Wasn’t the new Dancing With The Stars “An Epic Event” superhero promo a winner? I loved it. Well, now Entertainment Weekly has some footage of Kym Johnson and Joey Fatone behind the scenes while shooting it. It’s hilarious. Check it out in a new video here. Note how the new promo was shot “over three very hot August days on the backlot of CBS Radford’s “NY Street.”
Wow, there are so many awesome pictures coming out of the Dancing With The Stars All Star couples now. I hope you are following them at twitter as they’ve been posting pics and instagrams almost daily such as the pic of above of Chelsie and Helio. Pure Derek Hough, X17 Online, DWTSSeason13 Facebook, and the Daily Mail also have some fun takes they are featuring today of some of the couples arriving to and at rehearsals.
Ryan Seacrest talked about where the couples are rehearsing in the video below. Note how Emmitt and Cheryl will be staying in Dallas every week to rehearse except for show days. Melissa and Tony are also in Dallas currently. According to twitter, Anna and Drew are in Ohio rehearsing. Mark and Bristol will rehearse in Alaska. Things are really starting to heat up!! Geez, I don’t think I can stand this wait much longer? 😯
New pictures of our pros and all star celebrities are really starting to surface now as they all hit Dancing With The Stars rehearsals for the first time this week. Below is Joey, Kym, and Peta arriving to the studio over the weekend. You can see loads more pics of Gilles, Apolo, Kirstie, Karina, Maks, and Val at X17. Also, don’t miss following them all at twitter if you can because they are starting to post pics and instagrams there too such as this new pic of Melissa with Tony and this pic of Cheryl, Emmitt, and his daughter yesterday. So cute!!
X17 was able to capture some video coverage of Apolo Ono, Gilles Marini, and Val Chmerkovskiy arriving for their first Dancing With The Stars All Star rehearsals.
First up, Apolo says the show is hard, but, the first week isn’t as tough. Is his hair cute or what? Keep wearing it like that, Apolo, and you will win for “best hair” this season. I like his partial goatee too (is that what it’s called?)! So cute! 😀
Gilles says he’s dancing with Peta and he’s more excited than anyone to be dancing. He’s looking great too.
Val doesn’t say much, but, he’s muscled up and ready to go. Let’s see lots of lifts of Kelly, k? Lifts and PASSION! Who’s with me?
Below is Joey and Kym in the dance studio! At twitter, Joey wrote, “Let the games begin!” Yes lets! 😀
And that’s not all! Below is Kirstie arriving for her rehearsals as well in a long, slinky black top, black, leggings and leopard spikes. She’s ready to rumba. The Daily Mail has a spread on her today if you’d ike to read it and see more takes. Of her rehearsals at twitter, Kirstie wrote, “Dancing is an emotional thing..today my emotion was happy and freaked out of my mind… there’s always tomorrow!!! RISE to the challenge!!!” Go for it, Kirstie! You can do it!
And so the first Dancing With The Stars All Star rehearsals begin. We hope to have more videos and pics of the other couples arring at their first rehearsals, etc. soon. So, stay tuned to this channel. 😉
22 days and counting! Is this wait going to be pure agony for you like it is for me? 😯 Here’s a little teaser. We’ve kind of seen a lot of these scenes already, but, it’s fun to watch none the less. From E Online behind the scenes at the Title shoots, you can watch their coverage here.
So, now that the 13th couple has been announced for the Dancing With The Stars All Star Season, let’s see what the odds makers in Las Vegas have to say about it. Below is a run down of the Las Vegas Odds from a previous posting when we first found out who would be dancing. After that is the NEW Las Vegas Odds from Sports Bovada. Note how they still have Pamela coming in last. They’ve also lowered Bristol and Melissa. Helio and Apolo have been switched around with Apolo at the top.
First preliminary Las Vegas Odds the before 13th couple was announced:
Helio Castroneves 9/2
Apolo Anton Ono 5/1
Emmitt Smith 6/1
Shawn Johnson 6/1
Drew Lachey 7/1
Joey Fatone 7/1
Kelly Monaco 15/2
Gilles Marini 10/1
Kirstie Alley 10/1
Melissa Rycroft 12/1
Bristol Palin 15/1
Kyle Massey/Sabrina Bryan/Carson Kressley 20/1
Pamela Anderson 25/1
New preliminary Las Vegas Odds AFTER the 13th couple was announced:
Apolo Anton Ono 9/2
Helio Castroneves 5/1
Emmitt Smith 6/1
Shawn Johnson 6/1
Drew Lachey 15/2
Joey Fatone 15/2
Gilles Marini 9/1
Kirstie Alley 14/1
Kelly Monaco 15/1
Sabrina Bryan 15/1
Melissa Rycroft 18/1
Bristol Palin 25/1
Pamela Anderson 40/1
So, do the odds makers have it right or wrong?
I think they have Helio way too high. He should be more towards the bottom. I also think they are underestimating Gilles. They are underestimating Pamela as well. I think Kirstie is going to be more of a force than many realize too. Let’s get my sistah’s thoughts because they are ‘in the know’ if you know what I mean. 😀 Be sure you let us know your thoughts too in the comment section.
