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November 9, 2015 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.

Entertainment Tonight Promo For DWTS Week 9 – Interviews And More

Now this is good promo….

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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.

Mark Ballas And BC Jean To Perform In The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

If you live in the Los Angeles area, be sure to attend the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Lot’s of artists are on tap to sing including Mark Ballas and BC Jean. Below is more information from BroadwayWorld.com. Note how the parade will also be aired on TV on the CW Network on Friday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET and PT.

The 84 th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas celebration in America, announces their 2015 entertainment lineup. The musical performances will be featured on two separate stages during the parade and national telecast, and will include the following artists: Clay Aiken; India.Arie; Band of Merrymakers featuring Mark McGrath, Natasha Bedingfield, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra and Sam Hollander;Daughtry; Diana Degarmo; Kat Graham; Candice Glover; Taylor Hicks; Alexander Jean featuring B.C. Jean and Mark Ballas; Sean Kingston; Heather Russell; Ruben Studdard; and Ace Young. Performances will feature the Marine Toys for Tots program, which is essential in providing gifts to less fortunate children everywhere.

The 84 th Annual HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE will premiere as a two-hour special on The CW Network on Friday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. Long-time parade partner Hallmark CHANNEL will air multiple runs beginning Saturday, December 19 on their Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. The parade will also air to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide on American Forces Network. Media partners for this year’s parade include Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Variety, KTLA, Radio Disney, Hallmark CHANNEL and KOST.

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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 21, Week 9 (Lame) Promo – Only Three Weeks Left!

I’m not a Tamar/Val fan, but they are getting a real hatchet job here. Tacky, producers, tacky. As Elsa said – Let it go. As Heidi says, let it f#@&ing go.  I totally believe Tamar when she was coached into saying that line (although Val should have warned her) and we’ve seen this tactic before.  Of course the celebs couldn’t possibly look bad if they didn’t give the producers material to use – but they’ve replayed this ONE CLIP so many times now that it’s just disgusting. Come ON!! It’s not like Hope Solo and Maks who gave the producers multiple instances of bad behavior – if there was a pattern here, we wouldn’t keep seeing this one clip over and over and over.  Is this the new era of DWTS??  What’s next? Making Bindi cry? Give Nick a blue teddy bear to remind people he knocked up his wife?? Make Mark propose to BC Jean? It’s a shame there’s no one in a romance so you can use your very tacky stealth cam.

November 8, 2015 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. :-)

Derek Hough, Bindi Irwin, Mark Ballas, And Alexa PenaVega – HQ Photos With “Chicago” Cast

Aren’t these some beautiful shots of the “Dream Team” in New York City seeing “Chicago” last night? Click the photos to see more.

November 6, 2015 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.

DWTS Season 21, Week EIGHT – Dancing by the Numbers

What a week. I don’t even know where to start with how disappointed I am in the blatant shenanigans of the judges and the producers. I’m quite disgusted. It does lead me to wonder just how scripted the judges were…and clearly, how worried they are about how they are perceived by the squeaky wheels on social media (looking at you Jules).

Anyway, it’s over and done with and despite their best attempts at…whatever…I doubt they were totally successful. Bindi’s fans are rallied, Alek’s likely are as well, Nick’s are…Nick’s.  They’re likely rallied to defend their guy for his part in the “baby shower” (tm Cidra) that was Monday night. That leaves Carlos, Tamar and Alexa pretty much forgotten in the middle. I mean really, I doubt that was their intent, but at the end of the day you have three fired up fanbases who likely didn’t need firing up – and probably not what you intended at all.

As always, I could be wrong, but it seems to me that if you were looking to shake up the leader board and give Nick a boost, you SHOULDN’T tell Bindi she’s in a league of her own, that you can’t give her “10s every week” and that you’re “searching really hard for a flaw” before giving her a nine and Nick enough points to get within striking distance of her cumulative score (which WILL become important later in the season, I’m sure). First, the fans aren’t STUPID – they see why you’re “searching” and the reasons aren’t good. Second, saying all those things makes it look like some sort of conspiracy (like, why do you HAVE to look harder at her than you do at anyone else?). Third…can’t think of a third. Anyway, why not just say her shoulders looked like a problem to you and give her a 9?? Talking too much gets these judges in trouble. Read more..

