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Why No DWTS Promo Rant For Derek Hough’s Return, “Elastic Heart” Part 2 Preview

In Tom Bergeron’s latest facebook chat, Linz asked him why there hasn’t been any promotion for Derek Hough’s return to the ballroom? Geez….remember all the times in the past when TPTB would have promos and commercials for Maks Chmerkovksiy’s return to the ballroom? Don’t get me wrong, I loved those promos for Maks, but, why isn’t the show doing the same for Derek who has won 6 Mirror Balls (the most of anyone) and who is a 2 time Emmy winner for this show …and also much loved by fans? What’s more, and just like Linz just wrote to me, you’d think they’d want to promote the show even more being the College Basketball Finals are up against it tonight? Pretty sad. Thanks for listening to our rant and here’s to Derek and Julianne’s “Move Beyond” ‘Elastic Heart’ Part 2 performance tonight. Special Dedication and preview below courtesy of Derek’s Instagram…..

April 3, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron’s Weekly Chat For Vegas Night

Time for Dancing With The Stars weekly Facebook chat with Tom Bergeron. He answers questions from fans. These are so fascinating as always.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron Chats On Charo And Lots More

Tom Bergeron was a guest on Access Hollywood Live today to talk all about this season of Dancing With The Stars. He first talks on Charo and how she uhhhh… interacts with him. He talks of how other pros and contestants have done so too and lots more. Fascinating and fun as always. See the interview HERE and HERE.

March 31, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, And Bruno Tonioli Facebook Chat Before DWTS Week 2

This is fun. Check out Tom Bergeron as he goes behind the scenes of Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Week 2 with Carrie Ann Inaba and BrunoTonioli. Len Goodman is taking a nap I guess. lol Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

March 27, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Witney Carson, Tom Bergeron, Nick Viall, Nancy Kerrigan Chat On DWTS After Night One

Got Pap caught up with Witney Carson, Tom Bergeron, Nick Viall, and Nancy Kerrigan to ask them about Dancing With The Stars after they danced Monday night. It’s fun to see how excited they all are.

March 22, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Ryan Lochte, Cheryl Burke, And Tom Bergeron Do The View

Ryan Lochte, Cheryl Burke, and Tom Bergeron were on The View today. They talk on Dancing With The Stars and how much it helped Ryan and more.

November 1, 2016 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Tom Bergeron Interviewed On His Career And Hosting Dancing With The Stars

Here is Tom Bergeron on Hollywood Today Live. Note how Samantha Harris is co-hosting. Great interview. I love what he says on hosting a Live show. He’s the best!

October 26, 2016 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron Contracted For Three More Years (New Interview)

TV Insider interviewed Tom Bergeron about Dancing With The Stars and what makes it possible and if he sees himself hosting for another 10 years. Read on for more…

Do you believe Dancing With the Stars is a good venue for certain celebrities to rehabilitate their image?
Yes, and I think it’s proven to be over the years. Gail Collins had an op-ed piece in The New York Times, and she lists a number of them, like [current-season contestant Rick Perry] and Tom DeLay, and people like that who’ve come on with hopes of having another shot at being embraced by the public.

What do you think it is about DWTS that makes that possible?
I think to agree to do the show, you agree to be vulnerable right out of the gate. You’re outside of your comfort zone. You are putting yourself in the position of being a student. You’re in the position of potentially embarrassing yourself on live television in front of millions of people. There is a vulnerability to that decision that I think is, at its core, fairly endearing.

You’ve done Dancing With the Stars for more than a decade now. How has it evolved over the years?
I’m constantly in awe of not only the technical differences but the production value too. The show now, just from a pure production standpoint, makes the original seasons look like regional theater. It’s just amazing what the visual effects are able to do.

Do you have a personal wish list of future contestants you’d like to see?
Yeah, the No. 1 guy is that retired pope [Benedict XVI]. You know, I think it’s been like 600 years since a pope said, “I’m done here. I’m out of here.” And what’s he doing? I haven’t heard anything, so as far as I know, he’s got the time. And who would better appreciate a redemption narrative than a former pope?

Can you see yourself hosting this show for another 10 years?
I’m under contract for three more years, so I can certainly see me doing it for that long. I genuinely love the people here. We are, in the work sense anyway, a family of sorts, and we are all very fond of each other. The talent that assembles the show—I’m just the beneficiary of all the work that they do. So for someone that loves live TV, it’s an incredible environment.

More at TV Insider including Tom’s thoughts on Ryan Lochte, the protester incident, and more. Thanks to DWTSGossip for the find.

September 26, 2016 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Erin Andrews To Miss DWTS Tonight, Tom Bergeron to Host Solo

Our hearts are with Erin Andrews and her boyfriend. She won’t be hosting tonight as she is taking time off to be with her boyfriend who had a death in the family. Note that Tom Bergeron will be hosting solo tonight. From Entertainment Tonight….

Dancing With the Stars’ Tom Bergeron will be hosting Monday’s new episode by himself, as co-host Erin Andrews is taking time from work to be with her boyfriend, hockey player Jarret Stoll, who suffered a death in his family.

The 61-year-old long-time DWTS stalwart announced the news via Twitter on Sunday, sharing, “My pal @ErinAndrews will be absent from @DancingABC this week to support @jarretstoll whose nephew passed away. Sending hugs and condolences.”

Bergeron himself took time off from hosting the ABC reality competition series during season 21 to be by his ailing father’s side before he passed away in October 2015. Former DWTS champ Alfonso Ribeiro filled in for the host during his absence.

However, Bergeron confirmed on Twitter that he will be flying solo for the first of the week’s two episodes, and that the show will “have someone (as yet undetermined) filling in for Erin” on Tuesday’s live results show.

To read more, see Entertainment Tonight.

ETA: Kym Johnson will co-host the show tomorrow night with Tom. To read more, see Entertainment Tonight.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Did Tom Bergeron Know Dancing With The Stars would Become A Phenomenon?

The Washington Post has a nice feature up today with Tom Bergeron. Did he know Dancing With The Stars would become a phenomenon? Read on to see and thanks to DWTSGossip for the find.

“Dancing With the Stars” premiered in June 2005 as a quick, six-week series — who knew it would become a phenomenon? Certainly not host Tom Bergeron.

“I thought it would be fun, but I didn’t think it would be anything more than a summer show,” Bergeron said during an interview in Washington earlier this summer. “So I’ve been happy to be wrong about this one.”

More than a decade later, Season 23 of the ABC competition series debuts Monday night. Although it airs only once a week now, instead of twice, and although about 13 million people watched per week last season, instead of its heyday of 20 million in 2011, the show is an undeniable pop culture force. So it’s surprising to Bergeron that even though celebrities must know the deal by now (the show is a great-but-physically-grueling career move), some participants are still naive about the process.

“It’s interesting to me, given all the years we’ve been on, how many of them are still stunned a few weeks in about how much is required to be really competitive in terms of learning the dance steps,” said Bergeron, who co-hosts with sportscaster Erin Andrews. “And the deeper you are into the run, the more likely that you have to learn multiple dances for the competition as it gets into the quarters, semis and finals. But a lot of them are like, [high pitched voice] ‘Whaaaaat?’”

More at The Washington Post.

September 12, 2016 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.