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Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough To Guest On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Just a quick TV Heads up for those of you interested in setting your DVRs! According to ABC Medianet, Julianne Hough will be a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Thursday, September 11th! Let’s hope she talks about her new judging gig on Dancing With The Stars.

ETA: Also, Carrie Ann Inaba will be a guest on the Craig Ferguson Show Wednesday night.

September 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 Cheryl Burke Judges Belly Flop Contest On Jimmy Kimmel Live

This is funny. Last night, Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke helped to judge Jimmy Kimmel’s annual Belly Flop contest. Olympian Greg Louganis, Cheryl Burke and “Wipeout” host John Henson also join in the fun. What’s more, after Cheryl’s appearance, she tweeted(joked) that Guillermo was her partner for next season’s Dancing With The Stars. LOL!

Also, check out Getty Images when you get a moment for some new pictures of Cheryl sighted in Los Angeles. I’m loving her leather pants.

ETA: You can also listen to a new interview with Cheryl and CBSLocal in Dallas here. She talks about doing Ballroom With A Twist, Dancing With The Stars, Emmitt Smith, and more!

June 24, 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.

Weekly Guest Poem For DWTS18 Week 3: “Years Of The Dance”

I don’t know how Lois comes up with so many great poems for Dancing With The Stars, but, here she does it again and in the perfect way for this past week…

YEARS OF THE DANCE

YEARS OF THE DANCE, recreating moments in time
Mesmerizing, marvelous, magical, moving, majestic

YEARS OF THE DANCE, chosen to recreate memories
To interpret a special story on the floor of the dance

YEARS OF THE DANCE, recreating triumph, tears, joy
A spectacular evening of dance, a magnificent display

MERYL DAVIS AND MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY – FOXTROT
A 17 YEAR JOURNEY OF A SKATING PARTNERSHIP
TO OLYMPIC GOLD

A concerto on the dance floor, a delicate love story
M & M – Full of sweetness, delicious and dynamic

DREW CAREY AND CHERYL BURKE – WALTZ
2005 – A SON IS BORN – NAME OF CONNOR:

A whimsical dance full of whirling, twirling, swirling
Charming, full of soul – a father and son embracing

PETA MURGATROYD AND JAMES MASLOW – JIVE
2007 – TIMES OF BEING BULLIED

A snappy-happy, toe-tappy dance, vibrant, alive
An explosive, lightning strike victory celebration

CODY SIMPSON AND WITNEY CARSON – JAZZ
2010 – BEGINNING OF A MUSICAL CAREER
MOVING TO THE UNITED STATES

A personal song, SURFBOARD, a Cody original
Jazzy for the present, abstract, owning the floor

VAL CHMERKOVSKIY AND DANICA MCKELLAR
CONTEMPORARY – 2010 – BIRTH OF A SON – DRACO
MOURNING A GRANDMOTHER

A dance of memorial, a dance of new life, graceful
Fluid, beautiful, delicate, enchanting, embracing a son

NENE LEAKES AND TONY. DOVOLONI – RUMBA
2013 – A SECOND CHANCE AT A HUSBAND’S LOVE

A lyrical, flowing dance of beauty, of celebration
Sensual, full of passion, depiction of one true love

AMY PURDY – DEREK HOUGH – CONTEMPORARY
1999 – A YEAR THAT CHANGED A LIFE FOREVER
A FATHER’S GIFTING TWICE OF LIFE

A dance immensely inspirational, an interpretation
Of the beauty of life, tears of joy flowing like a river

CANDACE CAMERON AND MARK BALLAS – JIVE
1995 – LEAVING A TV FAMILY – A BETROTHAL

An Elvis inspiration of joy of a new partnership
Sharp, clean, a proper, snazzy–jazzy joyful jive

CHARLIE WHITE AND SHARNA BURGESS – JIVE
2010 – 2014 – A JOURNEY TO OLYMPIC GOLD

A dancing Happy Hour on the ballroom landscape
Light as air, light on the feet, dynamite extravaganza

EMMA SLATER AND BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – WALTZ

A story of life was not able to be danced on the floor
Billy Dee danced into our hearts, we bid him adieu

YEARS OF THE DANCE, stories told through dance
Interpretations of deep personal feelings of the heart

The most brilliant night in the ballroom in 18 seasons
Dancing reaching new heights to the ballroom rafters

YEARS OF THE DANCE, we all have a story to tell
Dance to the music written to the beats of your heart!

Written By Lois A Troutman, April 2, 2014

A SPECIAL NIGHT OF PERSONAL INTERPRETATION IN THE BALLROOM!
TEARS FLOWING LIKE A RIVER, TUGGING AT THE STRINGS OF OUR HEARTS!

NEXT MONDAY NIGHT – A SWITCH-UP OF PARTNERS! I AM EMBRACING
THIS NOVEL CONCEPT AS THE ENTERTAINMENT IT WILL BE!

April 2, 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 And Paralympian Champion Amy Purdy Helps To Open Up Jimmy Kimmel Live

Amy was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. In case you don’t know, Jimmy predicts who will win Dancing With The Stars every season. Well, this season, he has picked Amy and Derek to win!! Anyway, here is Amy on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night helping to open up the show. Bless her for agreeing to do this. She’s amazing!

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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.

Afterbuzz And Paul Karmiryan Review DWTS18 Week 3: Do you agree or disagree?

