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Derek Hough Dances Oscar Salute on Good Morning America (Video)

Today, Derek Hough danced an Oscar salute on Good Morning America. He was spot on and in his element as always dancing with weather girl Ginger Zee. You can watch him opening the show up below. To see more fun coverage which includes more videos and pics of him dancing and rehearsing with Ginger, see Pure Derek Hough. A must see!! Special thanks to The Vocal Vault You Tube….

March 3, 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 Derek Hough And Brooke Burke Charvet To Be On Good Morning America On Monday

According to an ABC Press release, Derek Hough will be on Good Morning America for their Oscar broadcast on Monday, March 3rd (the day before the Dancing With The Stars cast announcement). Note how the release says Derek will be “dazzling the audience with his renowned choreography”. Also, all eyes on anything Derek might say about the new season of Dancing With The Stars if he’s interviewed about it? Note how former Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke will also be on the show to talk about the Oscar red carpet. Below is take from the link. Also, Heidi comments as well with her thoughts….

On Monday, March 3, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott and Ginger Zee will anchor live from Los Angeles, showcasing all the highlights, plus exclusive interviews with some of the celebration’s big winners. Multi-Grammy winning musician John Legend will perform live in our studio after singing at last night’s star-studded Governors Ball. “Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer Derek Hough will dazzle the audience with his renowned choreography. Additionally, Brooke Burke-Charvet will join the team with behind-the-scenes dish from the red carpet, plus the fashion experts will weigh in on the night’s red carpet hits and misses. Comedian DL Hughley brings us inside some of Hollywood’s exclusive after parties and model Camila Alves shows viewers how she got ready for her big night on the red carpet.

Heidi: I kinda sense a “let the audience down gently” moment. :-) Or perhaps an announcement of other kind? I can’t wait to find out.

More at ABC Media Net. Thanks to Cath for sending this to Pure Derek Hough where you can find more info on Derek’s upcoming projects.

ETA: Since our posts above, E Online is now reporting that their sources have told them Derek is returning to Dancing With The Stars for the new season. We are getting reports on this at twitter as well from @DWTSgossip today. Hold tight! As we posted at Pure Derek Hough, this isn’t a 100% confirm until Tuesday when the cast is officially announced on Good Morning America.

ETA2: It appears Derek is the choreographer for “GMA’S Salute To The Oscars. You can read about it here.

February 27, 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 Press Release On Good Morning America DWTS 17 Cast Announcement, Video Instragram Teasers

ABC Media Net has released a press statement for who will be guests on next week’s Good Morning America. As you know, the cast announcement for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 takes place on September 4th. There was some talk that maybe only Tom Bergeron would be there this time and then he would just announce the new cast. Not true! The new cast will all be there in attendance and, what’s more, they will be taking questions from the audience. Below is more…

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 – The exciting new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” will be revealed live on “GMA,” with the celebrity couples and their pro dance partners taking questions from viewers.

Get Ready All! We’re knocking on the eve of the cast announcement now. So exciting!! ;)

ADDING and in the meantime, be watching the Dancing With The Stars Official instagram closely. They just released a video teaser for who Cheryl Burke’s partner might be and they may be posting more? Be watching!

ADDING2: check out the picture in this tweet too for more on Cheryl’s partner!

August 30, 2013 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 Press Release On DWTS Season 17: Elimination Information, 12 Couples To Dance, And More

ABC has released a new press release confirming the Dancing With The Stars Season 17 cast announcement on Good Morning America. As previously reported, the cast announcement will take place on September 4th on Good Morning America. More details revealed below on the hosts, the judges, voting, how the elimination will take place (hmmm, not sure I’m liking this?), as well as how there will be 12 new couples!!! (shew, I’m so glad there won’t be less)

This season’s exciting new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” will be revealed live, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 exclusively on “Good Morning America” (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET). The competition begins with twelve new celebrities who will brave the dance floor for their very first time. Each week these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master technical choreography and entertaining performances. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted mirror-ball trophy.

“Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 17 and shakes things up by transitioning to a one night, two-hour format beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Combining the best elements of the show every Monday, “Dancing with the Stars” will continue to feature competitive dance, dynamic group performances and musical guests, all while climaxing to a dramatic elimination. Each week viewers vote for their favorite dancing performance. Each couple will be eliminated at the end of each episode by combining the judges’ scores of that night, along with the public votes from the previous week, which will determine who gets eliminated every Monday night.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season 7 Champion), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

More at ABC Media net.

August 8, 2013 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.

Cast Announcement For Dancing With The Stars Season 17 September 4th!

Gear up all and MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! According to TV Grapevine, the cast announcement for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 will take place on Good Morning America Wednesday, September 4th!

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Woo Hoo! Things are really starting to warm up for the new season now. So exciting!!

