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Dancing with the Stars Season 10 – Gossip Alert for Kate Gosselin!

As usual with this sort of thing – take it for what it’s worth, a grain of salt and so on. There’s a lot of crap out there (and people with agendas) and you never know what’s true, but I thought I would put this out there for your consumption. From PopEater, a small excerpt:

Kate Gosselin Wanted Her ‘DWTS’ Partner Fired
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“Everyone involved in the show thinks Kate is impossible. We all feel very sorry that poor Tony got paired up with her. She talks to him as if he is her ninth child,” sources tell me. “At one point things got so bad that Kate demanded that the shows producers fire Tony and get her a new partner. However, everyone would rather get rid of her than Tony, who is loved by all the staff.”

March 30, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS 10, Week 2 – The Cast on ET Post-Show

I always like watching the reactions right after the show. And I have to say that after my favorite, Maks and Erin just crack me up. I hope they stick around for a while.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 10 – Tom Bergeron on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The wonderful, fantastic Tom Bergeron was on Jimmy’s show right after they taped the Season Premiere.

March 25, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 10 – The Ratings are UP!!

No shock there – great cast, in my opinion. Lots of Twitter chatter about the show last night garnering the highest ratings for ABC since 2001 – no clue on the veracity of that, but the ratings are, indeed, high. I also read that after an initial dip last season, ratings did indeed climb back to normal levels at about mid season. That was per Tom Bergeron. I watch the ratings and I believe he’s correct, but I’m too lazy to look it up right now. :-) Per CBS News:

“DWTS” Premiere Scores Record Ratings
Season 10 Premiere is Most-Watched “Dancing with the Stars” Show Opener Ever

(CBS) “Dancing with the Stars” debuted strong on Monday night, earning the show’s most-watched opening ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 10th season opener brought in 23.9 million viewers, with 6.3 million of those viewers in the coveted 18-49 age range.

“Dancing with the Stars” also climbed slightly in the ratings as compared to last year.

This is the picture they used:

March 23, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

New Dancing with the Stars Host

There’s been a whole lot of discussion about the new host, Brooke Burke, on Dancing with the Stars. In fact, there’s already been a few comments on this site about the host. So, I thought it would be fitting to have a little poll to see what people thought of the new host and how many people want Samantha Harris to come back to DWTS.

Brooke Burke
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Samantha Harris
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Better known as Charlie.

And the New Co-Host for Dancing with the Stars is…

…Brooke Burke.  Keeping in mind that I can’t see the announcement on GMA for another hour or so – but Twitter is lighting up in congratulatory messages.  So…CONGRATULATIONS BROOKE!!!

17th Annual ESPY Awards - Arrivals

March 8, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Fun Rehearsal Pictures from Niecy Nash – DWTS Season 10

I just happened to notice these when I was adding Niecy to my DWTS list on twitter – and I thought they were sweet. :-)

March 3, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Conrad Green on the DWTS Season 10 Contestants

I think Conrad makes a lot of good points on EW.com. Visit the site to read all of his comment – I’ve excerpted bits and pieces, below.

On Aiden Turner:

”A lot of people at the title shoot we just had were saying, ‘Oh, I thought Gilles [Marini] was the hottest star we’ve ever had until I saw Aiden.’ I’m British, and he’s British, so we’re less able to judge these things, but the reaction of a lot of the girls in the studio was promising.

Really??? He doesn’t do much for me at all. And Gilles sure did!!

On Chad Ochocinco:

”He’s the most flamboyant footballer out there at the moment — the one putting on a sombrero and bringing out a cell phone after scoring a touchdown and ringing his agent. So on our show, he can expand on some of those things and not get fined by the NFL for doing it!

Oh, Chad – this will be a fine line to walk with the audience of this show. Careful, dude.

On Erin Andrews:

”She did a bit of dancing when she was a kid, so she’s comfortable moving. She’s got an incredible figure, and she’s with Maks, so they’ll be a super-hot pair. We’ve been quite firm with him that he’s not to bully her.

