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DWTS 11, Week 4 Media Weekend Roundup – Part II

Heidi’s Note: All the writing in this post, unless noted like this, is Vogues writing. Her original post was getting VERY long so I made a last minute editorial decision to cut it into 2 part. Unfortunately, that makes me appear as the author when it’s actually Vogues’ work.Turns out it can be changed to Vogue. Good job, Vogue!

Would you like to see some of the cast and their real life partners? Here are some pictures from Extra. Be sure to see the link for more in a cool Gallery if interested.

Here is a fun interview with Anna on Kurt from her Facebook page;

Q: Which dance have been the easiest and the hardest to teach/ learn?
Anna: So far Foxtrot was the easiest to learn for Kurt, although he picked up the choreography for Rumba fairly fast as well.

Q: Which dance are you looking most forward to dance/ teach?
Anna: I think Kurt really wants to learn Samba. He thinks it’s a funny dance and he’s looking forward to being goofy with it.

Q: Are you starting to think about the free style that you will be dancing?
Anna: All I’m thinking about is: 1 week at a time. But there are always ideas flying in my head.

Q: Do you find it difficult or awkward to portrait the intimacy/chemistry that some of the dances require, taking into consideration that you are both in happy marriages? How do your spouses deal with it?
Anna: Kurt and I definitely have chemistry. It is very respectful and friendly, it is based on trust and teamwork. Our spouses are super supportive and understanding

Q: It looks like you are having so much fun when we see practice pictures and the packages during the show. How do you keep this up during the long hours and do you some times find that you need a little space?
Anna: I think it is important to be balanced. We work hard during rehearsals but we also joke around and keep it light. We take little breaks so Kurt can check on his family and talk to his wife over the phone. Sometimes Brenda and few kids come over to a dance studio and they have lunch together

Q: Kurt has shown such fantastic improvement what are the biggest challenges now?
Anna: Kurt has learned so much and improved dramatically but his upper body still is a challenge .He’s strong but not used to being stretching through movement hence “the frying pan” hands.

Special thanks to Guest, here is Rick Fox on Jay Leno last night where he talks about basketball, DWTS, the competition (Florence being his biggest threat. lol), and dancing on a DWTS Tour;

For you Kyle and Lacey fans, be sure to tune into The Ellen Show on Monday, Oct. 18th for a guest appearance from them.

For a preview for what’s to come Monday night, would you like to see Derek and Jennifer in rehearsal for their Foxtrot? If so, check this out from ET. Do you think they might get all “10′s” this week? (Heidi’s Note: any bets on if this fight that Derek and Jennifer keep talking about is their whole package? :-) )

Lastly, some of the pros and celebrities from the show (from the present and the past)showed up at the Doctrine Clothing Launch this past week. Here are a couple of takes from it. Be sure to see I Need My Fix for more cool pics. There is definitely some eye candy for everyone there I think. Special thanks to Heidi and Pure Derek Hough for the tip. Heidi’s Note: the reason so many people from the show were there was because Derek was “hosting” it.

Ok, that is it for now. Well, I think? :)

Heidi’s Note – Nope. A bit more. :-) Derek was on Good Day LA talking about Extreme Makeover AND George Penachio talks to Derek, Chelsie, Mark, and Tony about their appearance on the show THIS Sunday night.

October 16, 2010 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 11, Week 4 Media Weekend Roundup – Part I

How is everyone doing today? How many of you have a pair of dancing shoes? If so, how many? Just wondering. :)

Starting off this media edition, it appears Shakira is going to get ‘loca’ on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and John Legend will perform with her. From En Terra:

According to, the Colombian singer will do a whole lotta hip shaking on next Tuesday’s edition of the hit reality show. Insiders say she’ll probably perform her new single, ‘Loca.’ Apparently John Legend, who did a World Cup concert with Shakira this summer, will appear with her. This is the second time the singer will shake her booty on the program; she also appeared on it, last October.

Several of the pro dancers have tweeted they are rehearsing for a “special performance”. Not sure at this time if it’s with the Shakira and John Legend performance or not? If anyone hears more, be sure to let us know. Heidi’s Note: Louis is choreographing a “group paso” – not sure if this is the same dance or a different one than the “special” one I’ve seen several of the pros refer to – I also got the feeling that the one the pros are talking about features ALL the pros, but we’ll see. :-)

Speaking of special performances, is reporting that Mark and Bristol are promising to do something no one has ever attempted on the show before and will never try again. Hmmm, I wonder what’s up with that dance?

