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Dancing with the Stars Call in Numbers and Scores

The following are the call in numbers to vote for your favorite Dancing with the Stars couple.
Lil’ Kim & Derek Hough 800-86834-01
800-VOTE4-01 3401
Belinda Carlisle & Jonathan Roberts 800-86834-02
800-VOTE4-02 3402
Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska 800-86834-03
800-VOTE4-03 3403
Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer 800-86834-04
800-VOTE4-04 3404
Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke 800-86834-05
800-VOTE4-05 3405
Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough 800-86834-06
800-VOTE4-06 3406
Holly Madison and Dmitry Chaplin 800-86834-07
800-VOTE4-07 3407
Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower 800-86834-08
800-VOTE4-08 3408
Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas 800-86834-09
800-VOTE4-09 3409
Steve Wozniak & Karina Smirnoff 800-86834-10
800-VOTE4-10 3410
David Alan Grier & Kym Johnson 800-86834-11
800-VOTE4-11 3411
Denise Richards & Maksim Chmerkovskiy 800-86834-12
800-VOTE4-12 3412
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani 800-86834-13
800-VOTE4-13 3413

The following is the list of scores from the premiere of Dancing with the Stars season 8. They are listed in order from highest score to lowest.
Gilles & Cheryl scored a 24
Shawn & Mark scored a 23
Melissa & Tony scored a 23
Kim & Derek scored a 21
Chuck & Julianne scored a 20
David & Kym scored a 19
Holly & Dmitry scored a 18
Denise & Maksim scored a 18
Belinda & Jonathan scored a 17
Steve-O & Lacey scored a 17
Lawrence & Edyta scored a 16
Ty & Chelsie scored a 14
Steve & Karina scored a 13

March 10, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Music

As I’ve done the past seasons, I’ll be doing my best to list all of the music that is used on Dancing with the Stars. The following is the list of the music from the premiere of Dancing with the Stars season 8. Just click on the iTunes image to open iTunes and download the music or download the MP3 from Amazon using the Amazon music download link.

If you’re looking for the music from the latest episode, here’s a link to find the full list of Dancing with the Stars music.

Kim & Derek danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Nasty”—Janet Jackson Janet Jackson - Control - Nasty Download MP3 on Amazon

Belinda & Jonathan danced a Waltz to the song “What the World Needs Now”—Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick - Golden Legends: Dionne Warwick Live - What the World Needs Now Download MP3 on Amazon

Lawrence & Edyta danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “25 Miles” sung by Edwin Starr Edwin Starr - The Very Best of Edwin Starr - 25 Miles Download MP3 on Amazon

Steve-O & Lacey danced a Waltz to the song Speak Softly Love “Vito’s Waltz” by 101 Strings Orchestra The New 101 Strings Orchestra - Ballroom Dance: Viennese & Slow Waltz - Vito's Waltz Download MP3 on Amazon

Gilles & Cheryl danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Addicted to Love”—Robert Palmer Robert Palmer - Riptide - Addicted to Love Download MP3 on Amazon

Chuck & Julianne danced a Waltz to the song “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”—Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - Are You Lonesome Tonight? Download MP3 on Amazon

Holly & Dmitry danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Just Dance”—Lady GaGa Lady GaGa & Colby O'Donis - The Fame - Just Dance Download MP3 on Amazon

Ty & Chelsie danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Train in Vain”—The Clash The Clash - London Calling - Train In Vain Download MP3 on Amazon

Shawn & Mark danced a Waltz to the song “It Is You (I Have Loved)”—Becky Jane Taylor Becky Jane Taylor - By Your Side - It Is You (I Have Loved) [From "Shrek"] Download MP3 on Amazon

Steve & Karina danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”—Bachman Turner Overdrive Bachman-Turner Overdrive - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet Download MP3 on Amazon

David & Kym danced a Waltz to the song “You Light Up My Life”—Whitney Houston Whitney  Houston - Just Whitney - You Light Up My Life Download MP3 on Amazon

Denise & Maksim danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Nothin’ but a Good Time”—Poison Poison - The Best of Poison - 20 Years of Rock - Nothin' But a Good Time Download MP3 from Amazon

Melissa & Tony danced a Waltz to the song “Moon River” Andy Williams - Andy Williams' Greatest Hits - Moon River Download MP3 on Amazon

March 9, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough on DWTS

Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough on DWTS
Chuck Wicks is paired with Julianne Hough will be on Dancing with the Stars 8. The most star power that could probably exist in a pair. Kind of crazy to think that Julianne might have more star power than Chuck does. However, Chuck at least has more hit songs than Julianne (for now).

