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Tristan MacManus Chat’s About Dancing With Witney Carson On Dancing With The Stars And More

Wasn’t it fun seeing pro Tristan MacManus last week on Dancing With The Stars? I loved his dances with Witney Carsen!!! MacManiacs.org interviewed him all about it and how they put the dance together. He also talks of the side by side challenge with Victor and Lindsay and Peta and Sean. Here is more….

It was great seeing you back on Dancing With the Stars during Week 5, and we especially loved your performance with Witney Carson during the results show. Tell us about that – it looked incredibly intricate and difficult, yet you and Witney seemed to embrace the dance and let the story develop.

I loved dancing with Witney – she is so good and fun to be around, and Teddy Forance is unreal. I was a bit in two minds about doing the number. I really wanted to work with those two but at the same time I wasn’t too sure about doing the contemporary as it’s not really my style but Teddy made it work for me which I was happy about. He is very much a ‘guy’ dancer and let me do things I felt comfortable doing. I really enjoyed working with them for sure.

Len’s side by side challenges were great fun from the fans’ point of view. Would you share a little about working with Emma, Victor, and Lindsay for the Viennese Waltz and again with Chelsie, Peta, and Sean for the Quickstep? There must be some good stories to tell.

I always love working with Emma, and Vic and I hang out so rehearsals were fun. I love Emma’s dancing so it was great to dance with her but also it is good to work with the guy celebrities as well – if nothing else just for a new perspective for them and to freshen things up even for a week. We had great laughs there. I always love hanging out with Peta as well. She is one funny girl, and I was interested to get to know Sean. He is cool, real down to earth, and a bit of a dry sense of humor which kept me entertained while working.

Every time you and Sean are on our tv screen at the same time, we can’t help but laugh. You guys seemed to have a great time working together, and if nothing else, we were hugely entertained. How did all the silliness begin?

Yeah, like I said Sean is a good guy- the show really pushed the bromance thing which gets a bit old, but we do genuinely get on with each other so most of the interaction was just us really making fun of the situation and at how bizarre the intent of the packages was. Someone would start a ridiculous conversation, and we would just roll with it. I wasn’t expecting the rose thing so we tried to make that as ridiculous as possible. My language I guess was cut out of a lot of the footage. Haha!

Lots more at MacManiacs.org including some fun pictures. Great interview!!

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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 Cheryl Burke Attends Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant And Nightclub Grand Opening

What do you think of this dress? Saturday night Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke attended the grand opening of Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you’d like to see more pictures of Cheryl in this gold number, see 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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 16, Week 7 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Our gimmick of the week (this is becoming a bad habit) is Immunity followed by dance challenges for three points which you can read about here and here. What a bunch of…

Anyway, thanks to the Latin dances that were already performed this season, Latin night has the potential to be one big snooze. FOUR rumbas??  Luckily, the good dancers got more entertaining dances. Conversely, and unfortunately, the dancers who aren’t all that are dancing Rumba, which could easily be a disaster. A really BAD disaster. I think Jacoby was extremely lucky to get Salsa this particular week, as was Zendaya in getting Paso Doble. I would call Kellie and Derek lucky too, but she had three concerts this week. Derek is happy thus far so I guess it will be fine. But the lower tier are dancing rumba….oy veh.

I’ve made a guess at the dance order – I will likely be totally wrong, but I figure they will start with Kellie and end with Zendaya – the two dancers that are likely vying for immunity. Since it’s likely more beneficial to go last in this instance, my guess is that Zendaya will be the one.  Of course, if you go first and get a 30 (Zendaya) then you have a standard to measure everyone else against. I would give Aly a shot at immunity, like I did in previous posts, but it turns out that Mark is injured and Aly may well be dancing with Henry. Even if she’s not dancing with Henry, she’s practiced with him all week. Maybe for this reason SHE will be given the last spot.  I guess we’ll see. :-)

Jacoby and Karina – Salsa
Dancing 1st
Voting # 1-800-868-3412

Ingo and Kym – Rumba
Dancing 2nd
Voting # 1-800-868-3403

Kellie and Derek – Samba
Voting # 1-800-868-3401

Andy and Sharna – Rumba 
Voting # 1-800-868-3411

Aly and Mark – Salsa
Dancing 5th
Voting # 1-800-868-3408

Sean and Peta – Rumba 
Dancing 6th
Voting # 1-800-868-3407

Zendaya and Val – Paso Doble
Voting # 1-800-868-3406

Challenge dances will be either Jive, Cha Cha or Rumba.

Derek and Jacoby Derek and Kellie Kym and Ingo sean and peta Val and Zendaya

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DWTS16 Karina Smirnoff Attends Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation’s Celebrity Poker Tournament

Oh, @Jimmbboe is going to have a nice wake up call today! :D This weekend, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff attended the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation’s Celebrity Poker Tournament at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. She was also pictured with actor Quinton Aaron at the event. You can view more pictures like the one above at Getty Images. So cute as always.

Also, for an extra treat, see Heavy.com as they are featuring some “Top 10 Facts You Need To Know” about Karina. I love some of the magazine spreads she’s done.

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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 Mark Ballas Hurt In Rehearsals, Henry Byalikov May Step In To Dance Monday Night

Mark Ballas has penned a new blog at USA Today! Sadly note that he hurt his back this week while rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars. Troupe member Henry Byalikov may be filling in for him on Monday night. Here is more. Let’s hope Mark is going to be ok and heal up quickly!!

While trying a lift, I compressed two discs in my lower back and could hardly move for two days. The timing couldn’t be worse, being that we have to know four dances this week even though we will only be performing two.

I am writing this blog in rehearsal, on Saturday, right now, as I have been sidelined for most of the week. Luckily Henry Byalikov has stepped in, and may possibly dance for me on Monday if I can’t compete.

He has really been a great help and godsend this week, so to him I am grateful.

Good news is, I got my MRI results back and there is no damage to my spine or nerves, and the pain I am enduring is only muscular. The muscles are spasming and will take a few days (or weeks) to calm down. So there is still hope that I will dance.

Our solo dance is salsa this week. We have a great song and theme so I’m
super bummed to be hurt. It’s Latin night Monday, so everyone will be taking on sexy Latin dances and it promises to be a fun and entertaining night.

To read the full blog, see USA Today!

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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 Val And Maks Chmerkovskly, Zendaya Attend 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards

Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy and his partner and Disney star Zendaya! Last night, they performed during the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. If you’d like to see more amazing photos of them performing and gracing the Red Carpet, be sure to visit
Zimbio Pictures. Dance pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy was also at the event and helped Val to present an award. You can read a little article on them getting a personal fitting and see some fun pictures at Rumorfix.

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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.