Laurie Hernandez was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. She talks of the differences between doing the Olympics and Dancing With The Stars. Jimmy gives her some advise too. She also talks of how she will be in an upcoming Thanksgiving Day Parade. Lots more below…
Derek Hough Talks On Dancing With The Stars And The Wonderful World Of Disney 60th Anniversary Special
Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night!! Jimmy teased him on Dancing With The Stars. Derek also talked the Wonderful World Of Disney 60th Anniversary Special coming up this Sunday night on ABC. Check it out below. To see some pre-show coverage and screenshots of Derek at the show, see Pure Derek Hough. Thanks to @IdolXfactor1 for recording.
This is so cool. Check out this new “behind the scenes” video of Derek Hough, Witney Carson, and the cast talking on ABC’s Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special. Don’t forget the special airs next Sunday, February 21st on ABC. Check your local listings for times. For more teasers on this special, see Pure Derek Hough.
Court here, filling in for the “Voguecationing” Vogue 😎 I know I’m not as good at these as she is, but I’m gonna give it the old college try in her absence! And just hope that she comes back to us soon 🙁 We miss you, Vogue!!!
Making the rounds after their heartbreaking (and premature, IMO) double elimination last night, Drew & Anna and Helio & Chelsie chatted first with On the Red Carpet:
They also chatted with Access Hollywood about their early ouster. God love Helio, he has got to be one of the most gracious, positive people I think we’ve ever had on the show – he seems to be taking it all in stride and is just grateful for the opportunity to return. Drew seems to be taking it a little bit harder – even though I think he knew it was coming, doesn’t mean it didn’t hurt any less. Anna also seems to be pretty upset about it.
The last stop of the evening was Jimmy Kimmel – by that point, I think everyone was getting a little tired & slap-happy and were just tryng to have fun 😛 :
UPDATE: You can check out Drew & Anna, Helio & Chelsie getting interviewed by Ann Romney on GMA this morning here. I think the interview gets a little awkward & choppy due to the delay in the feed between NY & LA (and Ann just being kind of new at the whole interviewing thing), but Drew obviously has a bone to pick with the judges for their scores…can’t say I blame him.
I’m actually really sad to see these two go – they were two of the bright spots for me each week, even if they weren’t the best dancers, because I could tell they were working hard and having fun…unlike some others this season 😯
Ok guys, I’m gonna enlist your help – if you happen upon any other elimination interviews that I haven’t already posted, go ahead and post the LINK ONLY (don’t embed it, it makes the comments go all wonky) in the comments section and I will add it. I dunno how Vogue does it – I have a whole new appreciation for how thorough and comprehensive her coverage is. I can barely keep up! 😛
We have just a couple of more media things to share today. Below is Donald and Peta on LIVE! With Kelly this morning. If you can’t see the video, you can view it at the LIVE! With Kelly site here. “Baby, something is on my mind…”
Here are the top three couples being interviewed with Tony Dovolani and Extra as well…
So, after a round of interviews with the press, our Season 14 Champs, Donald and Peta joined the Jimmy Kimmel LIVE Show via satellite. Jimmy is a goof ball as always as he tries to put them on the spot. 😯
PopTVDotCom was able to capture some of the cast going to some after parties after the show. They have good things to say on the winners and how much fun they had…
Saving the best for last, below is Donald & Peta, Mark & Katherine, and William and Cheryl on Good Morning America today after catching a red eye to New York City last night. GMA asks them some great questions, Len has a special message for Donald and it’s well deserved, William’s little boy shows some love (a total awwww moment), and the couples dance too….
So, is it a retrospective when it’s a re-airing years later ?? I’m going with yes 🙂 As I mentioned in an earlier post, we can’t promise that we will do these every week, and we can’t promise they will be as long as the regular Cheesecake Awards…but we can promise that we will try to be our obnoxious selves. 🙂 On with the show…
The Bad Acid Trip Award: The old “kaleidescope” opening credits
Courtney: Soooooo glad they got rid of that cheesy nightmare – damn near gave me a grand mal seizure.
Heidi: I think I may have actually had a seizure every time it was on because I’m lacking in recall.
The “Trying Too Hard” Award: Brian Fortuna
Courtney: Admittedly, I actually missed a good deal of this season when it was originally airing, since I was still in college, working, and too broke for TiVo 😛 But what really struck me is that Brian (who I had all but forgotten about until that opening pro number in week 1) was just…too much. The dude seemed like he was trying waaaayyyy too hard to make an impact and carve out a niche for himself on the show. The face pulling, the exaggerated dance moves, the overgelled hair, the jewelry – just…no, dude. He was like young Derek and Mark lite – but not as talented. And quite possibly the best part of watching these old episodes years later? You already know that he ain’t going to be around for very long – kinda makes me wish I had a tin can phone system that could reach the past and tell him “Dude, you may as well dial it back about 5 notches…you’re not gonna be around much longer, anyway. Don’t strain yourself.” 😛
Heidi: The thing that got me is what still gets me with Mark sometimes. The SMILE. Jesus dude. Almost constant, fake looking, very big smile. Mark has that same glazed look from time to time where he would habitually have a smile on his face but it doesn’t seem to reach his eyes or he’s not really feeling it. It’s like perma-face or something. Hard to explain. Brian does kinda look like Derek’s younger, squirrely, annoying brother. The less attractive brother. But everyone knows that to be a Hough you have to have blond hair and blue eyes. 🙂 Freakishly strong genes in that family.
