Today, Carrie Anne Inaba helped Kelly Ripa co-host her show. It started out with Madonna’s “Girl Gone Wild” single playing in the background (love this song! ) as the two came walking out on the stage. They talk of how Gelman finally won on Emmy. Next, Kelly thanked Carrie Anne for helping her daughter with a school project when they were doing the show in Hawaii. She commends Carrie Anne for being good to “little people trying to find their way”. Kelly’s daughter is also a Hip Hop dancer which leads into a discussion about how Carrie Anne is helping to teach a class for “Dance House USA” in the Hamptons in July. You can watch more in detail below. These two are fun together as always.
Who could use a Henry Byalikov fill today like I could? The Dancing With The Stars Troupe member gave @TeamMariaDerek at twitter an exclusive interview. Henry discusses his dancing career, how he was chosen to be on the Troupe, and what motivates him (I loved his answer!). Did you know he strained his ankle while dancing last season? Despite this injury and others in the past, he’s always persisted. Below is a take of how he was picked by Derek to be in the Trio Dance last season. Be sure to read more of this fascinating interview here and thanks to @TeamMariaDerek for sending.
We know you already said Derek Hough would have been the pro you would want to work with. The Bollywood Samba was incredible. Tell us about that experience.
It was 9pm, Tuesday 1st of May and I received a call from one of the senior producers informing me I was selected by Derek and Maria, to be in the Trios section with them, for the next week’s show. I was excited because, as you already know, he was one of the pro’s that I’ve wanted to work with and it was a great compliment for me to know that with such a short time on the show that I had had a positive impression both on the fans and with Derek and Maria.
I had no idea how the rehearsals were going to be organised, all I knew is that I wanted to support Derek and Maria as much as possible and see them through to the next week.
Derek asked to meet him a few hours before Maria arrived for our first rehearsal to work on some choreographic ideas and groups. We started work in the studio, went through some groups and then Derek turned to me and said that he wanted to come up with a theme for the dance. He played the music and immediately I was like “This sounds Bollywood even a little bit rockabilly, why don’t we do a Bollywood Samba?” He looked at me and said “Bollywood? Yeah!”. Maria arrived, we explained the idea and she loved it!
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we managed to get through most of the routine but it wasn’t ready and we needed more time. Saturday was off as Derek and Maria had to go to Las Vegas and I was forced to stay back in Los Angeles.
Owning to their professionalism when we had camera blocking on the Sunday the routine felt great and we were excited to showcase it on Monday.
I so want this guy as a teaching Pro in the future!!! Come on TPTB! Make it happen! Picture above is of Henry and his partner Tony Pearon when they were on the Australian version of Dancing With The Stars n 2008. Picture courtesy of Zimbio Pictures.
Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars pro Cheryl Burke arriving at the “Magic Mike” premiere during the 2012 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival held at Regal Cinemas on June 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Other stars to attend were Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Camila McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello, and Sue Kroll. You can see more amazing pics from this album at Zimbio Pictures.
I have to say… this is one of Cheryl’s best colors!! What do you think?
The Olympics are just around the corner and Misty May-Treaner is excited to travel to London and participate. She speaks all about it in a new interview with ESPN. Misty not only discusses the Olympics, she talks about wanting to dance again in the Dancing With The Stars All-star Season. Here is more….
Tell me about your wish to get back onto “Dancing With the Stars” with your post on Facebook.
Well it’s funny. The post kind of grew legs of its own. I wasn’t pleading for them to invite me back and I am not on my knees asking them, but I do know that they have an all-star cast where fans can vote to bring people back on the show. All I did was post four points on Facebook saying why I want to go back on. The first point was that I want to finish what I started. The second was that I never got voted off. The third was I want to dance for my husband because when his season finally ended and he was able to actually watch me dance live for the first time, I had gotten injured that Saturday before. And finally, I want to perform for my fans because I like interacting with people and when people have fun watching me do something it puts a smile on their face — that’s what I like to do. So hopefully they invite me back but you never know. I am glad I had the opportunity when I did and I hope the opportunity comes around again to let me finish.”