So, we’ve written up a Dancing With The Stars Cast Suggestion post where everyone listed all the celebrities they’d like to see dance in Season 14. Now how about the professional dancers?
Keep in mind, you don’t have to necessarily pick your favorite dancers (although you can if you want), but, instead you might want to think of listing the dancers who you think are good for the show despite whether you favor them or not…or maybe do both (like I plan to do). In other words, pretend like you are the professional dance caster for the show. Pick 12 dancers (6 ladies and 6 guys). You can even name a couple of more just as an honorable mention in case a celebrity doesn’t fit a certain pro and/or they decide to have a bigger cast next Season. Like the Cast Suggestion post, we plan to send this post to ABC in a couple of weeks or when the comments die out, sound good?
Ok, here are my picks to start us out with;
Peta Murgatroyd (though if they bring her back, please give her a good partner!)
Oksana Dmytrenko (I think it’s important to have some new blood every season and I love her hair! 🙂 )
Honorable Mentions: Dasha Chesnokova (I just love her! She’s so passionate!) and Edyta Sliwinska (what I’d give if TPTB were able to bring her back somehow!)
Derek Hough (This guy continues to blow me away with his creativity and talent!!)
Damian Whitewood (This is a must and the fans dream pro. Please bring him back!)
Val Chmerkovskiy (Like Peta, please give him a good partner)
Teddy Volynets (Like Oksana, I think it’s important to have some new blood. I loved how he handled Hope this past Season when he filled in for Maks!)
Sasha Farber (Sasha is just waiting at the bit to blow us all away. Let this guy loose!)
Honorable Mentions: Jonathan Roberts (So big hearted just like Anna! I’d love to see him return!) and Maks Chmerkovskiy (I am so on the fence about Maks right now? I like him, but, I’m NOT a fan to some of his behaviors this past Season. He may need to sit out a Season to have a break and re-evaluate which we all need to do sometimes.)
Ok, your turn!! Let your professional dancer choices be heard!!! 😉 xx
Heads up Val Chmerkovskiy fans living in or wanting to visit the Princeton, New Jersey area. Val is going to be teaching a 45 minute Master Dance class on December 14th at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. The class is open to the public and is reasonably priced. What a fun way to meet Val (if I only lived a little closer. ). Here is a take from Princeton Patch. For more information on how to acquire tickets, be sure to visit the link.
“It’s a celebrity coming to town,” Smile said. “It’s exciting, people look forward to it, there’s glamour and movement and you learn new things.”
So why is Val coming to Princeton?
The owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton, Ilya Ifraimov, is a friend with Chmerkovskiy family. He and Maks became friends when they competed against each other in international dance competition. When Ilya got married, Maks was the best man at his wedding.
Now Val will make an appearance at Ilya’s studio in Princeton.
“He’s a fabulous dancer, a fabulous person, a very humbler person,” Ilya said of Val, who has won numerous dance championships and is currently the U.S. Amateur Latin Champion with partner Daria Chesnokova.
“A very humbler person”….just why I like him and why he’s become one of my fave pros now along with Tristan and Derek!!
Saturday night, Carrie Ann and her fiance, Jesse Sloan, attended KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles. OK! Magazine was able to catch up with the two and asked them about their upcoming wedding. They are planning to get married in her hometown in Hawaii. Check out what she says on her wedding dress and the decorations.
“As soon as I found out that I was going to get married when he proposed to me, I went online and I bought this amazing dress off of like Shop Bop or Blue Fly,” the former In Living Color star said, “I just bought it and I have it so its my first option and its sort of a negligee dress.”
The Hawaii native also explained that she would want the wedding to be back in her hometown.
“Probably Hawaii,” Carrie told reporters of where the ceremony will be and added, “I always thought that wedding would be in a lagoon and we’d say our vows.”
As for the décor? “I love those earthy flowers with the twigs coming out and they look like sculptures. I also sort of like that purple and green!”
Sounds beautiful! You can read more at the link! There’s a cute picture of them there too!! For more pictures of Carrie Anne at the Jingle ball, visit Wire Image.
What a beautiful shoot this is….and sexy as always too!! Kym Johnson did a new shoot for the December issue of Maxim Magazine! There are 5 new pictures in all. You can also read a new interview with her where she talks about dating, Dancing With The Stars, and more. Here is a little preview….
What’s your perfect date?
It depends on the company. I do love piano bars.
What if we’re the ones playing?
I’d love it! I’ve got a crush on Harry Connick Jr. I performed with him, and I couldn’t even say hello. There’s something sexy about a guy who can sing.
Your DWTS partner, David Arquette, wears crazy outfits. Do you like that?
I love dressing up. I have a dress-up closet at home when I have dinner parties. It has tutus and feather boas and hats and stuff.
Go to Maxim.com to see more and be sure to pick up a copy which is on news stands everywhere!!
Adding: If you’d like to see some new stunning pictures of Kym and Tristan together at the “Wicked” premiere from December 1st, see Wire Image.