Below is the new Afterbuzz Dancing With The Stars episode and it’s a great one at that again! This time their special guest is “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Paul Karmiryan! I’m excited on this guest as I saw him in “Ballroom With A Twist” in February and he was fantastic….full of lots of energy and passion. He totally captured my attention in dances like this….

*Awwww, memories and dreams true. Sharna, Gleb, Paul take me there again* Dies

Ok, so onto the new Afterbuzz episode. I agreed with them on everything except for Suri on Tony and NeNe. She says Tony has been working out and planned to take off his shirt. She thought it worked for the dance and liked Nene without shoes. Anna was dead on about Maks and Meryl’s dance too in my opinion. It seemed more like a Contemporary dance and he’s not challenging her enough. Lot’s more below. Let us know if you agree or disagree with them. I may have more thoughts in comments. Also, special thanks to Kristyn for mentioning us in her blog on our Switch Up research before she introduced the new Afterbuzz episode. She rocks! Court and Heidi may have more to report on that in this post too. xxx

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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.

NeNe Leakes Plans To “Bring It” On Dancing With The Stars (New Jimmy Kimmel Interview)

Nene Leakes was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. She talked all about Dancing With The Stars and what she’ll bring to the show. She’s hopes to bring lots of personality, soul, and energy. So far, she and partner Tony Dovolani have been rehearsing for 4 hours a day. She also talks on the Switch dance and how she thinks she might get Maks. Also, did you know she use to be an exotic dancer? 8O More below including a size up on the cast (not sure I liked this part….especially for what she said on Meryl and Charlie)….

ETA: And below is Nene and Tony on Access Hollywood today…

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.

DWTS 15, Week 4: Saying Goodbye to Bristol Palin (Sort of…) – Elimination Interviews

After a frustrating 4 weeks (both for Bristol & Mark and us as viewers!) Bristol was eliminated last night – and apparently doing all the post show media was a bit overwhelming for her (cause, y’know, she totally had to go change her hair and whatnot…*eye roll*), so Mark held down the fort with On the Red Carpet and offered up his take on their elimination.  He also offers up his predictions for the winner of this season:

Next stop was Access Hollywood, and Bristol must have still been fussing with her hair, so Mark did all the talking again.  He talks about the show being a “journey” and how proud he is of Bristol for the work that she’s done.  I had to chuckle at Mark’s reaction to being asked if he’d be dancing in the troupe:

After that, Bristol must have finally been done messing with her hair (those blasted ponytails…so complicated!) and she & Mark hit up Jimmy Kimmel.  Jimmy asks Bristol if she had a feeling she’d be eliminated, and what she thinks is the key to her longevity on the show.  She & Mark also chat about their fight, and Jimmy makes an interesting point about the rehearsal packages:

I must say, I rather enjoyed the cockamamie idea of Bristol being on The Bachelorette (HA!) and Guillermo is always a highlight for me :-P In all seriousness, though, as much as I wanted Bristol gone after week 2 – I think she & Mark managed to go out gracefully, and they both seem to be at peace with their elimination.  Although I have to wonder how she would have fared on Team Gilles…I would have enjoyed watching her bungle Gilles’ magnum opus of a team dance.  Bwahahahahaha :-D

October 17, 2012 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 Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy Week 2 Elimination Interview Videos

And so we say Good-bye to Val and Elisabetta. When you are a “Chmerkovskiy” fan like myself, this is not easy. :( 8O But, I have a feeling this isn’t the last we’ll see of Val!! I hope the producers are listening when many of us say, “PLEASE BRING VAL BACK NEXT SEASON!” With that said, here is Val and Elisabetta interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel, Access Hollywood, and On The Red Carpet. Val, talks of what a beautiful experience he had with Elisabetta (he’s such a “gentleman”) and how he will miss her. Elisabetta said it was a true gift to be on Dancing With The Stars and much more. Stay tuned for their Good Morning America interview to be added to this post shortly.

Adding: And below is their Good Morning America interview….

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September 28, 2011 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.

Saying Good-Bye To Ron Artest: Interviews After The Results (VOTE On Next DWTS Elimination)

So, below is Jimmy Kimmel with a 2 part interview with Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd. The mood is a little glum and yet, Ron keeps his sense of humor too. They talk of how maybe he was too much for America to handle on Dancing With The Stars….the name change, the hair, etc.. Ron admits he’s never seen the show before his appearance. Jimmy invites Peta to stay on his show. They burn the biggest dance shoes they ever have.

Here they are being interviewed on Access Hollywood and Good Morning America as well…

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So, let’s get some numbers and vote on who you think will be eliminated next on Dancing With The Stars? I’m voting for Rob Kardashian!

September 21, 2011 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.

Ron Artest Talks Of Dancing With The Stars And More On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Ron Artest was one of Jimmy Kimmel’s guest last night on his show. Jimmy asks Ron if he’s a good dancer and Ron says, “I’m very classy….and a pinch of salt type of guy.” Khloe Kardashian sits in on the conversation and they talk(joke!) of how Ron has been taking Rob out to party and strip clubs. Khloe questions if he is a bad influence. Jimmy asks on the NBA lockout. If everything gets settled, he plans to play and dance on the show at the same time. He also plans to bring Peta to the basketball court to play. Fun interview! Check it out.

Below is a video of Ron goofing around with the paparazzi. He also has a semi-serious moment when he tells them to watch the camera on Peta.

I just love this new pic of he and Peta. I love her wicked taste in shoes!

September 9, 2011 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.