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More Photos Of DWTS Randy Couture, Karina Smirnoff, Janel Parrish, Valentin Chmerkovskiy In Las Vegas

The pictures continue with these four. If you head to Getty Images, you can see more of Randy Couture, Karina Smirnoff, Janel Parrish, and Val Chmerkovskiy at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival yesterday in Las Vegas. They also helped to introduce Nico & Vinz who will be performing on Dancing With The Stars this week.

September 21, 2014 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.

Michael Waltrip Reflects On DWTS Week One, Prepares For Week 2

Awww, don’t you just love Michael Waltrip? I hope he and Emma have a great dance this week!!

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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.

Derek Hough And Bethany Mota To Take A Risk On Dancing With The Stars Week 2

In case you haven’t read it yet, Derek Hough has written a new blog for TV Guide. He writes of a “potentially dangerous” trick he’s using in he and Bethany Mot’s new dance. Here is more….

We have the foxtrot this week. It’s almost there. We have something fun planned that I’ve had in my mind for a while and now felt like the right time to do it. It involves using an instrument and we’re going to have some cool effects on it. It’s potentially dangerous, but it’s cool when it’s executed properly. I don’t normally take these kinds of risks in Week 2, but I figured why not? Try something new.

Be sure to read more of Derek’s blog at TV Guide. To read even more fun updates on Derek and Bethany, see Pure Derek Hough. And isn’t the instagram below breathtaking? #AwwwwGoldenMoment

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September 20, 2014 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.

PureDWTS Exclusive Interview: Gleb Savchenko Talks On His Return To Dancing With The Stars Season 19

Many times the producers have this special way of creating magical, golden moments on Dancing With The Stars. I thought last week’s Dancing With The Stars Season 19 premiere was one of best premieres…. especially with the return of pro dancer Gleb Savchenko dancing in the opening number and through out the show. What a special surprise (thank you Rob Wade!)!! In light of Gleb returning to dance, several of you have been asking if Gleb will be dancing again on the show. We were curious too, so, we wrote to him and asked him. We also asked him if he’d tell us on his experience last week. Read on for more and how he teases us with the first question. Gleb, thank you so much for your time!!!xxx

How are you? Good to hear from you and thanks for reaching out.

I very much enjoyed performing on the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars last week – I’m so glad you liked it too!

Being asked to dance in the opening number of this season was such an honor and I had a blast working with the whole DWTS cast and crew again. I really appreciate all the fan support – I wouldn’t be here without you guys!

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I thought the show open was really well produced, especially the video package transitioning into the in-studio dance, and of course partnering with Sharna Burgess for that was a …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.

Julianne Hough Attends Katy Perry Concert And More DWTS Miscellaneous Media

How about more new photos? Don’t miss seeing some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars arriving to rehearsals yesterday at the Daily Mail. Just Jared Jr. is featuring a set of photos too.

Also, Julianne Hough attended a Katy Perry concert in Los Angeles, California last night. You can see some fun photos of her at this link. Gorgeous!

Lastly, along with Karina Smirnoff and Randy Couture (pictured here in an earlier posting), Val Chmerkovskiy and Janel Parrish attended the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can view lots of fun photos of them at Getty Images.

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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.

DWTS Randy Couture And Karina Smirnoff Attend 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival – HQ Photos

Wow, just when we didn’t think Karina Smirnoff could top herself on the Red Carpet, she does. Last night, she and her Dancing With The Stars partner Randy Couture attended the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. More photos at Getty Images. B-eautiful!!

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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.

Randy Couture Talks To Sports Talk Radio About Dancing With The Stars

If you head to Sports Talk Florida, you can listen to a new audio interview with Randy Couture. He talks of what it was like to dance the first time on Dancing With The Stars. He also talks of how he fights nervousness by staying positive. Surprisingly both wrestling and doing Dancing With The Stars has a lot of similarities. Lots more at Sports Talk Florida. Interesting interview!

September 19, 2014 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.

Sia, Nico & Vinz To Perform On Dancing With The Stars And More Show Details

Broadway World has released show details for Dancing With The Stars on Monday and Tuesday night. Note how Julianne Hough will be dancing with Derek and the male pros. Also, Sia will be performing accompanied by a dance performance by Maddie Ziegler and Pro Allison Holker. Niko & Vinz ae also performing. More below and at the link.

“Episode 1902A” — “Dancing with the Stars: The Results” two-night event continues on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) where one couple will be eliminated by combining the judges’ scores from Monday night’s performance with the public votes. Judge Julianne Hough takes to the ballroom floor and will dance in a number featuring Derek Hough and the male Pros. The show will feature pop star Sia performing her hit single “Chandelier,” accompanied by a dance performance by Maddie Ziegler and Pro Allison Holker. Later in the show Nico & Vinz will perform their hit “Am I Wrong.”

