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Dancing with the Stars Fall Season 2015, Week 5 Analysis

Posted by on Oct 12th, 2015 in Ballroom Dance, Dancing With The Stars | 0 comments

Dancing with the Stars Fall Season 2015, Week 5 Analysis:   It’s Switch-Up Week on Dancing With The Stars! The celebs and the pros were given different partners, just for this week. According to Witney, the couples had only four days to rehearse. Certain celebs climbed back up the ladder, some maintained, and one was really cheated on scores.  We saw a quick shot of Peta waiting in the audience for Maks.   Singer/Host Tamar Braxton with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy Backstreet Boys Singer Nick Carter with pro partner Sharna Burgess Domestic Diva Paula Deen with pro partner Louis Van Amstel Singer Andy Grammer with pro partner Allison Holker Teen Social Media Geek Hayes Grier with pro partner Emma Slater Actress Bindi Irwin with pro partner Derek Hough Actress Alexa PenaVega with pro partner Mark Ballas Actor/Singer Carlos PenaVega with pro partner Witney Carson Army Hero Alek Skarlatos with pro partner Lindsay Arnold   Monday, October 12 Host Tom Bergeron was back, even though his father just died. A switch-up of couples, voted on by viewers, shook things up. The show opened with the pros dancing in front of a set of doors; one at a time, each celeb came dancing along, stopping in front of his/her ‘new’ pro. The new pairs were very interesting. Maks served as a guest-judge, sitting between Julianne and Bruno as judge #3 (not between Carrie Ann and Julianne, as I had supposed). Again, most judges’ scores were accurate tonight; one was grossly underrated. Tamar Braxton with Louis: Samba. Judges’ scores 7-7-8-7. My score 8. The negative and the positive: The choreo was extremely detailed, ambitious, demanding, and difficult, esp. for only 4 days of learning. Although those facts produced an incomplete connection between the two, Tamar kept a good attitude and did well, with great hip work and foot work. Her arms and hands were not always finished, though. In my view, only Maks scored accurately.   Hayes Grier: Vien. Waltz w/ Allison. Judges’ scores 8-8-7-7. My score 7.5. The negative and the positive: An unusually fast waltz. Graceful, smooth and elegant to a point (with Hayes in full adult formal attire from head to toe!), but almost too fast and busy, almost frantic. It would have been better if the movements had been slower, more traditional and refined, with more of the necessary, perfected rise and fall. He was a gent in tails and she was a lady in a pretty gown. Timing, lines, and synchronicity were as good as usual.   Paula Deen: Jive with Mark. Judges’ scores 7-7-6-6. My score 6.5. The negative and the positive: Paula’s shapely legs were highlighted again; even Maks commented on them. This was a slow jive. Mark’s choreo focused on technique and safe, limited content vs. the traditional fast and highly demanding jive; it had no sharp kicks and flicks, nothing really difficult. Paula did not disappoint; her technique was accurate and the routine was cute. I agree with Maks that she could have handled more jive content.   Alek Skarlatos: Rhumba with Emma. Judges’ score 8-7-7-7. My score 8.5. Good choreo: flowing, sexy, smooth, properly continuous. Great lines and footwork. Alek was so attracted to Emma that he appeared to be afraid to invest himself fully in the dance—he was afraid to let...

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Dancing with the Stars, October 12 (Week 5): Maks is Back!

Posted by on Oct 11th, 2015 in Ballroom Dance, Dancing With The Stars | 0 comments

Ladies and gentlemen, fans of Dancing with the Stars and of Maks Chmerkovskiy, take notice:  Maks is Back tomorrow night as a guest judge at the table with Carrie Ann, Julianne, and Bruno–most likely seated between the two women.  Carrie Ann and Maks haven’t always seen eye to eye, but they should be fine at the judges’ table together.  I wonder whether Peta will be waiting for him in the audience or maybe in the sky lounge, and what shape her ankle is in after surgery. Tom will be back, too. And don’t forget: It’s switch-up week–the celebs and the pros are switching partners.  As we’ve seen before, this could go really badly or very well for some of the celebs.  It’ll be interesting, to say the least. Enjoy!   P.S.  While you’re surfing the Net, please take a minute to check out my book and its 5-star reviews:  “Dancing in the Stars”–Carroll Webster, International Dance Luminary of Vaudeville and Hollywood” (DITS) is the biographical story of my handsome father, who was a professional ballroom dancer in the 1930s and 1940s.  You can travel with him from the dance marathons with comedic legend Red Skelton and singer Tony Martin to Vaudeville and the Golden Age of Hollywood on his search for fame, romance, and family.   How does he survive the dance marathons, the Great Depression, World War II and the resulting life-changing events?  Does he end up involved with his dance partner Diane, the elusive Mary, or another woman–and find what really matters in life?   www.createspace.com/5311269 and Amazon.com With DITS in hand, we’ll be celebrating DWTS here and at the screen! My rhyming picture book is out, too: “My Child, I’ll Still Be Loving You” (www.createspace.com/5714110). “Adorable” is how most people describe it. See you back here soon to talk about Week 5’s performances and my Dancing book. Yours in dancing, Vickie...

