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Commercial for DWTS 21, Week 8 – Pressure’s On!! (Video)

Oh boy, I don’t think this commercial bodes well for either Carlos or Alexa. Either one of them is going home, or they’re setting up for the dance off….or both. Is it wrong that I hope it’s Carlos leaving??

November 1, 2015 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. :-)

DWTS Season 21, Week SEVEN – Dancing by the Numbers

Well, sh*t’s about to get REAL. And figuring out who’s going home this week is not easy, between the close scores and the stoopid immunity stuff.

Speaking of immunity, watch out for Bindi and Nick. If one of them gets a 28 or 29 and they dance early in the show, someone else is most likely getting immunity. It’ll likely be REAL fishy and I’d almost put money on it happening – I’m thinking either Tamar or Alexa.   I also expect the producers to try real hard to get Carlos vs. Alexa and Derek vs. Val. Yes, I used the pro names for a REASON. Derek don’t play, but Val makes it very easy for them.

I *think* from the press release the immunity is for Week 9, but it’s so poorly written that I can’t be sure.  Of course, the natural question is – what if the person winning immunity is the person who has already been determined to have the lowest combined score and who should be going home Monday night?  Well, that’s a question I don’t know the answer to and I’m afraid it will only piss me off. :-)  After Monday is over, if that is a possibility, I’ll do a follow up to this post.  Read more..

October 30, 2015 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. :-)

Bindi Irwin is a “Badass” Per Derek Hough’s New DWTS Blog

Since PDH is currently experiencing technical difficulties, I figured I would post Derek’s blog here first. It’s a very interesting read, as per usual. I suggest you all check it out. I’ve put an excerpt of  below. It’s pretty much as I guessed re: ghostbusters and his thoughts on losing.

I think you guys are more bummed about my team dance record ending than I am! Team Nightmare totally deserved that win. That was so, so good. I’m not gonna lie — I felt like our song was a complete letdown. Maybe not “complete,” but nothing againstGhostbusters — which I love — but the song was less inspiring. When I saw the other group’s dance, I was like, “That’s the one.” They were just so cohesive, and the costumes and choreography were so perfect.

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This week we have the foxtrot. I don’t think Bindi is thinking of foxes just yet. It’s always a little hard going from one of my favorite dances, the Argentine tango, to something like the foxtrot. I’m trying to make it interesting and add some fun elements to it. What’s fantastic about Bindi that I don’t think people realize is that she does her homework. If we do Dirty Dancing or Lost Boys, the next day, she comes in and is like, “OK, I watched the movie and a bunch of videos last night and then I watched our rehearsal video. I was studying them.” She comes in having done all this homework and is ready to go. She wants to get better and is not just all talk. It’s amazing. She’s definitely not of those people who just put in the work while in rehearsal; she goes the extra mile. So, yes, she did watch The Jeffersons after we got that song!

October 29, 2015 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. :-)

DWTS Season 21, Week 8 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

According to Kym Johnson, the “Icon” dances next week is someone who has inspired the celebrity. I guess that means someone famous?? Who the hell knows? All I know is that I’m sick to death of these lame themes. They lead to excessive use of the troupe, props, massive sets…and the dreaded smoke monster. Can’t we just have DANCING??

Then there’s the dance off. Rob Wade has about worn out his welcome here. The three dances to choose from are dances that Nick has already done – I’m sure that’s just a coincidence. Heh. No, he didn’t say what they were, just that he had already done them.

Anyway, Alexa and Andy didn’t know as of Monday night what they were dancing. Mark said the music he wanted didn’t clear so they’re under the gun. Or they were. Surely they know by now.

ETA: So, Broadway World explains immunity and the dance off from the DWTS Press release:

For the first time this season, the couple with the highest score from their solo dance will be granted immunity from elimination next week and will also receive 3 additional points.

For the first time ever, each of the six couples that do not receive immunity will then be paired up to compete in a head-to-head dance-off to be voted on by America in real-time on www.ABC.com and the three judges. The couple with the majority of the four potential votes from each dance-off will earn an extra 2 points, increasing their overall score. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.

They also list the style of dances that will be performed:

The “Dancing with the Stars” celebrities will pay tribute to influential figures in their lives on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The dance styles will include Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Contemporary, Salsa, Paso Doble and the Viennese Waltz.

If you check his Blog, Derek says he and Bindi have only performed TWO of the dance off styles, Cha Cha and Jive. Figures.

