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Cheryl Burke On Her Experience So Far With Ryan Lochte And The Person He Really Is

Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke talked with The Charlotte Observer about Ryan Lochte and how she always loves a dance partner who is going through change or controversy because she likes to be able to affect their life more than just teaching them how to dance. I think she’s done just that, do you? Read on for how she’s gotten to know who he really is…

Q. So have you figured out who this guy really is?

Oh, for sure, and I think that what they show on the show is reality. The producers aren’t scripting this and telling him, “Make sure you’re goofy this week.” He is that person. After spending almost seven weeks now every single day together, I know that this is who he is: He’s charming, he’s funny, he’s down to earth, he is a mama’s boy, and he is a gentleman. He just wants to feel accepted again by everybody. …

(His experience in Rio) made him really grow up mentally and made him realize that, you know what? Not everything is gonna be a fairy tale, or not everything’s gonna go your way, and you have to be prepared for the punches that are being thrown at you.

Q.How well do you think he’s been handling the pressure?

(After the incident with the protesters) his first thought was, “I need to get out of here. I don’t want to be a part of this. I don’t want to affect someone’s life. The show doesn’t deserve this, Cheryl doesn’t deserve this.” He didn’t want be a burden. And then when we all rallied behind him and he felt the love from the other celebs and dancers on the show, he was like, “OK, I’m gonna stay.” … This show is really intense, and it’s every single day. You’re going out there, you’re doing something you don’t know how to do in front of millions of people on a live television show. I mean, that alone is so scary. But in a way, the fact that it’s so time-consuming has been good for Ryan because it’s distracting him from all the other stuff. Instead of reading about or Googling himself, he’s focusing on this.

And every time we get (mediocre scores) it’s making him stronger and it’s making him want to work harder. And every time that we’re out there and he is in jeopardy, in the bottom, he realizes he’s just got to step it up. This is not easy for him. He had zero dance experience. He’s supposed to be underwater, and now he’s on land.

To read the full interview, see The Charlotte Observer.

September 30, 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.

PureDWTS Angels Weigh In: Amber Rose Has a “Bone To Pick” With Julianne Hough

This news is blowing up all over. According to E Online, Amber Rose isn’t all too happy with Julianne Hough. On Amber’s recent podcast, she said she felt “body shamed” when Julianne said she “felt uncomfortable” during the grind on Dancing With The Stars this past week. Julianne also responded back to Amber. Below is more. Look for our thoughts afterwards. Be sure to tell us your thoughts too in comments.

E! News has the exclusive clip from Amber’s next episode of Play.it’s Loveline With Amber Rose where the co-host dishes on a recent experience with the blonde judge that rubbed her the wrong way.

Amber’s fellow host Dr. Chris Donaghue mentioned that he felt Julianne’s criticisms of Amber’s dance were unfair, to which she replied, “Last night was like, they did the commentary, and I, it was a point in the dance where I had to lift my leg up and Maks [Chmerkovskiy] dipped me & [Julianne] said, ‘Oh, I’m uncomfortable,’ and instantly I felt, I did feel body shamed.”

Amber added, “You know, all the beautiful professional dancers that are on Dancing With the Stars, I mean they dress very sexy and they do the splits and they grind up on these guys and they look absolutely stunning and get a standing ovation. And me, and my body, my hips, my ass, my breasts made her uncomfortable.”

Meanwhile, Julianne tells E! News exclusively, “To be clear, that was a produced package, not live coverage and they can put those sound bites anywhere. My ‘uncomfortable’ comment was about the fact that I felt like I wanted more out of the performance – when someone is doing a hot, sexy dance like that without the right amount of energy that is required, it can be uncomfortable to watch. ”

She continued, “Trust me I’m ALL for a sexy booty dance!! We all know that!! And any kind of body shaming goes against everything I believe in.”

More at E Online.

Our thoughts:

Vogue: When I first heard Julianne say she felt “uncomfortable”, I immediately thought same here since she wasn’t exactly doing a SALSA. Seriously, that dance was kind of a mess from the get go all over. It was like Maks couldn’t get her to do a Salsa, so, he just let her do whatever she wanted.

