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Karina Smirnoff Interviewed About Julianne Hough And Dancing With The Stars

US Weekly interviewed Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff. She comments on Julianne Hough and how she feels about her judging the show. More below and at the link…

“I think she is a great girl, I’ve known her for many years,” Smirnoff, 36, told Us of Julianne. “I think that she is wonderful, gorgeous, and talented, but I don’t know if it’s ethical that she is judging while her brother is competing.”

Julianne, 26, was added to the show’s judging panel earlier this month, after appearing as a dancer on the competition program in previous seasons. She joins veteran judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli.

“I may be the most fair person in the world, but if my mom is dancing and she trips, I would be like, ‘Well, I didn’t see that…'” Smirnoff continued to Us. “That is my mother, and I will go stand by her side and support her regardless. Do I think it’s fair? No. But it is a TV show. That is what we have to remember. It’s not necessarily the Bible, it’s just a TV show.”

I think it’s going to be just fine. You are right, Karina! It’s just a tv show in the end.

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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.

PureDWTS Season 19 – Partnership Spoilers!!!

The first rule about spoilers is that you do not ask where we got zee spoilers ;-) The second rule? If you want to be surprised come Thursday’s cast announcement, whatever you do, DO NOT click the link below.  Got it? Gooooood.

We’ll update this post with any additional spoilers that come our way between now & the official announcement.  Please, no begging to know [insert pro here's] partner – we take the spoilers we get, and don’t always get to pick and choose what intel we get.

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Helio Castroneves: Julianne Hough Will Be a “Fantastic” Judge On DWTS (New Interview)

Such a fun Entertainment Tonight interview with Helio Castroneves and how he feels about Julianne Hough and her new judging gig. Check it out!

“She’s the champ and not only that but she’s a professional,” Castroneves, 39, said of his DWTS pal. Hough, 26, is returning to the show next month as the fourth judge along with Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Of how he thinks she’ll fair on the judges panel Helio adds, “I believe she’s going to be spectacular.”

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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.

Karina Smirnoff, Edyta Sliwinska To Judge “DANCING PROS: LIVE!”, DWTS Pros To Dance

Heads up Dancing With The Stars fans! Tickets are going on sale on September 8, 2014 for a “DANCING PROS: LIVE!” show in Des Moines, Iowa on January 15, 2015! Note how Karina Smirnoff and Edyta Sliwinska are judging. There will be pros from Dancing With The Stars dancing as well. Below is more information from Broadway World. Sounds fun…

The world’s finest dancers will battle it out live when Dancing Pros: Live! comes to the Civic Center stage on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and the audience will choose the winner! Karina Smirnoff of Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) serves as the head judge and Edyta Sliwinska of DWTS guest judges in this unforgettable live competition show hosted by Golden Globe® nominee and star of the hit TV show Growing Pains, Alan Thicke.

Tickets to DANCING PROS: LIVE! will go on-sale Monday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. at DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations and charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.

For the first time together on stage, see professional dancers from “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and dance champions from around the world compete with one another for top prize! Watch in awe as they perform a variety of dance styles including Cha-Cha, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Freestyle Samba and the Jitterbug. Using electronic voting remotes, the audience will become part of the show and vote for their favorite couple. Unlike reality TV shows, there is no waiting until next week for results; the winning couple is announced at the end of the 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.

Pure DWTS #ALSIceBucketChallenge – Oh Yes I Did!

My good friend and Pure DWTS Angel, Courtney, was so kind to nominate me (aka Charlie) for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I figured I’d get nominated sooner or later, but I have to admit that I was a little surprised when Courtney nominated me. I’d share her nomination video with you, but I’m not sure if she wants to share it with all of Pure DWTS (Court, feel free to update this post if you want to share it).

I happily joined in on the fun (man was it cold) and offer up my ice bucket challenge video here (WARNING: Massive cuteness ahead):

That’s right, since Court started the fun, I had to nominate Heidi, Vogue, Lori, and even our resident poet, Lois to the ice bucket challenge as well. I hope they nominate more of the Pure DWTS community. I look forward to seeing many videos from the Pure DWTS readers. Don’t be shy.

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Better known as Charlie.

DWTS Season 19 – Rumor Roundup!!!

