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Gilles Marini Interviewed About The Pressures Of Dancing Again, Peta Murgatroyd, And More

Gilles Marini tells The Examiner that he’s worried about “connecting” with the audience with his first two dances on Dancing With The Stars. He also speaks about Peta, the competition, and what he’s looking forward to the most.

E:It’s only a week before the show! How will this season be more special or different for you than last time?

GM: This season is a celebration. Yes, people will compete but I am not paying so much attention to that. I wanna shine and show all my fans out there that it was worth it to tune in and watch our dances.

E:Which dance are you looking forward to the most?

GM: For sure not the first 2. We have the Foxtrot and the Jive. I am really worried about connecting with my audience with those 2. [They are] very, very hard and clearly not the most sexy dances. But hey, let’s see if I survive that. Then my favorite dances are coming: Tango, Paso, Salsa and more – [they’re] awesome!

E:What is the best thing about Peta as a partner?

GM: In a couple words: She is kind, calm, honest, classy, talented, respectful, professional, driven and loving!

E:I know you’re a fierce competitor, but you also like to have fun. Who do you think is your biggest competition?

GM: Every one of them. But I don’t even think of it. I am an actor that is trying to make people happy by performing. That is all I am concentrating on. I want to work very hard and make everyone remember every single one of our dances. I am my worst critic and that is enough pressure—just from myself.

I love what he says about Peta. You can read the full interview at
The Examiner.

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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.

DWTS15 Kirstie Alley Talks Of Weight Struggles And How Much Dancing Helps Her

Today Kirstie Alley was on the Dr. Oz Show. She talks of her weight struggles and gave tips on how to lose weight and what motivates her. She mentions dancing and how much it’s helps her. Dancing just makes her happy.

You can watch some video footage from her appearance at Dr. Oz’s official site here. Kirstie also shares some of her recipes which you can view on his homepage.

Also, Nerdles.com has a great review of the show. Here’s just a small take from the link about how her weight got out of control.

Dr. Oz asks her how she got so fat in the first place. Kirstie Alley says that as Hollywood actress, she finally came to the point where she stopped caring so much about what other people said or thought, and just wanted to be a mom and bake. And yes, it was being a mom and baking that made Kirstie Alley fat. Kirstie seriously jokes that baking and drinking 12 grape sodas a day is what made her fat.

Growing up, Kirstie says she never had any problems with her weight. She’d eat and her body would immediately burn it off on it’s own. It was never something she had to consciously think about as a child. She then reveals she had menopause at age 41 and was completely shocked because no one in her family or anyone else she knew had menopause at such a young age. But then again, she does admit that no one in her family had been a cocaine addict either. About her weight gain, Kirstie says that when she was gaining weight and was not happy with the way her body looked, “it was clear I was not going to have any sex unless he was blind.”

You can read the full review at Nerdles.com.

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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.

Sonny Fredie Pedersen New Dancing With The Stars Troupe Member

We have a new member to the Dancing With The Stars Troupe!! His name is Sonny Fredie Pedersen. He tweeted that he has “signed a contract with ABC/Disney and BBC Worldwide and from next monday and onward you can find me as a featured performer and contributing choreographer on the biggest TV show in the U.S.A “Dancing with the Stars”. In getting to know Sonny, be sure to check out his official site. Note how this special talent is not only a dancer, but, a recording artist, songwriter, and an actor. Here is a bit of Sonny’s bio…

A native Danish artist who’s been a part of show business since childhood, has through hard work and dedication to his art developed a unique set of skills that has gained him attention from industry professionals around the world. Trained in singing, dancing and acting from very early on, SONNY quickly became a Danish National phenomenon and has since childhood performed for hundreds of thousands of people in Denmark and across the Globe.

Congratulations Sonny! We can’t wait to see you dance!!

