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Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Las Vegas Odds For April 5th

What an interesting shake up for the Las Vegas Odds this week compared to last week. We’re not seeing so many ties. The odds makers have put William first again, but, note how Katherine is showing a closer lead in second. Donald Driver falls a notch, but, is right behind her. Jaleel falls behind Maria and she makes a rise. It pains me to see Gladys so low. I think Roshon and Sherri should be higher?

William Levy 3/2
Katherine Jenkins 9/4
Donald Driver 9/2
Maria Menounos 7/1
Jaleel White 9/1
Roshon Fegan 15/1
Melissa Gilbert 25/1
Sherri Shepherd 50/1
Gavin DeGraw 75/1
Gladys Knight 75/1

Let’s see what my PureDWTS sisters think and please let us know your thoughts too in the comments section.

Heidi: Go, Katherine and Maria (and Donald), GO!!  Ahem. That’s all I got. :-)  What? It’s not like these actually mean anything! ;-)

Courtney: I’ll keep it brief this week:  I think they’re still overestimating Melissa a bit, given what we’ve seen from her – I think Sherri has more potential right now; they’re underestimating Katherine, and still drinking the William Kool-Aid; and I think they may be shocked if and when it’s Jaleel getting sent home next week…the storm cloud brewing over that one’s head is getting pretty nasty.

Source for Odds: Vegas Odds On

April 5, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Las Vegas Odds For March 29th

I’m off on a road trip today, but, I wanted to get some Las Vegas Odds up before I go for Dancing With The Stars leading up into week 3. Once again, what a difference the odds can make after another week of dances. Last week, the odds makers pegged it for Martina (sadly). They continue to put William Levy in first place and now Gavin DeGraw is in last place (no shocker there). Gladys Knight, Sherri Shepherd, Jack Wagner, and Melissa Gilbert aren’t too far behind. There has been a little switching around in the middle.

William Levy 2/1
Donald Driver 4/1
Katherine Jenkins 4/1
Jaleel White 9/2
Roshon Fegan 8/1
Maria Menounos 8/1
Melissa Gilbert 20/1
Jack Wagner 25/1
Sherri Shepherd 30/1
Gladys Knight 30/1
Gavin DeGraw 50/1

I’m still shocked they keep putting Sherri so low. I think they are underestimating Gladys’ fan base too (as well as Tristan’s). I also think it’s a mistake not to put Maria and Roshon higher? Let’s get Heidi and Court’s thoughts and be sure to tell us your thoughts too in the comments section.

Heidi: A different week, a similar story.  Really, think about this. If the hard core fans are getting ticked off at the pimping of William and their favorite gets voted off, what do you think they’re going to do? I’ll tell you what I’ll do and and that is vote like HELL for whoever is left that is better than William, be it Katherine or Jaleel or whoever.  Now, this likely plays into the TPTB plans…I’m sure they get revenue from the hits…the only reason William is being pimped is for ratings (which have fallen by 30% over last spring, but that’s a different post) and I’m a firm believer in them not caring who wins as long as the supposed ratings grabbers go a long way.  But I have to wonder…is he really a ratings grabber or is that totally manufactured by them without them realizing it??  They are so involved in the pimping that maybe the audience is leading them to believe it’s working.  I’ve been in studio audiences before and people get warmed up and jazzed up and encouraged to scream, yell and applaud.  So, I wonder.  I wonder if it’s translating to votes, because the way they are acting, I kinda doubt it.  But we’ll see – you don’t need votes if the judges have their heads up your ass. :-)  Just ask Bristol Palin.

