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Afterbuzz TV Reviews Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 1

Kristyn Burtt and the gang are back with their first Afterbuzz TV show of Dancing With The Stars Season 20. See if you agree or disagree with them and let us know in comments. I hope to watch it a little later….

March 18, 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.

Julianne Hough’s Style Blog For DWTS20 Week 1, Judging With Carrie Ann Inaba, Lip Sync Battle News, And More

What did you think of Julianne’s yellow dress last night on Dancing With The Stars? People has posted a new style blog for how she put her look all together including pictures.

This time Patrickson picked the “fun, feminine and bold” gown because “Julianne loved it the minute she put it on! the color is so tough to pull off but Jules just shone.” After figuring out how to keep the look from being “too princess-y,” she collaborated with Barnes and Capri for the beauty look. “We all kinda came together for this one,” she says. “The bright chartreuse of the dress brought in the fun pop of color on the lip and the gorgeous Henri Sillam drop earrings gave us some hair inspiration.”

Capri said the moment the dress was on, the hair was decided. “We originally were going to have her hair down, but as soon as she put the dress on to make sure it fit, we all agreed it looked best up!” she says. “We’ve been doing DWTS for a while now, and we always want to do something new and different. This time I curled her hair in a different texture that I never curled it before, and Julianne and I loved it. It might be our new favorite wave!”

Barnes also had a blast reuniting with Team Hough. “Starting a new season with Julianne is like celebrating the first day of spring after a cold winter. Our sunshine girl is back!” he says. Once he saw the “Cinderella fabulous” dress Patrickson picked out, he reached for Kevin Aucoin’s The Matte lip color in “Forever” for a bright, spring-y finish, and dusted her skin with three bronzers by the brand (The Celestial Bronzing Veil in “Tropical Nights,” The Sculpting Powder and Starlight The Celestial Powder) to sculpt her face. “when you wear a bright lip color paired with bronzed skin, don’t feel like you have to wear blush as if it’s a hard and fast rule,” he advises. “Look for balance and the finished look will feel more clean and effortless.”

Be watching Julianne’s official site if interested. She announced “something big is happening” on the opening page. I wonder what it is?

A TV Heads up: Don’t miss Julianne and Derek Hough On The Lip Sync Battle on April 2nd at 10 p.m. on Spike TV.

Also, Julianne and Carrie Ann were on The Meredith Show today. Below are a couple of clips thanks to Lori. Julianne says she’s got no idea where her Dancing With The Stars trophies are because she’s moved seven times since then. In the second video, Carrie Ann says that she would always get so nervous before every show, but, having Julianne on the judges panel relieves her nerves and she hasn’t thrown up since.

ETA: Thanks to Abby, here is more of their appearance…

March 17, 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.

DWTS Tony Dovolani And Suzanne Somers Talk With Access Hollywood Live

Suzanne Somers had so much fun last night on Dancing With The Stars and she was in her Zen place. More below with Tony Dovolani and Access Hollywood Live. She looks so fantastic….

ETA: Suzanne has posted a new blog at People too. Be sure to read the link for as she talks on her costume too and how much she loved it.

I am an entertainer who dances, not a trained dancer. When I am in the middle of a dance line of 30-40 in Vegas and I blow a step or two, I go into Lucy, like Lucy Ricardo during the famous challenge routine dance that Ricky created when she wanted to be on his show. Not so on DWTS. If I miss a step, I’m history. Bye everybody!

I pride myself on being a pro. I was in a Zen space last night. I was calm, relaxed and ready. When I went out there, I went out to have fun, and I did. I laughed through the whole thing. Performances are natural for me. I am used to being in front of big crowds. The hardest part of this whole first week were the first two days. I had to adopt a sense of humility and realize that I was essentially in kindergarten learning a whole new language.

I didn’t pay much attention to the score. I was happy with their comments and walked away from the whole thing feeling great. I want all the women my age to see these performances as aspirational – that it’s not about your age, it’s about your energy. I have youthful energy and superb health because of the way I have been taking care of myself all of which is represented in every one of my 25 books.

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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.

Carrie Ann Inaba Blogs About The Premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 And The “Most-Remembered”

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba has written her first blog for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Parade. Below are the couples who stood out the most to her and who she thinks will be the “most-remembered” for opening this season.

