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DWTS, Season 11, Week 7 – Las Vegas Odds, Who Will Win?

Interesting. I think the winner will be between Jennifer and Brandy too despite what happened last week with the Judges trying to railroad and control this competition. What do you think? From USA Players and Online Betting Guide, check out these odds;

Fans are eagerly awaiting week 7 of Dancing With The Stars. Each week we get closer to crowning the next champion of Dancing With The Stars. This week has indubitably been a very competitive one, and things will only heat up in the weeks to come.

Dancing with the Stars – Season 11: Who will win?

Jennifer Grey -120
Brandy +210
Rick Fox +400
Kurt Warner +1000
Bristol Palin +4000
Kyle Massey +5000

Jennifer Grey 1.67

Brandy 3.75

Rick Fox 5.5

Kurt Warner 14

Bristol Palin 67

Kyle Massey 81

November 1, 2010 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS, Season 11, Week 5 – Backstage Media After The Dance

We’ve got some cool backstage footage of all the couples sharing what they thought of their dances lastnight, the judges scores, their rehearsals and how they were inspired and challenged this week. See below.

Bristol and Mark:

Jennifer and Derek:

Kurt and Anna:

Audrina and Tony:

Brandy and Maks (this one really tugs at your heart with Maks’ recent loss):

Rick and Cheryl:

Florence and Corky:

Kyle and Lacey:

What a show! Here’s to the Results Show tonight!! Whoever goes home should be proud that they went out with a bang, they gave it their all, and were thoroughly entertaining all season thus far.

October 19, 2010 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS 11, Week 5 – Power Rankings

Hello, everyone. Your regularly scheduled Power Ranker – Miss Courtney, as they say in the south – is unavailable this week so I am filling in for her. And, word to the wise, I am PISSED off. Totally and completely. Allow me to rant for a moment. First, the Tennessee Titans are on Monday night football, so I have to watch an internet feed to see the show. Second, Len is on F@#king crack almost the entire night. And when you analyze his crack moments, there is only one conclusion you can really come to and that is that Brandy ain’t getting the votes and Kyle is getting too many votes. Period. THEN, the producers don’t show us any actual dancing until more than half an hour AFTER the show has started. Boy oh boy – I’m trying not too rant to much here because I have to save something for the Cheesecake Awards. But it’s a struggle we will deal with throughout this post. I mean, gorillas? Seriously?? How am I supposed to hold that in until Thursday?? Yes, it is Thursday this week because Court and I are having real life issues. :-) We have JOBS that pay. :-) At least the Titans are winning going into half time. It’s the least they could do. Seriously. If they don’t win this game I may write letters.

OOookaaay. Here we go. I place little stock in the judges scores tonight frankly. Yeah, they matter, but I sensed some manipulation that bugs. I also suffer from the inability to rewind and watch again because of watching a live feed. So bear with me.

1.) Jennifer and Derek – Len is utterly full of crap. This may not be up to Jennifer’s usual standard, but it was a lovely dance with no mistakes and plenty of content. The very fact that Len loves Brandy and Bristol makes his comments on this dance highly suspect. You hear Tom Bergeron – he “loved” Bristol’s monkey suit. Then complaining about too much feather duster from Jennifer at the beginning of her dance? This after the time wasting at the beginning and end of Brandy’s dance? Seriously people – count how long it took for Brandy too cross the floor at the end of her dance. At the beginning of the dance, count how long she sat there with Maks. When Len docks Jennifer for a less egregious time wasting move after watching Brandy AND Bristol?? I call bulls#@t.

2.) Kurt and Anna – Yep, you read it here first. I think Kurt danced better than Brandy. He had one awkward move in an otherwise beautiful dance. But this isn’t just about who’s dancing best, it’s about who is pleasing the audience and, in polling my female relatives, Kurt is the real deal. Not to mention he danced a fine dance except for that one move. I just enjoy him and Anna all the way around. Plus, his score of 24 puts him in third place with the judges. But I would bet he ranks higher with the viewers. For that reason he takes second place.

