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Interesting Information about the Emmy Choreographer Nominations, Derek Hough and Mandy Moore

I thought this was a VERY interesting read, considering all the discussion about DWTS and the Emmy’s, who should have been nominated and if they were even submitted. There was some speculation in some quarters that Maks wasn’t submitted, or Sharna wasn’t submitted, and so on.  I think it’s safe to say, based on this, that ALL the DWTS choreographers had something submitted – Mandy Moore certainly did, and not just from SYTYCD.  This is from Variety – click the link to read the whole thing (emphasis mine).

As they prepared to celebrate, this year’s Emmy nominated choreographers remarked at the growth in interest to see dance on television, noting that over 70 submissions from reality and scripted series went in to bid for five nominations.

“It’s still weird,” said Mandy Moore of her own nominations. Moore has previously been nominated for her work on “So You Think You Can Dance,” and this year submitted for “Dancing With the Stars” as well. On stage for the reception Moore took the opportunity to thank those who give choreographers a creative space, while director and Academy governor Gail Mancuso hailed the choreographers as “lifesavers. You complete us,” she said.

“Dance is one of those things where people do it because they love it and they’re passionate about it,” said Hough. “For all the blood, sweat and tears that you put into it, the reward can be quite low compared to the amount of work that you put in — it’s such a passion driven art form and you can really see that and it’s incredible.”

August 11, 2014 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. :-)

Does Derek Hough Know If He’s Dancing On Dancing With The Stars? What About His Partner?

A couple of interesting interviews with Derek Hough today. First, he was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. Regarding Dancing With The Stars, he said he didn’t know if he’s coming back, but, the season is going to be different and exciting (same as what he’s said in previous interviews). You can listen to the interview at Pure Derek Hough.

KTLA also interviewed Derek today. They mention how they will “very likely find out who Derek is paired up a little later this week”. He’s “not revealing” who it is, but, they “think he knows”. Check out how Derek doesn’t deny anything and the way he signs off with his hand at the end. Not sure how to take that, but, it’s I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T-I-N-G!!!

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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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 19 – PRO WATCH!!

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August 10, 2014 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. :-)

DWTS2014 Derek Hough: “Life is a dance, but, it’s much more than mastering the steps”

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“Life is a dance, but, it’s much more than mastering the steps. It’s pushing your boundaries, shattering your limits, and exploding in a breathtaking burst of light.”

Above is a quote that touched me while reading Derek Hough’s new book “Taking The lead: Lessons From A Life In Motion”. Isn’t it beautiful? If you want more, and haven’t ordered this book yet, be sure you do here. You’ll learn things on Derek you never knew before including the not so good times. I don’t know how Derek lived through some of them, but he did. Thank goodness!

Be sure you visit Pure Derek Hough as well. Several fans have submitted blogs, pics, and videos from Derek’s book signings this past week. Derek also took pics for a new portrait session while in New York City. We also have gobs of new radio and TV interviews to take in where he talks on his new book and Dancing With The Stars. So be sure to stop in, say Hi, and catch up with all things Derek.

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Pros Become Gladys Knight’s Pips At The Hollywood Bowl

Music legend and much loved Dancing With The Stars contestant, Gladys Knight, is performing at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. Not only that, and watch out, Dancing With The Stars pros Tristan MacManus, Sasha Farber, Henry Byalikov, and Artem Chigvintsev are performing with her too. Below is some coverage from George Pennacchio and ABC7. Great interview and isn’t fun to see them all again?

ETA: The Examiner has an article posted on the show. Below is take about she and the pros they danced. Be sure to see the link for more. LOL to “it was on my bucket list”.

Gladys Knight proved why she is at legendary status in her 75 minute set. The seven-time GRAMMY Award winner has earned number one hits in Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has also had a career in film, television. Knight showed why she is still in the business after all of these decades and her voice still incredible.

