Man, I was digging this new Afterbuzz TV show last night ….especially being Mark Ballas was a guest. He provided some cool “behind the scenes” information about the dancers and the show, getting his partners from A to B, how you can tell who is in it to win it every season, what it’s like having a gymnast for a partner, and more. Though, I have to say….I was disappointed at the end when he and Anna Trebunskaya went on about Henry Byalikov and what a great job he’s dong with Nastia Liukin. Hey, maybe Henry is doing a good job and that’s cool, but, let’s be REAL here! Anna said Henry has Nastia for “half the week” when that IS NOT TRUE! Henry only has Nastia for TWO days (Saturday and Sunday). It’s also not true that Henry is doing all the cleaning up, etc as Derek has been conversing with them on the weekend from New York City making sure everything is perfect. Yes, Henry may be a stand in for Derek on the weekend, but, he’s not doing it “all”. So for those on the Afterbuzz TV show and fans taking it in everything Anna says as if it’s “word”, think again. Also, Derek is doing ALL of the choreography HIMSELF. See this NEW “YOUNG HOLLYWOOD” rehearsal interview of last week’s rehearsals in New York City. This footage was filmed before Nastia went back to Los Angeles….doesn’t this say it all? Anyway, take a listen to the show below and let us know what you think. Yes, I’m wound up.
I am loving this! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, All!!
Last night, Dancing With The Stars Amy Purdy and Henry Byalikov danced at the CA Foundation Benefit Gala. The benefit helped to raise funds for people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. Below are some twitter and instagram photos of Amy and Henry rehearsing and at the event last night courtesy of Amy, Henry, and @RichOnOwn!! You can also watch a rehearsal video at Amy’s twitter at this link. Beautiful! Way to go Amy and Henry!
Or sort a live anyway. Everything hinges on how they decide to do this. Not to mention that it’s 6am here and “Live” isn’t a word that describes me at this hour. I will do my best to put all the info that comes out into this post. They keep hyping that it’s going to be “BIG” and all other kinds of adjectives that probably won’t live up to the hype – but we will see soon enough. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the live updates that aren’t actual Pro names.
And here are your Pros – supposedly this is IT:
Val – IN
Tony – IN
Mark – IN
Artem – IN
Sharna – IN
Peta – IN
Emma – IN
Witney – IN
Allison – IN
Kym – IN
ETA: Teasing the announcement at 7:20ish. :::sigh:::
ETA2: I’ve done a great job on my eyebrows while waiting for this announcement….
ETA3: Definitely Kym Johnson in silhouette!! Damn, missed the baby pix. Court is saying one is Mark and there’s a little blonde boy. And Emma.
ETA4: I’ve gotten used to the far superior CBS This Morning which doesn’t have nearly the commercials and a lot more actual news. GMA is….not good.
ETA5: I don’t think those fans are that good – might be right on Val, but the other one looked like Artem to me. Love Melissa’s haircut.
ETA 6: Lost my stream, relying on Court. Val is for sure. They are claiming this is Len’s last “year”.
ETA 7: Still with the bigger and better tag line. Yeah. Sure. Switch up week is back.
ETA8: Hmmmm…..said there were four in studio and they have six more. ONLY TEN???
ETA9: If this is it, there’s going to be trouble on twitter.
ETA10: Questions to the pros. Val’s dream partner. Answer: His season 20 partner. Question to Sharna: How do you prepare for the season? Answer: Picking music, etc.
Well everyone, discuss!! Is this it for the pro dancers this season? Are they holding a few back because Celebs haven’t signed yet? What do you think of this cast?
ETA11: Vogue here. According to US Weekly, TWO more pros will be announced at a later date!
ETA12: The Official Site has announced there will be two more pros announced later. There is a great write up on the ten pros announced today at the link too.
ETA13: ABC Media Net released an official announcement of the 10 pros. They also release info on the theme nights one of which includes “Spring Break” night. WHA??
LIVE BLOG is happening here, which is where all the pros will be added as it happens.
Well, a lot has happened since I last wrote one of these posts. In fact, I normally post pro watch for the spring season in early February – yet here we are. Why? Well, Derek is taking a season off to star at Radio City (looks so happy he may never come back), Cheryl appears to have retired from DWTS and is moving on to a different (reality-based?) show, and Val and Sharna are both blabbing about the next season.
And as of last night, Karina is OUT. Hell, I had this post scheduled for tomorrow and here I am posting it today – ya’ll gotta have somewhere to be sad about Karina. (ETA: Vogue was at last night’s show and came away with different and new info re: Karina. Stay tuned.)
In Sharna’s case, I think her hint means she’s definitely IN – after last season I don’t think she would be coy if there were any doubt. And if there is doubt? Bad move, girl. As for Val – I don’t think there’s any way in hell he won’t be on, with Maks and Derek gone and Mark making noise. No way. And he’s saying yes, he is back. Read more..
Along with the Dancing With The Stars Tour, Ballroom With A Twist, and Dancing Pros Live, Holland America’s Dancing With The Stars At Sea Cruise is now taking place as well. I think they will be wrapping up the trip soon and maybe we’ll get more photos. For now, see Holland America Line’s Facebook page for some photos of the champions. One of the pics includes Sharna Burgess. Also, below is a collection of instagram and twitter pics that caught our eye courtesy of Sharna Burgess, Henry Byalikov, Holland America, and producer Richard Curwen. What a fun and beautiful trip they are having.
ETA: A few more new photos from the cruise have been added courtesy of Richard Curwen and Sharna Burgess…
Below are some cool photos of some of the pros from Dancing With The Stars from their twitter and instagram accounts. You can see them at sea on the Holland America Cruise, on the road with the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour, enjoying some vacation time, doing some modeling, or working out, etc.. I can’t get enough! Beautiful!!!
Did you all have a Merry Christmas? It looks like the cast of Dancing With The Stars had a good one. Below are some instagrams from them all or their families. Each and everyone of them gave me an awww moment. See if they give you one too…
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..