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DWTS Gleb Savchenko, Maks and Val Chmerkovksiy Attend OK! Magazine Pre-Oscar Party

Last night, several of our pros from Dancing With The Stars attended OK! Magazine’s Pre-Oscar Event! From what we can gather so far, Gleb Savchenko was there along with his former Dancing With The Stars partner Lisa Vanderpump. Maks and Val Chmerkovksiy were also in attendance. You can view some new photos of Maks and Val at Getty Images. Photo below is courtesy of Gleb’s instagram. Adorable and it’s so good to see Lisa and Gleb together again. I’m also glad to see Gleb is still in LA being his wife Elena flew back to Australia yesterday. Can I entertain the thought that he might still be a part of Dancing With The Stars Season 18? *sigh and still hoping* All I know is I will always be a fan and nothing is final until Tuesday.

ETA: Gleb will be teaching a master class at LA Ballroom Studio on April 11th. If interested in attending, see LA Ballroom Facebook. They also have some new pictures of he and Elena dancing this week at their studio at this link.

February 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.

PureDWTS Exclusive: Gleb Savchenko Talks On Dancing, Ballroom With A Twist, Dreams, And More

Hey Everyone. Below is a new exclusive interview with Dancing With The Stars pro Gleb Savchenko!! Interviewing him was a joy. You can read all about his busy off season of travelling and finishing up his new GS underwear line. He also gives us a little teaser for what he and Sharna Burgess might be dancing to in the new “Ballroom With A Twist” show in Cheyenne, Wyoming which takes place on February 1st. Gleb also talks of his dancing career from when he was little to Dancing With The Stars. It hasn’t always been easy as you will soon read, but, Gleb has always kept his “feet moving” and never stopped dreaming, working hard, and dancing. So, with out further ado, below is Gleb Savchenko!

Hi Gleb. How are you and how has your break from Dancing With The Stars been so far? How were your holidays and what have you been up to during the off season?

I’m good thank you. My summer was very exciting I’ve been traveling a lot spent some time in Hong Kong, Moscow and now in Sydney. I’ve been finishing my underwear collection and now it’s finally done. I will start selling it very soon.

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Gleb attending the “War Horse Premiere in October courtesy of Zimbio Pictures

We hear you’re planning to dance in “Ballroom With A Twist” in an upcoming show in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Have you started preparing for it and do you know what kind of dances you’ll be doing? Read more..

January 25, 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.

Pure DWTS Questionnaire Looking Back On 2013: What are your “favorite” and ‘best of” thoughts?

Hi Everyone!! We thought it might be fun to look back on the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars (Season 16 and Season 17) to get your “favorite” and ‘best of” thoughts. As always, answer to your best ability or for whatever comes to mind first in the comments section. Also, try to answer with only one choice, but, you can name a few honorable mentions if it’s too difficult to choose only one. Ok, here ya go….

1. Taking into account the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars in 2013, who do you think deserves an award for Top Female Pro?

2. From the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars in 2013, who do you think deserves an award for Top Male Pro?

3. Now taking your top two picks from above, which pro deserves the Vanguard Professional Dancer Award for 2013?

4. The Best Dancing With The Stars Troupe Members in 2013 were __________________ and ___________________. (Try to name only two)

5. Taking into account the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars in 2013, who were your top 3 favorite couples? Rate them in order as well.

6. The celebrity dancer to surprise me the most in 2013 was ________________________.

7. The celebrity dancer to tug on my heart strings the most in 2013 was _________________________.

8. The Most “Entertaining” Celebrity Dancer of 2013 was ________________________.

9. The “Best” Celebrity Dancer of 2013 was _________________________.

Good luck and see you in comments! As always, thanks for your fun participation and here’s to Dancing With The Stars in 2014. ;) xxx

January 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.

Vote for Your Favorites in the PureDWTS Season 16 End-of-Season Awards!!!

