Tom Bergeron joined The View in Florida to talk all about the new season of Dancing With The Stars. He’s so fun as always.
Just a few things capturing our eye lately to help start your day right….
And all of these… Read more..
This is a cute Paps video with Kym Johnson Herjavec And Mr. T. He cracks me up!
Recently, Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson started her own Fitness studio in Richard Simmons’ former iconic Beverly Hills fitness studio. Below is more from US Weekly….
Sweatin’ to the Oldies no more! Richard Simmons closed the doors of his iconic Beverly Hills fitness studio, Slimmons, after 42 years this past November, but a new tenant is moving in — and you just might recognize her from TV. Dancing With the Stars pro Kym Herjavec (formerly Kym Johnson, the dancer wed season 20 dance partner, Robert Herjavec, in summer 2016) is taking over the space formerly occupied by Simmons and starting her own fitness empire, starting with a studio called The BOD.
Herjavec, 40, who will dance with another ’80s television icon, Mr. T, in the show’s upcoming 24th season, says she first visited Slimmons “years ago” when she brought her mom, who was visiting from Australia, to take one of the fitness guru’s aerobics classes. “His energy [in the class] was just so infectious,” Herjavec tells Us Weekly. “He just radiated positivity.”
Following in Simmons’ high-energy footsteps, Herjavec says that The BOD will offer “really fun” fitness classes including a barre class taught by a former Rockette, a Broadway fitness class where participants will learn routines set to show tunes and dance workout classes that she’ll teach herself. In another nod to the studio’s former tenant, Herjavec will also lead a weekly class set exclusively to ’80s pop music. The dancer explains that she wants to make exercise fun again. “I designed the classes so they target muscles in your arms and legs — and it’s definitely a workout, you will see results, but it’s a great mixture of cardio that instead of just running on a treadmill for 30 minutes, you’re getting it in by dancing.”
Citing Simmons as a “huge inspiration,” Herjavec says, “I want to continue doing the same thing he did. I’ve got a great group of people already on board who are passionate about fitness and health and being positive and really kind, nice people. I wanted to create a group of instructors and trainers who are kind and caring as well. It’s about being able to come to a place where you feel safe and you feel good about yourself being there.”
To read more from Kym, see US Weekly.
Well, lets see what the odds makers have come up with for this season…and how we feel about those odds. We usually disagree, I think mainly because the people who come up with them are not fans of the show and seem to base betting on their knowledge of the celeb. And right on Bovada Sports book, where these came from, it says that it changes by performance when there is so much more to the show. 🙂 These are the odds to WIN the show, not a ranking although we tend to look at it as a ranking.
Simone Biles +200
Heather Morris +500
Bonner Bolton +700
Normani Kordei +700
Erika Jayne +750
Nancy Kerrigan +1000
Rashad Jennings +1200
Nick Viall +1600
David Ross +1600
Chris Kattan +2000
Mr. T +2500
Oddly enough, they could have the top 4 right! They *could*…I still think that either Normani or Heather are going to go out at the quarterfinals or earlier. I don’t think the show can sustain that many ringers and there are three in their top 3. On top of the numerous ringers, there is a ton of personality in this cast, both male and female. And absent some kickass choreo, personality can go a long way.
That said…not as far as Charo, I don’t think. 🙂 They think she’s gonna take both Rashad and Nancy?? That strikes me as wrong, but I guess we’ll have to see. I usually have a much better feel for how it’s going to shake out after week 2.
Vogue: Gosh, I don’t think I’ve ever been so conflicted about what the odds should be? For what we have in dance ability this season (whether they are young or older), they make up with the entertainment or charisma factor. I think the odds makers have it right with the first two. Then again, I’m getting a Hope Solo vibe with Heather in that she won’t be very well liked. I think I’d put Normani at #2 or #3. I think Rashan could make it to the top 3 or 4 too. I think they have the last four right except for Mr. T. I can’t imagine him being ousted first. I also wonder on Charo? Like Miss Heidi, I would think Nancy and Rashad would beat her for sure. I can’t wait to read everyone’s thoughts on this. *so conflicted*
Courtney: Pump those brakes, Vegas – no way I see Charo doing that well. I’d put her maybe above Chris Kattan, and I’d actually move Mr. T up a few spots – I think he’ll be a nostalgic favorite, even if he isn’t a fantastic dancer. I’d switch Heather & Normani – seems to be a lot of skepticism from fans about Heather being a professional dancer already, and if these annoying Harmonizers that seem to be coming out of the woodwork are any indicator, Normani may have some staying power; and I’d bring Rashad up – from what I’ve seen so far, he’s actually showing some promise. Erika should probably drop down a bit; the one I’m left not really sure how to feel about is Nancy – I think she has the talent to do well, but I’m very skeptical about how her pro is going to harness it…and whether they’re going to get along well.
The title says it all. Aren’t these fun? Stay tuned. We may add more as they come….
ETA: I’m loving this music mix…. Read more..
How about an “First Impressions” post for Dancing With The Stars Season 24? Question: From your first impressions, who will be the “First Eliminated“, who will be the “Most Dramatic“, who will be the “Biggest Surprise” of the season, and who will be in the Top 3 at the end? Let us know in comments. The Angels weigh in below too.
First Eliminated: I think I’m going with Chris Kattan. I think he’s going to be funny, but, I think he might be struggling big time. I also wonder on David Ross and if he will be a very good dancer? So far though, I’m loving his positive attitude and I have no doubt Lindsay will have him ready for his first dance.
