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Ricki Lake Dealing With Rib Pain Leading Up To Week 6 On Dancing With The Stars

Friday night at the GLSEN Respect Awards, Ricki Lake told Xfinitytv that “Something is out of whack” with her rib.

“[Actually] I can’t tell if it’s my rib or a muscle around it. It’s on my left side, under my boob. “It’s been bothering me when I breathe in since yesterday, so I’m having it checked out tomorrow,” Ricki said. “[I’m seeing] my doctor that works on my knees, he works on my toe. He’s a chiropractor.” But the determined Hairspray actress, who thrilled DWTS fans with her Psycho-themed dance with partner Derek Hough two weeks ago, insisted, “I’m fine. I don’t want to complain. I’m really trying to be a trouper and give it my all.”

Ricki also talked of Derek and their upcoming dance this week….

“It’s getting more and more intense,” Ricki admitted. “He expects and lot and he’s hard core and his choreography is really hard, but I’m hoping to deliver when it counts on Monday.” That’s when Ricki and the other remaining stars will perform to Broadway tunes. “I love it,” crowed Ricki, whose John Waters’ movie Hairspray was later turned into a hit musical. “It is like a dream.” Ricki wouldn’t reveal what song she’d be dancing to, but said, “It’s [from] one of my favorite musicals. It’s a song I could sing backwards and forwards and I’m doing the quickstep. It’s a very tough dance but hopefully I’ll pull it off.”

Let’s hope all is well and her rib issue won’t be an issue tomorrow night!! Good luck Team Drickilous!!

October 23, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dishes On Hope Solo, Acting, Dirty Dancing, & More (Video)

US Weekly interviewed Maks. Maks tells them the most challenging thing about working with Hope is her being an “athelete”. They are getting along fine. He’s wearing a lot of “hats” with her from being a coach, a support system, and a friend. He addresses the differences of working with Kirstie and Hope …and the romance rumors as well!! Maks also discusses his love of acting and how he’d love to do Dirty Dancing if he was asked to do it (Hmmmm, as much as I love Maks, I think I’d rather see Derek asked to do Dirty Dancing?). More below!!!!

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 13, Week 6 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Well, theme week strikes again – three quicksteps and a mish mash of everything else! Difficult to compare. Hope has rumba, which is of concern since it’s actually more difficult than it appears. Ricki has a rib injury, which could cause problems for their quickstep, although she does NOT appear to be giving up. I have a feeling it will be JR’s night once again and I think David will also do well with the Quickstep.  Carrie Ann will give Rob high marks because her loins will do the talking. :-)  My pre-dance prediction for elimination will have to be a tie between Chaz and Nancy, with Hope’s odds hinging almost entirely on her package, her dance and her overall attitude.  I’m pulling for her mainly because I think she has more potential than Chaz or Nancy – but like it or not, personality plays a role here.

Common sense says that the Quicksteps would alternate with the rest of the dances, but we’ll see. :-) They’ve given Chaz a great spot….or so it appears at first glance. The Group Dance tends to throw everything into disarray. In a two hour show, with only 8 non-pro dances, who knows how it shakes out? Depends on how many pro dances they throw in there as filler. I think I read that Kristin Chenowith is on both Monday and Tuesday as well. Since all the added stuff to the performance show is new to this season (and last?), I’m not sure how it affects running order. I think we’re also getting to the stage of the show where running order no longer plays a huge part in risk of elimination. There just aren’t as many couples. Anyway…

ETA: Now Maks is spoiling songs too?? Heh. I take it a step further and name the song.

Rob/Cheryl – Cha Cha Cha
Dancing 1st
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

Nancy/Tristan – Foxtrot
Phone: 1-800-868-3405

David/Kym – Quickstep (Song: We Go Together from Grease)
Phone: 1-800-868-3406

Hope/Maks – Rumba (Song: Seasons of Love from Rent)
Phone: 1-800-868-3408

JR/Karina – Quickstep (Song: Hot Honey Rag from Chicago)
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/Derek – Quickstep (Song: Luck Be A Lady from Guys and Dolls (?pretty sure?)
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

Chaz/Lacey – Tango (Song: Phantom of the Opera from…)
Dancing 5th
Phone: 1-800-868-3412

Boys.  :::rolls eyes::: :-D

This one is cute too, although that little girl looks like trouble. :-)

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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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars 13 Random-ness Before Dance Night Week 6

Only one more night until showtime on Dancing With The Stars! Below are some random things in setting us for the night that I ran onto at facebook, twitter, and CNN this week.

First up, below are JR and Karina in rehearsals Saturday. The two were also interviewed by Cameron Mathison yesterday for Good Morning America (which they will most likely show tomorrow on their show. So stay tuned. ;) ).

Below are David, Ricki, Nancy, Hope, Elisabetta, and Carson supporting Chaz at the GLSEN Respect Awards this week! You can watch a video of them HERE as well thanks to reader Ana Mia.

Here is Val and Rob having fun out and about. Rob, where are your Clark Kent glasses to match Val’s?

I thought this was such a fun picture of Lacey, Kym, Ricki, and Derek behind the scenes last week…..

Below is Hope getting her first spray tan yesterday and all smiles.

Hope Solo's photo Well everybody, I've officially gone to the dark side! My first spray tan! AHHhhhhh let's just call it show business!
Hope Solo on WhoSay

Lastly, below is another fun video from CNN of Tristan, Nancy, Lacey, and Chaz goofing around and getting ready for the show….

And that is all for now Dancingettes! If you’d like to post some random things you’ve seen, feel free in to do so in the comments section and here’s to tomorrow night! Be there or be square! :mrgreen:

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.