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Dancing with the Stars Fall Season 2015, Week 4 Analysis

Posted by on Oct 5th, 2015 in Ballroom Dance, Dancing With The Stars | 0 comments

Dancing with the Stars Fall Season 2015, Week 4 Analysis: On Dancing With The Stars, this week’s performances showcased each celeb’s most-special time or a turning point in their lives. Brief versions were also mentioned verbally by some of the pros. Speaking of pros, a few had announcements: Witney is engaged to be married (to whom?), and Allison is four months pregnant. Certain celebs showed even greater improvement, most maintained, and a few took a step or two down the ladder. Singer/Host Tamar Braxton with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy Actor Gary Busey with pro partner Anna Trebunskaya Backstreet Boys Singer Nick Carter with pro partner Sharna Burgess Domestic Diva Paula Deen with pro partner Louis Van Amstel Victor Espinoza with pro partner Karina Smirnoff Singer Andy Grammer with pro partner Allison Holker Teen Social Media Geek Hayes Grier with pro partner Emma Slater Actress Bindi Irwin with pro partner Derek Hough Singer Chaka Khan with pro partner Keo Motsepe Actress Alexa PenaVega with pro partner Mark Ballas Actor/Singer Carlos PenaVega with pro partner Witney Carson Army Hero Alek Skarlatos with pro partner Lindsay Arnold Atlanta Housewife Kim Zollciak Biermann with pro partner Tony Dovolani   Monday, October 5 Host Tom Bergeron was absent due to a family situation; Alfonso Ribeiri filled in well for him. Again, most judges’ scores were accurate tonight; one or two were excessive or underrated. A switch-up of couples, voted on by viewers, will take place next week.   Alexa PenaVega: Foxtrot. Judges’ score 7. My score 7.5. The negative: Some early missteps and mistimings, from which she recovered beautifully, without any recognition of it showing on her face. The positive: Extended/graceful arms and hands! Lighthearted and fun. Overall, good technique, choreo. & attitude.   Gary Busey: Jazz. Judges’ scores 5-6-5. My score 5. The negative and the positive: Very meaningful for Gary from when he portrayed singer Buddy Holly way back in 1979. Again, too much of Anna dancing alone. Gary’s footwork was all over the place. A nice effort, but not as good as last week; a step down the ladder.   Tamar Braxton: Rhumba. Judges’ scores 9. My score 9. The negative: ZIP! The positive: Appropriately continual movement. Beautiful, touching story; open, intense, sexy, emotional, graceful, connected; gorgeous arms and hands. Wow! Loved it!   Hayes Grier: Contemporary. Judges’ scores 9. My score 9. The negative: I recorded nothing negative. The positive: A fast song! Good timing and stayed right on with Emma, with good posture/lines/grace, despite her demanding choreography. Impressive! I liked it!   Alek Skarlatos: Paso Doble. Judges’ score 8. My score 8. The negative: A good first paso that whose required postures and techniques will be even better the next time. The positive: Intense, passionate, strong, focused, connected, good footwork. He’s a joy to watch.   Nick Carter: Jazz.” Judges’ score 9. My score 9. The negative: ? The positive: Sharp choreo. of the early 1990s, when Nick was 12 and joined the Backstreet Boys. So on target, nostalgic, and fun. Great job! Wow, Sharna!   Carlos PeneVega: Waltz. Judges’ scores 9-8-8. My score 8. The negative: He still needs to focus on opening his chest and shoulders and on extending his arms fully and gracefully. The positive: What a pretty dance! Inspiring, spiritual, heart-warming. A lovely story. I...

