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Derek and Julianne Hough Hit the Road with MOVE Beyond Live on Tour

We have full coverage on www.purederekhough.com of the tour which started in Akron on Wednesday and let me tell ya, the Hough’s have gone bigger than ever. It looks amazing!! I thought I would bring a little taste over here.

Get it @derekhough!! This was one of my favorite dances of the night. You boys looked gooooood!

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April 21, 2017 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. :-)

David Ross and Lindsay Arnold On Ellen! (Video)

I love all three of these people. 🙂  Nice job.


David Ross & Lindsay Arnold on The Ellen Show by Codebear2

April 20, 2017 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 Season 24, Week 5 – Dancing by the Numbers!

So this week you have to ask yourself this question: Just how solid are Bonner and Sharna??

Are they getting a ton of votes or has everyone forgotten about them? You tell me, cuz I just don’t know.  I’m leaning toward people have forgotten him. He hasn’t made much of an impact, whereas I feel like the other potentially low hanging fruit (Nick) has made more of one – for getting screwed more than anything else. 🙂  But let’s look at the numbers.

Raise your hand if you think the judges (for whatever reason) thought that Nick would be the one going home this week and accidentally gave him a higher score than what they would have if they thought he was staying.  :::raises hand::: As you know, we’ve had much discussion over the last couple years about how much the judges know about the voting – if the producers tell them. I’ve always been of the mind that they tell LEN and Len sort of guides the narrative that the producers want to sell. Whether they tell him outright or they just give him hints, who knows? Anyway, I tend to think the judges buy their own BS half the time and had convinced themselves that Nick was leaving and that Erika was awesome. They really should read this blog – we’re right a good amount of the time. 😉 Read more..

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 Season 24, Week SIX – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

It’s “boy bands vs. girl bands” Week and a Team Competition. Here’s what we know so far….

ETA: All songs & dances updated. Had to raise my eyebrows at more than one of these – really? “I Want You Back” as an Argentine tango??? Well, if anyone can make it work, it’s Lindsay. “Free Your Mind” is one of the most grossly overused songs this show has ever heard, behind “Hey! Pachuco” – hope Artem can make Nancy stand out against memories of Mel B & Sabrina dancing to the same song. Will be interesting to see how Bonner fares with a Backstreet Boys song, considering that Nick Carter is guest judging. Looking at some of the songs chosen, I kinda wonder if this list maybe started as an R&B week, and then got retooled into boy bands vs. girl groups after the fact… -Court-

ETA2: Julianne is definitely NOT judging DWTS tonight as she just posted an instastory showing her with serious bed head on their tour bus.

ETA3: Bonner, Nancy and Nick got the not great spots tonight, but it matters less with each week that goes by. All the women got the pimp spot as well…as expected.

Simone and Sasha – Samba (song: “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child)
Dancing 1st
Phone 1-800-868-3412

Bonner and Sharna – Rumba (song: “I Want It That Way” by The Backstreet Boys)
Dancing 2nd
Phone 1-800-868-3401

Nancy and Artem – Paso doble (song: “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue)
Dancing 3rd
Phone 1-800-868-3408

Nick and Peta – Jive (song: “Fun, Fun, Fun” by the Beach Boys)
Dancing 4th
Phone 1-800-868-3409

Normani and Val – Salsa (song: “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls)
Dancing 5th
Phone 1-800-868-3410

David and Lindsay – Argentine tango (song: “I Want You Back” by NSYNC)
Dancing 6th
Phone 1-800-868-3404

Rashad and Emma – Tango (song: “Reach Out I’ll Be There” by Four Tops)
Dancing 7th
Phone 1-800-868-3411

Heather and Maks – Rumba (song: “Waterfalls” by TLC)
Dancing Last
Phone 1-800-868-3406

TEAM BOY BANDS (song: medley of “Dancing Machine” by the Jackson 5, “(You Got It) The Right Stuff” by New Kids on the Block, and “Best Song Ever” by One Direction)
Dancing 1st
Rashad & Emma
David & Lindsay
Nick & Peta
Bonner & Sharna

TEAM GIRL GROUPS (song: medley of “My Boyfriend’s Back” by The Chiffons, “No Scrubs” by TLC, and “B.O.S.S.” by Fifth Harmony)
Dancing Last
Normani & Val
Simone & Sasha
Heather & Maks
Nancy & Artem

Team Songs, a POLL, and more fun info HERE.

April 18, 2017 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. :-)

DWTS Season 24, WEEK FIVE – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Disney Week – I can’t decide if I’m excited or not. 🙂 I have a tendency to recall Rumer sneering at the camera “Let Nastia and Derek have that song” like an entitled…anyway, that’s one of the drawbacks of watching this show since nearly the beginning. Almost nothing is new.

Hey, there’s my favorite little cutie from SYTYCD. JT!! Read more..

April 17, 2017 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 Season 24, Week 4 – Manipulation Mayhem

The last several seasons, you’ve heard Courtney and I complain ad nauseum about the ways that this show is manipulated. Sometimes subtly and other times very overtly. From lack of interviews with Erin, to lack of overall PR, to song/dance assignments, to the packages.  Most people don’t even notice it because the tendency in humans is to believe what they see – even when they should know better.

