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DWTS Premiere Date Set, Who’s Coming Back…and More Nick Viall Rumors

Whole lot to talk about in this interview with one of the executive producers of DWTS and Jessica Radloff of Glamour.  First, she drops a date of March 20th – something I don’t think we officially knew before now.  Then there’s this:

Season 24, especially, is going to be a big one. The show is celebrating its 400th episode, and producers are promising lots of nostalgia. “We will do something for it,” executive producer Joe Sungkur tells us. That’s not the only thing to look forward to: Sungkur also revealed that one fan favorite will definitely be back (though another will definitely not be returning). “As an overall for the season, we will bring back favorite themes, [inject] some new ideas, but also stick to what’s working so well. And we hope for romance in the air! Whenever there is romance, there’s a smile on our face.”

So dude just ADMITTED that they hope and pray (and plot and manipulate) to get some romance on the show. GAG me! This is a dance show! No more fauxmance!! Especially not if Val is one of the parties involved. He’s done enough damage with that routine. This pisses me off and we haven’t even gotten started yet. Anyway…

Speaking of romance, this season’s Bachelor—Nick Viall—may get the opportunity to show off his dance moves beyond his next one-on-one date. During my interview with the producers at ABC’s Television Critics Association winter press tour, the Wisconsin native dropped in our conversation and seemed to be very friendly with DWTS EPs Rob Wade, Deena Katz, and Sungkur. How friendly? Well, talks could already be happening (but more on that below).

Of course Nick was there, but I suspect this is just him sucking up and still trying to get a spot. He was there for the Bachelor and saw an opportunity. But you never know! All depends on how strong the rest of their cast is.

Looks like they’re hoping Julianne will be back and they’re working on her – but the very definitive “Derek will not be back.” is pretty hilarious. He blames it on MOVE, never mentions the competing dance show (of course) and is definitive TWICE. I suspect the urge to add the word “never” was hard for him to resist. 🙂 Mark might be back so there is hope for Ballas Fans.

Oh lord:

Last season, it was lovely to see Sasha [do what he did] with his creativity and the way he worked with Terra. I think Gleb did a phenomenal job with his creativity, and the dance of last season was the shower dance. Creatively, we had never done that before. As the season progressed, it was important that we had dancers push boundaries like that.

Um, hardly the dance of the season and yes, it has been done before. Both Derek and Val have used water (more than once!!) in their dances. Jaysus.

Courtney: Let me fix that for you, bruh – you misspelled “desperation” as “c-r-e-a-t-i-v-i-t-y”. I still maintain that the “shower dance” was the most overrated dance of the entire season – and if they really truly believe it was super-creative (and they might not, they could just be doing some serious bullshitting), then this show really is a dumpster fire. Oh, yay, “romance” – that sure doesn’t sound planned AT ALL, and I’m sure it will all unfold COMPLETELY ORGANICALLY WITHOUT ANY MANIPULATION WHATSOEVER!!! 😀 So a “fan favorite” will be back, eh? I’m hoping that’s Mark, just so the choreographic future of this show doesn’t rest solely on Lindsay & Sharna’s shoulders, although part of me wonders if they might actually be referring to Peta – which makes me groan a bit, because this woman birthed a baby just 8 days ago. As for Derek – hehehe. I caught a clip of him on ET a few weeks back where the interviewer asked him if he’d be back on DWTS next season, and he gave a bit of a wry laugh before saying “Ummm, no” and just leaving it at that. Definitely not the diplomatic tack he has taken in the past, and probably a good indicator that he’s washed his hands of DWTS once and for all…which we kinda already gathered from the way he’s quite publicly indicated he’s now on the NBC payroll. As for Nick – I don’t watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette/etc., so I don’t really know what this dude’s gig is…although I vaguely remember talk of him being a “villain” (or “Viall-in”…?) and some magazine asserting that he was well-endowed down yonder (which he probably paid them to say). Hasn’t he done like, three or four iterations of the Bachelor series by now? Is he trying to become a professional reality show contestant? Guess DWTS would be the next logical step there. Anywho, the other thing that sticks out is the word “nostalgia”, which concerns me a bit…haven’t we done a ton of reminiscing about previous seasons at this point? How many retooled versions of “Hey! Pachuco” do we really need? Or bumper dances by Alfonso, Kelly, & Meryl? Give Flo Henderson a nice tribute, and then be done with it. And where’s my damn Prince tribute?!!!

Vogue: Finally, a premiere date! It’s been so quiet, I was beginning to think there wouldn’t be a Spring season. 😯 Anyway, I’m excited that they have half of the cast picked already. After what Miss Heidi and Vin posted in the first rumor post on him, I’m all on for Nick Vaill and he’s cute. 🙂 I’m excited for any returning Pros from last season….especially Gleb (sorry Rob, my fave dance of the season was not the shower dance! Are you serious? How can you say that with the level of creativity we saw in all the freestyle performances? Gleb’s other dances were more worthy. 😐 ). I really enjoyed Cheryl last season as well. I’m hoping Peta will dance, but, I bet she’ll want to stay home with baby Shai for a while longer before returning. I wouldn’t be surprised if she skipped the Fall season too. But, I agree on Sasha. He was phenomenal last season. I really hope Mark comes back. Without Derek coming back (lol to Rob not mentioning the real reason.), it will be nice to have his creativity added and I missed him. As for Theme Weeks, I’m not a fan for the most part…but, I LOVED “Cirque De Soul” week and hope they do it again. Here’s to the new season…..and to creative, well thought out choreography and, please, no MANIPULATING!! With “World Of Dance” premiering (and possibly at the same time at some point this Spring), Dancing With The Stars will really have to step up their game. Isn’t that right~ And Court…. amen to a Prince tribute!

