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More DWTS Season 21 Celebs Do The “Nae Nae” – Video

We know you are dying for more “Nae Nae”. So, here ya go….

September 2, 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.

First Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Rehearsal Photos

How about some rehearsal photos? If you go to Disnet ABC you can see some of the couples in their first rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Scroll to the bottom of the page and then keep clicking on “load more” until they all come up. Keep checking the link as they may load more soon. Thanks to DWTSGossip for the heads up.

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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 Preliminary POLL: Which Couple is Your Favorite? Who Will Win?

It’s that time again – to see what all of you made of what you saw on GMA this morning and try to predict who will win this season, as well as share with us who your favorite couple is, based on first impressions.  DISCLAIMER: if you are just here to bitch & moan about “we haven’t even seen them dance yet!!!”, you are going to get deleted.  Had about enough of snooty, holier-than-thou comments lately, and some of us are just here to have fun. You can go be unfun over there…the rest of us are having a party over here. :-)

Be sure to let us know in the comments how you voted and why!

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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!

Rob Wade Speaks On The New Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Season 21, Quotes From Some Of The Cast

USA Today has a great feature up with the new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Executive Rob Wade talks on the cast. Some of the cast also speak about dancing on the show.

Less than two weeks ago, National Guard specialist Skarlatos “was on a train in France (and now) he’s become a genuine national hero. It’s very exciting that we can have someone like this on this season,” says executive producer Rob Wade, adding that Skarlatos is representing his close friends and fellow heroes Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler.

Season 21’s celebrities also include controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen and the contest’s first married competitors, Alexa PenaVega (Nashville, Spy Kids franchise) and Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush).

Don’t expect any competitive trash-talking in the PenaVega household. If the two faced elimination, “I would want to be the one voted off because … I want him to do well. But he also wants me to do well,” Alexa PenaVega says. “We’re not good at being competitive.”

There is a friendly wager, she says during a joint interview with Carlos. “If I go further in this competition, he has to salsa with me whenever I want.”

The two actor/singers were approached simultaneously but separately about appearing. (Jewel and her then-husband, Ty Murray, were supposed to be the first married celebrity competitors during Season 8, but a training injury forced her to cancel her appearance.)

“This opportunity to learn something brand new and challenge ourselves really drew us to” say yes, Carlos PenaVega says.

More at USA Today.

Also, don’t miss reading this People article as well for a few more thoughts from the cast. Here is just a little take from the link. You know where to go for more.

“This is going to be more terrifying than jumping on top of a crocodile,” Irwin told PEOPLE, who exclusively broke the news of her casting. Still, the 17-year-old revealed that she will use this “new and exciting adventure” as a way to pay tribute to her late father, Steve Irwin.

“My dad will always be with me in spirit,” Irwin said. “Embarking on this journey, I really want to make him as proud as possible.”

Helping her along that journey will be her partner, Derek Hough, who described the teenage wildlife conservationist as “a breath of fresh air.”

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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.

GMA Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Pairings Announcement Coverage – Photos, Videos

Here ya go! Below are some photos and videos of the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Pairings Announcement! Thanks to @idolxfactor for the video coverage and here is to the new season! WOO HOO!

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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 21 – Complete Cast List Live Blog!!

Good Reveal Day morning, Ya’ll!! Finally the tedium of the Day by Day (kinda sorta) reveal is over and it will all be out there for everyone to obsess over. If you haven’t been here in a while, or have never been here before, please do us the courtesy of reading the DWTS Season 21 Reveal Day-by-Day post and ALL of the comments before commenting here. It’s not fun for us to answer questions that have been asked (and answered) 500 times. ESPECIALLY if it’s something easily googled. Really, people, google is a wonderful thing. I’ve also added links to previous posts for couples that were revealed previously, so you have them for easy reference.

ETA: Figured out why Derek, at least, isn’t in NYC. His new TV show with Julianne and Maria Menounos started shooting last night.  Yes, they turned their holiday dance battles into an ABC show. Very enterprising people, the Houghs…and Maria.  I would imagine that the pros who are not present had other plans – and the power to say “can’t do it”. Or perhaps rehearsing with the celeb out of town who had previous plans, ala Allison.

