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DWTS Carrie Ann Inaba Interviewed About Her Judging Style, The Other Judges, And More

Parade.com has posted a new interview with Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. At the link, you can read about her dancing days with Madonna (awww, The Girlie Show…one of my faves) and Jennifer Lopez, but, below you can read about her favorite contestants on Dancing With The Stars, the dynamic with her fellow judges, her judging style, and more. And while we’re on the subject: from one to five, how would you rate Carrie Ann’s judging style? I’ll meet you in comments with my take.

PARADE Who have been some of your favorite DWTS contestants over the years?
I like the comedians, because they’re fun to watch. Last year we had a great run with Bill Engvall. I love the underdogs.

What’s the dynamic like with your cojudges, Len Goodman and Bruno ­Tonioli?
We’re the three amigos! Len is old-school and regimented. Bruno and I look for artistic expression, but I love when people take risks. The only rule I don’t let the dancers bend is “no lifts.”

You are such a stickler for that! What’s the reason?
It was developed to make sure the older couples would have the same shot as the younger ones, because they’re just not as athletic. It keeps everybody on a level playing field. That’s why I stick to it.

What’s your least favorite dance style?
The Lindy Hop, because I don’t like to be thrown around. Salsa is probably one of my favorites, but it’s hard because I have a bad neck injury. I have spinal stenosis, and if I do the wrong move, I could be paralyzed. About seven years ago, I started having so much pain in my neck and back that I was losing my range of movement. So now I mostly do yoga and Pilates.

March 22, 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.

DWTS 18 Carrie Ann Inaba Blog, More Interviews, Derek And Julianne Hough Tour Promo

Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog for Dancing With The Stars Week One at Parade.com. She write of all the changes and the dances. Below is a take for how she felt about Amy and Derek, Candace and Mark, and Sharna and Charlie. Check out the mention on Julianne Hough too.

Okay, now let’s get into the performances. There’s one I have to start off right away with and that is the performance by Amy Purdy and Derek Hough. I do not understand how she is able to move the way she did. I apologize for my shock last night, but I was actually shaking for about five minutes after her performance as well. To witness her dancing without knowing her unique situation was pleasure enough–she is a bright light and she is really effervescent when she performs. There is a special joy that comes out of her pores as she performs. But, then to know of her special abilities and to watch her dance, it’s really spectacular and mind-boggling. She did something I did not know was possible and she has opened my mind even more and I appreciate that. I think she opened all our minds and expanded the possibilities we all see for ourselves. I’m looking forward to next week’s performance for sure.

I thought the biggest surprise after Amy was Candace Cameron-Bure. She danced as if she had trained with my generation of dancers. Back in my day of dancing the women were quite strong and powerful in their legs and sensual in movement. She had that earthy quality to her movement, which is not easily learned. I was impressed. Mark Ballas provided some great choreography as well. I thought the movements were truly beautiful and flowed with power and grace and emotion.

Next, we must discuss Charlie White and Sharna Burgess. WOW! Okay, he’s a beautiful performer, so soft and tender while being strong. I am enjoying the almost reversal of roles with this partnership. She is the fire and he is the water, the Yin and Yang. After he danced, Julianne Hough who was sitting to my right and I looked at each other and both our mouths were agape in awe; it was funny.

More at Parade.com.

And speaking of Julianne….in case you haven’t heard yet, she and Derek announced that they will be touring this summer. You can read all about it at Pure Derek Hough including how you can obtain tickets which went on sale today. Also, check out this new promo for it…. Dies

MOVE LIVE on TOUR starring Julianne & Derek Hough! from MOVE Live On Tour on Vimeo.

Lastly, below are some more interviews with Extra from press line last night….

March 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.

DWTS Carrie Ann Inaba Attends Sally Morrison & LoveGold Celebration Honoring Lupita Nyong’o

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Isn’t it fun to see the cast of Dancing With The Stars do some Red Carpet events again? This past week, Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba attended a Sally Morrison & LoveGold Celebration to honor Academy Award Nominee Lupita Nyong’o at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California. I’m loving this dress and she is wearing the perfect shoes too. :D You can view more fun photos of Carrie Ann at Zimbio Pictures. Photographer: Gabriel Olsen

February 28, 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.

DWTS Carrie Ann Inaba Speaks Out About Brooke Burke Charvet And Erin Andrews

Carrie Ann Inaba has spoken with E Online about Dancing With The Stars letting go of Brooke Burke and hiring Erin Andrews to take her place. Like us, Carrie Ann was shocked and saddened….

“I was floored,” Inaba told me at last night’s World Gold Council and LoveGold pre-Oscar party in honor of Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o. “I immediately texted her to see if she was OK.”

ABC announced on Monday that Burke-Charvet is being replaced by sports reporter Erin Andrews.

“We all know this kind of stuff happens in our business and we all have to be prepared and nothing’s forever and you have to be willing to change, but it was shocking,” Inaba continued. “I’m not going to lie—I was shocked and saddened.”

