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Pure DWTS -Holiday Media To Begin Your Week

Holiday Greetings Everyone!! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?? I’m almost finished. Just a few more things and I should be sitting good. Now all we need here is some snow! lol

Speaking of Christmas shopping, I ran into a fun eBay store which had DWTS Magnets, Calendars, Mousepads, and more. There might be some cool gifts or stocking stuffers that your DWTS friends and family might love. Heidi could use a “Derek Mousepad” I am sure. :) Here’s the store: Port Charles Place.

In some DWTS news out there, Hollyscoop.com caught up with Carrie Ann at ‘The Trevor Project’, which deals with suicide prevention for Gay young people. Carrie Ann talks about her thoughts on this project, the past season on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, her holiday plans and more.

Jennifer Grey is recovering at home from her Surgery. Here is a take from People.com.

Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr. removed “a huge fragment” from Grey’s back during the operation. The procedure was a success, and Grey, 50, is recuperating but feeling great.

“I’m still recovering at home. I have to rest a bit more, but I feel great – completely pain free,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Bray, who performed the operation at the D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif., says Grey “can go back to her family, pilates, dancing – just about anything she wants to do.”

Maks lit up Twitter yesterday with a picture for where he’s at in the Ukraine currently. Gorgeous! What a beautiful place to spend Christmas and “very Dr. Zhivago” as one twitter follower said.

He also tweeted this.

Just a quick message (in light of the current news) to all the fans! I’m great! Having an amazing time and finding out a lot about myself in the process… Don’t read into things and I promise I’ll let you know what it is that I’m doing in due time. LOVE all the support I’m getting from you all and can’t wait to get back to NY and family/friends to celebrate 2011! And PLEASE don’t worry about all the haters……I sure don’t :)

Speaking of Maks, he along with Mark and Derek have made Glee So Rocks “TV’s 100 Sexiest Men of 2010″ List. Mark came in at #58. Maks came in at #24. Derek came in at #26. Sssss, it’s a pretty cool list. I wouldn’t mind seeing any of these men on Dancing With The Stars next Season. How about you? :-)

For those of you missing Jonathan and Edyta like myself, here they are dancing The Grand Pacific Ball Catalina Optivest.

It looks like Karina had fun celebrating her engaement in Las Vegas this past week with The Chippendales. Here a picture of her. More pics in a cool gallery at Wizbangpop.

Courtney will love this. Anna and Tony attended a charity event in South Florida last week which benefitted The Ronald MacDonald House Charity, The Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Foundation, and Disabled American Veterans. Here is a picture and a take from Accidental Sexiness. Be sure to see the link for more and some video footage as well…especially of Tony saying he’d love to dance with Lindsay Lohan if given the opportunity.

On Thursday, December 9th, 2010 the venue hosted an evening with Dancing with the Stars pro’s Tony Dovolani and Anna Trebunskaya who were even more amazing in person than they are on television. ( I had no idea that was even possible!)

Tony is as dreamy and sexy as you could imagine and Anna’s fiery red hair is quite representative of her electric personality. Poor thing had her suitcase go missing in Los Angeles but she still managed to look fantastic for the event.

The couple performed two dances for guests of the casino, even those who were not participating in the meet and greet. Crowds formed to catch a glimpse of the dancing duo who sadly will never be paired off on the show. Yes, they were THAT good together!

Lastly, would you like to learn to dance with some of the DWTS Pros in the off season? If so, see how you can do so at Suite 101. I’ll take a lesson with Tony and Maks please. :)

Ok, this wraps up this media edition for now. Have a great upcoming week!!! xxxx

December 13, 2010 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.

Pure DWTS – What Some Of The The Pros & One Judge Are Up To And More!

Just a few dance things to share with you today!!

First of all, Carrie Ann was interviewed by Popstop TV this week. In the interview she talks about Lindsay Lohan, Todd Palin, her Christmas plans, and more. Here is a take. Be sure to see the link for more as well as a video that I couldn’t embed here.

“I’ve been asking for Lindsay Lohan since she went to jail the first time,” Carrie Ann Inaba dished exclusively to me.

“Honestly, I definitely think it’d be a great experience for her because she’s very talent. I think it would be a great come back for her.”

Lohan on Dancing With the Stars would definitely benefit not only Lohan but also the network! Who wouldn’t tune in to see Lohan’s foxtrots? But what about Todd Palin, who’s rumored to be in the works of being on the show right after his daughter Bristol?

“Nope,” Carrie Ann said. “I wouldn’t be interested in seeing his moves.”

