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ABC Press Release On Good Morning America DWTS 17 Cast Announcement, Video Instragram Teasers

ABC Media Net has released a press statement for who will be guests on next week’s Good Morning America. As you know, the cast announcement for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 takes place on September 4th. There was some talk that maybe only Tom Bergeron would be there this time and then he would just announce the new cast. Not true! The new cast will all be there in attendance and, what’s more, they will be taking questions from the audience. Below is more…

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 – The exciting new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” will be revealed live on “GMA,” with the celebrity couples and their pro dance partners taking questions from viewers.

Get Ready All! We’re knocking on the eve of the cast announcement now. So exciting!! ;)

ADDING and in the meantime, be watching the Dancing With The Stars Official instagram closely. They just released a video teaser for who Cheryl Burke’s partner might be and they may be posting more? Be watching!

ADDING2: check out the picture in this tweet too for more on Cheryl’s partner!

August 30, 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.

PureDWTS 2013 Hollywood Reporter Makes Emmy Predictions For The Reality Categories

Hollywood Reporter is making some early predictions for who might win an Emmy in the “Reality” categories!! Note how their analyst, Scott Feinberg, “expects “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” to split the vote of dance fans and allow “The Amazing Race” to win yet again, and “Deadliest Catch” to pick up its second statuette in three years.” (Huh? No, please no! We want Dancing With The Stars to win!) Below is a take about Dancing With The Stars for Scott’s pros and cons….

Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

PRO: The show helped to make dancing cool again by pairing celebs with pros and sending them off to be judged. It has been a bridesmaid in this category every year since 2006 but received a category-leading nine noms this year, including one for host Tom Bergeron (his sixth in a row), last year’s winner.

CON: Two dance shows could split the support of the genre’s fans, and So You Think You Can Dance received four choreography noms versus DWTS’ two.

More at Hollywood Reporter. Let’s hope the predictions keep coming. To see our previous posting on the 2013 Emmy Nominations, visit this link.

August 23, 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.

DWTS2013 Tom Bergeron Talks With E Online About New Format, Casting Rumors, And More

Awww, this is a must read! E Online chatted with Tom Bergeron about the new season of Dancing With The Stars coming up. Tom gives his views on the new format, Maks Chmerkovskiy returning, casting rumors (some of them are true and some are not true), and more. Here are some fun takes. Note the mention on Lindsay Lohan (who I’d love to see dance at some point) and some other celebs….

“Some of the casting rumors are true,” Bergeron tells E! News, “and some of them are not true at all. Some of them might reflect contract negotiations that are going in one direction or another. But nothing is final yet.”

While sources confirm to E! News that Paula Deen and Geraldo Rivera both have been approached and have passed on the opportunity, we are also told that producers are looking for a “younger and sexier cast” to appeal to a younger demo. And that cast will most likely include the return of controversial pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovsiy, the 33-year-old Ukrainian heartthrob who did not return for season 15.

As previously reported, producers approached Lindsay Lohan for season 16, and we’re told there has been some discussion of approaching her again for season 17, now that she has completed her rehab stint. However, according to show insiders, producers believe it’s in Lindsay’s and the show’s best interest to wait some time before approaching her again.

And for any confused fans, Bergeron has this to say about how the new format will work: “Couples will be eliminated at the end of the episode. But the judges votes from that night will still count. So the viewer votes from the previous week carry over and are coupled with the judges votes from that night. So they’re still dancing for their lives there.”

Be sure to read the full article at E Online.

UPDATE: You can listen to a new interview with Tom Bergeron at this link. Nothing knew is said that what we haven’t already reported except that he reports that most of the new cast has been selected, but, not all of them yet. He also mentioned how the season will run 11 weeks. MORE at the link.

August 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.

Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron Co-Hosts The Kris Jenner Show (Videos)

Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron was as funny as ever today helping Kris Jenner co-host her show. Check out these two funny clips below to see what I mean. Also, did you know he use to mime? He’s a hoot. Stay tuned to this link. They should be posting the whole episode with Tom shortly!

August 8, 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 Derek Hough To Help Choreograph And Perform On Primetime Emmy Awards

Gear up, the Emmy Awards are going to be even more exciting this year! Not only has Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough been nominated for two awards, he will also be choreographing and dancing in a big production in the Primetime airing on September 22nd, 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT. Below are some fun details from Hollywood Reporter. As always, be sure to read the link for even more. When you are finished, head on over to Pure Derek Hough. Heidi has even more updates on all things Derek currently including new pics and his upcoming scheduled appearances.