And here are Carrie Ann’s thoughts about Erin…

Describing Andrews as “really tough,” Inaba said, “I think it’s going to change the vibe of the show a little bit.

“I think that when she’s asking questions she’s going to push some buttons a little bit,” she said. “I’m curious to see how that’ll work.”

I’m curious about that too? I have to admit with all of the changes now, I’m getting such a dark feeling right now? Help Everyone. :(

To read the full article, see E Online.

February 27, 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 TV Heads Up For The First Week Of February 2014!!

Just a couple of TV heads up for next week! First, and if interested, don’t forget you can catch Maks Chmerkovskiy and Carrie Ann Inaba on “The Kitten Bowl” which takes place on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, Feb. 1st at 12:00pm ET. The promos are so adorable. You can catch them all at Hallmark. This will be a fun watch before the Super Bowl especially if you love kittens!!

Also, don’t miss catching Cheryl Burke on the Ellen Show on Wednesday, Feb. 5th! According to Oregon Live she will be a guest DJ!

Lastly, and according to the instagram below, Karina Smirnoff will be on The View next Friday, Feb. 7th. Let’s hope she (and Cheryl on The Ellen Show) talk a little about the new season of Dancing With The Stars?

January 31, 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.

Chelsie Hightower, Julianne Hough, DWTS Alumni Attend Grammy Parties, Carrie Ann Inaba Covers The Night

What a doll! As always, Chelsie Hightower is a breath of fresh air. If you visit Just Jared Jr., you can view some fantastic shots of her attending a Grammy pre-party at Lure Nightclub on Friday night.

Julianne Hough attended a Pre-Grammys Lorde Concert and then went clubbing at the Oak Nightclub in West Hollywood, CA Thursday night. Doesn’t she look classy?. Beautiful as ever….especially those heels. :D

Thanks to Vin, you can also view Dancing With The Stars alumni Roshon Fegan, Zendaya, and Gavin McGraw here and here at some Grammy after parties.

Also, Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba did a great job covering Grammy night. You can read her coverage in full at Parade.com. What a show last night and a great improvement from recent past years. With a few exceptions, I can honestly say I loved all the performances….with P!nk, Daft Punk, and Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Madonna being my favorites. What did you think?

January 27, 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.

DWTS Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Attends ‘Totem’ from Cirque Du Soleil Premiere (Photos)

Last night, Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba attended the opening night of ‘Totem’ from Cirque Du Soleil in Santa Monica, California. She even did the splits on the Red Carpet as you can see below. I’m liking her new hair style too. What do you think? To see more fun pictures of Carrie Ann, see Getty Images.

January 22, 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.

DWTS Karina Smirnoff And Derek Hough Attend Golden Globes Party, Carrie Ann Inaba To Tweet LIVE

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Wow, don’t these two look gorgeous?!! Last night, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff and Derek Hough attended an Audi Celebrates Golden Globes Weekend Party at Cecconi’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. You can view loads of new photos of them at Pure Derek Hough, Zimbio Pictures, and Getty Images. The Daily Mail also has pictures and a fun write-up.

Side note: The 2014 Golden Globes air on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 8 pm ET on NBC. If interested, you’ll be able to follow Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba as she tweets live from @ParadeMagazine during the ceremony. According to Parade Magazine, she’ll be watching from her couch, weighing in on the celebrity fashions, snubs, and surprises.

January 10, 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.

Christmas With The Pros And Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Part 1 (Pictures, Videos)

The pros and cast of Dancing With The Stars have been posting such fun instagrams and twitter pics as they celebrate Christmas. Below are just a few for now. We may post more if they do and time permitting. Also, stay tuned as there may be some new dance wars coming up on Christmas day as Maria Menounos tweeted this comment at twitter last night: “Ok @MsAmberPRiley @derekhough @juliannehough @MarkBallas …I have some pretty elaborate stuff ready..better practice! #christmasdancewars”!! Ok, more below with our cast and pros….

Peta Murgatroyd, Henry Byalikov , and FratelliCafe at Disneyland….

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These faces say it all…

Sharna Burgess and Paul Kirkland celebrating in the south….

What a talented baker too. Sharna made these snowman cookies…

Here is Gleb Savchenko and his beautiful and sweet wife Elena Samodanova at some parties…

Gleb is funny at the end of this video…

Below is Carrie Ann Inaba’s Christmas fireplace. Isn’t it gorgeous? The stockings are for her rescued fur babies…

She makes a statement with Buddy here… Read more..

December 23, 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.

Reminder And New Promo For Hallmark’s First Ever “Kitten Bowl” With Maks Chmerkovskiy And Carrie Ann Inaba

Hey, just a reminder to be sure to mark February 2nd on your calendars. As you might remember from a previous posting, Maks Chmerkovskiy and Carrie Ann Inaba will take part in Hallmark’s first ever “Kitten Bowl”. Below is the cutest teaser. Check it out…especially if you love cats!!

December 18, 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.