I met Chuck at the finale of last season’s Dancing with the Stars and he was one of the most kind and easy to talk to people I’ve met. He’s as down to earth as any star I’ve seen. In fact, it was a nice breathe of fresh air compared to many of the other stars I met. Not that anything was bad or wrong with the stars we met, but Chuck was just relaxed and really put my wife and I at ease. Not sure how this helps him on the show, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

Chuck does have faithful country fans. I think country fans are probably the best fan voters out there. Chuck has a slender frame and Julianne should really bring the most out of it. [Country] Fans will also love any “love” songs or sensual songs that can show off Julianne and Chuck’s true feelings for each other. We all want the 2 little love birds to live happily ever after.

Julianne is beautiful, a great choreographer, a bubbly personality, and a star in her own right. There’s no doubt she’s the most popular professional in the list. It’s no wonder why she was on every entertainment show leading up to last season. She’s the media darling and in many ways the image of DWTS. Anyway, she’s definitely a power house on the show and Chuck will really benefit from her expertise and fan power.

I’m predicting a final 3 from Julianne and Chuck. Chuck will have a rough week or two, but in the end will be really polished and the pair will have 2-3 of the most memorable dances in DWTS history.

March 6, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Julianne Hough Tour Dates with George Straight

44th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominations Announcement

Looks like Julianne Hough meant it when she said she wanted to focus more on her music and “that’s where her heart is.” While dancing with boyfriend Chuck Wicks, she’ll be singing at a whole bunch of tour stops along the way. My only disappointment is that she won’t be performing in her home town of Las Vegas (at least partially her home town).

Check out the various festivals and George Strait tour stops she’ll be visiting.

Buy Tickets to see Julianne Hough sing LIVE!

February 2009
27 – Tarboro, NC – Edgecombe Community College

March 2009
8 – Plant City, FL – Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds (Florida Strawberry Festival0
21 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino, Resort and Spa Buy Tickets
27 – Astoria, OR – Liberty Theatre
28 – Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie Casino Buy Tickets

April 2009
3 – Ivins, UT – Tuacahn Amphitheatre/Center for the Arts
11 – Green Cove Springs, FL – Clay County Agricultural Fair
18 – Auburn, AL – Parker Hill (Sticks Country Festival)
23 – Huntington, WV – Veterans Memorial Field House Buy Tickets
24 – Marietta, OH – Marietta College

May 2009
15 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (with George Strait)
16 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Paviion (with George Strait)
22 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center (with George Strait)
23 – Tucson, AZ – Desert Diamond Casino (with George Strait) Buy Tickets
26 – Huntington, WV – Veterans Memorial Field House Buy Tickets
29 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (with George Strait)
30 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center (with George Strait)Buy Tickets

June 2009
12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater (with George Strait) Buy Tickets
13 – Gadsden, AL – Gadsden RiverFest (Gadsden RiverFest) Buy Tickets
19 – Buffalo, NY – Coca-Cola Field
25 – Manhattan, KS – Tuttle Creek State Park (Country Stampede)
27 – Oshkosh, WI – Country USA
29 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)

July 2009
4 – Fort Bragg, NC – Parade Grounds
5 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
11 – Rhinelander, WI – Hodag Country Festival
12 – Craven, Saskatchewan – Qu’Appelle Valley (Craven Country Jamboree)
17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre (with George Strait)
18 – Cheyenne, WY – Frontier Park (Cheyenne Frontier Days)
21 – Goshen, IN – Elkhart County Fairgrounds (Elkhart County Fair)
24 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center (with George Strait) Buy Tickets
25 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (with George Strait) Buy Tickets
31 – Janesville, WI – Rock County 4-H Fair

August 2009
8 – Houston, TX – Reliant Stadium Buy Tickets
15 – Tuscon, AZ – Desert Diamond Casino Buy Tickets
17 – Niagara Falls, ON – The Avalon Ballroom Theatre at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort Buy Tickets

September 2009
13 – Jackson, CA – Jackson Rancheria Casino and Hotel Buy Tickets
15 – Puyallup, WA – The Puyallup Fair and Events Center Buy Tickets
16 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Buy Tickets
18 – Tulare, CA – Tulare County Fairgrounds (Tulare County Fair)
19 – Palmdale, CA – Palmdale Amphitheatre

February 13, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars 2009 Couples

I previously made my DWTS Season 8 Couples suggestions. Today they made the official announcement of the couples for season 8 of Dancing with the Stars. Check out the pairings below and then go vote for your favorite DWTS star.

