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More DWTS17 Studio Parking Lot Photos, Tony Dovolani And Leah Remini “Extra” Photos

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As previously reported, yesterday, Tony Dovolani and Leah Remini stopped by ‘Extra’ to talk with correspondent Maria Menounos about Dancing With The Stars. You can view some fun photos of them (like the one above) at Zimbio Pictures. Maria gets in on the dancing action too while Leah watches.

Also, if you’d like to see more rehearsal parking lot photos, see the Daily Mail again. You can view pics of Jack Osbourne, Amber Riley, Peta Murgatroyd, Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas, Elizabeth Berkley, and Christina Milian. Terri Seymour of Access Hollywood was pictured as well. So, hopefully we will be getting some more new Access Hollywood interviews soon. ;)

TV Spoilers has some new photos too of Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy arriving at the Studio. Does this mean we might see Maks performing in an upcoming pro dance maybe? Time will soon tell.

Lastly, you can also see some new pictures of Derek Hough at Pure Derek Hough. Too fun!!

September 11, 2013 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.

PureDWTS Season 17 – The Great “Previous Dance Experience” Debate, Part I

Yes, it’s time once more for us to sit down and examine this season’s crop of contestants and see who might have the edge based on dance experience they’ve had prior to doing the show.  Mostly, though, we just tend to make fun of the bizarre and often embarrassing clips we dig up from the stars’ pasts…so take it with a grain of salt, please ;-)

Also, I have a request to make of our Pure readers: for as easy as it was to compile the clips from this season’s ladies, I am REALLY struggling with the guys – I already have clips for Corbin & Bill N., but I’m having a hard time with Bill E., Brant, Keyshawn, & Jack :-( So if you happen upon clips of any of the 4 that I mentioned doing some dancing in their past (it can be any kind), please send ‘em over – preferably via the “contact us” button at the top of the page, or you can tweet the links to me @putuincespence.  DO NOT post the links in the comments section, please ;-) If I use a clip you send me, I might see if John will be willing to throw in some gratis memberships to our “members only” area as a reward ;-)

First, let’s take a look at Elizabeth Berkley – who’s probably known primarily as Jessie Spano from Saved by the Bell and Nomi Malone from Showgirls, and she did a bit of dancing as both.  First, what Saved by the Bell retrospective would be complete without a look at this gem from the famous pill-popping episode?
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September 10, 2013 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

PureDWTS Anna Trebunskaya Expecting First Child

Well here’s a bit of happy news to break up the chaos of cast announcement day :-D Turns out there’s a good reason Anna’s not on this season…she’s pregnant!

According to US Weekly, Anna is four months along and “beyond happy” with the news:

“It wasn’t planned, but when it happened, I thought, ‘This is perfect — I’m ready to be a mom,'” Trebunskaya shares in the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday. “This is something really good for me and fulfilling, and it’ll give me a whole new meaning in life. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Anna went on to say that she’s been “ready for a change” and that she’s looking forward to getting the little one involved with the DWTS family :-), although she’s “bummed” that she doesn’t get to compete this season. 
 
Well I’m sure I speak for all of us here at Pure when I wish Anna congratulations and an easy pregnancy! Sad to not see her on the show this season, but elated to hear the exciting news :-)
September 4, 2013 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Kym Johnson Not Returning To Dancing With The Stars Season 17

There are times when it’s so hard to report something….and this is one of those times. Kym Johnson will not be returning for Dancing With The Stars Season 17! According to US Weekly, she has an “amazing opportunity” to do something else. Though the bright spot is that it’s “not for good”. Below is more in detail.

After 14 seasons on Dancing With the Stars, Kym Johnson is hanging up her dancing shoes. The 37-year-old Australian professional ballroom dancer exclusively tells Us Weekly that she’s leaving the ABC reality dance competition show — but not for good!

“I will be taking the next season off from DWTS USA, so that I may accept an amazing work opportunity back home in Australia,” Johnson tells Us, although she declined to go into further detail about the new home country gig. “I am excited, nervous and humbled by this chance and look forward to sharing more about it with you soon.”

For the full article, visit US Weekly. There is a beautiful picture there too that’s making me cry looking at it. What an amazing dancing career she’s had!! Much love and luck, Kym!! We’re going to miss you!!xxx

UPDATE: According to this tweet, Kym is going to be a judge on the revamped “Dancing With The Stars” in Australia. Very cool and so deserving!! Thanks to Sally for this news.

August 19, 2013 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.

PureDWTS Season 17 Cast Rumor – Tony Kanaan To Find Out Tomorrow if He’s In or Not

Sometimes I love being from Indianapolis…and this is one of them :-) Our local news outlets usually do a pretty good job of keeping up with the goings-on of the Indycar drivers during the off-season…and a few minutes ago, this article popped up on my Indystar app:

Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan is hoping for an invitation to go dancing. On television, no less.

The Brazilian IndyCar Series driver said he met with a “Dancing With the Stars” cast coordinator during last month’s visit to The ESPYs in Los Angeles. Kanaan told The Indianapolis Star he might know Friday if he’s been selected.

That doesn’t mean he’ll be able to share that news, however. The cast is scheduled to be announced on “Good Morning America.”

If selected, Kanaan would be the second IndyCar Series driver to appear on the reality show that draws some of the best ratings in television — often more than 20 million viewers a show.

We first reported on Tony as a rumor last month. I find it interesting that he offered up a specific date – tomorrow – as the day he would likely know whether he was in or out.  Maybe tomorrow is the day they finalize the cast? If so, hopefully the rumor mill starts spinning a little faster and we get some more names leaked.  Anywho, if he met with a casting director last month at the ESPY’s, I’d say Tony is looking like a pretty legit rumor – and he sounds pretty gung-ho about it.  I think they’d only benefit from casting him – he’s very current, he’s hugely popular with race fans, and he’s an athlete that’s not another football player :-) What do you guys think? Is it sounding like Tony might be a legit possibility for season 17?

August 8, 2013 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!