Awwww, I love waking up to pictures of our Pros…especially if it has something to do with a Charity event such as Chelsie Hightower and Peta Murgatroyd’s Charity Birthday Party for “Unlikely Heroes” that took place in Los Angeles, California last night. Friends Sean Lowe, Donald Driver, Jake Pavelka and more all made a showing to support it as well as fellow pros Emma Slater, Dmitry Chaplin, and Sasha Farber. To view some fun pictures of this event, see Getty Images. As always, I’m loving Peta’s taste for dresses. Chelsie looks like a doll. What do you think?
Past Pros Returning For 300th Episode Of Dancing With The Stars, The Wanted And Avril Lavigne To Perform
Get ready for the 300th episode of Dancing With The Stars on this coming Tuesday night! The Wanted and Avril Lavigne are set to perform. There will also be a “spectacular opening number” choreographed by Jason Gilkison with 22 pros and returning favorites, including Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Louis Van Amstel and Anna Trebunskaya (Does anyone know why Maks has been excluded? Does he have a previous engagement?). Below are more details from ABC MediaNet including details for Monday night’s dances as well.
“Episode 1609 & 1609A” – Five remaining couples take to the ballroom floor during the Semi-Finals on MONDAY, MAY 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple perform two routines, inching their way one step closer to the coveted mirror ball trophy. Last week viewers were asked to vote via twitter on a new style of dance for each couple to perform; this week the couples perform their chosen style, including the Flamenco, Charleston, Afro Jazz, Lindy Hop and Hip Hop. Each couple will also be challenged to take on a ballroom or Latin style dance they have yet to perform this season.
On TUESDAY, MAY 14, “Dancing with the Stars” celebrates its 300th episode (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The show will feature music by The Wanted, who will perform their hit, “Fill A Heart,” and Avril Lavigne will perform her new single, “Here’s to Never Growing Up.” The 300th show celebration will feature a spectacular opening number choreographed by Jason Gilkison with 22 pro and returning favorites, including Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Louis VanAmstel and Anna Trebunskaya. In addition, “AT&T Spotlight Performance” returns for its final installment of the season featuring Sophia Lucia, an incredible 10-year-old dancer who recently set the Guinness World Record for consecutive pirouettes. One couple will be eliminated at the end of the night.
The post started getting long and confusing, so I decided to move the current standings up to the top of the page. There are supposedly 12 couples, so things can still get interesting.
Out For the Season
ETA: See Karina’s facebook and Lacey’s twitter for the source of my latest updates. Late on Saturday before the announcement and we still have some HOLES in our roster. Hmmmmm…
ETA2: DWTSGossip tells someone that Tristan is in, but doesn’t actually tweet it outright. Uncertain?
ETA3: Louis tweets that he’s not going to be on this season, which is not too big of a surprise. An ambiguous tweet from @DWTSGossip makes us wonder if Maks really is out or not…and it appears as though Lizzie Grubman may have flown to LA yesterday. Emma confirms she’s in the troupe again this season (and is not a pro), which leaves us wondering: who is this mysterious 12th pro???
ETA4: And the mysterious fourth pro appears to be Gleb?? It is very obnoxious of me to say this just cuz I’ve never heard of the guy…but is this a joke??
ETA5: And I must give props to Miss Sally for picking up on the suspicious “What a beautiful day!” comment Kym tweeted at 4:26 AM Sydney time – which is actually 9:26 AM Los Angeles time…because DWTSGossip is reporting Kym is IN as the last female pro Looks like Tristan has also been confirmed as the final male pro, which leaves Maks & Henry out in the cold. Interesting…
Confirmed Sooper Troupers
Witney Carson (according to Grant’s source)
Isn’t it fun to see Dancing With The Stars Tristan MacManus and Chelsie Hightower again? Above the two danced a Tango at Ohio State University at the end of January. Let’s hope this means Tristan’s injury is healing? They’ve also been dancing in Ballroom With A Twist along with Dmitry Chaplin and three members of the troupe. You can view some fun takes of them all at Ballroom With A Twist Facebook.
And speaking of Tristan, Dublin Downs has posted another interview with him where he talks of choreograping and more. You can watch it here.
Did any of you get to see Dmitry Chaplin on the premiere episode of “Bones” last night? If so, how was he?
I haven’t seen the show since I’m not really a fan, but, Dmitry fans were lighting up twitter last night raving about him. If you missed it and you’d like to watch this episode with Dmitry, you can view it at TV Show 7.
Thanks to DmitryDreamTeam at facebook for the heads up.
ADDING: Below is a wonderful review by PureDWTS reader “Violet”;
Dmitry Chaplin Proves He Has Acting Chops on Bones
On January 14th, fans of both Bones and Dancing with the Stars were treated to a double dose of entertainment—DWTS pro Dmitry Chaplin guest starred on Fox’s popular drama, playing the partner of a professional ballroom dancer who was the victim in the lab’s latest case.
Dmitry’s character was named Kendrick, a sizzling hot star in the ballroom world, known together with his partner as being the best of the best. Though he was a suspect for a very short amount of time, it was quickly determined that he was not the killer…just an arrogant dancer trying to get on a TV show that would provide him instant fame and a big paycheck.
