We’ve been sent these high resolution photos of Chris Soules and Witney Carson from the Kelly and Michael LIVE show today. Photo credit: Rob Tannenbaum / ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution. Click on the pics to see them in a bigger size. Beautiful!! To view more coverage with Kelly and Michael LIVE, see the official site.
Well, I think the correct two went home last night on Dancing With The Stars. What’s cool is….Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec won something better than a Mirror Ball Trophy in the end whether it was a close friendship or something more. Also, Chris Soules and this show made me eat my words (I love when that happens). I didn’t want another Bachelor as a contestant again when we first heard Chris was dancing. Well, I ended up loving his journey with Witney Carson. We watched him bloom as a dancer. I’m going to miss him.
So, if you head to E News, you can watch some new interviews with both contestants talking on their elimination. Also, Chris told People, he’s ready to start his life with Whitney Bischoff. Below are more of his thoughts….
He won’t do it alone, though. Soules told PEOPLE that his next step is to join Bischoff in his native habitat. Though his 29-year-old fiance~e has previously attended DWTS tapings, the fertility nurse remained at home in Chicago Tuesday to honor the anniversary of her mother’s death.
“Eventually she will be moving to Arlington and we’ll be beginning our life there,” said Soules. “I’m excited to just get back to what I’m good at. Dancing is not what I’m good at. I got as good as I could possibly get, but I’m going to go do things that come natural to me.”
Despite his difficulty with learning the complicated steps and having to overcome a painful leg injury, Soules told PEOPLE that DWTS still was way easier than appearing on The Bachelor – at least mentally.
“DWTS is a different type of exhaustion but no matter how hard it got mentally and physically, I was always like, I just want more. I wanted to be here another week. Going on The Bachelor was hard. I was making a lot of tough decisions that I struggled with. DWTS is easier than being the Bachelor, quite honestly.”
Soules never took his eye off the prize – that Mirror Ball Trophy.
“I was in this to get as far as I could possibly get, and hopefully make it to the end,” Soules continued. “I didn’t get there. That was disappointing. It’s a letdown. But it’s over and I’m excited to move on with life.”
Was going to wait to the end of the results show, like normal, to do this post, then figured this would be cleaner. Everyone discussing this show in the same place.
Well, if the beginning of the results show wasn’t enough to put you off dinner, nothing will. It’s not the dancing, the dancing was fine. I’m talking about the overlong glowing crap ass pimp show package for Val and Rumer. Ya’ll are trying to hard – it’s making me suspicious. Plus your agenda is showing.
Anyway, Rumer is safe. Read more..
Below are some photos of Dancing With The Stars last night. Breathtaking!! To see more photos, visit Getty Images.
Well, like I predicted last week, the judges made a clear difference between the top three and the bottom two, with Noah hovering somewhere in the middle. This should be a slam dunk for the top three, but I heard something that made me wonder. Tom was very clear that everyone should make note of Rumer’s number and make sure they were dialing it right. “Check that number and dial carefully.” Interesting.
Anyway, let’s look at the leaderboard weeks 7 and 8. Read more..
Not a whole lot to lead-in with – apologize that these didn’t come last night (I try to have the power rankings up before going to bed on Mondays with a results show the following day), but I had a cake to make and my icing gun broke and I kinda lost all my will to live…momentarily Then I slept and I was ok. Definite judges’ agenda last night, and it seemed to be “make sure Rumer makes it to week 9 AT ALL COSTS, and kinda try to shield Nastia & Riker while you’re at it – the rest are expendable”. Len has completely lost all credibility for me at this point – just seems like he’s following the directions being fed to him by TPTB each week, even if it means contradicting himself. Random epiphany I had while watching Robert’s samba trio: how cool would it be to have a pro samba to George Michael’s “Freedom ’90” with the pros playing female & male models? 😉
Also, a point of clarification on Nastia’s “meltdown” in their package: per Deep Throat, that occurred at the end of an 8-hour rehearsal, and Nastia was already planning on heading home – so yeah, she didn’t “walk out of rehearsal in anger”, as some are trying to spin it. Also interesting to note: sometimes the staff filming the rehearsals are encouraged to ask kinda inflammatory questions in order to amp up the drama when the pros and celebs are feeling tired, anxious, stressed, etc – so the frustration you saw from Nastia was more than likely her getting irritated by a needling cameraman, rather than with Derek. Felt that this required clarification, since some of Derek’s detractors seem to be having a field day on Twitter over Nastia’s “outburst”. Hehe – I’ll show you a REAL outburst. Just goes to show that the narrative of the show has gotten so out-of-control that you can’t trust the rehearsal packages anymore. Read more..
And this week we have two dances again for each couple, one of which is Judges Pick. How convenient we have Judges pick BEFORE the finale. Let’s see who gets hosed this week.
Clearly not Rumer – the Argentine Tango totally plays into her ONE NOTE. Plays to all her strengths. I fully expect Riker and Nastia to get something exceedingly boring and/or out of character. Read more..
Wow, what a great night of dances. They all stepped it up a notch. It’s going to be sad to watch two couples go home tonight. I don’t even want to think about it. So, let’s get the scores first….
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 80 (40/40)
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 78 (39/39)
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 76 (36/40)
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 64 (34/30)
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 63 (31/32)
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 62 (33/29)
For interviews, first go to E Online (I’d embed all the new interviews, but, it messes up the site). Maria Menounos interviews the couples. I wish she’d interview them more often. She does a great job.
