My cynical side (which is more than a “side” at this point and more like 2 thirds), says that “Decades” week is a cluster f@#k waiting to happen. I mean really, there are some craptastic decades for music and this is a show that has real trouble picking appropriate music when NOT limited to specific decades. …Read more
DISCLAIMER: As I write this, I am currently under the influence of some new migraine meds that have the unfortunate side effect of making me very, very foggy – if my struggle to find the word “paint can opener” the other day at Sherwin Williams was any indicator, I’m definitely experiencing some aphasia; additionally, the fact that I put a carton of coconut milk in my purse and put my iPhone in the refrigerator while putting away groceries yesterday probably points to some general absentmindedness. So forgive me if the words don’t come as easily today as they usually do – I’m told this passes after about the two week mark, so fingers crossed…
…and perhaps it is the effects of the medication, or perhaps not, but I’m left feeling a bit unsure of what to make of last night’s show. I guess I should have known by about the 20 minute mark that things had already gone completely off the rails – we had Pitbull prematurely scoring (and then being completely late scoring the rest of the night, and having a suspiciously hard time with those paddles), Erin making painfully obvious double entendres about Ryan’s “facials”, and Ryan trying to make black light paint a thing, but having it look more like sunburn art. Then there was that pinata that Erin was curiously insistent that everyone hit, but only appeared to be filled with glitter. Go fig…but perhaps more peculiar was the scoring, which at times left me wondering what exactly the agenda really was. Part of me thinks TPTB may be falling out of love with Laurie (or may at least be seeing that she may not actually be a sure thing for the win), they seem suddenly obsessed with Jana (after appearing to be rather lukewarm about her thus far this season), they seemed to very slightly ease up on their “underscore Calvin at all costs” edict of the past several weeks, they seemed to finally drop the hammer on Terra (after heaping sometimes over-the-top praise on her the first few weeks of the season), and they seem to kick their praise of James into overdrive (which even I, as a James fan, can agree was a bit too much). Are they trying to shape their ideal finale? Or are they even taking it a step further, and shifting gears from gunning for a Laurie win…to gunning for a James win? I think it will be very, very interesting to see how things go once Len is back on the panel next week…when daddy’s away, the other three stooges seem to play; but when he’s back, they seem to get back to business.
Wish I could say I was sad to see Amber leave, but I got the impression that she really wasn’t having much fun anymore, and that she never really got comfortable being on the show – so I don’t think she was all that disappointed to go, either. I think Maks collected his paycheck and is happy to be back to being a stay-at-home-dad-to-be. I didn’t see too many fans outrageously upset, either – Amber’s exit was minimally disruptive. I’ll admit – at one point in the show, I told myself I wouldn’t be terribly disappointed if Jana left instead of Amber, but in the end, I guess I’m partially glad the former stayed, because I think Gleb is more of an asset to Marilu’s team dance than Maks ever would have been. Speaking of which – if you haven’t yet, check out our team dance spoiler post, if for no other reason than to justify my waking up at 2 AM to reveal the teams 😛 …Read more
The photos say it all about Dancing With The Stars last night, don’t they?! Beautiful!!!
What another great show last night on Dancing With The Stars. My three favorites this week were James & Sharna, Calvin & Lindsay, and Jana & Gleb. More on that later in Court’s new Power Ranking post. Below is some media and new interviews after the show, but, first, let’s review the scores. Also note that next week, is “Various Decades” week and the Team Dances (see this spoiler post for more info)….and Len Goodman will return to the judges’ table.
Jana & Gleb 40 (10, 10, 10, 10)
James & Sharna 38 (10, 9, 9, 10)
Calvin & Lindsay 37 (9, 10, 9, 9)
Laurie & Val 37 (9, 9, 9, 10)
Marilu & Derek 34 (8, 9, 9, 8)
Maureen & Artem 31 (8, 7, 8, 8)
Ryan & Cheryl 30 (7, 8, 8, 7)
Terra & Sasha 30 (7, 8, 8, 7)
Amber & Maks 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Eliminated
Backstage after the show, Amber admitted that she realistically didn’t expect to get much of anywhere on the show. “I didn’t think I was going to win; I didn’t think I was going to make it the first week. I didn’t think I was going to make it half-way! I came on and just tried.”
