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.
Hey All! If you live in the California area (or even if you don’t), be sure to see “Forever Tango” in San Francisco at the newly remodeled Herbst Theatre. You can see the show from December 20, 2015 to January 10, 2016 on specific dates. Dancing With The Stars Anna Trebunskaya and Dimitry Chaplin are the leads. Below is more information from Broadway World. There is also a show at the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium in Corpus Christi, TX on November 7th. For more information on this show follow Dmitry Dream Team Facebook for all the latest.
Luis Bravo’s FOREVER TANGO, the internationally celebrated entertainment event that has been seen throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia, will beguile and ignite San Francisco audiences at San Francisco’s newly remodeled Herbst Theatre for a strictly limited three-week engagement – December 20, 2015 – January 10, 2016. Starring Anna Trebunskaya and Dimitry Chaplin of “Dancing with the Stars” – and featuring vocals by Marcela Rios – FOREVER TANGO features 12 world-class tango dancers and an on-stage 11-piece orchestra anchored by the bandoneón – the accordion-like instrument that is the mainstay of tango music – in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina.
Tickets for FOREVER TANGO range in price from $25 – $85. VIP tickets are available for $125 and include a meet-and-greet with Trebunskaya and Chaplin (90 minutes prior to performance), preferred seating and a FOREVER TANGO CD. All tickets can be purchased now online at cityboxoffice.com , by phone at (415) 392-4400 or in person at the City Box Office [180 Redwood St. Ste. 100].
“San Francisco has one of the most vibrant and active tango scenes outside of Buenos Aires,” says Luis Bravo, creator and director of FOREVER TANGO. “Ever since our first engagement in 1994, FOREVER TANGO has captured the hearts and passion of the San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to our return engagement this December!”
Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango inhabits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow. Hailed as “a must-see!” by the New York Times, FOREVER TANGO was voted “Best Touring Musical” by Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle in San Francisco where it played an unprecedented 92 weeks at the Theatre on the Square and has returned season after season. Truly an international event, FOREVER TANGO was also awarded the coveted Simpatia Prize at the 1996 Spoleto Festival in Italy. FOREVER TANGO opened on Broadway in June of 1997 for what was expected to be an eight-week engagement, ran for 14 months and has since performed on Broadway on three separate occasions.
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.
Did some of you notice the tweet below by Alek Skarlatos? The shooting that took place today happened at his former college. In fact, if he wasn’t doing Dancing With The Stars right now, he had planned to go back to this college to finish school. If you can, watch On The Record tonight to see Alek talking about it. You can also read a quote from TMZ below. Please send out your thoughts and prayers!!
Everyone send prayers out to ucc
— alek skarlatos (@alekskarlatos) October 1, 2015
Terror train hero Alek Skarlatos was rehearsing for “Dancing with the Stars” when he got gut-wrenching news — his college was under attack from the shooter who killed 13 people on Thursday.
Sources at ‘DWTS’ tell us Skarlatos was in the middle of rehearsals with Lindsay Arnold when he got a phone call about the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College. In addition to the 13 fatalities, police say the shooter injured at least 20 others.
We’re told Alek immediately left the studio when he got the news, and was making calls back home to make sure his friends were safe.
ETA: Below is Alek and Lindsay doing The Ellen taping yesterday. He talks about what happened at his school at the 4:00 minute mark. So sad. Keep praying, Everyone.
ETA2: Alek released a statement to Access Hollywood as well….
Alek, who received global accolades after he and two other men thwarted an alleged terrorist attack on a Paris train in August, released a statement to Access Hollywood following the tragedy.
“I was enrolled as a student at Umpqua Community College prior to my 2014 deployment to Afghanistan. While I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time in August aboard a train bound for Paris, I only wish that the same could be said for today,” the 22-year-old said.
“I praise the first responders who were on the ground today in Roseburg as they undoubtedly were integral in saving numerous lives and putting a stop to what could have been more than tragic than it is,” he continued. “My heart and prayers go out to this community, my community, right now.”
ETA3: Below is Alek on GMA this morning. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording….
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess were interviewed on Hollywood Today Live to talk about Dancing With The Stars! They talk on the competition and hope to make it to the finals. Nick also chats on his new single, “I Will Wait”. If you haven’t heard it yet, see this previous post. It’s sooo pretty! Thanks to QJill C for the heads up.
Allison Holker and Andy Grammer were on Good Day LA today! Andy says he’s skinnier than he’s ever been and says Allison is so patient with him. They can’t wait to dance to his new single on Monday. Lots more below in this 2 part interview.
Below is the new press release for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 4. For more dance information, see this post.
Dancing with the Stars: 2104 (10/5)
IT’S A NIGHT TO REMEMBER AS THE 10 REMAINING CELEBRITIES COMMEMORATE THEIR “MOST MEMORABLE YEAR” ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
At the End of the Night One Couple Will Be Sent Home
Each celebrity will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year on “Dancing with the Stars” LIVE on MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each couple will dance to a song of the celebrity’s choosing that encompasses a memorable time, or truly incredible experience in their life. These heartfelt performances promise to showcase some of the most exciting choreography and emotionally powerful routines of the season yet. Viewers can expect to see Nick Carter dancing to a Backstreet Boys hit song, Gary Busey paying homage to Buddy Holly, and Bindi Irwin commemorating her father, to name a few. At the end of evening, one couple will be eliminated from the ballroom competition.
The remaining couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold – “Wake Me Up” by Avicii f. Aloe Blacc
Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas – “Mama Said” by The Shirelles
Andy Grammer & Allison Holker – “Good to be Alive” by Andy Grammer
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough – “Every Breath You Take” by Aaron Krause f. Liza Anne
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson – “Amazing Grace” by Ray Chew Live
Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya – “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly
Hayes Grier & Emma Slater – “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess – “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Backstreet Boys
Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel – “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – “King” by Tamar Braxton
Twitter voting for the “Switch Up” continues, and the public can continue to vote throughout Monday’s program. To vote, viewers must Tweet using #DWTS followed by the first name of the celebrity and the first name of the professional dancer. For example, to pair up celebrity Tamar Braxton and professional dancer Mark Ballas, use the Tweet “#DWTSTAMARMARK.” In addition, www.ABC.com will have a page dedicated to assisting viewers in casting their votes. There is no limit on the number of votes one person can cast. Voting for the “Switch Up” remains open until Monday, October 5 at 11:59 p.m., ET.
Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts including dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy®-nominated choreographer Julianne Hough.
For week four, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.
“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is producer of Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY) and the upcoming limited series, Crime (HBO).
Tamar Braxton was a guest on The Wendy Williams Show today. She performed “Calling All Lovers” (which you can watch below. Wow, she’s got a winner there in my opinion!). She also talked on Dancing With The Stars a little. One of our commenters said Tamar mentioned she and Val have been practicing a Rumba.
ETA: Here is the more coverage of Tamar on The Wendy Show including behind the scenes….