Well, I would think Cheryl Burke would be a whole lot better and nicer to kids than Abby Miller. Let us know what you think about this news in comments. From ET….
So, as may of our long time readers know, Courtney and I have been quite critical of the choreography done by Mandy Moore on DWTS. With the exception of a few numbers last year it seemed like it consisted of some combination of bumping and grinding – male and female. We even heard a rumor of a comment Derek made regarding a male pro dance last season…one that he was subsequently not a part of. While Derek is in his own league and may not be required to take part in pro dances any more (can you think of one where he was there the whole way through??), I think our source was solid at the time.
We’ve also been uber critical of some of the male pros choreography, namely…well all of them except Derek and Mark, really. Now, the childish reader likes to claim that’s just because we like Derek and Mark more. Well, yes, I do…but that’s not necessarily true of either Vogue or Courtney, and it doesn’t automatically mean that the choreography by those men is better than I claim. And if one of the men does something I like – I say so. But I think that much of it has been objectively less than stellar. The women fare much better…and I’m not sure why, except perhaps they get some outside help. Like WAY outside. Away from DWTS.
So you probably wonder what I’m getting at here. Well, I was watching the video that Vogue posted the other day – choreography for the TV Academy by Mandy Moore. It was FANTASTIC. She’s getting raves for La La Land (although I’ve seen a very few “derivative” comments – haven’t seen it yet myself) and she’s done some great stuff on SYTYCD. She’s more regularly great (with a few less great, but every pro has those) on SYTYCD than she has ever been on DWTS. Read more..
It’s that time of year once again folks. There are other sites out there mimicking us, but none of them that I would bank on just yet.
Which means that we know Derek is out. Also, according to a Good Morning America announcement today, Maks and Peta are dancing. If you have something to contribute, PLEASE PROVIDE a SOURCE – by that I mean a link. We appreciate the help, but it needs to be sourced, otherwise it’s just a distraction. Thx.
ETA1: And Tony confirms he’s out for this season. Not gonna lie, I’m disappointed – he was always so kind to his partners, moreso than some other pros that will likely get a spot…-Court-
ETA2: Witney and Sharna are confirmed per People Magazine as is Val…but I do wonder if they are making the same silly assumption that others do re: the poster. ~Heidi
ETA3: According to People, Jenna is OUT! ~ Vogue
ETA4: Vogue again. Gleb is IN again according to this interview. YAYYY! Can you tell I’m excited?! 🙂 Thanks to @GleekyZ for sending.
ETA5: And in the first development this season that actually has me excited, an old favorite returns…yes kids, She of the Awesome Boobage is back…Kym 😀 -Court-
ETA6: Not sure on this, but, according to @DWTSGossip, Allison is out. I think I am going to cry if true. I love her. – Vogue
ETA7: Confirmed – Keo is back. Kinda thought he might be, since I think he was only set aside last season in order to bring Gleb back on board. -Court-
ETA8: Source confirms that Sasha, Lindsay, & Emma are all IN. Doing some extreme vetting over here, folks…-Court-
ETA9: According to ET, Mark and Karina are out too. Dang. And to anyone thinking this site hates Mark, you couldn’t be more WRONG. ~ Vogue
ETA10: Not sure if anyone is really still watching this post, but it looks like Jenna is also out as a troupe member this season. To address some of the chatter on Twitter – no, we don’t know what Sasha’s talking about; no, we don’t know if Mark is back in as a surprise; no, we still don’t have a confirmation on Artem’s status. We’ll share if we get any updates…-Court-
Val – IN
Gleb – IN
Mark – OUT
Derek – OUT
Sasha – IN
Maks – IN
Keo – IN
Sharna – IN
Kym – IN
Emma – IN
Witney – IN
Allison – OUT??
Lindsay – IN
Jenna – OUT
Cheryl – OUT
Peta – IN
Status of Former Pros
Tristan MacManus – No, appears to have sworn off TV dancing
Anna Trebunskaya – ??
Lacey Schwimmer – Unlikely
Louis Van Amstel – ?
Chelsie Hightower – ?
Corky Ballas – ?
Karina Smirnoff – OUT
Edyta Sliwinska – OUT (pregnant)
Tony Dovolani – OUT
Brittany Cherry – ??
Britt Stewart – ??
Alan Bersten – ??
Hayley Ebert – ??
Shannon Holtzapffel – ??
Dennis Jauch – ??
Kiril Kulish – ??
Jenna Johnson – OUT
Last night, Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke was on “Jane The Virgin”. Apparently, Cheryl played herself in a ‘2049’ Dancing With The Stars promo with one of the characters. You can watch her in this episode at CWTV.com. To read a review on the show, see AV Club. Thanks to Charlotte for letting us know.
DWTS Cheryl Burke And Witney Carson Attend iHeart80s Party , Past Rumored Celeb Ricky Shroder Pictured With Witney
Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke and Witney Carson attended the iHeart80s Party and looking so cute. Also, note how Ricky Shroder was pictured with Witney. As regulars to the site know, he’s been asked to dance in the past. My juices are flowing. What I’d give for him to say “yes” if they asked him to dance again this season. I love the idea of him dancing with Witney too. Click on the photos to see more photos if interested.
Cheryl Burke attended the 2017 People’s Choice Awards last night and looking beautiful as ever. You can view some photos and a video below. Also, below is a quote from the IB Times via CBS Facebook. Apparently, Cheryl talked a little about the next season of Dancing With The Stars. I’m so game for her partner ideas if she returns….
Before heading into Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the 43rd annual award show to support the long-running series, Burke revealed on CBS’ Facebook live stream that she considers herself “blessed” to have been apart of the series for 19 seasons and considered the Season 24 renewal “great news.
While Burke, 32, admitted her favorite routine during her 10 years with the show was her Season 2 freestyle “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” with then-partner Drew Lachey (sorry, Ryan Lochte!) she already has two dream partners in mind for the future.
Burke revealed she would love to team up with acting A-lister Brad Pitt or country superstar and PCA nominee Blake Shelton. “[I] would love to partner up with Blake Shelton,” she dished. “I always say people that would never do it.”
Did you have a great Christmas, Everyone? We hope you had fun!! It looks like the cast of Dancing With The Stars had fun. Below are some social media photos ad videos with them all celebrating. Note how we even had a very special new baby announcement from Edyta Sliwinska. Awwwww….
Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke And Sis Attend Premiere Of Lionsgate’s ‘La La Land’ – Pics, Video
Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke and her sister attended the Premiere Of Lionsgate’s ‘La La Land’. Don’t they look beautiful? Click the photos to see more.
In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight Cheryl Burke chats of why she connects with Jana Kramer. She also talks on Ryan Lochte, whether she’s coming back to Dancing With The Stars and lots more.
Week 9 of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 All Access is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below. You can also watch it at the Official Site here.