I wonder what is up with this new idea? Cheryl Burke just tweeted that she will be holding auditions at her studio in Laguna Niguel, CA. in July for a new segment on Dancing With The Stars. If you are a dancer between 17-21 and you are interested, you can send your resume to Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org!!! Special Note: Cheryl sees all the questions at twitter people are sending her, but, she’d rather you write to the email address.
I’m holding open auditions in July at my studio in Laguna Niguel for a new segment of DWTS!
Tom Bergeron was called by Ryan Seacrest to do his radio show today. Ryan was on a mission to get side-kick and KIIS FM’s own Ellen K. to be a dance contender on Dancing With The Stars. Today it was announced Ellen K. is to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. She wants to use the star to get on the show. If she wins, she plans to give the money to charity. Details below and at the link on this fun conversation. It will be interesting to see if producers will take Ellen K.’s offer? Thanks to Lori for this news!!
“I want to use this star on the walk of fame to get on “Dancing with the Stars” and then I will give any money that I get from the show to charity and it would go to a children’s charity to make the children the stars. See it’s a star theme,” Ellen explained to Tom.
Tom Replied, “That is the most underhanded approach I have ever heard. Here you are, you try to pull on our heartstrings, using children. Have you decided which children’s charity or were you just going to throw in the blanket sick children angle?”
“Just so that you can get yourself spray tanned and parade around skimpy outfits, which come to think of it, now I’m liking this.”
“Since she is serious, who is the best person to put her in the que for an audition?” Ryan asked.
“We should talk. How much ready cash do you have? I mean liquid.” Tom said jokingly. “I was always told in negotiation never throw out a figure,” Ellen replied.
“No, because then you are negotiating against yourself, but here you have all the poor children out of the picture. It’s just you and me blatantly into bribery and corrosion,” Tom said.
“Is the person we need to talk to Deena Katz?” Ryan inquired. “That’s exactly right, Deena is the person for whom all must grovel and beg,” Tom replied.
Since Argentina doesn’t share the same language, it’s been hard to report on their version of Dancing With The Stars. As some of you might know, Damian Whitewood and Pamela Anderson are contestants. So far, they’ve been very popular on the show as well as Boxing champ, Mike Tyson. Not only did Damian and Pamela delight many of us with their dancing in Season 10 (they have been one of my favorite couples to ever dance on the show!), they are doing the same in Argentina…and maybe even more so? Thanks to PureDWTS reader Carlos Lustosa, below is some video footage. In Carlos’ own words, “This show is soooooooo freak that it is irresistible. ahahahahaha”.
Here they are doing the Rumba….
Damian also posted this picture of Pamela on his facebook page.
According to Carlos, the best contestant on the Argentina version of Dancing With The Stars is a dwarf named Noelia. He said “She’s simply amazing. Not Kidding.” You can see Noelia doing a Cha Cha with her partner below…
Here is more from Carlos on the show:
uh, let me just do a review about this season of Bailando… and some latin american versions of SCD/DwtS
This is the 8th season of “argentine dwts” “Bailando por un sueño” and is called just “Bailando 2011″. At first seasons, the show was like this: a star was paired with a “dreamer” (sueñador) and helped him to realize his dream (sueño), that’s why the show was called “Bailando por un sueño” (Dancing for a dream). As long as the couple keeps on competition, more money it earn.
Nowadays, the show is more like DwtS and this season has 30 couples. THIRTY. Most known people are Mike Tyson and Pamela Anderson. Don’t know if you like soccer but the paraguayan muse of 2010 world cup Larissa Riquelme was dancing ther, but left the competition last week due to a injuried knee. Ah, theres a couple of 2 guys, this season (the journalist José María Muscari and partner Emanuel González. video chacha)
As for the judges: there are 5 of them. Each week one of them gives a “secret score” wich will be revealed just on result, after the viewers votes. If you thik that CAI, Bruno and Len are inconstant with their scores, think again. The score difference between the argentinian judges is ridiculous. One can give an 10 and the other a 5, for example. (We don’t see this even on british strictly come dancing…)
Have to say that this version is extremely “lascivious”… there are some sexy-sexy-sexier dances of all DwtS-like shows, such as strip dance and pole dancing.
On former seasons, there were some rhythms that are not well known on DwtS, as merengue, lambada, a lot of salsa styles – cubana (cuban), quebradita (don’t know who to translate… something like broken-y), milonga (kind of fast tango… love this dance) -, cumbia, samba (not the latin ballroom, but the brazilian), axé (a brazilian dance from carnaval of Bahia)…
And if you think that’s all you didnt’ see the peruvian, mexican, ecuadorian versions. Guys, the peruvian version is… I can’t describe, you have to see. On this versions there are some classics like arabian dance, pole dancing, reggaeton, and some dances the do on a different weather… for example they have LAMBADA IN THE RAIN.
Video (delly and josé luis, the winners of their season)
Here in Brazil the show is called “Dança dos Famosos” (Famous’ Dance or Stars Dance) is very boring. The production is not a propper show but a part of a sunday show, so, not that good and very far from the US version (wich is a shame) and from the latin american ones (thanks god! ahaha)… but, I like the fact we have some brazilian rhythms such as forró, samba (gafieira) (good video), lambada, and dances that are very common here like bolero, rock (soltinho), and of course, salsa, tango.
If you have time, check axé in the rain, from peruvian Reyes de la Pista (Kings of dance floor): Video (Axé – pronouce almost “ashae”. Detail: 1:50)
Be sure to watch the “comment” section of this post. Carlos is planning to keep us updated!!
Carlos, thanks so much!! This is fun and so fascinating!
And Dancing With The Stars producers if you are reading this, PLEASE BRING BACK DAMIAN WHITEWOOD!!!
Wow, what an honor! ABC is reporting our Season 12 Dancing With The Stars champion, Hines Ward, will serve as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Republic of Korea. For the next year, Hines will be helping to strengthen the ties between the Republic of Korea and the United States. I can’t think of more fitting person to do so, can you? Details below…
Ward was born in South Korea to a Korean mother and African-American father. During his acceptance speech, he credited his mother with his upbringing and says that it wasn’t always easy growing up as a mixed-race child in the United States. As a result of his mother’s hard work and his own, he became a superstar Wide Receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Super Bowl XL MVP. As if being a Super Bowl champion isn’t enough, Ward went on to win season 12 of “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC this past season.
He’s a true inspiration to all kids, but he hopes to influence the lives of mixed-race children all over the world with his Helping Hands Foundation. The foundation helps mixed-race children in South Korea help triumph over discrimination.