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DWTS Season 12 – Cheryl Burke Talks On The New DWTS Cast & Her New Book

Cheryl has been making press rounds again this week. Here she is on the George Lopez show last night talking about the new cast of Dancing With The Stars. It’s a totally hilarious segment. Cheryl is just as witty as George. And hey, her hot pink heels rock too!! :)

Cheryl also appeared on The Nate Berkus Show yesterday. This interview is more serious where she talks about her new book “Dancing Lessons”, the biggest lessons she’s learned so far in her life, and dancing. Great interview!!!

March 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.

DWTS Season 12 – New People Interview With Maksim Chmerkovskiy On The Bachelor

People.com has a great new interview up with Maks. He tells them doing The Ukraine Bachelor was one of the “hardest” things he’d ever done and he’d do “Dancing With The Stars” the rest of his life before he’d ever do something like that again. He didn’t like “breaking hearts”. Here is a take below. Be sure to read the link for the full story.

“I had never seen it,” he says of the American version of the dating show. “But I still knew what it was about. In theory you think you can do it, but when you’re in it you cannot realize how difficult it is.”

Looking for love while being followed by cameras is one thing, but what Chmerkovskiy, 31, wasn’t prepared for was the fact that at seemingly every turn, he was breaking hearts.

“The fact that I had to choose people was something else,” Chmerkovskiy said during a Rolling Stone party at Drai’s at the W Hotel in Los Angeles. “People should never be lined up and chosen. We’re not objects and we’re not supposed to be lined up like that. It’s terrible and it’s like I was back in high school.”

And while he can’t say whether or not one lucky girl got the final rose, Chmerkovskiy points out that being the Ukrainian Bachelor had a unexpected perk that very well may have changed his life.

“There was a psychiatrist on staff who I ended up speaking to everyday, and it was very therapeutic,” he says. “It wasn’t that I had issues to fix, but talking to someone who was a professional everyday really helped me a lot, so that was an amazing experience.”

Hmmmm, I wonder what the “unexpected perk” is all about that changed his life? Has he indeed found love?

March 2, 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.

DWTS Season 12 Cast Rumors – Are Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani Paired Up?

Special thanks to PureDWTS reader Carlos Lustosa via @DWTSgossip at twitter and LiesAngeles.com, we have rumors that Tony and Wendy may be paired up to dance on the show. Keep in mind, this news could very well be true (and I hope it is!). But, the two could also be joining other cast members at this location as well (that this person didn’t see before arriving on the scene). The name of this source (Liesangeles.com) has me a little skeptical as well.

I was driving down the street today and saw Tony Dovolani driving and had to bring all the ladies a photo of him. (Ladies love a man who can dance!) I take a photo of Tony and drive away when all of a sudden I see Limos arriving so I decided to stay and see who was stopping next to my car. Guess who it was? It was Wendy Williams and she was heading into the same location as Tony so…

February 28, 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.

DWTS Season 12 Cast Rumor – Hines Ward!!

Vogue and Courtney, tell the nice readers what I told you a few weeks ago about a Steeler player being on DWTS Season 12. :-) If this turns out to be true, my detective work is pretty amazing. For that reason, it probably won’t be. :-) Pride goeth before a fall and all that.

From The Steeler Depot:

Hines Ward is a Steelers Football player – Wide Receiver, to be exact.

February 27, 2011 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. :-)

Pure DWTS Season 12 – DWTS Pros Attend Oscar Parties

Tonight is Oscar night and several of our Pros have been attending some of the Parties. Peta and Damian can be seen at the Dare To Care party HERE. Tony and Maks can be seen below at the Rolling Stone Party. More pics of the duo and more at Zimbio.

Tony and Cheryl are especially interested in the Awards this year since they helped choreograph a sequence in the nominated movie “Toy Story 3″. Take below from Kgoam810.

Cheryl and her fellow Dancing with the Stars pro Tony Dovolani choreographed the lighthearted Latin dance sequence between Buzz Lightyear and Jessie the Cowgirl that ends the film. Not only that, but the characters’ movements were actually animated versions of their own moves.

Cheryl tells us that all the animators who worked on the film watched as she and Tony ran through their routine literally sixty or seventy times in one day, so they could accurately portray the steps on film. She says, “They really wanted to analyze every move that we did…so they could really understand the movement from foot to foot.” Cheryl says she’s excited about the Oscars on Sunday, especially because she’ll get to go to a special pre-Oscar party for the movie. She says, “I’ve never done an animated film before, let alone dancing in one, so it’s really cool to see!”