 Ok gang, now that the hype has had some time to die down…it’s time to vote for your favorites & least favorites in this season’s end-of-season awards :-) Pretty self-explanatory – just select what you think is the best option for each category and submit it.  “But Courtney, you don’t have my favorite listed!!!” Yes, there is an option for write-ins…HOWEVER…

…after the absolute chaos that was the HUNDREDS of write-in votes last season, I’m going to really crack down on the write-in votes.  If you absolutely MUST write-in a response other than the ones we have listed (and I took great pains to include the responses that I thought would be the most likely choices for each category), you MUST do so with a certain format in mind…for example, if you were trying to write in “Zendaya & Val’s Argentine tango” for the best dance, you MUST do it just like I typed it – captalize the first names of the celeb first, then the pro; throw an “&” in the middle, and then put the type of dance after that.  Examples of what not to do: “zendaya val tango” or “Zendaya tango” or “any dance Zendaya did!!!!” Yeah, especially that last one – you get to choose ONE DANCE, not 13.  Any responses that don’t fit the scheme I just laid out are getting thrown out – sorry guys, but I just don’t have the energy (or desire) to weed through 300+ nonsensical, misspelled, & obnoxious responses.  Got it? Good.  Now vote away :-) We’ll share the results in the coming weeks.  Read more..

June 4, 2013 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!

DWTS Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower, Maksim Chmerkovskiy And More Dazzle At 20th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala

Wow, aren’t these photos breathtaking?! Last night in Century City, California, Dancing With The Stars Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Lindsay Arnold, Kellie Pickler, Lisa Vanderpump, and Gleb Savchenko attended the 20th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala “Love to Erase MS” at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Gorgeous!!! You can view more fun photos of them at Zimbio Pictures.

May 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 Season 16, Weeks 4 and 5 – The Cheesecake Awards, SUPERSIZED!!

Well, it case you hadn’t figured it out, Courtney and I got overwhelmed last week and didn’t get the cheesecake baked before the next performance show. So this week you get a supersized version – twice as b#@chy and twice as long. ;-)  Well, maybe not twice as long…there aren’t that many things funny about this show any more. :-)

Week 4

The “YO! I said Shut UP!” Award: Carrie Ann Inaba whose mic wasn’t working when she was trying to critique Sean’s dancing

Heidi: I think someone’s trying to tell her something. Either Sean has magic powers or it’s not nice to diss the “family”. Or the production muppets fail again. Take your pick.

Courtney: I think they should dream up some sort of communication obstacle for her each week, just so we don’t have to listen to her self-righteous blathering.  Maybe one week, she’ll have to phrase all of her critiques in pig Latin; the next week, tell her she can’t use any verbs; the following week, she will only be allowed to use hand gestures.  Then I’d actually look forward to her critiques – for the pure comedy they would bring :-P

Heidi: “You ucksay and I inkthay I awsay a iftlay!”

The “You don’t look like a screamer” Award: Lindsay, for screaming her way through the Paso Doble with Victor

Heidi: Hey! That’s totally not what I meant! You people with dirty minds. :-) Anyway, I’m not so sure the “I’m a maniac” method works, particularly on guys like Victor. :-) Really, screaming at the top of your lungs?? You can see her yelling through out the entire dance!

Courtney: Poor Lindsay – she’s just terribly, terribly green when it comes to being a pro.  I highly doubt that if your celeb is messing up, yelling at him at progressively louder volumes is going to help.  And really, if he’s screwing up that bad in the first place – you probably haven’t done your job as a pro and gotten him rehearsed enough.  It’s times like these where I think to myself, “Would it have KILLED you guys to just put her in the troupe for a season or two?” 8-O Read more..

April 21, 2013 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Confessionals Released For Week 4

I just love these, do you? And this one is a bit more serious than usual and rightfully so. Poor Lisa and Gleb! :(

ADDING: And here is a video for International viewers. Thanks so much to Jimmbboe for his help always!!

April 10, 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.

