Hey all and for those interested, don’t miss seeing a repeat episode of The Katie Show today. This past May, Dancing With The Stars judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli guessed on the show as well as hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet. They talk of the 300th episode of Dancing With The Stars. Pro Louis Van Amstel also shows Katie some dance moves and then they dance. However, what’s extra is fun in watching this episode again is the cast trying to coax Katie into dancing for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. So, be sure to watch. You can also see our previous posting with videos of this episode at this link. I love too how they have this page set up at her site asking viewers if they’d like to see Katie on Dancing With The Stars.
This is cool! If you go to watch News Shopper, you can Dancing With The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman visiting the Silver Song Club in Northfleet, England. He checks out the National Lottery funding to see how it benefits people who are struggling and sings (lol). You can also link to read a new interview where he mentions X Factor’s Simon Cowell and how he’d like to see Simon dance on Strictly Come Dancing. He doesn’t mention Dancing With The Stars, but, says he will be will returning to judge for the Fall season of Strictly Come Dancing. Below is a little take….
The dance coach, who owns The Len Goodman Dance Centre in Dartford, confirmed he would be back on the Strictly judging panel in September, but could not reveal the much-speculated line-up.
He said: “They never tell us who are going to be the celebrities until they tell everyone, which is a good thing because if I knew I’d be telling you.
“They always seem to come up with a terrific cast of celebrities; you get some good ones and some funny ones. I can’t wait.”
And he said the ultimate booking would be his TV-ratings rival, the Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor supremo.
He said: “The dream person on it would be Simon Cowell.
“If he came on it, I’d go on X Factor.
Lots more at the News Shopper including some thoughts about where he lives in England and his dance studio.
If you’ve ever dreamed of not only meeting and taking some dance classes with some of the pros from Dancing With The Stars, but, also “competing” as a dancer, Holland America has set up a new cruise just for you. Not only that, you can see the western Caribbean like never before. Check out AAA Travel Deals for the dates and all the details. Below are some fun promos one of which includes judges Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.
ADDING: Thanks to PureDWTS reader Linz, here is a report by George Pennacchio on the new cruise planned…
What a fun segment on the Katie Couric show yesterday!! Look how Louis van Amstel taught Katie how to Cha Cha. Then they performed for Brooke Burke-Charvet, Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman. So cute. We need Katie to do Dancing With The Stars next season. The cast below agrees. Look how they try to coax Katie into dancing in the second video below for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. For those new to the site, this isn’t the first time there has been talk of this. Come on, Katie! Please do Dancing With The Stars.
I hope this video works. If not, see this link.
Dancing With The Stars Judge Len Goodman was a guest on Access Hollywood today. They praise him for how great and tanned he looks. He says he owes it to his new wife. He chats all about how their relationship, how their wedding came to be, and why he kept it a secret (can you blame him? I can’t!). At the end of the interview they discuss D.L. Hughley. He wasn’t really that “nasty” to him and in the end, it all worked out. He also talks of next week’s dances on Dancing With The Stars. Stevie Wonder will be singing a couple of times and every track that the couples dance to will be a Stevie Wonder Hit. More below…..
So you read my predictions for who is going to be gone before the midpoint of the season. Now it’s time for my predictions for who’s going to be sticking around longer…and who’s gonna win Read on!
6.) Ingo & Kym – Not sure quite what to make of these two – they’re very likeable and seem to have great chemistry, Ingo seems willing to work hard and eager to do well, and Kym, as always, is a very patient, nurturing teacher that brings out the best in her partners. But while everything seems pretty on the surface, I can’t shake the feeling that Ingo may be a bit…awkward. The rehearsal video and the pix we’ve seen so far seem to reveal some “Ralph hands”, and Ingo himself has admitted that he’s not exactly a graceful guy. I’m also seeing shades of him taking things just a little too seriously – and we’ve seen how being a little too serious and a little too desperate to do well can torpedo a couple’s chances of getting votes. Now don’t get me wrong – compared to some of the couples on the bottom half of the list (namely D.L. & Cheryl, and possibly Sean & Peta), Ingo & Kym have a great connection and “taking things a little too seriously” is less of a problem than, say, having zero chemistry with your partner or having a partner that just doesn’t seem to give a hoot I just don’t know that Ingo & Kym are going to coast through this season like Hines & Kym did. Fanbase-wise? I’m inclined to say that Ingo will benefit somewhat from the “soap vote”, although likely not to the degree Kelly did – since Ingo’s character on GH seems to only be recurring at this point, I don’t know that he’ll have as many of the same impassioned fans that voted for Kelly, also voting for him. We already know Kym is pretty well-loved, so her fanbase should help out somewhat…but I think overall, these two will probably be more on-par with the Cameron Mathison/Edyta partnership, rather than the Kelly/Val one. There are just too many more popular celebs (likely with better dance skills) this season for a soap star to really have a hope and a prayer of making it to the finale, methinks. Read more..