Courtney: Brian could be the weird cousin of the Hough family. Kinda like cousin Oliver from The Brady Bunch…never did quite understand his purpose. Read more..
After the show last night, Bruno was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE. He enters the studio in a tank top with Dracula teeth as the “real him”. 😯 He takes a bite out of Jimmy and Pee Wee Herman. Bruno explains what Halloween is like in Italy. Jimmy also asks Bruno on Dancing With The Stars and the tension last week. Bruno explains how intense the competition is at this stage and how hard it is to see people go. He appreciates everyone’s efforts, but, they also should know that it’s only right for the best dancers to make it when they sign up. More below, but, Bruno goofs around more than anything wanting to play Dracula. Ok, so….
And so we say Good-Bye to Mark and Kristin on Dancing With The Stars. Below they make the press rounds on On The Red Carpet, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE, and Good Morning America. They are disappointed and shocked. Mark even looks angry in some shots. He thinks Kristin was underscored by the judges this week which I disagree with. She’s lucky to have received 8’s in my opinion.
Adding: You can see their Good Morning America >>>HERE. Mark is clearly upset with the judges “low balling”.
Not sure on this Dancing With The Stars new cast possibilty and it’s probably unlikely, but, Mike Tyson was Jimmy Kimmel’s guest Thursday night. In Thursday’s segment with Mike, Jimmy questions Mike about the possibility of him dancing on the show since he’s currently starring in the Argentina’s “Dancing With The Stars”. Tyson replies, “They [the US version] don’t pay as much as Argentina” which makes me wonder if he hasn’t been asked and given an offer by the American version. What’s more, Mike’s wife wants him to do the show. Mike and Jimmy talk about Dancing With The Stars at the end of the first video and at the beginning of the second video.
Speaking of another athelete dancing on the show and after Hines Ward winning the Mirror Ball this Season, as well as other atheletes in the past, do you think atheletes have an unfair advantage over the rest of the contestants in the competition and should execs think of not including them in the future so others have a chance to win? I ran onto this article at Popwatch that examines the question.
If you count Helio Castroneves and Nicole Scherzinger as athletes — and, as any race or dance enthusiast will tell you, they most certainly are — then 7 of the 12 champions from Dancing With the Stars are from the wide world of sports. (In your face, all you super tough actors and boy band members!)
With Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward bringing home the glittery disco ball last night, it’s easy to wonder if the reality show’s athlete stars have an advantage on the show. After all, they do have a major foot up, thanks to years of vigorous physical training, which sometimes includes dance. (I’m fairly certain all pro football players are sanctioned by the NFL to know and perform the Super Bowl Shuffle on command.) And as as most late night talk show hosts have been quick to point out, Kirstie Alley wasn’t nearly as athletic as her DWTS counterpart Ward, so did she even have a fighting chance to take the whole thing? Did Hines, like Shawn Johnson and Emmitt Smith before him, come in with physical capabilities the other contestants simply couldn’t compete with? Or was he, like them, just a better dancer?
So, what do you think? Do you like the idea of Mike Tyson (another boxer) doing the show?
Also, do you think the show shouldn’t cast any more atheletes since they have unfair advantage?
One more question, if you’d like to see more atheletes on the show, who would you like to see dance?
In my opinion, I don’t care if the atheletes have an advantage or not. Yes, Kirstie might have won this season if Hines wouldn’t have danced. Even still, I’ve loved the atheletes on the show with my favorite being Evan Lysecek. Not sure about Mike Tyson though? He seems a little cocky. I continue to dream on Johnny Weir being cast …as well as Oksana Baiul or Katerina Witt. I’d love to see Chris Evert do the show too (or any tennis star for that matter).
Heidi’s Note: So, Nicole’s an athlete now?? Give me a break. I also don’t count Helio as one either. As for if they have an unfair advantage?? Most everyone cast on the show has some sort of advantage (it’s about whose is biggest) and I think this is just another way for those who LOST to whine about losing. If it’s not “previous experience” it’s “athletes”. :::rolls eyes::: EVERY season you can point at at least one person and say “So and so would have won, if not for_____” Winning or losing has to do with a huge number of factors besides that person’s past history – Chelsea SHOULD have had the biggest advantages as she was the youngest, and we saw what happened there – beaten by said 60 year old Kirstie. Why? Kirstie had fanbase – a better advantage than Chelsea’s age. Hines beat Kirstie because he was an athlete? Doubtful – he could move better than her and his personality was very engaging. Could he move better because he was an athlete? Well, how about the fact that he’s half Kirstie’s age?? I think this is just another case of sore loser-dom. 🙂 I’m with Vogue – bring ’em on.