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How Lindsay Arnold And Calvin Johnson Are Feeling At This Point In The Competition On DWTS And More

Lindsay Arnold tells Entertainment Tonight that she couldn’t be happier with Calvin Johnson and their perfect score last night on Dancing With The Stars. However, learning all the dances for this past week didn’t come without their challenges. In the take below,, Lindsay talks of their momentum going into the coming weeks and what they hope for. Lots more at the link.

We’re now only weeks away from the end of the competition and you and Calvin are so close to potentially taking home that mirror ball trophy. How do you plan to stay on top?

The thing about this show is, it’s all about momentum. It’s about going into the finals at your strongest. Calvin just got his first perfect score, so his momentum and peak is coming at such a good time. But we cannot lose that momentum. We have to continue to stay at the top of the leaderboard, stay strong every single night, come out with something new each time that wows people, and really take the night over.

Like last night, our performance was one of the crowd-pleasing moments, and that’s what we have to do — get people off their feet and get them to vote for us. Also, dedication and time. We usually fly to Detroit each week to be with Calvin’s wife and Caleb, but he’s sacrificing his time with them. He’s staying in Los Angeles this week so we can get all the hours in as possible, which proves to me how much he really wants this. It’s hard, but he’s putting all of his time and energy into it.

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DWTS Cast Celebrates Emma Slater And Sasha Farber’s Engagement – HQ Photos

After Dancing With The Stars last night, Sasha farber and Emma Slater had an engagement dinner. Below are some fun photos. See this link for even more. Thanks to DWTS Gossip for the heads up.

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Val Chmerkovskiy And Laurie Hernandez Chat On Dancing With The Stars, Her Future, And More

Below is Val Chmerkovskiy And Laurie Hernandez on Hollywood Today Live today talking about Dancing With The Stars, their work ethic, the Olympics, and more.

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Dancing With The Stars Ryan Lochte, Cheryl Burke, And Tom Bergeron Do The View

Ryan Lochte, Cheryl Burke, and Tom Bergeron were on The View today. They talk on Dancing With The Stars and how much it helped Ryan and more.

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PureDWTS Season 23, Week 9 – Who’s Dancing What…And When?

This week, my understanding is that there will be an individual dance and a duet of a Broadway show number – Or both dances are broadway show number, sort of? This info is from Just Jared, but for whatever reason I thought the actual show stopper was the duet and these music selections make me think otherwise. Oh well.

Anyway, very convenient that Jana and Laurie get contemporary while James/Calvin have Paso. Good for Marilu and Terra as well but both are going to be so underscored regardless of what they do that it won’t matter.

ETA: Dance order for round one courtesy George Pennachio – and lookie, Laurie is right back were she’s spent a good chunk of her time. 😉

Marilu and Derek – Samba (Song: “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)” from Jersey Boys with Mark Ballas)
Dancing 1st
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Calvin and Lindsay – Waltz – (Song: “Memory” from “Cats,” with Leona Lewis)
Dancing 2nd
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James and Sharna – Jazz – (Song: “A Brand New Day” from “The Wiz”)
Dancing 3rd
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Terra and Sasha – Charleston – “If My Friends Could See Me Now” from “Sweet Charity”
Dancing 4th
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Jana and Gleb – Waltz – (Song: “She Used to Be Mine” from “Waitress”)
Dancing 5th
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Laurie and Val – Argentine Tango (Song: “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago)
Dancing 6th
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Duets:

Marilu/Terra – Jazz (Song: “Big Noise from Winnetka” by Bette Midler)

Jana/Laurie – Contemporary (Song: “Bird Set Free” by Sia)

James/Calvin – Paso Doblé (Song: “No Good” by Kaleo)

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PureDWTS Season 23, Week 8 – Power Rankings

So for those just tuning in that may have missed the producers’ agenda that permeated last night’s episode, let me recap:

1.) Make sure you keep pushing for Jana to make the finals.

2.) DO NOT LET DEREK ANYWHERE NEAR THE FINALS!!!

3.) Create an emotional redemption arc for Laurie, complete with Val crying his eyes out on camera.

4.) Milk the drama of Sharna’s injury, but let Jenna have the spotlight tonight…we need her to happen!!!

5.) Keep Calvin in the running for the finals, but he needs to take a back seat to the others tonight.

The face-offs, just like the ones in season 21, were about as big of a sh*tshow as one could expect – mainly just a means to carry out the agenda of the moment, and pretend to give a sliver of power to the viewers so they can feel like part of the action.  I actually found myself profoundly relieved that James ended up with immunity – judging from his rehearsal package, it looked like he may have lost some rehearsal time learning the two face-off dances he hadn’t already done (jive & salsa), and I was very, very leery of him having to learn them from Jenna, whose teaching skills are…dubious, at best.  So the fact that he ended up not having to attempt them with someone that’s NOT his normal partner? Phew. And really, if they were going to give immunity to anyone, I would rather it be someone that was probably headed to the finale already (and not someone that genuinely needed a boost to stick around), so as to minimize rocking the boat too much – so in the grand scheme of things, I would have been fine with Laurie, James, or Calvin getting it, and oddly enough, they were the only three last night that ended up with perfect scores.

