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A Few DWTS18 Week 2 Rehearsal Videos, Gilles Marini Has Advice For Drew Carey

Access Hollywood has posted new rehearsal interviews for Dancing With The Stars Week Two with Drew Carey, Cheryl Burke, Maks Chmerkovskiy, and Meryl Davis. I like how Drew calls this experience “Sweating With The Stars” instead. lol Meryl talks of how it was important for her and Charlie White do the show at the same time. Lots more below.

Also, Gilles Marini has some advice for the contestants especially for Drew Carey at People.com. If Drew knows what’s good, he’ll surrender to Cheryl Burke. Wise advice indeed. lol

After marching two tours in Cuban heels over the parquet – one of which was spent in the Cheryl Burke bootcamp of dance – Gilles Marini is one of the few people on this planet that can offer advice to one of Dancing with the Stars’s newest contestants, Drew Carey.

And basically, what the Switched at Birth actor has to say to The Price Is Right comedian is: Give in, keep your mouth shut and think Disney.

“The only advice I have is, ‘Let it go, brother,’” Marini tells PEOPLE Wednesday while attending the Los Angeles premiere of Sabotage. “It’s like the song from Frozen. [Cheryl] is not someone that you can handle, so you have to surrender and you have to embrace the fact that she will teach you her ways and that is it.”

Apparently, signing on for DWTS is akin to signing up for the French army.

“If you go against it you won’t learn anything, so he has to go and embrace it,” the 2 Broke Girls guest star says. He adds, “Cheryl is tough as nails – [she] was very tough on me and thank God she was, because otherwise I would have absolutely never learned a thing.”

March 20, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Cast “Get Happy” In GMA And Pharrell For International Day Of Happiness

This is too fun. You can view the new cast of Dancing With The Stars in parts of this GMA Get Happy video. Also, you can see Karina Smirnoff and Sean Avery dance in rehearsals.

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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 Premiere Up In Viewership From Last Opener, Monday’s Most Watched Show

This is such good news!! Note too how Dancing With The Stars rated higher than both telecasts of American Idol last week which is telling. From ABC MediaNet

ABC was the most-watched network on Monday and took second in Adults 18-49. ABC marked its most-watched Monday since November (since 11/25/13), drawing its 2nd-largest audience on the night this season.

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 15.0 million and 2.5/7 in AD18-49):

Up against competition from “The Voice” and one of the final episodes of “How I Met Your Mother” on St. Patrick’s Day, ABC’s 18th season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” (15.0 million and 2.5/7) was up 6% in viewers and held even in Adults 18-49, compared to the last time that the show’s opener had to face “The Voice” in Fall 2012 (14.1 million and 2.5/7 on 9/24/12). The premiere of “DWTS” was the No. 1 most social broadcast series on Monday with 176,265 tweets.

Please note: Last Fall the show premiered prior to the start of the official season against much lesser competition and last Spring the opener faced “The Biggest Loser” instead of “The Voice” on NBC. Also with an additional minute to come into the mix this afternoon, “Dancing’s” numbers often adjust up in the National ratings.

•Gaining viewers from its first half-hour to its final half-hour (14.5 million to 15.5 million) to lead its 2-hour time-slot, “Dancing with the Stars” was Monday’s most-watched TV show, outdrawing NBC’s “The Voice” in head to head competition by 1.7 million viewers (15.0 million vs. 13.3 million).

•Among Adults 18-49, ABC’s “DWTS” (2.5 rating) was higher rated than both telecasts of Fox’s “American Idol” last week (2.4 rating on Wednesday and a 2.2 rating on Thursday).

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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.

Candace Cameron Bure Living A Dream On DWTS, New Access Hollywood Interview

Here is Candace on Access Hollywood today talking about Dancing With The Stars. She is so refreshing and I love her excitement. So cute.

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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 Dancing With The Stars Rehearsal Arrival Pics, Sean Avery “Staying Alive”

Just a quick picture update: If you head to the Daily Mail, you can view new pics of some the cast arriving for Dancing With The Stars rehearsals yesterday (Jim, for you! lol). Also, I’m loving this new “Staying Alive” instagram by Sean Avery. Check it out and Happy Spring.

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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 Season 18, Week 1 – Dancing by the Numbers!

Heidi’s my name and numbers are my game. :-) Yes, it’s that time of year once again. I’d like to thank the powers that be for one thing: switching around how the eliminated couple is determined makes this much easier to predict. For one thing, I don’t have to backwards guess at what the judges might do next – it doesn’t matter because the viewer votes and the judges scores from the same week (week 1) will send someone home in week two regardless of how well they dance this upcoming week. For another thing, it makes these posts much shorter. Theoretically. :-)  The interesting thing will be is if the judges show a pattern of either extremely over scoring or extremely underscoring the couple going home – either send them out with a bang, or justify their scores ahead of time. Two or three times might be coincidence, but more than that? Hah.

Anyway, for you newbs to this site, this is a series I do every week of every season. Basically, I take the scores for each couple and figure out – using DWTS math – how many votes each couple needs to be safe. Then I guess, based on what I think I know about each couple and their voting needs, who’s going to be safe and who’s hitting the trail.

For those who don’t know…or those who believe the popular myth promoted by TPTB…the judges AND the viewers have an equal role in who stays and who goes. To determine who goes home, the producers take the total number of points handed out by the judges and divide that into each couples score for their percentage of the total.  They then do the same thing for the votes: they divide the total number of votes into the number of votes each couple receives for a percentage. They then add the two together and the couple with the lowest combined “score” is the one who goes home. Fifty percent of the final score is judges and fifty percent of the final score is viewer votes. Easy peasy. ;-)

Take a look at the totals. Read more..

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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. :-)

How DWTS Mark Ballas Became Passionate About Dancing, Performing, And More

Just a little interview with Mark Ballas to start us off today. He talked with Daily Burn about keeping in shape. They also asked him about dancing, performing, and Dancing With The Stars as well. Here is a take…

When did you start becoming passionate about dancing and performing?
I grew up in a very musical and dancing-orienting family. My grandmother was a famous flamenco dancer way back in her day. And I think that’s where it started for my dad’s side of the family. My dad is an amazing guitar player and a great dancer, and my mom, to this day, is still one of the most iconic and best female Latin dancers who ever lived. I kind of fell into ballroom dancing because of her. At that time I was doing a lot of jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary, hip-hop, stuff like that. I was at an event with kids my age also doing Latin and ballroom dancing and I was like, “Wow, this is a great way to meet the ladies!”

“After Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, I was at the heaviest I’ve been in my life. I got on the scale and was like, no, this isn’t me.”

The truth comes out! So, how is your training going with Candace?
Brutal! We’re getting in shape in addition to training Candace. It’s tough because I train Candace in the mornings and then I go straight to the gym. It’s a lot but we’re getting there.

More at Daily Burn.

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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.