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HQ Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Season 25 Week 1

I always love looking at the performance photos every season. Aren’t these beautiful? Click the photos to see even more…

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September 19, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 25 Week 1 Media, Recaps, Scores, and Interviews After The Dances

Wow! Where do I start? First of all, I want to thank the producers of Dancing With The Stars for not getting any political figures to dance this season and trying to cause friction and alienate fans like the Emmy producers did Sunday night (stupid!). Instead, we are getting a season of “celebration” just like Tom Bergeron teased a few weeks ago. I have to say, I am loving all the contestants so far. They are all so different and fun. More on that later in Courtney’s Power Rankings post. 😉 For now, let’s review the scores;

Lindsey & Mark 22 (7, 8, 7)
Jordan & Lindsay 22 (8, 7, 7)
Vanessa & Maks 21 (7, 7, 7)
Nikki & Artem 20 (7, 7, 6)
Victoria & Val 19 (7, 6, 6)
Frankie & Witney 19 (7, 6, 6)
Sasha & Gleb 18 (6, 6, 6)
Derek & Sharna 18 (6, 6, 6)
Nick & Peta 18 (6, 6, 6)
Debbie & Alan 17 (6, 5, 6)
Drew & Emma 16 (6, 5, 5)
Terrell & Cheryl 15 (5, 5, 5)
Barbara & Keo 14 (5, 4, 5)

To watch the dances again, see Idolxfactor.com (these videos work internationally) and the official Your Tube page.

Ok, onto some media, recaps, and interviews. First up, see People. I loved what Victoria Arlen said of her dance below. Be sure to read more from others at the link;

“I feel like as much as it was seven years ago, I can go right back there and I saw a particular clip of me in the hospital and suddenly I was right back there trying everything to get something out of my legs,” said Arlen, who was visibly emotional and wiped away tears before performing. “To have watched this show through those challenging times and to finally be here, and then to look over and Val was getting emotional too, I was like, ‘I’m about to dance here in pink fringe and sparkles.’ It was just very surreal and incredibly emotional and far beyond anything that I could ever imagine. It was one of those moments where I just thought, ‘I’m really glad I lived.’ ”

Although Arlen admitted that the dance was a “challenging” one to learn, she is proud of herself for achieving her goal.

“I did it. I survived and made it. I climbed to the top of the mountain and my feet did what I needed them to do. It was incredible. It was just something – you set these dreams when you’re little and you never imagine the things that are going to take place that will derail everything,” she shared. “And to be so derailed and for it all to fall apart just to come back and be better and sparklier and just to nail it was incredible. I was like, ‘Don’t cry on national television, Victoria.’ But I did.”

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

DWTS Season 25 Week One “On The Red Carpet” Interviews

These interviews after the show are going to be fun every week. Enjoy….

September 18, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 25 Week One Pre-Show Facebook Chats, Interviews, Blogs, And Previews Before Show Time

Things are really starting to steam up before show time. To see what I mean, see the Dancing With The Stars facebook page with some live facebook chats with Sasha Farber, Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews HERE.

Also, Cheryl Burke is really excited to be back this season as you know. You can read a Dancing With The Stars preview from her at Yahoo. I’ve always enjoyed her blogs. Here’s a take. Be sure to read the link for lots more.

My partner, Terrell Owens, and I started kind of late in the game. He just signed on, so we haven’t gotten to 100 percent know each other yet. We didn’t get that three-week grace period of training like everybody else did, but so far Terrell is just such a hard worker. And I’ve always said out of everybody I’ve danced with, I prefer athletes because of their hard work and determination and them just wanting to get it. What’s so great about athletes is they know how to be coached. They don’t get their feelings hurt. And I’m known to be a hardcore coach, and it’s basically tough love with me, so I don’t have to walk on eggshells with these athletes, especially with Terrell. Because if anyone can handle me, it’s definitely Terrell. I definitely don’t hold back with him. I really push him hard, and he can handle it.

It’s nice winning, but I have to say for me now, I love being able to change the audience’s perception of who my partner is. Which is why I came back last year for Ryan Lochte. Which is why I came back for Terrell Owens. These people have been labeled as certain personalities, and I love finding out that’s not who they really are. They’re really quite the opposite. It’s great to win a mirrorball and all that, but I love being able to change people’s lives and change people’s opinions on certain personalities I dance with.

Our first dance is the cha-cha, and we’re dancing to the song “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by the Temptations. This cha-cha is just about having fun and really showing you Terrell Owens behind the mask. Terrell’s fans will recognize a little end zone dance that he did. We’re definitely adding moves in this dance that you’ll recognize from when he would celebrate a touchdown.

