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Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Media Round-Up After The Cast Announcement (Interviews)

Lot’s of media to share now. You ready? First, E News made their rounds interviewing the contestants for Dancing With The Stars after the cast announcement. Derek talks of he and Amber’s rehearsals and they plan to “perform their socks off”. Jack Osbourne wants to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis and just have fun. Valerie just wants to do the show because she loves to dance. She also wants to remind others to keep moving and keep living. Lots more below. Stay tuned. We may have more with E News later.

Secondly, below is Extra with some interviews with some of the cast. Note how Derek and Amber say they have a Cha Cha for their first dance. Elizabeth says she’s sore in places she never thought existed. Karina says she and Corbin feel beat up after 4 days of rehearsals so far. Bill Nye says it’s up to his partner if he goes shirtless. Hilarious.

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Jack Osbourne tells Access Hollywood that his sister Kelly told him to “dive right in” and “embrace the sparkles and spandex” when taking on Dancing With The Stars. Jack says he wanted to do Dancing With The Stars because it’s an interesting opportunity and also for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness. When asked, his partner Cheryl Burke says she is very impressed with his dancing so far and he can kick higher than she can. Their first dance is a Fox Trot. Great first interview!!!

And lastly, be sure you head over to On The Red Carpet at this link. They have even more title shoot photos of the cast with individual pics!!! Which are your favorites? I love them all. Also, Pure Derek Hough has some cool media up too including a cool interview up with Mario Lopez and Derek Hough. He talks of “Family Dance Off” and the new season of Dancing With The Stars.

Shew, what a day!! ;) xx

ADDING: As promised, here are more interviews with E News…

Also, be sure to tune into a LIVE chat with Steph Pham talking with Kristyn Burtt about the new cast here if interested. Thanks to Lori for the heads up!

ADDING2: Access Hollywood has just posted more interviews. I haven’t begun to listen to them all yet, but, you can listen to them all at this link!!

September 4, 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 Executive Producer Conrad Green And Cast Comment On Dancing With The Stars Season 17

And the fun has just begun!!! USA Today has a cool piece up with quotes from the new cast of Dancing With The Stars and why they decided to dance, etc. Dancing With The Stars producer Conrad Green also comments on the cast. Below is a take.

“I feel like it’s one of the best (fields) we’ve had in years. Every single person justifies their place,” executive producer Conrad Green says of the new dancing dozen. “We wanted to get people with compelling stories. We wanted to get people who will be able to put on a show for us. We wanted something that would appeal to every age of the family and we’ve got that with this cast.”

A strong field could help the long-running dance competition as it shrinks from two shows a week to one, eliminating the Tuesday results show.

“It’s a critical season for us. We’re going to one night a week. We really want to make a bang with it and we know the single biggest determining factor in how well the show does is the cast,” Green says.

The new dancers are excited about the opportunity.

“I’ve always been a fan of the show and I am in the best shape of my life, so I feel if I can lose 50 pounds in six months, I can learn the waltz,” says Polizzi, who gave birth to son Lorenzo last year, in an e-mail.

Standing out among the stars is Harper, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, who in March said her life expectancy was three months. However, she is close to remission, a doctor says in an upcoming NBC special.

“She’s feeling great at the moment. Her treatment is working out wonderfully. I think she’s very much seizing life and doing things she wants to do and trying to give a positive message to people who are suffering from some of these terrible illnesses, that you can still get out and do things and really make the most of the time you have,” Green says of the 74-year-old actress, who was a dancer in her 20s. “It’s an incredibly positive and quite moving story.”

So exciting! You can read the story in full at USA Today.

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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.

DWTS17 Why Some Of The Rumored Contestants Might Be Dancing, Predictions, And More

Hey All! Hollywood Life has an article up surrounding the new rumors of who is dancing this season. It mentions who they think is dancing and some of the “reasons” why. Here is quote from one of their “inside” sources.

Amber Riley is doing the show to lose weight, dedicate her season to Cory Monteith and start fresh now that she’s no longer on Glee. This was the next logical move in her eyes. Christina Milian is no longer on The Voice and she’s looking to release more music in the near future, so she wants this to be the stepping stone. Elizabeth is a tremendous dancer and might be the first Saved By The Bell alum to win the show. And if she is paired with Derek [Hough] or Mark [Ballas], [her winning] could be automatic.

More at Hollywood Life including possible pairings and even a prediction by producers of Christina and Elizabeth being in the finals.

I never know what to believe when it comes to “inside sources”, but, it’s fun to speculate none the less. I also have a hard time believing that producers have already predicted who will be in the finals. Oh well.

August 29, 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.

Add Valerie Harper, Corbin Bleu, Lea Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, And Keyshawn Johnson To The DWTS Season 17 Rumor Mill

What a big rumor day and finally finally something from TMZ which has been a good source for Dancing With The Stars rumors in the past (even still, take all rumors with a grain of salt until the Dancing With The Stars cast announcement). Adding to the rumors we reported earlier today of Christina Milian, Snooki, and Amber Riley, add Lea Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, and Keyshawn Johnson to the rumor mill.

Remini filed a missing persons report regarding Shelly’s disappearance in July, demanding answers, and the Church was NOT pleased … ripping the actress for her wanton betrayal.

FYI, police claim they made contact with Shelly in the wake of Remini’s report and determined Remini’s concerns were “unfounded.” Eerie.

In addition to Remini and Snooki, our sources say Elizabeth Berkley, Amber Riley from “Glee,” Christina Milian, and Keyshawn Johnson will also be on the show.

More at TMZ.

Too fun. Oh, how I’d love it if it’s true about Elizabeth Berkley! Wow!!

UPDATE: TMZ is also reporting that Valerie Harper is dancing as well and she and her partner Tristan have been practicing for two days. Wow, I love her too and I admire her so much for taking on dancing despite her cancer scare.

Doctors gave her roughly until June to live … but it’s already August, and we’ve learned she’s doing so well she is set to appear on the upcoming season of “Dancing,” an extremely physically-demanding reality show.

We’re told Valerie and her partner Tristan have already been practicing for two days, and she’s surprisingly good. Our sources say she’s completely self-sufficient and doesn’t need any special assistance … at least so far.

UPDATE2: And now we’re hearing that Corbin Blue is dancing as well. What an exciting rumor day!!

UPDATE3: Note that Keyshawn Johnson has been removed from the first TMZ link.

August 28, 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.