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PureDWTS Season 26 Preliminary Poll – Who is Your Favorite Couple? Who Will Win?

It’s time once again for our preliminary polls – and this time, I’ve added two more: “Who do you think will make the finals?” and “Who do you think will be first out?” Vote in the polls below, and then tell us how you voted in the comments.

And here’s my usual disclaimer: if you’re just here to undermine the spirit of the post by saying “But we haven’t even seen them dance yet!” or “We’ve only seen a few seconds of them, how are we supposed to answer this?” – keep it moving, these polls aren’t for you. …Read more

April 13, 2018 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

DWTS the Athletes Season (Season 26) Cast Announcement – LIVE Blog

Time to get back into the DWTS groove…which I now consider a warm up for World of Dance starting on May 29th. 🙂 Only because I’m not sure how much I’m going to enjoy this abbreviated season. I hope it goes well. And I’m really not into the whole DWTS Junior concept. Having a real hard time with that one.

Anyway, back to season 26 and our cast announcement. I predict they will be all athletes. 😀 I also predict we will have to suffer through at least 1.25 hours of GMA before we learn anything worth learning.

Here we go – thanks to Court, since I can’t get a stream…..Oh…just got on!

Thomas!! I’ve missed you!

Stalling….stalling….stalling…..

Tom nails GMA about not knowing what they’re doing. LOL

Here we go…Going so fast that I’ll have to go back and fill in….

Kareem Abdul Jabar and Lindsay

Johnny Damon and Emma

Jamie Anderson and Artem

Chris Mazdzer and Witney

Mirai Nagasu and Alan

Joshua R. Norman and Sharna

Jennie Finch and Keo

Tonya Harding and Sasha

Adam Rippon and Jenna

Hayley and Brittany getting more screen time than the pros right now, and looking good while doing it. 🙂

Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb are the final pair – woman’s basketball player! Yay!!

Here’s a few cast photos – I’m sure Vogue will get them all later. 🙂 …Read more

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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 26 Keo Motsepe Talks On A Shorter Season, Jennie Finch, And More

Keo Motsepe says this season of dancing With The Stars is going to be “amazing” and is open to doing it “different”. More below from Closer Weekly. Be sure to read the link for the whole article.

“I think the athletes we wanted to have, they can only do so much. I think the show is also trying to see if the athletes season is going to work. They didn’t want to do a whole season and have people be like, ‘Only athletes. Are they gonna be good?’ You never know. I think it’s gonna do amazing. It’s trying something different and new,” the 28-year-old told us.

But don’t worry Dancing With the Stars fans, Keo assured that the abbreviated season is still going to be super fun and will even “look like the finale on Week 1.” He continued, “I think it’s an amazing season, to have all athletes. I think for all the pros and I, the pressure is on because there are no actors or anything — it’s all athletes. I think the competition is going to be so high and expectations from the viewers will be so high. In normal seasons, when you have 12 weeks of shows, you can help them grow and build them up.” We can’t wait to watch it all unfold!

Keo will dance with softball player Jennie Finch Daigle this time around, and he shared that the competition is already intense in the ballroom. “I think me and Jennie are going to be our own competition. During the season, I always say who I think will be — but this time, since it’s all athletes, I think everyone is going to be their own competition.”

April 20, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With the Stars Witney Carson Has A Plan For Chris Mazdzer – Rehearsal Interview

Finally, a new rehearsal interview with ET! These two are going to be fun and a fan favorite I think….

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS’ Alan Bersten Reveals Health Scare to People Magazine

Well this is quite frightening, but I will tell you right off the bat that there is a happy ending! And note that you should always pay attention to your body and be aggressive when it comes to making sure you get the right treatment. Alan had a thyroid tumor that could have been ugly, but all appears well now. I’ve put a little excerpt below, click the link to read the whole article. Quite informative, IMO.

Though he says he felt “fine,” Bersten’s mother pushed him to go back to the doctor to get another blood test. A week later, he got the results and found that it was not supplements causing this but rather a tumor on one of his parathyroid glands.

