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Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Erin Andrews Fashion post for DWTS 21 Week 8

I’m tired of themes. When can we have a week of no themes? And we’re having 11 weeks this season, am I correct? So we’re back to a 4 person finale? Still hoping for a #RetroDWTS season. Or maybe not, they’ll figure out a way to mess with it and ruin it.

Moving on….

I liked Erin’s look this week, it was a little different for her, and she looked great in it. With her schedule over the weekend up to showtime, I can understand why her style team went the way they did. Her dress reminded me of that dress that was all over the internet a while ago, when some people saw it as white and gold, and others saw it as blue and black. Erin’s dress was definitely blue and black, but at times, it seemed to look completely black, and once I asked myself when she changed, before realizing that it was the lighting! Her fashion blog can be found over on People.

I also really liked Julianne’s look this week! They’ve been picking such great colors for her, I wish it would be something that she would take away from the ballroom. I’d LOVE to see Julianne in these vivid colors on red carpets or events outside of DWTS. Instead, it seems she has such great styles and colors on the show, but chooses blacks, whites and other neutrals and more daring styles… with an occasional color snuck in by her stylist. But THIS color was perfect! I’m just not sure about the shoes, but they did look comfortable! I’ll ask Vogue, would Erins’s shoes, in silver, have been a better match with Julianne’s dress? Julianne’s blog can be found over on InStyle.

And Carrie Ann’s blog is over at Parade, and she seems to have LIKED the Dance Off, and thought it successful and exciting. My thoughts on the Dance Off can be summed up as, “WHAAAAAAAA???????????” You will need to go the link and read the whole thing, I thought it was a good one. Now that we’re down to 6 couples, she spends time talking about each of them. And she says this, which I LOVED: Read more..

November 4, 2015 I Written By

Just a typical, ordinary DWTS fan..

Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough Write On DWTS Season 21 Week 3 By Lori

AH, DWTS! That show we know and love and occasionally strongly dislike. What would we ever do without its constant need to create as much drama as possible? Sometimes I think that we should have a running tally of all of the…. Crud… that they make us wade through and revisit during the down time after the season is over. I’m not sure how to find the humor in some of it, however.

This week’s biggest manufactured dramas is still ongoing, and has BY FAR surpassed the rest of the manufactured drama from those silly scripted packages (but at least trying to get the gullible public into thinking Alek is interested in Lindsay’s other childhood best friend keeps the public’s eyes off the real budding romance. Need to find some silver lining in the whole thing. Afterall, they owe them that much, especially after what they did last season). Yes, Kim’s stroke. Yes, I do believe that her leaving the show is the BEST thing for her and for her family. How TPTB went about it was wrong, and in my opinion, only meant to create the drama we now have. It’s creating some free publicity for the show, and they only had to COMPLETELY BLINDSIDE one of their pros and a celebrity they knew could quickly and easily create the buzz they want! Don’t make Tom be the bad guy, do the dirty work yourselves!

Carrie Ann addresses it quickly in her Parade blog by saying:

Last night’s sudden elimination of Kim Zolciak Biermann was a shocker. It was the first time in 21 seasons of Dancing with the Stars that anyone had to be dismissed from the competition due to her inability to perform. Kim was unable to dance last night after suffering a mini stroke last week while traveling. I wish her a speedy recovery and hope that she now has the time to take good care of herself. This was a first for DWTS. In past seasons, Dorothy Hamill, Jewel and Nancy O’Dell dropped out of the competition due to injuries, but they did so willingly. Jewel and Nancy O’Dell dropped out right before the season started back in 2009. And Dorothy Hamill pulled out of the competition mid-season due to a serious back injury in 2013. Injuries are a scary part of the territory of being on DWTS. A stroke is a whole different thing. And it’s very serious. So take care Kim, we are all rooting for you!

Hmmm… I don’t know what to think about what she says. What are your thoughts?

Carrie Ann’s highlight dances were Nick and Sharna’s, Alexa and Mark’s, Tamar and Val’s, Alek and Lindsay’s and Bindi and Derek’s. And she spends some time to give advice to the rest of the group, so go over there to check out what she has to say.

And Julianne’s weekly fashion blog over at InStyle has been posted with some behind the scenes. And surprisingly enough, SHE did her own make up on Monday! And I loved it, she did a great job! And yellow is definitely a great color on her.

I want to end this on a happy note, so if you want a good case of AWWWW and possibly some melted insides, check out this recent post from Washington Post sports page, they interviewed Julianne’s fiance, Brooks Laich.

Also, who wore it better this week: Julianne or Carrie Ann?

September 30, 2015 I Written By

Just a typical, ordinary DWTS fan..

Carrie Ann Inaba And Julianne Hough Blog On DWTS Season 21 week 2

What a week it’s been! I REALLY hope the producers kick this idea to the curb, and NEVER re-visit the thought again! Giving the couples TWO dances in only week 2 of the competition really was cruel and unusual punishment that not one of the pairs on the show deserve! And if I heard Witney correctly in her After Buzz interview, it was a complete surprise. Not fair, I think, to dump something like that on them at the last moment. And while I’m complaining, why does it seem that some of the couples were allowed to go rehearse Monday night, and others weren’t? I’m just going by Julianne’s question to Tamar and Val, when she asked if they went to practice, because what she’d commented on Monday seems to have been fixed. I know from Carlos and Alexa’s blog posts, both wanted and asked to go rehearse after the show Monday, and were told the rehearsal spaces were all closed. So, did anyone get to practice?

Moving on…..

Julianne’s style blog has moved from People to InStyle, which seems to be a better fit, since it’s a blog about FASHION! She’s got a blog up for Monday, and another one for Tuesday, so go and check both of them out! There’s behind the scenes photos with her dogs, too. It’s amazing how different she looked both nights. Which night do you prefer? I loved her look on Monday, it felt soft, and romantic, while Tuesday seemed a lot more edgy, and while I like when her team plays up her eyes to make them “pop,” there was something I just didn’t like about the look on Tuesday. Read more..

September 24, 2015 I Written By

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DWTS Cheryl Burke And Karina Smirnoff Attend Golden Globe Awards After Parties



Don’t these two look lovely? I don’t think I’ve seen both look more beautiful. Pictured above are pro dancers Cheryl Burke and Karina Smirnoff as they attended InStyle and Warner Bros. NBC Universal’s 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards After Parties at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California last night. You can view more gorgeous photos of them at Zimbio Pictures.

So which dress is your favorite? I love both, but, I love Karina’s even more. Wow!!

Also, if you’d like to read a running commentary on the night, see Parade Magazine Twitter as Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Anne Inaba tweeted about the entire night from fashion to the Golden Globe’s winners and losers. You can view pictures at the link too with her and her fur babies.

January 13, 2014 I Written By

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