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Dancing With The Stars Season 28 – Only Three More Days Away!! (Interviews, New Promo Photo)

Only three more days and counting before the premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 28! Are you ready? If not, see some teaser interviews below and a new promo photo.

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September 13, 2019 I Written By

Hi, 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.

Sean Spicer And Kate Flannery Talk On Their Goals For DWTS, New Interviews With Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson

Just a few new interviews. Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson talk on the challenges of doing Dancing With The Stars. Dancing With The Stars Season 28 contestant Kate Flannery talks of how the show is her “main course” right now and nothing else. Sean Spicer was also interviewed on Dancing With The Stars at US Weekly. He chats on his goals for the show, the backlash with Karamo Brown, and a little on his pro partner too (No blacklisting here as I don’t believe in doing that to anyone for their politics. I plan to give him a fair chance and I wish him the best like everyone else who is on and has done this show). Lots more below.

“Just doing something different is pretty much my goal here,” he told Us Weekly exclusively in a new interview. “I am a horrendous dancer, so I think to learn something new and be able to have fun while doing it is literally 90 percent of what I want to do.”

“He and I had a really fun talk — not about politics, just about getting to know each other and how excited we are about that opportunity,” the politician said of the Queer Eye star. “That’s kind of been his trademark. He has tried to foster a more positive dialogue and he did it again and it was really great, but I felt bad because he was trying to be a good person. … He was obviously doing the right and good thing and he has the best intentions. We need more people like him as opposed to fewer. It was a shame that people were so nasty to him.”

While Spicer can’t reveal who his pro dancing partner is, he did admit she’s much younger than him and that they do not talk about politics. “I don’t intend to,” he told Us. “Everyone from the cast to the crew to the pros have just been really kind and friendly.”

More at US Weekly.

September 10, 2019 I Written By

Hi, 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.

Press Release For Night One Of Dancing With The Stars Season 28 – Songs, Dances, Voting Info, Etc

From ABC Disney, below is show information for night one of Dancing With The Stars Season 28 with dances, voting information, and more. Read on and be sure to tune in next Monday!!

“2019 Season Premiere” – “Dancing with the Stars” is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

With a lineup of celebrities including a supermodel, a former White House press secretary, a Bachelorette, pro-athletes from the NFL and NBA, a Supreme and a TV icon to name a few, the new celebrity cast is adding some glitzy bling to their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor. For the first time ever, viewers will find out during the season premiere broadcast which celebrities are paired with their favorite professional dancers. Highlights of the new season include voting changes, a brand-new set, a new creative team behind the competitive dances and the return of a loved pro, Peta Murgatroyd, and two new professional ballroom dancers.

Throughout the first evening, the celebrity and pro duos will perform the time-honored dances of the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa or Tango. Some of the songs featured in the premiere will include Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” Shania Twain’s “Man, I Feel Like a Woman!,” Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard for the Money,” Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker,” Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good,” Lizzo’s “Juice” and Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever it Takes,” among others.

For the show’s first broadcast, there will not be a viewing audience vote, and only the judges will score the routines. Those scores will carry over and be combined with judges’ scores from week two, which also marks the first weekly live viewing audience vote of the season (via abc.com and SMS/text) – and the first elimination. The live votes will occur each week only during the live broadcast in the EDT/CDT time zones (but fans in all U.S. time zones may vote within that window).

Moving forward with each subsequent Monday night, the live vote combined with the judges’ scores will be revealed during the broadcast.

The celebrity cast and professional dancers are listed below.
Celebrities:
Supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley
“The Office” actress Kate Flannery
Country artist Lauren Alaina
Popstar Ally Brooke
“The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown
Legendary “Supremes” singer Mary Wilson
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer
TV and film actor James Van Der Beek
Two-time NBA Champion Lamar Odom
Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis
Comedian and actor Kel Mitchell
TV host and “Queer Eye” star Karamo

Professional dancers:
Brandon Armstrong
Lindsay Arnold
Alan Bersten
Cheryl Burke
Witney Carson
Val Chmerkovskiy
Sasha Farber
Jenna Johnson
Daniella Karagach
Keo Motsepe
Peta Murgatroyd
Pasha Pashkov
Gleb Savchenko
Emma Slater

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Studios. Andrew Llinares is executive producer.

