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DWTS Season 14, Weeks 1 and 2 – The Cheesecake Awards!!

Another season, another wheel of cheese. Occassionally, what you read will be an inside joke from a previous season; if you want to catch up on previous awards, just click that big box over there —>

Also, newbie note: In these awards, Courtney and I are sometimes funny, sometimes sarcastic, sometimes bitchy, sometimes annoyed by the whole show….ALWAYS guaranteed to piss someone off. You’ve been warned. :-)

I also apologize that these weren’t done sooner – that was actually my fault.  My regular 9-5 zapped pretty much all of my creative energy this week, so I didn’t even get to touch these until late yesterday.  So sorry for those of you tweaking from cheese withdrawal :-P -Court-

Award for Most Innovative (NOT!) Choreographic Choice: Whoever instructed Oksana to do nothing more than whip her hair around like the weapon it is.

Heidi: Seriously – is that the only thing she knows how to do?? It pretty much dominated her little section of the Troupe tribute bit…which in and of itself was a waste of space. Is this like the mating dance of the Mail Order Bride??

Courtney: Newsflash, Mail Order Bride: you are not Willow Smith, and thus whipping your hair back & forth is not really going to garner you any high praise or ignite a dance craze.  But yeah, that hair looks downright deadly at times – and it’s starting to look a little stringy and coarse, too, I’m afraid.  And that steely silver color she’s got going on????! YIKES.  Is she trying to attract a more mature (and affluent) potential husband over at the mail order bride site? I never did understand the whole “fashion gray” hair craze that started last year…trying to look elderly when you’re in your 20s just confuses me. And kids, remember: hairography KILLS.

Heidi: Or at the very least, put out an eye. :-) Read more..

March 31, 2012 I Written By

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. :-)

What Dance Does Jack Wagner Look Forward To The Most On Dancing With The Stars? (Video)

Jack Wagner answers a couple of Dancing With The Stars tweets on the dance he’s looking forward to the most and which dance has been the most shallenging so far. It’s funny how he answers the second dancing question and look at this face! LOL!! He also answers a tweet about General Hospital.

March 30, 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.

GMA Notice And Entertainment Announced For Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Week 3

According to ABC Medianet, the entertainment for Tuesday night’s results show is Grammy Award winning music artist Seal and Country Group Rascal Flatts. Also on tap is a “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance which will include Kenny Wormald, Twitch, and Travis Wall and more. There will be “AT& T Spotlight Performance” with Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya. Below are more fun details. Note how Tony Dovolani will be back to dance as well…

“Episode 1403 & 1403 A” – This week’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars,” themed “The Most Memorable Year of My Life,” challenges the remaining eleven couples to perform a meaningful dance using any style dance of their choice, MONDAY, APRIL 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

On Tuesday, acclaimed singer and songwriter Seal returns to the ballroom performing “Lean On Me” from his latest album “Soul 2.” His soulful performance will be accompanied by four members of the Troupe. Also hitting the stage is best-selling country vocal group, Rascal Flatts, with a network TV debut performance of “Changed,” the title of their new album due out April 3rd. Their performance is accompanied by pro dancer Tony Dovolani and Troupe member Sharna Burgess on TUESDAY, APRIL 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Also during Tuesday’s show we have the season’s first “Macy’s Stars of Dance,” with an all- star dance number featuring some of Hollywood’s most prominent and talented male dancers from film and TV, including Kenny Wormald (“Footloose”), Twitch (“Step Up 3D” and “Step Up 4″), Travis Wall and many others. The exciting performance will be accompanied by one of the worlds most sought after horn trios, Grooveline Horns, who will be performing their composition “Copchase.” This spectacular performance is choreographed by Misha Gabriel and Nick Bass who’ve shared the stage and screen with artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Britney Spears, Beyonce and many more. Tuesday’s show also welcomes the season’s first “AT&T Spotlight Performance” which will feature Julia Ivleva’s inspirational story. Julia is a world-class professional ballroom dancer who has recently been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Her good friends Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya will be dancing a powerfully emotional number in a special tribute to Julia and the fight against cancer.

Also from ABC Medianet, Good Morning America will have a special segment for Dancing With The Stars for “all the behind-the-scenes secrets”. Not sure, but, this might be why Katie Couric was at the show last Monday night as we reported to you here last night. So be sure to watch Good Morning America on Monday. We’ll be sure to post the footage as soon as we can as 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.