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Dancing with the Stars Alek Skarlatos Attended Oregon’s Umpqua CC

Posted by on Oct 2nd, 2015 in Ballroom Dance, Dancing With The Stars | 0 comments

The word on the street is that Army hero Alek Skarlatos attended, and planned to return to, Umpqua Community College in Oregon, where yesterday’s shootings killed 13 and injured 20 others.  He reportedly received the news during rehearsals with Lindsay, immediately leaving to call family and friends, gather details, and offer support.  Alek has requested everyone’s prayers for UCC.

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Dancing with the Stars Fall Season 2015, Week 3 Analysis:

Posted by on Sep 28th, 2015 in Ballroom Dance, Dancing With The Stars | 0 comments

Dancing with the Stars Fall Season 2015, Week 3 Analysis:   On Dancing With The Stars, the third week presented an unprecedented and heartbreaking situation. Fortunately, the teams had to learn only one dance for “TV Night.” The celebs either maintained or improved.   Singer/Host Tamar Braxton with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy Actor Gary Busey with pro partner Anna Trebunskaya Backstreet Boys Singer Nick Carter with pro partner Sharna Burgess Domestic Diva Paula Deen with pro partner Louis Van Amstel Victor Espinoza with pro partner Karina Smirnoff Singer Andy Grammer with pro partner Allison Holker Teen Social Media Geek Hayes Grier with pro partner Emma Slater Actress Bindi Irwin with pro partner Derek Hough Singer Chaka Khan with pro partner Keo Motsepe Actress Alexa PenaVega with pro partner Mark Ballas Actor/Singer Carlos PenaVega with pro partner Witney Carson Army Hero Alek Skarlatos with pro partner Lindsay Arnold Atlanta Housewife Kim Zollciak Biermann with pro partner Tony Dovolani   Monday, September 28 The females opened the show—some pros and some from the troupe—sexy! Tom was joined by Miss Piggy of “The Muppets,” who said of Erin, “Who needs her?” Alfonso Ribeiro (“Ribero”), season 19 winner with Witney, was the guest judge. I apologize that I did not always have time to record the song that each pair danced to. Viewers are supposed to vote for a switch-up of couples to take place in two weeks. Again, most judges’ scores were accurate tonight; one or two were excessive or underrated.   Carlos PeneVega: Jazz. Judges’ scores 7-8-8-8. My score 8. The negative: He must focus on opening his chest and shoulders and on extending his arms without rushing. The positive: Animated, fun, cute; good acting of elderly couple dancing in the park. I liked it.   Paula Deen: Samba. Judges’ score 6. My score 6. The negative and the positive: She didn’t bounce quite consistently enough; lost timing/footwork partway through and didn’t really seem to recover. She didn’t let it stop her, though, and kept doing her best. It was a cute representation of Mrs. Howell on “Gilligan’s Island.” Witnessing her dedication and drive, one can understand how she became such a successful domestic diva in cooking and household goods.   Tamar Braxton: Tango. Judges’ scores 8-9-8-8. My score 9. The negative: What? The positive: Intense, sexy, sharp, continuous, and correct, with steaming chemistry between the two. Loved it! Tamar is a serious contender!   Alexa PenaVega: Jazz, “Breaking Bad.” Judges’ score 9. My score 9. The negative: ? The positive: Sharp, crisp, powerful, on target. She was on par with Mark—they danced as one. Excellent choreography, Mark! Riveting! Liked it a lot.   Andy Grammer: Quickstep. Judges’ scores 7-7-8-7. My score 7. The negative: Needs to connect more strongly with Allison, keep shoulders back and chest open. Is my view skewed, or do his knees and/or feet really look odd at times in some dances? Is he knock-kneed and/or pigeon-toed? The positive: They had enthusiastic fun dancing to the nostalgic “American Bandstand” theme. It took me back! It looked fun and I enjoyed it. Andy has a beautiful spirit and attitude.   Gary Busey: Tango. Judges’ scores 6-7-7-6. My score 6. The negative and the positive: Cute, very in character as Gomez and Morticia of “The Addams Family.” The dance...

