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PureDWTS Seasons 23 & 24: Who Might Get An Emmy Nomination? **PREDICTIONS**

I apologize that this is being done in the 11th hour, but aside from this just being an unusually and insanely busy time for Heidi, Vogue, and myself, we’re also having all sorts of problems with the site since we got migrated to a different server by our provider, and it’s driving us each to the brink of insanity because the site…loads…impossibly…sloooooooow. So thanks for bearing with us 🙂

So the Primetime Emmy Award nominees get announced tomorrow at 11 AM EST – we’ll be sure to post if DWTS ends up getting nominated in any category.  But I see many of you are already speculating on whether or not any of our pros might get a nod for any of the choreography we’ve seen the past two-ish seasons – so here’s where we speculate 😉

Some background and things to keep in mind: the eligibility period runs from (roughly, and bear with me as I’m going from memory) late May 2016 to late May 2017, so it’s basically anything from seasons 23 or 24 (Heidi will have to elaborate on exact cutoff rules). DWTS generally is lucky to eke out one nom in the Outstanding Choreography category – two or more is a miracle, as they’re usually up against any number of professionally choreographed & performed routines on SYTYCD, as well as any other random choreography (a set of routines from My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won last year) or numbers from awards shows or musicals aired on TV. Submissions can either take the form of a single piece (i.e. Julianne & Derek’s Emmy-winning “Elastic Heart” routine) or a body of work (i.e. Derek winning for a combined body of work of Shawn’s quickstep, Shawn’s mambo, and the rotating room dance). Because the site is being really, REALLY hinky right now, here’s a link to Questions We’re Tired of Answering, The Emmy Edition, and last year’s Emmy nomination prediction post.  Here’s a link to the big “Emmygate” controversy involving Witney a few years ago, too, because that seems like it’s bound to come up – anywho, those three links are good reads if you’re looking to get a feel for how the nominations tend to go.

So who do I think we might see on the ballot? I think the strongest candidate is probably Julianne & Derek’s “Unsteady” performance:


It’s got the emotional gravity, the right execution, and the choreographic merit. Plus, Derek’s probably the only person from DWTS with enough peers on the voting panel to get the appreciation necessary for a nom.

Now, we’re in a bit of a unique position this year, because the potential nomination pool from last season of SYTYCD is unusually weak, due to the format change with the kids and the mentors. Does that mean there’s more room for nominations from DWTS? Yes and no. The Academy isn’t required to nominate any certain number of routines each year – ostensibly, if they feel the nomination pool is too weak, they don’t actually have to nominate anyone (it’s never happened, but I’m just illustrating that there’s not a set number of spots to fill). But with SYTYCD significantly weakened, I think it is possible that it might open the door for some DWTS routines that were just as meritorious but maybe weren’t as favored due to being ballroom (the Academy tends to favor contemporary and has an odd history when it comes to nominating ballroom routines). So that being said – who else do I think might be in the nomination mix?

I think Sharna, Lindsay, and/or possibly Emma might be able to slide in with a “body of work” nod – Emma for a few of Shad’s routines, Lindsay for a couple of Calvin/David’s, and Sharna for one or two of James’. I think Emma might actually stand the best shot, if they submit she & Shad’s two Viennese waltzes (the ones that were connected), and his contemporary:

These three just feel like a nice, cohesive narrative, and the choreography is moody & unique enough to stand out.

I keep going back and forth on Lindsay, because while we saw some pretty genius stuff out of her these past two seasons, her partners weren’t exactly fantastic dancers – and unfortunately, that does tend to come into play when they’re making the nominations. But I think she could cobble together a decent package using Calvin’s Argentine tango and maybe David’s salsa:


As for Sharna – she’s unfortunately a little bit screwed, given that she had one really good partner (James) and one pretty lousy one (Bonner) to cull routines from, and the good one seemed to get stuck on a season that was bogged down in gimmicks & themes more often than not. But if I had to pick one routine that might be able to hold its own – I think I would actually go with the Suicide Squad Viennese waltz:

I think Heidi mentioned Derek’s Kairos routine as a potential contender too – I can’t remember it, and this connection is scheisty AF right now, so someone feel free to link to it in the comments.

So who are your predictions for Outstanding Choreography nominations?

