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DWTS Derek And Julianne Hough Attend Imagine Dragons Concert, More Updates

Aren’t these two adorable? Thursday night Julianne and Derek Hough were seen leaving the Paladium after watching the Imagine Dragons concert in Hollywood, California!! You can view more pictures of them at Zimbio Pictures and Pure Derek Hough. Miss Heidi via Pure Derek Hough also has some news about Derek performing at the California Philharmonic in July, ticket information how you can attend, and lots more updates on Derek. A must see (if you haven’t yet) when you get a moment!

May 31, 2013 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.

Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff Helps To Celebrate Grand Opening Of Frankie B’s

Having Karina Smirnoff withdrawals like fan @Jimmbooe? If so, this might help a little. The dance pro came out to celebrate the grand opening of Frankie B’s store-in-store at Kitson in Los Angeles. Whitney Port, Audrina Patridge Tia Mowry, Chelsea Kane and Jennette McCurdy also made an appearance.

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May 30, 2013 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.

DWTS Kym Johnson Attends ‘Priscilla Queen Of The Desert’ Premiere

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Awww, isn’t Kym Johnson a doll as always? Last night, the dancing pro graced the Red Carpet at the ‘Priscilla Queen Of The Desert’ premiere at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. You can view more fun photos of her at 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.

Your Celebrity Cast Wishes For Dancing With The Stars Season 17

Ok Dancettes!! It’s that time again. Question: Which celebrities would you like to see do Dancing With The Stars for Season 17? Let us know in comments. Then in a couple of weeks, we’ll send this post to ABC. Who knows if they will consider our choices, but hey, you never know, right?

Here are a few of my choices. I may add more in comments.

Susan Dey
David Cassidy
Fiona Hughes
Katarina Witt
Johnny Weir
Brian Boitano
Sofía Vergara
Barry Williams
Dennis Rodman (can you imagine? lol)
Katie Couric
Henry Winkler
Valerie Bertinelli
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Christie Brinkley
Eric Braeden
Melody Thomas Scott
Kim Zimmer
Delta Burke

Ok, your turn!!! Let’s see who you’ve got!! Thanks everyone! xxx

May 29, 2013 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.

DWTS Season 16 – The Great Voting Controversy That Wasn’t

It’s funny – when people were complaining loudly last season about not being able to vote on ABC.com, no one paid attention. Well, except for Shawn fans, that is.  We were told we just had to deal, that Melissa won fair and square.  Hmmm….maybe not so much.

Not so fun, is it, now that the shoe is on the other foot?  I’m writing this post to explain to readers why this season was actually MORE fair, in terms of voting, than last season was – and why I think ABC realized they screwed up last season and weren’t going to let it happen again.

So, ask yourself this – as a long time, or even new, reader of PureDWTS, what happens when a whole bunch of people go to the website at the same time?? Why, it bogs down, it crashes and only certain lucky people manage to get through. Now, our server may not be the greatest, and you would think that ABC would have a much bigger one able to handle a lot more traffic…right? Of course – but DWTS is also watched by anywhere from 14 to 16 million people. When you have one contestant with 2.6 million twitter followers urging all her fans to create new email addresses in order to vote, in addition to all the regular users of ABC.com for voting, you suddenly have a situation where the website can’t handle the traffic and it just crashes. Read more..

May 28, 2013 I Written By

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. :-)

Cheryl Burke Wants Khloe Kardashian To Dance On DWTS, Said She Would Win

PureDWTS reader Lois has a way of gathering up our feelings with her Dancing With The Stars poems and this time is no different…..

TWAS THE WEEK AFTER

Twas the week after our favorite dancing show
And all through the house, TVs have no glow

Not even a peep from Tom Bergeron we hear
No pros performing sparkling dances are near

No sequined costumes flowing across the floor
No pitter-patter of dancing feet, oh no, no more

Where is the band, did Harold Wheeler disappear
The music stopped, we have no tones for our ear

The couples have all gone home, it just can’t be
There is no more dancing for our eyes to see

What shall we do until Season 17 comes back
Our DVRs and YouTube will take up the slack

We blow a kiss good-bye to a season of dance
Oh how we wish we had just one other chance

To see the dancers again in all their regal glory
Return soon dancing show to tell another story!

Written By Lois A Troutman, May 27, 2013

WE MISS YOU, WE MOURN YOU, WE SHED A TEAR, OUR LOVE WE SEND!
DANCING WITH THE STARS COME BACK AROUND THE DANCING BEND!

THANKS Lois!!

