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  1. One of the things I love about this dance is that the partner has clearly let go of like stiffness that I often see in people who are dancing African styles. Even pros in the US (looking at your Derek) who have done African themed dances on the show are always so... upright. I mean... Len already knows who she is since she's from Strictly so she has that advantage. Also someone's gotta blaze a trail for a black female pro on the show. This isn't the civil rights movement but someone's gotta lay the groundwork or it's always gonna be girl from Utah or the former Soviet Union lol
  2. There's a black pro over on Strictly Come Dancing, I think she's Keo's former partner, who quite frankly, I think is a better dancer than Keo lol. She has a very popular partnership i think about a year ago and I thought to myself, oh! I hope they bring her over the the US version! Here's one of her dances.
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    I went to the Confidential tour that Maks and Val did, a friend of mine ended up having a last minute ticket and she and I have both had been watching DWTS since the 1st season. Besides it not being confidential at all, as everything they talked about was basic knowledge if you've been following their career (like NOT talking about how Maks's relationship with Peta overlapping with his relationship with Karina, even though their relationship was the main theme of the show), and Val not mentioning Jenna AT ALL and talking about being a struggling misunderstood artist. One thing I do remember from the tour was that Val was getting heat from Val and Jenna fans from appearing to be "too close" to one of the tour dancers named Taylor Banks. I'm not sure if she's super trained in ballroom, or she's one of those super cross-trained dancers, but I've seen her in music videos and tours for Chris Brown, Ciara, etc. She's definitely one of the dancers that Val danced with the most during the performance and in terms of looks, she definitely fits the bill (black, beautiful). I remember he posted an instastory with her in it saying that they were just friends and he was going to post whatever he wanted bc it's his account. I know she has a boyfriend but even Jenna fans know what Val's type is and will cape for her.
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    I remember Val and Zendaya being shipped, which was weird. Even though the first thing he told her was that she was beautiful and then asked her age, proceeded to immediately take it back when she said she was 16. I'll never forget that lol. However, it's news to me that Val was being shipped with Normani
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    Jenna is insecure and she always has been. There's a reason why Val clearly does not have the same type of relationships with his former female contestants like Zendaya, Rumer, or Normani. They threaten her in some kind of way. That's why I've only seen him communicate (via IG) with women like Ginger Zee, Tamar, or Laurie, women who she knows Val would never go there with. I remember when Fifth Harmony was having an album release party while she was on DWTS and I saw a picture of her with Val and Jenna at the party. Nowadays, I think I see Alan on Normani's IG page more than I see Val... I mean... I guess it's natural that could/should happen as men get more invested in monogamous relationships but they all work in the entertainment industry, I feel like maintaining connections with people, especially people who are on the rise in terms of star power, would be in more best interest. There's a video that Zendaya released a couple of years back that has Maks as one of the principal dancers, and this was well after her DWTS season. Zendaya and the brothers seemed legitimately close which I actually kind of liked, the genuineness of their big brother-little sister relationship. I wonder what happened with that...
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    What makes a male D lister better than a female D lister I wonder? No different than who's casted every season if you ask me. if that's how you feel about the celebs, or the pros for that matter, I wonder why even watch the show at all lol...
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    I think every season there is a shocking female elimination. Whether it be Sabrina Bryan from many moons ago, women who've competed and could've won but didn't (regardless of reason) can include (but is not limited to): Sabrina Bryan Tinashe Zendaya Normani Mel B Heather Morris Mya Paige Van Zant Laila Ali I can also put it this way. The only female contestants to win who A: Are NOT a partner of Derek and B: NOT an Olympian are: Kelly Monaco (S1), Melissa Rycroft (S15) Rumer Willis (S20). The show has been on for 27 seasons with, 13 male winners, 6 Derek Hough-Female Celeb wins. Therefore, 19 seasons are accounter for. With the 8 seasons left, 4 of those female winners are Olympians (Kristi Yamaguchi, Shawn Johnson, Meryl Davis, Laurie Hernandez). The Non-Olympians include: I this this show needs a STRONG switch up. I propose either an All Star Season. If they could get one of the big fish who have actually gotten more famous since they've been on the show (Zendaya), that could be huge for the show. I highly doubt she'd do it as she seems to be BOOKED with Spiderman, that new show on HBO, designing for Tommy Hilfiger, about to start filming a movie with Jake Gyllenhaal according to IMDB. Highly doubt she'd ever do the show again, especially from what I've been told Val wrote about her in his book. However, there are some people who I'd really like to see on the show again. If not an All Star season, than an All Female Celeb season. I think it could be an interesting female empowerment type of season. Female Pros could serve as coaches for the female celeb and it can be a girl power season. It could also be a way to introduce some new male pros to the show which I think the show DESPERATELY needs.
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    S27.E02: Premiere Week: Part 2

    Well you can put me in a camp that fully believes that the reason Val didn't get Tinashe is because Jenna would have an absolute FIT if Val got her and there was any hint of flirtation going on. Trust and believe that Val had a "type" before he finally claimed Jenna and Tinashe definitely fits it...
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    S27.E01: Premiere Week: Part 1

