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DWTS 21: People Confirms Peta Murgatroyd “Out For the Season”

Damn…this was one partnership I was really looking forward to :-( According to People, Peta has indeed decided to sit this season out after finding out she will require surgery on her ankle that will “sideline her for 6-8 weeks”:

Having just come off a three-month, live DWTS tour, Murgatroyd “felt great” heading into rehearsals with her season 21 partner, Andy Grammer. But one day, after putting on her heels, she says she could tell “something was not right.”

“I wanted to check it out properly and make sure I was good to go for the season,” says the pro dancer, 29. “I Got my MRI results back and it was a really bad diagnosis. It showed I had 4 torn ligaments and a floating piece of bone at the back of my ankle. My doctor said I needed surgery and I knew I needed to put my health first if I want to keep dancing on the show into my 30s.”

I gotta applaud Peta for having the strength to say “I need to rest” – I’ve known too many dancers that have tried to soldier through some injuries, only to end up even more injured…and a few times, with their dance careers ended as a result. Read more..

August 31, 2015 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, 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. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Mark Ballas Talks About The New Season of Dancing With The Stars, SELFtember, And More

OK! Magazine chatted with Mark Ballas about the new season of Dancing With The Stars. They also talked on SELFtember, Julianne Hough’s wedding, and more. Here is a take from the link about Dancing With The Stars…

OKMagazine.com: Bindi Irwin is one of the celebrities to be confirmed this season. Are you excited to dance with her/compete against her?

MB: I was a massive fan of her father. I think she’s going to be incredible. Her energy is beautiful. I think whomever she ends up with it’ll be a really great partnership for her. I hope at some point she can take us out to meet some of the animals because I’m a huge animal lover!

OKMagazine.com: If you could pick any celebrity to be your partner this season, who would it be?

MB: I usually say Shakira. Ellie Goulding I think she would do really well too. And Jennifer Aniston!

OKMagazine.com: Your co-star Julianne Hough just got engaged to Brooks Laich! What do you think about her engagement?

MB: I’m very happy for her! I’ve seen them interact with each other a little bit, being very much in love. I wish them a very happy and prosperous engagement and marriage.

More at OK! Magazine.

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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.

Official: Andy Grammer To Dance On Dancing With The Stars Season 21

We’re awaiting an official announcement of Andy Grammer to dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Stay tuned.

ETA: Thanks to @Idolxgactor1, here is Andy on KIIS.FM…

ETA2: Awww, I’m loving this instagram by Andy and what he wrote….

When I performed 'Honey, I'm Good' on @dancingabc last season, it was obviously exciting and a thrill, but there was something extra and deeper about being there. Anyone who knew my mother, knows she LOVED dance. Anytime it came on the TV her eyes would light up and would get lost in the screen. I remember countless times sitting with her and listening to her say, "My one regret in life is that I wish I had been a dancer." If you have lost someone close in your life, you know that it can be tough to stay/feel connected to those who pass on. Maybe you hear a song and it reminds you of them, or every time you eat a certain dish you feel their presence somehow. These things become really important in ways others might not understand. All I can say is that when I went in to do a rehearsal for DWTS last season, I was overcome with emotion and just barely kept my shit together. She would have completely lost her mind to sit front row at Dancing With The Stars and I could feel that in my chest loud and clear. So this one is for you mom. I don't know how to dance, but I'm pretty sure that wherever you are it's going to make you very happy to see me try. I miss you, I love you, and I will be stretching my hammies to make you proud. Game on. #DWTS

A photo posted by Andy Grammer (@andygrammer) on

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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.

DWTS Witney Carson, Derek Hough, Julianne Hough Attend 2015 Emmy Choreographers Reception – HQ Photos

Last night, Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson, Derek Hough, and Julianne Hough attended the 2015 Emmy Choreographers Reception. Photos below courtesy of Getty Images. Click any of the photos to see more. More coverage at Pure Derek Hough as well.

2013 Emmy Reception by derekhough

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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.

Bindi Irwin and Hayes Grier Nae Nae for DWTS Season 21

These are fun little videos although neither of them look particularly comfortable doing it. That’s okay – most humans aren’t. :-) Especially on camera. Derek and Emma might have their work cut out for them. 😉

August 30, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Chaka Khan Does The ‘Nae Nae’ – Video

Aww, go Chaka!!

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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.

Fun E News Pre Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Promo

Can the new season of Dancing With The Stars not come sooner? *getting so excited*

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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 Amy Purdy Marries Daniel Gale In Beautiful Idaho Wedding

Copied and pasted from Pure Derek Hough:
Is this not beautiful and happy news? Derek’s former Dancing With The Stars partner, Amy Purdy, was married Saturday to long time partner, Daniel Gale!!

After 14 years together, Amy Purdy and Daniel Gale are married.

“We felt it was just finally time to come together and make a commitment to each other,” Purdy, 35 – who announced her engagement to Gale in May – tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The former Amazing Race contestants exchanged Neil Lane rings Saturday afternoon in front of approximately 160 guests at The Barn at Hidden Springs in Boise, Idaho.

More at People including a beautiful wedding photo. The Daily Mail has a sweet article published as well which includes a photo of her and Derek. CONGRATULATIONS, AMY!! SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!

My dad and I! Something special is about to go down. Can't wait to see my love @dang_ale !

A photo posted by Amy Purdy (@amypurdygurl) on

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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.

Sharna Burgess Talks About an Exciting Opening Pro Routine and Pro Packages

Sharna got on Periscope yesterday and gave out some interesting tidbits about the show! I have two clips below, but if you want to follow Sharna on Periscope or see the whole thing, click the link. She looks just stunning – the hair and the eyes. Flawless.

This is just two small parts of the whole periscope – when it starts she’s talking about Derek, the rest you can figure out from there. Very excited about both DWTS-related things she talks about. :-)


Sharna Periscope 1 by dereklvr1013


Sharna Periscope 2 by dereklvr1013

August 29, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Pros And Celebs Arrive To DWTS Season 21 Rehearsals, More ‘Nae Nae’ Promos

Hey Dancettes! If you go to the Daily Mail, you can see a lot of the cast arriving to rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars yesterday. They all look happy and ready to get their groove on.

Below are more Dancing With The Stars Season 21 “Nae Nae” promos as well.

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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.