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Tom Bergeron Chats With Access Hollywood About Dancing With The Stars, The Ratings, And More

Tom Bergeron did a segment on Access Hollywood this morning. He talks of how he keeps his demeanor (check out his pose through the whole interview. lol). Tom also talks of Dancing With The Stars and how the ratings have raised 25% (yay!). He thinks it’s because the show is moving faster now. Lots more below. He’s a hoot as always.

September 20, 2013 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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 17, Week 1 – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

Hoo-ray!! It’s that time again folks. Time to talk about dances and dance order. Who’s going to do well and who’s…not. :-)

Leah going second to last is no surprise as she’s one of the bigger names. I’d be willing to bet that Valerie goes last – takers? :-) Amber got a good spot at the top of the second hour. Pretty interesting that they stuck Bill in the second hour.

ETA 1: I take it back. I don’t think they will have two foxtrots back to back and Leah and Valerie have the same dance. So…maybe she will go first?? No, cuz Jack is going second. Hmmmm…Here’s my guess. For now.

ETA 2: hmmmm…someone tells me that Peta says they are dancing first, so I think there was a shuffle late in the game.

ETA 3: And Cheryl says they are dancing 4th. How widespread is the shuffle??

ETA 4: So, Snooki’s number is 12 – but will she dance last??

ETA 5: A little birdie tells me that the DWTS crew will play paparazzi in the opening number tomorrow night. :-)

ETA 6: And Tony says he and Leah are dancing second. It’s starting to seem like they set the phone numbers before they did the dance order. Possibly because they had to do camera blocking a day earlier than normal? Who knows what’s going on.

ETA 7: And a birdie named Courtney tells me that she’s 75% sure that the opening number is to “Applause” by Lady Gaga. She’s sure it’s a Lady Gaga song, in any case. :-D  She also told me to blame her if it’s wrong.

ETA 8: Sharna says they are dancing 8th…and their number 3408? Well, see, all is not lost. :-)

Brant and Peta – Cha Cha Cha
Dancing 1st
Voting # 1-800-868-3403

Leah and Tony – Foxtrot
Dancing 2nd
Voting # 1-800-868-3411

Bill and Tyne – Cha Cha Cha
Voting # 1-800-868-3404

Christina and Mark – Contemporary
Voting # 1-800-868-3401

Jack and Cheryl – Foxtrot
Dancing 4th
Voting # 1-800-868-3402

Elizabeth and Val – Contemporary
Dancing 5th (??)
1-800-868-3405

Corbin and Karina – Contemporary
Dancing 6th (??)
1-800-868-3406

Amber and Derek – Cha Cha Cha
Dancing 7th (??)
Voting # 1-800-868-3407

Keyshawn and Sharna – Cha Cha Cha
Dancing 8th
Voting # 1-800-868-3408

Bill and Emma – Foxtrot
Dancing 9th (??)
Voting # 1-800-868-3409

Valerie and Tristan – Foxtrot
Dancing 10th 
Voting # 1-800-868-3410

Snooki and Sasha – Cha Cha Cha
Dancing 12th
1-800-868-3412

Some pics from the cast and crew….someone want to explain the red couches to me?? :-)  Read more..

September 14, 2013 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 Season 17 – Las Vegas Odds Before The Premiere

Awww, our first Las Vegas Odds post for Dancing With The Stars Season 17! Even without seeing our new couples dance yet on Dancing With The Stars, the odds makers have their bets in at Sports Bovada. Note how their top four include Corbin Blue, Christina Milian, and Amber Riley and Elizabeth Berkely. They have Bill Engvall, Bill Nye, and Valerie Harper tied for last place.

Corbin Bleu 5/2
Christina Milan 13/4
Amber Riley 11/2
Elizabeth Berkley 11/2
Leah Rimini 7/1
Snooki 8/1
Brant Daugherty 10/1
Keyshawn Johnson 10/1
Jack Osbourne 25/1
Bill Engvall 50/1
Bill Nye 50/1
Valerie Harper 50/1

My thoughts: The top four is looking reasonable to me with an exception to Keyshawn Johnson. I think he should be placed higher. I think Valerie Harper will do much better too. They should have her listed in the middle of the pack somewhere. I also think Brant Daugherty should be placed a little higher as well. It’s so hard to tell though without seeing them dance first! Thank goodness, it won’t be long until dance time. :)

Let’s see what Heidi and Courtney think and you let us know in comments what you think too…..

