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DWTS Emma Slater Plans To Share Rashad Jennings Emotional And Amazing Story Through Dance

Rashad Jennings felt like he wasn’t talented being he was overweight as a child. He also had asthma to the point he was once on his death bed. Everythng changed when one day his Dad asked him what he wanted to do with his life. Lots more at Entertainment Tonight including how his Dancing With The Stars partner, Emma Slater, plans to tell his story.

And now, he’s using his legs to dance for his dad on Dancing With the Stars. When ET asks if there’s any story he could tell through dance, he says it would undoubtedly be this one… and he has faith that his pro partner, Emma Slater, will choreograph a routine that will perfectly encapsulate his journey.

“I should have never, ever, ever, ever made it to the NFL,” he insists. “So, to be in a position where I’m dancing with Dancing With the Stars on ABC, this is just — I’m still shocked.”

“I want to dedicate a song to my father,” he adds. “Both of his legs had to be amputated, so for me to be able to dance for him, it’s just like when I think about playing football. My father doesn’t have legs, so I get to run, for him. Obviously he can’t dance, so to be able to dance for him I think would be every emotional for me.”

And according to Emma, it’s going to happen.

“Rashad is a wonderful, incredible person,” she tells ET. “His story is amazing, about that kind of unconditional love that he has for his dad. He’s made his life dedicated to bringing his dad back in a sense … it was just so heartfelt when he told me, so I knew that that was something that’s going to be in our season.”

“We’re definitely going to pay ode to his dad and the kind of unique relationship they have,” she continues. “Because it didn’t start off the way it is now, so I think it’s really quite unique and tells the story of who Rashad is today.”

Jennings says that today, he’s “kind of a living witness” of loving family, and “keeping God in your life, consistently trying to do the right things [so] that good things will come back to you over time.”

March 29, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Lindsay Arnold Writes On DWTS Week 2, Can’t Wait To Show David Ross Doing Something New Next Week

Lindsay Arnold has written a new blog about Dancing With The Stars Week 2 and how they put their dance together last week. However, it was stressful at the beginning of their performance. From Hollywood Life….

I was so proud of David because he really handled it well and was really excited. He had a stressful thing at the beginning of the dance. He was sitting on camera at the start of our dance where nothing was happening. Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews messed up a cue and cut to David too early. They had to finish saying a few things that were on the screen, so they cut to him and the music wasn’t being cued. He was standing there for a few extra seconds. It was very weird for him, and I was sort of freaking out because he was all by himself and I couldn’t do anything, I just hoped that he waited to listen to the music. David handled it like a champ! I felt like he nailed the dance. I had so much fun and once again felt how much fun he was having in the routine. I don’t ever want him to walk away from a show night and regret something or feel like he didn’t have fun. That would be a loss me.

He was laughing, and I think he was a little shocked he was able to accomplish it. He stepped outside of his box and tried new things. We got good critiques. It’s always hard to get critiques; you want them to be helpful and constructive and they really were. The things they were saying were things that we know we need to work on. We’re going in the right direction.

After Chris went home, it made it even more real. David even said that it was finally setting in that this is a competition, and he’s a competitor. He wants to do well, he wants to win. I know he’s going to put in that work. Seeing someone going home really set reality in place for him. He really enjoys doing this, and I’m so happy because that’s the goal — take someone out of their comfort zone and have them really end up enjoying it and finding a new passion.

I can’t wait to show David doing something really new. He’s so willing to try to do what I ask of him which is hard to come by! I think it’s gonna be a good, fun week — you’re going to see a new side of David that no one has seen before!

I can’t wait too. More at Hollywood Life.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 24 TV Ratings For March 20-26, Most Watched Show On Monday Night For 2nd Week

Isn’t this some great news?! From March 20-26, Dancing With The Stars came in 2nd in Primetime Viewership. It was also Monday’s most-watched TV show for the 2nd week in a row. More details below….

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 20-26. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 14.7 million.

2. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 12.09 million.

3. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 11.71 million.

4. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.84 million.

5. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 10.74 million.

6. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 10.54 million.

7. NCAA Basketball: UCLA vs. Kentucky, CBS, 10 million.

8. “Little Big Shots,” NBC, 9.81 million.

9. “NCIS,” CBS, 9.36 million.

10. NCAA Basketball: Kansas vs. Oregon, TBS, 9.31 million.

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 11.0 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” emerged as Monday’s most-watched TV show for the 2nd week in a row, outdrawing NBC’s “The Voice” head to head in the 2-hour slot by 700,000 viewers (11.0 million vs. 10.3 million). “Dancing” was the No. 2 TV show of the night to “The Voice” in Adults 18-49 (1.6/6), closing the gap from the year-ago night by 4-tenths with the NBC unscripted series (-0.7 difference vs. -1.1 difference on 3/28/16).

