If you head to Sports Talk Florida, you can listen to a new audio interview with Randy Couture. He talks of what it was like to dance the first time on Dancing With The Stars. He also talks of how he fights nervousness by staying positive. Surprisingly both wrestling and doing Dancing With The Stars has a lot of similarities. Lots more at Sports Talk Florida. Interesting interview!
Broadway World has released show details for Dancing With The Stars on Monday and Tuesday night. Note how Julianne Hough will be dancing with Derek and the male pros. Also, Sia will be performing accompanied by a dance performance by Maddie Ziegler and Pro Allison Holker. Niko & Vinz ae also performing. More below and at the link.
“Episode 1902A” — “Dancing with the Stars: The Results” two-night event continues on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) where one couple will be eliminated by combining the judges’ scores from Monday night’s performance with the public votes. Judge Julianne Hough takes to the ballroom floor and will dance in a number featuring Derek Hough and the male Pros. The show will feature pop star Sia performing her hit single “Chandelier,” accompanied by a dance performance by Maddie Ziegler and Pro Allison Holker. Later in the show Nico & Vinz will perform their hit “Am I Wrong.”
Awesomeness. I can’t wait!
What an interesting shake up at Sports Bovada going into week 2 of Dancing With The Stars. Note how they gave Lolo Jones 7 to 1 odds last week….and well, we know how that turned out. So, when you take a look at the new odds for this week, do you think the odds makers have it right this time?
Alfonso Ribeiro 3/2
Sadie Robertson 3/1
Bethany Mota 7/1
Lea Thompson 15/2
Janel Parrish 8/1
Jonathan Bennett 10/1
Randy Couture 15/1
Tavis Smiley 15/1
Antonio Sabato Jr. 25/1
Tommy Chong 33/1
Betsey Johnson 100/1
Michael Waltrip 100/1
Last week’s Odds:
Alfonso Ribeiro 3/1
Janel Parrish 5/1
Antonio Sabato Jr. 6/1
Jonathan Bennett 7/1
Lolo Jones 7/1
Sadie Robertson 9/1
Bethany Mota 10/1
Tavis Smiley 12/1
Randy Couture 15/1
Lea Thompson 20/1
Betsey Johnson 33/1
Michael Waltrip 33/1
Tommy Chong 50/1
My thoughts: I think they have the odds pretty correct. Though I am not convinced on Lea yet. I think they should switch her and Randy Couture. Even though Tavis had a great showing, I thought Antonio made a better one. As for everyone else, I think they are placed about right…for now.
Let’s see what Heidi and Courtney think and be sure to let us know on your thoughts too in comments.
Heidi: Actually, unless Val picks it up (and the judges start pimping), I think Randy should be switched with *Janel*, not Lea. Lea is a dancer and a very good one, even considering her age. Her only drawback may be Artem. Artem needs to choreograph for the US audience, not the UK one. We’ll see if he gets there. I rewatched Lea’s foxtrot again and it was beautiful. I actually think they have the top 4 right, and the number 1 right. I expect if any of them have an off week the odds will change but I doubt that will change the reality. Hard to say. The youngsters don’t always get the votes. I would not be surprised to see Sadie beat both Janel and Bethany though because the girl is goofy and charming. Bethany is too, but she’s a bit quieter, I think. But…maybe that was just week 1. Derek knows what he has to do for her to stand out. If he gets the idea that she’s not? Look out. I think I would switch Tommy and Tavis as well.
Courtney: Hehehe…heavy is the crown, huh Janel & Antonio? Antonio’s drop in this week’s odds is particularly spectacular – here they had him as this big contender, and he…well, wasn’t. Just like we said And I wouldn’t rule him out as a possible early elim. And for all the boasting Val did on Twitter about how great his partner is (and for all the showmancing they did), Janel ended up looking just ok up against the likes of Bethany, Sadie, Alfonso, & even Randy. Those two have got a LOT of hard work ahead of them if they expect to have a fighting chance against some of the names I just mentioned. Still think Randy is better than they’re giving him credit for – he made a far bigger splash than Tavis, and yet they still have them neck-and-neck. Michael is not a great dancer, but I think he’s got a better chance of sticking around than Betsey – people seem to be taking a liking to him.
Tavis Smiley talked with Aljazeera about Dancing With The Stars. He never thought that one day he’d be dancing on this show. In fact, the producers asked him three times to dance. On th third time, he finally said “Yes”. Read on for more…
You know, here at Al Jazeera America we do serious news. We don’t do tabloid. We don’t do much entertainment. So I suspect I am going to be the first person on this network to ever utter the following four words: “Dancing With the Stars.”