DWTS16 Week 5: Dance Details Revealed, Celebs Have Two Dances To Learn, Past Pros Returning

So, let’s go straight to George Pennacchio from On The Red Carpet. He talked with 6 of the remaining couples after the show last night. Note that they have TWO dances next week….one where they have two pros join them for their individual dance and a Group Number to dance in as well.

First up, Zendaya and Val! These two have the Argentine Tango next week. Maks and Anna will be dancing with them at the beginning of their dance. Zendaya is looking forward to the challenge and dancing with Maks (more on this at the end of this post too with an article from E News!).

Andy and Sharna were scared last night. They are so relieved to be coming back. Sharna then explains their new dance and how two pros will join them in the beginning. They have to do synchronized dancing with them and then they do their solo dance. It will be ‘frightening and exciting at the same time’. They have a Paso Doble which will have fire, power, and intensity and a little bit of “Andy Dick” flavoring with a character and a story. Sharna also explains the Group dance that they will be a part of. Sharna also mentions how she’s dancing in a dance number that Derek and Mark are choreographing. (they have me so excited again. I can’t wait!)

Kym and Ingo have a Cha Cha next week!!! Ingo’s back hurts and Kym tells him he has to move his hips. They will be dancing with Tony Dovolani and Emma Slater. Kym reassures Ingo that he will be ok and they will help him look good and not the worst.

Sean plans to work harder this week. He feels he disappointed Peta and wants to do better and blow everyone away. Peta explains their two new dances and how they will have to practice 10 extra hours this week for the Group dance. For their individual dance, they have the Quickstep. 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.

Dancing With The Stars Post Elimination Media With Lisa Vanderpump And Gleb Savchenko

And so we say good-bye to another couple from Dancing With The Stars Season 16: Lisa Vanderpump and new pro Gleb Savchenko. What I’ll remember about these two is they were both so refreshing from the time they stepped out on the dance floor. Many fans were wishing for changes this season and these two new faces and personalities couldn’t have been more perfect. Both were full of air, fun, brightness, class, and grace. What’s more Lisa had a wicked and sexy sense of humor that stopped Gleb and many of us in our tracks on occasion. Though on the serious side, I always thought she was much harder on herself than she needed be and in the end, this and her other commitments got the best of her. I think she could have stayed around a few more weeks if only she would have been able to throw all of those things to the wind and danced, but, it just got too hard in the end and her mind and body couldn’t handle it. On the plus and most importantly, Lisa has gained some new fans (one being myself), not to mention the new friends she met along the way, and she helped introduce us to a new pro dancer that most all of us are loving!!!! That’s what I’ll always remember about her and I’ll miss her cute little dog Jiggy too.

With all that said, here is a new interview after their elimination with On The Red Carpet….

Stay tuned. We may have more with these two a little later.xx

ADDING: Here they are with Afterbuzz….

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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 16, Week 4 – Who Got the Boot? (SPOILERS)

Wow…I’m so glad that I spent time voting for that big pro dance that Val won. Or Zendaya’s fans won. :-D  All it amounted to was a 20 second bumper into the commercial?? Yeah, I think that TPTB had something else planned and punted to the pro dance idea. Brilynn Rakes – very inspiring, beautiful dance.   The rest…will be covered in the Cheesecake. :-)

Dang, how about that – I was right on target with the bottom two but a fail with the couple to be eliminated. Victor and Lisa in the bottom two, with Lisa being eliminated.  How did we all do??

Heidi: Said Victor and Lisa would be the bottom two with Victor going home. Close, but no cigar. :-)

Courtney: Said Lisa and Victor in the bottom two with Lisa going home.

Vogue:  Said DL and Lisa would be in the bottom two, with Lisa going home.

Winner??  Courtney was 100% right, but Brilynn Rakes won the night for being an inspiration and getting to dance with her favorite dancer on National TV. I got weepy right along with Derek. :-)

April 9, 2013 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)