So many beautiful new photos of Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough, and Julianne Hough at the 2014 Emmy Awards. Be sure to see them all at Getty Images here, here, and here. Keep watching the links. They may add more. Keep checking Pure Derek Hough for lots of Emmy coverage there as well on Derek. Heidi and I are tag teaming. Too fun!
Who knows if this news is true or not? Though note how TMZ has been a good source for Dancing With The Stars pre-season rumors for several years. Read on for more….
Sources connected with the show tell us … they’ve made an offer to Julianne to become the 4th judge … the other 3 are coming back. We’re told the 2 sides are in negotiations and are expected to make the deal.
Julianne left the show years ago to pursue an acting and singing career, but it’s been rough going … particularly “Rock of Ages” and “Footloose.” We’re told her commitment to DWTS is only a couple of hours a week, so she’ll still pursue acting.
And there’s this … our sources say Maksim Chmerkovskiy wanted the judging gig and wanted it BADLY … and he’s really pissed he didn’t get it and has made it known to producers.
I hope this is true. I love Julianne and I’m an even BIGGER fan after the Move Live on Tour! I’m also glad the three regular judges will be back.
ETA: Heidi here…TMZ has updated the story and removed the bit about Maks. I think someone made a phone call – perhaps Maks will still get his shot at a guest judging moment. But maybe not. Who knows?
ETA2: “Sources” talk to E News on Julianne and if she’s coming on as a 4th judge. Apparently, she hasn’t signed on…yet. A rep for ABC won’t comment. More below and at this link.
Not on my DWTS, please. He’s one of those guys who thinks he knows everything about everything but really doesn’t know all that much about anything. But hey, if you’re hot, you’ll be a hit whether you can sing…I mean dance, or not. But really – how funny would it be if Simon got to be Guest judge and Maks didn’t? From The TV Page:
Usually when they bring a new boss into a show it is so they can shake it up…
Yeah, but this time it is not. The show did really great last season. Quite early on in the season, Conrad who was the EP decided to leave. He had done 18 seasons. He decided he wanted a new challenge. So in this case the show is doing great and we have to be really respectful of the format.
So how are you going to put your stamp on the show?
Look, viewers love the show. I would be a fool to go in there and say, “I want to put my stamp on this. I am going to go in there and shake things up.” But there are a couple of significant changes that I am in the process of making that I think people will notice.
How many judges do you think will be on the panel?
For the moment, we are looking at three. There is a possibility for a fourth. We are talking about that possibility. But we have to see. I think you have just got to get the right mix of people. I think Bruno (Tonioli) , Len (Goodman) and Carrie Ann (Inaba) are brilliant. Certainly wouldn’t lose any of them…
Carrie Ann Inaba was on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night. They dance and get goofy. She tries to convince him to dance on Dancing With The Stars too and he changes the subject. Carrie Ann also chats about her new Italian boyfriend. Below are a couple of clips. You can view the entire episode at this link.
ETA: below is Carrie Ann on Access Hollywood today too. She talks about Dancing With The Stars more in this interview. Adding: and check out how she thinks Maks and Meryl should get married. lol
Carrie Anne Inaba was a guest on Queen Latifah yesterday! She discussed her career, animal rescue, the new man in her life, and more.
Sooooo…anyone else have an unpleasant sense of deja vu from season 14 after last night’s show? Cause I sure am…it’s only the names that have changed: William Levy has been replaced with Meryl, and Donald Driver has been replaced with Charlie. William/Meryl can do no wrong in the eyes of the judges, is bathed in praise, and gets free passes for doing things that other couples get called out on in a heartbeat; while poor Donald/Charlie busts his ass and delivers not only some stellar dances, but manages to keep a smile on his face – yet week after week, he’s nitpicked to death by the judges and looks (along with his partner) beyond hurt as it’s happening. I hated the whole situation two years ago, and I hate it again now – the blatant pimping and obvious hosing of some couples vs. others is making me check out of this season just a little bit more with each passing week. There’s only one glimmer of hope on the horizon: William, despite all the pimping on his season, was only able to eke out 3rd place…while Donald, the weekly redheaded stepchild in the eyes of the judges, ended up winning the whole thing. Just some food for thought… Read more..
Is Carrie Ann Inaba’s home not beautiful?! I love all of her fur babies and work with animal rescue too!! Check it out…
Also, have you all seen this pic at twitter yet today? I about fell over in my chair after seeing this. LOL! Here’s to the show tonight everyone!!
Hey All! If interested, be sure to pick up the new issue of People Magazine. Last Sunday, photographers went inside her home to take photos. There is a nice interview inside too. Below is a teaser from Carrie Ann. Beautiful!!
“You are HOT!” ~Robin to Bruno
Thanks to the
Vocal Vault, below is a Good Morning America preview with Robin Roberts behind the scenes of Dancing With The Stars. Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli pop in to welcome Robin and give her some tips. You can also see Val and his new hair style too ( ). Here’s to tonight, Everyone!! ADDING: and look at those costumes. Beautiful! I wonder if we will see some of them tonight?
Lot’s of fun coverage today of the eliminated couples on Good Morning America thanks to the Vocal Vault, Karina, and @GMA. Plus, the judges announced Robin Roberts will be the celebrity guest judge on Dancing With The Stars next week (Awww, I love her). Note too how they said there will be a guest judge every week from next week forward (wow, ok, but, isn’t that a little much?) Also, note how Sean remarked in his interview that he and the producer had a disagreement which he thinks sealed his fate, but, I don’t think that had anything to do with him being eliminated, do you? I think his fan base was too small compared to Billy Dee’s (who I think should have left before Sean)? Let us know what you think. Below is more in detail…
ETA: Ricky Martin and Redfoo from the band LMFAO will also be judging in the next weeks as well as Mario Lopez and Julianne Hough as previously reported.