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PureDWTS Season 24 Cast Rumor – Mr. T & Simone Biles Again???

Given that ET has a pretty good track record, I’d say this is pretty legit.  Apparently Mr. T is going to be dancing this season, and Simone’s name is in the mix again:

Get ready to see Mr. T’s dancing skills!

The beloved professional wrestler and Olympic darling Simone Biles will both compete on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars, ABC confirms to ET.

“Production has been trying to get Mr. T to do the show for years!” a source close to the show’s production tells ET.. “He will be a great contestant this season.”

Mr. T, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, has been absent from our TV screens since 2014, when he appeared in the TV movie, WrestleMania XXX. The 64-year-old actor has also stayed silent on social media since late December, when he wished everyone a “Blessed New Year.”

I can’t recall if we’ve seen his name as a rumor in the past, but it makes sense – he’s probably going to be this season’s nostalgic favorite.  As for who he’s partnered with, part of me thinks Sharna is probably due for a throwaway partner – although I think Witney could actually have a fun time with him.

As for Simone – call me a cynic, but if she’s on this season, we can pretty much just hand the trophy to whomever she’s partnered with.  But part of me is still a tad skeptical, because I’m having a hard time believing they’d cast Olympic gymnasts from the same team in back-to-back seasons.  Then again, America loves gymnasts.  If she is on, I’m calling foul if she isn’t paired with Sasha.

Trying to get myself psyched up about these rumors, but so far this season is leaving me pretty apathetic…

February 23, 2017 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

Producers Having No Trouble Completing The Roster For Dancing With The Stars Season 24

Apparently, the producers of Dancing With The Stars asked Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama to dance this season. As to no surprise, they said “no”. However, according to US Weekly, they aren’t having trouble filling out the roster…..

Despite a few snubs, producers are having no trouble completing the roster, says the show source. (The full list will be revealed on Good Morning America March 1.) One name near the top of the list: reality star Nick Viall. The former track star, 36, “is dying” to be the fourth Bachelor to bust a move in front of millions, says the source, adding, “it’s looking likely he’ll be on.”

Producers are rounding out the group “with a couple of movie stars who are showing interest,” says the show source. “They’re just trying to put together a good cast.”

No matter who’s competing, professional dancers Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are ready to go for mirrorball silver. The parents of 7-week-old son Shai admit in the new issue of Us Weekly that they share a healthy rivalry.

While Murgatroyd, 30, who nabbed her second trophy with model Nyle DiMarco last May, tells Us, “I want to defend my title,” her husband-to-be, 37, might stand in her way. “This season is special because of Peta coming back,” he says. “I just want to support her and at the same time, maybe have some healthy competition in the family.”

For the full report, see US Weekly.

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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.

Choreography on DWTS – What’s the Problem Here?

So, as may of our long time readers know, Courtney and I have been quite critical of the choreography done by Mandy Moore on DWTS. With the exception of a few numbers last year it seemed like it consisted of some combination of bumping and grinding – male and female. We even heard a rumor of a comment Derek made regarding a male pro dance last season…one that he was subsequently not a part of. While Derek is in his own league and may not be required to take part in pro dances any more (can you think of one where he was there the whole way through??), I think our source was solid at the time.

We’ve also been uber critical of some of the male pros choreography, namely…well all of them except Derek and Mark, really. Now, the childish reader likes to claim that’s just because we like Derek and Mark more. Well, yes, I do…but that’s not necessarily true of either Vogue or Courtney, and it doesn’t automatically mean that the choreography by those men is better than I claim. And if one of the men does something I like – I say so. But I think that much of it has been objectively less than stellar. The women fare much better…and I’m not sure why, except perhaps they get some outside help. Like WAY outside. Away from DWTS.

So you probably wonder what I’m getting at here. Well, I was watching the video that Vogue posted the other day – choreography for the TV Academy by Mandy Moore. It was FANTASTIC. She’s getting raves for La La Land (although I’ve seen a very few “derivative” comments – haven’t seen it yet myself) and she’s done some great stuff on SYTYCD. She’s more regularly great (with a few less great, but every pro has those) on SYTYCD than she has ever been on DWTS. Read more..

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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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Mirror Ball Count Refresher

Do you need a refresher for how many Mirror Balls the Pros have won? If so, read below. It’s going to be interesting if we see a Pro win Mirror Ball #3 this season or if we will see a new Pro added to the “Mirror Ball One” category?

