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DWTS Tristan MacManus and Nancy Grace Dance On The Talk

Today, Nancy Grace was a guest host on The Talk. They discuss some of the hot topics in the news recently. The girls also try to convince Nancy to dance, but, she makes excuses for how she can’t…not without the right shoes and Tristan who she says is in Ireland. But, guess what? The ladies provide Nancy with some dance shoes, the dance floor, the music, and Tristan MacManus pops in to save the day! Nancy changes her mind and she and Tristan dance. LOL You can view the episode in full at The Talk website. Tristan appears in the fourth segment if you want to fast forward to it. Too cute!!!

Picture above from Nancy’s twitter!!

December 5, 2011 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.

Derek Hough Says He Will Be Back For Dancing With The Stars 13

Derek Hough will be back for Season 13 of Dancing With The Stars! Derek told People.com “I will be back!” Derek also talked about his break away from the show and hopes he can live up to everyone’s expectations. More in a take below and at the link.

While casting for the new Dancing with the Stars season won’t be officially announced until Aug. 29, one person who will definitely be on the show is three-time champ Derek Hough.

“I will be back!” Hough tells PEOPLE. Following his third mirror-ball-winning season with Jennifer Grey last November, Hough took time off in the spring to shoot an independent dance movie Cobu 3D.

The time off gave the 26-year-old a chance to “push myself and introduce me to a career I’d love to do more. It was a fantastic experience.” The time off gave the 26-year-old a chance to “push myself and introduce me to a career I’d love to do more. It was a fantastic experience.”

The break also gave Hough a greater appreciation for the show that made him a fan favorite.

“When we’re doing the show we’re in the bubble and we get into the stress and the drama and all of the behind the scenes stuff,” Hough says. “It was good for me to take a season off and see what he audience sees. It gave me a new boost and inspiration to want to do some great things.”

Also, the new picture above is of Derek at UTA in Beverly Hills, CA.! Is he not gorgeous or what?!!! He reminds me of James Dean. I picked this up at Heidi’s site Pure Derek Hough via Eyeprime.net. You can see another pic and a link to more similar to it at the link. Heidi also has some ‘must read’ articles up on the possibility of seeing Derek getting a role in the “Dirty Dancing” remake. Remember not to believe all the tabloids. They have Derek begging Kenny Ortega for the part as if he’s desperate for the role and more. So, until you read something from a credible source, don’t believe anything. Anyway, be sure to bookmark and frequently check Pure Derek Hough for all things Derek and here’s to seeing Derek on Dancing With The Stars Season 13! :D

August 12, 2011 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 13 Cast – Tom Knows and He Ain’t Sharing!

:-) I’m desperately trying to get my future former husband Tom Bergeron to comment on this blog.  Yes, former – I will have to divorce him when Derek finally wises up and realizes that older women are INDEED preferrable. :-) 

Enough silliness!!  I wrote this post because Tom Bergeron was bragging that’s he’s seen the cast list – and he even used a $20 word in his tweet:

Stopped by the DWTS office. Heard the lineup for Season 13. Cured my triskaidekaphobia. @ & I unveil them live 8/29 on ABC!
@Tom_Bergeron
Tom Bergeron

So, did Tom really learn the cast list? Or was he just anxious to use “triskaidekaphobia” in a sentence? Of course, if he has seen the list then the rumors should start to get more solid and the pros should start getting notices. Unless they keep that all to themselves until the last minute. In previous seasons, I have definitely been under the impression that people get signed at the last minute.

P.S. Triskaidekaphobia, according to one of my Twitter friends, is “fear of Season 13″. I didn’t verify because it works for me and it sounds like The Berg. :-)

August 10, 2011 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. :-)

Lacey Schwimmer Talks Dancing With The Stars And Performs New Single “Love Sounds” On KTLA

KTLA 5 interviewed Lacey this morning. She talked about growing up in a dance studio and around theatre and how she was destined to dance. The interviewer asked about the Disney stars on Dancing With The Stars and why they’ve done so well. Lacey thinks it’s because they know how to perform and entertain. You are drawn to their face and not their feet and they are sweet. Now, this may be nothing, but, in the first video they don’t ask Lacey if she’s coming back to Dancing With The Stars. They just go straight to asking her if she knows who her partner is this next Season. Hmmm?? In the second video Lacey perfroms her new single “Love Sounds” Love Soundz - Single - Lacey Schwimmer . I think her new single is really good and it’s fun seeing her and her dancers dance to it. More below…

 

 

July 20, 2011 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.