Sources: The Daily Mail, ABC

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Derek Hough’s Latest Passion Project – Music Video for “Ashes of Eden”

Those who follow along with all the myriad things Derek is doing these days are well aware of his new music video, but those of you not tuned in may have missed it yesterday. Derek covers Breaking Benjamin’s Ashes of Eden. Choreography is by Rudy Abreu. You can read about the vocal surgery Derek had last year and the fear that went along with it at Entertainment Weekly.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: This was your third time directing a music video — how was it different?

DEREK HOUGH: Yeah, yeah. The thing is with this video, for me personally, is last year I had surgery on my voice and I couldn’t speak for a month, which was really difficult. It was just an interesting time for me to sort of reflect and to be thoughtful… Not having a voice at all, like not even a whisper, not even like a murmur — absolutely nothing for a month… And I would listen a lot more. And it got me thinking about things about life, and about what’s out there, and is there something greater than us out there? So when I heard this song, and it’s a cover — it’s from a band called Breaking Benjamin — I just heard it and it really resonated with me. I don’t know, it just really spoke to me, it was really powerful, especially not having a voice, it kind of became my voice and questions through that song.

Here’s the video – gorgeous!

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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. :-)

Simone Biles, Sasha Farber, Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova, Erika Jayne Arrive To Rehearsals And More -HQ Photos

Awww, I’m loving these new photos. If you head to the Daily Mail, you can see Simone Biles and Sasha Farber sharing an impromptu tango after DWTS practice. You can also see Gleb Savchenko, his wife Elena Samodanova, and Erika Jayne heading to rehearsals.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke To Replace Abby Miller On “Dance Moms”

Well, I would think Cheryl Burke would be a whole lot better and nicer to kids than Abby Miller. Let us know what you think about this news in comments. From ET….

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Week 2 – More Post Show Interviews

Below are more interviews with the cast after they danced last night on Dancing With The Stars. They send Maks lots of good wishes to get better soon and more. For lots more interviews, see this previous post.

Access Hollywood:

Hollywood Today Live:

Extra:

ET for what they showed on TV tonight:

and…

March 28, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 24, Week THREE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

I dunno…is there anything that sounds like it could be worse than Vegas Week? I can’t think of anything.

Vogue: According to Maks’ instagram, Heather and Alan have a Tango next week. Thanks to Nathan for the heads up.

Court: According to Glamour, Nick has tango to “Poker Face”.  Cause you play poker in Vegas. Get it??? 😛

Vogue: Nancy has a Samba according to her new blog…and she’s looking forward to it. Be sure to read it here.

ETA: Lori tells me that the DWTS instagram implies that Simone has a Jive to something Elvis. Hence the question marks. ~Heidi

Nancy and Artem – Samba
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Normani and Val –
Phone 1-800-868-3410 …Read more

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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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 24, Week 2 – Power Rankings

To begin, here is a list of things I’m totally over seeing/hearing about on DWTS this season:

1.) Explanations of how Heather doesn’t have an advantage due to being a professional dancer.
2.) Production/the judges trying to angle for a showmance between Bonner & Sharna.
3.) Len generally being cranky about anything that doesn’t fit a rigid set of standards, and scoring to “make a point” as a result.
4.) How tired Normani is/how jet-lagged she & Val are.
5.) Charo generally being unruly.

It’s only week 2, and already, all of the above items have been beaten like a dead horse. Time to find some new material, production.

Beyond all those low points, I’d rate last night about a 6/10 – not bad, per se, but still kinda bland in terms of what I’ve come to expect from DWTS.  Front half of the show was a pretty big snooze, and they seem to load the back hour with the stronger performances. One pleasant surprise: Rupaul himself in the audience, out of drag, and rooting for Charo. I daresay he’s probably wayyyy too big a get for DWTS (and given my recent talk about demographics, probably not someone who would be extraordinarily popular with the main viewing audience), but one can dream 🙂

Part of me is a tad sad to see Chris go – no, he wasn’t a great dancer, but he wanted to be there, and I had no idea he had such a serious injury.  Definitely explains a lot about why he disappeared from the public eye for awhile, and Witney sympathizing with him showed me a new, more mature side of her. At the very least, he went out on a high note, with a fun dance that he did decently well with. Maybe we can look forward to a more in-depth Night at the Roxbury-themed dance from him at the finale 😛 …Read more

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DWTS Season 24 Chris Kattan And Witney Carson Elimination Interview On Good Morning America

Chris Kattan and Witney Carson flew to New York to be on Good Morning America to talk about their elimination on Dancing With The Stars. Chris has nothing but good things to say on the show and Witney. Witney said Chris had her laughing the whole time, but, they really worked hard too. Witney also said she thinks Rashad and Simone will be in the finals. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording. Great interview.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.