For some reason, I couldn’t see this interview at Access Hollywood, so thanks to @DWTSGossip for posting. I will say it again…I love Allison.
Access Hollywood Interviews New Dancing With The Stars Pros Keoikantse Motsepe and Artem Chigvintsev
Keoikantse Motsepe and Artem Chigvintsev talked with Access Hollywood about coming on as new pros for Dancing With The Stars Season 19. Well, and you know what happens at the end I think. Too fun! ADDING: if you can’t see the video, try this link.
Awww, isn’t it fun to see our beautiful Karina Smirnoff again? The dancing pro attended the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California today. To view more pictures, see Getty Images. Jim is going to be happy!
Isn’t the tweet below by Witney Carson a fun one? Woo Hoo! Pro rehearsals started TODAY for Dancing With The Stars. Derek Hough also mentions it in a new interview at E News which you can watch at Pure Derek Hough at this link. He also talks on Julianne and her judging, Nashville, and more. Too fun. Bring on the new season.
— WitneyCarson (@WitneyCarson) August 22, 2014
ETA: And a new instagram teaser by ABC…
People interviewed Julianne Hough on her new role as a judge for Dancing With The Stars and why she decided to do it. She also comments on what she hopes to bring to the table. Note how she isn’t going to be mean and malicious. More below and at the link.
“My role is to encourage and be supportive, and to also be candid and honest and try not to beat around the bush, to be too politically correct,” Hough tells PEOPLE. “I want to give critiques so they can improve. I’m not there to be harsh or cause a controversy. I won’t be mean or malicious. That’s not who I am. That’s not my role at all.”
Hough, a two-time pro champ on the show, has served as a guest judge in previous seasons, but she felt the time was right to make it a more permanent gig this fall.
“After being on tour with my brother [Derek], it felt like time to move on,” Hough told PEOPLE. “I felt like I really reconnected with fans, and the people have supported me since day one. They have followed me from Dancing with the Stars to my other aspirations. It just feels like the perfect time to reconnect and be a part of where it all began, with my family.”
Julianne talked with E News too. Great interview…a must listen!
You can also see some gorgeous new pictures of her at the Daily Mail attending the US Open Kick Off Party.
ETA: Erin talked about Julianne in a new Fox interview as well…
Pictured above is our new Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough on Good Morning America today. If you head to Getty Images, you can view a bunch of high quality photos of her during and after her Good Morning America appearance. She also takes selfies with fans. So cute and I love her dress and shoes!
Good Morning America just announced the new “permanent” judge for Dancing With The Stars. Our new 4th judge will be…. JULIANNE HOUGH!
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 21, 2014
For those who are new to the show and don’t know Julianne, she is a champion American professional ballroom dancer. She started competing in dance at age 9. She is also a two-time professional champion of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She was also nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five of the show. What’s more, Julianne is a country music singer and music artist. She’s also an actress. She’s starred in movies like Burlesque, Rock of Ages, Footloose, and Safe Haven. Julianne just recently danced in a 48 show ‘sold out’ tour with brother Derek called “Move Live On Tour” this past summer. You can read more on Julianne’s accomplishments at this link.
CONGRATS JULIANNE!! We couldn’t be more happy to have you on board (and hopefully performing in some pro numbers too!). Go get em, Girl!
Pictured above lighting us up today is Gleb Savchencko! The pro dancer attended the premiere of New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ ‘If I Stay’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California last night. If you’d like to see more pics, see Getty Images.
Just a TV heads up! Tomorrow (Thursday) Good Morning America will be announcing a judge for Dancing With The Stars Season 19. Could this be Julianne Hough as rumored? *keeps fingers crossed*
Thanks to @Jahfan1 for this news. She saw it during a commercial during the show today.
So, all eyes on tomorrow. WOO HOO!
ETA: Apparently, the commercial said something about ‘sexy’ and they also showed a ‘woman’ dancing behind a screen. Fascinating. Thanks to Linz for the heads up!!!
I can’t sit back and let this go without letting off some steam. Maybe you need to do so as well?
I just can’t get over how mean the judges were to Ralph again last night. All Season they’ve been real bears to him as we’ve all commented. But, last night cut the cake with Bruno. To say Karina “was being to rough with her p***y” and then to furthermore say to Ralph, “You definitely went for a bad ass salsa. Are you wearing extra large diapers?” What the ???
If there was ever a time I wish they could penalize the judges, now is the time. What’s sad is these celebrities don’t take on this show to get humiliated and neither do the pros. Last year, Bruno did the same thing to Michael Bolton and several times. When is enough “enough” already?
I think it’s time Bruno was disciplined. Yes, feel free to have an opinion and critique a dance for how you see fit. But, please do NOT humiliate!! Have some class and be constructive about it!!
After last night, I wouldn’t be surprised if they ever get a celebrity to sign up again for this show.
You really have to give it to Ralph and Karina though. They didn’t argue and they took the abuse. All Karina said was “Wow wow” and tried to shield Ralph from what Bruno was saying.
If Ralph is picked to leave tonight, it’s going to be hard to watch him leave like this. He doesn’t deserve it!
(Heidi’s Note: No one deserves that kind of treatment, regardless of how well they danced. Obscene. And it takes a lot for me to see obscenity..)