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James Van Der Beek And Dean Cain Dancing With The Stars On Apt 23 (Video, Review)

Did you get to see “Apartment 23″ on ABC last night? Was it good? I had some other things going on and couldn’t watch, but, wow, this video released by ABC last night looks hot!! James Van Der Beek needs to seriously consider dancing on Dancing With The Stars!! Below is the full performance of his dance for what viewers didn’t get to see last night since ABC cut it down to 20 seconds…

Annie Barrett of EW wrote up a fun review on the show including Karina Smirnoff’s guest appearance. She gave it huge props and thinks James and Dean Cain would be promising contestants for Dancing With The Stars. There is also a still at the link.

In case you missed the episode like myself, it’s now available to watch at ABC here.

December 12, 2012 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.

Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke To Release New imPRESS by Broadway Nail Line

Dancing With The Stars pro Cheryl Burke is the new ambassador for imPRESS by Broadway Nails press-on signature series which is set to debut at Walgreens this Spring. Here’s some information from In Style. If you go to the link, you can read more and also see her modeling the new line.

“I am so excited to represent the brand,” Burke exclusively told InStyle.com. “Having colorful fingers is a must, and since these are so easy to apply, I can put them on myself in minutes!” Available starting in early April 2013, The Cheryl Burke Signature Series will introduce six new playful hues and patterns to the collection. “The line really shows off my personality,” Burke told us. “The colors and patterns are fun, bright and vibrant.”

December 11, 2012 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 2010 Flashback: When The Pros Were Kids!! (Video)

Not much news to report today on Dancing With The Stars….yet anyway? But, here’s a fun flashback for you. Remember this?

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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 Mark Ballas Reunites With Katherine Jenkins For Stictly Come Dancing Performance

KLUC’s The Morning Zoo in Las Vegas recently called Mark Ballas for a phone interview to help support their Toy Drive. They also talked about his new album coming out in the new year, Bristol Palin, and his dream partner for Dancing With The Stars. He also talked of being reunited with Dancing With The Stars Season 14 partner Katherine Jenkins for a “Strictly Come Dancing” results show in England which airs this coming weekend according to this source (is this correct Mark Ballas fans as I don’t keep up with Strictly Come Dancing. Is there anything else we should know?). More below and be sure to visit Pure Derek Hough. Heidi has some fun pictures and coverage with Mark because Derek is in London as well.

Thanks to MarkBallas.com for the heads up of the interview above!!

December 10, 2012 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.

DWTS Chelsie Hightower And Tony Dovolani Dance At Disney’s Fantasy Land Opening (Video)

As you might have read in a previous posting, Dancing With The Stars Chelsie Hightower And Tony Dovolani have been in Florida this past week to help premiere Disney’s “Fantasy Land”. Here they are below at the “Be Our Guest” Restaurant where they reenacted the waltz from “Beauty And The Beast”. Beautiful!

December 9, 2012 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.

Dancing With The Stars TV Heads Up: Karina Smirnoff To Dance On Apartment 23 (Stills, Video)

The premiere day of “Dancing with the Stars” has finally arrived and James is in LA in prime dancing form, while Chloe is back home taking some liberties with James’ empty penthouse with one of her infamous scams. June tries to step in and teach Chloe the importance of honesty… that is, until her own belief system is shaken. And when James finally step into the spotlight, mouths will drop…. ~From TV Line

Another TV heads up! Don’t miss seeing Karina Smirnoff on “Apartment 23″ on ABC on Tuesday night, December 11th at 9:30pm ET! You can watch her below and see some great stills at TV Line. Thanks to @lokhovits at twitter for the links and heads up! Be sure to tune in…and wouldn’t it be cool to see James Van Der Beek dance on the real Dancing With The Stars (with Karina!)? Please TPTB, make it happen.

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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 Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, and Val Chmerkovskiy Attend Z100′s Jingle Ball 2012

Don’t these three look like they are having fun? Dancing pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, and Val Chmerkovskiy attended Z100′s Jingle Ball 2012, presented by Aeropostale, at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City. You can see more fun takes of them at Zimbio Pictures. You can read an article on the night and see a slideshow at iBTimes.

