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Elisabetta Canalis Talks Dancing With The Stars At The Grove And Heads Up New PETA Campaign

Elisabetta Canalis stopped by the Grove in Hollywood this past week to talk with Mario Lopez. She said the producers of Dancing With The Stars contacted her a year ago to do the show. At the time Elisabetta wasn’t available like she is now. Since that time, she’s been watching past shows and Dancing With The Stars in Italy too in preparation. They talk of the hard work that goes into doing the show and how she has blisters already. She addresses romance rumors with Val and her feelings on George Clooney as well.

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Along with her gig on Dancing With The Stars, Elisabetta is also the new front woman for PETA’s new anti-fur campaign. From Access Hollywood, she said….

“I decided to go nude because I think that nudity always creates a big reaction,” Elisabetta, 32, explained in a video posted on the animal rights activist website. “That is what is required to keep people’s attention on such a brutal practice… These poor animals are electrocuted, skinned alive, drowned, and bludgeoned just for the sake of fashion.”

The brunette bombshell also urged fashion fans to steer clear of even of tiniest amount of fur.

“Don’t buy fur,” she continued. “Even a little trim – your gloves or your bag or your jackets… You must remember that animals don’t have a voice. You must be their voice. Never be afraid to speak up.”

You can view another poster at ET Online if interested.

September 10, 2011 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.

DWTS13 Chaz Bono To Be Given Hero Award By GLSEN (Videos)

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network are planning to give out a Hero Award at their seventh annual Respect Awards. Director Rob Reiner, his wife Michelle, and Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts (who has also spoke out recently that he’s Gay) will also be honored. The group’s goal is to stop hate, ignorance, and bullying in schools. GLSEN also gives students and educators the resources they need to make schools safe and equal no matter what their sexual orientation may be. Chaz takes a time out from rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars to talk about it with ET and how much it means to him and how he doesn’t understand the “mentality” of some people. I don’t understand it either. Rick Welts talks on it too. Take a listen and see if you don’t agree with them?

Lacey is interviewed by Dr. Drew in the video below. Also, check out Gloria Allred. She’s been actively speaking out for Chaz all this past week. She wants to have National Viewing and Dancing parties for Chaz and fair and equal rights for transgenders next week when the show starts.

I saw a tweet this morning minimizing this issue as if it’s not important as other causes out there. Well, I disagree. Stomping out hatred and ignorance is just as important as any other cause 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.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Writes His First TV Guide Blog For Dancing With The Stars Season 13

Below is Maks’ first TV Guide blog for Season 13! He talks of Hope and their first dance. He describes how Hope is doing in a deeper way. He talks on Val as well. Here is a take, but, be sure to see TV Guide for the full blog. I especially love what he says on Chaz too at the end!

I know a lot of people are picking us as early favorites. That’s very flattering to hear, but the reality is that there are lots of potentially great dancers. And it’s not just about dancing. It’s a combination of the work ethic, the dedication and the connection with fans. Everything has to come together. Hope’s giving me everything that I want. All I want is her undivided attention and then it’s on me to me to bring out the best in her.

Hope is doing great! We have the Viennese waltz and it’s coming along well. We’re running through with the music now. She’s impressed me so much and the question really is: What’s not impressive about her? She walks in as the best goalkeeper on the planet and to be that good at what she does, she has to possess certain qualities, but she also had to develop certain physical attributes. She’s muscular and tough and very stocky — I mean that as the best compliment possible for a soccer player and not as a derogatory comment. She’s fit and sharp. She prides herself on that and on being the best. But what makes her an amazing goalkeeper is making it difficult for her to dance. She has to move now! What impressed me the most about her was that I walked into the room a couple days later and she’s in a skirt doing the Viennese waltz. She is into it and giving it her all and is improving every day. I hope we do well the first week, but I don’t want people to have the idea that she was always great. I can picture people going, “We predicted you would be good, so this is not surprising.” But the fact is that nobody saw the beginning stages. I’m lucky I get to witness certain things and her progress that people don’t because they’re not in rehearsals with us.

September 9, 2011 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.

New Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Rehearsal Footage Of All Twelve Couples! Must See!!

ABC released some cool video coverage of all TWELVE of the Dancing With The Stars couples in rehearsals today to MSN. They are “raw” as ever. They all look like they are doing pretty good! Carson is too funny and Derek and Ricki TAP!! I think this Season is going to be so good. You can view them all >>>>HERE (I wish I could embed them, but I can’t). MUST SEE VIDEOS if you are any kind of fan to Dancing With The Stars!!

Special thanks to Puredwts reader Ryan @Rjyt and @DWTSGossip at twitter for the link!!! ;)

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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 Adds Team Pages And More Official Rehearsal Pics Released

The official site of Dancing With The Stars has added new Team Pages for Season 13. They added new photos as well as some small interviews. The interviews are fun to read. Be sure you see them all >>>>HERE.

Also, below is a couple of more official rehearsal shots of Karina and J.R. and Kym and David. You can view an album of them all at Dancing With The Stars facebook and at the official site.