3.) Brandy and Maks – For all my complaining about Brandy and Maks’ judges comments, I will say that they may have made strides today in the power rankings. I found their package to be totally endearing – they were very cute together. I thought their dance had too much non-dancing stuff at BOTH the beginning and at the end – really, that run across the entire length of the floor was not helpful. If they had done either the beginning OR the ending that way, instead of both, I wouldn’t think it was so bad. I also thought that the dance was not very musical – it seemed like a lot of the steps didn’t really go with the music. It seemed…disjointed. I don’t know what the judges were looking at, actually. By itself it was a fine dance, but after Len calls out Derek and Jennifer for time wasting stuff? Len need medication because Brandy’s dance was much more egregious in the time wasting department.

4.) Rick and Cheryl – I was actually tempted to put Rick and Cheryl ahead of Brandy and Maks. Power rankings aren’t just about scores and dance ability, but about who is popular with the voting public. You know what? Rick was popular with me. But I think the rumba couples might be at a slight disadvantage this week. That said, that dance was very good, smooth, with plenty of movement. Lots of musicality – and that is a big deal to me. I really enjoyed it.

5.) Audrina and Tony – Normally I am a big Audrina fan. But tonight just wasn’t her night and I can’t figure out why. Well, I think she was too stiff and lacked hip movement in her rumba, but I can’t figure out why that was an issue. All of her moves seemed abbreviated or truncated – unfinished. It seemed like she stopped short nearly every time. I think Audrina has the potential to make the final, but I can’t figure what is holding her back. Tonight wasn’t her night. If she was Jennifer Grey I would say that it didn’t matter. But she is Audrina Patridge and not a household name to this audience. She’s not to the point yet where she can afford a lackluster dance. She needs to get it together.

6.) Kyle and Lacey – Wow, that dance seemed pretty darn good to me. I was entertained. It was musical. This is another example of Len on crack – you can’t complain about Disco fever when you give them the Charlies Angels theme song. Crazy. I think Kyle is probably likeable enough that he’ll stick around, tonight at least. While I’ve had trouble with Kyle’s technique, I saw an improvement tonight and he’s certainly entertaining. Lacey laughing at their scores could be a problem, however. Some could take that the wrong way.

7.) Florence and Corky – Well, a tango to the Brady Bunch – pretty amazing that it worked, but it had that drum beat. But the disconnect is pretty huge with that song and what that dance is supposed to be. It was just too big of a disconnect and I just don’t know that if they can overcome that. Her steps are good, but it was a bit too weird. Corky can’t forgo the wacky -just dance it straight, dude.

8.) Bristol and Mark – What. The. F*@k. I mean really. What is Mark thinking? Bristol missed a bunch of steps at the beginning – and she didn’t get called on it. WTF? She didn’t move her feet much during most of the dance. She was off time most of the time. Mark did tone down the spastic, but Bristol just isn’t sharp enough for that dance. Len – still on crack – likes it? What the hell is going on with him tonight? Credibility? Lost. Bristol gets major points for unvarnished honesty – but it could cause the same problem it caused her mom.

Hope Courtney is back next week. I can assure you I have not done the math yet for tonight, so it will be interesting to see what the math gives me tomorrow.

October 18, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Vegas Odds – Season 11, Week 5: Who will win?

Ok Everyone, what do you think of these Dancing with the Stars odds?::

As of Closing Date: Oct 18, 2010 20:00 GMT -4
Option Win Odds

Jennifer Grey -143
Rick Fox +350
Audrina Patridge +750
Brandy +800
Kurt Warner +900
Kyle Massey +1200
Bristol Palin +4000
Florence Henderson +5000

USA Players

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS, Season 11, Week 5 – More Media Before The Show

Are you Guys ready for tonight? Here’s some things to maybe tie you over until then. :)

First of all, Maks was interviewed yesterday on the Tee-It-Up Golf Radio Network in LA. It’s one of the best interviews I’ve heard him do. He doesn’t speak about his recent loss(maybe this was recorded before that time?). But, he talks on his family’s immigration from Ukraine when he was only 14, how he become a dancer (even after not really wanting to dance at first) and what continually motivates him to this day, and yes, his game of golf. Be sure to go to the link to listen.

