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Dancing Has Made DWTS Mark Ballas A Stronger Musician (New Alexander Jean Interview)

Mark Ballas And BC Jean talked with the Salt Lake Tribune all about their music and relationship. Read below how Mark says dancing has helped his music evolve and how their tour has made him and BC even closer.

“We just had a natural chemistry,” Ballas said, prompting them to start writing together. Their first song, “Head High,” became the title track of their EP and the title of their tour.

“We just found that it was a unique sound,” Jean said. “Nothing forced.”

While Ballas may be best known for his dancing, music is nothing new for him. He’s been playing the guitar and the drums since he was a kid, along with writing, arranging and producing.

He resists the idea that his success on “Dancing with the Stars” — he’s performed on 14 seasons and won twice — should in any way pigeonhole him as a dancer. Or, worse yet, leave the impression that he’s just dabbling in music.

“This is what I do. This is not a vanity project of any kind,” he said. “The other stuff has nothing to do with this at all. If anything, it makes me stronger as a musician.

“When you see us performing live, you can’t deny it. I’ve been playing for 20 years.”

“And,” Jean added, “I can see where his choreographer ability and his dance ability is only strengthening his music.”

Ballas and Jean are touring as a duo — just the two of them onstage, but he engineers the loop station, creating a much larger sound.

“You’d think there’s four or five guys up there,” Jean said. “It’s pretty cool that the sound is that big with just two people up there.”

Lots more at Salt Lake Tribune. This is one of the most interesting interviews on them I’ve read yet. Only six shows left. Don’t forget to get your “Head High” tickets here.

July 13, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

British Sources Reporting Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Will Be Last Season For Len Goodman

So about a month ago, via the Daily Mail, we heard Len Goodman made a $3.3 Million (British pounds) deal to judge Dancing With The Stars Season 23. Not sure if it was true, but, now the Daily Mail is reporting Len won’t be returning to Strictly Come Dancing (the British version of Dancing With The Stars) after the 2016 season. The Huffington Post UK is also reporting this news as well as other British news sources.

The star’s decision to turn his back on the programme won’t come as too much of a surprise as he previously said he felt drained working on both shows and was struggling with the 11-hour commute.

There is as yet no word on who is being lined up to replace the TV favourite on the panel, but names including professional dancer Anton du Beke have been thrown into the mix in the past.

The news will come as a blow to fans following the departure of beloved presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth in 2014, amid fears the show was affecting his health.

Bruce, 88, has since been involved in the Strictly Children In Need and Christmas Specials and there is hope Len might do the same.

Strictly Come Dancing returns for its 14th series this autumn on BBC One.

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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 Allison Holker And tWitch To Perform On The Espys Tonight – Teaser

Be sure to watch The Espys on ABC tonight if interested. Dancing With The Stars Allison Holker and her hubby tWitch will be performing. Below is an awesome teaser from Allison.

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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.

DWTS2016 Mark Ballas And BC Jean Chat On Their Music, The “Head High” Tour, Their Chemistry, And More

Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and BC Jean aka Alexander Jean talked on how their music careers started, their music, their tour, what’s next, and lots more. From Broadway World….what a great interview!

July 12, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Adorable Good Morning America Photos Of DWTS Peta Murgatroyd And Maks Chmerkovskiy

Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd, Maks Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, and the cast of the “Our Way” tour were suppose to have a segment on Good Morning America on Monday. Due to the Dallas shootings, it didn’t get aired. Maybe they will show the segment today or in the coming days? If they do, we’ll be sure to post on it. In the meantime, here are some fun photos. Maks and Peta are so cute.

ETA: The segment was aired today. You can watch it below. The Our Way cast dances. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

Thank you so much @GoodMorningAmerica for being the first to dress our little one ❤️ #babychmerkovskiy @maksimc

A photo posted by Peta Murgatroyd (@petamurgatroyd) 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.

HD Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba On “Live With Kelly” And Fun Clip

Below are some beautiful high definition photos of Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba on “Live With Kelly” today courtesy of ABC (click on them to make them bigger, credits below). Below is also a short clip where Kelly and Carrie Anne talk about life over 40 (funny and so cute). If you’d like to view more of our coverage of Carrie Ann on “Live With Kelly”, see our earlier post.