Be sure to tune in tonight to see if Toy Story 3 wins. Cheryl has also remarked at her twitter that she plans to attend.

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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 12 Cast Rumors – Celebrity Dancing Contender Round-up

So, let’s do a summary round-up of all the celebrities that might or might not be dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 12. Below is a list of each celebrity with a link back to our original reportings on each of them for why we thought they garnished attention or a mention.

Lady Celebrities

Julie Benz -Tom Bergeron’s Dream Contestant!
iJustine -A You Tube sensation dying to get on the show. She and her fan base worked overtime campaigning for her at ABC.com
Maria Kanellis -Maria was on early rumor but, we haven’t heard much regarding her since.
Joan Rivers -Joan has thrown her hat into the ring just about every year and for some reason, execs won’t bite.
Donna D’Errico -After doing a little early campaigning with Lorenzo Lamas to do the show, Donna changed her mind. She said she had other dreams of finding Noah’s Ark in Turkey and doing a cooking show instead.
Kim Zolciak -Kim remarked at Twitter she was “weighing options” for Dancing With The Stars.
Brooke Mueller – Brooke is Charlie Sheen’s former wife and has been rumored to be in talks with DWTS, but as of Feb. 3rd hadn’t received a formal offer.
Colleen Zenk -Sources recently told Colleen she was the most supported to dance on the show for a “Daytime Actor” and that the fans have been heard. Then she said “big things are ahead” and hopes we’ll join her for the ride.
LeAnn Rimes -LeAnn said she’d do the show if Benji Schwimmer would.
Lee Meriwether - Lee is tight lipped and won’t confirm or deny at twitter, but, she tweeted in November she was “trying to get on the show” and to “cross our fingers”. This isn’t the first Season Lee has been rumored to dance. She very much wants to do the show.
Kendra Wilkinson – E News (usually a very good source for DWTS) reported Kendra was in talks to do the show. Their source told them, “Her personality, combined with her ability to dance, is appealing”. Perez Hilton has reported that she has signed.
Wendy Williams -Like Lee, Wendy won’t confirm or deny at Twitter, but rumors on this contender are rampant. I was told recently at Twitter (thanks @upclose22 ) that Wendy’s sister said she can’t keep a secret. However, in this case, Wendy is definitely keeping a secret if she is indeed dancing. Perez Hilton said she has signed. Though Wiki can’t always be trusted, they are reporting her Reps have confirmed this news as well (Thanks to @BotanicalLilly).
Candice Cameron Bure – Some rumors started to appear on Candice and then quickly faded out when she tweeted she hadn’t been asked (as of Feb. 16th).
Christine O’Donnell – This controversial political guru (I like Courtney’s description of her MUCH better-follow link :D ) posted at her Facebook that she was mulling over an offer and asked her supporters if she should consider it. DWTS fans everywhere have been gasping and fearing Bristol Palin Part 2.
Nastia Liukin -Nastia is the perfect fill for the Olympian spot and both her and Mark Ballas have recently started following each other at Twitter.
Vera Wang – One of her new tweets and rumors from previous Seasons has made us suspicious that Vera might be doing the show this year.
Faye Dunaway – Rumorfix.com reported that this A-lister has signed to do the show. What a coo this would be for the show (and fans alike) if true!!!
Kirstie Alley -Perez Hilton was the first to report Kirtsie has signed to do the show. As of the time of this post, Kirstie won’t confirm or deny at twitter which leads many of us to believe Kirstie is doing the show.
Jodie Sweetin -Jodie has been campaigning to do the show, has expressed her love of dance all of her life, and is following Maks (only) at Twitter.
Elin Nordegren -She is Tiger Wood’s wife and the most recent addition to this list. Extra supposedly has been reporting on this. But, I can’t find where?