ETA2: Mark and Alexa have an Argentine Tango tonight. You can read more about here. ~ Vogue

Carlos and Witney – Salsa (‘Valio La Pena’ by Marc Anthony)
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Nick and Sharna – Contemporary (‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ by Haley Reinhart)
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Andy and Allison – ?? (‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonder)
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Alexa and Mark – Argentine Tango (‘Viva La Vida’ by Coldplay)
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Bindi and Derek – Foxtrot (‘Grace Kelly’ by MIKA)
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Alek and Lindsay – ?? (‘Holding Out For A Hero’ by Ella Mae Bowen)
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Tamar and Val – ?? (‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ by Haley Reinhart)
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October 28, 2015 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. :-)

DWTS Season 21, Week 7 – More Post Show Media

Mainly a bunch of Afterbuzz interviews here…

Good interview with Alek and Lindsay – love her answer on how it felt coming back as a Pro.

Allison has pregnancy brain. :-)

Mark and Alexa seem to be in a good place…

Carlos is so natural and normal this video – even likable.

October 27, 2015 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. :-)

Sharna Burgess Blogs about Nick Carter and DWTS Week 7

Below is an excerpt from Hollywood Life – click the link to read the whole thing. Can I say that I absolutely hate the idea of “Icon” night?? Good lord, give it a rest, producers. These themes are ridiculous. I expect Nick will get immunity since he’s doing a contemporary against Bindi’s foxtrot. Figures.

Our Argentine Tango may not have been received well by the judges tonight, however he really did step up to the plate in such a difficult week. We had to change a lot of our choreography on Sunday because the bed of roses on our stage was so big, and I only had an hour to change that on him; so everything considered, Nick performed beautifully. He was so strong, he was calm, he didn’t forget one step, and took care of me every step of the way especially in that lift which was not easy. Even though our scores weren’t what Nick wanted, and he did get critiqued for the Argentine Tango, he came back ready to give his all for our team dance, and to be the team leader that he knew he should be. He rallied everybody together, he brought everybody in and really helped deliver the performance of the night.

Going into next week, Icons week, we have an awesome song, highlighting a wonderful icon that I can’t wait to tell the story about. We have contemporary for our style of dance, which I think is going to suit him beautifully. I’m going to drill him on his lines and his posture, and put to work all of the notes that Carrie Ann gave us because I know he wants to make her proud and I know that Nick is waiting for that moment when he turns around and she says, “You did it!”

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. :-)

Hayes Grier and Emma Slater Visit Good Morning America After Elimination

Awww….I love me some Hayes and Emma. Such a surprising and likable young man!! Good dancer too, especially considering his age.

ETA: Here are Hayes and Emma on The View!

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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. :-)

Halloween Week on DWTS Season 21 – Post Show Media

What’s everyone doing for Halloween??
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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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 21, Week 7 – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Time for the long awaited team dances!! Whoo Hoo…kinda. Hoping it’s not too predictable. I mean, Val’s team has the dark, edgy song. How unique…only not. At all.

Who am I looking forward to? I’m hoping Bindi can pull of an AT with a bit of edge. I’m curious to see how an oft-used-for-a-Paso song fits with Nick and Sharna’s AT. Praying that Alexa does well with Mark’s Paso and that she’s safe this week…but at the same time, don’t really want to see Hayes go either. VERY curious to see if Val has fixed Tamar’s partnering problem in their foxtrot – that should have a lot of in-hold work and she tends to stiffen up when in hold. Now that they’re back to doing ballroom, I’m very curious to see if Andy’s streak of decent dancing holds up. NOT looking forward to Louis on All Access – way too b*tchy to most other than Val. Anyway…

T-minus 30 minutes…

Team dance started well and went rapidly downhill. Meh.

People won’t give Nick the “real”?? Hmmm…calm the ego, son.

Nick started kinda wonky but he got it together fairly quickly….they were hard on him for a reason though. He has a bit of a stiffness about him. Not bad though.

Up yer game, Hayes. You can do it!! Read more..

October 26, 2015 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 21 – Halloween Week Commercial

This is pretty cute. :-)

A word from Derek’s mom…and I have to say, the photo made me a bit swoony. 😉

Here’s another one with the wardrobe people….

Amazing women… behind the scene wardrobe masters….#wardrobe #masterpiece… wahooo

A video posted by @paintvalues on

Go below the fold for lots and lots more photos from today and yesterday….I’m starting to get excited about Halloween Week!! Read more..

October 25, 2015 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. :-)