September 9, 2019 I Written By

Hi, 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.

Pure DWTS 28 More Pap Videos, New Interviews, Sharna Burgess And Artem Chigvintsev To Dance On So You Think You Can Dance

Lots of new goodies below including new interviews with Keo Motsepe and Ally Brooke on the new season of Dancing With The Stars Season 28. The Paps also talk to some of the new cast and pros of Dancing With The Stars Season 28 outside the studio. Also, Sharna Burgess and Artem Chigvintsev are to dance on So You Think You Can Dance which makes me wonder if they may do some pro dances this season on Dancing With The Stars? Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

ETA: ET interview added below with Hannah Brown….

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September 4, 2019 I Written By

Hi, 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.

First Trailer For Dancing With The Stars 28

This is such a refreshing new trailer for the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Thanks to People for sharing….

September 3, 2019 I Written By

Hi, 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.

More Pap Videos – DWTS 28 Cast Talks Of Who They’d Like To Have As Partners And More

Below are more pap goodies. Note how the pros and celebs don’t say exactly who their partners are, but, they talk of who they’d LIKE to be partnered with and lots more. There is also a video where Nina Agdal says Christie Brinkley will be amazing on Dancing With The Stars….

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August 29, 2019 I Written By

Hi, 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.

Soundbites And Cast Photo For Dancing With The Stars Season 28

Wow, don’t miss clicking the link below. You can see an amazing cast photo for Dancing With The Stars Season 28. Very classy! All of them! When you are finished at the link, see ABC Press for some fun soundbites.

August 28, 2019 I Written By

Hi, 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.

First Pap Interviews And More With The Cast Of DWTS Season 28

WMAR-2 News, TMZ, and Hollywood To You caught up with some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 28 these last few days. They are “all smiles” and ready to go. See below. Also, don’t miss reading this People article Where Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness talks on Karamo Brown and how he will bring it on Dancing With The Stars. Lots more below.

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August 27, 2019 I Written By

Hi, 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.

Las Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars Season 28, PureDWTS Angels Weigh In

The Las Vegas Odds makers of Las Vegas Sports Betting have placed their bets on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. You can analyze them below. Does this look about right? Let us know in comments. The Pure Angels weigh in below. As you can see we have different opinions…and that’s ok….

Dancing With The Stars Odds to Win DWTS
Ray Lewis +400
Lauren Alaina +700
Ally Brooke +600
Karamo Brown +550
Kel Mitchell +600
Kate Flannery +1400
Hannah Brown +1000
James Van der Beek +450
Mary Wilson +1200
Lamar Odom +2500
Sean Spicer +5000
Christie Brinkley +1200

Dancing With The Stars Sean Spicer to Say Trump in Episode 1 DWT
Yes +1000
No -2500

Dancing With The Stars Who Will be Eliminated 1st
Ray Lewis +150
Lamar Odom -200

Vogue: I don’t think Ray, Lamar, or Sean will be leaving on night one or anytime soon. We will see? I’m leaning towards Kate or Mary leaving first. Here’s a BIG REASON (Sean Spicer’s Casting Explained? Red States Love ‘Dancing With the Stars’) why I don’t think Sean is going anywhere anytime soon.

Heidi: It’s real easy to stick around for a long time when no one is watching or voting EXCEPT the red state folks. Just sayin. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’ll be voting very hard for anyone without the initials SS. Coincidence? If that person is anywhere near the finale, this show is done for, totally.

