Well, I don’t know about you. But, I’m still harping on this past week’s elimination. I don’t know what is up with these Judges this year? They all three take turns being b*tchy every week. Kristen at E On-line thinks so as well. She called Carrie Anne a… well, I’ll let you read below for yourself. lol
Actually, they all did OK. It was Jennifer Grey who ended up with a 20 on her paso doble, including a 6 from Carrie Ann Inaba, the same Carrie Ann who cried after Jennifer’s waltz in week one.
“You need to calm down a little bit,” she sternly told the Dirty Dancing star after a paso doble that seemed to be going really well until Jennifer did indeed lose her control and stumble to the finish line.
“That was totally disjointed,” Carrie Ann continued, pointing out a lift and other flaws in Jen’s paso doble. “You’re like the chosen one, and you’re going downhill.”
OK, Obi-Wan, she gets the point.
Here is Anna talking on the judges and the bad scores and comments along with how much she respects Kurt….
Anyway, like many of you, I hope the judges are a little more careful with the way they critic now and in the future. Every week we see some kind of outragious or over the top remarks or scores. Do they think they need to do this to make the show go? Is DWTS that desperate for ratings? Or are they doing it to “level the playing field” like EW has suggested? If so, is that fair to people who are the better dancers?
At the very end of last night’s Rock Week paso doble to Pink’s “So What” (watch it below), she lost her balance on a turn, then her timing, and propelled herself down to Derek’s knee after the music had ended (but right on cue with some dramatic puffs of steam that complemented the pyrotechnics!). The judges pounced. Now, I agree that her angry paso doble wasn’t as visually stunning as it could’ve been — her legs did look a bit weird as she stomped her way across the dance floor — but a 6, Carrie Ann? I can’t figure that out. Carrie Ann seemed… overly angry. It was as though she took it personally that the contestant she openly admitted was this season’s “Chosen One” had the nerve to screw up. “Jennifer, you need to calm down a little bit. You were out of control,” she said, way to seriously for a celebrity dance competition.* As Annie Barrett noted in her recap, “I had trouble telling whether Jen’s facial expression during the dance conveyed anger or pain, but I’m not sure I saw that.” Carrie Ann continued, telling Jennifer that she should know her limits next time, and try to stay in them. Len and Bruno each gave the couple a 7: Len was the most levelheaded, explaining that the paso is about balance and while Jennifer had the attack, aggression, and attitude, she sacrificed control of her movements; Bruno likened her to a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
None the less, there is something to learn from it, and like Heidi mentioned after the elimination this past week, it’s important that we get out there and vote if we don’t want to see another repeat of what happened to Audrina and Tony. Don’t let the judges rule the day.
What class acts Audrina and Tony have been about it though. They’ve taken the elimination without hard feelings and are making the best of it. She has signed to do a new show on VH1 that begins in January. She’s thankful to DWTS for the exposure. Here they are talking to Jimmy Kimmel.
Here are more details on her new show from NBC Chicago. Note how she will be using Maks and Tony’s dancing studios.
“My new show with [reality TV producer] Mark Burnett just got picked up,” she said backstage after being eliminated from the competetion on the October 26 episode of the show. “It’s going to be on VH1 and we’re going to start filming soon. I’m sure Tony will be on that.”
The Tony she reffered to is her “DWTS” partner, Tony Dovolani, who expressed his desire to appear with the former “Hills” star again.
Dovolani and “DWTS” co-star Maksim Chmerkovskiy are planning to open a new dance studio together and it will serve as a setting in Patridge’s new show.
“I’ll be going to Tony’s new dance studio with my girlfriends and bringing the cameras,” she said.
Though she said she was “in shock” over being kicked off the ABC reality juggernaut, she called her involvement a “great experience.”
She even offered up her thoughts on who would win the competetion.
“I think Brandy’s really good,” she said. “Jennifer [Grey]’s good too, but Brandy has this drive. She wants it.”
In other DWTS news, would you like to win tickets for the DWTS Finale this year while helping Prostate Cancer Awareness? Here are some details being reported from PR Newswire in a new press release.
Today, AdMeTech Foundation in cooperation with Nick Kosovich of Dancing with the Stars, Arthur Murray International (AMI), Philips Healthcare, Mary Murphy of Fox TV Hit So You Think You Can Dance and other key leaders of the dancing community have launched Dance for the Cure of Prostate Cancer as a national awareness and fundraising campaign to end the prostate cancer crisis. This morning, Dr. Faina Shtern, President of AdMeTech Foundation, John Kimmins, President of AMI and Mr. Kosovich made this announcement at the AMI’s worldwide dancing competition, Superama, which is taking place until October 31 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Other key leaders of the dancing community offered unprecedented support. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars donated VIP tickets for this season’s Grand Finale for a fundraising drive, and ballroom dance competitions on both the East and the West Coast are featuring Dance for the Cure. Hollywood Dancesport Championships in Los Angeles, California and Commonwealth Classic in Burlington, Massachusetts are leading the way on November 4 through November 6.
Dance for the Cure has emerged as a national movement akin to Race for the Cure of Breast Cancer, which continues to be instrumental in transforming women’s health. While the prostate cancer epidemic strikes as many as 1 in 6 American men and is even more common than breast cancer (1 in 8 women), men do not have accurate tools for early detection similar to mammograms which are critical for cure and saving lives. AdMeTech Foundation and its partners launched Dance for the Cure in support of the AdMeTech’s mission to create a Manogram, a life-saving imaging for men.
Participating in the National Launch of Dance for the Cure of Prostate Cancer are:
ABC TV Hit Dancing with the Stars’ (DWTS) choreographer and former cast member Nick Kosovich who coached Donny Osmond to victory in Season 9; and a cast member Corky Ballas who appeared in the current season with Ms. Florence Henderson of the Brady Bunch fame. Len Goodman, a Judge for DWTS, made a public announcement last year that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Arthur Murray International’s President, John Kimmins; Vice President, Tom Murdock; and Area Chair for New England, Mark Lightner (www.arthurmurray.com).
Hollywood Dancesport Championships’ organizers Mary Murphy, who is also a judge and choreographer on the Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, and Michael Chapman, a world champion of the exhibition ballroom dancing. They will join Messrs. Kosovich and Ballas in announcing a winner of the Dancing with the Stars’ tickets on November 6, between 8 and 11 pm at the Warner Center Marriott in Los Angeles (http://www.hollywooddancesport.com).
Wrapping this up and in case some of you missed this on The Ellen Show today, Brandy and Maks….
Ok, that is all for now. Once again, a special thanks to our Queen Heidi for helping with this post as well.xxx