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PureDWTS Season 20, Week 8 – Power Rankings

Not a whole lot to lead-in with – apologize that these didn’t come last night (I try to have the power rankings up before going to bed on Mondays with a results show the following day), but I had a cake to make and my icing gun broke and I kinda lost all my will to live…momentarily :-) Then I slept and I was ok.  Definite judges’ agenda last night, and it seemed to be “make sure Rumer makes it to week 9 AT ALL COSTS, and kinda try to shield Nastia & Riker while you’re at it – the rest are expendable”.  Len has completely lost all credibility for me at this point – just seems like he’s following the directions being fed to him by TPTB each week, even if it means contradicting himself.  Random epiphany I had while watching Robert’s samba trio: how cool would it be to have a pro samba to George Michael’s “Freedom ’90” with the pros playing female & male models? ;-)

Also, a point of clarification on Nastia’s “meltdown” in their package: per Deep Throat, that occurred at the end of an 8-hour rehearsal, and Nastia was already planning on heading home – so yeah, she didn’t “walk out of rehearsal in anger”, as some are trying to spin it. Also interesting to note: sometimes the staff filming the rehearsals are encouraged to ask kinda inflammatory questions in order to amp up the drama when the pros and celebs are feeling tired, anxious, stressed, etc – so the frustration you saw from Nastia was more than likely her getting irritated by a needling cameraman, rather than with Derek. Felt that this required clarification, since some of Derek’s detractors seem to be having a field day on Twitter over Nastia’s “outburst”. Hehe – I’ll show you a REAL outburst. Just goes to show that the narrative of the show has gotten so out-of-control that you can’t trust the rehearsal packages anymore. Read more..

May 5, 2015 I Written By

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Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson, Chris Soules, Emma Slater And More Attend Star Magazine’s Hollywood Rocks Event

Last night Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson, Emma Slater, Brittany Cherry, and Lindsey Arnold attended Star Magazine’s Hollywood Rocks Event with Jason Derulo at The Argyle in Hollywood, California. Chris Soules and his fiancé attended the event as well. Below are a few photos and some video coverage.

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April 16, 2015 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 Live To Tour This Summer

Could this be the big announcement tonight? If you head to this link, you can see a new schedule for the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour to take place this summer. Note how the dancers include Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Artem Chigvintsev, Jenna Johnson, Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, and all-star champion Melissa Rycroft. Keep watching the link as I bet they might be adding more cities soon. Thanks to #DWTSGossip for the find.

So, who plans to go?

ETA: Entertanment Eeekly has posted on the tour with a few more details and quotes from Val and Melissa.

“Every time I think I’ll never do this again they suck me back in!” said Rycroft, who has been a competitor twice on the show. The singer said she’s excited to travel by bus and “live like rock stars” with her husband and two children.

Those joining Rycroft on the tour include Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Peta Murgatroyd, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Emma Slater, Brittany Cherry, Alan Bersten, Jenna Johnson and Sasha Farber. The tour will incorporate both new choreography and popular numbers from the show into the live performances.

“The opportunity to go out on the road theater to theater and have the privilege to perform in front of our fans, getting to meet them and interact with them is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Chmerkovskiy said.

More at Entertanment Eeekly.

April 6, 2015 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 Pros Attend 2015 Royal Ball Hollywood Gala – HQ Photos

This is awesome. Last night dancers from all over the world (including those from Dancing With The Stars) attended a Royal Ball Hollywood Gala to honor “dancing” for which you can read about at this link. To see loads of beautiful photos, see Getty Images. Here are a few…

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March 22, 2015 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.

DWTS20 Pros And Troupe Attend OK! Magazine Pre-Oscar Event, Who Is With Sharna Burgess?

Last night, the ladies of dancing With The Stars attended an OK! Magazine Pre-Oscar Event at The Argyle in Hollywood, California. Aren’t they gorgeous?!!! More photos at Getty Images. And question: who is this with Sharna Burgess? That is not Paul Kirkland like the link says. Could this be her new partner for Dancing With The Stars?

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February 20, 2015 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 Live Tour Video Coverage From Denver, Colorado

Courtesy of Desiree Paulsen, below is some great video coverage of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour Denver show. Thanks to Andrea for the great find and Desiree for recording!! Lot’s of great stuff here…

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February 16, 2015 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 Live Tour Wraps Up In Los Angeles, California – HQ Photos

So, last night, the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour wrapped itself up in Los Angeles, California. Below are a few high quality photos. You can view more at Getty Images. Let’s give this amazing cast a hand! What a fabulous job they did entertaining the masses during the off 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 Mark Ballas And Witney Carson Chat On The Live Tour

Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas And Witney Carson talked with Good 4 Utah about the tour!!!

February 6, 2015 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.

Witney Carson Interviewed About The Dancing With The Stars Live Tour, DWTS, And More

I’m back and many many thanks to Angels, Miss Heidi and Lori, for having my back these last few days! My goodness. That flu bug is just awful and something I hope none of you experience. If you do, be sure to drink lots of fluids and get lots of rest.

So, onto some more news….
Utah fans are looking forward to Witney Carson returning home next week for the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. The Salt Lake Tribune has a great piece on it along with an interview. Below Witney talks on what it’s like to do Dancing With The Stars versus touring in the show.

“Really, just to be on the show was a huge thing for me,” Carson said. “I never thought in a million years that I would win it.”

Dancing with stars presents a challenge unlike any other for a professional dancer.

“It’s completely different because you have to not only worry about yourself, but you have to worry about a celebrity who has no idea of dance,” Carson said. “So you have to be able to teach them and teach them in the right way. And you have to be kind of like a mentor for them because they are so uncomfortable. They’re putting themselves out there and you have to kind of be their support system and get them through this long journey. There’s a lot of work that comes into it.”

The tour, which stops at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Thursday, is also “completely different” from the TV show.

“It’s just all of us dancing together and not having, really, a lot of stress,” Carson said. “We don’t have to worry about a celebrity partner. It’s more just having a great time and just doing what we love and sharing it with everyone.”

And live like rock stars, right down to having their own “little bunks in our bus that we travel around on.”

A little less glamorous than you might think.

“Trust me, a lot of this career is not a lot of glamour,” Carson said. “People look at it like it’s so glamorous, but it’s a lot of hard work.”

More at Salt Lake Tribune. Picture below courtesy of Witney’s Instgram.

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January 31, 2015 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 Performs “Get My Name” At Seacrest Studios At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

This is just too awesome!!

January 27, 2015 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.