Courtney: I think Bill should be higher – I’m seeing a lot more buzz about him than I initially thought I would, and he’s got some dance background…so he may have some staying power.  I would drop Leah and Brant down a bit – I just think Brant is less well-known and Leah seems to rub some people the wrong way, so they may struggle with votes.  I would probably drop Jack down a bit, too – I’m not sure he’s going to hold the same “redemption” appeal that his sister did.  As for the top – I think they have it ABOUT right, but I think Amber might have more of an edge than Christina – she’s more current, and she has Derek, who consistently brings out the best in his partners.

Heidi: I think the top four is right on target, not having seen any of them dance. Have to disagree with Vogue about Keyshawn, though – someone has to be on the bottom and I’m not sure this guy is into it. I guess we’ll see. I do think Valerie should be higher, toward the middle of the pack. I think Leah needs to come down and Bill Nye needs to go up some. I think he’s going to be underestimated in a big way. Jack Osborne?? No idea – I don’t think that kind of lightning hits one family twice, frankly. And part of that has to do with who your competition is, of course. We’ll have to wait and see how they all stack up against each other, but only one Kardashian could rise toward the top and I think only one Osborne will as well. And Kelly already has. I’d leave Snooki where she is, put Bill E at the bottom by himself, and move Brant down a bit as well. Being hot is no guarantee – just ask Aiden Turner. Or Ashley Hamilton. Or Mike Catherwood. Or Jack Wagner. :-D

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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.

DWTS Tom Bergeron Excited To Hit The “Glitter Dome” on Monday (New Interviews)

Thanks to PureDWTS reader Kaitlyn for sending us the new interview. Below is a Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron with Kiss108FM! They chat mainly about Valerie Harper and how remarkable she is to take on dancing. Tom is excited on the whole cast and looks forward to hitting the “glitter dome” on Monday! Lots more below….

ETA1: Also, CMT talked with Tom about who he thinks will win this season. Here is a take and thanks to fan Abby for sending.

This season probably won’t be much different. I mean, who’s to say that just because a country singer won this year means that a country comedian will win this year? What are the odds of that? I hope for Bill Engvall’s sake, pretty good. Engvall, who voices a character on CMT’s Bounty Hunters, will hopefully inject some humor into the show. And maybe a little man tan.

Bergeron joked that he’d heard a rumor that Engvall had already tried to sneak off with some spray tanner.

“Sometimes we have the best intentions beginning a season, and the cast goes a little crazy,” he said of the increasingly revealing outfits the dance teams wear. “They succumb to the glitter dome, and they start parading around in skimpy clothes. And, frankly, Bill seems like he could go in that direction.”

LOL! A hoot as always!!

September 13, 2013 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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Cast Interviewed About Rehearsals And More

E News talked with the cast of Dancing With The Stars. You can watch below for how they are weathering through their rehearsals. You can also see Elizabeth and Val dancing in a video at this E Online link.

Thanks to @DWTSgossip for these finds!!!

September 12, 2013 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.

ABC Releases Show And Voting Information For The Premiere Of Dancing With The Stars

ABC Media Net has released voting and show information!! Most of it we know already, but, pay special attention to the instructions for how to VOTE and how the first elimination will take place!!

“Episode 1701″ — “Dancing with the Stars” is back with an all-new cast and fresh show format. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. “Dancing with the Stars” will shake things up this season by transitioning to a one night, two-hour format. The premiere episode will kick off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. Each couple will then perform a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Contemporary routine, vying for America’s vote for the first time. Beginning with the second episode on Monday, September 23, one couple will be eliminated at the end of the show by combining the judges’ scores from the first two weeks with the public votes from the previous week.

Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings. For the final week, on Monday, November 25, online voting will open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day. A custom Facebook app lets fans vote, share whom they voted for and say why, as well as see whom friends voted for.

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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.

An Ode to Dancing with the Stars

The following is a guest post by Lois A Troutman.

