Below is Dancing With The Stars Louis Van Amstel and Paula Deen with E Online in a new Rehearsal interview. They talk about their dance tonight, They are also so glad they danced with each other this season. More at E Online as well. Read more..
It is with a heavy heart that we report that, tomorrow night, Tom Bergeron will miss hosting DWTS for the first time – due to an illness in the family:
All of us at Pure are sending love, light, and prayers to Tom & his family during what is inevitably a very tough time. We will certainly miss him tomorrow night – but if he must miss it, I can’t think of any better way to spend that time than with family in need.
People is reporting that Alfonso will be filling in tomorrow night, which is a probably a surprise to just about NOBODY considering that someone asked me on Twitter who would be filling in for Tom tomorrow night, and I jokingly said “Alfonso’s probably available, lol”. And not 10 minutes later, People posted this.
Season 19 champion Alfonso Ribeiro is stepping in while Bergeron is spending time with his ailing father, a DWTS source confirms to PEOPLE.
Let the bitching & moaning commence…but I would keep this in mind: there probably weren’t a ton of relevant, available tv hosts on speed dial for TPTB to call in at the 11th hour, and as annoying/arrogant/etc. as some of you might find him, the dude does love DWTS, and always avails himself when they need him.
Give it up to Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and Derek Hough! They’ve both been nominated for a World Choreography Award in these Categories. To see a list of all the nominated artists, see World Choreography Awards Facebook.
Travis Wall – Carrie Underwood, Something In the Water
Ryan Heffington – Hercules & Love Affair, I Try To Talk To You
Tony Testa – EXO, Overdose
Misha Gabriel, Nick Bass, Mark Ballas – Mark Ballas, Get My Name
Ryan Heffington – Sia, Chandelier
TELEVISION LIVE PERFORMANCE
Spencer Liff – SYTYCD, Hernando’s Hideaway
Mandy Moore – Strictly Come Dancing, Rain
Travis Wall – SYTYCD, Wave
Spencer Liff – SYTYCD, I’ve Got the World on a String
Christopher Scott, Co-Choreographer Derek Hough – DWTS, MKTO’s Classic
Is this not the coolest? Yesterday, in a new instagram, Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson announced she is engaged to Carson Mcallister. On her instgragram, Witney wrote: “love of four years @carson.mcallister proposed last night & I feel like the luckiest, happiest woman in the world.💍💕😍❤️ it was perfect, he’s perfect #engaged”. You can also read about it at Entertainment Tonight and US Weekly. Awwww, CONGRATULATIONS and what a beautiful picture!!
ETA: You can read about Witney’s engagement ring and more in detail for how her engagement took place at People StyleWatch. Read below and be sure to see the link for another new photo. Just stunning.
The Dancing With the Stars pro’s longtime boyfriend and high school sweetheart Carson Mcallister proposed over the weekend on the beach with a custom designed ring.
The rose gold band features a 2ct Rocky Mountain diamond and halo. Carson proudly showed off the stunning sparkler in the couple’s engagement shots.
“My high school sweetheart popped the question last night in the most perfect, beautiful way,” Carson, 21, told PEOPLE. “He was waiting for me on the beach surrounded by candles. Danced with me while the sun went down and then knelt down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Of course I said yes.”
Maybe one of these days I’ll get my numbers done some time during the week. Is anyone even HERE on a Saturday besides me? It’s cold and wet outside, and I’ve been away for weeks, so I’m enjoying myself. ETA: Being away made me miss that supposedly this weeks elimination will be the result of Week 2/Night 2 scores and votes combined with Week 3 scores and votes. The result of me adding in Week 2/Night 2 are rather interesting. Scroll to the bottom if you’ve already read the first installment.
I was working on the assumption that Gary would be the next to go, despite how entertaining he is, because he’s not a great dancer and he’s crazy and he’s been “in jeopardy” a couple times. As a refresher, remember that sometimes being in jeopardy is a warning sign and sometimes it’s meaningless…and sometimes they want the person in jeopardy to get some votes (see: Andy). We don’t usually know until the end of the season how they’re using it. Anyway, I was working on the assumption that it was Gary, but then I looked at the scores. Now I’m not so sure. At all. Read more..
