Brooke Burke Charvet was a guest on Access Hollywood today! She talked all about her thyroid cancer and how she was able to get better. More than ever, it’s important she takes care of herself and she encourages everyone else to do the same. She also talks a little on Dancing With The Stars. There are mentions on Kellie Pickler, D.L. Hughley, and Zendaya.
Above are more fun videos from Rumorfix and Andy Dick with some shots behind the scenes from Monday. Derek and Jacoby are in the first video. He interviews Wynonna in the second video.
In other things with Andy, he talks with XFinity about his “Cinderella” story, but, I love this part about Sharna and why she’s the perfect partner for him. He also talks of this week’s Queen of Hearts/MadHatter theme….
You did such a bizarre and wonderful routine tonight. Can you describe it?
AD: Sharna’s the one who came up with Queen of Hearts/Mad Hatter [theme]. I love it! So I was very excited that I was going to get to weird it out [and] act a little and it’s jazz so we were allowed to be a little more kooky weird and creepy and strange too. She let me do it. She was the one that came up with [the move with] my head between her legs. It was a blast.
How do you two relate as partners?
AD: I got a text from somebody from [philosopher] Friedrich Nietzsche. I’m paraphrasing, but I’m not kidding: “There must be chaos in the mind to be a great dancer.” And we both have that. We are so all over the place and I’m going to put words in her mouth. I think what she likes about dancing is all that stuff that all that stuff that’s going on in her brain. She can harness that and it comes out in the dance and you can see the energy. I can feel it! I’m right next to her. It’s sometimes frightening but it’s amazing.
And it’s amazing for us too, Andy and Sharna!! KEEP IT UP!! More at XFinity!!
ADDING: Below is Andy and Sharna with Afterbuzz…
Last night after the results show, some of the our couples from Dancing With The Stars were interviewed by George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet. He asks them straight up about week 3….
First up, Andy and Sharna!! They have the Cha Cha for week 3!! Andy said Sharna introduced him to it a little in the beginning and he had a hard time with it. Sharna says they have a difficult week and more hours of practicing ahead, but, (and here’s the fun part and key for him in my opinion), she’s got another fun character for Andy to play. It won’t be your average prom story. It will be about a boy’s fantasy of the ideal woman. Andy also talks of the bond he formed with Dorothy and was sad to see her go.
Gleb and Lisa!! George didn’t get much out of these two. Lisa talks of how hard it was to see Dorothy leave last night. Gleb mentions they may need more props and special effects and that we will have to wait until next week to see what they do.
D.L. hopes to improve again for Week 3 and to have more fun! His schedule has been exhausting, but, he is ready and excited to still dance and thankful to still be on the show. He has nothing, but, good things to say about Dorothy. He was proud of her.
Sean and Peta have a Cha Cha next week! Peta says they will be bringing the crazy and fun and refined steps. Sean’s schedule is tight, but, they work around it.
Victor and Lindsay hope to step it up and work even harder! George reminds them they can still do it like Kelly Monaco did. Lindsay puts her foot down and won’t let Victor be negative. Read more..
I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house last night on Dancing With The Stars when Dorothy Hamill announced she had to step out because of her injury!! She mentioned that maybe she could come back in the future? I wonder if TPTB could explore this possibility? What a beautiful lady and soul. Just like in the 70’s on the ice rink, Dorothy swooped into the dance floor to touch our hearts and, what’s more, with class, elegance, grace, and charm. Thank you Dorothy Hamill!! You will always be an Ice Princess as well as a Dance Princess too in so many of our eyes!!! Below is she and Tristan with On The Red Carpet, Access Hollywood, and ET Online after the show last night talking more on her departure. The cast has a few things to say about Dorothy and Tristan in the ET Online video as well. Stay tuned. If there is more on these two (Good Morning America?), we will be sure to add it to this post…
UPDATE: Dorothy and Tristan weren’t on GMA this morning, but, Victor, Lindsay, Gleb, and Lisa weigh in on her departure. You can watch it HERE.
Picture above courtesy of ABC.
ADDING: Below is Tristan and Dorothy with Afterbuzz…
Oh man, that was SO sad. First time I cried at an elimination. Dang.