Rick Fox and Kurt Warner were interviewed by Good Morning America today. Check them out with their partners Ann and Cheryl preparing for the show tonight.

Here is fun interview from ET of Audrina and Tony. They call themselves “The Stress Free” couple. Watch this to see why.

Tony was also intervewed from TV Guide where he talks on this Season, their new dance tonight, Maks’ loss and more. Here’s a snippet from it. Be sure to read the link for more.

TVGuide.com: It paid off. You’re the only couple to have dethroned Jennifer and Derek.Dovolani: We were so involved in that story of the waltz and paying tribute to the soldiers that we didn’t even realize we were the leaders. The next day, Jennifer said to me, “How does it feel being at the top?” Honestly, I didn’t think about it because it meant so much to do that for the soldiers. I come from a war country [Kosovo] and American soldiers are the reason why I’m able to go back home and to come here. That’s just my way of saying thank you. I didn’t care about the score.

TVGuide.com: How’s your rumba coming along?Dovolani: Great. She’s doing an amazing job. It is weird to dance a rumba to the Hills theme. It’s a sexy dance and the song is so upbeat, but we’re both very happy with what we came up with. You better watch the beginning of it! We’re really working her using her soles, having hip action and finishing her lines. If she does that, she’s gold.

TVGuide.com: The judges commented on her not pointing her toes last week. Are you working on that?Dovolani: Yes. She’s probably the best student I’ve ever had. I never have to tell her to do something twice because she’s already beaten me to it. She worked on her toes for the 50th time today and I said, “You know, you’ve done this 50 times.” She goes, “I know, but I’ve got to get it!” That’s what I love about her.

TVGuide.com: I did the math and you guys have the third best average behind Jennifer and Brandy. That could very well be the final three.Dovolani: Yeah, I would love to be back in the final. Everybody’s doing well. It’s hard to see who the end couples are going to be, but I’ll be honest. Based on the work ethic and her attitude, I truly feel like we have a really great chance of going all the way. I think anybody can take it. Jennifer is the front-runner. I can’t say nobody else has a chance. It’s a marathon. We have to save up our energy to sprint at the end. And Maks [Chmerkovskiy] and I would love to be in the final together.

TVGuide.com: Maks said in his blog that you guys have really rallied around him after his grandmother died.Dovolani: I was supposed to go to an event that night but canceled it to be with Maks. He’s my best friend and I had to be there for him. It wasn’t so much cheering him up, but just being there next to the boy. My heart goes out to him. It’s hard enough to lose anybody, let alone your grandma. We’re all going through it together.

Mark Ballas told Wet Paint that he thinks the judges are being too hard on Bristol and everyone. Here’s a take from that interview.

“I think they’re being tough on everybody,” Mark said to Us. “The scoring is all over the place. I don’t know if it’s the traveling back and forth for the judges or maybe they’re just not seeing what they want to see. But they were way too hard on Bristol last week. Especially Carrie Ann.”

But does Mark think that Bristol’s sexy Rumba was too sexy for a teenager? “It wasn’t that it was too sexy. The judges just thought that when I took off my shirt it was a distraction. I’ve danced the Rumba with Shawn Johnson who was 17 and it was not a problem. It’s like if you don’t wanna see a risque dance, then don’t watch it. You don’t like horror movies? Don’t go to one. I was doing the Rumba when I was nine!”

We’re sure his father approved, which makes you wonder, is there any competition between Mark and Corky on the show this season? “My dad and I have a very close relationship. It’s always scary when one of us gets saved first, waiting for the other one to get saved and we’re nervous for each other. At the end of the day, he’ll always want me to do the best I can.”

Sarah Palin also talked to Zap2it and here is what she said on Bristol and her dancing. Note how it’s Bristol’s 20th birthday today.

