Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba attended the 2012 CAPE Celebrity Poker Tournament to help support Asian role models in entertainment. She talks about that and Dancing With The Stars with Allie Is Wired below. She’s nervous about the outcome of Dancing With The Stars and she just hopes no one gets hurt for all the boundaries they are all pushing. More below.
You can see some new pictures of Carrie Ann at Getty Images too. I love her hat!
Well, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that re-watching the results show was enlightening and annoying as hell all at the same time. And some parts were downright gross. :-) Anyway, I am just starting to write this down and I’m sensing that it will be WAY more bitchy than it is funny. Fair warning. :-)
The Award for the Pro Giddy Beyond All Reason: Tony Dovolani, in His Confessional Shown During the Results Show
Heidi: He’s just freaking happy. :-) And he should be, what with perfect scores. He and Melissa are so cute and fun that I would be happy to see them make it to the finale and win (although I want it to be SHAWN and it should be Shawn). I love him bursting with glee in the confessional to the point he blows Melissa’s ear drums out. But seriously – I hope he holds on to that feeling because the judges were exceedingly kind and probably for a reason. Looking back on that Quickstep, you could drive a mac truck between Melissa and Tony’s bodies – something that Len regularly bitches about when the Pro happens to be named Derek. Be prepared – this is a theme you will likely hear me complain about throughout the Awards. :-D
Courtney: I’ve gotta say – Tony is really impressing me this season. He’s stepped up the choreo, and although he’s still not necessarily the most creative pro on the show, he still makes his partners actually dance, and he doesn’t buy into the drama – and neither does Melissa. They don’t try to pass off some phony showmance, they don’t go for super flashy choreography, they’re not over-the-top competitive & annoying – they just dance, and they dance well…and they don’t worry about what’s going on around them. It’s nice to see him genuinely happy and grateful to be doing well :-D And him cheesing in the confessional was just adorable…I was half expecting the guy to say “Am I dreaming???? Am I actually headed to week 9???? AAAAAAGGHHHH!!!” I daresay putting up with the likes of Wendy Williams, Kate Gosselin, and Martina Navratilova over the years has paid off :-)
Heidi: Yep, Tony is downright CUTE this season as well. He matches his partner in that respect.
Dancing With The Stars pro Henry Byalikov wasn’t sure he’d be able to get a new Vlog up this week with his extra busy schedule preparing for the next two weeks on Dancing With The Stars, but, somehow he managed to do so. This time, Henry answers a question about how Ballet has helped his dancing….and the conflicts with it and ballroom dancing as well. One fan also asks about Henry on his most embarrassing moment when dancing one of which happened in a dress rehearsal on Dancing With The Stars. Hilarious and especially for what he adds for a picture afterwards. More below…
Isn’t this a sweet picture of Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke? The two semi-finalists on Dancing With The Stars stopped by The Grove in Los Angeles, California this past week to film interviews for “Extra”. Emmitt also signed autographs in support of the ‘Cancer For College’ charity sponsored by 7-11. You can view more fun photos of the two at Zimbio Pictures.
The Semi-finals are going to be extra special on Dancing With The Stars this week …especially if you are a Michael Jackson fan! Be ready on Monday for the show to kick off with a special pro performance which will include a medley of two songs from Michael Jackson’s “Bad25″ album. Also, The Wanted and Paula Abdul will also be performing on the results show. There will also be a special AT&T performance and a special performance with Derek Hough, Allison Holker, and company. Here are some more details on both nights of Dancing With The Stars from Zap2It. After the quote you can read some more teasers. ;)
“Episode 1509 & 1509A” – We’ll kick off the semi-finals of “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) with a stunning pro performance to a medley of two iconic songs from “BAD25,” the album released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s legendary “Bad” album. Each of the remaining five couples will dance to a classic song from the album. The show will also feature three special dance performances, each sampling a song from the 13-track bonus disc from “BAD25.” To continue the celebration ABC will air “Michael Jackson: BAD25,” a documentary directed by Spike Lee, offering Michael Jackson fans across the country a rare look at the man who changed the music world forever (November 22 at 9:30 p.m., ET). Also on Monday night, each couple will dance a dance style they have not yet danced to a theme which was chosen for them by another couple on last week’s Results Show.
