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DWTS Season 17, Week 5 – The Phone Flaps!!

OMG so much complaining about phone issues this week.  One actual significant one….and one that is about people being pissed of cuz they were outed as being stupid. :-D

Phone Flap #1 – The wrong phone numbers posted at the end of the show. This one is actually pretty significant to people who are casual watchers and, therefore, potentially unaware that those numbers were WRONG.  See the photo, below:

Wrong phone numbers

Heidi: Gee, you’d think that people who WORK ON THIS SHOW would know that the phone number to vote for a couple stays the same over the course of the season. But some yahoo in production made the list match the actual dance order of monday night. :::rolls eyes::: Lawd have mercy. Christina and Jack’s numbers are the only two out of the nine that are actually correct and that was just dumb ass luck. I have a feeling we’ll get an announcement at the beginning of next week’s show that the east coast phone votes are going to be tossed, and that’s a damn good thing. Much like last season, if you throw them ALL out, then no one gets an advantage or disadvantage.

Courtney: You had ONE JOB, Muppet in the control booth – ONE JOB.  And the fact that you screwed it up unfortunately doesn’t bode well for really anyone.  While they will likely decide to throw out all of the east coast phone votes, I have to wonder if someone like Snooki (who hails from New York) might get cheated out of some needed phone votes as a result…I think it’s entirely possible that the biggest chunk of her phone votes probably came from the east coast.  And this is basically a reverse of what happened at the end of last season, when they threw out the online votes – while throwing out the online votes and keeping the phone ones served to level the playing field a bit (since it basically limited the number of votes an individual could cast), I think throwing out some of the phone votes and keeping the online ones gives a little bit more influence to the power voters, who could sway the outcome a bit more.  I don’t think there’s any resolution to it, unfortunately – but it makes me slap my forehead and go “D’oh!” and hope that this snafu doesn’t cause some unexpected elimination catastrophe :-(

Heidi: Excellent points, all, Court.

Phone flap number 2 – Chris Colfer tweeting Amber’s phone number, saying it was his cell. Frankly, if you didn’t see this one for the joke it so clearly is, you’re an idiot. :-D

Heidi: But yes, apparently people were up in arms about it – me thinks they are pissed that they were outed as stoopid.

Courtney: This was an ACTUAL STORY over at E!.  Woooo hot, controversial topics, E! Such hard-hitting and scandalous stuff.  I’m sure you guys peed your pants 2 years ago when the Kardashian harpies tweeted out Rob’s voting number and claimed it was Justin Bieber’s cell #, right? Or a year ago when Kirstie was also claiming that her voting number was really Bieber’s cell? Yes? No? But c’mon, people – it’s a goddamn 800 number.  Even a low-functioning meth addict could probably take a look at it and go “Wait a minute…that don’t look right.” So if you were dumb enough to think that a) that was actually Chris’ cell #, and/or b) that he was actually dumb enough to tweet it out, you deserve to inadvertently vote for Amber & Derek…oh, the humanity! Such a sadistic punishment!!! *desperately trying to feign horror*

Heidi: Not mention that an ACTUAL reporter would look at Chris’ timeline (see below) and note that the number he tweeted exactly matches the number in the tweet of Amber’s that he retweeted a couple hours before. Credit where due – Ali of The Bachelorette was on E! when Gulianna the dim was complaining about this being “cheating” and she loudly says “Come on! It’s an 800 number!!” LOL – not good when you’re bested in the smarts department by a Bachelorette. Pssst…what are the odds that the Colfer fangirls and boys were already voting for Amber anyway? Yeah, I thought so. :-D

Courtney: Giuliana is an ostrich in a Posh Spice wig.  Pay her no mind as she squawks inanely ;-)

Chris Colfer 2

Oh, Val. :-) Discuss.
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October 16, 2013 I Written By

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. :-)

PureDWTS Guest Poem For Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 5

Lois is back with another fun poem dedicated to the “most memorable year” theme on Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 5. Enjoy and thanks Lois!

MY POEM FOR WEEK FIVE

A YEAR OF THE DANCE

A most memorable year was the theme in the ballroom air
Each star chose a time in their life, to perform and to share

Emotions were stirred, flowing as an underground spring
The stories told by the dancers flew as on an angels’ wing

Wives, children, deaths, new beginnings gave us a chill
Tears flowed like waterfalls, our hearts were almost still

Amber and Derek Foxtrotted to Try a Little Tenderness
Corbin and Karina Foxtrotted to My Wish with finesse

Leah and Tony performed their Contemporary to Roar
Brant and Peta’s Contemporary to Your Song did soar

Sasha and Nicole’s Work Bitch Jazz livened the crowd
Elizabeth, Val’s I’m So Excited Jive excitedly aroused

Jack and Cheryl Waltzed divinely to I’m Kissing You
Mark and Christina ChaChaCHad to Forget You, too

A Viennesse Waltz to She’s Always a Woman, so sweet
Bill and Emma were stunning and exquisite to the beat

A YEAR OF THE DANCE, stories beautifully expressed
Each star commentated their year as they did their best

One story was finished, Christina and Mark had to go
Come back next week and it will be on with the show!

