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Pure DWTS Finale Interactive Chat on Facebook at 7 PM EST Today!

As many of you who follow the @puredwts account on Twitter know, I’ve had a lot of fun hosting what I’ve called a #DWTSChat on Twitter. Hundreds of people have interacted in the Twitter chat and it’s provided some fascinating discussion. Encouraged by this interaction and some new found technology, I decided to try out a #DWTSChat on Facebook before the DWTS Finale tonight (Ok, tomorrow is technically the finale, but I lump tonight and tomorrow together).

It’s REALLY easy to participate. Just visit the Pure DWTS Finale Chat page today at 7 PM EST (4 PM EST). This is going to be a real interactive experience. We’ll watch some videos together. We’ll ask some questions to drive discussion. We’ll take suggestions from the audience on which videos, pictures, questions, etc we should do next. So, show up, share the link to the event with your friends, family and Twitter followers. The more the merrier.

I realize I’m kind of announcing this last minute. So, I hope that many of you can make it to the DWTS Chat. If you like the experience, we’ll do another one tomorrow discussing tonight’s dances and look at incorporating it into future seasons of DWTS.

Join the Live Pure DWTS Finale Chat tonight!

May 21, 2012 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 13 Twitter Accounts

Well, I meant to post this right after the cast was announced and then got sidetracked. I imagine many of you have already found the Twitter accounts for all of the various stars on Dancing with the Stars season 13. For those of you who aren’t quite as fanatic about the show, then you’ll enjoy the following list of Dancing with the Stars Season 13 Twitter accounts. DWTS is always fun on Twitter. The DWTS Muzzle isn’t as bad as a lot of other shows.

J. R. Martinez
Hope Solo
Ron Artest
Chaz Bono
Chynna Phillips
David Arquette
Elizabetta Canalis (Italian)
Kristin Cavalleri
Nancy Grace
Ricki Lake
Rob Kardashian
Carson Kressley

Also, be sure to check out the Pure Dancing with the Stars Twitter page which lists all of the Twitter accounts back for as many past and current stars, pros, and of course the hosts and judges of DWTS. I’m going to go update that page with the list above now along with making a Twitter list for this season as well.

September 12, 2011 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars on Twitter

One of the coolest things about Twitter is following the various celebrities and pros on Twitter. The good thing for you is that we have the full list of Dancing with the Stars Twitter accounts listed nicely for you. It even includes links to lists of the various seasons. So, you can follow all of the people from that season of DWTS with one click. Or if you don’t want to follow them, you can just look at the DWTS twitter list and see the latest updates.

Tonight, Twitter will be going wild with DWTS updates thanks to the announcement of the stars on Bachelor Pad. We’ll be covering it here on Pure DWTS, but also be sure to check us out on twitter. We do Twitter updates on DWTS on @puredwts and also on @tvblog.

UPDATE: If you know of any twitter accounts that are not listed on the above link, please let us know in the comments so we can update the list to be complete. Thanks!

UPDATE 2: You can also find Pure Dancing with the Stars on Facebook.

August 30, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars 2010 Premiere on Twitter

For those of you who haven’t gotten on Twitter, what are you thinking? Just kidding. Although, it seems that many people don’t realize that you don’t even have to sign up for Twitter to enjoy it. All you need to do is head over to our list of Dancing with the Stars twitter accounts, click on your favorite star/pro and it will take you to their twitter page where you can see their latest updates about DWTS 2010. Easy enough, no?

Of course, if you want to watch all the tweets flying from all the stars and pros from DWTS 2010, you can check out this list of Dancing with the Stars 2010 twitter accounts. That list will automatically update with the latest tweets from everyone involved with DWTS season 10. Woot!

Go check it out now and you’ll find interesting things like Chad Ochocinco will be up first tonight and Jake was having lunch with the enemies (Erin and Kate) today. How did we live our lives before Twitter?

Warning: If you’re on the west coast, be careful on Twitter since you’ll often stumble upon Dancing with the Stars spoilers from those watching on the east coast.

