TV Reminder: Don’t forget to watch Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough in “Hairspray Live” tonight at 8:00pm ET on NBC. Check your TV guides to be sure on the time in your area. It’s going to be a kick. It’s a fun time for the whole family. Don’t miss it. If you do, Pure Derek Hough will have you covered with Derek’s performances and lots more.
Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson, Derek Hough, And More Featured In 2016 December issue of NKD Magazine
Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson and Derek Hough are featured in the 2016 December issue of NKD Magazine. Don’t miss seeing the issue HERE or you can click the link below. Beautiful.
— NKD MAG (@NKDmag) December 1, 2016
As you know from a previous posting, Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas married BC Jean last Friday in Los Angeles, California. Today, Good Morning America previewed some of the professional photos which you can watch HERE. You can also read more details below on the wedding courtesy of People. There is also a cool People VIDEO here. Be sure to pick up this week’s issue of People for even more. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.
For the actual wedding on Nov. 25, the 29-year-old bride says the couple “went for an earthy vibe” and exchanged vows at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu in front of a 100-year-old oak tree and had and sage and jasmine burning during the ceremony.
“We did a very eclectic, boho-chic design with rustic hints that created a very elegant and personalized look,” says celebrity events planner David Tutera, who helped Ballas and Jean plan the big day alongside Slomique Hawrylo.
For more from Mark Ballas and BC Jean’s wedding — including all about their epic first dance and wedding cake — pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. Special video of the couple’s journey to the alter is now streaming on People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, iOS and Android devices.
As musicians, the music at the ceremony was important to the couple. Ballas and Jean’s families walked down the aisle, which was lined with “bohemian carpets,” to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Mark and his groomsmen walked to a Vitamin String Quartet cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” while Jean’s bridesmaids walked to a cover of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony.” The bride walked with her father to an original cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and after the vows, the couple walked with their 2-year-old rescue dog Hendrix to an original cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together.”
The guest list for the big day read like a list of DWTS all-star season. Among the 160 guests — who were sent custom invitations by Invitations by Dawn — were Julianne Hough, Cheryl Burke, Valentin Chermkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess, Allison Holker, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Candace Cameron Bure, Leah Remini, Alfonso Ribeiro and Kristi Yamaguchi.
A lot is going on in the world of Derek Hough. Not only is he getting ready to dance in “Hairspray Live” on December 7th, he has been tapped to judge Jennifer Lopez’s new dance series “World Of Dance”. Here is more from Variety….
The judges’ table is filling out on broadcast’s next reality competition show, “World of Dance” on NBC.
Derek Hough and Ne-Yo have been tapped as judges on the dance series, joining previously announced judge Jennifer Lopez, Variety has learned.
“World of Dance,” which was picked up this summer with a 10-episode order is described as an unparalleled dance competition that will feature solo artists competing against duos and crews in all genres of dance, including hip hop, krumping, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, clogging, stomping and more. The winner will receive a grand prize of $1 million.
Like we were talking on at twitter and Pure Derek Hough…this might be it for Derek and Dancing With The Stars and I can’t say I blame him. Can you? More at Variety. For more on Derek including a bunch of new “Hairspray Live” interviews and more, see Pure Derek Hough.
It’s official!!! Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas married BC Jean on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles, California and we couldn’t be happier. Below are some details from People. For more, be sure to pick up the next issue of People Magazine. CONGRATULATIONS Mark and BC!!!
“It’s a wild feeling,” Ballas tells PEOPLE of marrying Jean (née Brittney Jean Carlson). “Your wedding is something you subconsciously prepare for your entire life. You wonder who it’s going to be with, where it is going to be and how the ceremony and reception are going to be. Now it’s finally here and happening. It’s surreal. I just want to soak it all up because I just know I’m going to click my fingers and the whole evening will be over and I want to make sure I enjoy it.”
For more details from Ballas and Jean’s wedding — which was planned by celebrity events planner David Tutera — check out the next issue of PEOPLE, on stands next Friday. Special video of the couples’ journey to the alter will begin streaming on People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) Wednesday. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, iOS and Android devices.
Ballas, 30, and Jean, 29, became engaged a day before Thanksgiving last year. They celebrated the holiday this year with a dinner and beach party with family and friends on Thursday.
Approximately 160 guests — including Ballas’ best man Derek Hough — attended the ceremony and reception Friday.
“I’m so grateful so many family and friends were able to travel here to celebrate our wedding,” says Ballas, who is starring as Frankie Valli in Broadway’s Jersey Boys. “It’s going to be a night of amazing moments.”
