Dancing With The Stars Julianne and Derek Hough attended the 2017 InStyle And Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Awards party last night. See Getty and Pure Derek Hough for even more photos. You can also watch Julianne getting ready in a video below (thanks to Jennie for the heads up).
Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Champ Nyle DiMarco gave Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovksiya very special baby gift. This is so cool, I had to post.
Another season approaches, another discussion about Bachelor people. :::sigh:::
Of course he does, although he plays it very coy to People.com. You can pretty much disregard what Nick says in the article (excerpts below) and assume that he would jump at the chance. As many of you know, I read Reality Steve and he knows all about that particular franchise and if he says Nick is salivating (my words, not Steve’s) to dance on DWTS, then you can take it to the bank. Dude has a better track record on the Bachelor than we do on DWTS – although we are hamstrung by our show being live. 😉
Anyway, Nick was rumored a while ago to want to do DWTS and here he is…still wanting it. Will he get asked? Probably not. The first rule of DWTS is to NOT CAMPAIGN for it. They almost never pick people who campaign. Now, that could be why Nick is playing so coy – playing hard to get? Too bad for him that Hollywood is small and word is likely out everywhere that he wants to do it badly. He’s also a dog and I wouldn’t care to see him messing with any of our ladies (although he might be good with Jenna). 🙂 He is nice looking though and maybe he can fake being a decent human being through this season enough for me to want to see him on DWTS.
Ultimately, I think the Bachelor/Bachelorette participation on DWTS comes down to DWTS casting and how well they are doing casting a particular season – if they’re having a hard time, Nick might get a shot. If they’re doing as well as they’ve done the past few seasons, there ain’t no way. Of course, Rob Wade is working so hard to totally screw some couples over and manipulate the show to get the winner they want (have you all binge watched UNReal yet? Chop chop!), that it won’t be too much longer before they can’t get any good celebs to compete – only those with careers in desperate need of reviving.
We are still quite a ways out before we get any substantial rumors – what are the chances that I score like I did last season with Marilu?? – so don’t get your knickers in a twist about Nick (another play on words – accident, I swear) just yet. Hell, it’s not even a rumor – it’s wishful thinking. On Nick’s part. 🙂
“I mean, I haven’t given it much thought. I think it would be fun, you know?” Viall told Entertainment Tonight about joining DWTS next season if asked. “Who wouldn’t wanna do it?”
And although the idea of competing against fellow celebrities on the ballroom floor sounds like a fun opportunity for Viall, he is currently “focused on being the Bachelor” — but that doesn’t mean he isn’t contemplating the possibility.
“[But] if they asked — I mean, I don’t think I would say my first thought wouldn’t be no, but I think anyone would feel lucky to even be considered,” he added.
This is a fun interview! I loved her partnership with James – I wish they would have won. That would have been a nice way to end that season – Laurie’s a sweet girl, but that ending was quite predictable. Do love her answers to the questions I quote below – I agree on both. I think Julianne was a bit OTT – understandable, as it’s TV. Anyway – from 24 Hours Toronto, here’s a excerpt. Click the link to read the whole thing.
Was he a natural on the dance floor? (He was called the best amateur male dancer ever on the show by judge Julianne Hough.) I wouldn’t agree that he was a natural talent. He was just an incredibly hard worker. At the start of every week, I would joke about how awkward it was. On Friday or Saturday, the light at the end tunnel shone and it clicked for him. But what made James great was his work ethic. The fact that he would watch videos with me; [make] notes with me; go home; practise on his own; and then come back the next day even stronger than he was in rehearsals – that was James’ asset.
Do you and the other female dancers on DWTS feel like you get your due given how some of the male dancers – Derek, Mark, Val and Maks – have become big stars outside of the show? Yeah, absolutely I do. It’s tough with the boys. Predominantly, our audience is women. And the boys, they all are very pretty. They’re all very talented. And I get it: We’ve got some incredible strong male dancers on the show. But I do think the ladies, we hold our own. We’re a group of very talented, strong women that like to get out there and do the very, very best that we can. I think we’re much more nurturing than the boys – but I think that’s a female quality.
Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovksiy finally had their little tyke and his name is…..Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy! Beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS PETA and MAKS!!! We’re so happy for you!xx
Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy
— Maksim Chmerkovskiy (@MaksimC) January 4, 2017
ETA: A really cute E Online report…..
Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough worked out with Good Morning America today on their show and Facebook page. For now, you can watch her Facebook workout below. Stay tuned. We’ll have video shortly of her segment with Good Morning America courtesy of @Idolxfactor1.
ETA: Below is the GMA segment with Julianne. She has such good fitness and diet ideas as always. Note how Laura comments how the Move Beyond Live On Tour is almost sold out. If you don’t have tickets yet, do so soon HERE.
Anytime now Peta Murgatroyd And Maks Chmerkovksiy should have their new bundle of joy in their arms. Below Val Chmerkovksiy gives an update. You can also view some fun instagrams. We’ll update this post as soon as we find out more. So, keep checking back.
For the Gleb Savchenko fans, check out the Daily Mail. They have some gorgeous photos of Gleb and his wife Elena Samodanova relaxing on the beach in Miami, Florida over the New Year’s holiday (thanks to Jane for the heads up). Below is an instagram photo too with their sweet daughter Olivia.
If you go to New York Up State, you can read a cool new interview with Lindsay Arnold. She talks on Dancing With The Stars, a partner she’d love to have, the new tour, and lots more.
“As a dancer, you’re acting all the time. I consider acting something I would love to do. A musical would be a great place to dance, act and sing. Right now my main focus is ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but I’m only 22 and I really want to see what else I can do,” Arnold said.
“I’ve always been interested in trying something new. I’m always inspired by celebrities who come on the show and step out of their comfort zone and do really well.”
But a musical might not be that far out of her comfort zone, as she sees “Dancing with the Stars” as being just as much about acting as it is technical steps and performance. The ability to successfully convey emotion while dancing is part of why every season sees rumors about stars sparking up romantic relationships with their partners, she said.
“It totally makes sense to me that people will see connections with partners because that’s what we want. If we have a sexy dance, we want people to believe that the feelings are real,” Arnold said. “Sometimes it’s just rumors, and sometimes it is real because when you’re dancing, there’s chemistry, there’s sexual tension when you’re performing- it doesn’t mean it’s real, but that’s what we have to portray, that’s what we do…”
“Honestly, there have been so many rumors that are true and so many that are so far off, that I think that’s what makes the show exciting. People at home are being taken on this journey and it’s a very, very real journey. And sometimes people see it more real than it actually is.”
But sometimes the journey is real for the contestants, too.
“We’ve seen some couples like [‘Shark Tank’ star] Robert Herjavec and Kym [Johnson] – they just recently got married – they were partners on the show and now they’re happily married. The show is not just about teaching people how to dance, but changing their lives. It definitely changed Robert and Kym’s life.”
Arnold has not been part of that rumor mill, though, as she married her high school sweetheart Samuel Cusick in 2015. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t fantasize about who her next celebrity partner could be.
“I’ve always, always been in love with Channing Tatum. And he actually has a dance background so I think that he’d be an amazing partner and super fun to work with,” she said. “I might have too high hopes for that one, but I’ll never stop dreaming, ha ha.”
She’s so cute. More at
New York Up State.
Broadway World talked with Sharna Burgess about the new Dancing With The Stars tour. They ask her about the best part of taking the show on the road and the dances included in it. They also ask her on Danving With The Stars and if she’ll be back next season. Read below. Is this a confirm? Also, don’t miss a bunch a beautiful new photos of the tour by photographer David Wiza at this link. They are stunning!
3. What’s the best part of taking this show on the road — and what’s the most challenging part for you?
SB: The best part is being able to meet some of our incredible fans face to face, hear how much they love the show and how much it means to them. We have the most amazing and dedicated fans and seeing the smiles on their faces while we perform live is just so fulfilling! The most challenging part is being away from my life for 3 months. I have 2 dogs, my home, other projects that need my attention and being on the road makes it hard to be there for those things.
4. How will you spend the “off season” … and will you be back for the next season of the TV series?
SB: Well, my entire off-season will be rehearsing for the tour or actually being on tour. But I’m hoping to find a couple days of downtime before next season starts.
More at Broadway World.