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DWTS 9 – Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer on Bonnie Hunt

I got several talk shows over the last few days that I’m just now getting around to posting. I have a question – how do the DWTS PR handlers get people on these talk shows? It’s very staggered and I can’t figure out the pattern. We’ve not seen Mark D nor Mya until THIS week. We’ve not seen Donny, Joanna, Louie, Michael Irvin or Natalie (until her exit shows) AT ALL. But Aaron’s been on Bonnie and Ellen. Melissa Joan Hart was on a couple shows…it’s very strange. The only thing I can think of is that Aaron and MJH (and Donny but he’s got Vegas) had the most pre-season name recognition. But, last season Lil’ Kim and Derek didn’t show up on Ellen until around this time and she had notoriety going in. It’s just weird.

Back to Bonnie Hunt. Lacey, let Mark talk, would you? Although I did like the story about Donny Osmond. :-)

October 24, 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 Programming Note for Philidelphia

Got this from a Philly Blog Site:

Since the Eagles and Redskins will be on Monday Night Football, Dancing With The Stars will air two hours and 35 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

Here’s the 6ABC schedule for Monday:

“Showdown with the Skins” (8pm)
Eagles vs. Redskins (8:30pm)
Action News
Eagles Football Frenzy
Nightline
Jimmy Kimmel
Dancing with the Stars

I know. It totally sucks. I’ve so been there. If you live in Philly or the DC area, check your listings.

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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 9 News (?)

Just a short note to say that I read on the net (where else) that Michael Buble will be on the November 10th episode of Dancing with the Stars. I like the dude, but he’s not my usual cup O’ tea.

I cannot vouch for the veracity of this rumor as it’s Twitter based right now. I will say that I was batting about 900 on pre-season rumors. But I will also say that it is happy hour where I live and I am partaking. :-)

October 23, 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 9, Week 5 – TV Guide Interviews

I’m not going to post all of them, of course – they can all be found at TV Guides YouTube Page. :-) I forgot to mention in my earlier post that there are a few bits that contain more Derek/Joanna and those are posted at PureDerekHough. (Scroll, scroll, I’m not doing multiple links because it’s Friday and I’m having beers.)

Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower! Cuteness cubed.

Here’s what I’m talking about with Mya and Dmitry – she looks at him at first, but then she’s totally apart from him and seems very cool. Everything she says seems very rehearsed. Maybe that’s not the real thing, but it doesn’t translate well. I’m afraid it could mean trouble down the line, when going up against Donny Osmond who, love him or hate him, exudes personality and vitality (and has a HUGE fanbase).

Again – THIS is the Donny Osmond I could get behind on the show. If he could just tone it down and not go all crazy and loud.

This video is titled Melissa Joan Exit – freudian slip? :-) I’m sorry, I just don’t like this girl for some reason. Katrina? Don’t watch this one. :-)

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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. :-)

Miscellaneous Media – DWTS 9, Week 5

We have a little bit of everything tonight, and this most likely won’t be the last of it. :-) Had computer “issues” last night, otherwise I would have had it up sooner.

Radar Online Interview with Jermaine Jackson. Cameos by Mark, Derek, Mya, Chelsie

Radar OnLine interview with Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo. I had to laugh at her “crappy scores” comment – pretty much on target with her intent there. :-)

Next, Entertainment Tonight with Aaron and Jermaine Jackson and a little bit of Natalie Coughlin.

Extra with Jermaine, Aaron and Karina:

Kelly and Louis on Chelsea Lately – HERE is an example of chemistry. :-) I just love these two.

E! News from Tuesday. Poor Natalie. Lacey, when someone has to say “I’m being for real” – well, it’s a bad sign. And, finally, THIS is a Donny Osmond I can like.

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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 9 Week 5 – Results Show Clips

Oh, there was some good stuff in the results show last night, in addition to the MJ Tribute. I really liked the “behind the scenes of a Monday” bit – kinda cool. Sure, it was all set up, but I still enjoyed seeing it.

I’m normally a big Nora Jones fan, and I liked her performances – but I can’t say it’s the best I’ve seen her:

LOVED Jonathan and Anna T’s dance to this song. Gorgeous.

Here’s a video of all the pre-tribute discussion from the pros and the Jackson family that I don’t think I posted before:

October 22, 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. :-)

Natalie Coughlin Sent Home on DWTS

John gave me a brilliant idea to do a tribute to the star that has been sent home so here we go with Natalie in Week 5…

Her best dance

Her hottest costume(s)

Not many people can pull off orange but Natalie shined in this crazy, fun Latin outfit!  And you can totally tell that her and Alec are having such a blast with the dance :)

I wasn’t sure about this costume when I first saw it but it really does her justice!  I love that it complemented the song they danced to but I also like that she representing the USA just like she did in swimming.  The only thing that I hated about this outfit was Alec’s ensemble!  The two just don’t go together but Natalie looks GORGEOUS!

