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Dancing With The Stars – Romeo Miller: “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish”

Even though his dancing isn’t what he hoped this last week, Romeo is going to keep trying and hope he can come out like a “bang”. He says he has never been more nervous in “all his life”. He’s funny in this interview too and he says Kirstie is his best friend on the show. Check him out on Access Hollywood.

Here is a picture Romeo posted on his twitter today saying Chelsie is “trying to turn him into a real ballroom dancer”. Look at those eyes. LOL

March 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.

DWTS 12 – Romeo Miller Says He’ll Come Out Shirtless If You Vote For Him (Video)

Mario Lopez interviews Romeo and Chelsie at the Grove for Extra. Romeo is still having a dilemma with his dance shoes and he tries to bribe us for votes. LOL He’s going to be so fun to watch on the show. Thanks to PureDWTS reader Eavan for the heads up on this video.

Here they are on Access Hollywood as well. Thanks to Eavan for sending us this video as well.

I can’t embed this video interview, but be sure to watch Chelsie talk about teaching dance to the celebrities she’s had, the hardest and most amazing parts about being on the show, and more >>>>HERE from an ABC affiliate in Wisconsin.

March 18, 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.

DWTS Season 12 – Romeo Miller Doing DWTS For The Next Generation & More (Rehearsal Video)

Special thanks to PureDWTS reader Karla for the heads up on this new video of Chelsie and Romeo. Romeo talks about his cause, his injuries, and he and Chelsie’s young energy. He says they have a lot of tricks up their sleeves including seeing his abs possibly.

March 16, 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.

Pure DWTS Season 12 – Romeo Miller And Hines Ward Getting Ready To Dance

Hines is in it to win this thing and Romeo is still unsure about the dance shoes. :D Check them out below talking on the show to Access Hollywood during the photo sessions. Special thanks to PureDWTS reader Eavan for not letting us forget this video too.

Here’s Romeo in a new interview with RumorFix as well. He says Wendy and Kendra are his biggest competition.

Edited to add: Also, here is a new radio interview with Romeo on the Billy Bush show (Thanks to Eavan!!). Check out why Romeo got pulled over by the cops. It’s hilarious!

And an Access Hollywood interview as well with Romeo thanks to Eavan!

March 10, 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.

DWTS Season 12 – Romeo Miller Will Promote Special Message On DWTS

FreddyO is reporting Romeo will promote a special message on the show and here is what it will be.

“This is a great opportunity for me to get this message out that we have to save our children, it is not okay that we have this happening in America.” Romeo points out that the average high school dropout barely makes enough money to survive, adding that an education is important for not only the individual, but the nation as well.

I never knew much about this rapper before he got picked to do Dancing With The Stars, but, I have to say I am impressed for what I’m hearing on him so far.

He and Chelsie might be a major force in this competition too. I’m really getting excited to see them dance. Bring it on I say. I love that fierce, determined look in his eyes.

March 7, 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.

DWTS Who Wore it Better? Part X – The Pre-Season 12 Edition!

So the official cast pictures were released on Thursday, and we could be like every other site and just post them for you to see…or we could have fun and do a new (long-awaited!) edition of Who Wore it Better? :-) Enjoy!

Battle of the hot pink, fringed cut-out Latin dress: Petra’s pre-season 12 photo shoot with Dmitry vs. Denise’s cha-cha with Maks in season 8

Courtney: It’s almost not fair to pit ANYONE against someone as gorgeous as Petra :-) And while I always thought Denise looked pretty awkward in every costume they put her in, Petra wears this one well – I think the color looks much more flattering on her that it does on Denise, and I love the loose, wavy hair and understated makeup.

Heidi: Well, Denise’s makeup is too over done when she’s wearing the dress – that was distracting to me. You can tell Petra is a model – she knows how to wear clothes. Conversely, Denise is an actress, NOT a model (or a dancer) and isn’t as comfortable in her skin in this sort of outfit. It shows.

The winner: Petra by a pose.