ETA2: They brought out most of the announced celebs – those who could be there, obviously – and same with the pros. Looked like Val was expecting more of an ovation.

ETA3: Okay, I confess, Paula is cracking me up. Oh, look, the last celeb is down there!

REVEAL #1 – Bindi Irwin

REVEAL #2 – Victor Espinoza

REVEAL #3 – Nick Carter

REVEAL #4 – Hayes Grier

REVEAL #5 – Alexa Vega

REVEAL #6 – Carlos Pena, Jr.

REVEAL #7 – Chaka Kahn

REVEAL #8 – Andy Grammer

REVEAL #9 – Gary Busey

REVEAL #10 – Kim Zolciak

REVEAL #11 – Tamar Braxton

REVEAL #12 – Paula Deen

REVEAL #13 – Alek Skarlatos

And here are the pairings…will update as the show progresses.

ETA: Ugh. Louis is definitely back.

The Pairs!!

Celebrity Height Pro Height Pro
Paula Deen 5ft. 5in. 5ft. 10in. Louis
Bindi Irwin 5ft. 1in. 5ft. 10in. Derek
Alexa Vega 5ft. 1in. 5ft. 8in. Mark
Tamar Braxton ?? 5ft. 10/11in. Val
Kim Zolciak 5ft. 9in. 6ft. 1in. Tony
Chaka Khan 5ft. 4in. 6ft. 2in. Keo
Hayes Grier ?? 5ft.5in. Emma
Alek Skarlatos ?? 5ft. 3in. Linday
Victor Espinoza 5ft. 2in. 5ft. 5in. Karina
Andy Grammer 6ft. 1in. 5ft. 6in. Allison
Nick Carter 6ft. 0in. 5ft. 6in. Sharna
Carlos Pena, Jr. 5ft.6in. 5ft. 3in. Witney
Gary Busey ?? ?? Anna

*My old research has Val at 5’9″ but I met him in the middle since Google has grown him since then. :-) All heights are approximate. As I noted the other day – anyone can make any claim they want on the internet.

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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 21 Late-Breaking Casting Rumors: Paula Deen & Chaka Khan???

In what is quickly becoming one of those days where the leaks and info and breaking fast & loose, E! News is reporting that controversial former Food Network chef Paula Deen and R&B legend Chaka Khan are part of this season’s cast.  See more below and at the link:

Controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen is joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars, multiple sources exclusively tell E! News.

Our sources also exclusively tell us that Grammy-winning music icon Chaka Khan, aka the Queen of Funk, will also be competing in season 21 when it premieres on Sept. 14.  ABC does not comment on casting rumors.

As with many other celebs, this isn’t the first time Paula has been asked – she apparently first got asked back in 2010, but turned them down as “fat girls don’t look good sweating”. Our own records have her popping up as a rumor in multiple seasons. Say what you will about Paula, but I love her – she reminds me of my dearly departed southern Grammy, and while her food will land you in an early grave if you eat it all the time…man, is it good. :-)

As for Chaka – I’m gonna call her “Keo bait” cause she seems like exactly the type of celeb they dream of sticking him with.

What are your thoughts?

August 26, 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!

DWTS Season 17: Rumor Video And Snooki, Jack Osbourne, Christina Milian To Dance?

Radar Online via Star Magazine is reporting Snooki, Jack Osbourne, and Christina Milian as “likely” contestants to be dancing in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Keep in mind while reading this that this source hasn’t always been reliable in the past. Also note that both Snooki and Christina Milian have been rumored to dance in seasons past.

Jack is “excited for the journey,” an insider tells the magazine. “He’s been through a rough time with his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and is anxious to prove that nothing can stop him.”

And Christina “just couldn’t say no — it’s such a big opportunity for her,” the source says of The Voice‘s social media correspondent.

