Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough will be a guest on Kelly & Michael today. We’ll have some video shortly as @Idolxfactor is on stand by ready to record. In the meantime, here are some more “Grease Live” and “Dirty Grandpa” goodies. Thanks to Lori for the heads up on the first two videos! Adding: Check out Jessie J. She sounds A-MAZING!
ETA: And added below is the new Kelly and Michael interview! Thanks Al!!!
Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough and the cast of “Grease Live” did AOL Build today. I haven’t had a chance to watch all of this coverage yet, but, Al tells us this is “very entertaining“. Thanks Al for recording!!! Enjoy all….
ETA: Below are a few publicity shots from the AOL Build interview. To see more, go to Getty Images.
The promo is off the hook for Julianne Hough and the cast on “Grease Live” as the premiere date inches closer on January 30th on Fox. Also, don’t forget Julianne stars in “Dirty Grandpa” which premieres on January 22nd in theatres every where. Below she talks with Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight (thanks to @idolxfactor for recording the GMA video for us). Also, be sure to watch Julianne and the cast of Grease Live on AOL Build today ay 1:00pm ET if interested here. Go Julianne! I think (and do I dare say this? ) I may end up loving her in the role as “Sandy” as much or more so than Olivia Newton John. 😯
Check out Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough. Last night, she attended a FOX All-Star Party in Pasadena, California. Some of the cast members of “Grease Live” was there too. You can see some photos at Getty Images and the Daily Mail. You can read how Julianne put her look together at People Style Watch. Keep scrolling below for lots more Grease Live information and fun….
Speaking of “Grease Live”, they talked on it at the Fox Winter Press tour yesterday. Note how there is going to be two original members from the first movie in it. Here is more from E Online. Be sure to read the link for the full article.
The cast of Fox’s upcoming musical production, including Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens and Aaron Tveit, is still intensely rehearsing for the Jan. 31 event, but they gathered at the Television Critics Association winter press tour to share a few things we can expect from their show.
The first bit of news? That it’ll include two cast members from the movie. Revealed director Thomas Kail, “Didi Conn (Frenchy) and Barry Pearl (Doody) are in our production! Didi is playing Vi who is the waitress who has a little scene with Frenchy. We do have a moment where we have the generations stare at each other…it was incredibly moving for all of us.”
Here’s what else we learned about the upcoming TV event:
It’s the Best of Both Worlds: “We’re doing the best version of Grease,” revealed executive producer Marc Platt, which will include songs and scenes from both the film and he original stage production. That will include songs from the musical, “‘Those Magic Changes’ and ‘Freddie My Love,’ which Keke Palmer will sing. [We’re] combining them into an experience that works for live television.”
I was also freaking when I saw that Eve Plumb of The Partridge Family is also going to be in it. It’s going to be cool to see her again. I always thought it would be cool to see her do Dancing With The Stars. Read more..
So I was eating my lunch outside today (since it was the first day in quite some time that wasn’t rainy) with some coworkers, when the topic of my favorite DWTS contestant of all-time, Alfonso Ribeiro, came up. We had been talking about the celebrity golf tournament he was in this past weekend (Vogue reported on it here, if you haven’t seen it yet), and the fact that he did the Carlton, and I think I said “He’s probably the best male dancer they’ve ever had on the show!” To which another coworker replied “Nah, Corbin Bleu was the best dancer they’ve ever had on the show!” And of course, a debate commenced over who was the better technician, who was the better entertainer, who was more athletic, etc. etc. etc. We ended up agreeing to disagree, but it got me thinking: really & truly, out of the 20 seasons we’ve had – who is the best guy we’ve seen, and who’s the best girl?
