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Press Release For The “Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special”

Broadway World via ABC has released official details for next week’s “Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special” which is taking place on Tuesday, April 28th. It reads as follows. For more information, see Court’s “PureDWTS 10th Anniversary Special – Who Do You Hope to See Back?” post. She did such an outstanding job. #LetsGetThisPartyStarted

The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on “Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,” TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode will be filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present “Dancing with the Stars” cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history will be made with the show’s largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros.

Viewers can expect to see exciting new routines, with everything from an NFL football player ensemble to a “bromance” dance. Trading in their cleats for dance shoes, Superbowl Champions Donald Driver, Hines Ward, Kurt Warner, Jacoby Jones, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will perform a Latin Paso Doble with Karina Smirnoff, Emma Slater and Anna Trebunskaya. Throughout the night, nine Mirrorball winners will take the stage, including a dance showdown between season 18 winners Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and reigning champions Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson. Additional performers include Katherine Jenkins, Chelsea Kane, Kristi Yamaguchi, Amy Purdy, Maria Menounos, Melissa Rycroft, Kelly Monaco and more. Then finally, the night will come to a close with Grammy® award winning artist Patti LaBelle performing her iconic hit “Lady Marmalade” with Lil’ Kim and Amber Riley. There will be surprises around every corner as celebrities come together to celebrate this momentous occasion.

“This is an outstanding milestone and a testament to the creativity and dedication of all the people who have been involved in the show over the last 10 years,” said “Dancing with the Stars” Executive Producer, Rob Wade.

To read the full press release, see Broadway World.

April 21, 2015 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.

10 Year Old Correspondent For Extra Interviews Cast After Dancing With The Stars – Video

A 10 year old correspondent for Extra interviewed the couples after Dancing With The Stars last night. He does a good job too. This is so cute….

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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.

HQ Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 6

These HQ photos say to all about Spring Break night, don’t they? Beautiful. For more, see 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.

Robert Herjavec Writes On Dancing With The Stars Week 6 And More

Robert Herjavec has blogged about his dance with partner Kym Johnson last night on Dancing With The Stars. He also writes of the team dance. here is more from Entertainment Weekly.

Kym always pushes me, so I definitely know what they mean when they say the content level is very, very high in our routines. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m here to learn from the best and to compete—I feel good about our performance, and I’m looking onwards and upwards to next Monday. Next week is “Decades” themed, and #TeamSharkaroo will be doing an Argentine Tango to represent the 80’s. I’m seeing scrunchies, turtlenecks and more big hair in my future!

We also had the opportunity to do a team dance this week. It was a nerve-wracking experience to have Nastia and Derek away for so much of our prep, but that’s the beauty of a team. We all pulled our own weight, supported each other and came away with an incredible routine. It was so nice to get to know the other dancers better—there isn’t a lot of downtime during a training week, and everyone’s schedules are so scattered.

More at Entertainment Weekly including Robert’s thoughts on Noah.

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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.

Noah Galloway And Sharna Burgess Discuss Their Package Last Night On Dancing With The Stars

Fox11 talked with Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess after Dancing With The Stars last night. Noah was still upset for how they were portrayed in their package. Read on for more…

He explained to reporters, “The argument was my fault, but that wasn’t portrayed in the package the way it was edited … and … I’m not used to that and [I’m] … not the type of person that someone I care about is going to look bad when it was my fault.

“So I couldn’t get it out of my head the entire dance,” he said. “She told me backstage, ‘It’s reality TV. That’s what it is,’ but I’m like, ‘I am not set up for reality TV.’

“I’m protective of my friends. I’ve always been that way.”

Burgess, a longtime DWTS pro, noted, “He went into battle for me and went in to protect me, ‘No, it wasn’t her fault, it was mine!’ I think that is so sweet.”

Meanwhile, Galloway said, “It was a lesson learned for me. It’s like, if we’re going to argue about something, let’s not do it in front of the camera.”