Battle of the white & black embroidered, ruffled “crotch doily” dress: Lacey’s pre-season 12 photo shoot with Mike vs. Lacey’s jive with Kyle in season 11

Heidi: You know this dress might be cute on someone else – but not many people. Julianne could probably wear it. But this is just not a flattering cut on Lacey and I don’t get why she insists on wearing it!! But forget about the dress…what the HELL is wrong with her damn hair!?!?! Good lord, you have hair and makeup people at your disposal and this is what you do? This is not “rebel”, this is…I hate to say trailer park is the first thing that came to mind!! Limp and lifeless. You look at pictures of Lacey with the very dark hair (which makes her eyes pop) and she looks gorgeous. I don’t get why a beautiful girl sabotages herself.

Courtney: *sigh* I have to wonder sometimes what the pros’ (or the costume department’s) motivations are for picking certain costumes for these shoots.  This is one of those times.  I always thought this costume was silly – I think someone mentioned the comically placed “crotch doilies” on it, and it just kinda reminded me of something a circus performer would wear.  As for the hair and makeup – oy.  If I hated Lacey’s bleach blonde hair last season, then I downright LOATHE this dark roots, light ends ‘do she’s rocking now.  Her makeup also seems a little drab in this photo shoot – I kinda liked the “pop” that the bright red lipstick gave her face when she wore this costume the first time.

The winner: Ain’t no winners here, move along.

 

Battle of the white-fringed, asymmetrical Latin dress: Kendra’s pre-season 12 photo shoot with Louis vs. Edyta’s cha-cha with Aiden in season 10

Courtney: It’s hard for anyone to hold a candle to Edyta in pretty much any costume, but Kendra gives her a good run for her money here! Both ladies look very pretty, but I think the white is a bit more striking against Edyta’s darker hair & skin.  I kinda wish they had given Kendra a more textured ‘do…maybe some loose waves or something to frame her face better than this straight hair.  And what’s with this pose they’ve got her doing? Does she have to pee? Or did she forget to put on undies before leaving the house this morning?

Heidi: That’s the Playboy pose. You can take the Bunny out of the mansion but you can’t take the….wait. You can take the Bunny out of Playboy but you can’t take the playboy out of the bunny. Happy Hour wuz gud. Anyway, Edyta wins on skin tone.

Courtney: I guess we should also point out that Julianne actually wore this dress recently for she & Derek’s exhibition performance in Hong Kong.  Special thanks to Lori for pointing it out :-)

The winner: Edyta by a spray tan.

 

Battle of the black lace, off-the-shoulder asymmetrical hem tango dress: Wendy’s pre-season 12 photo shoot with Tony vs. Niecy’s Argentine tango with Louis in season 10

Courtney: Eh…this seemed like a bit of a cop-out on the part of the costume folks.  “Gee, we’ve got a curvy, outspoken black gal this season.  Let’s put her in a costume that another equally curvy, outspoken black gal wore 2 seasons ago!” Kinda seemed like they were typecasting a bit with this one.  I didn’t love the dress on Niecy, and I don’t love the dress on Wendy.  I think I would have rather seen her in something with a little more impact – they’ve got the other gals wearing hot pink and bright white, why not Wendy?  I guess if I had to chose, I would have to give this one to Niecy – her overall look seems a bit more put-together.

Heidi: I dunno, I think the cut of the dress works better on someone taller, like Wendy. Either way, I don’t like that cut high at the hip and then long in front.

The winner: A rough tie – Wendy wins for fit, Niecy wins for ensemble.  But neither is perfect.

Battle of the sparkly, silver-ruffled rumba dress: Karina’s pre-season 12 photo shoot with Ralph vs. Karina’s rumba with Aaron in season 9

Courtney: This dress came from the season where Karina seemed to be having a love affair with ruffles – almost every costume she wore seemed to have them! Some of you may also recall this dress as the one she was wearing when Aaron had his post-rumba meltdown in the confessional :-) Anywho…I guess it’s kind of a pretty dress.  Not necessarily my favorite rumba dress (there have been some gorgeous ones over the years), but it looks nice on her. Funny how it almost looks like it’s pale blue when she wore it in the rumba, and it clearly looks silvery-white here.  Gotta love the magic of photo shoot lighting. I gotta give this one to photo shoot Karina for the oh-so-dramatic poses :-)

Heidi: I think this dress is very pretty – but she wore it for a Rumba?? Seems very strange for a Rumba dress – of course, it was a Rumba with Aaron, so that could explain it. :-)

