Alfonso Ribeiro called Good4Utah today. He walks us through ‘show day’ on Dancing With The Stars. He also chats on his dance experience. He may have some rhythm, but, he says he has two left feet. Lots more below…
A couple of months ago, Michael Wien posted a teaser of Val Chmerkovskiy playing the violin for his new upcoming EP called “Road to Elysium”. Now the song is finished and you can take a listen below. This is so beautiful. I love when Val plays the violin. Stay tuned. The new EP will be released soon.
Jonathan Bennett says it’s been an intense week for him and Allison Holker getting ready to do a Tango. They have worked harder taking in all the judges notes for what they told them to work on last week. Here is more in a new vlog. Come on, Jonathan and Allison, you can do it!
Mix97.7 interviewed Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess today. They ask her some interesting questions about teaching, costuming, and how the show picks their celebrity. They also talk on Tavis Smiley and how devastated he was to be eliminated so soon. More at Mix97.7. Note how Sharna helped to choreograph Kevin Hart’s dance for the opening number tonight as well as a few other dances. Great interview!
Today, Sadie Robertson’s parents, Korie Howard Robertson and Willie Robertson, were interviewed by Access Hollywood and they are so proud of their daughter. LOL to how Willie kept an eye on Mark at first! Lots more below…
ETA: Sadie has written a new blog at USA Today. Be sure to read it at this link and see some fun new pictures too of her and Mark Ballas.
Janel Parrish has written a new blog for People. She writes of last week’s dance and tough love in rehearsals with Val. She also talks on her new dance. Here is more…
We’re doing jazz this week for Movie Night and we’re performing to West Side Story. I’m having so much fun picking out costumes. We have an amazing costume designer. They create everything from scratch and it’s just been a dream. I’m the biggest girly-girl. Any time I see something with sparkles on it, I’m so excited.
I’m really looking forward to this week’s performance. Jazz is really the only dance I have a tiny bit of experience in and I remember really loving it. It’s such a fun dance. And I love Broadway; it’s where I got my start. So this week is going to be a blast for me!
To read the full blog, see People.
Gene Kelly’s Wife Patricia Visits Derek Hough And Bethany Mota In Rehearsals For Dancing With The Stars
Karina Smirnoff has written a new blog at People. She writes about how she and Randy will not be taking any chances with her and Randy Couture’s Paso Doble tonight on Dancing With Stars. Though check out how she punched him in rehearsals. lol…
This week, we’re doing paso doble. It’s Movie Night, and we’re dancing to Rocky’s “Eye of the Tiger,” which I think is perfect for Randy. Rocky is the ultimate underdog. And with Randy and his career in MMA, he was the ultimate underdog in every fight. He’s killing this paso!
The other day, I put in a combination of punches. We were trying to coordinate ducking and blocking, and I guess Randy forgot when to block, so I went for it and totally punched him! I was like, “Oh my gosh, what did I just do?” But he laughed and said, “Trust me, I’ve been hit harder.”
This week, we’re really taking no chances, no breaks. We want our scores to go up. Our scores went down last week. Not by a lot, but they did go down. We don’t want that to happen again.
More at People.
Also, and just a reminder: remember when Randy helped Leeza Gibbons with her Paso in season 4? See this previous posting if you’d like to watch the video again. Too fun and here’s to Randy and Karina tonight!!
Lea Thompson Previews Her “Back To The Future” Dance For Dancing With The Stars – New Interviews, Videos
Lea Thompson talked with TV Guide about Dancing With The Stars. They talk of what it was like to be in jeopardy in Week 1 to leading the pack in Week 2. Lea also previews tonight’s new dance for “movie” night…
Can you talk a little more about your Back to the Future dance?
Thompson: [Artem] wants to be Marty McFly. And I’m like, ‘I will not be dancing the cha cha with my son. It’s not happening. You have to be George McFly.’ … So, that’s been a big bone of contention. He said, ‘But you were in love with [your] son.’ And I said, ‘But my son wasn’t in love with me, so … ‘ (Laughs). So I’ve gotten him to be George McFly. And I wanted the song “Power of Love” from the movie, so that’s what we’re going to do.
Kevin Hart is a guest judge on Monday, so hopefully he’s a Back to the Future fan.
Thompson: Does he know anything about dance? I think that might be bad for us, because Len really appreciates the rule-following that Artem does. We’ll have nobody who cares about the rules! I’m going to be like, ‘Artem, just do whatever you want.’
To read the full interview, see TV Guide.
Also, just a TV heads up: Lea and Artem are guests on the Queen Latifah Show today. Here are a couple of previews to their interview…
ETA: I’m having trouble embedding it, but, if you go to this link, you an view a rehearsal with Artem and Lea.
ETA2: Below is the Queen Latifah interview in full thanks to @idolxfactor1…
It’s show day, Everyone. Here’s a fun little deal for starters with the new Badie Show! These two are so adorable!