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Tony Dovolani Interviews Cast And Alumni Of Dancing With The Stars, Talks Finals And Predictions

…and check out how Kelly Monaco, Andy Dick, and Chaz Bono make an appearance. This is a good one…

May 15, 2013 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.

DWTS Sharna Burgess Writes Blog To Thank Everyone For Their Support

I love Sharna as a dancer, but, I love her even more as a person for how grateful she is for her friends, family, fans….and Andy Dick too. And check out how she thanks PureDWTS as well. It’s us who THANKS YOU Sharna. ((((Hugssssss)))))

Lots and lots of gratitude to WetPaint, AfterBuzz and of course PureDWTS (and everyone else) for the love and support (yes I read you guys ;) ) having you behind us and seeing the love for Andy week to week is not just heart warming, it’s motivating and validating. I took a lot of risks with Andy creatively and knowing that y’all loved it makes me feel like they were the right risks. I appreciate the love you’ve shown me as a new pro, its not easy to step into the ring with DWTS finest!

And saving the best for last – my friends, family and my man, I’m truly blessed to have you all in my life and I wouldn’t be who I am without you.

Michael said it best.. ONELOVE

More at SharnaBurgess.com. I so hope she gets pro again next season!!!

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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 Season 16, Week 9 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Well, are we lacking a twitter vote this week? Praise the lord. But I’m sure a new gimmick will be announced in 5…4…3…

So it seems we are missing Jacoby’s first dance…could he be doing the same dance as Kellie for the third week in a row and be doing Argentine Tango?? And why are they the only ones mimicking each other in dances at this late stage?? Anyway, where’s Courtney? She’s the expert in who has what dances left. I *think* Jacoby has AT, Contemporary, Tango and Samba of the dances that have been danced this season. No one has done Waltz – fine by me. I think we only need Viennese Waltz. If they’re looking to get rid of him, he’s likely doing AT. If it’s Ingo headed out the door, he probably has Samba.

In no particular order….
ETA: Great. Kellie going first. That’s a great sign. Only not really. 

Kellie and Derek
Dancing 1st
Dance 1: Argentine Tango
Dance 2: Flamenco
Voting # 1-800-868-3401

Jacoby and Karina
Dance 1: ??
Dance 2: Lindy Hop
Voting # 1-800-868-3412

Ingo and Kym
Dance 1: Samba
Dance 2: Charleston
Voting # 1-800-868-3403

Aly and Mark
Dance 1: Rumba
Dance 2: Afro Jazz
Voting # 1-800-868-3408

Zendaya and Val
Dance 1: Quickstep
Dance 2: Hip Hop
Voting # 1-800-868-3406

May 12, 2013 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. :-)

DWTS Season 16, Week 8 – Dancing by the Numbers

Well, I have to say, I’m about over this show. Sooo predictable. Zendaya not at the top for a couple weeks, so we better make sure she’s there tonight. Kellie was at the top for a couple weeks, we better make sure she has a fall. Derek starts talking creatively, prepare for the stupid from Len. Oh, and now Sean has to be the new Andy. Did he dance great? No. But neither did Ingo. Certainly not worthy of the points separating them.

It makes me sad, actually. I nearly forgot to turn the TV on tonight.  I can’t work up too much indignation over Kellie’s Paso because I knew in advance that that was how it was going to go. It’s Zendaya’s turn to be at the top of the leaderboard. Did she have the best dances of the night? I don’t actually REMEMBER.

I’m bored. Heads up DWTS – you’re losing me.

Numbers week 8

Anyway, Sean is pretty much toast and I don’t see any way around it. Yes, Ingo has been in the bottom two before, but Sean is significantly below him in score and he’s been in the bottom two also. What would it take for Sean to be safe?? He needs ONE of the following:

–        Sean needs 19,300 more votes per million votes cast than Ingo, OR;

–        Sean needs 32,200 more votes per million votes cast than Jacoby, OR;

–        Sean needs 41,800 more votes per million votes cast than Kellie, OR;

–        Sean needs 45,100 more votes per million votes cast than Aly, OR;

–        Sean needs 51,500 more votes per million votes cast than Zendaya.