Court: Off the bat, I think they’re seriously overestimating Ray’s ability to win this thing (both based on dance skill potential and popularity) and underestimating both Hannah & Kel’s. If there’s three contestants I think are going to excel regardless of which partner they get, it’s Hannah, Karamo, & Kel – they’ve got Karamo about right, but the other two need to be higher.  Van Der Beek may be able to stick around based on popularity, but a natural dancer he is not – ditto for Ally, although I think her time in Fifth Harmony gives her a small leg up. Lamar’s a bit of a wild card for me – I think he could actually be decent, if his partner is able to pull him out of whatever funk he was in at the cast announcement…and I think that could be an uphill battle. Not even gonna weigh in on He Who Shall Not Be Named…

August 26, 2019 I Written By

Hi, 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 28: Bobby Bones Weighs in on Sharna & Artem’s Dismissal and Sean Spicer, Talks to Lauren Alaina About Her Partner

So…I was at odds with this one, because while I think none of us really want to hear any more of Bobby’s thoughts on DWTS, a lot of people are still wrestling with the question of why Artem & Sharna were let go.  But for once (and I can’t believe I’m saying this), Bobby made some good points on his podcast yesterday about their dismissal, as well as Sean Spicer’s participation.  Bobby’s commentary on the whole situation starts at the 88:43 mark and ends at the 92:52 mark, if you want to listen for yourself; I’ve taken the liberty of transcribing below (pain in the ass, but I know some of you won’t bother listening and will just start going off in the comments regardless – so at least do me the favor of reading this):

Bobby: Let me say this.  You know they announced the Dancing with the Stars cast yesterday, and then it came out that Sharna, my partner from last season, is not returning to Dancing with the Stars. She is not the only one – they didn’t bring back Artem on the guys’ side, so it wasn’t just a Sharna thing. But I can tell you that I reached out to her before they announced and was like “Hey what’s up? Who’s your partner?” and she was like “I don’t know yet!”

Amy: Oh.

Bobby: And this was like two or three days BEFORE the announce.  And I was like “oh, cool” because she had just been on a trip and she came back and I was like “Oh cool, let me know!” When you see who you get, y’know. So a few days before, she didn’t know she wasn’t gonna be on the show. I don’t think I’m speaking out of turn here – I hope not! Uh, so, then she found and texted me and was like “Oh, I didn’t know…this is crazy! I had no idea.”

Amy: Whaaaat?! Wow, I mean, because she’s been on, like-

Bobby: She’s been on for 11 seasons, 12 seasons, yeah. So she wrote [he goes on to read a passage from Sharna’s farewell IG post]. A lot of these sites have now coupled me with the story, going “well this is why, controversial winner!”

Lunchbox: *chuckles* I saw that, yeah.

Bobby: Which it’s not – cause why would Artem not come back, either?

Lunchbox: Right, had nothing to do with you.

Bobby: I would have loved if it had everything to do with me, don’t think that I wouldn’t think that was great – not because of her, but that we just broke the system so much that they’re having to- that’s not the case. Ummm…so…Sharna’s awesome, I talked to her before, I talked to her right after, she’s like “You’re not gonna believe it.  I can’t believe it!” So she’s not back.  I don’t really know WHY…I’m not sure. I have great relationships with everybody – all that crew on DWTS, obviously with Sharna, so I don’t know what the deal is with her. So…I did see on Instagram that she wrote that…

Amy: That’s a bummer.  It’d be different if she was a part of the decision, like “Y’know what, I’m just not gonna do it this year”, but she was just as shocked…

Bobby: I talked to Lauren Alaina last night for a long time, cause she’s doing it. We put a dancing picture on my Instastory, of us dancing…she hasn’t started practicing yet. She’s still in that phase of “this is gonna be so fun!”

Amy: *chuckles* Wait till it rules your life!

Bobby: But I was like “Hey, you’re gonna have some real issues of inadequacy with this. Cause you’re gonna go and you’re just not gonna be able to get it and you’re gonna go ‘oh well I’m the worst’ and it’s gonna bubble into your life and you’ll go ‘well I’m just not good at anything’ and when that happens – CALL ME. Whatever time it is – cause I struggled from that. 2 or 3 days of doing 8, 9 hours a day, like I couldn’t get it, and I was like ‘I’m just sad’, cause I’m not smart enough to get what I see people doing all around me. If that happens, CALL ME. Cause wherever you are, I was there, PLUS.”  Cause I had never danced! She called the postshow/preshow yesterday, she called me right after she got on Good Morning America, this is a call from Lauren Alaina yesterday…

[goes to recorded call between Lauren and Bobby]

Bobby: Have you started practicing dancing?

