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Private Members Area – DWTS Season 28 Premiere Discussion

It’s time again for Dancing with the Stars chatter! Share your thoughts and insights as we lead into the next season of Dancing with the Stars from the comfort of the Pure DWTS Private Members Area. If you’re not a Pure DWTS Insider yet, you can do so here. If you are, then I look forward to the discussion in the comments.
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September 16, 2019 I Written By

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28, Week 1 – LIVE BLOG

Wow. It’s been quite a while since I’ve had to do one of these. Wonder if I’m still snarky….

…yeah. Probably. 🙂

So, according to George Pennachio (via Courtney), this is the dance order:
Hannah Brown
Kel Mitchell
Kate Flannery
Lamar Odom
Lauren Alaina
Sailor Brinkley Cook
Karamo Brown
Ray Lewis
Mary Wilson
Ally Brooke
Sean Spicer
James Van Der Beek

Most of these folks are pretty natural in this interview opener. 🙂 Good to know that both Hannah and Lauren are self-described messes. Read more..

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PureDWTS Season 28: Christie Brinkley Out Due to Broken Arm; Daughter Sailor Stepping in

It’s been a busy morning, so I don’t have all the deets, but Christie apparently (recently?) broke her arm during rehearsal and can’t dance, so her 21-year-old daughter Sailor is taking her place this season, per GMA:

“Dancing With the Stars” contestant Christie Brinkley broke her arm in rehearsals and will not be able to hit the dance floor this season.

In a statement, BBC Studios and ABC said, “Brinkley suffered injuries which required surgery to her wrist and arm,” keeping her from participating in the competition.

But Brinkley’s fans will still have someone to root for: her daughter.

Brinkley’s 21-year-old daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, a Sports Illustrated model, has stepped in to take her mother’s place for the remainder of the season.

“Showbiz is all about getting a break, and Sailor and I both got one on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ this season,” Brinkley said in a statement, joking about her injury. “Sailor joined the cast when I got mine … ouch somebody stop me, it hurts to laugh!”

Brinkley-Cook has already hit the ground running with only hours to learn her mother’s entire dance routine.

She even fit perfectly into her mom’s performance outfit for the season premiere. Brinkley’s outfit did not need to be altered at all.

And this is me rolling my eyes…cause the few previous times that someone got injured prior to the premiere and they found a replacement, we got the likes of Holly Madison, Carson Kressley, and Master P (Melissa Rycroft was a notably skilled outlier). OF COURSE they just happened to have a young, able-bodied, semi-famous partner waiting in the wings for the golden boy when his older partner of questionable dance skill broke her arm in the 11th hour…

ETA: Vogue here. Here is a video from GMA on this news. The cast talks on it at camera blocking and more..

UPDATE: Per a source, the broken arm happened on Thursday at rehearsal, and Sailor was already rehearsing in Christie’s stead by Friday…and she apparently “has some previous dance training”. *facepalm*

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DWTS Season 28 Night One – Media And Interviews Before Showtime!!

We’re only hours away from the premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 28. While we wait, check out some press things below and be sure to keep checking back as the day progresses as we may be adding more….

Celebrity Insider has gathered up some quotes from Christie Brinkley for how excited her family is to see her dance include former husband Billy Joel.

For those interested, The New Yorker talked with Sean Spicer about Dancing With The Stars. It sounds like he’s having a lot of fun and may not be that “cringey”. Read on….

He was joined that day by his professional dance partner, who has been featured on many seasons of “Dancing with the Stars.” (Her name will be revealed on the season’s première.) “Sean’s really persistent, but he doesn’t have a lot of upper-body-isolation movement,” she said. She wondered if he’d been practicing. “Be honest. Did you work on this while I was gone?” she asked him. Then she said, “We got a shimmy down—like a little chest pop—but his body just does not move that way. It’s not even that he needs to learn how to do it, it’s just that he doesn’t have the flexibility for it.”

Spicer defended his learning style. “I’m very visual when I learn,” he said. “I’m not one of those people who can, like, read directions. If I get a set of directions, instead of reading it, I YouTube it.” Spicer likes to watch a tape of each day’s rehearsal and study what he needs to improve.

Did he see any parallels between dancing on TV and his tenure as press secretary? “None,” he said. “Well, maybe puns: like, dancing around things?” He said that, when he watched clips of himself giving press briefings, “I would go, Oh, wow, I didn’t realize I came off that way. I should’ve kept that answer tighter.” The rehearsal studio is on the other side of the Potomac from the Holocaust Museum (Spicer once referred to Auschwitz as a “Holocaust center”) and from the Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial (he once told the press that “just the other day” Trump “sat down with civil-rights leader M.L.K., Jr.”).

“No,” he said. “Well, I know that it’s fast, and a little Latin.”

“It’s a sharp, accented dance,” she told him. “We saw the fun Spicey, but this is serious.”

The producer wanted to start again at the knee slide. Spicer’s partner gave him some notes. “I’d rather you slide only, like, two inches, and have a big moment,” she said. “I’d rather have it be a mini slide than a massive fall.”

Afterward, they solemnly watched the first take on a monitor.

“The slide looks like it’s just checking the box,” Spicer said, dejected.

“You’re O.K.,” his partner said. “Nothing’s worse than a cringey moment, and I’m not seeing you do that. It looks clean, and it doesn’t look painful.”

More at The New Yorker.

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