Miss Heidi: I think AMBER was uncomfortable in that moment and she projected it on to Julianne. I didn’t for a moment think “body shaming” when I heard the comment, I thought she was uncomfortable with the style and content of the dance. Julianne was echoing what most people who read this site were saying about that dance and nowhere did I see criticism of Amber’s body. In fact, most of us think she’s a very beautiful woman…with some insecurities like we all have. Own the insecurity instead of projecting it on to other people.  And really, tell MAKS when you’re not comfortable doing something, because doing it when you’re not comfortable – TRULY not comfortable – will show on camera and make others feel the same. Honestly, the discomfort with that dance was that it was a bad dance. I felt the SAME discomfort in watching Maks and Val make idiots of themselves with that little scripted bit they did before their dance. Just dance, boys. And it had nothing to do with their bodies.

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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 TV Heads Up: Watch “Love On A Limb” With Marilu Henner This Weekend

Do you love the Hallmark Channel movies like I do? If so, be sure to watch “Love On A Limb” on Saturday night. Special Note: Dancing With The Stars Season 23’s Marilu Henner stars in it. Below is a preview….

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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.

Maureen McCormick And Artem Chigvinstev Chat On Dancing With The Stars, Facing Fears, And Their New Dance

Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvinstev talked with ABC7 today about Dancing With The Stars and facing your fears. They also talked of her injury, but, they are going to be careful as they talk on the Argentine Tango for week 4. More below….

September 29, 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.

Kristina Rihanoff Interviewed On New Dance Show With Gleb Savchenko And Elena Samodanova

As you might remember from a previous posting, Gleb Savchenko and Kristina Rihanoff are doing two shows in the UK on December 11th. Below you can listen to Kristina talking about Gleb and the show at the 4:10 mark. She also talks about Gleb’s wife, Elena Samodanova and how she’s involved. Tickets for the performances are available via telephone (0203 725 7060) or online at rutlive.co.uk/. For more information visit onemoredance.london or adelphi.theatre. Meet and greet packages are available. You can read more details here as well.

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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.

Good Morning America Interviews DWTS James Hinchcliffe And Sharna Burgess At The Cirque du Soleil ‘Paramour’

Good Morning America interviewed James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess at the Cirque du Soleil ‘Paramour’ in New York City today while in rehearsals. This is fun. Thanks to DWTSGossip amnd Abby for the find.

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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.

Another New Dancing With The Stars Live Tour Promo With Artem Chigvinstev And Sharna Burgess

Below you can watch another new promo for the new Dancing With The Stars Tour with Artem Chigvinstev and Sharna Burgess. I think it might be safe to say these two are in the cast! Just a reminder, the rest of the cast for the new tour will be announced next Monday, October 3rd.

ETA: Could this be part of the new cast for the tour (thanks DWTSGossip!)? Time will soon tell.

For ticket information, see THIS LINK.

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – WE CAME TO DANCE

HITTING THE ROAD THIS WINTER

Tickets on Sale Now!

Los Angeles, CA – America’s favorite dance show is going back on the road this winter with Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance, giving fans the opportunity to see the best dancers in the business perform live in their hometown. This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC”s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. Dancing with the Stars: Live! travels to 43 cities this winter beginning on December 15th in Reno, NV and running through February 14th.

Tickets for Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance go on general sale Monday, October 3 at 10am EST, however an exclusive ticket presale through AMEX starts on Wednesday, September 28. For up to date information and to purchase tickets, go to dwtstour.com. VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet and greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.

Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance Tour Dates:

Dec 16: Reno, NV (Grand Sierra)

Dec 17: San Jose, CA (San Jose Center for the Performing Arts)

Dec 18: Redding, CA (Redding Civic Auditorium)

Dec 19: Eugene, OR (Hult Theatre)

Dec 20: Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)

Dec 21: Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)

De 27: Ft. Myers, FL (Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall)

Dec 28: Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips Center)

Dec 29: Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live)

Dec 30: Clearwater, FL (Ruth Eckerd Hall)

Dec 31: Atlanta, GA (FOX Theater)

Jan 3: Richmond, VA (Altria Theater)

Jan 4: Lancaster, PA (American Music Theater)

Jan 5: Lancaster, PA (American Music Theater)

Jan 6: Niagara, NY (Seneca Casino)

Jan 7: Rama, ON (Casino Rama)

Jan 9: Pittsburgh, PA (Heinz Hall)

Jan 10: Poughkeepsie, NY (Mid Hudson Civic Center)

Jan 12: Philadelphia, PA (Tower Theater)

Jan 13: Verona, NY (Turning Stone)

Jan 14: Bethlehem, PA (Sands Bethlehem Event Center)

Jan 15: Baltimore, MD (The Lyric)

Jan 17: New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall)

Jan 18: Bangor, ME (Cross Insurance Center)

Jan 19: Boston, MA (Wang Theater)

Jan 20: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)

Jan 21: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)

Jan 23: Red Bank, NJ (Count Basie)

Jan 24: Red Bank, NJ (Count Basie)

Jan 25: Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square)

Jan 27: Windsor, ON (The Colesseum – Caesars Window)

Jan 28: Chicago, IL (Chicago Theater)

Jan 29: Indianapolis, IN (Murat Theatre)

Jan 31: Cincinnati, OH (Aronoff Center)

Feb 1: Columbus, OH (The Palace Theater)

Feb 2: Richmond, KY (EKU Center)

Feb 3: Birmingham, AL (BJCC Concert Hall)

Feb 4: New Orleans, LA (Saenger Theater)

Feb 6: Sugar Land, TX (Smart Financial Centre)

Feb 7: Austin, TX (Bass Concert Hall)

Feb 8: Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre)

Feb 10: El Paso, TX (Abraham Chavez Theatre)

Feb 11: Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)

Feb 12: Thousand Oaks, CA (Thousand Oaks Civic Art)

Feb 13: Riverside, CA (FOX PAC)

Feb 14: Costa Mesa, CA (Segestrom Hall)

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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.

Kym Johnson Chats On The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 And Cirque du Soleil Week

Kym Johnson talked to Australia Yahoo about how she hosted Dancing With The Stars this past week. She also talks on some of the celebrities and Cirque week. She also says Ryan Lotche has a Waltz this next week. More at Australia Yahoo. Thanks to Lori for the find.

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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.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Interviewed On DWTS, Doing Broadway Again, And Lots More

Broadway World interviewed Maks Chmerkovskiy. They ask him why he came back to Dancing With The Stars. He also answers questions on Amber Rose, his brother Val, expecting a baby with Peta Murgartroyd, wanting to do Broadway again in the future, and more.

What was it that made you decide to return to DANCING WITH THE STARS after taking a break for a few years?

Well I had just come back from doing the tour with my brother over the summer. The process of doing the tour put me in good shape, I felt stronger, I felt good, I felt ready to do stuff, and I was kind of sitting and thinking, what else would keep me in shape and give me the opportunity to flex a creative muscle. And to be honest with you, the next project that I’ll be doing did not conflict with the season, so I decided that I just wanted to have fun.

It’s a different production, a different show, although some elements are still the same, some of the funny things and hearing some strange judge’s comments and having to answer questions and talk about stuff, that all hasn’t changed. But the positivity in the room is different and I feel like Tuesday night’s performance with my brother Val, for example, was exactly the reason that I came back. (check out the show-stopping number below!) I came back for opportunities like that and doing something on the big stage with people you love, and my mom’s watching and grandma’s watching, nieces and nephews. What else can you want out of life, right?

More at Broadway World.

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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.

“Jersey Boys” Update And An Evening In New York With Mark Ballas, BC Jean, And Shirley Ballas

It won’t be long now until fans can see Mark Ballas in his Broadway role in “Jersey Boys”. His Mom Shirley is currently visiting him and BC Jean in New York City. She posted these sweet photos at her Facebook page. Note that Mark begins his performances as Frankie Valli in “Jersey Boys” on October 18, 2016. If you haven’t purchased tickets for “Jersey Boys”, see Broadway.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.