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Chris Soules Has Been Meeting With Producers Of DWTS Over The Past Two Weeks

US Magazine reports Chris Soules is dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 20. Furthermore, he’s been meeting with producers over the last few weeks. Read on for more.

After Chris Soules gives out his final rose on The Bachelor finale, he’ll partner up with a different woman as the 12th contestant on season 20 of Dancing With the Stars, Us Weekly has confirmed.

When the celebs competing on the 20th edition of the ABC dance competition were announced on Good Morning America Feb. 24, one name was missing — the star partnered up with dance pro Witney Carson.

DWTS host Tom Bergeron said at the time, “Her partner couldn’t rose — I mean rise so early to be here,” and now Us can confirm that his misspeak wasn’t just a slip of the tongue.

A source told Us Weekly that Soules has been meeting with DWTS producers over the past few weeks to understand what, exactly, his run on the show will entail. He even called fellow Bachelor Sean Lowe — a Dancing With the Stars alum — for advice.

“He seems like he’s not totally sure what he’s getting himself into! It will be fascinating to see how well he does,” the source said.

Soules’ partner, reigning champion Carson, who took home the Mirrorball trophy with Alfonso Ribeiro in season 19.

More at US Magazine.

March 4, 2015 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.

Gladys Knight Calls Patti Labelle About Doing Dancing With The Stars

We haven’t heard a lot from the Patti Labelle and Artem Chigvintsev Camp, but, below is a take from the Clarion Ledger. It has quotes from Patti and how she’s fairing so far in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Check out how Gladys Knight called her….

“It’s not easy. It’s not easy, but it’s something that I can do,” LaBelle said with a chuckle Monday, five minutes before her third day in DWTS rehearsals. “I’m learning, but it’s a lot to do when you do ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

“You’re dancing with professionals, and I am just a singer and I’m not a dancer. Girl, I’ve been working it, though. I’ve been working really hard to stay on point.”

The Grammy-winning LaBelle, who performs in Jackson Friday night at the Jackson Convention Complex, is in the cast of the 20th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” premiering at 7 p.m. March 16 on ABC. The singer who put “Lady Marmalade,” “New Attitude” and more on the hit charts is partnered with Artem Chigvintsev, who’s traveling with her to keep rehearsing. Some background footage for the show will be filmed here.

This, she said, is “totally different” from any past stage experience. “When I go out to sing, I know what I’m gonna do. I don’t practice for that. This, I have to practice for, because this is something I’ve never done.

“My friend Gladys Knight (a 2012 DWTS competitor) called this morning, and said, ‘Girl, you’re in for something!’ She said, ‘I’m so happy you said yes.’ I said, ‘At 70, why say no?'”

LaBelle may present her partner Chigvintsev at her Jackson concert. “It’s not definite if I will, but I’m going to use my judgment. … I think it would be nice.

“He is with me forever, until I’m put off the show,” she said, laughing. “He’s with me for a long time because I’m going to win!”

You can read more at the Clarion Ledger.

Patti and Artem working on their frame! #DWTS

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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.

Robert Herjavec Wishes His Wife The Best After Separating, Rehearsing For Dancing With The Stars

I think some of you might have guessed in comments last week that Kym Johnson’s partner, Robert Herjavec, has separated from his wife. E Online is confirming it now, but, not without ending their article on a positive note about him dancing with Kym on Dancing With The Stars.

“Human relationships are so difficult,” Herjavec told TMZ, which also reported that the ABC star has his eye on divorce court as well. “I wish nothing but love and peace for our family as we move forward from this.”

The 52-year-old Croatian-born and Canadian-bred businessman made his fortune in the security solutions industry, his Herjavec Group being one of Canada’s fastest-growing tech companies. He previously starred on the CBC’s Dragon’s Den before joining Shark Tank. (And yes, the overall concepts are the same.)

Herjavec has been paired with veteran DWTS pro Kym Johnson, who’s already been getting treated to the jet-set lifestyle as the partner of presumably one of the most monied of this year’s contestants.

“May be the fastest dip ever!! 600 mph @kym_johnson @DancingABC #sharkaroo,” Herjavec tweeted this afternoon along with a pic of a rehearsal in progress on a private plane.

More at E Online.

March 3, 2015 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.

DWTS20 Watchout: Is The Mystery Contestant On Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Really Chris Soules?