Lauren: NO!

Bobby: No practice yet???

Lauren: No! NONE!

Bobby: And have you announced your partner?

Lauren: I haven’t even met my partner! I don’t know who it is!

Bobby: Wait, they were up there, though, today…

Lauren: The people were there, but they didn’t tell us who our partners were.

Bobby: You follow someone, one of the pros on your Instagram already, that’s not your partner???

Lauren: No I followed him because I sang for him last year.

Bobby: I thought that too, but all the conspiracy websites are saying that Alan is your partner.

Lauren: But, I would be HAPPY if he was, I love him.

[call ends]

Bobby: I talked to her last night, she was like “They said I’m gonna have a good one, but I don’t know who it is!” She still doesn’t know. So, I’m excited for the season, I plan on going for the premiere, I saw that there was some drama because they put Sean Spicer on there, people upset about that. Y’know, I probably would have stayed away from putting anyone political on there, too…there’s a reason why you don’t wanna come on the show and not talk about politics. There’s certain places people go for politics, there’s certain places people don’t – THIS definitely isn’t! He won’t last long, anyway – physically, I don’t think he can handle it. So, yeah…that’s the deal. Pretty good cast, pretty excited about that, my thing on Sharna was I didn’t know, she didn’t know, and then I saw her post yesterday after she had told me that she was kinda upset about not being able to be able to go back.  She may go back another time, I don’t know…but there you go.  Everybody’s asking me to say something about it, so I said it – I didn’t know, she didn’t know. Alright, cool…

So, some immediate takeaways: the celebs have NOT met their pro partners yet (and vice-versa), so it’s possible they don’t know who they’re with yet. Also clear that Sharna was as caught off-guard about the whole thing as Artem was, and was gobsmacked to find out she wasn’t coming back this season. Bobby also appears to still be a bit of a vainglorious little shit, who likes to think his win “broke the system”. *Sigh* However – he does echo what we’ve all been saying about Spicer’s casting, so he gets minor brownie points from me…you know this show is in deep sh*t when even the most controversial winner ever says “Oof, shouldn’t have cast Spicer, guys.”

Someone also sent me the clip below (can’t figure out if this is from the same episode or a different one), where Bobby makes some good points about how cutting Artem loose was a bad decision…

I’m also being told that Artem is set to appear on the Bella’s podcast this coming Wednesday, so we’ll likely get more of his side of the story as well…stay tuned.

Many of you have asked me for my own thoughts on why Sharna & Artem were let go…and to be honest, I’ve remained quiet, simply because I’m just as stumped as you guys. I guess I can maybe kinda see why Sharna might have been the sacrificial lamb – she could have been removed so as to not remind viewers of the dumpster fire of last season, or maybe the fact that she’s been an outspoken critic of the show in the past could have benched her; compared to media darlings like Witney, Lindsay, Emma, & Jenna, she hasn’t been afraid to speak her mind about the show in the past (note that the last time we had an outspoken female pro who criticized the show in the press, it was Lacey – and her appearances on the show dwindled pretty quickly after that). Is Sharna wrong for speaking her mind? Not always – but from a PR point of view, she may be more of a risk than the new management is willing to take. Plus she no longer has her “It’s Sharna’s turn to win!” plot armor to protect her spot on the show anymore. My only other thought about why Sharna and Artem may have been let go is due to other projects they had going on – perhaps Artem’s participation in Total Bellas or Sharna’s gig as a judge on DWTSAu gave the (incorrect) impression that their hearts weren’t 100% in the DWTS game anymore…? I’m really just spitballing, guys – it makes no sense to me, it makes no sense to you, hell – it makes no sense to Sharna and Artem.

Thoughts?

August 23, 2019 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog