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Carrie Ann Inaba Writes On Her Stand Out Performances On Dancing With The Stars Week 3

Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog at Parade. Her two stand out performances this week were Derek and Bethany along with Val and Janel. Carrie Ann also loved Tommy Chung. She also explains why she was harsh this week on Lea (I actually agreed with Carrie Ann on Lea. I think her posture needs improvement as I wrote in comments in Courtney’s Power Ranking post. I noticed this issue in previous weeks as well).

So, the third performance I’d like to talk about was Mr. Tommy Chong. I think I need to explain my Yoda compliment. And it was indeed a compliment. First of all, Yoda is a master, a soft-spoken, yet highly enlightened being who gives the advice that will save the world. He’s distinguished and masterfully skilled yet demure and understated, just like Tommy Chong was in his incredible Argentine Tango performance. There was an special sort of wisdom in the movements and a masterful skill that came across like poetry. He had a few tiny wobbles (but it’s difficult to dance in smoke on that stage). But it felt poetic on all level with a quality that words cannot do justice. It felt like we were having a chance to sit with a master … a wise dancing sage.

I see that some folks are upset with my scores for Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev. There is no doubt that she is one of the best dancers we have this year. And I would say a true contender. She’s got sizzle and sass and all the right moves. However, she was not centered in her Cha Cha performance. It happens. Sometimes, especially for women in heels, we can lose our balance and since it’s a fast-paced dance, it’s hard to get our feet back under us. It’s happened to us all at some point. Her focus was not as razor sharp as usual and her posture could become a problem if not fixed early. That is why I pointed it out. So she can improve upon it. The performance as a whole was about an 8 except then she also had a few mistakes so I deducted for it. My goal as I said last night to Allison Holker is never to diminish or to discourage but rather to encourage improvement. Everything I said to Lea is with love and respect for very real chance to head to the finals.

More at Parade including pictures and fashion credits.

September 30, 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.

PureDWTS Poems For Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 2

Without further ado, below is Lois with some fun new poems for Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 2…

A JUMPIN’, JIVIN’, JAMMIN’ MONDAY NIGHT

The ballroom was jumpin’, jivin’, jammin’ Monday night
My Jam Monday was a sensational, inspirational delight

The opening was a cast explosion, classy, snazzy sight
With the feel of film noir, colored in black and in white

The pairs were jammin’ to a song of the stars own choice
It was time to be creative, a time to excel, time to rejoice
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THE JAMS, DANCES, MUSIC, DESCRIPTIVES:

TAVIS AND SHARNA – CHA CHA CHA
BOOGIE WONDERLAND. – EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE

A bell-bottomed bonanza, a fun 60s style
A jolly jam, disco dance, dance party theme

BETHANY AND DEREK – FOXTROT
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS – MEGHAN TRAINOR

Fit as a fiddle, Fosse Foxtrot, perfect balance Read more..

September 24, 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 Fireball A to Z, More Interviews, Carrie Ann Inaba Writes New Blog

Wasn’t this a hot little deal last night on Dancing With The Stars?!! Sign in comments if you want MORE!!

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba has also posted a new blog at Parade. First, she apologizes for not including Derek and Bethany last week in her blog. She says, “Bethany is someone to watch. Not only because she has Derek Hough as her partner who we all know is an incredibly talented choreographer who pushes creates incredible performances for his partner, but also because she has an inner strength and determination mixed with what is becoming a fluid and rich movement style. I say determination because she is a pioneer in her world of YouTube and she is someone who had a dream and found a way.” She also posts on the three staandout performances of week 2. Carrie Ann also lost her older cat, Taz, this past week (I loved the cat!). More at Parade including pictures and fashion credits..

Lastly, George Pennacchio has been loading up more interviews at ABC7. He asked them about next weeks dances and more. Here are a few of them….

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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 Pros And Celebs Reaction To New Abs And Underwear Shoot

Below you can watch the couples reaction to a new Abs and underwear shoot with Val Chmerkovskiy and Bruno Tonioli. Their reaction is priceless. Check it out!

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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 2 – Media And Interviews After Results Night

Let’s go straight to some interviews after the results show on Dancing With The Stars. Tavis Smiley talks of how this wasn’t the first time in his life he has “lost” at something. However, he feels bad for his partner Sharna Burgess and dragging her around the country for two weeks. He talks of all the things he’s glad for in doing Dancing With The Stars too. So sweet! Below is more. You can also get some reactions on the night from the other couples and some new hints on their new dances. Additional Note: Tommy and Peta are dancing to “Scent Of A Woman” for their Argentine Tango. Awesome. I love that movie!

ETA: Is there really something going on between Val and Janel? E Online speculates on it in this recap. Also, don’t miss some behind the scenes pics in Mark Ballas’ new photo blog at Hollywood Life.

ETA2: Sharna and Tavis’ new interview with Good Morning America has been added below.

ETA3: Also, for some Derek Hough ‘Nashville” spoilers and more goodies, be sure to see Pure Derek Hough. #HOTNEWSTILLS

ETA4: ABC7 interviewed some of the couples last night as well. You can watch it below 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.

Candace Cameron Bure Reviews Dancing With The Stars 19 Week 2 On GMA

Candace Cameron Bure reviewed Dancing With The Stars last night. She also predicts who she thinks will go home. She thinks it might be Michael Waltrip.


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September 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.

DWTS19 Week 2 Media And Interview Roundup, Some Dances Revealed For “Movie Night” Next Week

Wowza, what a night last night on Dancing With The Stars!!!! I was blown away by either the creativity and skill of the dancing or the heart and soul put into it. So, let’s get to some media and interviews. First of all, don’t miss seeing some fabulous photos of the cast and show at ABC7. Afterwards, below is a recap and new interviews with ABC7, Access Hollywood, and Afterbuzz TV. Note: It’s “Movie Night” next week and from these interviews, we learn that Witney and Alfonso have a Fox Trot (or do they have a V. Waltz?). Mark and Sadie have a Viennese Waltz. Peta and Tommy have an Argentine Tango. For more dance spoilers see Heidi’s Discussion post and Pure Derek Hough.

ETA: Cheryl and Antonio have a Fox Trot next week.

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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 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. Read more..

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.