This morning, some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 19 visited the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Aren’t these instagram pics adorable?!! #Sweet #AwwwMoment Be watching Children’s LA Facebook, they may post more pictures.
US Weekly is featuring an article about 25 Things you might not know about Val Chmerkovskiy. Here are a few….
15. My hip-hop was The Chronic on a cassette on the way to Ohio in ’95.
16. I hate mannaya kasha.
17. I am partner and artistic director of Dance With Me dance studios.
18. I’m a man of few words and many actions.
19. If you fail to prepare you prepare to fail.
20. Work hard, sleep well, eat right.
21. I’m incredibly modest and rarely sarcastic.
22. At my first big dance competition, my luggage was lost. I danced in my grandma’s shirt and still won. She is my good luck charm.
23. Don’t leave your Nutella unattended around me.
24. I saw the first plane hit the World Trade Center from a park in Hoboken.
25. I’m grateful and thank my parents every day for the sacrifices they made that helped bring me to where I am today.
For the full list, see US Weekly. What I’d give to see him perform on his violin again on Dancing With The Stars.
Congratulations to Karina Smirnoff!! Last night she was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Achievers With Learning Differences Award. It’s given by the Labs school in Washington DC to people with learning disabilities who have overcame them and are a success in their field. Karina was honored along side a Pulitzer Prize winning author. Thanks to Mel for the heads up on this news! Below are some instagrams. To view more, see Karina’s Instagram.
ETA: Tomorrow Karina is attending a KIIS FM Purse party. You can read more here. Let’s hope we get pictures.
“Tomorrow is going to be like a girl heaven,” she describes. “Shoes, purses, drinks, massages … I mean, if you go to heaven as a woman, that’s where you go.”
When Karina is not hosting purse parties and raffling designer handbags, the 36-year-old is strictly business on the dance floor. The DWTS Season 13 winner insists she refuses to develop any intimate relationships with her dance partners.
“Absolutely not,” she says. “If you have a chemistry with your partner during the season, there is nothing wrong with it. But don’t go into it until the season is over. You see each other seven days a week. It’s not difficult to develop feelings. But once it’s over, it’s like they cut the umbilical cord. You have no connection to your partner unless you like call and talk. So I say absolutely not. So Ryan, if you and I are on the show together, I can’t date you during the season.”
Hi All! DonaMadrina is back with her seasonal Numerology Predictions and Analysis and she outdid herself. Read on to see what I mean. This is fascinating….and talk about a tight call this time. Be sure to let us know what you think in comments.
“It’s This Tight”
If you’ve been reading PureDWTS for a while now, you know that it’s a tradition for Vogue and I to take a look at which couples have the best chance of winning Dancing With the Stars based on astrology and numerology – and, hey, we’ve got a good record too – so far. I’m going to start the thrust this week with a look at the numerology of the final five couples, and then both Vogue and I will look at the final four next week.
Each season seems to get tougher to predict. (Gosh, why is that?) However, even the professionals who do this all the time seem to be having a problem. If you take a look at the Las Vegas odds throughout the season, you will notice that the odds for the final 3-4 have fluctuated tremendously. Most of the odds makers have Alfonso winning, but will he? BING, the search engine, has projected Sadie and Mark as the winners based on video views and searches. Another source projects that it will be Janel and Val. So who will it be?
Well, let’s take a look at which couples may be in the final 4, though if you’ve been reading Heidi’s Dancing By the Numbers, it may seem a bit obvious. For now, let’s see if numerology confirms what Heidi sees from the math. How does numerology work? Well, that subject is beyond the scope of this blog. Let’s just say, it works. However, gotta admit that numerology is not an exact science. It takes the blending of many factors, and that’s where numerology becomes an art. Read more..
From ABC Media Net, here are some details for next week’s Semi Finals on Dancing With The Stars.