“She’s concerned about juggling both shows, but she’s a tough girl and will work it out.”

Meanwhile, new mom Snooki has been vocal about wanting to be on Dancing With The Stars, revealing last March, “I feel like I’m a good dancer. I’ve got this new body. I would do it in a heartbeat!”

What do you think if true? I say YES to Jack and Christina, but, please NO to Snooki! More at Radar Online and thanks to @DWTSgossip for find.

Also, Dee @upclose22 found this little Hollywood Scoop segment on the circulating rumors we’ve heard before. Like many of you, I can’t get use to the idea of Farrah and Tan Mom dancing. HELP!! cryingsmilie lol Thanks Dee!

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

DWTS 17 Rumors: Farrah Abraham, Patricia Krentcil, Bella Thorne, Seth MacFarlane, WWE Superstar to Dance?

Hollywood Life is kicking around a few more names for the rumor mill for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. Some of them, we’ve reported already: John Stamos, Paula Deen, and Jason Varitek. However, take a look at the other new names to add: Farrah Abraham (who?), Patricia Krentcil (who?), Bella Thorne (again who?), a WWE superstar(who could this be? In the past we’ve seen Shelley Martinez, Maria Kanellis, and the Real Melina rumored or campaigning to dance …not that this means anything?) and Seth MacFarlane(ok, so this might be a good one!).

So far, they are awaiting confirmations from John Stamos, former baseball player Jason Varitek, Paula Deen, Backdoor Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil, a WWE Superstar, Bella Thorne and Seth MacFarlane! They are hoping for confirmations soon, but it’s coming down to the last minute. None of these people are definites, but they have been asked and it’s in their hands,” a source close to production tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.

Seeing Uncle Jesse shake his hips on the dance floor, sans shirt, would certainly help us feel a little bit better about Sean’s absence from the dancing competition series. And we have a feeling that Farrah knows a thing or two about doing the tango on camera.

You can read the full article at Hollywood Life. Note that this site isn’t reputable of being correct on their rumors, but, it can go either way. Remember this post from last season? As Heidi likes to say, “you be the judge”.

August 21, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 17 Rumor: Things That Make You Go “Hmmmm”: Martha Stewart And Jesse Ventura?

Ok, so this is most likely absolutely NOTHING! But, Heidi and I are giggling over this possibility and hey, it was a tweet much like this for how Heidi started wondering about Hines Ward and if he was dancing on Dancing With The Stars…and the rest is history.

What are we talking about? LOL! Well, today an author named Theodore Carl Soderberg tweeted this tweet naming Martha Stewart and Jesse Ventura as possible contenders for Dancing With The Stars.

MarthStewartJesseVentura

Again, this is probably nothing. There isn’t anything out there to support it for what we can find so far except that Martha was seen sitting in the audience at Dancing With The Stars in 2010. At the time, she tweeted that it was for a taping and not that she was dancing. Also note that Martha has been a big supporter of dancing and dance segments on her show.

As for Jesse, we can’t find anything out there except that he talked of Martha most recently in an interview about Whistle Blowers.

So yeah, all of this is most likely nothing and yet, the thought of Martha and Jesse possibly dancing is interesting and hey, you never know, right? Also, it fits the “controversial” rumors we’ve been receiving lately.

Heidi, what do you think? LOL!!

Heidi: Hilarious. As Vogue said, we’re thinking the dude is joking and that it’s nothing….but we’ve seen random, one off tweets turn into reality before.  Still kicking myself over the Hines Ward thing. So, because of that and a couple other incidences, we kinda made a vow that we’d post stuff that seemed odd and even unlikely.  But hey, you never know – both would in the vein of what the producer appear to be looking for, if Paula Deen and Geraldo both turning them down recently is true.   Would I like to see either or both?? Sure, why not? Martha is so prissy and proper it would be interesting. And which Jesse would show up?? The Gov or the wrestler??  Heh.

Vogue: LOL! I’d love if the two danced too!! Maybe put Martha with Tony and Jesse with Cheryl?

August 8, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.