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Derek Hough Bowing Out Of Dancing With The Stars Season 20, New Lead Role In Radio Music Hall Show

I have to say… I don’t blame Derek Hough for bowing out of Dancing With The Stars this season with a new exciting role such as this. CONGRATULATIONS DEREK!! But, we are so going to miss you!!! (adding: still hoping for atleast an appearance on Dancing With The Stars of some type?)

From People….

Five-time winner Derek Hough has to bow out of the next installment of the ABC show because he’ll play the male lead in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall this spring.

Debuting in March, the limited, seven-week engagement will feature Hough as Jack, a man with a special mission who will receive an eternal reward if he’s able to help a man named Bernie keep his position as a New York City tour guide. Bernie’s job is in jeopardy when Jenna (Nashville’s Laura Benanti) reveals her plan to take the tour company “virtual.”

More details at People and Pure Derek Hough. Also, don’t miss seeing Derek pictured at the Golden Globes After Parties at Pure Derek Hough as well.

ETA: See this link for TICKETS to the Previews (March 12-25th) and the Show itself (March 25th to May 3rd).

January 13, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff Engaged To Jason Adelman

The Star is reporting Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff is engaged to be married. Being this news is coming from a tabloid, I wasn’t sure whether it could be true? However if you go to Jason’s Facebook, friends are sending them congratulations like the link says. So, could this be true?

She may not have won the Mirror Ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars last season…but things are going pretty great for Karina Smirnoff! Star can exclusively reveal that the pro dancer’s boyfriend, Jason Adelman, popped the question over the weekend.

“Karina is thrilled and the two couldn’t be more in love!” an insider reveals. “From the moment they met, Karina has been head over heels.”

Although the couple have been dating less than a year, it seems they just couldn’t wait to tie the knot — Jason got down on one knee Saturday night, in front of friends and family, and they celebrated afterward by dancing together. Later, Jason updated his Facebook page with a new photo of the pair, and his friends confirmed the engagement by leaving congratulatory messages.

Such a cute couple! Congratulations to Karina and Jason if this news is true!!

ETA: Radar Online is reporting Jason bought Karina a 5-Carat Emerald-Cut Ring!

January 12, 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.

New Photos Of DWTS Julianne Hough, Pictured On Set Of “Dirty Grandpa”

Lori suspected something was up when she wrote me earlier. Well, she was right. Julianne Hough was shooting something in Atlanta, Georgia. Head to Just Jared Jr to see some new photos of her on the set of “Dirty Grandpa” with Zach Efron. The film also stars Robert De Niro is set to hit theatres in June 2016.

ETA:If you head to The Daily Mail, you can see more photos whre Julianne is wearing a different outfit.

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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.

DWTS Season 20 Watchout: The Bachelor’s Chris Soules To Dance?

It seems every season, a Bachelor wants to dance or is rumored to dance. I say “no” to the idea again. What do you think? Thanks to Vin for this heads up from E News

While the season is just getting started on ABC, Chris (aka Prince Farming!) tells E! News he’s definitely open to doing more reality TV after his run on The Bachelor comes to an end. Specifically Dancing With the Stars!

“At this point, why not?” Chris says. “I went through The Bachelorette and never thought I’d do that and did it and it was a great experience. Now being the Bachelor, it’s been an extraordinary experience.”

He continues. “I’m open to a lot of opportunities, I’d be willing to consider these sort of things. But I’m going to do what’s best for me and do what’s right and what I feel is right for my future.”

But Chris is a little nervous about one aspect of joining DWTS, telling us, “I think I need to do some yoga because watching those people and some of the stuff they do…I’m not a very flexible guy, so I am going to need to get limbered up if that’s going to happen!”

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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.

Young Hollywood Goes Behind The Scenes Of The DWTS Live Tour (Video)

This is fun! Check it out!!

ETA: KishaG You Tube has some awesome videos from the show too!!

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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.

DWTS Karina Smirnoff Attends Colgate’s Optic White Beauty Bar – New Photos

Yesterday, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff attended the Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar at The Selma House in Los Angeles, California. To see some photos, visit AP Images. She’s a doll as always!!

January 11, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke Wants To Get Married In Italy And Start A Family

At the Audi Golden Globe Week Celebration on Thursday night, Cheryl Burke talked with People of her plans to get married and have a family. This is so cool. Read on to see why….

Cheryl Burke may have dropped her quest for a Dancing with the Stars mirror ball in 2015, but she’s hoping to pick up something else that glitters.

“I want a family, and I want kid,” Burke, 30, told PEOPLE at Thursday’s Audi Golden Globes kick-off party in Los Angeles. “So JT better put a ring on it soon!”

Burke’s referring to her boyfriend, JT Torregiani, an entrepreneur whom she started dating last year, even though they’ve been friends for the past decade.

“Being part of Dancing took up a lot of my time,” added Burke. “The reason love came into my life now is because I allowed that to happen.”

“He is Sicilian. So I’d love to get married in Italy,” said Burke. “I would love to get married in a beautiful church. It would be small and intimate, but then a big party in L.A.”

More at People. If you missed our picture post of Cheryl at the Audi Golden Globe Week Celebration, see this previous posting.

