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Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff Attends HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Party

Awww, isn’t it fun to see our beautiful Karina Smirnoff again? The dancing pro attended the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California today. To view more pictures, see Getty Images. Jim is going to be happy!

August 23, 2014 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.

Dancing With The Stars Pro Rehearsals Begin

Isn’t the tweet below by Witney Carson a fun one? Woo Hoo! Pro rehearsals started TODAY for Dancing With The Stars. Derek Hough also mentions it in a new interview at E News which you can watch at Pure Derek Hough at this link. He also talks on Julianne and her judging, Nashville, and more. Too fun. Bring on the new season.

First day of pro rehearsals for @DancingABC! Gets me so excited for the season!! Anyone else excited?! pic.twitter.com/7nZlnfFEBf

— WitneyCarson (@WitneyCarson) August 22, 2014

ETA: And a new instagram teaser by ABC…

August 22, 2014 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.

Mark Ballas Discusses Julianne Hough’s New Judge Role

And he thinks it’s a great idea!  Gee, what a shock. Not.  :-)

Turns out, the pros – in particular, one who was so “wronged” by her – don’t seem all that worked up by Julianne getting hired.  In fact, this particular pro thinks it’s great because she’s actually won the show and is a trained ballroom dancer, unlike two of the other judges on the panel.   Hell, Mark wasn’t even sure if it was a full time job because, unlike some, he has a life. :-)  I can hear it now – “Oh, they’re like family so of course he’s not mad.”  Ya can’t have it both way, folks – he was the recipient of one of Julianne’s supposedly controversial comments and he’s cool.

Perhaps some should take notes of a mature, realistic reaction…. Mark talks to Perez Hilton.

Also – listen to the whole video. Mark says he called the other day to figure out his schedule and the producers haven’t finished pairing celebs with pros yet. So, with the exception of those who might have gotten requested, they selected their professional dancers without them having a partner in mind. This seems very unusual.

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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. :-)

Julianne Hough Interviewed On Judging Dancing With The Stars, Won’t Be Mean And Malicious

People interviewed Julianne Hough on her new role as a judge for Dancing With The Stars and why she decided to do it. She also comments on what she hopes to bring to the table. Note how she isn’t going to be mean and malicious. More below and at the link.

“My role is to encourage and be supportive, and to also be candid and honest and try not to beat around the bush, to be too politically correct,” Hough tells PEOPLE. “I want to give critiques so they can improve. I’m not there to be harsh or cause a controversy. I won’t be mean or malicious. That’s not who I am. That’s not my role at all.”

Hough, a two-time pro champ on the show, has served as a guest judge in previous seasons, but she felt the time was right to make it a more permanent gig this fall.

“After being on tour with my brother [Derek], it felt like time to move on,” Hough told PEOPLE. “I felt like I really reconnected with fans, and the people have supported me since day one. They have followed me from Dancing with the Stars to my other aspirations. It just feels like the perfect time to reconnect and be a part of where it all began, with my family.”

Julianne talked with E News too. Great interview…a must listen!

You can also see some gorgeous new pictures of her at the Daily Mail attending the US Open Kick Off Party.

ETA: Erin talked about Julianne in a new Fox interview 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.

Dancing With The Stars Pros Attend 2014 OK! TV Awards Party, Mark Ballas Performs

What a wake up call today. Derek Hough, Gleb Savchenko, Mark Ballas, Shirley Ballas, Witney Carson, and Lindsay Arnold attended the OK! TV Awards Party at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles, California last night. Also, Amy Purdy, Sasha Farber, and Emma Slater were there as well. Mark Ballas also performed. Be sure to see Getty Images for lots more pictures of them all. Looking over that link makes me wonder if there are some celebs there who will be on the new season of Dancing With The Stars?

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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.

New Dancing With The Stars Judge Julianne Hough Pictured In New York City

Pictured above is our new Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough on Good Morning America today. If you head to Getty Images, you can view a bunch of high quality photos of her during and after her Good Morning America appearance. She also takes selfies with fans. So cute and I love her dress and shoes!

August 21, 2014 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.

It’s Official: Julianne Hough Will Be The New Permanent Judge On Dancing With The Stars

Good Morning America just announced the new “permanent” judge for Dancing With The Stars. Our new 4th judge will be…. JULIANNE HOUGH!

For those who are new to the show and don’t know Julianne, she is a champion American professional ballroom dancer. She started competing in dance at age 9. She is also a two-time professional champion of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She was also nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five of the show. What’s more, Julianne is a country music singer and music artist. She’s also an actress. She’s starred in movies like Burlesque, Rock of Ages, Footloose, and Safe Haven. Julianne just recently danced in a 48 show ‘sold out’ tour with brother Derek called “Move Live On Tour” this past summer. You can read more on Julianne’s accomplishments at this link.

CONGRATS JULIANNE!! We couldn’t be more happy to have you on board (and hopefully performing in some pro numbers too!). Go get em, Girl!

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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 Gleb Savchenko Attends ‘If I Stay’ Premiere (New Pictures)

Pictured above lighting us up today is Gleb Savchencko! The pro dancer attended the premiere of New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ ‘If I Stay’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California last night. If you’d like to see more pics, see Getty Images.

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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.

ABC Releases “Behind The Scenes” Footage Of Dancing With The Stars Season 18

Today, the official site for Dancing With The Stars posted some fun footage ‘behind-the-scenes’ of Season 18. Some of this is hilarious. Check it out.

August 20, 2014 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.

Ballroom With A Twist Sharna Burgess And Val Chmerkovskiy Meet And Greet Photos

Hey Dancettes, do you remember the “Ballroom With A Twist” blog written by Lois, and her friend, Kathy, from when they say the show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on August 10th? Well, Lois sent us sent us some fun “Meet and Greet” pictures for when they met Sharna Burgess and Val Chmerkovskiy. These are adorable and check out Sharna’s face when she didn’t receive a hug too. So cute. Thank you Lois and Kathy for your pictures.

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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.