And of course, they couldn’t resist dressing up for Halloween. I couldn’t agree more for what Mark said about Len…
Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess talked with Just Amorous about the show and what she thinks the key to her success has been. Below is more including her thoughts on what we can learn from a man and a woman when they dance. She also discusses who she would love to dance with if she could.
JA: What do you think has been the key to your success on the show?
SB: One of the biggest things you can do when you come on a show like Dancing with the Stars is to be unique. My choreography has its own style in comparison to other people. Not better or worse; just unique. I think that is what helps me stand out. To be honest, this job requires that you are a fantastic dancer/choreographer, but you have to have the art of patience. If you don’t have that, you are not going to love your time here. It can be very frustrating, but also very rewarding once you’ve put the work and time in.
JA: What can we learn about a man based on the way he dances?
SB: There is a very sexy thing about a man that can dance–and also a woman. I think it exudes confidence when someone can dance. That is probably one of the best qualities a person can have—confidence in yourself and who you are, and the way that you move, whether you dance or not. As human beings we feed off of energy, and I think that confidence, and a little bit of cockiness in men, is an extremely attractive quality. Women flock to that. So, I think that dance goes hand in hand with it. If he’s out there and dancing on the dance floor; that means he’s got the confidence to do it, and the confidence in knowing how to use his body.
JA: Who would you like to dance with if you had unlimited access to every person who’s ever walked this earth (past or present)?
SB: Certainly Gene Kelly would be one of my absolutes. I am the biggest fan of him. Mikhail Baryshnikov is another one who I find just absolutely mesmerizing. I always look to the greats. The Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire. Even Shirley MacLaine, and all the West Side Story (1961) cast. I admire and love dance back in that day–it was so innovative, so real, and so raw. I love it. Growing up as a kid I was introduced to some of the old school movie greats, including Singing in the Rain, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Calamity Jane even. There was a lot of older movies that I was exposed to, and I just sort of fell in love with it–that old Hollywood. Definitely, it would be all the greats (laughs).
More at Just Amorous. Excellent interview!
Pictured below is Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy! Yesterday he was a guest on Diana Madison’s The Lowdown. Be watching this link for a video. In the meantime, below are some photos from Getty Images. For more, click the photos.
Today there was a super sized Halloween Party on Good Morning America. The Good Morning America cast were dressed up for the holiday. They were also partnered with some of the pros of Dancing With The Stars, they danced, and had a competition amongst themselves. Some of the pros were also seen in a special dance selection committee. Hilarious!! You can read a blog from ABC on it here. Below is some coverage from @IdolXfactor1 as well.
ETA: See the Daily Mail for some pics and coverage too.
ETA2: GMA posted more video coverage. You can watch it all go down here.
I just love Sadie Robertson and how wholesome and genuine she is. Here she is talking to Inside Edition about her rules for dating, her new book, and more….
This is so sweet! Julianne Hough named her “hero” in the uplifting web series “My Hero”. She named her sister Sharee. Sharee started it all by being the one to “dance” and perform first from the kids in their family. Julianne surprises her with an important gift that has been a long time coming. You can watch it HERE. #awwwwmoment
Also, isn’t this a fun Halloween instagram of Julianne and her boyfriend Brooks Laich? They dressed up as Austin Powers and Felicity Shagwell! Too fun. Thanks to Jennie for the heads up!
Well, it’s really interesting how the team dances make an already screwed up leader board even MORE screwed up. In what universe is Sadie below both Lea and Janel?? Cray cray universe, that’s which one. I can’t figure out what they have against that girl – and why they are so high on Lea. They have Lea as 4 points higher than Sadie in her individual dance – it’s’ times like this when I think that perhaps giving your celeb very simple choreo is an advantage. I’m not sure it should be. Mark went with a production and harder choreo and wasn’t rewarded at all for challenging Sadie AND teaching her to dance. Was she a little wobbly in spots? Sure – but she also had harder choreo.