Courtney: They still have Helio too high. I get it, he’s a fun, popular guy – but in a sea of fantastic dancers? He’s gonna look a bit weak. And I wouldn’t underestimate the comedic appeal of a sultry American bombshell paired with a modest, boy-next-door Irishman 😉 Not so sure why they have Kelly so high – are they banking on her soap opera fanbase to pull her through? Because I doubt it’s going to be her dance skills keeping her around…and judging from what I’ve seen so far, she also seems to have a bit of a lack of motivation to really get competitive. Emmitt? Also too high – I think that, like Helio, they’re banking on his personality carrying him through, and seem to forget that he maybe wasn’t the strongest champion we’ve had and he’s also in his 40’s now…with a lifetime of football injuries under his belt. I actually think they have Gilles about right – I don’t think he’s going to do as well this season as we may have originally thought, based on the fact that he seems a bit bummed about not getting his preferred partner…and the jury’s still out on his actual partner’s choreographic skills.
Heidi: I think just about the ONLY thing they’ve gotten right is Apolo at the very top (although he may not actually win) and the first five eliminations (although not necessarily in that order)…sort of. I think Helio is way too high, as is Emmett. I kind of agree with where they put Gilles, too. More because he seems to have Brandy-itis this time around – that is, an extreme desire to WIN at all costs. That’s off putting to a lot of people. Including me, and I love Gilles. He needs to RELAX. I don’t know who will be the first person out, but I do think it will be one of those bottom five women they have listed…and I think they might be about right with Kirstie as well. What you have to think about in this instance is not JUST the ability of a given dancer, but the ability and fanbase of all the other dancers on the show at the same time. That’s why I’m not sure that Kirstie is going to get anywhere near the final, let alone the top five, and that Helio and Emmett are over rated. That’s also why it’s very possible that Pam could be the first out, followed by Kelly, Melissa and Sabrina. But really – this season is going to be difficult to predict. The test of any fanbase on this show will be how they survive not being at the top of the leader board. It could be as simple as “you’re at the bottom, you’re out” – and I think that could apply to several of our celebrities this time around. The ones that I think NEED to not be at the bottom of the leaderboard the first week are Pam, Bristol, Kelly, Helio and maybe Drew.
PureDWTS15 Preliminary Show POLLS: VOTE For Your Top 3 Favorite Couples, Who Will Win, 1st Eliminated Couple
POLL TIME again, Everyone!! Now that we know on the 13th couple, let’s get some preliminary show numbers on your top THREE favorite couples at this time, who you think will win the new Dancing With The Stars All Star Season, and who you think will be eliminated off the show the very first week. Vote below and let us know how you voted in the comment section. NOTE: while watching the voting results, keep in mind that these numbers aren’t always accurate being some fans figure out a way to alter the polls , but, we’ve done our best to stop that from happening. Ok, ready? Do to it in these three new polls (be sure to click the “read more” link after the first poll to see and vote in all three polls if you are viewing this topic from the home page) and thanks so much for your participations!! 😉
On The Red Carpet has posted more videos of the couples dancing in their Title Shoots. Yesterday in a previous posting we saw Kym & Joey, Anna & Drew, Helio & Chelsie, Gilles and Peta, Val & Kelly, Derek & Shawn at Pure Derek Hough, and Pam & Tristan. Today we get to see Apolo (sorry, no Karina), Bristol & Mark, Emmitt & Cheryl, and Tony & Melissa. Looking good. What do you think?
This season, we opted to do things a bit differently – as we have with just about every other regular feature we do each season, since the format is a bit wacky, to say the least 😛 First, we’ve divided WWIB into two parts – mainly to accomodate the fact that Kirstie & Maks’ and the 13th couple’s (who we now know to be Sabrina & Louis) promo photos have yet to be released, but also to buy us some time for the labor-intensive task of finding good pictures for some of these Secondly, we’ve included the couples’ promo photos from their original seasons for comparison as well. But as always, we’ve offered up our usual
snark commentary on each of the costumes, for your enjoyment 😎
Battle of the turquoise & black lace corset dress/Kelly & Alec vs. Kelly & Val: Kelly & Alec’s season 1 promo pic vs. Kelly & Val’s season 15 promo pic vs. Edyta in the season 9 pro tango demo
Courtney: The Iceman cometh! Wow, even Alec’s promo pic screams “I have no emotions” to me. And while Kelly is a bit better, I still wish she’d actually smile in her promo pics – the whole “smoldery non-smile” she does just seems like she’s trying too hard to me. And I’m probably the only one that feels this way, judging from some of everyone’s initial comments on the promo photos, but I’m not really all that wild about Kelly & Val’s pic…you’ll see I’m not much of a fan of the couples that went the “smoldery” route with their promo pix. As for the costume itself – gotta go with Edyta on this one. Granted, it’s hard to hold a candle to Edyta in pretty much ANY costume, but I think I like it better with a lace skirt, as opposed to a fringed one. And while I was cursing under my breath while putting this edition together about how BAD some of the costumes have gotten since Randall left, I thank my lucky stars we’re not still stuck with Designs to Shine, who costumed the first season. Can we say “tacky”? 😯
Heidi: Val sez, “You…are sooo sexy.” To which Kelly sez, “You are sexy, but I am sleeping with my cousin’s best friend’s husband’s brother and am simply toying with you as a cover to hide our true looove….” That is my long winded way of saying, Kelly is a soap actress…they only do smolder. Sometimes well, sometimes not – and Val is a huge step up from Alec in terms of emotion and Kelly has evolved to smoldering with her mouth *closed*. The dress you ask? I go with Edyta sans fishnets. Although I think it’s cuter in the shorter length.
The verdict: Just say no to soap opera smolder. Read more..
Wow, and we thought the Access Hollywood Title Shoot interviews were fun yesterday. Below is more with On The Red Carpet!! This time we get to see them DANCE a little. What do you think?
Joey and Kym….
Pam and Tristan….
Drew and Anna….
Gilles and Peta….