So much is happening in the world of Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough!! If you haven’t see all the updates at Pure Derek Hough, be sure you do. Last night, was the premiere of “Family Dance Off” and Derek’s first night of hosting it. Last week, there were new Extra and Access Hollywood interviews gearing up for it as well as new promos and commercials. Now there is a link to see the episode in full and fans weigh in on the night. Derek also spoke about his Emmy nominations and choreographing a new dance number for it. There was also news on his new movie “Make Your Move 3D”!! All this and more at Pure Derek Hough. Don’t miss it!! And Heidi, if you read this, we miss you loads! Safe travels and see you soon!!
Pic above of Derek and Maria Menounos at The Grove for Extra courtesy of Zimbio Pictures. To see more, go here.
Oh, this is fun. MyLITV did a cool spread of “Ballroom With A Twist” when it did it’s run in Patchogue. Dancing With The Stars pros Anna, Peta, Val, and Tristan were are all interviewed. You can see them all dancing too in high quality. Check it out!
Tony Dovolani talked with Broadway Showbiz about dancing and Broadway and why he loves it. He also talks of his time on Dancing With The Stars. He also speaks a little about the new season. What’s interesting is; check out Part 2 of the interview at the 8:10 mark where Tony remarks how Sasha Farber will be back and is “actually hoping he is one of the Pros” this season. Lot’s more below and thanks to @DWTSgossip for the find! Note: she’s reporting that she knows Sasha is not a pro this season.
Hollywood Reporter is making some early predictions for who might win an Emmy in the “Reality” categories!! Note how their analyst, Scott Feinberg, “expects “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” to split the vote of dance fans and allow “The Amazing Race” to win yet again, and “Deadliest Catch” to pick up its second statuette in three years.” (Huh? No, please no! We want Dancing With The Stars to win!) Below is a take about Dancing With The Stars for Scott’s pros and cons….
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
PRO: The show helped to make dancing cool again by pairing celebs with pros and sending them off to be judged. It has been a bridesmaid in this category every year since 2006 but received a category-leading nine noms this year, including one for host Tom Bergeron (his sixth in a row), last year’s winner.
CON: Two dance shows could split the support of the genre’s fans, and So You Think You Can Dance received four choreography noms versus DWTS’ two.
More at Hollywood Reporter. Let’s hope the predictions keep coming. To see our previous posting on the 2013 Emmy Nominations, visit this link.
Things are really heating up now, aren’t they?!! To keep your dancing blood flowing even further (lol), below are a few more names to throw out there in the “campaigning/wondering about/watch out and non-watch out” categories!!
First of all, a week or so back, PureDWTS reader Jake was reporting in comments that he had read Teri Hatcher may be dancing in the UK version of Dancing With The Stars. We found this link that confirmed the rumor at the Daily Star. However, Jake also wrote that The Sun was reporting that Teri may switch and dance in the US version of Dancing With The Stars instead. Well, we can put both of those rumors now to rest. In this tweet recently, Teri wrote that as much as she loves it, she wouldn’t be doing “any dancing competition”.
We are also hearing some rumblings about Olympian Gabby Douglas! We couldn’t find a lot to support this rumor except that there is some twitter campaigning and news that she recently moved to Los Angeles. She was also seen in the audience last season supporting Aly Raisman. Also, take a look at this interview at Access Hollywood from last May. She said she could see herself dancing on Dancing With The Stars, but, wouldn’t do the show until after the 2016 Olympics since she wants to concentrate on her training. So, has she changed her mind since then? Also, would TPTB ask her to dance after already having two gymnasts dance in two seasons in a row?
“Definitely! I love the dynamic of being paired with a partner, just having so much behind the scenes, backstage, and just going out there performing for the fans and the crowd. Why not?”
Gabby is also a yogurt spokesperson as a few of you have mentioned in comments which supports this recent rumor. Now I’m starting to think there is more to support the idea of her dancing on the show this season than I first thought?
Another huge campaign taking place since June is for Ross Lynch to dance on Dancing With The Stars!! In case you don’t know, Ross is best known for portraying Austin Moon on the Disney Channel television series “Austin & Ally”. According to wiki, he can sign, act, and dance. What’s more, he is Derek Hough’s cousin and was briefly mentioned in a new Access Hollywood with Derek Hough yesterday. I wasn’t even going to mention Ross until this mention which got my curiosity up. That and the fact that TPTB loves to push Disney stars. What a doll he is too. I’d be totally open to this one.
Lastly, @DWTSgossip wrote to us about singer Todd Carey and how he’s following some Dancing With The Stars twitter accounts. If you go to his twitter account, you’ll see that he’s following several fan accounts as well as Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Anne Inaba and pro dancer Sasha Farber. Also, @DWTSgossip reports that she only noticed this because he followed her and then un-followed her which in turn raised her suspicions. Was this just something random or has he been asked or is he interested in dancing? Or maybe it means nothing at all and he’s just a fan to the show. Hmmm, one thing is for sure….he is a cutie and time will soon tell.
