Kirstie Alley was on the Tonight Show last night with Jay Leno. She explains how her Dancing With The Stars partner Maks Chmerkovskiy taught her the Fox Trot. Teaching her to glide, Maks said all of her muscles are going to hurt…EVERYWHERE (if you know what I mean 😯 ). She’s a ham as always. More below including her playing the Match Game. You’ll be able to watch the full episode soon at The Tonight Show. Picture above is of Kirstie going to the Dancing With The Stars After Party Monday night courtesy of Zimbio Pictures. You can can view more pics of her at Zimbio here.
Back in early-June I had a couple of polls up that asked who your favorite male and female stars were…
Since the first week just completed I figured we take a look back and see how many of your favorites are actually in the cast of Season 15…
First off let’s look at the guys:
Well only four of the six male celebrities were some of your favorites from those early polls. Emmitt Smith and Helio Castroneves never even made this Top 12.
Now for the gals:
Interesting, of the seven women that is in the Season 15 cast, two were not in the original polls: Pamela Anderson and Bristol Palin.
What does this mean?
Well I was curious and as thus decided to cross reference with my prediction analysis of who would be eliminated when and I came with a few interesting conclusions. Below is a cross-reference table between the scores prediction post for Week 1 and the elimination predictions:
For some reason I have a sneaky suspicion that a few of these stars are being set up as elimination fodder in the guise of being an “All-Star”. Yeah, I know… TPTB are always trying to set up storylines in an effort to propel others…
Right now, Pamela was the most obvious as elimination fodder…. if the first four eliminations include at least two of the above… if not three… well let’s say I wouldn’t be surprised.
Many of you have been speculating as to how things will work this season, given that we have more couples than we would in a regular season and we have the added complication of a Presidential election throwing a wrench into the show’s schedule. So we’ve decided to shed some light on the mystery of how the eliminations will work, and do some speculating of our own 😉
First things first: we don’t know for sure that this is exactly how things will play out, week-to-week. This is just the most likely scenario we were able to come up with, given what we’ve heard from various sources and press releases. And we aren’t even positive that the show will be 10 weeks – we’re assuming it will, given what we know historically, but there hasn’t even been any official confirmation on that. So take this all with a grain of salt – and you don’t get to bitch & moan to us if it doesn’t end up playing out this way. 😉
Here’s what we know: according to one of Derek’s tweets, there are two double eliminations, and those will occur in weeks 4 & 6. We also know from other sources that there will be one week with no elimination (likely due to the Presidential debates), and that there won’t be a results show on election day. Based on what went down in season 7 (when the last election occured), we also know that the show has the potential to get bumped forward or backward an hour to accomodate the debates or other election coverage. Given that information, here’s what we came up with:
Week 1: Single elimination – Business as usual: performance show Monday, 1 couple eliminated on Tuesday’s results show. I know some of you were complaining about having to lose a couple in week 1, as opposed to TPTB waiting until week 2 to let someone go – but I think after you read through this post, you’ll see that would be almost impossible. Couples remaining: 12.
Week 2: Single elimination – Again, business as usual. Couples remaining: 11.
Week 3: Single elimination – Ditto. Couples remaining: 10.
Week 4: Double elimination – First of two double eliminations. This is also where things begin to get wonky due to the election – the 2nd presidential debate is set to be televised between 9-10:30 PM EST on Tuesday, so this will likely necessitate the results show being pushed forward or back 1 hour – at least on the east coast. There’s also the possibility that the results could be moved to another day entirely – maybe Wednesday, like they were one week in season 7. Couples remaining: 8.
Week 5: No elimination, no results show: Since the third and final Presidential debate is being televised between 9-10:30 PM EST on Monday, the performance show is obviously going to get cut short for those on the east coast (like me). Consequently, they are allegedly splitting the performance show into two nights – one hour on Monday, and one hour on Tuesday. I’m guessing they’ll just have 4 couples perform on each night. Since 4 couples dancing a standard-length routine doesn’t seem like enough to fill 1 hour (that’s a lot of filler, even with commercials), I think there might also be a 2nd dance this week – maybe a group dance or the team dance? So two performance nights, and no results show – so no elimination. Couples remaining: 8.
Week 6: Double elimination – Self-explanatory – basically a regular week, with two eliminations on results night instead of one. Couples remaining: 6.
