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DWTS Pro Karina Smirnoff Attends CBZ Foundation Fundraising Event – Photos

This past weekend, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff attended a CBZ fundraising event to support a dance-enabled program for kids with disabilities. You can read about the night at OC Register and see a beautiful and really sweet photo of her in a picture gallery. Of the event and foundation, Karina said, “Dance lessons are expensive. I remember growing up a young immigrant kid in New York. I used to work a couple of weeks in college just to collect enough to take one lesson. So when you have a foundation that concentrates on allowing kids to have an artistic education, it is important.” That it is! If you’d like to help with the CBZ Foundation, see this link.

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First Look At Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Art, New Poster

People has posted a teaser at their website which includes a new Dancing With The Stars Season 21 poster with Peta Murgatroyd and Artem Chigvinstev. Be sure to see the teaser here. Beautiful!

ETA: Check out Dancing With The Stars Facebook for a brand new look. It’s beautiful.

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Rumer Willis Thanks Val Chmerkovskiy For Believing In Her

This is just so sweet, I had to post!!

ruelarue: As my journey as your partner comes to an end and your next season with a whole new partner and new experience begins, there are a few things I thought about today. I honestly don’t know if I have words to describe what this past season or this tour, but most importantly our partnership has meant to me. I know I have tried on many occasion while on tour to describe to the audience what I felt but I have always fallen short to put in words how I feel. So I’ll do my best…first I have to thank you as my teacher for challenging me everyday through your own passion and dedication to your art, for pushing me past the limits of what I believed I was capable of and even for occasionally driving me crazy with trying to make all of our dances the best they could be. Secondly I thank you for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself for putting up with me when I was scared or insecure, and being the person that didn’t let me feel like I could fail no matter what anyone else said. I am truly grateful to call you my friend and I am so proud that we won together, I wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else. I can’t wait to root for you next season. love to you always @iamvalc

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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 Season 21 POLL: Who Do You Think the New Judge Will Be?

DWTSGossip dropped this interesting tidbit yesterday:

newjudge

Which seems to point to Len finally bowing out as head judge, and some new blood being brought in to round out the panel.  All signs seem to point to a male judge (not sure I could handle a panel of Carrie Ann “I Score with My Vagina, Not My Brain” Inaba, Bruno the Flamboyant, and Julianne, who can be a bit hit-or-miss), and a lot of folks seem to think it’s Tony – likely because he expressed interest in the position in an interview recently. Others are throwing out Louis & Maks’ names, and yet others are thinking it’s someone different altogether – I fall in the latter, as my gut is telling me that DWTS might borrow from another country’s version of the show and tap Jean Marc Genereaux from Danse avec les Stars in France (and DWTSGossip did mention that he/she had heard that DWTS France “would be involved in some way”).  I think there’s also a possibility that DWTS may try to “borrow” one of the ballroom choreographers from SYTYCD (Jean Marc or Tony Meredith fit the bill), or we might see Corky’s name thrown back in the mix. I do think the new judge will likely be someone who specializes in ballroom, though, as Len’s shoes are big ones to fill in terms of ballroom experience.

So assuming all of this is true – who do you guys think the new judge might be, and why? Tell us in the poll and the comments!

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Sharna Burgess Asked About Dancing With The Stars Season 21 And More, Keep Peta Murgatroyd In Your Thoughts

Sharna Burgess just got periscope. Below she talks with fans about her recent trip to Australia, Noah Galloway, working with Meryl Davis & Charlie White, and Dance Fusion. She’s also asked about Dancing With The Stars. She doesn’t mention being “in” as a pro this season, but, close as she mentions she hasn’t met her pro yet and she won’t know until she walks into “the room”. Sharna also mentions that she’s dancing in the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour next winter (if there is one). More below.

And keep Peta Murgatroyd in your thoughts. She tweeted that she’s “struggling”. She said she’s ok, but, she’s tired and worn out. Her ankle might be giving her fits again too. She also instagramed that she’s going to miss Keo Motsepe and All Bersten as the tour came to an end last night. Let’s hope she’s going to be ok and still able to dance in the new season of Dancing With The Stars.

Conclusion made, I'm definitely going to miss my Snipes and Marons ? #dwtstour

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