Yeah, I don’t see that happening either. Now, his one hope, I think, is Ingo.  What does Ingo need to be safe tomorrow night? He needs ONE of the following things to happen:

–        Ingo needs for Sean to NOT get the 19,300 more votes per million votes cast than him, OR;

–        Ingo needs 12,900 more votes per million votes cast than Jacoby, OR;

–        Ingo needs 22,600 more votes per million votes cast than Kellie, OR;

–        Ingo needs 25,800 more votes per millon votes cast than Aly, OR;

–        Ingo needs 32,200 more votes per million votes cast than Zendaya.

I would go on, but I’m bored. If I turn out to be wrong, I’ll do a follow up post. In a nutshell, I predict Ingo and Sean in the bottom two with Sean going home. If not Sean, then Ingo.  If Ingo avoids the bottom two, then Jacoby will be there, but I kind of doubt it.  We’re about at that time in the season where they stop doing a “bottom 2” and start reverting to the “in no particular order” spiel. I would not be at all surprised to see a Jeopardy final two standing. For example, them saying Sean, you’re in jeopardy….then saying the same thing to Jacoby or Kellie and Ingo. No mention of bottom two, but putting Sean against someone other than Ingo….for the sake of Drama.

And then Sean goes home. Or Ingo, if Sean is lucky.

May 7, 2013 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. :-)

DWTS Season 16, Weeks 6 and 7 – The Cheesecake Awards, SUPERSIZED!!

Week 7 was actually so bad that I (Heidi) couldn’t come up with very many awards. I was overwhelmed. And not in a good way. :-)

WEEK 6

The “Who’s That Girl??” Award: Sharna Burgess for looking strikingly different in the rehearsal footage than she does on the actual show.

Heidi: She’s seriously naturally gorgeous without the make up – I think prettier without it. I think it’s the uniqueness of the dark hair and the blue eyes. Let’s hope she keeps it that way. For the love of all that is holy, DO NOT dye your hair blonde, Sharna. I know the temptation may be over whelming, but RESIST. Blonde females are a dime a dozen on that show.

Courtney: I think the makeup department may be to blame in this instance – they just love to over-smoke her eyes, just like they love to over-line Peta’s eyes, and put nude lipstick on Lindsay to make it look like she has no mouth.  They have an uncanny way of making naturally gorgeous ladies look totally over-done.  And as for the blondes – it’s times like this where I really miss Anna.  I could always spot her red hair whipping around in that sea of blonde :-(

The Award for Person Most likely to Earn a Punch in the Mouth (a.k.a. If you don’t STFU, I’m going to hit you HARD): Len Goodman, Sean Lowe and Ingo Rademacher for the constant mentions of Andy’s name, sometimes in a derrogatory way (Len).

Heidi: Seriously, you jackasses are that threatened by Andy?? Pissing me off, you were. Perhaps you too noticed all the females surround Andy after his dances….Kellie, Sharna, Kym, to name a few. Not to mention Derek is always high fiving him.  Me thinks you dudes are jealous. Don’t know what Len’s problem was – they showed on the results show that they scored Sean because he was “better than Andy.” What the hell??

Courtney: Methinks Sean & Ingo realized that Andy was quickly nipping at their heels in terms of ability – he was improving each week, while they were…languishing.  Plus Andy was gaining popularity, while they were…maybe not.  Andy may not have always been a stellar dancer, but he was definitely not fading into the woodwork like either of them.  As for Len – he’s just a horrible human being.  That’s the conclusion I’ve reached.

The Award for Person Most in Need of A Mirror….and a new lamp….and a glimpse at his Birth Certificate: Mark Ballas, for not only wearing his hat (with what looked to be a penis on it) cocked to the side like he’s all thug, but for wearing hammer pants and having gauges in his ears; (Dis)Honorable Mention: Will.i.am – same reason.

Heidi: Really dude?? You’re pushing 30 and you’re totally a white boy born and raised in London….and not the ‘hood portion.  Justin Bieber…who is what? Eight years younger than you? He looks stupid as hell in those outfits and he’s a kid. You, are an adult.  And I totally kept thinking you had a penis on your hat.  At least Will.i.am always looks stupid – you come to expect it. But Mark, you’re a good looking dude (I prefer blondes, but I can acknowledge it :-) ) – why’d you have to ruin it with bizarro costuming even when you’re not performing??

Courtney: I feel like Mark thinks it’s still 2001 and Sum 41 and New Found Glory are still ruling the airwaves.  And Lord knows what was going through Will’s head – that whole performance looked like a robotic bar mitzvah for MC Hammer, held in outer space.  Mazel tov, I guess?