Is the mystery contestant on Dancing With The Stars Season 20 really Chris Soules? People made some alternate suggestions in case it isn’t. Could it be one of these choices instead?: Jesse Williams, Matt McGorry, Ryan Phillippe, Chad Michael Murray, Scott Foley and BONUS: Jamie Dornan. Read the link to see how they came up with those names. Below is a take that adds to the speculation….

Many have speculated that The Bachelor’s Chris Soules is a contender for that last spot in the DWTS cast, but the farmer from Arlington, Iowa, has been very vocal about his lack of any inherent musicality.

(Remember when he rapped? Game though he was, it still may have been the most embarrassing thing to happen on a season in which one contestant had a black censor bar covering her butt’s every short-shorted move.)

However, there have been hints. When DWTS host Tom Bergeron made the cast announcement on Good Morning America on Feb. 24, he said that the last contestant “couldn’t rose – I mean, rise early enough” for the big reveal.

Furthermore, Carson posted a selfie of herself on Instagram just one day prior to the announcement in the middle of nowhere – like Arlington, perhaps – with the caption, “Just moments away from meeting my new partner!”

That said, these could all be red herrings devised by ABC to drive us all mad from speculation.

Just in case Soules is not the mystery contestant, we’ve compiled five perfectly great contenders from other ABC franchises (plus one bonus) for the DWTS producers to consider. You’re welcome! (If any of them end up getting cast, we want a finder’s fee.)

Ryan Phillippe or Scott Foley….I say YES to those two. Let us know what you think?

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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 Season 20’s Rumer Willis And Val Chmerkovskiy Discuss The New Season, Fox Trot Up First

Thanks to DWTSGossip for this find. Below in the two videos Rumer Willis talks about her new Broadway show in Chicago. Her Dancing With The Stars partner Val Chmerkovskiy also joins them to talk about the show’s upcoming season. They dance too. Their first dance is the Fox Trot.

ETA: Here they are on Extra last week. Val says she has natural ability and they are the best from all the couples….

ETA2: And they did an interview with ABC7 in Chicago too….

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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.

PureDWTS More Information On Cheryl Burke’s New Variety Show “I Can Do That”

Finally! Below is a little more information on the new Variety Show Cheryl Burke has in the works on NBC. From People….

That’s the question NBC will ask as part of its new variety show tentatively eyed for summer called I Can Do That! The network announced today that it has ordered six hour-long episodes of a new comedy variety series that will pit six celebrities against one another while they perform skills that they never knew they had.

Marlon Wayans will host the weekly competition, on which the former Dancing with the Stars pro Burke will join Jonas and Ciara, as well as Nicole Scherzinger, stand-up comedian Jeff Dye and actor Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).

I Can Do That! was developed by an Israeli production company and is currently in production in more than 15 countries, including Italy, Brazil, Spain, Finland and Mexico.

“We’re excited to watch our all-star cast rise to the challenges ahead in such a fresh, new way,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative programming. “Our viewers are going to fall in love with how these natural born entertainers push themselves outside of their comfort zones to put on a spectacular show every week.”

To read the full article, visit People.

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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.

R5 And Riker Lynch Interviewed On New Music And Dancing With The Stars – Video

KIIS FM interviewed R5 about their new single and music. They also chatted with Riker about Dancing With The Stars. The band says Ryker is a horrible dancer. lol Fun interview!

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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.

New Promo For Dancing With The Stars Season 20

Have you seen this while watching TV yet? It’s cool. Thanks to Miss Heidi for the find!!

ETA: Here is a full-length, HQ version of the promo


DWTS 20 Promo by dereklvr1013

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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 Derek Hough And Julianne Hough Announce 2nd Move Live On Tour

Below is video of Derek and Julianne’s appearance on Good Morning America today to announce their second “Move Live On Tour”. Thanks to @IdolXFactor1 for being so speedy again for the exclusive coverage for us. Be sure to send him a huge Thank you and follow him at twitter. For Tickets to the Move Live On Tour in a city near you, click here. Tickets to the general public go on sale on Friday March 6th. Presale for American Express card holders Wednesday, March 4th. Stay tuned to Pure Derek Hough for more as it’s a huge press day for them.

March 2, 2015 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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Official Promo Shoot Pictures Released

Hey All! The Dancing With The Stars Season 20 official promo shoot photos have been released. You can see them in all of their glory at People. Let us know what you think and which are your favorites in comments. Beautiful!!

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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.