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DWTS Julianne Hough Has Purchased Two Dresses For Her Wedding, Wedding Before Year’s End

Just a little fun rumor from the Las Vegas Sun. Not sure it’s true, but they are reporting Julianne Hough has purchased two dresses for her wedding to Brooks Laich. Not only that, the article says Julianne let it slip that the wedding will take place by the end of the year.

“Dancing With the Stars” pro dancer and judge Julianne Hough, who hosted Sunday’s 2016 Miss USA Pageant at T-Mobile Arena alongside Terrence J (“106 & Park”) on Fox, let slip that she has purchased two dresses for her wedding to fiance Toronto Maple Leafs star Brooks Laich.

The onetime Las Vegas resident and sister of “DWTS” pro dancer Derek Hough says she has two outfits selected — one for the ceremony and one for the reception to take place before year’s end.

Awww, I can’t wait for this event. More at the the Las Vegas Sun on other rumors out there. Thanks to Lori for the heads up.

June 7, 2016 I Written By

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Make Your Celebrity Wish List For Dancing With The Stars Season 23

It’s that time again, Dance fans. Do you have a Celebrity Wish list for Dancing With The Stars Season 23? If so, let us know who they are in the comments section as you never know who might be reading and hoping to make our dancing wishes come true. 😉

Here are some of mine to start us off….

Another Nsync or Backstreet Boy member
Tom Selleck
Rob Lowe
Scott Baio
Josh Henderson
Shane Harper (loved this rumor in the past)
Rick Malambri (of Step Up 3)
Sharni Vinson (of Step Up 3)
Richard Thomas
Ricky Schroder
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Christie Brinkley
Eric Roberts
Susan Dey
David Cassidy
Sofía Vergara
Fiona Hughes
Johnny Weir
Barry Williams
Maureen McCormic
Michael Knight
Henry Winkler
Eric Braeden (Young and The Restless)
Melody Thomas Scott (Young and The Restless)
Kim Zimmer (Guiding Light)

Ok, your turn!

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Special Guests To Be featured In Witney Carson And Lindsay Arnold’s Utah Show

Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold’s show in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 15th is starting to take shape. Today they teased that there would be special guests featured who may or may not be their past partners on Dancing With The Stars (hmmm?). To read more, see LindsayArnold.com. For ticket information, see Born And Raised In Utah.

ETA: And here are two of the special guests. They keep this up and hubby and I are heading to Utah again for another dance show this summer.

June 6, 2016 I Written By

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Mark Ballas And BC Jean Talk On Their Wedding Plans, Their New EP, Touring, And More

In a new interview with Celebrity café, Mark Ballas and BC Jean talk on their new EP and Tour this summer. They are ready to hit the road and have fun. They also talked on their wedding plans and much more.

“I want to do an outdoor wedding, but we’ll have to see if it’s the right vibe,” BC Jean said about their upcoming nuptials.

Due to their entertaining talent, the couple and band duo may be performing at the wedding.

Ballas said, “Knowing me, I’ll end up on stage. I know it’s going to be a hell of a dance party this year.”

“We’ll probably have a lot of friends who will want to perform and get up there,” BC Jean said.

When it comes to the wedding party, rumors have surfaced that Derek Hough will be Mark Ballas’ best man. The two grew up together, but Mark kept his plans under wraps. Fingers crossed for you Derek!

Getting married is not the only venture in Ballas and Jean’s relationship. They’re both in a band called Alexander Jean, whose EP is out on iTunes Friday June 3.

“We just left performing on Live with Kelly which was incredible,” Ballas said about their performance of the new track titled, “Thief.”

“We’re going on tour this summer it’s called the Head High Tour and our first date is on June 17. It will be in Santa Ana,” Ballas said.

“We’re going be out on the road for a little over a month. We’re just looking forward playing a different city, touring around, meeting the fans, and getting to share our music with everybody. It’s been a really great ride since we released “Roses and Violets” last year. The song did so well,” he continued.