Carrie Ann is also a big advocate for same-sex couples on the show. “I love breaking down boundaries just in general in my whole life. I think it’s important to break down stereotypes and break down boundaries so I would love to see a same-sex couple on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ but we’d have to figure out some judging changes.”

Any chances of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi putting on their dance shoes in the near future?

“I would love that! I don’t know if we’re going to be able to get that but I think it would be great.”

Heidi’s Note: I believe that today was the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing, so we know where Bruno and Len are right now. :-)

In other news out there, Tony Dovolani has officially been picked to be a Judge for the 90th Miss America Contest to be held on Jan. 15th. From Google News.

“The View” co-host Joy Behar and actress Marilu Henner are among seven judges who will decide the next Miss America in January.

Judges for the beauty pageant in its 90th year also include country singer Mark Wills, “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry and Miss America 1990 Debbye Turner Bell.

“Dancing With the Stars” choreographer Tony Dovolani and shoe designer Taryn Rose are also on the panel.

The selections include plenty of ties to ABC, the network airing the pageant live Jan. 15 at the start of a three-year deal. The pageant hasn’t aired on network television since 2004, when ABC dropped it after record-low ratings.

Here is a new fun interview with Cheryl on her appearance in “Forever Tango“, the current broadway show that is coming to San Francisco from Dec. 21 – Jan. 9 (I am so dying to see this). She talks of why this show means so much to her (the roots of it go way back to when she was a little girl) and how she trained for it last summer in Argentina.

Speaking of shows, Mark Ballas says the show he’s doing, “Burn The Floor” is “bad ass”. Here is a take from The Houston Press.

“People should come to see Burn the Floor because it is bad ass from start to finish. High energy, in your face, awesome dancers, awesome choreography, and it’s a spectacle of our sport. People will love it. This is like Dancing With The Stars on steroids,” Ballas told Art Attack.

After learning eight routines in two days, Ballas opens tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina, then moves to Houston before taking a Christmas break and then rejoining the tour in Pittsburgh in late December and early January.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to keep dancing and be doing a show over the Christmas holiday. The choreographer [and director Jason Gilkison] is a good friend of mine and I have a lot of friends in the show so I thought it would be great to join. ”

Ballas said DWTS is very different from Burn the Floor because on the first, you’re dancing with an amateur. “You have to train them, mentor them and go out and perform with them. That’s in contrast to BTF,” a professional show with professional standards. “It was good to be able to really dance again and get into it and dance how I trained to dance,” he said.

Which isn’t to say he doesn’t enjoy DWTS. “It’s one of my favorite seasons I’ve ever done.” He said he enjoyed working with Bristol Palin “just because she was so sweet, so easy to deal with, so wonderful, so eager to learn, open-minded, kind, loving, caring and just fun to spend time with, and to see her journey from the beginning to where she ended up was just remarkable and as a coach just very satisfying.”

I wouldn’t mind seeing this show too. Also, if you’d like to see some pics of Mark’s new home, he tweeted that you can see some pictures of it in the new edition of Ok Magazine.

Anyone missing and wondering where Maks is like I have been this last week? Well, here he is arriving at the airport, filming, and being interviewed on the Ukrainian version of The Bachelor which he is currently starring in. Can anyone understand what he’s saying? Be sure to see the link for more on this project.

Kym has given Stylelist some of her backstage beauty secrets. Here is take.

“We’ve used hair extensions and pieces since the beginning on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ And now, everyone at home can achieve those looks. It literally takes five minutes to do. Believe me, your husbands and boyfriends will thank you for it because you’ll spend far less time getting ready.”

When asked how she personally likes to use the extensions, Johnson replied, “To achieve highlights or lowlights without changing my natural color, I use extensions a shade lighter or darker, depending on my mood. I just clip in the strips! It’s that easy and there’s no risk of damage like with glued-in extensions. My favorite piece is the Salsaloosa — it’s like a messy updo, you put your own ponytail in and you just wrap the Salsaloosa around twice like a scrunchy. I prefer the “buttered toast” shade. For the strips I use a shade lighter, like highlights, but you really can’t go wrong.”

And for the show?“Often we go for a 1940s-inspired look and those are complex and glamorous. I like to do a bun, too. I’ve got such fine hair and these just minimize the damage and don’t have that funny synthetic shine to them that lots of inexpensive hair pieces do. I was wearing the extenions when my friend Jai Rodriguez from “Queer Eye” came with me to “Skating With The Stars” and he couldn’t tell I had the extensions on, so I know they’re good, because he would totally have said something.”