And yay, Heidi will be back from her vacation just in time to run a live blog on it. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: Not sure what to make of the later time of the Cast Announcement (as they usually announce it three weeks before the air date of the show), but, Troupe member Julian Tocker has tweeted that it might be part of the new format. Whatever the outcome, all is good. You can read his exact quote here.

August 5, 2013 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.

Derek Hough and Karina Smirnoff Party at the Beyonce Concert, and Kellie Pickler Makes Country Music Hall of Fame

Lots of little odds and ends from today, from Derek and Karina partying in the Dell Suite at the Beyonce concert, to Kellie and Derek being on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. And if that wasn’t enough, Kellie’s video, featuring Derek, is being previewed on GMA tomorrow and will then play for 24 hours on GMA.com!! Also see PureDerekHough.com for links to stills from Derek’s movie.

Fashion 24/7 has a variety of pictures of Derek and Karina at the Dell Party which, unless I’m misunderstanding something, was backstage at the Beyonce show. More pics at  Socialite Life   and Zimbio of Derek and Karina at the event. From E! News:

 Spotted in the Dell-hosted Hyde box were sexy couple Chris Evans and Minka Kelly, Seth Rogen, Jason Alexander, Derek Hough and Brittany Snow and boyfriend Tyler Hoechlin as well as a mini Glee confab of sorts with Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera, who brought along beau Big Sean.

Below is a short video of Derek talking to Bella Thorne (remember, he and Mark danced with her and Zendaya for a Disney thing).

According to Examiner.com, Kellie’s going to be featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame:

Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler took her turn on the dance floor on this year’s season of Dancing with the Stars. Paired with professional performer Derek Hough, the American Idol alum was crowned the winner, and her finale costume and mirrorball trophy will find its way into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The show trinkets will be showcased on the second floor of the landmark exhibit beginning on Wednesday (July 3).

That’s pretty cool. The Country Music Hall of Fame is a very interesting place, even if you’re not a fan of Country Music in particular. ALSO, Kellie’s NEW music video for Someone Somewhere Tonight, featuring Derek, will be shown (in part) on GMA tomorrow. After that, the whole video will play on GMA online. Can’t wait!! From CountryMusicRocks.net

ABC Television’s “Good Morning America” will air a sneak peek of Kellie Pickler’s new music video for “Someone Somewhere Tonight” tomorrow morning, Wednesday, July 3, during the 8:30 AM (all time zones) segment. The video reunites Pickler with her “Dancing with the Stars” Mirrorball Trophy-winning partner, Derek Hough. Once the sneak peek has aired on “Good Morning America,” the full music video will be shown exclusively on GoodMorningAmerica.com for the next 24 hours.

Vogue here with an UPDATE: Heidi has a link to watch Kelly’s new video featuring Derek at Pure Derek Hough now. Be sure to see it here if interested. Their dancing is out of this world. Kelly and Derek put all of their heart and soul into it. It’s so beautiful and passionate, it makes me want to cry!!!!

July 2, 2013 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 16: Cast Announcement Live Blog!!!

Woohoooooo! After weeks of few casting rumors and a hectic week of pro watching, the big day is finally here: today we find out who’s going to be dancing on season 16, and who they’ll be dancing with (I presume).  I’m assuming this cast announcement is going to pretty closely mirror the season 14 cast announcement, which was also on GMA: they kill time and tantalize us with periodic clues and whatnot for the first hour or so, then they announce all of the celebs, take a commercial break, announce which pro each celeb is paired with, take another commercial break, have a brief Q&A session with the couples, and then they’re done.  A lot less painless than sitting through the fauxmance and schlock of The Bachelor, if you ask moi ;-)

First, a few ground rules: please, please, PLEASE do NOT keep hitting refresh repeatedly on this page! We keep upgrading our server, but during high-traffic times (such as the cast announcement), things tend to get a bit…wonky.  If you keep hitting refresh, I cannot get in the dash to update the page, and thus nobody gets any updates.  Try to keep the refreshing limited to every 15 minutes, k? You can also feel free to follow @puredwts on Twitter – Heidi will be tweeting the names as they’re announced as well.  Also, if you’re watching the announcement yourself (or are carefully monitoring Twitter/the interwebs) and hear the names, PLEASE – do not post them in the comments if you don’t see them posted in the body of the post (looking at YOU, Grant).  Not only does this also clog up the server and prevent me from updating the post, it also irritates the hell out of me, as I am not a) Amish, b) broke, or c) living in a van down by the river, and I, like you, have television, internet, and Twitter.  If you don’t see it posted, it’s because I’m still trying to get into the dash – not because I don’t see it.

UPDATE: Moving the list of couples up to the top of the page for those who don’t want to hear all my play-by-plays :-P I went ahead and put Sean & Peta on the list, but they are by no means a sure thing…

ETA2: We’ve confirmed there is, indeed, a 12th couple…but no official source stating that it’s Sean & Peta.  I’d be surprised if it wasn’t them, though. 