Most Dramatic: Heather Morris? I’m having a hard time with her attitude so far. I really don’t know what to expect, but, with Maks pushing her (and her pushing him as well) and them maybe not doing as good as they thought, there could be a lot of friction and drama between them. And then there is Nick and the latest rumors of him being a “nightmare” and having an attitude. If that’s the case, maybe it’s him that will be the most dramatic?
Biggest Surprise: While a lot of fans think Maks & Heather or Val & Normani might win this season. I think the potential is high for Sasha and Simone to surprise everyone in ways we can’t even imagine. They both like to JUMP. Sasha is a gymnast dancer at heart. If he can step up his choreography and they push their limits, watch out. I also think Rashad & Emma, Bonner & Sharna, and Gleb & Erika might surprise everyone for what they can do, but, they will have to work super hard and the choreography has to be at it’s finest.
Top 3: In this order: Sasha & Simone, Maks & Heather, Val & Normani. But, I wonder if Maks & Heather could be a surprise elimination at some point and in the end, it’s Sasha & Simone, Val & Normani, and Rashad & Emma. I would so love to see Gleb & Erika and Sharna & Bonner make it too.
What do you think Angels?
First eliminated: Erika. Why? Well, nothing to do with Erika personally but I think the other women have much larger fanbases. As for the men, they all have stronger qualities going for them, be it fanbase, personality or potential talent. But of course it will all depend on score – if Chris is scored well below any of the women, he could go.
Most dramatic: Well, it all depends on the editing, doesn’t it? Whoever the producers want to be in the final three will NOT be the most dramatic. I think Chris might be dramatic in a good way (as in, being funny). In a bad way? Hmmmm…hard to say. Someone unexpected, like Erika – someone unlikely to make the finale.
Biggest Surprise: I think Bonner will be a surprise – I think he’s going to be hot and I think Sharna is going to get him to dance. Same with Rashad and David. Of course, this could be my desire for a couple men to just kill the season and go all the way. So sick of the Chmerkovskiy show with the lackluster choreography and skating by on judges/producer pimping. Sorry to the fans of the women dancing with them…but I am SO OVER having the same season over and over and over again. There is NOTHING new that they can bring out of their bag of tricks. Hopefully, Sasha will be a huge surprise and take a lesson from Derek and Mark when it comes to putting it all out there.
Top 3: Hmmm…see above for my wish for the season. Unfortunately, dancing matters little and it’s more about what they need to happen. I don’t see any downside for them allowing Simone to win. I think the C-Bros are going to cancel each other out and I think there are going to be enough good dancers that, unless they suddenly start blowing it out of the water on the choreo, they’re going to get shown up. I think only one of Normani/Heather will make it to the end. So that gives us Simone, Normani/Heather and…A man. 🙂 Either Rashad or Bonner. Heh. Ask me again after night one. 😀
First eliminated: I’m gonna go with Chris or Erica. The former because it seems like he hasn’t been up to much in recent years and seems like he may not have a ton of natural dance talent, the latter because, as some of my coworkers put it, “she’s hard to relate to” as a middle-aged, filthy rich pop star. I also get the impression that she’s a bit closed-off and reluctant to be vulnerable – which was the one thing I think Lisa Vanderpump had that made her a bit more relatable when she did the show.
Most dramatic: I’m gonna go with Normani, because I get the feeling we’re going to be forced to listen to the “OMG we’re traveling and soooo busy and have no time to rehearse!” spiel over and over again. I’ll give runner-up to Nick, because from the little I’ve seen of this guy, he seems to have a split personality.
Biggest surprise: I actually think David may pleasantly surprise everyone – I like that he seems pretty good-natured and open to the DWTS experience as a whole, and I think he has a HUGE advantage in getting Lindsay as his pro. She has been doing EVERYTHING right these past few seasons. Ditto for Bonner & Rashad – both seem to be embracing the experience with open arms and seem to really admire their respective pros. On the OTHER hand, I think some could be unpleasantly surprised by Heather – I think she & Maks may struggle quite a bit with lackluster choreography, which could make her look a lot less skilled than she really is.
Top 3: Still think it’s Simone & Sasha’s to lose, barring any huge interference from TPTB (and I think they’d be self-immolating if they tried to give Simone the Nastia/Marilu treatment), with Normani & Val and Rashad & Emma filling out the other two spots, and Bonner & Sharna potentially playing spoiler to one of them. I don’t see Heather making the finale, because it seems like viewers are already pretty wary of a professional dancer doing the show – and if Heather keeps up the “No way, I don’t have an unfair advantage!” act, I could see her being a not-so-shocking “shock” elim earlier on. Girl, take a page out of Erica’s book – she has a LOT less experience than you, and she was able to admit that she felt like it gave her an advantage. Do I need to remind everyone how it panned out the last time a person with dance experience tried to play it off like they had none? #DanicaNotADancer
Wow, I leave for most of the day and look at all the goodies that came out yesterday and last night. Let us know what you think in comments. I’m loving what I see of them so far. You can also see Maks Chmerkovskiy out and about with new baby Shai. So cute.
ETA: You can also see some pap shots of Heather and Maks heading to rehearsals at the Daily Mail.
— Universal Dance (@universaldance2) March 5, 2017
— Keodancerfans (@keodancerfans) March 5, 2017
— Keodancerfans (@keodancerfans) March 5, 2017
And these too…. Read more..
If you go to the 15:00 minute mark in this People video, you can see some interviews with the new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 24.