Idolxfactor1 took all the couples promos for Dancing With The Stars Season 24 and put them in one. This is awesome awesome. Check it out!
Hollywood Reporter Interviews DWTS Executive Producers, Including Questions about Heather Morris Extensive Dance Background
Well this is certainly an interesting interview. Remember the old saying “Me thinks they doth protest too much?” Yeah. This. 🙂 Hollywood Reporter interviews executive producers Joe Sungkur and Ashley Edens about DWTS, including some tough questions about Heather Morris and her very obvious dance experience…and our execs have the company line down pat. Even if it is complete BS. Excerpts (and commentary) below. The way they write about Heather, it’s entirely possible that everyone (besides us) is starting to realize this show has jumped the shark totally and completely.
While most of the ensemble represents the show’s standard mix of actors, reality stars and pro athletes, there is one notable exception with the addition of Morris. Long before she became a household name as Brittany S. Pierce on Fox’s hit musical comedy, Morris was a professional dancer working for Beyonce. She danced backup on The Beyonce Experience world tour, and danced alongside her on Saturday Night Live, the American Music Awards and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, among others.
They really drive the point home here, don’t they? I think I love them. 😉
Courtney: When the “coven” at Pure ain’t the only ones hip to the fact A PROFESSIONAL DANCER is part of the celeb cast this season and aren’t afraid to call TPTB out on it, you know this is gonna be a tough season for the higher-ups at DWTS.
Vogue: Oh boy, I can see what’s coming already.
Ahead of the premiere, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with longtime executive producers Joe Sungkur and Ashley Edens to find out what’s in store for the season, whether or not they think Morris has an unfair advantage, the reason behind the lack of Bachelorette stars and their dream contestants.
Again, more on Heather…and they’re bringing up the sore, Bachelorette point.
What’s the process like when pairing the stars with the professional dancers? What were the conversations for this season like? How much say do the dancers have in who they dance with?
Eden: There’s no real science or a perfect formula behind the pairing process. The dancers don’t have a say in who they’re getting. Jo, myself and [casting director] Deena [Katz] who books the cast. Deena will know the celebrities a little bit more. Joe and I work with the dancers day in and day out so together we try and make the best pairings based on height, personality [and] dance ability or lack there of. We try not to always put predictable pairings together. You’re not seeing Witney [Carson] with the exact same type person every single season. That’s a challenge. And ultimately we want everyone to be happy whether it’s the celebrity or the dancer. That’s at the forefront in making the strongest pairings.
Below are things from social media capturing our eye over the last few days and more. Only two more days and counting down to the Dancing With The Stars Season 24 premiere. How do they look? Let us know in comments….
— ExtraTV (@extratv) March 16, 2017
— ExtraTV (@extratv) March 17, 2017
— Celeb Carpet (@celebcarpetweb) March 18, 2017
— Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) March 18, 2017
Lots more goodies…. Read more..
New “Dance To The Movies” Spring Tour Schedule, See Shirley Jones, Leslie Ann Warren, Tony Dovolani, Anna Trebunskaya, And More
Would you like to some pros from Dancing With The Stars dance near you this Spring? If so, they may be coming to an area near you in “Dance To The Movies”. Special guest stars include Shirley Jones and Leslie Ann Warren. Rotating Celebrity Dance Pros from Dancing With The Stars include Tony Dovolani, Anna Trebunskaya, Dmitry Chaplin and Oksana Dmytrenko. Choreographers include Jaymz Tuaileva , Lacey Schwimmer, and Chelsie Hightower. More in detail at Broadway World. Below is the new Schedule. Producer Scott Stander says “it’s so much fun”.
DANCE TO THE MOVIES TOUR SCHEDULE:
STARRING Lesley Ann Warren:
Fri, Mar 31 – Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, Ft. Pierce, FL – 8:00PM
Sun, Apr 2 – Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos, CA – 3:00PM
Thu Apr 6 – Eppley Auditorium & Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center, Culver, IN – 8:00PM
Sat Apr 8 – St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY – 8:00PM
Fri Apr 21 – The Corbin Arena, Corbin, KY – 7:00PM
Fri May 12 – The Colosseum at Caesar’s, Windsor ON – 8:00PM
STARRING Shirley Jones:
Thu Apr 27 – NYCB Theatre At Westbury, Westbury, NY – 8:00PM
Sat Apr 29 – North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA – 2:00PM and 8:00PM