One Mirror Ball:
Alec Mazo – Won with Kelly Monaco in Season 1
Karina Smirnoff – Won with J.R. Martinez in Season 13
Tony Dovolani – Won with Melissa Rycroft in Season 15 (All Stars)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Won with Meryl Davis in Season 18
Witney Carson – Won with Alfonso Ribeiro in Season 19

Two Mirror Balls:
Cheryl Burke – Won with Drew Lachey in Season 2, Emmitt Smith in Season 3
Julianne Hough – Won with Apolo Anton Ohno in Season 4, Hélio Castroneves in Season 5
Mark Ballas – Won with Kristi Yamaguchi in Season 6, Shawn Johnson in Season 8
Kym Johnson – Won with Donny Osmond in Season 9, Hines Ward in Season 12
Peta Murgatroyd – Won with Donald Driver in Season 14, Nyle DiMarco in Season 22
Val Chmerkovskiy – Won with Rumor Willis in Season 20 , Laurie Hernandez in Season 23

6 Mirror Balls:
Derek Hough – Won with Brooke Burke in Season 7, Nicole Scherzinger in Season 10, Jennifer Grey in Season 11, Kellie Pickler in Season 16, Amber Riley in Season 17, Bindi Irwin in Season 21

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough Attends PROJECT Women In Las Vegas – HQ Photos

Below are some cute photos of Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough attending PROJECT Women in Las Vegas yesterday. You can also see some photos at the Daily Mail. She’s always a breath of fresh air.

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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.

Dancing With the Stars Judge Bruno Tonioli Buys Beautiful Contemporary Home In West Hollywood

Dancing With The Stars Bruno Tonioli has bought a home in West Hollywood, California for $2.825 million. Be sure to see it at the La Times. It’s stunning.

Tucked behind fences and privacy hedges, the two-story contemporary boasts an open-area floor plan and sliding glass doors that open to the backyard. Street-facing terraces and balconies provide outdoor living space on the second level.

Dancer-choreographer-television personality Bruno Tonioli of “Dancing With the Stars” has bought a home in West Hollywood for $2.825 million.

Tucked behind fences and privacy hedges, the two-story contemporary boasts an open-area floor plan and sliding glass doors that open to the backyard. Street-facing terraces and balconies provide outdoor living space on the second level.

The contemporary-style home in West Hollywood has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. (Wayne Ford)
A living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a center-island kitchen and a family room are within 2,600 square feet of white-walled living space. All three of the bedrooms have balconies and en-suite bathrooms. There’s also a powder room.

Outdoors, a patch of lawn sits between a deck/patio and a swimming pool and spa. Built-in seating accompanies a rectangular fire pit.

February 22, 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Would Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton Do Dancing With The Stars?

AOL.com has a fun interview with Olympic Glod Medalist Mary Lou Retton. They ask her on Nature’s Bounty for the #DearFutureMe campaign that she’s heading up. They also ask if she’d ever do Dancing With The Stars. More below….

Speaking of Laurie [Hernandez], would you ever consider competing on “Dancing with the Stars”?

I’d love to! Are you kidding me? Represent the old group! I’m a big fan of the show. I’ve actually been asked, [but] with my schedule, I just couldn’t do it. If the timing is right, I would love to do it. Especially if there’s a gymnast on, of course we all support our family of gymnasts.

Do you have a pro that you would want to dance with?

I’m assuming they’re going to put me with one of the smaller ones, one of the shorter ones. I’m not picky!

Hmmm, maybe they will ask her to do Dancing With The Stars again? You never know. More at AOL.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.

More Of Dancing With the Stars Allison Holker’s Home With Hubby tWitch And Kids

Have any of you picked up the new issue of People Magazine? As you might know from a previous report, Dancing With the Stars Allison Holker’s home with hubby tWitch and their kids are featured inside. People Online now has a sweet article on her son’s baby nursery. It’s sweet. You can see it here as well as some thoughts from Allison some of which you can read below.

“We have a rocking-chair elephant that is just adorable,” Holker says of her favorite piece in the nursery. “Being able to sit with my little boy every night before he goes to bed and read him his story is the best time of the day for me. It’s something we do every night together, and it’s just our special time.”

“I really hope that when he gets a little bit bigger that he’ll actually sit on the rocking chair and actually enjoy it as much as I do. It’s so cute and it adds a really lovely childlike nature to the room,” adds the mom of two.

There’s no doubt little Maddox is covered, but what about Holker’s 8½-year-old daughter Weslie?