Let’s see what Court thinks and you let us know what you think too…..
Courtney: Not gonna lie – had never heard of Ross Lynch or Todd Carey prior to reading this post. So I guess I don’t really have on opinion on those two…except that if they do cast this Ross guy and he does well, you know there’s going to be accusations of “He’s getting pimped because he’s Derek’s cousin, everything is always Derek’s fault, blah blah blah”. So for that reason alone, I hope he DOESN’T get cast this season – would just be another kink in the chain that makes our blogging lives more difficult as we deal with the trolls. As for Gabby – she’d be a great get (and I remember thinking last season, as Aly just bored me to tears, “Really wish they had gotten Gabby instead…”), but I think gymnasts 3 seasons in a row might be a bit much…gymnasts might become the new NFL stars on DWTS, and illicit grumbles of “I’m tired of gymnasts! Get some other athletes!” Yes, I do find my opinions on who gets cast these days very much colored by how much whining I expect to hear here at Pure about them Teri would be fun to watch, but like Jamie Lee Curtis (who would also be a GREAT get), I think she’s someone that enjoys the show, but is just content to watch it at home, as opposed to participating in it herself.
Hey Dancettes! Be sure to head straight to the Daily Mail! They write that “Cheryl Burke joined fellow dancers Kym Johnson, Karina Smirnoff and Sharna Burgess on Thursday, all dressed to impress at the Back to the Beach, Back to the Ballroom DWTS Party in LA.” And THAT THEY DID!! All four look STUNNING to say the very least! See it and read on the beach party HERE!
ADDING: You can also see Karina out and about Malibu yesterday at Getty Images. She’s sporting a big smile and looks so cute.
Some stunning new photos have been posted to Dance With Me Jr Facebook of Peta Murgatroyd, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Tony Dovolani. The four dancing With The Stars pros joined up to hold a “fun and informative” Open House for Dance With me Studio’s new program for kids. You can see them meeting and greeting the kids, having refreshments, holding dance classes and yes, DANCING together too! Looks like they had a lot of fun! Check out 111 new photos of the event at this link.
Hollywood Life is kicking around a few more names for the rumor mill for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. Some of them, we’ve reported already: John Stamos, Paula Deen, and Jason Varitek. However, take a look at the other new names to add: Farrah Abraham (who?), Patricia Krentcil (who?), Bella Thorne (again who?), a WWE superstar(who could this be? In the past we’ve seen Shelley Martinez, Maria Kanellis, and the Real Melina rumored or campaigning to dance …not that this means anything?) and Seth MacFarlane(ok, so this might be a good one!).
So far, they are awaiting confirmations from John Stamos, former baseball player Jason Varitek, Paula Deen, Backdoor Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil, a WWE Superstar, Bella Thorne and Seth MacFarlane! They are hoping for confirmations soon, but it’s coming down to the last minute. None of these people are definites, but they have been asked and it’s in their hands,” a source close to production tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Seeing Uncle Jesse shake his hips on the dance floor, sans shirt, would certainly help us feel a little bit better about Sean’s absence from the dancing competition series. And we have a feeling that Farrah knows a thing or two about doing the tango on camera.
You can read the full article at Hollywood Life. Note that this site isn’t reputable of being correct on their rumors, but, it can go either way. Remember this post from last season? As Heidi likes to say, “you be the judge”.
Note how in a previous posting from last night, Derek Hough talks of the new season of Dancing With The Stars. He commented he has no idea who is new partner is. However, he knows of all the pros who are returning for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 including who is replacing Kym Johnson. Then in a new Clevver Music interview below with Mark Ballas where he talks of his new album and Dancing With The Stars, Mark mentions how he doesn’t know if he’s dancing yet and that the Pros should find out in the next 5 or 6 days who is coming back for the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Interesting!! Let’s see what Court thinks…
Courtney: Ugh…I really wish Derek wouldn’t have said that he knows everyone that’s returning. I can just hear the detractors rolling their eyes and using it as ammo, and the trolls coming out to play on Twitter. As for Mark – who knows, maybe he’s not returning, and he’s just feigning ignorance until the official announcement is made. Or maybe this interview is just a bit dated, and at the time Mark didn’t know if he was returning or not…I’m leaning towards the latter.
Pictured above is dancing With The Stars pro Cheryl Burke! Recently she was sighted at Horray Henry’s in West Hollywood, California on August 14, 2013. You can more pictures of her at Zimbio Pictures.
However this week, Cheryl has been in London, England as she’s been tweeting from her twitter account. Also, last night she was seen leaving Radio Bar in London in a form fitting , silk gray, black, and red dress. She also spent time with Katherine Jenkins and friends. Cheryl also tweeted that last night was her last night in London before “heading back to work”. Does she mean “back to work” on Dancing With The Stars? We will have to wait and see. If interested, you can view more pictures of Cheryl from London leaving radio bar at Getty Images.