Sharna Burgess, Paul Kirkland, Sasha Farber, Emma Slater (and her sister), Keo Motsepe, Brittany Cherry, and Artem Chigvintsev celebrated Thanksgiving with Alfonso Ribeiro’s family in his new house. These instagrams are just so cute!! Also note at this link how they started rehearsals for the tour right after the holiday.
So many breathtaking photos from last night!! To see more, click on any of the pictures below.
Well, can I just start off by saying, I loved Bindi & Derek and Nick & Sharna’s dances the most last night. No one else could compare in my opinion. I would have given them BOTH 30’s! I’m a little out put with Bruno and Julianne not giving Derek and Bindi 10’s. Just please, TPTB, don’t let this be the start of the manipulations. The season is going so well and that will just ruin it. Ok, so, let’s review the scores anyway…
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess 10-10-10-3 33 total
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson 9-9-9-2 29 total
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough 10-9-9 28 total
Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy 9-9-10 28 total
Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas 9-8-8-2 27 total
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold 9-8-8 25 total
Andy Grammer & Allison Holker* 8-7-7-2 24 total *eliminated*
I hated to see Andy and Allison be eliminated. I’ll always remember his compassion for life and sharing his story and grief with us on Dancing With The Stars. Don’t miss him and Allison on The View and Good Morning America today.
In media and interviews, see E Online first for their coverage and interviews. I’d embed them, but, they mess up the page for how they stop and go. For lots of coverage with Derek and Bindi, see Pure Derek Hough. Note that Derek left right after the show last night. He was sick and Bindi said he went home to rest up and try and get better. Read more..
Last minute Update: We’re the special guest judge tonight! To help choose the winner in the America’s Choice Dance Off, visit THIS link and VOTE when it’s over!!
Let’s hope this is a goodie tonight!! Thanks to Jennie for the heads up!
Emma Slater and Hayes Grier talked to Access Hollywood today about Dancing With The Stars! Check out how they even wore their group costumes for the interview. So cute.
ETA: Note how Hayes said he might go on the DWTS tour for a few stops. Also, Emma hasn’t had that date with Alek yet.
Changing the number of weeks in a season really throws me off. I’m finding that I have to work to remember what week number we’re at, and thinking that usually at this week, we see x y and z, but the extra week is throwing me off. I would love to get back to staying with only 10 weeks, and enough celebrities for 10 great weeks and no double eliminations. And no stupid theme weeks, and crazy challenges. And go back to what made this show the amazing show that it is…. Make the next season RETRO-DWTS! No jazz, no contemporary, no charleston or bollywood or any of the other styles they’ve added. No lifts, no lifts, no lifts. No props, no huge productions allowed every single dance for every single episode. VERY limited use of the troupe, opening and bumpers. Pro dances choreographed by THE PROS! No themes. Lots of cha cha, jive, waltz and Viennese Waltz, tango and argentine tango, paso doble, foxtrot, quickstep, mambo, samba and whatever I’ve forgotten that we don’t see enough anymore. Oh, and bring back the No Score, Let’s Just Have a Blast Group Dance! Forget the need to have the professional dancers prove themselves by giving impossible challenges, let them prove themselves by letting them teach and dance they styles they know so well!
Now, shall we talk about Hayes elimination? No, much has been said already. I will say, though, that he has grown and matured quite a bit while on the show, and Emma’s definitely taught him a LOT, and not just dancing, but Life. I know Tamar got a bad edit in her package, but what she said doesn’t bother me as much as what Val said, “I feel like she’s finally starting to trust me, and it’s week 7.” Ouch. It does show. She can’t develop a good connection with Val, becaue she just doesn’t trust him? herself? It’s more than what Louis said on AfterBuzz when he blasted Julianne for saying she doesn’t see a connection between them in hold, because you’re not supposed to be looking at each other…. Look at Hayes and Emma and the connection they’ve got, and compare it to the connection between Tamar and Val. To me, Tamar and Val just feels… Lifeless? Emotionless? Like she’s just putting in time, and going through the motions and not investing anything of HER other than what’s expected. Hayes trusts Emma, and he likes Emma, and it helped their dancing. It’s hard for me to completely put into words, but if Tamar and Val had the same level of trust and the same level of emotional connection (not passion), I would be very happy if she won this season.
Moving on, Carrie Ann’s Parade blog is up and everyone should probably head over and read it. And to Carrie Ann? If you’re reading, HI! Don’t be a stranger, we don’t bite (too hard), please pop on and say hi! And I urge you to watch for Princess Heidi’s weekly Numbers post, she puts everything down in black and white and explains all of the numbers, and we can see why Hayes elimination wasn’t a huge surprise. It’s easy to understand, too.
Julianne’s blog is up over on Instyle.com, and you can head over and read it by clicking the link. We get to read about Julianne’s GORGEOUS! updo!!! Did anyone else think that it was the perfect style for her wedding????
I couldn’t find any photos of Leah, but, she did much better than last week, and I loved seeing her frightened…. Love seeing the scares. I wouldn’t like it if it happened TO me, but Sasha’s such a sweet guy, how can anyone be mad at him long?
What magnificent costumes for the Dancing With the Stars’ Halloween episode. If the make-up and costume crew don’t get nominated for an Emmy for this show, it would be a shame!! Incredible…
Hi All! It’s so good to be back! Thanks to Miss Heidi, Courtney, and John for covering me while I was away. I had the best time seeing Madonna! Be sure to catch her Rebel Heart concert if you can. It was truly magnificent and now my most favorite from all of her concerts.
So, I’m just getting caught up with Dancing With The Stars this week. All I know is Derek and Bindi just blew me away into another world. Mark and Alexa were so good too! What a perfect character for Mark to play! Here is Kristyn and the Afterbuzz gang along with Louis Van Amstel talking all about it…
Awww….I love me some Hayes and Emma. Such a surprising and likable young man!! Good dancer too, especially considering his age.
ETA: Here are Hayes and Emma on The View!