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Donald Driver Promises A Lot Of Fun For Week 8 On Dancing With The Stars

The LA Times has a new interview up with Donald Driver today. He takes us through his busy daily schedule currently with his family and Dancing With The Stars. He also talks of costuming and who’s tougher, Dancing With The Stars judge, Len Goodman or Green Bay Packer coach, Mike McCarthy?

Q: Take us through a typical dance practice day. What time do you get up, get started with Peta, get back home, etc.?

I usually will get up around 7 to spend some time with my family, eat a little breakfast and get a football workout in before heading to the studio for practice at 10. Most days we’re scheduled to practice for 6 hours, but we usually go longer than that to make sure we have the dances down perfect. We’ll have some lunch delivered to the studio so we don’t miss out on too much practice time. Some days after practice I’ll have a costume fitting or an interview for Monday’s show. It can definitely get crazy, but I always make sure I’m home for dinner with my beautiful family!

Q: Nice jacket you wore Monday night. How much input do you get into what you will wear on the show?

I have lots of input. I told Peta at the beginning of the season that I wasn’t going to wear any of those see-through lace shirts or anything like that…and there’s only a few weeks left in the show and I haven’t worn one yet. Ultimately we have to be comfortable, otherwise we won’t perform well.

Q: Who’s tougher to please, Len Goodman or Mike McCarthy?

That’s a tough one! I’m going to have to plead the Fifth! I have a lot of respect for both of them, they’re at the top of their professions for good reason.

You can read the full interview here. Donald has also penned a new blog at JS Online where he speaks a little of he and Peta’s next dances…

Believe it or not, there are only three performance shows left in the entire competition. We’re definitely coming down to the wire.

We have two more dances next week. The first one will be like normal, just Peta and me. For our second dance, we’re teaming up with another one of the talented dance pros to bring you all something really special. If you haven’t watched the show yet, make sure you tune in next week because it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Lastly, don’t miss a whole slew of new “behind the scenes” photos at Dancing With The Stars Make-up of these two and the cast from Week 7. Below is a picture of our beautiful Miss Peta. They get my best vote for “Best Costuming” this season. What do you think?

May 3, 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 Maria Menounos New Spokeswoman For New Bud Light Lime-a-Rita (Interview, Photo)

Esquire has a fun new interview up with Maria Menounos. She talks about being the new spokeswoman for the new Bud Light Lime-a-Rita. They also ask her about Dancing With The Stars and what it felt like to receive three 10′s this week lining up with her win this year on Wrestle Mania? There is also a big party in Las Vegas this week promoting her new Bud Light gig. Some of her cast mates of Dancing With The Stars will be attending too. Details below…

MM: Dancing with the Stars, for me, is the most vulnerable I’ve ever had to be in front of people. Dancing is something that I’ve never been comfortable with. It’s nothing I’ve ever trained in, so I started completely fresh. Even though I’m not a wrestler, I grew up wrestling with my cousins. We’d watch the moves on TV and replicate them, sometimes more painfully than we probably would have liked.

ESQ: So you’re more gifted as a wrestler than as a dancer?

MM: I don’t know! I think three “10″s is starting to say I’m becoming a dancer.

ESQ: And now you’re selling us Bud Light Lime-a-Rita.

MM: Yeah. We’re hosting a huge party at the poolside of Mandalay Bay [Hotel in Las Vegas], and I’m bringing some of my cast mates from Dancing with the Stars down. I jumped at the chance to do it. ‘Cause A, I’ve always been a Bud Light fan. B, I’m obsessed with the Lime-a-Ritas. And C, we need some pool time.

ESQ: And just in time for Cinco de Mayo. But what does a Greek girl from Boston know about margaritas and celebrating a Mexican holiday?

MM: Well, everyone thinks I’m Latin. With Dancing with the Stars, we’ve hammered home the Greek thing, but everyone always thought I was Latin. So I always say I’m Latin in my heart. I love margaritas. It’s funny — I don’t like alcohol generally. If you see me out anywhere, I always have a But Light in my hand. Then there are those rare moments when I like a margarita. This was perfect, because it’s a margarita with a little bit of Bud Light. I’ve been drinking it this morning, and I’m feeling kind of guilty, because it’s 8 a.m., and I’m gonna start working soon for Extra, and I might be drunk by then. Just kidding.

