Hpw about some more fun things from yesterdays announcement in New York City? First, if you go to Quite Unconventional, you can read about a fan’s adventure at the taping, see some fun photos, and more.
This is awesome!! Check it out. You can see the title shoot behind the scenes too….
ETA: Here are a couple of interviews on the same day….
We know you are dying for more “Nae Nae”. So, here ya go….
How about some rehearsal photos? If you go to Disnet ABC you can see some of the couples in their first rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Scroll to the bottom of the page and then keep clicking on “load more” until they all come up. Keep checking the link as they may load more soon. Thanks to DWTSGossip for the heads up.
If you head to the Daily Mail, you can view some new photos of Maks Chmerkovskiy And Peta Murgatroyd. Maks also talked with KTLA today (see below) about the new season of Dancing With The Stars (Thanks to DWTSgossip for this find). I love what he said on Peta.
USA Today has a great feature up with the new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Executive Rob Wade talks on the cast. Some of the cast also speak about dancing on the show.
Less than two weeks ago, National Guard specialist Skarlatos “was on a train in France (and now) he’s become a genuine national hero. It’s very exciting that we can have someone like this on this season,” says executive producer Rob Wade, adding that Skarlatos is representing his close friends and fellow heroes Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler.
Season 21’s celebrities also include controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen and the contest’s first married competitors, Alexa PenaVega (Nashville, Spy Kids franchise) and Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush).
Don’t expect any competitive trash-talking in the PenaVega household. If the two faced elimination, “I would want to be the one voted off because … I want him to do well. But he also wants me to do well,” Alexa PenaVega says. “We’re not good at being competitive.”
There is a friendly wager, she says during a joint interview with Carlos. “If I go further in this competition, he has to salsa with me whenever I want.”
The two actor/singers were approached simultaneously but separately about appearing. (Jewel and her then-husband, Ty Murray, were supposed to be the first married celebrity competitors during Season 8, but a training injury forced her to cancel her appearance.)
“This opportunity to learn something brand new and challenge ourselves really drew us to” say yes, Carlos PenaVega says.
More at USA Today.
Also, don’t miss reading this People article as well for a few more thoughts from the cast. Here is just a little take from the link. You know where to go for more.
“This is going to be more terrifying than jumping on top of a crocodile,” Irwin told PEOPLE, who exclusively broke the news of her casting. Still, the 17-year-old revealed that she will use this “new and exciting adventure” as a way to pay tribute to her late father, Steve Irwin.
“My dad will always be with me in spirit,” Irwin said. “Embarking on this journey, I really want to make him as proud as possible.”
Helping her along that journey will be her partner, Derek Hough, who described the teenage wildlife conservationist as “a breath of fresh air.”
Here ya go! Below are some photos and videos of the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Pairings Announcement! Thanks to @idolxfactor for the video coverage and here is to the new season! WOO HOO!
DWTS Gleb Savchenko And Tristan MacManus Rock The Strictly Come Dancing Red Carpet Launch – Photos, Videos
Being there is some interest in following US Dancing With The Stars pros Gleb Savchenko and Tristan MacManus, we’re planning to cover ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ this season. Every Saturday (like we did with Dancing With The Stars Russia last season) we plan to post videos and photos of the show and then we can discuss it if you like. To get us geared up a little, below are some photos and video coverage of the Strictly Come Dancing Red Carpet Launch in London last night. Stay tuned as Nathan is writing us a guest blog on what we can expect. Also, Gleb has sent us a special statement. We’ll be posting those things soon!! 😉 From all of your loving fans from the US and abroad, go Gleb and Tristan!
Andy Grammer talked with Billboard about dancing on Dancing With The Stars. Currently, he feels he’s bit off more than he can chew. Rehearsals have started and they have been rehearsing for 6 hours a day. He explains below as well as why he decided to do the show (awww, I love this guy!).
The 31-year old entertainer said he has already started rehearsing, and it has been intense given his touring schedule.
“Honestly, I bit off more than I could chew and now I’m chewing really fast,” he laughed. “Right now I’m in Minnesota and I just had a six-hour dance rehearsal. My partner is flying out to the shows with me, so I’m still pretty much touring and then going to make sure that I am home on Monday for the show every week.”
Grammer was offered the opportunity after two successful appearances last season performing his hit song, “Honey I’m Good,” which topped several charts including the Billboard Hot 100 chart where it reached the No. 9.
“The second time that I went and did the show there was a vibe, [and I thought] maybe this would work,” he said.
The vibe he felt, he explained, was the presence of his mother, who sadly passed away before she had the opportunity to see her son on the show.
“It just reminded me of my mom being there. She really loved to dance. [This was] one of her favorite things to watch on TV,” he said. “I know she would have loved to have been a part of this to see it. That was one of the main reasons I decided to do the show.”
He expressed his feelings on Instagram and Facebook, writing that “anyone who knew my mother, knows she LOVED dance.”
“There is something in me on a personal level that was like, I should make this happen,” he said. “It’s hard to feel super connected to people who passed away and this is one of the ways. Just being in that building made me feel that way.”
Another advantage to appearing on the show: his new single, “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)” is sure to gain significant traction, since it will impact at top 40 and Hot AC radio on Sept. 14 — the day DWTS premieres. The song will also be included on a new deluxe version of Grammer’s sophomore album Magazines or Novels, which is set for a releas on S-Curve Records Nov. 6.
For the full interview, see Billboard.
Below is Jimmy Kimmel’s official announcement of Gary Busey to dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 21. I was hoping this might be a joke, but, E Online says it’s not. LOL to him “not having anything else to do.”
ETA: According to @DWTS360, Lindsay Arnold is not Gary’s partner like many are speculating. Another pro might be coming back.