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PureDWTS Season 23 – All 24 Olympic Athletes Ever To Do DWTS, Ranked From Worst to Best

So with the Olympics in Rio drawing to a close this coming Sunday (and the pros starting to meet their partners later this week), there’s obviously been speculation that we’re going to see some Olympians on the show this season – seems like Ryan Lochte & Simone Biles are the two most talked-about when it comes to casting rumors.  Which got the Pure Angels thinking about all the previous Olympians we’ve seen on the show, and how well (or not well…) they did.  So why not take a look back at every Olympian (from both the summer AND winter games) that’s ever done DWTS, and see how they stack up?

The main rankings are mine, but Heidi, Vogue, & I all had slightly different rankings when it came to the top 10 – so you can see their individual top 10’s at the bottom.  I’ve included videos of a few of the dances we mention, to jog memories – lord knows ours needed jogging from time to time 😯

Interesting patterns? Gymnasts and skaters seemed to fare the best, and tennis players and boxers tended not to leave much of an impression on any the three of us.  I think we all universally agreed on at least the bottom 2 on the list – they were THAT bad 🙁 Read more..

August 16, 2016 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

Dancing with the Stars Season 23 – PRO WATCH!!

Welp. I must say, my snark is extremely rusty because it’s been on vacation. 🙂 I’ll see if I can whip something out before the end of this post.

So, you may have seen in an earlier post that Val blessed us with several nuggets that only a C-bro can knock out, strongly implying (well, out right proclaiming) that he’s already connected with his partner. Hey, if you don’t have choreo, you work with what you have. 😉 Plus he’s not going to go “Hollywood” (like his brother and everyone else on this show – as if it were a bad thing – it’s called a CAREER after dancing).

I am working on the assumption (despite what he says) that Derek is out for good. I think the only way we see him again is if he gets an unexpected hole in his schedule and he’s afraid of boredom and they offer him a shit ton of money. And this *could* happen, although I wouldn’t count on it, since he was talking about “fun projects” in his off time. That said, “Singin’ in the Rain” has been delayed from late 2016 – early 2017 to solidly 2017. No date yet…because they don’t have a theater, because Broadway is doing well per Derek. This means, if we don’t see him in the Spring 2017 season, he won’t be on the show until 2018 at the earliest. Keep in mind, also, that I’m talking about him competing. He could certainly do some pro dances. Kinda surprised he hasn’t popped up on SYTYCD yet, honestly. Non-compete clause?? …Read more

August 8, 2016 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. :-)

See Kym Johnson And Robert Robert Herjavec On The Cover Of People Magazine, More Wedding Details

Just a reminder: Don’t forget to pick up a copy of People Magazine this week. There will be a special feature inside of Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec’s wedding. If you head to this link, you can see Kym and Robert on part of the cover and some thoughts from Kym for why she waited to get married. Also below is a video report from People and a photo of Edyta Sliwinska and hubby Alec Mazo who attended the wedding. You can also see Cheryl Burke and the other Bridesmaids. If you didn’t see our previous reports on Kym and Robert’s wedding and more people who attended, see them here and here.

ETA: Check out this link from People as they show the wedding cake and more.

Bride Squad! #throwback #wcw💖

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August 4, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Congratulations To Kym Johnson And Robert Herjavec, Wedding Details And Photos In Next Issue Of People Magazine

It’s official! People just announced Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson And Robert Herjavec were officially married this afternoon. Yayyyy….

It’s a match made in Dancing heaven!

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec married his former Dancing with the Stars partner, Kym Johnson, in front of family and friends in Los Angeles on Sunday, PEOPLE exclusively confirms.

The bride, wearing a Monique Lhuillier strapless gown, walked down the aisle with her mother and father as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” played.

More at People. For exclusive photos and all the details on this beautiful pair’s wedding, pick up the upcoming issue of PEOPLE on news stands Friday.

Pics and video below of the rehearsal dinner and those at the ceremony today…..

Rehearsal dinner! #bridesmaids #whiteparty #teambride 💍

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Fancy parents' night out for an exciting event! #summerweddings @nevinmillan

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July 31, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Kym Johnson Robert Herjavec Wedding Countdown – Bridesmaids, Bridal Shower, Vegas Celebration, Wedding Dance Info, And More

The countdown has begun for Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec’s wedding. Below are some details from People (be sure to read the link for more). You can also view videos and some pics of the Bridesmaids. Note how Cheryl Burke and Carson Kressley are part of the group. Edyta Sliwinska, Anna Trebunskaya, and Florence Henderson were also at the Bridal Shower. Their smiles say it all! Entertainment Tonight also did a segment last night according to Abby. They posted this link at their site. Right now, it shows an error. Maybe they will fix it later. Here’s to Kym and Robert and this magnificent wedding!