Written By Lois A Troutman, October 16, 2013

What would you choose as your most memorable year?

I would choose March 22, 1975, the day I married Kenneth Troutman!
He was my Knight in Shining Armor! My rock! A most wonderful man!
On December 27, 1990, we found out Ken had prostate cancer.
Eleven years later on May 23, 2001, Ken lost his valiant fight.
He was 52 when he died. I was 50. We were married 26 years!
He is my Hero!

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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 Val Chmerkovskiy Writes About Why He Carried Elizabeth Berkely Off The Stage And More

Val Chmerkovskiy has written a new blog at Today. He writes of how he didn’t think it was necessary to announce that a woman had received the lowest number of votes and could be going home at the top of the show Monday night since it upset him and his partner Elizabeth Berkley. He also writes of why he carried her off the stage at the end of the show. More below including how their new dance is coming along so far….

After we were called safe, I carried Elizabeth off stage because she was nervous and crying. She doesn’t want this to end. She still felt a little shook up. I reminded her how excited she was to be on the show when it began two months ago. I told her not to get involved in the drama. Just enjoy – genuinely enjoy – and appreciate being here. I pointed to her husband in the audience and said worry about him and your baby at home. This is supposed to be fun. That helped put it all in perspective.

We’re doing the cha-cha next week. I haven’t had time to fully conceptualize the production. We had such a huge production in our last dance on Monday that next I want to just showcase a great dance, a great song and our strengths, which are Elizabeth and our chemistry. It’ll be impressive because of the dancing, rather than the production.

We have Tuesdays off since there’s no longer a results show, but having that extra day can be a double-edged sword. It gives you more time to overthink what you’re doing. Now, Tuesdays are mostly about setting up the conversation about what we’ll be doing. We do a lot of interviews and we consult with production and wardrobe.

To read the full blog, visit Today.

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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.

DWTS17 Cheryl Burke Writes Of She And Jack Osbourne’s Vulnerability And More

Cheryl Burke writes about she and Jack Osbourne’s rehearsals and dance the past week at Life And Style Magazine. It wasn’t easy to get him to tap into his emotional side. They both had to be more vulnerable. Here is more….

The biggest challenge of this week was getting Jack to get in touch with his emotions — without him laughing. It was hard to get him to tap into that sensitive side of himself, but I knew that he would eventually overcome it. The moment Jack became teary-eyed was when he dedicated our dance to his wife, Lisa, and his baby girl, Pearl. While we were waiting to hit the stage, I told him, “Don’t listen to the package! Don’t listen to it!” But he couldn’t help it — and I can’t blame him. My eyes almost watered up, too!

I’ll admit that this week might have been the hardest yet because the both of us had to be more vulnerable. Jack likes to be very sarcastic and we’re both the same in that regard, so for us to get emotional is very rare — and difficult at times.

Dancing With the Stars Backstage Buzz With Cheryl Burke: Jack Osbourne is the Most Amazing Dad

All of that aside, it’s so refreshing to be partnered with someone who’s normal. He’s a celebrity, but he doesn’t act like one. He has a really good sense of humor. So far, it’s been a really great season for me.

I like that Jack doesn’t act like a celebrity too. He is also bringing out the best in Cheryl this season. I love that. It’s one of the reasons why I love this show.

Also, below is some coverage on Jack in an Access Hollywood segment about the emotional journey he took this week.

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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.

Snooki Talks of Dancing With The Stars In “Snooki and JWoww” Press Rounds (Videos)

Nicole Polizzi and Jenni Farley were interviewed by Access Hollywood and Extra! They were promoting the third season of “Snooki and JWoww” on MTV, but, they also talked of Snooki and Dancing With The Stars and how much she has transformed as a person. Snooki lights up when talking of her dance this past week too. I just love how “raw” she is. So funny and cute.

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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.

AfterBuzz TV Discusses DWTS Season 17 Week 5 With Gleb Savchenko And Anna Trebunskaya

Good Day All!! For starters today, don’t miss taking in the new Afterbuzz TV Show. This time pro Gleb Savchenko joins them to discuss this week’s dances on Dancing With The Stars. Anna Trebunskaya joins them on the phone as well. See if you agree with them….

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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.