DWTS13 Search Engine Round-Up – Week of 9-16-11

 How ’bout a brief little pre-show round-up, eh? :-)

Val Chmerkovskiy

This was the 2nd most searched term leading to PureDWTS the past 2 weeks, second only to “pure dwts”. Rumor has it Vogue has a post in the works profiling him…so stay tuned ;-) In the meantime, you can catch Tristan & Peta’s profiles, if you missed them. 

Len Goodman who do you think you are

I’m not Len, but I’d venture a guess he’d answer with “Len f*cking Goodman, bitches.” I’m kidding…sort of ;-) But for those of you unfamiliar, Who Do You Think You Are? is actually a pretty cool television show that helps celebrities trace their lineage and learn about their ancestors.  Len is actually featured on the current season of the UK version, and his episode (which airs on October 5 on BBC) shows him learning about his great-great grandfather, Wincenty Sosnowski, who was from Poland and actually fought in the anti-tsarist November Uprising and was subsequently awarded with the highest Polish military honor for his heroism.  Vogue did a brief teaser post back in March about Len’s appearance on the show.  If you get a chance, I highly recommend trying to catch the American version of the show, which airs on Friday nights on NBC – the bf and I caught a re-run of Lionel Ritchie episode the other night and were downright fascinated.  So fascinated, in fact, that we started researching our own heritage – and I came to find out that my maternal great-grandmother was one of the first female pharmacists in the state of Indiana, and I’m actually 1/64 Trinidadian :-) Pretty cool, if you ask me.  

Is Lacey Schwimmer coming back to DWTS?

Ummmm yep, I’d say so…since she’s paired with Chaz & all.  But there was some question about whether she’d take a season off to “focus on her music career” *snicker*, so I guess it’s a valid question. 

Dancing with the Stars not practicing

My spidey sense tells me that 2 male celebs this season seem to have an aversion to practicing…and coincidentally, their names are only one letter apart…

Why is Louis/Louise Van Amstel not on season 13?

Because he’s pocket-sized and they couldn’t get Thumbelina or Thelma to sign on this season. 

Are Derek Hough & Cheryl Burke dating?

No. Wrong Cheryl.  Try Cole. And a loose definition of “dating”. 

Did Mark Ballas win an Emmy?/Is Mark Ballas growing his hair back?

No./It appears so.  See Vogue’s Emmy post for further detail. 

Susan Lucci naked

Ummm….gross.