The brave military man told FOX411 that he and Burgess both expressed what was bothering them during the incident and then they had “great communication skills between us and we were fine. The argument didn’t even last that long. We worked it out. We’re really close.”

Burgess said that Galloway got so obviously steamed about her being painted in a bad light that host Tom Bergeron even mentioned it on the live show.

For her part, Burgess said, “The [TV rehearsal] package didn’t rile me up at all. I’m used to that. I’ve been here for many seasons now. I know that if you have a three-minute argument in a 40-hour week of rehearsals, they’re going to use that argument because we need to see diversity [of] what couples go through.

“But it didn’t play well for Noah, he felt like it was misused.”

I don’t blame him for being upset. To read the full story, see Fox11. Thanks to Elisabeth for the find.

Stay tuned, we’ll update this post with Sharna’s new blog when it’s released.

ETA: Sharna released her new blog at Closer Weekly. Below is a take where she talks more on the same. She also writes a little on their new dance. Be sure to see the link for more including photos.

We had an intense but fantastic week, and our first fight lasted all of five minutes. What counts is how we pushed past it and moved forward. I do think it’s important for our fans to see this isn’t easy for either of us. It can sometimes be overwhelming, and we had a very human moment of frustration. We got through it easily because we understood where each other was coming from and made the necessary adjustments. We are great friends, too, and we honestly laughed about it at the end of the day!

We are more energized than ever to produce an amazing jazz number for next week’s dance! I love our song so much and have some really big ideas for choreography! I can’t wait to start working on the dance — there’s so much to do.

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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.

PureDWTS Season 20 Week 6 Post Show Media And Interviews – Photos, Videos

Let’s go straight to some media! First, if you haven’t read about Derek Hough getting injured last night after the show, see this post. Let’s be praying and wishing the best for him and a full recovery!!

And here are the scores from last night:

Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 37
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 34
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 34
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 32
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 31
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 29
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev – 29 (Eliminated)
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 28

For a recap and some beautiful photos, see ABC7. Don’t miss some photos at the Daily Mail and Entertainment Tonight as well. They’ve taken some fun screen caps.

Also, don’t forget to VOTE for each couple’s song and dance for “America’s Choice” at this link.

Ok, onto some new interviews. Though first note that due to some technical issues, there won’t be any Afterbuzz TV interview this week. I know…sad. We will miss them.

Here is Access Hollywood with the couples:

See E Online for their chats with some of the couples.

DivaDarv has a recap. She was at the rehearsals for the Anniversary special too and is excited…. Read more..

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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.

Derek Hough Hurt And Had To Go To The Hospital After Dancing With The Stars

Copied and pasted from Pure Derek Hough:
First, don’t panic, but, according to Derek and Mark ballas’ instagram accounts, Derek had to go to ER last night. Apparently, Derek hurt his leg or foot…or maybe both? Below are the instagrams. Let’s be hoping and praying Derek is ok. We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more.

ETA: Here is what Gossip Cop is reporting for when Derek got hurt…

A rep for “Dancing with the Stars” only tells Gossip Cop, “We can confirm he was injured rehearsing for the ‘DWTS’ 10th Anniversary special.” See photos below.

Keep those positive thoughts, wishes, and prayers coming, All!!

ETA2: For further updates, see this post at Pure Derek Hough.

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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 Season 20, Week SEVEN – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

The week of the dreaded double elimination. So two couples get to dance their little hearts out only to be voted off the island. Oh, wait.

Anyway, here’s what we know so far.

ETA: Along with the couples having their regular dances, they will also have to prepare three immunity dances for next week according to E Online’s interview with Sharna. She and Noah also have a Jazz for next week. ~Vogue

ETA2: Below are the rest of the dances in red. To read more dance and entertainment for Week 7, see the ABC Press Release.

