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Glamour Talks to New DWTS Executive Producer Rob Wade

I love Jessica, but she’s all about the ship at times. Dancing? Not so much. :-) Anyway, she interviews Rob and the other producers at TCA last night and then hit the jackpot when Tom Bergeron showed up to give his thoughts. We can always count on The Berge. :-) From Glamour.com:

Glamour: Where are you in terms of casting for the new season?
Joe Sungkur: At the moment, we’re in our early days, but there’s a lot of people we’re talking to…
Ashley Edens-Shaffer: But obviously we can’t say!
Glamour: When will the new cast be announced?
Ashley: That hasn’t been announced.
Glamour: I know, that’s why I’m asking. [Laughs
Ashley: We’re not allowed to say yet.
[Ed. Note: Because DWTS premieres a week earlier than usual this year, expect a cast announcement sometime in mid-late August.]

Glamour: Which of the cast members from last season most surprised you?

Joe: That’s an obvious one: Amy Purdy.
Ashley: Yes, Amy Purdy.
Rob: Amy Purdy.

Glamour: In the finale last season, Len Goodman hinted that he may not be returning, but then when I saw him backstage, he said, “Oh, no, I’ll be back!” So, will Len be back, as well as Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli?
Rob: Absolutely. We want all of the judges back.
Glamour: But it’s not a done deal at the moment?
Rob: We’re talking at the moment because we’re in the off-season, but I’m very confident that they’ll be back. As well as the host! Oh hi, Tom Bergeron!
Tom Bergeron: What a surprise!

Glamour: You’ve gone on the record saying that you thought Maks and Meryl had more of a brother/sister relationship. Fans do not like to hear that!
Tom: I’ve been ridiculed on social media for it! I’ve seen some great tweets saying, “That’s not like any family reunion I’ve been to!” But I never saw it as a romantic affection. I saw it as a very real affection, and I thought it brought out a side of Maks that I had seen backstage, but he had never allowed himself to be vulnerable on the air before. I thought that was charming, and it couldn’t have ended better. On a year when you watched a woman who had no legs absolutely mesmerize you, and Derek working with her—he’s like our Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire—but when you have that, and then Maks and Meryl… Wow.

July 16, 2014 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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Nominated For Seven 2014 Emmy Awards

We’re waiting for Emmy.com to update with a full list of their nominations, but, for now, we know that Dancing With The Stars has been nominated for “Outstanding Reality Competition“. WOO HOO! We’ll update this post if there are more nominations. Stay tuned.

ETA:

Derek Hough has been nominated for “Outstanding Choreography” for three routines: Human, Macy’s Stars Of Dance Paso/Flamenco Ameksa, and Too Darn Hot. More info on the routines at Pure Derek Hough.

Tom Bergeron for “Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

Also, Dancing With The Stars has been nominated for “Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special”, “Outstanding Lighting Design”, “Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)”, and “Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series”

For a complete list of the nominations, see Emmy.com here, here, and here. The winners will be announced on Monday, Aug. 25, during a ceremony at the Nokia Theatre LIVE in Los Angeles, California. The show will be broadcast live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

Wow! So fantastic and so deserving for all who are nominated!!! Let us know what you think in comments!!!

July 10, 2014 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 Karina Smirnoff And Tom Bergeron Talk On Their Summer Plans

Cute video. And check out how Karina says she’s shooting a movie in August. WHA? Does anyone know more on this? Or is this video old? Not sure??

July 9, 2014 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.

Tom Bergeron Talks On Dancing With The Stars And A Capital Fourth

Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron talked with Kost135 about hosting The Capital Fourth this Friday night. Tom remarks of why he likes to do the show since it takes place in the off season of Dancing With The Stars. Tom also chats about Dancing With The Stars and how the ratings were up last season. He also mentions how Season 19 will most likely start in the middle of September like previous seasons. Lots more at Kost135 including America’s Funniest Home Videos talk as well.

ETA: Good Day LA also interviewed Tom….and Kermit the frog! Too funny….

Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Don’t forget , you can watch Tom and “A Capital Fourth” on the 4th of July on PBS at 8:00pm ET!!

ETA2: Another fun interview. I think Tom, Kermit, and Miss Piggy need to dance or something…

July 2, 2014 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.

