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TV Guide Interviews Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron On Season 17, The Guest Judges, and More

TV Guide interviewed Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron. Tom talks of the new format and what last week’s first elimination was like crunched into one show. He also gives his thoughts on some of the performances as well as the personality differences between Kelly and Jack Osbourne. Heads up…another guest judge is coming up too (besides Julianne Hough). Tom can’t say who it is yet, but, he’s excited. MORE below and at TV Guide.

Last week was the first of cramming the performances and eliminations into one show. How did it go?
Bergeron: I think that’s the one area where it was evident that we haven’t done this before. The timing was a little crunched up. We don’t have quite the time to spend with the couple that we’ve just said goodbye to, because then we go into a whole recap of all the survivors. I think we’ll probably chat about how to make that a little smoother, but for the first time out of the gate, it wasn’t that bad. We got off on time. We got off so Castle could get the proposal done. (Laughs).

Yeah, it got a little rushed at the end as Keyshawn was saying farewell.
Bergeron: That’s part of the fun of live TV, that you can see some little wires hanging from behind the curtain. You can see some of the mechanics of it. From the standpoint of us in the show, there’s no need to be bashful about, “This is how it works, boys and girls.” As we move through the season and we have a bit more time because there are fewer couples, that kind of thing that happened last [week] will be less of an issue. We’ll be able to, later in the season, bring in some musical acts and things of that nature that you typically would have seen on a Tuesday show.

What about the new layout of the ballroom and structure of the judges’ feedback? Is that working well?
Bergeron: It’s a little strange. The feng shui of it all, being on the other side of the ballroom and having Carrie Ann closer to me than Bruno. … But I kind of like having everything happen right away, so [the dancers] get their comments, they get their scores, we can chitchat briefly. But yeah, it’s a little weird being on that side of the ballroom.

We learned last week that Julianne Hough will be a guest judge later in the season. Has anyone else been finalized?
Bergeron: There’ll be at least one other guest judge, and I can’t give you a name [because] I don’t know that the contracts have been signed. But if it’s the person they told me is likely to do it, I’m very excited about that.

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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 Amber Riley Sings At Dodgers Game, Emmy Awards “Behind The Scenes” With Derek Hough

Have you all seen this “behind the scenes” video coverage of Derek Hough, Allison Holker, and company rehearsing for the Emmys last week? If not, be sure to take it in!! It’s truly amazing watching Derek and the other choreographers work to put on the show stopping performance that they did!!

Also, check out Amber as she sings the National Anthem at a Dodgers Game last night. Girl can belt it and then some!

For lots more Derek Hough coverage from this past week which includes updates with Amber Riley as well, be sure to head to Pure Derek Hough.

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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.

DWTS2013 Jack Osbourne: “At the end of the day, I’m my own test”

Hollyscoop previewed a new interview with Jack Osbourne and Life And Style magazine. When asked what his doctors thought of Jack doing Dancing With The Stars, Jack comments with, “Doctors always have concerns. At the end of the day, I’m my own test. They can’t tell me how I’m going to feel and there’s no rhyme or reason to the way MS kind of unfolds itself. They just tell me to roll with it.” You can read more on this interview at Life And Style Magazine.

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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 Bill Engvall And Emma Slater Paso Doble Rehearsal Interview

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This past week Emma Slater travelled with Bill Engvall has he did some comedy tours across the Midwest and Southern US. One News Page caught up with them both as they rehearsed for Dancing With The Stars. He joked that the only dancing he’s ever done before has been with a beer in one hand and a woman in the other, but, Dancing With The Stars won’t let him do that! lol Too Funny. Be sure you see him and Emma at the link as they prepare for their Paso Doble. Photo above courtesy of Emma’s twitter.

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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.

Queen Latifah Episode Preview With DWTS17 Valerie Harper And Tristan MacManus

Just a little TV heads up! Tomorrow (Monday, September 30th) Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus will guest on The Queen Latifah Show! Below is a little teaser. “You gotta keep moving! Don’t stop living!”

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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.