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Are You More Excited for the DWTS Season 13 Pros or DWTS Season 13 Stars?

As I read through the comments and DWTS tweets, I get the feeling that there’s a mixed reaction to the Dancing with the Stars Season 13 cast. Although, I’d say it’s about like every year where some hate certain stars and others love them.

One thing that has continued to grow is fans of DWTS’s love of the DWTS pros. In fact, I’m now regularly seeing people talk about being more excited for the DWTS Season 13 pros than they are for the DWTS season 13 stars. I decided to put it to a vote, and the early results are quite clear who DWTS fans like more (click which one you like better to see the results):

Side Note: I’m still hating that it seems Chelsie Hightower isn’t on this season of DWTS. I’m not sure Peta will make up for my loss of Chelsie and Edyta.

August 29, 2011 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Pure Dancing With The Stars – Derek Hough “Feet of Flames” on Cobu 3D

Things are really starting to heat up and I’m not just talking about the temperatures outside or Mak’s engagement pick on the Ukraine Bachelor. I’m speaking about Derek Hough and the set of Cobu 3D. For the last several weeks the cast and crew of this new edgy, street dance movie have been tweeting pictures from the set including Derek who, as most of you know, has the male lead. Not only that, yesterday, Derek took a little time to talk with E News about the new movie. Derek also gives us a little sneak peek into one of his dancing scenes. Let’s just say, this new movie and Derek has garnished the name “Feet of Flames” by one of his fans for a reason. I’ve never seen anything like it or comparable. Be sure to see this new fun interview and sneak peek into Cobu 3D at Pure Derek Hough >>>>>>HERE. While you are visiting the link, be sure to check out the other updates on Derek at Pure Derek Hough to see the latest set pics and more like the picture above. I have a feeling this is just the beginning of the hype that is about to surround this movie. Can I buy my ticket now?

June 3, 2011 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 2011 Pro Possibilities

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m ready for Dancing with the Stars 2011 to start already. I always think that the Spring season of Dancing with the Stars starts earlier than it does. While we wait, I (and the rest of the Pure DWTS peeps) have put together info on who the DWTS 2011 professional dancers might be and other conjecture. Also, be sure to check out the previously posted Dancing with the Stars season 12 cast rumors.

Alec Mazo – Alec hasn’t said much on Twitter about it, but I think it’s safe to say he won’t be back. I’m sad about this since if they brought him back, then Edyta would probably come back. I think very few will care if Alec’s back or not though, which is probably why the producers haven’t brought him back every season.

Anna Demidova – Sadly her Twitter updates have gone private. How weird is that? I could understand maybe have a private second account for real friends and family, but I’d think she’d want as much exposure as possible. Even if she only updated it with professional things. I’d say she’s out.

Anna Trebunskaya – I haven’t seen anything either way. However, she’s had a STRONG showing these past couple seasons. So much so that even I fell in love with her despite a pretty bad start. I’d say she’s definitely back. The show needs a feisty little red head with an accent anyway.

Ashly DelGrosso (Costa)


fingers crossed, we find out soon who is going to be on next season of DWTS!!!!
@ashlycosta
Ashly Costa

Well, that pretty much says it all. Ashly would like to be on the show, but she doesn’t know yet if she’ll be on DWTS 2011 or not. I predict that she will. She deserves a season with someone who can actually move.

Chelsie Hightower – No news so far, but can anyone imagine her not being on the show. I guess the only possibility would be if there were no short male celebrities. Although, a taller man with a shorter women isn’t as bad as the other way around. I’m sure Chelsie will be back. She did mention that she has a new boyfriend.

Cheryl Burke


@dancingmiranda I heard Tony and Cheryl will be back. Did Dmitry say anything?
@DWTSGossip
DWTSGossip

As you can see @DWTSGossip says she is back. They seem to know Cheryl pretty well. I’d say if Cheryl wants on the show she’ll be back. So, I say she’s back. Nothing on her Twitter account, except she’s definitely trying to pull together some publicity for her book tour. It’s funny to see her Twitter name dropping through the previous DWTS casts. I guess that happens when you’ve been on DWTS that many seasons.

Corky Ballas – No word, but I’d say he’s probably a no. Unless, DWTS somehow convinced Betty White to be on the show. Now wouldn’t that be something.

Damian Whitewood – Word is that Peta (who could be a pro on DWTS 2011 as well) and Damian are on their way to LA. Now why would they need to be in LA I wonder? If they aren’t regular pros, then I’m sure we’ll continue to see them doing some pro dances for the results show.

Derek Hough – I think most people know that Derek is filming a movie Cobu 3D and won’t be on DWTS season 12. He did say he’d be back for DWTS season 13 and be “more edgier” and “musclier.” I wonder where Princess Heidi’s votes will go with Derek out.

Dmitry Chaplin – I’m not sure about Dmitry. He mentioned that he’s done some choreography work for SYTYCD Ukraine during the break. I could see it going either way with Dmitry.

Edyta Sliwinska – Word is she won’t be back. She’s busy at school and other dance events. I’m guessing it will take another season or two for her and the producers to cool off. If I didn’t have this blog, I’d stop watching until the producers put her back on. The Edyta eye candy is definitely missing from the show for me.

Elena Grinenko – She seems to be doing Grinya’s Entertainment full time now including this really cool Celebrity Dance Camp which I wish I could have attended. So, I wouldn’t expect her back. We would welcome her to guest post about DWTS on here though.

