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DWTS2014 Cheryl Burke Attends iHeart Radio’s Special Recording Of The Melting Pot

Pictured below is Cheryl Burke. Last night, the Dancing With The Stars pro attended iHeart Radio’s special recording of The Melting Pot at the Light Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can view more fun photos of her and the event at Getty Images. Note how former Dancing With The Stars James Maslow was there too.

ETA: To listen to a new interview with Cheryl at this event, see The Melting Pot. Thanks to Liz for sending.

November 15, 2014 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 Karina Smirnoff Hosts KIIS FM Purse Party – Photos

Last night, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff hosted KIIS FM’s Purse Party. Pia Toscano and Jared Lee performed. Below is an instagram photo courtesy of KISS FM’s Ellen K. You can view more fun photos and videos at Karina’s instagram. Gorgeous…all of them!!

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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.

Watch DWTS Carrie Ann Inaba And Julianne Hough In Fox’s “Cause For Paws” Thanksgiving Special

Just a TV heads up! Don’t miss seeing Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba And Julianne Hough in FOX’S “Cause For Paws: An All Star Dog Spectacular”. This Special airs on Thanksgiving night at 10:00pm ET. Here is more from Broadway World

Thanksgiving night Thursday, Nov. 27, (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FOX airs the all-new special FOX’S CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR, co-hosted by Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (GLEE). The special will feature appearances by celebrities, including Paula Abdul, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Whitney Cummings, Josh Duhamel, Fergie, Max Greenfield, Kathy Griffin, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, Randy Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, Cesar Millan, Jerry O’Connell, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, P!nk, Amber Riley, LeAnn Rimes, Rebecca Romijn, Emmy Rossum, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Betty White.

For more holiday programming, see Broadway World. I think I will definitely be watching Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve special too.

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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.

Sadie Robertson And Mark Ballas Talk To E Online Before The DWTS Semi Finals – Video, Photos

Dancing With The Stars Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas were interview by E Online. Sadie talks of how much Candace Cameron Bure has helped her and more. Video and pictures below. You can also read more on this interview at E Online. Another one of my favorite couples this season…

It’s “definitely going to be a brawl in the last two rounds,” Ballas dished to E! News when he and Robertson stopped by the studio on Friday, where they also chatted about Sadie’s headline-making costumes (for more on Sadie’s Duck Dynasty-approved looks, be sure to watch E! News tonight).

But despite killing much of their competition, Sadie admitted that she’s far more nervous now that it’s down to the final five couples. So who did she turn to after experiencing a memory slip on stage last week? None other than Mark Ballas’ former partner (and fellow conservative star!) Candace Cameron Bure.

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ETA: Here is the full interview….

November 14, 2014 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.

ABC Dancing With The Stars Releases “Final Five” Promo – Video

Who’s ready? Let’s do 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.

Peta Murgtaroyd And Tommy Chong: “Why Not Go One More Week?” (New Interview)

Peta can’t stop smiling and neither can many of us. I just love these two!! Thanks to DWTSgossip for the heads up on the KTLA interview.

Also, any guesses for what Tommy will do with the Mirror Ball if he wins it? You’ll have to read Derek Hough’s new blog to see. Hilarious!

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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 Alfonso Ribeiro May Have To Pull Out Of The Competition

This is sad! Let’s hope Alfonso is going to be ok! From TMZ….

Our DWTS sources say Ribeiro injured his back during rehearsal Wednesday night as he tried to overcompensate for a groin injury which he suffered on the show, performing his signature move.

The back injury is bad — he’s having trouble even walking. Alfonso skipped rehearsals Thursday so he could get an MRI.

Doctors are telling him the next 48 hours are critical, but they say there’s a real chance he can’t dance.

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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 Season 19, Week 9: Dancing by the Numbers!

Okay, we’re finally to the point of the competition where things could get interesting. But probably not. Yet. :-) Why? Well, we find out once and for all if Tommy’s fanbase is all that.

I’m not going to talk much about the scoring this past week – I think I’ve made my feelings abundantly clear. Whole lotta work going on to make sure that Tommy doesn’t go to the finals – and that Janel DOES go to the finals. Could say the same for Sadie, I guess, since she clearly forgot the choreo and if we complain about mistakes being overlooked for one contestant, I guess we have to do the same for the other. Thing is, I can’t get too worked up about Sadie because she forgot – you wouldn’t have known if you were watching just her and not Emma. It wasn’t a flub as much as an ad lib, if that makes any sense. I can actually believe, in her case, that the judges didn’t see it. They clearly did see in Janel’s case – and didn’t care.

