These HQ photos say to all about Spring Break night, don’t they? Beautiful. For more, see Getty Images.
Robert Herjavec has blogged about his dance with partner Kym Johnson last night on Dancing With The Stars. He also writes of the team dance. here is more from Entertainment Weekly.
Kym always pushes me, so I definitely know what they mean when they say the content level is very, very high in our routines. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m here to learn from the best and to compete—I feel good about our performance, and I’m looking onwards and upwards to next Monday. Next week is “Decades” themed, and #TeamSharkaroo will be doing an Argentine Tango to represent the 80’s. I’m seeing scrunchies, turtlenecks and more big hair in my future!
We also had the opportunity to do a team dance this week. It was a nerve-wracking experience to have Nastia and Derek away for so much of our prep, but that’s the beauty of a team. We all pulled our own weight, supported each other and came away with an incredible routine. It was so nice to get to know the other dancers better—there isn’t a lot of downtime during a training week, and everyone’s schedules are so scattered.
More at Entertainment Weekly including Robert’s thoughts on Noah.
Fox11 talked with Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess after Dancing With The Stars last night. Noah was still upset for how they were portrayed in their package. Read on for more…
He explained to reporters, “The argument was my fault, but that wasn’t portrayed in the package the way it was edited … and … I’m not used to that and [I’m] … not the type of person that someone I care about is going to look bad when it was my fault.
“So I couldn’t get it out of my head the entire dance,” he said. “She told me backstage, ‘It’s reality TV. That’s what it is,’ but I’m like, ‘I am not set up for reality TV.’
“I’m protective of my friends. I’ve always been that way.”
Burgess, a longtime DWTS pro, noted, “He went into battle for me and went in to protect me, ‘No, it wasn’t her fault, it was mine!’ I think that is so sweet.”
Meanwhile, Galloway said, “It was a lesson learned for me. It’s like, if we’re going to argue about something, let’s not do it in front of the camera.”
The brave military man told FOX411 that he and Burgess both expressed what was bothering them during the incident and then they had “great communication skills between us and we were fine. The argument didn’t even last that long. We worked it out. We’re really close.”
Burgess said that Galloway got so obviously steamed about her being painted in a bad light that host Tom Bergeron even mentioned it on the live show.
For her part, Burgess said, “The [TV rehearsal] package didn’t rile me up at all. I’m used to that. I’ve been here for many seasons now. I know that if you have a three-minute argument in a 40-hour week of rehearsals, they’re going to use that argument because we need to see diversity [of] what couples go through.
“But it didn’t play well for Noah, he felt like it was misused.”
I don’t blame him for being upset. To read the full story, see Fox11. Thanks to Elisabeth for the find.
Stay tuned, we’ll update this post with Sharna’s new blog when it’s released.
ETA: Sharna released her new blog at Closer Weekly. Below is a take where she talks more on the same. She also writes a little on their new dance. Be sure to see the link for more including photos.
We had an intense but fantastic week, and our first fight lasted all of five minutes. What counts is how we pushed past it and moved forward. I do think it’s important for our fans to see this isn’t easy for either of us. It can sometimes be overwhelming, and we had a very human moment of frustration. We got through it easily because we understood where each other was coming from and made the necessary adjustments. We are great friends, too, and we honestly laughed about it at the end of the day!
We are more energized than ever to produce an amazing jazz number for next week’s dance! I love our song so much and have some really big ideas for choreography! I can’t wait to start working on the dance — there’s so much to do.
Let’s go straight to some media! First, if you haven’t read about Derek Hough getting injured last night after the show, see this post. Let’s be praying and wishing the best for him and a full recovery!!
And here are the scores from last night:
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 37
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 34
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 34
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 32
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 31
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 29
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev – 29 (Eliminated)
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 28
Also, don’t forget to VOTE for each couple’s song and dance for “America’s Choice” at this link.
Ok, onto some new interviews. Though first note that due to some technical issues, there won’t be any Afterbuzz TV interview this week. I know…sad. We will miss them.
Here is Access Hollywood with the couples:
See E Online for their chats with some of the couples.
DivaDarv has a recap. She was at the rehearsals for the Anniversary special too and is excited…. Read more..
