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DWTS 19, Week 2 on Afterbuzz TV

Once again, I’m posting it without having a chance to watch the whole thing.  I love Keo. That is all. :-)  I’ll add my comments in the comments when I do see the whole thing. My one gripe is that they mention Lea’s training – but don’t acknowledge Janel’s. Janel has training in Jazz, Hip Hop, Broadway and other styles of dance and it’s much more recent than Lea’s.

September 25, 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 Poems For Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 2

Without further ado, below is Lois with some fun new poems for Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 2…

A JUMPIN’, JIVIN’, JAMMIN’ MONDAY NIGHT

The ballroom was jumpin’, jivin’, jammin’ Monday night
My Jam Monday was a sensational, inspirational delight

The opening was a cast explosion, classy, snazzy sight
With the feel of film noir, colored in black and in white

The pairs were jammin’ to a song of the stars own choice
It was time to be creative, a time to excel, time to rejoice
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THE JAMS, DANCES, MUSIC, DESCRIPTIVES:

TAVIS AND SHARNA – CHA CHA CHA
BOOGIE WONDERLAND. – EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE

A bell-bottomed bonanza, a fun 60s style
A jolly jam, disco dance, dance party theme

BETHANY AND DEREK – FOXTROT
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS – MEGHAN TRAINOR

Fit as a fiddle, Fosse Foxtrot, perfect balance Read more..

September 24, 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.

DWTS19 Fireball A to Z, More Interviews, Carrie Ann Inaba Writes New Blog

Wasn’t this a hot little deal last night on Dancing With The Stars?!! Sign in comments if you want MORE!!

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba has also posted a new blog at Parade. First, she apologizes for not including Derek and Bethany last week in her blog. She says, “Bethany is someone to watch. Not only because she has Derek Hough as her partner who we all know is an incredibly talented choreographer who pushes creates incredible performances for his partner, but also because she has an inner strength and determination mixed with what is becoming a fluid and rich movement style. I say determination because she is a pioneer in her world of YouTube and she is someone who had a dream and found a way.” She also posts on the three staandout performances of week 2. Carrie Ann also lost her older cat, Taz, this past week (I loved the cat!). More at Parade including pictures and fashion credits..

Lastly, George Pennacchio has been loading up more interviews at ABC7. He asked them about next weeks dances and more. Here are a few of them….

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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 3 – Who’s Dancing What….and When? (Song Spoilers)

This week, as people who are site members might be aware, we have a lot of info, but a lot of it isn’t really clear yet. :-) It’s still a work in progress.  Here’s the parts we’re fairly sure of:

ETA: I totally called this one on Twitter yesterday – Singing in the Rain by Derek Hough? Perfect. :-) Now is it that actual song? I’m assuming yes.

ETA2: The subtle-as-a-sledgehammer hints continue at the DancingABC Instagram Mike’s Twitter, as he pretty much confirms he’s gonna be Robin Hood.

ETA3: So, Len said during this past Monday’s show that Alfonso was doing V.Waltz, but his wife says he’s doing quickstep.

ETA4: We’re kinda doubting that Alfonso’s wife is right…

ETA5: …and I’m sure you can see why now :-P No clue what the hell he & Witney are gonna do to this song…I’ve listened to it at least 10 times, and cannot find any strong semblance of a foxtrot or quickstep rhythm.  It’s a tad fast for a foxtrot, but not even enough for quickstep…who knows.  But I’m sure whatever it is – Alfonso’s gonna put on a helluva show 8-) Looks like Jonathan’s Mean Girls song didn’t clear so he ended up with his 2nd choice.  I have to wonder if they’re bending the rules a bit and going with the Amy Winehouse version, though, as the Beyonce version is rather slow.  Looks like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” was a safety song – but part of me kinda wants to see the pros dance to it instead ;-) And a different source confirmed that Bethany & Derek’s dance style is jazz – with quite a bit of tap influence ;-) -Court-

