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DWTS14 Hmmm?: Lacey Schwimmer Strikes Dance Pose With Perez Hilton

*one eye up* Pictured in a dance pose above is Dancing With The Stars’ Lacey Schwimmer with tabloid reporter Perez Hilton. Lacey attended his “Rock The Vote” Broken Heart Ball Saturday night in Las Vegas. You can read more on the party and see more pictures at Haute Living.

Note too that Perez has campaigned to be on Dancing With The Stars at his twitter in the past and recently in a new Dancing With The Stars “potential” cast column. Could this only be the beginning for these two? Ok, let’s pretend I didn’t say that. 8O ;)

Heidi’s Note: He wishes. I hope not, seeing as how he’s even less a celebrity than, say, Elisabetta Canalis. Next they’ll be casting Henry the Paparazzi.

February 13, 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 Pro Cheryl Burke Hosts The TAO A Go Go Contest At TAO Nightclub (Photos)

Last night, Cheryl Burke hosted the TAO A Go Go contest at TAO Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada. Above is a picture arriving to the even taken by PacificCoastNews.com. Doesn’t she look stunning in this bronze number (such a popular fashion color currently)? I love her long hair too which I hope she never cuts short again. What do you think? You can view more beautiful photos of Cheryl at Zimbio. Image Collect has some as well.

ADDING: Speaking of Cheryl, don’t miss her on Good Morning America on Monday morning, Feb. 6th. According to ABC Media, she will talk about her book, “Dancing Lessons: How I found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor”. I bet they will ask her on Dancing With The Stars. So, be sure to turn in!!

February 3, 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 Lacey Schwimmer Choreographs Las Vegas Show “Magic And Mayhem”

America’s Got Talent and Master illusionist, Michael Turco, and Dancing With The Stars Pro, Lacey Schwimmer have teamed up for a ‘mashup’ Las Vegas production called “Magic and Mayhem” that will debut Feb. 16 at Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops. Below are some more details from Vegas Deluxe if you’d like to take in the fun event while visiting.

The show is described as a fusion of illusions and audience interaction combined with the stylings of choreographer Lacey, who grew up in Las Vegas. “The time was right for me to make the leap to Las Vegas, and Saxe Theater is the perfect fit,” Michael said in a news release. “I am living my dream and couldn’t be happier to bring my show to the Entertainment Capital of the World.”

Theater owner David Saxe added, “This show is perfect for all ages. Its youthful energy and innovative style will definitely set it apart from the rest.” Lacey said she’s proud to add Las Vegas show choreographer to her resume. “I’m excited to be working with Michael Turco. I’m thrilled to be part of it!” “Magic and Mayhem” will run 4 p.m. daily.

January 19, 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.

Rob Kardashian Dishes On Dancing With The Stars & To Host New Years Eve Party

Rob Kardashian will be hosting his own New Year’s Eve Party in Las Vegas for those living in the area (John? :) ) at the Tyrst Night Club. Leading up to the event, the Las Vegas Sun interviewed him. Did you know Rob knew Cheryl before he danced on the show? He talks of it below as well as his journey for when the competitive side of himself started kicking in….

The Kats Report: In watching you dance on the show, it seems you got along particularly well with Cheryl Burke.
Rob Kardashian: Oh, yeah. I knew her from before. I had some friends who have done the show, so it wasn’t at all an awkward experience. It was really very comfortable, and, for me, that’s everything, to feel comfortable in what I’m doing in front of so many people. She’s a great girl.

TKR: Had you watched the show very much before you were asked to be on it?
RK: No. Never.

TKR: What were your expectations when you started considering taking part?
RK: I just really didn’t care (laughs), that was my whole thing, just to have fun with everything, and I did, because it is a show, and it’s a fun performance. But at the end of the day, it also is a competition. I started to take it seriously, but mostly I just wanted to have fun with everything.

TKR: At what point did your competitive nature kick in?
RK: I started to begin to realize that I actually can do this as the weeks moved forward, like maybe by Week 5 or Week 6, when I did my tango. That’s when I actually realized that I could actually do this, and that’s when the competitive nature kicked in … the tango is tough, but I really enjoyed it.