I was hoping for a better picture of her ‘ice princess’ costume but this is all I could find :(  I absolutely loved this dress on her.  She looked so elegant and beautiful and, again, you can tell that she and Alec are enjoying their dance together.

I was really sad to see Natalie go and according to some twitter accounts…others were just as sad:

From Johnathon Roberts (@JonatRoberts)
@NatalieCoughlin You were so awesome all thru the show. Great technique, flexibility, performance-you had it all, we think you are great!!!

@NatalieCoughlin u were great & did NOT deserve 2 go. I’m so bummed, Anna & I were so enjoying watching u dance-u r awesome

From Carrie Ann (@carrieanninaba)
Very sad as well about Natalie and Alec. Doesn’t seem right. This year is very interesting….

From Mark Dacascos (@mark_dacascos)
Thank you for keeping us on another week. Really sad to see Natalie leave — one of the most charming, kind, classy women I’ve ever met.

From Dmitry Chaplin (@dmitry_ch)
@NatalieCoughlin u were AMAZING and I am really sad to see you go… Keep on shining, you are great!

From Kelly Osbourne (@MissKellyO)
@NatalieCoughlin I just wanted to let you know how amazing its been getting to know you. You are the coolest girl i’ve met in a long time!

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DWTS Season 9, Week 5 Media

The Local ABC Affiliate’s interviews from Monday and Tuesday night are all posted.

Mario STOLE my line. :-) All about the Aaron/Maks DRAMA.

Entertainment Tonight on the Group Dance – Mya all bruised up, Michael Irvin, Donny, Joanna and sickie Derek replaced by Maks.

Entertainment Tonight again – the stars talk about Natalie.

October 21, 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. :-)

Week 5 Edition: THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE INCREDIBLY HOT!

This was such a fun week of Latin dances!!!!  I absolutely adore the paso doble and the Argentine tango because their fierce, sexy, powerful, and aggressive!  Not to mention…HOT COSTUMES!!!!  I loved Natalie’s homage to the USA, Karina and Aaron’s fiery red attire, Kym’s racy black dress, Lacey’s very Karina like ruby dress, and how could you not love Kelly and Louis’ outfits :)  Now for the good, the bad, & the incredibly hot!!!!  Any guesses :)

THE GOOD
Aaron and Karina finally made the comeback we were all waiting for…well at least, I was waiting for!  It was so nice to see him as a ‘men’ rather than a wild ‘boy’ from the past two weeks!  His technique this week was outstanding but the only thing that got was his wrists!  For instances, at the beginning of the dance when he has his hands behind his back, his wrists need to be tighter and fingers together.  But it’s just a little thing :)

THE BAD
All the dancers did a good job this week so it was hard deciding who to put in the bad stop but I’m going to have to go with Anna and Michael again this week. I just can’t get down with these two. I don’t know what it is about them but I will say Anna’s choreography was MUCH better this time around!

THE INCREDIBLY HOT
The only pair that I thought would fit here is Chelsie and Louie because of their chemistry. I think these dance very well together and this weeks scores did not do them justice. I understand what the judges mean when they say Louie walks instead of dances. However, for the Argentine Tango, I think Louie was right on with the slow steps, long strides, and ankle flicks! The dance itself could have been sexier but I think Chelsie is playing hard to get with Louie ;)

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Nora Jones on Dancing with the Stars and Natalie Coughlin Takes a Dive

Dancing with the Stars never ceases to amaze me with the variety of talented singers that they bring to the show. Seriously, Nora Jones this week and Taylor Swift next week. Oh yeah, and Shakira was on DWTS last week. Impressive stuff if you ask me.

As usual, I like to list the music used on the DWTS results show.

Norah Jones sang “It’s Gonna Be” with the Norah Jones’ dancers and also sang “Come Away with Me” Norah Jones - Come Away With Me - Come Away With Me with Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts dancing.

The Michael Jackson tribute was to the songs “I Want You Back” Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection - I Want You Back with Mark Ballas, Karina Smirnoff and Derek Hough dancing, “Man in the Mirror” Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jackson - Man In the Mirror with Chelsie Hightower, Tony Dovolani, Dmitry Chaplin, Lacey Schwimmer, Edyta Śliwińska and Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing, and “Thriller” Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jackson - Thriller with all 16 pro dancers but starting off with Cheryl Burke and Louis van Amstel dancing. Amazing performance. You can see the video of the Dancing with the Stars MJ tribute as well.

Well, my dear Natalie Coughlin. I was super excited to see that you were going to be on this season, but you mostly disappointed. Except for a couple weeks of sexy slow dances, it was disappointing for me. However, it’s still sad that she was sent home before some of the other stars that are still there. I’m sure she’ll be fine. She does have how many gold medals? Those are nicer than a mirror ball trophy for sure.

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Better known as Charlie.