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Melissa Rycroft Injured During Camera Blocking For Dancing With The Stars

According to a new People.com report tonight, Melissa Rycroft fell during camera blocking today while preparing for Dancing With The Stars. She has suffered a head and neck injury. There is no word on whether she will be able to compete on Monday. Below is more….

Former Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Sunday afternoon after suffering a head and neck injury during rehearsals for Monday’s Dancing with the Stars episode.

“Melissa was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she is currently being examined,” Rycroft’s rep tells PEOPLE. “She was accompanied to the hospital by her husband, Tye Strickland, and her dance partner, Tony Dovolani. Everyone is taking all necessary precautions at this time.”

Rycroft fell while doing camera blocking for Monday’s group number at CBS studios.

Please everyone, be sending Melissa your positive thoughts and prayers that she is ok. Stay tuned. If we find out more, we’ll be sure to let you know.

UPDATE: E News is reporting that Melissa was released from the hospital last night. They are also reporting that the accident happened during a rehearsal for a Tango. You can read more here. Thanks to Jen and Lori for sending us this news this morning.

ADDING: Here is a ET rehearsal interview with Tony and Melissa that most likely took place last Friday. Note how she talks on fatigue and their new tango.

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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.

Dance Junkies TV Dancing With The Stars 15 Week 5 Pre-Party With Anya Garnis

Hey Dancettes! Elena Grinenko and Stuart Brazell of Dance Junkies TV are back with another Dancing With The Stars Pre-Party. This time dance pro Anya Garnis joins them in discussion as they critique the dances from last week. It’s fun because they feel much like we do on most of the dances. I had to giggle on the part about Louis and Sabrina.

That’s not all! Dance Junkies TV will be featuring a more in depth interview with Anya soon where they ask her questions from the fans..including those from PureDWTS.com. So, stay tuned!

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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, Week 4 – The Cheesecake Awards!!

This blog is brought to you by the letter D and the number 8.

I don’t know how funny I’m feeling this week, but I AM feeling snotty, and that’s almost as good. :-) IMO, anyway.

The Award for the Oddly, Mildly Amusing Imitation of the Week: Mark (and Shawn and Derek) for the Bunny Imitation

Heidi: Okay, I found it mildly amusing when Mark was doing it…then much more amusing when Shawn and Derek started doing it and Mark joined in. And then I had to wonder – what the hell goes on in that boy’s head? And what made him think that possibly dancing in bunny suits would be a good idea?? He also seems to have a real fixation on a variety of animals. Last week he was all about turtles, this week bunnies. He shaved his head and got real weird. :-)

Courtney: Old Mark Ballas had a farm, E-I-E-I-O…and on this farm he had a bunny, a turtle, some gorillas, the donkey from Emmitt’s paso doble, and probably the horses from the Gangnam Style team dance.  I dunno, I find his animal fixation oddly endearing this time around – maybe it’s because I love animals, maybe it’s because I think Mark had already kinda given up on Bristol this season and doing animal stuff was a way to amuse himself until she was eliminated. And Shawn & Derek? I just think they’re whimsical :-P Yeah I said it…whimsical.  Like the keepsake ornaments at Hallmark.

Heidi: I find it oddly endearing too. :-)  And I love the word whimsical.  This blog is now brought to you by the word “whimsical”.

The Award for Highest Cognitive Dissonance Factor, Week 4: Len Goodman, for the hilarious backstage aside to Bruno – “You touched him in a provocative way!”

Heidi: I’m sorry, but when Len is being the “real Len” that you often see in paparazzi video (and in this backstage bit) it really throws me and makes me giggle.  He’s just *funny* in a weird and unexpected way and I think it’s fun to see him interacting with Bruno in a more natural way. He often reminds me of a drunken grandpa who ends up dancing in his underwear for the entertainment of others. :-)

Courtney: He’s either the drunk grandpa dancing nekkid, or the drunk grandpa will all sorts of tall tales from his youth about how he had to walk 15 miles barefoot in the snow to get to school, how he once beat Sinatra in a poker game, or the wild night he spent in Vegas with Shelley Winters :-P Regardless, I just enjoy that Len seems to call his fellow judges out on their bullshit – and yes, I would say Bruno grabbing Gilles “in a provocative way” would qualify as bullshit, because you KNOW that allowing that to happen would score some serious Bruno brownie points for Gilles.  Oh sh*t…”Bruno brownie points” sounds FILTHY 8-O Read more..

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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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke and Carrie Ann Inaba Attend 26th Anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball

Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke and Carrie Ann Inaba. Last night, they attended the 26th Anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California last night. Other celebrities to attend were Stacy Keibler, Carmen Electra, Nicollette Sheridan, George Clooney, Julianne Hough, Donna Mills (I wish she’d do Dancing With The Stars), and Joan Van Ark (I wish Joan would do Dancing With The Stars too). You can view more pictures of them at Zimbio Pictures.

What do you think? I love Carrie Ann’s dress, but, not sure I’m digging Cheryl’s this time….or maybe it’s her hair?

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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 2012 Sharna Burgess Pictured At J. Cole Performs At Footaction’s “Own The Stage” Celebration

Check out Dancing With The Stars trouple member Sharna Burgess! Friday night, she was pictured in this stunning black and white satin number at the J. Cole Performs At Footaction’s “Own The Stage” Celebration in West Hollywood, California. Photo by Leon Bennett. You can view more photos of Sharna at this event at Wire Images and Getty Images.

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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.

Singer Jason Mraz To Perform On Dancing With The Stars Results Show

According to Mark Ballas’ new blog in USA Today, he and Chelsie Hightower are currently rehearsing for a performance with singer Jason Mraz. Mark writes that he loves Jason’s music and he’s “really looking forward to it”.

I’m assuming this might be for the Results show next week? I’m also going out on limb and say the song they might be dancing to will be “Living in the Moment” Living In the Moment - Love Is a Four Letter Word off of Jason’s new album “Love is a Four Letter Word” Love Is a Four Letter Word - Jason Mraz.

You can preview Jason’s new video for “Living In The Moment” at PerezHilton.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.

DWTS Anna Trebunskaya, Tom Bergeron, Tony Dovolani, Val Chmerkovskiy Attend Children’s Hospital L.A. Gala

Dancing With the Stars Anna Trebunskaya, Tom Bergeron, and Tony Dovolani were pictured at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala in Los Angeles, California last night. According to twitter, Val Chmerkovskiy was there too along with other celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis, Melanie Griffith, Heidi Klum, Antonio Banderas, and Penelope Ann Miller. The event last night was able to raise $2.6 million for kids which you can read all about at HeraldOnLine. You can see more pictures at Zimbio Pictures and Getty Images. Wow, our beautiful Anna looks stunning, doesn’t she?!! If more of the cast of Dancing With The Stars attended this charity event, let us know in comments.

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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.