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Dancing with the Stars 19, Week 1 – The Cheesecake Awards!!

Well, lookie here…for one week, at least, Courtney and I are in a “mood”. Duck and cover, and sensitive readers beware – we spare almost no one, most of the time.

Why I want to do dancing with the stars: What the Women were REALLY Saying:
Janel: Cuz I’m Hawaiian and mama needs a showmance.
Sadie: They won’t let me dance in Louisiana and religious girls don’t suck…at dancing.
Lolo: They let me dance but I sucked real bad. And that gave me a sad.
Lea: I danced great but ballet man said I was short and plain. Suck it, Misha.
Bethany: People were mean to me and now they can suck it.
Betsy: I can do the splits better then any of these young chicks; in my head I’m a Rockette.

Why I want to do dancing with the stars: What the Men were REALLY Saying:
Alfonso: Because there’s more glitter than on the biggest loser.
Tommy: The wife is more impressed by amazing dance moves than smoke clouds from the weed.
Tavis: I’m not serious! Blah blah blah gravitas blah blah blah gravitas blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah dammit. :::zzzzz:::
Antonio: I wanted to revive my career for years, and this is just the show to do it.
Jonathan: I miss my dad.
Randy: Fighters are people too. Agree with me or I kill you.
Michael: Bill Engvall got to dance with hot chicks. I can dance with hot chicks too.

Biggest missed opportunity for Tom Bergeron: saying the line “We’re going to hear from the men and find out why they wanted more ballroom… In their lives.”

Heidi: He totally paused after the word “ballroom”!!! On purpose, or was it Freudian?? Or is this a case of me hearing the joke about ball room from Derek more than once? Or am I just a pervert? :-)

Courtney: Are you kidding? It was totally on purpose :-P Tom thinks on his feet better than any other tv host I know – nothing he does is accidental.  He’s like the Bobby Fischer of live television innuendo.

The “Rob Wade is a GENIUS” Award: For letting us see Derek Hough’s casting video.

Heidi: Thanks, dude. That was like the best, funniest thing ever (except to Derek, maybe). Now do it again – I want to see Tony, Karina, Cheryl and Mark. :-D And while you’re at it, if you’re going to do the switch up again, it would be nice if you actually thought it out and then counted ALL the votes.

Courtney: I think they should pull out some of the pros’ old competition vids, too – I can think of a few showdances that Tony would probably cringe to see rehashed on national television, and I remember Cheryl had some pretty bad competition hair & makeup.  And there’s prepubescent Mark, and pre-rhinoplasty Karina, who was constantly having to deal with the dancefloor bravado of Paul, Louis, & Slavik.  Yep…let’s Twitter vote THAT sh*t, Rob. :-)

The “Rob Wade is a Douche” Award: For axing the British voice telling us what the couple is dancing, and the opening theme.

Heidi: Well, it can’t be all good. :-) And what’s the fun of this post with out a bit of schizophrenia? Seriously, I like that British voiced dude! He couldn’t have been that expensive!

Courtney: Do we for sure know that the voice has been permanently axed? If we pitch a big enough fit here at Pure (*waves at Rob and Co., who are undoubtedly lurking for the fanf*ckingtastic ideas we give them…free of charge*), who knows – it might come back.  Either that or I will use my newfound powers of witchcraft to influence the choices they may…anybody got any chicken bones? Eye of newt? Cause me, Heidi, & Vogue are a coven, y’all.  A Maks fan told us so. :-)

Heidi: A coven with bitchin’ cocktails, of course. And a live band on Saturdays. Bitches be jellus. :-D

The Man Behind the Curtain Award for Lack of Subtlety: The Video Montage Editor Who did the Opening Credits

Heidi: Really dude? Out of all the stuff you have to show from opening night we get two audience members gushing over Alfonso (warranted), two friends of Janel gushing over her and Val, and a bit from Janel and Val in the sky box talking about their showmance? Gag me. And all this after the hints from night one, including a tweet hoping for a showmance. I swear, you people are 15 year old girls at heart. At least you threw in bits about Bethany, Tommy and Sadie. But please quit trying to make Vajanel happen! To make matters worse, one of the Janel bits was from DanicaNotADancer bitching about Janel’s scores. Who you trying to convince here? Us or the judges? Or both?