Awesomeness. I can’t wait!

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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.

DWTS19 Going Into Week 2 Las Vegas Odds Discussion

What an interesting shake up at Sports Bovada going into week 2 of Dancing With The Stars. Note how they gave Lolo Jones 7 to 1 odds last week….and well, we know how that turned out. So, when you take a look at the new odds for this week, do you think the odds makers have it right this time?

Alfonso Ribeiro 3/2
Sadie Robertson 3/1
Bethany Mota 7/1
Lea Thompson 15/2
Janel Parrish 8/1
Jonathan Bennett 10/1
Randy Couture 15/1
Tavis Smiley 15/1
Antonio Sabato Jr. 25/1
Tommy Chong 33/1
Betsey Johnson 100/1
Michael Waltrip 100/1

Last week’s Odds:

Alfonso Ribeiro 3/1
Janel Parrish 5/1
Antonio Sabato Jr. 6/1
Jonathan Bennett 7/1
Lolo Jones 7/1
Sadie Robertson 9/1
Bethany Mota 10/1
Tavis Smiley 12/1
Randy Couture 15/1
Lea Thompson 20/1
Betsey Johnson 33/1
Michael Waltrip 33/1
Tommy Chong 50/1

My thoughts: I think they have the odds pretty correct. Though I am not convinced on Lea yet. I think they should switch her and Randy Couture. Even though Tavis had a great showing, I thought Antonio made a better one. As for everyone else, I think they are placed about right…for now.

Let’s see what Heidi and Courtney think and be sure to let us know on your thoughts too in comments.

Heidi: Actually, unless Val picks it up (and the judges start pimping), I think Randy should be switched with *Janel*, not Lea. Lea is a dancer and a very good one, even considering her age. Her only drawback may be Artem. Artem needs to choreograph for the US audience, not the UK one.  We’ll see if he gets there. I rewatched Lea’s foxtrot again and it was beautiful. I actually think they have the top 4 right, and the number 1 right. I expect if any of them have an off week the odds will change but I doubt that will change the reality. Hard to say. The youngsters don’t always get the votes. I would not be surprised to see Sadie beat both Janel and Bethany though because the girl is goofy and charming. Bethany is too, but she’s a bit quieter, I think. But…maybe that was just week 1. Derek knows what he has to do for her to stand out.  If he gets the idea that she’s not? Look out. :-)  I think I would switch Tommy and Tavis as well.

Courtney: Hehehe…heavy is the crown, huh Janel & Antonio? Antonio’s drop in this week’s odds is particularly spectacular – here they had him as this big contender, and he…well, wasn’t.  Just like we said :-) And I wouldn’t rule him out as a possible early elim. And for all the boasting Val did on Twitter about how great his partner is (and for all the showmancing they did), Janel ended up looking just ok up against the likes of Bethany, Sadie, Alfonso, & even Randy. Those two have got a LOT of hard work ahead of them if they expect to have a fighting chance against some of the names I just mentioned. Still think Randy is better than they’re giving him credit for – he made a far bigger splash than Tavis, and yet they still have them neck-and-neck.  Michael is not a great dancer, but I think he’s got a better chance of sticking around than Betsey – people seem to be taking a liking to him.

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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.

Tavis Smiley Never Thought He’d Utter The Words “Dancing With The Stars”

Tavis Smiley talked with Aljazeera about Dancing With The Stars. He never thought that one day he’d be dancing on this show. In fact, the producers asked him three times to dance. On th third time, he finally said “Yes”. Read on for more…

You know, here at Al Jazeera America we do serious news. We don’t do tabloid. We don’t do much entertainment. So I suspect I am going to be the first person on this network to ever utter the following four words: “Dancing With the Stars.”

And you might be the last. You know what? I never thought I would utter those words either, in part because if you would ask me this, you know, five, 10 years ago, the answer would have been no. And when they did ask me this year, I told them no three times. On the third time, they said to me, “Just take a meeting with us.” And I took a meeting — long story short — and after the meeting, I sat down at my house, at my kitchen table, pulled out my pad, threw a line down the middle of the page — pros, cons. And it turned out, to my surprise and to my horror, quite frankly, that the reasons for doing the show outweighed the reasons for not doing the show, namely because I’m about to turn 50. And I figured I would do one last stupid, foolish, ridiculous thing before I turned 50. And this is it. This is definitely it.

Was one of the pros wearing a sparkly costume?

I will not be doing that, I can guarantee you. I had a long talk. I said, “You know what?I get final approval over what I wear.” We’re not going out like that. I’m not gonna be on YouTube the rest of my life with a sparkly costume on.

As you say, you and I are about the same age, but your knees are even more messed up than mine, and mine are pretty messed up. How are you going do it?

It’s tough. I mean, when I leave here tonight, I’m going to a 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.