DWTS on GMA – Tony Dovolani talks to the Semi-Finalists

Cross posted in it’s entirety from PureDWTS – Thanks Vogue!!

Good Morning America asked Tony Dovolani to go into rehearsals for the Dancing With The Stars semi-finals to see how the couples are handling the pressure. William and Cheryl bicker like an old married couple. Mark says Katherine is never a drama Queen…well, sometimes. Donald brings enthusiasm, determination, and laughter to every step. Maria and Derek have played with injuries, but, are always pushing the envelope…and finding time to laugh silly too. Lots more fun below with Tony!

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Tony handicaps the couples in this coverage. He predicts one of the girls are going home tonight.

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DWTS 14, Week 7 – The Confessionals!!


Team Menough Week 3 – Confessional

There’s MORE kissing. :-)

Team Menough – SAFE to Dance Again!!

The pro dance – there is a serious problem with this dance…too many other people besides Derek and Karina. :-)

Be sure to check back tomorrow as I’ll be working on screen caps for the first two weeks and the confessional bits. :-)

Oh, Zimbio had this from last night…click the link to see more.

Team Menough – Random Week 1 Video

First, from Maria:

Maria Menounos on WhoSay

The whole cast on AfterBuzz TV – Derek and Maria are sprinkled through.

More Pre-DWTS 14 Media!!

Maria was on Jimmy Kimmel last night – click the link to see her hilarious interview. :-)

Christina interviews the cast for E! News and pretty much stakes a claim on Derek – but who can blame her? :-) Thanks again to Elmari for keeping me relatively sane.

Derek in Glamour Magazine - click the link to read the whole thing.

Glamour: What’s the process like each week?

Derek: We actually don’t even pick our music, we get assigned it. Then we choreograph it, teach it, dance it and even design the costumes.

Glamour: You design the costumes?!

Derek: I’m literally the costume department with a pen and paper and I’m like, “I want fringe here, I want beads here, I want rhinestones going down to the navel.” You want your partner to look good, and costumes are useful because they hide certain things. Like, if her legs don’t look great in the dance technically, then we’ve got to hide that, so we design something to cover it.

Glamour: How does a dude do rhinestones tastefully?

Derek: There’s a way! For me, at first, to go on national television wearing a rhinestone shirt was embarrassing, but then you just deal with it. You have to commit to it. The most important thing is who is the costume. If the guy is masculine and dances masculine, then he can be wearing anything and it should be alright. It’s more about the way you wear the costume.

Glamour: OK, so who would be your dream partner?

Derek: I’m kind of vibe-ing on Charlize Theron lately! I’ve had a few odd encounters with her in the past year, and I’m wondering what’s going on. I will always see her out and around, and maybe it’s just me, but she’ll be like… Derek Hough. And then she’ll look at me and then walk away. And I’m like… We need to talk about what’s going on here. Do we need to dance? She’s amazing.

Glamour: Were you and Julianne competitive with each other?

Derek: I never was, but Julianne was! Maybe because when we competed, she never really beat me. So when we got on Dancing with the Stars, she was like, “Yes! I beat my brother!” But for me, I feel more protective than competitive, because she’s my younger sister. And proud.

Brooke talks about Derek to Vegas Deluxe

She reveals her admiration for former dance partner and “DWTS” pro dancer Derek: “Derek and I have so much history, and he’s like family,” she says. “But aside from that, he is the most brilliant choreographer ever. He has this way of making his partners look amazing. I have a lot of compassion for everyone going through it because I did, but even more so for his partners because I know how tough he is and how hard he works. He’ll always be my personal favorite, for sure. That’s not the politically correct answer, but that’s the truth!”

And the paparazzi videos begin again. :-)