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DWTS Season 9 News

Lots of news and interviews out there on the web today.  E! News has a slightly different paparazzi video from what I’ve seen, in addition to a Marc Malkin article. A couple excerpts:

Professional snowboarder Louie Vito hopes his stint on the new season of Dancing With the Stars improves his luck with the ladies.

“If worse comes to worse, maybe if I go to a wedding or a club, I can bust out some of the moves,” he tells us. “I’ve gotta get those smooth moves that maybe aren’t that typical. I might have to bust out the salsa in the middle of a club.”

Just a few days before learning who she’d be paired with, Burke predicted she’d be matched with someone like the 62-year-old former congressman. “I’m due for the old guy,” she said. “It’s all right though. If I keep getting the good person then people will start being upset I think.”

Oh Cheryl, I love you (and how you dance with Derek :-)), but that struck me as a bit rude. The Old guy? Girl, I hate Tom DeLay – and for a moment I felt a twinge of sympathy. ::::shiver:::: Okay, I’m over it.

Mya’s very afraid of getting hurt – a very valid fear, but one that often leads to injury. According to

“So far, rehearsals have been really tough,” she told MTV News. “So it’s kind of like reversing my thinking, ’cause hip-hop is so loose and not structured, and tap is so loose and close to the ground and not structured, so it’s so different. I have a lot of work to do in reversing how I think. And I have a lot of partner work to do, so I hope it doesn’t hurt me. But I think music and musicality is going to help me stay on the beat.”

Mya admitted that, aside from learning the dances, she’s also scared she might hurt herself in the process. “I had to change my shoes yesterday, ’cause my heels were starting to hurt — and keep in mind that everything was in heels,” she said. “I had a foot fracture last year, and I’ve had injuries in the past. That’s what my worst fear is. To get injured … is something I’m nervous about.”

She might be nervous, but she’s also excited to get to know the other celebrities dancing this season — one of whom she was surprised to learn would be on the show. “I didn’t think it was in her personality to do something like this, but it’s great that she is,” she said of rock progeny Kelly Osbourne. “And I actually met her last night, and she’s very cute and funny, so she’s very sweet. I was just surprised, ’cause she’s more of a rebel to me.”


Hey – I think I like these odds. But since I don’t know anything about gambling, I can’t be sure. 🙂

All the excitement is set to begin on September 21, 2009. Will the stars have enough fancy footwork to keep up with the professionals, or will they trip over their own feet and leave sooner than expected? Find out what kind of odds BetED sportsbook has on who will win the next Dancing With the Stars.

Natalie Coughlin +550
Joanna Krupa +600
Melissa Joan Hart +600
Mya +600
Donny Osmond +600
Mark Dacascos +600
Michael Irvin +600
Ashley Hamilton +700
Chuck Liddell +800
Kathy Ireland +800
Debi Mazar +700
Macy Gray +900
Kelly Osbourne +1000
Aaron Carter +1100
Louie Vito +1100
Tom DeLay +1200

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DWTS Costumes…Sparkle and Shine!

Hey Everyone! I’m a new blogger for DWTS so I thought I’d let you guys know what to expect from my blogs 🙂 I will be blogging about the costumes featured on this season and the choreography/technique of the dances and how well (or not so well) each couple performed them! Now that we have that out of the way let me get started!

I absolutely love the costumes that the celebs and pros wear on DWTS and I first wondered how all the costumes got sewn and fitted in time! I googled Randall Christensen, the head wardrobe designer, and found that he only has 3 1/2 days to get costumes made! This has got to be a crazy time during the first weeks of competition since there are so many couples! I also found this AMAZING youtube video interviewing Mr. Christensen about the process:

To me, what makes are great costume is a combination of:

  • Is the material used appropriate for the dance style?
  • Is the costume suited for the celeb and pro as a couple?
  • Does the style of the costume match the style of the dance?
  • Are the sparkle and shine elements right on for the costume or not quite there?
  • Are the accessories perfect for the costume or are they to much or to little?
  • Overall, does the costume compliment the celebrity to showcase their dance strengths instead of their dance weaknesses.

With that said…here are my top 5 favorite costumes and my top 5 train wrecks!

TOP 5 FAVORITES (Season 4 – Present):

  1. Chelsie Hightower and Ty Murray: Season 8
    Chelsie Hightower and Ty Murray
  2. Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini: Season 8
  3. Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini

  4. Julianne Hough and Apolo Anton Ohno: Season 4
    Julianne Hough and Apolo Anton Ohno
  5. Cheryl Burke and Christian de la Fuenta: Season 6
    Cherly Burke and Christian de la Fuenta
  6. Brooke Burke and Derek Hough: Season 8
    Brooke Burke and Derek Hough

TOP 5 TRAIN WRECKS (Season 4 – Present):

  1. Cheryl Burke and Wayne Newton: Season 5
    Cheryl Burke and Wayne Newton
  2. Marie Osmand and Johnathan Roberts: Season 5
    Marie Osmond and Johnathan Roberts
  3. Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani: Season 7
    Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani
  4. Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks: Season 8
    Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks
  5. Karina Smirnoff and Steve Wozniak: Season 8
    Karina Smirnoff and Steve Wozniak

Now it’s your turn! What costumes stand out the most as favorites or train wrecks!

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