“She’s having a ball,” says her mother. “What she said — and it’s kind of a life lesson for all of us, I think — she said, ‘Mom, no matter what I do, I’m going to get criticized, so I might as well go dance.’ I’m like, ‘Right on, go dance.’ She’s having a ball.

“Bristol loves [fellow competitor] Florence Henderson, and she says she relates to Florence more than anybody else. But she has not one complaint about anybody. Everything is positive, and she’s just amazed how helpful and kind and gracious everybody is. It’s been really good for her.”

The young mother — who turns 20 on Monday, Oct. 18, the night she hits the floor for the fifth time on “Dancing With the Stars” — has earned some positive comments from the judges for her dancing technique while also negative ones for her performance skills.

“It’s just fine,” says Sarah Palin, “for never having danced at all, in her life.”

Lastly, I’ve got to post this picture of Jennifer. She tweeted this lastnight on Twitter. Apparently, Rick Fox took this picture of her stretching before the show last week. How many 50 year old women can do this? :o

Ok, that’s it for now. Here’s to the show tonight everyone! :)

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 11, Week 5 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

I’m really close to removing the “when” part of the title, since Cheryl (and sometimes Anna) seems to be the only one kind enough to share their dance order. We’ll give it one more try. :-) IF/when the couples reveal the dance order, I will update the post. :-)

Brandy/Maks: Quickstep – Dancing FIRST
Song: Theme from Friends I'll
Note: Maks says their dance has “a message” – why does that word now frighten me?? :-)

Bristol/Mark: Jive
Song: Mark says sitcom from the 60′s. Any guesses?
Note: Mark says they’re doing something never before done on DWTS. Is he taking his shirt off? Oh…wait… :-)

Jennifer/Derek: Foxtrot
Song – something by Sinatra. Love and Marriage??
Note 1: Derek tweeted on Thursday night that he and Jen “got into it” for five minutes and then everything was better than before. But watch that 5 minutes turn into their entire package. Place your bets. :-)
Note 2: This article , which references ET Online, claims that it’s a tribute to a 50′s TV Couple, so doesn’t that rule out Love and Marriage? Could the be doing a tribute to the Lucy Show (google is your friend) but using Love and Marriage? Google kinda failed me here. :-) Any ideas? Note that the ET Online video never has either Derek or Jennifer saying “the 50′s”.

Audrina/Tony: Rumba
Song: Theme song to The Hills (Natasha Beddingfield’s “Unwritten” Unwritten)

Kyle/Lacey: Foxtrot
Song: Well, Sherry Wight says that it’s Charlie’s Angels Charlie's, although I don’t think that Kyle and Lacey ever cop to anything other than the 70′s.

Florence/Corky: Argentine Tango
Song: One website claims Brady Bunch, but Florence and Corky indicate that it could be Adams Family Theme since Brady Bunch Theme hasn’t cleared yet.

Rick/Cheryl: Rumba – Dancing 6th
Song: Theme from Hill Street Blues Hill

Kurt/Anna: Quickstep – Dancing 3rd
Song: Theme from Bewitched Theme. They aren’t saying, but I think Anna unwittingly gives TMI. :-) And of course George gets it.

October 17, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS11 Week 4 – The Cheesecake Awards!

Sorry for the delay, folks – we’ve had one hell of a week at our respective day jobs (heh, and side blogs). I know we’re leaving something out of this one – because the question “why was Karina wearing a tea cup on her head?” keeps running through my brain. :-) Well, in one camera shot it DID look like a tea cup. Could have been the wine, I suppose….Heidi

Award for Best Time Killer – Long opening rumba by Chelsie and Dmitry

Heidi: Very beautiful dance, but after a few minutes I realized that the producers were terrified the show would run short.  ;-)  Maybe I was crazy, but it seemed longer than most of the contestant’s dances.

Courtney: It was indeed a rather long-winded dance…and a bit redundant at times.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it – but it even seemed longer than Anna D.’s Argentine tango demo.  And it looks like they took the costume Chelsie wore for her pro dance with Damian to Sade last season and cut back some of the excess (and I do mean excess!) fabric and were like “Here, wear this.” Seemed a little hastily thrown together, like the whole thing was improvised at the last minute…even though we know it was planned ahead of time.


