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Dancing With The Stars Producer Conrad Green Says The Dance Duel Is Gone And More

Entertainment Weekly has a great Fall TV Preview for some returning reality shows. It gives some little hints for what to expect including Dancing With The Stars. Guess what? There will be “NO DANCE DUELS” for the new Dancing With The Stars All Star season. Producer Conrad Green says they are going to make the whole season about celebrating the past. They plan to make the game harder and more bold with celebrities at times. Hmmm? Below is more…

What To Expect This Season: The Dance Duel is gone, but 13 familiar faces return for the first-ever All-Star season. We’ve got winners and runners-up, original partners and some all-new pairs — and even more former contestants will perform on the Tuesday results shows.

Green says: ”We’ll probably try to change up the competition slightly to reflect the fact that all of our stars have done this before — so we’ll try and make the game a little bit harder, or get a little more bold with the celebrities at times. We’re going to try to make the whole season a celebration of the past.” —Annie Barrett

You can read more of Entertainment Weekly’s Fall TV Preview here. Thanks to Evaine for the heads up on this news!!! I have one thing to say…. THANK GOODNESS FOR NO MORE DANCE DUELS! Let’s get Miss Heidi’s thoughts….

Heidi: Thank you baby Jesus! So, did he figure out on his own that the dance duels were a horrendous idea or did he actually hear lots of bitching from the judges and fans? Or all of the above? The judges never really seemed pleased with the idea and really, did it ever work as they intended it to work?? This season would only be worse, since some of the better dancers (Sabrina, Kelly) could have smaller fanbases than some of the lesser dancers (Bristol, Pam). Can you see Sabrina and Kelly in a dance off?? Sabrina might be better, but I would bet she has less draw than Kelly.  Or even worse, what if some crazy set of circumstances pitted Drew against Joey??  Shawn against Drew??  It had the potential of being a train wreck, not to mention that I don’t know anyone who actually thought they were a good idea. Let the dances and the votes stand on their own.

But what the hell does he mean when he said “a little more bold” with the celebrities??  Even MORE manipulative packages?? Scanty clothing?? What does that mean??  As for making the game a little bit harder – well sure, as long as it’s logically harder. Like the judging being tougher, holding them to the standards of the dance more, or even eliminating the stupid “no lift” rule.  But really, when Conrad starts talking like this, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit nervous.  His track record ain’t that great. :-)

September 9, 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.

More DWTS Season 15 Rehearsal Arriving Coverage And Photos In Rehearsals

PopTVDotCom covers some of our couples arriving to rehearsals. I don’t know where Henry is, but, this Steve is a hoot.

Also, don’t miss seeing a great photo album of the couples arriving at rehearsals at Pure Derek Hough (our Miss Heidi provides all things HEATASTIC on Derek!), Zimbio Pictures, and I Need My Fix (thanks to @Elara38 for this link). Below is Kelly Monaco! I love her Aviators!

Also, below is Cheryl and Emmitt in Dallas in rehearsals thanks to Emmitt’s facebook.

Bristol posted this first rehearsal pic at her blog in case you didn’t get to see it.

And that is all for now. 15 more days until the real deal!

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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.

ABC Releases Promo Video For DWTS All Stars Pamela Anderson And Tristan MacManus

Steamin’ up the screen, fun, smooth, and beautiful as ever! ABC has now released a new promo video for Dancing With The Stars All Star couple Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus! You can watch the new promo at the Dancing With The Stars Official facebook here.

Wow, I’m totally stunned. I WANT MORE OF THESE TWO!! Who’s with me?

September 6, 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.

“Behind the Scenes” Of The DWTS Season 15 All-Star Promo Shoot (Video)

OMG. I am so enjoying these daily pushes by ABC! Are you ready for this one? Well, take a look thanks to TPTB!!

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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.

Shawn Johnson, Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson, Tristan MacManus Remark On DWTS15, Sign Autographs For Fans

X17 has some more video footage of the stars of Dancing With The Stars Season 15 leaving rehearsals. Kirstie, Pam, and Shawn all sign autographs for fans. When asked on the season, Shawn remarks, “they are all going to be amazing this season.” When asked on Maks, Kirstie says, “Yes, he’s the best.” Also, you can see some new pics of Pamela and Tristan at X17 here. Heidi has some great new takes of Derek and Shawn at Pure Derek Hough as well. 18 more days. I’m counting. Good Morning! :D

Here is Tristan signing autographs as well. He says he and Pamela have the Cha Cha for their first dance…

ADDING: Below is a video with Apolo too talking of his Cha Cha and the Olympics…

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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.

More Dancing With The Stars All Star Title Shoot Interview Footage (Video)

ET Online has posted some video footage from the Dancing With The Stars All Star title shoot interviews. The contestants talk of why they did the show again, the importance of winning the mirror ball, their relationships, and much more. Check it out below or you can see and read on it at the link. We finally get to see Kirstie too!! 19 more days, Everyone!

September 5, 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.

More DWTS All Star Arrival Pics, Location Of Where Couples Are Rehearsing Video

Wow, there are so many awesome pictures coming out of the Dancing With The Stars All Star couples now. I hope you are following them at twitter as they’ve been posting pics and instagrams almost daily such as the pic of above of Chelsie and Helio. Pure Derek Hough, X17 Online, DWTSSeason13 Facebook, and the Daily Mail also have some fun takes they are featuring today of some of the couples arriving to and at rehearsals.

