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Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 3 Pre-Show Photos And Blogs

Laurie Hernandez has written a new blog at USA Magazine. She writes of her week and gives a preview for tonight’s Tango.

I’m not nervous, but that’s because I’m not even thinking about it! I’m just trying to perfect our tango and I’m so excited for it. This is definitely a dance that’s something that I’m not used to, and it’s a step outside my comfort zone. It’s really hard to be all serious in the tango and not break into laughter. Tango is way more serious than a jive.

Sometimes Val will crack me up, and sometimes I’ll crack him up. It’s 50/50. Val tells me I need to work on making sure I don’t have spaghetti arms! My frame is always slightly off, so I need to make sure my arms don’t get too relaxed and flop around. But I’m working on it.

I’m really looking forward to this week because at the Olympics and in the previous dances that I did, they were very bubbly and they suited me really well. But now the tango’s super serious and I don’t think anyone’s seen that side of me before, so it’ll be exciting to see everyone’s reaction to it!

I’m also looking forward to what I’ll be wearing each week! Seeing what they do with my hair and my face, transforming every week, it’s pretty cool! This week I’ll be wearing something that’s black — and tango-appropriate. But tune in on Monday night to see what my finished look is!

More at USA Magazine.

Also, be watching for Jana and Terra to post their blogs at People. They should be posting them anytime. Here are some pre-show photos as well…

Almost showtime !! Excited to show you what we have been working on @dancingabc #dwts #teamholkerface @babyface -Allison

A photo posted by Olivia & Lauren (@worldofdwts) on

September 26, 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.

James Hinchcliffe Takes His DWTS Partner Sharna Burgess On A Ride Of A Lifetime

Below you can watch James Hinchcliffee take Sharna Burgess on the ride of a lifetime. I don’t know how we missed this, but, it’s way fun.

ETA: Here’s a dance preview for tonight from James. Thanks to Abby for the heads up.

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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.

Behind The Scenes Of DWTS Season 23 Week 2 With Edyta Sliwinska

Edyta Sliwinska chatted with a few of the couples after their 2nd week of dancing on Dancing With The Stars. I always love her interviews.

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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 Tom Bergeron Contracted For Three More Years (New Interview)

TV Insider interviewed Tom Bergeron about Dancing With The Stars and what makes it possible and if he sees himself hosting for another 10 years. Read on for more…

Do you believe Dancing With the Stars is a good venue for certain celebrities to rehabilitate their image?
Yes, and I think it’s proven to be over the years. Gail Collins had an op-ed piece in The New York Times, and she lists a number of them, like [current-season contestant Rick Perry] and Tom DeLay, and people like that who’ve come on with hopes of having another shot at being embraced by the public.

What do you think it is about DWTS that makes that possible?
I think to agree to do the show, you agree to be vulnerable right out of the gate. You’re outside of your comfort zone. You are putting yourself in the position of being a student. You’re in the position of potentially embarrassing yourself on live television in front of millions of people. There is a vulnerability to that decision that I think is, at its core, fairly endearing.

You’ve done Dancing With the Stars for more than a decade now. How has it evolved over the years?
I’m constantly in awe of not only the technical differences but the production value too. The show now, just from a pure production standpoint, makes the original seasons look like regional theater. It’s just amazing what the visual effects are able to do.

Do you have a personal wish list of future contestants you’d like to see?
Yeah, the No. 1 guy is that retired pope [Benedict XVI]. You know, I think it’s been like 600 years since a pope said, “I’m done here. I’m out of here.” And what’s he doing? I haven’t heard anything, so as far as I know, he’s got the time. And who would better appreciate a redemption narrative than a former pope?

Can you see yourself hosting this show for another 10 years?
I’m under contract for three more years, so I can certainly see me doing it for that long. I genuinely love the people here. We are, in the work sense anyway, a family of sorts, and we are all very fond of each other. The talent that assembles the show—I’m just the beneficiary of all the work that they do. So for someone that loves live TV, it’s an incredible environment.

More at TV Insider including Tom’s thoughts on Ryan Lochte, the protester incident, and more. Thanks to DWTSGossip for the find.

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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.

Ryan Lochte Previews Dancing With The Stars Week 3

Ryan Lochte has written about Dancing With The Stars Week 3 at Yahoo. He’s really looking forward to the Cha Cha. More below and at the link.