The Blow Harder Award: To the Female Pros Dancing Around Stevie Wonder and blowing him kisses.

Heidi: Yo….Stevie is BLIND. Just sayin’.

Courtney: Poor Stevie probably just wondering why there was a sudden breeze. Read more..

May 5, 2013 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 16, Week 8 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Well, the stupid Twitter vote of the week…is just that. Another stupid twitter vote. Seriously – old men obsessed with Twitter a couple years AFTER the fact = DWTS Producers. So, this week, you get to vote for a dance style for your favorite couple. You get to choose one of these six dances: Afro-Jazz, Disco, Flamenco, Hip-hop, Lindyhop and Charleston. Once again, the producers have made it totally unfair and lopsided by including one dance that most of the pros likely know nothing about….and one dance that one of the contestants does for a living. Yeah, that’s fair. So, sure, let’s take a show that already has a lot of built in unfairness and make it even worse. Afro Jazz in this seasons Bhangra – but somehow I don’t think it will work out nearly as well unless people decide that Derek and Kellie get Afro-Jazz. How about we give the crazy style to someone who already has a lot of advantages – Zendaya. Why do I suspect she’ll end up with the Lindy? Or the hip hop? Not that that will necessarily benefit her this time around. :-)

Anyway, this week’s dances include trios, which actually worked out pretty well last season. I think, this week, Aly and Mark pretty much hit the jackpot. I think Aly will have no trouble with Jive and will likely be fine with AT. I expect Kellie will also do well with both her dances, although Derek is totally bummed that the V Waltz is only a minute and 6 seconds – how does one “connect” in that amount of time. Expect more crap from Carrie Ann “I hate all women with great bodies” Inaba. Of course, it does sound like Derek has a whole theme going that he “hopes” these judges will get. Good luck on that one, buddy. Probably get crap from Len this week too. I think Jacoby will do great with the Paso, but the V. Waltz?? Trouble. Zendaya? Fine and dandy on Salsa but the Foxtrot?? Probably good on that as well, but I don’t think she was quite as lucky as Aly this week. Not that it will matter.

Well, Derek and Kellie went third last week and Zendaya went last, so with my dance order I’m going to guess that they actually play fair and move Zendaya back to the middle. Which means I’ll be wrong, but it will be worth a shot. :-)

Zendaya and Val
Dancing 1st
Foxtrot
Salsa Trio with Gleb
Voting # 1-800-868-3406

Sean and Peta
Dancing 2nd
Tango
Jazz Trio with Sharna
Voting # 1-800-868-3407

Jacoby and Karina
Dancing 3rd
Viennese Waltz
Paso Doble Trio with Cheryl
Voting # 1-800-868-3412

Ingo and Kym
Dancing 4th
Foxtrot
Jive Trio with Lindsay
Voting # 1-800-868-3403

Kellie and Derek
Viennese Waltz
Paso Doble Trio with Tristan
Voting # 1-800-868-3401

Aly and Mark
Dancing 6th
Argentine Tango
Jive Trio with Henry
Voting # 1-800-868-3408

A few pics from @dancingabc on Instagram…

Trio Aly

Trio Ingo

Trio Jacoby

Trio Kellie

Trio Sean

Trio Zendaya

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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. :-)

Derek Hough Blogs About DWTS Season 16, Weeks 7 and 8

Another very interesting and informative blog from Derek.  Not only is he not a fan of the whole “immunity” thing, but he actually says he doesn’t think that much emotional connection is necessary for Samba. While I agree with him, I can’t believe he’s actually disagreeing with Carrie Ann in print!! :-)  You’ll have to click the link to see that part, though.  Some excerpts from TV Guide.com:

It’s another busy week for us. I’m doing the Macy’s Stars of Dance and we have two full dances, one of which is a trio. I’m trying to do something new where I’m going to connect the two dances into one. We have the Viennese waltz and the paso doble, which are very different, so I’m going to make parallel universes. The set will be pretty much the same for both, but it’ll be different universes and there’ll be an element to go in the next dimension.

Does that make sense? I’m going to try to make it clear that they’re connected. I was thinking of having a cliff-hanger after one, but then I realized we have to be scored, so that kind of ruins that! That was originally what I had in mind, but now I’m making them separate but related. I really hope it won’t be too out there for the judges. I think just as long there’s enough content and technique, they’ll get it. In some dances, the story outweighs the content, but we’ll have enough of both hopefully.