On “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars — The Results Show,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET), the UK’s new boyband sensation, The Wanted, will perform a medley of their current single “I Found You” and their biggest hit, “Glad You Came.” Legendary performer and world famous choreographer Paula Abdul returns to the ballroom to perform in our final “Macy’s Stars of Dance” with a groundbreaking number. This piece will be an amazing interactive performance featuring some outside dancers as well as our own pros, Mark Ballas, Chelsie Hightower, Sonny Fredie Pederson, Henry Byalikov, Sharna Burgess and Emma Slater. In our final “AT&T Spotlight Performance,” we will feature 21-year old Parris Goebel. Parris grew up in New Zealand and always knew she loved to dance, even though she was a self-described “terrible dancer.” Instead of taking classes, she taught herself how to dance, developing a new unique hip-hop style called “polyswagg,” and went on to become one of the hottest choreographers in the dance world. She has choreographed for Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliot, and is currently choreographing numbers for the new Michael Jackson Cirque De Soleil show in Las Vegas. She will hit the “DWTS” ballroom on Tuesday night with her dance crew from New Zealand, The ReQuest Crew, for an unforgettable performance. Also, “DWTS” professional dancer Derek Hough will perform a number that he has created that will feature four talented female dancers — Allison Holker, Melanie Moore, Jessica Lee Keller and Katherine McCormick. And before the night’s end, two more couples will be eliminated.
Gearing us up even more, below are some fun tweets from some of the performers and those involved with putting these two shows together….
What a week this has been! Being asked to choreograph the Michael Jackson opening number of Dancing with the (cont) http://t.co/FsxD6q4x
Speaking of Paula and Michael Jackson and in case you didn’t know, at 18, then a Laker Girl, Paula was brought in to direct and choreograph the Jacksons’ Victory Tour. She shared these special words on Michael at the “The Is It” premiere….
“I got to see entertainment at its finest and be a part of something so big and I learned so much from Michael,” she said.
“He was so dedicated,” Paula added later. “It was truly remarkable to watch and it taught me as a choreographer that it’s OK to make people work really hard because the end result is going to be fantastic. Michael never gave anything but fantastic.”
For more on her performance on Dancing With The Stars this week, Paula posted the video below at her facebook with this quote: “Here’s a hint about my big surprise on Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, November 20th!. Love, Paula”
Here’s to the shows this week, Everyone! It’s going to be fun in more ways than one!xxx
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd flew to New York City right after they had a day to rest from their elimination on Dancing With The Stars. Above is Peta while waiting for a cab. You can see more pictures of her at Zimbio. Tall boots, black leather leggings! I love this look!!! :D
Also, if you missed Peta and Gilles on The View yesterday, you can see the full episode at the The View’s official site here.
Pictured above is Maks Chmerkovskiy. Last night, the Dancing With The Stars pro attended the Kimberly Snyder’s Glow Bio Opening in Los Angeles, California. According Pop Sugar, Drew Barrymore, Jenna Dewan, and Kate Mara were also at the celebration. Glow Bio is a juice and smoothie bar with drinks designed by celebrity nutritionist Kimberly.
Thanks to @DWTSMaksimFans for the heads up on this news. You can see more pics of Maks at Getty Images.
Mark Ballas was on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show today. They chat about this season of “Dancing with the Stars”, Mark’s new music with Timbaland, and what to expect of his new album. Here is what he said about working with Derek and Shawn last week;
When Derek got injured a few weeks Mark was called to step in. “I feel like I’ve done more work since I’ve been kicked off than when I was on,” he says. So, who takes creative control Derek or Mark? “We kind of do that together. He was in there, he was wanting to move around. Me and Shawn [Johnson] we just kind of wanted him to relax and take time to really heal. We actually ended up tying him to the chair with big rubber bands. He was tied to the chair for about an hour and a half. But it was really good, Derek and I have grown up together since we were 9 and 10-years old. My parents trained us both. So it’s really easy for me and him to be creative together. It worked really well and I danced with Shawn in season 8, so it was already kind of natural, we kind of picked up where we left off.”
Thanks to Lori for the heads up on this news!! Wow Timbaland. Mark’s working with the best now!
As most of you know, we’re down to five couples on Dancing With The Stars. Since a little more than half of them have been eliminated, let’s get some numbers to see who you think is going to win the Dancing With The Stars All Star Season. Also, who is your favorite couple dancing from these final five? Please vote in our two new Polls and don’t forget to tell us how you voted in comments. You can also rank the couples if you like in the comments. Thanks so much for your participations always!!
People Magazine has picked a sexiest man from each State to be on their Most Sexiest Man Alive List for 2012. Olympic speed skater and Dancing With The Stars All Star Apolo Ohno has made the cut for his home State of Washington where he was raised by his father.
To read more on the list and the upcoming issue to be released on November 16th, visit People.com.