Jonathan Roberts – Jonathan will definitely be back doing at least a result show dance with Anna. As far as the show, I have no idea. There’s really nothing to hate about Jonathan, but he doesn’t have the enormous fan following either. So, I think he could go either way. I would have LOVED to see the following which he described in a tweet:


@ after party n Vegas. I wish I had taken pictures of @atrebunskaya & @LouisVanAmstel dancing. It was like a full show n the club haha
@JonatRoberts
jonathan roberts

Julianne Hough – Julianne is off to Hong Kong with Derek. The real question is if she’ll ever be back on DWTS. I think it would be quite the achievement if the producers get her back, but I’m not betting on it. Julianne did get some amazing seats at the Super Bowl. So not fair. I bet she barely even knew which teams were plaing.

Karina Smirnoff


Ok, that was weird. But it gave plenty of ideas for choreography this season! Lol
@Karina_Smirnoff
Karina Smirnoff

Well, looks like Karina’s learning dance moves from the UFC fight. Interesting that she says for this season. I’m sure it was a bit of a slip since I don’t think the producers have told anyone yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she has a long term contract and so she knows more or less that she’ll be back. Either way, the show loves a little Karina. Her facial expressions are priceless.

Kym Johnson


Just landed, so happy to be back in LA.. I just hope Lola remebers her Mommy!!
@kym_johnson
kym johnson

Kym’s back in LA too. Seems like all the pros are heading to LA. Coincidence? Maybe not. Would be odd for her to be the showpiece on HSN for the DWTS hair line and then not be on this season.

Lacey Schwimmer


Getting ready for the day and clearing my dvr before my work begins.
@LaceySchwimmer
Lacey Schwimmer

Of course, Lacey could be talking about a lot of work or even the work that day. However, usually you clear off the DVR before work like being on DWTS when you’re too busy to go and watch your DVR’d shows. Although, I think that Lacey’s still on the bubble like last season where she wasn’t on the show and then something happened (presumably the Edyta fall out) which got her back on the show. I expect more of the same for her this year, but we’ll see.

Louis van Amstel


2 more weeks b4 I find out about season 12….some fun changes r scheduled for this season. You’ll love it!!…or not….lol
@LouisVanAmstel
Louis Van Amstel

Looks like Louis doesn’t know. Although, it seems odd that he’d know about some changes for the show, but not whether he’s on the show or not. Any guesses on the changes?

Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Maks is a hard one to peg. Will he be stuck in the Ukraine doing Bachelor? I’m guessing not. Bachelor UK isn’t as big as being a pro on DWTS I don’t think. @LizzieGrubman asked if Maks would be back on Twitter and then the next day said Maks is back. I’m not sure if she knows anything special, but I’d be very surprised if Maks isn’t back. Some have asked about Maks’ brother on the show. I’d say maybe, but probably not.

Mark Ballas – Will he be too busy touring for his album to be on DWTS 2011? I’d guess probably not. There’s little publicity for his album that’s better than him being on DWTS. So, I expect he’ll be back and don’t be surprised if he performs on the results show. I bet that’s part of his contract negotiation now.

Tony Dovolani


@dancingmiranda I heard Tony and Cheryl will be back. Did Dmitry say anything?
@DWTSGossip
DWTSGossip

@DWTSGossip says he’s back on DWTS 2011. Looking at the lineup of male pros. I think it’s safe to say that he’ll be back on the show.

Good times. There are my thoughts, conjecture and run down of the various Dancing with the Stars pros. What do you think? Which pros will be back on Dancing with the Stars 2011 and which ones will be watching from home?

February 7, 2011 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

My Top Female Dancing with the Stars Pros

I’m sitting here waitig for the tires to be done on my car. New Years Eve football is on in the background and I decided it would be fun to write up a list of my favorite DWTS pros. I’ll just do the female pros and leave the male pros up to one of the other Pure DWTS female bloggers. I’m also not going to list all of the pros since I don’t have a list in front of me.

So, without further ado, here’s my list of favorite female DWTS pros:
1. Julianne Hough – Julianne is one of the major reasons that I started to love DWTS. Julianne and Apolo were fantastic together. I also loved how Julianne wasn’t afraid to make comments back to the judges. Not hateful or disrespectful, just disagreeing and playful. I loved it and missed it this last season.
2. Edyta Śliwińska – I just adore Edyta’s dancing. She’s not the best teacher and not the best choreographer, but if I think back on my favorite moments on DWTS Edyta has a number of them. Her long legs don’t hurt either. I really hope she can win a mirror ball trophy.
3. Kym Johnson – Donny was definitely a ringer, but Kym had been given such crap partners before that I didn’t mind too much. Plus, she was so fantastic with less than perfect dancers like Jerry Springer that I was so glad she could finally win. I could be wrong, but I bet she’s just as nice in person as she is on TV. The accent is nice as well.
4. Chelsie Hightower – I have a feeling that Chelsie is going to move up this list over time. I can’t get some of her ‘boy’ moments (like burping) out of my head, but I still love watching her dance. She brings the most out of her partners and I think truly loves dancing.
5. Karina Smirnoff – Karina is such an amazing dancer. Some of her back bends are unbelievable. I prefer to watch her in the pro dances, but she is stunning to watch dance.
6. Lacey Schwimmer – She’s a bit of a jerk at times, but as far as dancing she is very creative. However, I’d love to see her choreograph on SYTYCD where there aren’t rules.
7. Cheryl Burke – She is likely the best choreographer on this list so I couldn’t leave her off. However, her dancing doesn’t do much for me. I’m not sure why. I’m sure she’s technically great, but just isn’t as nice to watch as the others to me.

Ok, that’s the list off the top of my head of top female DWTS pros. Is there someone I’ve left off? How would you rank them?

January 1, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.