Rehearsals are going well. Tristan is our trio partner, which is awesome. Kellie’s picking everything up, but we still have a bit more work to do. Carrie Ann was saying last week that she doesn’t feel the emotional connection from Kellie and I thought that was a fair comment. Hopefully this story will help in that it will put her in a world where she can somebody else. Unfortunately, the song is so short that it can be hard. The waltz is only one minute and six seconds

Hee hee…defending his brother to the end. That’s our Derek.

We were pretty surprised to get not only the highest score, but immunity. It was such a crazy week last week that we didn’t really expect it. It was a relief to know that we were safe, but it was also strange. I honestly don’t know how I feel about having immunity on the show. It’s certainly not my favorite new thing they’ve added. That would be the dancing bumpers we do now going in and out of commercials. I love those. It’s a great way of showcasing all our dancers and reminding everyone that this is a dancing show. It adds to the show and I’m not sure what immunity adds. But don’t get me wrong — I’m happy we didn’t have to sweat it out Tuesday.

We also didn’t have to do the dance-off, which was nice. We prepared for it. It’s funny because I hear and read all these comments about the selection process saying how people used or didn’t used strategy, and the truth is we all had it pre-planned. Andy wanted to do cha-cha because that was his best one of the three. Mark wanted to do cha-cha, so they just said to each other, “Hey, you want cha-cha too? We’ll pick each other.” Zendaya and Jacoby wanted to do jive, so they worked it out. And Sean and Ingo had no problem with the rumba since that was their individual dance too. Literally, everyone was going around making deals, like, “Can you pick me?” So it was funny to me to see people thinking Mark and Aly were dissing Andy by choosing him, but Andy told them to pick him!

May 4, 2013 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. :-)

Access Hollywood Interviews Andy Dick, Talks About How He’s Feeling After Elimination

Awww, some more Andy to fix some of our “Andy Dick fixes”. Today he was a guest on Access Hollywood to talk about Dancing With The Stars. He’s having nightmares currently of the “scores”. He felt like he was just getting up there when he got eliminated. He speaks about the best things about doing the show one of which was his friends and family supporting him. Honest, full of heart, and genuine as always….

May 3, 2013 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.

Yegor Novikav And Shirley Ballas Discuss Dancing With The Stars Week 7

Yegor Novikav and Shirley Ballas join the Afterbuzz crew to discuss Dancing With The Stars Week 7. I always love to hear Shirley’s take on the show being she’s taught so many of the pro dancers. Note for how much she loves Jacoby and why (which makes me love him even more). Also note everything she says on Derek Hough, teaching him, and how much they have in common when they teach. She also thinks Derek and Kellie should have received three 10’s this past week (I agree!). This is a good one (for what I’ve heard so far. I haven’t listened to it all the way through yet). Let us know what you think…

May 2, 2013 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.

Andy Dick Talks Of His New Pilot For ABC And The Greatest Things About Doing DWTS

“The show isn’t over until the fat lady sings” Keep your fingers crossed for Andy Dick! He’ll know in the next week or two if his new pilot for ABC is a “go” or not….

And below, Andy talks of the best parts of doing Dancing With The Stars with People.com. So cute…

Aside from getting to know Burgess, Dick says the best part about the experience was tightening the bond with his daughter, to whom he dedicated a Viennese waltz during a previous week of competition.

“This brought my daughter and I closer,” he said of the routine that brought tears to judge Carrie Ann Inaba’s eyes. “We’ve had an up and down time, so the dance I did for her was the biggest and best gift I could have ever given to us. Not just [my daughter], but, like, me, too. It was so great.”

Added the comedian: “Am I ever going to dance for her again? I don’t know about that. But you have to dance at the wedding, right? Maybe I’ll reprise that.”

More at People including his thoughts about the elimination and wanting just one more week.

He also chatted a little with X Finity. The cast shared more love for him at E News (adding: though note how Sean thinks Andy stayed longer than he should have. He needs to look in the mirror. Thanks to another poster for pointing Sean’s comments out) and Extra below as well.

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UPDATE for Sandy because she needs an Andy Fix: Below is a take of Andy and Sharna dancing on LIVE With Kelly And Michael yesterday! Aren’t they cute?? I can’t find a video of it any where yet. If someone finds one, be sure to write to us at our “Contact” link. You can view another fun photo of them at 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.