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Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Title Shoot Photos

You can view the Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Title Shoot photos at People.com in all of glory at this link. Let us know which are your favorites.

Beautiful!! I am honestly loving them all!!!

March 10, 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 Season 18 Monday Morning Media And Pics Starter

Just a little starter for a Monday wake up! If you head to the Daily Mail here and here, you can view some of the cast arriving to rehearsals over the weekend. I’m loving Karina’s hair and I want a pair of Peta’s sunglasses. :D

In other mentions, Diana Nyad was named as one of the “Sportwomen of the Year” at the LA Sports Awards. Below is more from UCLA Bruins….

In other award presentations, Clippers All-Star guard Chris Paul was honored as 2013 Sportsman of the Year and record-setting long distance swimmer Diana Nyad and Sparks star Candace Parker were co-named the Sportswomen of the Year.

Kym Johnson is in the news too! She’s going to host the 2014 PWN Awards for Pole Dancing. We thank Sally for sending us this news. You can view a beautiful poster of her at the link.

Carrie Anne Inaba is currently vacationing in Italy, but, she promises to be home soon in time for the new season of Dancing With The Stars. I’m loving this pic she posted at her twitter and facebook. She looks so happy.

And just one more thing….7 more days and counting until….

DWTSKarinaSean

Ok, that is all for now!! And Jim, thanks for the pic above! Awesome pose of Karina and Sean!

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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.

PureDWTS Weekend Media Tidbits, TV Heads Up, And More Wonderings

Isn’t that a hot pose with Peta Murgatroyd and James Maslow? Love it!!! In other media things to share!!! If you head to the Daily Mail, you can see some of the cast arriving to rehearsals again. You can see Danica McKeller, Mark Ballas, Henry Byalikov, Karina Smirnoff, Diana Nyad, Peta Murgatroyd, Candace Cameron-Bure, Val Chmerkovskiy, Nene Leakes, and Whitney Carson. But, if that wasn’t enough, All Access also has some pics of Cody Simpson, Karina Smirnoff, and Witney Carson here, here (Jim, will this do? :) ), and here.

Also, just some TV heads up: Drew Carey will be a guest on Kelly and Michael next Friday, March 14th! Erin Andrews will be on The View on the same day.

Ok, that is all for now except I’m kind of wondering what Tom Bergeron means with this tweet?

Spent a few hours annoying the @DancingABC producers yesterday. They’ve got some fun treats up their spray-tanned sleeves for Season 18.

Be sure to read this link for the convo that took place afterwards.

Also, what is Emma and Billy Dee up to in this new @DancingABC pic?

LOL Loves Emma’s eyes!! And this is fun too…

Ok, Vogue over and out for now!!xx

March 8, 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 Season 18 Photo Shoot Video Teasers

These are too fun. Derek Hough does his magical thing…..while Danica McKeller and Val Chmerkovskiy give it in good form. These are from the official DWTS facebook page. Lets hope we get more and the official photos come out soon.

March 7, 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.

PureDWTS Las Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Week 1 Discussion Post

It’s that time again! Every season Charlie’s Angels like to dissect the Las Vegas Odds in a weekly post and then get your thoughts to see if you agree or disagree with us and the odds makers. Note that before we start, we usually do this on Fridays or Saturdays depending on our time. So, if you don’t see it posted yet, don’t feel you need to contact us or post about it in comments to let us know about the new odds. It’s appreciated, but, we already know and are very aware of them, but, we are just waiting for all three of us to comment and get them ready.

Ok, so let’s get started with our very first Las Vegas Odds post for Dancing With The Stars Season 18!! Below is what Sports Bovada is reporting. Does this look about right to you or are the odds makers way off? Read more..

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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.

First Paparazzi Dancing With The Stars Reheasal Arrival Photos, Gallery With Pics And Quotes

The paparazzi photos of the cast arriving to rehearsals are starting to come out. If you head to the Daily Mail here and here, you can see Cody Simpson, Witney Carson, Danica McKellar, Val Chmerkovskiy, Diane Nyad, Karina Smirnoff, Henry Byalikov, Mark Ballas, James Maslow, Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater. Just Jared Jr has some photos too which include Peta Murgatroyd at this link. I love all th smiles we’re seeing.

Also, People.com has a fun new Dancing With The Stars gallery up of the celebrities with quotes from either them or their partners which is fun to check out too when you get time.

March 6, 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.

