As we reported to you earlier, Ricki Lake has made a new Documentary to help make birthing more safe for women everywhere. It’s called “The Business of Being Born Two.” This past week it premiered in Los Angeles and some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars were there to help support it and Ricki including Derek, Val, and Teddy pictured below. You can view more pics of the Red Carpet event at The Butterfly Studio at Facebook. Pure Derek Hough has even more coverage of the event as well as some other fun goodies on Ricki and Derek. So, be sure to check it out.
We’re back and sassy this week, kids – and you might not read any further if you’re a fan of Kardashians, extraneous props, elves, or artificial hair extensions…;-)
Most Ironic Choice of Wardrobe: Brooke Burke’s “brain” dress
Courtney: I know I can’t be the only one that took one look at Brooke’s dress and chuckled, for it kinda resembled a brain. Oh Brooke – if only you had one 😛 Guess wearing something that looks like one is the next best thing…
Heidi: She should have worn that Halloween week – bwainzzzz. A little zombie make up and you have the perfect (and appropriate) costume!!
Best Indicator That “Maks Wuz Heeeere”: Covering up Karina’s picture on the wall in the rehearsal studio
Courtney: Ok, perhaps it’s another odd little thing that I honed in on, but there was a random picture that looked to be out of a kids’ coloring book that was totally obscuring Karina’s face in the picture of her & Ralph’s quickstep that hung on the wall of the rehearsal studio…while Hope & Maks were there. I can only assume this was intentional, as that seems to be a rather odd place to put a coloring book picture, considering all of the empty wall space elsewhere in the studio. Yeeeep…we get it, loud & clear. Still mad at Karina. What’s next, carving her phone number into a men’s room stall door? Teepeeing her house? Making her a pan of brownies with Ex-Lax in them?
Heidi: If you ever needed proof that he is a 12 year old in an adult body, this is it. Combined with his inability to let anything go…like, for example, exclaiming that he thought Hope deserved 9’s a long time ago. Twelve year olds really shouldn’t do crack, Maks, their brains won’t mature and you’ll end up wearing a brain dress like Brooke. If you don’t have it, wear it. Read more..
Lots is happening in Mark Ballas’ world! Not only will he be dancing in the finals on Dancing With The Stars soon with his former partner Kristin Cavallari, he is currently in Miami. He’s been posting some cool pics at his Facebook like the one above where he’s chillin’ at his hotel by the pool with a Pina Colada.
Also, even though Mark is in Miami, he still has his eye on the Dancing With The Stars Semi-Finals. In a new blog on USA Today, Mark writes how this up coming week “will be the most competitive week we’ve seen all season.” Here is a bit more of what he wrote on each of the remaining couples…
Even though I consider J.R. the favorite, he’s got some stiff competition right behind him. Should he make the slightest mistake, it could cost him the mirror ball trophy. Ricki (Lake) and Derek (Hough) will be the first couple to give J.R. and Karina a run for their money. Derek knows how to compete and he will do whatever it takes to get that mirror ball trophy, he has three already! Derek is a genius when it comes to choreographing the routines each week so you can count on their performance to be very entertaining.
Rob (Kardashian) has been surprising everyone all year and this week will be no different. He has a very determined mindset and that’s what will help him stay focused in practice. When you are putting in 6 to 8 hours of rehearsal time everyday you need to have a good mindset. It’s a mental game at this point because as you already know each couple has the technique since they have made it this far in the game. Now it’s time to put all else aside and concentrate on the routines. Rob definitely has his head on straight and I’d like to see him score a 10 this week.
Hope (Solo) is peaking at just the right time. She is starting to let loose and have fun on the dance floor. I know Maks (Chmerkovskiy) and his partners often butt heads in the beginning but they always come around to form a formidable duo. This time is no different, and I expect Hope to have a good week in rehearsals. In my opinion, Hope and Rob will battle it out for the third spot in the finals.
In other things on Mark, does he have an eye on next Season’s new partner already? Not sure, but, @TristanMacManusFans at twitter noticed Mark recently added Olympic star Nastia Liukin to his followers list. If you remember, Nastia has been a rumored contender for several seasons. Will Dancing With The Stars Season 14 finally be her time to dance?
Makes one go “hmmmm…”, doesn’t it? Height wise, they’d be a perfect couple, but, would dancing on Dancing With The Stars next season conflict with her plans to be in the Summer Olympics next summer if she makes it? We’ll have to keep an eye on this possible pairing again.
The first thing J.R. Martinez did on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night was thank all the vets in the audience for their service, time, and sacrifice. He then went through his remarkable story of how he got burned in Iraq and his recovery process to taking a part on All My Children. They go on to talk about his black Lab, Romeo, and how J.R. dressed him up for Halloween. J.R. then talked about his perfect “10’s” last week on Dancing With The Stars. They review his Waltz and why it meant so much to him as well as the show. He’s having so much fun and he can’t wait to be the Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal! More in detail below….
ADDING: Below is J.R. and Karina on Extra as well…