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DWTS Week 8 – Paparazzi Video

Pap Henry is at it again – he gets some great stuff. Look closely to see Melissa Rycroft with Tony at the beginning. Tom Bergeron is *hilarious*. Corky Ballas needs a sedative as does Louis’ friend. :-)

November 10, 2009 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 9, Week 8 – Media from the Home Stretch (Part 2)

Say what you want about LaToya, but she’s actually doing a reasonably good job with these interviews – Access Hollywood

Oh, this is too bad – from People.com:

Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks have decided to call it quits, a source tells PEOPLE. “This was mutual. They needed some time apart,” says the source.

Hough, 21, and Wicks, 30, both are still expected to attend the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday – Wicks is covering the red carpet for Entertainment Tonight and Hough is a presenter.

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 9, Week 8 – Media from the Home Stretch (Part 1)

Wow. I can’t believe we’re down to the final five. That’s amazing. Good luck to everyone – at this point it’s anyone’s game and anyone could go home. Frankly, at this point, if you go home you can go with your head held high. Fifth place out of 16 is nothing to sneeze at, fer sure. Anyway, getting on with it…remember if you’re a Derek/Joanna fan, I post their media at PureDerekHough.

People OnLine – Monday’s Dancing: What You Didn’t See Excerpts:

Dream Come True: As Britain’s Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle, whose first CD will be released Nov. 23, slowly made her entrance onto the Dancing with the Stars stage late Monday afternoon to pre-tape a performance, which will air on Tuesday’s results show, the crowd burst into applause. Boyle looked elegant in a black sequined gown, her hair coiffed to perfection. Despite battling a case of pre-show nerves, Boyle was completely in her element once the orchestra began playing the opening notes of her signature song, “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical Les Miserables. Dancers Tony Dovolani and Chelsie Hightower performed an elegant routine to Boyle’s spot-on vocals. But because of a wardrobe malfunction — Dovolani’s bowtie came unfastened from his tuxedo shirt — they had to do a second take. Unbelievably, it was even better than the first.

Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa had by far the most inventive costumes, with battery-fueled LED lights accenting their silver futuristic attire. “When we heard future I was like, ‘LED lights in the costume. I don’t care how you guys do it and how you guys have to make it happen. It has to be good,’ and they did it,” he explained. After the show, Hough played with the switch on his jacket and joked, “You turn me on.” A new pickup line? “I don’t think so,” Krupa said with laugh.

George’s full segment on KABC in LA

You can find George’s exclusive interviews at KABC – I’ve posted Mya’s below.

Radar Online – of course they don’t allow and embed so click this link —-> Radar Online

A different one from Radar Online —-> Radar Online – Peeves

ET Online – with the ever annoying Osmond, Marie. Gee, whenever random celebs show up in the audience of DWTS – especially those who could use some PR – I always take bets on if they will be appearing on the show. Tonights random celeb appearances include Taylor Dayne and Jodie Whatley. ;-)

A TV Guide Recap article about last night – an excerpt (It’s not just us, Courtney):

Two dances, people, two! And since this is the season of change, the Latin round dances will all be based on a decade: the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and the, uh, future. Thanks, guys. Before we get down to business in the ballroom round, we are treated to a package from the judges to kill time. Oh, and so they can objectively tell us what they’re looking for from each star. Did they read Maks’ complaints? Hmm. So what say them? Donny has too many sweeping movents, Joanna needs to find balance, Kelly needs to improve in ballroom, Mya does too many showy moves and Aaron can’t be overly exuberant in the foxtrot.

Ballroom Round
Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: Quickstep

Mya wants to prove herself, but she and Dmitry agree they shouldn’t change their strategy to please the judges. Uh, maybe you should so you don’t get another 5. So instead of strategizing, they go horseback-riding. As always, Mya’s steps are on point. She’s not very crisp, but the fast pace isn’t tripping her up at all. The routine is also infused with a lot more intricate choreography and there’s a nice easy flow to it. But yet there’s still no charisma or personality exuding from her. Len says he can’t find anything to criticize. Bruno calls it quality and vintage champagne — “After you taste it, nothing else will do.” No, thanks. Carrie Ann loves the gracefulness, but doesn’t feel like Mya is in it to win it.
Score: 29

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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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Music List

Tonight’s another 2 hours of music from the Dancing with the Stars band. Below you’ll find the list of music from tonight’s show. You can find all the Dancing with the Stars music here.

Mýa & Dmitry danced a Quickstep to the song “Baby Wants a Diamond Ring” Squirrel Nut Zippers - The Best of Squirrel Nut Zippers - Baby Wants a Diamond Ring—Squirrel Nut Zippers
Mýa & Dmitry danced a Samba to the song “Bad Girls” Donna Summer - Bad Girls - Bad Girls—Donna Summer
Aaron & Karina danced a Foxtrot to the song “Lucky” Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat)—Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Aaron & Karina danced a Samba to the song “Two Princes” Spin Doctors - Pocket Full of Kryptonite - Two Princes—Spin Doctors
Joanna & Derek danced a Quickstep to the song “Valerie” Amy Winehouse - Back to Black: B-Sides - Valerie—Amy Winehouse
Joanna & Derek danced a Paso Doble to the song “Living on Video” Trans-X - Living On Video - Living On Video—Trans-X
Kelly & Louis danced a Foxtrot to the song “Mama Do” The Coverband - Mama Do - Single - Mama Do (Original Version By 'Pixie Lott')—Pixie Lott
Kelly & Louis danced a Jive to the song “River Deep – Mountain High” Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary - The Best of Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High—Ike & Tina Turner
Donny & Kym danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “You Don’t Know Me” Michael Bublé - It's Time - You Don't Know Me—Michael Bublé
Donny & Kym danced a Paso Doble to the song “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” Dead or Alive - Rip It Up - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)—Dead or Alive

November 9, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

The Dance Off of Aaron and Mark

For some reason, I forgot to post this the other night. And, since it was really GOOD, I thought I should fix my oversight. :-)

I think I also forgot the Team Tango encore…

November 5, 2009 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 9 Week 7 Results Show and Media

ET Online!Radar Online – The Celebs design the Costumes

From RadarOnline – Too Many Chefs in the Kitchen (Click to see the video – Derek’s being bad again)

Rod Stewart from the Results Show

Miscellaneous Results Show Clips, including confessionals.

