James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess attended the 2016 MAXIM Halloween Party last night and looking cool as evahhhh. Photos below courtesy of Getty Images.
I’m getting excited for Eras Night on Dancing With The Stars, are you? Here are a few fun teasers I couldn’t resist posting. Bring it on, Everyone!
It's not easy choreographing a number for me. Not only am I not a dancer, I am made differently, and that's okay!! I've discovered @sashafarber1 has a huge vault of creativity driven by an open mind. Thank you for creating our world of dance Sash. It's impossible to have a better partner @dancingabc . Can't wait for Monday! #dwts #teamxl
What an amazing week it’s been for Mark Ballas and his Broadway debut in “Jersey Boys”. Below you can watch a review, interviews, a “Sherry” warm up (thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording), and more.
If you tune in, let us know your thoughts and rank the couples in comments if interested. If you can’t watch it LIVE, let’s hope they will post videos at their Official You Tube page. More later and have fun!! We look forward to reading your comments as always.
James Hinchcliffe talked with Fox Sports Live about racing and of course Dancing With The Stars and all of it’s challenges. Great interview. Thanks to Abby for the fun find.
— FSLive: #JayAndDan (@foxsportslive) October 20, 2016
Below are some new Dancing With The Stars Diaries for Week 7. Be sure you watch this link as they may release more.
A reader to PureDWTS and Pure Derek Hough named Lily has written a guest blog for us on her experience of meeting Mark Ballas and seeing him in Broadway’s “Jersey Boys”. Let’s just say, Mark blew her away. You can read her fun and sweet story below including how she met BC Jean as well. She also sent us some fun photos. Thanks Lily! You rock!
I was very excited to hear that Mark Ballas was going to make his Broadway debut in Jersey Boys! His opening night was scheduled for October 18th. And I already had a conflict because Josh Groban was also making his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. I bought these tickets in May 2016!
So I planned to go to Mark’s 2nd show, on October 19th matinee! I was excited to secure front row tickets to the show. I had already seen Jersey Boys before, and I really enjoyed the show.
But Mark blew me away with his performance!!! I was very surprised with his falsetto, and he nailed all of the songs!!! I had chills when he sang “My Eyes Adored You” !!! “Sherry”, “Walk Like a Man”, “oh, what a Night”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Working My Way Back to You”, so many hits! Oh course, there were the dance moves!!!!
After the show, I waited by stage door. Everyone came out and signed, and took pictures and selfies. Mark is on vocal rest, so he wasn’t able to talk alot, But he signed and took pictures with everyone! How awesome. I was wearing my Alexander Jean t-shirt. I met a mother and daughter who knew Mark, so they were able to ask to see BC Jean, so I was able to talk to BC Jean as well. She said she remembered me from the tour! Aww how sweet!
For tickets, see this link. If any of you see the show and would like to blog about it, share pics, or videos, write to our contact link.
Gleb Savchenko and Jana Kramer were guests on Access Hollywood today. They talk of their Argentine Tango last week, her music, and much more. You can watch their interview here and here. They also chatted with Mario Lopez of Extra. Let’s hope we can get some coverage of that too.
ETA: Here is another interview with ET… Read more..
Laurie Hernandez has written a new blog at US Weekly. She writes of how excited she is do a Group dance this week. However, they haven’t had a lot of time to rehearse it yet. She also previews her and Vals new dance. Here is more….
I’m feeling good and I’m excited for this week because we have a group dance on top of our own dance, so that’ll be fun – and stressful — at the same time. We haven’t really figured out how we’ll rehearse the group number since we’ll continue to travel with my tour, but we had our first group rehearsal right after the show on Monday night. Our group is me, Jana, Terra and Marilu. We’re “Team Future” — next week’s theme is “Eras” so it’s all about different periods of time. Jana’s always traveling, I’m traveling so it’ll be interesting to see how this all comes together.
It’s cool to dance as a group because everyone’s different. It’s weird to see how creative everyone can be from different views and perspectives instead of just Val’s. It’s a great thing to have so many good ideas, but at the same time there’s so many cooks in the kitchen! The first hour of us trying to figure out the dance was literally just the male pros talking! And all of us girls just hung out, stressing out. We were like, “Why can’t we just start something?!” But it’s all going to work out in the end … I hope!
We’re doing a 1960s-themed quickstep this week for our solo dance. Sometimes rehearsal is frustrating because I wish I could get the steps down a little faster even though everyone’s telling me I get the steps down faster than anyone else. it’s kind of weird to hear that but at the same time, the steps aren’t easy!
Coming into Dancing With the Stars, I thought it would be a lot easier. I didn’t think it would be just a breeze, I knew it would be difficult, but I wasn’t expecting it to be this hard. It’s really hard to stay patient with myself and realize this is a whole different world than gymnastics.
To read Laurie’s full blog, see US Weekly.
Lindsay Arnold and Calvin Johnson were interviewed by Entertainment Tonight while in rehearsals this week. They talk of the challenges they’ve had and they are looking good. I just loveee these two.