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DWTS Mark Ballas Taken To The Hospital After Car Accident

Let’s hope and do some praying Mark Ballas will be ok as today he was in a car accident and taken to the hospital afterwards. TMZ reports that Mark “was driving on an L.A. street, in the process of turning right, when another car was speeding in his lane.” Mark couldn’t stop in time and the car slammed into his back right side. Below is more. For the full story see TMZ.

Mark complained of whiplash and back pain. His girlfriend took him to Cedars-Sinai Medial Center where doctors examined him and prescribed some pain meds. Doctors told him the pain would get worse tomorrow, which isn’t great news because Mark is scheduled to perform this week where he’ll have a guitar strapped to his body as he sings and dances.

Mark’s car was towed away. We’re told 5 guys in the car that hit him jumped out and accused him of causing the crash, but an eyewitness came forward and told cops it was not Mark’s fault … the other driver was speeding.

UPDATE: No word on Mark Ballas’ condition after his accident for what was reported from TMZ, but, late last night, Shirley Ballas tweeted this picture that was taken of the two of them on Sunday. Keep them in your prayers all.

MarkShirley

ETA2: We have a report from a fan in comments (thanks lana!) that Shirley tweeted Mark was going to be okay a couple of hours ago. She also thanked the fans for the concern. However, now the tweet is gone. Not sure what’s up?

ETA3: Mark Ballas tweeted that he is ok. Thank goodness. Below is his tweet….

Know y’all heard about the accident, thanks for all of the love and concern. I’m doin ok. No events will be affected.

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Variety Interviews Tom Bergeron and Nigel Lithgow About “Good” Reality Shows

Sorry, I can’t come up with the titles that Vogue can. :-) This is a pretty darn good interview – I’ve put an excerpt below, but I recommend reading the whole thing over at Variety.com. Click teh link! Of course, there is a whole lotta IRONY in the very first paragraph… ;-)

 

Variety: What makes for a good reality show?
Lythgoe: Honesty.
Bergeron: I agree. In the case of “Dancing” being a live show, the camera is very unforgiving. If there’s a dishonest emotion attempting to pass itself as sincerity, you’ll be found out. Honesty is what will endear you to and connect you to the viewer.
Lythgoe: And I think the more that stars now are going on to be judges, it’s tougher for them to be as honest as a Simon Cowell, for instance, who really didn’t give a damn if you liked him or not. You weren’t going to buy his records and you weren’t going to go to his concerts. Now I think when some of the celebrities go out there, they’re frightened they’re going to lose fans.
Bergeron: I think that’s true.
Lythgoe: None of your judges are worried about that. Len (Goodman) is always honest.
Bergeron: And Bruno (Tonioli), God knows what he’s on.
Lythgoe: He’s gotten more flamboyant!
Bergeron: I told him one time on the air, you’re about one emotion away from living in Pixar.
Lythgoe: That’s a great line.

Variety: What’s the hardest part of your jobs?
Bergeron: Waiting to do it again between seasons. Seriously. I’m never happier than when I can go on to that stage on a live TV show knowing that anything can happen. An Osmond faints, you go with it. This is going to be terrible for my next contract negotiation, but there’s no real hard part to my job. I love it.
Lythgoe: Being live and not knowing what you’re going to say until you see the kid dancing. And then realize that your mouth is a lot slower than your brain. And then the second hardest thing is sitting next to Mary Murphy. My ears bleed sometimes.
Bergeron: And our hearts for you.

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