As the couple gears up to exchange vows, Johnson and Herjavec plan to relive their Dancing with the Stars days with a choreographed dance routine to LunchMoney Lewis’ “Bills,” which backed up their first-ever routine as partners on DWTS.

“We’re kind of reprising that dance, but with our bridal party instead of professional dancers,” Johnson says of the performance – though Herjavec chimed in: “Everybody in your side of the bridal party is a professional dancer.”

Fellow DWTS alum Cheryl Burke will join the routine alongside Johnson, 39, and Herjavec, 53.

Herjavec says he, Johnson and the rest of the bridal party have been practicing for a “long time” and the couple will even whip out a more intimate number on their big day.

“We’re doing a romantic dance first to ‘At Last’ by Etta James,” Herjavec reveals.

“Then the bridal party are going to come on to the dance floor and we’re going to be doing a fun dance that’s going to surprise everyone I hope,” Johnson adds. “So, it’s getting everyone on board though. I think the bridal party are a little freaked out that we’re making them dance.”

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July 30, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Cheryl Burke Talks On Her New Dance Show, Wants To Take It To Vegas And Broadway Next

Former Dancing With The Stars pro, Cheryl Burke, has a new dance show premiering in Japan called “Love On The Floor. You can read all about it at US Weekly. It stars Charlie White, Meryl Davis, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Daisuke Takahashi. Cheryl also talks on Dancing With The Stars and why she left which you can read about in the take below as well as how she’d like to bring “Love On The Floor” to Las Vegas and Broadway next. I so hope she can.

“Another reason why I felt like my time was up was because I wanted to achieve my goal as a performer. … I’m 32 years old. I felt like, ‘How about me? What can I do to make myself as a performer think outside the box and grow and motivate and inspire myself before my hips stop working?’” she continues.

“Now I’m dancing with kids — and now I know how the celebrities feel!” Burke says. “Not only am I directing, I’m creating, I’m editing the music, I’m coordinating everyone’s schedule — I feel like I’m running a start-up company!”

The dancer says performing with younger artists has also inspired her again after the lack of time to do anything new led her to think she wasn’t a great dancer. But she isn’t blaming her time on DWTS for creating the self-doubt.

“I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t done DWTS, and I love DWTS,” She says. “But everything is meant to be. DWTS has given me a platform to be able to do something like this.”

And after her Tokyo residency? Burke says she’d “love to take the show and do a residency in Vegas! I could see it on Broadway as well.”

I just want to start out by thanking @slaughteration and @paulmorente for making me believe in my dancing again. I couldn't have done this show without the two of you. I love you both so much! #heathers And to all of the amazingly talented dancers, thank you for inspiring me and for all of your hard work. I'm so proud of each and every single one of you. @d1sk_t, @charlieawhite, @meryledavis, & @kristiyamaguchi, I'm so honored that you're a part of this. Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us. To my agency, IMG, I can't believe 6 years ago this was just an idea on paper. Thank you for believing in #LoveOnTheFloor. And to the whole rest of the cast, brilliant choreographers, crew & TBS, thank you for bringing this show to life! Have a great show and have fun!! ❤️💃🏻

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June 30, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Judge Bruno Tonioli Talks On Prince, Cheryl Burke, And Dancing With The Stars Season 22

Bruno ­Tonioli was interviewed by Access Hollywood today. He talks all about Dancing With The Stars Season 22, Cheryl Burke, and the greatness of Prince as well. I heart Bruno!

April 22, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Cheryl Burke Talks On Her Worst Partner On Dancing With The Stars

Cheryl Burke talks on her worst partner on Dancing With The Stars. She even begged producers to eliminate her early. Want to take a guess who it is before you listen below? E Online also has an article about it. This interview in full will be released on iTunes in a Podcast on Tuesday for those interested.

ETA: Cheryl has issued an apology via her twitter account. Sobering words. It takes a great deal of maturity to admit a mistake and apologize in such a public manner. That puts her quite a bit ahead of others connected to this show. I’m sorry I didn’t even clue in on part that she’s apologizing for. Food for thought on that particular phrase. ~Heidi

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April 17, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

More Coverage Of DWTS Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough At The 2016 iHeart Music Radio Awards

Below is video of the Red Carpet Arrivals at the 2016 iHeart Music Radio Awards which includes Derek and Julianne. You can see Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Bethany Mota, and James Maslow as well. Lots more coverage with Derek and Julianne including their presentations at Pure Derek Hough.

April 4, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough Attend The 2016 iHeart Music Radio Awards

Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, and Derek Hough attended the 2016 iHeart Radio Music Awards. Below are some fun photos courtesy of Getty Images. Witney Carson is suppose to make an appearance as well. If and when she does, we’ll be sure to update. For even more with Derek, see Pure Derek Hough. Beautiful!

ETA: It appears Sharna attended the awards show instead of Witney. Beautiful photo below…

April 3, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.