ADDING: Sonny’s “Bad Girl” video below is hot. You can download his new album at this iTunes link International - Sonny Bad Girl Single: Bad Girl - International

Thanks to Miss Heidi and Rikke for this news!!!

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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 Derek Hough And Shawn Johnson Talk Of Their Biggest Challenges, Their Dynamic, And More

This is so cute and Derek even hums a little while he and Shawn rehearse. They are looking so good (in my opinion). Their creativity togeher is going to be off the hook. Lots more below with these two….

Here they are today on Access Hollywood as well. A surprise guest shows up at the end that will melt your heart…

Also, don’t miss shooting right over to Pure Derek Hough because you won’t want to miss seeing the two performing at the Honda Center last night 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.

Drew Lachey Talks On His Music, His Wife And Family, And How DWTS Will Be Different The Second Time

Wonderwall interviewed Drew Lachey all about his family, new music projects, and his new gig on Dancing With The Stars. He talks of what will be different this time around on the show. Also, did you know his wife (pictured above) is a is a professional dancer and choreographer?

What’s it like heading back to the competition on “Dancing With the Stars?”

It’s a little surreal to be going back into the ballroom again. Obviously I had a great run with it the first time around and did tours after that, so it’s not weird to be dancing again, it’s just strange to be back in that whirlwind again. When I did it the first time, my wife was 9 months pregnant. I had so much stuff going on in my head dealing with my personal life that the show was just like this giant tornado that scoops you up. But now going back into it, I obviously have a better idea of what to expect, a better idea of what the time commitment is, and a better idea how to manage my life and my time.

How do you compare as a competitor this time around?

I’ve become a much more confident performer. Even though I’ve been touring since I was 19 and doing shows, I’m much more confident in my abilities now. That being said, I have a lot more perspective being a father of two and living outside of Los Angeles. I know what’s important to me in my life, and I’m not going to lose sight of that or get swept up into the chaos that can ensue. Obviously, I’m six years older than I was last time I did it. My knees are six years older. My back is six years older. But I feel in better shape going into it this time than I did the first time, and I feel better prepared mentally to handle the challenges that come with it.

Your wife, Lea Dellecave Lachey, is a professional dancer and choreographer. How much does she help you with your routines?

She’s very, very adamant about not having too many cooks in the kitchen, but when I ask her opinion, she’ll give it honestly. She’ll tell me which criticism or critique from the judges I really need to focus on. There is an element of wanting to have my work life [in the ballroom] and then be able to come home and not think about it and obsess about it. But the fact that I know that she’ll give me an honest opinion after she sees it is comforting.

I’m so excited to see Drew and Anna dance. Lots more at Wonderwall including some great pics!!

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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 Karina Smirnoff And Apolo Ohno Cheer On The Dodgers And More

Pictured above is Karina Smirnoff and Dancing With The Stars partner Apolo Ohno. Yesterday, the two riled up the fans and the team at a Dodger Game in Los Angeles, California. According to the Daily Mail, they “seemed to be having a great time as they pranced around the hallowed turf in their team shirts, which had their names embroidered on the back.” You can read more on them and the game at the Daily Mail. You can also see them arriving in their Dodger gear at rehearsals at Zimbio Pictures. You can also watch a new video with Apolo on People.com as well today where he talks of how glad he is to be back on Dancing With The Stars 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.

Bristol Palin Thinks It’s Going To Be A Lot Better On DWTS This Time Around

Bristol Palin tells The Insider that she’s “not a little kid anymore”. She’s grown up a lot in the last few years since she danced the on Dancing With The Stars the first time. Below is more and you can also view a video at the link (which I had trouble getting to work). She also says she thinks she will be a lot better this time around and is glad to have Mark as a partner again.

“I think I’ve just grown up a lot in the last two years,” Palin said when asked to compare her two experiences on the dancing show. “I’m not just like a little a kid anymore….I think that’s just going to add to the performance factor a bit.”

