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DWTS 15, Week 2 – The Cheesecake Awards!!!!

Heidi: I’m on a roll…or a tear, depending on your POV, this week. I’m feeling mean. You’ve been warned. Don’t come crying to me later for my sense of humor having a mean streak this week.

Courtney: But everyone out to be thankful that Heidi’s on a streak, because I myself am feeling a bit…sedate.  Apparently I am allergic to either Cajun seasoning or lump crabmeat, as I broke out into hives about 15 minutes after sampling a hot seafood dip Mama Spence made for the Colts game.  A few hours, a trip to the urgent care, and a shot of dexamethasone later, I’m feeling less itchy…but a little blaaaahhhh.  But hey, at least the Colts beat the Packers! :-D

The C U Next Tuesday Award, Redux: Carrie Ann Inaba, for rather heavy-handedly chastising Bristol Palin for breaking hold in her quickstep

Courtney: Let’s get one thing straight: I fully acknowledge that Bristol & Mark broke hold in their dance (if you haven’t yet, see my post about it) and I agree that the judges were right in pointing it out.  HOWEVER – I don’t endorse CAI for going all Regina George on Bristol for it, claiming she was going to “slam back” because Bristol “slammed them in the face” by breaking the staying in hold rule. First of all, I have to laugh at how egocentric CA must be to think that all the couples break rules with the intention of somehow dissing the judges – I’ve heard her make the same ridiculous assumption about couples doing lifts, as if every single choreographic decision the couples make that doesn’t fit into her her specific (and ever-changing) rule book is a personal insult to her.  My god, woman, IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU!!! Second of all, at least direct your unwarranted indignance at the real guilty party – Mark.  Have you somehow forgotten that the pros ultimately make the choreographic decisions??? I don’t care how much influence you may think a celeb has over their pro partner – the pro gets the final say in the choreography, and if it really was Bristol insisting they break hold (and I’m not sure it was), then Mark should have had the cojones to put his foot down and tell her no.  But that’s neither here nor there – CA is a grown woman, not a teenage girl slamming another girl against a locker for stealing her boyfriend/copying her outfit/whatever.  Grow up, ya diva…before they have to pull an extra chair up to the judges’ table for your ever-growing ego.

Heidi: She’s just a nutbar. As you said she’s done this before – taken it as a personal insult to her that someone broke the rules.  Like Derek or Mark or Maks sit in a room with their partner saying, “What can we do to REALLY get CAI’s goat and piss her off?” But see, that’s the difference between CAI and the pros on this show. The pros are actual choreographers…it’s an art form, and sometimes they make creative decisions to put together the most exciting, memorable dance and that means a rule gets broken.  I doubt CAI was considered until they looked at the final routine and figured that they better warn their partner they might get in trouble because CAI is a self centered biotch who thinks it’s all about HER.

The “Making out is the new black!” Award: Helio & Chelsie and Apolo & Karina, for finding ways to smooch in their routine; honorable mention – Val Chmerkovskiy, for finding any excuse he could to kiss Kelly on the head/hand/arm/etc.

Courtney: This seemed to be one week where the makeup department was discouraged from using the long-wearing lipsticks that we’re used to seeing – as both Helio & Apolo proudly sported lipstick kisses on their faces from their female partners.  Love certainly seemed to be in the air this week…maybe they were inspired by Kirstie’s enthusiastic congratulatory smooch to Tom last week? :-P

Heidi: Well, I think Val and Karina have crushes. Don’t know what the hell the deal is with Chelsie. :-D

The “STFU Already” Award for Beating of a Dead Horse…AGAIN: Len Goodman for YET AGAIN reminding us of how shocking Sabrina’s elimination was in Season 6

Heidi: OMFG…how many times do we have to hear about this!!! Are they going to give her top of the leaderboard every week just to get the story they want at the end of the season?? “The most shocking elimination EVER finally wins!!! All is right with the fucking world.” :::rolls eyes:::  I think I actually freaking screamed when he said it yet again.

Courtney: Wait…Sabrina’s elimination was shocking? Hold the phone. MIND…BLOWN.  8-O Read more..

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Dancing With The Stars All Stars Iconic Week Rehearsal Instagrams

The Dancing With The Stars official twitter has been posting some fantastic new instagrams from rehearsals for the Iconic dances this week. For instance, pictured above is Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel preparing for their Paso Doble. You can view more fun takes of the couples (they are so clear too) and read some fun teaser tweets on their dances here. Keep following along today and tomorrow as they may post 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.

