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Keoikantse Motsepe Honored To Be On Dancing With The Stars (New Interview)

Someone different, competing their first time, why not? A different color. Anything’s possible in life,” he says. “You just have to believe and have faith and hope. That’s what I tell Lolo every day.” ~Keoikantse Motsepe

What a wonderful piece at the New York Post on Keoikantse Motsepe. He talks about Dancing With The Stars and how honored he is to be doing the show. He also chats about Julianne Hough and his partner Lolo Jones!!

“Me being the first black, non-white dancer in the show, obviously there’s something special about me, there’s something the producers saw,” Motsepe tells The Post. “I’m very honored and feel very blessed about that. For me it’s about making history in my life and making history in the world.”

Motsepe, an avid fan of “Dancing,” says he was only partially surprised it’s taken so long for an African-American professional dancer to be cast in a show that has often had African-American celebrities as competitors.

“The other day I was in tech [rehearsal] and a guy goes to me, ‘Wait, are you doing ‘Dancing With the Stars?’ He said … ‘Now I’m going to start watching.’ If one non-white person can think like that, the word-of mouth is the biggest tool in the world.”

Motsepe has had to adjust to the challenges of dancing on TV — having to think about costumes, lighting and camera angles instead of just fancy footwork. But he says Jones has brought her athlete’s work ethic to early practices.

“This competition is very healthy and very strong,” he says. “We just want to have fun for the first day and see how this goes. Everyone has something different about them — there are people who have rhythm, people who are fast, people who have funny ideas or sexy ideas.”

This season also brings the return of former pro Julianne Hough, who will be a judge on the show. Motsepe knows her from the ballroom dance circuit and expects she will be a fresh addition to the panel. “Julianne being in the show is going to add a little bit of spark, which is good,” he says. Motsepe also hopes he can follow in the footsteps of Hough, who claimed the “Dancing” trophy in her first season as a pro.

“Someone different, competing their first time, why not? A different color. Anything’s possible in life,” he says. “You just have to believe and have faith and hope. That’s what I tell Lolo every day.”

For the full story, see New York Post.

September 10, 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.

Julianne Hough Talks About Her DWTS And Dancing History, Erin Andrews And Carrie Ann Inaba Weigh In (Videos)

Bring it Julianne. Can’t wait!!

Erin weighs in on Julianne and the other judges too….

And here is Carrie Ann talking about the best part of being a judge….

September 9, 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 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.

Derek Hough Interviewed About His Sister Julianne Judging DWTS, The Move Live On Tour, And More

During the Dancing With The Stars Season 19 promo shoot, Derek talked about what it’s going to be like being judged every week by his sister, Julianne. He also talked of what it was like working with her on tour this past summer. Sweet!! You can watch it at the official Dancing With The Stars site at this link.

Speaking of Derek, Heidi has been working overtime getting up International versions of some of the Dancing With The Stars videos released from this past week. Be sure to see them all at Pure Derek Hough as well as more interviews, pics, etc. with Bethany Mota and Derek. MUST SEE!

September 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.

Access Hollywood Interviews, DWTS Season 19 Promo, Promo Pictures, And More

Below is the new Season 19 promo for Dancing With The Stars. Also, for more promo shoot pics, see Just Jared Jr.. They include Julianne Hough. Beautiful!

In some other things, Deadline is reporting new additional BBC SVPs for Dancing With The Stars. Interesting!

And here’s some Entertainment Tonight coverage with the new cast…

Lastly, Access Hollywood interviewed some of the cast today….

September 4, 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.

Karina Smirnoff Interviewed About Julianne Hough And Dancing With The Stars

US Weekly interviewed Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff. She comments on Julianne Hough and how she feels about her judging the show. More below and at the link…

“I think she is a great girl, I’ve known her for many years,” Smirnoff, 36, told Us of Julianne. “I think that she is wonderful, gorgeous, and talented, but I don’t know if it’s ethical that she is judging while her brother is competing.”

Julianne, 26, was added to the show’s judging panel earlier this month, after appearing as a dancer on the competition program in previous seasons. She joins veteran judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli.

“I may be the most fair person in the world, but if my mom is dancing and she trips, I would be like, ‘Well, I didn’t see that…'” Smirnoff continued to Us. “That is my mother, and I will go stand by her side and support her regardless. Do I think it’s fair? No. But it is a TV show. That is what we have to remember. It’s not necessarily the Bible, it’s just a TV show.”

I think it’s going to be just fine. You are right, Karina! It’s just a tv show in the end.

August 29, 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.

Helio Castroneves: Julianne Hough Will Be a “Fantastic” Judge On DWTS (New Interview)

Such a fun Entertainment Tonight interview with Helio Castroneves and how he feels about Julianne Hough and her new judging gig. Check it out!

“She’s the champ and not only that but she’s a professional,” Castroneves, 39, said of his DWTS pal. Hough, 26, is returning to the show next month as the fourth judge along with Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Of how he thinks she’ll fair on the judges panel Helio adds, “I believe she’s going to be spectacular.”

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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.

Len Goodman, Witney Carson, And Emma Slater Talk About DWTS Season 19 And Other Media

I can’t figure out how to embed these videos (and I’m having issues playing them too), but, if you go Bing at this link, you can listen to Len Goodman talking about Julianne Hough joining the judging team. You can also listen to Witney Carson and Emma Slater talking about what it’s like to be back dancing this season here.

In other things, you can watch Val Chmerkovskiy playing basketball at the Daily Mail.

Also, Kristyn Burtt interviewed Erin Andrews about Dancing With The Stars. Below is her reaction on hearing about the Antonio Sabato Jr. rumor.

Right off the bat she asked, “What’s leaking? What’s going on? Of course, I am interested!”

She was thrilled when the name Antonio Sabato Jr. was mentioned to her. Andrews responded, “I’ve got to tell you I was a big, big General Hospital fan growing up. So I am not upset seeing that one.”

The TV personality also thought his shirt should come off early in the season. Andrews joked, “Oh week one, go week one. Let’s go!”

Lots more at She Knows. Can season 19 not come soon enough? 8O

Lastly, Mark Ballas will be releasing his new “Kicking Clouds” EP on September 16th. Below is the new cover. This will be on my must buy list. I love his new music. Read more..

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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.

Julianne Hough Airport Footage Before Her DWTS19 Judging Announcement

Just some pap footage of Julianne Hough at the airport before her GMA judge announcement. She’s so cute and always so polite! Here’s to more ‘Girl Power’ at the judge’s table like Carrie Ann Inaba tweeted!

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Promo Shoot “Behind The Scenes” (Photos)

If only we could be a fly on a wall at the new promo shoot for Dancing With The Stars Season 19!! So far, below are some pictures for what’s coming out on social media to maybe get a glimpse for what’s maybe happening “behind the scenes”. Let’s hope the pros, judges, etc. will tweet out more pics soon!! If they do, we’ll update this post. So, keep checking back.

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And these additions… Read more..

August 28, 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.