Good Day All!! For starters today, don’t miss taking in the new Afterbuzz TV Show. This time pro Gleb Savchenko joins them to discuss this week’s dances on Dancing With The Stars. Anna Trebunskaya joins them on the phone as well. See if you agree with them….
Just a few more interviews to share!! In our first media posting today, we found out that Peta and Brant have the International Tango, Cheryl and Jack have the Paso Doble, Bill and Emma have a Tango, and Val and Elizabeth have a Cha Cha! After listening to the On The Red carpet interviews below, we now find out Karina and Corbin have a Viennese Waltz and Leah and Tony have a Quickstep. More below with the cast and their reactions after they danced….
What another great night of TV on Dancing With The Stars! My cat Saku and I were glued to our seats again! Let’s see what the couples had to say about it. First up, here are some Access Hollywood interviews….
Christina Milian tells Shawn Johnson she was shocked on her and Mark’s elimination. She was in her skin last night and just getting started….
Corbin and Karina were shocked on the elimination. Corbin said it’s a lesson learned to “enjoy every single moment and never take it for granted”. It’s about continuing to push yourself. These two are really excited about their dance next week. Karina said they have “an epic song”.
Elizabeth and Val were also shocked on the elimination. They felt bad for Christina, but, Elizabeth was glad Christina had a chance to tell her story and it was a powerful one. Val talks of what the Dancing With The Stars experience is all about and what he works for and tries to do for his partner.
Derek and Amber talk of how no one is safe after the surprise elimination last night. They also discussed the “7″ from Len and how Derek prepared Amber for what Len would give them. They knew they weren’t in “hold” enough, but, Amber wanted to do the dance her way to tell her story.
The couples also talked with Afterbuzz. We find out a few of the new dances for next week. Peta and Brant have the International Tango. Cheryl and Jack have the Paso Doble. Bill and Emma have a Tango! Val and Elizabeth have a Cha Cha! Read more..
Well, we have just a bit of cheesecake for you this week…
The Award for Petard Hoisted Pro, Week 4: Val Chmerkovskiy, for failing the Elizabeth stare down
Heidi: LOL – Val was so uncomfortable, it was written all over his face. The continual need to talk while Elizabeth was having her moment is a sure sign of extreme discomfort. I almost felt bad for him. But then I remember to cringe inducing
rumba contemporary night with Kelly Monaco and got over it real quick like. Really dude, after all the deep gazing with Kelly designed to highlight your faux romance (dude, do you DATE?) and making even Bergeron uncomfortable, you earned this cringe inducing moment.
Courtney: Elizabeth is…special. I know she’s kinda into method acting, hence this exercise in “connection” with Val, but staring deeply into someone’s eyes is a rather intimate activity – and I’m not sure it’s one that is really going to help a dance partnership. That, and I think Val was getting a bit impatient – which I can’t really blame him for, since I think they could have benefitted with an additional 45 minutes rehearsal time instead of…whatever this was. But yeah - I do agree with Heidi that it felt like a bit of karmic backlash from a year ago, when we couldn’t get the image of Kelly & Val looking all smoochy-smoochy off of our television screens
The “Oh just shut UP, already!!” Award for Inability to Keep the Trap SHUT: Christina Milian, for her constant talking during the judges critique
Heidi: I mean REALLY, STFU!!! “Uh huh, uh huh, got you, I understand…” blah, blah, blah, BLAH!! Lord have mercy, woman, shut it!! Elizabeth is a bit strange, but seems nice, but Christina? My sense is that she overestimates her own importance and the importance of her words. Not only is that a VERY annoying habit she has there, it’s also a sign, IMO, of basic disrespect. Like if she keeps telling them she gets it, maybe they’ll stop talking. Your turn to talk is over, sweetheart, let the judges have their turn without the responses.
Courtney: What I found REALLY interesting was not so much her constant need to interrupt – but her expressions and body language in between. Girl was staring some serious daggers in the judges’ direction – particularly when Carrie Ann & Julianne were talking. Is Christina this season’s Regina George? Methinks she & Leah are about neck-and-neck for that title… Read more..
Wow, what an unexpected surprise!! E Online has just leaked the song and dance list for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 5 and here it is with song downloads included…..
Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy (Jive): “I’m So Excited”, The Pointer Sisters
Amber Riley and Derek Hough (Foxtrot): “Try A Little Tenderness” (Glee version), Glee Cast
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sasha Farber (Jazz): “Work Bitch”, Britney Spears
Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd (Contemporary): “Your Song”, Elton John
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani (Contemporary): “Roar”, Katy Perry
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff (Foxtrot): “My Wish”, Rascal Flatts
Christina Milian and Mark Ballas (Cha Cha): “Forget You”, Cee Lo Green
Bill Engval and Emma Slater (V. Waltz): “She’s Always a Woman”, Billy Joel
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke (Waltz): “I’m Kissing You”, Des’ree
More details at E Online for why they think Elizabeth has the song she does!!
So, what do you think? I’m especially excited about Glee’s “Try A Little Tenderness:”, Katy Perry’s “Roar”, and Britney Spear’s “Work Bitch”!
Us Weekly caught up with Julianne Hough at a press event for her new movie “Paradise”. They asked her about the critique she gave Mark Ballas and Christina Milian. She stands by her comments. Below is more.
Hough stands by her comments, saying she didn’t intend to offend Ballas or anyone else.
“I loved being on the show again and being a judge because I feel like that’s where it all started for me and it’s where I’m really comfortable being able to talk and critique,” she told Us. “I judge the same way I teach so it all comes from love. It’s not to diss anybody. It’s not to hurt anybody’s feelings. It’s about constructive criticism so that they can get better for next week and that was not a direct attack to anybody.”