She *danced* as a kid!!!??!! Ringer! Ringer! <----sarcasm. Seriously, though, I think Erin has a lot of potential and, according to HER, she's been dancing her whole life. We'll see. VERY interesting comment about Maks. I think Erin will be fine - he barks at people but they all seem to love him after it's over.

On Evan Lysecek:

”We met Evan, and we just really liked his personality. We thought he’d be someone the audience would really warm to, and that was before he won gold. We were watching the Olympics, thinking, ‘God, God, please, God!’ We’re hoping it all portends a really good season.”

Ahhhhh….they cast him BEFORE the Olympics. Well, that’s very interesting indeed. If true. :-)

On Kate Gosselin:

I remember before Jerry Springer came on the show, a lot of people said, ‘I can’t stand Jerry Springer.’ And now he’s a very beloved figure. Kate’s a really nice woman. I think a lot of people are really gonna warm to her on the show. It’s a nice chance for the audience to come to a much closer understanding of these people.”

No comment. :-)

On Nicole Scherzinger:

”For the Pussycat Dolls, she was primarily booked as a vocalist, not a dancer. I don’t think she’s got any more dance background than Mel B. had, or Joey Fatone, or Drew Lachey. We’ve had a number of people like that — Mya, last season — but only one of those people have won. I think the audience does compensate, you know? I think if they see someone come from nowhere and do well, they tend to appreciate that more. So she’s got to overcome that. It’ll be more pressure for Derek, too.”

Yep, I would agree. Although I don’t know if Derek gets pressured to win as much as he gets pressured to live up to his own rep as a stellar choreographer.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 10 Cast Revealed – Part III

Just looked at the the male pros/female celebs and if you match them strictly by height, it goes something like this:

Derek 5’10” Kate 5’7″
Maks 6′ Pam 5’7″
Mark 5’8″ Shannen5’3″
Tony 6′ Erin 5’10”
Damian 5’7″ Nicole 5’5″
Louis 5’7″ Nicey 5’4″

Of course, as you can see, they didn’t go strictly by height with a pairing that was confirmed – Mark and Shannen. So, I guess we’ll see. And I have to say, even if Derek gets a crappy partner, Heidi has LOTS of eye candy. Evan and Aiden?? Yowza!! Okay, the rest of the celebrities…

Jake Pavelka

Wiki
ABC Bio
Age: 32
Height: 5’8″
Profession: claims to be a pilot, but is on his third reality show
Professional Partner Guess: Chelsie

Aiden Turner

Official Site
Twitter Unverified
MySpace
Age: 26
Height: 6′
Profession: Actor (and eye candy)
Professional Partner Guess: Anna Trebunskaya

Buzz Aldren

Wiki
Official Site??
Age: 80
Height: 5’10”
Profession: Former Astronaut
Professional Partner Guess: No clue….hey, how about Shirley Ballas??

Okay, now that I’ve laid it all out, I’ve revised my male celeb/female pro line up:

Chelsie/Jake
Cheryl/Aiden
Edyta /Evan
Anna T./Chad
????/Buzz

I tried to go a little against type with Anna and Edyta – we’ll see.

March 1, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

The DWTS Season 10 Cast Revealed – Part II

Kate Gosselin

Wiki
Age: 34
Height: 5’7″
Profession: Professional Mom
Professional Partner Guess: Maks or Derek

Pam Anderson

Wiki
Twitter
Official Website
Age: 42
Height: 5’7″
Profession: Model/Actress, best known for Baywatch
Professional Partner GUESS: Wouldn’t be at all surprised if it were Derek, but maybe Damian??

Erin Andrews

Wiki
Twitter ??
Age: 31
Height: 5′ 10″
Profession: Sports Reporter for ESPN
Professional Partner Guess: Tony

Niecy Nash

Official Site
Twitter
Wiki
Age: 40
Height: 5’4″
Profession: Actress
Professional Partner Guess: Louis

I have no clue who’s going to get which partner, but I fully expect to be disappointed. Now that I think about it, I hear Damian is short, so he’ll probably get Nicole which will just piss me off.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)