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DWTS Season 18, Week 1: Who’s Dancing What…and When??

I can’t believe Season 18 is here – seems like 17 just ended, to be honest. But only because I’ve been working my fingers to the bone. :-)  And now I’m sick, to top it all off.

Anyway. Let’s see…what do we know so far? That Maks loves Meryl and he calls her “Princess”. For real – not condescendingly, but genuinely. We heard it through the grapevine. ;-)  It appears they are getting along very well – he is pleased that she’s hard working and she seems to respond well to his style of teaching. What we also know is that both Meryl and Charlie’s routines are looking REALLY GOOD – but I guess none of you are shocked by that, are ya??

We heard one other thing but I’ll save that for another time. Ahem. Nothing for you all to worry about.  I’ll let Courtney share that one when she feels like it. :-D

So, who’s dancing what? Well, since I’ve been getting killed at work and have managed to get sick, I’m going by Wiki and by DWTSGossip on the dances – I haven’t been able to keep up and Vogue is already doing so much for me that I didn’t want to bug her with this too.  :-) The order shown below is my GUESS and until you see a dance order and phone number near the names, it’s not official. Spots 6 and 7 are likely the top of the 9 o’clock hour and is a good spot. Least good spot? Historically it’s been 3rd and 2nd – I believe in that order. Of course, there is no real pimp spot anymore since they end every show except the first one with an elimination. But it’s still the best place to be, IMO. Until we get past the halfway point in the season, these things seem to be true. Once we get past the halfway point, the order doesn’t really matter as much.

ETA: I was off by a bit with James. He gave his voting number and TYPICALLY this matches the dance order. Not always. Sometimes they switch people around on Monday for one reason or another. I’m leaving my guess number in there just to see how I do. :-)

ETA2: As you can see, I’m sucking a bit at my first guess of the season. :-)

ETA3: Hey, I was really close on Candace!!

ETA4: Just a reminder – every season except the last one, the phone number has been a sign of the dance order on the first night. So, while it’s likely that these are the dance numbers in addition to the phone numbers, it’s entirely possible it could get screwed up between now and tomorrow night. Think muppets. :-)

ETA5: So if Meryl is really 6th…who is going last? Charlie? Cheryl straight up said that she and Drew are dancing 9th, so there’s that. 

ETA6: Court hopping in to update Amy & Derek and Billy & Emma’s voting #s/positions.  Should be interesting to see who gets the pimp spot – at this point, I’m leaning towards Charlie & Sharna.  Also looks like the first hour has been loaded up with most of the “weaker” couples – the second hour looks to be pretty competitive. By the way, Happy Saint Patty’s Day and Happy DWTS Premiere Day, errebody :-)

ETA7: Heidi here with Charlie’s dance number. Seems I had Charlie and Meryl pretty much reversed in my guesses. I guess Charlie beats Maks. LOL.

ETA8: List is complete as Cody’s mom tweets his voting #.  I would assume that Candace & Mark are dancing 7th, as that’s the last spot left. 

5. NeNe And Tony – Cha Cha Cha
Dancing 1st (this makes more sense, as they always seem to lead with a Cha cha. Pun intended :-))
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4. James and Peta – Foxtrot
Dancing 2nd
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9. Danica and Val – Foxtrot
Dancing 3rd
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10. Sean and Karina – Contemporary
Dancing 4th
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8. Billy and Emma – Cha Cha Cha
Dancing 5th
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12. Meryl and Maks – Cha Cha Cha
Dancing 6th
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2. Candace and Mark – Contemporary
Dancing 7th (process of elimination)
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1. Cody and Witney – Cha Cha Cha
Dancing 8th
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6. Drew and Cheryl – Foxtrot
Dancing 9th
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11. Amy and Derek – Cha Cha Cha
Dancing 10th
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3. Diana and Henry – Foxtrot
Dancing 11th
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7. Charlie and Sharna – Contemporary
Dancing 12th
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Watch this space! We’ll add more info as we get it. :-)

ETA: a few photos. One is from Derek’s publicist, so I’m thinking that’s Derek and Amy. The other is Cody and Whitney.

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March 15, 2014 I Written By

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Counting Down To DWTS18 Premiere, Media Updates (Pics, Video, And More)

Two More Days until Dancing With The Stars and counting. You ready? In a few updates….if you head to the Daily Mail, you can view some of the cast arriving for rehearsals yesterday!! They look in fine form and ready to go. I like Sharna’s furry boots. I hope she saves them for when and if she comes to Wyoming again. She may need them if it’s anything like the last time! Snow shovel

Danica McKeller has also written a short blog at her official site talking of what rehearsals have been like so far. Below is a little take….

It’s been awesome – really hard work but fun. It’s a little strange to have cameras with us the whole time, but I’m getting used to it. :) And after all this rehearsing, I am so sore! I actually took an ice bath yesterday, which really helped (not sure I recommend it unless necessary because, um, BRRR!). Apparently athletes do this all the time – more power to ‘em, haha.

Also, Steve Cochran of WGN Radio interviewed Diana Nyad. She talks about her upcoming dance on “Dancing With the Stars”. She says the Fox trot is challenging and dancing is harder to learn than she thought. She also praises the pros for the “great athletes” that they are. I love what she says about Henry’s “strength and beauty” when he moves.

