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Dancing with the Stars Emmy Nominations

Congratulations to Dancing with the Stars for it’s Emmy Nomination for best reality competition program!!!!  Competition in this category includes:

  • Amazing Race (hasn’t lost since 2003)
  • American Idol
  • Project Runway
  • Top Chef
  • Keep in mind that these nominations are going to include Season 7 and maybe 6 – not season 8. I’m going out on a limb and calling it for TAR again.  It’s definitely a favorite. My runner up is DWTS – I can’t even remember who the winner was for American Idol for the nominated season.  Oh, wait – that was the season with the Davids’ right? Yeah, I’m going with DWTS.

    Derek and Julianne Hough were also nominated for their choreography of their Jive to Great Balls of Fire during Season 7′s Design a Dance.  Sorry to SYTYCD fans, I’m calling for either Derek and Julianne or the Academy Awards.  Yes, I’m a Derek fan, but I’m also a long time watcher of award shows. Anytime you get multiple nominations for one show in one category, the odds are very high you will split your votes, leaving the win to the outsiders.  Of course, I’m rooting for Derek and Jules – for one of the more memorable dances on that show.

    Miley Cyrus Sweet 16 Celebration at Disneyland

    And last, but certainly not least, my prediction/wish/prognostication begins to bear out. Tom Bergeron is nominated for host, as is Phil Keogan from TAR (first time nominee), Ryan Seacrest, Heidi Klum, Jeff Probst and the peeps from Top Chef. Sorry John. :-) I really want Phil to win (because he’s hot :-) ), but I’m going to bet on Probst. As a side note, if you watch Survivor and don’t read the blogs Probst writes during the run of the show you’re missing out. Seriously – dude is hilarious. I wish Tom would do it, I bet he would be great.

    July 16, 2009 I Written By

    I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

    DWTS Season 8 Celebrity Roundup – July 16, 2009

    Shawn Johnson has a few things going on – narrowing down college choices, for one. No surprise, she chooses California schools. I sure don’t blame her.  UCLA or Stanford, Shawn?  I think Stanford may be the way to go, but that’s just me.  Apparently, she can’t compete, but she’d like to coach.

    shawnjohnson-college

    According to the Des Moine Register, Shawn also has a big show in Iowa on July 26 – I’ve read elsewhere that this is a kind of thank you to her fans for voting her champion of DWTS Season 8. It’s not mentioned in this particular article, and I’m too lazy right now to find a link. :-)  Anyway, Gilles, Cheryl, Kristi Yamaguchi, Steve-O, Mark and Derek are just a few of the names being bandied about as participants.  I’m assuming, based on those names and the inclusion of the Ballas Hough Band, that Mark will dance with Shawn and Kristi, and that Lacey will also be there to dance with Steve-O.  Gilles and Cheryl will, of course (IMO) partner up again.  But who will Derek dance with? Or is he just singing? I can tell you one thing, if I find out that he dances with Cheryl and/or Lacey I will be SERIOUSLY regretting sitting at home instead of driving myself to Des Moine.  :-) 

    Speaking of Gilles, I haven’t really been keeping close watch on him, but he’s apparently getting ready to announce something rather big (minds out of the gutter, ladies).  What is he talking about? I’m assuming it’s a lead role in either TV or Movies.

    Gilles Tweet

    In any case, I can’t wait to find out what he’s talking about. While I may not follow him closely, I think he was a great dancer, gorgeous and he sure seems like a hell of a nice guy. I do know that he was on vacation recently with his family – I read something about Monte Carlo and the beach, etc. I also know that I previously reported on him being present at the opening of one of Cheryl’s new dance studios.

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Melissa Rycroft is engaged to be married to her boyfriend (ahem – fiance) Ty.  Apparently, she is the anti-bridezilla – and I believe it.  She seems like the girl next door, laid back type.

    melissa-rycroft

    Also, about a month ago now, it was reported that Melissa joined Good Morning America as a special correspondent.  Apparently, she’ll do 8 to 10 stories over the course of the summer. She’s done a story or two since then – I have not seen them, but I’ve heard comment that she’s a natural. Good for her – I was never a Melissa fan on DWTS, but I loved her on the Bachelor and I wish her all the success in the world.

    That’s all for now – I’ll come back in a day or two with more news from the Stars of DWTS Season 8.

    I Written By

    I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)