What a great weekend it was for Derek Hough at a “Bust A Move” event in Ottawa, Canada. Along with Derek’s appearance and help, the event raised over $1,000,000 for Breast Cancer. If you head to CTV Ottawa, you can view some news coverage of the event and also see Derek dancing. For lots more coverage, videos of Derek dancing, and more (including new pap pics of Derek shopping in West Hollywood yesterday), visit Pure Derek Hough.
Beach Life Style Radio Show interviewed Sharna Burgess. She talks about training celebrities on Dancing With The Stars and what the show has done for dancing and ballroom…and lots more. Fun interview. Be sure to check it out at this link!!
ETA: To see some new pics of Sharna at a new UBN Radio interview, see Turk PR. Such a doll as always!
ETA2 BONUS: Below is Sharna interviewing Bravesoul. Too fun. She makes a great reporter!!
Oh lord, no. From “The Big Lead”. Thanks to @DWTSGossip for the heads up on this…I think.
Erin Andrews, the Fox Sports sideline reporter, is going to be the new co-host of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, two sources tell The Big Lead. The network is expected to make the announcement Monday. An ABC spokesperson didn’t return a call Saturday evening seeking comment.
ABC announced Friday that Brooke Burke, who had been Tom Bergeron’s co-host on DWTS for the last seven seasons, would be leaving the show.
Andrews is not leaving Fox Sports, sources say. She will continue her sports duties – sideline reporting, hosting – for Fox, and co-host Dancing with the Stars on ABC during the week. Michael Strahan of Fox Sports has a similar deal – he co-hosts “Live with Kelly and Michael” during the week for ABC.
Sorry, I haven’t liked Andrews since she was all “mean girl” on DWTS. I don’t see it changing with her as host. But I do sense an opportunity for Courtney and I…. But still, I’m going to pray that “the Big Lead” is full of crap. Or a spoof site and I missed it. Or drinking too much. Or something.
ETA: People.com jumps on the Erin rumor bandwagon. As I told someone in the comments, it’s not truly “official” until ABC updates their website or announces it in some other way.
It’s time to welcome a new host to the ballroom.
The FOX Sports reporter, 35, will take over as Tom Bergeron’s co-host for season 18 of ABC’s dancing competition. Andrews is no stranger to the series, having competed on season 10 ofDWTS with pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
ETA2: This is sweet. KTLA did a tribute to Brooke on their show today…. Read more..
Finally! Official word on the Cast announcement for Dancing With The Stars Season 18!! Mark it for Tuesday, March 4th on GMA!!
Well…sorry Brooke. And if any of you pros are asking for too much money…well, I guess there is only so far they will go cuz they ain’t got none. Seriously, though, this makes me very interested to see what other cuts they will make. Although, in the new one night format there really wasn’t room for two hosts – and Tom rocks. From Rumor Fix:
RumorFix has learned exclusively that Brooke Burke Charvet, who has co-hosted the show for seven years with Tom Bergeron, will not be returning this season.
On November 25, 2008, Brooke, herself, and partner Derek Hough won the competition during Season Seven.
RumorFix has reached out to ABC and Brooke’s reps for comment.
Burke-Charvet exclusively confirms to me that she will not be returning to the ABC show.
“I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture,” she said in a statement. “I’ve always been one to embrace change and looking forward to pursuing opportunities I previously wasn’t able to entertain because of contractual obligations to the show. I’ve seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom but this one takes the cake.”
Hey, just a shortie! Did any of you see Dancing With The Stars Tony Dovolani on “The Exes” last night? If so, how was he? If you head to Zap2It, you can view some stills from the show of he and former Dancing With The Stars partner Leah Remini. I’m loving some of their poses….well, and her shoes especially!!!
The Examiner has posted a new interview with Olympic silver medalist Noelle Pikus-Pace. They ask her if she’d do Dancing With The Stars in part of the interview. Just in case she might get a “call”, we thought we better mention this because you never know.
And because random questions are fun, might we ever see you on “Dancing with the Stars”?
Pikus-Pace: Hey, who knows? Give me a call. Let me try it out. [Laughs]
I’d rather producers pick an ice skater(s), but, she might be a cool get too. What do you think?
Reality Steve revealed in his weekly video blog chat thing that Juan Pablo will not be on Dancing With the Stars next season, despite his declaration to Mario Lopez the week of his premiere, “I like dancing a lot.” With such a strong expression of emotions, we’re surprised ABC didn’t scoop him right up then and there to shake his bon-bon (Ricky Martin!) on TV. Except that we’re not at all surprised. See, his homophobic comments, saying that it wouldn’t be good for children to watch a gay Bachelor because they are “more pervert,” happened.
And according to Reality Steve, that was enough not only for the network to ask Juan Pablo not to attend Sean and Catherine’s wedding, but also to nix him from consideration for DWTS.
You can read the full article at Whio.com via Reality Steve.
I can’t say I am disappointed in this news. How about you?
Please note that he put the word hypothetical in quotes. Please also note the hashtag. Questions like this, at this time of year, are very interesting indeed. I vote YES to DWTS. So, just how “hypothetical” do you think this is? Well, there’s no way he was asked to be bachelor – that doesn’t film until probably October or something and they usually pick a guy from the upcoming season of The Bachelorette. So, is that camouflage? Does Dan always ask strange hypothetical questions? I have no idea – but I’m putting it out there in case he ends up on the show. We had him as a rumor way back in Season 9, apparently.
PureDWTS Exclusive: Designer Randall Christensen Talks Of How He Designed Meryl Davis & Charlie White’s Olympic Costumes & More
Besides Derek Hough helping Meryl Davis and Charlie White with their choreography for the Olympics, did you know there is another Dancing With The Stars connection? Below is a new interview with for Emmy Award winning and former Dancing With The Stars costume designer Randall Christensen as he designed Meryl and Charlie’s breathtaking Olympic costumes. What’s more, they won a GOLD medal in them!! @LinzeyReed and I were so fascinated to learn more, that we came up with a few questions for him. Below Mr. Christensen tells his riveting story from the heart, how he was inspired, and the details that went into making each costume. Not only that, he provided us with a sketch with some silk fabric swatches while he was in the designing process of Meryl’s “My Fair Lady” short program costume. He also tells us about his other ventures. Without further ado, below is Randall Christensen and we can’t thank him again for his time. Read on….
Hi Mr. Christensen, how are you? It’s good to be talking with you and seeing you light up twitter with your interest in the Olympics and Figure Skating. From a recent interview we read with ABC15 in Phoenix, AZ, we hear there is a very special reason why as you designed the costumes for several ice skating teams including gold metalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Congratulations! Their costumes were absolutely divine and your best work yet. We can’t imagine what you must feel like knowing you had a part in them winning Gold in your stunning designs.
I HAVE TO SAY, IT IS BEYOND AN HONOR TO DRESS OUR NEW OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS! I THOUGHT WORKING WITH THE STARS AND DANCERS ON DWTS WAS FULFILLING (WHICH IT WAS), BUT MERYL AND CHARLIE ARE OLYMPIANS! LET ALONE OUR COUNTRY’S HEROES! I WAS THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE.
Can you tell us about how and when this union came to be? What was the designing process like and working with Meryl and Charlie for the Olympics? Was Derek Hough involved in any way with the costume process since he choreographed their Short dance?
MY COMPANY HAS BEEN WORKING WITH MERYL AND CHARLIE FOR SEVERAL YEARS, WHILE I WAS STILL WORKING ON DWTS. THEY APPROACHED US IN 2009/2010 TO MAKE COSTUMES FOR THEM. WHEN I ENDED MY RUN ON DWTS THEY Read more..