ETA6: ZOMG PLOT TWIST LOLZ!!!! 8-O Apparently “I Feel Pretty” is now off the table – and Vajanel has been seen rehearsing to “America” instead.  Wondering if Val may have jumped the gun on confirming they had cleared “I Feel Pretty” – either that, or “I Feel Pretty” wasn’t working out, and they asked to switch songs (after switching dances already, mind you).  Food for thought – draw your own conclusions.  Confirmed Betsey & Alfonso’s dances – Tony is apparently doing some gorgeous lifts with Betsey, so they do, indeed, have contemporary; and Alfonso’s old lady was right – he is doing quickstep.  How? I’m not sure…but I’m certainly intrigued. :-)

ETA7: We have a more detailed explanation of what went down with West Side Story-gate – wanna hear it? Looka hurr.

ETA8: We can always rely on Cheryl to share her dance order…see below. :-)

ETA9: Vogue here and scroll below to see a new “Movie Night” commercial. Here’s to tonight!

ETA10: Probably the last update before showtime – and before Heidi’s discussion post goes live in less than 10 minutes (complete with spoilers about next week’s show!) Apparently Randy & Karina are opening the show – AGAIN – and Betsey & Tony might be going 3rd…they said they are on Instagram, but Michael’s racing team also tweeted that he’s going 3rd.  So….who knows. Enjoy the show, kids 8-)

Randy and Karina – Paso Doble (song: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, from Rocky III)
Dancing 1st
Vote: 1-800-868-3410

Jonathan and Allison – Tango (song: “Back to Black” by Beyonce & Andre 3000, from The Great Gatsby)
Vote: 1-800-868-3406

Betsey and Tony – Contemporary (song: “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, from Ghost)
Dancing 3rd???
Vote: 1-800-868-3404 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. :-)

Lea Thompson Loves The New Friends She’s Made on Dancing With The Stars, New Interview With Kristyn Burtt

Kristyn Burtt interviewed Lea Thompson about Dancing With The Stars. On the decision to do the show, Lea said, “It keeps me young to do things that scare me.” In the take below, Leah talks of her plan to “be herself” on the show, how she gets her strength in life, and how much she loves the new friends she’s made. Be sure to read the full interview at She Knows.

Her plan for the show is to be herself, since she knows what strategy works for her on a personal level.

“I’m not comfortable being competitive with people. I’m much more comfortable being nurturing and loving. It comes up a lot. The game gets played in an interesting way. Certain people get the hit songs, certain people get the big sets and certain people get the placement on the [show] day. All those things make a difference as to whether I live or not,” she joked. “Instead, I just have to keep on being loving and be of service to people. That’s how I get my strength in life.”

The Switched at Birth star is also enjoying her newfound friends on the show. Thompson really loves a fellow ABC Family actress.

She revealed, “I feel really loving to the younger girls. Janel [Parrish from Pretty Little Liars] is like my sister. I love her. She’s so funny. We come from the same place, we both love musical theater.”

Thompson is also digging Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennett and fashion designer Betsey Johnson. She said, “Jonathan is such a mensch. He’s awesome. Betsey Johnson just kills me. I love her.”

As for the handsome Chigvintsev, who is leading her on the dance floor, she laughed, “I am immune to his hotness now. It took me a few weeks, but I keep telling him, ‘You’re not so hot.’ He’s a gentleman and he’s funny. And a great choreographer. He’s just perfect. I think people are going to fall in love with him.”

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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.

Allison Holker Writes On “Chandelier” Performance With Sia And Madison Ziegler

Allison Holker has written a new blog at In Touch Weekly. Did you know Allison only had a couple of hours to work on her performance with Sia and Madison Ziegler? Read on for more…

This week, I had the most incredible experience performing with one of my favorite singers, Sia. I also danced alongside the absolutely gorgeous Madison Ziegler from Dance Moms.

‎We were given just a couple of hours to work together, but the product came out beautifully. The choreography was pure storytelling — technical, dark and just enough “cuckoo.” That performance goes down in the books for me as one of my best!

