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PureDWTS Season 19 Mini-Spoiler O’ the Day – Sept. 7

Trying not to start this post out on a sour note (especially since it’s NFL Sunday and that makes me happy!), but a bit of a PSA given some of the tones of the comments I’ve been seeing in the past week or so: try not to be a Debbie Downer, mmmmkay? We realize that not everyone is as thrilled with the show as we are, and that’s ok – but if you see that everyone here is excitedly discussing this season’s cast and who their favorite is, do you really need to (or feel it’s appropriate to) butt in and throw something out like “Psssh, this season’s cast is lame and I’m not watching!” It’s kind of like being at a party and walking up to a group of people talking about their favorite Michael Jackson song, and saying (without being solicited to do so) that “Michael Jackson sucks.” It’s a buzzkill.  Don’t be a buzzkill, k? It’s not about suppressing your opinions – it’s about finding the right way (and time, and place) to express them.  CBS cares 🙂

Now that we’ve got that business out of the way, on with the spoilers!!! Read more..

September 7, 2014 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

Videos Of Some Of The New Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Arriving To Rehearsals

These are always fun to watch. You can view another at Pure Derek Hough.

ETA: More rehearsal arrival videos… Read more..

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

PureDWTS Poetry Corner: “Casting The Stars Of The Dance”

And here is our fabulous resident poet, Lois, with another one of her great poems putting this past week’s emotions together….

CASTING STARS OF THE DANCE

Season 19 is complete by casting stars of the dance
A variety of stars twinkling, tantalizing, taking a chance

From a race car driver to actors oozing the word hot
Each one has been cast, each one being given a shot

To have their star rise, twirling across the dance floor
DANCING WITH THE STARS casting spells and allure

The pros are polishing the talents of the brilliant cast
Three new pros join the fun, will their stars learn fast

On September 4 the cast assembled together on GMA
Announced one by one, it was a glorious, happy day

Having the honors of announcing each dancing pair
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews voices filled the air

The pairs debuted as they came through the door:

ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV AND LEA THOMPSON
DEREK HOUGH AND BETHANY MOTA
KEO MOTSEPE AND. LOLO JONES
TONY DOVOLANI AND BETSEY JOHNSON
MARK BALLAS AND SADIE ROBERTSON
VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY AND JANEL PARRISH
EMMA SLATER AND MICHAEL WALTRIP
ALISON HOLKER AND JONATHAN BENNETT
KARINA SMIRNOFF AND RANDY COUTURE
CHERYL BURKE AND ANTONIO SABATO, JR
PETA MURGATROYD AND TOMMY CHONG
WITNEY CARSON AND ALFONSO RIBIERO

But, wait, Number 13 was cast, there was one more:

SHARNA BURGESS AND TAVIS SMILEY

The countdown is on, the ballroom is ready to roar
Rafters will shake, dance fever temperatures soar

September 15 stars will shine, emitting a special glow
CASTING STARS OF.THE DANCE and on with the show!

Written By Lois A Troutman, September 6, 2014

JUDGES BRUNO, LEN, CARRIE ANN ARE JOINED BY ONE!
JULIANNE HOUGH HAS BEEN CAST TO JOIN IN THE FUN!

SEASON 19 WILL GIVE US PLEASURE, CAST WILL SHINE!
DANCING WITH THE STARS ALWAYS WILL BE MIGHTY FINE!

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

DWTS19 Emma Slater And Michael Waltrip Pictured At The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400

I can’t get enough of Emma Slater and Michael Waltrip. Here they are pictured in a pre-race ceremony at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International in Richmond, Virginia over the weekend. Check oot Emma’s face in the second photo. LOL! You can see more fun photos of them and this event at Getty Images. Also below is an instagram posted by Emma!

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

“Footwork” Might Work In Lolo Jones Favor On Dancing With The Stars

The Indiana Gazette has a great piece up on Olympian Lolo Jones and why she decided to take a break from the hurdles and do Dancing With The Stars. She wants to have some fun. She also may be a little intimidated by some of her competitors, but, her strong suit might be her footwork and she plans to work hard…

Now, she’s clearing her calendar to cha-cha and foxtrot.

Jones put the brakes on her bobsled ambitions — just for a winter, though. Nothing long-term.

Only because there’s no telling how far she may advance in the dance competition and it may be well into November until she’s finished.

“They (bobsledding) are the ones that encouraged me to take the year off,” said Jones, 32, who’s from Des Moines, Iowa. “They knew about this opportunity, said it would be good for me to have fun.”

No pressure, but quite a few athletes have won the competition: Emmitt Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno, Helio Castroneves, Kristi Yamaguchi, Shawn Johnson, Hines Ward, Donald Driver and Meryl Davis.

That’s why she’s been taking some instructions. She’s also a little intimidated by some of the backgrounds of her fellow competitors. Thompson once trained in ballet and some of the others were tap dancers.

But Jones does have this working in her favor — her footwork from years of track. She was recently on a plane with actor and fellow competitor Ribeiro, who was rubbing his ankles and saying how bad they hurt after a dance session.

“I told him that when I come off a hurdle I jam my ankles pretty good. So this isn’t too bad,” Jones recalled. “He looked at me like I was crazy.”

More at the Indiana Gazette.

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Tony Dovolani And Betsy Johnson Interviewed By People, What To Expect On DWTS

People interviewed Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani. Tony tells them that Betsey is going to be “inspiring” on Dancing With The Stars. For one thing, Betsey doesn’t plan to let her age stop her from doing cartwheels pn the dance floor. Below is more. Be sure to see the link for a fun picture and video.

“What’s great about Betsey is she’s so inspiring in every way,” Dovolani tells PEOPLE. “To be 72, and to do what she does, is so inspiring.”

“Seventy-three, get it right!” Johnson corrects him jokingly.

“Somebody said she was 73 and she was very hurt by that,” Dovolani explains.

So, will the whimsical designer be getting any input regarding her wardrobe on the show?

“We want Betsey to come out as Betsey,” Dovolani says. “Who’s going to tell her how to dress?

“Think I’m going to wear one of the those backless diamond fringe outfits?” she says. “No, I’m going to keep it very real.”

One thing that will be making an appearance on the dance floor? Johnson’s signature cartwheels, which close out each of the designer’s fashion shows.

“We’re going to put one in,” Dovolani confirms. Adds Johnson: “I know I won’t screw that up.”

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

HQ DWTS Season 19 GMA Cast Announcement Photos

Getty Images is finally starting to upload some high quality photos of the Dancing With The Stars Season 19 GMA Cast announcement. Below are some group shots. To see some pairing shots, see Getty Images! Beautiful!

ETA: If you’d like to see some of the cast arriving to rehearsals at the studio this weekend, see the Daily Mail.

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.