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DWTS Media Mix On Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Kristyn Burtt, Elena Samodanova, Katherine Jenkins

Hey, just some Monday media starters. First, check out Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke below. This weekend she hosted at the Grove’s annual ‘ We Run For The Grove’ to support the American Heart Association at The Park in Los Angeles, California. You can view more fun pictures of her at Getty Images.

Witney Carson made a showing at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre over the weekend as well. Doesn’t she look cute? You can see more photos here.

Kristyn Burtt was there too to interview Witney on the Red Carpet. You can also see a fabulous photo of Kristyn’s dress at her Facebook page. Gorgeous and I love her heels! :D

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Also, be on the watch for dance pro and Gleb Savchenko’s wife Elena Samodanova in the audience on Dancing With The Stars tonight!! She tells us she is wearing one of her dresses from her own collection. It’s “something very sexy and glamorous”! She will be launching her collection in mid May in India while doing Dancing With The Stars. It’s a boutique collection only and can be made by special orders. All the dresses are different and never made the same. We hope to post more on Elena and this new line in May as I’m excited like I am excited about The Gleb Colletion. :D

And last, but, not least, a big Congratulations to singer and Dancing With The Stars season 14’s Katherine Jenkins. She is officially engaged to writer and director Andrew Levitas. You can read all about her engagement at People. So happy for her!!

April 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.

DWTS Cheryl Burke From Hollywood To London, Now “Heading Back To Work”

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Pictured above is dancing With The Stars pro Cheryl Burke! Recently she was sighted at Horray Henry’s in West Hollywood, California on August 14, 2013. You can more pictures of her at Zimbio Pictures.

However this week, Cheryl has been in London, England as she’s been tweeting from her twitter account. Also, last night she was seen leaving Radio Bar in London in a form fitting , silk gray, black, and red dress. She also spent time with Katherine Jenkins and friends. Cheryl also tweeted that last night was her last night in London before “heading back to work”. Does she mean “back to work” on Dancing With The Stars? We will have to wait and see. If interested, you can view more pictures of Cheryl from London leaving radio bar at Getty Images.

August 21, 2013 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 Mark Ballas And Katherine Jenkins Dance On Stictly Come Dancing (Video)

As you know from a previous posting, Mark Ballas and Dancing With The Stars Season 14 partner, Katherine Jenkins, reunited to dance on Strictly Come Dancing in the UK over the weekend. Below is their fun performance. Special thanks to Codebear2 for sending….


Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas – Strickly Come… by Codebear2

December 17, 2012 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 Mark Ballas Reunites With Katherine Jenkins For Stictly Come Dancing Performance

KLUC’s The Morning Zoo in Las Vegas recently called Mark Ballas for a phone interview to help support their Toy Drive. They also talked about his new album coming out in the new year, Bristol Palin, and his dream partner for Dancing With The Stars. He also talked of being reunited with Dancing With The Stars Season 14 partner Katherine Jenkins for a “Strictly Come Dancing” results show in England which airs this coming weekend according to this source (is this correct Mark Ballas fans as I don’t keep up with Strictly Come Dancing. Is there anything else we should know?). More below and be sure to visit Pure Derek Hough. Heidi has some fun pictures and coverage with Mark because Derek is in London as well.

Thanks to MarkBallas.com for the heads up of the interview above!!

December 10, 2012 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 Tristan MacManus ‘Steps Out’ With Katherine Jenkins

This past weekend, a Katherine Jenkins TV special aired across Britain. It was called “Steppin’ Out With Katherine Jenkins”. To add to all the entertainment and fun, Dancing With The Stars pro Tristan MacManus joined her in a “Argentine Tango” segment. From all the dances on the special that she performed (a waltz, an Argentine tango, a tap routine and a tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers), she said the Argentine tango was the toughest since it’s “so technical”, you have to be “really strong” and it’s “the most intense”. Below is more from TV Choice.