Greetings from hot & sunny Spring, TX :-) I’m actually typing this poolside at my aunt’s house, as I’m on vacation right now – but Vogue & Heidi have been putting in some serious hours on the casting rumors, and as I have the past few seasons, I thought it might be good to work up a good summary post for all the casting rumors that have cropped between the end of last season and right now.  8-)

If any new casting rumors pop up between now and the cast announcement next week, I’ll try to update – but at the rate they’ve been flowing these past few days, it might not happen immediately.  Please be patient :-)

I’ve divided our potential dancers this season into 5 categories: the “legitimate possibilities”, which are rumors that have surfaced within the last week or so (when most casting leaks occur) and come from sources that are generally pretty reliable when it comes to casting leaks; the “long shots”, which are rumors from less-reliable sources, vague tweets, and ambiguous responses from the celebs themselves – basically, rumors that we aren’t really as confident about; the “wannabes/campaigners”, who are celebs who have expressed interest in doing the show (but haven’t actually been reported as a rumor by any reputable outlets); “pure randomness”, which is for random and slightly interesting observations that may or may not indicate a certain celeb’s possible participation in this season – generally, they mean nothing, but we’re adding them here for sh*ts & giggles. :-) And then there are the “no’s”, the celebs that have confirmed that they won’t be participating in this season.

Legitimate possibilities:

Andi Dorfman
Randy Couture
Kacy Catanzaro
Antonio Sabato Jr.
Janel Parrish
Lolo Jones
Sadie Robertson
Betsey Johnson
Lea Thompson
Bethany Mota
Jonathan Bennett

Longshots:

Lindsay Lohan
Meagan Tandy
Tommy Chong
Colton Smith
Andy Pettitte
James Storm
Shania Twain
Ashley Gold
Landon Donovan
Tim Howard
Kandi Burress/someone from Bravo
Josh Murray
Sara Evans

Wannabes/Campaigners:

Vincent M. Ward
Jane Savoie

Pure Randomness:

Tavis Smiley
Carly Steel
Shemar Moore
Courtney Robertson

The “No’s”:

Jim Kelly

 

So which rumors are you guys most excited about? Which ones do you think are bogus? Let’s hear it!

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Len Goodman, Witney Carson, And Emma Slater Talk About DWTS Season 19 And Other Media

I can’t figure out how to embed these videos (and I’m having issues playing them too), but, if you go Bing at this link, you can listen to Len Goodman talking about Julianne Hough joining the judging team. You can also listen to Witney Carson and Emma Slater talking about what it’s like to be back dancing this season here.

In other things, you can watch Val Chmerkovskiy playing basketball at the Daily Mail.

Also, Kristyn Burtt interviewed Erin Andrews about Dancing With The Stars. Below is her reaction on hearing about the Antonio Sabato Jr. rumor.

Right off the bat she asked, “What’s leaking? What’s going on? Of course, I am interested!”

She was thrilled when the name Antonio Sabato Jr. was mentioned to her. Andrews responded, “I’ve got to tell you I was a big, big General Hospital fan growing up. So I am not upset seeing that one.”

The TV personality also thought his shirt should come off early in the season. Andrews joked, “Oh week one, go week one. Let’s go!”

Lots more at She Knows. Can season 19 not come soon enough? 8O

Lastly, Mark Ballas will be releasing his new “Kicking Clouds” EP on September 16th. Below is the new cover. This will be on my must buy list. I love his new music. Read more..

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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 Val Chmerkovskiy And Zendaya Attend Trevor Jackson’s Monster 18th Birthday (Photos)

Pictured below is Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy and his season 16 partner Zendaya. They reunited to attend Trevor Jackson’s Monster 18th Birthday Party Presented by Monster at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California. If you’d like to see more pics, see Getty Images. Video footage below too!

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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.

Julianne Hough Airport Footage Before Her DWTS19 Judging Announcement

Just some pap footage of Julianne Hough at the airport before her GMA judge announcement. She’s so cute and always so polite! Here’s to more ‘Girl Power’ at the judge’s table like Carrie Ann Inaba tweeted!

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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 19: Lindsay Lohan To Dance And More Celeb Rumor Talk?

I really wish Lindsay Lohan would dance, but, like all the previous rumors on her in the past, I bet this won’t happen. Below is more from Hollywood Life. Note that Gossip Cop is saying this won’t happen as well, but, hey, it’s interesting they keep pursuing her (if true) and we report on everything just in case.

The Dancing With The Stars cast will officially be revealed on September 4, but as the celeb contestants are shaking up, HollywoodLife.com has learned that the show is pushing to get Lindsay Lohan on the dance floor! The best part? One of her Mean Girls costars is already confirmed!

HollywoodLife.com has been giving you Dancing With The Stars scoop all week long, and here’s the best one to date…even though it’s not set in stone.

Lindsay Lohan is at the top of the show’s wish list. Although she is in talks to join Season 19, it’s not looking all too promising.

Unfortunately, we’ve learned that the chances are “less than 10%,” at this point, but the show is still trying.

ETA: Not sure how creditable Hollywood Life is (since they’ve been wrong a lot in the past), but, this morning they are reporting more on the existing rumors we’ve heard about, plus, a special mention on Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray. You can read more at the link.

Bachelorette Andi Dorfman is reportedly joining DWTS, along with Josh Murray, HollywoodLife.com exclusively revealed. Our source tells us, “They will compete against each other along with the other stars.”

Hmm? Ok, we will soon see.

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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.