    First of all, this picture kills me LOL. Even when Erica was being way too much, there was something much more tolerable about her then, then how she is now. Back on track, I can't thumbs up this comment enough. I am so tired of this narrative of talented, well established, strong work ethic women, ESPECIALLY women of color, being called arrogant because they actually show their confidence. They work in an industry where if they haven't built up that wall of "i'm a success" no matter what they would never make it. Why subject yourself to the judgement of a voting public if you didn't have that kind of confidence? What does a woman have to be to not be called arrogant? I don't need to see someone manically falling all over themselves thanking people every 5 seconds for the opportunity (they work for their opportunities) apologizing for their success (again, they worked for that), over the top bubbly, just so they can fit this narrow view of what being "humble" and approachable is. Sorry I'm just really over the women and WOC on this show being painted as arrogant when I can only think of ... 2 women who seemed to fit that mold, and I'm not going to name names lol. Rumer got that edit too at times but she had Val who people were really pulling to win since he hadn't at that point. Tinashe seems talented, happy to be there, wants to work hard (since that choreo did not look east for a week 1), and will get my votes.
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    S32.E07: Big Little Lies

    1. I really miss the podcast that Previously used to make for the Challenge. I think this is one of the better seasons they've had in a long time and I'd love to hear their take on the episodes. 2. This! I've seen almost every season of the Challenge but I really don't have the kind of memory that recalls who he has specifically not gotten along with. However, I will say his trends as of late is to pick on other gay men in the house, women (stop calling yourself a feminist, you actively attack woman you don't like). I'm just going to throw it out there even though it might be controversial, he often feuds with people of color (Darrell-slapped him on their season of RW, Nelson, Davonne, Jozea). However, he's also feuded with Kyle, Bananas, etc. I mean... IDK, I seriously hate him, as he's never gone after anyone like CT or Zack because... he knows better lol. 3. I thought Kam's plan was pretty brilliant. It's nice to see a woman playing the game and it's not Bananas (who hasn't made a power play since taking the money from Sarah) or Wes really. Good for her on making her stamp, I guess she's doubling down on her Killer Kam brand. 4. Fully believe that the producers were going to use mercenaries in this episode regardless however, changed the rules once they saw what Kam's plan was. Ashley and Hunter are basically professional challengers. Their schedule would be flexible enough for them to actually stay in the game if they won if the producers asked them to.
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    DWTS: Juniors Spoilers and Speculations

    Thank you! Even though I feel like I'm still confused... I feel like a few of the pro children are not ballroom dancers, since when is Eliana from Dance Moms a ballroom dancer? Plus, if that means her horrible mother will be around then I'm not into it...
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    DWTS: Juniors Spoilers and Speculations

    Can someone help me clarify? Does this mean that there's no regular season in the fall?
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    I also was not a fan of Janel and Val, not because of Janel as a person but about 99% on time on DWTS producers don't even need a reason to insinuate a showmance (i.e. Josh calling Sharna attractive) in order for them to put the idea in their pre-performance package. So for them it was really shoved down our throat and it was just WAY too much. I also think he got Janel right after his season Zendaya. I felt like he was waiting for a showmance after his reason with Kelly M. and if Zendaya was of-age at the time he would have tried that route with her. However she wasn't, so he did with Janel and Rumer. Even though his feelings, whatever they were, for Rumer always seemed a bit more genuine than they were for Janel. There are a lot of reports online that Val will be proposing soon so if that's the case then congrats to them. Not a shipper but been a Val fan for a long time so if that's where his life is going then good for the both of them. All the stuff from prior seasons, I think all of this is Val just being ya know... a typical dude who's dating his options lol. It's just unfortunate for him is that there's a public that can judge him for it.
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    I mean I don't know... She did a private screening at her home for her recent movie The Greatest Showman and he was definitely there, I saw pictures. Zendaya is fairly private person I've found, I remember reading that she had broken up with a boyfriend and I was like... Zendaya was dating someone??? Maks was also in one of Zendaya's music videos that came out ... 2 years ago maybe? Zendaya is a big time star now. There's no reason why she has to mention a friendship that she forged 5 years ago but I think they are still fairly good friends.
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    Interesting conversation about Val. I went to the Confidential tour after a friend of mine had an extra ticket up for grabs. The tour itself is filled with SUPER talented dancers, they were a pleasure to watch. The whole theme was telling audience "confidential" parts of their life which... couldn't have been further from the truth honestly lol. Anyone who would have gone the extra mile to buy tickets for their show would have known the information that they were sharing. For example, Maks and Peta discuss how they met and when they broke up which never include people like Karina, who I'm fairly certian was still in the picture when Peta they met, or J. Lo who Maks was rumored to be dating when they broke up before they got engaged. Their storyline also dealt a good deal with their adorable son. Val's section however, had everything to do with being a sort of tortured perfectionist artist. Living inside his own mind and never being good enough. His entire section never mentioned Jenna once, not even in the video transitional clips, even though I do believe it did include their dog lol. As far as Val's type, he always seemed pretty into black girls to be honest lol. That whole thing with Amber Rose did not surprise one little bit.
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