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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 2011 Derek Hough And Ricki Lake In The Rehearsal Studio (Video)

Finally, a rehearsal interview with Ricki and Derek!! Ricki talks of how much weight she’s lost so far. They are both asked about their favorite things on one another (some of Derek’s faces are a hoot!). Derek talks of how serious Ricki is about dancing and “winning”. At the end, they dance a little. Nice…she is looking very beautiful so far. What do you think? Be sure to see Pure Derek Hough if interested because Heidi has some new pics of Derek at The Playhouse as well. 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.

DWTS David Arquette’s Controversial Interview On The Howard Stern Show

Heidi’s Warning: Do not click on the link to the interview if you don’t like very explicit discussions. It is disturbing for some to listen to language of this sort.  You’ve been warned – this is Howard Stern we’re talking about here.

Tuesday, David Arquette, was on Howard Stern’s radio show. If interested and before you listen, we want to FOREWARN you that this audio and interview is very x-rated. If any of you have listened to Howard Stern in the past, you know he doesn’t hold back. He can be very crude and is very controvercial…and no doubt he is this time as well!! If you have kids in the room with you, be sure they are out of the room.

In telling you a little on the interview, Howard asks David some explicit questions on Kym, her body, and body parts, etc. In my opinion, Howard was baiting David continually through out the interview. The question is…does this interview cast David in a bad light or Howard…or both? Furthermore, will you let this interview hinder your thoughts on David and his dancing ability on Dancing With The Stars? We’ll let you make up your own minds. You can listen to it HERE.

In my opinion, David tries to be serious in talking about dancing in the interview, but, Howard won’t let him. At one point David told Howard he would never do his show again. At the same time, David is giggly and joking through out the interview and half way playing along …especially by the end.

I’m not sure what to think and I think the interview goes too far, but, I don’t think I’m going to let this interview play a part in my votes! All I really care about is DANCING and, for whatever it’s worth, Kym is innocent here! That’s just my opinion, but, as said, we’ll let you decide!!

Thanks to Heidi for her help with this post!! I needed it. lol 8O And thanks to Sally for the audio too!!xx

Heidi’s Note: I have not listened to the interview yet, and keeping in mind that almost nothing “shocks” me anymore, I have to agree that I will likely let David and Kym’s dancing (and how they interact in the packages) do the talking for me.  I’ve heard Howard’s show before and he’s pretty relentless – as are most DJs – in getting HIS view out and not really letting the caller get a word in edgewise.  Now, of course, David should know all this because he’s done the show before, so he has some responsibility for knowing what he was getting into. I dunno – jury is out for me.

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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 Tristan MacManus, Ricki Lake, And Hines Ward On The Nancy Grace Show (Video)

Nancy Grace had her partner, Tristan MacManus, on her show lastnight. They talk of their new team name and grill and tease each other. Nancy asks him how he came to dance. They talk on their rehearsals so far too. LOOK at Tristan’s SMILE! *sigh* They are adorable and their chemistry is addicting. Hines Ward and Ricki Lake are also guests. Way fun! More below!!!

ADDING: below is another video Nancy added to her You Tube Channel of her grilling Tristan. It’s so funny!!!

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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.

Ron Artest Talks Of Dancing With The Stars And More On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Ron Artest was one of Jimmy Kimmel’s guest last night on his show. Jimmy asks Ron if he’s a good dancer and Ron says, “I’m very classy….and a pinch of salt type of guy.” Khloe Kardashian sits in on the conversation and they talk(joke!) of how Ron has been taking Rob out to party and strip clubs. Khloe questions if he is a bad influence. Jimmy asks on the NBA lockout. If everything gets settled, he plans to play and dance on the show at the same time. He also plans to bring Peta to the basketball court to play. Fun interview! Check it out.

Below is a video of Ron goofing around with the paparazzi. He also has a semi-serious moment when he tells them to watch the camera on Peta.

I just love this new pic of he and Peta. I love her wicked taste in shoes!

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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 Ricki Lake Is Ok After Small Dance Injury Today (Video)

Apparently, Ricki suffered her first dance injury in rehearsals today to her leg (pictured above). It sounds like it wasn’t anything serious thank goodness. More below from Access Hollywood.

“Look, my first injury. #DWTS @derekhough. Don’t ask how it happened,” Ricki Tweeted on Thursday afternoon, linking to a photograph of her leg, which showed signs of a bruise and a cut.

Ricki Tweeted that a health care professional was on the scene following the incident, but Access Hollywood has learned no one called the paramedics and the star was not treated.

“Not sure how my bruise turned into a medic showing up? I’m fine!!” Ricki Tweeted a few hours later.

A medic was at the location where she rehearses, but Access has learned it was not related to Ricki’s incident. The medic was responding to another incident, but went to the wrong address, which happened to be where Ricki was rehearsing.

Below is PopTVDotCom with some coverage of it….

Thanks to all who sent us this news!!!

September 8, 2011 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.