The Spouse of the Night Award – Mrs. Kurt Warner, for taking some well placed shots at hubby during his and Anna’s package.

Heidi: Hilarious. You go girl. Way to puncture that football player ego that was concerned you’d be worried about him dancing a rumba (poorly).

Courtney: To really drive the point home about her being “okay” with it, she should have done an impromptu lambada with Jonathan. ;-)

Heidi: Better yet…a better Rumba. :-)  ”Here, honey, THIS is how it’s done.”

Award for the Cheesiest Fake Pickup Line of the Night – “These are for you, Brandy” by Maks Chmerkovskiy

Heidi: These are the moments where I find Maks to be utterly charming. Hilarious, complete with a Cheesy grin. Why does he feel the need to balance the charm out with the other stuff??  :-)

Courtney: Poor guy.  I feel like he was actually making and honest effort to be “romantic” and Brandy basically like “You’re doing it wrong!” Hence, the goofy-grinned, half-laughing “Deese are for you, Bran-dee!” (that’s the best way I can phonetically interpret Maks’ accent :-P) But I agree, totally endearing. ;-)

Heidi: It gives me the feeling that Maks typically walks into a bar, bares a little chest, and women throw themselves at his feet, completely eliminating ANY need for romantic chops. :-) Hell, who needs good English?? The accent will get them every time. Are we sure he’s from the Ukraine? ;-)

The “Nice Try” in Costuming Award – Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Heidi: I gotta give him props for trying to disguise some stiff hips, but even a huge bed sheet didn’t accomplish that. In fact, I wonder if such a costume makes the judges look harder at her hips than they might have otherwise because they are on to the costuming tricks.

Courtney: I actually really liked this costume, but I agree that at times the fabric overlay really seemed to obscure her entire body movement – not just her hips.  It seemed like an intermediate between Pam’s rumba costume last season, and the aforementioned costume Chelsie wore when she danced with Damian, only white.  I do think that when pros put a celeb that we know has a decent body into something so…well, COVERING, it almost screams “Yep, I’m trying to hide something!” Usually it’s a lack of technique…but who knows, they may also have just indulged in a little too much cheesecake off the craft services table ;-)

Award for the Biggest Balls on a Female Pro – Karina Smirnoff

Heidi: Jesus, Karina – I’m on record as calling you extraordinarily brave a few weeks ago when we did the Pros and Cons of the Pros posts for your willingness to go flying through the air with the greatest of ease – and no net – but that was with other pro dancers!! But to do THOSE lifts with a rank, not very talented, amateur? Serious cojones, girl. Serious. I had wondered which professional would go for all lifts and no dance, but I never expected it to be you!! That’s not a criticism – I understand your rationale completely. Brave.

Courtney: I’m still miffed that the judges chose to tear these two a new one instead of acknowledging the sheer athleticism of their routine this week – they were KILLING those lifts! I don’t think any other routine that night could match up to them when it came to lifts. But yes, points for Karina for bravery – “Hey, I’ve got an idea.  Why don’t you fling me up in the air, I’ll rotate 360 degrees, and then you’ll catch me.  No biggie…we’ll just practice on this couch backstage.  No need for helmet, pads, or an ambulance on standby…I trust you, Sitch! And then you can hoist me up on your shoulder, fling me around while just holding my wrist & ankle, and slide me around the stage like a hockey puck.  It’s gonna be GREAT!”

Most Awesome (probably Unintentional) Comedy Reference – Lacey does “Kids in the Hall”

Heidi: I crush your head! I crush your head!!  LMFAO! Considering that Lacey didn’t know who the Eagles are, she probably got lucky (or one of the cameramen/producers told her to do it) with that particular comedic gem.

