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Dancing with the Stars LOLz – You Caption it!!

Now that the season is over, I thought it would be more fun if everyone had a chance to use their lolz skillz on some funny or interesting screen caps from the show.  I captioned the first two, but don’t let that stop you if you’ve got something better.  :-)  Lay it on us in the comments (make sure you tell us which pic the caption is for, just in case) and in a few days we’ll pick the best one – by “we” I mean me, John, Courtney and Vogue. :-)  If you can’t think of more than one, tell us all – no limit on captions.

December 10, 2011 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. :-)

Vote for Your Favorites in the DWTS13 End-of-Season Awards!

It’s time once again to vote for your favorites/least favorites in our semiannual end-of-season awards! While Heidi & I’s cheesecake awards are more humorous (and just bestowed by she & I), this is a chance for you guys to weigh in on the bests and worsts of this past season, and for us to be a bit more serious.  To see examples of past award winners, check out the results of the season 11 & 12 end-of-season awards.

Of course, there are some guidelines before you vote.  Keep in mind that we tried to pick the most likely candidates for each category – ones that we felt most of you would probably pick, if asked.  There is no point in listing a dance like Ron & Peta’s cha-cha as a candidate for best dance of the season :-P However, if your pick for a certain award is not listed, there is an “other” box that you can chose and write-in your own nomination.  But be warned: if I cannot read what you wrote, I’m not even gonna bother counting it.  Spell check, kids :-) And if you write in something that’s already been listed as one of the choices, I’m throwing your vote out on principle alone – kind of like those tests that sees if you read all the instructions before proceeding.  Things were a bit less chaotic for last season’s awards than for season 11’s, but I still got quite a few badly misspelled, grammatically confusing, and downright incoherent answers that I had to throw out.  For the sake of my sanity, kids – at least try to make your choices clear ;-)  That said, VOTE AWAY! We’ll give you guys a week or two to get your votes in, and then we’ll reveal the results at a later date. 

December 8, 2011 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 Cheryl Burke And Rob Kardashian Help Launch New Macy’s Ideology Activewear Line

Isn’t the above picture sweet of Rob and Cheryl? Yesterday, the two posed together at Macy’s “Ideology” Press Launch at Dream Downtown in New York City wearing their new attire. This is only the beginning for what we’ll see of Cheryl in future promos and advertisements for this fun activewear line. You can view more fun pictures of Rob and Cheryl at the event at Zimbio here.

ADDING: Cheryl gave Stylist an interview on the new Ideology line. While doing so, check out what she says on the Elvis costume she wore with Rob this past Season.

Fittingly, on “Dancing With The Stars,” Burke designs her own costumes, as well. Although she has the Macy’s stamp of approval, the dancer is not free of sartorial missteps. “This season, when I danced with Rob [Kardashian] I wore this weird white thing,” she said, “I looked like Elvis, I look back and it’s like what was I thinking? That’s the one costume that I wish I could re-do.”

LOL! More at Stylist.

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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.

Will Dancing With The Stars Ask Kris Jenner To Dance? (Rumor)

Is Kris Jenner, Rob Kardashian’s mother and co-host of The Talk, headed to Dancing With The Stars? According to a Huffington Post insider, the show is hoping Kris will dance next.

“They have already had Kim and brother Rob Kardashian on the show and now they are hoping to get mamma Kris to swing her hips,” an insider told me. “Love them or hate them, the Kardashians bring a huge amount of media and buzz to anything they do and having Kris join the next show would be a smart and controversial move, which is exactly what this show loves to do.”

The link also mentions Rob Quivers has turned down the show for the fourth time.

“They have already asked Robin Quivers from the ‘Howard Stern Show’ to join next season, but she has turned them down for a fourth time, saying she doesn’t want to take that much time away from Howard,” a source close to Stern’s show told me. “So expect Kris to get her offer in the next few weeks.”

You can read the full story here.

So, what do you think? I ended up really liking Rob, but, please no more Kardashians for a while. Though Robin Quivers might be fun if she ever decides to give it a go.

November 28, 2011 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.

Dancing With The Stars Make-up Team Releases More Season 13 “Behind The Scenes” Photos

The Dancing With The Stars Make-up Team has released some new photos from various shows from Season 13. Below are just a few photos of J.R., Karina, Peta, and Tristan. You can view more at their new Facebook album.

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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.

How Did Your Early Predictions For DWTS Season 13 Stack Up With The Results?

1.Forecasting the frontrunners. She predicts that J.R. Martinez will walk away with the Mirror Ball trophy this season, with Ricki Lake and Rob Kardashian not far behind.

The above quote was taken from Fitness Magazine from an interview with Anna. She made that winning prediction for Season 13 in October. As you can see she ended up being dead on with it. This got me thinking about our Dancing With The Stars early prediction posts before Season 13 started. Do you remember how you ranked the contestants before they started dancing and were you wrong, right, or close?

Some of you posted your thoughts in Marianya’s Prediction Stat Post while some posted their predictions in Courtney’s Part One and Part Two Preliminary Power Ranking posts. As you can see, Courtney and Marianya were pretty close for how the competition turned out. What’s interesting is Marianya was probably the only one from almost all of us who predicted Rob to do so well….and what’s more Marianya put him as high as 3rd place!

