Thanks to a heads up from Lori, below is Julianne Hough with The Morning Mashup. Julianne talks bout being a judge on Dancing With The Stars and how hard it can be sometimes. For instance, what the viewers sees at home, isn’t necessarily what the judges are seeing LIVE (Very true). She also talks about her dogs, singing, and more. So cute. Great interview.
Good Day, All! Ready for another fun night of entertainment on Dancing With The Stars? For starters today and just a heads up, be sure to watch Zap2It instagram as Jonathan Bennett will be posting some “behind the scenes” coverage today. Also, there are some great rehearsal arrival photos at the Daily Mail, Just Jared Jr. , and Pure Derek Hough this morning. Pure Derek Hough also has some new interviews posted of Derek at the GLSEN Awards this weekend that you won’t want to miss as he talks of bullying, Nashville, and Dancing With The Stars. Lastly, from Access Hollywood, here is Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy having a “heart to heart” in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Here’s to tonight!!
ETA: You can also read Janel’s new blog at People. She talks of the Samba for tonight and more.
In a new interview with TV Guide, Cheryl Burke talks about whether she’s coming back to Dancing With The Stars. Right now, “it’s still up in the air”.
As of now, it’s still up in the air if I’m coming back or not. Contractually, my contract is over and there’s other opportunities that have been out there for me,” Burke, who has been on the show consecutively since Season 2, tells TVGuide.com. “Will it most likely be my last season? I would have to say yes.”
She continues: “It’s so hard for me to talk about this, because I owe my life to Dancing with the Stars. They’ve changed my life completely. They’re my family and it’s always hard to say goodbye … to a bunch of people that really believed in me from the start, and continued to believe in me for the last 10 years.”
You can also read on a sneak peek of Cheryl and Antonio Sabato Jr.’s dance tomorrow night. I hope we see even more improvement from last week.
What are you guys working on for Monday?
Burke: Monday is Latin night, so we have salsa. We’re trying to incorporate other dances. We’re trying to loosen him up a little bit. Pitbull is judging, so we want to make sure Pitbull appreciates what we’ve done. We’re trying to make it sexy. We’re trying to have that same chemistry that we always have on the dance floor. … It’s Week 6 and everyone is tired, but now you have to be able to really mentally stay strong. This competition is like Survivor, but for dancing. It’s like, how can you get through this? And having the switch-up and coming back to each other, I think we’re starting to really appreciate the way we work.
Aren’t these some fun photos? Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota, posed with Michael Waltrip, driver of the #66 MyAFibStory.com Toyota, and his Dancing with the Stars Emma Slater, after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday in Talladega, Alabama. Through it all, Michael and Emma are still finding time for rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. You can view a new instagram below dedicating a dance “Pole” position to Brian. lol Good luck at the race today, Michael!
ETA: Be sure to check out a new Kristyn Burtt interview with Michael at She Knows. It’s a goodie.
An evening dance rehearsal honoring the man @brianlvickers The pole position @talladegasupers @emmaslaterdance @dancingabc #racedanceandbehappy
Let’s get this show started. Also, note that Leah Remini will be taking Erin Andrews spot in the Ballroom Monday night. You can read more at E Online. I bet she will be hilarious.
From tackling some of the most iconic dance numbers of all time from Michael Jackson to Patrick Swayze, now this little boy named Charlie takes on “The Carlton”. Below is some footage from The Queen Latifah Show courtesy of People.
Wow, what fantastic shots of the cast of Dancing With The Stars in the rehearsal parking lot. You can see them dancing around and posing for the paparazzi at the Daily Mail. Check out Emma and Michael especially. Let’s hope they bring some of THAT to their new performance. Witney and Alfonso are looking fine fine too.
And who remembers this gem from Dancing With The Stars Season 16? One of the best commercials ever for the show in my opinion. #FeelTheMoment and three more days until show time, Dancettes!
Michael Waltrip tells Crash.net that the pressure is on for he and Emma to put together a dance that will get them great scores so he can continue to keep dancing….and that is just what he’s doing. Here is more….
Now predominantly sticking to his role as team co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing and working as part of FoxSports commentary team for the weekend’s NASCAR events, the 51-year-old now finds himself having to find time to wear two extra hats. Not only is he driving the teams’ #66 entry out on Sunday in Alabama, but he’ll also be once again showing his moves on the dance-floor some 24 hours later in Los Angeles as part of the celebrity line-up on ABC television’s Dancing with the Stars competition, which is currently in its sixth week.
Maybe Waltrip hadn’t expected to survive this long into the show’s run with dance partner Emma Slater, and had thought that he would have been freed up in plenty of time to concentrate on the driving. But that doesn’t mean he intends to slack off in either role this weekend.
“My time on Dancing with the Stars has been an incredible experience. It is obviously fun, but also a lot of hard work,” he said. “When I get a free moment from the car and my television responsibilities, I am going to go dance with Emma and work on our dance.
“I am disappointed we didn’t get better scores [last] week because I thought we had a really fun dance,” he said. “I think it was entertaining, it was everything I had hoped it would be but we got terrible scores. The pressure is on Emma and I to put together a dance that will get us great scores so I can continue to keep dancing. That is exactly what I plan on doing.”
Waltrip added that he felt his appearance on the prime time TV show was managing to have a positive effect on drawing a new audience into trying out NASCAR racing. “As an industry, we have always tried to find ways to get in the mainstream conversation. When 15 million people watch me outside of my comfort zone every week, I would say we definitely are getting in the conversation!”
More at Crash.net. Go for it Michael and Emma! You can do it!
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy talked to Access Hollywood today about this past week’s dance on Dancing With The Stars. They discuss their chemistry and the competition. They also play a lie detection game…