I’m also looking forward to Latin Night. Latin dancing is something I specialized in when I competed back in my day, so I just love that we celebrate Latin night on Dancing With the Stars. It’s my specialty, it’s something I feel very comfortable with, and I think with Terrell being my partner, hopefully, we’ll do great. Hopefully we won’t be eliminated before that night!

And here’s a fun interview with Drew Scott and why he decided to dance. His wife is so cute.

Isn’t this a fun preview with Artem and Nikki Bella….

Lastly, I can’t get enough of these two jamming together. Watch out, we’ll get to hear this next week….

Stay tuned to the spot below. We may post more later….

ETA: I can’t get enough of these two either…

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

Sasha Pieterse, Gleb Savchenko, And Derek Fisher Interviewed On DWTS At ET Emmy Party

This is fun ET Emmy Party interview with Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko. They tease on their first dance on Dancing With The Stars. Apparently, it will be full of sparkles.

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

GMA Goes Into Camera Blocking For The Premiere Of DWTS Season 25 Week 1 And More Teasers

Drew Lachey and Good Morning America went into camera blocking yesterday. Al was able to capture a video. Also below are some camera blocking teasers from the cast and a new promo. Are you ready? Here’s to tonight!!

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

Dancing With The Stars Wins Another Emmy Award

Give it up for Dancing With The Stars. In addition to a choreography Emmy Award for Mandy Moore, Dancing With The Stars also won for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series last night.

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

First Look At The DWTS Season 25 Week One Opening Number And Weekend Media Goodies

Wow, take a sneak peek at the opening number for tomorrow night in the People link below. Also, below are some rehearsal interviews. Also included is some coverage of the Creative Arts Emmys. Don’t miss more Emmy coverage including party interviews with Derek and Julianne at Pure Derek Hough. Lastly, it’s great to see Carrie Ann on the red carpet at the Hero Dog Awards. Beautiful.

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September 17, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Mark Ballas and BC Jean Talk Julianne Hough and Lindsey Stirling (Video)

Sounds like the Hough-Ballas clan has a lot of other stuff going on and the odds of us seeing them ALL together again on the show are slim. Good for them! DWTS won’t last forever and you have to grow up sometime.

September 16, 2017 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. :-)

Getting To Know The Real Terrell Owens On Dancing With The Stars

Entertainment Tonight has a super feature on Terrell Owens for Dancing With The Stars. Let’s just say, Terrell is hoping to show the “real” Terrell Owens on Dancing With The Stars and not the person he’s been made out to be in the press in the past. Also, did you know Terrell once won a Michael Jackson dance contest? Here is a take below, but, see this link for much much more. I know who my Dad will be rooting for…yes, Terrell and Cheryl.

“Once I realized that I had the same skill set to be able to play on the level of some of the guys around me that I saw initially were better than I was, that was an eye-opener for me,” he adds. “It’s all about believing in yourself and that desire to be something special. I didn’t realize what I could become, and that’s the same thing I’m going to apply to this dance thing. You never know what can happen.”

Owens was raised by his mother, Marilyn Owens Heard, and grandmother, Alice Black, who died from Alzheimer’s in January 2012. Though the two have re-patched their relationship in recent years, for the most part, Owens grew up without a father.

“My grandmother, she served – she was put in a position to be not only my grandmother, but my dad and my mom in a lot of ways,” Owens, who now has four kids of his own, recalls. “I think me not having a dad in the household and understanding how it affected me has really made me a better dad and a better person. I’m definitely not going to put my kids in a situation where they say that their dad wasn’t there for them.”

“I really take pride in and really respect and have taken to heart what my grandmother did for me and really raising me to be the person that I am,” he continues. “I’m not perfect by any means, but in terms of from a public standpoint, my persona, my character, is unblemished.”

And now, just days away from his debut on Dancing With the Stars, Owens tells ET that he wishes his grandma could be around today to see him shine on the dance floor… and recreate some of his iconic Michael Jackson moves!

“This is definitely a show I wish she could have seen, and one I’m sure she would have loved to have watched,” he says. “In our town, back in the ’80s and ’90s when Michael Jackson was at the height of his career, he was my childhood favorite artist. As a little kid, when breakdancing and pop-locking was in, those were some of the things I gravitated towards.”

“In our small town of Alexander City, they had a Michael Jackson dance contest, and in a small town, everybody kinda knows everybody,” he continues. “All the male cousins I had, we all entered into the contest and there were a couple of contests that were put on. We literally won first, second and third place, all three of us. So, that was kind of like my first experience really dancing in front of a big crowd… and the extent of my dancing.”

September 15, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.