Karina Smirnoff Talks About New Season Of Dancing With The Stars, Her Dream Partner, And Her New Studio At “The Zookeeper” Premiere

Above is a picture of Karina Smirnoff on the Red Carpet attending “The Zookeeper” movie premiere on July 6th in Los Angeles. VelveTV was able to interview her where she talks all about her new dance studio and how long she’s been a “dancer”. They also ask her is she’s coming back to Dancing With The Stars this Fall. She’s very much hoping they will want her again. She mentions John Stamos as being one of her dream partners. More below.

You can view another pic of Karina at the premiere and get details for how you can get her look Best Celebrity Legs. They don’t mention where Karina got her earrings, but, my bet is she got them from Dancing With The Stars jewelry provider Anne Koplik Designs. SO CUTE! TO DIE FOR! :D

July 8, 2011 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 Troupe Tristan MacManus Hoping To Be Promoted To Featured Pro

Can I just say I love the new Dance Troupe on Dancing With The Stars? Yes, it’s great to always see our regular and favorite pros performing unique numbers on the show, but, it’s also exciting to have some new blood and fun personalities. Yes, I am hooked. What’s more and thanks to The Boston Irish, I’m hooked even more on Tristan MacManus. They’ve done a sweet spread detailing out his career and how it came to be including becoming a part of the new Dancing With The Stars Dance Troupe. Below is a take. Note how it mentions Tristan is expecting to return for Season 13. He’s also hoping to be promoted and become one of the featured pros competing with a celebrity. I’d be VERY open to this idea, would you?

The Troupe was a new element this past season—six world-renowned, award-winning dancers who appeared on each of the Tuesday night Results Shows, performing presentation pieces as well as appearing with the special musical guest artists (Hanson, Toby Keith and OneRepublic, among others). McManus also had a chance to choreograph a couple of The Troupe’s numbers himself. He expects to return to the cast when “DWTS” reconvenes for its new season in September. He’s also crossing his fingers about being promoted to become one of the featured pros competing with a celebrity.

While waiting for rehearsals to begin later this summer, he and fellow “DWTS” colleagues Chelsie Hightower and Peta Murgatroyd have been on a USO tour, traveling to military bases around the world, talking with the troops and performing. When we were last in touch, he was in Germany.

A native of Bray, McManus started dancing when he was nine years old, encouraged by his grandparents, Jon and Phyllis McCann, who were, and are, dancers. “They got us into it, myself and my sister. My sister didn’t last too long. She didn’t like the attention, I suppose. Apparently I did,” he said with a laugh.

McManus danced extensively in Ireland and Europe, capturing numerous titles. After winning the All Ireland Championships for the last time in 2000, he moved on to perform in musical theater. Following a highly successful tour of “Simply Ballroom,” initially in London and then in Las Vegas, he was back in London’s West End where he performed in the stage version of “Dirty Dancing.”

You can read more on Tristan at the link. It’s well worth the read!!

So cute! I think he’s my third favorite dancer next to Maks and Derek??!!! :)

Heidi’s Note: My guess is that you’re looking at the dude who will eventually replace Derek and/or Maks. It sure sounded to me like Maks had orginally intended to sit the coming season out (which may be why Tristan was crossing his fingers). Now that he’s back, and Derek is supposedly back (although I’ll believe it when I see it), Tristan might have to wait until Spring 2012. I’d be willing to bet that Derek will have to sit that one out to do promo for his movie and if Maks was planning to sit this one out, why wouldn’t he sit the next one out instead? I don’t envy Tristan – either Derek or Maks are VERY big shoes to fill. Is he up to it?? I couldn’t tell you because, unlike Vogue, the Troupe was pretty much invisible to me.

July 7, 2011 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.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Says He’s Returning to Dancing With The Stars Next Season

Saturday maks travelled to Mt. Clemens, Michigan to attend a luncheon hosted by WNIC-FM (100.3) for 20 of the station’s listeners. Hundreds of fans “endured the summer sun” just to see him. The biggest news at the event came when Maks told the Macomb Daily that he’d be returning for his 11th season on Dancing With the Stars because of a “recent developement”. Below are some quotes from Maks.

In addition, the 31-year-old Ukrainian dance instructor told the Macomb Daily he will return for an 11th season on the ABC-TV dance competition despite rumors that he was leaving to pursue other projects.