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Dancing with the Stars Fall Season 2015, Week 2 Analysis:

Posted by on Sep 27th, 2015 in Ballroom Dance, Dancing With The Stars | 0 comments

Dancing with the Stars Fall Season 2015, Week 2 Analysis: Many thanks to all of you for enduring the delay for this analysis, following my family’s intensely difficult week of surgery and more, including both expected and unexpected medical fallout that exhausted us while gobbling the week. Whew! Dancing With The Stars had an unprecedented second week–two nights, with celebs performing TWO different dances. That’s a lot to ask in only week two, especially from celebs who had no previous dance experience!   Everybody hung in there, though, and did as much as possible and as well as possible while Tom and Erin provided their dependable support and humor. It was Hometown Week, which featured the celeb on one night and that celeb’s pro on the other.   Singer/Host Tamar Braxton with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy Actor Gary Busey with pro partner Anna Trebunskaya Backstreet Boys Singer Nick Carter with pro partner Sharna Burgess Domestic Diva Paula Deen with pro partner Louis Van Amstel Victor Espinoza with pro partner Karina Smirnoff Singer Andy Grammer with pro partner Allison Holker Teen Social Media Geek Hayes Grier with pro partner Emma Slater Actress Bindi Irwin with pro partner Derek Hough Singer Chaka Khan with pro partner Keo Motsepe Actress Alexa PenaVega with pro partner Mark Ballas Actor/Singer Carlos PenaVega with pro partner Witney Carson Army Hero Alek Skarlatos with pro partner Lindsay Arnold Atlanta Housewife Kim Zollciak Biermann with pro partner Tony Dovolani   Most judges’ scores were accurate; a few overshot the mark or shortchanged a good performance. I was relieved to see improvement where I expected to see it and surprised to see some where I doubted I’d see it. Here’s what happened during the two nights of “Hometown”–Monday and Tuesday, September 21 and 22, in sequence.   Monday, September 21:   Nick Carter: Jive. Judges’ score 7. My score 7. The negative: Slipped early on (could happen to anyone). He had fun but appeared to be concerned at times. His kicks were not sharp enough, and the dance, in my opinion, needed more jive content. Needs to keep improving techniques and gaining confidence. The positive: It was a cute routine. He recovered well and quickly after that early slip. He shows great promise. Someone said, “Come on, you’re a Backstreet Boy–you can do this!” That’s right! I can’t wait to see him lose himself in the dance and soar–it’ll be fabulous!   Paula Deen: Rhumba. Judges’ scores 7-6-6. My score 6.5. The negative and the positive: Her nerves were gone! Focused, fun, smooth, sexy, connected, confident. Pretty-good turns. Nice job—vast improvement! I think she’ll continue to improve—probably not to the point of being a finalist, but to becoming a pretty-good dancer and enjoying the journey.   Hayes Grier: Foxtrot. Judges’ score 7.5 avg. My score 7.5. The negative: Needs to work on making hands more graceful. The theme again was slightly and unnecessarily below par with adults, represented by him in sneakers with a suit. Much better and much more enjoyable for me this time. Thank you, Emma, but please make him wear attire–clothing AND shoes–that is completely appropriate for an adult and for the dance. The positive: He shows promise.   Chaka Khan: Cha-Cha. Judges’ score 5. My score 4.5. The negative: Another somewhat gimmicky opening, in which...

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Dancing with the Stars: I’m Sorry My Postings Will Be Late This Week

Posted by on Sep 20th, 2015 in Ballroom Dance, Dancing With The Stars | 0 comments

Dear DWTS Fans and Members of My Blog, My daughter is having major surgery tomorrow, and I will have to take care of her family (three boys in football, a baby, homework, etc.)–and then of her, too, this week.  As a direct result, my DWTS postings to you will be late this week.  Please bear with me.  And please feel free to comment about the show at any point during the week. Thank you.  We’ll talk again very soon.

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Dancing with the Stars Fall Season 2015 Opener, Week 1 Analysis

Posted by on Sep 14th, 2015 in Ballroom Dance, Dancing With The Stars | 0 comments

