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Derek Hough Talks About the DWTS All Star Season!

Dressed casual and saying his usual PC spiel but looking hot while doing it.  :-)

August 13, 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 15 All-Star Team Name Suggestions!

It’s that time of year again, folks – time for the newly-announced couples to pick a cheesy team name for the season :-) Below are a few suggestions that you guys tweeted me, and I’ve also included the original team names of some of the couples who got their original partner.  Feel free to keep adding your suggestions in the comments, and I’ll try to update the post every so often so we have a good list.  Remember to tweet the link to this list to the pros & celebs when they start asking for suggestions – you never know if they’ll end up picking your suggestion!

Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy (original team name from season 12: Team GMak)

Team GMak is BACK!
**Team KStick (according to Kirstie, this is their name for this season)

Pamela Anderson & Tristan MacManus

Team MacAnderson
Team MacPam
Team TristAnderson
Team Tristamela
Team Braywatch

Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower

Team Chelio
Team Chelso
Team Castrower
Team Hellsie

Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson

Team JFK
Team Koey
Team Fat One

Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough

Team Sherek
Team Shrek
Team D-Shawn
Team Dawn
Team Shough
Team RoughToughShough
Team Blondie

Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya

Team Lacheyskaya
Team Drewanna
Team 98 Degrees of Redhead
Team Trebuchey
Team Red AmbiCheyOn
Team 99 Degrees
**Team TreLachey (according to Anna, this is what they picked as their official team name)

Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd

Team Geta
Team Marinitroyd
Team Pecs & Legs
Team Petarini

Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy

Team Chmonaco
Team Vally

Apolo Ohno & Karina Smirnoff

Team Ohnoff
Team Apolonoff
Team OhYes!
Team KarOhno
Team Fire & Ice
Team Smirnoff on Ice
Team Apolina

Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas (original team name from season 11: Team Ballin’)

Team BrisMark
Team Ballistol

Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani (original team name from season 9: ?)

Team Melony
Team Dovcroft
Team Pearly Whites
Team Me-To
Team Mel-T
Team Brat Pack

Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke

Team Smurke
Team Chemmitt

Keep giving us your suggestions! :-D

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Carrie Anne Inaba Talks About Her Engagement, Botox, and More On LIVE! With Kelly

Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Anne Inaba helped to co-host on LIVE! With Kelly today. They didn’t talk about Dancing With The Stars, but, the two get goofy as always. Carrie Anne also talks about her engagement (which is still on). Kelly wants to be her wedding planner. Also, after the show was over Carrie Anne and Kelly danced with one of the trivia winners. Lots more below….

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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.

Preliminary PureDWTS POLL: Who Do You Think Will Win The Dancing With The Stars All Star Season?

Yay, now that the Dancing With The Stars official pairings have been announced (See our Miss Heidi’s Live Blog Announcement here if you haven’t done so. The comments in it are fun to read and take part in too), let’s get some numbers for what your first feelings are for who will WIN this season after you first heard who is dancing together? VOTE in the poll below and be sure to tell us how you voted in the comments section as well. We’ll have more Polls after the season starts too, but, for now, how do you feel about it?

Thanks for voting and after you do so, enjoy reading this fun tribute to the new Dancing With The Stars All Star Season thanks to PureDWTS reader, Lois!!

ALL ABOARD FOR THE ALL STARS!

The train is on the tracks, it is leaving the station
September 24 is the superlative, final destination

The ALL STARS are chosen, competition so tight
Get on board for a spectacular, splendid delight

The conductors of the train are the pros, the guys
Val, Maxsim, Tristan, Tony, Derek, Mark, so nice

The ticket takers, pro ladies who dazzle and shine
Peta, Cheryl, Karina, Chelsea, Anna, Kym, so fine

The passengers on the train, ALL STARS they are
Helio, Apolo, Gilles, Joey, Drew, Emmit, each a star

Kelly, Pam, Melissa, Bristol, Shawn, Kirstie, will shine
The train is chugging along, the passengers mighty fine

Lucky number thirteen will be at the next train station
Who will that passenger be, will they be a sensation

The train will be full of every ALL STAR by the debut
Of DANCING WITH THE STARS ALL STARS we view

The ballroom will be aglow, spectacular stars of dance
It will be like a grand, glorious, glimmering romance

Of the ALL STARS chosen to whirl, twirl on the floor
And the viewers, in awe, we could not ask for more

The train stops on the floor for the special first night
The ballroom will explode with steps of pure delight

The sparkling Mirror Ball Trophy on its pedestal bright
We await the ALL STAR winner on the very last night!

