Host Tom Bergereon talked with OK!TV about Dancing With The Stars. Never did he imagine when the show first started in the summer of 2005 that it would take off like it did. They ask him how they keep the show refreshing. Tom says the producers do a good job tweeking it, but, the key thing is that it’s a LIVE show with no safety zone (so true). Tom chats a little about America’s Funniest Home Videos as well. More below….
According to Radar Online, Tori Spelling is interested in doing the show so she can rehab her image. Below is more from the link. Note: this isn’t the first time this rumor has circulated. In Season 16, Tori was rumored to be thinking about doing Dancing With The Stars as well.
Producers of DWTS have approached the former 90210 star “to appear on the show in the past, but she has always declined because of other various projects Tori was working on,” a source told Radar.
“Tori has now decided to make herself available and wants to appear on the upcoming season which is scheduled to begin in March 2014. The main reason Tori wants to go on is to rehab her image in the aftermath of the fallout from her book. She doesn’t want the public to think she goes around picking on Katie Holmes and Martha Stewart.”
You can read more at Radar Online about her book, etc.
So, what do you think? Tori Spelling for Dancing With The Stars Season 18?
Hey All! How was your Thannksgiving? I hope you had a fun day!! So, are you ready to shop now on Black Friday? Yikes…I won’t be shopping, but, I’ll be working it this morning instead. Wish me luck!
So, just a few media starters today!! First, yesterday some “kitchen dance wars” were started at twitter between the Derek Hough and Maria Menounos families. While this was all going down, Mark Ballas and his family joined in on the action. After that, Amber Riley and her family dared them too. It’s hilarious and they are all so good…even dancing in their kitchens and living rooms. lol Be sure to see THIS POST at Pure Derek Hough to see them all!!
And speaking of Mark Ballas, he will be talking on the Dancing With The Stars Season 17 finale in a LIVE chat at Extra on Tuesday, December 3rd. If you’d like to ask him questions and listen in, bookmark this link.
Also, I’m not sure when this little Pop Candies interview with Tom Bergeron and Mark Ballas happened, but, they were asked about this past season of Dancing With The Stars and who they’d like to see dance in the future. Tom mentions William Shatner again, but, says he knows he’ll never do it. Poor Tom….he’s also asked some silly questions too. I don’t know how they keep their patience with the paparazzi sometimes.
Ok, more later!!xx
I can’t get enough of all the new pictures of our new Champs, finalists, and cast celebrating their wins and time on Dancing With The Stars this season. Pictured above is Amber Riley and Derek Hough in New York City heading to Good Morning America. You can view more takes of them and the other finalists at Zimbio Pictures and Getty Images. Getty Images also has more Dancing With The Stars Wrap Party pictures than what we showed you in an earlier previous posting.
Also, don’t miss heading over to Pure Derek Hough for more coverage with Amber Riley and Derek Hough. Heidi and I are pacing ourselves trying to get everything up and for International viewers as well.
Too Fun! What a fantastic season it’s been and here’s to many more!!xxx
Carrie Ann Inaba has written her new and final blog of the season at Parade.com. She starts off saying that “the best dancer won”. Below is more including her thoughts on all the finalists.
Well, the best dancer won!!!! I know this season was very unique in that no one really knew how the audience was ultimately going to vote. With the Bill Engvall Phenom, it was hard to say how things were going to turn out since we had shocking elimination after shocking elimination this season. But in the end, I would definitely say that the best dancer won. Amber Riley had a special kind of dancing Mojo. I was so surprised to see how emotional she was in her final package.
After Amber won, she came right over and thanked the judges. In all 17 seasons, that’s never happened! She was so happy and thrilled to have won and thanked us for our comments throughout the season. That was a treat for us. It’s nice to be thanked!
What I love about Amber is that she really let herself become vulnerable during the season. In life, we go through a lot of it with feigned confidence and faux strength. I see more and more in life that people don’t allow things into their hearts and risk hurt through failure or disappointment. But in life, it is truly the case that if you don’t risk, you don’t gain. I was impressed with the amount of emotion that came flooding out of Amber in that final video package before they announced the winner. You could see that she opened her heart to this whole experience and she really let it move her. Actually, I think that was the case for most of our performers this season.
This was a beautiful season with a fantastic ending. The freestyles on night one of the finals were incredible. I haven’t seen such wonderfully produced and performed production numbers in a long time. The Amber Riley Stomp and shoot-out fest was cool and slick and powerful and ever so well rehearsed. They were tighter than tight!!!! And it was a first that frat stomping was used in a freestyle. And then, Jack’s incredible Old School Hollywood Ending was touching and glamorous and felt like the picture-perfect ending to a wonderful story that was Jack’s story. His incredible strength is to be admired. I suffer as well from a few Auto-Immune conditions that make life challenging at times but you have to (ask Jack always says) Go Big or Go Home, which is exactly what he did. He went big and he never gave up. And, he didn’t use his illness as a crutch for sympathy which made his journey even that much more respectable.