Dancing with the Stars Fall Season 2015 Opener, Week 1 Analysis: The fall season started strongly in front of El Capitan Theatre, in the street, with the pros joined by a huge flash mob. Great excitement and a fun way to open the show and the season! Hosts again are the ever-entertaining Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Tamar Braxton with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy Gary Busey with pro partner Anna Trebunskaya Nick Carter with pro partner Sharna Burgess Paula Deen with pro partner Louis Van Amstel Victor Espinoza with pro partner Karina Smirnoff Andy Grammer with pro partner Allison Holker Hayes Grier with pro partner Emma Slater Bindi Irwin with pro partner Derek Hough Chaka Khan with pro partner Keo Motsepe Alexa PenaVega with pro partner Mark Ballas Carlos PenaVega with pro partner Witney Carson Alek Skarlatos with pro partner Lindsay Arnold Kim Zollciak Biermann with pro partner Tony Dovolani Some contestants performed as though it’s week six; certain others seemed to have had only one lesson. Most judges’ scores were accurate; a few overshot the mark or slightly shortchanged a good performance. On this first night I felt both very impressed and very disappointed. Here’s what happened tonight, in the order in which the contestants appeared; my informed opinions of the performances, in order of the contestants’ appearances, the judges’ scores and mine follow. Often, the first contestant gets cheated on scores. Not this time. Jockey Victor Espinoza: Salsa. Judges’ score 5. My score 5. The negative: Lacked proper musicality, timing, sufficient rhythm, technique, posture/lines, follow-through, salsa content. Showed some rushed, jerky movements. The positive: Nice, enthusiastic guy. Decent hip action. He may improve somewhat.   Singer/host Tamar Braxton: Quickstep. Judges’ score 8. My score 8. The negative: Footwork was a tad off at times, but WOW for week 1! The positive: Energetic, confident, fun; animated face. Good timing/musicality/ technique. Good posture/lines overall, but needs some improvement. Good control, especially in such an unusually fast, challenging quickstep. She’ll keep improving. Keep an eye on her!   Singer Chaka Khan: Cha-Cha. Judges’ scores 5-4-4 . My score 4. The negative: A somewhat gimmicky opening. Timing/technique/musicality/confidence/ focus way off. Didn’t seem to have any rhythm. Didn’t appear to be nervous, so we can’t blame this poor performance on nerves. The positive: She was lively and having fun. Even though she shows little promise, I hope that, if she isn’t voted off, she may manage to show at least minimal improvement.   Teen Social Media Geek Hayes Grier: Cha-Cha. Judges’ score 7. My score 5.5. The negative: Choreography too thin/simple/unnecessarily high-schoolish; downplayed his natural ability/musicality and he looked lazy. Emma should make him dance on the adult level and an adult topic, if that makes sense. Come on, Emma: You’re a better choreographer than what you showed tonight! The judges ridiculously inflated his score, which he did NOT earn. The opposite of last season’s topnotch Riker Lynch. Not sure whether I like his attitude but will give him a chance. My enjoyability rating of his dance was only a 1 out of 10. The positive: So far I’m not very impressed, but he shows some promise.   Singer Andy Grammer: Foxtrot. Judges’ score 7. My score 7. The negative: Needs to work on technique in his feet. The positive: What a...

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Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Fall Season Cast, Starts Sept. 14!

Posted by on Sep 13th, 2015 in Ballroom Dance, Dancing With The Stars | 0 comments

DWTS SEASON 21, SEPT./FALL 2015: CAST & OTHER NEWS! Welcome, DWTS fans! It’s that time again! Here’s the Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Cast and Pro-Pairing Announcement, from www.abc.com, Sep2015: The celebrity cast members of Dancing with the Stars are strapping on their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPT. 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. *TAMAR BRAXTON is a Grammy-nominated singer, talk show host, and reality television personality. A veteran performer who began singing backup vocals for her older sister Toni at age 12, Tamar Braxton was also a founding member of R&B group The Braxtons with Toni and their siblings Traci, Towanda, and Trina. Tamar’s third solo album, Calling All Lovers, releases September 11, 2015. Tamar executive-produces and stars with her sisters in the WE TV reality hit Braxton Family Values, as well as the spinoff Tamar & Vince, with her music-manager/ husband Vince Herbert. Elsewhere on the TV front, Braxton co-hosts and produces the daytime talk show, The Real. PRO DANCE PARTNER: VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY GARY BUSEY Gary Busey celebrates his 45th Anniversary in show business during 2015.  Busey rose to fame in Hollywood when he became an Academy Award nominee for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story. His other feature film credits include memorable roles in The Firm, Under Siege, Point Break, and Lethal Weapon. He’s also appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap and Celebrity Apprentice, and he became the first American to win Celebrity Big Brother U.K. in 2014.  PRO DANCE PARTNER: ANNA TREBUNSKAYA *NICK CARTER The singer, songwriter, and actor sparked his career at the tender age of 12 as the youngest member of the iconic boy band Backstreet Boys, which has sold over 130 million records worldwide and earned five Grammy nominations. Carter was named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World,” has released two solo albums, and starred with his fiancé in the VH1 reality series, I Heart Nick Carter.PRO DANCE PARTNER: SHARNA BURGESS PAULA DEEN One of the best-known personalities in the world of cooking, Paula Deen is the author of 14 cookbooks that have sold more than 8 million copies. In addition to her many television successes, Paula launched Paula Deen Live! in 2014, a nationwide tour of 90-minute shows featuring Paula making her favorite seasonal dishes. On her digital lifestyle network, the Paula Deen Network, Paula provides viewers with cooking tips, new recipes, and step-by-step instruction on how to cook her signature Southern dishes in an unscripted format. PRO DANCE PARTNER: LOUIS VAN AMSTEL VICTOR ESPINOZA After coming close twice, jockey Victor Espinoza earned the famous Triple Crown earlier this year, winning the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes aboard speedy American Pharoah. It was the first time in 37 years that the feat had been accomplished. The first Hispanic jockey to ever win the Triple Crown, Espinoza has won over 3,000 races in his career and donates 10% of his weekly winnings to The City of Hope for childhood cancer research. PRO DANCE PARTNER: KARINA SMIRNOFF  ANDY GRAMMER With his 2011 self-titled debut album, pop singer Andy Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop...