TKR: Were you genuinely disappointed not to have won the championship.
RK: I feel I went as far as I could have gone. I would have loved to have won, obviously, but J.R. definitely deserved it. I did the best I could do and ended with a perfect score, when coming into it I never would have imagined myself even making it to the finals.

Great interview! Lots more including his New Years Eve resolutions at the Las Vegas Sun.

December 30, 2011 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 Brooke Burke-Charvet To Co-Host Miss America And Releasing Two New Fitness DVDs

Transforming soon on Las Vegas will be the most lovely women in America to compete for the title of “Miss America”. As we reported to you earlier, Mark Ballas is set to judge. Today it was announced that Dancing With The Stars Brooke Burke will help co-host the event. Not only that, she is to release two new fitness DVDs. Here is more from Haute Living. You can read more on the show at the link. There is also a stunning photo to see of her.

Today, the Miss America Organization announced Brooke Burke-Charvet as the returning co-host for the 2012 Miss America Pageant. Brooke is the co-host of ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars” in March, having earned the coveted mirror ball trophy as season seven’s champion with her professional dance partner, Derek Hough.

In January, she will release two new fitness DVDs, “Transform Your Body With Brooke Burke: Strengthen & Condition” and “Tone & Tighten,” and her first book “The Naked Mom,” will be released in paperback in February. With close to two million Twitter followers, Brooke has made a name for herself as a trusted resource in the world of motherhood and the social media network, motivating her to co-create the website ModernMom.com, an online community for “the woman behind the mom.” As a pro blogger, Brooke offers an in-depth look into her personal life on the site, building upon her own powerful “Mommy” brand. As a successful entrepreneur, Brooke created the online store, BabooshBaby.com in 2007, featuring her popular post-pregnancy belly wraps, Tauts.

December 12, 2011 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 Show Coming To Tropicana In Las Vegas?

According to the Las Vegas Sun, plans are in the mix to bring a live version of Dancing With the Stars to the Tropicana in Las Vegas. The new version is set to feature dance pros and stars who have won the show on TV in the past. Below are some details….

Just as Vegas DeLuxe had the exclusives on Motley Crue’s new mini residency at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and our recent interview with Wynn headliner Garth Brooks, we can tip that the new dance-show run will feature a combination of dance professionals and Hollywood stars who have won — including Flamingo headliner Donny Osmond in Season 9 — and come up short in their attempts for the mirror-ball trophy.

To be clear, I’m not saying that Donny is signed on for this! The yet-to-be-determined cast will rotate during the run so that it doesn’t interfere with the new Season 14 rehearsals beginning in March. I’m also told that audience members at the Tropicana will be invited to participate in an interactive challenge during the shows — if they’ve got some skills and the chops to cha-cha onstage.

To read the full story, go here. Note how the link says this is “more than just rumor.” Wow, wouldn’t this be cool?? I hope this comes true!!

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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 Cheryl Burke Parties in Las Vegas & New “Ideology” Interview

Isn’t Cheryl gorgeous again in the picture above? Friday night, she was seen with friends Kelly Monaco (seen above with Cheryl and who looks beautiful as well) and Jenny McCarthy dining and partying at Koi Restaurant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and the Chateau Nightclub & Gardens inside Paris Las Vegas! You can see more fun pictures of the two at Haute Event and the Haunt Event Facebook page which are fun sites to follow if you are interested in keeping up with the Las Vegas nightlife and happenings in the city. :)

Speaking of Cheryl, she did a new interview with Fashion Weekly on her new Macy’s gig representing the new active wear line with “Ideology”. Cheryl talks of how Rob helped with promotion this past week and how she’d like to help with designing it one day. She also dishes on her dreams and what a good sleeper she is. More below. Be sure to read the link for the full interview.

You and Rob Kardashian must be pretty tight if he’s deejaying your party.
We developed a great relationship. I found out he was deejaying a few days ago; it was such a surprise. I didn’t even know he could DJ, but he knows what kind of music I like.

We’re at the Dream. Tell us about your last one.
I always dream that I’m being chased; I don’t know why. I’m always in the forest running away from some animal. I always wake up in a sweat.