November 5, 2015 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. :-)

Alek Skarlatos, Lindsey Arnold, Carlos PenaVega , And Witney Carson: First Day On The Cruise Was A Success (Photos)

According to Witney Carson, their first day aboard the Anthem Of The Seas yesterday was a success. Carlos PenaVega also confirmed they are performing at song to “We Will Rock You”. More below in the new instagrams. Also, Mark Ballas posted a photo on instagram that said he and Alexa PenaVega were on their way to new York to meet Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin. Ok, so I know I complained about this new theme idea yesterday, but, now I’m getting excited. Dancing With The Stars what you do to me always.

witneycarson: First day on the cruise was a success 🙌🏼🙏🏼 @royalcaribbean is seriously awesome! #anthemoftheseas #thenorthstar

therealcarlospena: Last one!!! @alekskarlatos are performing to a song from #wewillrockyou on Monday night! So we HAD to see the show!! #anthemoftheseas @royalcaribbean @dancingabc @witneycarson @lindsarnold the cast was AMAZING!!

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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.

PureDWTS Season 21, Week 8 – What’s Left to Dance?

I probably should have done this a couple weeks ago, during the midpoint of the season (when I usually do it), but admittedly, time kinda got away from me :-) But I’m actually kinda glad I waited, because I think the remaining dances are going to be of much greater importance at this phase of the competition than they were two weeks ago – because with so many strong dancers still remaining, I think it’s all gonna come down to who gets dances that suit their abilities and who doesn’t. Some have several dances left that they have the potential to ace – others are kinda screwed, with their only remaining dances being ones that their aren’t likely to do well with.

Before I throw up my table, a few points of clarification: I’ve included the core 10 dances (cha cha, samba, rumba, paso doble, jive, waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, Viennese waltz), as well as what I consider to be the “extra” dances (salsa, Argentine tango, jazz, contemporary, and any other weird one-off dances – in this case, Charleston).  You’ll notice I’ve italicized waltz, salsa, & Charleston – the reason being that I don’t think everyone is going to do these dances, and they were only used previously this season in order to fit specific songs/themes. So if [insert celeb here] doesn’t get to do salsa – I highly doubt it’s going to be of much significance, since only two other contestants got to  do it and it was in a theme week. I’m not counting last week’s dance-off dances, since they were not full-length, regular dances. Also of significance: I have not included any of the coming week’s dances in the table, as we don’t know all of them – so please do not go immediately post in the comments “Bindi has Charleston! You forgot to update it!!!” I reserve the right to call you out if you do, as you clearly have not read the post…which is kinda rude. Read more..

November 4, 2015 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!

The Dancing Poetry Corner – Guiding A Star Through Dance

As exhibited on the 11/2/15 Dancing With The Stars show, this show is much more than dancing. The show was a study in heartbreak, heart-tugging, heart wrenching, stories from the heart. The show reveals personal stories, personal growth. The show has deeply affected the pros, stars, and the viewers in ways that not any of us had comprehended before.

The pros get so many more opportunities by being able to travel with their star. They meet many new people they would never have dreamed meeting before. Their lives are greatly enriched by this superlative Ballroom show. I love how the show is one huge 21 Season Dancing With The Stars Family! It is a thing of beauty to witness and a joy forever!

Were your eyes drippy and moist last night? Because my emotions boiled over like a beaker in a laboratory. A few of the stories resonated in my life. I’m sure they affected you in that way, too. A show that can make us feel something personally within ourselves has fulfilled its mission.

The opening was a grand, glorious, glamorous show-stopper! Showcased were the ladies and men pros in separate sequences. Blending together, we were treated to a golden showcase! Another choreography fabulous feat by Mandy Moore! The entrance of the couples was filled with peppy pizzazz! Read more..

November 3, 2015 I Written By

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Afterbuzz TV Reviews DWTS Season 21 Week 8: Do you agree or disagree with them?

It’s that time again! Afterbuzz TV reviews Dancing With The Stars Week 8. It’s only Kristyn Burtt and Diva Darv on the show this week. Let us know what you think as always. The video below goes LIVE at 7:00pm ET and you’ll be able to watch it anytime afterwards as well. See you in comments.

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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.