The winner: Photo shoot Karina…because the only drama comes from her pose, rather than her unstable partner :-)

 

Battle of the hot pink-fringed Latin dress: Chelsea’s pre-season 12 photo shoot with Mark vs. Lacey’s Team Kristi cha-cha with Kyle in season 11

Heidi: Chelsea is darling. And too tall for Mark – I wish she was dancing with Derek. :-) I smell future showmance. And exploding Bristol/Mark shipper brains. :-) She looks great in this dress and is confident enough to wear it well. I predict top 3 with these two – either that or a shocking elimination. I still don’t like Lacey’s blonde hair, so I have to go with Chelsea.

Courtney: Ok, Chelsea may be the cutest thing EVER :-) Out of all the celeb ladies, I think she looks the best in the costume they chose for her.  Love the flirty pink color, the fringe, and her adorable blonde bob.  Just darling. Lacey looks alright – definitely not the worst costume she wore last season, but the hot pink with the bleach blonde hair just looks kinda…Barbie-ish.

The winner: Mark, no question. *drum riff* :-)

 

Battle of the black tuxedo-inspired dress w/ruffled neckline: Kym’s pre-season 12 photo shoot with Hines vs. Kym’s freestyle with Donny in season 9

Courtney: At first blush, this may not even look like the same costume – but if you look at it a bit more closely, you’ll see that they just removed a lot of the tuxedo details, slapped on some ruffles, and turned it into a simple black Latin outfit.  I think she also wore it for the opening pro dance for the season 11 finale. I kinda like the simplicity of it now, without all the cheesy tuxedo stuff - although the bowtie in the back is a bit odd.  Whichever way you look at it, it makes her legs look miles long!

Heidi:I dunno, I have to go with the cheesy tuxedo version mainly because I don’t like the black ruffles at the neckline or the way it’s cut around her legs in the other version. Plus she’s really rockin’ out the hair in the tuxedo version – she makes the best, fierce dance faces ever, too – as we’ve mentioned before. :-) So, I have to go with the in action shot versus the posed one.

The winner: Cheesy tuxedo Kym, for all-around fierceness!

 

Battle of the white-fringed, sparkly-neckline Latin dress: Chelsie’s pre-season 12 photo shoot with Romeo vs. Chelsie’s cha-cha with Jake in season 10

Courtney: I actually really like this dress on Chelsie, even if I never did quite understand how it fit in with the “Risky Business” theme of she & Jake’s cha-cha.  And I dig the fiercer, more mature look she seems to be sporting this season – I like the straight hair better than the crimpy ‘do they gave her the first time around, and I’m glad they 86′ed the long black gloves.  Only one complaint: don’t she & Kendra kinda look like the Bobsy Twins? White, tiered-fringe Latin costumes with rhinestone trim & long, straight blonde hair.  Wish they had put one or the other in a colored costume, just to set them apart…both are gorgeous.

Heidi: For it to fit the Risky Business theme wouldn’t she also have to be wearing a man’s dress shirt?? Or am I remembering that movie wrong?? And doesn’t it always seem to come back to hair with us when we’re talking dresses?? :-) And yes, her dress is too close to Kendra’s – but I don’t think it’s wardrobe’s fault. There is video of Derek picking what he wants to wear and I see no reason to think that the celebs don’t go through the rack and pick what they want. The only thing is, I think they went with a color tone last season so they may have only brought clothes that went well together. Anyway, I’m with you on this one.

Courtney: You’re remembering the right movie – although Rebecca DeMornay never wore a men’s shirt in Risky Business.  She did, however, wear a pretty sexy black trenchcoat & matching fedora…kinda wish they had went with that to maintain the movie theme, but unfortunately I think the men’s-shirt-over-tightie-whities look is so iconic that no one would have remembered the trenchcoat/fedora ensemble. FAIL.

The winner: Photo shoot Chelsie, for not having Fake Jake as an accessory.

 

Battle of the beaded black-mesh Latin dress with the plunging neckline: Anna’s pre-season 12 photo shoot with Sugar Ray vs. Kym’s cha-cha with the Hoff in season 11

Courtney: I seriously think this might be my favorite Latin dress on the show, EVER.  Kym was a total bombshell in this getup – the long legs, the smokey eyes, the sexy bedhead hair, the great boobs – I wanted to be Kym in that outfit.  Minus the whole having to dance with the Hoff part, of course – that was painful to watch. Anna looks great in it, but as I always say, it’s hard to out-fox Kym & her awesome boobage.