1. Rumer and Val Chmerkovskiy — Their foxtrot was uniquely passionate and intense. I loved the drama and her competitive drive. She didn’t just perform the steps beautifully, she performed them with a vengeance. As the other competitors came out on stage to get ready for their final marks, you could feel that they were all suddenly, re-thinking their approach.

2. Riker Lynch and Allison Hoker — Their jive was edgy and exciting. His musicality is incredible and he moves really well. It must be in the genes. (He is a cousin of Derek and Julianne Hough). But he’s got a cool skater style going on. It’s a different type of athleticism and way of moving. We haven’t had many on the show with his vibe. He’s precise but cool, appealing to the young girls, and his energy is contagious and effective. I’m looking forward to seeing him do a ballroom dance.

3. Patti LaBelle and Artem Chignintsev — There was something very special about her performance. Sometimes less is indeed more, and I think this dance was a perfect-pitched approach for the queen of soul. She really dazzled me with her presence and her poise. She was graceful and danced as if she was floating on air. I worry about the faster dances that will be coming up for her but she’s got the right attitude—“70 years young.” She is naturally gifted with beautiful musicality and an inherent grace.

4. Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess — Everyone remembers Amy Purdy, the inspirational double-leg amputee from season 18. Her amputations due to meningitis were so different than Noah, an Iraq war veteran who lost his left arm and leg serving our country. Without the ability to lead with the left hand or the ability to bend his left leg, Sharna faces big challenges in creating choreography that will excite us as judges while showcasing Noah’s strengths. Last night was an excellent example of just that. What stood out to me was his incredible balance and strength. His focus was mesmerizing. And you could feel his passion and determination. He has a special ability to be focused with power, not force. His power is quiet and grounded which draws you in. It will be fascinating to see what’s to come during his journey in the ballroom.

Everyone else showed a lot of promise but these four stood out to me. They are going to be the most-remembered dances of our season 20 opening night.

More at Parade.

My thoughts: To each his own, but, how could Derek and Nastia not be on her list? They were show stopping in my opinion. Oh well….

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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.

Beer Barrel Polka DWTS Style Video By JibJab – Happy St. Patrick’s day

I am loving this! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, All!!

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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 1 Photos And Media After The Dances, Dance Reveals For Next Week

What a great first night of dancing on Dancing With The Stars! Let’s see what the couples thought. First up, visit ABC7 from LA. They have a recap, a video with George Pennacchio and a link to some beautiful photos from the night. The Daily Mail has an article and photos at this link. Don’t miss seeing Getty Images. They have loads of high quality pictures from before the show and dancing photos too. Beautiful!! I could spend all day there. And below is some video from the Daily Mail, TV Guide, and Afterbuzz. ET Online and E Online has some video interviews too (I’d embed them, but, they I can’t stop them from auto playing). Also below is a rundown of the scores and placements from last night (in my opinion, Nastia & Derek and Val & Rumer should be switched. :-? ) as well as some dance reveals for next week’s dances. Keep checking back and scrolling below. We’ll update this post as soon as more things come out.

1. Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy: 32/40
2. Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: 31/40
3. Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: 30/40
4. Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: 28/40
5. Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: 26/40
6. Chris Soules and Witney Carson: 26/40
7. Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: 25/40
8. Suzanne Somers and Tony Dolovani: 25/40
9. Patti Labelle and Artem Chigvintsev: 25/40
10. Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd: 25/40
11. Redfoo and Emma Slater: 22/40
12. Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe: 22/40

Dance Reveals for next week so far:
Val & Rumor – Cha Cha (according to Afterbuzz)
Chris & Witney – Cha Cha (according to Afterbuzz)
Willow & Mark – Argentine Tango (according to @ABCGeorge)
Noah & Sharna – Samba (according to @ABCGeorge)
Peta & Michael – Fox trot (according to DWTS All Access)
Riker & Allison – Fox Trot (according to Len on the show last night)
Derek & Nastia – Rumba (per Derek’s new blog)
Redfoo & Emma – Jive (according to Afterbuzz)
Tony & Suzanne – Jive (according to Afterbuzz)

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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week ONE – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!!

T-minus 18 minutes to the new season of DWTS. And at this moment there is so much to look forward to!! Let’s go!!

Discuss!

Opening was kinda cool. Weird note – they did the intros about four minutes before the show actually started. I don’t know if that’s their tape delay this season or if they just taped them to play after their Opening credits. No idea.

Damn, I looked away for a second and missed Willow. Saw that bit they did at the opening. Cool if everyone gets something like that.

