This is just so fun not to post about. Amy Purdy made a surprise appearance at the Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado to sing with Wynonna Judd to “Why Not Me”! For some fun photos, see this link. Happy Labor Day!!
Who is Alfonzo Ribeiro? Find out below with Kristyn Burrt. This post also includes the 1984 classic Pepsi commercial with Alfonzo Ribeiro and Michael Jackson which I could never get enough at the time. Too fun!
US Weekly interviewed Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff. She comments on Julianne Hough and how she feels about her judging the show. More below and at the link…
“I think she is a great girl, I’ve known her for many years,” Smirnoff, 36, told Us of Julianne. “I think that she is wonderful, gorgeous, and talented, but I don’t know if it’s ethical that she is judging while her brother is competing.”
Julianne, 26, was added to the show’s judging panel earlier this month, after appearing as a dancer on the competition program in previous seasons. She joins veteran judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli.
“I may be the most fair person in the world, but if my mom is dancing and she trips, I would be like, ‘Well, I didn’t see that…’” Smirnoff continued to Us. “That is my mother, and I will go stand by her side and support her regardless. Do I think it’s fair? No. But it is a TV show. That is what we have to remember. It’s not necessarily the Bible, it’s just a TV show.”
I think it’s going to be just fine. You are right, Karina! It’s just a tv show in the end.
Such a fun Entertainment Tonight interview with Helio Castroneves and how he feels about Julianne Hough and her new judging gig. Check it out!
“She’s the champ and not only that but she’s a professional,” Castroneves, 39, said of his DWTS pal. Hough, 26, is returning to the show next month as the fourth judge along with Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Of how he thinks she’ll fair on the judges panel Helio adds, “I believe she’s going to be spectacular.”
Heads up Dancing With The Stars fans! Tickets are going on sale on September 8, 2014 for a “DANCING PROS: LIVE!” show in Des Moines, Iowa on January 15, 2015! Note how Karina Smirnoff and Edyta Sliwinska are judging. There will be pros from Dancing With The Stars dancing as well. Below is more information from Broadway World. Sounds fun…
The world’s finest dancers will battle it out live when Dancing Pros: Live! comes to the Civic Center stage on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and the audience will choose the winner! Karina Smirnoff of Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) serves as the head judge and Edyta Sliwinska of DWTS guest judges in this unforgettable live competition show hosted by Golden Globe® nominee and star of the hit TV show Growing Pains, Alan Thicke.
Tickets to DANCING PROS: LIVE! will go on-sale Monday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. at DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations and charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.
For the first time together on stage, see professional dancers from “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and dance champions from around the world compete with one another for top prize! Watch in awe as they perform a variety of dance styles including Cha-Cha, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Freestyle Samba and the Jitterbug. Using electronic voting remotes, the audience will become part of the show and vote for their favorite couple. Unlike reality TV shows, there is no waiting until next week for results; the winning couple is announced at the end of the show.
I can’t figure out how to embed these videos (and I’m having issues playing them too), but, if you go Bing at this link, you can listen to Len Goodman talking about Julianne Hough joining the judging team. You can also listen to Witney Carson and Emma Slater talking about what it’s like to be back dancing this season here.
In other things, you can watch Val Chmerkovskiy playing basketball at the Daily Mail.
Also, Kristyn Burtt interviewed Erin Andrews about Dancing With The Stars. Below is her reaction on hearing about the Antonio Sabato Jr. rumor.
Right off the bat she asked, “What’s leaking? What’s going on? Of course, I am interested!”
She was thrilled when the name Antonio Sabato Jr. was mentioned to her. Andrews responded, “I’ve got to tell you I was a big, big General Hospital fan growing up. So I am not upset seeing that one.”
The TV personality also thought his shirt should come off early in the season. Andrews joked, “Oh week one, go week one. Let’s go!”
Lots more at She Knows. Can season 19 not come soon enough?
Lastly, Mark Ballas will be releasing his new “Kicking Clouds” EP on September 16th. Below is the new cover. This will be on my must buy list. I love his new music. Read more..
Pictured below is Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy and his season 16 partner Zendaya. They reunited to attend Trevor Jackson’s Monster 18th Birthday Party Presented by Monster at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California. If you’d like to see more pics, see Getty Images. Video footage below too!
Just some pap footage of Julianne Hough at the airport before her GMA judge announcement. She’s so cute and always so polite! Here’s to more ‘Girl Power’ at the judge’s table like Carrie Ann Inaba tweeted!
I really wish Lindsay Lohan would dance, but, like all the previous rumors on her in the past, I bet this won’t happen. Below is more from Hollywood Life. Note that Gossip Cop is saying this won’t happen as well, but, hey, it’s interesting they keep pursuing her (if true) and we report on everything just in case.
The Dancing With The Stars cast will officially be revealed on September 4, but as the celeb contestants are shaking up, HollywoodLife.com has learned that the show is pushing to get Lindsay Lohan on the dance floor! The best part? One of her Mean Girls costars is already confirmed!
HollywoodLife.com has been giving you Dancing With The Stars scoop all week long, and here’s the best one to date…even though it’s not set in stone.
Lindsay Lohan is at the top of the show’s wish list. Although she is in talks to join Season 19, it’s not looking all too promising.
Unfortunately, we’ve learned that the chances are “less than 10%,” at this point, but the show is still trying.
ETA: Not sure how creditable Hollywood Life is (since they’ve been wrong a lot in the past), but, this morning they are reporting more on the existing rumors we’ve heard about, plus, a special mention on Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray. You can read more at the link.
Bachelorette Andi Dorfman is reportedly joining DWTS, along with Josh Murray, HollywoodLife.com exclusively revealed. Our source tells us, “They will compete against each other along with the other stars.”
Hmm? Ok, we will soon see.
Sorry for being late with this report. Charlie’s team of Angels have been really busy today working and travelling. Anyway, below is TMZ with more celeb leaks…
Famously eccentric designer Betsey Johnson is bringing her brand of crazy to “Dancing with Stars” … along with the much younger YouTube fashionista Bethany Mota.
As we told you … ABC had been looking to sign a big social media star … and found her in 18-year-old Mota … who’s amassed more than 7 million fans with her YouTube tutorials on fashion, hair and makeup.
Sources close to the show tell us … producers have also tapped “Back to the Future” actress Lea Thompson, Jonathan Bennett from “Mean Girls,” Janel Parrish from “Pretty Little Liars,” and Sadie Robertson — granddaughter of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson.
Fascinating, let us know what you think? I love Lea Thompson especially!
Just remember nothing is 100% until the official cast announcement on September 4th.
Last, but, not least, Kristyn Burtt reports Henry Byalikov, Jenna Johnson, Lindsey Arnold and Sasha Farber as this season’s troupe members. (what about Gleb? )