Knight kicked off her set opening the show sitting at the piano and performing “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”. She told the crowd “this is something you never seen me do”. She stated that she wanted to take piano lessons as a child but with there being four kids, her mom could not afford it so her sister Brenda got the piano lessons and she got to sing. She said it was on her “bucket list’ as she played the piano during the show. She then went on to perform “You Should Be Dancing” by The Bee Gees. Back up dancers come on stage to dance and it is Sasha Farber, Henry Byalikov and Artem Chigvintsev from “Dancing With The Stars”. Then comes Tristan MacManus who was Knight’s dancing partner when she competed on the hit television show to lead her into a dance routine. She joked afterwards saying “it was on my bucket list”.

Mary Murphy was at the show last night. She posted some fun shots. @JDSwartz posted some instagrams too…

And isn’t his a great shot?!

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August 9, 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.

“Big” Dancing With The Stars Announcement Next Week On Good Morning America

Things are starting to heat up. You ready for the dance craze to start up again? From the Official Dancing With The Stars twitter last night….

Mark your calendars! RT @GMA Get ready to rumba! Big @DancingABC news next week on @GMA that we can’t wait to share…Stay tuned! #DWTS

So, what do you think the “big news” might be? Let us know in comments…

ETA: Just saw a commercial during GMA. They are definitely announcing the PROS tomorrow (Wednesday) for Dancing With The Stars Season 19 as rumored and reported by Sharna and Val at a Ballroom With A Twist show!

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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 Gleb Savchencko And Anna Trebunskaya Light Up Vail, Colorado (Video, Pictures)

Dancing With The Stars Gleb Savchencko And Anna Trebunskaya took on Vail, Colorado by storm last night. Below is some video from the show! #SeriousAwwwMoment Beautiful….

And special thanks to Gleb and Anna here are some pictures from twitter and facebook. Let’s hope they keep posting more…. 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.

A Dance TV Heads Up For Gleb Savchencko And Anna Trebunskaya, See In Vail

Quick update if you live in the Rocky Mountain area!! According to the Denver Post, Gleb Savchencko And Anna Trebunskaya will be in Vail to dance in the Vail International dance festival. For more information and links to tickets, see the link. Thanks to Julie Wallden and @DWTSGossip for the heads up!!

ETA: Here is more from The Vail Daily. Oh, I so want to go to this!!!

Friday night’s Ballroom Spectacular program is packed. Five couples will perform 25 pieces over the course of the evening. And all the types of ballroom will be represented: Tango, waltz, swing, cha cha, samba, waltz, mambo, foxtrot, rumba, cabaret, bolero and more.

“The Ballroom night is tradition at the dance festival for many reasons,” said Damian Woetzel, the Vail International Dance Festival artistic director. “Perhaps most importantly, ballroom dancing is something we all can relate to as having the possibility that we can participate ourselves, that we might waltz or rumba should the happy opportunity arise. And of course the dancers themselves are thrilling, each year bringing to vivid life on the stage the dances we see on television.”

Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine puts the program together and also participates. His partner is Liana Churilova.

“Emmanuel is always looking for the top dancers who are winning competitions,” said Martha Brassel, the festival manager.

Anna Trebunskaya and Gleb Savchenko will dance. Trebunskaya has wowed festival audiences before; Savchenko is new this year.

“He’s the Dancing with the Stars hottie who is coming,” Brassel said.

August 7, 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.

DWTS Sharna Burgess And Val Chmerkovksiy Light Up Lancaster, Pennsylvania In Ballroom With A Twist

And so the Ballroom With A Twist fun continues…this time with Sharna Burgess and Val Chmerkovksiy and the cast and crew in Lancaster, PA. You can view some pictures and videos at FOX43. Also, below is some coverage and interviews with ABC27…

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Lastly, here are some instagrams from Sharna and Val. *choose something to be passionate about* indeed!

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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 Cheryl Burke Interviewed By Access Hollywood

Below you can watch Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke on Access Hollywood yesterday. She talks of the harassments she’s got with her weight issues and rumors of having botox, etc over the summer. Check it out at the 14:45 mark.

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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.