What’s a typical day like during the season?“We start at 8 a.m. and half the day is spent in hair and makeup, but it’s fun and social. I go to the makeup area and use gel [under eye] patches from Shiseido and keep them on while my hair gets done — they tighten the skin under my eyes and feel great and cooling and wake me up. Also, you cannot underestimate great lashes. My eyelash curler is my best friend and I use Maybelline Great LashMascara or Christian Dior DiorShow. These are absolutely a part of my daily routine.”

How do you stay motivated?“Each season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is grueling. We train about seven hours day every single day once the show starts. We get no days off at all. But it’s so much fun and I’m lucky to be able to do what I love for my job.”

Jennifer Grey’s surgery was a success this past week. She posted on it at Twitter a few days ago.


Thanks once again for all the good thoughts. Dr. Bray performed a perfect surgery yesterday and I am now safely home in bed.
@therealjgrey
Jennifer Grey

Lastly, it looks like her partner Derek has finallly found a spot for all three of his “Mirror Ball” trophies. He just posted this picture at his twitter today.

He also posted his new refridgerator and a picture of his new couch being lifted into his Condo. As Heidi said to me, he sure is in the nesting spirit lately. We wonder why? :)

Ok, that wraps up this weekend media edition for now. More soon!! I hope you are all being good or else. Have a fun weekend!! ;) xxx

December 11, 2010 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 Season 12 – Rumors, Hopes, and I Wish

As we enter the rumor season of the year, I want to remind everyone of the real breakdown of what we see on the net. Not everything is actually a rumor. And interestingly enough, today we have examples of all three possible situations when it comes to the potential cast of next season’s DWTS. :-)

Category 1 – The Actual Rumor

Today, as EVERYONE has heard by now, the rumor is Lindsay Lohan. Prior to today, it fell more in the category of heresay, but now we have Radar Online saying it’s nearly a done deal. Just a website? Maybe, but like me (pats self on back) they have actually gotten it right at times. It’s officially a rumor:

This could be the ultimate comeback.

Lindsay Lohan is secretly in talks to be a contestant on the hit show Dancing With the Stars, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
After what seemed like endless legal woes that landed her in jail and now rehab, Lindsay is negotiating for the chance to change her image by appearing one ABC’s mega hit.

“Lindsay has been talking with the DWTS people,” a source close to the actress exclusively told RadarOnline.com. “She is definitely interested and considering being on the show.”

Of course, Gossip Cop says it ain’t so and quotes her Rep:

Gossip Cop looked into the matter again to see whether anything had cha-cha-changed.

We can bust the rumor once and for all.

“Lindsay Lohan is not doing Dancing with the Stars,” her rep exclusively tells Gossip Cop. “The story is false.”

Category 2 – Hope (aka “Please Put me on DWTS”)

Many, MANY people label this as “rumor”, perhaps in an attempt to get traffic to their site? But someone telling everyone who will listen that they want to be on the show does not qualify as a rumor someone is going to be on the show in except very rare cases (Kate Gosselin being one, who I reported as wanting it and eventually ended up thinking she was going to get it, thanks to Jay Leno. :-) ). Today, in the Category of “Hope,” we have Ne Ne Leakes talking to People.com:

Will NeNe Leakes be the first of Bravo’s Real Housewives to be tapped for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars?

The Atlanta Housewife, who’s been getting a taste of reality competition while filming The Celebrity Apprentice, which is expected to air in March, says she’d be thrilled to get the call from the Dancing producers.

“Absolutely. They need a black girl like me. They really do,” Leakes, 42, said on TBS’s Lopez Tonight. “They need a black girl like me to keep it real on the show.”

Category 3 – I WISH

This doesn’t fall in either of the previous two categories. It’s not being rumored extensively to the point that you think where there’s smoke there might be fire, but it’s also not a celeb expressing their desires. It’s someone on twitter or elsewhere asking their favorite celeb if they’re going to be on DWTS, but doing it in a way that it makes me do a bit of research to see if there is any possibility or if someone is just throwing stuff at a wall to see what sticks. :-) I call it “I wish” because this is usually what it’s all about. Someone is wishing upon a star. Today, our “wish” candidate is one that I wish were true or it even had a remote possibility of being true – Kristen Chenowith. This came up as a random tweet TO Kristen last night (which is why I’m actually posting it) – of course I can’t find the tweet again, but last night I checked and she never responded to it. It could be because she’s currently starring in “Promises Promises” on Broadway. I also think she’s too big for DWTS, in addition to being a little busy.  Oh! Found the Tweet.

@KChenoweth so rumor has it your doing DWTS next season ? Yes or No :)
@johnmarc
jonathan

Oh crap, just checked the Official Site for Promises Promises and it’s closing in January. I’m getting my hopes up. I hate when that happens. :-)

December 8, 2010 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. :-)