimination at a global level, be sure to check NOH8′s Official Website.

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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.

Karina Smirnoff Talks Of Winning DWTS, Stevie Wonder, And Helping Women In Need

Karina Smirnoff made an appearance on NBC’s NY Live to talk about winning with J.R. on Dancing With The Stars this season. She also talked about what she’d like to see in a dream partner. She speaks about the possibility of Stevie Wonder dancing and whether he could do it. She also promotes working with Lady Foot Locker to help women in need this holiday season with her new BearPaw boot design. Great interview!!

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

You can read more and see Karina wearing the BearPaw boot at her official site.

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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.

Ricki Lake Blogs About Her Dancing With The Stars Experience, Derek Hough, and More!

Would you like to be able to keep up with “all things Ricki” now and in the future? If so, she’s writing a new blog for iVillage. In her second blog she writes of Dancing With The Stars and her partner Derek. She dishes on how “tirelessly” they worked each week and how she’s still nursing bruises, bruised ribs, sore feet, etc.. More below on the challenges she faced on one of the hardest and best three months of her life….

My dance partner, Derek Hough, and I worked so tirelessly each week, trying to outdo ourselves with every turn, twist and shimmy. More than two weeks after the finale, I am still nursing bruised ribs, sore feet, black-and-blue marks and neck/shoulder injuries. The silver lining? My body is in fantastic shape, and I feel like I really accomplished something.

I cherish each dance we did — the rumba, the samba, the tango, and so on — and I am saving DVDs of each performance so I can look back at them over the years. Hours of blood, sweat and tears (sometimes literally) went into those routines, and each one is so meaningful and special.

But the entire process was definitely a challenge. The rehearsal schedule was grueling and took almost all of my time for three months. The hardest part for me was the hours away from my family — my children and my fiancé. As all moms know, we are constantly being pulled by the demands of our careers and our families. We want both, and we want to do both well. The juggling of the show, along with making sure I was staying up on homework assignments, activities and just spending good quality time with my kids, was harder than I expected.

She has memories of a lifetime…as well as Derek and us! I don’t think I’ll ever forget that Psycho performance!! Be sure to read the full blog at iVillage.

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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 Mark Ballas Picked To Be An Advocate For Mental Health in Schools Act

Monday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano welcomed Dancing With The Stars pro Mark Ballas as the newest member of her Mental Health in Schools Act Task Force which helps to increase the availability of mental health services for young people. Below is a quote from her….

“I am delighted to have Mark Ballas as an advocate for the Mental Health in Schools Act,” Napolitano said. “Mark’s courage will help us break down the stigma surrounding mental health, and his passion will help us reach the many young people who struggle with mental health issues. I look forward to working with him to raise awareness and improve our country’s youth mental health services.” “I am honored to be working with Congresswoman Napolitano and the Mental Health in Schools Act Task Force,” Ballas said. “If we can help erase the stigma of mental illness and suicide for kids in high school and college, we can change the future for their generation. It means a great deal to me, my family and the Ballas Foundation to be asked to participate in this program.”

Fans can read more on why Mark was chosen for the Task Force Act at MarkBallas.com. As some of you know, this is personal to Mark since he lost an uncle to suicide in 2003.

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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.