And for those who need a repeat like myself, here it is again. What brilliance is made of in my opinion….

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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 Season 19 Pros And Celebs Reaction To New Abs And Underwear Shoot

Below you can watch the couples reaction to a new Abs and underwear shoot with Val Chmerkovskiy and Bruno Tonioli. Their reaction is priceless. Check it out!

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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.

Tavis Smiley Blames Lack of Rehearsal for DWTS Elimination

Seriously, you guys need to read this. Not only does Tavis insist on talking in 3rd person, but he’s actually blaming DWTS for taking him on knowing he had a book tour. Um, dude? You’re in charge of your life, you signed on. Can you believe this guy? Be sure to read the whole article from People. Discuss.

Tavis Smiley has a bone to pick with the producers of Dancing with the Stars.

The talk-show host, who on Tuesday became the second celebrity to get booted from the competition, said there was no way he could fit in rehearsal time with his latest book tour. And the producers knew it, he insisted.

“Producers shouldn’t sign up people who can’t commit the time when they are told up front that the person is going to be on a book tour,” Smiley told PEOPLE immediately after the show. “We gave them the entire book-tour schedule in advance! This is not about sour grapes. It’s about saying I think the fans deserve to have stars on this show who have the time to commit to learning the dances so [partner Sharna Burgess] and other professionals don’t waste their time trying to do something that’s just humanly impossible.”

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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 19 Week 2 – Media And Interviews After Results Night

Let’s go straight to some interviews after the results show on Dancing With The Stars. Tavis Smiley talks of how this wasn’t the first time in his life he has “lost” at something. However, he feels bad for his partner Sharna Burgess and dragging her around the country for two weeks. He talks of all the things he’s glad for in doing Dancing With The Stars too. So sweet! Below is more. You can also get some reactions on the night from the other couples and some new hints on their new dances. Additional Note: Tommy and Peta are dancing to “Scent Of A Woman” for their Argentine Tango. Awesome. I love that movie!

ETA: Is there really something going on between Val and Janel? E Online speculates on it in this recap. Also, don’t miss some behind the scenes pics in Mark Ballas’ new photo blog at Hollywood Life.

ETA2: Sharna and Tavis’ new interview with Good Morning America has been added below.

ETA3: Also, for some Derek Hough ‘Nashville” spoilers and more goodies, be sure to see Pure Derek Hough. #HOTNEWSTILLS

ETA4: ABC7 interviewed some of the couples last night as well. You can watch it below as well.

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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 Season 19 Week 2 RESULTS!! Let’s discuss tonight’s show! (Spoilers)

Getting excited for the pro dances tonight!!  Derek and Jules with the other male pros – sounds like they might be doing something from their tour? Maybe?

Once again, comment to your hearts contents, as long as you remember the show night rules.

  1. Our server gets totally hosed when people sit at their computer and click “refresh” constantly. Post a comment, then walk away for five minutes so that others have a chance…and so that Courtney and I can actually post on the site. :-)
  2. THIS SITE IS NOT TWITTER. Do not post like you are on twitter. You get one warning and then I put you in time out. :-) We need context and content. Believe it or not there are a lot of people who don’t watch the east coast feed of the show, so they don’t know what the hell you’re talking about when you post a comment that says, “Boy, that sucked.”  If you want to say “____ and ____’s dance was not good at all, crappy choreo” that’s fine. That would be context. It is good. :-D  Remember, if you post five one liners in five minutes, you’ve broken rule number 1. ;-)

If you want to see my predictions of who is going home, along with Courtney’s predictions, click the links. Vogue is in there too, in the comments. I think, once again, all three of us are in agreement. We’ll see.

Well, Val, you better hope Julianne doesn’t hold a grudge. :-)

I am SO OVER the all female strip tea…I mean, dance numbers. Come on. Where are the MEN??? Read more..

September 23, 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. :-)