Courtney: It just struck me as typical Lacey behavior, reacting in a mischievous, juvenile way when she wants attention.  I too doubt she’s familiar with Kids in the Hall – too old and too cerebral for her tastes ;-)

Cheesiest New Costuming Obesssion – Lacey Schwimmer and the Tutu

Heidi: I believe my first thought was WTF?? My second thought was that Lacey has started her own trend because she was jealous of Cheryl’s sheer skirt “thing”. :-)  At least Cheryl’s favorite clothing looks great on her. I hated the tutu look. Just. No. To both the long and short versions.

Courtney: Knowing Lacey, you’re probably right about that one – if Cheryl got a costume gimmick, she wanted one too.  And clearly, hers is ruffles.  Lots of ‘em.  TOO MANY.  But I think what bugged me more this week was the black embroidery going down one of the stocking legs…blech.  Ruined her leg lines, which already aren’t stellar because her legs are shorter than a lot of the other female pros.  The overall look reminded me of something that she probably wore when she was competing in Latin as a preteen. Oh well, maybe she’s just trying to be age-appropriate where Kyle’s concerned…although I’m sure he’s probably holding out for a nip slip or something, that rascal ;-)

Award for The Package that Scared the Hell out of me – Team Florky

Heidi: I started getting nervous when Tom announced they were coming up next. By the time we got to Naked!Corky, I was having a full blown panic attack. I could completely relate to Mark laying his head on the table and laughing like a loon. Ya know, I totally admire her willingness to be SEXY! and think she should be able to do that if and when she wants. I just don’t really want to watch it. Really, really don’t.

Courtney: Cut out by my DVR, thank goodness.

Heidi: Are you sure that wasn’t hysterical blindness? Because your DVR cuts out at really convenient times. :-) The best thing about that package, by the way, was “Inappropriate” – wish someone (Derek) would have held one of those signs in front of Mark’s bare chest when he was getting his scores, instead of a pillow. :-)

Award for the Most Shocking (and Most Funny) Pro Smackdown of the Night – Len To Mark “More ‘we’ and less ‘me’”

Heidi: Wow. Called out by 2 judges! Has anyone gotten called out by two of them like that before for something that wasn’t breaking the rules?? I’m quite conflicted by this actually. I agree with the judges that the last two Mark/Bristol dances were all about Mark showing how good he was, and that annoyed me to some degree. BUT at the same time, I understand why Mark is doing it. If Bristol just can’t cope with the dance and he needs to draw attention away from her flaws, I get it.  But I also don’t think Bristol is AS bad as a lot of people are saying. I think she has potential – so why can’t Mark get that out of her? Really as much as I like the Situation more than her, she’s a better dancer.

Courtney: Agree about Bristol – not nearly as bad as everyone is saying (I’ll even admit she is better than Sitch), but just a bit of a disappointment because she just doesn’t seem to be trying anymore.  But I loved that the judges called Mark out on his “look at me!” tendencies – I always get a kick out of it when judges throw the book at the choreographers of a dance (like Nigel calling out Laurie Ann Gibson for crappy choreo on SYTYCD) rather than raking the dancers themselves across the coals for a shitty routine that really isn’t their fault.  And I reiterate: the right pro can turn the most inept dancer into a star.  Put your shirt back on, Marky, and really drill Bristol…er, maybe that wasn’t the best choice of words… ;-)

Heidi: LOL!! Don’t give him any ideas – I think his dance card is already approaching full.  :-) At least going by rumor and innuendo.

Award for Biggest Production Screw-Up of the night – The Bizarre inability to keep the camera on the “Forever Tango” Group in the Celebraquarium.

Heidi: Part of me thinks this was a crazy ass production screw up, the other part of me was thinking “Well, it’s no surprise that Lacey and Corky can’t stay out of the camera frame as they are the two who love it most dearly”. :-)  Maybe the reason the camera was moving all funky was the dude (ette?) was trying to figure out what the hell was going on with Lacey’s Tutu??

