Another fun Pericsope….actually two periscopes in one video. This time we can see Julz Tocker, Emma Slater, Alek Skarlatos, and Brittany Cherry talking about the Dancing With The Stars Live tour behind the scenes. I’m so glad @Idolxfactor1 has us covered with these. Thanks Al!
Hey All! Today is the official release of Kym Johnson’s new book “The 5-6-7-8 Diet: The 14-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss”. I got my copy and I just want to say that this book is so much more than a nutrition and exercise book. It reflects on Kym’s whole dancing career and what she’s learned along the way. She writes of her past partners on Dancing With The Stars and her training style. Let’s just say, Kym was tough and yet, she taught her partners so much more than just ballroom. She made them check their ego (if they had one) at the door. She also taught them grace, how to be confident if needed, and put their dreams into action. She also tells of finding love with Robert Hervjavec. Yes, you get to hear their personal story through her own eyes in the “cherry on top” ending chapter. I can’t stress enough what a gem of a read this is with wise and winning advice. I love how personal it is as she connects with the past …and the present. It’s also full of all kinds of fun photos too from her personal collection. It’s a great collector’s piece for any Dancing With The Stars fan. To order Kym’s book, go to ReganArts.com. Again, make sure you use the discount code “PUREDWTS” when ordering and you’ll get $7.00 off the purchase price.
Julianne Hough talked with FOX11 about her role in “Dirty Grandpa” which hits theatres this Friday, January 22nd. You can read a little below how her character is nothing like her real self. She also talks of being more laid back now than when she first started her career.
“It’s really fun because it’s so random,” she shared. “I play Zac Efron’s fiance who is very uptight and very control freak; quite aggressive at times. She is a bridezilla for sure. There are moments when I was doing scenes, and I would call him up (Brooks Laich) just like, FYI, this is not me, I promise.
Hough, 27, says she’s a lot more laid back now than she was earlier in her career.
“I would say young Julianne should give old Julianne the advice which is stay true to you, and have fun,” she explained. “Because at the end of the day, when I was five years old, I only did things because they were fun and they were my passions. But when you get older, you start losing the fun, and what’s next for my career, and this and that, and then lose the fun of it. It’s almost like my five-year-old self giving my older self advice, like stay true to you and have fun.”
To read more, see FOX11.
Julianne Hough was a guest on Jimmy Fallen last night to talk about “Grease Live”. She and Jimmy are hilarious! Julianne is excited to say the least about this new role. Check them out….
Heads up to those living in Palm Coast and Lakeland Florida, Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson and Chris Soules are reuniting to dance again in “Ballroom With A Twist”. Chris talks all about it with The Daytona News Journal. Here is a take from the link. For tickets, go here or here.
Carson didn’t repeat as victor in season 20 — “her hopes of becoming champion were pretty dim once she had me as a partner,” Soules said — but she’ll be paired with him once again on the Ballroom with a Twist tour, which stops in Palm Coast Wednesday evening.
The tour showcases a robust roster of TV stars from shows such as “American Idol,” in addition to the aforementioned dance-centric series.
Though Soules stumbled upon fame inadvertently, Carson and many of the other Ballroom with a Twist cast members have pursued careers in entertainment and the arts since childhood.
Carson said she auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance” right out of high school when the show came to her home state of Utah. “My mom actually pushed me to do it last minute,” Carson wrote in an email interview. She not only made it onto the show, but reached the top six.
She was hired on as a troupe dancer for “Dancing with the Stars” soon after, and within a season was promoted to professional dancer status. Her specialties are Latin and ballroom dancing, because they are “graceful yet so powerful,” she said. “I love the way two people move together to create magic. It’s one thing to do it but yourself but with two people you have to be completely in sync. It takes discipline and trust!”
As Carson’s partner on “Dancing with the Stars,” Soules said trust came fairly easily. Her status as reigning champ didn’t hurt. “I had a lot of confidence in her. For a (22-year-old), Witney is extremely talented, smart and mature.”
In Ballroom with a Twist, Carson will be paired with Soules for a jive, “the first dance we did on Week 1, then we’ll do contemporary, which is the dance we received the highest score on later in the season. So they’re two of my favorite dances to perform,” said Soules.
One of his favorite dances from a choreography perspective was the cha-cha, but don’t expect him to break it out Wednesday. “I completely screwed it up during the live portion of the show and we scored really horribly,” he said. “… I think I kind of cracked in to the pressure that week.”
While the show was “one of the most stressful experiences I’ve ever had,” Soules said, and at times “I literally thought I was gonna lose my mind” when faced with the crowd and cameras, “it was exciting and scary at the same time.”
Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough and the cast of “Grease Live” did AOL Build today. I haven’t had a chance to watch all of this coverage yet, but, Al tells us this is “very entertaining“. Thanks Al for recording!!! Enjoy all….
ETA: Below are a few publicity shots from the AOL Build interview. To see more, go to Getty Images.
Strictly Come Dancing Wants Elena Samodanova, Isabel Edvardsson, And Peta Murgatroyd To Dance Next Season
This rumor keeps surfacing that Strictly Come Dancing in the UK wants Gleb Savchenko’s wife Elena Samodanova to dance in their next season. But, according to OK! Magazine via The Sun, they also want Isabel Edvardsson and Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd. They can pursue Peta all they want, but, I don’t think this is going to happen. I really hope it’s true about Elena though. Keeps fingers crossed.
GLEB Savchenko’s wife Elena Samodanova is wanted as a new professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.
The Russian hunk’s partner is one of a number of international female dancers being pursued by the BBC show to replace Ola Jordan, Kristina Rihanoff and Aliona Vilani, who all quit at the close of the 2015 season.
A source told The Sun: “Elena would be perfect on the show and Gleb really missed her last year.
“Losing three such popular dancers will be a real blow unless we move quickly to sign up the best, most creative and captivating dancers.”
Others being chased as potential new stars are Swedish Isabel Edvardsson, currently on the German version of Strictly, and Peta Murgatroyd from America’s Dancing With The Stars.
The source added: “We want brilliant personalities on Strictly, but also brilliant dancers.
To read more, see OK! Magazine.
Fan Alyssa P recorded a bunch of videos of the Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” Tour from last week. They are the clearest I’ve seen so far. You can watch a few of them below. If interested in seeing more, go to her You Tube Channel. Thanks to Andrea for the heads up! I can’t go on enough about how good this tour is. Be sure to get tickets here.
The promo is off the hook for Julianne Hough and the cast on “Grease Live” as the premiere date inches closer on January 30th on Fox. Also, don’t forget Julianne stars in “Dirty Grandpa” which premieres on January 22nd in theatres every where. Below she talks with Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight (thanks to @idolxfactor for recording the GMA video for us). Also, be sure to watch Julianne and the cast of Grease Live on AOL Build today ay 1:00pm ET if interested here. Go Julianne! I think (and do I dare say this? ) I may end up loving her in the role as “Sandy” as much or more so than Olivia Newton John. 😯
Peta Murgatroyd Surprises Maksim Chmerkovskiy For His Birthday On The Dancing With The Stars Live Tour – Video, Photos
Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd surprised her fiance Maks Chmerkovskiy with a video at the Dancing With The Stars Live tour over the weekend. This video is so cute. Photos included below too.