“Episode 1910” – Five remaining couples advance to the Semi-Finals and perform two routines during plugged/unplugged, on “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET). The semi-finalists including Tommy Chong, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, Alfonso Ribeiro, and Sadie Robertson will perform to two different versions of the same song. In the first round of the competition, the couples will perform a Jazz, Quickstep, Samba, Paso Doble or Argentine Tango to an original or “plugged” version of their selected song. In round two of the competition, the couples will perform an Argentine Tango, Rumba, or Contemporary routine to an acoustic or “unplugged” version of that same song. Special musical guests will accompany the unplugged performances including singer Christina Grimmie, who will perform “Love Runs Out,” Time For Three, who will perform “Blame,” and YouTube sensation Noah Guthrie, who will perform his cover of “Problem.” At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated and four couples will move on to the finals.
Couples will be dancing to the following “Plugged/Unplugged” songs:
•Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd – “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell and “unplugged” version by Hannah Peel
•Bethany Mota & Derek Hough – “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5 and “unplugged” version by The Civil Wars
•Janel Parrish & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – “Blame” by Calvin Harris, featuring a guest “unplugged” performance by Time For Three
•Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson – “Love Runs Out” by One Republic, featuring a guest “unplugged” performance by Christina Grimmie
•Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas – “Problem” by Ariana Grande, featuring guest “unplugged” performance by Noah Guthrie
More at ABC Media Net.
Below is a “behind the scenes” interview with Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough for Shape Magazine. She’s so cute. More on this issue in this previous posting. Thanks to Abby for sending.
Kristen Burtt says Shirley Ballas is “on fire” and that she is as she helps to review the new dances on Dancing With The Stars with the Afterbuzz TV gang. Let us know what you think in comments.
My thoughts: Great show and I pretty much agreed with them on everything except for what Anna said on Derek & Bethany’s Trio dance. I loved what the panel as a whole said on Bethany & Derek and Sadie & Mark and their individual dances. Same with Alfonso & Witney and Tommy & Peta. I especially agreed with Shirley on Artem and Lea. She nailed it and then some for what I could never find the words for. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Shirley should be a Judge for this show!!
Karina Smirnoff was interviewed at the 30th Annual AIDS Walk in LA a couple of weeks ago! She talks about the cause and Dancing With The Stars. She’s so cute as always.
Mark couldn’t be more proud of Sadie Robertson than he is right now. He’s also so grateful for Emma Slater helping them get to the Semi-Finals. He also writes about their new dances coming up….
It was a good night all in all. Truly coming down to it, I am so grateful to be in the semi-finals and grateful to all of the fans for voting for us.
I’m really proud of Sadie. I thought she really showed a completely different side of her last night. She was so elegant, so poised and so beautiful.
I’m really looking forward to taking on this week and hopefully making a dash for the finals. I’m so incredibly proud of Sadie and really happy to be here again. This week is plugged un-plugged where we dance to the same song twice, but two different versions of the song.
We have the quick step and the argentine tango. Hopefully these two styles will be great with Sadie. We’re looking forward to competing and hopefully taking it all the way!
More at Hollywood Life including pictures.
Lois really has something to say this week about Dancing With The Stars. Here is her latest poem. THANKS LOIS!
AMERICA SETS THE STAGE
THE TRIO THEATER DOORS OPEN WIDE
AMERICA SETS THE STAGE, THE TRIO THEATER DOORS OPEN WIDE
We had front row tickets, taking our seats, we couldn’t wait to see inside
The dancing pairs took the stage, America chose the styles of the dance
Each one a unique stylized, synchronized, specialized, supersized glance
AMERICAN STAGE ONE
TOMMY AND PETA – VIENNESE WALTZ
Full of elegant lines, balletic twirls, proper Waltz
Old Geezer to the Old Geezer – Len’s American Hero
AMERICAN STAGE TWO
BETHANY AND DEREK – VIENNESE WALTZ
SAY YOU LOVE ME Read more..