If someone taught Cherylology like biology, what would the curriculum be?
Dancing, obviously. I’m a really good sleeper. I can sleep like nobody’s business. I’m a good girl to go out with if you want to have a good time. I know how to get down. I also like to cook.

Interesting. I never knew she could sleep like that or cook.

December 11, 2011 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 Celebrates DWTS Mirror Ball And Holidays at “Winter In Venice” Celebration

As we reported to you earlier, Karina planned to attend the Venetian and Palazzo resorts first-ever “Winter in Venice” Saturday. Haute Living was there to cover the event. As you can see from above, Karina looked so cute and festive as she mingled around and posed for pictures in a Santa hat and Dennis Bassco white faux fur jacket for QVC (I think I want that coat in the worst way?!! :mrgreen: ). She also wore Versace shoes. You can read more about the event, get some diet tips for the holidays, and see more stunning pictures of Karina here.

December 4, 2011 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 Karina Smirnoff To Attend “Winter In Venice” Celebration In Las Vegas

A heads up for Dancing With The Stars and Karina Smirnoff fans living in or around Las Vegas! Karina will be making an appearance at the Venetian and Palazzo resorts for their first-ever “Winter in Venice” event tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Karina will grace the white carpet, take photos, and mingle with fans while strolling with holiday characters around their festive holiday ice skating rink. To read more on tomorrow’s event as well as viewing a stunning black and white professional shot of Karina, visit Vegas News.

December 2, 2011 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 Search Engine Round-Up – Week of June 10, 2011

 Another week, another random smorgesboard of inquires and curiousities :-D

Are Hines & Kym secretly dating?

Erm…if it was a secret, how would any of us know? :-) I know a lot of us here at PureDWTS were definitely not opposed to a Hinenkym liason, but realistically – I’m not sure Hines’ & Kym’s lifestyles are very compatible at this point. It sure doesn’t sound like they’ve been in the same place at the same time much since the show wrapped, aside from the media blitz the week of the finale.  Kym’s been jet-setting all over the place in the past couple weeks – she was at a nightclub in Vegas last week with Dmitry (no Hines in sight), was in Tampa earlier this week to do some promos on HSN for the DWTS hair extensions line, and is doing a bikini photo shoot for Star Magazine today in LA. Hines was tied up earlier this week as a presenter for the CMT Awards in Nashville, and tweeted earlier today that he was “back home” (which I’m assuming is his house in Atlanta, and not the apartment he had in LA for the duration of the show) and his MBT had arrived. Kym did tweet that she wished she was at the CMT’s with Hines, but I don’t think we can really read too far into that, considering a lot of the pros & celebs still do attend events together after the show – Kirstie danced with Maks at his studios’ Summer Invitational. The point? It’s kinda hard to date when you’re seldom in the same zip code :-) Don’t get me wrong, it’s POSSIBLE – but I just don’t find it PROBABLE.  You be the judge.

Lorenzo Lamas

We were hearing this guy’s name left & right as a casting rumor for season 12 – so much so that we almost positive that he was going to be on.  He was going to Ballroom with a Twist performances, following some of the pros on Twitter, and telling basically any media outlet that would listen that he was “in talks” to do the show. And then – nothing.  We didn’t even see him in the audience this season.  Maybe the media took a tiny bit of info and ran with it, or Lorenzo himself talked this one up to sound far bigger than it really was, or maybe he couldn’t reach a contractual agreement with the show…who knows.  As we’ve said before, sometimes it takes a few seasons of being a rumor before anything actually happens – so I still think he’s a possibility for season 13.  I sometimes wonder if TPTB already have a cast in mind for an entire year, and then try to separate them into spring & fall casts, so that there’s an even distribution of personalities & occupations.  Or maybe they try to work with certain celebs’ schedules…something like “Hey, we know you said you couldn’t do the show this season due to previous obligations…but could we count on you for next season?” We may never know the particulars, but I sincerely doubt they rest on their laurels once they secure a cast for one season…I would bet they almost have to do some far, far in advance planning to secure some of the bigger names they’ve gotten. 

Do Cheryl & Maks smoke?

