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DWTS Chelsie Hightower Pictured In New Photo Shoot, Helped To Premiere Disney’s Fantasy Land

Chelsie Hightower is such a doll. In fact, she often reminds me of the Barbie doll “PJ”, remember her? Anyway, above is Chelsie pictured in a new photo shoot in Beverly Hills, California. You can see more photos of Chelsie in this shoot at Contact Music.

Also, Chelsie has been in Disneyland all this past week. She and Tony Dovolani helped with Disney’s Fantasy Land opening. Be sure to see some adorable photos of her at Chelsie Hightower facebook.

Photo above courtesy of FayesVision/WENN.com

December 8, 2012 I Written By

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.

Val Chmerkovskiy Intervewed About DWTS, Growing Up In The New York Area, And More (Video)

Good Day NY interview Val Chmerkovskiy today. They ask him straight up if he’s coming back for Dancing With The Stars Season 16, but, he doesn’t know yet. They (the producers) will keep the dancers waiting until the last minute to find out. Val says they will probably find out the end of February. He plans to keep his schedule open. Val also talks of growing up in Brooklyn and playing the violin near the area where this interview takes place. Lots more below including his thoughts on this past season of Dancing With The Stars and his holiday plans to help Hurricane Sandy victims…

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December 7, 2012 I Written By

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.

No Indication To Believe Dancing With The Stars Won’t Be On Fall Schedule As Well As Spring

We touched a little on this subject the other day when Executive Producer Conrad Green talked about the dip in TV ratings and changing up Dancing With The Stars. Now the NY Post is reporting that producers are “talking” about only doing one show a year which would take place in the Spring. Though, the key word here is “TALKING”. This is not a done deal yet and I hope it’s not because, no matter what nay sayers and the media keep reporting with sensationalized headlining, etc., remember (as we have stressed to you over and over), Dancing With The Stars is still a Top 10 rated tv show. Also, all tv shows are down in numbers as Heidi has reported for several seasons now. Also note, that according to TV By The Numbers, the Dancing With The Stars All Stars was “Monday’s Most-Watched TV Program for 7 straight weeks in a row”. See,…it’s not all gloomy and doomy as many might think. Though that doesn’t mean there aren’t some changes needed….but, in my opinion, cutting the show to only one season a year isn’t the answer….not yet, anyway. Why not get to the root of the issues instead like crazy storyboarding, axing theme weeks, improving judging, etc.? It might help to get bigger names to sing and perform on the results shows too? Look for Heidi’s thoughts below as well….

ABC may be passing on the paso doble for a while.

“Dancing With the Stars” is talking about airing just once each year, in the spring, a production source tells The Post.

“They have to figure something out,” the insider says. “Maybe change the judges. The show needs a total makeover.”

After 15 editions since 2005, the once-top-rated talent show took a beating in the ratings during its “All-Star” season, which ended last month.

The finale drew 16.7 million viewers — a huge audience by most TV standards, but down almost three million from a year ago.

Total viewership for the past season was off by 20 percent.

Bringing back past champs Shawn Johnson, Emmitt Smith, Drew Lachey and the like seemed like “a great idea,” Disney CFO Jay Rasulo admitted this week at a financial conference in New York.

“Turns out people didn’t want to see people who could dance. They wanted people who couldn’t dance,” Rasulo said.

”We haven’t made a decision about fall yet,” an ABC spokeswoman said last night, “but we have no indication that it won’t be on the schedule.

You can read more at the NY Post.

Heidi: Answer me this…how is it that The Amazing Race and Survivor BOTH have two seasons a year (and are possibly more expensive to produce) and have the same or lower ratings than DWTS??  Both shows do about the same in the key demo as DWTS and they are about ten spots BELOW DWTS in total viewers?? For that matter, there are scripted dramas which are MUCH more expensive to produce that aren’t doing as well in total viewers OR the Key demo (namely Hawaii 5-0) – they’re doing 24 episodes a season; four more than DWTS does in a year. Frankly, I think it’s possible that some media (including other websites) read things around the internet and start to internalize it as fact. Then get hysterical. If DWTS goes to one season a year, it will be because the producers choose to as a means of creating more excitement for the show when it IS on. But I don’t see that happening just yet. I could be wrong.  But, by all means – make some changes. Like, in terms of editing and judging. And “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.

DWTS TV Heads Up For Dec. 7th -9th, Cheryl Burke’s Hot Pink Christmas And More

Just a few TV heads up for the weekend! First, Cheryl Burke’s home will be featured in a “Celebrity Holiday Homes” special on HGTV at 8:00pm ET tonight (Friday). Below are some details from the TampaBay.com….

Celebrity Holiday Homes, 8 p.m., HGTV Three “celebrities” — Dee Snider, Cheryl Burke and Bebe Winans — get home makeovers. If they were actually celebrities, they wouldn’t need a TV show to redecorate their houses.

You can see a preview and some photos of Cheryl and her home at HGTV. It’s a “hot pink” Christmas.

This isn’t Dancing With The Stars related, but, if you like “dancing” movies like I do (and holiday movies as well), you might be interested in watching this movie on Hallmark airing tomorrow night called “Come Dance With Me“….