Courtney: Poor Danicanotadancer – still being used as a pawn in the Chmercocky faction’s political machinations.  But yeah – that montage was RIDICULOUSLY Vajanel-heavy.  To the point where I’m tempted to call her Janelnotashowmancer, because like Danicanotadancer last season, who fought tooth-and-nail to make people believe she didn’t have dance experience, Janelnotashowmancer is trying like hell to make us believe that she and Val have fallen madly into love in just a few weeks – but she still has a bf, y’all. But only when people are calling her out on the showmancing.  :-) Just fuggin’ DANCE, you nincompoops.  So far, that strategy seems to be working for Alfonso…and Lea…and Sadie…and Bethany…and Randy…the list goes on.  Just say no to showmances, kids.

Things That Make You Go “Hmmmmm….”, Week 1: The Complete and Total Absence of Meryl and Maks from any and all packages

Heidi: Despite what I say above about them being transparent as hell, ya have to wonder why they didn’t placate last season’s shippermanics. Sure, we saw them if we looked hard – but you had to look hard and they weren’t included in any of the Results show videos (not that I missed them, I said a silent prayer of thanks at their absence). Did the producers think the Janel ravings were better from her friends and Val’s ex-partner? Or are they trying to FORCE people to move on to this season’s showmance by ignoring last season’s? Here’s a thought…FOCUS ON DANCING. Or in Janel’s case, mugging.

Courtney: I think Rob & Co. have quickly learned that Maksyl fans are not necessarily the breed of fOkan that they want to appease –  they’re volatile, persistent, and have a one-track mind.  They will (allegedly) only watch if Maks & Meryl are allowed to reenter the competition, are given the encore every week, are given their very own two-hour holiday special, and are given a Bachelor/Bachelorette-style televised wedding special.  And yet, they all seem to know exactly what is going on at the show, as it happens, despite their “boycott”.  Methinks a certain shipper group has got more than a few screws loose ;-) But yeah – with as much of a dog and pony show as last season was, with regards to that showmance…you’d think  they’d at least capitalize on it just a tad.  But then again, as you say, Heidi – maybe Vajanel is the new Maksyl, and they simply can’t afford to have anything distracting from the over-the-top love affair that is Vajanel.

Most Adorable (If Not Slightly Creepy) Bromance: Michael Waltrip, for fanboying over Bill Engvall’s storied DWTS run whenever he can

Courtney: Ok, I think it’s kind of cute how much Mike talks about Bill’s run on DWTS a year ago and how he wants to go all the way like Bill.  He’s got Emma (check), he’s an adorably bad but very enthusiastic dancer (check), he’s got a slightly bawdy sense of self-deprecating humor (check), and he’s got a bit of southern charm (check).  Sure, it can seem a bit stan-ish, but considering that Bill is one of my favorite contestants on the show ever, I can think of worse individuals for Mike to emulate…*cough*ALL-STAR GILLES*cough**cough*JALEEL*cough*cough*…

Heidi: Hell, he’s even got the Julianne “I wanna dance with you cuz you’re like my Dad” vibe going on like Bill did. We gotta love Michael. And really, he and Bill are a match made in heaven. When you look at a certain screencap, below, can there be any doubt that Bill and Michael are cut from the same cloth?

CAI 2

Jonathan Liz

Keo Lolo Mark Sadie

Michael Cheech

Tommy gotz an itch

September 21, 2014 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. :-)

Julianne Hough Attends Katy Perry Concert And More DWTS Miscellaneous Media

How about more new photos? Don’t miss seeing some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars arriving to rehearsals yesterday at the Daily Mail. Just Jared Jr. is featuring a set of photos too.

Also, Julianne Hough attended a Katy Perry concert in Los Angeles, California last night. You can see some fun photos of her at this link. Gorgeous!