Ehrlich found an innovative way to deliver the news about the plan to the nominated choreographers — Derek Hough (a double nominee for Dancing With the Stars); Allison Holker, who is not only nominated for Dancing With the Stars, but is a dancer in two of the nominated numbers; and four other nominees, all nominated for So You Think You Can Dance: Sonya Tayeh and Mandy Jo Moore, Napoleon D’umo and Travis Wall.

Ehrlich and the Academy invited the choreography nominees last week to a special reception in their honor. “Once they were there, we sprung it on them,” said Ehrlich. “Neil came and announced, ‘Yes, of course we want to celebrate their nominations, but basically we wanted them to choreograph a number collectively that would be one on the show.’ ”

The events at the reception were taped, and most of the other work on the number will also be taped for a kind of reality show documentary to be shown as part of the presentation on the Primetime Emmys. “It’s obviously a very innovative thing to do,” added Ehrlich.

The choreographers will meet this week to figure out what they will do for the Emmys telecast. One option being bandied includes the choreographers themselves dancing, and each has been invited to hire two of their favorite dancers for the number (likely from the shows they were nominated for). The chance of big-name performers taking part is improbable but remains undecided.

However, Ehrlich said they have been given a budget, which will limit how much they can spend on the dancers and production.

But don’t expect the dance number to open up the Emmys, Ehrlich commented. Instead, it will occur somewhere in “the body of the show.”

“It’s definitely going to be an original number,” said Ehrlich, “something that hasn’t been done before. It’s going to utilize the talents of all of them to put this number together as choreographers.”

August 7, 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.

Katie Couric Site: ‘Do you want to see Katie on “Dancing with the Stars”?’ (Watch Repeat)

Hey all and for those interested, don’t miss seeing a repeat episode of The Katie Show today. This past May, Dancing With The Stars judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli guessed on the show as well as hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet. They talk of the 300th episode of Dancing With The Stars. Pro Louis Van Amstel also shows Katie some dance moves and then they dance. However, what’s extra is fun in watching this episode again is the cast trying to coax Katie into dancing for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. So, be sure to watch. You can also see our previous posting with videos of this episode at this link. I love too how they have this page set up at her site asking viewers if they’d like to see Katie on Dancing With The Stars.

Yes, I’m still holding onto this (pipe?) dream. Smiley-Begging

August 1, 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.

Tom Bergeron Intimate Interview About His Career, Dancing With The Stars, Life In The Off Season

Tom Bergeron did a new two part, intimate interview for “Table for Two with Greg Kretschmar” in New Hampshire. He talks of the beginning of his career to what it’s like now and some of the things he’s learned along the way. He also speaks about Dancing With The Stars and some of his favorite moments. Check it out!! I love the part where he talks of being a loner and what he does in the off season.

July 19, 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 2013 Emmy Nominations!!

And the nominees are….psuedo live blog, updating as I find stuff.

OUTSTANDING HOST

TOM BERGERON
Cat Deely
Ryan Seacrest
Betty White
Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn
Anthony Bourdain

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

DANCING WITH THE STARS
So You Think You can Dance
The Amazing Race
Top Chef
Project Runway
The Voice

TAR wins this one every season.

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY

DEREK HOUGH and Allison Holker for “Heart Cry” and “Stars”
DEREK HOUGH for Hey Pachuco (Quickstep with Shawn)/Para Los Rumberos (Mambo with Shawn)/Walking On Air (Box routine with Jamie Goodwin)
Warren Carlyle – Live From Lincoln Center
Sonya Tayeh – SYTYCD
Mandy Jo Moore – SYTYCD
NappyTabs – SYTYCD
Travis Wall – SYTYCD

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION FOR VARIETY OR NON-FICTION PROGRAMMING

DANCING WITH THE STARS Episode 1608a (Box dance, is my guess)
London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
Saturday Night Live
The Oscars
The Voice

OUTSTANDING HAIR STYLING FOR A MULTI CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL

DANCING WITH THE STARS • Episode 1608 •
Big Bang Theory
Saturday Night Live
The Oscars
The Voice

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES

American Idol
DANCING WITH THE STARS
Saturday Night Live
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

OUTSTANDING MAKE UP FOR A MULTI CAMERA SERIES

DANCING WITH THE STARS Episode 1603
How I Met Your Mother
Key and Peele
The Oscars
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES

DANCING WITH THE STARS Episode 1610a (Finale?)
Big Bang Theory
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel
Saturday Night Live
The Voice

That’s all I can see on the list….Vogue??

