How about some new photos from the premiere of “Sway” last night in New York City? Dancing With The Stars pros Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Sharna Burgess, Meryl Davis, Jenna Johnson, Henry Byalikov, and Peta Murgatroyd look like they took the stage by storm. See Getty Images for a slew of pictures. Below are just a few. Beautiful!!
Lois has written us another fabulous blog for us and this time, she tributes the Dancing With The Stars Troupe and how much it’s evolved. WELL DONE LOIS! Thanks so much. Read on, Everyone…
I became inspired to write this essay one night as I was watching DANCING WITH THE STARS. I usually watch some dances as a way to unwind from my day. I was thinking what a commanding presence The Troupe has become on the show. I decided to give them their due.
A TRIBUTE TO A TROUPE
A definition of a Dancing Troupe is simply a group of dancers dancing together. However, A TRIBUTE TO A TROUPE encompasses a far-reaching definition. The Troupe has evolved over the seasons into an integral, important, incredible group!
The Troupe first appeared in Season 12. They played a more back-up role in their first seasons. But, Read more..
I know I’ve been absent for awhile – chalk it up to an insane workload at my 9-5, some Comicon hijinx in Ohio, and a bridal shower in Texas this past weekend (check out my instagram for pix of the latter two – @putuincespence). Literally, the busiest 2 weeks of my life. But I’m back now and there’s something I’d like to get off my chest with regards to TPTB…
…STOP TRYING TO MAKE JANEL HAPPEN. IT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN. And in fact, it very well could backfire – especially after what we saw from them tonight. The viewers are not stupid – they can tell when you’re trying to wrap a turd in tinfoil and sell it to them as a candy bar. You’ve secured her spot in next week’s show – good for you. But when you pimp and pimp and pimp a certain contestant with the objective of getting them to the finale, a funny thing often happens when they get there: they typically don’t place better than 3rd or 4th place. Food for thought.
Moving right along…I see Carrie Ann & Julianne are back to riding high on the bath salts train, as neither one had very much credibility tonight – lots of nonsense being spewed, both positive & negative. Len was a (sort of) stabilizing influence, who wasn’t afraid to speak up and tell them they were full of it, though even he wasn’t completely immune to the nonsense. My only hope is that he can get really, really real next week – cause he seemed to be turning a blind eye to quite a bit this week that he would normally quite vocally object to. Read more..
I can’t embed these videos, but, if you visit WTAE Action News, you can watch some Dancing With The Stars rehearsal interviews for the Trio dances with Witney, Alfonso, & Lindsay and Lea, Artem, and Henry!! You can see them dancing too! Thanks to DWTSGossip for the heads up!
Don’t forget to watch “Nashville” Wednesday night as Tom Bergeron makes a special guest appearance. Check it out in a new sneak peek below. You can see Henry Byalikov and Lindsay Arnold too…
Sorry for being late with this report. Charlie’s team of Angels have been really busy today working and travelling. Anyway, below is TMZ with more celeb leaks…
Famously eccentric designer Betsey Johnson is bringing her brand of crazy to “Dancing with Stars” … along with the much younger YouTube fashionista Bethany Mota.
As we told you … ABC had been looking to sign a big social media star … and found her in 18-year-old Mota … who’s amassed more than 7 million fans with her YouTube tutorials on fashion, hair and makeup.
Sources close to the show tell us … producers have also tapped “Back to the Future” actress Lea Thompson, Jonathan Bennett from “Mean Girls,” Janel Parrish from “Pretty Little Liars,” and Sadie Robertson — granddaughter of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson.
Fascinating, let us know what you think? I love Lea Thompson especially!
Just remember nothing is 100% until the official cast announcement on September 4th.
Last, but, not least, Kristyn Burtt reports Henry Byalikov, Jenna Johnson, Lindsey Arnold and Sasha Farber as this season’s troupe members. (what about Gleb? )
I always enjoy these Dancing With The Stars scoops from Kristyn Burtt. In this video, she mentions how we’ve all seen Jenna Johnson, Lindsey Arnold, and Henry Byalikov rehearsing for the first opening number. Though what’s interesting is…none of them have heard on their “official” role for Season 19 yet. More below from Kristyn…
Choreographer Mandy Moore and Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas posted some interesting instagrams over the weekend. The first instagram below from Mandy had this quote: “…makin moves…this season is gonna be awesome”. Hmmm, are these some of celebs with their pros? Or pros with pros (as Nobleze posted in comments)?
The second instagram from Mark below said: “Rehearsals and stuff.. @nopenother @derekhough @iamvalc @henrybyalikov #dwts @dancingabc”. Does this mean Henry Byalikov is one of this season’s troupe members? And who is the darker haired guy and lady? Could they be new troupe members? Or maybe they are helping Mandy? They could be producers too like Heidi just pointed out to me.
Sure makes one wonder, doesn’t it?
ETA: Mandy just posted a new instagram saying: “lucky lady to dance with these kats”…
You might remember our previous posting for how Dancing With The Stars pros Tristan MacManus, Sasha Farber, Henry Byalikov, and Artem Chigvintsev were going to perform with Gladys Knight at the Hollywood Bowl last weekend. Thanks to Cal Vid, you can watch them dancing below. This video is a little blurry at first, but, it gets better as you watch. Go Gladys! What a special night for them all!
Hi all!! Decided to start a new post because the other one was getting cluttered and would be hard to read for anyone coming back for the first time in a while. Click to read the old post.
I was watching GMA at the beginning and they teased nothing – which means I have to wait until they go to the first commercial. Boo.
ETA: Vogue here! GMA just said the announcement was soon coming. Will Derek Hough be back, they ask? We will soon find out!!
ETA: I’m back! They just teased it again, not mentioning any single pro, but showing Cheryl and Drew.
ETA: They just showed their play room with all the screens with big question marks and asked “Maks? Derek? Who will be back and what will their role be??”
ETA4: Okay, there are four pros in studio. I’m guessing Cheryl and Mark. Not sure of the other two. And then they show a child photo of Karina – I take it as she’s IN. They showed Maks/Meryl, Derek’s Ameska Macy’s and Cheryl/Drew – clues.
ETA5: Latest tease shows Derek and Jennie Garth and says 8:22 is the time for the reveal. Ask again about Derek and Maks’ role. Asked if they would be going “head to head”. Um, yeah, Derek is super competitive. :::rolls eyes:::
ETA6: Cheryl is in Studio and competing. Tony is in studio. Karina also in studio, along with Val. Switch up is back. Results show the first two weeks. Len gone for part of season. There will be some “guest judges”. COMMERCIAL/Local News Break.
ETA7: Next…Mark Ballas. See below for the rest. Can’t say I’m happy Derek is back. No vacay for Heidi. I was typing as I went and just realized no Sharna. Kinda devastated about that. Also, no Gleb in the pro lineup despite his wife’s tweet. He must be back in the troupe.
The starting positions below are based on the individual pro’s status last season. Troupe is still unknown. Read more..