Strictly Come Dancing Week 2 With Gleb Savchenko, Tristan MacManus, & More -Preshow & Voting Info, Review Dances
Are you ready for the second week of Strictly Come Dancing? I’m excited (and to read all of your comments too as last week was a blast!). This time, Gleb Savchenko and Anita Rani will be performing a Charleston to ‘Pencil Full Of Lead’ by Paolo Nutini and they are dancing 11th. Jamelia and Tristan MacManus will be performing a Cha Cha to ‘Don’t Cha’ by Pussycat Dolls. To see the more dance information for the rest of the couples, see the official BBC Strictly Site (thanks Mr A for letting us know on the songs earlier too). Also, Nathan says Saturday’s show will be “125 minutes of constant dancing and no commercials. So, you might want to strategically slot in drink and toilet breaks!” So true. LOL 😯 With that said, we plan to post Gleb and Tristan’s dance videos as soon as we can for those who can’t watch until later or if you want to watch them again. Also, like last week, we’re going to sticky this post to the top of the page for today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday) to update on both shows and so you can find it to comment in. Let us know what you think of everything in comments. Who were your favorites? Who were your least favorites? Thanks, All, and DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! For how to do so including registration info, SEE THIS LINK!
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We haven’t been posting much on Kym Johnson since she’s not dancing on the show this season, but, she’s done DWTS All Access this season a couple of times so far and she’s still very much out there. Below are some recent new interviews where she talks on Robert Herjavec (they are so cute!), her new Fitness DVD, and more.
Sports Bavada has posted their new odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 3. Take a look below and see if you agree. Let us know in comments. In my opinion, Bindi is too low…and same with Alek. I’d be putting her at first or second…or tied with Nick for first. Everyone else may be about right.
Nick Carter +200 +
Alexa PenaVega +225 +
Carlos PenaVega +700 +
Tamar Braxton +700 +
Alek Skarlatos +700 +
Bindi Irwin +800 +
Hayes Grier +1200 +
Andy Grammer +1600 +
Gary Busey +5000 +
Paula Deen +10000 +
There are also some Odds posted at Broadway World. Bindi is first in their odds. I think I like these odds better, but, I think Paula should be last.
Heidi and Courtney, what do you think?
Courtney: Hmmm…these seem wonky to me. I don’t think Alexa should be nearly that high – I think that Alek, Bindi, Hayes, and even Tamar might have a better shot at the MBT. Truth be told, I’m a little uncertain of just who is voting for Alexa – are there really a ton of Spy Kids fans around? And I would put Bindi at about even odds with Nick – with Alek not far behind. As I’ve witnessed from the switch-up voting – Alek seems to have surged to the top of a lot of folks’ lists as the “guy to beat” this season. Also probably helps that he’s just kind of an awesome human being, too Surprisingly, I’ve found a lot of folks have yet to be really impressed by Nick – I hear the words “intense” and “hard to connect to” thrown around a lot. Is he perhaps more of a Kendra Wilkinson than an Alfonso Ribeiro? I also think Gary is on his way out – so I’d swap he & Paula in the odds. I think the only one that’s about right on the money is Andy – I see him possibly being an early exit.
Heidi: Twitter noise is notoriously faulty when it comes to predicting winners, don’t forget. I’m as big a Derek fan as they come and I think I’ve cast five whole twitter votes – and for several different partners. Alek will do well as long as his scores hold up, but we haven’t gotten to any fun latin dances yet. I think that Nick is still the guy to beat with women of a certain age who aren’t broadcasting it on twitter…but I don’t know if that will hold up for long, because I do agree that Alek is gaining ground. Nick needs to get out of his head or he’ll find himself on the outside of the Top 2 looking in. I very much agree on Alexa – way too high. Where this is coming from I just don’t know. Carlos too, for that matter. Alexa is behind Bindi, Nick and Tamar in the BW odds and I think THAT is still too high. Both sets of odds also have Hayes too low, I think. Ultimately, Bindi, Nick and Alek are likely to be at the top in the end, along with Hayes and Tamar. Alexa or Carlos could sneak into the top 5 if Alek’s latin is not good…but I wouldn’t count on it. I think Andy and Alexa are going to be surprisingly early boots, with Carlos out in 6th place unless he suddenly comes on strong. That’s my very long way of saying – these odds are a mess and BW is marginally better. Marginally. They do kinda make me want to put some money on Bindi, though…
Nick Carter discussed his new single “I Will Wait” on KTLA this morning. He also talks on Dancing With The Stars and his new movie. Great interview…
Last night, Derek Hough and Karina Smirnoff graced the black carpet at a Knott’s Scary Farm event. Aren’t they funny? To see more, click on the photos.