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The Derek Hough In London Mystery…and Dr. Phil?

Out of all the pros on DWTS, Derek Hough is, without question, the one most likely to keep you guessing as to just what in the hell he’s doing at any given moment. I don’t think they make them any tighter lipped than Derek. On  the one hand, I find the discretion/humble-ness/whatever it is very refreshing in terms of both DWTS pros and celebs in general….but as a Derek fan it’s enough to make ya nuts. :-)  Why is he in London AGAIN, so soon after a mystery project with Peta (one part of which we think is the TV show Red & Black)?  Well, he’s been to Wimbledon, and he’s been to The Brompton Club (see below, courtesy Cozy Cot)….but beyond that, Derek fans haven’t a clue. And he ain’t tellin’ except to say that it’s 3:30 in the morning and he’s watching UFC. :-)

As for Dr. Phil – well, he’s not in the show promos, but here’s what the Dr. Phil show site says for Wednesday, July 11th:

Hollywood hopefuls Dalia, Nandra, Krissy, Hunter, Justice and Grant continue competing for luxurious prizes, including a new car, performing scholarships, a walk-on role on a major daytime soap opera and six months of free rent at a Los Angeles high-rise. Plus, Dr. Phil makes a house call to set the mothers straight. Do their kids want fame as much as they want it for them? And, do the families have a backup plan? Actress Florence Henderson and Dancing With the Stars great Derek Hough offer their expertise before the kids are put to the ultimate test: a talent show in front of a live studio audience. Watch as the children perform for a panel of celebrity judges — and the winner is revealed! Does anyone crack under the pressure? And, do you agree with the judges’ decision? Watch and weigh in!

July 7, 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. :-)

DWTS Pro Cheryl Burke Seen Leaving Bootsie Bellows (Photos)

Oh, I have a feeling this picture might make my Dad’s Saturday? Above is his favorite Dancing With The Stars pro Cheryl Burke. Last night, she was seen leaving Bootsie Bellows in West Hollywood, California. What do you think of her in this dress? I think I kind of like it even though I usually don’t favor printed dresses like this? You can see more pics of Cheryl from last night in a new album at 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.

Entertainment Weekly Gives Dancing With The Stars LIVE In Las Vegas Rave Reviews

What a great in-depth three page review for Dancing With The Stars: LIVE In Las Vegas by Annie Barrett of Entertainment Weekly. She gives huge props to Carson Kressley calling him a “marvel” in his hosting duties and how he is “never not funny” much like Tom Bergeron. She calls the show “quite stunning, especially during the many bombastic group numbers” and how the lack of cameras (seen if you are sitting in the audience on the TV version) “frees up the dancers to use the entire stage and actually move.”

The whole thing felt more like a musical — with slow/sensual or fierce/emphatic movements instead of dialogue, or literally (if we want to get all Carrie Ann about it) “beautiful lines” instead of spoken lines.

She also raves about dancing pro Lacey Schwimmer (who got hurt this past week) saying she “commands the stage”…

As I expected, the dancer who embodied that classic for-the-love-of-the-game performance quality the most for me was Our Pro Lacey Schwimmer. Girl knows how to command a stage — even if she had just slunk into a corner, she was all I could see. Also, uh oh: I just read that Lacey hurt her ankle during the week and didn’t dance last night. Noooooo. If she can’t return that’ll be a huge loss for the show. Lacey and her crazy hair extensions (currently pink and purple) are truly the life of the party.

But, Annette’s favorite dance in the LIVE show was, to her surprise, a Rumba with Dmitry Chaplain and Anya Garnis….

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Anya as one of Our Pros at some point — though if there’s any intention of maintaining a DWTS Vegas run throughout the rest of the year instead of just in the summer, whoever’s in charge may want to shackle her (using prop police handcuffs) and Dmitry to a Tropicana slot machine right now. She’s on fire!

YES. Fave dance of the night: Dmitry and Anya’s rumba. It took 14 seasons and a trip to Vegas for me to realize this, but maybe there IS a place for barefoot men in the ballroom. They just have to look/play the guitar/open their shirts like Dmitry. Oh screw that, they just have to be Dmitry. NEW RULE: Only Mr. Chaplin can remove his shoes.

Anya can barely even process his hotness.

You can read lots more of this fun review on the show and the cast at Entertainment Weekly. You can see more pictures as well. Also, be sure to read the part on Tristan MacManus. He joined her, Lacey, Carson, and Joey Fatone for a pre-show backstage chat in Carson’s dressing room. We hope to post that interview as soon as it’s made available.

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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.