July 11, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

BC Jean And Mark Ballas Rock On Their “Head High” Tour – More Performance Videos

If you haven’t bought tickets to Alexander Jean on their “Head High” tour, be sure you do so soon at Adventures In Wonderland or AlexanderJean.net. Below are more of the fun performances you will see courtesy of lyip888 You Tube.

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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.

Pure Dancing With The Stars 2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions

Coming up on Thursday, July 14th, is the nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards. Question: Which dances or performances from Dancing With The Stars do you think should be nominated? Keep in mind that ALL of Dancing With The Stars Season 21 and Season 22 are eligible for an Emmy Award (May 2nd was the deadline, but, we think there are exceptions to the rule for shows and performances that take place until May 31st). So, we’re assuming all of season 22 is eligible, but we could be wrong?). If you’d like to read the rules and procedures for the 2016 Emmy Awards, you can do so at Emmys.com. So, with all that said, let us know in comments for which dances you think should be nominated. You can also include dances and performances from other TV shows or specials if you like. Below are our predictions: 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Julianne Hough Press Day For “Running Wild With Bear Grylls”

As you might know from a previous post, Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough will be appearing in the new season of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” on August 1st and 2nd. Today she did some press for it. First, you can watch her interview with Today below courtesy of News Update. Later, we’ll add her appearance with AOL Build via @Idolxfactor1 and maybe more as she also did some radio interviews too. So, stay tuned and check back later.

ETA: You can also watch an interview with Julianne with Bear Grylls with Access Hollywood Live here and here (sorry they won’t let me embed them like they use to). They talk on “Running Wild”, but, Julianne also talks on her future on Dancing With The Stars. She says “maybe” to judging again or she says she will be involved in some way at some point in time. Bear says an absolute “no” to Dancing With The Stars! lol He’s too funny.

You can also read a really cool interview with Julianne at Haute Living and see some beautiful photos. Here’s a take from the link where she talks on her future as well.

She’s adamant about one thing regarding her future path: “I don’t want to settle for anything else,” she says firmly, noting, “I’ll have been in L.A. ten years in August. It’s hard coming here. When you’re a kid, you’re like, ‘Yeah, I’ll take any risks and I’ll just go for it.’ L.A. and Hollywood and the career I’ve chosen, it kind of wears on your childlike dreaming a little bit and so you get complacent. Now I’ve got to be able to pay rent.”

What Hough wants most of all is to return to the point of being fearless about her future. “I’m kind of realizing that I need to find that child again and just go for things, take risks and be adventurous. My 18-year-old self had $2,000 when I moved out here. I just always thought I’d figure it out, and I did. I have to have that same mentality now as I’m getting older so that I don’t just play things safe, so that I do things that really excite me.”

As she sets out on an entirely new journey—a smart career path, marriage and potential motherhood—she acknowledges that life is pretty good. “I think now I’m in a place where I really only want to do things that are fun and make me happy. That could be a dramatic role and something serious, but it has to be something that I’m passionate about.”

Lastly, and as promised, below is also their interview on AOL Build. The doo doo preview of “Running Wild” is hilarious. Special thanks to Lori, Abby, and Idolxfactor1 for all the help today.

ETA2: First Look has some press photos from the Empire State Building too. What a day for Julianne and Bear!

ETA3: If you go to the 24:00 minute mark, you can listen to Julianne on the Opie With Jim Norton 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba Co-hosts Live With Kelly – Video, Pics

Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba is co-hosting Live With Kelly today and tomorrow. @Idolxfactor1 recorded the opening today for us (Thanks loads, Al). It’s so good to see her again. She looked beautiful and she’s so in love with Rob Derringer. They talk on Madonna, “Hamilton”, the Dallas shootings, and animal rescue (Rob’s Raven is awesome. And lol to what she said on “The Birds” movie). For even more coverage, see LiveKelly.com.

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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.