Celebrity Height Pro Height Pro
Wynonna Judd  5’5″  6’1″ Tony
D.L. Hughley  5’7″  5’4″ Cheryl
Jacoby Jones  6’2″  5’5″ Karina
Lisa Vanderpump  5’6″  6’1″(?) Gleb
Andy Dick  5’10″  5’5″ Sharna
Victor Ortiz  5’9″   Lindsay
Zendaya  5’10″  5’11″ Val
Aly Raisman  5’2″  5’8″ Mark
Ingo Rademacher  6’2″  5’7″ Kym
Kellie Pickler  5’1″  5’10″ Derek
Dorothy Hamill  5’3″  5’11″ Tristan
Sean Lowe (?)  6’2″  5’7″ Peta (?)

Ok, now that that’s settled, on with the show!!! Read more..

February 26, 2013 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

DWTS All Stars – And the 13th Dancer Is…. (Live Blog)

It is 7:20 in the east and, as you might have guessed, nary a mention of DWTS. You might have guessed this because of the interesting confluence of the Republican National Convention and Hurricane Issac. Of course, GMA will beat the crap out of both topics, but right now the emphasis is on Issac what with the 7th anniversary of Katrina coming up on Thursday…and Issac is heading for New Orleans.

Prince Harry on Lockdown?? Come on, GMA, really??

ETA 1: Okay, so 6:30 and they just teased it and the winner and partner are both in the studio. They showed them in silouette. Hmmmm….number 13 and partner. Looks like Sabrina. But that hair could also be Lacey, although Louis is the one in NYC right now.

ETA 2 Vogue here: Please LEAVE PRINCE HARRY ALONE! I love him! :(

ETA 3: They show all three contestants and they dance teasing us some more. Wow Lara, step up revolution. :D

ETA 4: Heidi’s back!! :-) I love Prince Harry too – let a young guy have some fun. Of course, I think he had more fun in Vegas than even Derek typically does, but geez!!

ETA 5: Geez, GMA pimping Dance with Me once again. Poor Maks, he has it so rough. :::rolls eyes:::

ETA 6: I would like to thank GMA for their bit on Ryan Gosling…holy hot 6 pack!!! Is it hot in here??

ETA 7: Okay, the announcement is coming up next at 8:15! Stay tuned!

And the Winner is…..SABRINA BRYAN!! To the surprise of absolutely no one, and after more pimping about this than the All Star cast as a whole.

And Louis is her partner just as we said he would be. Louis disses all his previous partners, claiming that he can go all out with the choreo now.  And they are saying it’s exciting because she was chosen by the public. Er…yeaah. Let’s see what happens when she’s up against the power houses of All Stars.

A couple screen caps…

And here is where I make a crack about how I was right…and Marky caught his plane finally. :-D

Vogue here with some video coverage:

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ETA 8: The first of the Pepsi-sponsored “After Party” segments is set to start at 9 AM EST.  Not really sure how this works, but here’s the link, if you want to check it out…I’ll be keeping an eye out to see what it’s all about.  Hopefully ;-) -Court-

ETA 9: Looks like both Vogue and I are having problems accessing the After Party – I only caught about 20 seconds of video before my computer started buffering endlessly.  The basic gist I got is that it’s just a recap of old Sabrina footage from season 5, and Sabrina answering questions submitted by viewers on Twitter.  Maybe Vogue will be able to find and post video of it later ;-) -Court-

ETA 10: This is Vogue again and here is some coverage of the After Party today. I loved the part with Tony! He talked of how he choreographs, what Melissa is like now versus when he danced with her the first time, and how stiff the competition is going to be this season. More below (let’s hope this works. Be patient. It stops and goes a lot)…

August 27, 2012 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 14 Media After The Finals Part 3

We have just a couple of more media things to share today. Below is Donald and Peta on LIVE! With Kelly this morning. If you can’t see the video, you can view it at the LIVE! With Kelly site here. “Baby, something is on my mind…”

Here are the top three couples being interviewed with Tony Dovolani and Extra as well…

May 23, 2012 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 14 Media After The Finals Part 2 (Includes GMA Interview)

So, after a round of interviews with the press, our Season 14 Champs, Donald and Peta joined the Jimmy Kimmel LIVE Show via satellite. Jimmy is a goof ball as always as he tries to put them on the spot. 8O

PopTVDotCom was able to capture some of the cast going to some after parties after the show. They have good things to say on the winners and how much fun they had…

Saving the best for last, below is Donald & Peta, Mark & Katherine, and William and Cheryl on Good Morning America today after catching a red eye to New York City last night. GMA asks them some great questions, Len has a special message for Donald and it’s well deserved, William’s little boy shows some love (a total awwww moment), and the couples dance too….

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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.