Remember when we previously told you about Maks Chmerkovksiy co-choreographing Zendaya’s new “Neverland” video? It premiered last night. Here it is. Beautiful…and I love the hip hop part.
Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and BC Jean will be performing in Park City, Utah on January 27th for the 14th Annual BMI Snowball. For more information how you can attend, see this link (poster below).
Also, if you live in the California area, Mark and BC will be performing in San Diego on Feb. 19th. For tickets, see Live Nation.
— Alexander Jean (@_AlexanderJean_) January 25, 2016
You all might know Al Kahn aka @Idolxfactor1 as he does a lot of videos for fans during the on and off season of Dancing With The Stars. This past Friday night he saw the Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” show in Windsor, Ontario. He told us “it did not disappoint” from the amazing sets, the awesome choreographed routines, and the fun audience participation throughout the entire 2 plus hours. He also thought it had clever scripting for how they got Alek Skarlatos involved. Al has written an awesome review of the show at his site. Be sure to read it at IdolXfactor.com. He’s posted a huge gallery of photos and some video too. A must read and see when you get time! If you haven’t seen the show yet, be sure to get tickets here. Photo below courtesy of @Idolxfactor1. THANKS Al!!!
“After watching & promoting dancers for the past 6 years….the overriding message I get from these dedicated artists….they truly adore what they do & when it comes to performance, there is no place they rather be then on stage pouring there hearts out & giving every ounce of emotion they can muster to us!!” – by Al Kahn aka @Idolxfactor1
I don’t remember us posting on this. When I read it this morning, I cried. What a beautiful writing by Tom Bergeron on his hometown, growing up, his family, and how he got to where he is today. From The Boston Globe, “From Haverhill to Hollywood”. A must read….and while you do so, keep in mind Tom wrote this a month before his Dad died….
‘A little shack by the railroad track.”
That’s how my parents would affectionately refer to my childhood home in Haverhill. “Shack” was crucial for achieving the rhyme but inaccurate for describing the house. Built in 1925, it might not have been a mansion, but it was hardly a candidate for Shanty Town. Literally the “last house on the left” on a narrow dead-end street, it had one small bathroom, three modest bedrooms, and, beginning in my high school years in 1971, a comparatively sizable addition that quickly became the home’s social centerpiece.
Not all of the rhyme was exaggerated. We did live near an active railroad track, a winding river, and thick, inviting woods, which, taken together, provided a setting for countless flights of imagination.
As I child, I convinced myself that the adjacent tangle of trees was, at various times, populated by Nazi soldiers, extraterrestrials, Dracula, the Mummy, and Bigfoot. So of course on a given summer’s day, or after a grueling few hours in grade school, I would bravely disappear down its haphazard dirt path to see whether I could find them. I never did. A stray bunny, occasionally, but never a goose-stepper or vampire.
I ran away from that home once. This was due, no doubt, to some cruel indignity foisted upon me by my parents (“No, eat ALL of your vegetables!”). I “ran” about 20 yards to an opening in the brush by the dirt path. I brought with me a pillow, a wind-up alarm clock (a runaway doesn’t want to oversleep), and a peanut butter sandwich….
More at The Boston Globe.
Entertainment Tonight has a special featured video up of the current Dancing With The Stars engagements. I’m loving this and the photo Mark Ballas posted at his instagram is so sweet…. Read more..
GREASE: LIVE Official Soundtrack To Be Released With Television Event With Julianne Hough, Jessie J, And Cast
Next Sunday, January 31st, is the “Grease Live” premiere with Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Carlos PenaVega, and Aaron Tveit. During the TV Live broadcast on Fox, fans will also be able to download the digital soundtrack which will be available on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7:00 PM ET/PT. A special pre-order launched yesterday which includes the option to download Jessie J’s “Grease (Is the Word)” written by Barry Gibb at time of purchase. In addition to the digital release, Target will also release an exclusive CD package with four bonus tracks on Friday, March 4. For more information, go to Fox.com. Link to track listing and special DOWNLOAD here.
Here is a complete track list:
1. “Grease (Is The Word)”
2. “Summer Nights”
3. “Freddy My Love”
4. “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee”
5. “Greased Lightnin'”
6. “Those Magic Changes”
7. “All I Need Is An Angel”
8. “Beauty School Dropout”
9. “Cake By The Ocean”
10. “Maybe (Baby)”
11. “Born To Hand Jive”
12. “Hopelessly Devoted To You”
14. “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”
15. “You’re The One That I Want”
16. “We Go Together”
Bonus Tracks for Target Exclusive:
17. “Rock N’ Roll Party Queen”
18. “Rock N’ Roll Is Here To Stay”
19. “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)”
20. “Grease (Is The Word)” — Karaoke Version
Strictly Come Dancing Tour Premieres With Gleb Savchenko, Anita Rani, Jay McGuinnes, Aliona Vilani, And More (Videos)
Last night the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour began in Birmingham, England. Below are a few videos that have came out with Gleb Savchenko, Anita Rani, Jay McGuinnes, Aliona Vilani, Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice. If you live or plan to visit Britain in the coming month, be sure to get tickets now at this link.
Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas talked with Access Hollywood about how he proposed to BC Jean. This story is so romantic…
“The day before the proposal, I had the house literally turned into Woodstock,” Mark told Access Hollywood on Thursday, revealing that their home was outfitted in vintage rugs and “posters of all her favorite bands everywhere.”
Getting her to the house for the proposal, though, required a little fib he was able to concoct thanks to their home being under construction.
“Our manager for our group called and said, ‘Look, there’s been a bit of a thing at the house, you need to go confirm something. Mark can’t get over there.’ She said, ‘Yeah, no problem,'” Mark continued.
In honor of their 2015 song “Roses and Violets,” Mark said he lined their driveway with petals from the two flowers.
“Violets are out of season, so it took me forever to get ’em,” he laughed. “So, she got there, and then when she came into the house and she opened the door, it was as if she was transported to ’60s/’70s Woodstock.”
You can read more at Access Hollywood. Note how they have an EP coming out in March.
Also, if you live in the California area, Mark and BC will be performing in San Francisco (Saturday night) and San Diego (Feb. 19). For tickets, see Live Nation.
Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson was a guest on People Now today. You can watch her below talking about Robert Herjavec, her new book, and more. Thanks to Brittany for the heads up.
ETA: Here is more with Kym on People Now….
Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough will be a guest on Kelly & Michael today. We’ll have some video shortly as @Idolxfactor is on stand by ready to record. In the meantime, here are some more “Grease Live” and “Dirty Grandpa” goodies. Thanks to Lori for the heads up on the first two videos! Adding: Check out Jessie J. She sounds A-MAZING!
ETA: And added below is the new Kelly and Michael interview! Thanks Al!!!