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Paige VanZant Is Hoping To Rebound Monday Night On Dancing With The Stars (New Interview)

Paige VanZant is hoping to rebound Monday night on Dancing With The Stars. Below is more from TV Guide.

“It felt really scary being at the bottom,” she tells TVGuide.com. “I need to continue to remind the fans to vote even when I do get a good score because everything counts. It challenged to me work harder this week.”

Believe it or not, she doesn’t attribute her childhood dance training to her strong performances so far. “A little bit of my dancing is helping, but I’ve never done any ballroom dancing with a partner. Dancing with a partner is different. In fighting you have to work against your opponent and counter what they are doing. With dancing you have to pretty much copy what your partner is doing.”

Since it’s a new experience, she doesn’t get too bummed about when it’s not going her way. She’s used critiques to improve, but what she sees as her biggest challenge isn’t the same one as what judges see. “My biggest challenge is missing my teammates,” she said, adding that she hasn’t been with them since Dancing began.

More than anything, she’s trying to simply enjoy it. Unlike, say, Wanyá Morris — who has been unabashed in his desire to win from the beginning — VanZant is just grateful to be on the ride. “I’m in the competition to have the best experience. It’s not about [competition] for me, just making the most of each week.” That said, she’s not going out without a fight. “I’m not ready to go home yet. I still feel like I have a statement to make.”

To read the full article, see TV Guide. And isn’t this a beautiful move?

May 1, 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.

DWTS Season 22’s Nyle DiMarco Attends White House Correspondents Dinner

Lucky, lucky man! I’ve been watching the photos come out from the red carpet and this is one event I would love to attend. Nyle is rubbing elbows (and Feeling the Bern) with POTUS and FLOTUS, Bernie Sanders, the cast of Scandal, Nina Dobrev, Michelle Dockery, Will Smith, all the movers and shakers of D.C. and half a million other celebrities, not to mention all the top jounalists. He went with his mom as a guest of People Magazine.

ETA: Indeed Miss Heidi! Below are more photos of Nyle courtesy of Getty Images. Isn’t he handsome? What a doll. Also, according to several sources, the woman in the tweet above is Gallaudet U. President Cordano.

April 30, 2016 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Watch Team Beyonce Rehearse for DWTS, Mark Ballas And Paige VanZant Film Photo Shoot & More

The cast of Dancing With The Stars is having fun today! Below you can watch Mark Ballas and Paige VanZant in a killer photo shoot. You can also watch Team Beyoncé rehearsing. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

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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.

Photos, Video Of DWTS Karina Smirnoff And Anna Trebunskaya At The 2016 Emerald Ball

Aren’t these some gorgeous photos of Karina Smirnoff and Anna Trebunskaya At The 2016 Emerald Ball. Anna took a video too. Thanks to Jim for the heads up.

With the man of the hour @wayneeng at the fabulous #emeraldball2016

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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.

Candace Cameron Bure So Proud Of Jodie Sweetin On DWTS Season 22, Gives An Update

In this new E Online interview with Candace Cameron Bure, she talks about Fuller House Season 2, but, she also dishes on Jodie Sweetin and how she’s currently handing her injury and the pressure of doing Dancing With The Stars. She’s so proud of Jodie. See why below. Read more..

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess and Antonio Brown Attend Los Angeles Dodgers Game And More

Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess and Antonio Brown attended a Los Angeles Dodgers Game last night. You can see some photos and a video below. They look so cute. In other things, see People as they have a cool article about how Sharna stays fit on and during the off season of Dancing With The Stars.

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Thanks for having us @dodgers !!! #teamBOOMIN #85

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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 Artem Chigvintsev And Brittany Cherry Will Be Featured In “Gilmore Girls Revival” Episode

Dancing With The Stars Artem Chigvintsev and Brittany Cherry will be starring in a new “Gilmore Girls Revival” episode. You can see them pictured in the instagram below. Note how Paul Barris (who was on the Dancing With The Stars Live tour last season) will be featured too. Thanks to @Moozanna for the heads up.

