Last night at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show, Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough won for ‘America’s Favorite Choreographer’ and ‘America’s Favorite Performance’ for “Elastic Heart” along with Julianne Hough and Tessandra Chavez! Julianne Hough also won for ‘Favorite Dance Idol’. Carrie Ann Inaba also was named the ‘2015 Role Model Award’. Congratulations to Everyone!! For more coverage on the night including video of Derek accepting his awards, photos, and more, see Pure Derek Hough.
As you know from yesterday’s report, Len Goodman will not be a judge for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. However, he could be involved in some capacity. There are also plans to have guest judges.
Also, Lizze Grubman (Tony Dovolani’s publicist), confirmed at twitter last night that Tony Dovolani will not be a judge as we suspected.
And the question on all of our minds, will there be a new fourth judge? Nothing has been confirmed yet, but, Yahoo News has mentioned “a permanent fourth judge will not be appointed”. Thanks to Meghan for this heads up.
The guest judges filling Goodman’s shoes have yet to be named, but a permanent fourth judge will not be appointed.
Again, we stress, nothing is official or confirmed yet!! Judging very much seems to still be in the working stages?
Oh, and isn’t this new ad for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 fun? Thanks to Trisha Cannon for recording.
While DWTS had yet to finalize its cast when we spoke with showrunner Rob Wade, he told us fans could expect to see most of their favorites return for season 21. “I don’t think the cast will be much different than the one we’ve had the last couple of seasons,” he said.
Still, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any changes. So who’s definitely in and who might be out when the reality hit returns on Sept. 14?
The Judges: While Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli are all definitely returning to their seats at the judge’s table, the jury is still out on head judge Len Goodman’s involvement. (Goodman had previously said he was leaving the show prior to season 20, but then back-tracked.)
“It’s been back and forth the last year. I said to him, look, see how you feel,” told us. “I’m waiting. He’s in England, he’s working. I think there’s a good chance he’s not going to back for some of the shows…We’ll see where he lands, we’ll see how his health is, what he wants to do. But whatever happens this season, whether he comes back for some or none, the following season…I’m sure he’d be back for.”
For now, the show is once again looking at having some big names stop by to fill in for Goodman, with Wade confirming, “We’re looking at guest judges.”
Also, Val wants another mirror ball…
And fans shouldn’t expect Val Chmervoskiy to rest on his recent win with Rumer Willis, as the show’s casting director Deena Katz told us, “Three days after he won, he texted me like, ‘Babe, I need another one.’ I was like, ‘You just had one!’ And he’s like, ‘I need to do it again!'”
So yes, expect Val to return as well. (He even called and left a voicemail for Wade as we were speaking. No joke!)
EEk! More at E Online.
DWTSGossip dropped this interesting tidbit yesterday:
Which seems to point to Len finally bowing out as head judge, and some new blood being brought in to round out the panel. All signs seem to point to a male judge (not sure I could handle a panel of Carrie Ann “I Score with My Vagina, Not My Brain” Inaba, Bruno the Flamboyant, and Julianne, who can be a bit hit-or-miss), and a lot of folks seem to think it’s Tony – likely because he expressed interest in the position in an interview recently. Others are throwing out Louis & Maks’ names, and yet others are thinking it’s someone different altogether – I fall in the latter, as my gut is telling me that DWTS might borrow from another country’s version of the show and tap Jean Marc Genereaux from Danse avec les Stars in France (and DWTSGossip did mention that he/she had heard that DWTS France “would be involved in some way”). I think there’s also a possibility that DWTS may try to “borrow” one of the ballroom choreographers from SYTYCD (Jean Marc or Tony Meredith fit the bill), or we might see Corky’s name thrown back in the mix. I do think the new judge will likely be someone who specializes in ballroom, though, as Len’s shoes are big ones to fill in terms of ballroom experience.
So assuming all of this is true – who do you guys think the new judge might be, and why? Tell us in the poll and the comments!
Because it’s summer and there’s not much else DWTS-related to talk about – why not get a blast from the past and take a look at what some of our pros and judges do when they’re not performing on the show? And in this case, the activity in question is appearing in music videos – with varying results. Some of them are pretty cool, others are blink-and-you-miss-it cameos, and some…should probably stay buried forever 🙂 Let’s check it out… Read more..
What a week it’s been for the cast of Dancing With The Stars. Below we try and catch up with them all. Shew. First up, how about a Dancing With The Stars Tour teaser pic courtesy of Alan Bersten? The show premieres Saturday night in Atlantic City, NJ. They look like they are ready to go. This teaser of Val and Witney dancing to one of the numbers looks fun too.
Speaking of dancing, Amy Purdy and Henry Byalikov untied to dance again last night at the CAFoundation Gala. Go for it, Amy!
Also, did you catch Cheryl Burke in “I Can Do That” this week? If not, and you miss seeing her dance, check this out. Thanks to @IAmKimmieHo for the heads up….
Ciara and Cheryl Burke kicked it old school and won the night! Don't miss next Tuesday's I Can Do That at 10/9c on NBC.
Posted by I Can Do That on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Carrie Ann Inaba won a ITAArts Therapy Lamplighter Award this week too. Photo below courtesy of her twitter. I love this dress….
I’m loving this dress too worn by Erin Andrews last night at the CMT Awards. She looks so glamorous in white, doesn’t she? Read more..
Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron, Rob Wade, And Carrie Ann Inaba Attend The 2015 Critics Choice Awards, Winners List
Below you can see Tom Bergeron, Rob Wade, And Carrie Ann Inaba dressed up and attending the Critics Choice Awards tonight. Sadly, Dancing With The Stars and Tom didn’t win in their nominated categories, but, it looks like they had a lot of fun. To see a winners list, see US Magazine.
A TV Heads Up: In case you missed it the first time, ABC is re-airing the Dancing With The Stars 10th Anniversary show on Sunday, May 31st. Be sure to tune in. It’s a great show. Thanks to Jennifer for the heads up.
Ali Lanyon, Pennsylvania Co-Anchors the very early Morning News show from 4:30 am to 7 am on WHTM TV, ABC27, Harrisburg, PA. She also wears a Reporter’s Hat for the station. She filed Backstage Reports from The Monday and Tuesday Finale shows. Also, seen commenting on the video clips are her Morning News Co-Anchor James Crummel. And the Morning News Weather Anchor, Brett Thackara.
She interviewed Tom Bergeron, Noah Galloway, Sharna Burgess, Riker Lynch, Allison Holker, Val Chmerkovskiy, Rumer Willis, and Carrie Ann Inaba. She also did a fun segment on those with tickets waiting outside the studio to get in. Even if you have a ticket, there is a chance you will be turned away.
Please check out Ali’s reports at the following links:
By Lois A Troutman, May 23, 2015
Finale – Part Two
The Perfect 10 Tenth Anniversary, Season 20, came to a close. From start to finish, an air of celebration permeated inside and outside of the Ballroom. Champagne was sipped, the bubbly flowing freely! The show was vibrant, jam-packed with dancing, singing, remembrances, Ike a non-stop party! A brand-new pristine white outdoor stage was debuted! A highlight was a Rehearsal Blooper Reel with the cast being their playful selves! Tony Dovolani and the Pros spoofed a Bruce Willis movie Die Hard. Their version was Dance Hard! It was a cute, clever concept! A trip through the season was taken highlighting theme weeks, a double elimination, Trios, Team Dances, and the Semi-Finals. Stars talked about their fellow Finalists.
The Road to The Mirror Ball was paved with Gold! A brand-new, blinged-out Trophy awaited the winners at the Finish Line! The Finale was: Read more..