Come Dance with Me, 8 p.m., Hallmark Andrew McCarthy is a white collar guy who has a crush on his dance teacher. You’ll be thinking about Blane from Pretty in Pink the whole time.

Source for above information: TampaBay.com

ADDING: Thanks to Codebear, below is the segment with Cheryl and her home….

Cheryl Burke’s Hot-Pink Christmas from Larry Rader on Vimeo.

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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 Smirnoff Says “No” to Honey Boo Boo And Her Mom For Dancing With The Stars

Do you blame her? I say “No!” to Honey Boo Boo (and her Mom!) as well and same with lowering the age requirement to do the show. What do you think?

You can watch the video at TMZ HERE!

If you don’t know who Honey Boo Boo is, you can read about her here.

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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.

Emmitt Smith Chats On Casting Football Players For Dancing With The Stars And More

Emmitt Smith tells the Huffington Post that he’s “not upset, only disappointed” that he didn’t win the All-Stars mirror-ball trophy. He also had some thoughts on casting future football players. For instance, below are his thoughts on Tim Tebow and Victor Cruz….

“I don’t think Tim Tebow would kill it. I don’t think he would do well on the dance floor. I think he would be limited. Victor Cruz might kill it. At least, he could salsa,” says Emmitt.

Speaking of football players on the show more generally, Emmitt said, “It opens another level of exposure I wouldn’t get from the game itself. When I was playing the game, I had a helmet on my head; people rarely saw my face. I think it’s a smart business move, but at the end of the day, you have to have some of the same qualities. I’m known as a champion on the football field, I wanted to be known as a champion in the ballroom. So you don’t want to just get in for the exposure, because you can be exposed positively or negatively.”

So true!! That goes for everyone too not just football players. If a celeb is going to dance, do it for the love of dance, not just for exposure. Also, bring on VICTOR CRUZ! :D

You can read more at the Huffington Post including Emmitt’s thoughts on White dancers versus Black dancers.

December 6, 2012 I Written By

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.

Dmitry Chaplin To Star In New “Bones” Episode January 14th (Promo Video)

Attention Dmitry Chaplin fans! Dmitry has a dancing role in a new “Bones” episode called the “The Doll And The Derby”. You can see him dancing in a new promo below at the :13 mark. This episode will air on Monday, January 14th on FOX. Looks good. Do you any of you watch this show? I don’t, but, my husband is an avid fan.

Thanks to @DmitryDreamTeam for the heads up.

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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 Karina Smirnoff Attends Lucky Brand’s New Flag Store Opening, Information On New Movie Revealed

How does Karina Smirnoff look this time? The Dancing With The Stars pro attended the opening of Lucky Brand’s new flagship store at the Time Warner Center in New York City yesterday. From her sexy, lace sweater to her black and white pumps, I think she looks dazzling. You can see more photos of her at this event at Zimbio Pictures.

There has also been a little more revealed about her new movie with Dancing With The Stars season 12 partner, Ralph Macchio. US Weekly is reporting the movie is about a 10 year old boy who becomes fascinated with a beautiful older woman. The beautiful older woman will be played by Karina. Below are a few more details….

The dancer, 34, is currently filming a new movie written and directed by the actor, 51, about a 10-year-old boy who becomes fascinated with a beautiful yet troubled older woman he sees dancing in a neighboring house. Smirnoff plays the woman — and she couldn’t be more excited.

“It is a dream come true to have this opportunity in working with Ralph again,” she tells Us. “He wrote such an inspiring script, and I’m grateful to be a part of it. The story is sweet but profound, and my character is very compelling. I’m loving the process!”

Be sure to read the full article at US Weekly.

Sounds really cool. I can’t wait to see it!

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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 Audience Casting Watch: Christie Brinkley, Danica McKellar, Adrienne Maloof….

Sometimes I have to wonder about the celebs who show up in the audience to watch Dancing With The Stars and if they might not be considering dancing on the show in the future? For instance, Emmitt Smith was in the audience for the Dancing With The Stars Season 14 finals (or was it the semi finals?). The next thing we know, he was picked to do the Dancing With The Stars All Stars season.

I also remember Christie Brinkley being in the audience for Season 14’s Semi Finals which brings me to this piece on Anderson Cooper yesterday with Christie doing a Samba with this season’s Dancing With The Stars All Star Gilles Marini.

Nice, huh? :)

During her run in “Chicago”, Access Hollywood asked Christie if she’d ever do Dancing With The Stars. She wouldn’t say yes or no. In fact, she said, “never say never”. She also said TPTB have asked her to do the show before, but, the timing has never been right.

While atttending “Chicago”, Kym Johnson said would like to see Christie dance and remarked “hopefully” Christie would do the show someday in this interview…. Read more..

December 5, 2012 I Written By

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.

Maks Chmerkovskiy And Peta Murgatroyd Attend Ukraine In Washington 2012 Gala (Photos)

Isn’t this a stunning shot of Dancing With The Stars pros Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd? Maks was honored this past weekend at the Ukraine In Washington 2012 Gala. You can view a whole slew of photos of them and the festivities at US Ukraine Foundation’s Facebook page. Thanks to @DWTSMaksimFans at twitter for the heads up!

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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.