With that said, on with a new Dancing With The Stars “watch out” and one not to be taken too seriously (let’s hope, lol). Life and Style Magazine is reporting pro dancer Cheryl Burke would like to see Khloe Kardashian dance on Dancing With The Stars. What’s more, and if she did so, she’d win. 8O

Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke had an uphill battle when she was paired with comedian DL Hughley this season, but the two-time mirror ball champion isn’t dwelling on what might have been. Instead, she’s already focused on the next season of the hit show – and which celebs she’d like to see foxtroting their way across the floor. Number one on her wish list? Khloe Kardashian.

“Khloe’s got to do it,” Cheryl says. “I think she would be amazing. I think she would actually win the whole thing. She looks great, and I think she has natural rhythm and I think she would be amazing.”

More at Life and Style Magazine. What do you think if this were to happen?

Simply put, ‘No, please NO’ for me! I could barely handle seeing her on the X Factor last season or in the audience screaming when her brother Rob danced on the show. :o

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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.

Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas, Derek Hough Celebrate Their Birthdays Poolside In Los Angeles

*sigh Awww, to be in Los Angeles currently!!! Wouldn’t it be fun? Pictured above having just that is Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas celebrating their birthdays at a party hosted by Ciroc Vodka in Los Angeles on Saturday. Derek Hough was in attendance as well. Be sure to visit Pure Derek Hough and The Daily Mail to see more birthday party fun.

May 26, 2013 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.

Pre DWTS Season 16 Finale Poll Results vs. ABC Voting Mishap Theory

DonaMadrina wrote to us and pointed out some interesting results on some polls taken before the Dancing With The Stars finale. With or without the ABC mishap in their voting system last Monday night, TV Guide’s polls tipped Kellie Pickler to take home the Mirror ball trophy at 59%, Zendaya received 27% pf the votes, while Aly Raisman earned 9% and Jacoby Jones 5%.

In a poll at Digital Spy, Kellie garnished 51.78% of the votes, Zendaya garnished 34.3%, Aly garnished 8.12%, and 5.8% of the votes went to Jacoby.

In our Poll at PureDWTS, Kellie topped the votes at 64%, Zendaya got 30% of the votes, and Aly and Jacoby both tied with 3% of the votes.

Lastly, and not that the Dial Idol polls are accurate always (as we’ve highly stressed in the past), but, they tipped Kellie to win as well. DonaMadrina has been watching this source closely and tells us she’s never seen such a “landslide in raw numbers for any season, but this season, there was.” Though another interesting thing to note is that alumni and Dancing With The Stars season 11 winner Jennifer Grey was a landslide winner in other polls at the time, but, not at Dial Idol.

It begs the question, but, with or without the voting mishap at ABC, Kellie was going to win and deservedly so in my opinion. What do you think and let’s see what Heidi thinks too? Thanks so much Dona!!!!

Heidi: Online polls are crap. Dial Idol is CRAP. I don’t feel that that can be stressed enough. However, when ALL the polls (or 95% of them) and Dial Idol together show a certain outcome it begins to have the air of legitimacy – or at least strong possibility.  But still, going forward, don’t hang your hat on one poll or another, and certainly don’t cherry pick polls to make your case. Any poll or Dial Idol taken by itself is indicative of NOTHING, especially when that poll can be spammed.  Word to the wise. :-)

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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 Smiths’ Help Raise $1 Million For Childrens Charity

Isn’t it cool when the celebrities keep up with their dancing? That’s when you know they really love it. These endearing qualities fit Emmitt Smith for one. What’s more, check out how he used his love for dancing for his Children’s Charity Benefit and Celebrity Invitational in Texas held on May 10th and 11th. The theme was called “Dancing with the Smiths”. It featured friends one of which included last season’s All-Star winner and fellow competitor Melissa Rycroft. She also served as Honorary Host for the evening. Tony Dovolani was also present. The event ended up raising $1 million dollars for children in need. Below is a fun picture of Emmitt dancing with his wife Pat (wouldn’t it be cool if she danced on Dancing With The Stars?). You can view more fun photos of them all (including Tony and Melissa) at My Sweet Charity. A huge thanks to @DWTSgossip for the heads up and picture links for this story.

May 25, 2013 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.

Aly Raisman And Mark Ballas Samba On LIVE With Kelly And Michael

And doing the Samba again, below is Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas LIVE With Kellie And Michael today! Aly just keeps getting better and better at it….and look at her work her hair! They also chat about what it’s like to be an athlete and dancing on Dancing With The Stars, her future, and lots more. Check it…

May 24, 2013 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.