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Sadie Robertson Talks On The Team Dances, Her New Dance With Mark Ballas, And More

Be sure to check out a new interview at TV Guide with Sadie Robertson. She talks of how much dancing on Dancing With The Stars has helped her to grow. She no longer feels she has to hide behind her family. She also talks on her rumba last week. Below is a sneak peak on their team dance and her Paso Doble with Mark ballas.

This week will feature team dances. How’s that going?
Robertson: Yes. Because it’s Halloween Week, our team is called Team Creepy. That was not our original name, but that’s what it’s ended up as. It’s me, Alfonso, Antonio and Tommy Chong. A good group. We only get to have two rehearsals. That’s the tricky part. Monday night after the show, we practiced until 12:00 at night, and that was just for the pros to get the choreography. And then [Friday], we had our second and last rehearsal, and that was for them to teach it to us and us to get it all down. Can you imagine? It’s ridiculously crazy. It’s different for me because I’m 17 and it’s easy to learn, because I’m in school and I’m active and I can do that. But for Tommy, on the other hand, he’s in his 70s. It’s a little harder. So, we’re getting there. We’re having a little bit of a hard time, but we’re getting there. We all have to really be on our game, because if anybody messes up, we’ve just got to keep going.

And what are you and Mark working on for your individual dance?
Robertson: We are working on the paso doble, and the story line is that I’m a little girl that’s going through a cemetery — typical, right? — and then Mark is a zombie and he comes out of the grave and he’s chasing me. The whole thing is very Halloween-themed. I honestly think it’s kind of creepy, I’m not going to lie. I’m literally scared while we dance. Because he’s going to be dressed as a zombie, and I don’t do well with zombies.

You can read the full interview at TV Guide.

October 26, 2014 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 19, Week 6: Dancing by the Numbers!

Well, this week is interesting. And hard. Why? Well, Michael got a 30. That makes several things uncertain. Is he the weakest dancer left? That’s debatable. Honestly, I don’t think either Tommy or Antonio is that much better than him, although Tommy is equally charming in my book.  This puts Antonio at a disadvantage – it all hinges on his fanbase.

But then…some of you remember my analysis of “Jeopardy” I’m sure. Basically, if I remember correctly, about half the time, Jeopardy is actually an indication of who will be going home soon, but ONLY for the person last to be called safe. Usually two weeks after being put in jeopardy and being last to be called safe. This is NOT as true if you are in the semi-final.  Anyway, Antonio hasn’t even been in jeopardy, has he? And he’s definitely never been last to be called safe. The other thing that was obvious from that analysis was that it’s hard to tell what their pattern is until the season is over.  But, Jonathan was last to be called safe two weeks before he left.  Betsey was in the bottom two and was eliminated in week 4. Michael has been last to be called safe a few times now.  And Janel was last to be called safe this past week. Maybe it means something, maybe it doesn’t. More likely it does for Michael in the near term.

Anyway, let’s take a look at the scores and the percentages. Read more..

October 24, 2014 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. :-)

Antonio Sabato Jr. And Cheryl Burke Talk To Access Hollywood About DWTS Halloween Week And More

Below is Antonio Sabato Jr. And Cheryl Burke talking about Dancing With The Stars on Access Hollywood this morning. How I’d love to see these two hit out of the ballpark park Monday night.

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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.

DWTS19 Rehearsal Interview With Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson And More

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson talk with Access Hollywood about their injuries new and Halloween week. See this interview below and then scroll below for more.

You can also watch another interview at Home And Family. Thanks to Lynn for the heads up on this interview. As Lynn wrote to us, note how Alfonso casually mentions that the judges know what to expect out of the dancers because they watch some of the 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Karina Smirnoff, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, Allison Holker Dazzle At Life & Style Weekly’s 10 Year Anniversary Party

What do you think of these looks? Last night, Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, Allison Holker, and Sharna Burgess were seen arriving at Life & Style Weekly’s 10 Year Anniversary Party at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, California. For more photos, see Getty Images. Beautiful…all of them! My goodness! I have a feeling Jim is going to be one happy camper this morning!

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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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 19 Fans “Shake It Off” Promo

Have you all seen this yet? So cute! Thanks to @iamKimmieHo for sending!

October 23, 2014 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.

Val Chmerkovskiy And Janel Parrish Talk to KTLA About Dating Rumors And DWTS

Val Chmerkovskiy And Janel Parrish talked to KTLA about dating (ok like whatever), their dances, and more….

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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.

