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DWTS Season 13, Week 2 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Week 2 already and we have the Quickstep and the Jive.  Whoever had Cha Cha last week has Quickstep this week and whoever did V. Waltz last week has Jive this week.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m scared for Chynna, Hope and Ricki doing Jive.  Chynna and Ricki are older and both have issues that might make them have trouble with this dance; Chynna is tall and long limbed and sometimes the Jive doesn’t come off so well and Ricki is shorter but may have stamina issues. Hope is so gangly and athletic; it was well disguised in the V. Waltz, but I don’t know about this one. It will really require that she let go. I don’t think Rob will do that well at it either. Quickstep?? Hmmm…should be interesting. It *should* favor Kristin and Elisabetta – and the latter needs the help. The rest?? Could go either way, I think.

ETA: Thanks to our readers for their help with this last dance order update!

Rob/Cheryl – Jive
Dancing 5th
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

Kristin/Mark – Quickstep
Dancing 2nd
Phone: 1-800-868-3403

Chynna/Tony – Jive
Dancing 9th
Phone: 1-800-868-3404

Nancy/Tristan – Quickstep (Song: It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing – Duke Ellington)
Phone: 1-800-868-3405

David/Kym – Jive (Song: Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars)
Phone: 1-800-868-3406

Elisabetta/Val – Quickstep
Phone: 1-800-868-3407

Hope/Maks – Jive
Dancing 1st
Phone: 1-800-868-3408

Carson/Anna – Quickstep
Dancing 6th
Phone: 1-800-868-3409

JR/Karina – Jive (Song: Jump Jive and Wail by Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Dancing 11th (Pimp Spot!)
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/Derek – Jive (Song: Hey Ya by OutKast)
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

Chaz/Lacey – Quickstep
Dancing 8th
Phone: 1-800-868-3412

September 25, 2011 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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Random Photo Round-Up

Below are just a few random pictures floating around Facebook and Twitter this past week of some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 13. Hopefully, there are a few here you haven’t seen yet like myself.

Peta and Karina at a “Get Lucky for Lupus LA” Celebrity Poker fundraiser;

Derek, J.R., and Karina in a birthday shot for Ricki during rehearsals. Cupcake anyone?

Derek, Maks, and Val having some pizza after rehearsals one night at Joe’s Pizza;

Just a fun moment with Nancy and Tristan. She commented at twitter this week that having twins was easier than learning the quickstep. LOL;

Another birthday shot. This time of Ricki and Oksana. What is Ricki drinking? I’ll have what she’s having! :D

Last, but, not least,….Maks putting ‘a move’ on Carson in the make-up Trailer right before our very eyes. :mrgreen:

LOL! And that makes it a wrap for now! ;)

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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.

DWTS13 Week 1 – The Cheesecake Awards!

Finally! Here are the cheesecake awards!!  The first one of the season – we hope you enjoy.  :-)  They take a bit longer when you spend a lot of time cackling over screencaps. ;-)

The Pottymouth Award: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Courtney: Is it just me, or has Maks really developed an affinity for obscenity this season? :-) His package with Hope was littered with beeps.  Not that I’m complaining – sometimes I wish the show were a bit less PC and bit more…interesting.  And Maks cussing is kinda cool & hip…like a Russian Tarantino movie or something.  He’s Vikcent Vegavich.  Somebody get him a Royale with cheese and a glock…or maybe a Tokarev.

Heidi: Maybe he’s lost all Hope.  :::snicker::: Yeah, I used up all my good jokes on our other little project…the one with all the pictures. :-)  Seriously, what does it say about me that I didn’t notice the swearing? :-)

WTF? Costuming Award, Female: Cheryl Burke; (dis)honorable mention – Karina Smirnoff (for hair/makeup)

Courtney: It’s bad enough that you’re dancing to a song about Lake Michigan, Cheryl – why confuse us even further by wearing a dress that’s part bad Elvis tribute, part Xanadu, and part Liberace? The whole thing was just visually…baffling. Although the little arrows around the neckline pointing down did lead the way to the “business” area of the dress.  As for Karina – lovely, feminine, flowy pastel dress…with bright red Marilyn Monroe lipstick and a severe top-of-the-head school marm bun? Total disconnect there….did they have to change her dress at the last minute? I doubt it.  Is she trying to distract people from staring at JR’s injuries? Because he seems pretty comfortable with them (and joking about them!).  Who knows…but makeup department, please put her on red lipstick suspension until she can prove she deserves it!