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Dancing With The Stars News, 18 July 2015

Posted by on Jul 18th, 2015 in Ballroom Dance, Dancing With The Stars | 0 comments

Dancing With The Stars, 18 July 2015   NEWS: Rumer Willis will debut on Broadway as character Roxie Hart in “Chicago” at the Ambassador Theatre Aug. 18 through Oct. 11. Meanwhile, she continues on some segments of the summer’s Live! Tour, which must mean that her sprained ankle has healed. She reportedly says that we all need to stop bullying ourselves. Pros Allison Holker and Derek Hough have been nominated For “Teen Choice Dancer.” DWTS has been nominated for 8 Emmys: Outstanding Reality (Competition) Program; Tom Bergeron as host; Hairstyling & Makeup (Episode 1907); Lighting Design/Lighting Direction (Episode 1911A and the 10th Anniversary Special); Choreography: Derek Hough/Julianne Hough/Tessandra Chavez (“Elastic Heart”) and Witney Carson (“It’s Not Unusual/369/Sing With A Swing-Apache”). Sibling-pros Derek and Julianne Hough recently had a lip-sync/dance competition in Central Park, NY. Derek is said to have won. Pro Lindsay Arnold is said to have married her high-school sweetheart during the summer break from the show. Pro Tony Dovolani said he’d love to be a judge on the show—a fair one. DWTS alum Cheryl Burke says that even as a highly flexible dancer she still can’t do the drop-split. Singer Andy Grammer is reported to have expressed interest in competing on DWTS. RUMORS: True or False? Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are rumored to be engaged to marry. Another rumor concerns Witney Carson and Bachelor/farmer Chris Soules may be dating while another says they’ve broken up. No way right now to confirm whether rumors about either couple are true or false. A rumor that Caitlyn Jenner would be a member of the DWTS fall season supposedly has been disproven. It’s also being said that Ryker Lynch (cousin of Derek and Julianne Hough) is having trouble handling the major amount of fame that he’s garnered since being a contestant on DWTS during spring season 2015. Pro Kym Johnson finally has confirmed her romantic involvement with her spring 2015 celebrity partner, Robert Herjavec, businessman-star of “Shark Tank.” Pro Cheryl Burke is also said to have confirmed it.   WATCH PAST PERFORMANCES: Some of last season’s DWTS performances are still shown on www.youtube.com/user/ABCDWTS. I like being able to review and to maybe see something that I didn’t notice the first time. FALL SEASON COMING! Dancing with the Stars will kick off its 21st season on Monday, September 14—ABC, 8 p.m. I’m eager to know which celebrities will be in the cast! I’ll keep eyes and ears geared for news, and I’ll tell you whenever I have it.   MEANWHILE: Our dancers are on the road and on the high seas.  Maybe they’re coming to a city near you! A female reviewer of the DWTS Live! Performance in Bakersfield, CA, said that Val Chmerkovskiy has let himself go since winning the Mirrorball in May but added that the female spectators went wild for the men-only performance. She also quoted host Melissa Rycroft as having told the crowd that the tour is, “for the fans, for the people at home who watch and vote but can’t be in the studio audience.” “Ballroom with a Twist” is a live series of performances starring dance pros from DWTS and “So You Think You Can Dance,” along with singers from “American Idol” and “The X Factor.” They’ll be at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly,...

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