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Chris Brown, A Dick Clark Tribute, and More To Entertain On Dancing With The Stars

ABC Media Net has released details for next week’s dances and judging. Details below as well as who will be singing and dancing in the pro numbers.

“Episode 1408 & 1408A” – The competition heats up as the remaining six couples hit the ballroom with two rounds of competitive dance performances, a ballroom dance and the Trio dance — both of which will be a style that they’ve not yet performed, MONDAY, MAY 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC. During the Trio dance, a “DWTS” first, each couple will be allowed to add an extra professional dancer to their routine. The second dancer will be chosen from a pool of eliminated pros and members of The Troupe. In addition to their regular criteria for judging dance routines, the judges will pay extra attention to how well each celebrity is showcased in the performance with an extra dancer in the mix.

Grammy Award winner Chris Brown takes to the stage with an incredible performance of his hit song “Turn Up the Music,” on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, MAY 8 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC. “Turn Up the Music,” written and produced by The Underdogs and Fuego, is Brown’s first single off his eagerly anticipated new album, “Fortune,” which releases May 8th.

Also during Tuesday night’s show, Dmitry Chaplin and Anya Garnis will perform a special routine from the “Dancing with the Stars Live in Las Vegas Show” to “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” “Macy’s Stars of Dance” will be an “American Bandstand” tribute to the legendary Dick Clark. The performance will be a huge dance number featuring pro dancers Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani and the Troupe, choreographed by Jamal Sims and Wendy Johnson, and will pay homage to “American Bandstand,” representing four decades of the popular music show, with many of the original “Bandstand” regulars joining us in the audience.

By Tuesday evening’s end, two couples will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes on dances performed on Monday’s performance show.

Wow, “A Dick Clark” Tribute…sounds really cool!! I loved American Bandstand. I use to watch it just for the dancing every week.

May 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.

PureDWTS Roshon Fegan Dishes On Dancing, Chelsie Hightower, and His New Music

Roshon talks about his new music and Dancing With The Stars on Clevver TV. He says it’s going to be intense this week being there are two dances and it’s a double elimination. His favorite dance so far has been the Michael Jackson Samba. He also loved the Salsa. Cool interview. I didn’t realize Roshon played so many instruments!!

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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.

Dancing With The Stars ‘Dance Center’ To Air May 15th!

Just a heads up Dancing With The Stars fans, “Dance Center” with Kenny Mayne, Len Goodman, and Jerry Rice will air on May 15th. They are always too funny and they seem to always out do themselves, don’t they?!!


Thanks to Rebecca for bringing this news to our attention. Thanks to Kenny for the picture. LOL!!

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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.

Maria Menounos Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of Dancing With The Stars (Video)

This video is so cute by Extra!! Maria Menounos shows us a glimpse ‘behind the scenes’ of Dancing With The Stars to see “how cool her cast mates really are”. “No pain, no gain! :)

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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.

Roshon Fegan Says Dancing With The Stars Partner Chelsie Hightower Is A Wild One

Roshon tells The Huffington Post that he and Chelsie rehearse for 6+ hours a day. Sometimes with all the promos they have to do, costume fittings, etc, they go until Midnight. He’s loving his journey and even when it’s all over, he’s going to still continue dancing. Below is more from Roshon including some fun mentions on Chelsie.

“You go to wardrobe and then it’s back to rehearsals,” he said. “Sometimes they want to over-bedazzle stuff, so I have to make sure I keep the bedazzling at a minimum.”

Roshon also said he has to keep his eye on his partner, Chelsie Hightower — for his own safety.

“She’s got serious elbow, she’s a wild one. She likes to jump on me without any warning. She puts a lot of passion into it, but I’ve got to watch those elbows,” Fegan laughs, before confessing that neither he nor Hightower get any choice when it comes to their performance music.

“They actually pick the music for us each week, so that’s another challenge people don’t really know about. If it’s a whack song or a lousy song, we have to make some magic out of nothing. I’ve been really lucky to get a lot of great songs. I haven’t had one I didn’t really like at all.”

Before the “Shake It Up” star rushes back to rehearsals, he said, “When this is over, I’m still going to be dancing.”

You can read the full article at the The Huffington Post.

Picture above courtesy of the Official Dancing With The Stars Week 7 Gallery. The dance pose above was a cool one this week, wasn’t it? Love these two! :)

May 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.

DWTS Season 14, Week 8 – Who’s Dancing What…and when?

We’re doing the Who’s Dancing What post a bit earlier this week since there is so much info coming out on the dances, including which TWO dances the couples do, and who they might have as their extra Pro in a first ever “latin trio dance”. Most of you already know my thoughts on this so I won’t expound on it again. :-)

My predictions thus far for the week? Katherine will be at the top of the leader board once again as she’s got the easiest set of dances of those revealed so far. The only question in my mind is: will they start “Ralphing” Maria this week or next (provided she makes it through)?? You know they are going to probably harsh on Melissa and Roshon…but will they include Maria in their little quest to ensure a top 3 of Donald/Katherine/William?? You know they will going into the final if she’s still there. Heaven help Melissa if she makes it through. Yikes. I hate that I’m getting so cynical about this show, but this seems to be a pattern that has been building over the last couple seasons – since Ralph’s season, actually. In my quest to re-watch all seasons to do a series on judges scoring, I had gotten all the way through season 8…and seasons 10, 11, 12 and 13 are pretty fresh…and I just don’t think there was as much of an agenda until we got to Ralph’s season. And this season it seems worse than ever; but maybe that is compounded by the dance duel. It just seems more…blatant.