You’re performing a waltz, an Argentine tango, a tap routine and a tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. But which of those is the most challenging?

I think probably the Argentine tango is the toughest. It’s so technical and you have to be really strong. It’s the most intense. But I was lucky because I had one of my dance partners from America, Tristan MacManus, over, so I did the tango with him.

You can read more on the special at TV Choice. You can also see a fun picture of Katherine and Tristan. And here is the dance at the 35:00 minute mark….

Wow, these two make a hot dance pairing and maybe even more so than she and Mark Ballas? I love her lines and extensions with Tristan’s height and longer legs. Beautiful and so passionate!

Special thanks to Darren Hughes You Tube for the video!

December 4, 2012 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 All Stars Week 2: One Hour Special, Performers, And Other Details Announced

According to Zap2It, there will be a one hour special before the results show on Tuesday where “the judges will select and introduce past routines from the All-Stars’ previous seasons” and then the All Stars “will recount and comment on selected routines”. As previously reported, Katherine Jenkins will be performing and her special guest is ….Plácido Domingo. Note how Cher Lloyd will be performing as well. Lacey and Benji Schwimmer, the troupe, and more will be dancing in a teaser for Week 3’s “Iconic Dance Night”.

“Episode 1502 & 1502A” – Monday’s performance show showcases the remaining 12 All-Star couples dancing either the Jive or the Quickstep, live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In a one-hour special, “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars — Defining Dances,” airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), the judges will select and introduce past routines from the All-Stars’ previous seasons, ultimately defining the winning attributes that each All-Star demonstrated in these performances. The All-Stars will recount and comment on their mindsets during these selected routines. Following the special, the “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars: The Results Show” on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) will feature Katherine Jenkins, last season’s finalist and classical singer, who returns to the ballroom as a special musical guest. She will be taking the stage with Plácido Domingo, performing “Come What May,” featured on Domingo’s new album, “Songs,” out October 16th. Their stunning duet will be accompanied by pro dancers Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Anna Trebunskaya. Also taking to the “Dancing with the Stars” stage is 19 year-old pop powerhouse Cher Lloyd, performing her hit single, “Want You Back.” Her latest album, “Sticks + Stones,” releases October 2nd.

Tuesday night’s exciting lineup continues with the season’s first “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance, a futuristic standoff featuring some of the world’s most talented dancers battling for dance floor supremacy. The performance is choreographed by Shannon Mather, spotlighting Blake McGrath, Ian Eastwood and Tyne Stecklein leading their groups in an epic performance. We will also tease week 3’s “Iconic Dance Night” with a medley of iconic routines from seasons past, performed by The Troupe as well as talented dancers Anya Garnis, Jaymz Tuaileva, Lacey and Benji Schwimmer. And before night’s end, the second couple of the season will be eliminated.

September 28, 2012 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.

Katherine Jenkins And Surprise Guest To Perform On Dancing With The Stars

Get ready, according to a tweet made by Katherine Jenkins last night, she’s going to perform on the Results show next week. Any guesses or knowledge on who the “secret guest” might be or what they will perform? I think it would be cool to see Mark or Derek perform with her, but, I’m not sure the wording of this tweet fits that scenario?


Excited 2see my DWTS family when I sing on the results show nxt wk.. And will be bringing another dear friend 2 perform too! #SecretSurprise
@KathJenkins
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Thanks so much to PureDWTS Matt for passing along this information to Courtney. Stay tuned. We hope to know more details on the second shows and entertainment later.

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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.

Watch Katherine Jenkins And Mark Ballas Dance A Paso Doble At 2012 Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert

Last weekend, Dancing With The Stars Season 14’s 2nd place couple, Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas, reunited to dance at the 2012 Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can watch them together again below….

July 28, 2012 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.