Courtney: The odds irritate me…and like will continue to do so, until the pimping of William ceases or he’s voted off.  I don’t for a minute see him with odds that good to win the MBT – even WITH the ridiculous pimping going on.  The fans have already caught on to that nonsense, and seem to also be getting kinda fed up with it.  This will reach a point when it backfires – and by that point, it won’t matter if William’s a legitimately good dancer or not. But whatever, oddsmakers, go ahead and buy into the artificially-created hype…for now.  I’m still puzzled as to how they’re getting such high odds for Donald – don’t get me wrong, I love the guy and I think he could be a dark horse later this season; but so far, just 2 weeks in, I haven’t seen anything big that has made me think “Wow, this guy is headed straight to the finale!” He’s trying hard, but he’s not at “contender” status yet…at least for me.  *sigh* And apparently Jack’s not only not getting any love from the judges, but now the oddsmakers, too  – really??? Melissa’s got a better chance than Jack? Not so sure about that one…then again, if the judges continue to give him a hard time, I could see it happening.  Beyond that, I guess I kinda sorta agree with the rest of the odds…guess I’m already getting a bit “whatever” at  them, and it’s not even week 3 yet :-P

Source: Vegas Odds On

March 29, 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.

DWTS Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Dazzles At Humane Society Genesis Awards 2012

Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Anne Inaba. Last night she hosted the 26th Annual Humane Society Genesis Awards which honors entertainment and media outlets for raising awareness about animal issues. Some of the winners last night included “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, “The Colbert Report”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “NBC Nightly News”, and “Today”. If interested you can watch this awards show in an hour long special on Animal Planet May 5th. You can help donate to the Humane Society here. To view more stunning pictures of Carrie Anne from last night, check out Zimbio Pictures.

March 25, 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.

Getting Caught Up With DWTS Season 14’s Maria Menounos And Derek Hough!!

Aren’t these two a beautiful couple…and quirky too which will pave to be interesting in more ways than one in the coming weeks? The pictures above are from the Dancing With The Stars after party this past Monday night. We posted a picture of Maria before, but, not a picture of Derek. I just love his taste in jeans always …among other things. :)

Anyway, be sure you get caught up on these two at Pure Derek Hough when you get a chance and give our Miss Heidi a shout out. Despite being on a road trip all week, she somehow found the time to post on all of Derek and Maria’s current interviews and pictures. She also has a new clip of Derek and Boa dancing in the upcoming movie Cobu 3D that is a “must see”!!!

March 24, 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.

DWTS14 Mark Ballas: “It’s Going To Be A Fist Fight Until The End”

Katherine and Mark discuss Dancing With The Stars on Showbiz Tonight! Mark thinks it’s “going to be a fist fight until the end” with the level of dancing this season. Katherine is so humble and says if they brought some enjoyment to fans Monday night, that’s what they were hoping for. You can tune into more of this interview below…

Also, Mark has written another new blog for USA Today on their upcoming Jive which you can read about below. Be sure to read the link too because he’s planning something special Monday night to tweet to his fans.

Jive week is always one of my favorites, as it’s one of my favorite dances. This week , I can promise you an action-packed, fun, rockin’ jive with a touch of a theme and some slick, sexy costumes. In fact, I don’t think Katherine has ever worn something this sassy!

Looking back, I’m glad we prepared our jive routine during the four-week training period before the season premiere. It has definitely made this week less stressful when it comes to getting the choreography down.

I am really excited about getting on the floor and showcasing Katherine in the Latin round. Our music this week is really rockin’ too, which always helps with inspiration.

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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.

Jaleel White And Kym Johnson Discuss The Competition On Dancing With The Stars And More (Videos)

Below is Jaleel White on The Rosie Show! He reveals what’s happening behind the scenes of Dancing With The Stars. He also talks of who he sees as his biggest threat on the dance floor and lots more….

His partner, Kym Johnson, is also featured at Reality TV Magazine. Below is a take with her thoughts on Jaleel and the competition.

So, what does Kym Johnson think of her partner, the former Steve Urkel? Kym thinks that Steve is very intelligent and coordinated, which helps on the dance floor. She also added: “He’s very hard on himself. That can be a great quality, but it can be a detriment as well. It’s great because he strives for perfection, but he gets frustrated when he can’t pick a step up in the first two seconds. He just has to be a little bit more patient with the learning.”

As for the competition this season, Kym Johnson revealed that she is a big fan of Martina Navratilova, Katherine Jenkins, and Maria Menounos. Kym also reiterated what everyone has been saying along – the standard is very high this season, and she is looking forward to seeing how it all plays out each week.

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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.