Copied and pasted from Pure Derek Hough:
First, don’t panic, but, according to Derek and Mark ballas’ instagram accounts, Derek had to go to ER last night. Apparently, Derek hurt his leg or foot…or maybe both? Below are the instagrams. Let’s be hoping and praying Derek is ok. We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more.
ETA: Here is what Gossip Cop is reporting for when Derek got hurt…
A rep for “Dancing with the Stars” only tells Gossip Cop, “We can confirm he was injured rehearsing for the ‘DWTS’ 10th Anniversary special.” See photos below.
Keep those positive thoughts, wishes, and prayers coming, All!!
ETA2: For further updates, see this post at Pure Derek Hough.
Dancing with the Stars season 20 week 6 is here! I know that we often spoil the songs, before the show, but we’re keeping the simple list of music up for posterity’s sake (or in case you missed it before). Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season.
Patti & Artem danced a Quickstep to the song “Heat Wave”—Martha and the Vandellas
Nastia & Derek danced a Tango to the song “Summer”—Calvin Harris
Willow & Mark danced a Salsa to the song “Tequila”—Xavier Cugat
Robert & Kym danced a Jive to the song “Surfin’ Safari”—The Beach Boys
Noah & Sharna danced a Rumba to the song “Waves”—Mr Probz
Rumer & Val danced a Jazz to the song “Bootylicious”—Destiny’s Child
Chris & Witney danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Hopelessly Devoted to You”—Olivia Newton-John
Riker & Allison danced a Samba to the song “Want to Want Me”—Jason Derulo
Team YOLO danced to the song “Wipe Out”—The Surfaris
Team Trouble danced to the song “Trouble” —Iggy Azalea feat. Jennifer Hudson
The week of the dreaded double elimination. So two couples get to dance their little hearts out only to be voted off the island. Oh, wait.
Anyway, here’s what we know so far.
ETA: Along with the couples having their regular dances, they will also have to prepare three immunity dances for next week according to E Online’s interview with Sharna. She and Noah also have a Jazz for next week. ~Vogue
ETA2: Below are the rest of the dances in red. To read more dance and entertainment for Week 7, see the ABC Press Release.
Rumer and Val – 60’s Jive
1-855-234-5610 …Read more
Below is E Online with Rumer Willis! They talk about her new dance on Dancing With The Stars tonight, the competition, and lots more…. Read more..
Just Jared Jr. asked Riker Lynch about Dancing With The Stars. He discusses his favorite dance so far on the show, which R5 song he’d like to dance to, Derek Hough, and lots more.
Tali258: If you could chose the dance and song, which R5 would you pick and what dance?
I would choose Argentine Tango to “Heart Made Up On You.”
What member of your family would you nominate to compete on the show for next season?
I would like to nominate Rocky! That’d be so funny! Haha
Brianaelliott14: What’s your favorite dance that you’ve performed so far?
SarahHopeR5: What is your favorite part about being on DWTS and competing against your cousin Derek Hough?
Everything about Monday, we all get to hang out, dress rehearsal, then do the show! So fun!
More at Just Jared Jr.
I love Willow Shields and this new blog from Access Hollywood makes me love her even more for how she dedicated it to Mark Ballas and her love for storytelling.
But when Bruno mentioned expressing through dance as I would with words, I was instantly excited! Stories and more stories! I have spent my life loving them. From those early years reading with my family, to finally being able to do it on my own, first with little chapter books and then eventually my Harry Potter years (which, let’s face it, have never ended), stories have been huge for me. Then one day, when I was 10, I was cast as Prim in “The Hunger Games” series. How often are you able to become a PART of a story you love so much? To bring those words to life.
Which brings me to another great storyteller: Mark Ballas.
As a partner he is supportive and patient, but tough on me. He works very hard and expects me to do the same. But as a storyteller on “Dancing with the Stars,” there is no one better.
When we are given a new dance each week, he is immediately engaged in the choreography, the music and the costumes. But, he uses all these things to tell such amazing stories! You can’t help but want to be a part in sharing them with the “Dancing with the Stars” viewers.
So whether it is in a book, a piece of art, or in a dance, stories are everywhere. I’m just very grateful to get to be a part of some of them.
More at Access Hollywood.