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Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Week 3 Analysis–April 4, 2016

Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Week 3 Analysis–April 4, 2016   Dear Readers: I forgot to tell you a week or two ago that the father of Derek and Julianne Hough died very recently. I don’t have medical details–just thought you’d like to know.   Also, Lindsay says that her BoyzIIMen star Wanya flies back and forth between DWTS workouts and his group’s performances in Vegas, but somehow keeps his dedication and energy soaring.   Reminder: The stars and some of the pros don’t just rehearse their dances all week long.  Some of them have many other difficult demands on their time, focus, and energy.  Here are examples:  Some have to go home to be spouses and parents.  Some have to fly between DWTS duties and highly scheduled jobs and performances in other states (even across the country), and their pros often accompany them.  Some of the pros attend high-visibility red-carpet events and community-support activities.  Some star/pro couples guest-star on TV shows.  They have very little downtime.  How they do it all, I can’t imagine.   Tonight, I expect to see more excellent choreo by Keo, Lindsay, and Karina, at least. I hope Keo has recovered from some sort of a boo-boo that he sustained in practice; he’s very impressive with Jodie.  And, I hope things will work out okay for Mischa and Artem, and that the wonderful Edyta Sliwinska will stay on to perform even though Geraldo just left.  Let’s see!   Mischa Barton: Actress of film, TV, stage. Pro partner: Artem Chigventsev. Antonio Brown: NFL/Pitts Steelers wide receiver/punt returner (like Hines Ward, season 12, Kym Johnson). Brown wants Steelers fans nationwide. Pro partner: Sharna Burgess. Nyle Dimarco:  Deaf actor; an “America’s Next Top Model.” Pro partner: Peta Murgatroyd. Kim Fields: TV/film actress (“The Facts Of Life”).” Pro partner: Sasha Farber. Doug Flutie: FB commentator (was NFL Q’bk/Chargers/Patriots); Pro partner: Karina Smirnoff. Marla Maples:  Stage/TV(host)/film; mother of Tiffany Trump.  Pro partner: Tony Dovolani. Von Miller:  Denver Broncos def. linebacker/SB50 MVP 2/2016.  Pro partner: Witney Carson. Wanya Morris: 1990s H.S. to Boyz II Men (bestselling R&B). Pro partner: Lindsay Arnold. Jodie Sweetin: Actress (“Full/er House” & author). Pro partner: Keo Motsepe. Paige VanZant: UFC straw-wt. mixed martial arts; lifelong dancer. Pro partner: Mark Ballas. Ginger Zee: ABC GMA chief meteorologist, new mom. Pro partner: Val Chmerkovskiy. [To comment, click on the title of this week’s article or go directly to sign-in in the lower right-hand corner of the page.] It’s the week for stars to share their most-memorable...

Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Week 2 Analysis

Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Week 2 Analysis   March 28. It’s the second week of Dancing with the Stars’ 22nd season and already Latin night.  And already, some of the contestants are dancing as though it’s at least week 6!  For the most part, this is a surprisingly good group—nice, dedicated, skilled, and entertaining.  Let’s see what they can do tonight!   Mischa Barton: Actress of film, TV, stage. Pro partner: Artem Chigventsev. Antonio Brown: NFL/Pitts Steelers wide receiver/punt returner (like Hines Ward, season 12, Kym Johnson). Brown wants Steelers fans nationwide. Pro partner: Sharna Burgess. Nyle Dimarco:  Deaf actor; an “America’s Next Top Model.” Pro partner: Peta Murgatroyd. Kim Fields: TV/film actress (“The Facts Of Life”).” Pro partner: Sasha Farber. Doug Flutie: FB commentator (was NFL Q’bk/Chargers/Patriots); Pro partner: Karina Smirnoff. Marla Maples:  Stage/TV(host)/film; mother of Tiffany Trump.  Pro partner: Tony Dovolani. Von Miller:  Den Broncos def. linebacker/SB50 MVP 2/2016.  Pro partner: Witney Carson. Wanya Morris: 1990s H.S. to Boyz II Men (bestselling R&B). Pro partner: Lindsay Arnold. Geraldo Rivera:  Award-winning journalist.  Pro partner: Edyta Sliwinska. Jodie Sweetin: Actress (“Full/er House” & author). Pro partner: Keo Motsepe. Paige VanZant: UFC straw-wt. mixed martial arts; lifelong dancer. Pro partner: Mark Ballas. Ginger Zee: ABC GMA chief meteorologist, new mom. Pro partner: Val Chmerkovskiy. **To comment, click on the title of this week’s article or go directly to sign-in on the lower right-hand corner of the page.** Dancing With The Stars on March 28, 2016: Week 2, Latin Night, Analysis The judges seemed to have made a pact before show time to score some of the celebs lower than they deserved, often at 7-6-7, which was quite different from the other years. Again, in a case or two they over-scored.  Carrie Ann Inaba (CAI), the Lift Police, missed nothing.   Jodie Sweetin: Samba. Judges’ score 7. My score 8.5. The positive: Her samba was loose, fun, and proper. It had plenty of good traditional content.  She showed good lines, hip action, and footwork.  Good choreo, Keo! The negative: Keep upping your confidence and learning technique.   Marla Maples: Argentine Tango. Judges’ scores 7-6-7. My score 8.5. The positive: Marla showed VG technique, lines, footwork, and facial expression. Her dance was correct, elegant/sophisticated, and pretty.  This fit lady seems to be a natural. The negative: The adorable and always-tactful and gentle Tony did not seem to have encouraged her to truly relax into the dance in order to show the required passionate side of it; I suppose that he...

Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Premiere: March 21 & Analysis

Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Premiere: March 21   Welcome back, Dancing with the Stars!  This season opened with Witney and Keo together, along with the whole cast and troupe outdoors, and then went indoors.  Everyone and everything pulsated with excitement and anticipation.  Welcome back to the regular pros, to the always-funny Sasha in his second season as a pro, to Tom and Erin as hosts, and to our usual three judges–Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman (he’s back from England!), and Bruno Tonioli.  Welcome to new troupe members.  And welcome back to pros Karina and Edyta!  Welcome to spring and season 22 of Dancing with the Stars!   The Cast: Mischa Barton: Actress of film, TV, stage. Pro partner: Artem Chigventsev. Antonio Brown: NFL/Pitts. Steelers wide receiver/punt returner (like Hines Ward, season 12, Kym Johnson). Brown wants Steelers fans nationwide as fans. Pro partner: Sharna Burgess. Nyle Dimarco:  Deaf actor; an “America’s Next Top Model.” Pro partner: Peta Murgatroyd. Kim Fields: TV/film actress (“The Facts Of Life”).” Pro partner: Sasha Farber. Doug Flutie: FB commentator; former NFL Q’back. Pro partner: Karina Smirnoff. Marla Maples:  Stage/TV (host)/film; mother of Tiffany Trump.  Pro partner: Tony Dovolani. Von Miller:  Denver Broncos def. linebacker/SB50 MVP 2/2016.  Pro partner: Witney Carson. Wanya Morris: 1990s H.S. to Boyz II Men (bestselling R&B). Pro partner: Lindsay Arnold. Geraldo Rivera:  Award-winning journalist.  Pro partner: Edyta Sliwinska. Jodie Sweetin: Actress (“Full/er House” & author). Pro partner: Keo Motsepe. Paige VanZant: UFC straw-wt. mixed martial artist; lifelong dancer. Pro partner: Mark Ballas. Ginger Zee: ABC GMA chief meteorologist, new mom. Pro partner: Val Chmerkovskiy. Dancing With The Stars: Week 1 Analysis The Stars tonight brought many delights and a few disappointments, along with enthusiasm, fun, and much more. All of them seem to be truly nice people. Unfortunately, most of the judging was way off target; they usually cheat the first contestant on scoring, but tonight they cheated a lot of them and up-scored a few. Kim Fields: Cha-Cha. Judges’ scores 7-6-7. My score 7. The positive: She’s high spirited, lively, and fun! A joyful and exciting dance.  Much of the time, met the need to be on her toes for Latin dance.  The perfect partner for Sasha. Good! The negative: Needs even more hip action (from fast/sharp foot placement).   Paige VanZant: Foxtrot. Judges’ score 7.  My score 8. The positive: She’s sweet and fun.  Her dance was rhythmic and flowing, with graceful arms/hands and pointed toes.  Good attitude.  Good job/a very-good start to the season. The...

Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Cast, News, Rumors

Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Coming March 21 On “Good Morning America” today, Dance Captain Jenna Johnson started off the Dancing With The Stars celebration by leading the dancing before, during, and after the full-cast announcement for season 22. The next teaser opened with Witney and Keo, followed by the other pros. The beautiful Edyta Sliwinska is back to light up the dance floor while leading her star contestant! Between the end of season 10 and now, Edyta pursued personal projects and had a baby in 2014.  Karina Smirnoff is back, too!   Here is your Dancing With The Stars Season 22 cast–12 stars and 12 pros:   Mischa Barton: Actress of film, TV, and stage. You may have seen her in TV’s “The OC.” Pro partner: Artem Chigventsev. Antonio Brown: NFL wide receiver and punt returner for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brown follows former Pittsburgh receiver and DWTS winner Hines Ward (season 12 with Kym Johnson) in urging the support of Steelers fans nationwide. Pro partner: Sharna Burgess. Nyle Dimarco: Deaf actor and a former winner of “America’s Next Top Model” (Cycle 22). Pro partner: Peta Murgatroyd. Kim Fields: Actress of TV and film fame. Some of you may remember her from TV’s beloved “The Facts Of Life”; more recently in the cast of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Pro partner: Sasha Farber. Doug Flutie: Pro NFL quarterback whose last teams were San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots. Now he works for NBC covering college (Notre Dame) and pro football. Pro partner: Karina Smirnoff. Marla Maples: Star of stage and the big and small screens, host of TV shows and beauty pageants, philanthropist, and mother of graduating college student Tiffany Trump.  Pro partner: Tony Dovolani. Von Miller: Denver Broncos defensive linebacker and Super Bowl 50 MVP in Feb. 2016.  Pro partner: Witney Carson. Wanya Morris: From high school in the early to mid-1990s, he became famous as an original member of Boyz II Men, which became the bestselling R&B group of all time.  Pro partner: Lindsay Arnold.  Geraldo Rivera: Award-winning journalist.  Pro partner: Edyta Sliwinska. Jodie Sweetin: Entrepreneur, actress and author. As a child she starred on ABC’s long-running sitcom “Full House,” which still airs in syndication. Now she’s on the spinoff, “Fuller House,” which Netflix recently renewed for season two. Pro partner: Keo Motsepe. Paige VanZant: The youngest and a top-ranked contender in the women’s straw-weight division of the UFC in mixed martial arts; also a lifelong dancer. only 21. Pro partner: Mark Ballas, an...

Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Coming March 21, 2016!

Dancing With The Stars Updates GOOD NEWS / BAD NEWS Derek Hough: Derek may be getting ready to do a stint on Broadway, so we don’t know whether he’ll be a pro on the show during spring season.   Julianne Hough: According to what I’ve heard, Julianne will NOT return as a judge with her DWTS family each week this season.  She’s getting married pretty soon, and she has many other projects in the works.  Len Goodman will return from England to reclaim his seat at the judges’ table.  It’s possible that she may return for a cameo now and then.  Meanwhile, look for her to cover the March issue of “Redbook.” I think she was on February’s “Cosmopolitan.”   “Grease”:  It’s being said that the “Grease Live” soundtrack is soaring on iTunes and the DVD will be available March 8 at Amazon and Best Buy.  You can preorder the DVD.   Noah Galloway: The talented and inspiring Army veteran, who reached third place in the finals of season 20 with Sharna Burgess, has been visiting and lifting the spirits of hospitalized Army vets. What a great guy!   “Dancing Pros Live”: ATTENTION, Niagara Falls residents and visitors! At the Fallsview Casino Resort, February 18-25, you can see stars Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Gleb Savchenko, and Elena Samodanova, along with dancers from all over the world. The show comes highly recommended.   “Shall We Dance on Ice” will show again on Saturday, February 27 on ABC, starring pros Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Anna Trebunskaya, and Damian Whitewood, accompanied by former winners Rumer Willis and Meryl Davis with former contestant Charlie White.   Maksim (Maks) and Valentin (Val) Chmerkovskiy: “Our Way!” This summer the brothers will present the story they’ve always wanted to tell about their lives, highlighting their journey and rise through the world of dance. Although no other names are available yet, the show will include many other dancers, likely many from their DWTS family, and be staged by some of the top choreographers. Without a doubt it will wow us with the creativity, elegance, passion, and seduction for which the brothers are well known. And, don’t forget the unparalleled skill and professionalism that we always see. Watch for “Our Way!” to be scheduled at a theater near you and buy tickets early!   Which Celebs Will Dance in Spring Season? The rumors are swirling! One says that Jodie Sweetin definitely will dance this season while another says it’s a maybe. Another says that Scott Disick is in...

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