Donald Driver Answers Your Dancing With The Stars Tweets (Videos)

Donald Driver answers what dance he’s looking forward to and the least forward to. He also answers is it’s been easy to adapt to the rules of dancing. GOOD questions for him and great answers too. See if you don’t agree. ;)

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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.

Gladys Knight Dedicates Her Decision To Do Dancing With The Stars To The Pips (Video)

Finally, a great new interview with Access Hollywood and Gladys Knight on Dancing With The Stars. The legendary singer explains why she is dedicating her decision to dance to The Pips! She talks of why she decided to dance and plans to make the journey the best she can make it. Too cool! What a class act!!!

March 23, 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.

Maks Chmerkovskiy Writes On First Dance, Melissa Gilbert, And What They Hope To Show For Week 2

Maks has written a new blog for TV Guide getting us current on he and Melissa. He discusses their first dance and how nerves played a big part. He’s hoping Melissa will get more confident. He wants America to see their passion and know how much they are enjoying it. Lots more below and at TV Guide.

I thought Melissa did a great job on Monday. I agree with the judges, but at the same time, I don’t think we deserved a 6. Melissa has a lot of potential and the only way we can show it is if we get to stay on. I think Melissa is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met in my life. She has the combo of everything I look for in a partner. She and Kirstie are very much alike in that sense. Melisa is an incredible person just to be around. I want to stay on the show not just because I think she has to a lot to offer, but because I want to spend time with her. I did notice that she was a little hard on herself and therefore she stiffened up a little bit. Her personality didn’t shine through on the show. Everyone got to see the hard work she put in, but not the light, fun part of it. She’s doing an incredible job, but now we have to perform so American can see our passion and know how much we’re enjoying it. Most importantly, I just need Melissa to believe in herself as a contender. I want her to have that confidence and to go out, perform and say proudly, “I put in so much hours, I killed it and this what I get for it and I’m happy.”

Being the first show, nerves definitely played a part. I would say it was all nerves for Melissa. If I think she did something wrong during the routine, I would look into it and work on it, but she didn’t. I’m just trying to do my best to give her the best possible chance to do great. I gave her steps that I knew she could do. I think she might’ve put a lot of expectations on herself. She does have an uphill climb. She has to work hard to get her to the level of “Wow!” Some people may come out, do bump-and-grind and get a crowd reaction. Gladys came out and destroyed it! I loved it! Her routine wasn’t crazy hard, but she was so amazing because it was effortless. It was the last thing I expected. I expected her to have rhythm and to move, but she was incredible. The dancing was good, but it was a package of how unexpected it was and how much fun she’s having. I definitely think we can make it to the finals, but we have a lot of work to do first.

Next we have the quickstep, which we already finished during the three weeks before the show. Right now, we’re just running through it over again. I told Melissa that Wednesdays and Thursdays are not enjoyable. It’s the beginning stages. You’re blind. You just finished learning something and poof! You start from scratch again. The fun stuff is when you finish the routine and you see the light at the end of the tunnel and you say, “Oh, snap! I can do it!” It’s very challenging. We have to come out with a good routine and build quality.

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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.

Martina Navratilova And Tony Dovolani Hoping For A Rebound On Dancing With The Stars Week Two

AARP has another great interview up with Martina. She dishes all about her and Tony’s first dance. Leading into week two, Martina says her body feels terrific. She and Tony have the Jive this week and so far she’s having no issues with it physically. Below is more, but, be sure to read the link for much more.

AARP: How many hours a day are you practicing?

Martina: Given how physical the dance is, we’re splitting up practice into two sessions a day — one in the morning and one in the evening. Total per day is around three to four hours. So far, I don’t feel like I’m at risk of over-training at all.

AARP: After your opening dance one judge said you needed to extend through the undersides of your arms, not just the tops. Did that make sense to you?

Martina: Yes, that totally made sense. I got tight during the performance and felt a little rushed. In tennis, you keep your arms close and take big steps. It’s the opposite in dancing — you extend through the arms and take smaller steps.

AARP: What adjustments have you and Tony made based on your opening performance?

Martina: I’m working on keeping my upper body as still as possible. I want to move, and move my head. But that’s not what you do with [the jive].

Oh, I am so hoping for a strong rebound with these two Monday night! Please please please…

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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.