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DWTS 14 – Make Your Team Name Suggestions!

Ok, so reminiscing about past team names and trying to come up with ones for this season’s couples in another thread just seemed to clarify for me “We need a separate post for this.” :-)

It’s pretty self-explanatory – we wanna hear your suggestions for this season’s team names.  Keep in mind that the team names USUALLY are a sort of portmanteau of the celeb & the pro’s names (“Evanna” for Evan & Anna, “Florky” for Florence & Corky, “Kanenball” for Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas), although they can also consist of nicknames (“Sugar & Spice” for Sugar Ray & Anna) or make no sense whatsoever (“Team Schmurgles” for Kyle & Lacey…still trying to figure that one out!).  And let’s avoid anything too vulgar – if you can’t say it on tv, there’s really not much of a point in saying it here :-)

Heidi mentioned something about tweeting a link to this post to all of the teams to help them brainstorm their names – so make ‘em good, guys, ’cause you never know if Maks, Kym, Tristan, etc. might be reading this! ;-) Keep in mind that this is the name that goes on the t-shirts that the couples tend to wear in rehearsal, around the studio, etc…so if they like your name, you’ll be seeing it everywhere.

ETA #1: We’ve compiled a list of names you guys have suggested for each couple thus far…keep ‘em coming, though! :-D

Just to refresh your memory, here’s a list of the couples again, along with some hints that may help you in creating your names:

Jack Wagner (best known for his role as Frisco Jones on General Hospital) & Anna Trebunskaya:

Team Friskaya

Team General Ginger

Team TrebunSco

Team Wagskaya

Team Jumping Jack

Gavin DeGraw (musician) & Karina Smirnoff:

Team KarDegraw

Team Gavina

Team DeGrawsome

Team DeSmirnoff

Team GKRhythm

Team GaRina

Team KaVin

Team Smirnoffin

Martina Navratilova (tennis player) & Tony Dovolani:

Team LovaLani

Team MarTony

Team Novratilani

Team Dovalova

Team NovDov

Team Tonnis

Team Narvaloni

Team Dovatina

Roshon Fegan (plays Ty Blue on the Disney Channel series Shake it Up) & Chelsie Hightower:

Team BlueTower

Team ShonTower

Team RoShel

Team Dancing Rosh

Team Roshie

Donald Driver (plays for the Green Bay Packers, writes childrens’ books about a character named Quickie) & Peta Murgatroyd:

Team PetaPackers

Team PetaPack

Team BayTroyd

Team Drivertroyd

Team DonaTroyd

Team Donapetia

Team Donaltroyd

Jaleel White (played Steve Urkel on Family Matters) & Kym Johnson:

Team UrKym

Team Leel-Kym

Team Kurkel

Team Did I Do That?

Team Kymeel

Melissa Gilbert (played Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie) & Maksim Chmerkovskiy:

Team Gilskiy

Team Ingallskiy

Team Half-Pintskiy

Team MGM

Team MaksPint

Team Prairie on a Stick

Team MeMak

Team MelMak

Team Maksy & Melly

Team Melliskiy

Maria Menouos (tv presenter for Access Hollywood & Extra) & Derek Hough:

Team MenHough

Team Marek

Team MariDer

Team Houghounos

William Levy (model, considered the “Mexican Brad Pitt”) & Cheryl Burke:

Team WilliBu

Team Levyl

Team WillChe

Team CheWill

Team WilBur

Team WillBurk

Sherri Shepherd (cohost from The View) & Val Chmerkovskiy:

Team EnWyCee

Team Sherkovskiy

Team Sherval

Team Valsherri

Team Shmear

Team Valeopard

Gladys Knight (singer, considered “The Empress of Soul”) & Tristan MacManus:

Team Lucky Pips

Team Gladys Knight & the Irish Pip

Team Knight Tristan

Team Lucky Knights

Team MacKnight

Team G&T

Team MacKnightus

Team Trips

Team Gladyator

Team GladMan

Team MidKnight Tryst

Katherine Jenkins (Welsh operatic soprano) & Mark Ballas:

Team Markins

Team Katnass

Team KatMar

Team KatBalls

Team Ballkins

I’ll go ahead and share two of my favorites :-) The first I actually have to credit @Lannatexasgal for coming up with, and it’s for Melissa & Maks – Team MelMak.  Reminds me of ALF :-D The 2nd I came up with this afternoon and it’s really super dumb…but you know how Gladys Knight performed with the Pips? Well for she & Tristan’s team name…how bout Gladys Knight & The Irish Pip? I know, point & laugh…it’s dumb. :-P

Now ready…set…NAME AWAY!!! 8-)

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The Press Interviews The Dancing With The Stars Cast For Season 14 (Videos)

After the Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement today, Access Hollywood’s Tim Vincent interviewed the dance couples…

First up are Maks and Melissa!! Melissa likes that the two of them might be a “fiery” combination. Melissa said their first rehearsal was fiery…but, in a good way. She needs to learn to let him “teach”. Maks reminds her he is the “President” in the boardroom. They talk of her physical challenges, but, Maks says he doesn’t think there will be any issues. Her big family will be there to support her. Kirstie and Marley convinced her to dance. Kirstie told her to “hold on to her crucifix. It’s going to be bumpy ride.” LOL!

Sherri and Val are looking forward to “shimmying” which they’ve already to started to practice (Heidi and Court, I’m not saying anything, are you? lol). Sherri plans to “step up her game” to win this competition. She needs Barbara Walters and President Clinton to support her. She loves to “turn”, but, she doesn’t turn like she use to. Val wants to set the bar high and Sherri says why? She plans to travel back and forth from coast to coast to still do The View.

Anna says Jack is “determined” and “musical”. Jack says they have a “chemistry”. He likes to Cha Cha Cha and loves the Cuban heels. He has 6 pair. They worked on frame and posture first and then the music came. Jack says his biggest competition will be himself and he’s going to continue working. He loves the idea of challenging himself by doing the show and feels blessed. (I like this Guy!)

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Carrie Anne Inaba And Karina Smirnoff On The New Season Of Dancing With The Stars

OK! Magazine interviewed Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba after the Cast Announcement. She gives her thoughts on Sherri Shepherd and Gavin Degraw. She also reminds us to “never judge a season by it’s first impression”. More below and at OK! Magazine.

Sherri’s got a lot of joy, and she’s wanted to do the show for a long time,” Carrie Ann tells me while promoting her upcoming Petsami series. “I think it will be great to have her on the show.”

As for Gavin, the New York-based singer-songwriter whose hits include “Chariot,” “I Don’t Want To Be” and “In Love With A Girl?”

“That will be wonderful,” she says. “We’ve had a country star in the past, we had Ty [Murray], Jewel’s husband, and he was so wonderful. He brought a country personality that’s so down-home, loving and grounded. That would be a nice energy to have on the show. I have no idea how he dances, so it will be interesting to see.”

One thing Carrie has learned? Never judge a season by its first impression.

Dancing With The Stars pro karina Smirnoff has some thoughts as well. These quotes were taken from an interview with People.

“Season 14 is going to be very exciting and entertaining,” Smirnoff, 34, tells PEOPLE. “We have so many diverse personalities and talents this season.”

“This is going to be a competitive cast,” adds Smirnoff. “Let the dancing begin!”

Yes, let the dancing begin! :)

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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 14: A Foxtrot Or A Cha Cha Cha To Be The Couples First Dance

ABC Media Net has released an official press announcement of the Dancing With The Stars cast in detail. They show bios for each of the celebrities. They also announce that the couples will either perform a Foxtrot or a Cha Cha Cha for their first dance on March 19th. The first full elimination will take place the following week on March 27th.

This season’s dynamic lineup of stars — including a Super Bowl champion, a telenovela star,
a tennis legend, a Disney Channel star, a classical singing star and a music legend – will perform either the Foxtrot or the Cha Cha for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

You can read the full press release here.

Excited yet? :)

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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 Season 14 Cast Announcement On GMA Video Footage

Below is some video footage of the GMA DWTS Cast Announcement special thanks to caseycarlsonlegacyx3’s You Tube Channel!! This video announces the celebrities for Dancing With The Stars Season 14. Enjoy if you didn’t get to see the show go down LIVE!

ADDING: Here is more from GMA’s official site;

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ADDING #2: And the Pro matchups:

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For more details and fun LIVE commentary of the cast announcement, be sure to see this post.

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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.