Ironically, when we have a Bachelor on the show is when I think to start this series – the Bachelor is probably the single most manipulated, produced, heavily edited (however you want to phrase it) show on television that is so-called “reality”.  Here is where I plug the show UNreal which is a take off on the Bachelor series and is a (supposedly fictionalized) scripted – more scripted – drama.  Fantastic series – I highly recommend it. Produced by a former Bachelor producer, it will REALLY make you think twice about how much you believe on DWTS or any other reality show. Read more..

April 15, 2017 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. :-)

DWTS Season 24, Week FOUR – Dancing by the Numbers!

Yeah, still thinking Erika. 🙂

My track record isn’t so good so far though. Ah well, some seasons you got it and other seasons you don’t.

I didn’t see anything to be terribly outraged over this past Monday. Funny that our big ringers pretty much leave me cold. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both are dancing with Chmerkovskiys. They just kinda fail to really show their partners in a positive light. Too much talking, walking and not doing the assigned style. Val is doing a better job than Alan/Maks is, but really dude – STFU and let Normani have her moment.

Anyway, let’s get to our scores. Read more..

April 13, 2017 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 Season 24, Week FIVE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Disney week again – will be interesting to see if there’s any repeats from previous seasons, since is the 4th time they’ve done Disney.  I also anticipate some dance styles not really matching up with the songs they’re assigned to…guess we can look forward to a certain former pro throwing more shade at the current pros on Twitter *eye roll*…

ETA: According to a new Rehearsal Interview, Val and Normani have a Paso Doble for their Disney dance. More hints HERE. ~Vogue

ETA: Via ABC and Broadway World, the dances and songs are all listed below. Note that Donny Osmond, ZZ Ward, and Auli‘i Cravalho are performing LIVE. Also, Witney Carson teams with Donald Duck for a special dance. ~Vogue

ETA3: Dance order per George P. – Nick gets hosed yet again. Either he’s not getting the votes or they don’t want him to get the votes. Hard to say which at this point. Erika is in an even worse spot. Good on Rashad and Simone opening and closing the show. We’ll see if Rashad gets the most airtime. 😉

Rashad and Emma – Foxtrot – “Evermore” by Josh Groban from Walt Disney Pictures’ “Beauty and the Beast”
Dancing 1st
Phone 1-800-868-3411

Nick and Peta – Jazz – “I’ve Got No Strings” as sung by Dickie Jones from “Pinocchio”
Dancing 2nd
Phone 1-800-868-3409

Erika and Gleb – Viennese Waltz – “Unforgettable” by Sia from “Finding Dory”
Dancing 3rd
Phone 1-800-868-3405

Heather and Alan (Maks) – Jazz – “For the First Time in Forever” by Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, from “Frozen”
Dancing 4th
Phone 1-800-868-3406

Bonner and Sharna – Tango – “When Can I See You Again?” by Owl City from “Wreck-It Ralph”
Dancing 5th
Phone 1-800-868-3401

Normani and Val – Paso Doblé – “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” by Donny Osmond from “Mulan” – Live Performance by Donny Osmond
Dancing 6th
Phone 1-800-868-3410

David and Lindsay – Jive to “Ride” by ZZ Ward from “Cars 3” – Live Performance by ZZ Ward
Dancing 7th
Phone 1-800-868-3404

Nancy and Artem – Jazz – “That’s How You Know” by Amy Adams from “Enchanted”
Dancing 8th
Phone 1-800-868-3408

Simone and Sasha – Contemporary – “How Far I’ll Go” performed by Auli‘i Cravalho, music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, from “Moana” – Live Performance by Auli‘i Cravalho
Dancing Last
Phone 1-800-868-3412

April 12, 2017 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. :-)

DWTS Season 24, WEEK FOUR – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Most Memorable Year…usually the night of rumba and (poorly done) contemporary. Be sure to check the “Who’s Dancing” post as the running order has been updated…and it ain’t lookin’ good for Nick, dang it. Not sure what they have against him.

Oh and CAI said she wants me to come on DWTS and dance with her. LOL. I think she really wants Derek and got me by mistake. 😉

Okay, these intros are SOOO scripted it ain’t even funny. I think it was Normani and Nick that gave it away – neither are actors so there you go. Read more..

April 10, 2017 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. :-)

DWTS Season 24, Week THREE – Dancing by the Numbers!

Thanks to Derek and Julianne Hough for their fantastic performance the other night…and for blowing up my Derek twitter search. That was a struggle to get through. 🙂 Amazing dance – I loved it.

As for the rest of the dancing, no one struck me as horrible, but at the same time, I was only really impressed by Nancy and David.  I still wonder why Nick is getting so badly hosed every week. What is the deal? I have a hard time believing they are trying to give Peta an early exit – she’s a competitor and there’s no way she wants an early exit, baby or not.  And fact is, Nick is NOT a dancer like many of the women are and he’s doing pretty darn good for someone who is a complete novice. I think he was better than Bonner by a good bit (and Peta is doing better for him than Sharna is for Bonner), yet he got the same scores from Len and Bruno as Mr. T and Charo did. In what freakin’ universe?? I love Mr. T  – but he is not the dancer that Nick is, not even close. Come on, judges. Why is the bar set so high for Nick? You’re treating him like he’s a pro not living up to expectations, instead of Joe Bachelor who’s never danced before. Read more..

April 6, 2017 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. :-)