Lastly, along with Karina Smirnoff and Randy Couture (pictured here in an earlier posting), Val Chmerkovskiy and Janel Parrish attended the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can view lots of fun photos of them at Getty Images.

September 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.

Sia, Nico & Vinz To Perform On Dancing With The Stars And More Show Details

Broadway World has released show details for Dancing With The Stars on Monday and Tuesday night. Note how Julianne Hough will be dancing with Derek and the male pros. Also, Sia will be performing accompanied by a dance performance by Maddie Ziegler and Pro Allison Holker. Niko & Vinz ae also performing. More below and at the link.

“Episode 1902A” — “Dancing with the Stars: The Results” two-night event continues on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) where one couple will be eliminated by combining the judges’ scores from Monday night’s performance with the public votes. Judge Julianne Hough takes to the ballroom floor and will dance in a number featuring Derek Hough and the male Pros. The show will feature pop star Sia performing her hit single “Chandelier,” accompanied by a dance performance by Maddie Ziegler and Pro Allison Holker. Later in the show Nico & Vinz will perform their hit “Am I Wrong.”

Awesomeness. I can’t wait!

September 19, 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.

DWTS19 Going Into Week 2 Las Vegas Odds Discussion

What an interesting shake up at Sports Bovada going into week 2 of Dancing With The Stars. Note how they gave Lolo Jones 7 to 1 odds last week….and well, we know how that turned out. So, when you take a look at the new odds for this week, do you think the odds makers have it right this time?

Alfonso Ribeiro 3/2
Sadie Robertson 3/1
Bethany Mota 7/1
Lea Thompson 15/2
Janel Parrish 8/1
Jonathan Bennett 10/1
Randy Couture 15/1
Tavis Smiley 15/1
Antonio Sabato Jr. 25/1
Tommy Chong 33/1
Betsey Johnson 100/1
Michael Waltrip 100/1

Last week’s Odds:

Alfonso Ribeiro 3/1
Janel Parrish 5/1
Antonio Sabato Jr. 6/1
Jonathan Bennett 7/1
Lolo Jones 7/1
Sadie Robertson 9/1
Bethany Mota 10/1
Tavis Smiley 12/1
Randy Couture 15/1
Lea Thompson 20/1
Betsey Johnson 33/1
Michael Waltrip 33/1
Tommy Chong 50/1

My thoughts: I think they have the odds pretty correct. Though I am not convinced on Lea yet. I think they should switch her and Randy Couture. Even though Tavis had a great showing, I thought Antonio made a better one. As for everyone else, I think they are placed about right…for now.

Let’s see what Heidi and Courtney think and be sure to let us know on your thoughts too in comments.

Heidi: Actually, unless Val picks it up (and the judges start pimping), I think Randy should be switched with *Janel*, not Lea. Lea is a dancer and a very good one, even considering her age. Her only drawback may be Artem. Artem needs to choreograph for the US audience, not the UK one.  We’ll see if he gets there. I rewatched Lea’s foxtrot again and it was beautiful. I actually think they have the top 4 right, and the number 1 right. I expect if any of them have an off week the odds will change but I doubt that will change the reality. Hard to say. The youngsters don’t always get the votes. I would not be surprised to see Sadie beat both Janel and Bethany though because the girl is goofy and charming. Bethany is too, but she’s a bit quieter, I think. But…maybe that was just week 1. Derek knows what he has to do for her to stand out.  If he gets the idea that she’s not? Look out. :-)  I think I would switch Tommy and Tavis as well.

Courtney: Hehehe…heavy is the crown, huh Janel & Antonio? Antonio’s drop in this week’s odds is particularly spectacular – here they had him as this big contender, and he…well, wasn’t.  Just like we said :-) And I wouldn’t rule him out as a possible early elim. And for all the boasting Val did on Twitter about how great his partner is (and for all the showmancing they did), Janel ended up looking just ok up against the likes of Bethany, Sadie, Alfonso, & even Randy. Those two have got a LOT of hard work ahead of them if they expect to have a fighting chance against some of the names I just mentioned. Still think Randy is better than they’re giving him credit for – he made a far bigger splash than Tavis, and yet they still have them neck-and-neck.  Michael is not a great dancer, but I think he’s got a better chance of sticking around than Betsey – people seem to be taking a liking to him.