Written By Lois A Troutman, August 13, 2012
MY TRIBUTE TO THE ALL STAR SEASON!
SEASON FIFTEEN OF DANCING WITH THE STARS!

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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.

Karina Smiroff Comments On Her New DWTS All Stars Partner Apolo Ohno

People has a nice little spread on the Dancing With The Stars pairings announcement. Be sure you read the full article at the link. They also featured a quote from Dancing With The Stars pro Karina Smirnoff for how she feels about getting Apolo Ohno as her partner.

“When I heard Apolo Ohno was my partner I thought, Apolo – oh yes!” Smirnoff tells PEOPLE. “It’s going to be fun and exciting to see Apolo’s creativity, charm, drive and personality on the dance floor again. We will soon see how much dancing he has been doing and/or practicing in the off seasons.”

She adds: “This is going to be one of the most competitive seasons we will ever have on the show. There are so many different personalities, athletes, talents, past winners and competitors on the show.”

I am super excited about this couple. Sign here if you are excited as well. Love Apolo!!! :)

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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 Producer Conrad Green Dissects The Official Dancing With The Stars All Star Pairings

The producer of Dancing With The Stars, Conrad Green, has written on each of the official pairings at Entertainment Weekly and what he thinks of each of them. For instance, on Kym and Joey, Conrad writes, “I think Kym took a good laugh being with Joey. It’s a lot of hard work, but sometimes it’s just fun. We want that sense of celebration. He and Drew are very good friends, they smart at each other all the time. For personality, exuberance, and how much he puts into the dance, he’s a natural.” Be sure to read all of Conrad’s commentary on each couple here. It’s pretty interesting.

Thanks To PureDWTS reader Andrea for the heads up on this news item. xx

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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 All Stars – Who’s Dancing with Whom? Pairs Announcement Live Blog!!

How live will it be? Well, that remains to be seen. Are they going to do a massive pairs dump or are they going to string it out over the second hour of GMA?? Stick around and find out. If you want to go back to my guesses on the pairings from a few weeks ago and amuse yourself until it’s time, then check it out —> Who’s gonna dance with whom?

ETA: Well, so far so good. They’re teasing it pretty good on GMA. Lara says there’s “a lot of overlap” – no idea what that means. George claims he got a sneak peek.

ETA2: Just teased it again, Lara said it was “surprising” – which I think means everyone’s getting a new partner, but we’ll see….

ETA3: Lara just talked about Cheryl having “3 of them” on the show previously and asked the question “Which one will she dance with this time, or will she dance with any of them? Does she have any say?”  Heidi says, yes, let’s make it about Cheryl, her head ain’t big enough yet. ::eyeroll::

ETA4: Pairings coming up at 8:12!!!

ETA5: Here we go!!

ETA6: Tony on the show now. Boring, boring, boring.  Can’t believe they are going this way. Melissa has no shot.

ETA7: Well, that’s it. How crappy. Gotta go dig!

ETA8: Whoo Derek/Shawn and Gilles/Peta!!

ETA9: Hmmm….well, the obvious favorite would be Joey/Kym. Not only did he get his former partner but he’s been dancing for a couple months now.  But Derek and Shawn?? She’s so dang short…time will tell if they actually have a shot or not. Tristan/Pam will be hilarious, I think.  Maks/Kirstie?? Boring.

All Stars – The Pairs!!

Celebrity Height Pro Height Pro
 Pam Anderson  5ft. 7in.  5ft. 11in.  Tristan
 Kelly Monaco  5ft. 3in.  5ft. 9in.  Val
 Melissa Rycroft  5ft. 4in.  6ft. 1in.  Tony
 Shawn Johnson  4ft. 9in.  5ft. 10in.  Derek
 Kirstie Alley  5ft. 7in.  6ft. 2in.  Maks
 Bristol Palin  5ft. 5in.  5ft. 8in.  Mark
 Joey Fatone  5ft. 11in.  5ft. 7in.  Kym
 Helio Castroneves  5ft. 8in.  5ft. 2.5in.  Chelsie
 Drew Lacey  5ft. 6in.  5ft. 4in.  Anna
 Emmitt Smith  5ft. 9in.  5ft. 4in.  Cheryl
 Apolo Ono  5ft. 8in.  5ft. 5in.  Karina
 Gilles Marini  6ft. 1in.   5ft. 7in.  Peta

ETA10: Vogue here and you can see a video of the GMA coverage of the LIVE announcement at this LINK.

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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. :-)