LOL! Too cute! Be sure to read the full interview at Esquire as Maria also reveals her and Derek’s new dances. As always, don’t miss checking out Pure Derek Hough for even more on this adorable and fun couple currently.

Picture above is of the Team Tango Girls with Brooke Burke ‘behind the scenes’ of the show this week courtesy of Dancing With The Stars Make-up at Facebook.

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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.

Roshon Fegan Says Dancing With The Stars Partner Chelsie Hightower Is A Wild One

Roshon tells The Huffington Post that he and Chelsie rehearse for 6+ hours a day. Sometimes with all the promos they have to do, costume fittings, etc, they go until Midnight. He’s loving his journey and even when it’s all over, he’s going to still continue dancing. Below is more from Roshon including some fun mentions on Chelsie.

“You go to wardrobe and then it’s back to rehearsals,” he said. “Sometimes they want to over-bedazzle stuff, so I have to make sure I keep the bedazzling at a minimum.”

Roshon also said he has to keep his eye on his partner, Chelsie Hightower — for his own safety.

“She’s got serious elbow, she’s a wild one. She likes to jump on me without any warning. She puts a lot of passion into it, but I’ve got to watch those elbows,” Fegan laughs, before confessing that neither he nor Hightower get any choice when it comes to their performance music.

“They actually pick the music for us each week, so that’s another challenge people don’t really know about. If it’s a whack song or a lousy song, we have to make some magic out of nothing. I’ve been really lucky to get a lot of great songs. I haven’t had one I didn’t really like at all.”

Before the “Shake It Up” star rushes back to rehearsals, he said, “When this is over, I’m still going to be dancing.”

You can read the full article at the The Huffington Post.

Picture above courtesy of the Official Dancing With The Stars Week 7 Gallery. The dance pose above was a cool one this week, wasn’t it? Love these two! :)

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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 Jaleel White: “I bow down to the beast…that is the dance floor!”

“I bow down to the beast…that is the dance floor!” ~Jaleel White on his elimination!

I have to give Jaleel some props last night. Although I was never wild about his dancing and some of his behaviors through the controversies that came out, he handled his elimination like a pro and better than I thought he would. He took it with a big smile and was thankful for his time and the new friends he made on Dancing With The Stars. Also, the quote above will be one I file away in my Dancing With The Stars memory book! Thanks Jaleel and good luck with all of your future and personal endeavors!!

So, let’s see what Jaleel and Kym had to say after their elimination. Here they are on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE (David Arquette joins in on the fun! Let’s just say…there is a lot of bleeping going on), On The Red Carpet, Good Morning America (check out how his daughter called Kym a “princess”. Kym and Jaleel think katherine will win the competition), and Entertainment Tonight (this one includes some thoughts from his fellow competitors).

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May 2, 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 Week 8 Details On Next Week’s Two Dances, One Will Be A “Trio” Dance

What would we do without George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet? Once again, he interviews the couples after Results night to find out what he can for next week’s dances. He found out there will be no theme night (Yay!) and that the couples will have two dances next week …a Ballroom dance and a Latin dance. To add a “twist” to the night, the Latin dance will be danced with a third person. The dance is called a “Trio” dance. How it works is that the remaining couples get to pick another pro who has been eliminated or who is a member of the troupe to help them and then they perform together (if I’m understanding this right?). Don’t forget there will also be a double elimination as well next week making it even more challenging and stressfull for the couples. Listen closely below for more details and then look for more thoughts from Heidi and I afterwards. Note also that Maria & Derek and William & Cheryl weren’t interviewed.

Ok, here we go….

Maks and Melissa are so thankful to their fans for keeping them in the competition. Maks goes through the numbers (Heidi will find this interesting!). Melissa is happy she gets to stay and keep dancing. They are dancing with Val for their “Trio” dance which will be a Samba.

