Wow, check out Derek Hough and Shawn Johnson in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars below. Beautiful. They are leaving me breathless to say the least. Thanks to Access Hollywood for this coverage. Our Miss Heidi has even more hot stuff on these two and Derek at Pure Derek Hough. A MUST SEE!!
Pro Maks Chmerkovskiy has been in the twin cities in Minnesota to attend and help promote the grand re-opening of Cost Plus World Markets. While doing so, he was interviewed by Twin City Live about his dancing studios, Dancing With The Stars, and All Star partner Kirste Alley. His comments on Kirstie are too funny. They ask him on his love life too. Great interview and I love how he wants to keep his relationship with Peta to himself as much as possible!
Maks was also on KS95 radio;
Thanks to @DWTSMaksimFans for the heads up on the interviews above!!
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Kelly Monaco talks about the new storylines on General Hospital. She also comments with her thoughts on rehearsals with Val Chmerkovskiy for Dancing With The Stars. Note how Val is suffering from a stress fracture currently. Let’s hope he’s good to go by showtime. More below. Be watching for the video to be posted at Access Hollywood sometime this weekend or Monday.
As she pulls double duty (leaving very little time for sleep), Kelly’s feet, luckily, seem to be going strong. She admitted she has just a few blisters (during her first season her feet were left bloodied) to speak of. But, the same can’t be said for Val, who has a stress fracture in his left foot.
The pair’s first dance in a little over a week will be the cha cha, a dance Kelly never learned on her shorter, original “DWTS” run.
“There are at least half these dances that I’ve never done before,” she said.
Despite the steep learning curve for Kelly, Val said she is doing very, very well.
“She’s very good, she’s very talented and seven years ago she did a great job – clearly. She won. But this season she’s going to do an even better job and it’s going to be incredible,” he said.
I can’t wait to watch these two. Love them!
Wow. Season 15 already! Can’t believe it. I wish they would draw dances out of a hat, and their dance order out of a hat as well, since I already see signs of some getting dances that favor them and others…not so much.
Everyone is dancing either Foxtrot or Cha Cha Cha. Sabrina’s challenge will be Foxtrot, so of course she gets Cha Cha. The reverse is true, possibly, for Drew and Foxtrot – meaning that he would also be a strong Cha Cha-er so he got Foxtrot. Good to see Kirstie get a Foxtrot, though, since all I remember about Kirstie is Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha. And a lot of talking.
Keep your eyes on this post…in the coming weeks we’ll be adding phone numbers, songs and dance order, as we get them (if we get them). I’m going to go out on a limb and bet that they give Shawn the Foxtrot (they already have one petite blonde doing a cha cha), Joey a Cha Cha (cuz the other boy bander is doing a foxtrot), and the rest?? Foxtrot, I think, because we already have five Cha Chas, six if I’m right about Joey.
ETA: Thanks Court, for the screenshot showing twitter, where Apolo blurted out his song for Cha Cha – dang, lucky, lucky, lucky. He’s going to be memorable with that song.
ETA2: Thanks, Vogue, for finding the video where Tristan says they’re dancing Cha Cha. Hmmm…good choice for Pam too, I’m thinking.
ETA3: Told you Shawn was dancing Foxtrot.
ETA4: Finally, confirmation of the last two dances!
ETA5: Looks like Helio & Chelsie have finished camera blocking & know their running order position…which is probably not such a good one. Then again, it may not matter too much this season…who knows. -Court-
ETA6: As soon as I walk away from the computer, Tony tweets that he & Melissa are going 6th. C’mon, guys, I need to get ready for date night with the bf! -Court-
ETA7: Heidi’s back!! And Gilles got a decent number!!
ETA8: What the hell?? Kelly and Val get 11?? WHY? Maybe they don’t want them gone too soon?
ETA9: Running order may not matter for most, but 3rd isn’t a good spot for Sabrina, I wouldn’t think.
ETA10: Does Cheryl have it written into her contract that she must get the pimp spot every season or what?? I can understand Kirstie’s order…but Emmett??
ETA11: Here comes the music!! And really, I would have given Apolo the number 1 slot with that song. Hmm.
ETA12: Hmmmm…now I wonder if it’s actually going to be Apolo & Karina at the top of the 2nd hour. -Court-
ETA13: Huh. Pimp spot AND a fantastic song. Really, people, tell me what’s in her contract??
ETA14: Another song that makes you go “whuuut?”
ETA15: Pam and Tristan, Mark and Bristol! Finally we know their placement. ~Vogue
ETA16: Serious, TPTB, Adele as a foxtrot?? It ain’t the judges smoking crack this season. At least Melissa’s song is pretty neutral. And Derek as the last holdout confirming his dance order? Why am I not surprised? Still feeling pangs of twitter aversion??
ETA17: Apparently Derek overcame his Twitter aversion and finally confirmed that he & Shawn are, indeed, going 2nd…in other news, fire is hot and water is wet. -Court-
ETA18: Special thanks to reader Glauber for the heads up on Bristol & Sabrina’s songs Very nice catch! The music department must have a sense of humor, considering they gave Bristol a song called “Blow Me”. *snicker*
Joey/Kym – Cha Cha Cha (Song: P.Y.T. by Michael Jackson )
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So at long-last, we have EVERYONE’s pictures, since Kirstie & Sabrina’s were released last week. We can definitely see the chosen color pattern for this season was blue, purple, and various shades of black, white, and silver - and after going through all these pictures with a fine-toothed comb, I can see that the costume department has been extra busy hacking apart, dying, and generally futzing around with pretty much any costume they can get their hands on. The few costumes that seemed to escape the carnage probably could have stood to be altered a bit…needless to say, I’m becoming progressively less impressed with the costumes as the post-Randall seasons wear on. Randall, are you out there? If so, can you please come back and slap the clowns in the costume department across the face with a raw trout and tell them to quit acting a fool?
Anywho, if you’d like to repeat the magic of part I, you can check it out here. And be kind, kids – this particular edition was an absolute betch to put together.
Battle of the black, see-through lace asymmetrical dress with silver bra/season 3 Emmitt & Cheryl vs. season 15 Emmitt & Cheryl: Emmitt & Cheryl’s season 3 promo photo vs. Emmitt & Cheryl’s season 15 promo photo vs. Cheryl’s cha-cha with Chris in season 12
Courtney: This one had me stumped for the longest time – and as I found with a lot of the costumes in this half of the pre-season 15 edition, I just happened to stumble upon the ditto whilst looking for other stuff Praise the lord for happy accidents! Anywho, I think what throws me in Emmitt & Cheryl’s all-star promo photo is that he seems very laid back and happy-go-lucky – and she’s giving us this smoldering sexpot look. Needless to say, there is a bit of a disconnect – which is why I like their season 3 promo photo better. And I actually like her dress in her cha-cha with Chris better than I thought – maybe the pearls make it seem less…skankalicious. And the tousled hair with the tinsel was a fun touch.
Heidi: Heh – their promo has cognitive dissonance written all over it. I also like the version in the dance with Chris and I can’t quite put my finger on why. You’re probably right about the pearls – but they are also very odd, considering the underlying style of the dress. Just all around weirdness. I, too, liked Cheryl before her Kardashianification. Clearly spending too much time with those girls, she is.
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