Rumer and Val – 60’s Jive
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April 20, 2015 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week SIX – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Theme of the week (I’m so sick of themes) – Spring Break. This has the potential to be one of the stupidest themes ever done on this show….or maybe the most brilliant. I’m leaning toward the former. :-)

Everyone better vote tonight – the Bergeron says there is still a double elimination next week and we’re getting down to brass tacks.

The Bergeron also says there is only 0.5% difference in votes between the bottom two. Now, this is interesting phrasing, mainly because it tells you exactly nothing. Because from the way it’s phrased, it’s votes only, not taking into account the judges scores. Now, if the bottom two are Chris and Patti – so what? They only needed one vote to begin with so that 0.5% is meaningless. Conversely, if it’s Chris and Robert, then Robert is automatically screwed because a half percent difference in the votes isn’t going to catch him up to Chris, and if Chris was the one who was higher it’s all over. But still, the 0.5% in this context is meaningless. Actually, thinking about it, even if he had said 0.5% and left it at that, it would still be meaningless.

Hmmmm….a little kind to Patti I think, but not unusual.

Nastia going second?? Um. Okay. Oooooo….love those costumes. Dance was kinda weird. I like their attitude of just laughing at the judges. :-)

Don’t believe that was a 34 dance – really, picking on content and technique when Rumer is dancing?

Willow is so cute….but she seemed very 14 in this dance. Good job though.

Someone fix Julianne’s mic – it’s driving me crazy.

Come on, Erin, she’s 14!!! She watches TV on Spring break. Tie with Nastia. Coincidence?? Very curious to see how the teams shake out…

Robert got a tiny bit hosed as well. I’m sensing a TEAMYolo Theme.

I guess this means that Team YOLO is going first in the team dance as well. The pimpage is high, young Skywalker.

Liked Noah’s dance, but a point ahead of Robert? I dunno about that.

A hell, I’m honestly kinda bored.

How does one make Bootylicious boring and kinda dark?? Val can.

Gee, Julianne, Val and Maks have been choreographing lots of walking for years now and you’re just now noticing??

Wow, if Len actually gives her the Derek score I’ll be shocked.

Oh Val shut up. Blame it on the song. That’ll help.

This is what I was talking about in the comments several days ago. Pavlov’s dog. Over praised for weeks then doing nothing much different and the hamnmer drops…and they blame the song, etc.

Oh fer god’s sake, give it a rest on Derek’s “streak” – and it ain’t a streak at this point. It’s the NORM.

Meant to add, Rumer’s 7 was uncalled for. I didn’t care for the dance, but I don’t think it was a 7.

Hell, Chris pulled out a good dance….and the package was cute too!

Riker is in it to win it!! Very good dance and I liked the Choreo too!!

Nastia must be doing well in votes, cuz as great as Riker was, he wasn’t that many points more great…um, if that made sense. :-)

Results…Team Yolo….Nastia and Derek are SAFE

Willow and Mark are SAFE

Noah and Robert in Jeopardy

Rumer and Val are SAFE

Chris is SAFE (crap)

Patti and Riker are in jeopardy.

LOL to Noah playing the shark attack.

Serious revisionist history on their package but the dance was great!! So fun, so cute, so tight! There was not a weak link in the bunch.

First appropriate score of the night, IMO.

Who else thinks it would be more fun and less ONE NOTE if Rumer was the nerd and not the greaser?? I mean really, they’re pulling the whole team into the darkness.

If there is a perfect score with Patti and Chris on their team, this show is dead to me.

Okay, that one was also very good – Miss Patti made it for me.

I’ll actually take a tie on that one. Loved both of them. Do think that Rumer is just cementing her one notedness, but that will be her problem down the road.

Next couple safe – Noah and Sharna

Also safe Riker and Allison.

And Miss Patti is eliminated. Robert is SAFE!!

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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. :-)

E Online Chats With Rumer Willis About Her New Dance On Dancing With The Stars – Video

Below is E Online with Rumer Willis! They talk about her new dance on Dancing With The Stars tonight, the competition, and lots more…. Read more..

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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.