Below you can join Sasha Farber and Simone Biles in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars Week 2. They answer questions from fans and dance (looking good!). Thanks to idolxfactor1 for recording. Loving these two….
Extra went inside Nick Viall And Peta Murgatroyd’s rehearsals for dancing With The Stars Week 2. Peta is going make William Shatner love Nick Viall and if anyone can, it’s Peta. Here is more on how they are preparing for their Foxtrot.
ETA: Some new reports with William Shatner and how he feels for Nick….
Kym Johnson talked to The Today Show about being back in the ballroom. She’s getting back into shape and turning Mr. T into a dancer. Thanks to DWTSGossip for the heads up.
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The Insider interviewed Heather Morris and Maks Chmerkovksiy in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars Week 2. Check out what Maks says when they ask if he’s postponing his wedding to Peta Murgatproyd.
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Normani writes about week 1, her nerves and how they are in Okinawa, Japan this week for tour. I do like how she owns her dance experience and all the expectations and responsibility that comes with it. I do wish she would realize that she only did half a quickstep and perhaps tell her partner to get it together – but we can’t have everything. Visit Hollywood Life to read the rest of her blog.
Going into this first week I was definitely, and obviously, very nervous. There is a lot of expectation for me as a former dancer, and someone with dance experience, but with more expectation comes more responsibility. That really got me through this week. I always try to take everything Val [Chmerkovskiy] says into consideration. He is always giving me the best advice and critiques, and I try to listen to him a lot and take what he says and show it in our routine. He and I are out on the floor together, and I know that we are in this competition as a team, so listening to him this week has been so important for me.
The quick step was our first dance but also one of the hardest dances there is, so I am blessed that I got through it with Val’s guidance. It took me a bit to recognize that he is with me every step of the way; when we go out on floor we are out there together. So we took on the quick step together and I think we crushed it. I blacked out in the best way possible once I was out on the floor. I didn’t want the audience, or the cameras, or the judges to distract me from what I knew we could do. I just focused in on the glitter, and the lights, and the music and gave it my all.
I can’t get enough of Sharna Burgess and her partner Bonner Bolton. They were interviewed by Hollywood Today Live. We’ll have that video shorty. In the meantime, check out their Hollywood Today Live Facebook chat below. Note how he says the Viennese Waltz is coming a little easier for him.
ETA: Here is their interview on TV…
I always enjoy Wendy Williams And Jimmy Kimmel’s thoughts and predictions on Dancing With The Stars every season. I won’t spoil this for you. Be sure to listen when you get a chance and let us know what you think.
Judge Julianne Hough talked with Parade about endometriosis and how it effected her time on Dancing With The Stars. Wow, I never knew about this.
What was the reaction of your DWTS castmates when you had this episode?
Obviously they were pretty concerned. I think that the great thing about it, though, was that as scared as I was to talk about it, it actually brought a lot of us closer. Even years later, now that I’m judging on the show, people from the crew will be like, “I know you have endometriosis, I think I might have it.” So it’s definitely something that as scary as it was to open up about it, I’m so glad that I did because I know how important it is to be a woman and not be alone in what you’re going through. We want to be understood, not just by our peers but by our doctor, too.
How did your diagnosis affect your career and your day-to-day life?
It affected my life more before I understood it—I didn’t understand how to deal with it. It’s hard to be active sometimes. I’m a dancer, I’m onstage. There will be times where I’ll just say, “I need 10 minutes, guys”. And I don’t feel bad about it. I need to do what’s right for my body. In the past, it was very much like, “Oh, I’m fine, I’m fine,” but I was just totally lying to myself. So now it’s empowering that I don’t have to be this tough cookie anymore. I can just be me.
What advice would you give to a woman who suspects she might have endometriosis but isn’t sure what questions to ask or how to approach her doctor?
She should first talk to the women in her life, whether that was her mom, sisters, friends. And get to a place where she feels comfortable. You can go to meinendo.com to find out what endometriosis looks like. There’s diagrams—I’m very visual, so that helps me a lot—and also using the hashtag #meinendo and telling your story and symptoms and hearing other people’s stories. There’s a community where they feel connected and understood.
ETA2: Tune into a Live Facebook Chat here….
Erin Andrews was on Conan last night. She talked on Tom Brady’s missing jersey and also…. Dancing With The Stars!
According to Julianne Hough’s instagram, there will be a Move Beyond Live Tour performance on Dancing With The Stars on April 3rd. YAYYY! If you haven’t bought tickets yet, be sure you do HERE.