Did any of you watch Derek Hough on “Better With You” Monday night? This was one of the first things my Dad asked me last night when I called to see if he was ok after Cheryl and Chris’ elimination. He loved seeing Derek again and so did I. It filled a little “void” if not for one night for us Derek fans. Not only can the man dance, he can act. He’s a born natural. In case you missed Derek and the show, check out Pure Derek Hough as Heidi has the videos up. What’s more, with Derek’s appearance on the show and according to TV Line, “Better With You” increased their viewers this week by 220%!! Is that not amazing or what?!!!! GO DEREK!!! It’s obvious he’s a TV draw. If the ratings for Dancing With The Stars are down a little this Season, I’d say it’s because of Derek’s absense, would you? They better get him back next Season at any cost.
ABC bubble comedy Better With You made the most of its special Monday aprés-Dancing With the Stars showcase, holding onto 11.7 million of the reality hit’s audience. That’s a 37 percent larger crowd than Cougar Town netted a week ago in the same primo perch, while BWU‘s demo rating (2.6) was 13 percent higher.
Special thanks to Dee/Upclose22 for sending us this news. xxx
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting more details on the entertainment for next week from our previous posting. They list the songs to be performed by the guest performers and a special treat for Derek Hough fans after Monday night’s show. Not only that, celebrities, judges, and some “dancing” alumni are returning. The “Macy’s Stars of Dance” are also paying tribute to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal wedding. More below. Exciting week coming up!! Who is going to be there?
1. The dance contest will feature Hanson singing “MmmBop” during Monday’s performance show at 8 p.m. The theme is “Guilty Pleasures Night,” and the seven couples will perform a Latin or ballroom style to what the network calls “a musical guilty pleasure.” Translation: a song nobody wants to admit liking.
2. Derek Hough, who isn’t on this year’s show, puts in a guest appearance on “Better With You.” It airs at 9:30 p.m. Monday right after “Dancing.” Hough plays a dance instructor. Larry King also has a cameo.
3. ABC will offer a live “Dancing With the Stars” special at 8 p.m. Tuesday. It’s called “The Road to the Finals” and will feature the celebrities, judges and ”Dancing” alumni sounding off. Hanson will perform “Give a Little.” Also performing will be the cast of “Rock of Ages,” which features Constantine Maroulis of “American Idol” and Rebecca Faulkenberry.
4. The “Dancing” results show will follow at 9 p.m. Tuesday on WFTV-Channel 9. New Kids On the Block/Backstreet Boys will perform “Don’t Turn Out the Lights.” Pia Toscano of “American Idol” will sing “I’ll Stand by You” as pros Mark Ballas and Karina Smirnoff dance. The Macy’s Stars of Dance segment will celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Thanks for Heidi for sending me more details on the entertainment to post. Speaking of, be sure to check into Pure Derek Hough because Heidi has some great things up from when Derek visited Texas this past week. She’s got even more goodies on the “Better With You” appearance as well. Don’t miss it!!
Hi All!!!! How are you? Just a few things to share. First, Derek has a big day. He’s filming his role on “Better With You” today. Joanna Garcia (the female lead) tweeted a picture of the two practicing. Thanks to Heidi and Pure Derek Hough for this information. You can see some new HOT pics of him at the link.
Tony is golfing in the Bob Hope Classic today as well and has made it to the 3rd round. My Desert has a fun interview up with him. Check out how he use to babysit Derek when he was little. I liked what he said about “ringers”. He is also asked about Season 12. Much more at the link.
On Dancing with the Stars, you’re the professional who is working with amateurs. Out here, the tables are turned. Are you getting nervous? Can you sympathize with your dance partners?
I hope my dance partners show up with as much dedication as I have for golf.
I like the tables being turned.
The pressure is not on me. I just have a good time. This is a beautiful, beautiful place. I wish I could take this weather back with me to Connecticut. I think you guys in Palm Springs definitely have an edge.
Yeah, the winters here are much nicer.
Except for July and August. I think those two months, I wouldn’t want to be here.
It’s not just two months brother.
Oh, it’s more than that?
It gets very hot. You said there’s no pressure on you, but it’s before the first tee.
It’s before the first tee. But the thing is, for me, it’s about having a good time. I’m out here in nature. I’m not one of the pros. There’s no pressure for me to perform. I just have to hit the ball. But I’m an 8 handicap, so I should hit it pretty well.
You’ve had a great run, 10 seasons on Dancing with the Stars with partners like Kathy Ireland …
Yeah, Kathy Ireland, I had Jane Seymour, Susan Lucci, Leeza Gibbons.
It almost sounds like the cast for Cougartown.
I know right, but I also had Audrina Patridge and Stacy Keibler, Melissa Rycroft. I’ve been paired up with every range as far as age goes, and I’ve enjoyed every single one of them. Every season, I have a different story that develops with me. Where some of the other people have the same story. I’ve been lucky to meet so many wonderful people and they all remain friends.
What’s up with this guy Derek always getting paired up with the ringer?
Derek (Hough) is a talented individual. I used to babysit him when he was a kid. You babysit them?Well, by the pool when they were 8. Whatever you want to call it, but they are good kids and I wish nothing but the greatest thing for them. When they win, I feel like a part of me won.
But come on. you don’t wish you got the ringer so you can win the title?
I don’t ever wish that. I enjoyed every person I had. For me to wish I had the ringer means I didn’t enjoy every person that I had. Honestly, the professional part, I won two world championships. I accomplished my goals. This is all gravy.
So any sneak peeks at the next season?Here’s a little inside tip of what we go through. We don’t know who we get until they walk into that ballroom.
So you don’t know who your partner is until then?Yeah, so all the reactions are tamed down. If it’s bad, we’re not going to say anything. And if it’s good, we’re still not going to say anything because we don’t know how good good is.
Louis was on Good Morning America today to discuss his new dance and fitness class “La Blast”. I couldn’t agree more about how “dancing” is the best workout. Not only that, it is FUN!!
For those Maks fans, there is a new Russian article on Maks and his filming of The Bachelor in the Ukraine at Media Nanny. Even taking it to a transaltion site, I’m having a hard time understanding it (HELP! lol). But, it appears the show is still in production and is currently being shot in the Canary Islands. Be sure to read the link for more and to see some really nice pictures of Maks and some of the beautiful locations where he’s been staying. Thanks to Twitter friend Wonton12 for the heads up this news.
Ok, that is all for now. I leave you with this video I ran onto at the Colleen Zenk Facebook page of her dancing on “As The World Turns”. She is good. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if she is picked to do the show this season. She’s now up to 10,302 fans in support of her to do the show at Facebook and now they are shooting for “20,000″.
People really shouldn’t make “age” cracks like that, should they? I don’t think so or they will regret it.