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Dancing with the Stars Season 18 – Has the Orchestra Been Cut??

If this is true – and it seems legit – they certainly have been. This is a real shame as this is one of the things that made DWTS so unique in television today. Yes, we occasionally critiqued the singers for butchering a song – but the orchestra was killer. That said, I think I mused some time ago that this was one way to cut costs if that was required. The claim is that they are going in a way to attract a younger crowd. I tend to think that’s an excuse. You?

This is from Rick Baptist’s facebook account - he is apparently the lead trumpet for DWTS’ orchestra. Rick’s IMDB Page.

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January 31, 2014 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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars TV Heads Up For The First Week Of February 2014!!

Just a couple of TV heads up for next week! First, and if interested, don’t forget you can catch Maks Chmerkovskiy and Carrie Ann Inaba on “The Kitten Bowl” which takes place on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, Feb. 1st at 12:00pm ET. The promos are so adorable. You can catch them all at Hallmark. This will be a fun watch before the Super Bowl especially if you love kittens!!

Also, don’t miss catching Cheryl Burke on the Ellen Show on Wednesday, Feb. 5th! According to Oregon Live she will be a guest DJ!

Lastly, and according to the instagram below, Karina Smirnoff will be on The View next Friday, Feb. 7th. Let’s hope she (and Cheryl on The Ellen Show) talk a little about the new season of 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.

New “Make Your Move 3D” Trailer Released, Mystery Project, And More Derek Hough News

And the buzz steps up a notch! This week, the producers of “Make Your Move 3D” released what we think is a slightly longer trailer for Derek’s new dance movie “Make Your Move 3D”. You can watch it full below. Yahoo also has an article about the new movie with pictures and a place to comment if you like what you are seeing so far. “Make Your Move 3D will be released to theatres in the US on April 18th!! Note: Duane Adler is the director of “Make Your Move 3D”. In case you didn’t know, he also directed “Save the Last Dance” and the original “Step Up” movies which are so good if you’ve never seen them before. The film also features choreography from Emmy-award winning couple Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo from “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Also note that Derek wrote some music for this movie. If you’d like to read more, visit Make Your Move Fans.

In other things on Derek this week, more news came out about a “Mystery” Project” that he is planning with his sister Julianne Hough. We think it might have something to do with an upcoming new tour called “MOVE” with the two, but, we aren’t sure? Also, a new Ballroom With A Twist promo was released by he and Cheryl Burke. You can catch up on all of these news items and much more including a really touching fan review of the Dancing With The Stars At Sea Cruise at Pure Derek Hough. Too fun!!

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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.

New “Burn The Floor” Documentary Starring Dancing With The Stars Pros (Pictures)

Just a fun heads up if you are a fan to “Burn The Floor” (for which many of our Dancing With The Stars pros danced in). The official Burn the Floor facebook page has posted new photos of Kym Johnson, Sasha Farber, and Emma Slater. Apparently, they are filming a “Burn The Floor” documentary about the history of the show and how the show has grown. It will feature stories on the dancers too. Be sure to read more info and see the new pictures at this link. Kym looks fantastic!!

Thanks to fan Heather for sending us this news!

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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 Maksim Chmerkovskiy Attends Time Warner Tailgate Experience (New Photos)

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What do you think of this look? Last night, Dancing With The Stars Maksim Chmerkovskiy attended Time Warner Cable Studios Presents SHOWTIME And Food Network’s Ultimate Tailgate Experience at Highline Stages in New York City. If you’d like to view more takes of him, see Zimbio Pictures.

I’m loving his pea coat!!

January 30, 2014 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.

Popular Cruising Reviews Dancing With The Stars At Sea Cruise, Videos With DWTS Pros

Be sure to see Popular Cruising’s reviews of the recent Holland America Dancing With The Stars At Sea Cruise below. They cover everything from the complimentary dance classes, the guest dance competition, pro judging, audience voting, production and fashion shows, comedic interludes, and more. In the coverage below you can see Dancing With The Stars pros and alumni Sabrina Bryan, Joey Fatone, Carson Kressley, Kym Johnson, Derek Hough, Emma Slater, Tristan MacManus, and Sharna Burgess. Lots of fun and laughs. Thanks to Linz for the heads up!!

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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.

Brooke Burke Charvet “Dancing Beauty” In New 2014 Spring Issue Of New You Magazine

Dancing With The Stars Brooke Burke Charvet is gracing the cover of the new Spring 2014 issue of New You Magazine. If you visit their official Facebook page, you can see the cover as well as other photos of her for what’s featured inside. The Daily Mail also has a sneak peek of Brooke in the new issue. She chats about her marriage and children and how important it is to have “a team” behind you, aging, and lots more. The new issue of New You Magazine hit news stands this week. Be sure to pick up a copy!!

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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.

Stunning New Wedding Photos Of DWTS Tristan MacManus And Tahyna Tozzi

As you know from a previous posting, Dancing With The Stars Tristan MacManus married model Tahyna Tozzi in Australia. To see some absolutely STUNNING photos of the beautiful pair, see Who Magazine!! They will take your breath away. Below is a little take from the article as well.

When actress Tahyna Tozzi and U.S Dancing with the Stars performer Tristan MacManus met in Los Angeles two years ago, they both knew they had found the person they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with.

Two years later, the couple made it official when they said “I do” in front of 140 guests during an emotional ceremony in Sydney’s Kurnell on January 25. “My breath caught in my throat the minute I entered the church and saw Tristan,” Tozzi, 27, reveals exclusively to WHO. “In that moment, no one else existed.”

More at Who Magazine including their plans for the future.

From Tahyna’s instagram…

January 29, 2014 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 Karina Smirnoff ‘Dancing With The Starters’ On NFL AM (Pictures, Video)

This is too fun! This morning, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff did a pre-Superbowl segment for NFL AM called “Dancing With The Starters”. She’s been posting pictures at her twitter and instagram. Below is one picture and some video of her dancing with Drew Lachey, Jacoby Jones, Lebron James, and others. Be watching this link at NFL AM as they may post the segment 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.

DWTS Chelsie Hightower And Dmitry Chaplin Light Up Billings, Montana In Ballroom With A Twist

By the looks of it, the Ballroom With A Twist show in Billings, Montana last night was a show stopper. If you visit Alberta Bair Theater Facebook and Dmitry Dream Team, you can view loads of new photos of Chelsie Hightower and Dmitry Chaplin rehearsing and then dancing in the show. They also answered questions from fans. Picture below is of Chelsie and Dmitry pictured in Billings courtesy of @ErinWaldorf at twitter. Looks like they were prepared and dressed warmly. Good thing!!

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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.