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.
DivaDarv interviewed Keo Motsepe about this season of Dancing with the stars, his partner Chaka Khan, his hometown and family in Africa (fascinating! I want to hear more!), and his thoughts on Switch-up week.
Maybe one of these days I’ll get my numbers done some time during the week. Is anyone even HERE on a Saturday besides me? It’s cold and wet outside, and I’ve been away for weeks, so I’m enjoying myself. ETA: Being away made me miss that supposedly this weeks elimination will be the result of Week 2/Night 2 scores and votes combined with Week 3 scores and votes. The result of me adding in Week 2/Night 2 are rather interesting. Scroll to the bottom if you’ve already read the first installment.
I was working on the assumption that Gary would be the next to go, despite how entertaining he is, because he’s not a great dancer and he’s crazy and he’s been “in jeopardy” a couple times. As a refresher, remember that sometimes being in jeopardy is a warning sign and sometimes it’s meaningless…and sometimes they want the person in jeopardy to get some votes (see: Andy). We don’t usually know until the end of the season how they’re using it. Anyway, I was working on the assumption that it was Gary, but then I looked at the scores. Now I’m not so sure. At all. Read more..
Sports Bavada has posted their new odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 3. Take a look below and see if you agree. Let us know in comments. In my opinion, Bindi is too low…and same with Alek. I’d be putting her at first or second…or tied with Nick for first. Everyone else may be about right.
Nick Carter +200 +
Alexa PenaVega +225 +
Carlos PenaVega +700 +
Tamar Braxton +700 +
Alek Skarlatos +700 +
Bindi Irwin +800 +
Hayes Grier +1200 +
Andy Grammer +1600 +
Gary Busey +5000 +
Paula Deen +10000 +
There are also some Odds posted at Broadway World. Bindi is first in their odds. I think I like these odds better, but, I think Paula should be last.
Heidi and Courtney, what do you think?
Courtney: Hmmm…these seem wonky to me. I don’t think Alexa should be nearly that high – I think that Alek, Bindi, Hayes, and even Tamar might have a better shot at the MBT. Truth be told, I’m a little uncertain of just who is voting for Alexa – are there really a ton of Spy Kids fans around? And I would put Bindi at about even odds with Nick – with Alek not far behind. As I’ve witnessed from the switch-up voting – Alek seems to have surged to the top of a lot of folks’ lists as the “guy to beat” this season. Also probably helps that he’s just kind of an awesome human being, too Surprisingly, I’ve found a lot of folks have yet to be really impressed by Nick – I hear the words “intense” and “hard to connect to” thrown around a lot. Is he perhaps more of a Kendra Wilkinson than an Alfonso Ribeiro? I also think Gary is on his way out – so I’d swap he & Paula in the odds. I think the only one that’s about right on the money is Andy – I see him possibly being an early exit.
Heidi: Twitter noise is notoriously faulty when it comes to predicting winners, don’t forget. I’m as big a Derek fan as they come and I think I’ve cast five whole twitter votes – and for several different partners. Alek will do well as long as his scores hold up, but we haven’t gotten to any fun latin dances yet. I think that Nick is still the guy to beat with women of a certain age who aren’t broadcasting it on twitter…but I don’t know if that will hold up for long, because I do agree that Alek is gaining ground. Nick needs to get out of his head or he’ll find himself on the outside of the Top 2 looking in. I very much agree on Alexa – way too high. Where this is coming from I just don’t know. Carlos too, for that matter. Alexa is behind Bindi, Nick and Tamar in the BW odds and I think THAT is still too high. Both sets of odds also have Hayes too low, I think. Ultimately, Bindi, Nick and Alek are likely to be at the top in the end, along with Hayes and Tamar. Alexa or Carlos could sneak into the top 5 if Alek’s latin is not good…but I wouldn’t count on it. I think Andy and Alexa are going to be surprisingly early boots, with Carlos out in 6th place unless he suddenly comes on strong. That’s my very long way of saying – these odds are a mess and BW is marginally better. Marginally. They do kinda make me want to put some money on Bindi, though…
No longer cruising, but recovering from cruising. 😀 I also find I’m watching the show with an eye to the crap they are going to pull and any “fun with editing” games they might play. Once again, I suggest that everyone watch “UNReal” to get a better idea of how I think this show probably looks behind the scenes. Yeah, it based on The Bachelor, but reality shows have a lot in common and that is a distinct lack of….reality. DWTS is likely not as bad as UNReal, but I can think of a couple very glaring examples of how it is very much like it. Can you?
Anyway, T-minus 15 minutes to showtime. Who are we looking forward to? I’m open.
