Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough is gracing the cover of July/August’s Women’s Health Magazine. You can see the cover and a sneak peek for what’s inside the new issue at this link. Below Julianne talks on her favorite thing to do on date night. So cute. For more stories from Julianne, be sure to pick up this issue on news stands everywhere.Thanks to Lori for the find.
Al Kahn @idolXFactor1 recorded R5 on Good Morning America for us today (Thanks Al!!). You can see them dancing and promoting their new Move “Teen Beach 2″ (out in theatres June 26th). Looks good.
Also, below is the trailer for “Magic Mike XXL” (out in theatres July 1st) which stars Allison Holker’s husband T-Witch. This movie looks like a goodie too.
So, what other dance movies are coming out that you’d like to see? Let us know. I love dance movies!
Aren’t these photos of the new Move Live On Tour amazing? These shots were taken and tweeted out by @jnemec100. To see more photos, videos, interviews, guest blogs, etc. of the tour, see PureDerekHough.com. For tickets to see the show, see this link.
PureDWTS Discussion: Who Are Your Top Five Dancing With The Stars Couples Of All Time? Can Be From Any Country!
New PureDWTS Question: Who Are Your Top Five Dancing With The Stars Couples Of All Time? Note: Any couples are allowed from any country not just the US version. Ties are allowed as well. You can also name some runners up if you want. Let us know on your picks in comments. Thanks, Everyone!
Ok, here are mine to get us started:
1. TIE: Derek Hough and Amber Riley & Gleb Savchenko and Adelina Sotnikova (DWTS Russia)
2. Peta Murgatroyd and Donald Driver
3. Derek Hough and Amy Purdy
4. Mark Ballas and Willow Shields & Sharna Burgess and Andy Dick
5. TIE: Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa & Sharna Burgess and Charlie White
Runners Up: Julianne Hough and Apolo Anton Ohno, Derek Hough and Nicole Scherzinger, Maks Chmerkovskiy and Willa Ford, Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, Derek Hough and Jennifer Grey, Karina Smirnoff and Jacoby Jones, Maks Chmerkovskiy and Kirstie Alley, Tristan MacManus and Nancy Grace
DWTS Karina Smirnoff Attends Premiere Of RADiUS And The Weinstein Company’s ‘Escobar and Paradise Lost” – Photos, Video
Karina Smirnoff graced the red carpet at the Premiere Of RADiUS And The Weinstein Company’s ‘Escobar and Paradise Lost” last night. Click the photos to see more. Thanks to Jim for the heads up. Below is some pap coverage too. So pretty…
Aren’t these photos breathtaking? Dancing With The Stars Season 20’s Mark Ballas and Willow Shields reunited to dance in “Dancing With Desire”. Thanks to Willow for tweeting. To see even more photos of them, see Willow-Shields.com. One of my most favorite Dancing With The Stars couples ever….
The cast of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour took a day off and had some fun at an amusement park yesterday. Here’s some footage as well as a teaser on the next show thanks to Peta Murgatroyd.
How about some coverage of the dancing With The Stars Live Tour in Hershey, Pennsylvania? If you head to PennLive.com, you can view 23 beautiful high resolution photos. Below are some videos from the show as well.
Dancing With The Stars Live Tour Interview With Peta Murgatroyd And Witney Carson, Another Press Review
Just a few media items for the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. First, Peta Murgatroyd and Witney Carson talked with Richmond.com about the new tour and Dancing With The Stars. Here is a take with Peta below. More at the link with Witney.
Fans of the show will get to see a variety of new dances during the tour — some choreographed by the show’s professional dancers and others by choreographer Mandy Moore.
Professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd hopes the experience of touring will bring the dancers even closer together. “I am thinking the touring side is where you get to do your bonding,” she said, speaking from Los Angeles and joking about the “tight quarters” on the bus. “The pros are like family. We have a great time. We have mutual respect for one another.”
