Thank you Extra and George Pennacchio for all of these awesome interviews from last night!! The couples talk about prepping for next weeks dances and more. George may post more. Keep watching this link in case he does.
Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog at Parade. She rates her favorite couples on Dancing With The Stars so far in the “Feel Good” and “Sexy, Sexy” categories. So far, at the top of those lists are Alfonso Ribiero and Randy Couture. Lots more at Parade including her thoughts on Julianne Hough and pictures of her fur babies.
Speaking of her fur babies, she also recently founded the Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project (CAIAP, caiap.org) to help cats and dogs in several different ways. “I have always wanted to build a sanctuary to give animals a safe place to live out their lives,” she explains. “Since I was a young child, this has been the dream. Starting CAIAP is all about working towards that. It will take a lot of financial support to get there, but I have faith we will.” To read an article about it, see Animal Wellness Magazine.
Great stuff! I can’t get enough. So, if you were to vote for a return to the Dancing With The Stars results shows every week (which means more pro numbers) on Tuesday nights, how would you vote? I vote YES PLEASE!
What a great results show last night!! It was so good to see the pros dancing in more numbers. Though unfortunately, someone always has to go home. The couples as well as our eliminated couple Lolo and Keo talk all about it below with Access Hollywood and Afterbuzz TV. Lolo also talked with People about her elimination at this link. E Online also has some interviews and coverage after the show (sorry I can’t embed those as they mess up the site). Lastly, ABC7 has posted George Pennacchio’s interviews from premiere night. Lots of fun things to watch and listen to when you get time today. One more thing: don’t miss seeing some pics of the pros at an after party Monday night at Just Jared Jr. Really cute!!
ETA: Afterbuzz TV is loading more Results show interviews as I type. Be sure to see them all at this link.
ETA2: Lolo and Keo’s GMA interview this morning has been added below.
Amy Purdy, Joey Fatone, Julianne Hough And More Attend Mark Ballas’ ‘Kicking Clouds’ Debut Party (Photos)
What a fun party this must have been last night for Mark Ballas’ ‘Kicking Clouds’ Debut Party. Lots of Dancing With The Stars cast members and friends made a showing like Derek Hough, Witney Carson, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Lindsay Arnold, and Julianne Hough. Former cast members like Amy Purdy, Candace Cameron Bure, and Joey Fatone were in attendance as well. More photos at Getty Images.
ETA: PopTVDotCom was able to catch people going in and out of party. They talked to some of them too about Dancing With The Stars. Mark’s girlfriend is so pretty. Shirley is so proud of her boy…
Yay – a results show!! Let’s hope for some great dancing!! Maybe material for cheesecake, if Courtney and I are feeling up to it.
Once again, comment to your hearts contents, as long as you remember the show night rules.
- Our server gets totally hosed when people sit at their computer and click “refresh” constantly. Post a comment, then walk away for five minutes so that others have a chance…and so that Courtney and I can actually post on the site.
- THIS SITE IS NOT TWITTER. Do not post like you are on twitter. You get one warning and then I put you in time out. We need context and content. Believe it or not there are a lot of people who don’t watch the east coast feed of the show, so they don’t know what the hell you’re talking about when you post a comment that says, “Boy, that sucked.” If you want to say “____ and ____’s dance was not good at all, crappy choreo” that’s fine. That would be context. It is good. Remember, if you post five one liners in five minutes, you’ve broken rule number 1.
Lots of fun ppl in the audience like…..RALPH MACCHIOOOOOOOOO !!! (I love him.)
Nice opening dance by the women – Allison and Whitney pretty much rule this style but they were all awesome.
Thought for sure they were gonna call Betsey safe. That they didn’t makes me question whether she actually IS safe.
So, I guess we’re putting four in jeopardy? Lea? That’s just wrong.
Allison is just a BEAST.
Oh. My. God. Derek’s screen test. Best thing I’ve ever seen. And neither he nor Julianne had a clue what was going to be shown.
Okay….The four in jeopardy are:
Michael and Emma
Betsey and Tony
Lea and Artem
Lolo and Keo
And tonight, leaving the ballroom is…..(This was a REAL BOTTOM TWO with Betsey being the other half)
LOLO AND KEO
Courtney’s Pick: Lolo and Keo
Heidi’s Pick: Lolo and Keo
Vogue’s Pick: Lolo and Keo
Below are more Dancing With The Stars interviews and coverage with Entertainment Tonight, Extra, PopTVDotCom, and Afterbuzz TV. From the Afteruzz TV interviews we learn that Cheryl and Antonio have a Rumba next week. Mark and Sadie have the Jazz (things get crazy in this interview). Be watching Afterbuzz TV as they mat post more interviews soon. Also below is a really good interview with Jonathan and Access Hollywood from this morning. Lots of great coverage today.
We’ve got more interviews to share from Access Hollywood. Also listed below are some new Afterbuzz interviews. Note how Val and Janel have a Fox Trot next week. Emma and Michael won’t disclose their dance, but, Emma hints that it’s “fruity” (wha? lol). Tony and Betsey have a Foxtrot, but, it won’t be conventional. You can view Derek and Bethany’s Afterbuzz interview at Pure Derek Hough. So far, Derek won’t disclose their dance, but, says it will be different. Also, don’t forget….Peta mentioned in a previous interview that she and Tommy have a Salsa next week. As for Sharna and Tavis, they have the Cha Cha. More interviews coming up. Stay tuned.
Well, I have to say that I’m really pleased with the dancing we saw last night. The show as a whole was rather sloppy, but that’s somewhat typical for the first show of the season when it’s jam packed with people. Anyway, I just loved it. Of course, Derek is my favorite, but I can’t really pick another favorite. Love Jonathan, Sadie, Tommy, Alfonso, Randy, Lea….and of course, Bethany.
For those of you new to this blog, this is the post where I figure out how many votes the various couples need in order to stick around. The math is fairly simple: you add up the total number of points handed out over the night, divide that total into each couple’s individual score for their percentage of the judges scores. The viewer votes are handed the same way – the total number of votes is divided into a couples votes for a percentage. The two percentages are then added together and the couple with the lowest combined total goes home.
Let’s take a look at the scores and the percentages:
Now, as much as I love Sadie, I don’t think she is only 2 points back from Alfonso and 2 points ahead of Bethany and Lea. And she’s certainly not that far ahead of Randy. Nope. But she probably has the weakest fanbase on the show of those who can actually dance, so they might be protecting her a tiny bit. Although I don’t think that’s necessary.
Why? Well, while we have some absurdly high scores for week 1, we also have some really low scores for week 1. And sadly, most were deserved. Personally, I enjoyed Betsey WAY more than Lolo – and I would bet the average viewer agrees with me. But Betsey is at the bottom. Here’s what she needs to do to stick around:
She only needs, roughly, 5,400 votes per million votes cast in order to stay over Lolo. Call me crazy, but I think she gets those votes. And Lolo kinda did it to herself with the constant talking. I could certainly be wrong, but she took a dance that was hard to watch and turned it into a whole segment that was hard to watch. Thank god for Tom Bergeron. Yikes. Anyway, I think Betsey gets past Lolo. Good thing, too, because I don’t think she’s going to make it past either Michael or Antonio – Antonio, while somewhat wooden, certainly has his fans. Michael is just adorable and I want him to stay forever. But I feel that way about half the cast right now.
For the sake of argument, let’s say that Betsey is totally safe. What does Lolo have to get in order to also be safe? She needs the following:
She needs roughly 8,100 votes per million votes cast in order to beat either Michael or Antonio and honestly, I would be shocked if she got it. I feel very bad for Keo – I don’t want him to go. She needs 13,450 to get past Tommy and I don’t see that happening either.
So, without belaboring the point, I think Lolo goes home. If it’s not Lolo, it will be Betsey – it’s possible that where I saw charming, many saw trainwreck. If there’s a shocker I will do a post results explanation of what I think happened.
One final point, with all the characters in this cast, there are a couple people who need to watch out. Janel is the big one, IMO. All the hype she and Val have been putting out there and I don’t think she lived up to it. Make no mistake – she’s a decent dancer. But she got off easy – they tagged Lea as the ringer when Janel has more recent experience and got off scott free. This pisses me off…but by the end of the show I had forgotten about her. This leads to dangerous, shocking elim territory in coming weeks. Unfortunately, there are a lot of good dancers that could fall in to this trap – Lea, maybe Sadie and possibly Bethany (although with Derek as a partner, she will stand out whether she wants to or not). I love all three of them, but they are going up against Tommy, Randy, Alfonso, Jonathan and Michael?? These guys are not necessarily better dancers but they command the screen. Even if they are not the best dancers, you grow to LOVE them. So watch out, girls – this is a tough season.
Below is some Good Morning with some Dancing With The Stars coverage from last night. Meryl Davis weighs in…
Also, below is some coverage after the Dancing With The Stars party with PopTVDotCom. Lots of fun stuff here. They love Henry…
ETA: Below is Michael Waltrip talking about his first dance and behind the scenes…