Ryan Seacrest talked about where the couples are rehearsing in the video below. Note how Emmitt and Cheryl will be staying in Dallas every week to rehearse except for show days. Melissa and Tony are also in Dallas currently. According to twitter, Anna and Drew are in Ohio rehearsing. Mark and Bristol will rehearse in Alaska. Things are really starting to heat up!! Geez, I don’t think I can stand this wait much longer? 8O

September 4, 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.

Pictures Of First DWTS All Stars Rehearsal Arrivals And More Part 2

New pictures of our pros and all star celebrities are really starting to surface now as they all hit Dancing With The Stars rehearsals for the first time this week. Below is Joey, Kym, and Peta arriving to the studio over the weekend. You can see loads more pics of Gilles, Apolo, Kirstie, Karina, Maks, and Val at X17. Also, don’t miss following them all at twitter if you can because they are starting to post pics and instagrams there too such as this new pic of Melissa with Tony and this pic of Cheryl, Emmitt, and his daughter yesterday. So cute!!

September 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.

E Online Goes Behind The Scenes At Dancing With The Stars Season 15 Title Shoots

22 days and counting! Is this wait going to be pure agony for you like it is for me? 8O Here’s a little teaser. We’ve kind of seen a lot of these scenes already, but, it’s fun to watch none the less. From E Online behind the scenes at the Title shoots, you can watch their coverage here.

September 2, 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 All Stars Las Vegas Odds After Announcement Of Wildcard Couple

So, now that the 13th couple has been announced for the Dancing With The Stars All Star Season, let’s see what the odds makers in Las Vegas have to say about it. Below is a run down of the Las Vegas Odds from a previous posting when we first found out who would be dancing. After that is the NEW Las Vegas Odds from Sports Bovada. Note how they still have Pamela coming in last. They’ve also lowered Bristol and Melissa. Helio and Apolo have been switched around with Apolo at the top.

First preliminary Las Vegas Odds the before 13th couple was announced:

Helio Castroneves 9/2
Apolo Anton Ono 5/1
Emmitt Smith 6/1
Shawn Johnson 6/1
Drew Lachey 7/1
Joey Fatone 7/1
Kelly Monaco 15/2
Gilles Marini 10/1
Kirstie Alley 10/1
Melissa Rycroft 12/1
Bristol Palin 15/1
Kyle Massey/Sabrina Bryan/Carson Kressley 20/1
Pamela Anderson 25/1

New preliminary Las Vegas Odds AFTER the 13th couple was announced:

Apolo Anton Ono 9/2
Helio Castroneves 5/1
Emmitt Smith 6/1
Shawn Johnson 6/1
Drew Lachey 15/2
Joey Fatone 15/2
Gilles Marini 9/1
Kirstie Alley 14/1
Kelly Monaco 15/1
Sabrina Bryan 15/1
Melissa Rycroft 18/1
Bristol Palin 25/1
Pamela Anderson 40/1

So, do the odds makers have it right or wrong?

I think they have Helio way too high. He should be more towards the bottom. I also think they are underestimating Gilles. They are underestimating Pamela as well. I think Kirstie is going to be more of a force than many realize too. Let’s get my sistah’s thoughts because they are ‘in the know’ if you know what I mean. :D Be sure you let us know your thoughts too in the comment section.

Courtney: They still have Helio too high.  I get it, he’s a fun, popular guy - but in a sea of fantastic dancers? He’s gonna look a bit weak.  And I wouldn’t underestimate the comedic appeal of a sultry American bombshell paired with a modest, boy-next-door Irishman ;-) Not so sure why they have Kelly so high – are they banking on her soap opera fanbase to pull her through? Because I doubt it’s going to be her dance skills keeping her around…and judging from what I’ve seen so far, she also seems to have a bit of a lack of motivation to really get competitive.  Emmitt? Also too high – I think that, like Helio, they’re banking on his personality carrying him through, and seem to forget that he maybe wasn’t the strongest champion we’ve had and he’s also in his 40′s now…with a lifetime of football injuries under his belt.  I actually think they have Gilles about right – I don’t think he’s going to do as well this season as we may have originally thought, based on the fact that he seems a bit bummed about not getting his preferred partner…and the jury’s still out on his actual partner’s choreographic skills.

Heidi: I think just about the ONLY thing they’ve gotten right is Apolo at the very top (although he may not actually win) and the first five eliminations (although not necessarily in that order)…sort of. I think Helio is way too high, as is Emmett. I kind of agree with where they put Gilles, too.  More because he seems to have Brandy-itis this time around – that is, an extreme desire to WIN at all costs. That’s off putting to a lot of people.  Including me, and I love Gilles. He needs to RELAX.  I don’t know who will be the first person out, but I do think it will be one of those bottom five women they have listed…and I think they might be about right with Kirstie as well.  What you have to think about in this instance is not JUST the ability of a given dancer, but the ability and fanbase of all the other dancers on the show at the same time. That’s why I’m not sure that Kirstie is going to get anywhere near the final, let alone the top five,  and that Helio and Emmett are over rated. That’s also why it’s very possible that Pam could be the first out, followed by Kelly, Melissa and Sabrina.  But really – this season is going to be difficult to predict.  The test of any fanbase on this show will be how they survive not being at the top of the leader board. It could be as simple as “you’re at the bottom, you’re out” – and I think that could apply to several of our celebrities this time around. The ones that I think NEED to not be at the bottom of the leaderboard the first week are Pam, Bristol, Kelly, Helio and maybe Drew.

August 31, 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.