Donald is going to keep working hard. He wants in the finals. He’s a little nervous about having two dances and one with another person, but, and he will do whatever it takes. (Adding: In a new ET interview, Peta mentions they have a Tango and a Jive for next week. Karina is their pro for the Trio dance).

Katherine was worried she and Mark might leave last night. They are happy they weren’t eliminated. Mark explains how the dances will work next week, but, won’t reveal their dances or much else.

Roshon says he’s learning so much on the show. He’s taking it ‘step by step’ and he’s glad he’s still here. George praises him for his ‘class’ for smiling through bad news and that he still get’s out there to work hard and he’s happy and thankful. Chelsie explains the dances next week. They have the Paso Doble for their “Trio” dance. They have the Fox Trot for their ballroom dance.

Roshon and Chelsie were also interviewed by Access Hollywood…

Adding: Below is an Afterbuzz TV interview with Maks, Melissa, and Tony as well. Tony has been picked for one the Trio dances, but, not sure who yet? Thanks to Evaine for the heads up on this in the comments.

Adding #2: According to Cheryl’s blog just posted at OK! Magazine, she and William have the Fox Trot and the Paso Doble for next week. No mention on who their pro will be for the Trio dance. More below…

Next week is two individual dances, so you’ll really see who can handle two dances and who can’t. We have the foxtrot and the paso doble. I think the paso is going to be one of William’s favorite dances so I think that will be really exciting. And then the foxtrot, I think will be fun, too, so we just have to see what happens and work hard.

We may add more later. So, what do you think of the way they are doing next week’s dances? I’m not sure what to think yet? It sounds exciting, but, I’m clueless. lol Let’s get Heidi’s thoughts and be sure to tell us your thoughts as well….

Heidi: I think Maks should not try to do the math. :-) He should just come here. But look away for a minute if you’re sensitive….@#$%$# Jesus Christ, can’t they just let this f#@king show alone?? A third person in their dance??  WHY!?!?!?  STUPID. RIDICULOUS. Let them f@#king dance!! :::sigh::: That said…I’m sure that a couple pros (Derek, Mark) will rise to this challenge quite well and we might see something great. But the better odds are that we’ll see something stupid as hell.

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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.

ABC Releases Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Dancer Confessionals For Week 7 (Video)

These little devils are always a joy to watch, aren’t they? This time is no different and just in time before the results show! ;)

May 1, 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: Keep Dancing” On-Line Game Launches Worldwide

Have you guys seen or played the free-online game for Dancing With The Stars yet? I was just taking a look at it and it’s pretty cool. Virtually, you can dance with figures that look just like your favorite pros. For instance, you can do a tango with Derek or samba with Kym like the celebrities themselves on the show. You pick what you look like, your costumes, and your dance moves. Note how Dancing With The Stars pros Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus choreographed and captured each of the 100+ dance moves seen in the game. You can check it all out at Dancing With The Stars Keep Dancing when you get a moment. You can read and view a press release with more details at PR Newswire. What a beautiful game. I may have to just try this! I want to dance with both Maks and Derek! :)

Picture above courtesy of BBC Worldwide and ABC Entertainment.

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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.

Louis Van Amstel, Tristan MacManus, Karina Smirnoff, And Tony Dovolani Review Week 7 On Dancing With The Stars

Louis pens a new blog at ABC for what he thought of the dances for Classical night on Dancing With The Stars. Like many of us, he thought the judges scores were a little low for Melissa and Maks. He’s worried the most for them. He pretty much pegged it until I read what he wrote for Derek and Maria. What do you think? I totally disagree. They deserved every bit of the 10′s they received in my opinion. Heidi’s right. He seems to have issues with Derek?

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough’s Paso Doble. Maria looks so beautiful in that red dress — very appropriate for Paso Doble and the song they were given. In comparison, I believe Maria is the lesser dancer of the remaining celebs. That routine is easier than the others and her movement is sometimes stiff — even though it’s Paso Doble. Having said that, Maria has an iron determination and doesn’t surrender. I highly applaud her for that. Even though the video package showed her insecurity and frustration, she did deliver a very solid performance. Sorry judges, I really liked it, but not enough for Katherine to have to watch her back. Wow, I can’t believe the judges comments and scores. I’d say three 8′s for difficulty level and maybe two 9′s for performance. Not 10′s.

