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Karina Smirnoff To Meet Her Dancing With The Stars Partner On Monday

Dancing With The Stars pro Karina Smirnoff was interviewed by KGO 810 in San Francisco, CA this morning. She mainly promoted Cruising With The Stars which she will be helping with in June. She explains the differences between competitive and social dancing and how much fun she plans to have teaching while enjoying the cruise.

Karina also dishes about dancing on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars and how excited she is to meet up her partner on Monday (tomorrow). She also mentions how she will be promoting the cruise and making a guest post on The View on Wednesday, March 7th as well. So, be sure to mark your calendars!!

You can listen to the full interview at this link here. Click on the 9:00am hour. Karina’s interview begins at the 7:56 mark.

February 26, 2012 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.

DWTS14 Casting Rumors – The Typecasting of Season 14, Part I

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m just ready for the cast announcement so we can get all of this speculating over & done with! But to help us get a handle on who might be in and out, let’s take a look at what combination of “casting types” we might get this season.

The Olympian

Previous examples: Kristi Yamaguchi, Shawn Johnson, Apolo Ohno, Natalie Coughlin, Misty May-Treanor, Maurice Greene, Louie Vito, Evan Lysacek, Hope Solo

Advantages: The winningest of the 12 types, their obvious advantage is their athleticism – you won’t see these guys struggling with strength or endurance moves.  In addition, the same tireless work ethic that helped them medal in the Olympics will likely carry them through the toils of the competition. They also seem to be adored by the masses, as many are seen as “hero” figures – which translates into a formidable voting fanbase.

Disadvantages: For those specializing in sports that are less “artistic” (i.e. swimming, running, volleyball), it might be a bit hard to really get into the character of the dance and truly perform to the crowd.  Previously incurred injuries (or the fear of incurring an injury that might hinder their participation in subsequent competitions in their sport, a la Misty May-Treanor) may also slow them down & limit their mobility.

Possible candidates this season: The only semi-legitmate Olympian prospect I think we’ve heard is Bruce Jenner – and I would like to think that TPTB would have mercy and not subject us to back-to-back seasons of Kardashians in the audience :-D

The Athlete

Previous examples: Chuck Liddell, Warren Sapp, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Helio Castroneves, Laila Ali, Floyd Mayweather, Ty Murray, Evander Holyfield, Jerry Rice, Clyde Drexler, Monica Seles, Jason Taylor, Lawrence Taylor, Chad Ochocinco, Kurt Warner, Rick Fox, Sugar Ray Leonard, Chris Jericho, Hines Ward, Ron Artest

Advantages: As with the Olympians, their athleticism & work ethic make them well-suited to the competition.  An edge they might have over their Olympic counterparts: sports like football, auto racing, & mixed martial arts tend to have a larger, more mainstream following than some of the Olympic sports.

Disadvantages: Again, a lack of “artistic” experience & previous injury (especially with the football players, who have really taken a beating over the years). Some of the more muscular athletes in hard-hitting sports may also have difficulty with the refined, precise moves of some of the dances.

Possible candidates this season: Vince Young tweeted that he had been asked to the do the show, then suspiciously deleted the tweet.  Guilty much? ;-) We’ve also heard Annika Sorenstam’s name in the mix.

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Dancing With The Stars’ Kym Johnson and Carson Kressley Attend 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Last night, Dancing With The Stars Pro Kym Johnson and Carson Kressley attended the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California. Kym looks like a goddess as always, doesn’t she?! You can view more pics like this at Zimbio and Getty Images. You can read all about the event and see the winners list at Wearemoviegeeks.com.

ADDING: Below is new interview with Kym at the Spirit Awards. She won’t reveal much, but, she addresses some of the celebrity rumors on Melissa Gilbert, Jack Wagoner, Sherri Shepherd, etc.. She’s very very careful not to reveal much. Check her out….

Also, Kym and Mark Ballas’ new Fitness DVD has finally been released. You can order it here.

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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.

Sir Sleep Twitter Account Teases On Val And Maks Chmerkovskiy’s DWTS14 Partners

I don’t care who these two are dancing with. I’m just glad the two are dancing!! In case you don’t know Sir Sleep is Maks’ bulldog. Maks and Val (and maybe Teddy?) like to update us on Sir Sleep and his adventures at twitter occasionally under this account. Anyway, I’m going out on a limb and taking this as good news for the “Chmerkovskiy” camp and that their fans can relax a little knowing that the two are dancing. ADDING: Though note, nothing is 100% official until the cast announcement on Tuesday.

So, if true, does this mean there are 11 dancers or are there 12 dancers? If there are only 11 dancers and 5 are male, could one of the rumored dancers be out? If so, which one?

The saga continues in Dancing With The Stars land. I feel kind of silly reporting on a dog account at twitter and it’s a first, but, it is what it is. LOL! 8O

Thanks to @TristanMacmanusFans at twitter for this news. Be sure to follow her for all the latest on Tristan. She’s a jewel. xx

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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.