For those of you who haven’t seen the show but are here getting spoiled, Dorothy removed herself at the last minute on the advice of doctors. She could do permanent damage to herself if she kept on.
The final two came down to Lisa and Victor – we did NOT find out who the eliminee was going to be. Interesting that they kept Andy down there till the last minute – me thinks they want to keep him around. Also interesting were the ones called safe first – Ingo, Sean and Wynonna.
How did we do??
Heidi: Said D.L. was going home with Lisa as an alternate and Victor as a second alternate.
Courtney: She had D.L. with Victor second to last and Lisa third to last.
Vogue-y: Also had D.L. with Wynonna next and Dorothy third.
Winner: No idea. Either me or Courtney, although Vogue was in there with Dorothy.
Don’t you just love these? Always fun!! Enjoy!
Thanks to @Jimmbboe, here is a video for International viewers….
Well, I have to say – I could rant on and on about the break in hold and the lift that Mark did, but why bother? They also missed a couple steps in that part that was in the front left corner by the judges – well, Aly did and it was kinda hidden behind Mark. This is one of the crappy things about this show – it ain’t fair. Don’t get me wrong – if Mark wants to break the rules in the name of good choreo I say go for it, dude, show us what ya got (just don’t bitch if they ever do call you on it). I didn’t mind and the dance was pretty good, although sans “wow” factor. But dang, the judges don’t call it and THEN have the nerve to caution Gleb??? Tony and Wynonna ride in on scooters (I want one) and Len doesn’t say a word?? What the hell… anyway, you get my drift. It’s enough to make me wonder if she isn’t getting the votes. I’m wanting to see a lot more out of the box choreography, with cool staging – but is it too much to ask that the judges ATTEMPT to be even handed??
I sure do wish that I didn’t see Jacoby as a sure thing at this point. Don’t get me wrong – I find him very amusing. Loved the whole bit with the good posture for Len followed by slouching. But he can’t touch Zendaya or Kellie…or even Aly…in terms of dancing. Hell, I like ANDY better than him. I think Andy knocked it out of the park last night. Ah well, what ya gonna do?? Maybe voters will surprise me and give it to Zendaya or Kellie – either one is more deserving. And Aly certainly has room to grow. Then again, so does Jacoby and he is kinda funny. :-) We have a ways to go before we worry about the finale, in any case.
But enough about that, how do the scores look?? Read more..
Bear with me – Vogue is the one who can get creative with both the titles and the text, not me, and she’s busy this morning. :-) Louis has a lot to say about the couples after seeing them dance – pretty much the same as what we’ve been saying: Kellie and Zendaya = Awesome and DL = in trouble. First, from GMA, a couple excerpts – click the link to read his whole blog:
Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani’s Quickstep: Looking at their package, it looks like Wynona is going to have a great journey on ‘DWTS’ this season. Her honesty and sincerity is going to help her grow. I so appreciate the effort Wynonna puts into her dancing, but I would like to see her show her joy more, like she said she had when doing her Cha Cha. I also would have liked to see a dress like a police costume rather than pants and sneaker-like shoes. The dancing was good and proper when in hold. Don’t play it safe, though. You have nothing to lose, only to gain an amazing experience. I hope Wynonna stays around for a long time because she’s so inspirational to many. Tony, I actually like that moustache on you. There was nice feedback from the judges. I totally agree with every word from Carrie Ann and agree just slightly with Len about the close hold being far apart at times. Scores are okay.
Zendaya and Valentin Chmerkovskiy’s Jive: She’s so cute but she can’t stand on high heels? This is going to be interesting having the fastest Latin dance. OK, high heels a problem? Not at all. Fantastic jive, great content, awesomely (yes, I made up a new word) entertaining. Even though Zendaya’s limbs are so long and sometimes a little sloppy, she is so fast and high energy. I’d also put her and Val into the top three! Good for you girl. Age is just a number, if you’re younger or older. Amazing and well-deserved scores! High scores don’t save, so VOTE VOTE VOTE.