July 12, 2017 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

US Weekly Covers Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Wedding

Awww, don’t miss a special feature on Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s wedding at US Weekly. Link below. They made the cover too. Beautiful! I can’t get enough!

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Beautiful Video Footage Of Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich’s Wedding Courtesy Of People

People has a special report and some footage on Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich’s wedding at this link. It’s beautiful and it’s making me cry. Don’t miss seeing it! Thanks to Abby and Idolxfactor1 for the heads up.

ETA: Be sure to pick up a copy of people Magazine for even more. You can also read on more details and see photos HERE.

Inside @juliannehough's wedding to @brookslaich—complete with fireworks, choreographed dances & confetti cannons! https://t.co/tJI23GnfmG pic.twitter.com/jD06qtLKt9

— People Magazine (@people) July 12, 2017

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Let’s Send A HUGE Congratulations To Our Two DWTS Couples!

Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were married on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich were married on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

I had promised our sweet Vogue, who has been away from the computer for the whole weekend, that I would fill in for her, and post photos of both weddings. Instead, I ended up being VERY busy and away from the computer for a majority of the weekend because of some family obligations. I had been trying to keep up with things on my phone though…

I’m not going to post the photos, however, because I usually have a lot of trouble getting them to post, and it’s Vogue who puts any photo onto anything I’ve posted!  Instead click here to see Julianne and Brooks announcement from People and click here to see Peta and Maks announcement from People.

There’s been quite a bit said about the two weddings being on the same day, and even mentioned how unfair they were to not move their dates. The thing is, neither couple moves in the same circle, and I really don’t think that there was as much overlap in guest list as people are assuming. Other than the dates, and that 3 of them are employed by DWTS, I don’t think there was too much the same.

Both brides are breathtakingingly gorgeous! Both brides had gowns that fit them and their personalities. Both brides had a wedding that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives! Both grooms are head over heels for their bride, and vice versa.

Peta and Maks chose to get married in a huge wedding at Oheka Castle on Long Island, NY. Julianne and Brooks chose to get married in the middle of a field lakeside near Coeur D’Alene lake, Idaho.

Both are important events, and both deserve to be celebrated. I’m sure we’ll find photos to add at a later time, since one of the wedding parties chose to be a LOT more secretive about the entire wedding than the other.

Please post your congratulations below for our two happy couples!

July 10, 2017 I Written By

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Kym Herjavec Is 2017 Saddle Up LA’s Celebrity Honorary Trail Guide

I wonder if Kym Herjavec will dance in the next season of Dancing With The Stars? I hope so. In the meantime, fans can support her by taking part in this year’s 12th Annual Saddle Up LA as she is the new celebrity honorary Trail Guide. From Broadway World….

Saddle Up LA is proud to announce KYM HERJAVEC (formerly Johnson) from Dancing with the Stars, the two time USA Mirror Ball Trophy winner, as this year’s Saddle Up LA’s Celebrity Honorary Trail Guide!

Come join Kym and her team Kym’s Bod Squad at this year’s 12th Annual Saddle Up LA there are still a few horses available go to http://www.SaddleUpLA.org to register . If you can’t join the ride or BBQ fun you can also help support by donating to Kym’s page at http://www.SaddleUpLA.org/Kym.

The horseback ride will be held on Saturday July 15th, 2017 in the beautiful and majestic Griffith Park Mountains. If you don’t have your own horse, no worry, there are plenty of horses available. But hurry, there are only a few slots available.

More at Broadway World.

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July 7, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Lots Of Thoughts And Prayers For Former Dancing With The Stars Contestant Maria Menounos

Keep your thoughts and prayers with former Dancing With The Stars contestant Maria Menounos. She has stepped down as co-anchor of E! News in the wake of surgery to remove a brain tumor. Maria’s surgeon was able to remove almost 100% of the tumor, which was benign, during a complicated seven-hour surgery, but, there is a six to seven percent chance that it could come back. Maria’s mom also has stage 4 cancer. Below is more from NBC26 via People and E News.

“Our thoughts and support go out to Maria and her family and we wish them all the best knowing that Maria will tackle this with the same fierce dedication she is known for,” Adam Stotsky, president of E! Entertainment, said in a statement. “We are grateful for Maria’s many contributions to E! over the past three years.”

“I just want to be still for a bit and see what I’m supposed to be in this world,” Menounos said. “For me, sharing this story is important on so many levels.”