Anyway, still peeved but moving on. Really tough row to hoe this week for Tommy. I’ll be very curious to see if he makes it or not. Let’s take a look at the scores.

Week 9 Table 1

Miniscule points between the top four – huge points between first and last place. And I really can’t argue with it too much. Love Tommy and Peta very much – but he’s not the dancer that the others are and he knows it.

But what does he have to do to stay?

Week 9 Table 2

It will take a minute, here, to explain why if Tommy is killing it in votes it will be Janel who suffers. I think. :-) The next lowest person is Sadie, but…

Week 9 Table 3

As you can see, Sadie only needs 2,400 more votes per million votes cast to beat Bethany. I have no idea if she’s managing that or not. I think she’s getting a ton of votes, but it all depends on if Bethany’s Motavators are all voting. If they are…well, still hard to say.  But it doesn’t matter. Why? Because I would wager that both girls are beating Janel handily. There’s tiny margins once you get higher than Tommy on the leaderboard. Here’s Bethany’s chart:

Week 9 Table 4

Now, Sadie only needs 9,400 votes per million votes cast to beat Janel or Alfonso. Don’t know if she’s managing it with Alfonso, but I would bet she is beating Janel. That’s why it doesn’t matter if she’s beating Bethany at this point – she’s beating Janel (I believe) and I think that Bethany is also beating Janel, since she only needs roughly 7,010 more votes per million votes cast.

Alfonso only needs ONE more vote per million votes cast to beat Janel and do I think he’s getting that? Of course.

So, what I think that all means is that Sadie is beating Janel, Bethany is beating Janel and Alfonso is beating Janel – which means it could well come down to Janel and Tommy as the bottom two.

So, who will go home? Well, I think Tommy will because as much as I think he is raking in votes, he would have to get nearly 47k more votes per million votes cast to beat Janel. That’s a lot of votes.

Before anyone asks, yes it has been done before. Kurt Warner got about that many (49k?) to send Audrina Patridge (who was at or near the top of the leaderboard) home in week 6 of Season 11.  There have been a few instances of contestants overcoming big numbers of votes to stick around.  As I said at the time, it was not just that they were getting lots of votes, but that the person eliminated was getting few. Audrina (as Courtney and I predicted a couple week before she was eliminated) was one of those and for a long while, I believed Janel was one of those. Is she still? Well, usually this level of pimpage doesn’t work. But sometimes a gullible audience just now turning into the season buys it. But it’s always possible that they like the other contestants better. I will say that this is the first season in a while that I wasn’t SURE who would win. But I am pretty sure it will be neither Tommy nor Janel. Beyond that, the finish order is a toss up. Eveything will hinge on the scores.

So, I’m pretty sure that the wacky scoring this week did the trick and Tommy will sail off into the night. He’s had a great run and he’s given me a new appreciation for Peta. If it’s anyone other than him or Janel I will be mildly surprised, but not shocked. Three young girls with correspondingly young fanbases and you just never know what those kids are doing. :-)

 

November 13, 2014 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. :-)

Cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Visits Children’s Hospital In Los Angeles

This morning, some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 19 visited the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Aren’t these instagram pics adorable?!! #Sweet #AwwwMoment Be watching Children’s LA Facebook, they may post more pictures.

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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.

25 Things You Might Not Know About Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy

US Weekly is featuring an article about 25 Things you might not know about Val Chmerkovskiy. Here are a few….

15. My hip-hop was The Chronic on a cassette on the way to Ohio in ’95.

16. I hate mannaya kasha.

17. I am partner and artistic director of Dance With Me dance studios.

18. I’m a man of few words and many actions.

19. If you fail to prepare you prepare to fail.

20. Work hard, sleep well, eat right.

21. I’m incredibly modest and rarely sarcastic.

22. At my first big dance competition, my luggage was lost. I danced in my grandma’s shirt and still won. She is my good luck charm.

23. Don’t leave your Nutella unattended around me.

24. I saw the first plane hit the World Trade Center from a park in Hoboken.

25. I’m grateful and thank my parents every day for the sacrifices they made that helped bring me to where I am today.

For the full list, see US Weekly. What I’d give to see him perform on his violin again on Dancing With The Stars.

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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.