I did a bit of a snap poll on Twitter, but I figured “Why not make it a bit more official?” and do an actual poll here? So below, I picked the most likely candidates for who would likely qualify for “best dancer” on DWTS – most would probably fall under the “ringer” category, but that’s kind of expected when we’re voting on dance skills alone. Keep in mind that it’s not about popularity, or how well-known they were when they did the show – just dance skills & presentation, period; and independent of any previous training they might have had – so no “Well so-and-so was better because they had no previous experience and were great and that’s what DWTS is all about!!!” Strictly voting on dance skills/showmanship alone, kids.
Obviously, I voted for Alfonso for the men – I think he was the most consistent of all the male ringers we’ve had, and also the best showman; I also think part of his appeal was that he was a really organic, natural mover that seemed to really get into the pocket of whatever dance was thrown his way, even if he had no previous experience with it. While I agreed with my coworker that Corbin was more athletic and likely had more refined technique than Alfonso, I think he wasn’t as much of a natural as Alfonso and had to work harder to appear at ease with the movement of some of the dances – which didn’t always work, and made him a lot less consistent throughout his season.
For the ladies, it wasn’t as cut-and-dry for me – my knee-jerk answer was Nicole, but then I remembered she had some ups-and-downs and some dances that she wasn’t naturally good at (her first rumba and her samba come to mind); then I thought of Meryl, but while her technique was usually flawless, I remember thinking she sometimes lacked in the showmanship department, and could be a timid mover at times. Then I thought of Kristi Yamaguchi, who was a strong dancer AND entertainer, but I remember thinking that she seemed to always have that skater’s “perma-smile” that made her look a tad cheesy at times. As surprising as this may be for some of you, I actually ended up picking Zendaya as the best female dancer we’ve seen on the show – for a lot of the same reasons I picked Alfonso: she was consistent, she was a showman, and she was a very NATURAL mover. Granted, I thought Val failed her in the choreography department on multiple occasions (which may have eventually prevented her from winning, I think), and I didn’t love every single dance; but I do think she probably had the best skill set to work with, and seemed the most comfortable out on the floor.
So what do YOU guys think? Vote in the polls below, and then tell us how you voted & why 🙂
Hey All, just a TV reminder that will be fun this weekend! Don’t forget to watch ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ Sunday night, June 28th on ABC. As you might remember from a previous posting, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebunskaya, Sasha Farber, Witney Carson, and Allison Holker will take on the “Bachelor” team: Kaitlyn Bristowe, Sean Lowe, Catherine Guidici, Jason Mesnick, and Molly Mesnick. The “Dancing With The Stars” team will play for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The “Bachelor” team will play for Free the Children.
ETA: People just posted a new article and some scenes from the show. I love this…
According to a Disney ABC Press release, Dancing with the Stars” contestants and pro dancers are confirmed for “Celebrity Family Feud.” The show will premiere on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Read below for a list of the teams and contestants. I love how Karina Smirnoff with be a team captain….
ETA: Filming took place today for the Dancing With The Stars episode. See Sasha Farber and Karina Smirnoff’s instagrams for some fun pics and video (Go Steve Harvey! He should be on Dancing With The Stars). Anna tweeted this episode airs on June 21st. Thanks to Jim and Jennie for their help with this update.
Celebrity Families Will Compete Against Each Other On The Premier Of ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” (6/21)
CELEBRITY FAMILIES WILL COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER ON
THE PREMIERE OF ABC’S “CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD” A PRIMETIME VERSION OF THE ICONIC GAME SHOW “FAMILY FEUD”
Steve Harvey (Emmy Award – Winning TV personality, Game Show Host, Talk Show Host,
Actor and Comedian) Hosts
Celebrities from the World of Entertainment and Sports Will Compete
Against Each Other to Win Money for Charity
Watching two families spar off against each other in “Family Feud” is one of television’s most popular and enduring game show formats. In the new primetime celebrity version produced by FremantleMedia North America, “Celebrity Family Feud” will take the fun to another level over the six-episode special series. Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people. “Celebrity Family Feud” premieres on SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.
