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Official: Chaka Khan To Dance On Dancing With The Stars Season 21

This tweet was posted by the Dancing With The Stars twitter account last night. I could not be more excited on this one….

And my fave Chaka Khan song…

ETA: And here is her announcement on GMA….

August 28, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS21 Watchout: Bachelorette Runner-Up Nick Viall To Dance On Dancing With The Stars??

US Weekly has a fun article up on the celebs who they think are dancing in the new season of Dancing With The Stars which we’ve heard before, but, here is a new name to add to the mix….Nick Viall!! Let us know what you think!

While Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe won’t be competing thanks to some not-so-fortuitous timing, there’s a chance another member of Bachelor Nation could: none other than two-time Bachelorette runner-up Nick Viall. Sources tell Us Weekly exclusively that the castoff has met with DWTS producers and could be added to the roster before the new cast is announced.

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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: Alexa Vega & Carlos Pena, Jr. On DWTS Season 21

As usual, DWTS is not following their model of actually waiting to report the couples on the shows they originally told us they were reporting them on, and ET Online has leaked ahead of time that Carlos & Alexa are, indeed, on DWTS this season…and I already kind of adore having a husband and wife team on the show:

ET caught up with the dancing duo at Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration on Thursday morning to break the DWTS news.

“It’s so exciting,” Alexa, who is also celebrating her 27th birthday today, gushed to ET’s Cameron Mathison. “It’s beautiful, it’s overwhelming, it’s an incredible blessing.”

Alexa and Carlos, who tied the knot in January 2014, will be paired up with separate professional partners and will dance against each other for the mirror-ball trophy. However, the couple is determined to support each other throughout the process.

“It’s so good, though, because he literally rehearses right next door,” Alexa shared. “So he’ll walk over to me and he’ll just give me a kiss. It’s just so encouraging. He is my teammate and my life partner, so I like that encouragement. I need it.”

As we mentioned in this post, our source has confirmed that Alexa is paired with Mark and Carlos is with Witney.

ETA: Thanks to idolxfactor1 for the video! ~Heidi

ETA: Alexa does the Nae Nae. :-) She seems cute.

Look a what I found! @vegaalexa #alexapenavega #DWTS #dancingwiththestars #DWTS21 #WhipandNaeNae #alexavega

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August 27, 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!

Official: Hayes Grier To Dance On Dancing With The Stars Season 21

Via his instagram, Hayes Grier is indeed dancing on the new season of Dancing With The Stars.

ETA: Thanks to @Idolxfactor1, here’s an announcement on GMA:

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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 Season 21 Morning Media Start Up

Good Day All! Rise and shine!! First, how about some new pics of Julianne Hough at the Daily Mail. She looks so cute as she attended a Taylor Swift concert the other night. Derek Hough did so as well. You can view some new shots of him at Pure Derek Hough.

And for those wondering, Kaitlyn Bristowe will not be dancing in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. It’s not the right time. You can read more at E Online. Allison Braver will not be dancing in this season either according to this tweet. Dang, she would have been a good one.

Also, US Weekly has a fun article about Nick Carter and some of the Backstreet Boys costumes he should recycle for Dancing With The Stars. *Awww, memories. Bring it, Nick! I can’t wait to see how he and Sharna will get creative in this area.

Excited to be a part of this season of @dancingabc! Thank you for all your support #dwts

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Lastly, Andy Grammer was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. He sang and he got his groove on. Peta has a good one this season….

Vogue over and out….for now!xx

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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 Season 21 Rumor Watchouts: Hayes Grier and Sofia Vergara To Do Dancing With The Stars?

Could Hayes Grier and Sofia Vergara be dancing in Dancing With The Stars Season 21? Very suspicious tweets, follows, and an instagram below. Good job Court and DWTSgossip via @jelly_jones for these finds. Click on screencaps twice to see in a large size…

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Check out @usweekly tomorrow for the reveal!! ☕️☕️

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August 26, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Entertainment Tonight Reports Andy Grammer Is Dancing On Dancing With The Stars Season 21

Entertainment Tonight is reporting that Singer Andy Grammer is dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 21. We posted on this rumor back in July. He was such a tease about it.

A source confirms to ET that pop singer Andy Grammer — whose hit song, “Honey, I’m Good” has been stuck in our heads all summer — will be joining season 21 of the hit ABC competition series.

Man, this cast is the hottest ever!

And don’t forget…

Ready for the reveal of even more DWTS cast members? Check back to ETonline on Thursday, August 27 for the announcement of two new competitors!

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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 Season 21 Nick Carter Does The “Nae Nae”: Does he have the moves?

Oh yes! I think so! 😀

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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.

PureDWTS Season 21 Late-Breaking Casting Rumors: Paula Deen & Chaka Khan???

In what is quickly becoming one of those days where the leaks and info and breaking fast & loose, E! News is reporting that controversial former Food Network chef Paula Deen and R&B legend Chaka Khan are part of this season’s cast.  See more below and at the link:

Controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen is joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars, multiple sources exclusively tell E! News.

Our sources also exclusively tell us that Grammy-winning music icon Chaka Khan, aka the Queen of Funk, will also be competing in season 21 when it premieres on Sept. 14.  ABC does not comment on casting rumors.

As with many other celebs, this isn’t the first time Paula has been asked – she apparently first got asked back in 2010, but turned them down as “fat girls don’t look good sweating”. Our own records have her popping up as a rumor in multiple seasons. Say what you will about Paula, but I love her – she reminds me of my dearly departed southern Grammy, and while her food will land you in an early grave if you eat it all the time…man, is it good. :-)

As for Chaka – I’m gonna call her “Keo bait” cause she seems like exactly the type of celeb they dream of sticking him with.

What are your thoughts?

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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!

Nick Carter Talks On Joining Dancing With The Stars Season 21 – Media, Interviews

Nick Carter talked with US Weekly about joining Dancing With The Stars Season 21. He’s excited. And guess who talked him into it….Joey Fatone!!

And the person who talked the Backstreet Boys singer into signing on the dotted line? None other than former boy band rival-turned-friend, Joey Fatone, who participated in Seasons 4 and 15.

“He talks about it all the time and I was really debating if I wanted to do it, and he said, ‘It’s a great experience, it keeps you in shape and it’ll teach you a lot of stuff,'” Carter says of his ‘N Sync pal’s advice. “He said, ‘You’ll get what you put into it.’ And I’m a hard worker, so I think it’ll be fun.”

Another reason he wanted to do the show? Sibling rivalry. Carter’s little brother, singer Aaron Carter, finished in fifth place with partner Karina Smirnoff during Season 9 of the ABC hit.

“My brother was on it; he did great; and he’s a great little dancer and entertainer so I saw it through his eyes throughout that experience,” the elder Carter brother reveals. “And there’s a lot of competitiveness in me and I think there’s a little something inside of me that says, ‘Okay, I’m going to go there and represent the Carter name and do even better than what he did!'”

Interestingly, although Nick has danced with his BSB bandmates for more than two decades, he’s a little shy about his dancing skills. “I never considered myself a great dancer. Even though funny enough I’ve danced my entire life, I might have had a little insecurity on that end. But I felt this time around I had some time and I think it’ll be a cool experience. I think they can teach me some stuff.”

He adds, “I hope maybe I can become a better dancer! It’ll be a great experience to learn how to ballroom dance.”

Nick also hopes his quest for the Mirrorball Trophy will do wonders for his fitness. “I have a tendency to get overweight pretty damn fast,” he confesses with a laugh, “so dancing has always kept me slim.”

You can also read more at E Online, Entertainment Weekly, and Access Hollywood.

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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.