January 12, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

HQ Photos Of Derek Hough And Julianne Hough Attending Golden Globes Post Show After Party

Dancing With The Stars Julianne and Derek Hough attended the 2017 InStyle And Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Awards party last night. See Getty and Pure Derek Hough for even more photos. You can also watch Julianne getting ready in a video below (thanks to Jennie for the heads up).

January 9, 2017 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 Judge Julianne Hough Works Out With Good Morning America – Videos

Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough worked out with Good Morning America today on their show and Facebook page. For now, you can watch her Facebook workout below. Stay tuned. We’ll have video shortly of her segment with Good Morning America courtesy of @Idolxfactor1.

ETA: Below is the GMA segment with Julianne. She has such good fitness and diet ideas as always. Note how Laura comments how the Move Beyond Live On Tour is almost sold out. If you don’t have tickets yet, do so soon HERE.

January 4, 2017 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.

See Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough’s New Home

Would you like to see the inside of Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough’s new home? If so, you can see some beautiful photos at People. Below she talks on the decor….

Hough is also more interested in the story her decor tells, rather than the of-the-moment trend it might embody.

“I like it when you can’t tell an object’s age, when you don’t know whether it’s brand new or a century old,” she says.

And though the star is no stranger to ginormous gowns, she’s surprisingly more obsessed with home goods than wearable ones. “I’ll browse a furniture store over a clothing store any day,” Hough says. “I appreciate a vase, chair, or table for how much effort went into making it.”

Awesome! I love it. For more, see People. Be sure to pick up the January edition of Better Homes and Garden Magazine to view even more.

December 21, 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 Announce New Tour (Ticket Information)

This morning on Good Morning America, Julianne and Derek Hough announced their new “Move Beyond Live On Tour” which will take place this Spring. Video below. For scheduling and ticket information, see this link (be patient as they add more cities and info). Exciting!!! Thanks to @idolxfactor1 for recording. For more interviews today with Derek and Julianne, see Pure Derek Hough.

December 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.

What Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough Would Like Her Wedding To Smell Like

Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough gives some hints to US Weekly on her wedding. Note how she’d like it to be “woodsy”. This sounds beautiful….

“I literally have every designer you can think of on my wedding Pinterest board,” Julianne Hough, engaged to NHL fiancé Brooks Laich, tells Stylish. “Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Elie Saab … the list goes on.”

Although the Dancing With the Stars judge, 28, admits she’s “totally behind” on planning (“It’s so funny, last year we were like, ‘We’ll take a year to do this’ and then this year we’re like ‘Maybe we should take another year’”), she has already made up her mind on what she wants her wedding to smell like. “It will probably be outdoors because we’re such outdoorsy people, so I want it to smell woodsy, fresh with florals and campfire-esque,” she says. Totally dreamy, right?

Lots more at US Weekly including her love for Giorgio Beverly Hills Glam.

December 9, 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 Dazzles In Gold At The 2016 TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Fundraiser – HQ Photos, Video

Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough attended the 2016 TrevorLIVE Fundraiser last night in Los Angeles, California. She spoke at the event as well. Below are some photos from Getty Images. Beautiful!!

December 5, 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.

What is Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough up to?

Now, THIS ONE we may have an answer to.

Over the weekend, Julianne posted a photo on her instagram, which immediately had people guessing that she will be doing a live action Barbie movie, or a Legally Blond reboot. Today, she added 2 more photos.

Also today, it’s announced here that Giorgio Beverly Hills will be launching a new fragrance promotion, with Julianne Hough as the new face of Giorgio!

Welcome to the magnetic, extravagant world of Beverly Hills, the world’s premiere spot for towering palm trees, warm West Coast winds and endless California luxury. In 1981, Giorgio Beverly Hills® burst onto the scene with its bold, timeless fragrance of the same name to celebrate the luxurious, one-of-a-kind Beverly Hills experience. Described by some as the ‘scent of the century,’ it was worn by the famous and fashionable.  Now, in celebration of its 35th anniversary, the iconic brand unveils the new Giorgio Beverly Hills® Glam and announces Emmy-Award winner Julianne Hough, a true triple-threat in the worlds of film, television, and music, as the face of the Giorgio Beverly Hills® Fragrances.

See the link above for more on the perfumes!

As always, BIG thank you goes to Miss Vogue who helps me out with all of the photos.

ETA: If you go to Julianne’s instagram, you can see the full Ad. It’s awesome.

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November 28, 2016 I Written By

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DWTS Julianne Hough And Derek Hough Perform On Thanksgiving, Begin The Holidays

Were you all able to see Derek Hough perform with the cast of “Hairspray Live” in the Thanksgiving Day Macy’s Parade? If not, you can watch the fun performance below (thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording). “Hairspray Live” is going to be a blast to watch on December 7th. Derek and Julianne also hosted the Disney Holiday Christmas last night. Teaser below. For more coverage including more performance videos, screen caps, and more, see Pure Derek Hough. Miss Heidi was one busy girl yesterday and Pure Derek Hough is Christmas candy to get our holidays started

November 25, 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.

Julianne Hough Chats On The Dancing With The Stars Finals At The American Music Awards

Julianne Hough was interviewed on the AMA’s Red carpet tonight. She chats on the Finals of Dancing With The Stars. She looks gorgeous as always too.

November 20, 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.