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Dancing With The Stars Pre-Party Week 2 With Stuart Brazell & Elena Grinenko (Video)

Tony Dovolani joins Stuart Brazell & Elena Grinenko for a Dancing With The Stars Week 2 Pre-Party. They break down all the couples and play a Maria Menounos drinking game to get the day and night started. Grab some champagne and join in the fun! :mrgreen: Cheers Everyone!!

Special thanks to Dance Junkies TV for the fun video! They will also post another video called ‘Ask the Pro’ on Thursday with Tony’s full length interview!! So, stay tuned!!

March 25, 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.

New DWTS Rehearsal Video With Donald Driver And Peta Murgatroyd And Other News

People has a new rehearsal video and interview posted of Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd. He doesn’t like criticism of his balancing skills and says he took Yoga. Peta acts and jokes like she doesn’t believe him. Below is an excerpt from the interview, but, be sure to see the new rehearsal video at the link. They are cute and he is looking good. See if you agree?

“I have great balance,” Driver, 37, told partner Peta Murgatroyd after she needled him during a Dancing with the Stars rehearsal attended by PEOPLE. “I don’t think my balance is off. I took yoga. I was pretty darn good at yoga.”

As Murgatroyd laughs in disbelief, the Green Bay Packers football star stands by his claims – on one leg, in fact – but points out that there is one area in which he’s lacking.

“She’s very flexible,” he says, pointing at his partner. “I can’t do that, but that’s all women. But that means she’s not as fast as I am, either. Most athletes that are fast are not flexible. She doesn’t know that. She dances. I’m an athlete.”

By the way, this past week, Peta and Dancing With The Stars Troupe member Oksana Dmytrenko attended the LACOSTE Women’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection launch held at The Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, California. Below is a photo from the event. You can view more 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.

DWTS Season 14, Week 2 – Who’s Dancing What…and when?

It’s the week that just might separate the men from the boys…pardon the expresssion. :-)  The Jive and the Quickstep, two very fast dances when done properly.  People will need grace and frame and speed for the quickstep and quick feet and sharp flicks and kicks for the Jive. And if you’re Katherine, there will likely be polka dots and spats involved. Maybe Buddy Holly glasses or suspenders. ;-) Keep checking back, we’ll add information as we know it.

ETA: Someone is doing a Jive to Proud Mary – but it’s not Gavin. Courtney is guessing Sherri or Jaleel. I will forever associate Proud Mary with Nicole. :-) People are being tight lipped with the running order, although it’s possible it’s not firmed up yet. I would imagine it’s not easy with everyone being pretty good.

ETA 2: Gee, what a shock, William has the pimp spot. Sure do hope he does more than let Cheryl dance around him this time.

ETA 3: Not so much surprised about Sherri going 2nd (doubt it means much right now), but I am surprised that they’re putting a jive 2nd – if they were alternating jives & quicksteps, I would think she would be in an odd-numbered position.  So that means we’re going to have either back-to-back jives or back-to-back quicksteps at some point this evening.-Court-

ETA 4: Melissa going 3rd?? This is not a good plan, IMO.  And bummer for Jack. -Heidi

ETA 5: Roshon Going first. I would imagine Jaleel is going close to the pimp spot again.

Roshon and Chelsie – Quickstep - Dancing 1st
Voting # 1-800-868-3405

Sherri and Val – Jive – Dancing 2nd
Voting # 1-800-868-3406

Melissa and Maks – Quickstep – Dancing 3rd
Voting # 1-800-868-3407

Jack and Anna -Jive – Dancing 4th
Voting # 1-800-868-3402

Gavin and Karina – Jive
Voting # 1-800-868-3404

Katherine and Mark – Jive - Dancing 6th (Un-sourced rumor????)
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Martina and Tony – Jive
Voting # 1-800-868-3409

Gladys and Tristan – Quickstep (Song: something by Phil Collins)
Voting # 1-800-868-3411

Jaleel and Kym – Jive
Voting # 1-800-868-3412

Maria and Derek – Quickstep – Dancing 8th (Maria “thinks”)
Voting # 1-800-868-3401

Donald and Peta – Quickstep – Dancing 10th
Voting # 1-800-868-3403

William and Cheryl -Quickstep – Dancing 12th
Voting # 1-800-868-3408

Frankly, I’m curious to see William, Roshon and Donald manage the quickstep. This dance may just tell the tale on each of them. I think Jaleel will kill it. Maria looks great on her quickstep, provided that jump that Derek seems to have stuck in there is not categorized as a lift by CAI – she’s just idiotic enough to pull that, since Maria is a beautiful girl instead of a hot guy, if you know what I mean. William could fall down during his quickstep and still get a 9 from her. Anyway, I think Melissa will come back and I think Martina will be fine, provided that Tony gives her something exciting. Gladys will be adorable again, but adorable only lasts for so long, so I hope she’s learning to dance. I have a good bit of faith in Tristan, but Gladys isn’t as young as she used to be. Katherine, with her experience, should be fine. Gavin – almost forgot about him again and that’s not a good sign – but I can’t imagine either he or Sherri pulling off a good Jive, but one of them will likely prove me wrong. We’ll see!!

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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. :-)

Martina Navratilova And Tony Dovolani Make A Big Splash At The Grove And More News

Friday, Tony Dovolani and Dancing With The Stars partner Martina Navratilova made an appearance at The Grove to shop and do a new interview for Extra. According the Daily Mail, the tennis legend “looked delighted to be promoting her dancing stint”. You can view more pictures of Tony and Martina at the link and at Zimbio Pictures.

In another cool news bite on Martina, this past week The Tennis Channel named her as the 4th greatest tennis player of all time. Below are more details…

Roger Federer has been named the greatest player of all time by America’s Tennis Channel.

The television network’s “100 Greatest of All Time,” a five-night series, aired this week and culminated Friday.

Federer edged Rod Laver for the top spot. Rounding out the top 10 were Steffi Graf in third, followed by Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal, Bjorn Borg, Margaret Court, Chris Evert and Billie Jean King.

Stay tuned for another new interview coming soon with Tony. Dance Junkies TV will be interviewing him about Martina and more. Several of us submitted questions from Pure Dancing With The Stars which Stuart reports back that they asked. We’ll report on that new fun interview as soon as it’s posted. For now, here is a little promo….

ADDING: Below is a new interview with AARP!!! “Age is not a limit”!!

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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 Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Dazzles At Humane Society Genesis Awards 2012

Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Anne Inaba. Last night she hosted the 26th Annual Humane Society Genesis Awards which honors entertainment and media outlets for raising awareness about animal issues. Some of the winners last night included “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, “The Colbert Report”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “NBC Nightly News”, and “Today”. If interested you can watch this awards show in an hour long special on Animal Planet May 5th. You can help donate to the Humane Society here. To view more stunning pictures of Carrie Anne from last night, check out Zimbio Pictures.

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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.