Belinda Carlisle is paired with Jonathan Roberts
Singer and Band Member of The Go-Go’s

David Alan Grier is paired with Kym Johnson
Actor and Comedian

Jewel is paired with Dmitry Chaplin
Singer-Songwriter

Shawn Johnson is paired with Mark Ballas
2008 Gold Medalist Olympic Gymnast

Lil’ Kim is paired with Derek Hough
Grammy Award Winning Rapper

Gilles Marini is paired with Cheryl Burke
Sex and the City Actor

Ty Murray is paired with Chelsie Hightower
Rodeo Champion

Steve-O is paired with Lacey Schwimmer
Jackass and Wildboyz Reality Star

Nancy O’Dell is paired with Tony Dovolani
Access Hollywood Co-Anchor

Denise Richards is paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Television and Film Actress

Lawrence Taylor is paired with Edyta Sliwinska
Retired NFL Linebacker

Chuck Wicks is paired with Julianne Hough
Country Singer

Steve Wozniak is paired with Karina Smirnoff
Apple Co-Founder and Philanthropist

February 12, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Quick Hitting Dancing with the Stars News, Interviews and Rumors

Looks like I was right about my prediction that Mark Ballas Jr will be with Shawn Johnson. Check out these pictures of Mark and Shawn at their first Dancing with the Stars practice:
Shawn Johnson practices for Dancing With the Stars      Shawn Johnson practices for Dancing With the Stars
 

A Night For Change Benefit

Maks also talked about Shawn Johnson being on the show along with pleading the fifth about Julianne Hough paired with Chuck Wicks:

TVGuide.com: What sort of unique challenges face Shawn Johnson, who is just 4-foot-10?
Chmerkovskiy: I actually think her main challenge is that she’s so young [age 17] in a big girl’s world, so to speak. Her challenge will be to spice things up if the judges say that she’s too quiet and calm. But we all saw her at the Olympics — she’s amazing and focused and determined. A very hard worker.

TVGuide.com: She could break into a tumbling pass in the middle of a Paso Doble!
Chmerkovskiy: Oh, she could do a cha-cha on her hands! We’re kind of guessing that she’ll be paired up with Mark [Ballas], and he’s crazy with the [choreography].

TVGuide.com: Some are speculating that dancing as a team could be tough on Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks, her country singer-boyfriend. But I think if DWTS has shown us anything, it’s that it cultivates romance. They could come out of this stronger.
Chmerkovskiy: I don’t want to start the season with a usual Maks rant, so I’m going to plead the fifth on that pairing!

Maks is great. Probably the best interview on the show. Anyone have a connection with Maks? I’d love to interview him for this blog.

Maks told People these 2 little nuggets:

“Planning the proposal was the most nerve-wracking thing of my life,” Chmerkovskiy, 29, tells People magazine.

The couple plans to wed in late 2009 and Chmerkovskiy said the they definitely are looking forward to starting a family. “Our kids would be rock stars,” he told People. “They’re going to be like royalty.”

Finally, check out this short video from the Dancing with the Stars tour finale in Philly. Derek (and other dancers) pulls a lucky fan out of the crowd for a little spin spin and dip on the dance floor.

I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Vote for Your Favorite Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Star

UPDATE: Vote for the Dancing with the Stars 2009 finale couples.

Now that we know the full Dancing with the Stars cast, it’s time to see which of the stars are your favorite. Vote for your favorite Dancing with the Stars star in the poll below. You can only vote for one DWTS star. I wonder which star will garner the most votes.

Let us know why they’re your favorite in the comments. Also, I’d love to hear who you think will be their professional partner.

February 11, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS 2009 Couples Update

UPDATE: Check out the latest on Dancing with the Stars Season 8.

I previously posted my mostly sarcastic (and hopefully funny) Dancing with the Stars 2009 couples suggestions.  It looks like only 2 of the couples have officially been announced.  GMA had Denise Richards on the show this morning and introduced her to her partner Maks.  It was kind of fun to see Denise see her partner for the first time.  It was also funny that Denise and her house/family have affectionately named Maks, Maksy Pooh.  This looks like it could be fun.  She seems like the exact opposite of hard core Maks.  I can’t wait for their first confrontation.

The second couple People announced was Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough.  Imagine that!