I think I mentioned last week that I was fairly certain that Ryan was on borrowed time – just couldn’t put my finger on when, exactly, the hammer was gonna drop.  Oddly enough, his tango last night was probably my favorite dance he did all season – the Cheryl Burke House of Pain method seemed to work, as he seemed more invested in that dance that any other one we saw from him all season.  It was fun to watch, but it was time for him to go – but overall, I’m actually glad he ended up doing the show, because I think I came out of it with a much better understanding of him.  He generally seems like a good guy, not the calculating type – but is simply too dumb to function sometimes, and that’s what gets him into trouble 😛 And then there were only 2 men, and I’m guessing they’re probably guaranteed a spot in the finals.  Which means we’re most likely gonna lose 2 ladies in the next 2 weeks… Read more..

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Ryan Lochte And Cheryl Burke So Thankful For Each Other And DWTS – GMA Interview

Below is Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke on Good Morning America. They talk of how much they mean to each other and how thankful they are for their experience together on Dancing With The Stars. Cheryl even named Ryan as one of her top 5 partners. A great interview that will make you tear it up. I’m so glad Ryan did the show. I’m thankful for his message of fighting back no matter how much others knock you around and that you can begin again under any circumstances if you are willing to take a chance.

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Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 8 “Halloween” Night – HQ Photos

These photos from Dancing With The Stars Week 8 say it all! What a great night! Click on the photos to see even more.

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PureDWTS Season 23 Week 8 – Media, Scores, And Interviews

I really love “Halloween Week”. The entire Production team of Dancing With The Stars out did themselves again last night. I loved all the dances as well for different reasons. More on that in Court’s new Power Rankings post later. For now, let’s review the scores….

James Hinchliffe and Jenna Johnson/Sharna Burgess: 10-10-10 from the judges for a total of 30.
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy: 10-10-10 from the judges for a total of 30.
Calvin Johnson, Jr. and Lindsay Arnold: 10-10-10 from the judges for a total of 30.
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko: 9-9-9 from the judges for a total of 27.
Terra Jole and Sasha Farber: 8-8-8 from the judges for a total of 24.
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough: 7-8-8 from the judges for a total of 23.
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke: 7-8-8 from the judges for a total of 23. Eliminated

Now onto some media. First, Glamour has a recap and a few media tidbits. Note how it’s “Showstopper’s Week” next.

Below is what Ryan Lochte told People on his elimination. Be watching the link for more interviews later in the day.

“I knew it was going to happen eventually. The people, the friendships that I’ve made here we’re pretty much a second family now. Now I’m saying goodbye, it’s sad. I will be back into weeks for the finale so I can’t say all my goodbyes yet,” Lochte told PEOPLE after being eliminated. “I learned a lot about myself. No matter how hard people knock me down, I can still get up and keep fighting no matter what and keep moving forward and staying positive.”

From Fox News:

Hinchcliffe, who cheated death in a bad car crash last year, tried to take it in stride. He said, “You can worry about things but it’s not going to help the situation. I learned that time and time again in my career. This was the hand we were dealt and we had to make the best of it.”

Still, the driver, who has become close friends with Burgess, was devastated to lose her after seven weeks competing together and commented, “I wasn’t really expecting how different it is to step in with somebody else.” He was grateful Burgess coached him and Johnson the entire way.

Meanwhile, Hernandez brought her partner Val Chmerkovskiy to tears in rehearsal, as he was overcome with emotion about her blossoming on “DWTS.”

They soared again on Monday with a “Willy Wonka” themed Viennese waltz to the song “Pure Imagination.” The two also won their dance off portion of the evening against Johnson.

About her dance, she said, “It felt beautiful,” and shared of her rehearsal moment with Chmerkovskiy, “I was trying not to cry, too. It was interesting. From what I hear, I don’t think Val cries often. It’s great to be able to touch his heart like that.” Hernandez, 16, also announced that her inspirational memoir, “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond,” about achieving her Olympics dream, comes out Jan. 24.

Jana Kramer and partner Gleb Savchenko earned a 27 for their “Little Shop of Horrors'” jazz dance, and Terra Jole and partner Sasha Farber got a 24 for their cha cha. They lost out to Kramer/Savchenko in the dance off. But backstage, Jole was buoyant, telling reporters that next week, “I feel like we’re going to be coming back and kicking some royal tushy.”

More from Fox News…..

Lochte earlier told “DWTS” reporters that he doesn’t care how big the wedding is, saying, “I just want my family and my friends there and she wants the exact same thing so we might keep the wedding small– but the party afterwards is going to be big.”

Now he has plenty of time to make a guest list with Reid—but on Monday, the Olympian still said leaving “DWTS” was tough. “I feel sad. I didn’t want to leave but I knew it was going to happen eventually. The people, the friendships I’ve created are pretty much a second family here that now I’m saying goodbye to. I will be back in two weeks for the finale. I can’t say all my goodbyes [now].

“I learned a lot about myself. No matter how people knock me down I can still get up and I can keep fighting no matter what and keep moving forward and staying positive,” he added.

During the “DWTS” September 12 live premiere, two male audience members rushed the stage towards Lochte as he and partner Burke were receiving judges’ feedback. Studio security guards tackled them before Lochte or his pro were touched in the scary incident.

Other audience members also jeered Lochte for his Rio behavior and were ejected from the ballroom.

The next week, he admitted, “I wanted to quit.”

However, Lochte bravely weathered the storm and made it to week eight, telling reporters “DWTS” helped change his image: “I think my dance did. Throughout the [TV rehearsal footage] packages that go through each dance routine, the different dance types I had and being emotional and you name it. I think America definitely saw a different side of me.”

Don’t miss reading both Fox News links for more. I especially liked how Derek straightened out the reporter on his and Marilu’s package which you can read more on here.

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