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DWTS Conrad Green Talks About The Emmy Nominations, Plans To Push Limits In New Season

Hey Guys! Be sure you check Pure Derek Hough when you get a chance. Miss Heidi has kept us informed on all things ‘Derek Hough’ this past week one of which includes a visit to a children’s hospital in Utah with his father Bruce.

Also, Heidi has posted an article via the Tolucan Times she found with Dancing With The Stars executive producer Conrad Green talking about Dancing With The Stars and the effort that goes into it all. He also mentions who should be nominated for an Emmy this year. He gives special props to Derek and the Macy’s Stars of Dance “Defying Gravity” dance (I couldn’t agree more with everything Conrad wrote! That dance was beyond brilliant!) and director Alex Rudzinski for his “extraordinary work” plus the technical categories in “Lighting Direction, Video Control, Camerawork, Costumes, Makeup, Music, etc.

Conrad also gives a hint of what’s in store for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. Below is a take where he mentions “pushing the limits”.

What’s in store for DWTS when it returns to ABC for Season 17 this fall? ABC has already announced that they will be combining the performance shows and results shows into one entertainment-packed night on Mondays, “which we will make compelling and push the limits of what we do,” Green promises. Until then he hopes there will be Emmy recognition for the outstanding reality-competition show that has been a vanguard of top level production values for live performance television.

All this and much more in this post at Pure Derek Hough.

Note: Emmy nominations take place July 18th!

Heidi: While I continually complain about the manipulation involved in the show (and occasionally pick on the muppet-like cameramen), I do have to give Conrad and the gang props for the ability to put on a very flashy live show every week for 10 weeks. When you think about some of the dances that have been done on the show, the choreographers can’t do it alone. They describe a concept, but the production staff has to pull it off. Derek is probably the only pro who goes in depth on camera angles, lighting and the music – but they clearly work with him. THEY are the ones who actually built Derek’s revolving room and he couldn’t have pulled that dance off with out them.  Not only does Derek deserve the choreography Emmy, but DWTS deserves one for set design and camera work on that one. Possibly direction too. Hard to say. But if DWTS and Derek don’t come out of this Emmy season with statues, there is no justice in TV land.

June 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.

DWTS2013 Tony Dovolani And Ashley DelGrosso-Costa Interviewed For Partnerships Benefit Dance

Dancing With The Stars Tony Dovolani and former pro Ashley DelGrosso-Costa were guests on WTVC Channel 9’s This & That Show. The two were in Chattanooga, TN to help with the Partnerships Benefit Dance. During the segment, Tony and Ashley teach one of the interviewers how to do the “Sailor Shuffle”. They also both give advice for their Dancing With The Stars show which is part of the benefit. Tony also answers questions on his other projects other than dancing. He says, “It’s not cheap to raise kids in America.” More at the link. It’s good to see Ashley again. Stay tuned to WTVC Channel 9 as there is a second part of this interview which they say they will post tomorrow (today?).

June 28, 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.

Apolo Ohno Discusses DWTS, Karina Smirnoff And Maksim Chmerkovskiy Rehearse For Forever Tango

Former all star of Dancing With The Stars Apolo Ohno was interviewed by Huff Post LIVE. He talks all about his current projects one of which includes reporting in the next Olympics. But, that’s not all! Apolo also talks all about his two journeys on Dancing With The Stars. He compares what it was like to dance with partners Julianne Hough (he knew she was a superstar the first time he saw her!) and Karina Smirnoff (LOL to her knowing how to “crack a whip”). Cute interview and he loved them both!



You can watch more of this interview at Huff Post LIVE! I loved Apolo on Dancing With The Stars. He indeed is in my top 10 celebrities to ever do Dancing With The Stars.

Also, don’t miss seeing some new pictures of Karina at Getty Images today as she works out for her return to Broadway in ‘Forever Tango’. So cute as always!!

UPDATE: Don’t miss seeing this Getty Images link. They have just posted new pictures of Karina and Maks rehearsing for “Forever Tango”! So cool!!! I so want to see this show!

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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 Season 17 Rumor: Paula Deen Approached To Do Dancing With The Stars?

I can’t get the video to play at VH1, but, they are reporting that Paula Deen has been approached by Dancing With The Stars to dance. As you might know, the celebrity cook has been in the news lately from some racism allegations which she says are untrue. Below is a quote from VH1. Note that Paula was also rumored to dance in Dancing With The Stars Season 14.

Looks like Paula Deen is serving one dish that The Gossip Table doesn’t want to eat. And anyone else for that matter. Rob Shuter reports that the former Food Network star has been dropped Walmart and several other sponsors. However, she may seek redemption through reality TV. Rumor has it that she’s been approached to be on Dancing With The Stars.