I thought Dmitry gave a great performance, which I honestly wasn’t expecting. His dancing was wonderful, of course, but the acting was what surprised me. Watching the show, I was impressed by his ability to show a range of emotions, and he was very believable in his portrayal of a hot, cocky ballroom dancer, which is so different from the gentle personality Dmitry displayed on DWTS. Maybe he modeled his character after Maks?
THANK YOU Violet!!!xxx
Some stills have been released of Dancing With The Stars pro Dmitry Chaplin dancing on “Bones”. You can see a photo preview of him and the cast at TV Fanatic as well as read up on some spoilers.
In the first hour, Fox pulls a little cross-promotion with So You Think You Can Dance as the team goes undercover to solve the weekly murder – and dance champs Eliana Girard and Dmitry Chaplin guest star.
More at TV Fanatic.
Don’t forget this special Bones premiere episode with Dmitry will air on Monday, January 14th on FOX. To view a promo video, see our previous posting here.
ADDING: Thanks to Buddy TV, below is a slideshow with Dmitry in it as well….
If any of you are missing some of our pros of Dancing With The Stars and would like to do a little travelling after the holidays, this might be just the show to go to. Here is more from the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera….
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today released the final roster of talent competition television stars scheduled to appear in the upcoming Utah Symphony performances of “Ballroom with a Twist,” choreographed by “Dancing with the Stars” Emmy-Nominated Louis Van Amstel.
The show, which opens in Abravanel Hall Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2 at 8 p.m., will feature dancing and vocals by ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” pros Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin and Tristan MacManus, FOX’s “American Idol” finalists Gina Glocksen, David Hernandez and Von Smith, and FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” finalists Randi Lynn Strong, Legacy Perez and Jonathan Platero.
Chelsea Hightower, a fan favorite who, like Dmitry Chaplin, appeared as a finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance“ before garnering a recurring ‘pro’ spot on “Dancing With The Stars,” also has Utah ties, along with Randi Lynn Strong. Both female dancers lived in Utah Valley prior to their reality television careers.
Many Utahns will also likely recognize vocalist David Hernandez, who competed against Utah-favorites David Archuleta and Brooke White in season 7 of “American Idol.”
More information about the Utah Symphony performances of “Ballroom with a Twist” will be announced after the holiday season. Press photos are available by contacting Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Public Relations Manager Hilarie Ashton (firstname.lastname@example.org, (801) 656-7385).
“Dancing with the Stars” Pros
Dmitry Chaplin (Seasons 9, 12)
Chelsie Hightower (Seasons 8-12, 14-15)
Tristan MacManus (Seasons 12-15)
“American Idol” Finalists
Gina Glocksen (Season 6)
David Hernandez (Season 7)
Von Smith (Season 8)
“So You Think You Can Dance” Finalists
Legacy Perez (Season 6)
Jonathan Platero (Season 5)
Randi Lynn Strong (Season 5)
Dmitry Chaplin (Season 2)
Chelsie Hightower (Season 4)
Attention Dmitry Chaplin fans! Dmitry has a dancing role in a new “Bones” episode called the “The Doll And The Derby”. You can see him dancing in a new promo below at the :13 mark. This episode will air on Monday, January 14th on FOX. Looks good. Do you any of you watch this show? I don’t, but, my husband is an avid fan.
Thanks to @DmitryDreamTeam for the heads up.
I debated even reporting on this, given that I am done with SYTYCD now that it has become a bona fide popularity contest and that least skilled dancer this season is probably going to win (and just as I feared, both ballroom girls were cut back-to-back just before the finale), but alas, it’s not Dmitry’s fault and he is part of the DWTS family – so here it is.
Dmitry tweeted that he is going to be choreographing for the upcoming performance finale next Tuesday:
Can’t blame Dmitry for being nervous – seems like the ballroom routines this season have had about a 50/50 chance of getting ripped apart by the judges…so much for debunking the blatant anti-ballroom bias on that show. Dmitry may also be having flashbacks to last season, when Nigel picked apart the cha-cha Mark choreographed for the performance finale. Let’s hope Nigel isn’t looking forward to a repeat “My show is better than DWTS!” pro-roast this time around…
Anywho, I found this little interesting Dmitry ditty while nosing around YouTube – it’s Dmitry talking about the cha-cha he choreographed for Cole & Anya a few weeks ago, and I think he pretty much hits the nail on the head when talking about non-ballroomers trying to learn ballroom:
Anywho, everybody cross your fingers for Dmitry that he doesn’t become the next victim of Nigel the Ballroom Meatgrinder next week. I just find it funny that he seems to think his show has so much more street cred than DWTS, due to the many dance styles they portray and all the Emmy nominations they amass – yet his show has turned into a complete popularity contest, while DWTS at least maintains some degree of integrity by making the results 50% scores and 50% votes. Enjoy those Emmy noms, Nigel – because with your ratings hitting an all-time low this summer, this may be your last hurrah.