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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.

Karina Smirnoff Attends Get Lucky For Lupus Event, New DWTS19 Rehearsal Arrival Photos

Wow, isn’t Karina Smirnoff gorgeous (Jim, what do you think?)? The Dancing With The Stars pro graced the red carpet at the Stars Get Lucky For Lupus: 6th Annual Poker Tournament at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. You can see more photos at the Getty links above. IE: Karina is wearing a cocktail dress by Chagoury.

Also, don’t miss seeing Karina, Randy Couture, and some of the other cast members arriving for rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars at the Daily Mail. You can also see lots of new photos of Bethany Mota and Derek Hough at Pure Derek Hough. Everyone is all smiles and striking some great poses!

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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.

PureDWTS Season 19 Week 1 Poem: “Shaking 19 Seasons In The Ballroom”

It’s our resident poet, Lois!! She’s back putting week one all together with one of her fabulous poems….

SHAKING 19 SEASONS IN THE BALLROOM

19 Seasons shaking in the ballroom, spicy, peppery hot
The opening seasoned with a new feel, hitting the spot

Tom and Erin took their places as Hosts Extraordinaire
The judges became four, Julianne filled the fourth chair

The entire cast featured, with rousing spirit to Let’s Go
The time finally here for the magnificent ballroom show

The dancing pairs introduced to applause and cheers
Each season showcased many pairs through the years

The pairs shook off nerves, rising to their dancing feet
Their feet soon keeping the time to the dancing beat Read more..

September 18, 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 Season 19, Week 2 – Who’s Dancing What….and When? (Song Spoilers)

Well, well, well….DWTS tryin’ to spoil our spoilin’. Those crazy kids. Maybe some knickers were twisted by last weeks spoiling?? LOL

Hey, Lea mentioned doing something with “Back to the Future” or a “surprise” for next week – think next week is Personal Story week? ;-)

Anyway, here are the dances and a few songs for you folks. Derek is about as subtle as a sledge hammer with his song, and DWTS spoiled Janel’s and hinted at Alfonso’s. So, just to be contrary, we’re throwing in Randy’s too. Unless they’ve spoiled that somewhere as well. Bummed that Janel is almost certain to ruin my happy memories of “Call Me Maybe”.

Anyone else think that Sadie and Mark will KILL the Jazz?? I sure do.

ETA: We’d appreciate you not jumping the gun in comments, thanks.

ETA2: Well, ABC reallllly wanted to be in charge of releasing the songs this week, as they’ve put them all in a press release, spoiling all our fun. ;-)

Monday’s show kicks-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the full cast and judges dancing to a medley of the judges’ favorite songs. Each couple will then perform a variety of dances, including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and Rumba, to their favorite jam. (Heidi’s Note: yeah, not so much.)

Oh, and this (results show) has potential…

Judge Julianne Hough takes to the ballroom floor and will dance in a number featuring Derek Hough and the male Pros.

Antonio and Cheryl – Rumba (Song: “Adorn” by Miguel)
Vote: 1-800-868-3402

Tavis and Sharna – Cha Cha Cha (Song: “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire)
Vote: 1-800-868-3412

Bethany and Derek – Foxtrot (Song: “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor ) …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. :-)

New Access Hollywood Interview With DWTS Lea Thompson And Artem Chigvintsev

Below is Lea Thompson And Artem Chigvintsev with Access Hollywood Live today!! Lea felt like a “princess” Monday night dancing. Below is more for why she decided to dance and how her kids feel about it. They also talk on their new dance and more.

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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 Season 19, Week 1 Discussed on Afterbuzz TV

I haven’t had a chance to listen to the whole thing yet, so I can’t give my full commentary. :-)

September 17, 2014 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. :-)

More Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 1 Interviews After The Results Show

Thank you Extra and George Pennacchio for all of these awesome interviews from last night!! The couples talk about prepping for next weeks dances and more. George may post more. Keep watching this link in case he does.

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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.