Courtney: I think I’ve just resigned myself to the fact that the production crew this season is just sub-par.  Wrong lighting, missed camera angles, awkward zoom-ins…whatever.  They’re probably drunk from all the protein-infused vodka that Sitch was giving away…as Rick Fox described him on Twitter, he’s “a walking gifting suite”. :-)

The Award for Most Awesome Display of “If Looks Could Kill” – Mark Ballas to Kyle Massey After the Results Show Recap of Kyle and Bristol’s Dances.

Heidi: Oooohhh….Mark really doesn’t like Kyle talking back to him and telling him to put a shirt on. I believe the glare was accompanied by a “Take YOUR shirt off, Kyle.” Testy testy.  All is better now, apparently, since Mark mentioned that he was out at Derek’s clothing launch thing last night with Kyle and The Sitch, but I did wonder if Mark was going to do some ass whuppin’ on the kid. :-) Now THAT would be great TV.

Courtney: Ooh wee, looks like Marky forgot to take some Midol this week…could’ve sworn I heard cats screeching & hissing in the background on that one…

Cheesiest Time-Filler Segment of the Results Show – How to get a 10 From Len; (dis)honorable mention for the “Day in the life of a celeb on DWTS” segment

Heidi: I was prepared to be bored and roll my eyes at the whole perversion of the Len Commandments idea from last season, but then they included this season’s cast in the bit, which made it much more tolerable. A+ for Audrina for playing the pretty but stupid girl so well.

Courtney: Props to Audrina for self-deprecating humor ;-) And I got a kick out of Sitch, Kurt, and Rick all pointing fingers at each other.

Heidi: As for the “week in the life” thing…Derek’s got some nice biceps growing on him. And he’s wearing the team shirt I sent him that one of his fans from PureDerekHough.com designed. :-) Other than that? Worthless. Cheesy. Time filler.

Makeup Department FAIL award: Unsuccessfully attempting to cover up both Audrina & Mark’s tattoos

Courtney: They may as well have let ‘em be, the way they were clearly showing through the makeup that was put over them.  Not as noticeable on live TV, but if you look at some of the still photos – blantanly obvious.  Have you guys not heard of Dermablend?

Heidi:Does Mark think he’s Angelina Jolie or something?? And Audrina looks like she got hit during a paintball fight…although I can’t picture her in camo and head gear carrying a paintball gun. She totally doesn’t have the shoes for it.

Tom Bergeron Line O’ the Week: “Stop squeezing my ASS!”

Courtney: I about spit out my Snapple on this one.  Why? Because it was TOTALLY on the fly, and Tom seemed genuinely perturbed by it.  Who was it touching his ass, anyway? Corky?

Heidi:I would totally squeeze his ass given half a chance. Me thinks he doth protest too much. He totally loves it. ;-) Well, maybe he would love it more from Jennifer than from, say, TONY. :-)

Best (Futile) Attempt at Avoiding Elimination: The Situation flexing his pecs

Courtney: Again, I reiterate: the Situation’s “situation” is nice, but “The Seduction” (what I’ve named his pecs) are what get me ;-) I wanna squeeze ‘em, rub ‘em, and eat dinner off of them.  Mmmmgrrrr!

Heidi:Well. Ummm, ick. I really can’t think of anything else to say to that. “ICK” keeps crowding everything else out of my brain. :-)

The “Pot, Meet Kettle” Award: Len chastising Mark for going shirtless and remarking “You don’t see me running around with my shirt off for no reason!”…and then the producers digging up the footage of him shirtless on “Dance Center”

Courtney: Yet another example of old stock footage becoming useful at exactly the right time ;-) Mark, it may have been an act of desperation, you taking your shirt off in your rumba with Bristol; but man, I was desperate to avert my eyes when I was forced to look at Len’s saggy, pasty torso! :-(

Heidi:Well, at least Dance Center is almost ALWAYS funny. Half naked Len in the quest of comedy is actually better than Mark doffing the shirt to distract from Bristol. :-) It’s all about INTENT. Besides, Len’s tattoo was prettier. ;-)

How did this get to be the Mark Ballas edition of the Cheesecake Awards anyway?? I have no clue. :-)

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DWTS 11, Week 4: Media After The Results

I want to start off this post by sending Maks and his brother Van all of our heartfelt condolences from “Pure Dancing With The Stars”. He tweeted that he lost his Grandmother lastnight. Here’s what he tweeted….

