This is so awesome. Dancing With The Stars pros Allison Holker and Derek Hough won a World Dance Award along Sonya Tayeh, Nappytabs, Mandy Moore and Travis Wall for Outstanding Choreography for a TV Live Performance Award Show/Special for the Emmys 2013!! CONGRATULATIONS and so deserving!!! Now if only these two would dance a pro number together on Dancing With The Stars this season!!
What an unforgettable night last night! So many great dances and lots to cover! Let’s see what the couples had to say about it in some new interviews below. First, don’t miss heading to ABC7 and the Daily Mail for some amazing photos. Glamour has some backstage fun as well.
Ok, onto the interviews. Note that it’s “Dynaminc Duo” week for Week 8 and the couples also have THREE dances….
-Derek and Bethany will be “Ricky and Lucy” if they can get everything cleared (lots more with them at Pure Derek Hough).
-Lea and Artem have “Bonnie and Clyde” and they mention they will dance to Carrie Underwood’s “Something Bad is About To Happen”. Artem also explains on how the THREE dances will take place next week (be sure to listen carefully to the ABC7 interview).
-Peta and Tommy have “Johnny Cash and June Carter” and they are doing a Paso Doble to “Ring Of Fire”.
-Mark and Sadie wouldn’t say who they are as a “couple”, but, they have a contemporary dance and it will be “beautiful”. Sadie hints that it’s something “she would do”. Mark says it has something to do with “the beginning of time” (wha? Hmm…maybe “Adam and Eve” like some have guessed in comments?).
-Val and Janel are going to be “Romeo and Juliet” and they are dancing to “Everybody’s Free” from the Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo and Juliet”.
-Alfonso and Witney have “Batman and Robin” and they have a Cha Cha Cha.
-Michael and Emma have a Foxtrot, but, they can’t reveal anything else yet since it’s not cleared. Emma is extremely excited on it if she gets her way with it.
Special thanks to JC Rubio, Allison Holker, George Pennacchio, and Shaun Robinson for doing such an excellent job with these interviews and feeling and getting to the heart of the matter. Be sure to tweet them at twitter and send them some love. Lot’s of great content to take in…
Glamour spent the day with Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba. Lots of fun things at this link.
Also, below is something to take in before the show tonight. Hilarious…
Thanks to Lori for the heads up!
DWTS Karina Smirnoff, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, Allison Holker Dazzle At Life & Style Weekly’s 10 Year Anniversary Party
What do you think of these looks? Last night, Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, Allison Holker, and Sharna Burgess were seen arriving at Life & Style Weekly’s 10 Year Anniversary Party at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, California. For more photos, see Getty Images. Beautiful…all of them! My goodness! I have a feeling Jim is going to be one happy camper this morning!
Have you all seen this yet? So cute! Thanks to @iamKimmieHo for sending!
Give it up for Lois again. She’s back with another fantastic poem for Dancing With The Stars….
A LATIN LOVE AFFAIR
Definition of a Love Affair:
A romantic, sexual relationship between two people
An intense love or enthusiasm of something
Both were in full array, both a love affair on Monday night!
We have an intense, great American Love Affair
With DANCING WITH THE STARS
LATIN night was a Grand Love Affair in the form of dance
A LATIN LOVE AFFAIR
The opening was a’flame in fiery red, a Pitbull Fireball show
The fires of love burning, dancing girls glisteny and all aglow Read more..
Ready for another Afterbuzz TV Show? Though first, if you haven’t ranked the couples this week, be sure you do so in Courtney’s new Power Rankings Post. Ok…now onto the new Afterbuzz TV show. This time Sharna Burgess joins the panel in discussing week 6 of Dancing With The Stars. She talks of what it was like working with Pitbull for the opening number (which as you know I love loved!). She also helps to review each dance and tells us some fun “behind the scenes” goodies. Sharna also explains at the end what it was like to be chosen as the 13th pro and how easily anyone can be replaced (that would have been so hard to go through). Let us know what you think as always.
I apologize for this being so ungodly late, but between all of the media and other posts we had going up earlier, a sh*tastic day at work, and some of you just generally driving me to drink, I decided that these rankings could wait a bit. Side note: if you wanna talk about the team dances next week, go here; if you so desire to vote for the dance styles and songs that the couples are dancing in week 7 (I think), this post has directions. I’m pretty partial to the idea of Tommy doing a Viennese waltz to “I’d Rather Go Blind”, but to each his own
After two hours of Pitbull the peanut-butter eating, Spanglish-speaking naked mole rat judging, I still have no idea was “DALE!!!” means. Oh well – I guess when it all came down to it, he was a halfway decent judge; he saw right through the showmance front that Vajanel put up, and actually knew the names of a few salsa steps to compliment Alfonso on. Doesn’t mean I ever want to see him as a judge again, though But hey, Mr. Worldwide needed a plug for his gig hosting the American Music Awards, so I guess that’s why we got him this week…
…the judging seemed kinder this week, so I wonder if there was a huge backlash from some of the out-and-out cruelty we saw last week and the judges were told to ease up a bit. Still think Alfonso & Sadie (and now Bethany) are getting nitpicked, while Janel, Antonio, & Tommy are getting babied a bit; Lea and Mike are a toss-up each week. Will be interesting to see if the dynamic of the judging panel changes at all with Len back – wonder if we’ll start to see more complaints about “messin’ about”, and Julianne will suddenly become the “nice judge” now that Len the critic is back.
Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan – kinda stinks that he didn’t last longer, but if he had to get eliminated, at least he went out on a high note. His jazz was probably his (and Allison’s) best dance yet. Not sure Allison made a strong enough showing to warrant getting asked back as a pro again next season, but we shall see…
1.) Alfonso & Witney – Perhaps not the most “strictly salsa” salsa we’ve ever seen on the show, but I can’t blame Witney for sneaking in some hip-hop to play to Alfonso’s strengths. Thought he could have used a bit more hip action, but then I have to wonder if Witney tried to keep the steps a bit tight & boxy in order to baby his groin injury. Still a very enjoyable routine – there was some complex stuff in there, and Alfonso managed to stay on-time and in-step with Witney. He’s still the showman of this season, for sure – and with the way the crowd goes crazy after his dances, I think he’s gonna be around till the end. Read more..
Allison Holker has written about her ending journey with Jonathan Bennet on Dancing With The Stars. She enjoyed the experience and hopes to return for future seasons. I hope she does as well. More at In Touch including pictures from behind the scenes.
I learned a lot about myself as I’m going on this journey as well. I have had so much growth, and I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity. All things happen for a reason and this show brought back a fight in me and a special spark that I hope continues to flame. Thank you “Dancing With the Stars” for giving me an awesome opportunity! It was wonderful to be a part of something so great.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience with Dancing With the Stars. And I hope it’s only the beginning!
A special thank you to my parents Dave and Nikki Holker, my husband Stephen Boss, my daughter Weslie and my hero Paula Abdul for coming out and always supporting me. I love you guys. And to all of my family, friends and fans — you guys mean the world to me, and I hope to make you always proud.