As much as the process wasn’t a walk in the park for Amber, she reiterated backstage that she’s bonded for life with her partner. “Me and Maks…we’re family forever.” That’s pretty major for someone who says she was blindsided by the realities of signing up for DWTS. “They told me I was going to do maybe two to three hours [of rehearsal] a couple days a week, no big deal. It became my life!” So what’s next for the model/spokeswoman? “I’m going to try and take a vacation…just go to the beach somewhere!”
In the other news, head judge Len Goodman will return next week, and we’ll be there to bring it all to you!
After the show, Rose told FOX411 about her spat with Maks: “I think that’s just life. It’s a competition. He has been dancing for thirty years. I haven’t and sometimes it gets very frustrating and sh*t happens and you just get through it and me and Maks are family forever.
“Literally, after that we called each other and it was just like, ‘Oh, my God, we can never argue like that again. I f–ing love you.’ And then we just went in the next day and just practiced,” she said.
Maks downplayed his apparent anger in rehearsal, saying he was faking for the cameras: “I think I punched the wall or something. That was in fun just to see if [producers] would use it and they f*cking have. That’s amazing.”
Rose said she’d learned the show is, as she said on camera, HARD, and she would warn her close friend, Rob Kardashian’s galpal Chyna (now heavily pregnant), of that for the future: “If Chyna wants to do ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I’ll be like, girl, ‘Listen, it is no joke and I’m about to tell you exactly what it’s going to be like because they lied to me before I got on here and told me I was going to do maybe, two, three hours a couple days a week, no big deal.’ And…it became my life.”
The beauty laughed backstage as she carried her dance shoes that she would throw them: “I’m going to ‘roof’ these b–ches!” And she planned to take a beach vacation with her little son soon.
Here’s some DWTS All Access coverage thanks to Stormy….
People has a couple of fun recaps on the night at this link. You might want to check back later to see if they add more.
Entertainment Tonight: Read more..
Ok kids, since it’s likely well into the late hours of the evening (or the wee hours of the morning, depending on what time zone you’re in), I’ll get right to it – after Monday night’s show, the couples picked teams for the team dances next week. By virtue of having the two highest cumulative point totals (186 and 184 points, respectively), Laurie and James were appointed the team captains (for those curious, the 3rd place finisher, with a distant 171 points, was Jana). Here’s how the teams shook out after all the picking was done… Read more..
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:::sigh::: Tired of the pimpage. Real tired. I guess we’re not putting Laurie in the first half of the show until it no longer matters. Like week 8, perhaps.
I see Pitbull is still afraid to have a male dancer anywhere in hi vicinity unless it’s like a flash mob. He’s gotta have Witney and Sharna on his arm doing the very complicated choreography of hair flipping and looking sexy. :::yawn:::
Derek, at least, was hilarious in the opening. Actually, the whole opening was unintentionally hilarious.
Dang, Pitbull can’t even sit next to a guy…what’s he afraid of? Boy cooties?
Results before the dancing? HATE.
Ryan and Cheryl are safe and dancing first. No kidding.
Is that a really bad contouring job on Ryan or my imagination? Or on purpose? Disappointed in Cheryl’s choreo this week, while I appreciate day glow.
Julianne’s hair is…big. I think it looks good actually. But…he nailed it? Ummm…kind. Okay that overall score was pretty kind.
James and Sharna are safe.
Terra and Sasha are safe.
Amber and Maks are in jeopardy.
Marilu and Derek are Safe.
Damn, if only I had a prayer of looking as good as Marilu when I get to be her age. Dang.
Loved Terra’s package. Dance is a bit too soft, but the choreo is pretty inventive. I love it. Oh, she was hunching over a bit there. Pretty good dance. I expect raves cuz they always go too far.
Okay, I’m agreeing with Julianne and Bruno and the audience really needs to STFU already.
This scoring seems…dictated. Really, Julianne had all that commentary and then throws out an 8? Not that I disagree with it, but it seems…weird.