Men Celebrities

Zakk Wilde -Black Label Society’s and Ozzy Osbourne’s former front man was campaining early to do the show.
Tony Robbins -Tony remarked at Twitter Dancing With The Stars wants him to dance this Season, but said QVC is his limit.
Lorenzo Lamas – One of our earliest rumored celebrities, Lorenzo has said he very much wants to do the show and would if asked. He’s been seen at several dancing events and hanging out with the pros of the show.
Kris Joseph -Rumors were flying on Twitter on Kris dancing and then he squashed it when he said, “Where are all these crazy rumors emerging from? This aint even funny anymore.”
Brett Favre -Rumors are still popular on this possibility, but his daugher tweeted he wasn’t doing the show (as of Feb. 11th). Heidi’s Note: Pretty sure this one was always bull started by Kurt Warner.
Al Sharpton – Rev. Al said “no” when a recent offer came in even though he said he’d “BLOW ‘EM OUT” with his dance moves. 8O
Carlos Leon -Carlos has turned down an offer several times to dance on the show, but, if asked this Season he said he’d do it.
Chris Jericho – Rumors on this possibility are still on-going even though Chris has recently announced several big commitments. Chris is also following the Official DWTS twitter account.
Dane Cook – A new addition to this list since he and Cheryl have added themselves to their twitter accounts. I saw this for myself last night after it was reported by PureDWTS reader Jennifer (Thanks Jennifer) and now Dane has taken her off which makes me suspicious. Follow comments at link.
Tatum Channing -Also a new addition to this list being Chelsie has just added him to her twitter account. Thanks to PureDWTS reader Susan for this heads up. Follow comments at link.
Hines Ward – A Steeler Wide receiver. Heidi suspected something was up with a “Steeler” being signed a couple of weeks ago.

So, there ya go!! Yes Louis, we are not going to let you down! :D


Where do u guys hear all the rumors what celebs r on #DWTS ??? U guys should all work 4 the FBI..lol
@LouisVanAmstel
Louis Van Amstel

Stay tuned for Heidi to follow me up with a “Pairings” post because, as serious and past followers to this site know, she has a serious knack for forecasting. ;)

Heidi’s Note: Well thanks, but I’m good at forecasting who will be on the show, I suck pretty bad lately at the partners. :-)

If we hear of more rumored celebrities, we’ll be sure to update this post.

February 26, 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.

Pure DWTS – Damian Whitewood & Peta Jane Murgatroyd At “Dare To Care” Pre-Oscar Party (PHOTO)

Posted at Todd Michael Krim’s Facebook page, above is a picture of Damian and Peta at a Pre-Oscar “Dare To Care” Party in West Hollywood last night. Other celebrities also showed up at this event such as Jamie Lee Curtis, rumored cast member LeAnn Rimes and former DWTS contestants Jennifer Grey, Lance Bass, and Mario Lopez.

Peta and Damian have to be the most requested pro-couple to dance on the show this year (along with Jonathan and Anna). I hope DWTS execs are listening!!!! *Loves these two so much!

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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.

Pure DWTS – Mark Ballas Talks About HurtLoveBox and Dancing With The Stars

Homorazzi.com interviewed Mark this past week when he put on an acoustic show at The Roxy in Vancouver, Canada for charity. Like their interview with Chelsie, Mark is careful not to mention this upcoming Season directly. But, he does talk about who he’d like to dance with and more. Check out what he says about his past partners as well below which has been of good discussion lately in our previous threads (Heidi mentions she’s going to be writing more on this in a new post for if he’s “paid his dues” and whether he’s had ringers or not versus Derek’s dance partners, etc. So stay tuned. ;) ).

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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 12 Cast Rumors – How about Tiger Wood’s Wife Elin Nordegren?

The Orlando Sentinel via Extra is reporting ex-wife of Tiger Woods and former Swedish Model, Elin Nordegren, is in talks to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Here is a take from the link. I looked at Extra for where the Orlando Sentinel might have picked up this information. But, so far, I can’t find anything. If anyone has heard more on this rumor, please let us know.

The next cast of “Dancing With the Stars” will be unveiled during Monday’s edition of “The Bachelor.”

The closer we get to that day, the more speculation you’re going to hear about the cast.

“Extra” is speculating that Elin Nordegren, ex-wife of Tiger Woods, is in talks for the ABC dance contest. “Extra” showed footage of Nordegren pulling her own luggage through LAX.

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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.

Pure DWTS Season 12 – Quick Thoughts & Interesting Twitter Notations

Though it could be nothing, Lee Meriwether has added TONY Dovolani in the last few days to her twitter account when he wasn’t there before. I was messaged at twitter (Thanks @donamadrina) that Mark is now following Nastia Luikin. Interesting too how Nastia, Jodie Sweetin, Lee Meriwether, Wendy Williams, and Kirstie Alley haven’t denied the rumors yet that they are Dancing With The Stars celebrity contenders. Hmmmm??

Yes, Louis Van Amstel, we work for the FBI! :D

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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.