Not much news to report today on Dancing With The Stars….yet anyway? But, here’s a fun flashback for you. Remember this?
KLUC’s The Morning Zoo in Las Vegas recently called Mark Ballas for a phone interview to help support their Toy Drive. They also talked about his new album coming out in the new year, Bristol Palin, and his dream partner for Dancing With The Stars. He also talked of being reunited with Dancing With The Stars Season 14 partner Katherine Jenkins for a “Strictly Come Dancing” results show in England which airs this coming weekend according to this source (is this correct Mark Ballas fans as I don’t keep up with Strictly Come Dancing. Is there anything else we should know?). More below and be sure to visit Pure Derek Hough. Heidi has some fun pictures and coverage with Mark because Derek is in London as well.
Thanks to MarkBallas.com for the heads up of the interview above!!
As you might have read in a previous posting, Dancing With The Stars Chelsie Hightower And Tony Dovolani have been in Florida this past week to help premiere Disney’s “Fantasy Land”. Here they are below at the “Be Our Guest” Restaurant where they reenacted the waltz from “Beauty And The Beast”. Beautiful!
The premiere day of “Dancing with the Stars” has finally arrived and James is in LA in prime dancing form, while Chloe is back home taking some liberties with James’ empty penthouse with one of her infamous scams. June tries to step in and teach Chloe the importance of honesty… that is, until her own belief system is shaken. And when James finally step into the spotlight, mouths will drop…. ~From TV Line
Another TV heads up! Don’t miss seeing Karina Smirnoff on “Apartment 23″ on ABC on Tuesday night, December 11th at 9:30pm ET! You can watch her below and see some great stills at TV Line. Thanks to @lokhovits at twitter for the links and heads up! Be sure to tune in…and wouldn’t it be cool to see James Van Der Beek dance on the real Dancing With The Stars (with Karina!)? Please TPTB, make it happen.
Don’t these three look like they are having fun? Dancing pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, and Val Chmerkovskiy attended Z100′s Jingle Ball 2012, presented by Aeropostale, at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City. You can see more fun takes of them at Zimbio Pictures. You can read an article on the night and see a slideshow at iBTimes.
ADDING: Maks, Peta, and Val were interviewed by Extra at z100′s Jingle Ball. When asked, Maks says “no” to Honey Boo Boo dancing on Dancing With The Stars. He won’t dance with her or her relatives. He said neither one have earned that right and they need bigger stars. I agree.
ADDING #2: Below is another interview with Peta, Val, and Maks at the Jingle Ball. They talk to OK! about the finals and the length of the show. They aren’t the same people and are glad to have some time off from doing Dancing With The Stars and being home in New York City.
Another day, more rumors to take with a grain of salt! This time an insider has told Hollywood Life that the producers of Dancing With The Stars are considering a younger judge for the panel and Derek Hough is a “favorite” to be one of them. Note how this source is also reporting that the show may be filmed one night in New York City in a future season.
“They want to skew younger as the seasons continue and are looking to potentially add a younger, well-named judge for the show. There have been no names thought of yet, [it's] just that they want to go younger.”
Like Paula Abdul did this past season, “They also have considered having guest judges to join the real judges from week to week.”
And here’s another shocker, “Not next season but in another future season, they are considering doing it in NYC!”
Derek Hough, who placed second in the All-star season, is a favorite for a new judge.
“Some of the dancers may remove themselves from the dancing part and may become judges themselves. The favorites like Derek have been considered for that type of role, but the Producers are aware that Derek gets celebrities to the show because they want to dance with him, so they are taking that under consideration moving forward as well.”
You can read the full article at Hollywood Life.
My thoughts if true (and that’s a big “if”)? I wouldn’t mind a younger judge added to the panel. Though really, I’d rather it be someone like SHIRLEY BALLAS instead. I also wish they’d replace Carrie Ann. Maybe they could replace Carrie Ann with Shirley and add a younger judge. I think Derek would do a super job, but, I’d rather see him dance or do movies, videos, music, and Broadway. Let’s see what Miss Heidi thinks….
Heidi: I think hell might freeze over before Derek sits in judgement of his former cast mates. He might do it for ONE night, but I just don’t see it. Not to mention that that was NOT in the list of things he recently gave a “next steps”. Yeah, he did say he would always be connected to the show in some way, but I don’t believe this is what he had in mind. I think someone took the NY Post story (which was later modified), saw all the discussion around the next about needing new judges…and got creative. All that said, I’m still not sure we need new judges as much as we need “judging RULES”. The dancers have rules…seems to me the judges should as well. And not those that they can disregard whenever they want….lookin’ at you, CAI, and your ridiculous, misused, lift rule.
Chelsie Hightower is such a doll. In fact, she often reminds me of the Barbie doll “PJ”, remember her? Anyway, above is Chelsie pictured in a new photo shoot in Beverly Hills, California. You can see more photos of Chelsie in this shoot at Contact Music.
Photo above courtesy of FayesVision/WENN.com
Good Day NY interview Val Chmerkovskiy today. They ask him straight up if he’s coming back for Dancing With The Stars Season 16, but, he doesn’t know yet. They (the producers) will keep the dancers waiting until the last minute to find out. Val says they will probably find out the end of February. He plans to keep his schedule open. Val also talks of growing up in Brooklyn and playing the violin near the area where this interview takes place. Lots more below including his thoughts on this past season of Dancing With The Stars and his holiday plans to help Hurricane Sandy victims…
Just a few TV heads up for the weekend! First, Cheryl Burke’s home will be featured in a “Celebrity Holiday Homes” special on HGTV at 8:00pm ET tonight (Friday). Below are some details from the TampaBay.com….
Celebrity Holiday Homes, 8 p.m., HGTV Three “celebrities” — Dee Snider, Cheryl Burke and Bebe Winans — get home makeovers. If they were actually celebrities, they wouldn’t need a TV show to redecorate their houses.
You can see a preview and some photos of Cheryl and her home at HGTV. It’s a “hot pink” Christmas.
This isn’t Dancing With The Stars related, but, if you like “dancing” movies like I do (and holiday movies as well), you might be interested in watching this movie on Hallmark airing tomorrow night called “Come Dance With Me“….
Come Dance with Me, 8 p.m., Hallmark Andrew McCarthy is a white collar guy who has a crush on his dance teacher. You’ll be thinking about Blane from Pretty in Pink the whole time.
Source for above information: TampaBay.com
ADDING: Thanks to Codebear, below is the segment with Cheryl and her home….