Aren’t these photos beautiful? Click any of the pics to see more…
Nancy Lee Grahn tweeted about the Dancing With The Stars Anniversary Special last night and news about her being there with Kelly Monaco. She also posted a date for April 21st. Note: this date isn’t “official” yet. Just something to keep in mind. Thanks to Lois for the heads up on this tweet.
ETA: Per our source, the Anniversary Special is, indeed, airing on this coming Tuesday, April 21st…but it may not be TOTALLY live. Source thinks some couples may have pre-taped their segments.
ETA2: I apologize – message got lost in translation. Show is getting TAPED this coming Tuesday, April 21, but it won’t actually AIR until May 7. Apparently there was even confusion from those behind the scenes on what was going to be happening this week – Deep Throat was under the impression that they would be doing two live shows this coming week, until Rob clarified. #miscommunicationevenoccursbehindthescenes
ETA3: Vogue here. Is it possible Maria Menounos, Amy Purdy, and Amy Riley (all Derek Hough partners) are filming or doing something for the 10th Anniversary show. They were seen the rehearsal parking lot this weekend…
ETA4: Amy might have been at the studios to film something with Noah Galloway too?
A lot of work was put into Dancing With The Stars last night. I was gasping right from the beginning, were you? Beautiful and a magical wonder…
So, how are you all feeling about Disney night? I thought it was one of the best productions we’ve seen on the show in a long time. Well done to everyone who made it all happen!!
With that said, here are the scores for last night’s dances…
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 39
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 38
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 38
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 34
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 28
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev – 27
Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani – 27 (Eliminated)
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 27
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 24
So, today we don’t have a lot of media. George of ABC7 and JC Rubio of Afterbuzz TV tweeted there will be no interviews this week except for the eliminated couple (because the teams went straight to rehearsals), but, ABC7 has recap and some beautiful photos. Entertainment Tonight and The Daily Mail also have some fun photos of the night.
And below is Access Hollywood and Afterbuzz TV with the eliminated couple Tony and Suzanne. E online has an interview and media posted as well. Suzanne said she felt like a “winner” and that she is. I’m so glad she did the show.
Stay tuned and keep checking back for more media through out the day….
ETA: Below is some PopTVDotCom coverage after the show. Read more..
Just a quickie: If you’d like to see a sneak peak of tonight’s costumes for Disney Night on Dancing With The Stars, see this People Style Watch Gallery.
Which is costume is your favorite? Right now, I think I would way Willow, Nastia, and Riker & Allison. Here’s to tonight!
Would you believe it takes 9 months to pull of Disney Night on Dancing With The Stars? Executive Producer Rob Wade talks all about it in a new article at the Huffington Post. This is Fascinating stuff. Be sure to read more at the link.
“That’s actually how long we’ve been having meetings about ‘Disney Night,’ which is the theme of this week’s show,” explained Rob Wade, the executive producer of this long-running ABC series. “But you have to understand that — when you’re building an episode of Dancing with the Stars around Disney — you’ve got this huge assortment of characters to chose from. Not to mention decades of popular music to dig through as you look for just the right songs to build dance routines around.”
Ah, but then there’s the other aspect of “Disney Night” on Dancing with the Stars. In order to make Monday night’s proceedings seem genuinely magical, Wade & Co. are going to take memorable pieces of Disney animation and then digitally insert them into this week’s dance routines.
“We did this for the first time with last year’s ‘Disney Night’ and really got a huge reaction from Dancing with the Stars viewers. So this time around, we’re going all out. You’re not only going to see brief bits of Disney animation in Monday night’s dance routines, you’re also going to see it in the show’s bumpers. We’ll have live Disney characters — Mickey, Minnie, Donald & Pluto — performing in the show’s opening number. We’ll even be flying people as part of this week’s dance routines, just like in Aladdin, ” Rob enthused. “Truth be told, you’re going to see Disney characters throughout this week’s show. At one point, you’ll even see an animated Pinocchio clapping at the judge’s table.”
As you might expect, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes effort that goes into pulling off a 2 hour-long, live television presentation like Dancing with the Stars. But when you add digitally inserted animated footage and live costume characters to that mix, what was once just tough to pull off now verges on impossible.
“That’s why — for the past two weeks — we’ve been getting ready for our ‘Disney Night’ show. This past Saturday, we had a whole extra day onstage where we did just prep,” Wade stated.
“All season long, the celebrities have really been looking forward to performing on ‘Disney Night.’ That’s one of the main reasons we scheduled this particular Dancing with the Stars show for the middle of the season. So that as many of our celebrity performers as possible would then get the chance to dance to a piece of classic Disney music,” Rob stated.
“Of course, we obviously want to make sure that whatever our celebrities do with the Disney characters looks fabulous and is suitably impressive. So just from a technical perspective, this particular episode of Dancing with the Stars will be a real challenge. There’s an extra level of precision involved with this particular show,” Wade said. “Which is why I’d like to remind the folks watching at home that — thanks to all of the talented people who work in front of and behind the camera — ‘Dancing with the Stars’ always looks polished and professional. But you still have to remember that this is a two hour-long live TV show.”
For those Dancing With The Stars collectors and anyone interesting in reading, be sure to pick up the April 27th edition of ABC Soaps In Depth Magazine. The special issue is celebrating Dancing With The Stars and it’s 10th Anniversary. Lois tells us it’s awesome. The cast talks of their fondest memories on the show and more. To see a sneak peek, see Lois’s twitter account. THANKS LOIS!!
Below is the new Afterbuzz TV show. This week Kristyn Burtt (I want her jacket! 😀 ), Anna Trebunskaya, Suri Serano, Darvina Plante, and Keo Motsepe discuss Dancing With The Stars Week 4! Let us know if you agree or disagree in comments as always!
What is your Most Memorable year? If you would like to, please share. In my 63 years of life, there are so many memorable years. It is hard to pick just one, isn’t it? I could choose my wedding year, 1975, when I married Kenneth Troutman. I could choose 2001, the year he died from cancer. There are many years in between. There are many years in my earlier lfe. I will choose 1990 (December 27) when we found out Ken had prostate cancer. That was the beginning of time until his death that had a profound affect on us. And changed life as we knew it into dealing with our cancer journey. The dance that resonated the most with me was Robert and Kym’s Waltz dedicated to his Mother who lost her life from cancer. I would give something to be able to have a pro teach me a Waltz dedicated to Ken. The music I would choose is Swan Lake. Ken loved classical music especially Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and the 1812 Overture, which was his favorite piece of music. He played both over and over. He introduced me to classical music and I love it, too.
You know how you find an incredible book you can’t put down? You have to keep reading well into the wee hours of the morning. I didn’t want to put Dancing With the Stars down for The Most Memorable Year night. I wanted it to continue for hours! This night of dancing is special! The emotions flow out of every space of the ballroom! The stars bear their hearts and souls through dance. The stars depicted:
The Chapters of Life
The Ballroom was dripping with floods of emotion
Eyes were moist with tears dripping down our faces
Each chapter was told through movement of dance
Each step, each moment had a profound affect on us
We were taken into a book of life as the pages turned
Each journey a valiant display, bearing of hearts, souls Read more..