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Maks Chmerkovskiy Writes On DWTS Week 4 And The Male Pro Number, Previews Next Dance With Amber Rose

Maks Chmerkovskiy has written a new blog at Entertainment Weekly. He writes of this past week’s dance with Amber. He also writes on the Male Pro number (loveddd!!!) and next week’s dance with Amber. More below and at the link.

On last night’s all-male pro group dance:

I have to give all credit to Mandy Moore and Will Loftus. Mandy’s an old friend, and her job on the show is to choreograph one dance a week. She’s a great choreographer and so brilliant, but I feel like she just doesn’t get enough credit. As dancers, we’re big advocates for putting people in the light that deserve it, so I wanted to make sure she gets credit!

Basically the concept was, “Let’s get five dudes to dance something sexy.” But without stripping or taking our shirts off. So we got the five of us, who are pretty like-minded. Artem is already Mr. Velvet himself. I was doing my best to stay kind of moody and sultry! (laughs) I think it turned out pretty great. You know we don’t want to waste air time on a sh—ty dance number, so there’s a lot of pressure to make these group dances good. But we get to entertain on our own terms, we have this platform and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to do stuff like this every week, on a live show. There’s nothing like it!

On sneak peaks for next week’s dance:

We’re doing the Samba, so that will be a big test because it’s very active. The theme is “The Celeb’s Most Memorable Year,” which is always a heart wrenching one. I might be dropping some tears. The performance is meant to celebrate an event in their lives, so I hope it’ll be as entertaining as this week was.

I feel like Amber and I are finally entering the competition – we were sort of like that couple in the back of the class. Up until now, we’ve been, like, “I’m not sure what I’m doing… Am I in the wrong class?” (laughs) And finally we’re like, “Ah, now we got this!”

October 5, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 4 Pro Numbers – What did you think??

Once again, my jaw was dropping at such magnificent pro numbers this week on Dancing With The Stars. I especially loved these two. STUNNING!

And then there was this #awwwmoment….

More here. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 5 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Okay, so word on the street…can’t remember where I heard it…is that we’re back to Most Memorable Year. Let’s see who they’re going to hose this week. 🙂

ETA: Vogue here. According to a live chat at Hollywood Today Live Facebook, James and Sharna have a Tango.

ETA2: Val and Laurie have a Paso Doble to a slow and intense song according to this interview in this post.

ETA3: The rest of the dances and songs have been filled. Thanks to Just Jared Jr via ABC.

ETA4: Here’s the running order per George Pennachio. We’ll have to see if there are set pieces that dictated this. Calvin’s kinda hosed two weeks in a row and Laurie gets top of the second hour – very favorable spot as per usual.

Maureen and Artem – Foxtrot (song: “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay)
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Dancing 1st

Calvin and Lindsay – Jazz –(song: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell)
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Dancing 2nd

Jana and Gleb – Contemporary – (song: “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride)
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Dancing 3rd

Ryan and Cheryl – Contemporary – (song: “A Song for You” by Leon Russell)
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Dancing 4th

Laurie and Val – Paso Doble (song: “Rise” by Katy Perry)
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Dancing 5th

Marilu and Derek – Viennese Waltz (song: ““Surprise Yourself” by Jack Garratt)
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Dancing 6th

Amber and Maks – Samba (song: “Woman Up” by Meghan Trainor)
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Dancing 7th

James and Sharna – Tango (song: The Right Time” by Yves V featuring Mike James)
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Dancing 8th

Terra and Sasha – Contemporary (song: “Stand by Me” by Florence + The Machine)
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Dancing 9th

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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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 23 Week 4 – Media And Interviews

My, where do I start? 😯 What a treat it was to come home to watch two of the BEST Dancing With The Stars shows ever!! The choreography, the production, and the content was just outstanding. Sharna Burgess mentioned this week that getting ready for the show and everything the cast is doing is “harder than ever” this season. Well, the hard work is paying off as Dancing With The Stars “is better than ever” too in my opinion. The show this season is getting a huge A+ from me, but, more on that in a new Questionnaire coming tomorrow. So, be watching for it. 😉 For now, here are some interviews and media from Dancing With The Stars Week 4. Special Notes: Next week is “Most Memorable Year” Week. The show also returns to it’s one night format on Monday night (no show Tuesday).

Access Hollywood:

You can watch another Access Hollywood with them interview here.

Extra:

Entertainment Weekly:

E Online: 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 4 – Dancing by the Numbers!