The Pros Paso/Tango Combo

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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. :-)

Michael Irvin Sent Home on DWTS

All I have to say is, “IT’S ABOUT TIME!”

I know he had a lot of fans but I’ve never been into the NFL dancers and him especially since stayed instead of Louie last week.  However, I will not be bitter and will do him justice and show him some love via his best dance and best costumes!

BEST DANCE
Foxtrot: This was by far his best dance and most improved dance! And…Anna finally put in some pretty decent choreography that was on par with the other celebs still in the race :)

BEST COSTUME
My favorite costume on Michael!!!!!!  I loved him in pink, surprisingly…I don’t usually like guys in pink!  And how could you not love Anna’s dress along side him :)

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DWTS Season 9 Week 7 Media

People Online -Tuesday’s Dancing: What You Didn’t See. Everyone give me an “awwww”. :-)

Pass the Luck: Before Aaron Carter performed the jive on Tuesday night’s dance-off, Kelly Osbourne ran onto the dance floor, gave him a hug and a good luck charm. “I said, ‘Wear my lucky bracelet.’ I wear my lucky bracelet every week,” she said, pointing to her beaded bracelet. “[My fiancé] Luke [Worrall] made it for me.”

Flip Flop: Mark Dacascos, host of Iron Chef America, says it was a great experience working with his dance partner Lacey Schwimmer on her show. He hopes she will return the favor. “It’s in the works,” says Dacascos about the possibility of Schwimmer being a guest judge. “I just don’t want anything disgusting,” Schwimmer joked, “like animal organs that shouldn’t be taken out of an animal. I would love chocolate or the secret ingredient is sugar!”

ET on Mark and Michael leaving:Michael/Anna and Mark/Lacey on GMA!

Awwww…I love Michael Irvin. Mark and Michael on Radar Online.

Access Hollywood – Mark and Lacey, Michael and Anna, et al.

George Pennachio at the LA ABC Affiliate on the Results Show:

George Pennachio from the LA Affiliate with all the couples after the Performance Show. Kelly and Louis are below, follow the link for the others.

November 4, 2009 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. :-)

Ballas Hough Dancing with the Stars Performance

I admit that I wasn’t really wow’d by the Ballas Hough performance by Mark and Derek. The dancing was entertaining, but I was hoping for a little more. In fact, I was hoping that they’d have the other professional ballroom dancers perform. That would have been really cool I think.

That said, the song “Move” is pretty good and really takes Ballas Hough into a completely different area of music. You can download “Move” by Ballas Hough on iTunes Ballas Hough - Move - Single - Move and Amazon.

Here’s the video of the Ballas Hough Dancing with the Stars performance:

The other guest performers on Dancing with the Stars were:
Colbie Caillat singing “Fallin’ for You” Colbie Caillat - Breakthrough (Deluxe Version) - Fallin' for You while Alec Mazo and Edyta Śliwińska danced in the following video:

Rod Stewart singing “It’s the Same Old Song” Rod Stewart - Soulbook - It's the Same Old Song with the Rod Stewart’s dancers

November 3, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Week 7 Music

The following is the list of music used on week 7 of DWTS. You find all of the DWTS music listed here.

Michael & Anna D. danced a Foxtrot to the song “Sunny Afternoon” The Kinx - A Tribute to the Kinks - Sunny Afternoon—The Kinx
Donny & Kym danced a Quickstep to the song “Sing, Sing, Sing” Louis Prima - Jump, Jive An' Wail: The Essential Louis Prima - Sing, Sing, Sing (1999 Digital Remaster)—Louis Prima
Mark & Anna T. danced a Samba to the song “Switch” Will Smith - Lost and Found - Switch—Will Smith
Mýa & Dmitry danced a Foxtrot to the song “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” Diana Krall - Only Trust Your Heart - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?—Diana Krall
Aaron & Karina danced a Jive to the song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” Twisted Sister - Rhino Hi-Five: Twisted Sister - EP - We're Not Gonna Take It—Twisted Sister
Kelly & Louis danced a Salsa to the song “Good Lovin'” The Young Rascals - The Young Rascals - Good Lovin'—The Young Rascals
Joanna & Derek danced a Rumba to the song “The Look of Love” Dusty Springfield - The Look of Love - The Look of Love—Dusty Springfield
Aaron & Karina, Mark & Anna T., Michael & Anna D., and Mýa & Dmitry danced a Paso Doble to the song “I Hate Myself for Loving You” Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Up Your Alley - I Hate Myself for Loving You—Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Joanna & Derek, Kelly & Louis, and Donny & Kym danced a Tango to the song “You Give Love a Bad Name” Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet - You Give Love a Bad Name—Bon Jovi

Mark Ballas and Derek Hough will be performing their new single “Move” Ballas Hough - Move - Single - Move on tomorrow night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars. The single is already available on iTunes Ballas Hough - Move - Single - Move.

November 2, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.