Awesome…part of the drumming scene with Laura Benanti!!
Check it out peeps!! And don’t forget Ellen next week!! ETA: I don’t know what the live stream is about, really, but I think they are probably talking about MOVE Live 2 – I don’t think you actually get to see the show. We’ll have to wait and see.
Thanks to Shade Global Inc for tweeting out this photo from the photoshoot. Can’t wait to see the official version!!
You’ve got Derek, girlfriend. It will be okay. From ForTheWin.com:
Salsa is not high on Nastia Liukin’s list of favorites.
No, not the food. The dance.
The 2008 Olympic gymnastics champion told USA TODAY Sports she’s looking forward to some of the more classic dances she and partner Derek Hough will perform on the newest season of Dancing with the Stars. She’s particularly excited for the tango, which was the music she’d picked out for a floor routine that she never got to use.
But the salsa? That’s a different story.
“I’m kind of scared about the salsa,” Liukin said with a laugh. “I don’t really dance like that.
Can we marvel at this promo shoot photo? It’s magical. I can’t get enough of this couple. Photo from twitter courtesy of @NinasyKim…
Mark Ballas was one of the first to know Derek was coming back to Dancing With The Stars this season. He talks all about it with Fox Latino. He says he’s glad Derek is back. He’s also happy Nastia will be dancing as he’s known her a long time. I can’t find the embed for this video, but, you can watch it at this link.
Wow…check out this cool move from the Dancing With The Stars Promo Shoot today! Too awesome. Go Derek and Nastia!!
ETA: Just added another thanks to Jenn and TeamHoughkin…
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— Jennie (@jl2285) February 25, 2015
Good Day, Everyone!! I still can’t believe Derek is on Dancing With The Stars this season. It will be a “Perfect 10″ season after all! #DanceHeaven
So for starters today, we have some more media mentions with Derek and Nastia. First, see ABC for a cool article on them. It details for what they said at the Good Morning America announcement yesterday.
“I definitely have a gymnastics background, but I have never had a dance class in my entire life … so he’s in for a treat,” Liukin said on “Good Morning America” today live from New York after the entire celebrity cast was revealed.
Hough’s return is also a huge surprise for fans since he previously announced he would not return to perform in the Radio City Spring Spectacular. Hough will be on both shows at once and the duo will fly back and forth between New York and L.A. every week to make their schedules work.
“This all happened literally two days ago,” Hough said. “I will be doing the show in New York and flying back and forth to do the show [‘Dancing With the Stars’] on Mondays. She is going to school at NYU so it worked out perfectly. It all was very serendipitous. We will practice [here in New York City] and Radio City will be practicing.”
Liukin is studying sports management at NYU and will be juggling school and the show simultaneously.
“I have about a year left of school and ever since I finished my competitive career that’s always been a big goal,” she said. “So that was kind of my first thing: I would love to do this, but I can’t just drop a semester. So, I have to go to class right from here. So we’ll fly Sundays, take the red eye back Monday. He’ll go to his show Tuesdays and I’ll go to class.”
Despite the challenge of a cross-country lifestyle, Hough says he’s grateful that people “moved mountains” to make season 20 a reality.
“I had a little heartbreak not being able to a part of the 10th anniversary, the 20th season. It’s such a huge milestone for ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ It’s my family, so I wanted to be a part of it,” he said on “GMA.” “I’m so glad we made it happen. Let’s make it the best season ever.”
Also, see these ET Online (Thanks Elmari) and Extra videos for why Derek came back and more…
Here is some more coverage of Derek and Nastia and the Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement. Lots of good mentions on them in this piece. Thanks to Cathy for the heads up…