Idolxfactor1 took all the couples promos for Dancing With The Stars Season 24 and put them in one. This is awesome awesome. Check it out!
Hollywood Reporter Interviews DWTS Executive Producers, Including Questions about Heather Morris Extensive Dance Background
Well this is certainly an interesting interview. Remember the old saying “Me thinks they doth protest too much?” Yeah. This. 🙂 Hollywood Reporter interviews executive producers Joe Sungkur and Ashley Edens about DWTS, including some tough questions about Heather Morris and her very obvious dance experience…and our execs have the company line down pat. Even if it is complete BS. Excerpts (and commentary) below. The way they write about Heather, it’s entirely possible that everyone (besides us) is starting to realize this show has jumped the shark totally and completely.
While most of the ensemble represents the show’s standard mix of actors, reality stars and pro athletes, there is one notable exception with the addition of Morris. Long before she became a household name as Brittany S. Pierce on Fox’s hit musical comedy, Morris was a professional dancer working for Beyonce. She danced backup on The Beyonce Experience world tour, and danced alongside her on Saturday Night Live, the American Music Awards and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, among others.
They really drive the point home here, don’t they? I think I love them. 😉
Courtney: When the “coven” at Pure ain’t the only ones hip to the fact A PROFESSIONAL DANCER is part of the celeb cast this season and aren’t afraid to call TPTB out on it, you know this is gonna be a tough season for the higher-ups at DWTS.
Vogue: Oh boy, I can see what’s coming already.
Ahead of the premiere, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with longtime executive producers Joe Sungkur and Ashley Edens to find out what’s in store for the season, whether or not they think Morris has an unfair advantage, the reason behind the lack of Bachelorette stars and their dream contestants.
Again, more on Heather…and they’re bringing up the sore, Bachelorette point.
What’s the process like when pairing the stars with the professional dancers? What were the conversations for this season like? How much say do the dancers have in who they dance with?
Eden: There’s no real science or a perfect formula behind the pairing process. The dancers don’t have a say in who they’re getting. Jo, myself and [casting director] Deena [Katz] who books the cast. Deena will know the celebrities a little bit more. Joe and I work with the dancers day in and day out so together we try and make the best pairings based on height, personality [and] dance ability or lack there of. We try not to always put predictable pairings together. You’re not seeing Witney [Carson] with the exact same type person every single season. That’s a challenge. And ultimately we want everyone to be happy whether it’s the celebrity or the dancer. That’s at the forefront in making the strongest pairings.
Below are things from social media capturing our eye over the last few days and more. Only two more days and counting down to the Dancing With The Stars Season 24 premiere. How do they look? Let us know in comments….
— ExtraTV (@extratv) March 16, 2017
— ExtraTV (@extratv) March 17, 2017
— Celeb Carpet (@celebcarpetweb) March 18, 2017
— Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) March 18, 2017
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New “Dance To The Movies” Spring Tour Schedule, See Shirley Jones, Leslie Ann Warren, Tony Dovolani, Anna Trebunskaya, And More
Would you like to some pros from Dancing With The Stars dance near you this Spring? If so, they may be coming to an area near you in “Dance To The Movies”. Special guest stars include Shirley Jones and Leslie Ann Warren. Rotating Celebrity Dance Pros from Dancing With The Stars include Tony Dovolani, Anna Trebunskaya, Dmitry Chaplin and Oksana Dmytrenko. Choreographers include Jaymz Tuaileva , Lacey Schwimmer, and Chelsie Hightower. More in detail at Broadway World. Below is the new Schedule. Producer Scott Stander says “it’s so much fun”.
DANCE TO THE MOVIES TOUR SCHEDULE:
STARRING Lesley Ann Warren:
Fri, Mar 31 – Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, Ft. Pierce, FL – 8:00PM
Sun, Apr 2 – Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos, CA – 3:00PM
Thu Apr 6 – Eppley Auditorium & Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center, Culver, IN – 8:00PM
Sat Apr 8 – St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY – 8:00PM
Fri Apr 21 – The Corbin Arena, Corbin, KY – 7:00PM
Fri May 12 – The Colosseum at Caesar’s, Windsor ON – 8:00PM
STARRING Shirley Jones:
Thu Apr 27 – NYCB Theatre At Westbury, Westbury, NY – 8:00PM
Sat Apr 29 – North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA – 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Charo and Erika Jane talked with the Morning Blend about Dancing With The Stars. Charo is ready to cuchi cuchi and is in her own orbit. She’s also inspiring the cast. Erika wants to entertain and have fun. She loves her partner Gleb Savchenko too. You can also see them both in rehearsals. See the link for much more.