That was all right. I though there were a couple messy spots. Carlos is having the age old (male) problem of not wanting to follow a female choreographer. He best get over it.
Forgot to mention until I saw a similar comment in the comments…. but I hope Mandy isn’t holding her breath for an Emmy nomination. Seriously, another all female bump and grind? Only difference is the costume. Read more..
Well, one of the problems of watching the show while on Vacation is that I don’t have good recall of the show this past week, nor do I have a way (at the moment) to rewatch it. I probably could pull it up on “On Demand” but, well, I’m somewhat lacking in time. I will be able to watch and live blog tomorrow which will make the next numbers post easier.
My impressions that I do remember is that neither Alexa nor Carlos is really doing it for me at the moment. I don’t have a good reason why nor any idea why this is the case. It just is. It could change for sure. I hope it does. I would like to see Mark win again.
Another impression was that Tamar actually had a good dance that I liked. We’ll see if Val can keep it up. I don’t have the high hopes for him that I once did, nor do I find him particularly inspired when it comes to choreo – but he does (yet again) have a good dancer. And one that I might actually end up *liking*. Read more..
The Hometown Glory Map – Part Two
Night Two of The Hometown Glory week featured the amazingly talented Pros who grace the Dancing With The Stars stage each week. They are hard-working, work their magic to teach celebrities how to bring their visions to life. They work in all aspects to bring us a superlative show, for example creating costumes, etc. I give every Pro who has been on Dancing With The Stars a Standing Ovation – Bravo!
The Hometown Glory took several of the Pros to their hometowns in foreign countries. It was fascinating to see how they often rose from very little to the stardom they enjoy today. The Hometown Glory Map has extended far and wide! That Map has connected Dancing With the Stars in a harmonious manner! Dancing With the Stars is like one huge worldly family!
I wish The Troupe could have been included to tell The Hometown Glory stories too. Please join me for:
The Hometown Glory Map – Part Two
Another snazzly, dazzly Pro Revue was showcased for our viewing pleasure! Pros were highlighted around the Ballroom on monitors culminating in a dance in pristine white flowing gowns! Pro numbers always go for they gold! They are gems!
Introduction of Dancing Pairs:
Pinpoint Location – Provo, Utah
Alek and Lindsay – Quickstep
Are You Going to Be My Girl
Touch of Americana, a partnership with trust
Gorgeous patriotic dress unfolding with color
Power couple with strides of brilliance Read more..
DWTS2015 Valentin Chmerkovskiy And Keo Motsepe Attend 2015 Game Changers MEN’S FITNESS Celebration – HQ Photos
Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy and Keo Motsepe attended the MEN’S FITNESS Celebration of The 2015 Game Changers last night in West Hollywood. See below and click the photos to see more if interested.
The Hometown Glory Map – Part One
What a refreshing two-night extravaganza we had on Dancing With the Stars! It was certainly a grueling two nights to learn two brand new dances. But, the theme of The Hometown Glory resonated in our hearts.
Thinking of my hometown, McAlisterville, PA. I have actually lived here three times, coming and going. My first time of course from birth until I got married. I lived with my parents until I got married. I moved away to other locations but my late husband and I moved back to town for a few years. We moved away again to another location. He died there and I moved in with my sister in another location. We decided four years ago to move back to our hometown, so here we are, I imagine to live out our lives here. When I think about it, it seems like a whirlwind, moving eight times and now I am home again.
The celebrities got their turn first to go back to their hometowns. It was so heartwarming to see more about them growing up and their reasons for choosing the songs they did for their dances. I loved The Hometown Glory Week and I hope it is repeated sometime. It was similar to The Most Memorable Year. Both themes take us inside the lives of the celebrities and allow us to get to know them better.
This show didn’t have an opening, so let me take you into the descriptions of the dances on:
The Hometown Glory Map – Part One:
Pinpoint Location – Atlanta, Georgia
Kim and Tony – Quickstep
With Troupe Assist Read more..
Good Day, All! Afterbuzz TV posted a few more interviews in the night. You can watch them below. The only couple to reveal their new dance and theme for next week is Andy and Allison for what they revealed yesterday in Andy’s blog. They also hope they can redeem themselves with their jive. Louis also hints that their dance is about an old married couple on a little Island and that JC might be too young to remember what the show it is. In a few other things, Witney Carson says they have to be ready for the next “surprise” of the season because you never know what the producers will throw at them next. Lindsay is hoping to tighten up Alek’s moves. Mark talks of how emotional it was to dance on Tuesday while dancing to a “sacred” song to him. Paula is so cute as she passes out her cookies to everyone. Lots more below. Great interviews by JC Rubio again. Also, check out the Daily Mail and Got Pap for some new rehearsal arrival photos from yesterday.