No, the only thing in Amber’s way is NOT just Amber. Just sayin’.
They gonna dance at some point? That might be a new record for Maks screwing’ around.
What dancing she did seemed pretty good though – didn’t see any obvious mistakes, but it was kinda…low key.
I agree with Julianne’s comments. Not sure that dance was worse than Ryan’s though.
And James silly package is why he could absolutely win this season.
Okay, not usually a fan of rumba, but that looked like a pretty damn good one.
Those are fair scores, I think. But they are making room at at the top of the leaderboard for Laurie…who is the biggest ringer dancing the simplest dance tonight. How long do we have to wait for her to be challenged?
Okay, so Marilu kept the right attitude, but I’m not sure she got all that choreo in there. I thought her legs looked a bit weird. But her legs are great, no doubt. As usual with Derek’s partners I have to watch the dance later to get a real feel for it. I tend to actually judge his partners harder than your usual fan.
Okay, I dig that score. Ooooo…hottie guy from the show after this one in the audience.
Next Couple safe….Laurie and Val.
Calvin and Lindsey – Jeopardy (damn it)
Maureen and Artem – Safe (damn it)
See what over and underscoring gets you?? If Calvin goes home, Imma cut a beyotch.
Jana and Gleb – Jeopardy.
LOL – Gleb is not a good actor. He was totally fed that “sexiest dance ever” line and just didn’t pull it off. And sorry Jana fans, but she’s totally disingenuous.
That was, I thought, a very good Argentine Tango. The problem I had with it was that it was trying too hard. The bed portion was just ridiculous. The shower part was cool though. I think this is one of those instances when inside info ruins a dance for me. Not that I was complaining.
I don’t know it’s worth the four 10s it’s probably going to get. Yeah, over scored by four points. Makes me wonder if she’s not getting the votes.
What is it with these eastern European guys and their inability to teach their partners the right way. Derek used to act like that…when he was 21. Seems like these guys get into it every week.
I do love Maureen’s attitude. She did look petrified at the beginning of that dance though.
Oh boy, missed quite a few steps there at the beginning. Why do they give the total novice dancer the Samba and give the ringer the Salsa? Why?
That’s about the right score for Maureen. No one commented on the steps did they?
Okay, this AT blew Jana’s right out of the water in terms of technicality, difficulty….just amazing. Incredible. And all without the cheapness – no bed, no shower. Should be another perfect score, but I doubt they’ll get it.
And Emma just said on All Access that this dance was every bit as good as Jana’s…and yet you already heard Julianne nitpick. Calvin’s going to get ripped off yet again.
And Emma also just said that Calvin’s score was too low. Damn right girl. Hosed, he was.
This one time that Laurie suffers from going last. She goes right after one of the best ATs ever. And while she dances amazing – I’m left feeling kinda blah. The choreo wasn’t bad, wasn’t great. Of course she danced it well and did the lift well (gymnast). I’m not sure if she’s memorable…which might be why she’s going last.
I’m going to have to agree with Julianne and CAI – that was not a perfect dance.
Jana is safe – which sucks. Calvin….please.
The person going home tonight is….Amber and Maks. Thank you baby Jesus. Not that I dislike Amber…I just didn’t want it to be Calvin.
Heh. Derek clearly thinks the red room cameras have been turned off. He’s so wrong. 😉
Week 6 of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 All Access is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below. You can also watch it at the Official Site here.
Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 6 is about to begin. We plan to post dance videos courtesy of @Idolxfactor1 below as the show progresses. So, stay tuned and keep checking back. 😉
Here we go. The opening number. What did you think? I love “Greenlight”….
More dances at Idolxfactor.com.
Her are a few whipclips… Read more..
Laurie Hernandez, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Lochte, And Maureen McCormick Talk About DWTS Week 6 Latin Night
Laurie Hernandez, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Lochte, and Maureen McCormick talk about Latin Night and their routines coming up on Dancing With The Stars Week 6. I love video diaries…
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke talked with Access Hollywood yesterday about Dancing With The Stars and his engagement. They also chatted with E News in rehearsals.