The DANCING WITH THE STARS SEASON 17 CAST is gettin’ their groove on in rehearsals leading to the spectacular premiere on September 16! One more week until the couples will saunter down the brightly lit stairs in costumes as sparkling as the lights! As magnificent as the ballroom dancing show that has become a phenomenon across the United States of America!

Wouldn’t we love to peek in on how the rehearsals are going? How the stars are shaking it up with their mega-talented pros! Shaking their hips, shaking their lives up like never before! And also trying to shake off the ever-present nerves in the rehearsals and waiting in the wings on premiere night ready to shake it up on the ballroom floor!

My own nerves are shaking in eager anticipation of this season! I have watched every season, every show! I await Season 17 with the same avid enthusiasm as I awaited Season 1! I love every cast who has been chosen. There are always scintillating surprises that happen before my eyes! I am along for the resplendent, radiant, ravishing ballroom extravaganza ride each week!

I seriously love everything about the show! The costume spectacles that are created each week by the very able Costume Department. The stupendous pro dance numbers! The chatter of the judges, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman, and Carrie Ann Inaba. The incredible Emmy Winner Tom Bergeron, truly the Host with the Most! His sidekick Brooke Burke Charvet chimes in with her apt commentary throughout the show.

I love seeing the progression of the stars each week! They are truly GETTIN’ THEIR GROOVE ON gliding across the ballroom floor!

The most important aspect of this show is the camaraderie the entire cast finds with each other. It is wonderful to see the bonds develop that lead to lifetime friendships!

The Music Director Harold Wheeler leads the band producing immense repertoires of music each week! All with great musicality and aplomb!

I salute the entire production team for all of their intense work to turn out a top-rate show each week! I cannot fathom all the details that need to be fine-tuned, spit-shined and polished to hear Tom Bergeron say each week, THIS IS DANCING WITH THE STARS!

Yes Tom, THIS IS DANCING WITH THE STARS, the toe-tappin’, eye-poppin’, show-stoppin’, dancing show!

GETTIN’ THEIR GROOVE ON, the dancers are hard at work to bring us entertainment at its best!

GETTIN’ MY OWN GROOVE ON waiting impatiently and enthusiastically!

Bring on the show, bring on DANCING WITH THE STARS!

September 10, 2013 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

New ABC Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Commercial For Premiere (Video)

Don’t stop at go. Just go to this link straight up at the official site of Dancing With The Stars! Right now we can’t embed it. When we get a video to embed, we’ll be sure to add it to this post.

Let us know what you think! I’m loving it, but, I wish it was more like the UK’s version we posted a few week’s ago…or even last year’s first promo.

UPDATE: And below is the video embedded….

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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.

ABC Releases Dancing With The Stars Season 17 First Rehearsal Photos

Just a quick update this morning and a fun one at that!! Getty Images has started to release rehearsal pics of our couples getting ready for Dancing With The Stars Season 17!! They’ve been captured in fun, beautiful, and passionate ways. You can view what they’ve released so far here. Keep checking back to see if they release more.

Way fun!!!! Let us know what you think! 6 more days and counting!! Yay!!!

ADDING: Also, don’t miss heading over to the Daily Mail for some new parking lot photos of some of the cast.

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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.

PureDWTS17 Media Starter: Rehearsal Parking Lot Pics And More

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Hey Guys! Just a few items to start off the day!! First, don’t miss seeing the Daily Mail for some new rehearsal parking lot photos of some of the Dancing With The Stars Season 17 cast that were taken over the weekend. You can see some really cute pics of Karina Smirnoff (love her dress!), Peta Murgatroyd (love her in black and I so want a pair of her round sunglasses!), Derek Hough (you can view even more new pics of him at Pure Derek Hough), Amber Riley, Bill Nye, Brant Daughtery, Elizabeth Berkley, and Val Chmerkovskiy. Zimbio Pictures has some fun photos too of Peta Murgatroyd (such as the pic above and more) and Corbin Bleu.

Also, and if you haven’t seen them yet, don’t miss visiting On The Red Carpet. They released more interviews from the Dancing With The Stars cast announcement over the weekend. Below is Brooke Burke Charvet and Tom Bergeron talking about the changes this season. Yay only 1 more week to go!

September 9, 2013 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.