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Dancing with the Stars, Week 4 – Media Part IV

Still in the relatively Kate-free zone.

This video from Entertainment Tonight (4-16-10) is where I got much of my song information. You can tell that The Insider and ET are owned by the same people, what with all the Niecy pimping. At least she’s entertaining. :-)

Extra from 4-13; Pam, Chad/Cheryl, Nicole, Jake/Chelsie, Bruno – Quiz time for Nicole and Cheryl

Extra from 4-14; stuff from the results show and post-results show. Vienna, Jake’s fiance, is a correspondent – and she doesn’t do too bad, compared to some who’ve tried in the past. Plus a little bit from the after party – my biggest question is; what is Cheryl Burke doing with Adam Shankman?? Inquiring minds…

Extra from 4-17; Jake and Chelsie and Risky Business. Jake is actually looking pretty decent in his rehearsal. There is some Kate in the middle of this one. George Lopez on Keep Kate. ::groan::

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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 10, Week 4 – Media Part III

Sorry to Kate fans, but I’m having a Kate-free media zone. She has completely taken over my television and she’s the worst dancer; I’m not encouraging it, so the only way you’ll see her is if she’s in a video with other people I find interesting. Like…everyone else. :-)

Maks and Erin on Ellen. Mixed messages, anyone? :-)

Access Hollywood – Erin responding to the Toronto Star (why? why respond to that crap??). Nicole and Derek on Chad and Cheryl. Jake and Chelsie. Derek gets bad ass -or tries. Difficult when you have a baby face. :-)

Entertainment Tonight from 4-13; all about the results show. Little bits from Niecy, Erin, Kate and Nicole. Gambling odds – Nicole in first but barely. Evan is almost even with her. However, they got the bottom wrong.

Entertainment Tonight from 4-15; a day in the life of Evan Lysacek. Finally, one of the top dancers gets some press; ya can’t say he’s flying under the radar any longer. Now if only Nicole could get some press on the level of the lesser dancers. Or Pam, for that matter. I’m sick of kate kate kate.

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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 10 – The Man Behind the Music

The New York Post has an interview with Harold Wheeler which is interesting – certainly interesting to John. :-)  Excerpts:

One of the biggest thrills of “Dancing With the Stars” is the way unlikely pop hits become quicksteps and rumbas. The man responsible for turning New Order’s “Blue Monday” into a pasodoble is musical director and bandleader Harold Wheeler. The Broadway vet orchestrated the likes of “Dreamgirls” and “Hairspray,” and even produced Gloria Gaynor’s “Never Can Say Goodbye.” We phoned Wheeler in LA to review some of his finest “DWTS” feats.

* “Paparazzi” This pasodoble version of the Lady Gaga hit embodies the Wheeler Touch: horns, and lots of them. “If we did this song true to the nature of the record, it wouldn’t support the dancing,” he explains. “When you put on this big production, you need that brass.”

* “I Want You To Want Me” For a quickstep, Wheeler used the Letters to Cleo cover rather than the Cheap Trick original. “When the producers license the material, they do it according to what’s available at what price. That’s why sometimes we get an odd version: It was probably cheaper [laughs]. But then, I can be more me in the arrangement.”

* “Fever” More was more to make Peggy Lee’s minimal classic a fox trot. “I told the dancers ‘You’re going to hear some new things in the song and I don’t want them to surprise you. They’re really essential to keeping the audience’s attention, so don’t tell me to throw them away.”

* “Secret Agent Man” “Donny Osmond stopped dancing in rehearsal because toward the end I threw in a bit of the 007 theme. But he comes from performing. The pros tend to be more opinionated about the music than the stars.”

* “Star Wars Theme” Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson danced a tango to the disco version, which was close to Wheeler’s heart. “I told the producers to Google the artist, Meco. They called me back and said, ‘You produced that record!’ ”

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. :-)