Week 7: Single elimination, no results show – Due to the ongoing Presidential election day coverage, there is no possible way they could have a regularly-scheduled results show on Tuesday – so one of two things has to happen: either the results show gets moved to a different night altogether (likely Wednesday), or they find a way to eliminate a couple at the end of Monday night’s performance show, similar to the format of last season of So You Think You Can Dance. And before you ask – no, I have absolutely no idea how the voting would work if it’s the latter option…but I do have reason to believe that it’s a possibility. Who knows. Couples remaining: 5.
Week 8: Single elimination – Back to business as usual. Regular elimination on a regular results show. Couples remaining: 4.
Week 9: Single elimination – Same thing. Couples remaining: 3 finalists
Fun fact: if the show is indeed 10 weeks long, this will be only the 2nd season in DWTS history (season 5 was the first) with a fall finale airing AFTER the Thanksgiving holiday. Not sure of the ratings implications that has (if any), but it does seem like the big reality shows try to end their seasons before the holidays roll around – I would guess because ratings typically fall during the holiday season, with everybody out Christmas shopping, going to holiday parties, baking, drinking Wassail, singing carols, eating fruitcake, whatever. Personally, I would rather stay home & Christmas shop online in my PJ’s, while watching A Christmas Story for 24 hours straight on ABC Family. 😛 But I digress…
So this funky schedule (and just this special season in general) poses some interesting problems – and the one many of you have brought to my attention is the issue of DVR’ing the show. Some of you have actually missed the show because your DVR didn’t pick it up – with some cable providers, the show is listed as “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” instead of just “Dancing with the Stars”, so if you were counting on your series record from last season to just automatically record this season…you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. So far, it seems to only be an issue for those with Brighthouse cable, but to be safe, you might want to check your scheduled recordings to make sure you’re all set up to record the show. In addition, with some of the show times potentially getting shifted to accomodate the election, you may have to manually change the settings on your DVR in order to catch shows running earlier or later than usual, or on different nights altogether. We’ll do our best here at Pure to try and keep you abreast of any time changes that we hear of.
So what do you guys think of the potential elimination schedule this season? Total chaos…or an acceptable solution to the multiple unique obstacles that this season poses?
Wasn’t the Dancing With The Stars Troupe fantastic last night? I loved seeing and watching them. I also have to give props to Sharna Burgess again. Recently she and her boyfriend, Paul Kirkland, took part in the NOH8 2012 Campaign. You can view an amazing photo of them at NOH8 Campaign’s Official site at this link. Other celebs photographed were JoJo, Kathy Griffin, Jane Lynch, and the EC Twins to name a few.
The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to “promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.” You can read more on their mission and help donate to this cause here.
Beautiful Sharna!!! Video above courtesy of Sharna Burgess Fans Facebook.
These are always fun to watch and this one is no different as we saw hints of last night on the results show.
The couples talked about their first elimination last night with On The Red Carpet. They also spoke of what happens from here and what their dances are for next week.
First up, Bristol and Mark were relieved they weren’t eliminated. Bristol has met her first goal. They don’t say exactly what dance they have (Quickstep or Jive?), but, Bristol is obsessed with the next song they are dancing to. It’s her “anthem”. She sings it every day. “It will surprise you”, Bristol says.
Tony and Melissa! They are so happy they made it to the next round. Tony plans to be harder on himself than ever before. They are going to put their whole heart into this season. They have the Jive next week which Melissa didn’t do the first time she danced on Dancing With The Stars.
George asks Joey on his new cooking show. They have the Quickstep. They love their song and routine. On their song, “The younger kids will get it”, Joey says. He sends some smack to Derek and Shawn.
Speaking of Derek and Shawn….they plan to have a “wild” time of it. Shawn is a “Party animal”. LOL! You can read and see more of these two at Pure Derek Hough including what their next dance will be.
Well, we all knew the first elimination would be sad to see happen! It’s too bad the producers didn’t work it out to have the first elimination in the second week. Though, in the end, as Court and Heidi have posted, this would mean more “double eliminations” along the way. Anyway, here’s to Pamela Anderson and wishing her much luck with her career. I’ll always remember her for bringing so much sensualism to Dancing With The Stars and having this way of mixing the show up. And wow, those long legs and her splits….not to mention she has one of the best heads of long hair ever. Let’s hope Pam snags the Broadway number she’s dreaming on because she is indeed more than just a pretty face and she can “dance” too despite what happened Monday night. I love her animal rescue work as well!!
With that said, here is she and Tristan MacManus on Jimmy Kimmell last night. Note how Jimmy highlights Pam’s special way of doing the splits too.
Also, below is Tristan by himself with On The Red Carpet. He said Pam was disappointed and he apologized for her not being able to talk with George. On their elimination and in Tristan’s famous words, “it is what it is”.
