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Riker Lynch And Allison Holker Interviewed About Dancing With The Stars Season 20

E News caught up with Riker Lynch and Allison Holker this morning after the new Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement. Below Riker comments about following in Derek and Julianne’s footsteps and more….

“A little bit, it’s kind of like trying to walk in their footsteps,” he said of Derek and Julianne, who have both won DWTS several times. “I’m a little bit nervous because they’ve both been so good. But it’s going to be fun!”

And even though he, you know, is related to Derek, Riker, 23, said he had no idea his cousin was returning for season 20. I just found out that Derek was coming back to the show live, so that’s very exciting!”

Though he doesn’t have any formal dance training, Riker is relying on some of his family genes to help him back it far in the competition, telling us, “I think I have a little bit of the dance genes from the Houghs, for sure!”

More at E News including a video (that I can’t embed).

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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.

ABC7 Talks With Some Of New Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 And More Media

Man, I am so loving this cast….

ET Online also has some coverage…. 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.

Dancing With The Stars All Access Behind The Scenes – Watch Teams In Rehearsals

What a cool new idea this is! If you go to this link at the official site of Dancing With The Stars, you can watch the teams in rehearsals LIVE. There is a schedule there too for which teams are rehearsing and when. Plus, we embedded the video stream below!! Be sure to watch and check in every day and let us know what you think in comments.

Up Next:
Saturday, Feburary 27th 5:30-6:30 PM ET | 2:30-3:30 PM PT – Michael and Peta
Monday, March 2nd 5:30-6:30 PM ET | 2:30-3:30 PM PT – Robert and Kym
Notes: If the stream below doesn’t work for you, see the link in the paragraph above. You might have to try a different browser too. Also, scroll below for Video updates in case you miss the LIVE feed. We’ll leave the videos up for a few days and then take them down (and archive them in another post) as we post new videos. Thanks to Storm Viking for recording!

ETA: Thanks again to @StormViking010, below are videos of the LIVE Feeds. We’ll put the most recent at the top…

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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.

Peta Murgatroyd And Michael Sam Talk Dancing With The Stars Season 20 With Extra – Video

I love all the first interviews and getting to know the contestants. Michael Sam seems really cool. Check him out in this new Extra 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.

Julianne Hough Talks About Judging Dancing With The Stars Season 20, Judges Trying New Things, Ellen Show Heads Up

Parade interviewed Julianne Hough about being a judge on Dancing With The Stars. She also talks of how they will be trying new things this season. Interesting. Read on….

Why come back to DWTS as a judge instead of a dancer? “Being a dancer is a big commitment and it didn’t allow me time to focus on other aspects of my career. Being a judge is a great way to be a part of the show, but still have time for my other dreams and aspirations.”

Are you going to be OK stirring up controversy if you think you’re right, but others disagree with your opinion? “Whatever I say comes from a place of love. So I hope that if there is controversy, they know that it’s coming from a good place.”

What’s new for the show this season? “There’s going to be something where the judges work with the competitors. They’re still figuring that out, but I know that they’re going to try new things that they’ve never done before.”

More at Parade including talk on her new role in Grease. Thanks to Lori for the heads up.

A TV Heads Up: Julianne and Derek will be on The Ellen Show On Monday, March 2nd to talk on their new tour.

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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.

Access Hollywood Live Interviews DWTS Season 20 Redfoo And Emma Slater – Video

The bond between Redfoo and Emma Slater has already began. They are going to be a kick. Interesting as they talk on their rehearsals too. Redfoo plans to do all it takes to win. Article and pic here 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.

Executive Producer Rob Wade Comments On New Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Season 20

Here’s a quote from Dancing With The Stars Executive Producer Rob Wade on the new cast. From USA Today….

“We wanted to put the best of the best together for the 10th anniversary” season, which also marks the 20th edition of the popular show, executive producer Rob Wade says. “It’s got a classic Dancing with the Stars feel, where you have some great human-interest stories, some great celebrity names, some great dancing, some great comedy and humor.”

I think they’ve definitely done just that!!! What do you think?

ETA: ABCMedia Net has issued a press release on the new cast. You can read it in full here.

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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.

Videos Of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Cast Announcement

Here’s some video footage of the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Cast Announcement. What a cast! I’m love love loving it!!!


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ETA: Here’s a you tube version…

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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 CAST ANNOUNCEMENT – LIVE BLOG

Well, here we are! Another Cast Announcement Live Blog!! The show is starting shortly and then they will drag their feet for approximately an hour and 20 minutes. :-)  Go below the table for further commentary. Also, if you want to refer back to Courtney’s rumor round up, just click the link.

The Celeb Dancers and their Partners

Celebrity Pro Partner
1.  Rumer Willis  Val C.
2.  Redfoo  Emma
3.  Patti Labelle  Artem
4.  Riker Lynch  Allison
5.  Charlotte McKinney  Keo
6.  Michael Sam  Peta
7.  Willow Shields  Mark
8. Noah Galloway  Sharna
9.  Suzanne Somers  Tony
10.  Robert Herjavec  Kym
11.  Nasti Luiken  Derek
12.  Chris Soules  Whitney

 

ETA: Seriously….a 14 year old??  Not cool, TPTB, not cool.

ETA2: Special guest is Alfonso…with his MBT.  With a gold MBT, actually, in honor of the anniversary season.

ETA3: Hmmm….only 10?

ETA4: Stupid Derek. Very stupid.

 

 

ETA: According to Courtney on Twitter, the following are troupe members…

Troupe:
Jenna
Alan
Lindsay
Henry
Sasha
Brittany

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HQ Photos Of DWTS Karina Smirnoff At The Grove Book Signing

Awww, how about some lovely new photos of Karina Smirnoff to start off our morning? Below are some pictures of her at a book signing at The Grove In Hollywood last night. To see more photos, see Getty Images. Also, to order who new book “We’re Just Not That Into You” (which I hear is a hoot!), go here.

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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.