Well, another night of crap ass scoring by judges who were having a hard time hiding their agenda. I mean what the hell was going on there? It’s almost like they got together before the show, had some wine and decided what scores they were going to hand out…and then several people over performed and didn’t match the low scores that were determined over drinks.

A huge problem with this show – HUGE – is the assigning of themes and dances. You give Laurie – the gymnast – a dance with few to no rules on a week where the theme whose middle name is “gymnastics”. Then you turn around and give EVERYONE else dances with very clear rules – and mark them down when they don’t execute. Of course Laurie got 10s – there was no way to “miss” a step, or have not enough body contact, or whatever. It’s ridiculous that you have couples dancing Jazz up against V.Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble and Tangos. Ridiculous. But worst of all, Val had a dance where anything goes, to an MJ song, with a 16 year old gymnast…and did we see anything close to what both Derek and Mark choreographed when they had partners with similar skill sets? Nope. Not even close. It’s a waste of a great partner.

:::sigh::: But why bother? I’m not the least bit surprised.

Anyway, I think Babyface is likely history and I’m thinking that Marilu will end up being safe. She and Calvin were both so underscored that I suspect they are getting the votes. I hope so, anyway.  Here’s where the leaderboard was at the end of the night…and keep in mind tomorrow is a double elimination. Read more..

October 4, 2016 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 23, Week 4 – LIVE BLOG!!

Site rules in are effect – don’t hit refresh every 2 minutes, make sure you’re not posting one-liners, etc. Thank you. 🙂

Well, I suspect that tonight will either be mind blowing and fantastic…or an utter clusteryouknowwhat. I’ll be surprised if there is middle ground. And after hearing Derek have to defend Julianne in two interviews when he should have been talking about his performance and being included with the elite of Hollywood, Imma be pissed if Julianne actually apologizes when she did nothing wrong. But I got 5 bucks she does.

So what happened to Tom’s Audio?? He was announcing them and then he stopped.

All Access note: Derek and Marilu make their first appearance and it’s week 4. Some couples are on every week.

Crap, double elimination tomorrow nite!!!

Damn, Calvin is impressing me every single week. That was good dancing, great choreography. Read more..

October 3, 2016 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 23 Week 4 – Watch The Dances

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 4 is about to begin. I’m going to be out of town for the shows this week. So, I won’t be able to post all the dances in this post. But, check out IdolXfactor.com at this link as Al will be recording them and putting them on his site as fast as he can. Thanks, Everyone! See you when I get back. ~Vogue xx

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS All Access Season 23 Week 4 – LIVE Behind The Scenes Coverage, Interviews, And More

Week 4 of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 All Access is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below. You can also watch it at the Official Site here.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 23 Week 4 Media Tidbits Before Show Time

Below are some teasers and media tidbits before the show tonight. Not long until show time now…

Laurie with a video diary. Be watching the official you tube page in case they release more today.

There is a lot of controversy surrounding Amber Rose’s Slut Walk. There were even Protesters. See The Daily Mail and People for more. Amber talked about having body positivity in this new ET Interview below. Derek Hough also weighs in on being body shamed by Julianne (Don’t worry, Derek. Most of us knew exactly what Julianne meant).

And here are some more Instagram teasers….

We LOVE #CirqueNight already! Come together and comment if you'll be watching tomorrow at 8|7c. #DWTS

A photo posted by Dancing with the Stars (@dancingabc) on

= The way #CirqueNight makes us feel! Show us your show predictions in only emojis below. #DWTS

A photo posted by Dancing with the Stars (@dancingabc) on

You used to call me on my …. at night @iamvalc #dwts #TeamValaur

A video posted by Laurie Hernandez (@lauriehernandez_) on

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Pre-Show Photos And Videos Before DWTS Season 23 Cirque du Soleil Night

Only one more day until show time!! Below are some fun teasers to keep us in suspense. 🙂

Day 3 @dancingabc with @kramergirl just look at her frame #Ballroomchamp #teamglamer

A video posted by Gleb Savchenko (@glebsavchenkoofficial) on

Official #teamglamer handshake @kramergirl @dancingabc #killingit

A video posted by Gleb Savchenko (@glebsavchenkoofficial) on

Here comes #TeamGlamer! Can you guess which @cirquedusoleil show inspired their Foxtrot routine? #DWTS

A photo posted by Dancing with the Stars (@dancingabc) on

It takes to (Argentine) Tango! Who's ready to slide into the weekend? #TeamSpicySalsa #DWTS

A video posted by Dancing with the Stars (@dancingabc) on

October 2, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.