Yesterday, Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd was Mario Lopez’s guest for Extra at The Grove in Los Angeles, California. According to the Daily Mail, the two did some cycling and lifted weights to promote fitness. He interviewed Peta as well. Hopefully, we’ll get some footage from Extra on that soon. In the meantime, view loads more pictures of them at Zimbio Pictures.
Also, below is a little piece with Gilles on Access Hollywood today talking about the odds of him winning Dancing With The Stars. He’s not paying attention to them. See why….
For Pam’s best dance, I picked her famous “9 to 5″ quickstep:
And for her worst dance, I picked her waltz:
I’ll be honest: I don’t think Pam is a GREAT dancer. I’d even go so far as to say that, besides Kelly & Bristol, she is probably one of the weaker dancers this season. But there is something about her that is just so FUN to watch – she may have been totally missing steps and getting off-time in that quickstep, but to see her bobbing around and smiling so big and having a great time doing it, I was mesmerized. Ditto for any of her other dances – she got so into the character of her cha-cha, foxtrot, rumba, paso doble, and Argentine tango that it didn’t seem to matter as much to me if she was wobbling awkwardly or missing steps. She was just fun to watch. That’s not to say that I was completely able to overlook her snafus, though – on the whole, I really liked Pam, but she always struck me as a bit of a stiff mover, even though she was really quite flexible. And when she wasn’t able to completely connect to the character of her dance (such as in her waltz), she seemed to look a bit aloof and lost. Her waltz, while not technically bad, just felt bland and chilly to me. I get the feeling that she’s someone whose performance hinges greatly upon playing a character – and if she can’t really play one, she’s just kinda…there.
Now unlike some of her cohorts this season, Pam has actually done something in the past year to hone her dance skills that I think may come in handy. As Vogue (and reader Carlos) reported last summer, Pam competed on the Argentine version of DWTS, Bailando por un Sueño, with Damian – here they are doing what looks to be a paso doble:
Granted, they did withdraw in week 4, but I still say that any contestant this season that has somehow managed to do some dancing within the last year or so (even better if they did more ballroom) is probably going to have at list a little bit of a leg up on those who haven’t danced at all since their original season.
Court’s verdict: Pam’s not the strongest dancer, but I do think she’s fun to watch – and that could keep her around for at least a little while. Bonus points if she can connect well to both the dance and her partner.
What do you guys think of Pam? Is she going to stick around awhile…or be out early, as she was in the Argentine verison of the show?
Chiquinquira Delgado goes into Chelsie Hightower and Helio Castroneves rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Chelsie says they’ve got for the Fox Trot the first week and they just want to bring ‘the fun and performance’. Below is more from ET Online. What do you think? Are you feeling them now? I get the feeling Chelsie has been cracking the whip.
I always look forward to seeing what charities and messages some of the celebrities bring to the show every season. Emmitt Smith is no different. Check out how the former Dallas Cowboy helped to kick off a new Salvation Army Youth Center in Arlington, Texas this week.
Also, if you weren’t able to watch Emmitt and Cheryl on The Chew yesterday, you can do so at their official site here. In one part, Emmitt gets his boogie on with one of the hosts.
Looking dashing as always, Karina Smirnoff graced the Red Carpet at the premiere of Open Road Films’ ‘End of Watch’ at the Regal Cinemas L.A. in Los Angeles, California this week. What do you think of this dress? I love it. I think this color suits her perfectly too. You can see lots more takes at Zimbio Pictures. Other stars to attend the premiere were Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera (I’d love to see her do Dancing With The Stars), Joe Manganiello, Jennie Garth, and Audrina Patridge.
Celebuzz caught up with Karina at the Premiere and asked her on her lovelife….
ADDING: Also, you can view Karina and Apolo in rehearsals at People.com. He hopes to break his bad habits from his dancing in the past and more. Karina says she has the best partner ever. Thanks to Sheery for the heads up.
Today People.com posted a video of Dancing With The Stars Hosts Brooke Burke and Tom Bergeron dishing on ” the insane level of competition on Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” this season. Even more interesting is that they also talk about how the judges might have to “tweek their standard of judging” since they can’t start giving 9’s or 10’s the first week, etc. You can watch the new video at People here. Thanks to Lori for the heads up!
Wow, I’m not sure what to think? Does this mean they might get really picky straight off. If so, that’s fine with me as long as they are FAIR!! Let us know what you think. I’m so glad I started stocking up on Pinot Noir in July and I don’t drink? 8O
What a great take of Mark Ballas dipping Bristol Palin. ABC has released some really cool rehearsal takes of the two in the studio. It looks like Mark plugs away on his guitar too in his spare time. You can see lots more fun takes of them at ABCMedia and Getty Images.
Extra caught up with Kirstie Alley backstage after her appearance on the Dr. Oz show. They joke around about how this is her wildest interview. She does some rap and they show her dancing on Dr. Oz. They mention Jessica Simpson and the hate out there for her since she gained weight having a baby. Around the 1:20 mark, she talks of how terrified she is if dancing again on Dancing With The Stars. She’s a hoot as always…and she makes some great points about Jessica too! Go Kirstie and she’s looking fantastic. I love her hair! I hope she never cuts it! I’d love it though if she’d lighten it up a little more for the show next week or add some highlights to it. What do you think?
If you’d like to read more about Kirstie’s appearance on Dr. Oz, see this previous posting.
Check out Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel. They spent time at Angel Stadium on Sunday to teach some dance moves and help people get fit at the Kaiser Permanente FitDay. They did some disco and some salsa which you can see around the .55 mark. They celebrated Sabrina’s birthday too.
ADDING: Also, here is Sabrina and Louis on Access Hollywood today. Sabrina has such gorgeous hair. They have been working hard on technique. Louis wants to show America she is a true professional ballroom dancer….