Lastly, don’t miss heading over to Pure Derek Hough for some updates with Amy Purdy and Derek Hough. Derek has written a new Dancing With The Stars blog. Also, Derek is helping with a Nike show tonight and Pure Derek Hough has some rehearsal coverage. For a sneak peek, below is a video Derek posted last night. Is this not hot?!!!

Ok, that is all for now. Vogue over and out! ;) x

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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.

DWTS Season 18 First Rehearsal Video With Sean Avery And Karina Smirnoff

And here is Karina Smirnoff and Sean Avery’s first rehearsal video. He’s kind of reminding me James Bond just like Karina remarked!! lol Furthermore, I am starting to like his “cool” expressionless exterior now. It makes him unique. Oh, and after you watch the video below, check out Karina in the Daily Mail today and how she danced with the paparazzi in the studio parking lot. Too cute!!


March 13, 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.

First Official DWTS Season 18 Rehearsal Photos Released, More Official Photos

Quick Update: ABC MediaNet is starting to release new photos of the new cast rehearsing in the studio. Yo can see what they have so far at this link. So far, you can see Derek & Amy, Billy & Emma, and Peta & James. Keep checking back as they might be uploading more soon.

ETA: And now Getty Images has more!!

ETA2: The official site has posted a new gallery for the rehearsals photos. You can view them here.

Also, if you do a search a Getty Images for each person in the cast, you can see individual shots of them from the official photo shoot. They are awesome. I have a feeling the official site will be uploading them soon. So, keep checking there too. Thanks to Gitte for the heads up!

ETA3: Also is this new banner at Dancing With The Stars Facebook not cool? I’m loving it.

March 12, 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 Season 18 Rehearsal Arrival Sightings, Video, And More

Good Morning All! To get us started today, you won’t want miss hitting the Daily Mail. Getty Images also has fun pics here, here, here, and here of Karina Smirnoff, Witney Carson, Emma Slater, and Peta Murgatroyd. You can also view Mark Ballas and Candace Cameron Bure at Getty Images.

And we can’t forget about our beautiful couple Derek Hough and Amy Purdy in Sochi as well pictured below. Speaking of….don’t miss heading to Pure Derek Hough to see them in a fun rehearsal video from Sochi. Pics too! A MUST SEE!

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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 18 “Flip The Switch”, 2nd Promo (HQ Video)

In case you haven’t seen this yet, below is a second promo for Dancing With The Stars Season 18 in high quality! Some of these faces are cracking me up!! Too fun!

March 11, 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 Season 18 Title Shoot Photos

You can view the Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Title Shoot photos at People.com in all of glory at this link. Let us know which are your favorites.

Beautiful!! I am honestly loving them all!!!

March 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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Monday Morning Media And Pics Starter

Just a little starter for a Monday wake up! If you head to the Daily Mail here and here, you can view some of the cast arriving to rehearsals over the weekend. I’m loving Karina’s hair and I want a pair of Peta’s sunglasses. :D

In other mentions, Diana Nyad was named as one of the “Sportwomen of the Year” at the LA Sports Awards. Below is more from UCLA Bruins….

In other award presentations, Clippers All-Star guard Chris Paul was honored as 2013 Sportsman of the Year and record-setting long distance swimmer Diana Nyad and Sparks star Candace Parker were co-named the Sportswomen of the Year.

Kym Johnson is in the news too! She’s going to host the 2014 PWN Awards for Pole Dancing. We thank Sally for sending us this news. You can view a beautiful poster of her at the link.

Carrie Anne Inaba is currently vacationing in Italy, but, she promises to be home soon in time for the new season of Dancing With The Stars. I’m loving this pic she posted at her twitter and facebook. She looks so happy.

And just one more thing….7 more days and counting until….

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Ok, that is all for now!! And Jim, thanks for the pic above! Awesome pose of Karina and Sean!

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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.

PureDWTS Weekend Media Tidbits, TV Heads Up, And More Wonderings

Isn’t that a hot pose with Peta Murgatroyd and James Maslow? Love it!!! In other media things to share!!! If you head to the Daily Mail, you can see some of the cast arriving to rehearsals again. You can see Danica McKeller, Mark Ballas, Henry Byalikov, Karina Smirnoff, Diana Nyad, Peta Murgatroyd, Candace Cameron-Bure, Val Chmerkovskiy, Nene Leakes, and Whitney Carson. But, if that wasn’t enough, All Access also has some pics of Cody Simpson, Karina Smirnoff, and Witney Carson here, here (Jim, will this do? :) ), and here.

Also, just some TV heads up: Drew Carey will be a guest on Kelly and Michael next Friday, March 14th! Erin Andrews will be on The View on the same day.

Ok, that is all for now except I’m kind of wondering what Tom Bergeron means with this tweet?

Spent a few hours annoying the @DancingABC producers yesterday. They’ve got some fun treats up their spray-tanned sleeves for Season 18.

Be sure to read this link for the convo that took place afterwards.

Also, what is Emma and Billy Dee up to in this new @DancingABC pic?

LOL Loves Emma’s eyes!! And this is fun too…

Ok, Vogue over and out for now!!xx

March 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 Season 18 Photo Shoot Video Teasers

These are too fun. Derek Hough does his magical thing…..while Danica McKeller and Val Chmerkovskiy give it in good form. These are from the official DWTS facebook page. Lets hope we get more and the official photos come out soon.

March 7, 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.