In his first interview since getting married, Dancing With The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Len Goodman, talks about his wedding to Sue Barrett. He’s still basking in the honeymoon period. Check it out below as well as how thankful he is for his dancing and judging career. He’s a happier Len!
They may have been together for 10 years, but Len is still basking in the honeymoon period. He talks like a teenager with his first crush as he describes his new wife.
“You don’t know Sue, she is the best girl in the world,” he beams.
“I swear to you, she is the kindest, most generous, thoughtful person.
“I tell you what, I am so lucky, she is just marvellous. I’m 68 – I know what’s what. I am telling you this girl Sue is brilliant.
“All my life I have been lucky. I was 21 and one of my mates used to go dancing. He told me to go because there were loads of girls. And I was lucky that I did – I’d never have gone ballroom dancing otherwise.
“I was lucky that I ended up dancing with the owner’s daughter and we got together and won competitions.
“I was 60 years-old running a little dance school, semi-retired and suddenly I get the call to go for an interview for Strictly Come Dancing.
“Loads of people went but fortunately I was the one they asked to do it.
“I was lucky to get Dancing With The Stars. They actually wanted Bruno not me.
They thought I was too old but they couldn’t find anyone else. I was like a last-minute replacement. But meeting Sue was the luckiest moment of all.”
He may be older than the other judges, but, his take and wanting to stick to traditional rules mixes up these shows even though sometimes I get really annoyed if he goes overboard and then I want him replaced. lol.
You can read more of this interview at The Mirror and see some fun pics too.
Congratulations to Dancing With The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman!! According to the Daily Mail, Len married his long-term girlfriend and dance teacher, Sue Barrett, in a surprise wedding ceremony over the weekend among 30 family and friends. Below are a few details from the link…
Guests were treated to a champagne reception on the mezzanine balcony overlooking the central restaurant, which Goodman paid £10,000 to hire.
The couple, both dressed in blue, were married in a private room by Westminster superintendent registrar Alison Cathcart.
After the short ceremony at 2pm, their guests sat down to a sumptuous five-course lunch. There was a choice of prawn cocktail or Asian-style pumpkin soup to start, followed by mushroom risotto.
For the main course guests could choose between seabass or English lamb with stir-fried vegetables, with cheese and ‘old school’ apple crumble to finish.
The happy couple then – of course – took to the floor for, as Goodman put it, ‘a spot of dance-teacher dancing.’
The Strictly judge, who officially registered his intention to marry in August, said: ‘I’ve been going out with my lovely Sue for ages and I decided it was time to pop the question.
‘She’s gorgeous and makes me very happy – though she likes to stay out of the limelight. It was a complete surprise to my friends and family today and we’ve had a fabulous time.’
For more including some pics, see the Daily Mail.
Thanks to all who sent us this news. As Sally said to me at Twitter, maybe Len will be less cranky now? LOL!
Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell and Dancing With The Stars Len Goodman (who also judges on Strictly Come Dancing) gave Radio Times some Christmas party dance tips. Below are Len’s tips which are some good ones (I especially like the last tip. So TRUE!). Be sure to read Darcey’s tips and some pictures at the link as well. Merry Christmas! Who’s ready?
6. Do have a drink “If you’re nervous, have a couple to fortify yourself! It can sometimes work against you, but as long as you enjoy yourself it doesn’t matter.”
7. Do keep yourself to yourself “Step to the side and tap and then step to the other side and tap — that works to any song and always looks good.”
8. Do hide behind others “Never be the first on the dance floor… ever! Wait until there are a few people out there who know what they’re doing and then get in the middle. Don’t hover on the edges looking awkward, you’ll just attract more attention.”
9. Don’t raise your arms “Never bring your hands above your head — keep them below shoulder height at all times. You’re dancing, not drowning.”
10. Don’t be a pest “If the dance floor is crowded, don’t flail about playing the air guitar or sliding around on your knees. Nobody likes a show-off.”
TGIF!!! It’s t minus 1 hour till the weekend on the east coast, and what better way to celebrate than with this kind of awesome promo for the latest season Strictly Come Dancing, DWTS’s cousin from across the pond?
It doesn’t get much better than Bruno & Len (and fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood) taking judge Darcey Bussell for a spin around the dance floor to some Bowie I must say, Len still impresses, even years after competing himself – dude still has great lines. Bruno wasn’t too shabby, either…although I would say the bulk of his appeal was the drama with which he carried off the steps. Just one question: when do we get to see Carrie Ann establish some street cred like this?
Thanks to Marianya for finding this little ditty our way – she’s currently traveling and was unable to post this herself.