Despite Ballas calling Hough’s comments “hypocritical” and a source telling Us that he was “furious” with the critique, Hough revealed that they went out to dinner that same night.
“I don’t know why people are making such a big deal about it,” she continued.
I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal either, but, I’m glad she’s standing by her comments. She did nothing more wrong than Len Goodman and the rest of the judges do all the time.
Just a little Questionnaire today!! If interested, let us know in comments how you feel on these four questions….
1. Who had your favorite costume for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 4?
2. If you were to rate from one to five (“five” being the best!) how well did Julianne Hough judge Dancing With The Stars this past week?
3. If they pick another person to guest judge in the coming weeks, who would you like it to be?
4. Are you watching any other reality or competition shows right now? If so, which ones?
See you in comments!
We’re back with the list of music for week 4 of Dancing with the Stars Season 17. If you missed the past music, you can always check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.
Now without further rambling, here’s the music from tonight’s episode of DWTS:
Jack & Cheryl danced a Quickstep to the song “Man Like That” —Gin Wigmore
Elizabeth & Val danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Symphony 6: Fair Thee Well & the Requiem Mix” —Emily Wells
Brant & Peta danced a Salsa to the song “Shake Señora” —Pitbull
Valerie & Tristan danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Carry On” —Fun.
Leah & Tony danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Papi” —Jennifer Lopez
Corbin & Karina danced a Paso Doble to the song “Zorongo” 一Paco Peña
Nicole & Sasha danced a Jive to the song “Mickey” 一Toni Basil
Christina & Mark danced a Foxtrot to the song “Sexy Silk” —Jessie J
Amber & Derek danced a Tango to the song “Love Lockdown” —Kanye West
Bill E. & Emma danced a Samba to the song “Cuban Pete” —José Norman
I’m raising my hand, and admitting that some of my FAVORITE contestants on DWTS since season 3, have been the ones that didn’t win… The ones who had a LOT going against them even before they started the season. How many times have we heard one of the following about a contestant?
“How could they cast….?” “NO ONE is ever going to vote for…” “I hope they quit before they start and save themselves the embarrassment!” “Does anyone ever google and see how awful this person is???” It’s DEFINITELY not fair to anyone, when we say or hear things like that. They’re the ones who put themselves out there on the show, and they’re the ones who ended up showing us someone completely different than what we thought. With the help of a very patient professional, they’ve been able to surprise us, and sometimes themselves, and shown a completely different person than who we thought we would see! I love watching the transformations of each of the contestants, and I always love to “see” someone grow and blossom!
This by far ISN’T going to be a complete list, but here are some Underdog Charmers from previous seasons.
Andy Dick from Season 16 taught by Sharna Burgess. Andy’s fresh in our minds, and I am NOT going to go back through his history, since it wasn’t that long ago that it was all brought up again. But, he DEFINITELY ended up charming everyone, and showing a side of himself that I don’t know he even knew he had!
Here’s Andy’s dances for you to enjoy again!Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4Week 5 Week 6Week 7
Lil Kim from Season 8 and Joanna Krupa from Season 9 both taught by Derek Hough. I’m putting both of them together for a reason. Kim came into her season with people determined to hate her, thinking that there was NO WAY that she should be on, since she had spent some time in jail. Joanna came into her season after attempting another reality competition show, where she was paired with a professional athlete, and had a public breakdown, with many words said that were not repeatable. And, since that show aired not long before her season of DWTS, it was fresh in people’s minds, and again, she came in as an underdog. Here are most of their dances to relive!
Lil Kim: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9
Joanna: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9 *I did not include Week 5 for Joanna, because Derek was ill with the flu, and was replaced by Maks for that week only. I could have included that week, but chose not to, just to make it easier on me.
Adam Carolla from Season 6 taught by Julianne Hough. Adam is the first one that I can remember, where there was “visible noise” surrounding his announcement, both over his questionable past, and being paired with Julianne. They even had precautions in place, since they weren’t sure “who” he would end up being on the show. I remember that the trigger-happy censors were so sure that he would need to be bleeped, that they ended up bleeping Julianne instead! He survived 4 weeks, against all odds! It was fun rewatching his dances, because he definitely knew how to crack everyone up back stage! Week 1 Week 2 Week 3Week 4
Soo…… I didn’t put everyone that I could have included in this post, we’ve had MANY contestants that would fit here, so I’m looking to do more posts, with MORE of our Underdog Charmers! Who would YOU include, and why? Who do you think people were NOT looking forward to see dance, because of their pasts, only to be charmed by THEM?
Former all star of Dancing With The Stars Apolo Ohno was interviewed by Huff Post LIVE. He talks all about his current projects one of which includes reporting in the next Olympics. But, that’s not all! Apolo also talks all about his two journeys on Dancing With The Stars. He compares what it was like to dance with partners Julianne Hough (he knew she was a superstar the first time he saw her!) and Karina Smirnoff (LOL to her knowing how to “crack a whip”). Cute interview and he loved them both!
You can watch more of this interview at Huff Post LIVE! I loved Apolo on Dancing With The Stars. He indeed is in my top 10 celebrities to ever do Dancing With The Stars.
Also, don’t miss seeing some new pictures of Karina at Getty Images today as she works out for her return to Broadway in ‘Forever Tango’. So cute as always!!
UPDATE: Don’t miss seeing this Getty Images link. They have just posted new pictures of Karina and Maks rehearsing for “Forever Tango”! So cool!!! I so want to see this show!