I always enjoy Wendy Williams And Jimmy Kimmel’s thoughts and predictions on Dancing With The Stars every season. I won’t spoil this for you. Be sure to listen when you get a chance and let us know what you think.
Judge Julianne Hough talked with Parade about endometriosis and how it effected her time on Dancing With The Stars. Wow, I never knew about this.
What was the reaction of your DWTS castmates when you had this episode?
Obviously they were pretty concerned. I think that the great thing about it, though, was that as scared as I was to talk about it, it actually brought a lot of us closer. Even years later, now that I’m judging on the show, people from the crew will be like, “I know you have endometriosis, I think I might have it.” So it’s definitely something that as scary as it was to open up about it, I’m so glad that I did because I know how important it is to be a woman and not be alone in what you’re going through. We want to be understood, not just by our peers but by our doctor, too.
How did your diagnosis affect your career and your day-to-day life?
It affected my life more before I understood it—I didn’t understand how to deal with it. It’s hard to be active sometimes. I’m a dancer, I’m onstage. There will be times where I’ll just say, “I need 10 minutes, guys”. And I don’t feel bad about it. I need to do what’s right for my body. In the past, it was very much like, “Oh, I’m fine, I’m fine,” but I was just totally lying to myself. So now it’s empowering that I don’t have to be this tough cookie anymore. I can just be me.
What advice would you give to a woman who suspects she might have endometriosis but isn’t sure what questions to ask or how to approach her doctor?
She should first talk to the women in her life, whether that was her mom, sisters, friends. And get to a place where she feels comfortable. You can go to meinendo.com to find out what endometriosis looks like. There’s diagrams—I’m very visual, so that helps me a lot—and also using the hashtag #meinendo and telling your story and symptoms and hearing other people’s stories. There’s a community where they feel connected and understood.
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Erin Andrews was on Conan last night. She talked on Tom Brady’s missing jersey and also…. Dancing With The Stars!
According to Julianne Hough’s instagram, there will be a Move Beyond Live Tour performance on Dancing With The Stars on April 3rd. YAYYY! If you haven’t bought tickets yet, be sure you do HERE.
Got Pap caught up with Witney Carson, Tom Bergeron, Nick Viall, and Nancy Kerrigan to ask them about Dancing With The Stars after they danced Monday night. It’s fun to see how excited they all are.
Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton talked with Extra today to clear up all the rumors and to talk on Dancing With The Stars. Bonner had the best time Monday night and did his best to keep up with Sharna. He also talks of why he did the show as part of his rehab after his neck injury. Lots more below including teasers for Week 2. I just love these two….and the “Cowboy Way”. Thanks to Stephanie for recording this coverage from Facebook.
ETA: Some pap coverage of their visit…
DWTS 24 Erika Jayne Talks On Dancing And The Real Housewives On “Watch What Happens Live” – Highlights, Photos
The Daily Mail has some gorgeous photos of Erika Jayne on “Watch What Happens Live” yesterday. They also interviewed her on Dancing With The Stars and The Real Housewives and the differences in doing them. More below and at the link.
‘You look like you’ve lost weight that you didn’t need to lose from Dancing With The Stars,’ Andy told Erika, who paired her blouse with black pants and high heels.
‘Well, I am smaller. So it’s a great side effect of the job, so thank you,’ Erika smiled happily, later joking that while she ‘lost weight’ on the dance show ‘I beef up during Housewives.’
Asked which show was harder, she called them ‘two completely different exhaustive processes,’ and laughed: ‘Dancing With The Stars is physical pain — Real Housewives is mental pain!’
Asked about her first night dancing, she said: ‘I mean … it’s OK.’
And as for the judges’ harsh scores of 24 points out of 40 for her — insisting she does not think she was ‘robbed’ — she said: ‘That’s OK too. You have to remember it’s your first time out there. It’s week one.’
She was pleased when host Andy, 48, told her he did not think she was too raunchy in her performance, while one male caller also told her: ‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it — raunch it, baby!’
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 22, 2017
Be sure to watch The Ellen Show today. Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd talked about Dancing With The Stars, The Bachelor, and lots more. Here’s some video from the show.
Nancy Kerrigan wrote about her first dance and what the experience was like getting ready for Dancing With The Stars. It was a busy day to say the least, but, she was happy with the results. More below from Team USA…
I was surprisingly calm before the show. I had my family and some friends in the audience and was able to talk to them before the show. But the nerves kicked in right as the show was about to begin.
The show opening was simple enough for me to learn and it was exciting to be part of the show. I had watched it a hundred times before so I knew what to expect, but it’s always a little different when there is a full house, the lights come on and it’s “go time.”
But as the show unfolded I realized I was having a ton of fun – so much so that I wanted to do my dance again. And not to get better scores. We got all 7s, which was good. I wanted to experience the whole atmosphere one more time. The live band, the lights, the crowd in close proximity – but mainly the feeling of the dance.
I have come to realize that dancing is so much different than skating. The moves of the Viennese Waltz are, in some cases, very opposite to skating. Even the turns go in a direction that is opposite to the way I normally spin.
So I was doing something really different and new. And it was a huge adrenaline rush to learn something so new and then perform it and have that performance appreciated.
We ended week one tied for third. Not bad. But regardless, it was a great experience.
Lots more at Team USA.
TMZ asked Sharna Burgess if there is a romance brewing with her Dancing With The Stars Bonner Bolton. Sharna also clears up the accident that happened last night (which she didn’t even need to do. Most of us could see it was just an accident). She’s so cute.