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Shawn Johnson Transitioning Into Her New Life With Dancing With The Stars (Interview)

Shawn Johnson tells iVillage that as soon as she announced her retirement from gymnastics, the producers of Dancing With The Stars called her to do the new All Star season. She didn’t immediately jump on the idea. Below is more…

“It was a really hard decision for me to make, I wanted to say yes right away but there was so much going on, I didn’t know if it would be a right fit, if I was mentally ready for it and with everything going on,” she admitted.

In the end, however, Johnson decided that going after the DWTS mirror-ball trophy a second time might be just what the doctor ordered. “I thought it would be a fun way to transition into a new phase in my life and try to get away from all this [gymnastics] for a little bit,” she said.

Plus, it’ll give her a shot at that comeback she was striving for. “I didn’t really get to finish out the competition and the comeback of [my gymnastics] career, but maybe I could do it on DWTS,” she said. “I don’t know. It’ll just be a good breath of fresh air for me to have some fun.”

Johnson isn’t without her share of nerves, however — admitting that she finds going up against past DWTS standouts, like Olympic speed skating champion Apolo Anton Ohno and former NFL player Emmitt Smith, quite daunting.

“It’s going to be hard, and there are so many good dancers,” she mused. “I’m so excited, I’m terrified, it’s a whole new world.”

I’m looking forward to watching Shawn again, are you? I just wish I could figure out who she’s dancing with? 8O You can read more on Shawn at iVillage.

July 31, 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.

Apolo Ohno Expains Why He Decided To Dance Again On Dancing With The Stars

Apolo Ohno may be in London currently watching the 2012 Olympics, but, that didn’t stop him from answering a few questions about his new gig on Dancing With The Stars from ESPN. Apolo tells them why he decided to dance. Read more below. I love what he says. Picture above from Apolo’s twitter account.

Congratulations on returning to “Dancing with the Stars.” The competition with athletes Emmitt Smith, Shawn Johnson and Helio Castroneves back looks pretty stiff.

“When they called, I had to think whether I was willing to make a full commitment. I had to think about giving 100 percent and dedicating all that time. But when I heard the names of some of the other contestants, I realized that I was a great fan of many of them and they are my friends. How could I not? I think it’ll be the biggest show they’ve ever had. It’s a wonderful opportunity. I’m excited about being on the show.”

So you need to train, right?

“Hopefully, I don’t fall too many times. It’s going to be very competitive. At the end of the day, I think that’s what people love about it. I just need to stay away from the sequins and the rhinestones. I need to stay strong on this one.”

You can read the full interview at ESPN.

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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.

Kyle Massey Interviewed About Dancing With The Stars On KTLA Today (Video)

KTLA says Kyle Massey got robbed of winning Dancing With The Stars Season 11 when he was a guest on their show today! He gets us caught up on his run on Dancing With The Stars Live In Las Vegas. After doing the Vegas show, he knows what he’s been “missing” versus when he danced on the TV version. Kyle thinks he’s a much better dancer now than he was before. He then explains how fans can vote for him to be on the show again. He really wants to come back and redeem himself. Just “vote sexy”. lol More below. Fans will have until August 24th to vote. We’ll find out who wins the Wild Card vote on August 27th.

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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 Sharna Burgess Attends ‘Overcome, Overjoyed’ Premiere (Photos)

Check out these cool photos taken by Curtis Sabir Photography below! This past weekend, Dancing With The Stars pro and Troupe member, Sharna Burgess attended the premiere of “Overcomed, Overjoyed” which features former lead dancer for Madonna, Carlton Wilborn (Madonna’s Blond Ambition Tour and The Girlie Show Tour). Sharna also posed with three girls from the cast: Na’Kia Bell-Smith (Grey’s Anatomy), Audrianna Bartholemew (Chorister for the LA Children’s Chorus Concert), and Michaela Reed (Boys & Girls Club Idol Winner). She also posed with producer/director of the play Charlia Boyer. Stay tuned. Sharna is going to give us an update on her summer and her thoughts on the new all star cast of Dancing With The Stars. In the meantime, enjoy these fun pics. Being I’m a huge Madonna fan, I’m enjoying seeing Carlton again. You also might remember him in Madonna’s iconic “Vogue” video. Yay! Beautiful Sharna! :)

July 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.

Pro Derek Hough Dishes On Music, New Movie, And Dancing With The Stars (Video)

Pro Derek Hough was a guest on Access Hollywood today. He runs through his partners (“wives”) on his 10 seasons with Dancing With The Stars. They ask if the pros have any input for who they get as partners which they don’t (but, he may make suggestions). Also, he always tries to have other projects going to keep dancing refreshing. Derek also talks of making music again and his new movie coming out which he gets to see for the first time this week. Great interview for the Hough Addicts like myself. Lots more at Pure Derek Hough. Stay tuned as our Miss Princess Heidi will be making some big updates there soon on Derek’s recent Dizzy Feet weekend and 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.

PureDWTS Karina Smirnoff Sizes Up The All Star Competition On The View (Video)

Lovely and always good at explaining and sizing up the competition, below is dancing With The Stars pro Karina Smirnoff on The View today. This is good. You’ll love this.

For the non-US viewers, go HERE. Thanks Jimmbboe!!

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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.

Melissa Rycroft Talks DWTS All Stars On The Ryan Seacrest Radio Show (Video)

Today, Melissa Rycroft was on Ryan Seascrest’s radio show. She talked all about Dancing With The Stars and why she “jumped” back into the show with competitors who have already beat her. They run through each contestant and what she thinks of each of them. What’s more to add to the specualtion on who her partner is, Ryan THINKS he knows, and he thinks it’s his ‘pseudo-family member’, hmmm? Thanks to Lori for the heads up and what she pointed out about what Ryan said!

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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.

Good Morning America Interviews Some Of The Cast For New DWTS All Star Season (Video)

As promised, here is the Good Morning America spread they promised! A great little teaser to set us for the new Dancing With The Stars All Star season….

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And here is their wild card segment with Carson Kressley, Kyle Massey, and Sabrina Bryan….

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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.

Cast And Pros Interviewed On The New DWTS All Star Season (Videos)

Access Hollywood has released some videos from the ABC Summer Press Party after the cast was announced where some of the pros were present. They answer questions on potential partners, past partners, and being asked to dance on Dancing With The Stars again. They are all excited and ready for a competitive season. They are tight lipped as ever too (figures, lol).

Tom Bergeron, Brooke Burke, Bristol palin, Gilles Marina, Kelly Monoaco, Helio Castroneves, and Melissa Rycroft were interviewed about the cast as well. This is from ET….

UPDATE: Here’s some interviews with Extra…

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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.

Helio Castroneves Wants Karina Smirnoff As His Partner On Dancing With The Stars

Check out Helio and Karina! They look like the perfect match for the Dancing With The Stars All Star Season. What do you think?

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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.