Tom Bergeron A Capital Fourth Promo: “Welcome to Dancing With The Stars and Stripes”

“Welcome to Dancing With The Stars and Stripes” ~ Tom Bergeron

Hey Everyone!! Don’t forget to watch our favorite host of Dancing With The Stars, Tom Bergeron, on “A Capital Fourth” on the 4th of July on PBS at 8:00pm ET!! It’s going to be a big show since it’s celebrating our country’s 238th birthday!! To see a fun press release full of fun photos and several videos, see this link.

June 30, 2014 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 Tom Bergeron Interviewed On A Capital Fourth

Tom Bergeron is hosting A Capital Fourth again in Washington DC on the PBC channel on Friday, July 4, 2014 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. Tom talks all about it with Scott Carty who is on a campaign to host America’s Funniest Home Videos after Tom retires. You can listen to the fun interview at this link or listen below….

June 23, 2014 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.

Variety Interviews Tom Bergeron and Nigel Lithgow About “Good” Reality Shows

Sorry, I can’t come up with the titles that Vogue can. :-) This is a pretty darn good interview – I’ve put an excerpt below, but I recommend reading the whole thing over at Variety.com. Click teh link! Of course, there is a whole lotta IRONY in the very first paragraph… ;-)

 

Variety: What makes for a good reality show?
Lythgoe: Honesty.
Bergeron: I agree. In the case of “Dancing” being a live show, the camera is very unforgiving. If there’s a dishonest emotion attempting to pass itself as sincerity, you’ll be found out. Honesty is what will endear you to and connect you to the viewer.
Lythgoe: And I think the more that stars now are going on to be judges, it’s tougher for them to be as honest as a Simon Cowell, for instance, who really didn’t give a damn if you liked him or not. You weren’t going to buy his records and you weren’t going to go to his concerts. Now I think when some of the celebrities go out there, they’re frightened they’re going to lose fans.
Bergeron: I think that’s true.
Lythgoe: None of your judges are worried about that. Len (Goodman) is always honest.
Bergeron: And Bruno (Tonioli), God knows what he’s on.
Lythgoe: He’s gotten more flamboyant!
Bergeron: I told him one time on the air, you’re about one emotion away from living in Pixar.
Lythgoe: That’s a great line.

Variety: What’s the hardest part of your jobs?
Bergeron: Waiting to do it again between seasons. Seriously. I’m never happier than when I can go on to that stage on a live TV show knowing that anything can happen. An Osmond faints, you go with it. This is going to be terrible for my next contract negotiation, but there’s no real hard part to my job. I love it.
Lythgoe: Being live and not knowing what you’re going to say until you see the kid dancing. And then realize that your mouth is a lot slower than your brain. And then the second hardest thing is sitting next to Mary Murphy. My ears bleed sometimes.
Bergeron: And our hearts for you.

June 16, 2014 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. :-)

DWTS Tom Bergeron Nominated For Critics’ Choice Award, Hosting A Capital Fourth

Give it up to our favorite host! Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron has been nominated for “Best Reality Host” in the 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Awards! You can view the full list of nominations at E Online. Sadly, Dancing With The Stars hasn’t been nominated in the “Best Reality Series—Competition” category.

Best Reality Host
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Carson Daly, The Voice (NBC)
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef (FOX)
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)

ETA: And speaking of Tom, he’s going to host the A Capital Fourth again in Washington DC! Here is more from PR Newswire.

The festivities for our country’s 238th birthday kick off on PBS’s “A Capitol Fourth” with an all-star salute led by two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron. The 34th annual broadcast of “A Capitol Fourth” airs on PBS Friday, July 4, 2014 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET.

May 28, 2014 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.

Red Carpet Roxy Covers The DWTS Season 18 Finale Wrap Party (Video)

Red Carpet Roxy talked Tom Bergeron, Sharna Burgess, Karina Smirnoff, Danica McKellar and Kym Johnson about this season of Dancing With The Stars at the Wrap Party!! This is fun…especially the end. Check it out!

May 23, 2014 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.

Tom Bergeron And Bruno Tonioli Guest On The Arsenio Hall Show

Tom Bergeron and Bruno Tonioli were on The Arsenio Hall Show last tonight. They talked of Dancing With The Stars and the finale. The beginning of the first below is hilarious! I won’t ruin it for you! Tom also talks on America’s Funniest Home Videos. Thanks to Jim for the heads up!!

May 17, 2014 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.