Another crazy week on DWTS. And I have to say, Courtney and I went a bit crazy this time around. I had to put everything into a gallery. That means you have to click on the picture, and then click again to see the full size. Just too many shots to put them all in individually. Cheese tomorrow.
The Dancing With The Stars Make Up crew has released a new album for week 2. Below are just a few pictures. Aren’t they fun? Be sure to see this link for more!!
Once again, the Las Vegas Odds change after another week of dancing. Ricki is making a move to the top of the list finally and where she should be. J.R. and Hope have switched places. It’s a more correct shake up compared to last week’s odds. But, the odds makers still aren’t putting much faith in Nancy, her dancing ability, or her fan base which I think is a big mistake? I think they have Carson too low as well. What do you think?
J.R. Martinez 2/1
Hope Solo 3/1
Ricki Lake 5/1
Chynna Phillips 11/2
Kristin Cavallari 15/2
David Arquette 10/1
Carson Kressley 15/1
Robert Kardashian 15/1
Chaz Bono 50/1
Nancy Grace 50/1
Heidi’s Note: Well, no, I don’t think Nancy or Carson are too low. Remember, these are the odds to WIN the show. Actually win – it’s not really a ranking although it could certainly be viewed that way. And we have been viewing it that way. I still don’t see why they have Hope ranked so high – I would switch her and Chynna, personally. I would also love to see what would happen if Ricki and Derek made it to the final. He’s never made it to the final and NOT won. But we have a long way to go before we start talking about that. Carson and/or Nancy could still play spoiler, a la Ty Murray or Kelly Osborne.
On The Red Carpet has some great new interviews up with the couples after the Results show last night (with an exception to Maks and Hope). George Pennacchio gets to the heart of the matter again with them. Not only do we get their reactions to how the results show turned out, they give George and us an idea of next week’s dance and what their stories might be like.
First up, Ricki breathed a sigh of relief. Ricki and Derek take us through how they prepare mentally for a dance. Derek is inspired during this interview for the choreography next week. Ricki talks of a life experience which will be told in it which includes Derek.
Tony is super sad to see Val go. Chynna talks of what a powerful dancer he is. They talk of next week’s Rumba and she is hoping to bring a lot of “intense connection” and “romance”. Her husband gave his approval to “go for it” with Tony.
J.R. and Karina talk of their rituals before and after their dances. They say a prayer and she calls her parents afterwards. They say next week’s dance will be very emotional. It will have something to do with the Military and what happened to J.R. in Iraq. It’s not only about himself, but, others. The song will be beautiful.
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I told you if I picked Chaz it would be Elisabetta to go home. Luckily, I did say it would be one of the two. Even more interesting is that they revealed an actual bottom 2, presumably in a quest to rally David’s voters. Good on Chaz!! To quote myself:
What has to happen for Elisabetta to go home? ALL of the following:
– Chaz has to get 17,950 more votes per million votes cast than her, AND;
– Carson has to get 13,460 more votes per million votes cast than her, AND;
– David has to get 13,460 more votes per million votes cast than her, AND;
– All of her cohorts (Rob, Nancy and Chynna) all need ONE more vote than her per million votes cast, AND;
– Hope has to get 8,970 more votes per million votes cast than Elisabetta.
I think it’s safe to say that no one was voting for Elisabetta. I would also say that Maks’ fans got spooked by their low score and abandoned Val. Sorry kids, it’s for the best if you’re a Maks fan.
Courtney called David going home so she was actually closer than me since he was in the bottom 2. I would have to look but I think this is the first time they’ve revealed a bottom 2 since season 8!!
The couples talk of their dances last night back stage!! Priceless as always!! We’ll let the video do the talkin’ this time.
Another wack ass night of DWTS. I mean, seriously?? A two-way tie for second place and a four-way tie for third place? In what freakin’ universe is JR tied with Kristin? He should be alone at the top of the leaderboard, as much as I love Derek and Ricki. That said, it makes virtually no difference, since the top 7 couples are within two points of each other. Madness. And considering who’s in the bottom we could get a surprise. Hope (heh) there was no Chmerkovskiy vote splitting – even though I didn’t think Hope’s dance was very good, it’s too soon for her to go.