Such a great day rehearsing with amazing dancers & my creative partners @lolodva & @jhuds86 #gilmoregirls #gilmoregirlsrevival

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April 29, 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 Paige VanZant Hoping To Go All The Way On Dancing With The Stars (New Interview)

Mark Ballas and Paige VanZant talked to Fox Sports about dancing on Dancing With The Stars. Mark has been wanting to get Paige to dance for several seasons. Right now, Paige is putting dancing first above fighting and everything else. She and Mark are hoping to make it to the finals (I hope they do too!).

With only a few weeks to go in the competition, VanZant and Ballas are coming into the home stretch where each dance could mean the difference between a championship and going home empty-handed.

Ballas has won the show twice previously, with Kristi Yamaguchi and Shawn Johnson, and he believes VanZant could be the key ingredient to championship No. 3.

“I think Paige definitely has what it takes,” Ballas said. “I’m going to give it 100,000 percent. I’ve been a champion twice, I’ve been in eight finals, and there’s been a couple of times where I felt like I was going to get it and I failed at the last hurdle. I feel like Paige and I definitely have what it takes.”

As for VanZant, just like in her fighting career, she’s never been cocky or overconfident when making predictions, but she would love to go back to the UFC after winning a “Dancing with the Stars” trophy.

“I would love to be in the finals. I would love to get there,” VanZant said. “I definitely want to make an impact on the UFC and on MMA. Now that I’ve been on the show, I’ve created some really great relationships with the other celebrities so when someone is eliminated, I don’t want anyone to go home because I love everybody. It’s unfortunate when anyone goes home but I don’t want my name called. Of course, I want to win.”

Over the course of the show, VanZant and Ballas have bridged the gap from teammates to become great friends and even the UFC strawweight’s manager feels like he’s become part of the family over the last six weeks they’ve been training together for the show.

“I think they have a great partnership,” VanZant’s manager Mike Roberts said. “Mark has been a great teacher, and Paige has been a great student as well. Paige is full of great ideas, and Mark has been very receptive to them. He has been a true pleasure to work with from the start. I think going forward they will continue to get better and better, and Mark is now part of the MMA Inc family for life.”

The show has also become a litmus test for VanZant’s future because she’s always enjoyed the idea of exploring a world outside of fighting with possible gigs in acting or modeling after “Dancing with the Stars” is finished.

To read the full interview, see Fox Sports.

ETA: Below is Paige on Access Hollywood today too. Thanks Abby!

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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 Nyle DiMarco Stars In Short Film About The Perceptions Of People With Disabilities

A non-profit organization Communication Service for the Deaf has released ‘Beyond Inclusion’ starring Nyle DiMarco. It’s aimed at inspiring a national conversation about the perceptions of people with disabilities. This makes you think about why we have to label being deaf (or anything else) a “disability”? Loving this message….

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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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 22, Week 6 – Dancing by the Numbers

Well, this is going to be a tough one, folks, cuz all the low hanging fruit is gone. And double eliminations are doubly difficult. Any number of people could be on the chopping block.

Those who don’t have to worry this week are likely Nyle and Wanya.  And I guess Antonio, as much as it pains me to say so.  Everyone else? Well, this will be the week where we find out (partially) who isn’t getting the votes.  Here are the scores and percentages:

DWTS 22 Wk 6 Table 1

I’ve seen people on twitter using the typical hyperbole and they really don’t know what they’re talking about. “Ooooo…the scores are so tight it could be anyone.” Well, that’s not really true.  “We will probably get a shocking elimination.”  Yeah, that’s ONLY true if you’re a neophyte who has never seen this show before and you just came out of your cave in a loincloth. The ONLY truly shocking elimination this coming Monday would be either Wanya or Nyle.  No one else really qualifies…not even Antonio, really. I would be somewhat shocked, I guess, just because of his fanbase, but really shocked? Nah. It’s a double elimination and he’s widely been rumored to be a d*ck, so there you go.  Don’t think we’ll get that lucky though. 🙂

So why is the “It could be anyone” crowd wrong? Well, see below. Read more..

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)