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Julianne and Derek Hough To Return For Dancing With The Stars Season 23

READ ALL ABOUT IT AT E ONLINE!!! Here’s a take…

We’ll have double the Chmerkovskiys on Dancing With the Stars this season, and also double the Houghs because both Derek and Julianne Hough are returning to the show for its upcoming 23rd season.

E! News has learned that the Hough siblings are both heading back to the ballroom—Derek as a pro and Julianne once again as a judge. ABC does not comment on casting for the show, but the full celeb lineup will be revealed on Good Morning America on Tuesday.

August 26, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 23 – All 24 Olympic Athletes Ever To Do DWTS, Ranked From Worst to Best

So with the Olympics in Rio drawing to a close this coming Sunday (and the pros starting to meet their partners later this week), there’s obviously been speculation that we’re going to see some Olympians on the show this season – seems like Ryan Lochte & Simone Biles are the two most talked-about when it comes to casting rumors.  Which got the Pure Angels thinking about all the previous Olympians we’ve seen on the show, and how well (or not well…) they did.  So why not take a look back at every Olympian (from both the summer AND winter games) that’s ever done DWTS, and see how they stack up?

The main rankings are mine, but Heidi, Vogue, & I all had slightly different rankings when it came to the top 10 – so you can see their individual top 10’s at the bottom.  I’ve included videos of a few of the dances we mention, to jog memories – lord knows ours needed jogging from time to time 😯

Interesting patterns? Gymnasts and skaters seemed to fare the best, and tennis players and boxers tended not to leave much of an impression on any the three of us.  I think we all universally agreed on at least the bottom 2 on the list – they were THAT bad 🙁 Read more..

August 16, 2016 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

2016 Dizzy Feet Gala Performers To Include Honorees Derek And Julianne Hough

Copied and pasted from Pure Derek Hough:
Just announced at the official Dizzy Feet Foundation site: On September 10th Derek and Julianne will not only be honored at the Dizzy Feet Gala (for which we reported last month), they will also be performing.

JUST ANNOUNCED!
Marcelo Gomes & Arron Scott from American Ballet Theatre performing an excerpt from Sir Matthew Bourne’s All-Male “Swan Lake“, Derek & Julianne Hough, and the incredible Sergei Polunin dancing his solo “Take Me To Church.”

More at Dizzy Feet Foundation.

Is this what Derek was talking about in his chat yesterday for how he was going to be very busy soon with Julianne? Whatever the case, this is going to be so cool! More at Pure Derek Hough on all things Derek!

August 11, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Julianne Hough On The Cover Of 2016 September Issue Of Shape Magazine

Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough is on next month’s issue of Shape Magazine. You can see the cover below. I can’t get the video to work yet, but, you can also see a segment of her on Entertainment Tonight with some behind the scenes shots at this link. Thanks to Abby for the heads up.

ETA: ET video added below.

ETA2: You can read an interview and see some stunning photos of Julianne at Shape Magazine now. Thanks to Lori for sending.

August 10, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Reviews For Julianne Hough In “Running Wild With Bear Grylls”

Did any of you see Julianne Hough on “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” this week? I missed it, but, my twitter timeline was lighting up with postive reviews of it. I was loving this yahoo footage below as well. She is one brave woman. Celebrity Laundry has a fun review. Go Julianne! Sweet pic below courtesy of Bruce Hough.

August 3, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough and Derek Hough Host CorePower Yoga Class – HQ Photos

If you click on the photo below, you can view a gallery of photos of Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough and Derek Hough hosting a Move Interactive CorePower Yoga Class in Hollywood on July 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California courtesy of Getty Images. For lots more pics and coverage of this fun event, see Pure Derek Hough. You can also get new updates on “Singin’ In The Rain” and “Hairspray LIVE”. Don’t miss it. 😉

July 30, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Interesting 2016 Emmy Nominations Numbers Report, How Dancing With The Stars Ranked

According to TV By The Numbers, Dancing With The Stars ranked 5th in TV viewers of the 20 Emmy Nominated Series. Excellent….

5. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (ABC, reality-competition series)
Adults 18-49: 1.8. Viewers: 11.97 million.

4. ‘American Ninja Warrior’ (NBC, reality-competition series)
Adults 18-49: 1.9. Viewers: 6.54 million.*
(*Ratings for the summer 2015 season. The current season will be eligible for next year’s Emmys.)

3. ‘Modern Family’ (ABC, comedy series)
Adults 18-49: 2.6. Viewers: 7.92 million.

2. ‘The Voice’ (NBC, reality-competition series)
Adults 18-49: 2.6. Viewers: 11.15 million.*
(*Averages for all episodes on all nights it aired.)

1. ‘Game of Thrones’ (HBO, drama series)
Adults 18-49: 3.9. Viewers: 7.69 million.

For the complete Top 20, see TV By The Numbers.

Also, CBS News did a number count of the Most Nominated Programs. Dancing With The Stars placed in the top half or so. Check it out here. Fascinating!! For more on Dancing With The Stars and it’s Emmy Nominations, see this previous post.

July 14, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

***2016 Emmy Nominations For Dancing With The Stars***

Congratulations to Dancing With The Stars! Our favorite show has just been nominated for for OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM!! Other nominations for “Outstanding Reality Program” include American Ninja Warrior, Project Runway, The Amazing Race, The Voice, and Top Chef.

