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Cast Thoughts Before DWTS All Star Premiere, More Rehearsal Footage Released

USA Today has a great piece up of the Dancing With The Stars All Stars “getting back into the fray”. The stakes are high, the pros are more competitive going into this season, and there will be a “greater push for first-week heroics”. Everyone wants that mirror ball. There are some quotes from Tom Bergeron and a few of the celebrities as well. They’ve been sizing each other up at the rehearsal studios and there is a lot of smack talk. More below and at USA Today. You can also read a breakdown on the couples at this USA Today link. Also, don’t miss more rehearsal footage released at AOL.com. A MUST SEE if you haven’t seen them yet!

“You have people who were the stars in their respective seasons,” says host Tom Bergeron. “With the stakes this high, there will be sweated spray tan all over the dance floor.”

The toll is all the greater with the passing of time. Lachey, now 36, realizes how long ago he won his Season 2 championship. “I’m six years older,” he says. “My knees are six years older, and my back. I’ve come to learn Advil is my friend.”

For every dancer there is a fascinating subplot as well. Marini will renew his dance rivalry with Shawn Johnson, who beat him out for the championship in Season 8. (“He’s coming after me, but I wouldn’t underestimate anybody,” says Johnson).

Meanwhile, Fatone and Ono are renewing their Season 4 duel in which Ono walked home with the trophy on the final night. “I got my eye on everyone,” says Fatone. “But I just don’t want Apolo to win again.”

The competitive flames rise even higher as most of the teams practice at the same L.A. location for the first time. “You’re trying to size everyone up,” says Fatone. “There’s a lot of smack talk. It’s highly entertaining.”

On result-night Tuesday, one All Star will be sent home. The fear of being the initial casualty calls for even a greater push for first-week heroics.

“Imagine how horrible it will be to the first person voted off. It’s not going to be fun for that person,” Bergeron says with a laugh. “I’ll try not to enjoy it too much.”

It is going to be horrible. I’m going to feel sorry for who ever goes home the first time. I wonder who it will be? Any last minute guesses? I’m going to guess it will be Melissa.

September 20, 2012 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.

Disney ABC Releases Official DWTS Rehearsal Photos Of Emmitt Smith And Cheryl Burke

Disney ABC has released more official pictures of our couples in rehearsals. Above is the latest with pro Cheryl Burke and her partner Emmitt Smith. You can view more takes of them at ABCMediaNet and Getty Images. They look very serious, don’t they?

Not counting today, only FOUR more days, Everyone! :)

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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.

Gilles Marini Talks About DWTS Odds, Peta Murgatroyd Promotes Fitness

Yesterday, Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd was Mario Lopez’s guest for Extra at The Grove in Los Angeles, California. According to the Daily Mail, the two did some cycling and lifted weights to promote fitness. He interviewed Peta as well. Hopefully, we’ll get some footage from Extra on that soon. In the meantime, view loads more pictures of them at Zimbio Pictures.

Also, below is a little piece with Gilles on Access Hollywood today talking about the odds of him winning Dancing With The Stars. He’s not paying attention to them. See why….

September 19, 2012 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.

Chelsie Hightower And Helio Castroneves Talk Of Their Plans For First Week Of DWTS

Chiquinquira Delgado goes into Chelsie Hightower and Helio Castroneves rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Chelsie says they’ve got for the Fox Trot the first week and they just want to bring ‘the fun and performance’. Below is more from ET Online. What do you think? Are you feeling them now? I get the feeling Chelsie has been cracking the whip.

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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.

Justin Bieber To Perform On Dancing With The Stars Tuesday, September 25th!

According to a tweet by Island records, Justin Bieber will be performing on the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, September 25th..


@ will be performing on the Season Premiere of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday 9/25 at 8PM EST. Check local listings. #DWTS
@IslandRecords
Island Records

According to USA Today, Justin Bieber will be going on tour soon. He’s been practicing dance moves himself for ten hours a day which you read about here.

ADDING: According to a post at the Dancing With The Stars official facebook, Pitbull will also be performing.

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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.

DWTS2012 Emmitt Smith Helps To Open Your Center In Texas, He Boogies On The Chew

I always look forward to seeing what charities and messages some of the celebrities bring to the show every season. Emmitt Smith is no different. Check out how the former Dallas Cowboy helped to kick off a new Salvation Army Youth Center in Arlington, Texas this week.

Also, if you weren’t able to watch Emmitt and Cheryl on The Chew yesterday, you can do so at their official site here. In one part, Emmitt gets his boogie on with one of the hosts.

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff Attends Open Road Films’ ‘End of Watch’ Premiere

Looking dashing as always, Karina Smirnoff graced the Red Carpet at the premiere of Open Road Films’ ‘End of Watch’ at the Regal Cinemas L.A. in Los Angeles, California this week. What do you think of this dress? I love it. I think this color suits her perfectly too. You can see lots more takes at Zimbio Pictures. Other stars to attend the premiere were Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera (I’d love to see her do Dancing With The Stars), Joe Manganiello, Jennie Garth, and Audrina Patridge.

Celebuzz caught up with Karina at the Premiere and asked her on her lovelife….

ADDING: Also, you can view Karina and Apolo in rehearsals at People.com. He hopes to break his bad habits from his dancing in the past and more. Karina says she has the best partner ever. Thanks to Sheery for the heads up.

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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.

Is The Judging For The DWTS All Star Season Going To Be Different? (Video)

Today People.com posted a video of Dancing With The Stars Hosts Brooke Burke and Tom Bergeron dishing on ” the insane level of competition on Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” this season. Even more interesting is that they also talk about how the judges might have to “tweek their standard of judging” since they can’t start giving 9’s or 10’s the first week, etc. You can watch the new video at People here. Thanks to Lori for the heads up!

Wow, I’m not sure what to think? Does this mean they might get really picky straight off. If so, that’s fine with me as long as they are FAIR!! Let us know what you think. I’m so glad I started stocking up on Pinot Noir in July and I don’t drink? 8O

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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.

Disney ABC Releases Official DWTS All Star Rehearsal Photos Of Mark Ballas And Bristol Palin

What a great take of Mark Ballas dipping Bristol Palin. ABC has released some really cool rehearsal takes of the two in the studio. It looks like Mark plugs away on his guitar too in his spare time. You can see lots more fun takes of them at ABCMedia and Getty Images.

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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.

Kirstie Alley Interviewed About Weight Loss, Jessica Simpson, and Dancing With The Stars (Video)

Extra caught up with Kirstie Alley backstage after her appearance on the Dr. Oz show. They joke around about how this is her wildest interview. She does some rap and they show her dancing on Dr. Oz. They mention Jessica Simpson and the hate out there for her since she gained weight having a baby. Around the 1:20 mark, she talks of how terrified she is if dancing again on Dancing With The Stars. She’s a hoot as always…and she makes some great points about Jessica too! Go Kirstie and she’s looking fantastic. I love her hair! I hope she never cuts it! I’d love it though if she’d lighten it up a little more for the show next week or add some highlights to it. What do you think?

If you’d like to read more about Kirstie’s appearance on Dr. Oz, see this previous posting.

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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.