BC describes their genre as pop, soul, and rock. She said, “The album has a lot of cool elements to it it’s hard to categorize it.”

The 30-year-old previous DWTS champion and recently runner up, has a lot going for him in 2016, including a wedding, band tour, and non-smoking campaign, all with fiancée BC Jean by his side.

To read the full interview, see Celebrity café. To pre-order Alexander Jean’s new “Head High” EP, see iTunes. For concert and ticket information to see their new summer tour taking place in a city near you, see Adventures In Wonderland or AlexanderJean.net.

ETA: You can watch Mark and BC on People Now as well.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Julianne Hough Breath Of Fresh Air On Miss USA (Photos, Video)

Did you watch Julianne Hough on Miss USA last night? If so, what did you think? I thought she was so cute and fun. She added a breath of fresh air to the whole night. I loved the show too. I was so happy when Deshauna Barber won the Miss USA Title. What a great night! Photos and video below.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Allison Holker Hopes To Return To Dancing With The Stars In The Fall

Will Allison Holker return to Dancing With The Stars in the Fall? She talks on it below with Access Hollywood. She and t-Witch also talk on Baby Maddox.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS 2007 Flashback Tribute To The Late And Great Muhammad Ali

PureDWTS would like to extend all of our love and condolences to Laila Ali and the friends and family of Muhammad Ali for their loss. We’ll never forget this amazing legend….not only for his boxing, but, for his endless love and sensitive heart for people the world over. We are all so blessed too that he graced the stage of Dancing With The Stars. Below is a flashback to 2007….

During the live taping of May 7’s Dancing with the Stars, Muhammad Ali slowly shuffled his way into the ballroom, using his wife, Lonnie, for support instead of a walker. Easing himself into a padded black chair, the formerly louder-than-life boxer, who has battled Parkinson’s disease for more than two decades, sat expressionless at first, his left thumb twitching slightly in his lap. But when the legendary fighter spotted two attractive young women in the audience blowing him kisses, his eyes lit up. He pointed at them and waved as the crowd cheered. To Laila Ali, that was just Dad being Dad: “He’s the biggest flirt in the world!”

That night, however, the champ was there for one woman: his youngest daughter, Laila, 29, who followed her father into the boxing ring as a women’s super-middleweight titlist. But this season her knockout dance moves have made her a TV star and a semifinalist on Dancing. After Laila dedicated her waltz to her father, 65, and her mother, Veronica Porsche Anderson (they divorced in 1986), “I lost my focus a bit,” Laila admits. “I got a little emotional” as her home video reel played. “It took my attention off of the dance for just a minute. I started off on the wrong foot.”

Still, she nabbed three 9s, a proud moment for both father and daughter, who share a keen competitive edge—and much more. “I see a lot of me in him and him in me,” says Laila. Their bond has lasted through the strains of fame, divorce and the disease that has ravaged Muhammad’s body—and yes, Dad, who devoured previous Dancing episodes on TV, is as thrilled with her high scores as he was with her KOs. “After he saw the first show, his thing was just ‘Everywhere I go everybody’s talking about you!'” says Laila. “He thought it was funny because he’s used to people talking about him.”

Their May 7 reunion at Dancing was the first time father and daughter had seen each other in a few months. “When we get together, it’s like we haven’t missed a beat,” says Laila. But “it’s not as easy for him to get around as everyone else.” Despite the tremors, stiffness and slurred speech caused by Parkinson’s, Muhammad keeps an ambitious travel schedule to support humanitarian causes. At the home he shares with Lonnie, 50, in Phoenix, his routine includes lifting weights and bike riding. He also likes to pop in old Clint Eastwood movies and answer fan mail—sometimes by calling a phone number in a letter to say hello in his whispery voice. And his playful nature remains intact. “He has dessert for breakfast—ice cream and Popsicles,” says Ali’s older sister Hana, 30.