Murgatroyd danced on Broadway before joining “Dancing with the Stars.” Originally trained in ballet, she competed in ballroom competitions from ages 17 to 21. “Ballroom is extremely different than ballet,” she said. “I had to throw away a lot that I learned in ballet. I didn’t know what I was doing at first. With ballroom, you have free range to do what you want with your artistry. It’s an amazing art form.” She thinks that shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” have brought ballroom to the forefront. “Before, it was boring and uncool, something your grandparents did. It wasn’t for young people,” she said. “Now, ballroom dancing is on another level.”
Working on “Dancing with the Stars” is intensive. Professional dancers mentor their celebrity partners at least five hours a day, seven days a week during the competition. “We have a lot on our plate,” Carson said. “We have to come up with choreography, wardrobe and production. You have to please the fans, and you have to please the celebrity. I always want my celebrity walking away like he had the best experience possible.” She and the other pros will only have about 72 hours off after the tour ends before they begin mentoring new celebrities for the winter season of the television show. “We are going nonstop,” Carson said, adding that the workload doesn’t bother her. “This is a passion of mine. It’s something I have wanted for some time.”
Also, here’s a review from MassLive.com. This review says this show is a “vast improvement” from their first.
Clearly, Willis has the moves and voice to succeed on Broadway.
In addition to Chmerkovskiy, “DWTS” pros Peta Murgatroyd, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, and Emma Slater strutted their stuff alongside troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson.
With a lineup heavy on professionals and light on celebrities, the Mohegan Sun Arena crowd was treated to 90 minutes of top flight ballroom dancing, including a lively jive set to “Jump, Jive an’ Wail” and performed by Slater and Farber.
Melissa Rycroft, who was the Season 15 champion, was a congenial hostess for the night. A recent knee injury kept her off the dance floor, but she moved the evening along at a brisk pace.
The current tour is a vast improvement over a previous trek, which played the Mohegan Sun Arena in January.
Gone was the poorly scripted banter between the participants and a greater emphasis was placed on dancing.
Chmerkovskiy, Murgatroyd and Carson, all “DWTS” champs, were clearly crowd favorites.
More at MassLive.com.
Telegram.com from Worcester, Massachusetts reviewed the Dancing With The Stars Live tour. Overall, they said it “lead with joy”. Here is more.
The show began current “DWtS” champion Valentin Chmerkovskiy leading a jokey routine to Mungo Jerry’s “In the Summertime.” Chmerkovskiy, renowned for his physique, was wearing padding underneath his clothes to make it appear that he had “let himself go” since the the season ended. It was a cute and jokey false start, which was thankfully interrupted by former “DWtS” champion Witney Carson, kicking things into a gleeful and high-spirited jive to Wilson Pickett’s “Land of 1000 Dances” and, then, joined by the entire company, a spectacle of a routine to Walk the Moon’s recent hit, “Shut Up and Dance,” which is kind of obligatory for all contemporary-oriented dance shows these days.
The addition of the rest of the dancers — Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, Artem Chigvintsev, Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson — created a bright, cheerful energy, and while there were a few moments of intensity throughout, that was the vibe that prevailed. Make no mistake: All of these dancers are fantastic and technically skilled, but the audience was there for more lighthearted fare, and the troupe delivered.
Rycroft, who refrained from dancing because of an injury, proved a charming host, riling the crowd up by consistently mispronouncing “Worcester” and cajoling the male dancers to take their shirts off, which was cute for a while but, admittedly, the drooling got a little tiresome. (Although judging from audience reaction, that might be a minority opinion.)
But the night’s first show-stopper belonged to Willis and Chmerkovskiy, with a re-creation of their foxtrot to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” In a lot of ways, the live rendition was superior to its televised performance. Willis seemed comfortable, but has an intensity about her that gives her an immense amount of presence on stage. Her lines were clean and flowed effortlessly, but there was also an edge there which, regrettably, was often lacking throughout the night.
More at Telegram.com including some beautiful photos