March 22, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Derek Hough on “Ringers”

Very interesting interview with Derek – don’t let the title mislead you, he actually doesn’t back away AT ALL from Nicole’s previous dance experience.  In fact, I think even Derek detractors will have a tough time finding fault with what he has to say. But maybe I’m overly optimistic on that front. :-)  Anyway, from the Seattle Post – TV Guide, a few excerpts:

TVGuide.com: Anna Trebunskaya says you’ve been busting in on her rehearsals with Evan Lysacek. Are you scoping out the competition?

Derek Hough: Totally! We’re constantly walking in, like, “So what’s going on, guys?” [Laughs] It’s funny because Nicole does this certain move in our Viennese waltz that kind of looks like ice skating, like gliding, so every time she does it, she goes, “It’s the Lysacek!” Everyone’s having a good time. She gets along with everybody and she’s enjoying herself. Nicole’s a really hard worker, but we’ve been playing hard as well too. She’s a huge goofball. I thought I was crazy and goofy, but she’s definitely outmatched me.

TVGuide.com: There seems to be at least one person every season with a performing or dance background that people label a “ringer.” Some say it’s Nicole this season. Does that bother you?
Hough:
For me, I don’t think it’s Nicole. I think it could be Evan. He performs choreography on ice. He’s like Baryshnikov on ice! Nicole is like, “Wait a minute. I’m a singer who just happens to do a few chest bumps and a few head rolls.” That’s what she compares her dancing to. But what’s so great about this season is that I don’t think there is a definite ringer. You’ve got lots of people who can be very good. Evan will be tough for so many different reasons. Chad [Ochocinco]‘s got a great personality. We’ve learned in the past that people who’ve danced before don’t necessarily do well, let alone win. The show is so much more than just dancing. It’s about personality, it’s about story, it’s about charisma. Just look at Ty Murray.

TVGuide.com: How much has Nicole’s dance background helped?
Hough:
I hate when people say, “No, it’s a totally different monster. It doesn’t help at all.” That’s ridiculous. Of course it helps! I think what helps the most is her musicality. But it is very true that this is hard. People make it look easy, but that’s what’s so hard about it — making it look easy. It’s definitely a struggle, but I think her dance experience has allowed us to up the ante as far as choreography.


TVGuide.com: Who are you excited to see dance?
Hough:
I think Pamela Anderson is going to bring something good. She’s with Damian [Whitewood], the new guy, who’s going to bring new energy. Erin Andrews and Maks [Chmerkovskiy] should be something as well. I can’t wait to see Buzz [Aldrin]. Buzz is a little party animal. I went out twice last week and he was at both parties. He was kicking it right until the end. … This guy is a party animal and he’s 80 years old! He’s awesome. When he practices, he wears this shirt with this guy walking on the moon, and I said, “Is that you?” He said, “Yeah, it is, actually.” “Oh, wow!” [Laughs] People say that he’s a moonwalker, and he doesn’t like that. “No, I walked on the moon. I’ve actually walked on it.” It’s pretty funny because it’s true! You’re like, “Right, sorry. Duh. You’re a legend.”

March 19, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Pre-Season Media, DWTS Season 10 – Part II

Entertainment Tonight had DWTS nearly every day last week. Or maybe it was EVERY day. :-)

March 15, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

More Pre-Season Media – DWTS Season 10

Got a bunch of media from various shows last week. But first, rehearsal videos from ABC on YouTube. I’ve only included a couple here, visit their page to see all of them.

Maks and Erin

Shannen and Mark, lol

Louis and Niecy

Extra from 3-14-10

Extra from 3-12-10

I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Meet the Cast of DWTS Season 10!

From ABC:

March 12, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 10 Media – Part II

For everyone asking about twitter accounts, John and I have been updating the Twitter Page! From the “stuff I found funny/bizarre/interesting today category…

Okay, I can’t tell if this guy is going to go all the way, or if he’s going to so annoy the regular DWTS audience that he leaves early. From MSNBC:

LOS ANGELES – Outspoken Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is the latest NFL star to join the “Dancing with the Stars” fray, but while the competition doesn’t start for two more weeks, he’s already got a message for the judges.

