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
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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.
Parade.com has posted a new interview with Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. At the link, you can read about her dancing days with Madonna (awww, The Girlie Show…one of my faves) and Jennifer Lopez, but, below you can read about her favorite contestants on Dancing With The Stars, the dynamic with her fellow judges, her judging style, and more. And while we’re on the subject: from one to five, how would you rate Carrie Ann’s judging style? I’ll meet you in comments with my take.
PARADE Who have been some of your favorite DWTS contestants over the years?
I like the comedians, because they’re fun to watch. Last year we had a great run with Bill Engvall. I love the underdogs.
What’s the dynamic like with your cojudges, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli?
We’re the three amigos! Len is old-school and regimented. Bruno and I look for artistic expression, but I love when people take risks. The only rule I don’t let the dancers bend is “no lifts.”
You are such a stickler for that! What’s the reason?
It was developed to make sure the older couples would have the same shot as the younger ones, because they’re just not as athletic. It keeps everybody on a level playing field. That’s why I stick to it.
What’s your least favorite dance style?
The Lindy Hop, because I don’t like to be thrown around. Salsa is probably one of my favorites, but it’s hard because I have a bad neck injury. I have spinal stenosis, and if I do the wrong move, I could be paralyzed. About seven years ago, I started having so much pain in my neck and back that I was losing my range of movement. So now I mostly do yoga and Pilates.
Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog for Dancing With The Stars Week One at Parade.com. She write of all the changes and the dances. Below is a take for how she felt about Amy and Derek, Candace and Mark, and Sharna and Charlie. Check out the mention on Julianne Hough too.
Okay, now let’s get into the performances. There’s one I have to start off right away with and that is the performance by Amy Purdy and Derek Hough. I do not understand how she is able to move the way she did. I apologize for my shock last night, but I was actually shaking for about five minutes after her performance as well. To witness her dancing without knowing her unique situation was pleasure enough–she is a bright light and she is really effervescent when she performs. There is a special joy that comes out of her pores as she performs. But, then to know of her special abilities and to watch her dance, it’s really spectacular and mind-boggling. She did something I did not know was possible and she has opened my mind even more and I appreciate that. I think she opened all our minds and expanded the possibilities we all see for ourselves. I’m looking forward to next week’s performance for sure.
I thought the biggest surprise after Amy was Candace Cameron-Bure. She danced as if she had trained with my generation of dancers. Back in my day of dancing the women were quite strong and powerful in their legs and sensual in movement. She had that earthy quality to her movement, which is not easily learned. I was impressed. Mark Ballas provided some great choreography as well. I thought the movements were truly beautiful and flowed with power and grace and emotion.
Next, we must discuss Charlie White and Sharna Burgess. WOW! Okay, he’s a beautiful performer, so soft and tender while being strong. I am enjoying the almost reversal of roles with this partnership. She is the fire and he is the water, the Yin and Yang. After he danced, Julianne Hough who was sitting to my right and I looked at each other and both our mouths were agape in awe; it was funny.
More at Parade.com.
And speaking of Julianne….in case you haven’t heard yet, she and Derek announced that they will be touring this summer. You can read all about it at Pure Derek Hough including how you can obtain tickets which went on sale today. Also, check out this new promo for it….
Lastly, below are some more interviews with Extra from press line last night….
Isn’t it fun to see the cast of Dancing With The Stars do some Red Carpet events again? This past week, Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba attended a Sally Morrison & LoveGold Celebration to honor Academy Award Nominee Lupita Nyong’o at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California. I’m loving this dress and she is wearing the perfect shoes too. You can view more fun photos of Carrie Ann at Zimbio Pictures. Photographer: Gabriel Olsen
Carrie Ann Inaba has spoken with E Online about Dancing With The Stars letting go of Brooke Burke and hiring Erin Andrews to take her place. Like us, Carrie Ann was shocked and saddened….
“I was floored,” Inaba told me at last night’s World Gold Council and LoveGold pre-Oscar party in honor of Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o. “I immediately texted her to see if she was OK.”
ABC announced on Monday that Burke-Charvet is being replaced by sports reporter Erin Andrews.
“We all know this kind of stuff happens in our business and we all have to be prepared and nothing’s forever and you have to be willing to change, but it was shocking,” Inaba continued. “I’m not going to lie—I was shocked and saddened.”
And here are Carrie Ann’s thoughts about Erin…
Describing Andrews as “really tough,” Inaba said, “I think it’s going to change the vibe of the show a little bit.
“I think that when she’s asking questions she’s going to push some buttons a little bit,” she said. “I’m curious to see how that’ll work.”
I’m curious about that too? I have to admit with all of the changes now, I’m getting such a dark feeling right now? Help Everyone.
To read the full article, see E Online.