Julianne Hough attended Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 50th Birthday Celebration at the Ysabel on October 12, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. One of her sisters (Marabeth) and a friend from Nashville also attended the event with Julianne. Beautiful.
Sharna Burgess has written a new blog at Hollywood Life. She had a lot of fun with Andy Grammer and hoped to continue that momentum he had with Allison. Now Sharna is looking forward to next week and getting back together with Nick. Below is more in detail. Be sure to see this link for 18 fun photos behind the scenes.
Well switch up week is never easy but Andy and I really had fun with this one. As pro dancers, we want to do the celebrity justice but they also want to make their pro partner very proud in what they achieve. There was a lot of pressure for me to step up to the plate with Andy, but I knew he already had a lot of potential in him and Allison had already done such a great job, and I wanted to continue to that momentum for them.
I think Andy really connected well to the intention of the character of the Argentine Tango he really embodied the essence of the dance, and got swept up in the story and I feel like that is why his performance was so special tonight and just wowed everybody.
I was also incredibly proud of Nick and Whitney! Paso is a great dance for him — he looked really strong and really clean, but I understand the judges’ comments and I’m really excited to get him back next week and put all of that feedback to work in rehearsals, and hopefully we can improve in all areas in the coming weeks.
Overall it was a very special night, not just for me, but for all the performers! I’m so excited for next week and look forward continue on this amazing journey with Nick on DWTS! Get ready for more from #TeamSharNick!!
Kym Johnson was a guest on KTLA today! She talked about Dancing With The Stars! She says the celebs have such massive personalities this season and thinks they are all amazing. Kym thinks Bindi is going to win. She says Nick is good as well. More below including talk on her new fitness DVD. Thanks to @Idolxfactor for recording!
Well I gotta give TPTB some props – at least they managed to last through 4 weeks before kicking the manipulation machine into high gear. But man, did they overcompensate this week – aside from Paula still at the bottom and Bindi still at the top, the scoreboard got all shuffled up this week. Alexa shot up from being 2nd from the bottom last week, to getting the high score this week and 4th place in combined scores; Carlos jumped from 5th place last week (and in jeopardy) to getting the 2nd highest score of the night and 2nd place with combined scores. Tamar went from being part of the 3-way tie for 2nd place, to being in 7th place after this week; and poor Alek, with two weeks worth of emotional trauma (and low-balled scores) under his belt, is now second to last. Andy managed to jump from 7th place last week to 5th this week, while going from straight 7’s and 8’s to straight 9’s. I will credit SOME of this drastic shuffling to some people getting switch partners that were much better at harnessing their talents than their original pro, while some ended up with pros that were worse than their original partner. And for the love of Jeebus, judges – be a little more understanding that it’s switch week. I get that you have an agenda, but it BLOWS MY MIND how you can talk about how the switch is so tough in one breath, and then dole out nitpicky critiques and lowballed scores in another. Thankfully, the double elim that we were hearing about for next week was a false alarm, and only one couple is going home next Monday – but last night’s scores do make me seriously wonder what the narrative is going to look like in the coming weeks.
I found myself agreeing with Maks far more than I thought I would – and I was particularly pleased that he finally called Allison out on her busy, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink choreography. Will be interesting to see if that comment is received the same way that Alfonso’s comment to Alexa was a few weeks back – although judging from Twitch’s twitter timeline, I’m guessing it’s not going to be received well. Also felt like Maks might have taken an interesting, subtle jab at the switch-up itself, when he told Tamar “You just got together this week, so you didn’t get to connect”. He wasn’t immune to the wonky-ness, though, and he gave a couple scores that made me raise an eyebrow. I do commend him on giving more coherent critiques this time – overall, I’d give him an 8 out of 10.
Other observations? I am very aware that Nick is a Backstreet Boy – therefore, I do not need to to see Nick doing the “Backstreet’s Back” move every week to remind me. This is the 3rd time it’s gotten thrown into a routine, and twice was enough for me – find something else for this guy to do. Was it just me, or did the first half of the show seem to be devoted to the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it boner joke? Caught at least 3 innuendo-y moments. Also wish they would have kept Tamar in the outfit she wore for the intro dance – she looked STUNNING, and then they put her in that weird, feathery swan dress for her actual dance. No me gusta.
Since this is a ranking of who I think is most likely to stay or go (based on this week’s scores and last week’s), I’m half-tempted to do a “switch-up postmortem” tomorrow where I actually rank how well I thought the pros handled the switch, and maybe throw in a poll to see how you guys felt about it, too…would that be something you’re interested in? …Read more
Below you can see the couples in some new Dancing With The Stars photo op photos (though note how Tamar is absent. I wonder how come?) courtesy of Getty Images. So, which costumes were your favorites? I liked Derek & Alexa and Sharna & Andy’s costumes the most.
What a night on Dancing With The Stars. I loved every dance….especially Derek and Alexa. I also ended up loving Maks as a Judge. In case you didn’t hear last night, next week pays homage to Famous Epic Dances. Olivia Newton John will be a Guest Judge.
So, here is a recap of the scores last night….
Alexa PenaVega & Derek Hough 10-10-10-10 40 total
Carlos PenaVega & Lindsay Arnold 10-10-9-10 39 total
Bindi Irwin & Valentin Chmerkovskiy 9-9-10-9 37 total
Andy Grammer & Sharna Burgess 9-9-9-9 36 total
Witney Carson & Nick Carter 9-9-8-9 35 total
Hayes Grier & Allison Holker 8-8-7-7 30 total
Alek Skarlatos & Emma Slater 8-7-7-7 29 total
Tamar Braxton & Louis van Amstel 7-7-8-7 29 total
Paula Deen & Mark Ballas 7-7-6-6 26 total
Many heartfelt condolences to Tom Bergeron and his family. He lost his father today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
ETA: Some coverage from Entertainment Tonight…. Read more..
Switch Up Week!! I’ll be very curious to see how they edit all the packages tonight, who gets pimped, who gets slammed (and if it’s a reflection of the pro or another agenda) and so on.
And if I hear that we “voted for the switch-up” one more time, I may scream. Such a lie. An easy to prove lie. Why they continue the sham, I don’t know.
T-minus 15 Minutes…
Damn, had my contractor still in my house 5 minutes after the show started, so I’m running behind. Loved the opening number, wish we had more of them.
As a result, I missed most of Tamar.
Most of what Louis said in his rehearsal package is pretty much what I’ve always thought he thought about himself. 😉 …Read more
Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below. This is always a blast…
Below is Allison Holker and Hayes Grier practicing for their Waltz. He has amazed me every week. I wonder if he will do so again tonight?