And you might be the last. You know what? I never thought I would utter those words either, in part because if you would ask me this, you know, five, 10 years ago, the answer would have been no. And when they did ask me this year, I told them no three times. On the third time, they said to me, “Just take a meeting with us.” And I took a meeting — long story short — and after the meeting, I sat down at my house, at my kitchen table, pulled out my pad, threw a line down the middle of the page — pros, cons. And it turned out, to my surprise and to my horror, quite frankly, that the reasons for doing the show outweighed the reasons for not doing the show, namely because I’m about to turn 50. And I figured I would do one last stupid, foolish, ridiculous thing before I turned 50. And this is it. This is definitely it.
Was one of the pros wearing a sparkly costume?
I will not be doing that, I can guarantee you. I had a long talk. I said, “You know what?I get final approval over what I wear.” We’re not going out like that. I’m not gonna be on YouTube the rest of my life with a sparkly costume on.
As you say, you and I are about the same age, but your knees are even more messed up than mine, and mine are pretty messed up. How are you going do it?
It’s tough. I mean, when I leave here tonight, I’m going to a Read more..
Wow, isn’t Karina Smirnoff gorgeous (Jim, what do you think?)? The Dancing With The Stars pro graced the red carpet at the Stars Get Lucky For Lupus: 6th Annual Poker Tournament at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. You can see more photos at the Getty links above. IE: Karina is wearing a cocktail dress by Chagoury.
Also, don’t miss seeing Karina, Randy Couture, and some of the other cast members arriving for rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars at the Daily Mail. You can also see lots of new photos of Bethany Mota and Derek Hough at Pure Derek Hough. Everyone is all smiles and striking some great poses!
Access Hollywood went into Sadie Robertson And Mark Ballas’ rehearsals for week 2. Both are feeling good going into week 2 of Dancing With The Stars. Mark says they are working on isolation in her moves and “detail”. Note how they are planning a “Quack attack” move for their new dance. Here is more…
It’s our resident poet, Lois!! She’s back putting week one all together with one of her fabulous poems….
SHAKING 19 SEASONS IN THE BALLROOM
19 Seasons shaking in the ballroom, spicy, peppery hot
The opening seasoned with a new feel, hitting the spot
Tom and Erin took their places as Hosts Extraordinaire
The judges became four, Julianne filled the fourth chair
The entire cast featured, with rousing spirit to Let’s Go
The time finally here for the magnificent ballroom show
The dancing pairs introduced to applause and cheers
Each season showcased many pairs through the years
The pairs shook off nerves, rising to their dancing feet
Their feet soon keeping the time to the dancing beat Read more..
Well, well, well….DWTS tryin’ to spoil our spoilin’. Those crazy kids. Maybe some knickers were twisted by last weeks spoiling?? LOL
Hey, Lea mentioned doing something with “Back to the Future” or a “surprise” for next week – think next week is Personal Story week?
Anyway, here are the dances and a few songs for you folks. Derek is about as subtle as a sledge hammer with his song, and DWTS spoiled Janel’s and hinted at Alfonso’s. So, just to be contrary, we’re throwing in Randy’s too. Unless they’ve spoiled that somewhere as well. Bummed that Janel is almost certain to ruin my happy memories of “Call Me Maybe”.
Anyone else think that Sadie and Mark will KILL the Jazz?? I sure do.
ETA: We’d appreciate you not jumping the gun in comments, thanks.
ETA2: Well, ABC reallllly wanted to be in charge of releasing the songs this week, as they’ve put them all in a press release, spoiling all our fun.
Monday’s show kicks-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the full cast and judges dancing to a medley of the judges’ favorite songs. Each couple will then perform a variety of dances, including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and Rumba, to their favorite jam. (Heidi’s Note: yeah, not so much.)
Oh, and this (results show) has potential…
Judge Julianne Hough takes to the ballroom floor and will dance in a number featuring Derek Hough and the male Pros.
Antonio and Cheryl – Rumba (Song: “Adorn” by Miguel)
Tavis and Sharna – Cha Cha Cha (Song: “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire)
Bethany and Derek – Foxtrot (Song: “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor …Read more)
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd talked with WJBF in Augusta, Georgia today in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. The video below is just a little teaser, but, check their site later as they may post the full interview. You can also view a fun photo gallery at this link. *Loves these two! I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us again on Monday!
Below is Lea Thompson And Artem Chigvintsev with Access Hollywood Live today!! Lea felt like a “princess” Monday night dancing. Below is more for why she decided to dance and how her kids feel about it. They also talk on their new dance and more.