Heidi:HEY!! I was gonna use “awesome boobage”. :-) I think we’ve been blogging together a long time. :-) Gotta agree with you. Not only awesome boobage, but better skin tone and hair for that particular dress.

Courtney: Indeed we have, dearie :-) “Awesome boobage” is also a memorable line from an episode of South Park where Kenny hallucinates about boobs.  But on a slightly off-topic note, I think (don’t quote me on this, because I haven’t done the research) this is the first time that a female pro has worn a costume for a pre-season shoot that was originally worn by another female pro.  For the promo shoots, the pros seem to just pick out costumes they themselves have worn in the past and really liked…or that a celeb has worn in the past.  Wonder how/why Anna ended up with Kym’s costume from last season…did she just not have any black costumes of her own to wear?

The winner:Kym’s awesome boobage.

 

Battle of the short purple Latin dress with black lace overlay: Cheryl’s pre-season 12 photo shoot with Chris vs. Cheryl’s “Toy Story” paso doble to Gipsy Kings with Tony in season 10

NOTE: We searched high and low for a decent quality photo of Cheryl in the Gipsy Kings performance – to no avail.  Screen-capping was equally unsuccessful. So while a side-by-side comparison is impossible, you can check the dress out in action on YouTube. And here’s a special shoutout to our reader Ryan, who pointed this one out to us when we were stumped on where we had seen this dress before :-)

Heidi: I like it, it’s cute – I think Cheryl really likes the lace overlay deal though.

Courtney: It’s a cute dress – but I’m not wild about it.  Kinda seems similar to a lot of other dresses Cheryl has worn.  I do think it’s funny that Cheryl’s pose for this season’s promo photo is identical to last season’s.  I guess it’s become her signature pose,  now that she’s gotten extensions :-)

The winner: Ummm…Cheryl.

 

And a special note on Kirstie’s dress…

As far as we (and our readers, who’s help we solicited) can tell, the dress Kirstie is wearing has never been worn before on the show - or was worn so long ago that no one can remember when.  If you think otherwise, and can provide the specific instance of when this dress was worn (i.e. “Cheryl wore this for her paso doble with Maurice in season 7″) or, better yet, a picture of when this dress was worn, we will post it in a future edition of “Who Wore it Better?” and give you credit :-) But until then, enjoy some commentary from Heidi & I…

Courtney: This dress looks comfortable.  Kinda like a nightgown.  I’d wear it!

Heidi: Definitely straight out of the boudoir – and that’s where I’d wear it too. :-)

Alright, folks – thus ends another edition of “Who Wore it Better?”.  Hope you enjoyed Heidi & I’s warm-up round of snark before we resume the Cheesecake Awards :-) So who do you guys think will be this season’s fashion plate? And who will be this season’s fashion victim?

March 6, 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 Season 12 – The Great “Previous Dance Experience” Debate, Part II

So the other day we took a look at some of the previous dance experience this season’s female contestants have.  Today we take a look at the fellas…and boy do we have some good laughs in store for you guys :-)

First up we have Ralph Macchio, who appears to be the early favorite from the boys this season.  Here he is cutting a rug in the school dance scene from Karate Kid II:

Courtney: Awww, Ralph was so cute here! Such a ham with those skinny little chicken legs and the air guitar :-P And homeboy had some serious swing moves back then – maybe he’s still got a few now. Some are already murmuring “ringer” because of this video, and I feel I must point out that Ralph was only 25 here (he’s 49 now) and he likely just learned this routine for the movie. I doubt it’s truly indicative of any underlying dance prowess.

Vogue:I want to seriously murmur “ringer” here. Ralph has definitely got what it takes to dance….or atleast he did at one time? Though I am having so much trouble seeing him spray-tanned and wearing sparkley spandex. 8O

Heidi:Hey, so what if he’s 50 and danced in a movie 25 years ago?? He’s the male Jennifer Grey!!! She’s 50 and danced in a movie 25 years ago!! So what if it was only one dance that she rehearsed for a month!! RINGER!! (er, that was sarcasm, for those bound to take me seriously.)