Unless something goes horribly wrong, Dancing with the Stars Week 5 should be about as fun as it gets. The eight remaining couples will dance to TV theme songs from several different decades. Most of the stars share the full scoop in these video interviews with On the Red Carpet, even if the details have to be teased out. We’ll be seeing two Quicksteps, two Foxtrots, two Rumbas, an Argentine Tango, and a Jive. Mark and Bristol are even promising something no one has ever attempted on the show before — and will never try again. Intriguing! Set your TiVos now…

From ET, here is Bristol and Mark talking some more about their upcoming dance and more….

Gong back to our last elimination on the show and as we’ve discussed here, many thought Mike Sorrentino stormed off angry after the show because he and Karina lost. Not so. Karina told MTV that Mike was not sore but in pain. Read more here…

“No, Mike didn’t storm off after we got voted off. [He'd] been hurting a lot on Tuesday,” she clarified in an email. “Not sure what was wrong, but it was in his neck area. He had a doctor come in right after the show. I really hope that the injury isn’t from those crazy lifts, especially since they didn’t pay off. Either way, of course we would have preferred to stay, but at the same time, we had a blast dancing together.”

While Smirnoff would have loved to take another spin on the dance floor with her partner, she isn’t too shocked that they were voted off this week. “I think it was very predictable after Monday night,” she said. “We were given some harsh criticism and the lowest scores of the night. But at the same time, I hoped that we would stay and try our luck in the next week’s dance. ‪ “I think it would be wrong to say [he's] mad. Disappointed, maybe. Mad, no,” she continued. “The good news is now we can both concentrate on our other projects. For one, we both have a fitness DVD coming out. I might actually beat Mike in my release date!” ‪ The pair had hoped that their lift-filled routine would show the judges that The Sitch was improving as a dancer, and Smirnoff was surprised that it garnered as much as it did. “The difficulty of those lifts was very high, and the judges didn’t even mention anything about them as if they didn’t even see them!” she said. “The audience was very supportive in ballroom, screaming, applauding throughout the performance. So at least we had the support of the audience.” ‪ In the end, Smirnoff is satisfied with the way things worked out — and happy to have a new friend. “I think we did everything possible and impossible, and I think that’s the main reason why we are not mad, angry or anything like that,” she wrote. “On the contrary, we are very appreciative to our fans for believing in us and keeping us in the competition that long. [I would change] absolutely nothing. I had a great partner this season. We had an awesome time dancing together. And we’ve become great friends because of the show.”

In some humorous (or maybe something scary is more like it :) ), did anyone see Carrie Anne on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week dancing “The Butt Dance” with Michael Chiklis? From TV Replay, you’ve got to see this? I’m not sure sure whether this should be called the dance from hell or what? But, I’m glad Jimmy said, “NO, IT’S THE UNSEXY BOOTY DANCE OF DOOM! MAKE IT STOP PLEASE!” :)

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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 Season 9 – Miscellaneous Media from Week 4

Several of the entertainment shows had DWTS stories that I’ve not previously posted – I’m sure I’ll have more tomorrow too. It never ends. :-) Latest on Derek for those not following on Twitter – Joanna says that Derek wants to dance on Monday, but it’s still very much up in the air, because he’s still sick. I personally think he should take the day off and rest, but he is 24 and male, so what are the odds he’ll listen to me? ;-)

E! News from Wednesday, October 14, 2009. There is a second E! News Video at Pure Derek Hough.

Entertainment Tonight pimping Donny Osmond (again), and he talks about his broken toe. Also Mya and Dmitry.

Extra from October 15, 2009 – Randall Christensen, Chuck Liddell, Joanna Krupa, Derek Hough and Michael Irvin:

Extra from 10-13-09 – Donny Osmond again, plus others.

October 17, 2009 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. :-)

Shakira Performs on Dancing with the Stars – UFC Goes Down Fighting

Tonight’s episode had a little bit of a shock too it, but we’re still a couple episodes from the real shocking eliminations. However, what I think is impressive is that Dancing with the Stars was able to get a big name like Shakira on the show. Granted 14 million viewers and probably a chunk of cash will convince a lot of performers to come on the show.

Since I’m always listing the music from the show, Shakira performed “Did It Again” and “Hips Don’t Lie” Shakira - Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 - Hips Don't Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean) with the Shakira dancers. I think I prefer when they use the pro ballroom dancers myself.

I have to admit that I thought Chuck’s teddy bear quality and also the UFC fan base would have carried him through a little farther. I guess UFC doesn’t really get into ballroom dancing. Although, it’s not revealing anything when I say that the NFL (Michael Irvin) has a bit larger audience than the UFC.

October 13, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.