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Dancing With The Stars Submits Show Material For 2012 Emmy Award Nominations

The 64th Emmy Award nominations will be announced July 19th. You can view the ballots and who and what they are currently mulling over in each category here. For what I can see so far (and I could have missed some. If so, let us know.), Dancing With The Stars is being considered for:

“Outstanding Directing In A Variety Series” for their Broadway Show on October 11, 2011. As you might remember, the musicals of Broadway were featured in this live two hour show. Ten set piece performances showcased a diverse range of choreography including live guest performances from Kristin Chenoweth and the cast of “Sister Act”, all accompanied by to our 30 piece orchestra.

“Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials”. Several segments are being considered including….

a. Donald Driver Background Package, Episode 1409, May 14, 2012. This package tells Donald Driver’s life story and his journey to this point in the competition; Head To Head: The Final Three, Episode 1410A, May 22, 2012. This package examines the strengths of the final three competitors.

b. Hope Solo’s Background Package, Episode 1309, November 14, 2011. This package chronicles the events that shaped Hope Solo’s life and her journey in this competition.

c. J.R. Martinez Memorable Year, Episode 1303, October 3, 2011. As part of the “Most Memorable Year” themed week of DANCING WITH THE STARS, JR Martinez reflects on the year he was seriously injured in Iraq and how in his darkest hour, his mother inspired him to survive and overcome his physical and emotional injuries.

d. Song Of The Season, Episode 1410A, May 22, 2012. Using all available footage, the cast recounts the highlights of Season 14 – in rhyming verse.

e. Spotlight: Michaela DePrince, Episode 1406A, May 1, 2012. This package tells the story of Michaela DePrince, a young ballerina who overcame hardship and struggle to achieve her dreams.

“Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special” for Episode 1407, April 30, 2012. In the 7th week of competition in season 14, the 7 remaining couples, Maria & Derek, Donald & Peta, Roshon & Chelsie, Melissa & Maksim, William & Cheryl, Katherine & Mark, and Jaleel & Kym competed in “Classical Night” vying for the “Dancing with the Stars” Mirrorball trophy.

“Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special” for Episode 1307, October 31, 2011, In the seventh week of competition in season 13 of DANCING WITH THE STARS, the Halloween Special Event takes over the ballroom. The six couples who remain vie for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy in this spooky episode. Ricki Lake and Derek Hough top the leader board with their performance.

“Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program” which includes Tom Bergeron.

“Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series” for Episode 1307, October 31, 2011, In the seventh week of competition in season 13 of DANCING WITH THE STARS, the Halloween Special. Event takes over the ballroom. The six couples who remain vie for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy in this spooky episode. Ricki Lake and Derek Hough top the leader board with their performance.

“Outstanding Reality – Competition Program”

“Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special” for…

a. Episode 1310A, November 22, 2011, In the Finale of Season 13 of “Dancing with the Stars”, Rob Kardashian & Cheryl, JR Martinez & Karina and Ricki Lake & Derek vie for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Each couple performs an Instant Dance to complete the competition. After ten weeks, JR Martinez and Karina are named champions.

b. Episode 1407 Classical Night, April 30, 2012

“Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series” for Episode 1410A, May 22, 2012, In the season 14 finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS, Katherine Jenkins & Mark, Donald Driver & Peta, and William Levy & Cheryl vie for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. The entire cast returns to celebrate the most competitive season and witness Donald & Peta’s championship.

Speaking of the Emmy Awards…. Read more..

June 15, 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.

DWTS Pro Derek Hough And Family Attend Grand Opening Of “Cars Land” At Disneyland Resort

How sweet is this? Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars pro Derek Hough and some of his family members. Wednesday they attended the Grand Opening Of “Cars Land” At Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Picture above courtesy of Zimbio Pictures. You can view more at Pure Derek Hough. Our Miss Heidi provides. Such a beautiful family!

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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.

Mike Catherwood On DWTS All-Star Season, Money Is A Huge Motivator

Season 12 contestant Mike Catherwood tells Celebuzz he wouldn’t be interested in coming back for the All-Star Season of Dancing With The Stars, but, there “is a catch”….

Mike Catherwood may have been the first celebrity eliminated from ABC’s Dancing With the Stars during season 12, but with an “All Star” season now in the works, the radio DJ says he’s willing to foxtrot back into the ballroom. The only catch: he wants a hefty paycheck.

With the DWTS hoofers reportedly guaranteed $125,000 for the first two weeks, the Loveline with Dr. Drew co-host — who had been partnered with Lacey Schwimmer during his original run — tells Celebuzz: “I don’t want to go back, but if they pay me, yes. Money is a huge motivator.”

What do you think? Would you be interested in seeing Mike dance again? I think I’d rather have other celebs come back to dance, but, by all means use Mike in some spoof segments like the one below. Remember this? This has to be one of the funniest moments on this show. Would you agree? Too funny!

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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.

Cheryl Burke Discusses Recently Reuniting With Her Father and Dancing With The Stars

Yesterday, Cheryl Burke was a guest on Bethenny Frankel’s new talk show to weigh in on Dancing With The Stars. Cheryl reveals which of her dance partners had the best backside (you might be surprised by who she picks) and her best partner. She also opens about recently reuniting with her biological father. Here is more…

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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 Lacey Schwimmer Finds A Naked Man In Her Dressing Room, Rep Confirms

Can you imagine doing a show somewhere and finding a naked man in your dressing room? That’s just what happened to Lacey Schwimmer. 8O When I first heard this story, I thought it was a joke, but, Lacey’s rep says it’s true. More below from E! News

E! News confirms that Dancing With the Stars’ Lacey Schwimmer was surprised by an unknown naked man in her bathroom when returning to her dressing room in Las Vegas.

What the heck happened?! It seems as though the mystery (naked) man was hoping to take a shower in Schwimmer’s room (who is in Sin City performing for Dancing With the Stars: Live in Las Vegas).

“Lacey will go on with the show tonight. She is shook up but the show must go on. She entered her dressing room to find the naked man entering her shower, ” her rep tells us.

“Historically laughing at how bad today has been hahah!,” Schwimmer tweeted.

Lacey’s rep also confirmed that she filed a police report, but the man has not been caught.

She tells us, “I was very scared but the security at Tropicana is doing an amazing job to ensure my safety!”

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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.