Guest Poem: “Bubbles In The Ballroom” For Dancing With The Stars Season 18

Lois is back and just in time for the start of Dancing With The Stars Season 18 with some bubbling perspective…

BUBBLES IN THE BALLROOM

Uncork the champagne, the bubbles will rise
Season 18 opens March 17 before our eyes

Glasses will clink together, a toast we will share
New couples will celebrate their time on the air

Diverse in nature, new couples will take the floor
Excitement crescendoes, the audience will roar

Popping bubbles will be twelve dancing pairs
Introduced and descending the ballroom stairs

Danica and Val will be ready to shimmy, to shake
Meryl and Maxsim’s moves take the ballroom cake

Charlie and Sharna will dazzle the ballroom crowd
Drew and Cheryl will accept applause so very loud

Amy and Derek will charm the ballroom, will be sweet
Peta and James will dance to the beat with their feet

Candace and Mark will twirl, whirl with amazing grace
NeNe and Tony can’t help but put a smile on our face

Cody and Witney will bring enthusiasm with their faces
Billy Dee, Emma will shine in heels and dance shoelaces

Diana and Henry will dive right in with gusto and glee
Sean and Karina will be a spectacular sight we will see

BUBBLES IN THE BALLROOM will tickle and will delight
Our glasses raised anew each marvelous Monday night!

Written By Lois A Troutman, March 4, 2014

THE CAST WILL BE READY, THE BALLROOM WILL GLOW!
BREAK OPEN THE BUBBLY AND IT IS ON WITH. THE SHOW!

March 5, 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.

DWTS Producer Conrad Green Comments On Switch Up Dance And More

According to Producer Conrad Green via Hollywood Reporter, the “Switch Up” dance will take place halfway through the season of Dancing With The Stars. He also says the casting is getting more difficult with each season. Below is more including his thoughts on why they decided to make the changes they did. Be sure to read more at the link!

“The practical reality is that we have to keep engaging with a younger audience as well as our substantial older one,” says executive producer Conrad Green. “Obviously life would be easier for us if we were only judged on the sheer scale of our audience.”

The play for younger viewers, which saw veteran co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet and longtime bandleader Harold Wheeler axed, hasn’t been without strife. The American Federation of Musicians president Ray Hair blasted the decision by ABC and producer BBC Worldwide to drop Wheeler and his 28-member orchestra, describing it as “artistic fraud.” The new, smaller band led by Ray Chew will be more focused on current hits — prerecording the more produced elements in lieu of using costly master tracks. “This was a creative decision to increase the amount of live music on the show,” says Green, who maintains Dancing still will emphasize the band. “The way the union responded on this, without ever talking to us, was pretty poor.”

Green admits each season becomes more difficult to cast (Winter Olympians Charlie White and Meryl Davis, reality star NeNe Leakes and NHL alum Sean Avery headline season 18). He says new interactive elements are the real draw. Voters will have final say in eliminations, and pairings briefly will be switched halfway. Also, fan favorite Maksim Chmerkovskiy will return after quitting in 2012. Says Green: “Our viewers want to see him competing again.”

ETA: According to some new cast interviews with E Online, the Switch Up dance will take place in week 3!! Thanks to Kaitlyn for letting us know. More HERE!!

EAT2: You can read more of what the pros think of the Switch up dance at Today. Below is a take…

“I don’t know how it’s going to be,” Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who’s returning to the show after a two-season break from the competition, told TODAY. “They’ve tried explaining it to us four times. There was a lot of confusion. It’ll be a little awkward if I get paired up with someone who loves me, but (my partner) Meryl (Davis, the Olympic ice skating champ) wants to stay with me, too.”

“Normally, I don’t mind change,” said Tony Dovolani, who’s paired with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes. “But changing partners is raising my eyebrows. I don’t like sharing my women! I grow them into the partners that I want them to be, and … halfway through the season there will be a switcheroo? You can feel cheated.”

Changing partners can also potentially affect the progress that stars make under their assigned pro.

“You build a relationship with your partner,” offered Sharna Burgess, who’s paired with Davis’ Olympic partner, Charlie White. “You develop your own language, and you learn how to work with each other. The odds of someone moving to another person with (equal success) are unlikely.”

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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.

Official ABC Dancing With The Stars Season 18 “You Switch” Promo

Below is a new ABC Dancing With The Stars promo from the official site. It makes one even more curious for how they will do the “Switch” partners thing? 8O

ETA: As said in the Press Interview post, pay special attention to Sharna and what she says on the “Switch” dance in the On The Red Carpet interview which we added below. I was trying to keep an open mind. Not sure I like this now?

March 4, 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.

Post GMA Press Interviews With The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Season 18 (Videos)

The press interviews after Good Morning America are starting to come out. Below are a few of them from Access Hollywood. Keep checking back. We’ll post more as they come out….

ETA Special Note: Scroll below to hear Sharna Burgess explain the Switch dance and let us know what you think!

ETA: Here is one with Derek. Derek also talks of switching partners at the end of his interview for how it might take place. Fascinating. Be sure to see Pure Derek Hough for more coverage with him and Amy!! Read more..

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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.