My, where do we start today? First off, can I say just a few words on Geraldo? I loved how he just laughed at himself and had a great time with his last dance. I loved his message to “get off the couch” and dance no matter what age you are or what injuries and surgeries you’ve had. Those are great words to live by and always remember. Thank you to Geraldo for dancing and bringing back our sweet Edyta Sliwinksa as well to the ballroom. More with Geraldo and Edyta below.
Ok, the scores from the official site….
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas (sub Alan Bersten) (Salsa) 8-8-8 for a Total of 24
Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold (Salsa) 8-8-8 for a Total of 24
Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe (Samba) 7-7-7 for a Total of 21
Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Samba) 7-7-7 for a Total of 21
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd (Rumba) 7-6-7 for a Total of 20
Von Miller & Witney Carson (Cha Cha) 7-6-7 for a Total of 20
Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff (Paso Doblé) 7-6-7 for a Total of 20
Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess (Rumba) 6-6-7 for a Total of 19
Kim Fields & Sasha Farber (Salsa) 7-6-6 for a Total of 19
Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev (Cha Cha) 5-5-5 for a Total of 15
Geraldo Rivera & Edyta Sliwinska (Salsa) 5-4-4 for a Total of 13
And now for some Media. First off, don’t miss seeing ABC7 for some beautiful photos. Afterwards, see Stormy’s Tumbler page for all the DWTS All Access coverage. People talked with some of the contestants here and here (be watching those links as they may post more). Next, read Glamour for their complete report from the show. I loved what Tony Dovolani said on Geraldo.
Geraldo Rivera might have been in the top five of the worst contestants to ever compete on DWTS, but he was also one of the most beloved cast members. “I really enjoyed Geraldo,” said Tony Dovolani backstage. “He’s so friendly. He knew all of us, [all of] our names. He knew everything about us!” Echoed Sharna Burgess: “He’s so much fun, so down to earth, so sweet to everybody. It’s going to be a shame to see someone leave that really wants to be here.”
And let’s hope and pray Mark Ballas is going to be ok and bounce back….
Although UFC fighter Paige VanZant is tied for first place, it was a bittersweet victory following Mark Ballas’ back injury. “He’s going to have some more tests tomorrow,” revealed Paige. “It’s so up in the air. I didn’t find out I was doing the dance with Alan until two hours before the show.” Because Mark had to bow out, Paige had to quickly learn an alternate ending with new partner, Alan Bersten. “Mark [and I] had one trick where I kind of lift him [because] Mark’s a little closer to my size. Alan’s much bigger, [so] it just wouldn’t have worked. I didn’t even want to chance it.”
Wow and best dress design by Tony ever:
Wasn’t it great to see Adrianne Haslet Davis in the ballroom last night. We have an exclusive interview coming up with her soon. Stay tuned!
That is all for now. Keep checking back! We will add more as the day progresses and more interviews are released. ~Vogue xxx
ETA: FOX 11 talked with some of the contestants last night after the show. You can read their report here. Below is a little take…
After receiving her devastating score of 15, Barton pursed her lips and ducked past Andrews to quickly get off camera, causing Bergeron to quip, “They’re already going off to rehearse for next week, I think.”
Although Barton didn’t speak to all of the reporters backstage, her partner Chigvintsev elaborated to FOX411 on their rough week.
“Where do I begin?” he said. “I think the goal is to be positive….and sometimes the dress [rehearsal] doesn’t go according to plan…you psych yourself out. Maybe that’s what happened to us. I don’t want to blame the band because I feel like they’ve been told what to play and they did a good job.
“The difference is when you hear a CD (in rehearsal) it’s very clean. Sometimes when you hear the actual live band, things are not exactly in that precision…sounds threw her off,” he explained about Barton’s confusion.