ADDING: Here is Tristan on Access Hollywood….
ADDING #2: You can watch Tristan on Good Morning America today here. He said he really enjoyed Pam, her sense of humor, and more. They ask him who he thinks has the edge this season. Tristan is not sure, but, he’s rooting for Val and Kelly to win. He’d realy like to see them do well.
A bit of white space so Twitter doesn’t spoil it accidentally….As expected due to the low scores, Pam and Tristan are exiting the ballroom in week 1. Chin up Tristan fans – we’ll probably see him in so many pro dances that we’ll be sick of him by week 4, much like Val last season.
Did everyone note Brooke using the words “bottom two” ?? I sure did, and Drew was the other half of the bottom two. Step it up, Anna. Of course, Brooke could have bungled that, but that would be a big bungle.
How’d we do?? Well….
Heidi: Said Pam was leaving with a outside chance of Melissa, Drew or Helio
Courtney: Also said Pam
Vogue: Said Bristol was on her way out.
For a change, Courtney and I score.
This is cool and Tom’s EYES are cracking me up!!
Here are some highlights from last night as well…
Also, if you weren’t able to catch the Dancing With The Stars After Party, you can watch it in full at the official site HERE.
All in all, a great start to the All Star season!! A whole bunch of fantastic dancing, with few exceptions, no doubt. And yet…we still have a couple instances of really hinky scoring and other hijinks. So, we’ll give Shawn and Kirstie extremely bad songs for foxtrots, give Gilles and other men PERFECT songs and then we’ll be extra sure and not only pimp Emmett, but overscore him as well. I love Gilles and think he was overscored relative to the other couples, but Emmett?? I smell fish. I’ll just echo Courtney and add…Gilles works for ABC, and Emmett is a football player scoring high on MONDAY Night. The female football audience?? Yeah, that’s not suspicious at all. :::rolls eyes:::
But, after all my moaning….those scores are essentially irrelevant because the exactly wrong person was the low scorer and by a significant margin. Anyway…
The Judges Scores and Percentages
As you probably deduced all on your own, Pam and Tristan are in real trouble. The judges were absolutely right when they called her out on her lack of preparation – seems clear they are paying attention to studio time this season, like they have occasionally in the past, and it’s going to be noted if you don’t do well AND you weren’t putting in the time. It’s the All Star Season. It’s to be expected.
Anyway, what does Pam have to do in order to survive to dance again? Pray. And hope that someone else (Drew? Helio?) is completely forgotten. In terms of votes she needs to do ONE of the following in order to be safe:
– Pam has to get 7,340 more votes per million votes cast than Kirstie, OR;
– She needs to get 9,050 more votes per million votes cast than Bristol, OR;
– She needs to get 12,660 more votes per million votes cast than Joey, OR;
– She needs to get 14,470 more votes per million votes cast than Melissa, OR,
– She needs to get 16,280 more votes per million votes cast than either Drew, Helio or Kelly, OR;
– She needs to get 18,100 more votes per million votes cast than either Shawn or Apolo
I could go on but I won’t. You get the picture. The only one of these that I could see happening is Melissa or Helio…with an outside shot of Drew. I don’t think that Pam has the juice to get past either Bristol or Kirstie….or Joey….but I’m going to say right now that Melissa and Helio could be surprises. If there is such a thing as a surprise elimination this season.
Anyway, let’s say that by some miracle (and crazy Tristan fans ) Pam survives. Kirstie is the next lowest scorer. In order to stay in the event that Pam gets past her, she would need the ONE of the following:
– Kirstie has to get 1,810 more votes per million votes cast than Bristol, OR;
– She needs to get 5,430 more votes per million votes cast than Joey, OR;
– She needs to get 7,240 more votes per million votes cast than Melissa, OR,
– She needs to get 9,050 more votes per million votes cast than either Drew, Helio or Kelly
Yeah, I think she can do all that easily. I don’t think she’s in trouble. Bristol? Needs ONE of the following to happen if both Kirstie and Bristol survive:
– Bristol needs to get 3,620 more votes per million votes cast than Joey, OR;
– She needs to get 5,430 more votes per million votes cast than Melissa, OR,
– She needs to get 7,240 more votes per million votes cast than either Drew, Helio or Kelly
This is where I’m less sure. I don’t know if Bristol has it this season like she did in her original season. These are the all stars!!
I could go on and on, but at the end of the day, I think Pam is going home. If there’s a shock, I think it will be Melissa. If there is a real surprise that I don’t discuss here, I’ll do a numbers wrap up.