It’s that time of year once again, boys and girls – time for Pro Watch. It will be very interesting to see what happens this year, after they let go of the band. That was a huge cost savings to them. The question is: are they looking to save even more money (say goodbye to Derek and possibly Cheryl) or have they saved so much that they can afford the popular, long term pros that have kept people coming back to this show season after season? I personally think that they will do what they can to hold on to Derek – he’s an Emmy winner and that’s very helpful to the show’s cache. I think they will also do their best to hold on to Cheryl, Karina and Mark. I’m GUESSING that Val and Tristan are still locked into contracts that are beneficial to ABC so they aren’t in question as long as they find a partner for them. As always, I could be wrong. Read more..
Hi Everyone!! We thought it might be fun to look back on the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars (Season 16 and Season 17) to get your “favorite” and ‘best of” thoughts. As always, answer to your best ability or for whatever comes to mind first in the comments section. Also, try to answer with only one choice, but, you can name a few honorable mentions if it’s too difficult to choose only one. Ok, here ya go….
1. Taking into account the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars in 2013, who do you think deserves an award for Top Female Pro?
2. From the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars in 2013, who do you think deserves an award for Top Male Pro?
3. Now taking your top two picks from above, which pro deserves the Vanguard Professional Dancer Award for 2013?
4. The Best Dancing With The Stars Troupe Members in 2013 were __________________ and ___________________. (Try to name only two)
5. Taking into account the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars in 2013, who were your top 3 favorite couples? Rate them in order as well.
6. The celebrity dancer to surprise me the most in 2013 was ________________________.
7. The celebrity dancer to tug on my heart strings the most in 2013 was _________________________.
8. The Most “Entertaining” Celebrity Dancer of 2013 was ________________________.
9. The “Best” Celebrity Dancer of 2013 was _________________________.
Good luck and see you in comments! As always, thanks for your fun participation and here’s to Dancing With The Stars in 2014. xxx
Be sure you head to Pure Derek Hough when you get a chance!! Miss Heidi has been working hard in her spare time making screencaps, videos, and more of Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Champs Derek Hough and Amber Riley. As you can see above, the “hot guy” caps are my fave.
Thanks for a rare find from Linz, Pure Derek Hough is also featuring some BTS video of camera blocking. It features all of the dancers getting ready for the finale including some footage that what wasn’t featured on GMA.
Also, you can preview a glimpse into the new issue of Annex Man Magazine which is featuring a new photo shoot with Derek….and let’s just say, I’ve never seen Derek be so edgy. The creativity behind this shoot is very Lady Gaga/Madonna/Vampire like in some of the pics. Way cool and high fashion at it’s finest. More at this link if interested!!
JC Rubio of AfterBuzz TV has posted some “never seen before” backstage footage from the premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 17. This is fun! Check it out!
Hey, for those interested, a new Valerie Harper movie called “The Town That Came A-Courtin’” will be premiering on the UP channel at 7:00pm on January 19th, 2014. If you’d like to read about it, see IMDB.com. You can also see a poster at this link.
Also, after Thanksgiving, People posted an interview with Tristan MacManus and Valerie Harper that was filmed after the finale of Dancing With The Stars. She gave an update on her health. I loved when she said, “What’s to complain about?” Note too that she’s planning to celebrate the holidays with her family and she’s not planning to look back, but, only looking forward. Below is more. She’s so amazing and so inspirational.
As she looks forward to celebrating the holidays with her family – something that she wasn’t sure she’d live to see – Harper is savoring every day, telling PEOPLE, “I’m not looking back. I’m only looking forward.”
Awwww, it’s so fun to see Stuart Brazell again. In the spreecast for Extra below, she interviews Mark Ballas. Fans asked some cool questions too. They ask him about his career, Dancing With The Stars Season 17, the new format, who he wished he could have danced with besides Christina and more. Check it out if interested. Also, if the chat doesn’t work below, see this link.
Be sure to read about some “backstage” details of the Dancing With The Stars finale at JC Rubio’s official site here. Below is some video too. This is too fun. THANKS JC!!
Karina Smirnoff took time during the Thanksgiving holiday to help pass out blankets, food from KFC, drinks and even socks to the homeless in Los Angeles in the Blanket Drive 2013. You watch a clip with her below. Also, be sure to visit Zimbio Pictures as she also attended the “Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Toys For Tots Foundation” on in Hollywood, California yesterday (pic above and thanks to DWTSgossip for heads up on this news). So cute and giving too!