Heidi ended up being amazingly psychic as always when she predicted Kristin to “pull an Audrina” by exiting the competition early in Marianya’s Post. She predicted the same with Chynna. Heidi also predicted J.R. to win in her Part 2 Ringers Post.

Almost all of us chose Rob and Nancy to finish last. The majority felt pretty negative on those two. To our pleasant surprise, we ended up loving them. Rob and Nancy ended up showing other sides to themselves that we didn’t know about and staying in the competition more than many of us forecasted.

Anyway, take a look back at the links above if interested. It’s fun to see how close or far we came from the results and what we (the bloggers and fans) wrote. My early first prediction for the top five were David, JR, Ricki, Elisabetta, and Kristin…and well, we all know how that turned out. LOL!!

November 25, 2011 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.

Mark Ballas And Louis Van Amstel Write About The DWTS 13 Finale

Louis Van Amstel has written a new blog at ABC on the Dancing With The Stars Season 13 finale. He describes how each of them deserved to win for different reasons: “Ricki Lake for consistency, J.R. Martinez for spirit and musicality, Rob Kardashian for most improved.”. Check out more of what he writes below and at the link. Yeah, I imagine he is jealous. LOL!!

J.R. winning “DWTS” Season 13 is in my opinion the right choice because overall he was closest to having the whole package of a champion: talent, heart, his personal story, plus the difficulty level of the choreography Karina taught J.R.

J.R. and Karina’s choreography was more challenging than the other couples’, and J.R. did deliver. He also had a few ups and downs, which showed what he was truly made of. America saw that and voted for J.R.’s devotion.

Big congratulations to pro Karina Smirnoff for winning her first mirrorball trophy. I’m jealous, lol!

Mark Ballas wrote on the night as well at USA Today. No one was more shocked to see Ricki and Derek get third than he was. Below are more of his thoughts on the night. You can read more on his plans for the off season at USA Today.

During rehearsal they had some slip-ups with a few of the lifts, and Karina was very nervous when they couldn’t nail them. J.R. came to the rescue and got her through it. These two have relied on each other throughout the season and have been the epitome of teamwork. They both are very deserving of the win!

That said, the other competitors did not make it easy. Rob (Kardashian) put up a fight; he showed up this week ready to leave with the trophy in his hands. Sometimes the pressure of the finals can make competitors crack, or it can make them focus even harder. Rob definitely falls in to the latter category. He was very smooth and determined all week, and that showed in his dances during the finals.

He couldn’t have done anything differently; he was pretty much perfect. This season was so unpredictable you never knew what was going to happen or who was going home. Maybe if Rob would have competed on a different season, he would have been the winner. Although second place is still a huge accomplishment and he should be proud.

My jaw dropped when Ricki (Lake) was announced in third place — I think everyone was a little shocked. This season was packed with talent, there was stiff competition and not everyone can win, but all three finalists were equally talented. It made for a gut-wrenching finals week. Derek (Hough) did an amazing job transforming Ricki into a dancer. Their freestyle was amazing and Ricki looked great. Her body completely changed over the course of 10 weeks. This show takes a lot of hard work and dedication, so props to Ricki for sticking with it.

November 23, 2011 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.

The Top Three Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Finalists On The View (Videos)

Our finalists made an appearance on The View as well today!! The dancing fun and celebrations continue. :)

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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 13 Finale Interviews After The Last Night Part 3 (Videos)

Yep, THREE interview posts today!! Just what you needed to start your Thanksgiving holiday, right? First up, we have the couples on Jimmy Kimmy LIVE. Never did J.R. think he’d be dancing after fighting in Iraq. J.R. thanks America for believing in him. Jimmy is a hoot as always. They didn’t burn any shoes this time.

E Online also interviewed the couples. J.R. and Karina thank their fans and give credit to their fellow competitors. Be sure to read the link for Rob and Ricki’s take on the night as well.

Aside from mirror-ball jokes, J.R. took a moment to thank all of his fans, saying, “We just want to thank everyone who voted for us for 10 weeks and believed in us week in and week out!” This is the first DWTS win for Karina, who says, “I had no idea what it would feel like and it feels amazing.”

Though she says all of the finalists are “a team of friends who compete and enjoy the process,” Karina admits it was nice to win the competition. “To come out on top at the end and to hold [the trophy], it’s so beautiful.”

J.R. partly credits his fellow competitors Rob and Ricki for his big win, saying, “Both of them did so well and were so great. It was great that they progressed because they actually pushed us to be better.”

CNN interviews the finalists and some of the cast who thought J.R. would win from the beginning and he was so deserving too.

ADDING: For all the new On The Red Carpet interviews, be sure to go here. You can view the Extra interviews here (thanks Jennifer).

Wow! Such a cool ending to Dancing With The Stars!!

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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 13 Finale Interviews After The Last Night Part 2 (Videos)

In Part 2 of new interviews after the finale last night, we have the finalists on Good Morning America celebrating, highlighting their journeys, answering questions, and dancing. Family and friends have a special message for them too…

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That’s not all. Some of the dancers from Dancing With Me Studios (home of Tony, Maks, Val, and Daria, etc) perform a Salsa and and some Merengue…

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More interviews coming. Stay tuned!! ;)

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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.