The daughter of former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin, turned 20 during her first appearance on Dancing and will turn 22 during the upcoming All-Stars season. Alongside her maturation, Palin has also improved her physique but wouldn’t share her secrets to getting fit.

“I’ve been more active now. My son’s three-and-a-half so he’s running all over the place all the time,” she said. “[I'm] just chasing after him…I’m just a lot more active; [I] can’t spill my secrets, sorry.”

Although she wouldn’t unveil her diet and fitness regimen that helped her get fit, she reveled in the result of her efforts and believes that her new figure will help her on the show.

“I think it’s going to be a lot better this time around because there’s a lot more confidence,” said Palin, who is paired once again with Mark Ballas as her professional dance partner. “I think that that will show in the dancing.”

I thought she had too much confidence the first time around? I’m not sure I’m ready for more? We’ll see?

And speaking of Mark, if interested you can see him performing for KIIS FM here. Mark played a mix of “Waiting On the World To Change” by John Mayer, “Rude Boy” by Rihanna, and “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers.

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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.

Frankie Moreno To Perform On Dancing With The Stars In October, Lacey Schwimmer Dancing?

According to a tweet made by Las Vegas Sun entertainment blogger Johnny Kats, singer Frankie Moreno will be performing on Dancing With The Stars on October 9th. He will be singing his single “Tangerine Honey”. Note how Lacey Schwimmer is mentioned in this tweet as well. Cool! I like this song which you hear him singing above.


The date for the @ appearance on #DWTS is Oct. 9. @ dancing to “Tangerine Honey.” @
@johnnykats
John Katsilometes

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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.

Tony Dovolani And Melissa Rycroft Are Having Intense Rehearsals Getting Ready For Dancing With The Stars

Finally, a little something on Tony Dovolani and Melissa Rycroft! The National Ledger has a little piece up of them where Tony comments on how much Melissa has changed since the first time they danced on Dancing With The Stars. Below is more…

Melissa Rycroft has changed so much since the eighth season of “Dancing With the Stars,” her pro partner Tony Dovolani says, “It’s like dancing with a new person” as they prep for the all-star 15th season that launches Sept. 24.

“She’s married now and has a child. She has a better attitude than last time. She even likes different music,” reports Dovolani.

“DWTS” fans will recall that last time, the popular “The Bachelor” contestant and “Bachelor Pad” cohost came in with just two days to prepare, subbing for an injured Nancy O’Dell, and wound up making it all the way through the season in a third place finish.

Melissa takes daughter Ava to her daycare/school, then she and Tony rehearse from 9:30 to 2:30, when she leaves to pick up the tot, according to Tony. “She hasn’t neglected her child at all,” he says — and they still log intense rehearsal days.

Family man Dovolani is the perfect guy to understand her need to split her time. He has a seven-year-old daughter and four-year-old twins, a boy and a girl. “At seven o’clock in the morning,” he tells us, “the music goes on in my home, and we dance.”

Cool, I’m glad Melissa is more serious about dancing this time and they are having some intense rehearsals!!

You can read more at the National Ledger on some other TV happenings. Also, don’t forget Tony will be on “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” on Friday!!

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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.

New Pure DWTS Design

I imagine most of you have seen the redesign of Pure DWTS. I still have a few changes I want to make (like the menu bar at the top), but I wanted to ask people’t thoughts on the changes. Are there things you love? Things you hate? Is everything working correctly? I’d love to hear if you see things that look or seem odd so I can try and address them.

Also, in preparation for the season, I’m hoping to implement a better caching plugin to be able to handle the spike in traffic without issue. We’ll see how that goes. Hopefully it resolves some of the issues with the site going down.

Also, I know that many of you have noticed the avatar that gets associated with your comments. In case you’re wondering how to make that happen, you just need to associate the email address you use to comment with an image/avatar at Gravatar. Once you do that, all of your comments with your email address will show the avatar.

I hope you enjoy the changes!

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Better known as Charlie.