Hollywood Today Live was at the Premiere of Dancing With The Stars last night to interview the couples. This is fun and different. Check it out.
Chris Kattan was on the Rich Eisen Show today. He talks on his first dance on Dancing With The Stars. I loved what he said on the Head Pop and the dancers. Here’s to Chris!
And so begins another season 🙂 Admittedly, I found it hard to psych myself up for this season – I wasn’t really looking forward to it, after the 3-ring manipulation circus of last season, and didn’t really feel super-invested in any of the couples until last night. While the talent this season seems almost unfairly stacked in favor of the female celebs, unfortunately for them, I think the guys may have actually ended up more enjoyable and memorable – perhaps the female pros see the writing on the wall, and know they’ve gotta compensate for a lack of experience by having their partners be really, really entertaining?
Generally, aside from maybe 3-4 dances last night, this felt like a pretty tame premiere – the first hour was kind of a bear to get through, as the energy really slipped before picking up around the 9 PM hour. Other observations? The opening number was cool and not something we had really seen yet, but the preponderance of Maks & Val was eyeroll-inducing – they’re really trying to drive the point home that these two are the “stars” this season, huh? I feel like we only saw quick snippets of the female pros, with those two idiots mugging shamelessly in between. The sexism of this show is blood-boiling, at times. Glad to see that the judges were kinda stingy with the scores for the first night, as this tends to stem a lot of potential b*tching from couples down the line who are given cushy scores for weeks before the judges get real and drop the hammer. Getting really tired of them reminding us in one breath that Heather danced backup for Beyonce, while in another launching into this big apology tour about how “different” ballroom is from what Heather does. The cognitive dissonance…it hurts.
Just as a refresher for the regulars and a quick explanation for the newbs, the power rankings are a ranking of who I think is the least likely to get eliminated next week (#1) to who is the most likely (#12). It takes into account how well they danced, how memorable they were, how big I think their voting fanbase is going to be, how big their pro’s fanbase is, how likeable they are, etc. Is it NOT a ranking of how well they danced or how high they scored, so if you’re here to piously tell me that “so-and-so should be higher than so-and-so because they got a better score”, prepare to be called out. Shall we begin? 🙂 Read more..
Sasha Farber and Emma Slater are so busy and there are other weddings taking place this summer, so, they’ve decided to push back their wedding. From People….
“We were thinking August, right? But it’s kind of wedding season. A lot of people getting married over this summer,” said Slater, whose DWTS costars Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy as well as judge Julianne Hough are all currently planning weddings. “Selfishly, I think I kind of want to stand out a little bit. So now I’m thinking maybe next year.”
But Slater swears she’s not a “bridezilla.”
“I kind of just want a fairy god mother to wave her wand and for me to turn up and have a great party and then get married and then kind of be done with it. Is that just anti-romantic?” she said.
I don’t think that idea is “anti-romantic” at all (when these two are one of the most romantic couples anyway). More in full at People.
Below is a Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Premiere Recap With Tony Dovolani on Good Morning America. Thanks to Idolxfactor for recording.
Wow! What a show last night!! I seriously loved all of the couples in different ways from dancing ability to the entertainment factor. If you didn’t get to see all the dances, see them IdolXfactor.com (these videos can be seen internationally too) and DWTS Official You Tube. Let’s review the scores…
Simone Biles and Sasha Farber: Scores of 8-8-8-8 from the judges for a total of 32.
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater: Scores of 8-7-8-8 from the judges for a total of 31.
David Ross and Lindsay Arnold: Scores of 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev: Scores of 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Scores of 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
Normani Kordei and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: Scores of 7-6-7-7 for a total of 27.
Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd: Scores of 6-6-6-6 from the judges for a total of 24.
Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko: Scores of 6-6-6-6 from the judges for a total of 24.
Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess: Scores of 6-5-5-6 from the judges for a total of 22.
Charo and Keo Motsepe: Scores of 6-5-5-5 from the judges for a total of 21.
Mr. T and Kym Herjavec: Scores of 5-5-5-5 from the judges for a total 20.
Chris Kattan and Witney Carson: Scores of 5-4-4-4 from the judges for a total of 17.
“Oh gosh,” she told reporters. “I am a professional. Look, we have a lot of chemistry and we have a lot of fun, but first and foremost we are trying to do a really great job in this competition. I want Bonner to be around until the end and I want to take this man to the finale. That is our priority. Everyone is making a lot of our really obvious chemistry.”
“I’ll be the first to say that she is as 100 percent a professional as she is beautiful,” echoed Bonner, who previously told PEOPLE it was adoration at first sight for him. “She’s a great teacher. She’s pushing me hard I’m working hard. I just want to make her proud.”
FOX411 also talked with some of the couples after the show which you can Read more..
It’s time again for Dancing with the Stars chatter! Tonight was the premiere of DWTS and the dancers are back in the ballroom. Share your thoughts and insights on the new season of Dancing with the Stars from the comfort of the Pure DWTS Private Members Area. If you’re not a Pure DWTS Insider yet, you can do so here. If you are, then I look forward to the discussion in the comments.
We know of one dance so far. Sharna and Bonner have a romantic dance for Week 2 and it’s the Viennese waltz. Stay tuned for more updates.
ETA: According to Peta’s Instagram, she and Nick have a Foxtrot.
ETA2: According to Chris’ instagram, he and Witney are doing Jive. Maks also implied on instagram that he and Heather are doing jive. Seems like a fair fight. :::rolls eyes:::
ETA3: According to Normani’s blog, she and Val have a Cha Cha. ~Vogue
ETA4: According to Lindsay’s blog, she and David have a Cha Cha. Perfect. Be sure to read her blog for more.~Vogue
Normani and Val – Cha Cha (Song: “Give Me Your Love” by Sigala featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers)
Bonner and Sharna – Viennese Waltz – (Song: “Unlove You” by Jennifer Nettles)
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Here we go again. Only this time subjected to new levels of BS I’m sure. With contributions from Maks, who supposedly was all “what about Nicole and Derek!” in response to criticism about Heather. :::rolls eyes::: If he really said that, his stupid is showing. I can’t believe an actual dance pro would have to read Courtney’s article on Heather to GET IT, but clearly he does.
Anyway, I gotta go open the wine.
Of course the first three pros we see are Val, Gleb and Maks cuz the women don’t mean jack. Gee, Heather can really dance. What a shock. Not.
Already sick of seeing Val. He was all over that dance.
Normani seems sweet. What is on Val’s head? Read more..