ADDING: Maks, Peta, and Val were interviewed by Extra at z100′s Jingle Ball. When asked, Maks says “no” to Honey Boo Boo dancing on Dancing With The Stars. He won’t dance with her or her relatives. He said neither one have earned that right and they need bigger stars. I agree.

ADDING #2: Below is another interview with Peta, Val, and Maks at the Jingle Ball. They talk to OK! about the finals and the length of the show. They aren’t the same people and are glad to have some time off from doing Dancing With The Stars and being home in New York City.

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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.

Adding A Younger Judge To Dancing With The Stars Judging Panel and More Rumors

Another day, more rumors to take with a grain of salt! This time an insider has told Hollywood Life that the producers of Dancing With The Stars are considering a younger judge for the panel and Derek Hough is a “favorite” to be one of them. Note how this source is also reporting that the show may be filmed one night in New York City in a future season.

“They want to skew younger as the seasons continue and are looking to potentially add a younger, well-named judge for the show. There have been no names thought of yet, [it's] just that they want to go younger.”

Like Paula Abdul did this past season, “They also have considered having guest judges to join the real judges from week to week.”

And here’s another shocker, “Not next season but in another future season, they are considering doing it in NYC!”

Derek Hough, who placed second in the All-star season, is a favorite for a new judge.

“Some of the dancers may remove themselves from the dancing part and may become judges themselves. The favorites like Derek have been considered for that type of role, but the Producers are aware that Derek gets celebrities to the show because they want to dance with him, so they are taking that under consideration moving forward as well.”

You can read the full article at Hollywood Life.

My thoughts if true (and that’s a big “if”)? I wouldn’t mind a younger judge added to the panel. Though really, I’d rather it be someone like SHIRLEY BALLAS instead. I also wish they’d replace Carrie Ann. Maybe they could replace Carrie Ann with Shirley and add a younger judge. I think Derek would do a super job, but, I’d rather see him dance or do movies, videos, music, and Broadway. Let’s see what Miss Heidi thinks….

Heidi: I think hell might freeze over before Derek sits in judgement of his former cast mates. He might do it for ONE night, but I just don’t see it. Not to mention that that was NOT in the list of things he recently gave a “next steps”. Yeah, he did say he would always be connected to the show in some way, but I don’t believe this is what he had in mind.  I think someone took the NY Post story (which was later modified), saw all the discussion around the next about needing new judges…and got creative.   All that said, I’m still not sure we need new judges as much as we need “judging RULES”. The dancers have rules…seems to me the judges should as well. And not those that they can disregard whenever they want….lookin’ at you, CAI, and your ridiculous, misused, lift rule.

December 8, 2012 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.

DWTS Chelsie Hightower Pictured In New Photo Shoot, Helped To Premiere Disney’s Fantasy Land

Chelsie Hightower is such a doll. In fact, she often reminds me of the Barbie doll “PJ”, remember her? Anyway, above is Chelsie pictured in a new photo shoot in Beverly Hills, California. You can see more photos of Chelsie in this shoot at Contact Music.

Also, Chelsie has been in Disneyland all this past week. She and Tony Dovolani helped with Disney’s Fantasy Land opening. Be sure to see some adorable photos of her at Chelsie Hightower facebook.

Photo above courtesy of FayesVision/WENN.com

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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.

Val Chmerkovskiy Intervewed About DWTS, Growing Up In The New York Area, And More (Video)

Good Day NY interview Val Chmerkovskiy today. They ask him straight up if he’s coming back for Dancing With The Stars Season 16, but, he doesn’t know yet. They (the producers) will keep the dancers waiting until the last minute to find out. Val says they will probably find out the end of February. He plans to keep his schedule open. Val also talks of growing up in Brooklyn and playing the violin near the area where this interview takes place. Lots more below including his thoughts on this past season of Dancing With The Stars and his holiday plans to help Hurricane Sandy victims…

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December 7, 2012 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.