You might remember our previous posting for how Dancing With The Stars pros Tristan MacManus, Sasha Farber, Henry Byalikov, and Artem Chigvintsev were going to perform with Gladys Knight at the Hollywood Bowl last weekend. Thanks to Cal Vid, you can watch them dancing below. This video is a little blurry at first, but, it gets better as you watch. Go Gladys! What a special night for them all!
Dancing With The Stars co-host Erin Andrews did a new spread for Health Magazine. Below you can see some ‘behind the scenes’ shots and coverage. She looks fantastic, doesn’t she?! You can also read a new interview at Health Magazine here.
And here is Lois with a poem to start Dancing With The Stars Season 19…
THE BALLROOM DOOR
The Ballroom Door is wide open, Season 19 is here
The Pros have been chosen, the day is almost here
Partners will be revealed, dancing through the door
The Ballroom will be ignited with spectacles galore
Old favorites grace the Ballroom, Tony, Derek, Mark
Emma, Karina, Peta, Witney, Cheryl, Val ignite a spark
New faces go through the door, Artem, Alison, Keo
Season 19 sizzling and sparkling, a brand new show
Excitement crescendoes, the Ballroom Door open wide
Dancing appetites hunger for what will be on the inside
Who will take on the challenge, join the pros on the floor
September 4th reveals stars going thru The Ballroom Door
DANCING WITH THE STARS continues loud and strong
Open The Ballroom Door, join in the fun and dance along!
Written By Lois A Troutman, August 13, 2014
THE BALLROOM DOOR IS WIDE OPEN, WE ENTER IN!
THE SHOW WE LOVE SO MUCH WILL SOON BEGIN!
Mark Ballas was interviewed by Robin Antin of Podcast One. They talk of when he started singing and how Dancing With The Stars came to be. They also talk about his new music. He’s really excited about the new release of “Miss Incredible” and the official video. He performs too (love that falsetto). Also, he tells the story of how he met Derek Hough. Excellent. Check it out at this link.
According to Josh Pettitte, his dad, Andy, has been asked by Dancing With The Stars to dance. Read below and thanks to @DWTSgossip for the find.
So, what do you think? Would you like to see Josh dance? I’d love to have a baseball player dance on the show. I say heck yeah. Though I’d like to see another football player dance as well.
This is an interesting new scoop from Kristyn Burtt below. She mentions that no one from the troupe of Dancing With The Stars has been notified to dance yet. It makes me wonder if there will be a troupe and if they are planning to do something new? I’m kind of wishing they’d do something new and be more flexible with it. Why not have a bigger mix of pros from the past (Gleb, Sharna, Anna, Dmitry, Kym, Chelsie, Lacy, Louis, Tristan, etc?), present, and new pros on it too. Keep us guessing for who might show up next every week. Whatever the case, I have to admit I wasn’t that impressed with the troupe last season. I was missing Gleb Savchenko in the troupe especially. What are your thoughts on the troupe right now? Let’s see what Heidi and Court think too.
Courtney: If I remember correctly, the troupe is usually the last thing that gets booked each season – I feel like we didn’t know the entire troupe until right before the actual cast announcement last season. But it does seem to bug that nobody from last season’s troupe (minus Artem, who was upgraded to pro) has heard a peep from TPTB. And considering that Gleb’s wife mentioned he would be back on the show in some capacity this season and then he posted this and this on Instagram last night, I wonder if TPTB are backpedaling on some deals they might have made. I think having the troupe has worked too well for them in the past for them to scrap it altogether, but maybe they’re cleaning house and going for a brand new troupe – all new faces that they could potentially see as pros in a future season. Paul Karmiryan? More borrowed talent from SYTYCD? Pros from other versions of DWTS? Who knows. If I’m being honest, I think the only person that’s probably worth saving from last season’s troupe is Jenna – Lindsay has just been stagnating in the troupe for a year now, and as I’ve said before, Sasha’s height is a very limiting factor despite his talent. Then again, maybe they have every intent of resurrecting last season’s troupe, and are just in no hurry to do so – with a new executive producer at the helm, we just don’t have any precedent for the timetable on which these things might happen.
Heidi: I’m inclined to think that they just haven’t decided anything yet. They might see the troupe as something of an after thought. Is that callous? Sure it is. But it’s Hollywood. It’s a very callous business. If they see a benefit to the troupe, they will have one. Will they have new faces? Probably, if the intent is still to have it as a breeding ground for future Pros. As for Gleb…if you Read more..
This is such a fantastic interview with Derek Hough and one of our favorite Dancing With The Stars interviewers, George Pennacchio!! George was so gracious to ask Derek some questions from fans. A total must listen!! When you are finished listening, be sure to visit Pure Derek Hough for more interviews and goodies.
Great interview!! Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, and Cheryl Burke talk on the new season, new pros, and more!
We here at PureDWTS could not be more devastated and saddened to learn Sharna Burgess has not been picked as a pro for Dancing With The Stars Season 19. If you need a way to voice this like we do, please fill in the blank in comments and maybe producers will hear our cries!!
We love and will miss Sharna Burgess on Dancing With The Stars and here is why: _______________(fill in the blank).
…..BECAUSE Miss Sharna is one the most lovely, most passionate, most powerful, and most creative choreographers and dancers this show has ever ever had. I will miss her greatly because she is also one of us. She is a caring person and she truly truly cares about everyone. She will forever be one of my most favorite dancers that was ever produced. These pictures say it all for me. Please TPTB, find a way to her include her on this show.