D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke’s Quickstep: “DWTS” is “Hunger Games” in tights? Brilliant! Stop complaining D.L. You’re losing time to rehearse and don’t forget that 50 percent of the score is public vote! I hope his dance is going to knock the roof of the place. That was actually not a bad quickstep at all and an OK hold. He remembered his steps. D.L.’s bottom was back the whole time, but it kind of looked cute. What’s with Carrie Ann tonight? I love her with all her comments. You can be honest and say if something isn’t good, but still be nice. D.L.’s comments with Brooke put him back on the map. Hopefully, D.L.’s video package won’t hurt them too much. Scores are OK, maybe all sixes.
Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough’s Jazz: How gorgeous is Kellie Pickler? They’re a hot couple. I had no idea Kellie could dance like that. Look at her feet again when she does her leg extension! Wow. She was fantastic, amazing and awesome. What else can I say? She’s the one to beat by miles. Knowing Kellie as a singer, what would her concert look like if Derek would choreograph a full-on production number for her? Wow! She’d give Lady Gaga and Madonna a run for their money! Her scores are low. At least three nines, if not a 10. I know it’s only week two, but this was the best performance.
At Hollywood.com, Louis gives his opinion on the best and worst of DWTS Week 1 (again, click the link to read the whole thing):
This season, DWTS has introduced two new styles of dance to the competition: jazz and contemporary. Because contemporary dance, performed barefoot, is typically more emotional than technical , its inclusion is causing some controversy in the competition. “The new style, contemporary, is definitely causing tension, and I think that’s the exact reason for the producers to do it,” van Amstel tells Hollywood.com. “I do think from a pure dancing point of view, it is comparing apples to oranges between a ballroom and a latin dance, but at least they’re both within ballroom dancing. And now you’re adding contemporary.”
The dance van Amstel is referring to was 16-year-old Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. “Because it was so hard to judge contemporary, I think that Val and his partner did great. But then again, it’s a young girl and it looks like she has dance experience,” van Amstel says. “But I think from what we’ve seen, Kellie Pickler [and partner Derek Hough] stole the night. I mean, the girl looked stunning. She literally could have walked out onto a competitive ballroom dance floor. She kicked ass.”
As for Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, van Amstel thinks she will only get better from here. “I really hope that she’s going to use this to add to her own training, to become more artistic and expressive within movement rather than just execution of tricks,” van Amstel says. “I think her journey is going to be very interesting to see the progress that she’s going to make. Apparently she was really nervous, but I would definitely not count her out. That girl just needs to get over her nerves.”
What a great night of TV again! Let’s get straight to the On The Red Carpet interviews with George Pennacchio….
First, Kelly and Derek! Kellie said she felt more comfortable last night, but, the mirrors on her outfit cut Derek (lol). Derek has more daring moves planned for the future. They are happy with last night’s dance and plan to work hard next week. Derek wants to work to the full capacity and not cut Kellie short for what she can do.
George tells Jacoby that he thinks the judges love his charm, attitude, and fun factor. Karina says she and Jacoby haven’t had a conflict yet and they both respect each other. Jacoby wants to keep getting better and he plans to work hard. Check out his face at the end when Karina says he’s given away their strategy (priceless). He mentions practicing the Rumba and the Jazz (does this mean they have a Rumba next week?).
Zendaya says this whole experience of dancing on Dancing With The Stars is so fun. She loves performing, the work, the judges comments, etc. George asks them about their high scores, but, Val says they don’t plan to think or concentrate on them or how good Zendaya might be. Val says to “get it” and to keep going and reaching expectations, they have to focus on dancing and working really hard (Val, that’s right. Keep this up!). Zendaya agrees.
George asks Andy what it was like having his former “Less Than Perfect” cast mates there for support last night. They talk of how they are “family”. Andy said he cried (awwww) after their dance. He got caught up in all the emotion from what they’ve all been through and was so glad they and his family were there last night. Sharna talks of the creative effort put into their dance and how she and Andy worked together. For whatever happens tonight, Andy is happy for this journey. To see George also interview Andy’s former “Less Than Perfect” cast mates about Andy and the night, see this link.
George says the judges love Ingo!! He and Kym are happy about being in 5th place. It gives them somewhere to go. Kym loves that Ingo is “musical” and can pick it up in his dancing. He loves this show and glad he took the challenge on. If they make it, they have the Paso Doble which they planned to work on last night. Read more..