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Dancing With The Stars Pros Attend Premiere Of “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Several pros from Dancing With The Stars and their significant others graced the red carpet at the “Solo: A Star Wars Story” premiere last night and looking so fun and beautiful. Below are a few photos and video on the red carpet. You can see many more at Getty Images and Kristyn Burtt’s twitter page.

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May 11, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars, The All Athletes Season – PRO WATCH!!!

It’s time! Time to come back from your vacation and start chatting DWTS once again. 🙂 So, how ya’ll been? 🙂 I’ve been on something of a vacation from DWTS and even from Derek. But now it’s time to start winding back up again for our abbreviated, all athletes season.

What do we know about the pros right at this minute? Well, Maks, Val and Peta are out for the season due to their tour – likely planned before this season became a thing. Derek is on another network and a different dance show. Mark kinda sounded out – but you never know. Julianne is out as a judge as she’s working on her and Derek’s scripted show “Blackpool”, among other things. Have I left anything out? I think that’s all I’m aware of right at this moment. OH! Kym is also out due to the impending arrival of her twins.

So, what have you heard? Be sure to provide a source if you have something to share….

ETA: It’s a GO for Gleb Savchenko as a Pro for this season. Yayy!! Please read more details HERE. ~Vogue

ETA2: Per the DancingABC Instagram, these are the pros this season – fairly predictable lineup, identical to my hypothetical list on Twitter last week. -Court-

Male Pros
Val – OUT
Gleb – IN
Mark – Out
Artem – IN
Derek – OUT
Sasha – IN
Maks – OUT
Keo – IN
Alan – IN

Female Pros
Sharna – IN
Kym – OUT
Emma – IN
Witney – IN
Lindsay – IN
Jenna – IN
Cheryl – OUT
Peta – OUT

I’m assuming there will be a Troupe???

ETA: According to this Kristyn Burtt interview with Britt Stewart, there will be a troupe for this season. Thanks Kristyn. ~Vogue

The Troupe
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March 12, 2018 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Julianne Hough Not Returning to DWTS as Judge This Season

….because she’s going to work a bit on World of Dance (thanks to Derek) and because of all her other stuff that’s going on. She’s working on a new TV show that she and Derek started work on a long time ago. Looks like that might finally come to fruition. From ET:

Julianne Hough and her brother, Derek Hough, are joining forces once again.

The 29-year-old dancer stopped by ET’s Los Angeles studio on Tuesday, where she revealed she’ll be making an appearance on season two of World of Dance.

“I actually just did a mentor session with [Derek]. He asked me to come and mentor, so, yeah. I just did it the other day,” she told ET’s Katie Krause of her involvement with the NBC show, which returns Tuesday, May 29 at 10 p.m. ET. “It was so much fun and the dancers are incredible.”

March 7, 2018 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Pure DWTS Watch Out: Olympian Gus Kenworthy Would Love To Do Dancing With The Stars

Olympian skier Gus Kenworthy tells US Weekly he’d love to Dancing With The Stars, but, can he dance? Read below to find out. You can also read more on the possibility of the Shib Sibs taking on the show.

“I would love to,” Kenworthy told Us. “I had been lobbying to try and be on it … last year and really wanted to be, and then it didn’t work out, but I was told that there was interest on their end. So I was definitely hoping that maybe after this Olympics, it’d be a possibility.”

The ABC competition series has been a favorite of Olympians over the years, with five — Apolo Anton Ohno, Kristi Yamaguchi, Shawn Johnson, Meryl Davis and Laurie Hernandez — taking home the coveted mirror ball trophy over the course of 25 seasons.

Don’t be too quick to put all your money on Kenworthy, though. “I really can’t dance, but for me, those are my favorite people to watch on the show,” the 26-year-old freestyle skier said. “Like, the Steve-Os and the people that have no previous experience. And I feel like when it’s like one of the Pussycat Dolls, I’m like, ‘But like, aren’t you already a professional dancer?’”

Us also talked to Olympic ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani (a.k.a. the Shib Sibs) about the possibility of competing on DWTS. Though they disagreed about who would come out on top, the brother-sister duo would be open to the opportunity. “I think it would be fun, because we’ve been working so long on something together, where I guess we can be competitive and he thinks he’s got it, but I think I got it,” Maia told Us.

He’s a cutie. I can see him with Sharna. More at US Weekly including videos. If you haven’t read all of our rumors for the Dancing With The Stars Sports Edition, be sure to do so HERE.

March 2, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Sports Edition Cast Announcement Information, Casting Director and Co-Executive Producer Talks On The New Season

Casting director and co-executive producer, Deena Katz, talked with 11Alive on the Spring Sports Edition of Dancing With The Stars. Below she talks of what she’s going through currently in putting the season together. Also note that the cast Announcement will take place the week of April 9th. Read on….

When Deena Katz sat down to watch the Olympics, she tried to watch it like everyone else.

The Dancing with the Stars did her research and had an idea of which athletes she needed to keep an eye on: Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn, etc. She also kept her eye on every sport, watching and waiting for those “moments.” The moments where America falls in love with an Olympian regardless of his or her celebrity.

“As I’m watching, I think the best thing to do is watch the fans, because these are the fans that watch our show,” Katz said.

She watched day in and day out, knowing she would likely try and garner one or two Olympians to be part of the reality TV dance contest’s 26th season. It’s an audition of sorts – but not really. It’s not just about Olympic medals and records.

“You can have the best name in the world on this show and they don’t have a personality that’s going to work, then it’s not even worth having that,” Katz said in an interview with 11Alive. “The audience loves to have these people, to watch these people. The point of the show is watching these individuals get out of their comfort zones and taking this amazing journey.”

More at 11Alive.

March 1, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Alex and Maia Shibutani Talk Derek Hough and Dancing with the Stars (Video)

I would love to see them on the all athlete season. It’s a shame that Derek can’t dance with Maia – but she won’t be a ringer if she’s not dancing with Derek….right? 😉 Here they are talking to Kelly and Ryan about how they went to Derek for advice and the possibility of DWTS.

February 28, 2018 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Mark Ballas And Derek Hough Attend The Art Of Elysium’s 11th Annual Celebration – Interview, Photos

Last night, Derek Hough and Mark Ballas attended The Art Of Elysium’s 11th Annual Celebration in Santa Monica, California. You can watch a new interview with them at Getty Images. It’s cool to see them together for such a great cause. You can see more photos and coverage of Derek at Pure Derek Hough.

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January 7, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

HQ Photos And Video Of Derek Hough And The DWTS Pros At “A California Christmas At The Grove”

Below are photos and video footage of Derek Hough (who hosted) and some of the pros of Dancing With The Stars at “A California Christmas At The Grove” last night. Click on the photos for more. Let’s hope this will be televised at some point in the near future. You can view more coverage of Derek at Pure Derek Hough.

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November 13, 2017 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars And World Of Dance’s Derek Hough Releases “Hold On”

Derek Hough released a powerful and emotional new single and video today called “Hold On”. You can watch it below. To see some new interviews with Derek on “Hold On” and a performance on Kelly & Ryan, see Pure Derek Hough. Go Derek!

November 1, 2017 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

The Property Brothers on How They Kept Jonathan on DWTS a Secret, and the latest on Derek and Julianne Hough

This is cute from Drew, Emma and Jonathan. 🙂 Talking about how they kept Jonathan a secret from everyone…and how they fooled Bruno.

Julianne lookin’ super buff!!

Derek is planning to spend the rest of his year in service to others, before next year gets crazy busy. No, we don’t know with what because that boy can keep a secret. 😉

Here’s some sound bites from Vanessa and Maks:

October 10, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)