January 10, 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 Live Tour Performance On GMA Next Week, Melissa Rycroft With Behind The Scenes Coverage

Just a TV Heads Up for next Friday, January 16th!! Good Morning America is going to feature a performance from the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. Also, they will show Melissa Rycroft behind the scenes paying a visit. Here is more from ABC MediaNet

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 – GMA’s “Shark” Tank Friday with Kevin O’Leary; behind the scenes of last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards hosted by Michael Strahan; a performance from “Dancing with the Stars: Live!,” plus a behind the scenes visit to the tour in Nashville with GMA Contributor Melissa Rycroft

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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.

DWTS Live Tour Round-Up: Reviews From The Press, Photos, And Video Clips

How about some goodies from the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour? First,…a couple of reviews!!! The Pittsburgh Post Gazette calls the show is an “entertaining extravaganza”! Here is more from the link…

But “Dancing With the Stars” is in the entertainment business and that is its brand — to entertain. That it did surprisingly well. Some favorites included Mark Ballas’ geometric contemporary with Ms. Carson and a silver cube and a fleet-footed jive from Emma Slater and Sasha Farber.

All of the dancers were on point in this well-balanced program in which picturesque routines alternated with charming chitchat. The audience also delighted in backstage stories. Of particular local interest, Ms. Johnson loved winning with former Steeler Hines Ward. Her worst moment? When he dropped her on her neck.

They talked of how Mr. Ballas (also a singer-composer on display here) is encouraged to push the envelope by producers, while Mr. Goodman complains about it on camera. Valentin Chmerkovskiy (also a violinist) said he is pushed by producers to go shirtless. Much to the delight of Pittsburgh women, he joked, “I’m not a piece of meat.”

Nonetheless, if you were lucky, you could have ended up in a selfie with those two and guitarist Dylan Chambers, one that made the vast confines of the Benedum seem really intimate.

To read the full review, see the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

MassLive.com also has a review posted of the show. They said, “The evening was a mix of spectacular dance, entertaining backstage tales, and some impressive musical performances.” Below is a bit more…

“DWTS Live” was at its best when the pros did what they do best – dance.

Watching dancers like Ballas or Johnson perform without having to hold back because of a novice partner was a treat for fans of the show.

And it’s a crime that the “Jailhouse Rock” jive performed by Farber and Slater at the Mohegan Sun was not seen by millions of television viewers.

Chmerkovskiy was clearly the fan favorite, drawing hoots, whistles and declarations of love from some of the women in attendance when he removed his shirt.

The Ukranian-born dancer gave a touching speech about realizing the American dream and the debt he owes his parents for their financial and emotional support.

“DWTS Live” comes to Massachusetts for two performances on Jan. 16 at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston.

More at MassLive.com.

Next are some photos and videos courtesy of the cast at their instagrams and twitter. Note how Will Smith, Melissa Rycroft, and Shawn Johnson were at the shows this week. You can also see a few dance clips and Val playing his violin…. 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.

PureDWTS Exclusive Interview: Edyta Sliwinska Chats About “Dancing Pros Live”, Dancing With The Stars, And More

Would you like to know a little more about the upcoming “Dancing Pros Live” tour? We asked Edyta Sliwinska to tell us a little about it. She also tells us on her and her baby’s first Christmas together (#AwwMoment). Edyta also answers a question about Karina Smirnoff who is judging and also a dancer in the show. Lots more below including some breathtaking photos from “Dancing Pros Live” of Edyta, Chelsie Hightower, So You Think You Can Dance’s Ryan Dilello, and other world champion dancers (click on the pics twice to see them in a bigger size). If you’d like to see more photos and read on “Dancing Pros Live”, see the official site. Also, if you haven’t got a ticket for “Dancing Pos Live” yet, be sure you do so soon HERE as tickets at venues are filling up fast. Special thanks to Edyta and her marvelous team for all the goodies to go with this interview!! Enjoy! It’s so good to see her again….

Hi Edyta!! How are you and how was your holidays? I bet it was fun having a little wee one to share them with this year?

It was a very special time for us; Michael’s first Christmas and shortly after his first birthday. We got to celebrate with our closest friends and family, which was really great and fun, since a lot of our friends have kids close to Michael’s age.

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Photo above courtesy of Edyta’s Instagram

So, we hear you are about to embark on a new tour for “Dancing Pros Live. Can you tell us a little about it? What kind of dancing will it feature?

It’s an interactive competition on the stage where five professional couples compete for the audience’s vote by dancing solos in two rounds. The most fun part of the show is that in the end every member of the audience gets to vote for their favorite couple via remote device attached to their seat.

Besides couple’s solos there are big production numbers featuring variety of dance styles; ballroom, lyrical, west coast swing, jitterbug…Our cast is truly amazing, so it’s a very entertaining and high quality show.

We hear Karina Smirnoff will be a judge. Will she also be dancing in the new tour?

From what I know, Karina will dance in a featured solo performance. I am really excited to see Karina again!

Will you be dancing in the tour as well? If so, what kind of dances?

I will participate in a very energetic group jitterbug and will dance a paso doble solo.

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Many of us, including myself, miss you on Dancing With The Stars. In fact, YOU were responsible for many of us becoming fans to the show in the beginning including myself and John (the administrator to PureDWTS). So, if you were to name your favorite season, which one would it be? What were a few of your favorite dances on the show?

It would be season 3 where I danced with Joey Lawrance and season 5 with Jason Taylor. I loved the Rumba with Joey and Quickstep with Jason but my favorite were some of the result show performances I did with my real life partner, Alec. We danced to Adele, Celine Dion or Colbie Calliat. These were very special to me.

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Fall 2014 – 22 second video preview from Dancing Pros Live on Vimeo.

January 9, 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.