Ok, so Chuck and Julianne being together isn’t a surprise at all.  Should be interesting to watch.  My wife and I went to the finale of the last season of Dancing with the Stars (thanks Julianne’s mom) and we had a chance to meet Chuck and Julianne backstage.  It was cute to see their young love.  We also were able to chat for a second with Chuck Wicks and he was super laid back and nice.  We’ll definitely be cheering for them both.

Here’s the picture we took at last year’s finale with Chuck Wicks.  Let’s hope he’s at the finale of next year holding up the mirror ball trophy.

Chuck Wicks at Dancing with the Stars Finale

Chuck Wicks at Dancing with the Stars Finale

An ABC spokesperson says the remaining professional dancer/celebrity pairings will be announced on Thursday, February 12.

Dancing with the Stars eighth season premieres March 9 on ABC.

February 9, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars 2009 Couples Suggestions

Tonight, they announced the official Dancing with the Stars cast. They still haven’t announced the couples that will be dancing on Dancing with the Stars 2009. Until we hear the official announcement of couples, here’s my take on who might be good partners for the stars on Dancing with the Stars 2009. To make things simple, I just used the professionals from last season even though I’m pretty sure that at least a couple of the professional dancers will be different this season as well.

Chuck Wicks and Lacey Schwimmer just because just think how jealous Julianne would be if this happens. Actually I’ll be surprised if Chuck dances with anyone other than Julianne Hough. I know if I were Julianne I wouldn’t let Chuck dance on the show without me. However, that pick was too easy so I took Lacey to replace Julianne.

Denise Richards and Alec Mazo because Alec always seems to get really attractive stars for his partners. I wonder if that’s just to make Edyta jealous.

Gilles Marini and Inna Brayer because people barely know Gilles Marini and they barely know Inna Brayer. Sounds like a perfect match for failure to me.

Lawrence Taylor and Karina Smirnoff because she deserves to be with a popular football player. Too bad Lawrence Taylor isn’t really all that popular and is way past his prime. He’s definitely not Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice or Jason Taylor. Too bad Karina, another year of not doing very well.

Lil’ Kim and Corky Ballas just because it would be the funniest looking couple. Actually, I’m guessing Corky won’t be back for this season, but just imagine him and Lil’ Kim together and you’ll realize that Dancing with the Stars is actually a comedy.

Nancy O’Dell and Maks Chmerkovskiy because they would just make the best couple. 2 beautiful and tall dancers would be great to watch.

Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas Jr. since Shawn is really short and Mark is probably the shortest professional dancer.

Steve-O and Edyta Sliwinska because Edyta always loves to make the oddest faces when her partners do something weird. Just wait to see her reactions after being around Steve-O.

Steve Wozniak and Kym Johnson because Kym always gets screwed by having a partner that can’t dance. Plus, just having Woz and Kym together would make nerds all over the world proud to be a nerd.

Belinda Carlisle and Tony Dovolani because Tony always seems to get stuck with the old ladies. Not that Belinda’s that old, but this group is relatively young.

David Alan Grier and Cheryl Burke because David is likely to come up with something like “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” and Cheryl will wonder how she went from winning so many mirror ball trophies to this. Plus, the producers won’t want Cheryl to win too many times and so this would pretty much guarantee she won’t.

Ty Murray and Julianne Hough since Ty seems to like country singers.

Jewel and Derek Hough because 2 beautiful blonds provide an interesting story. Blonds might be stupid, but I’m guessing that Derek and Jewel would prove that blonds can dance!

As you can tell, this was a real scientific method for selecting the possibly Dancing with the Stars season 8 couples.

I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Cast Announced

NOTICE: Check out all the Dancing with the Stars music.

I’ve previously speculated about the Dancing with the Stars Cast rumors and Dancing with the Stars Cast suggestions.  Tonight, ABC has been dropping the names of the official Dancing with the Stars Season 8 cast.  I’ll update this post with the latest Dancing with the Stars cast as they’re announced on ABC.

Chuck Wicks, Country Singer

Denise Richards, Actress

Gilles Marini, Sex and the City Actor

Lawrence Taylor, Retired NFL Linebacker

Lil’ Kim, Grammy Award Winning Rapper

Nancy O’Dell, Access Hollywood Co-Host

Shawn Johnson, 2008 Olympic Gymnast

Steve-O, Jackass Performer

Steve Wozniak, Apple founder and Leader of the Nerds

Belinda Carlisle, Singer

David Alan Grier, Actor

Ty Murray, PBR Bull Rider and Cowboy

Jewel, Singer and Songwriter

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February 8, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.