“From what I’ve learned in watching these shows, those judges can be a little harsh,” Ochocinco told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson when she stopped by his rehearsal with professional partner Cheryl Burke on Tuesday in Los Angeles. “They have to remember, I am out of my element. Don’t judge me like I’m a professional.”

“Len Goodman, I’m gonna say this to you and I’m gonna say it to you early before the show even starts: ‘Please do not step on my toes, because I will fight back. Thank you,’ ” Ochocinco noted.

Ya know, Len may have blind spots from time to time and be overly critical (Mya, Lil’ Kim spring immediately to mind), but HE is the expert here and we ain’t playin’ football. Doofus. I give him props for not whining about the shoes like past male contestants. This is a pretty long article, of which I took only tiny bits.

He has the potential to be (as good as Smith), if he works hard,” Burke said. “It’s only the first week, but he’s made a lot of progress.”

Included is that progress is getting used to ballroom shoes.

“You know what? I love ‘em,” he told Robinson. “I had to get used to it because I’m a man. … When I got the shoes, it had the little heel on the bottom, but what I’ve been able to do is … to magnify my sway.”

Can you believe that people are doing whole articles on Kate Gosselin’s hair? Dear lord.

Hair’s News! Kate Gosselin is getting ready for her debut on Dancing With the Stars and RadarOnline.com has learned that her stylist Ted Gibson is giving her a slightly new look, starting with taking her extensions out on Wednesday. The $7,000 hair-do Kate has been sporting is coming out, kids.

Kate will be hitting up the Ted Gibson salon on Wednesday and she’ll be back to her famous short-do.

But not for long.

“She’ll have a new hairdo tomorrow because we’re taking them out and we’re not putting them back in until Thursday. So she’ll have short hair for a day,” Ted told RadarOnline.com exclusively.

And Kate will have multiple shades in her new hairdo. “We’re actually doing three different shades of blonde, a caramel, a beige blond and a little bit of a lighter blonde,” Ted exclusively revealed to RadarOnline.com

Nicey and Louis on The Insider!

Lots of the couples on Access Hollywood. Look on the righthand side for other videos.

Wanna make a bet? Of course there are odds on Season 10!! I’m finding that I don’t much care for frontrunner status. The fall is harder. :-)

There are two favorites this season among the 11 contestants with very close betting odds. Newly minted Olympic gold medalist Evan Lycasek with 2 to 1 odds and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger with 3 to 1 odds . Several factors play into their choices. First, Gold medalist have a very strong track record of winning DWTS. Especially since Evan’s fame has skyrocketed since the Olympics recently aired. Nicole on the other hand, CAN DANCE! Bottom line, she’s a Pussycat Doll. With heavy touring and show stopping moves, Nicole is definitely one to watch.

Aiden Turner: 18/1
Buzz Aldrin: 50/1
Chad Ochocinco: 9/2
Erin Andrews: 7/2
Evan Lysacek: 2/1
Jake Pavelka: 16/1
Kate Gosselin: 16/1
Niecy Nash: 25/1
Nicole Scherzinger: 3/1
Pamela Anderson: 12/1
Shannen Doherty: 16/1

March 10, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 10 Cast on Twitter

I’m starting to update our lists of DWTS Twitter accounts. However, since I’m away at a conference, I thought I’d ask for your help finding the twitter accounts for the latest stars in the DWTS season 10 cast. In case you missed all of Heidi’s wonderful posts about the cast, here’s the list of twitter accounts we’re looking for:
Buzz Aldrin – Retired Astronaut
Pamela Anderson – Former Playboy Playmate & Actress
Erin Andrews – ESPN Sportscaster
Shannen Doherty – Actress
Kate Gosselin – Former Reality TV Star
Evan Lysacek – Olympic Champion Figure Skater
Niecy Nash – Actress & Comedian
Chad Ochocinco – NFL Wide receiver
Jake Pavelka – The Bachelor Star
Nicole Scherzinger – Lead Singer of the Pussycat Dolls
Aiden Turner – All My Children Star

Tomorrow I’ll create a twitter list that people can use to see the updates across all of the pros and stars on Dancing with the Stars season 10. If you know their twitter account, please let us know in the comments.

March 1, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.