— People Magazine (@people) November 27, 2016
Mark Ballas, BC Jean — Malibu Wedding … Cake By the Ocean (PHOTO GALLERY) https://t.co/o2lV8adH2a
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 26, 2016
Were you all able to see Derek Hough perform with the cast of “Hairspray Live” in the Thanksgiving Day Macy’s Parade? If not, you can watch the fun performance below (thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording). “Hairspray Live” is going to be a blast to watch on December 7th. Derek and Julianne also hosted the Disney Holiday Christmas last night. Teaser below. For more coverage including more performance videos, screen caps, and more, see Pure Derek Hough. Miss Heidi was one busy girl yesterday and Pure Derek Hough is Christmas candy to get our holidays started
— Al Kahn (@idolxfactor1) November 25, 2016
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I often like the Finale – but I often find it to be jammed with pointless filler while we wait an absurdly long time to find out who wins. Which way will it feel tonight? I bet wine would help….
So far, I’m seeing a lot of stuff that looks rehashed either from earlier this season, or last thanksgiving’s season. Cuz Mandy.
No Derek in the pro dance, not a surprise, I guess. He should have known the choreo from earlier this season. 🙂
James redoing my favorite dance of his…or one of them anyway. 🙂
After the obligatory VT of early season happenings, we have Andy Grammar singing while Allison and Keo do a dance that starts out kinda strange.
Next up, Calvin and Lindsay – great dance from them, as per usual. Marilu on All Access, in All Access Update.
I love Maureen with all the men, including Babyface and Ryan!! That was fun, the lucky woman.
A pro dance that starts out as a bump and grind – shocking right?? I do like the colorful leotards though.
Of course Laurie and Val pick the dance that’s all about Maks and Val as their favorite. I question if they really picked it…
Very nice that they went to the Children’s hospital.
All Access Update – watching the Grove cam and that floor they’re on is very slippery.
OMG….this song makes me freakin’ SOB every damn time. And this beautiful dance to go with it. Jenna’s dress was hot. Glad she didn’t the whole song and make my eyes hurt. 🙂
Love me some Babyface as well – so Smoooooth.
Rick Perry has gone insane in a wonderful, wonderful way. 🙂
Okay Calvin and James just MADE what I though was going to be a boring guy strip number. And Ryan was there too? Cool. that was fun.
Terra being hilarious on the Grove Cam on All Access. Marilu trying not to bust her ass on the slippery floor.
And we are getting NO Derek tonight. :::sigh::: At least I get him twice on Thanksgiving. I don’t mean that to sound dirty. 😉 Seriously, they need to move inside – that floor is dangerous.
Maks trying real hard not to be a hypocrite on All Access about Laurie being an Olympian. He’s failing, of course.
Sorry, I’m finding All Access more interesting than the actual show. Which I see we are exploiting Laurie’s grief again. Goodie.
Okay this has cool potential with Fikshun in it. Don’t get the Jenna love though. Oooo…the ladies in pink look lovely. Sugar plum fairies?
Gee, look at Maks dancing with the cool little girl that no one on this show has ever danced with before. :::snark:::
Wow, the DWTS Tour finally made it to Radio City? Wow, wonder if they sell it out. And what’s this about a “Major Cast Announcement?”
Yeah, the order they just announced them in doesn’t bode well for James. I’ve seen it too many times.
Beautiful fusion from James – lovely. Seemed like he had both elements in there.
Julianne’s dress looks beautiful, what I can see of it.
Fun dance from Calvin and Lindsay – but man, CAI is just an idiot. Shut up already!
Judges are not going to change the results, since Laurie can’t get higher than 10s. She’ll get a 40. Why watch?
Well, if the judges gush over that too much they’ll look ridiculous. Okay who am I kidding. The one lift was messy as hell, but they’ll completely ignore it.
And that’s it – Laurie’s gonna win. CAI is acting the moron and we know what that means.
But Len didn’t do his “You should win” to Laurie, so maybe there’s hope.
Geez, Jana sings just like she dances – kinda flat yet over wrought.
I’m thinking that the exploitation certainly helped her.
Now…for third place: Calvin and Lindsay
AND THE WINNER IS….Laurie and Val. Congrats to Laurie – she’s a cutie.
And that, ladies and gentlemen is why I can’t take Val. Always the attention hog. Laurie’s moment, dude. Just…STFU.
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What kind of fresh hell will I have to endure this evening??
The obligatory kinda silly opening. Non-actors reading lines. 🙂
Calvin and Lindsay up first….agree with Lindsay, CAI totally screwed them over. That was utterly ridiculous.
They’ve done some version of “watching video” nearly every season in the final or semi-final. Think this is the first time that they’ve looked at their OWN video.