Heidi: I think Karina can wear the really red lips…just not with that outfit and that hair.  Too much contrast…like my TV got out of wack or something. As for Cheryl – Chaz totally called it with the Elvis comment. What was she thinking?? If not for the cut down the front, it was like…an old lady ballroom dress or something.  You know, when your crazy grandma wears some wackass thing such that you don’t want to be seen in public with her.  Like…an old lady in a motor cycle jacket and leather pants….or…I dunno.  The whole thing has just thrown me off completely. :-)  It makes me go all ageist and confused.

Courtney: It was a pair of shoulder pads and some clip-on earrings short of something my granny would have worn to the bingo hall on charity night….along with her matching “I <3 Bingo” hat & fanny pack (true story).   Read more..

September 24, 2011 I Written By

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DWTS Season 13, Week 1 – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

Yay!!! We are once again back in season on DWTS…let the games begin. Be on the lookout for all of our regular features from all of the usual suspects, including Courtney’s Power Rankings, my Dancing by the Numbers, Marianya’s stats….and The Cheesecake Awards. My personal favorite. :-)

And away we go – I will add the dance order as they’re tweeted. Keep in mind that usually on the first night the dance order matches the last two digits of the phone number, SO I have assumed that is the case for right now. During final dress rehearsal the order sometimes gets changed but the phone number does NOT. I’ll be watching to make sure I have the right dance order and I’ll update as we go through the show if necessary.

ETA: Changes will be in RED from here on out.

Ron/Peta – Cha Cha
Dancing 1st (he must be really entertaining)
Phone: 1-800-868-3401

Rob/Cheryl – V. Waltz
Dancing 2nd
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

Kristin/Mark – Cha Cha
Dancing 3rd
Phone: 1-800-868-3403

Chynna/Tony – V. Waltz
Dancing 4th (crap spot)
Phone: 1-800-868-3404

Nancy/Tristan – Cha Cha (Song – Cry Baby Cry Baby - The Lady Killer by Cee Lo Green)
Dancing 5th
Phone: 1-800-868-3405

David/Kym – V. Waltz (Song – Somebody to Love by Queen)
Dancing 6th**
Phone: 1-800-868-3406**

Elisabetta/Val – Cha Cha (Song – Last Friday Night by Katy Perry)
Hint: These two might get yelled at by Len. And there’s skin.
Dancing 7th
Phone: 1-800-868-3407

Hope/Maks – V. Waltz  (Song – Satellite by Dave Matthews Band)
Dancing 8th
Phone: 1-800-868-3408

Carson/Anna – Cha Cha (Song – Moves Like Jagger Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording from by Maroon 5)
Dancing 9th
Phone: 1-800-868-3409

JR/Karina –  V. Waltz
Dancing 10th
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/Derek – V. Waltz
Dancing 11th
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

Chaz/Lacey – Cha Cha
Dancing 12th – the Pimp Spot
Phone: 1-800-868-3412

**By process of elimination

September 17, 2011 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 Dancing With The Stars Promo Clips Released By ABC! (Videos)

So, yesterday, ABC released some new commercials and a promo of some of the couples and a group take. Today, they have released some short promo clips with Carson and Kristin dishing on the show. Here are a few of the videos, but watch THIS LINK in case they release more!!

September 16, 2011 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.

Sneak Peek Into The New Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Set!

We will have to wait until Monday night to see the full new set of Dancing With The Stars, but today, ABC has released a “featurette” with production designer James Yarnell who describes a little of what it’s like.

Among the enhancements to the set, which has been built completely from scratch as opposed to other seasons: the dance floor is raised above the audience and judges and will provide a full 360 degree view; the set size has expanded to exploit the studio space, including the use of three balcony tiers; the celebrities and professionals will make their grand entrance through the center of the stage as opposed to the staircases on the sides; and it will feature what may be ‘the largest mirror ball in North America.’

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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.

Another New Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Promo And Team Commercials Released

Wow, the new commercials for Dancing With THe Stars Season 13 couldn’t be hotter and the same is true for this one. I can’t find a link to embed it yet, but, if you have a facebook account, you can view this new little jewel >>>>>HERE “You’re high on me…now!”

4 more days ALL!! Who’s ready? :)

Adding: Be sure to see all the Team Pages at the official Dancing With The Stars site for rehearsal or a commerical on them…or both! You can also view them at the Dancing With The Stars Facebook page. (Thanks to Magnolia and her Tristan MacManus facebook page for this news!!!)

September 15, 2011 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.