Robert started out a bit stiff, but loosened up quickly. I like him – he’s cute. :-)

Riker did a great Jive except he was holding his hands funny. Great job. He’s a contender if his little fans vote.

OMG, CAI is bring back her stupid “freeegin” whatever the hell. :::eye roll:::

Charlotte’s Jive was limp like Courtney heard, but I like the girl. She’s cute. But that outfit – she want’s to be more than her chest and Keo puts her in that? Dude.

Dang, I missed most of Patti due to multi-tasking. The judges sure loved her though – were they blowing smoke??

Holy crap….Chris was actually pretty damn good. Thing is, he isn’t AFRAID to go for it!! Shut up, Julianne – I think he might have been better than Robert. We’ll see though if he can keep it up in week 2.

I thought Michael did good! Not as good as some of the other men, but good. This is going to be a tough season if everyone holds up in week 2.

Really, CAI?? I thought lifts were something that a woman couldn’t do on her own. Pretty sure Nastia CAN do that on her own. Duh. Anyway, I kinda agree with Len, it was a little staccato, but the song kinda called for it. I loved it.

Ah, Redfoo, you’re going to have to do better than that, dude. I love Emma and I enjoyed it, but he’s got a ways to go.

Noah is interesting to watch. He’s not blessed with the same fluidity Amy had, but he’s a guy. And he dances like a guy who’s never danced. Inspirational though, and interesting to watch. And hot. :-)

And next we get to see if they are still pimping Val for a win. Seeing a bit of whining on Twitter about Derek getting Nastia, but let’s get real. Val has yet to have a partner who actually sucked. And they were all ringers except rumor and his first. But I don’t want to hear any whining about Derek’s partners now, looking at what Val has had.

Suzanne does look good. And she danced pretty damn well.

Good foxtrot from Rumer (and I like her) but it didn’t have the entertainment value of Derek and Nastia. And commence the over the top drooling from CAI. Man, when the judges try that hard it just turns me off. So both Len and Julianne call them out as the ones to win. Yeah, not at all surprised.

OH MY GOD. Val, never speak again and let your partner do all the talking. She is so much more humble and well spoken than you are. Over scored – she was not two points ahead of Nastia, but really are we surprised by any of this by now. Gotta get Val that shiny ball.

March 16, 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. :-)

DWTS Noah Galloway Makes Statement Before Showtime To Family, Friends, His Fellow Servicemen, And Sharna Burgess

This tugged at my heart. So much so, I had to post!! Read why below…

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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 Week 1 Rehearsal Interview With Nastia Liukin And Derek Hough

WABC7 in New York interviewed Derek and Nastia in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Beautiful moves. Lots more with these two 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.

Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, And Bruno Tonioli Discuss How Dancing With The Stars Has Evolved And More

The AP recently interviewed Dancing With The Stars judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli about Dancing With The Stars, how it’s evolved, and more. Here’s a snippet….

Carrie Ann Inaba: We were harder. The first five seasons we were pretty tough.

Tonioli: But at the same time the show has evolved. The dances have gotten better. The kids have learned how to teach. It’s harder to judge because creatively they are extraordinary.

Hough: You have to learn how to be a choreographer and a teacher and a therapist (laughter.) It’s a craft. It really is.

AP: Is it ever difficult when you judge a performance and you’re honest about not liking something, but you make one of the pros angry and you see they’re venting about it in rehearsals?

Tonioli: (The pros) have been very unfair in kind of their reaction to Julianne because the first thing, it’s never personal. It really isn’t. And they know the gig. It’s never a personal attack on a performer.

Hough: I think the hardest part is we can have an opinion but to articulate it in a way that’s honest yet encouraging at the same time in 20 seconds can be difficult.

Inaba: It’s understandable for them to take it personally sometimes. They’ve worked really hard. There’s a lot of pressure on them. They’re sort of the lifeline for the celebrity. At the end of the season everyone ends up feeling good and we are a family on the show and sometimes families don’t get along.

AP: Last season fellow judge Len Goodman took some time off and there were a number of guest judges. Will that happen again?

Inaba: No guest judges this season.

Tonioli: It’s much better. There’s four of us … we all know each other and respect each other. As nice as some of these guest judges are it interrupts some sort of flow.

To read the full interview, visit the AP. Thanks Lori for the heads up!!

ETA: If you’d like to watch them on Extra, see this link. I love the moves they 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.