Stuart Brazell, Elena Grinenko, and Rib Hilis Discuss The DWTS All Star Season

Dance Junkies TV has released a new Pre-Party video. Stuart Brazell, Elena Grinenko, and Rib Hilis discuss and critique the couples and the Dancing With The Stars All Stars season. Fun as always! I’m glad they are back with their Pre-parties. I miss these!

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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.

Donny Osmond And Susan Boyle To Perform On Dancing With The Stars Oct.16th

Just a little heads up on next week’s entertainment!!! Susan Boyle and Donny Osmond will be performing on the Results show. Below is a tweet from Donny….


Susan Boyle and I will sing a duet on Dancing With The Stars #AllStars on Oct 16. @ #DWTS
@donnyosmond
Donny Osmond

In case you don’t know, the two have recently recorded two songs together for her new album “Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage”. Donny is one of Susan’s idols. You can read all about her and Donny and her album at the Daily Mail.

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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 All Stars Tony Dovolani And Melissa Rycroft Fighting Spirit And More

MSN TV spoke with Melissa Rycroft about what’s ahead for her and Tony as they head into a double elimination week. Melissa talks of how her and Tony are reinventing themselves in this take….

MSN TV: You’re going into the third week of competition. What do you think the most challenging element will be for the week ahead?

Melissa Rycroft: I think it’s just going to be reinventing ourselves. The competition started as such a high level, and now we have a double elimination, and after, I think I can say, the shocking elimination last week, we’re all on our toes. You never know what can happen. I think we spent extra time in the studio yesterday just trying to put everything we can into this Week 3 routine to make it to Week 4.

Knowing there’s going to be a double elimination next week, does that change the way you prepare for Monday’s dance at all?

Definitely. None of us actually knew that this double elimination was going to be this soon. We knew there was going to be one later this season. So when we heard it was next week, we all kind of panicked up in the red room going, “Oh my gosh. It’s next week! Did we pick the right song? Do we have the right dance now?” Again, I think what we saw last week is how big the audience impact is on the show because the bottom two of the night were not the bottom two on the leaderboard, so you’re going in with that in the back of your mind, going, “I need my dance scores to be high enough to compensate for any audience vote.” It’s intimidating going into a double-elimination week.

What dance are you and Tony working on for this week?

Tony and I are going to be doing the samba, which is a fun one.

And I love her spirit in reply to this question!! She’s a fighter. I love it.

If you had to pick a couple to win “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars,” who would it be?

Me [and Tony]! [Laughs] Hello?! You know what, this is going to be a hard battle for everyone this season. Dance-wise I think right off the bat Sabrina and Louis have obviously proved that they’re a powerhouse and they’re going to be tough to beat, and the same with Shawn and Derek. Then you have the charisma of people like Emmitt Smith and Gilles Marini. All you can do is go week to week going, “I hope I’m in the mix. I hope I’m enough.” It’s going to be tough to beat them, but it’s my goal to make it to the finals. So we’ll see.

You can read the full interview at MSN TV.

Also, below is Tony talking on Dancing With The Stars, Melissa, and more with WMJI. Note how he won’t answer questions on past partner Kate Gosselin. Such a class act.

Picture above from Tony Dovolani Facebook. So cute!

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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.

Peta Murgatroyd and Gilles Marini’s Iconic Dance To Be “Tango-licious” On Dancing With The Stars

Peta Murgatroyd and Gilles Marini visited with Mario Lopez on his radio show on 104.3 My FM. They talk of how the producers paired the couples and their partnership. It comes down to mostly height. Peta was almost paired with Joey Fatone as well. Gilles talks some on the dances he wanted to do and says he wants them to be spectacular. At the end, Peta chats a little on Maks as well. Interesting interview if you want to give it a listen (note that this interview took place before the season started).

As for this week, isn’t this a great shot of Peta and Gilles rehearsing for their Tango? Gilles has been tweeting that they are leaving their “soul” in it, they’ve got the “chemistry nailed down”, and it will be “Tango-licious!” according to @DancingABC (thanks Sophie).

Pic courtesy of @DancingABC at twitter.

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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.