DWTS2012 Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, and Katherine Jenkins Utah Reunion

What an intense look on Derek’s face, hmm? Above is Derek and Mark pictured backstage at the Mormon Tabernacle in Utah this weekend. Note how Mark is in his spats as well. You can read all about the weekend for what Heidi can gather on it and see more fun pics at Pure Derek Hough. Note how Katherine Jenkins and Derek and Mark’s parents are pictured and mentioned as well. A Hough Ballas Reunion! Too fun!

July 22, 2012 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 14 End-of-Season Award Winners: What Was the Biggest Controversy?

Other responses:

All of the above/any combination of the above answers – 17 (Sorry guys, too many different combos to list them individually!)

Derek & Maria’s kiss – 1

William & that stupid running & sliding move in every single dance – 1 (Annoying, yes, but is it really a “controversy”, per se?)

Katherine’s “injury” – 1

Derek’s behavior – 1

Cheryl’s Emmy-worthy creativity *sarcasm* – 1

None – 1

Rock & Roll Week – 1

Overstating Maria’s injuries, ribs NOT broken…hurt, yes, but not broken – 1

William wearing the same shirt in many different colors – 1 (Again, it’s annoying, but is it really controversial?)

Dance marathon – 1

Courtney: Again, it looks like we have several different interpretations of the term “controversy” here. I guess the way I interpret it within the context of the show, a “controversy” is something that occured that caused a great deal of debate and dissenting opinions on the issue – but maybe some other people interpret it as something that just really bugged them personally. I guess I need to be a bit more specific in my explanation of next season’s awards, perhaps along with eliminating the write-in category :-P Anywho! I think the results are about right on the money – I found the most prolonged, contentious, polarizing issue of the season was the question of whether or not William was getting unfairly favored by the judges and/or the TPTB, and just the judges being highly subjective in their scoring across the board.  I don’t think we’ve ever had a precedent for a situation like the one that unfolded this past season – I can’t recall a time in a past season where the judges were so blatantly displaying favoritism towards a certain contestant.  Granted, there is always some degree of subjectivity, and the judges do tend to pick favorites each season, but I don’t think we’ve seen it before to the degree that we did this season.  As for Jaleel’s behavior, the dance duel, & Cheryl’s behavior – yes, they all generated a great deal of debate and polarity in opinions, but perhaps weren’t as prolonged as the William/judges controversy.  As for the trio dance – I know some of you are probably balking at the notion of it being “controversial”, but I seem to recall quite a few debates about which couples would pick which pros and how it would be advantageous to some and a disadvantage for others, so there was at least a bit of controversy there.  Especially on the topic of who would get Tristan :-P

Vogue: I think this poll was spot on as well. As much as I loved William himself and his dancing too, the pimping was over the top. I was patient about it at first and could understand the interest in him being he was a new sexy Latin star to hit the Hollywood scene, but, the hype and the manipulation from the producers and the judges scoring and then Cheryl herself out of control took it’s toll on a great many of fans. Sadder yet, was that William himself could see it too and it wasn’t something he welcomed. I really admired his humbleness through out it all which made me a fan. I wish I could say the same for Cheryl. I’ve lost a lot of respect for her that I once had. I was also outraged with Jaleel’s behavior. I was so glad when he was finally picked to go.

Heidi: I think the top three were the only real controversies – and they were doozies. The rest? Nah.  And the write ins?? Some people need a little reality check.  :-)  Although I did snicker at the “emmy worthy creativity” one. :-)  Every season there is someone who is the judges favorite – but it’s usually someone who is the best dancer. Not this season. This season they had their favorite….and he was also pimped to high hell at every opportunity by the show itself. It was quite ridiculous.  Now can we go to my favorite moment of the season? Carrie Ann’s mouth falling open when said controversial dude took THIRD place. :-)  Anyway, after a while it seemed to be a highly orchestrated dance (pardon the expression) between production and judges to make sure this guy went to the finals. Of course, they seemed determined to get Katherine there as well (and keep Donald away), but it was at a much higher level with Willy…and Katherine could really DANCE. Madness.

*photo courtesy ABC/Adam Taylor

July 18, 2012 I Written By

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