Also, Derek Hough has been nominated for “Outstanding Choreography” for “Footprints In The Sand/Grace Kelly/Cry Little Sister”!! Other nominations in the “Outstanding Choreography” category are America’s Best Dance Crew (Runaway Baby/Take U There/Summer Thing Quest Crew), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (I’m So Good at Yoga/A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes/Settle For Me Kathryn Burns,), So You Think You Can Dance (Beautiful Friends/November/Gimme All Your Love Travis Wall), So You Think You Can Dance (Dibidy Dop” Anthony Morigerato). More on Derek at Pure Derek Hough including videos.

Stay tuned for updates as we go through the press release….

ETA: Also….

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series – 2016
Dancing With The Stars “The Finals (Part 2)”
Jimmy Kimmel Live “In Brooklyn” ABC
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver “Episode 303” HBO
Saturday Night Live “Host: Ariana Grande” NBC
The Big Bang Theory “The Celebration Experimentation” CBS

Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program – 2016
Dancing With The Stars “Disney Night / Costumes: dancers only”
Grease: Live “Costumes: all”
RuPaul’s Drag Race
“Keeping It 100! / Costumes: RuPaul only”
The Wiz Live! “Costumes: all”

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special – 2016
Dancing With The Stars “The Finals (Part 1)” ABC
Grease: Live FOX
“Y’all Ready For This” Comedy Central
Saturday Night Live “Host: Fred Armisen” NBC
The Wiz Live! NBC

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program – 2016
Ryan Seacrest American Idol
Tom Bergeron Dancing With The Stars
Jane Lynch Hollywood Game Night
Steve Harvey Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn Project Runway
RuPaul Rupaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Lighting Design | Lighting Direction For A Variety Series – 2016
American Idol “Finale” FOX
Dancing With The Stars “The Finals (Part 2)” ABC
Saturday Night Live “Hosts: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler” NBC
So You Think You Can Dance “Season 12 Finale” FOX
The Voice “Episode 917A ”

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) – 2016
Dancing With The Stars “Halloween Night” ABC
Grease: Live FOX
“Y’all Ready For This?” Comedy Central
Saturday Night Live “Host: Ryan Gosling” NBC
The Wiz Live! NBC

“Grease Live” was also nominated for:
“Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special”
“Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special – 2016”
“Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special – 2016”
“Outstanding Lighting Design | Lighting Direction For A Variety Special – 2016”
“Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special”
“OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM – 2016”
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special”

EIGHT total nominations for Dancing With The Stars! TEN total Emmy nominations for Grease Live! (If we missed any, let us know)

The Winners will be announced on September 18, 2016 at 7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT on ABC. To view more 2016 Emmy Nominations, see Emmys.com.

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Julianne Hough Press Day For “Running Wild With Bear Grylls”

As you might know from a previous post, Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough will be appearing in the new season of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” on August 1st and 2nd. Today she did some press for it. First, you can watch her interview with Today below courtesy of News Update. Later, we’ll add her appearance with AOL Build via @Idolxfactor1 and maybe more as she also did some radio interviews too. So, stay tuned and check back later.

ETA: You can also watch an interview with Julianne with Bear Grylls with Access Hollywood Live here and here (sorry they won’t let me embed them like they use to). They talk on “Running Wild”, but, Julianne also talks on her future on Dancing With The Stars. She says “maybe” to judging again or she says she will be involved in some way at some point in time. Bear says an absolute “no” to Dancing With The Stars! lol He’s too funny.

You can also read a really cool interview with Julianne at Haute Living and see some beautiful photos. Here’s a take from the link where she talks on her future as well.

She’s adamant about one thing regarding her future path: “I don’t want to settle for anything else,” she says firmly, noting, “I’ll have been in L.A. ten years in August. It’s hard coming here. When you’re a kid, you’re like, ‘Yeah, I’ll take any risks and I’ll just go for it.’ L.A. and Hollywood and the career I’ve chosen, it kind of wears on your childlike dreaming a little bit and so you get complacent. Now I’ve got to be able to pay rent.”

What Hough wants most of all is to return to the point of being fearless about her future. “I’m kind of realizing that I need to find that child again and just go for things, take risks and be adventurous. My 18-year-old self had $2,000 when I moved out here. I just always thought I’d figure it out, and I did. I have to have that same mentality now as I’m getting older so that I don’t just play things safe, so that I do things that really excite me.”

As she sets out on an entirely new journey—a smart career path, marriage and potential motherhood—she acknowledges that life is pretty good. “I think now I’m in a place where I really only want to do things that are fun and make me happy. That could be a dramatic role and something serious, but it has to be something that I’m passionate about.”

Lastly, and as promised, below is also their interview on AOL Build. The doo doo preview of “Running Wild” is hilarious. Special thanks to Lori, Abby, and Idolxfactor1 for all the help today.

ETA2: First Look has some press photos from the Empire State Building too. What a day for Julianne and Bear!

ETA3: If you go to the 24:00 minute mark, you can listen to Julianne on the Opie With Jim Norton Show:

July 11, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Derek and Julianne Hough Hold Their First “Move Interactive” Experience With Fans And Friends

Dancing With The Stars Julianne and Derek Hough held their first “Movie Interactive” fitness class in the Sherman Oaks area and Pulse Fitness Studio in Los Angeles, California on Saturday. Fans and friends like Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Julz Tocker, Jason Glover, and Hayley Erbert turned out in the masses to take part and/or joined in on the festivities afterwards. One fan at the event (Thanks Suzy) said, “It was fun, great energy all around.” You can watch some video coverage of the event below. For lots more on this fun event including a live stream, gobs of fan and high definition photos, and videos galore, see Pure Derek Hough.

July 10, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.