Next up is Hines Ward, the longest-tenured player on the Steelers roster and the first Korean-American to win a Superbowl MVP award (there’s your fun FYI for the day :-)). Here he is celebrating his Superbowl XLIII win with teammate Troy Polamalu at an after party:

Vogue: He is having so much fun doing a shuffle there he never played his trumpet. :cry:

Heidi: No, Vogue, he’s just holding his “trumpet” and playing with it. Typical football player.

Courtney: Um, wow. I guess nothing says victory like a little Tina Turner and a fake trumpet solo :-) Methinks Hines maybe hit the sauce that night…looks like the swaying might not be 100% intentional. Not that I blame him, haha.

Now we move onto Chris Jericho, who seems to be another early favorite this season. In this clip from back in his WWE days, he does an impromptu groove-along with Too Cool & Chyna – Chris is the one with the long blonde hair, just so we’re clear :-) (WARNING: gratuitous male buttock shot at 1:25. Avert your eyes if it offends you ;-)):

Heidi: WTF was that??? I can see why they’re wearing sunglasses – I’m assuming they blacked out the lenses completely.

Courtney: All I can say is that I’m glad he ditched the Meatloaf-inspired ‘do and slimmed down a bit.  All that bulky muscle is a turn-off…his neck was about as big as my waist! But hey, if nothing else – the dude doesn’t take himself too seriously.  Which is good :-)

Vogue: Hey, a new hairdo I have never thought of trying before! :mrgreen:

Here we have Romeo (nee Lil Romeo), who has a solo rap career in addition to a group called the College Boys, which was formed while he was a student (and basketball player!) at USC. This is their song “Footwork” – Romeo is the one wearing dark sunglasses throughout the video:

Courtney: Yes, this song is very dumb and repetitive.  But at least he isn’t singing about bling & beyotches & capping snitches and making constipated noises like his dear ol’ dad.  Romeo’s got moves, fo sho.  Will this translate to the ballroom? We’ll see…but I will say this: if people were up in arms last season that Jennifer was a ringer by virtue of being in a dance movie, then they’re gonna be angry again, because Romeo was in Honey back in ’03 with Jessica Alba. Or is it only unfair if Derek gets someone that’s been in a dance movie? Please, clue me in :-)

Vogue: He’s on my foot work foot work foot work foot work foot work foot work foot work this yo oh boy my feet are hurting just watching this. 8O

Heidi: I weep for this season.

Mike Catherwood can be seen below on The Regis and Kelly Show recently, with the closest thing we could find to him dancing. Hey, dancing comes in all shapes and forms :-)

Vogue: Who cares if he can dance or not? This is all I NEED to make me happy for the rest of the Season! :D

Courtney: Meooooowwww. I wonder if he can make his pecs dance? If so, he has ALL of my votes.  I think we should start a petition that Mike has to do all of his dances shirtless…and covered in baby oil.  Who’s with me? :-)

Heidi: Can I vote now? What’s his number? Who do I call to make sure he gets the Lambada?  :::runs off to buy stock in Vaseline::: :::crash::::  Ow. Wall.

And lastly, we have Sugar Ray Leonard…and no, he’s not actually dancing (at least in the context we’re referring to), but he is “dancing” with his opponent, Bruce Finch, in the boxing ring during his heydey:

Heidi: He’s a cute little feather weight. :-) Betcha Anna can keep him in line pretty easily. And no, I have no idea if he’s a feather weight or not – I am talking about something I know nothing about. But he’s still cute.

Vogue: Uh oh, I have a feeling he may give new meaning to “Blood On The Dancefloor”. 8O

Courtney: I can’t imagine that boxing wouldn’t somehow help Sugar Ray this season – look at how light he is on his feet.  And swift! I bet he’ll do well at the ballroom dances.  And if not – who cares.  From what I’ve seen of him thus far, he seems like a sweetheart.  Someone viewers will really latch onto.

Alright folks, you’ve seen the (sometimes damning) evidence.  Which of the guys do you think will come out on top this season, and who will get sent packing the first week? And who should be the MOST embarassed with the dirt we’ve dug up? ;-)

March 4, 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!