Beautiful V. Waltz. Only complaint I had didn’t really have to do with them but the stupid “no lift” rule that makes it incredibly awkward to do some moves because Lindsay is trying so hard to keep her feet on the ground. And CAI is just enough the bitch to call it in the finale too.
Agree with Len on all but the footwork. OH FOR GOD’S SAKE!!! Her foot did not come off. My god save me from CAI and her moronic behavior. Ridiculous.
Another Jana package that consists of wahhh whaaaa wahhh….
Dance was going pretty well until she missed a couple steps in the middle and then there was that LIFT. It was just messy towards the end. And the middle.
Agree with Julianne wholeheartedly. At least CAI saw her lift too…but if she get’s a nine from CAI she’s an idiot. OH HELL YES LEN!!! Where have you been for 23 seasons?
Calvin really got hosed – same score as Jana and his dance was MUCH better. She was so messy and got called out for it by Julianne, yet gets the same score with more raves. So, is he moving on to tomorrow and they want to keep him down?
The attempt to turn Val into Derek continues. Too bad he sounds so insincere. And can’t really choreograph very well.
Good dancing from Laurie although there’s something going on with how she bends – I guess it’s gymnast body. It also felt more like a Tango than a Paso. Bit of a sync issue at the end. Great back kick in there – but no surprise. Gymnast.
Lot’s of gushing…odd that CAI can see those feet come off the ground but completely miss the sync issue. Peeked on twitter and saw Courtney saw it too.
Wow…this is interesting scoring.
Why do we have a musical performance BEFORE the last dance of the round?? And will this affect voting – we know large chunks of the audience might not have the best attention span.
LOL Sharna. Love Helio…that was fun.
Okay, that was an EXCELLENT foxtrot!! So smooth, beautiful….very well done.
I didn’t see the stumble at all…interesting that the producers had it all cued up to replay it. I think he should still get at least one 10 – Laurie did and she had issues as well.
Erin, shut up. Okay, same score as Laurie? I’ve lost track. Crap, Laurie got TWO 10’s?? Right. :::sigh::: The judges are ranking. Laurie #1, James #2 – gotta get voting. Quite sure that Sharna can kill Val in a freestyle, but it probably won’t matter.
I can’t decide if this stealth cam is set up or true stealth. I saw them set it up for Derek and Marilu, but this looked stealth. I still wonder though.
So far, this looks like all of Jana’s dances. the teacher is an interesting idea, but I’m not sure it really adds anything. Oh, they’re having some trouble with it…it’s getting in the way.
Okay, at the end I have to say that wasn’t a very good freestyle. It started out okay, but got very messy with the tether and it just was…weird.
Oh Jules, you’re being kind. That scarf didn’t work. Props to Gleb for trying it, but it really didn’t work. Maybe if they had another week of rehearsal.
Ah poor Gleb. Now he’s making me cry. Nine’s are nothing to be ashamed of. Hey, Val – that was real emotion. Take notes.
Lindsay scares me. 🙂 Calvin is so awesome. I love him. 🙂
NOW THAT WAS A FREESTYLE!!! That was fantastic, brilliant and amazing – and it actually had stuff I haven’t seen before with the treadmills. Just amazing. Perfect. If it doesn’t get a perfect score, the fix is in.
THAT was really good. Lindsay takes the lead as best female choreographer in on DWTS. By a long shot. Sharna and Val have a shit ton of work to do. Wow. Mind. Blown.
Damn straight that’s a perfect score. That’s what I want to see in a freestyle.
The La La Land dance was pretty cool. Why is Mandy so uneven in her choreography? I know all choreographers have bad dances but she seems more uneven than most.
Geez, Val. You want to talk to America? Try bringing some authenticity to your choreography and your packages. People WILL buy what you’re selling if it’s authentic. But I don’t get that from you.
Okay…fun, happy, happy freestyle. But nothing earth shattering or terribly exciting. Don’t get me wrong – it didn’t suck. And it’s not a freestyle that would cost her the win, but…
I’ll be disappointed if this gets a perfect score. It would normally be a 40 dance, I think….but it’s so far below Calvin’s in my opinion. His was more difficult and more innovative. There was just nothing new or exciting. But part of the problem is the allowing of props, extra dancers, etc during the regular season.
Oh shut UP, Val! Dang, you ruin it every time!
Hmmmm….not sure how I feel about that freestyle. I think it was very different. The voice over worked, I think. It was very well danced. It was NOT cliche. I think the music was perfectly chosen.
Julianne says “one of best freestyles ever” – don’t think I agree with that. It was very good. I dunno, I think I have to sit on this one for a bit. It’s something I’m going to have to mull over. I hope the audience doesn’t have to mull it over. I think, judging by the scoring and the comments, that James has a real shot to win this. Not sure that dance was enough. I think it beats Laurie on emotion though.