Vogue: You’ve got them all. Good job!!! Also all, don’t miss seeing a fun video of Derek Hough talking with Paula Abdul about choreographing. From Emmy.com….

Here are some fun reactions from Tom and Derek at twitter….

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Also, don’t miss seeing Pure Derek Hough. Heidi has some great posts about Derek’s two nominations in more detail!

July 18, 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. :-)

DWTS Tom Bergeron To Host July Fourth Celebration “A Capital Fourth”

Just a TV heads up!!! Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron will be hosting this year’s July Fourth celebration at the National Mall called “A Capital Fourth“. Other stars lined up to entertain are Barry Manilow, John Williams, Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Candice Glover and Scotty McCreery. This year’s 4th of July celebration will be broadcasted on PBS and NPR from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET. If you’d like to read more details on the event, visit Post Bulletin.

June 5, 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.

More Changes Coming For Dancing With The Stars Season 17??

As previously reported, Dancing With The Stars is trimming back to one show a week next season. Get ready as there may be even more changes coming. According to the NY Post, there is going to be a shake up at the judges table. Also, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, and Cheryl Burke may not be returning. Also, eliminations are expected to happen at the beginning of each show. Interesting. Here is more….

After 16 seasons, TV’s top-rated competition show is being cut to one night a week and given a radical makeover— which will likely include a shakeup at the judge’s table.

“No one has a confirmed contract yet,” a show source tells The Post. “I think Bruno [Tonioli] will be back, but Carrie Ann [Inaba] and Len [Goodman] are probably gone.

“The network has been very evasive about it.”

“Dancing” will also be losing several of its most popular professionals.

Four-time champ Derek Hough will sit out next season to work on a new scripted show about the world of dance for the Starz cable network. Fellow pro Mark Ballas is also reportedly in talks to appear in his own reality show.

Fan favorite Cheryl Burke is also unlikely to return, the sources say.

“[The producers] will use this time to figure out how to restructure the show and trim fat off the budget,” the insider says. “The show has become too expensive.”

ABC has declined to confirm whether the dancers or contestants will be asked to accept pay cuts now that the Tuesday night results shows have been scrapped.

Eliminations are now expected to be announced at the beginning of each new episode.

More at the NY Post.

I hope it’s true about the judges. Let Bruno stay, but, let’s see some new blood in the other two spots. As for the pros…I hope Derek won’t be leaving quite yet and yet, I understand him wanting to branch out. Let us know what you think.

ETA: A source close to E News commented on the New York Post rumors. Below is more for how nothing has been decided yet.

“It’s true no one is locked in under contract yet, but that’s not necessarily unusual at this stage,” a source close to the show exclusively tells E! News. “Nothing has been decided yet about next season. There definitely will be format changes and it’s possible there may be some casting changes but those discussions are just beginning.”

While ABC had no comment on the rumors, another source tells us that the report is “speculative” as the season just ended yesterday. “The producers will take a break and then start discussions about what the fall will look like.”

As for Goodman and Inaba’s contracts and whether or not the original judges are on their way out, our source insists, “Nothing decided yet.”

More at E News.

ETA2: One of the producers, Deena Katzspoke, spoke to the NY Post about the changes. Deena mentions a “4th judge and a former president”(huh?) in one of the takes below. Karina Smirnoff and Sharna Burgess also weigh in with their thoughts on the possible changes…

A fourth judge and a former president are two ideas being tossed around for the retooled version of “Dancing with The Stars.”

“We are just starting to figure it out now,” producer Deena Katz told The Post moments after this week’s live finale in LA.

ABC is scrapping the original Tuesday-night result show, signaling the start of the show’s first extreme makeover in eight years.

“Bring in someone like JLo to judge us,” longtime pro Karina Smirnoff says. “To give a little bit of a new criticism, a new perspective.

“I think four judges. ‘American Idol’ has four. ‘The Voice’ has four.”

The biggest challenge is figuring out how to revamp voting and eliminations, Katz admits.

“For the audience members, we want to have a beginning, a middle and an end,” she says. “I think that is exciting. It will make it so that you have to watch that particular night.”

“When I first heard [that the Tuesday results show was being eliminated], if I am honest, I was like ‘What do you mean? Why are you changing the format?’” says dancer Sharna Burgess, who partnered this season with fan-favorite comedian Andy Dick.

“But the more I hear [executive producer] Conrad Green talk about it, I am really, really excited.”

More at the NY Post including an explanation for what she means about adding a President (bring on Bill Clinton, Yes please!).

May 22, 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.