Lots more at Parade.com. I loved when she called Derek Hough a “mastermind choreographer” and that he is.
Also, be sure to see E Online as well. They have a new feature posted about Carrie Anne’s finale dress and how it came to be. She looked beautiful, didn’t she?! So classy! I loved it. And here she is at the Dancing With The Stars wrap party with Bill Nye after the show. Pic courtesy of Zimbio Pictures.
Aren’t these takes fantastic? After the Grand finale, the cast attended a Dancing With The Stars Season 17 wrap party at Sofitel in Los Angeles, California. Pictured above is Brant Daughtery, Peta Murgatroyd, Sharna Burgess, Paul Kirkland, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, and Dancing With The Stars executive producer Conrad Green. Their expressions say it all about Dancing With The Stars Season 17, don’t they?!! You can view more fun photos of them and others who attended at Zimbio Pictures.
Happy Thanksgiving Day, All!! Below is Afterbuzz TV with their new Dancing With The Stars Season 17 finale addition to take in when you have time today. They admit how they were wrong and right about who would win. Though as I just wrote at Pure Derek Hough, when the subject is brought up in the beginning, Anna says it was easier to do a Charleston than a Ballroom dance, but, Tristan MacManus disagrees (Yay Tristan! I agree for how it wasn’t easier for Amber!). More below. Let us know what you think!
Hey All! John, Heidi, Courtney, and I would all like to take a time out to wish everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving”!! In light of the holiday, we’d also like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for following, reading, participating, and supporting us the way you have!! We appreciate you all so much!!
Know too that we don’t go away in the off season of Dancing With The Stars. We continue to update you on the show and on all the pros and cast of Dancing With The Stars as their lives continue to stay busy. I think Courtney is planning to hold an Awards as in past seasons. Courtney and Heidi also write fun commentaries. Heidi and I will be constantly searching for new Cast rumors for the next season as you never know when they will pop up. Also, don’t forget soon we will be making new posts for your new Cast and Pro wishes for next season too. So, stay tuned for all of these things and more. The fun never ends.
With that said, here is our resident poet Lois with a Thanksgiving poem to bring in the holiday. THANKS again, EVERYONE!
T – Thankful for the day we share with family and with friends
H – Happy for the memories we make, we wish it never ends
A – Appetites savor a repast spread out for what seems a mile
N – Nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles share many, many a smile
K – Kindness, love bloom, permeating the room, filling the air
S – Grandparents busting their buttons showing how they care
G – Giving of ourselves to those we hold dear and we treasure
I – Inspiring stories are told that bring us joy without measure
V – Values of an old-fashioned nature, prominently on display
I – Invitations are offered for the next holiday, Christmas Day
N – Nearing the end of a day of giving thanks, sharing love
G – Good times were experienced, given to us by God above!
Written By Lois A Troutman, November 23, 2013
MY GREETING I SHARE WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
WHEREVER YOU WILL BE, WHETHER AWAY OR WHERE YOU ARE LIVING!
And below is the Good Morning America “After party” coverage with our Champs and finalists!! Note that Karina Smirnoff didn’t come. GMA announced she had a family emergency. Let’s hope everything is ok. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.
Also, be watching THIS LINK at the View. They should be posting their new interviews with the finalists a little later today.
ETA: Entertainment Weekly interviewed some of the cast after the finale last night. You can see them talking on their favorite moments in a video HERE.
ETA2: And below are the couples being interviewed by Tony and Leah.
Wow! What a night! I’m still freaking out today for awesome the Dancing With The Stars finale was last night. The whole cast from the couples, to all the pro/troupe numbers, the producers, the singers, the crew behind the scenes, etc. really pulled out all of the stops, didn’t they?!!! And then we have our Champions: Amber Riley and Derek Hough!!! I’m truly speechless and tearing it up again!!
So, let’s see what everyone had to say after the show last night. Before doing so though, note how Donamadrina was right on her Astrology and Numerology Predictions again which you can read here and here. Thank you Dona! You rock!
Ok, on to the new interviews! We’ll start out with a new On The Red carpet interview with our champs, but, to see loads and loads more with Amber and Derek as Heidi and I are tag teaming, visit Pure Derek Hough.
Below is more with George and On The Red Carpet….
JC Rubio of Afterbuzz TV was able to get new interviews with some of the other cast members too besides the finalists. As always, he does such a great job… Read more..