Below you can watch another “Jersey Boys” Vlog with Mark Ballas. You can also watch a finale clip from “Jersey Boys”. This guy is so talented.
Here is Tom Bergeron on Hollywood Today Live. Note how Samantha Harris is co-hosting. Great interview. I love what he says on hosting a Live show. He’s the best!
Laurie Hernandez was a guest on Good Day LA today to talk about Dancing With The Stars and more. She’s so cute.
I’m playing catch up since I had to make a run to Colorado yesterday to take my Hubby to a doctor’s appointment. Below are more interviews after Dancing With The Stars Monday night. You can also view a new Access Hollywood interview yesterday with Lindsay Arnold and Calvin Johnson and a report on Amber Rose and Val Chmerkovskiy dating. Keep scrolling for more afterwards.
Also, Maks Chmerkovskiy has some advise for those still in the game at Entertainment Weekly.
Be sure to watch James with a new report from Sports Illustrated here. Here he is with USA Today as well….
— People Magazine (@people) October 25, 2016
Here is Kristyn Burtt with BC Jean talking about Mark Ballas, Jersey Boys, and their Wedding….
Lindsay did her weekly interview with ET, and talked about she & Calvin’s jive and the team dance. She also touched on Sharna’s injury (turns out those gorgeous team dance dresses were pretty treacherous!) and also their dance for week 8. More below…
ET: Calvin’s footwork was perfect last night, but even if he did mess up, his smile and personality would have made up for it. He looked like he was having so much fun up there!
Lindsay Arnold: So true! His performance level was out of this world last night. You know what, it’s funny though, because I don’t think it was his favorite during rehearsals. But then last night he was like, “Wow, that was the first time I really danced it and had fun with it.” Jive is not easy at all — you have to be dancing 150 percent!
The ’50s was such a fun era. Were you and Calvin stoked when you got that decade? How do you plan to top that routine next week?
We were really excited, because Calvin loves that kind of music. I feel like that [era] is his inner personality. It was a great style for him, and enabled him to really bring out his inner Calvin. Next week we have the quick step, which is similar to jive in the way that it’s very high energy, but we’re back in frame, which we haven’t been in for a couple of weeks. It will be cool, I think, to show his improvement on that as well.
During rehearsals for the team dance, Sharna Burgess suffered a knee injury. What exactly happened? Is she doing OK?
In our dress rehearsal, it was the first time we had done the dance in our ball gowns, which were beautiful, but a bit too long. All of us were slipping on them. Calvin tripped on mine at one point and kind of ripped my skirt during rehearsal. James [Hinchcliffe] and Sharna actually took a fall. James tripped on her dress and it caused them both to fall down, and she tweaked her knee a little.
It’s a little bit scary, especially before the live show, because if something happens to us [pros], we still have got to try and make it happen. I’m hoping today that she’s feeling a bit better. She’s been taking great care of it, icing it, but it’s scary because our bodies are our work — we have to take care of them — but we also don’t want to let our partners or our team down.
Last night after the show, she said it was still bothering her but that she’s going to be OK after some rest. I’ll definitely be checking up on her!
Ye old Halloween week returns 😛 But they’re switching it up a bit this time, replacing the team dances with the face-offs, per James in this clip from my local news. If it follows the pattern of season 21 (the last time they did it), we can pretty much guess how it’s gonna shake it out – and it should be very, very interesting to see just who earns that coveted instant immunity from next week’s elim. My gut instinct is that they’re gonna give it to Jana, to ensure she makes it to the semifinals – because I’m not sure that’s she actually getting the votes to get there herself, and their scoring/critiques of her the past few weeks seem to indicate they want her in the finale.
Laurie and Val –
Ryan and Cheryl – Argentine tango (song: something from Maleficient?)
Marilu and Derek – Argentine tango
Calvin and Lindsay – Quickstep
Terra and Sasha –
Jana and Gleb –
James and Sharna –
*Highest score from individual dance round earns immunity from week 8’s elimination (and probably 3 additional points added to their score, if they do it like season 21’s immunity challenge) and does not have to dance-off.
*Of the remaining 6 couples, the couple with the highest score from the individual round will pick an opponent to face-off against – that opponent will pick the dance style. Season 21’s choices were jive, cha-cha, and samba; season 20’s were salsa, cha-cha, and foxtrot; season 19’s were jive, cha-cha, and rumba.
*Winner of each face-off will get 2 points added to their score; loser will receive no points.
Whenever I fill in on the live blog for Heidi, and also simultaneously tweet and take notes for the power rankings, I always worry that I’m gonna just end up repeating the same stuff over and over, and run out of things to say – but oddly enough, live blogging AND tweeting AND taking notes actually helped me work through week 2 of the Topamax brain fog this week, so I feel a lot more lucid now and I’m finding it a lot easier to form coherent thoughts. Silver linings 🙂
There seemed to be a rather interesting line drawn between some of the pros tonight – that line separating the pros who tend to do a lot of “messing about” and time-wasting, and pros who are savvy enough to stay true a theme while still managing to waste very little time getting down to business and making sure their celeb is dancing for the bulk of their time on-stage. And that line did not go unnoticed by the judges – particularly Len, who seemed to be trying to get the train back on the tracks after they went a bit off the rails with some funky scoring in his absence. He not-so-subtly shaded more than one pro for “messin’ about” while praising others for getting down to business. What I found a tad unnerving, though, was the way some of the pros seemed to get mouthy back at him, and dismissed some pretty valid points he was making with the usual “Len, you’re old and tired” cliches that have been done to death, but still get a chuckle out of the audience. Actually found myself really bothered by the jet lag comment from Val, and the fact that Julianne backed it up – Len definitely wasn’t talking out of his ass, and they just kind of poo-poohed it away. Not cool, and I would love to see someone call Julianne out for being a drama queen and hyperbolizer and have Len back them up on the air, and see how she likes it.
On the whole, I think those who ended up with “novelty” or “extra” dances (i.e. Charleston, jitterbug) probably were scored relatively a bit easier than those who got stuck with one of the core ballroom or Latin dances this week, as it seemed like it was easier to parlay the novelty dances to fit the eras theme than it was to make the stricter Latin & ballroom ones without sacrificing content. And I think that’s something that probably needs to be spelled out for the pros as they begin choreographing the dances, and the judges probably need to spell it out at the beginning of shows like this – maybe explain what they’re looking for in terms of attention paid to the theme vs. amount of syllabus steps, explain whether lifts are allowed, etc. – because there did seem to be some confusion, not only among the pros, but the judges themselves. Or that could just be them making things up as they go along, who knows 😛 Mo going home = seemed like the right time. Like Amber, I just did not get the impression that it was fun for her anymore, and her relationship with Artem seemed pretty…strained. But next week’s elim will likely hurt, because if it is who I think it is – this person is still having a lot of fun and will not want to leave 🙁 …Read more
Below is Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvinstev on Good Morning America today. I loved how Maureen said she felt like she was floating at times when dancing with Artem. So sweet. I’m so glad she danced this season.
So, did you all notice how @DancingABC RTed this tweet by Dina Parise? She’s a former Figure Skater and Drag Racer. I’m starting to wonder if they are thinking of asking her to dance next season? We better put her on “watchout”.
— Dina Parise(@DPariseRacing) October 25, 2016
These stunning photos say it all for the night, don’t they?! Give it up to the costume department. They are outdoing themselves this season! Click on any of the photos to see more.