If true, what do you think? Would you want Paula to dance…and especially with all the controversy surrounding her right now?? I’m not sure? I think she should take care of her legal issues first atleast.

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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 Maks And Val Chmerkovskiy Promote Olay Body Wash At The Liquid Pool Lounge In Las Vegas

For fans of Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy, be sure to check Getty Images today!! They have pictures of the two brothers and dance pros of Dancing With The Stars arriving at the Liquid Pool Lounge at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on June 27, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada to help promote Olay Body Wash. The Daily Mail has a write up on the event as well with even more pictures, but, don’t forget how they can sensationalize things as you read.

Stay tuned. We may have more with these two later.

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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 Emma Slater And Sasha Farber Pose For Photographer Jeff Linett

Hey, be sure to check out Sasha Farber’s Facebook page when you get a chance. He and girlfriend and fellow dancer Emma Slater have been taking pictures for a new photo shoot with photographer Jeff Linett. This isn’t the first time the famed photographer has taken some pictures of pros from Dancing With The Stars. He’s also taken pictures of Peta Murgatroyd. As you can see, Jeff has a very creative eye.

Also, just think!! Soon Emma Slater will be taking off for England to be a pro on Strictly Come Dancing. She must be getting so excited. If you haven’t read on this news yet, you can do so here. It makes me wonder who will take her place on the US version of the show …if anyone?? With the Dancing With The Stars trims and cuts planned for next season, the troupe could be in trouble. We’ll see?

June 27, 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 Sharna Burgess And Cirque Du Soleil’s Paul Kirkland Interviewed At Industry Voice Awards

On June 19th Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess and Cirque Du Soleil’s Paul Kirkland attended the Industry Voice Awards which recognizes dancers and choreographers in the entertainment industry! Below they answer questions about why they attended. Sharna answers questions about this past season on Dancing With The Stars. Sharna wanted Zendaya to win, but, thought Kelly was brilliant and deserving for the win. Paul answers questions about how he created 4 numbers for the Michael Jackson One show in Vegas (I so want to see this show!!).

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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 Pro Sharna Burgess And More Interviewed At Juvenile Arthritis Association Charity Event

Awww, I just love celeb reporter Stuart Brazell! She’s done a lot of promotion for Dancing With The Stars in the past few years as most of you know. Well, on June 8th, she covered and attended a Juvenile Arthritis Association Charity Event called The Sweet Suite. Sponsors such as iiJin, Cassian, Megaload Chocolate, Chirp, Urbansitter, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and more provided treats for the candy-themed cause while Stuart interviewed guests Beverly D’Angelo, Oana Gregory, Skai Jackson, and Piper Reese to name just a few. Stuart also interviewed Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess who contributed to the event. Sharna had a few touching words to say for how important it is to support this cause. Check it out at this link. To read how you can help, check out the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation. You can view some fun pictures from the event at their official facebook page here.

June 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.

In Loving Memory Of Michael Jackson: Post Your Favorite Songs, Videos, Pro Dance Wishes, Etc.

Can you believe it’s been 4 years since Michael Jackson’s passing? :( In honor to the King Of Pop, his legacy, and our love for his music and his dancing and how he’s inspired other artists and dancers to dance, etc, post anything you like in his memory. This can be anything to just thoughts, memories, or your top 5 songs, your fave videos, etc. Or maybe you could post about what new Michael Jackson song you’d like the pros to dance to next season on Dancing With The Stars?

For starters, a friend on Facebook reminded me of this song and video from Michael’s “Dangerous” album. One of my favorites!! I’d like to see a Dancing With The Stars pro number to this one….

To Michael Jackson!!!!

June 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.

Jon Gosselin Interested In Dancing On Dancing With The Stars (Vote In New Poll)

In a phone interview with VH1, Jon Gosselin updates them on how he’s been living in the woods far away form the paparazzi and the life he once had. They also asked him if Kim Kardashian and Kanye West should allow their newborn daughter, North, to appear on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and unsurprisingly, he didn’t think so. Though things get really interesting at the 4:09 mark when they ask him if he’d ever do a reality series again like Dancing With The Stars. He said he would definitely do Dancing With The Stars and that what’s more, he get further then his former wife, Kate, on the show. Hmmm? Yes or no to Jon Gosselin dancing on Dancing With The Stars. Let us know your thoughts and be sure to take our new Poll too.

I’m voting NO!! Please no more Gosselins on Dancing With The 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.