After thinking about it for a bit, I think that Len was probably right about Ricki and JR, both – Derek said out loud that he went more West Coast Swing and that flip that Karina put in their dance was definitely Lindy-ish, which knocks a point off both dances (and yes, she HAS called a lift at the end or beginning on some (Derek) but not on others (Mark)). But both pros did what they had to do to make an impact with the audience and get their partner through the dance – good for them. Add in Carrie Ann and her random lift policing deducting another point and you have JR a point down from Ricki. That said, on twitter I proclaimed JR’s dance worthy of a 27, so to say I was shocked by the scores is an understatement. At the risk of contradicting myself yet again, I do appreciate that the judges are FINALLY keeping the scoring reasonable – JR’s score is the only one I was shocked by last night, when all was said and done.
Also, according to a British friend of mine, “Me old sausage” is indeed a term of endearment, so we can’t crack on Brooke too much. Read more..
ET, Access Hollywood, and PopTvDotCom also interviewed the couples. But, first let’s go to CNN…
Here is Nancy and Tristan talking more about the wardrobe malfunction and the “sizemick movement”. LOL!!
Kym and David comment on the judges negative and positive critiques. But, they want to continue to have fun for what it’s all about. His daughter thought they should have received a “23”.
Good Morning after ‘dance night’ on Dancing With The Stars Everyone!!! If you haven’t told us your thoughts and rankings of all the couples dances last night, be sure to do so in the comment section of Courtney’s Power Rankings post HERE. Heidi’s new “Dancing By The Numbers” Post will be coming up shortly too. Stay tuned. In the meantime, here are some interviews from last night with our favorite Dancing With The Stars interviewer, George Pennacchio.
First up, and as some of you already know, Nancy had a wardrobe malfunction which the cameras had to quickly cover. See Nancy and Tristan talking of it below as well as their feelings on last week’s dance and the judges critiques this week. They are so happy they scored an “8” last night.
Lacey and Chaz talk of trying to defeat the odds and how they will do that if they get to continue which Chaz really wants….
Rob is smiling and can’t stop! Cheryl thought the judges words were encouraging which helps Rob’s confidence. They want to keep taking one dance at a time and take it slow to the top.
And tonight, ladies & gentlemen, is a prime example of why week 2 is TOO DAMN EARLY TO DO THE JIVE! Ranting post to follow later this week
Tonight was a disappointment, overall. Disappointing performances, disappointing judging, disappointing scoring – just…meh. Seem like the quicksteps fared SLIGHTLY better than the jives with the judges, but not by much. This cast is “surprising”, no doubt – suprisingly mediocre thus far, minus a few standouts. And you already know it’s gonna be an off-night when the judge that annoys me the LEAST is Bruno
1.) JR & Karina – It’s nights like tonight that make me wanna kick Carrie Ann in the mouth…and kick Len in that old sausage he was going on about earlier in the night. Could those two have looked like bigger assholes after this jive??? The whole crowd, plus Bruno, is on their feet & cheering – and these two look like someone just commented on their mother’s bedroom prowess. Lighten the f*ck up, ya killjoys. This was the only jive of the night that delivered on both execution & entertainment for me – JR was the only celeb of the night that really kicked and bounced correctly, and managed to look like he was having the time of his life while doing it…and Karina did, too! Carrie Ann’s hung up on the “lift”? Good grief, I’ll swallow a lift or two if it means I actually get to see a decent jive! Len’s pissed that there was “too much Lindy”? Who the hell cares, since there was also some legit, well-executed jive in there, too? Honestly, with some of the truly unremarkable dancing I saw tonight – I’m more than a little pissed that these two got so hung-up on stupid stuff. But thankfully, 22 is still pretty damn good (given that their still tied for 2nd highest score, and the points spread drops down to 17), and JR was given the pimp spot for a reason As long as these damn judges can resist the urge to storyboard, I can still see him easily taking the MBT this season.
2.) Ricki & Derek – High score of the night, and a fun jive. But the best? Errr…maybe not. It seemed awfully slow to me, and Ricki still seems to be working on getting comfortable out on the floor. I was also a little thrown by how sexual it was – I’m no prude, but I’m also not used to jives being so…saucy. Content-wise, it may have been a litttle fluffy, but I’m completely disregarding content right now because tonight, content did not necessarily equate greatness. But I will give Ricki props for being bubbly and excited, which is more than I can say for some of the other couples tonight. Not a ton to say here – other than if they keep working hard and improving week after week (and the other couples continue to only do marginally well), they’ll likely make it to the final as well. Read more..