In each episode, two celebrity families and their immediate family members or their extended TV families, will compete against each other to win money for charity. Each team will be made up of a celebrity captain with four relatives or friends playing along. The winning celebrity team will be given a chance to win up to $25,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.
“Celebrity Family Feud” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and will be taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, California. Gaby Johnston, Jennifer Mullin and Thom Beers are executive producers.
The celebrity captains and their teams are: Read more..
And I’m back finally, with another Flashback Friday! I hadn’t meant to take as long a break as I did, but my dad died unexpectedly 10 days before Christmas (and just 2 months after we lost my mom!) so my final preparations for Christmas needed to wait. I had to stop and think where we left off! Here’s season 1 and season 2.
So here we go, on to season 3, the first one I watched. Not many changes this season, same 3 judges, same 2 hosts. They did expand the season to 10 weeks, however.
Another change is to the scoring system that they used, I am quoting from wiki here, and will ask Miss Heidi if this is how it’s done now?
For this season, the scoring system was changed. Fan vote only counted for 25% of the total score and scoring was now translated directly from percentages rather than into ordinals. The judges scores were added up, and each performer was given points based on the percentage of the total points distributed among all performers. (For example, a team received a score of 25. A total of 207 points were awarded to all nine performers. The team received 12.08% of that total, so that team earned 12.08 points. The couple happens to be Sara & Tony.) The fan vote was handled the same way, with the points based on how much of the total fan vote the star received. (So, in the same example, if the team earned 15% of the total fan vote, their grand total is 27.08 points.)[
Andrea Hale, Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya did not compete as pros during this season. Elena Grinenko, Kym Johnson, Karina Smirnoff and Jesse DeSoto joined as new pros. Returning pros included Ashly DelGrosso, Nick Kosovich, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Louis Van Amstel, Edyta Sliwinska and Cheryl Burke.
TUCKER CARLSON AND ELENA GRINENKO came in 11th place, being eliminated on week 1 on September 13, 2006. They performed a cha cha cha, otherwise known as the Curse of the Chair dance, and received a score of 12.
SHANNA MOAKLER AND JESSE DE SOTO came in 10th place, being eliminated on week 2 on September 20, 2006. They peformed a foxtrot and a mambo. Honestly, I didn’t remember them at all, so I guess it’s not surprising that they went home early. To my very untrained eyes, I think their mambo was good, and seemed to have some good choreography, but it just isn’t memorable. Here’s their mambo, they received a score of 22. Read more..
In a new interview with TV Guide, Cheryl Burke talks about whether she’s coming back to Dancing With The Stars. Right now, “it’s still up in the air”.
As of now, it’s still up in the air if I’m coming back or not. Contractually, my contract is over and there’s other opportunities that have been out there for me,” Burke, who has been on the show consecutively since Season 2, tells TVGuide.com. “Will it most likely be my last season? I would have to say yes.”
She continues: “It’s so hard for me to talk about this, because I owe my life to Dancing with the Stars. They’ve changed my life completely. They’re my family and it’s always hard to say goodbye … to a bunch of people that really believed in me from the start, and continued to believe in me for the last 10 years.”
You can also read on a sneak peek of Cheryl and Antonio Sabato Jr.’s dance tomorrow night. I hope we see even more improvement from last week.
What are you guys working on for Monday?
Burke: Monday is Latin night, so we have salsa. We’re trying to incorporate other dances. We’re trying to loosen him up a little bit. Pitbull is judging, so we want to make sure Pitbull appreciates what we’ve done. We’re trying to make it sexy. We’re trying to have that same chemistry that we always have on the dance floor. … It’s Week 6 and everyone is tired, but now you have to be able to really mentally stay strong. This competition is like Survivor, but for dancing. It’s like, how can you get through this? And having the switch-up and coming back to each other, I think we’re starting to really appreciate the way we work.
More at TV Guide including Cheryl’s thoughts on last week’s dance, the judges, and more. Also, check out the Daily Mail for some new pics of Cheryl at Mario Lopez’ birthday party.