I dunno. Don’t get me wrong – I love Lea too, but these oddities make me scratch my head. Because in the past, one of the requirements from the judges certainly seemed to be upping the challenge each week, if they were a good dancer. But, as usual, the rule that applies to some pros/celebs doesn’t apply to all. I was ready to be super pissed at Len, for example, when he started talking about production to Derek on a HALLOWEEN themed episode – but instead of giving Derek his usual 7, he gave him a 9. Shocker. But then we found out that Len was saving his true ire for Mark and Sadie. Granted, they had MORE production and the dance wasn’t quite as strong – but NINE points difference?? Lord have mercy, whose cheerios did Mark pee in? (Note to Mark fans: you should focus your silly hate on the people actually handing out scores…and here’s an idea, instead of trying to pull Beth’s score DOWN, you should be bitching to get Sadie’s score UP. Always, the focus on Derek when he had nothing to do with it. Stupid.).
As we have often speculated in the past, the one reason to low ball someone is for the storyline. Often a storyline that includes the lowballed celeb getting a shit ton of votes. This way, when they are safe…or even end up WINNING…everyone will be shocked. The audience will look at each other in wonder and say, “but she got low scores all the way up to week __ – that’s amazing she won!!” Because, folks, not everyone is really paying attention and some of the audience ain’t actually too bright (see: shippers). Where this becomes a problem is the other side of the stupid audience coin – sometimes constant lowballing leads the sheeple…I mean, audience to believe that that person is not as good a dancer as they actually are. There are people out there who actually believe the judges know what they’re talking about (gasp), when in reality, there is more that goes into their scores than actual dancing a lot of the time. …Read more
Broadway World via ABC has released some show details for Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 8. Read below for more…
“Episode 1908″ – “Dancing with the Stars” pays tribute to well-known twosomes, both real and fictional, during “dynamic duo” night MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The duo dance styles will include Jazz, Cha Cha, Contemporary and the Rumba. Additionally and for the first time this season, the couple with the highest overall score for the night will be granted immunity from elimination. The duos who do not receive immunity will then compete in a dance-off to earn extra judges’ points in an effort to increase their overall score. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.
The “Dynamic Duos” featured will be:
Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson as Batman & Robin
Bethany Mota & Derek Hough as Lucy & Ricky Ricardo
Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy as Romeo & Juliet
Lea Thompson & Artem Chigvintsev as Bonnie & Clyde
Michael Waltrip & Emma Slater as Jane & Tarzan
Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas as Adam & Eve
Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd as Johnny & June Cash
Preview Of Bruno Tonioli In Sun TV Magazine’s Exclusive Halloween ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Special Feature
Aren’t the two images of Dancing With The Stars judge Bruno Tonioli below just spectacular? They are part of a new Halloween “Strictly Come Dancing” Exclusive feature inside Sun TV Magazine. Craig Revel Horwood is also pictured on the cover along with Bruno. The photographer for the cover shoot is Simon Webb.
Editor Steven Corbit tells PureDWTS that Bruno was dressed as a vampire on the shoot at his request. He loved the outfit. It was done on a Saturday at the Strictly studios just before filming began for the UK version of Dancing With The Stars. Bruno had just flown back from filming Dancing With The Stars in the US. The full interview with Bruno will be online on Saturday at Sun TV Magazine.
Special thanks to Sun TV Magazine for the fun pics and preview. You can follow them at twitter at @suntvmagazine. You can follow photographer Simon Webb at @simonwebbphoto and at Simon Webb Photography.
ETA with another fun teaser: We’ve also been told that Bruno is doing a Salsa with a skeleton for this shoot (hilarious!). For extra pictures and the full interview with Bruno and Craig see Sun TV Magazine. Thanks again to Samantha and Steven at Sun TV Magazine and Simon Webb for the Halloween goodies!!
Hey All!! Did you see Derek Hough on The Ellen Show yesterday? If not, you can watch him below. He talks on Dancing With The Stars, Bethany Mota, and his new role on Nashville. He also dances a little with Ellen and takes a dunking for Breast Cancer Awareness. Lot’s more with Derek at Pure Derek Hough including the latest episode of Nashville, Nashville and Ellen screen caps (like the beauty above. Heidi was working full time last night getting everything up), paparazzi pics, and more fun things. One more thing: if you want to see more of Derek on Nashville, tweet @Nashville_ABC and @Nashvillewrites to let them know!