Glamour interviewed the couples as well and they have cute pictures to see at this link. Some of the couples also talked with Fox11. I liked this part with Derek and Nastia where Derek talks on his dancing last night. (eta: she just added her elimination predictions too which I couldn’t disagree more with)
With her partner Derek Hough still injured, Liukin danced with Sasha Farber for the second straight week—but Hough made cameo appearances in the two routines, doing what he could.
Hough, who suffered a broken toe and sprained ankle two weeks ago, told reporters after the show, “I can’t dance really. If you watch, I wasn’t really dancing. I was just stepping gingerly while she did amazing stuff.”
Hough told FOX411 he wasn’t sure when—or if—he’ll be able to be Liukin’s full-time partner again.
“My heart is like, ‘Come back tomorrow, let’s go!’ But I gotta be smart … I don’t want to inhibit her performance if I have to dance gently and timidly.”
Liukin was shown snapping at Hough in rehearsal footage, but she explained backstage the moment was overblown on TV: “All week we have been giggling and laughing … the last five minutes, I was exhausted.”
For lots more with Derek and Nastia, see Pure Derek Hough.
And here are some new interview with Afterbuzz TV. Be sure to send JC Rubio some love at twitter for doing such a good job again… Read more..
Theme of the week is America’s Choice. Theoretically. I mean, looking at Rumer’s songs I am skeptical. In my mind, how the judges behave tonight is a strong indicator of what will happen going forward, although we may not know it until tomorrow night ends. What do I mean? Well, sometimes you’re not sure of why they’re behaving in a given way until after an elimination – or after the MBT is handed out. If they continue to score Rumer appropriately, I would say she’s not going to win. If they massively overscore her, though, it doesn’t mean she’s going to win….it could also mean she’s in danger.
And that same rule applies to most of them. I think. It’s possible that they could start lowballing Riker and Nastia in an effort to give Rumer a better shot at getting votes under the theory of “everyone wants to vote for a winner”. That’s dangerous though, because I think both camps could rally and knock Rumer right out of the game. It’s really hard to say – but it will be interesting (and likely very aggravating) to watch.
T-minus 30 minutes…I need food and a nap. NYC is exhausting, ya’ll.
Julianne looks great. Love the dress, love the hair.
Yeah, Noah’s dance was a bit stiff, understandably. I don’t know if he’ll ever top last week.
Gee, guess Rumer is going last since she’s up in AllAccess. Huh.
Hmmm….Chris didn’t suck, but 34 out of 40?? Seems a bit….high. Does that mean they’ve reconciled themselves to him in the final, or that he’s going home?
Riker and Allison’s dance was really too fast and a tad jerky for me.
The judges are raving- except Len of course. I’m thinking the front runners are going to get high scores (whether they deserve it or not) to keep that clear demarcation between upper and lower tier dancers, which increase the odds that we lose Robert and Chris.
Yeah, that was not a 39 dance, ya’ll.
I’m tired. I missed the kiss. And Len was all nice after this dance. Weird. The judges give them a 33….which I think is probably fair.
Nastia is going to get the bad edit. Okay….later she will.
Oooo…nice Paso. Coulda a been a bit tougher in places. Len is going to hose them.
Derek does not look ridiculous, Jules. And I didn’t see out of sync. But I guess Rumer needs to be on top this week.
Hmmm…that dance was better than Riker’s and yet he was overscored. I wonder why?? Yeah, underscored relative to Riker for sure. Waiting for Rumer’s comeback arc and perfect 40. Whether she deserves it or not.
Val has a moment of self awareness. Amazing. Kudos for that. That will get them some votes.
Okay, that was a really good dance, I’m just not sure I saw a lot of Rumba content. That said, I’m generally not a rumba fan so I may not be the one to comment on content.
Oh boy, here comes the narrative about how much it means to Val. Every season. :::rolls eyes::: I don’t actually quibble with the 40. She’s tied for first place with Riker with Nastia only one point back. Perhaps she needs it to be safe from Robert and/or Chris and/or Noah.
Liked the salsa from Noah better than his first dance – little wobbly on the Emma Lift, but overall good choreo from Sharna with nice visuals.
I just burned all your crops. LOL.
I gotta hand it to Chris, He’s trying and he’s stepping it up!
Great dance from Riker. Loved it. I think he might just win this thing, if the producers let him.
Oh come on, Len. That was every bit as good as the rumba from Rumer.
Riker is a full 20 points ahead of Chris right now – this is what I was talking about with the two tiers of scores to try to ensure the good dancers stick around.
Lots of timing issues with Robert, and I think Jenna even lost track of him at one point. She’s not experienced dancing with a celeb. CAI is being VERY kind to Robert.
While I think that the concept and the choreo was AMAZING for Derek/Nastia/Sasha, I feel like she got off time in one or two spots. But it was certainly no worse than Riker’s first dance.
Again, Rumer does a good dance…yet I feel like there wasn’t a lot of content in that dance. It seemed very repetitive in a few spots and there was a spot where Val and Artem were dancing with each other and Rumer didn’t have much to do. And CAI just said “saved the best for last”. I cry bullshit. And of course she gets a 40. She must be in danger.
And Tom just said “Check the number and dial carefully”. Hmmmmm…..
In case you’re wondering, Nastia and Rumer are tied at the top with 117, and Riker is two points back at 115. Interesting how they don’t mention THAT at the end of the night.
E News asks, “Is Kym Johnson really “Too Much Woman” for Robert Herjavec to handle?! Find out in this new rehearsal interview….. Read more..