Overall. It’s now up to you guys to vote for your favorite couple. I’m mostly worried for Melissa, but in my opinion I feel the judges over scored Maria to save her. Or will Roshon be the one going home because he’s been in the bottom two a few times already?

Tristan MacManus had some thoughts on the night as well at Entertainment Weekly.

On Monday’s Classical Night dances: I saw a couple of them all right, didn’t get to see them all. Good competition tonight eh? Derek and Maria were really really good, so it’s nice to see someone get a full score I guess. Certainly after a difficult week, and at this point in the competition it’s good to see someone get those scores.

Donald Driver wants that 30! It’ll put a spark in him. If he can see now that someone can get them, then he’ll want to make sure they get the next perfect score. Donald’s great, he’s gonna be around for awhile.

Who will make the finals? I don’t really know! The way the competition’s going, you don’t really know what’s going to happen week to week. Might be easy enough to pick out one week who’s gonna be there, and then the next week, like I said, because the competition is so hard, next week someone turns around and has an unbelievable performance, know what I mean? Even if you look at the scores for this week — last week, people were saying well Maria, she didn’t do a great performance. And now she’s got perfect scores. I think Donald’s gonna be there, certainly. He’s been great from the start. I’d really like to see him do well. Mark and Katherine were superb as well. Maybe Maks and Melissa didn’t have a great night tonight, but as the weeks have been going on and on, she’s certainly been getting better. I thought they were quite good tonight. You never really know!

On William Levy initially shying away from Team Shirtless: Well, I guess if I think about it, had I been on that team, there would have been a team decision. It wouldn’t be just my decision. That’s what happens — if you’re dancing for yourself and your partner it’s easy enough to make a decision there, but when you’ve six people on a team, well…he didn’t want to take his top off tonight, and he ended up taking his top off. That’s what happens. Yeah, it was what it was.

Below is Karina Smirnoff and Tony Dovolani’s thoughts on Classical night at Good Morning America this morning. They have nothing but high praise for Maria and Derek! Great review on the night. Check out Karina’s mention on Maks and his tights!

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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 14 Week 7 Media Interviews After Dance Night

I always love the On The Red Carpet interviews with George Pennacchio! Let’s get to them right away to see what the dancers thought of their dances.

First up, Derek and Maria! George tells Maria her feet scare him. Derek says she never complains even though he knows her feet are killing her. They never thought they’d get three 10′s last night or that they’d be the first to do so. They are very happy. George says there is something special with Derek and the Paso Doble. Isn’t that the truth?!!

Donald wanted the first triple tens, but, that’s ok. He’s going to keep trying. Quitting is not an option and he’s having so much fun. He loves his partner.

William is happy for the improvement he’s made. That’s all he cares about versus the judges scoring. Cheryl switches the topic and talks of how crazy the audience went when he took his shirt off for Team Paso. She insists that’s what people want to see (really, Cheryl?). He just wants to keep putting his heart and soul into it all.

Roshon and Chelsea loved being welcomed back into the competition from Carrie Anne. They were proud of what they brought for the Team tango dance. Roshon is dancing in his sleep and while he’s awake.

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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 2012 Jaleel White, Chelsie Hightower, And Roshon Fegan Pictured At The Mixology

Pictured above is Chelsie Hightower, her partner Roshon Fegan, and Jaleel White at a Dancing With The Stars after-party Monday night at the Mixology in Los Angeles. Now the couples are working hard on their next rounds of dances for Monday. About Dancing With The Stars (I’m assuming), Jaleel White tweeted, “Slow & steady wins the race.” Last night, Chelsie tweeted, “Rehearsal went well today, I love the argentine tango… For real”.

You can view more pics from this album at Zimbio Pictures.

April 26, 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.