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DWTS’ Alan Bersten Reveals Health Scare to People Magazine

Well this is quite frightening, but I will tell you right off the bat that there is a happy ending! And note that you should always pay attention to your body and be aggressive when it comes to making sure you get the right treatment. Alan had a thyroid tumor that could have been ugly, but all appears well now. I’ve put a little excerpt below, click the link to read the whole article. Quite informative, IMO.

Though he says he felt “fine,” Bersten’s mother pushed him to go back to the doctor to get another blood test. A week later, he got the results and found that it was not supplements causing this but rather a tumor on one of his parathyroid glands.

There are four of these very small glands located on the thyroid gland in the neck that produce parathyroid hormone (PTH), which helps control the amount of calcium in the blood. A tumor, like Bersten’s, causes the affected gland to release more PTH than it should and disrupts the balance of calcium in the blood. It’s still unknown how people develop the disorder, but it’s typically most common in older women.

Bersten was told that to treat this potentially fatal condition — called hyperparathyroidism — an endocrinologist would have to remove the tumor and check if it was malignant (cancerous) or benign (non cancerous).

“Just the word tumor is so frightening,” he says. “I didn’t know what malignant or benign meant until I looked it up and I was like, ‘Well hopefully it’s benign — God forbid I have cancer.’ That is more stress than I could ever imagine. I think the scariest part was not knowing.”

April 19, 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. :-)

DWTS Season 26 Couples Talk On Their Team Names, Answer Questions From Fans, And More

Below you can watch a few video instagrams from some of the couples. They chat on their team names, answer questions from fans, and more. We’ll add more when we can.

April 18, 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.

Could This Be Len Goodman’s Last Season To Judge The US Version Of DWTS?

So, is this Len Goodman’s last season of judging Dancing With The Stars (the US Version)? According to The Sun via the Daily Mail it could be and I wouldn’t be surprised.

The former head Strictly judge still appears on Dancing With The Stars in America but has suggested he may be bowing out.

He told the Daily Mail: “This may be my last season. It’s the end of my contract and they may not what to have me any more.

“They might have had enough of me. I don’t want to retire totally but I’m quite happy doing nothing – reading a book and pottering in the garden.”

If this is Len’s last season, I hope Shirley Ballas or Julianne Hough takes his place. Let us know what you think. More here.

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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 Cast of DWTS Season 26 Show Off Their Dance Moves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold Interviewed

Below are a couple of fun things from People. The cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 26 show off some dance moves. Also, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold are also interviewed. They are so cute. I love them.

April 17, 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.

Tonya Harding Interviewed On “I,Tonya” On DWTS Press Day

Tonya Harding is thankful for the movie “I,Tonya”. Find out why below in a new interview with her during Press Day for Dancing With The Stars.

ETA: Here’s another interview with Access Hollywood that we haven’t posted yet…

April 16, 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.

The Pros and Their Athlete Parters Quiz Each other Ahead of DWTS Season 26 (Video)

These are some fun videos that Cathy sent me – I have to say there’s not a single person I don’t like on this cast. This should be good!!

April 15, 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. :-)

Different Voting For DWTS Season 26, No DWTS Promo For Arike Ogunbowale (?)

I haven’t listened to Sharna Burgess’ latest IG, but, apparently she talked on voting for Dancing With The Stars Season 26. She mentioned two couples will go home the first night based on judges scores and votes. We will be allowed to start voting at the beginning of the show and for a little time after the last couple dances. Afterwards, two couples will go home. Also, the official website will let you edit your vote. If you vote for someone earlier and then like another couple later on, you can change your vote on the website. I’m sure we’ll find out more in the coming days. Thanks to Linz for the heads up. Adding: I sure wonder at times what ratings are going to be like this season?? 😐

That’s not all, Gleb Savchenko and Arike Ogunbowale fans, you better vote hard if you want them to stay. According to a USA Today article (that several of you have been talking about in comments for a few days),the NCAA prohibits Arike from doing any promotional work for Dancing With The Stars. You can read more on it at the link below. If this is the case, this might be why Gleb and Arika didn’t get title shoot photos like the rest of the cast or why we might not see them in promos? You can read more in the link below..

April 14, 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.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Catches Bug On Press Day For DWTS!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar caught a stomach bug on press day for the Dancing With The Stars Season 26 Cast Announcement. Let’s hope he is able to lick it 100% so he can start rehearsing for the show. We wish him all the best!! From People

The 70-year-old former basketball star — who spent 20 seasons playing for Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA — got sick during the first press day for the long-running ABC dancing competition show, vomiting backstage before meeting the press.

A rep for the athlete told PEOPLE exclusively that Abdul-Jabbar “ate something that didn’t agree with him and got a little stomach bug,” adding “he is just fine now and looking forward to competing on the show.”

More at People.

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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 Sasha Farber Makes A Statement On Tonya Harding And Her Past

Sasha Farber wrote a statement on Tonya Harding and her past. You can read it in a new instagram below. I plan to give her a chance for the same reasons. Let us know what you think in comments. Thanks to Lori for bringing this to my attention.

Wowwwwww still on a high from yesterday and super excited to be dancing with this lady right here, on @dancingabc. There are some very strong feelings from lots of people about Tonya and about her competing on the show. I have only spent a couple of days with her but I have learnt so much about her and I’m looking forward to learning more. One thought I want to throw out there is that humans have the ability to change, people have the ability to find faith and shouldn’t have to live in the unbelievably devastating shadow of a bad past, wrong decision or bad influences for the rest of their life. They should be allowed to move on and live a full life like those around them. People live and learn, people forgive and forget and most of all we change, and not only change ourselves, but also the people around us. Thank you all so much for all your positive comments and for all your love and support. I promise we will work harder than ever this season. I really respect Tonya for doing the show and I’m proud to be her partner. We’re ready to dance!!!! P.s I watched an awesome movie last week called #ITonya go check it out

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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 Season 26 Cast Interviews After The Reveal – Videos And More

Below are a few video interviews, live chats, and video reports after the Dancing With The Stars Cast reveal today. You can also read some People interviews HERE. It’s like Christmas. Keep checking back as we add more when they come out….

ETA: More interviews added below….

These you might need to stop first to listen to one at a time…. Read more..

April 13, 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.