“I think it’s all in the process of being decided right now,” he said before attending a lunch event at Bath City Bistro with the lucky winners of a radio contest. “I was going to take a season off but I think I’m going to come back because of a recent development happened that I will disclose later.”

Asked if he’d like to come back to the show, Chmerkovskiy quickly answered: “Of course — it’s fun.”

Maks has just made my 4th of July complete! :D But, I wonder what this “recent developement” is all about? Be sure to see the link for some fun videos of the event and read more of what Maks said about his past partners, not believing everything you see on TV, etc..

July 4, 2011 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.

Derek Hough on Dancing With The Stars: “I’ve definitely been speaking with the producers…”

So, the promotion for Derek Hough’s new movie, “Cobu3D”, is in full swing. ET has a great new interview up with he and BoA, his costar. As of right now, shooting for the film has wrapped up in Canada. Derek talks of how different ‘film making’ is from doing Dancing With The Stars or a tv series. He also talks of the possibility of coming back to Dancing With The Stars next Season. Here is what he had to say about it:

“We’ll see what happens,” Derek disclosed. “I’ve definitely been speaking with the producers. I might be going on there and trying some new things.”

I hope he’s going to be back as the show hasn’t been the same without him. Once again, note how three dancers (First Cheryl, then Lacey, and now Derek) have mentioned doing “new things” for the show. You have to truly wonder what’s up with Season 13?

For more on this interview with Derek (with a video included), be sure to see Pure Derek Hough >>>>HERE ! Heidi has all the recent news, photos, and gossip on Derek. In fact, there is a “must see” video with Derek and BoA fooling around on the set too that you can’t miss. Derek is a true natural at acting as he is dancing. BoA is just lovely as well and their connection is just “sweet” to say the least.

(Heidi’s Note: I think when he says “new things”, he’s thinking of pro dances – I hope. I would kill to see one of their numbers from Cobu on a results show. Either way, it’s sounds like all the dancing training he did really pumped the old creative juices.)

July 2, 2011 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 Pro Karina Smirnoff Lends A Dancing Hand To Detroit Tigers Fundraiser To Benefit Autism Families

Dancing With The Stars pro Karina Smirnoff lent a dancing hand to a special fundraiser for the Detroit Tigers this week. The proceeds from the event went to Jack’s Place, which helps families of children with autism. As most of you know who keep up with Karina, she is the fiance of Tiger pitcher Brad Penny. CBS Local caught up with Karina where she had this to say on dancing and her fiance’s dancing skills. More at the link and be sure to view the video below of Karina teaching some dancing. Check out her HAIR too which seems a little darker or is it just the lighting?? Whatever the case, I like it!

“You’ve gotta enjoy your performance, let the audience know that you’re having fun,” said Smirnoff, “because the moment you start hesitating, doubting or get nervous, it comes across in the performance and then people kinda get nervous with you.”

Will we get to see Penny’s dancing skills at the event?

“You know what, he has twinkle toes,” Smirnoff said. “People will not expect him to dance but he’s a great dancer, he’s just too shy to do it at first. I mean, he does a mean electric slide, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, I think he’s better than Michael Jackson.”

Smirnoff said she’s trying to get Penny to show his stuff in their January wedding in a Footloose routine, but Penny’s not too keen on that.

Justin Verlander’s girlfriend Emily Yuen said her Tiger boyfriend isn’t too sure about what goes on during their rehearsals, but she thinks all the girls are making progress.

“I think he has a mental picture of it being like the real show. So, he probably thinks Maksim from the show is in here or something with no clothes on but, it’s very professional in here,” Yuen said.

Smirnoff also said she’s very impressed with how the Tiger wives have been doing so far, but she’s a little sad she can’t stay in Detroit longer.

“But, I do have to go back to work in L.A. because, you know, someone has to make money in the family I guess,” Smirnoff joked.

June 30, 2011 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 Randall Christensen Helps With Macy’s MiracleSuit’s Swimwear Fashion Show

Randall Christensen is busy this summer too. Like the rest of the Dancing With The Stars crew including those behind the scenes, I’m sure his work never ends. The Dancing With The Stars Costume designer set his sites on New York City this week to help Macy’s with their MiracleSuit swimwear fashion show. Below is a picture of Randall helping the models get ready for the show….and having a little fun dancing backstage as well. You can view more pics at Randall’s facebook page. See any gowns you like? I like the two in the FRONT! :D

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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.