From tackling some of the most iconic dance numbers of all time from Michael Jackson to Patrick Swayze, now this little boy named Charlie takes on “The Carlton”. Below is some footage from The Queen Latifah Show courtesy of People.
Wow, what fantastic shots of the cast of Dancing With The Stars in the rehearsal parking lot. You can see them dancing around and posing for the paparazzi at the Daily Mail. Check out Emma and Michael especially. Let’s hope they bring some of THAT to their new performance. Witney and Alfonso are looking fine fine too.
And who remembers this gem from Dancing With The Stars Season 16? One of the best commercials ever for the show in my opinion. #FeelTheMoment and three more days until show time, Dancettes!
Michael Waltrip tells Crash.net that the pressure is on for he and Emma to put together a dance that will get them great scores so he can continue to keep dancing….and that is just what he’s doing. Here is more….
Now predominantly sticking to his role as team co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing and working as part of FoxSports commentary team for the weekend’s NASCAR events, the 51-year-old now finds himself having to find time to wear two extra hats. Not only is he driving the teams’ #66 entry out on Sunday in Alabama, but he’ll also be once again showing his moves on the dance-floor some 24 hours later in Los Angeles as part of the celebrity line-up on ABC television’s Dancing with the Stars competition, which is currently in its sixth week.
Maybe Waltrip hadn’t expected to survive this long into the show’s run with dance partner Emma Slater, and had thought that he would have been freed up in plenty of time to concentrate on the driving. But that doesn’t mean he intends to slack off in either role this weekend.
“My time on Dancing with the Stars has been an incredible experience. It is obviously fun, but also a lot of hard work,” he said. “When I get a free moment from the car and my television responsibilities, I am going to go dance with Emma and work on our dance.
“I am disappointed we didn’t get better scores [last] week because I thought we had a really fun dance,” he said. “I think it was entertaining, it was everything I had hoped it would be but we got terrible scores. The pressure is on Emma and I to put together a dance that will get us great scores so I can continue to keep dancing. That is exactly what I plan on doing.”
Waltrip added that he felt his appearance on the prime time TV show was managing to have a positive effect on drawing a new audience into trying out NASCAR racing. “As an industry, we have always tried to find ways to get in the mainstream conversation. When 15 million people watch me outside of my comfort zone every week, I would say we definitely are getting in the conversation!”
More at Crash.net. Go for it Michael and Emma! You can do it!
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy talked to Access Hollywood today about this past week’s dance on Dancing With The Stars. They discuss their chemistry and the competition. They also play a lie detection game…
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvinstev talked with KTLA all about Dancing With The Stars this morning. They also talk a little on their new dance at the end (the Salsa) and how it will be “sexy”.
Wow. What a night. And not really in a good way. While I certainly think that Julianne is ten times the judge that Carrie Ann is, all of them needed a good smack the other night for being so ungodly rude. No, I do not disagree with some of the scores they were handing out (although Sadie and Alfonso got hosed in a big way), but the timing and the comments. You wanna use those paddles, how about NOT throwing out 6’s, 7’s and 8’s to those same people for the first four weeks. You say “Oh, it’s now week 5, we have to get tough. NO! THIS IS STUPID THINKING! No matter how often you say that’s what you’re doing, it just comes off as dumb – and as if you’ve had the realization if you don’t start scoring some of those guys low, they’re going to stick around for a while. :::rolls eyes:::
I will say that one time that I loved was when CAI asked Val what his dance was supposed to mean – thanks for asking what all of America was probably trying to figure out. Val, you have potential but you have a long way to go before you hit Derek’s level. A long way. And you’ll never get there as long as they keep giving you partners with dance experience. You need a Joanna…and more clarity of vision. And pills that help you resist the showmance bug.
What else did I like? Well, not very much. Alfonso and Sadie were fantastic. Bethany was very good. And that was pretty much it. Problem is that I heard some of what went on behind the scenes and it just makes me feel bad. This is my happy, shiny dance show and they’re determined to screw it up. And no, it’s not Julianne’s presence or Len’s absence – that’s too simple minded. Read more..
It’s Pitbull week! Except not really…oh wait, I know! It’s Latin week! Nope, not really that either…hmmm. Who the hell knows what the theme of this week is supposed to be. Some couples are dancing to Pitbull songs, but not all of them; and we’ve got a few ballroom dances peppered into a bunch of Latin dances…oh, and one lone jazz. A little something for everyone, I suppose.