Only in the bedroom ;-) KIDDING!!! With regards to Maks, this seems to be a touchy subject amongst his fans over at maksimchmerkovskiy.com – but people are curious by nature, so to me there’s no point in beating around the bush and calling the topic off-limits.  Anywho – I guess there’s a video somewhere of him throwing a cigarette butt on the ground before entering a club or something a few years ago, and I found an old article from back in 2009 with pix of him smoking. Honestly, I’m not surprised – most European-born people I know have smoked at some point in their lives.  It seems to be more socially acceptable over there than it is in the US, although it does seem to be losing popularity on a world scale.  I would sincerely doubt he’s a pack-a-day smoker, since he’s an athlete and seems to have incredible endurance (and a busy schedule not conducive to regular smoke breaks); but he could be like a few of my friends who are what I call “social smokers” – those who only smoke when they drink or when they’re around others who are also smoking.  Whatever he is – doesn’t bother me any, as long as he’s not blowing rings of smoke in my face or trying to make out with me. :-) As for Cheryl – found an old article with pix of her smoking as well.  According to my boyfriend, a surprising amont of female pros do smoke – some of them do it to unwind (which seems counterintuitive to me, since nicotine is a stimulant), some of them do it to keep the weight off between competitions.  I certainly hope Cheryl isn’t doing it for the latter reason – although those pictures are old, from back when Cheryl was incredibly thin when she first started the show.  She seems to be a lot more comfortable with her curves now, so I doubt she’d be doing it for that reason.  The verdict? Both are likely just sometimes-smokers, if they even still smoke at all, since I can’t find anything more current than 2009. 

Kirstie Alley’s new movie Syrup

Kirstie mentioned it briefly in the video Vogue posted earlier this week. She’s filming it in NYC this month, and is hoping Robert De Niro is her co-star :-).  However, according to IMDB (and take it with a grain of salt kids, because it’s about as reliable as wikipedia – ask Heidi), the only stars listed for it so far are Kellan Lutz, Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez, and Allison Williams.  No mention of Kirstie’s name – then again,  it did just start filming this month, and it doesn’t sound like a lot of details have been released yet. It sounds like the movie’s gonna satirical comedy based on the novel of the same name by Maxx Barry, about two 20-somethings trying to make it soda industry.  Hmmm…interesting.

Are Ted & Nicole Volynets brother & sister or husband & wife?

Brother & sister. Although sometimes their dance routines could suggest otherwise…aaaaawkwardness at the 1:43 mark.

Lacey Schwimmer legs

Definitely one of the more “talked about” body parts here at PureDWTS (but nowhere near as popular topic as Kym’s Awesome Boobage(TM) ;-)), mainly because Lacey doesn’t have the typical long, lean, leggy frame that many of the other female pros have – not that there’s ANYTHING wrong with that :-D Lacey’s the second shortest pro, with a height of 5’3″ (Chelsie’s 5’2″), and her legs are noticeably more muscular than most of the other female pros.  While this does tend to make a woman’s leg lines in Latin look less aesthetically pleasing (especially when Lacey insists on wearing something OTHER than ballroom shoes, which annoys me to no end), they do have an advantage – shorter legs usually make for greater flexibility…and Lacey tends to work these dramatic displays into her choreography. I’m still in awe of the spin she did in a bow & arrow stretch position with Kyle in their rumba (3:22 mark). And short legs aren’t necessarily a deal-breaker in the professional world, either – Latin competitor Elena Kryuchkova barely stood 5’0″ (much, much shorter than her partner!), and didn’t have very long legs, and was still a world champion. 

Derek Hough bulge

I have to wonder if some of you have gotten sneaky and are just googling hilariously inappropriate things in hopes that it will lead you here and make the SERU (search engine round-up) each week :-) But alas, it popped up, it was amusing, and I had to share…so here’s the cheesecake from October of last year where Heidi & I discussed the “bulge” at length.  Other highights from that particular edition were Margaret & Louis’ costumes, the smoke monster, and Val vs. Mark…let us reminisce.  And any further inquiries about the bulge can be directed to Pure Derek Hough.  Kthanxbye :-) 

June 11, 2011 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, 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. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!