So, I’m wrong AGAIN!! But happy to be wrong. 😉 Only working at 70% this season. In case you didn’t guess, Jana and Gleb are eliminated – and they knew it too.
Very interesting, having James last to be called safe. I suspect they’re trying to suppress Calvin’s vote. Much the way Marilu was always called safe fairly early, they’re trying to lull Calvin’s fans into complacency. Not sure if Calvin being there really hurts James or not…I guess we find out tomorrow.
In closing….yes, I will do a new post tomorrow night and yes, I’m working on the numbers as we speak…It’s a toss up folks. If not for the running order and the filler, Calvin would have a real shot with his great freestyle. As he should. But because of the nitpicking all season, the scoring and the filler, I think it comes down to Laurie and James – and it’s not a sure thing either way. VOTE!!
I find myself asking the exact same question that I’ve asked for the last couple weeks – does extreme pimpage (raving judges, over scoring, positive/mush/sentimental editing) work on an audience? I think it’s very clear that the answer is yes. Why? Trump. Enough said. And if they didn’t know that it worked, they wouldn’t do it so much.
But you have to wonder where the tipping point is: when do they go so far that the general viewer sees the man behind the curtain?? I mean, this past week the thing with Laurie was just…disgusting. Leave the poor child and her family to deal with their grief without making a public spectacle of it – that’s just distasteful. The raving over Jana – come on. The first part of the season I forgot she was even on the show. Boring. When does the general audience wake up and say, “dang, they’re really pushing so and so HARD.” Read more..
So, are we having two dances on Monday? An unlearned dance and the freestyle?? Or is there some other stupid gimmick that I’m not aware of yet? 🙂
Vogue: Yep, Miss Heidi. We are getting two dances….and a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” on Tuesday night. Lots more info below courtesy of Disney Abc. Let us know what you think, Everyone! Here’s to the Finals!
Heidi: Apparently, the press release is WRONG is a couple spots. Jana is now doing a V. Waltz from week 1.
ETA: I’ve added in the 24-hour fusion dances. General observation: these seem a bit more ballroom-heavy than usual. -Court-
FOUR COUPLES REMAIN IN ONE OF THE TIGHTEST RACES EVER, BUT ONLY ONE CAN TAKE HOME THE COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY, ON THE TWO-PART SEASON FINALE OF ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ NOVEMBER 21 & 22
Len Goodman Returns to the Ballroom as Head Judge
Musical Performers Include Train, Andy Grammer, Vanilla Ice and Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds
Each Celebrity Will Perform a Freestyle Dance
The Season 23 Champion Will Be Revealed at The Grove on Tuesday, November 22
“Episodes 2311 & 2312” – After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the finals of “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. Len Goodman returns to the ballroom as head judge for the two-part season finale. It’s one of the closest races ever on the show, with some of the most skilled dancing celebrity contestants have ever pulled off. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated. The remaining three couples will have one last night of competitive dancing as they perform a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge,” vying to score some extra judges’ points, and one couple will be crowned the “Dancing with the Stars” champion, culminating an incredible season, which will be announced live from The Grove on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST).
On MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), the four finalists will each perform two dances – a Redemption Style dance (paso doblé, Viennese waltz or tango), and a freestyle dance – one of the biggest competitive dances of the season. In addition, Grammy Award-winning Train will perform its hit “Play That Song,” and there will also be a special performance from this winter’s most talked about movie, Lionsgate’s “La La Land” (in select cities December 9, expanding December 16), choreographed by Mandy Moore.
The couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):
Calvin and Lindsay
Redemption Style: Viennese Waltz – “I Am Your Man” by Ryan Shaw
Freestyle: “Please Mr. Postman”/”I Want You Back” medley by The Marvelettes/Jackson 5
24-hour fusion dance: jive/quickstep
James and Sharna
Redemption Style: Fox Trot – “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick Jr.
Freestyle: “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” by The Piano Guys
24-hour fusion dance: Viennese waltz/foxtrot
Jana and Gleb
Redemption Style: Viennese Waltz from Week 1
Freestyle: “Unstoppable” by Sia
Laurie and Val
Redemption Style: Paso Doblé – “Wicked Ones” by Dorothy
Freestyle – “Brand New” by Ben Rector
24-hour fusion dance: foxtrot/Argentine tango
At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated, and the three remaining couples will go on to vie for the coveted Mirrorball.
In the two-hour season finale on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and show-stopping performances at both The Grove and in the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom. The night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples, at The Grove, Caruso’s award-winning retail, dining and lifestyle destination. The season finale Read more..