Simone Biles and Sasha Farber were guests on the Ellen Show today to talk all about Dancing With The Stars and the fun they are having. Check it out. They dance too.
The last several seasons, you’ve heard Courtney and I complain ad nauseum about the ways that this show is manipulated. Sometimes subtly and other times very overtly. From lack of interviews with Erin, to lack of overall PR, to song/dance assignments, to the packages. Most people don’t even notice it because the tendency in humans is to believe what they see – even when they should know better.
Ironically, when we have a Bachelor on the show is when I think to start this series – the Bachelor is probably the single most manipulated, produced, heavily edited (however you want to phrase it) show on television that is so-called “reality”. Here is where I plug the show UNreal which is a take off on the Bachelor series and is a (supposedly fictionalized) scripted – more scripted – drama. Fantastic series – I highly recommend it. Produced by a former Bachelor producer, it will REALLY make you think twice about how much you believe on DWTS or any other reality show. Read more..
My favorite dance from Nick Viall so far was last week’s Most Memorable Dance”. He talks all about it with Talk 107.1. He also chats on William Shatner’s comments on him recently, The Bachelor, and more.
According to E Online, Sharna Burgess is not dating her Dancing With The Stars Season 24 partner Bonner Bolton like so many think (are we surprised? No. lol). She’s dating Pierson Fodé! And what a cutie he is. Be sure to see him at the link.
As it turns out, E! News can confirm Burgess is dating Pierson Fodé! While Burgess and Bolton’s interactions on the dancing competition show give fans the idea that they could be dating in real life, a separate source tells E! News that they “just play it up for the show.”
“Sharna and Pierson are together. She just took him to that James Hinchcliffe race they both posted about on Instagram and were acting affectionate like a couple there,” the insider says. “She was at Pierson’s birthday party last week. He even visited her while she was on the road during the DWTS tour months ago.”
Tom Bergeron is excited for Disney Night on Dancing With The Stars since Donny Osmond and Auli’i Cravalho are performing. He’s also excited Alfonso Ribiero doing a performance as well. More below including his thought of other theme ideas and his tricky silence on his pick to win (lol). From TV Guide….
My frontrunner seems to change every week, I think this is one of the seasons with the most parity. Who is your current pick to win it all?
Who is it?
Bergeron: I’m not gonna tell ya. I’ll make a promise, I’ll tell you after the season if they win and I was right. [Laughs.]
Disney Night on Monday! What should we be excited for?
Bergeron: I’m very excited about the young actress — I actually saw her teach Dwayne Johnson how to say her name. It’s Auli’i Cravalho. I thought not only is she wonderful in Moana, she blew it out of the water at the Oscars. So I’m excited about seeing her. Donny Osmond is coming back, we’ll have Alfonso [Ribiero] do a number with the cast off the top, former champion himself. Inevitably one of the things I love about, I get to interact with animation as well as Bruno. [Laughs.] I once told Bruno on air he’s about half a jester away from living in Pixar.
With the ABC/Disney synergy going on, there’s some great opportunities for other themed nights. I’d love to see a Marvel night, or a Star Wars night, do you think they’d be a good fit for Dancing with the Stars?
Bergeron: I know I’d love to see it as well. I don’t see any reason why the Hulk and Thor couldn’t promote their next movie by doing a Paso Doble!
Lots more at TV Guide including an update on Maks Chmerkovskiy and more.
Yeah, still thinking Erika. 🙂
My track record isn’t so good so far though. Ah well, some seasons you got it and other seasons you don’t.
I didn’t see anything to be terribly outraged over this past Monday. Funny that our big ringers pretty much leave me cold. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both are dancing with Chmerkovskiys. They just kinda fail to really show their partners in a positive light. Too much talking, walking and not doing the assigned style. Val is doing a better job than Alan/Maks is, but really dude – STFU and let Normani have her moment.
Anyway, let’s get to our scores. Read more..
Get ready for some Karate in Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy’s Disney dance for Dancing With The Stars. Below is more in a new rehearsal interview…
Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba is helping to cohost Live With Kelly today (Thursday) and Friday. Be sure to tune in each day. We plan to post videos below too. So, keep checking back. 😉
ETA: Here she is! Carrie Ann talks on Dancing With The Stars, her wedding plans (I’m so happy for her and Rob!), and more. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.
ETA2: Here is more with Carrie Ann from today’s show…
Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton talk of their new “Wreck it Ralph” routine for Disney Week. Sharna says Mark Ballas is her inspiration for this dance. See why below….
Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd were on Access Hollywood Live today. Nick talks of how hard dancing was at first and now he’s getting the hang of it. He also says Peta makes him work hard and Vanessa supports him. Peta also gives an update on Baby Shai and Maks (it could still be a week or two before he returns). Lots more below. Great interview!