Michael Waltrip Talks With USA Today About Racing, Emma Slater, And Dancing With The Stars

USA Today asked Michael Waltrip twelve questions. Most of them are about racing, but, he answered some questions about Dancing With The Stars too. Awww, this guy is so fun and loveable. Hey, and how about those “lifts” Monday night? I want MORE!

Do you ever go back and watch the video to relive that moment?

I YouTube it a lot. (Smiles) That’s been fun over the last couple months with Emma (Slater, his dance partner). She wants to know everything, so we watch a lot of YouTube of two things: The ballroom dancing championships and a lot of racing.

I show her the All-Star Race that I won in ’96 and I show her the 2001 July race that Dale Jr. won. Those are probably two of my favorites.

Q: What’s a TV show you’re really into right now?

A: Dancing with the Stars. I’m literally into that show right now. I’m not only into it, I’m on it. (Laughs) It’s definitely my favorite show right now.

It’s funny – I watch dancing on YouTube and I look forward to practicing dancing with Emma. Life is going to change pretty dramatically one of these Monday nights when they tell me, “Go home.” Because if I’m not thinking about our race team and NASCAR and our boys over there, it’s dancing. One of those is getting ready to go away – maybe sooner rather than later, we’ll see. (Laughs)

More at USA Today.

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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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 19, Week 7 – Who’s Dancing What….and When? (Song Spoilers)

Ah, Halloween. Either great or a trainwreck – don’t think there will be too much middle ground. Will be nice to see Janel to a slow dance. Alfonso too, for that matter. Very curious to see how Sadie will handle the serious Paso Doble. Lea and her posture problems combined with an Argentine Tango? Could be interesting.

ETA: For those of you who didn’t read the press release – both Ella Henderson & Nikki Yanofsky will be performing their songs live on Monday night.

ETA2: I love me some Tommy, but isn’t that song kinda slow for a quickstep?? Okay, to answer my own question, I just listed to the version they’re dancing to and it should be okay.

ETA3: The Taiko Drums really DO work for Beth and Derek. Wow.

ETA4: You all remember what happened the last time Mike’s song was used, right??

Janel and  Val – Viennese Waltz (Song: “Secret” by The Pierces )
Vote: 1-800-868-3405

Bethany and Derek – Paso Doble (Song: See PDH)
Vote: 1-800-868-3403

Alfonso and Witney – Rumba (Song: “Ghost” by Ella Henderson )
Vote: 1-800-868-3401

Lea and Artem – Argentine Tango (Song: “Necessary Evil” by Nikki Yanofsky )
Vote: 1-800-868-3407

Michael and Emma – Jive (Song: “Devil Went Down To Georgia” by Charlie Daniels Band )
Vote: 1-800-868-3409

Antonio and Cheryl – Viennese Waltz (Song: “I Put A Spell on You” by Nina Simone )
Vote: 1-800-868-3402

Tommy and Peta – Quickstep (Song: “That Old Black Magic” by Louis Prima & Keely Smith )
Vote: 1-800-868-3413

Sadie and Mark – Paso Doble (Song: “Come With Me” Now by Kongos )
Vote: 1-800-868-3411

Team ItsyBitsey (Song: “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora )
Bethany/Derek
Janel/Val
Lea/Artem
Michael/Emma

Team Creep Du Soleil (Song: “Time Warp” from Rocky Horror Picture Show )
Alfonso/Whitney
Sadie/Mark
Tommy/Peta
Antonio/Cheryl

Hey…Mark is talking. I consider this a good sign….

And some pix of Team Itsey Bitsey & Creep Du Soleil, respectively…

Introducing #TeamItsyBitsy ! Our Halloween-themed team dances are next Monday! Who thinks they’ll win?? #DWTS

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Introducing #TeamCreepDuSoleil Our Halloween-themed team dances are next Monday! Who thinks they’ll win?? #DWTS

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New toys to play with for this weeks Paso . #taikodrums #dwts

A video posted by Derek Hough (@derekhough) on

October 22, 2014 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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 19 Poem For Week 6: “A Latin Love Affair”

Give it up for Lois again. She’s back with another fantastic poem for Dancing With The Stars….

A LATIN LOVE AFFAIR

Definition of a Love Affair:
A romantic, sexual relationship between two people
An intense love or enthusiasm of something

Both were in full array, both a love affair on Monday night!

We have an intense, great American Love Affair
With DANCING WITH THE STARS

LATIN night was a Grand Love Affair in the form of dance

A LATIN LOVE AFFAIR

The opening was a’flame in fiery red, a Pitbull Fireball show
The fires of love burning, dancing girls glisteny and all aglow Read more..

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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.