The diagnosis came after Menounos began feeling lightheaded on set and suffering from headaches and slurred speech in February.

It also came at a time when the TV personality, who also hosts a Sirius XM radio and has appeared on “Dancing with the Stars,” was grappling with another family medical issue: Her mother has stage 4 brain cancer.

Menounos said she views it all as a “blessing” that has brought her family closer.

It’s also made her re-evaluate her life and health, she said.

“We’re caretakers as women and we put ourselves last,” she told People. “I tell people all the time if your car is making a weird noise, you take it to the mechanic. How come when our body is making weird noises, we ignore it? I’m so lucky that I went to the doctor and raised the alarm.”

Prays hard for this family! For more In detail, see NBC26. Thaks to Lori for the heads up.

July 3, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Carrie Ann Inaba Interviewed On Her Career, DWTS, And More – Stunning New Photo Shoot

Don’t miss reading one of Carrie Ann Inaba’s best interviews at California Vibe. The Dancing With The Stars judge talks on her career and gives advise. She mentions Dancing With The Stars and how, to this day, she is “surprised” every season by something. She also mentions who she’d like to see dance in the future (I love her choice of Johnny Weir) and lots more. You can also see some stunning new photos of her.

July 2, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Hot Summer Nights Tour – Blog And Photos By Cindy

Cindy Krumpet has sent us some beautiful photos of the new Dancing With The Stars “Hot Summer Nights” Tour. You can see them at her FACEBOOK. She included photos from the Meet & Greet as well in the mix. Cindy also sent us her thoughts on the show and her experience which you can read below. I love how she was able to meet Ruby The Creature (Emma and Sasha’s puppie). So cute. THANKS, Cindy! If any of you have a some tour goodies to share, write to our Contact Us link. We’d love to feature whatever you’ve got.

Dancing With The Stars “Hot Summer Nights” Tour
By Cindy

I have been going to the DWTS tour shows since the 1st one which was right after Julianne and Apolo’s win. They are a lot better today. This tour was the first time I was able to see all the pros for photos and even met Ruby she’s tiny. I had a VIP and there were only 7 total, so, there wasn’t any green screen photos, but, they took group photos instead. I thought the VIP was more organized and was run by Sam (Lindsay’s husband) which I didn’t realize. I knew he looked familiar, but, wasn’t expecting that. I had Emma, Lindsay, Gleb and Rashad for the photo. I’m glad I had Emma and Lindsay because I never had them at my m&g for a professional photo. Rashad is very nice and you can’t help to smile and be in a good mood which reminds me of Emma. For my mingle, I had Alan and Britt. I never met Britt before. She is nice.

Now for the show: After being seated it felt a little funny since Val wasn’t there, but, once the show started the pros did an amazing job. I’m not good at naming the dances in order, but, my favorite dances were from Emma and Sasha, Sharna and Gleb (the blindfold dance), and Emma and Rashad. My favorite group dance was the summer dance. Sasha was in his crab outfit. I think this tour was more fun than the others because of the dances and Rashad. The star pro for me was Emma followed by Sasha, Sharna, Gleb and Lindsay. After the show I went to the buses hoping to see Sharna and Haley because they were the only ones I didn’t get to see. Everyone went down the line taking photos as long as everyone remained on the sidewalk. I had the best time. The only thing that went wrong was my camera card filled up right after intermission and I had to change the card.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Carrie Ann Inaba Co-Hosts Live With Kelly & Ryan – HQ Photos, Video

Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba helped co-host Live With Kelly And Ryan today. Below are some stunning photos of Carrie Ann with Ryan Seacrest, Hilary Duff, and Scott Wolf courtesy of David M. Russell Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution. You can also view some video from the show when Carrie Ann talks on her fellow judges and what they really wear on Dancing With The Stars under the table. Hilarious!! More interviews from the show today at Live With Kelly and Ryan You Tube.

June 29, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

2017 Dancing With The Stars Sweet Summertime – Photos Of The Cast, Former Cast, Family, Friends, And More

There are so many beautiful photos out there of the cast of Dancing With The Stars, their significant others, their families, and their friends enjoying the off season and summer time. Below are just a few of them. We included some photos of former cast members and some tour shots as well. Enjoy!

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June 28, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.