This week we’re dancing the cha-cha, so it’s a Latin dance. And I’m really looking forward to this. This is definitely something completely different than what I did in my first two dances, so I’m really excited.

The face-off theme is really challenging. You and your dance partner go up against another dance partner, so it’s like mano a mano, and the winner that has the highest scores gets immunity for the elimination the next day. So it’s really important to try and win this because you want to get that immunity so you can head on to next week. And we’re going up against one of the best couples on the show. It’s definitely going to be a big challenge for me, but I think Cheryl and I are up for it. If I score a higher score than James and Sharna on Monday night’s show, then I get immunity, and then Tuesday I’m basically there to just experience a great show.

I know the judges are harsh, but they’re honest. I’m going to listen to them because they’re not going to lie to me; they’re going tell me the truth. The things I really have to work on are what they’ve talked about, so I just have to make sure that I’m just paying attention and try to work harder for the next time.

My biggest challenge has just been learning how to dance. I’ve never danced in my entire life and being in water my whole entire life, I’ve spent 26 years trying to perfect a swimmer’s body. Now that I have it, I’ve got to completely change it — and I’m on land! It’s a completely different thing, but I’ve been enjoying this process, and having Cheryl as my partner has been just amazing.

ETA: You can read Cheryl’s new blog at People. She reflects back on Week two and what they learned. She also talks on their Cha Cha and facing off with Sharna and James. More below and at the link.

This week we’re doing the cha-cha, so it’s very different than the last two dances. So far it’s been traditional ballroom, but this next one is more of a sexy side and we’re doing Latin dancing. Two couples go against each other – we’re competing against James and Sharna – and whoever wins with the judges’ scores gets immunity from elimination. Ryan is kind of nervous about it because first of all, he’s never done a Latin dance – he definitely has to loosen up his hips and show a whole different side of what everyone has been seeing him do – and on top of that, he’s against James who has been on top of the leader board. Ryan definitely feels the challenge, but he’s willing to work hard. We are putting in six or seven hours a day in rehearsals. He really wants to prove to himself, his family, his fans, to the judges and me that he can do this. If anything, he never wants to be in jeopardy again so he’s putting in the work!

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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.

Erin Andrews To Miss DWTS Tonight, Tom Bergeron to Host Solo

Our hearts are with Erin Andrews and her boyfriend. She won’t be hosting tonight as she is taking time off to be with her boyfriend who had a death in the family. Note that Tom Bergeron will be hosting solo tonight. From Entertainment Tonight….

Dancing With the Stars’ Tom Bergeron will be hosting Monday’s new episode by himself, as co-host Erin Andrews is taking time from work to be with her boyfriend, hockey player Jarret Stoll, who suffered a death in his family.

The 61-year-old long-time DWTS stalwart announced the news via Twitter on Sunday, sharing, “My pal @ErinAndrews will be absent from @DancingABC this week to support @jarretstoll whose nephew passed away. Sending hugs and condolences.”

Bergeron himself took time off from hosting the ABC reality competition series during season 21 to be by his ailing father’s side before he passed away in October 2015. Former DWTS champ Alfonso Ribeiro filled in for the host during his absence.

However, Bergeron confirmed on Twitter that he will be flying solo for the first of the week’s two episodes, and that the show will “have someone (as yet undetermined) filling in for Erin” on Tuesday’s live results show.

To read more, see Entertainment Tonight.

ETA: Kym Johnson will co-host the show tomorrow night with Tom. To read more, see Entertainment Tonight.

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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.

More Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 3 Video Diaries Before Show Time

The Dancing With The Stars Official You Tube has released more video diaries for Week 3. I hope Jana is going to be ok…

For more, see this previous post.

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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.

New Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 3 Face Off Promo

Let the games begin!!

September 25, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Week 3 Gleb Savchenko And Jana Kramer Jiving At The Airport – Movie

Below is a fun movie with Gleb Savchenko and Jana Kramer Jiving it up at the airport! Let’s hope they make their flight the next time. Go #TeamGlamer!

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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 23 Week 3 Video Diaries

The Dancing With The Stars Official You Tube has released some video diaries for Week 3. Be sure to watch these when you get time. They are fun. Be watching this link in case they post more.

September 24, 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.