Anyway, here’s what we know so far:

ETA1: William mentions in a new interview that Vogue will be putting up shortly, that their trio partner is MALE and that the 3rd person is required to dance at least 20% of the time. Lovely.

ETA 2: Mark thinks he’s clever. He’s not. (See Mark’s most recent blog if you don’t know what I’m talking about.)

ETA 3: This update is based on DMs between dancers and fans…and some other random tweets of Troupers suddenly doing a bit of celeb pimping. Since we’re not technically SURE, you’ll see question marks. Tony is placed through the process of elimination. If we manage to confirm any of these, we’ll remove the question marks. Also, one of the judging criteria, as many of you know from reading the press release that Vogue posted, is how well they manage to showcase the celebrity.

ETA 4: In a move that surprises exactly NO ONE, TPTBWTHUCA have put William dancing 6th and Last. Because heaven knows, we can’t have William being forgotten by putting him NOT in a great running order, regardless of whether it really matters at this point or not. The only question that remains is…how far are the judges willing to go to make sure he’s in the final four??

ETA 5: Wow, I called Mark and Katherine right – but then how hard is it?? They always put her in the middle of the pack. Not sure what kind of sign that is. And this came across my tweetdeck (and was mentioned by someone in the comments as well) – ABC/Univision teaming for News Network in English. Well, well – isn’t that interesting??  I especially like this line near the end of the article:

Although the content is still being determined, the networks said that lifestyle and entertainment programming will be included along with news.

And then there’s this little gem:

Disney and ABC Television Group chairwoman Anne Sweeney say the venture is an important step in broadening ABC’s reach.

There is always a method to the madness. :-D

ETA: Melissa and Maks dancing 3rd and 9th…which probably means that Maria and Melissa are in the worst possible positions of the night, provided that it still matters at this point. If Maria is second, I expect her to get hosed on scores and for Roshon to have a come back…which might just lend credence to the conspiracy theory that he was just being used to get rid of “lesser dancers” in the dance duels. Watch the judges scores to see. Hope I’m wrong. If Roshon falls from second place into the bottom two, that’s the way it goes.

Donald and Peta; Dancing First and Seventh
Tango and Jive (with Karina)
Voting # 1-800-868-3403

Maria and Derek; Dancing
Waltz and Samba (with Henry??)
Voting # 1-800-868-3401

Melissa and Maks; Dancing 3rd and 9th
Foxtrot and Samba (with Val)
Foxtrot Song: Maggie May by Rod Stewart
 Voting # 1-800-868-3407

Katherine and Mark; Dancing 4th and 10th
V. Waltz and Cha Cha (With Tristan)
Voting # 1-800-868-3410

Roshon and Chelsie
Foxtrot and Paso Doble (with Sasha)
Voting # 1-800-868-3405

William and Cheryl – Dancing 6th and Last
Foxtrot and Paso Doble (with Tony???)
Voting # 1-800-868-3408

“Confirmed” Trio Dancers:
Henry
Tony
Val
Karina
Tristan

MAYBE: Emma and Sasha

If you have additional information that needs to be added send me a LINK. :-) Thanks.

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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. :-)

DWTS Season 14 Stats Class: Weeks 4 thru 7 Scorecard

So here we are… we are now officially through “two-thirds” of the season and I’ve been updating and cleaning up my spreadsheet, so that way I could create graphs for you to see how the predicted scores compared with the actual scores of the celebrities that have left us since Week 4 (eventually I’ll update the previous scorecard to include graphs for the first few weeks of the season).

In case you have forgotten from the last time, the initials “P – A – D” are simply:
- Predicted: this is the original calculated predicted scores
- Actual: this is the score that the celeb/pro pairing actually received on the show
- Difference: is the point difference between the predicted and actual scores

So if you would recall from Week 4:

I mentioned that there was a 2 point difference with some scores being close/spot on versus scores that were way off. For three weeks Katherine/Mark was getting the largest score difference (5 – 5 – 6) and now they have virtually none.

So far Gavin seems the most steady to history with another zero (0) point difference week.

There also seems to be a shift happening with the largest point difference:
- Roshon/Chelsie: 5 points
- Donald/Peta: 4 points

Did this affect standings of the couples that were in danger on Week 4? Well it depends on how you look at it. Roshon/Chelsie had a massive point difference and they were in the Bottom Two. While Sherri/Val had the average point difference of two and they were sent packing.

Speaking of Sherri, let’s look at how her actual scores on the show compared with the predicted scores over the four weeks she was on the show:

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May 2, 2012 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

Dancing With The Stars Jaleel White: “I bow down to the beast…that is the dance floor!”