There are four of these very small glands located on the thyroid gland in the neck that produce parathyroid hormone (PTH), which helps control the amount of calcium in the blood. A tumor, like Bersten’s, causes the affected gland to release more PTH than it should and disrupts the balance of calcium in the blood. It’s still unknown how people develop the disorder, but it’s typically most common in older women.

Bersten was told that to treat this potentially fatal condition — called hyperparathyroidism — an endocrinologist would have to remove the tumor and check if it was malignant (cancerous) or benign (non cancerous).

“Just the word tumor is so frightening,” he says. “I didn’t know what malignant or benign meant until I looked it up and I was like, ‘Well hopefully it’s benign — God forbid I have cancer.’ That is more stress than I could ever imagine. I think the scariest part was not knowing.”

April 19, 2018 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 Season 26 Couples Talk On Their Team Names, Answer Questions From Fans, And More

Below you can watch a few video instagrams from some of the couples. They chat on their team names, answer questions from fans, and more. We’ll add more when we can.

April 18, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Could This Be Len Goodman’s Last Season To Judge The US Version Of DWTS?

So, is this Len Goodman’s last season of judging Dancing With The Stars (the US Version)? According to The Sun via the Daily Mail it could be and I wouldn’t be surprised.

The former head Strictly judge still appears on Dancing With The Stars in America but has suggested he may be bowing out.

He told the Daily Mail: “This may be my last season. It’s the end of my contract and they may not what to have me any more.

“They might have had enough of me. I don’t want to retire totally but I’m quite happy doing nothing – reading a book and pottering in the garden.”

If this is Len’s last season, I hope Shirley Ballas or Julianne Hough takes his place. Let us know what you think. More here.

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

The Cast of DWTS Season 26 Show Off Their Dance Moves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold Interviewed

Below are a couple of fun things from People. The cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 26 show off some dance moves. Also, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold are also interviewed. They are so cute. I love them.

April 17, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Tonya Harding Interviewed On “I,Tonya” On DWTS Press Day

Tonya Harding is thankful for the movie “I,Tonya”. Find out why below in a new interview with her during Press Day for Dancing With The Stars.

ETA: Here’s another interview with Access Hollywood that we haven’t posted yet…

April 16, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

The Pros and Their Athlete Parters Quiz Each other Ahead of DWTS Season 26 (Video)

These are some fun videos that Cathy sent me – I have to say there’s not a single person I don’t like on this cast. This should be good!!

April 15, 2018 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. :-)

Different Voting For DWTS Season 26, No DWTS Promo For Arike Ogunbowale (?)

I haven’t listened to Sharna Burgess’ latest IG, but, apparently she talked on voting for Dancing With The Stars Season 26. She mentioned two couples will go home the first night based on judges scores and votes. We will be allowed to start voting at the beginning of the show and for a little time after the last couple dances. Afterwards, two couples will go home. Also, the official website will let you edit your vote. If you vote for someone earlier and then like another couple later on, you can change your vote on the website. I’m sure we’ll find out more in the coming days. Thanks to Linz for the heads up. Adding: I sure wonder at times what ratings are going to be like this season?? 😐

That’s not all, Gleb Savchenko and Arike Ogunbowale fans, you better vote hard if you want them to stay. According to a USA Today article (that several of you have been talking about in comments for a few days),the NCAA prohibits Arike from doing any promotional work for Dancing With The Stars. You can read more on it at the link below. If this is the case, this might be why Gleb and Arika didn’t get title shoot photos like the rest of the cast or why we might not see them in promos? You can read more in the link below..

April 14, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Catches Bug On Press Day For DWTS!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar caught a stomach bug on press day for the Dancing With The Stars Season 26 Cast Announcement. Let’s hope he is able to lick it 100% so he can start rehearsing for the show. We wish him all the best!! From People

The 70-year-old former basketball star — who spent 20 seasons playing for Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA — got sick during the first press day for the long-running ABC dancing competition show, vomiting backstage before meeting the press.

A rep for the athlete told PEOPLE exclusively that Abdul-Jabbar “ate something that didn’t agree with him and got a little stomach bug,” adding “he is just fine now and looking forward to competing on the show.”

More at People.

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.