ET talked with Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson today. She discussed how she and her partner, Chris Kattan, are preparing for the premiere. Here is more….
“I’m feeling really good! My choreography plan, and I’m going to be completely honest, is doing just completely outrageous things,” Witney dished. “Like, I’m just going to do it so that people remember that routine. There will be something in there, a moment, or a couple of moves — something that people will go, ‘You know what? That was really cool. I remember that over the other dances because it was completely different.'”
“That’s what I’m going to try and do,” she continued. “Just make Chris stand out as best as I can. I think that the choreography’s going to complement him and his personality, let him be the star.”
“I mean, I think that it’s pretty self-explanatory, it’s really iconic,” she teased, laughing. “You have to pay tribute to A Night at the Roxbury when doing a ‘What Is Love’ dance. There’s gotta be some moves in there. I don’t want to give anything away, but I think people will be super excited to see it. It will just be a really fun premiere.”
And although things seem to be going pretty smoothly in rehearsals for #TeamMangoTango, Witney told ET that being paired with a comedian sometimes makes it hard to focus.
“He is very different from any partner I’ve ever had, which is so great,” she gushed. “We’re both really excited to dance together for everybody. He is hilarious! He makes me laugh during rehearsals the whole time.”
“I mean, everything he does is funny,” she added. “He’s always making jokes and always just being completely himself.”
Chris is going to be a kick. More at ET.
It’s that time once again, folks…who got the easy dances and who got hosed…only hosed isn’t really hosed in week 1 if you’re a female celeb. Get the hard stuff out of the way early, eh?
You all probably saw Vogue’s post from a couple days ago with the press release about the songs and dances, but I do this post every week in hopes we’ll get the dance order too. Cross your fingers.
ETA: Claire (via DWTSGossip) has a screencap of what looks like the telepromptr which says Normani and Val are going first tonight. We’ll see, as these things can change during dress. But it makes sense since she’s a dancer and they like to open the show with a bang.
Normani and Val – Quickstep (Song: “Good Time Good Life” by Erin Bowman)
Bonner and Sharna – Cha Cha (Song: “Move” by Luke Bryan)
Charo and Keo – Salsa – (Song: “Cuban Pete” by Mambo Compañeros)
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Nick Viall, Vanessa Grimaldi, and Peta Murgatroyd were on The Insider last night. We’ve seen some of this coverage in previous posts, but, this is fun too.
Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess gives an update on Bonner and how he’s doing. He’s starting to trust his body more and he’s moving faster. Listen in for more. Thanks to Stefanie for recording.
Also, here are photos and videos of Sharna in a new photo shoot. I can’t get enough of the creativity and her messages with it. Beautiful! Read more..
Fox has a fun interview up with Erika Jayne. She was asked about Dancing With The Stars and why she decided to do the show. She was also asked about the competition and costuming.
Fox News: You’ve had cameras follow you all throughout ‘RHOBH.’ What made you say yes to having more eyes on you in a dance competition series?
Girardi: I think it’s a great opportunity and a lot of fun, quite honestly. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is a great way to take Erika Jayne into more people’s homes so she can have a good time and show them what she’s all about. It’s also a great opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone to perform and learn something new every week.
Fox News: Why should the other competitors be worried about you?
Girardi: Honestly, I don’t know if anybody should be worried about anyone. We’re all there to do our best and whatever happens, happens. I do think I bring a certain amount of energy, fire and sex to the competition and you know, that’s what I’m known for.
Fox News: You also mentioned that when it comes to the costumes, you’re ready to push every limit ABC will allow. What have been some of your most outrageous or daring pieces that you’ve worn for a performance?
Girardi: My costumes and ballroom costumes are kind of close. My costumes are sheer, illusion catsuits with crystals over the important parts. They really let the feminine form show. When you look at ballroom costumes, they’re very sexy and very feminine. That’s up my alley.
More at Fox on Real House Wives and More.