“I bow down to the beast…that is the dance floor!” ~Jaleel White on his elimination!

I have to give Jaleel some props last night. Although I was never wild about his dancing and some of his behaviors through the controversies that came out, he handled his elimination like a pro and better than I thought he would. He took it with a big smile and was thankful for his time and the new friends he made on Dancing With The Stars. Also, the quote above will be one I file away in my Dancing With The Stars memory book! Thanks Jaleel and good luck with all of your future and personal endeavors!!

So, let’s see what Jaleel and Kym had to say after their elimination. Here they are on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE (David Arquette joins in on the fun! Let’s just say…there is a lot of bleeping going on), On The Red Carpet, Good Morning America (check out how his daughter called Kym a “princess”. Kym and Jaleel think katherine will win the competition), and Entertainment Tonight (this one includes some thoughts from his fellow competitors).

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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.

DWTS14 Week 8 Details On Next Week’s Two Dances, One Will Be A “Trio” Dance

What would we do without George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet? Once again, he interviews the couples after Results night to find out what he can for next week’s dances. He found out there will be no theme night (Yay!) and that the couples will have two dances next week …a Ballroom dance and a Latin dance. To add a “twist” to the night, the Latin dance will be danced with a third person. The dance is called a “Trio” dance. How it works is that the remaining couples get to pick another pro who has been eliminated or who is a member of the troupe to help them and then they perform together (if I’m understanding this right?). Don’t forget there will also be a double elimination as well next week making it even more challenging and stressfull for the couples. Listen closely below for more details and then look for more thoughts from Heidi and I afterwards. Note also that Maria & Derek and William & Cheryl weren’t interviewed.

Ok, here we go….

Maks and Melissa are so thankful to their fans for keeping them in the competition. Maks goes through the numbers (Heidi will find this interesting!). Melissa is happy she gets to stay and keep dancing. They are dancing with Val for their “Trio” dance which will be a Samba.

Donald is going to keep working hard. He wants in the finals. He’s a little nervous about having two dances and one with another person, but, and he will do whatever it takes. (Adding: In a new ET interview, Peta mentions they have a Tango and a Jive for next week. Karina is their pro for the Trio dance).

Katherine was worried she and Mark might leave last night. They are happy they weren’t eliminated. Mark explains how the dances will work next week, but, won’t reveal their dances or much else.

Roshon says he’s learning so much on the show. He’s taking it ‘step by step’ and he’s glad he’s still here. George praises him for his ‘class’ for smiling through bad news and that he still get’s out there to work hard and he’s happy and thankful. Chelsie explains the dances next week. They have the Paso Doble for their “Trio” dance. They have the Fox Trot for their ballroom dance.

Roshon and Chelsie were also interviewed by Access Hollywood…

Adding: Below is an Afterbuzz TV interview with Maks, Melissa, and Tony as well. Tony has been picked for one the Trio dances, but, not sure who yet? Thanks to Evaine for the heads up on this in the comments.

Adding #2: According to Cheryl’s blog just posted at OK! Magazine, she and William have the Fox Trot and the Paso Doble for next week. No mention on who their pro will be for the Trio dance. More below…

Next week is two individual dances, so you’ll really see who can handle two dances and who can’t. We have the foxtrot and the paso doble. I think the paso is going to be one of William’s favorite dances so I think that will be really exciting. And then the foxtrot, I think will be fun, too, so we just have to see what happens and work hard.

We may add more later. So, what do you think of the way they are doing next week’s dances? I’m not sure what to think yet? It sounds exciting, but, I’m clueless. lol Let’s get Heidi’s thoughts and be sure to tell us your thoughts as well….

Heidi: I think Maks should not try to do the math. :-) He should just come here. But look away for a minute if you’re sensitive….@#$%$# Jesus Christ, can’t they just let this f#@king show alone?? A third person in their dance??  WHY!?!?!?  STUPID. RIDICULOUS. Let them f@#king dance!! :::sigh::: That said…I’m sure that a couple pros (Derek, Mark) will rise to this challenge quite well and we might see something great. But the better odds are that we’ll see something stupid as hell.

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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.

SPOILERS!!! DWTS Season 14, Week 7 – Who Got the Boot??

Thank god, the dance duels are OVER!!  Pretty sure that what went down tonight was NOT what the producers had in mind. Two good dancers up against each other, while the lesser dancer remains.

That’s right, it was Jaleel versus Roshon doing the Rumba….and that was the half I got right in my numbers post. :-)  But there is no predicting the judges and they actually ALL voted to save Roshon.  Question is – Will Melissa fall out in the double elimination next week with Roshon, or will it take out Maria instead?? Or one of the favorites??

What did we predict?? Well…

Heidi: I predicted Roshon would dance against Jaleel in the duel and would lose. My second choice was Melissa versus Jaleel with Jaleel winning.

Courtney: Put Jaleel versus Melissa in the duel with Melissa going home; outside chance of Jaleel versus Roshon.

Vogue: Said it was Jaleel’s time to go.

Technically, even though I called the bottom two right, VOGUE was the only one who called the loser. :-)

 

May 1, 2012 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. :-)