DWTS Week 3 Blogs, Interviews, Photos, And Rehearsal Footage With Katherine Jenkins And Mark Ballas

Katherine Jenkins has written a new blog at Parade.com. She discusses the challenges behind the last two dances. She’s ‘mums the word’ on her third dance (as well as Mark writes in his new blog ), but she says it will be emotional. More below and be sure to see Parade.com because there is a sweet picture of Katherine, Cheryl, and Derek with her at the Mixology this past week.

Week two required me to not only get the crazily fast steps right but to perform them with the sassiness that Mark’s choreography demanded. On the night, I honestly have no idea what happened.

In my normal day job, I tend to stand in one place to perform, with the comfort of the orchestra behind me. It was like an alter ego had taken over and Mark has named her ‘The Welsh Wiggler’!!

After Monday’s show we all headed out to Mixology to celebrate. My mum is over from Wales so it was great having her at the show and to be able to introduce her to everyone at the after party.

Next week is all about our most memorable year and for me it’s the reason why getting through to week 3 was so important. My lips are sealed about what exactly the story is but let’s just say it’s emotional and I’ve already been in tears a few times! Maybe this week will be all about strength & composure!

Also, below are some new interviews with Good Day LA and Good Morning America. The Good Morning America video has some rehearsal footage in it. It’s also very touching….

She Sings! She Dances! – Here’s Katherine Jenkins!: MyFoxLA.com

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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.

Maks And Val Chmerkovskiy Discuss Dancing With The Stars And Their New Dances

Val and Maks were interviewed by Access Hollywood at the Billion Bot Bash. They discuss how the competition is coming along so far in Dancing With The Stars Season 14. Maks says they are all trying to step it up and it’s anyone’s game. They also discuss their dances for week three. Maks says he and Melissa have the Jive. Val and Sherri have a Rumba. Lots more below including their thoughts on reality shows….

ADDING: And below is a new interview with Access Hollywood with Maks and Melissa….

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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.

PureDWTS Para Todos Magazine Names William Levy “Entertainer Of The Year” (Video)

William Levy did a new shoot for Para Todos Magazine this week. They just recently named him “Entertainer Of The Year”. E News was there to cover the event. They asked William if he will be taking off his shirt for a routine on Dancing With The Stars. He says he may… “why not”? More in the “read below” link and be sure to visit Para Todos Magazine April 5th for new William Levy photos and their full new interview if interested!

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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 & Roshon Fegan Talk About Their Personal Story Dance for Dancing With The Stars (Video)

Roshon Fegan tells The Insider that his life is his girlfriend because of his focus right now on Dancing With The Stars. Chelsie says the other couples are planning some heart wrenching story lines, but, Roshon’s story will be about something happy and fun. They hope everyone will love it as much as they love it. Details below and more as well as a few shots of their new dance. I have to say I am looking the most forward to this routine the more I hear about it.

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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, Week 1 – Ratings Watch

You remember when I threatened a weekly look at the DWTS ratings to counter the chicken littles’ of DWTS reporting??  The ratings are falling the ratings are falling!! Well, this is it. :-) In case you missed my first post on this subject, you can find it here —> DWTS Ratings Watch

As I’ve said, every week of every season someone cries “the ratings are down” and then they give a whole host of reasons ranging from their favorite pro being absent, to their favorite celeb (often someone I’ve never heard of) not being included, to the current cast being filled with no one and being “unexciting”.  Well, being a numbers nerd, it was a very simple thing to look at the ratings and reach the obvious conclusion.  Look at these ratings from last week (Zap2it):

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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. :-)

DWTS2012 Gavin DeGraw Preparing To Dance Emotionally And Intimately (Rehearsal Video)

ET has a fun hew rehearsal video up today with Gavin and Karina! The two are getting ready to show a whole other side of Gavin for story night on Dancing With The Stars on Monday. He’s out of his comfort zone, but it’s going to be very emotional. Both are looking very intimate in their dancing as well. Nice! Check them out….

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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.

Katie Couric Attends Dancing With The Stars Monday Night (Behind The Scenes Photos)

As you might have seen, this past Monday night, Katie Couric was in the Dancing With The Stars audience. Below are some ‘behind the scenes’ pictures with Maks, Tony, and William that she tweeted. She posted some hair pieces as well that were drying in the sun. Not sure what’s up with Katie’s appearance on the show (if someone knows more, let us know), but, she had a filming crew with her. She will also be filling in for Robin Roberts next week on Good Morning America. Katie also has a new talk show in the works called “Katie” that will be premiering next Fall. Anyway, take a look at these fun photos below and special thanks to Ms. Taz for the heads up on them.

March 29, 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.