“My daughter’s favorite space in the house is definitely our dining room,” she says. “My daughter absolutely gets really excited for our family dinner and she always cooks with us.”

Continues the fit mama, “When we sit down, she’s always excited to ask the first question at the dinner table of, ‘How was everyone’s day?’ She’s always the one to start off the conversation, which we love so much.”

Though Holker and Boss, 34 — The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘s resident DJ — have been living in their first home together for a bit, they have taken their time in making it their own. But their patience and hard work have been worth it

“We’ve been living in our home for a year now, so we’ve been working on designing it, trying to figure out what to do with [it]. We’re excited to have it finally done and we absolutely love it now,” Holker says.

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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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 24 – PRO WATCH!!

It’s that time of year once again folks. There are other sites out there mimicking us, but none of them that I would bank on just yet.

Which means that we know Derek is out. Also, according to a Good Morning America announcement today, Maks and Peta are dancing. If you have something to contribute, PLEASE PROVIDE a SOURCE – by that I mean a link. We appreciate the help, but it needs to be sourced, otherwise it’s just a distraction. Thx.

ETA1: And Tony confirms he’s out for this season.  Not gonna lie, I’m disappointed – he was always so kind to his partners, moreso than some other pros that will likely get a spot…-Court-

ETA2: Witney and Sharna are confirmed per People Magazine as is Val…but I do wonder if they are making the same silly assumption that others do re: the poster. ~Heidi

ETA3: According to People, Jenna is OUT! ~ Vogue

ETA4: Vogue again. Gleb is IN again according to this interview. YAYYY! Can you tell I’m excited?! 🙂 Thanks to @GleekyZ for sending.

ETA5: And in the first development this season that actually has me excited, an old favorite returns…yes kids, She of the Awesome Boobage is back…Kym 😀 -Court-

ETA6: Not sure on this, but, according to @DWTSGossip, Allison is out. I think I am going to cry if true. I love her. – Vogue

ETA7: Confirmed – Keo is back. Kinda thought he might be, since I think he was only set aside last season in order to bring Gleb back on board. -Court-

Male Pros
Val – IN
Gleb – IN
Mark –
Artem –
Derek – OUT
Sasha –
Maks – IN
Keo – IN

Female Pros
Sharna – IN
Kym – IN
Emma –
Witney – IN
Allison – OUT??
Lindsay –
Jenna – OUT
Cheryl –
Peta – IN

Status of Former Pros
Tristan MacManus – No, appears to have sworn off TV dancing
Anna Trebunskaya – ??
Lacey Schwimmer – Unlikely
Louis Van Amstel – ?
Chelsie Hightower – ?
Corky Ballas – ?
Karina Smirnoff – ?
Edyta Sliwinska – OUT (pregnant)
Tony Dovolani – OUT

The Troupe
Brittany Cherry – ??
Britt Stewart – ??
Alan Bersten – ??
Hayley Ebert – ??
Shannon Holtzapffel – ??
Dennis Jauch – ??
Kiril Kulish – ??

February 21, 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. :-)

Peta Murgatroyd And Maks Chmerkovksiy Returning To Dancing With The Stars Season 24

Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovksiy were on Good Morning America today. They had a special announcement for Dancing With The Stars Season 24. Guess what? They are both coming back as Pros. Let us know what you think in comments. So exciting. Thanks to @Idolxfactor for the heads up and help today. Video coming up.

Keep scrolling below for updates….

ETA: Be sure to see US Magazine. Peta talks of returning to Dancing With The Stars. You can also see her and Maks on the cover.

Murgatroyd’s motivation is two-fold. “I want to get my body back,” admits the 5-foot-7 pro. “And I want to defend my title. I won two seasons ago and never got to come back.” (Chmerkovskiy welcomes the challenge, telling Us, “I just want to support her and at the same time, maybe have some healthy competition in the family.”)

And though dancing, running and weight training have helped Murgatroyd shed most of her baby weight (“I think I’m kind of halfway there,” she says), one thing does make her nervous about slipping back into her old skimpy costumes. “I’m not looking forward to having huge boobs on the show,” admits the breastfeeding star. “I’ve never had massive knockers before and I don’t really know how we’ll tie them down! I actually contacted the costume designer and said, ‘We need to have a meeting about this!’”

For more on her and Chmerkovskiy’s return to the ballroom — and how they’re handling life as new parents — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now!

ETA2: For more Pro updates on who else might be dancing (or not dancing), keep checking our new Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Pro Watch post.

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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.