I could see Jonathan making a bit of a comeback this week, since jazz seems like it would be right in he & Allison’s wheelhouse; Mike is likely pretty screwed with the Argentine tango. Tommy could go either way with the foxtrot – it’s his first “true” ballroom dance, so it will be interesting to see how he fares. At the top of the leader board? I’m guessing Janel gets rave reviews for her samba, regardless of how good it actually is, because they need her to have a comeback week; I think Sadie will unfortunately be back to getting low balled after finally getting the scores she deserves last week. Ditto for Alfonso – I fully expect him to get nitpicked to death AGAIN, and if he & Witney are going the route I think they are with their salsa, they could be taking a big risk…so I’m bracing myself for the most harsh critique they’ve had yet. Bethany? One big question mark…this will be her first “intense” dance, which could work for her or against her.
Heidi is currently traveling and has limited computer access, but she wanted to make sure this went up for you guys She should be back later tonight with more intel…
ETA: I’m Baaaackkk! With Lea and Artem’s song – and no, it’s NOT the Iggy Azalea version. I also wanted to add that I’ve been rewatching the show and left something out of my numbers post that I wanted to mention. I REALLY appreciate and love how the dancers in the sky box are wearing little tribute costumes to one of their cohorts from time to time. This past week they were all wearing dreadlocks after Tommy’s dance, and this was after they were all imitating Tony after his audition tape was shown. The previous week they all had beards and duck calls. They show a lot of camaraderie with each other that is fun to watch. Which makes the judges and their behavior that much more dreadful. ~Heidi
ETA2: Lots of complaining by Derek fans about his and Beth’s song. Chillax, people. Of all people, he can handle it. And if it doesn’t work? Well, it happens. Jonathan? Much harder to tell how that’s going to go. Oh, and if you scrooooooll down, you’ll see Derek and Beth had a special visitor in their rehearsal. ~Heidi
ETA3: We think we know who sings Antonio’s song, but we’re not 100%. Be sure to tune into our Live blog tonight for some potential spoilers for next week.
Janel and Val – Samba
Jonathan and Allison – Jazz (Song: “Back in Time” by Pitbull )
Bethany and Derek – Tango (Song: “Jealous (I ain’t with it)” by Chromeo )
Alfonso and Witney – Salsa (Song: “Booty” by Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull )
Lea and Artem – Salsa (Song: “Sexy People (The Fiat Song)” by Arianna feat. Pitbull )
Michael and Emma – Argentine tango
Antonio and Cheryl – Salsa (Song: “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias, we THINK )
Tommy and Peta – Foxtrot (Song: “September” by Earth, Wind, & Fire )
Sadie and Mark – Rumba (Song: “Diamonds” by Rihanna )
Some more not-so-subtle clues from Alfonso & Witney…
Oooh @therealalfonsoribeiro … dat booty tho #DWTS #TeamWitfonso @witneycarson
@bethanynoelm and I Gettin our tango on Down Under !! #motough
Julianne Hough was on Good Morning America today. She talked about judging Dancing With The Stars. She talks of how Alfonso Ribeiro and the girls are the most consistent this season. She also gives props to Antonio Sabato Jr, for being the “most improved”, but, they’ve all progressed. Julianne also talked about Derek Hough and his GLSEN Inspiration Award which he’s receiving Friday night. Lots more below and thanks to @idolxfactor1 for being so speedy. Heads up: Julianne will be on the Kelly and Michael Show today as well. Be sure to tune in if interested just in case we can’t get video.
ETA: And here is Julianne on Kelly And Michael today. Loves this dress….
ETA2: You can see Julianne at a Samsung Electronics event and she also visited the SiriusXM Studios…all in different dresses. Lot’s of beautiful photos at Getty. Thanks to Lori for the heads up.
ABC MediaNet has released show details for Dancing With The Stars Week 6. As previously posted, Pitbull is the guest judge and he is also performing “Fireball” . More details below including the dance styles for the week. Note that the release mentions one elimination will take place as well.
“Episode 1906” – International superstar Pitbull returns to the ballroom and for the first time joins Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli as a guest judge MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on “Dancing with the Stars.” Pitbull will kick-off the night with a steamy performance of his hit single “Fireball” followed by the nine remaining celebrities performing to a mix of his hits and personal favorite songs. Dance styles will include Salsa, Rumba, Foxtrot, Tango and Jazz. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.
ETA: Note that the link below is officially working now….
ETA2: Now the link isn’t up at the site anymore. We think they might have just been testing it and it might go back up live next week after Monday night’s show?
We’re putting it all in your hands, America! You vote to pick the songs, choose the dances and decide the music. It’s your turn to make an unforgettable night of Dancing with the Stars! ~Official Dancing With The Stars site
Hey Dancing With The Stars Fans: Go to the official site as they are asking fans to choose the song and style of dance you want to see for the couples. You can vote HERE!! This must be for the November 3rd show…we’re not sure?
After you vote, let us know what you picked in comments. I know what Courtney wants….
Courtney @putUincespence at twitter: Paso doble to “Sunglasses at Night”. Campaign starts NOW.