More at People. TV Guide also posted what happened backstage at the time of Muhammad Ali’s visit. Thanks to Tom Bergeron for posting this memory at his twitter…

You knew someone important was coming on Monday night. There was a special black armchair, padded and more comfortable than Dancing with the Stars’ standard stiff ballroom chairs. At the top of the show, it was occupied by a seat filler. And then, just before the fourth dance, when Laila Ali and her pro partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, took the stage, the seat filler was ushered away. While cohost Samantha Harris was backstage interviewing Billy Ray Cyrus about the fox trot that judge Bruno Tonioli had just called “crap,” a familiar figure shuffled slowly into the ballroom.

It was Muhammad Ali. He walked in under his own steam. But he is 65 years old and struggling with Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that usually involves a progressive loss of motor control. There was a hush in the ballroom as he settled into the armchair next to his elegant fourth wife, Lonnie. Host Tom Bergeron made note of his arrival and the crowd immediately erupted in a standing ovation. Ali’s mouth, not opening enough to show teeth, curved into the sweetest of smiles as he acknowledged the love in the room.

As he settled in, five red-jacketed ABC pages stationed themselves with their backs to him, a ring of security, doubtless to stop any die-hard fan from rushing to the floor to meet him. But there was never a feeling that someone would do something stupid: the adoration – and the respect — were palpable. “Muhammad Ali’s in the house tonight,” said warm-up Cory Almeida. “Come on, you know you want to give it up.” And the audience went crazy again.

And then, as Laila danced, you could see that her father was entranced. He didn’t move a muscle. But his eyes were glued to her every move. He didn’t watch Maks, just Laila. It must’ve been so bittersweet: To be the former world-heavyweight champion and watch his offspring, another world champion and an extraordinary physical specimen, wowing the judges, the audience and the public with her own powerful blend of athleticism and grace. “It put a little more pressure on me tonight,” said musical director Harold Wheeler, “knowing he was going to be there. I try to do the best job I can for all of the performers. But there was more pressure for Laila’s number in the fact that Muhammad Ali was here. I wanted her to be able to do a good job for him.”

She did a wonderful job, a solid waltz, and walked away with three “9” ratings from the judges. As they rolled into a commercial break, Lonnie Ali took out Kleenex and gently dabbed her husband’s eyes and mouth. Then she straightened his suit jacket and tie. The two have been married since 1986. Laila’s mother, Veronica Porsche Anderson — Ali’s third wife — sat nearby. She, too, only had eyes for her daughter.

To read the full article, see TV Guide.

To the late and great Muhammad Ali. We’ll never forget you and how you touched us all and on Dancing With The Stars too.


Laila Ali & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Waltz by Codebear2

June 5, 2016 I Written By

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Robert Herjavec Chats On His Wedding Coming Up To DWTS Kym Johnson, His New Book, And More

Below you can watch Robert Herjavec talking on his wedding coming up soon to Kym Johnson (and the wedding dance planned) and his new book (which includes passages of his time on Dancing With The Stars) in a new interview with Extra. This is so cute.

June 4, 2016 I Written By

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Derek Hough Absolutely Hoping To Return To Dancing With The Stars

Good Day, All! This past Thursday night, Derek Hough attended the Television Academy’s 70th Anniversary Gala. In a new interview with Access Hollywood, he talked of hopefully returning to Dancing With The Stars which you can watch below (oh, how I hope this happens in some form as the show is just not the same without him). To view lots more coverage of this event with Derek including red carpet footage, photos, talk of “Hairspray”, new dance projects in the works, and more, see Pure Derek Hough.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Alexander Jean’s “Head High” Hits #1 On iTunes Singer And Songwriter Albums Chart On First Day Of It’s Release

Just a heads up on “Alexander Jean’s new EP. Today it was officially released and already it has hit #1 on the singer//songwriter albums chart on Itnues. CONGRATULATIONS Mark Ballas and BC Jean!

To pre-order Alexander Jean’s new “Head High” EP, see iTunes. For concert and ticket information to see their new summer tour taking place in a city near you, see Adventures In Wonderland or AlexanderJean.net.

June 3, 2016 I Written By

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.