Mr. T meets Kym Johnson for the first time. This is so funny. Courtesy of E Online….
Peta Murgatroyd has written her first blog for the new season of dancing With The Stars. She writes of how much her life has changed in a year. She also writes of what it’s like to compete against her fiancé Maks. Below she gives us a hint on tonight’s dance with her partner Nick Vaill.
I really have been so surprised by Nick’s ability. He’s doing really well in rehearsals and I think he has the chance of going really far in the competition.
His work ethic is just incredible. He gets through our four-hour rehearsals without ever asking for a break and I never need to remind him to keep practicing and do his homework at home. He’s got a bit of a sporting background, so he’s quick on his feet and is always on beat. The only thing we have to work on is his posture and arm placement. He’s 6’2″, so he’s a big guy. That’s great for a Bachelor but it can make his frame a bit harder to manage and hold.
Tonight we’re dancing a cha cha, and it’s going to be fun and sexy — everything a cha cha should be. We’re in a good place. We’re able to perform it and have all the steps locked down. Now we just need to prove to people that he’s not just The Bachelor. Nick wants to show a different side of himself, so our goal is to bring that out. I really think he has what it takes to wow people.
More in full at People.
ETA: This is fun too…
Below you can watch Tom Bergeron and the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 24 preparing for the show “behind the scenes’ on Facebook. This is cool. I’m loving this…
ETA: Here they are Live on Periscope as well….
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) March 20, 2017
The cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 24 teases on the new season and who will dominate. From Entertainment Tonight…
Heather Morris’ first blog at People, she writes of what it was like to first meet her Dancing With The Stars partner Maks Chmerkovksiy and the things they had in common. She also talks of their rehearsals and how she’s prepared her self mentally. Here is more….
A few days and a few rehearsals later, we were told we’d be given our music and style of dance. It turned out to be the Viennese waltz and I was relieved, to say the least. I didn’t wanna get something super challenging right off the bat and be both mentally and physically exhausted every single day when I got home to my family.
The waltz seemed like a nice, relaxing dance. How hard could it be? HARD.
I’m such a perfectionist (in some aspects of life, that is) and it’s very hard for me to just chill out, arch my back and correct my seemingly poor posture. I was trying my hardest to do just those few simple things, but my back WAS KILLING ME by the end of the week and I still had to find the energy to cook dinner, plan personal press wardrobe AND still do an entire bedtime routine with the kids at night.
I’m also really working on mentally preparing myself to keep my nerves under control because, as many times as I’ve performed live, nothing compares to having 40 million viewers watch me do a dance one time and then vote if they actually liked it or not. Yikes.
All in all, I’m just trying to let things be what they are and enjoy myself, cuz it’s only going to get more challenging from here. Even if I only have one more week left after I perform the waltz, I’d still say I made a few great friends and had an amazing ride! And also, I got to meet Chris Kattan, which for any fan of the Y2K SNL generation is a very big deal! (He’s hysterical, by the way.)
More at People.
ABC in Texas chatted with Bonner Bolton about Dancing With The Stars. Hear what he says about the challenges he has after his bull riding accident, his goals, how he hopes to inspire others and more HERE or at the link below.
— PBR PR (@InsidePBRPR) March 20, 2017
ETA: You can also read a fun interview at The Wrap. Here’s a take….
We’ve seen professional athletes excel on “Dancing With the Stars” many times. How are your bull-riding skills going to help you on the show?
I’ve danced growing up in the dance halls, but that’s a whole other animal than ballroom dancing. You have to have all this proper technique and structure for your step. But there are a lot of parallels between bull riding and ballroom: You’ve got to have rhythm, timing, balance, coordination, be liquid in your hips and light on your toes… It takes a lot of athleticism. I think a lot of the same things that make a good dancer are needed to be a bull rider.
Do you care that people are underestimating you in favor of more famous contestants like Simone Biles, Nancy Kerrigan and David Ross?
It is an advantage that I am coming in as dark horse, as a lot of people are still learning about my story and the sport because they aren’t aware of what that entails. It is somewhat of a double-edged sword, but hopefully I can bring some positive awareness to the sport. “DWTS” is about to acquire some hardcore PBR fans, it’s an extreme sport so their fans are going to be extreme.
PureDWTS Season 24 Exclusive Interview: Gleb Savchenko Talks On The Premiere, Gleberika Specials, And Lots More
Dancing With The Stars Pro Gleb Savchenko answered a few questions for us about the new Season of Dancing With The Stars. He also answered a few questions on his dancing in the past. Lots more below including some hints of what’s to come tonight for the premiere. I love what he said on the costumes too. Ha! (((((THANKS GLEB))))) and bring On The Gleberika Specials!!
What inspires your dancing and choreography? The music, a theme or character,or something else? Also, what is your favorite dance to choreograph?
It’s a combination of all three it definitely starts with the music, then I come up with the theme and always try to make sure it’s something that works for my partner at the time. My favourite dance to choreograph was the Argentine tango because it’s something that had never been done before and was risky to do anything could’ve gone wrong.
What are the big differences between Strictly Come Dancing, DWTS and DWTS Russia and what element(s) of other versions of DWTS do you wish the US version would emulate?
DWTS definitely has the biggest stage production it feels like a huge stage show each week which I love, there’s absolutely nothing that I’d change about the US version of the show it’s awesome
Now a few questions on the new season: Read more..
In gearing up for tonight’s premiere of Dancing With The Stars, Entertainment Tonight did a feature on the most shocking moments. Remember some of these?
Below is Alfonso Ribeiro at camera blocking yesterday for the premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 24 on GMA. Awww, looking good. I’m loving them all. It’s interesting too that Alfonso says to watch out for Nancy, Heather, and Simone. Let us know what you think in comments.
Here is Idolxfactor1’s coverage too in case you can’t view the video above…
— Al Kahn 💃🎤📷🔭👽🥁 (@idolxfactor1) March 20, 2017
— Al Kahn 💃🎤📷🔭👽🥁 (@idolxfactor1) March 20, 2017
Maks Chmerkovskiy talked on his wedding plans this summer with ABC. Yu can also watch a lightening round below on Dancing With The Stars and more….
“Dancing With the Stars” professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy is looking forward to his summer wedding with fellow dancer Peta Murgatroyd.
The two announced their engagement in December 2015. Chmerkovskiy, 37, and Murgatroyd, 30, also welcomed their first child together in January.
“We have an amazing, amazing space on Long Island, Oheka [Castle,]” he told ABC News. “It’s going to be great.”
The historic hotel, located in Huntington, New York, is located on 109,000 square feet. It features 32 rooms, a grand staircase, a restaurant along with breath-taking gardens, featuring 14-foot trees, and views of the Gold Coast.
More at ABC.