Heavens welcomed another angel last night…..as I lost a piece of my heart…. RIP grandma…..

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you Guys!!

As for a wrap up in lots of media today, first we’ve got The Situation and Karina on Good Morning America this morning expressing their sadness about being picked to leave the show. But, Mike holds his head up high and handles it in a very class act way (in my opinion);

It seems The Situation really touched everyone. Here the cast expresses their sentiments in him leaving the show;

In other media in circulation, check out this fun video where some of the cast is asked about what they do on a “normal Tuesday night”.

I thought this video was hilarious of Kyle, Maks, Lacey, Corky, and Mark goofing around about their weekly football contest on Tuesdays with Kurt and Tony.

Here are Jennifer and Derek, Maks and Brandy, Audrina and Tony, and Flo and Corky after the Results show. They talk about their dances and their upcoming dances next week.

Somehow I can not see The Brady Bunch theme and a Tango for what Flo mentions? :o

Also, if anyone missed the results show lastnight, be sure to see this skif they made with Len lastnight and how he scores. I was just cracking up.

Here is cool interview Maks did with E Online after Monday night’s show;

How’d you think last night went? You did really well.
I thought it was great. I thought it was all about her.

What was with all the nakedness? You had your shirt open, Mark Ballas was shirtless and even Mark’s father Corky was totally naked.
Corky and Florence [Henderson] are having a lot of fun—just maybe a little too much for comfort for some people.

What did you think of their dance? Did they go too far? Carrie Ann said it made her uncomfortable.
I went to dinner afterwards with some friends and we were talking about it. I liked it. I thought they were having fun. What a sweet lady, and she has spunk! But some people at dinner said it made them uncomfortable. I guess it’s a matter of opinion.

Brandy said in your video package that she hasn’t been with a man in six years. What kind of guy do you think is good for her?
Oh, man. Somebody sweet, somebody romantic. I think she needs somebody strong and very polite and very gentleman-like.

OK, the “date” you went on—did it feel as corny as it looked?
We had fun. We had just been rehearsing and we were exhausted and her leg hurt. But we thought it would be fun. It turned out pretty good. We ended up just sitting and chatting…But I definitely know how to present flowers to a woman [Laughs]. I am a big romantic. I am very suave. The comedy there was cute, but that was not me.

What’s wrong with Brandy’s leg?
Her quads are very sore and her ankle is bothering her. So we’re trying to pace ourselves…Unfortunately, there’s only so much our bodies allow us to do and her ankle is hurting. She doesn’t want to address it on the show because she doesn’t want it to seem like she’s crying about it.

Lastly, Jennifer Grey is on the new cover of this week’s US Magazine. They also interview her in which she says this about aging and how she almost had some botox done on her face before the show. I’m so glad she didn’t. She looks beautiful as is. Do you agree? So many celebrities get botox and they look fakey and like Chipmunks afterwards.;

Out of the spotlight for more than 20 years, it wasn’t easy for 80s icon Jennifer Grey to return to the dance floor at age 50.

“Before the show, I thought, Oh, I should get some Botox, get rid of the wrinkles under my eyes,” the Dancing With the Stars frontrunner tells the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now). “When you put a lot of makeup, the lines become very apparent.”

But she says her husband of nine years, actor Clark Gregg, told her “not to touch anything, to be who I am, because I look great.”

And Grey — who famously underwent two nose jobs in the 1990s; the second operation left her unrecognizable — is glad she listened.

“Aging is inevitable and the idea that we can be eternally youthful is the pitfall of our society,” says Grey, mother to daughter, Stella, 8. “When my body and face were perfect as far as youth, I wasn’t happy. If you try to hold on to something you don’t have anymore, you can’t be happy in the moment.”

More to come. I am sure. ;)

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Spoilers!! DWTS Season 11, Week 4 – The Results

You know what the word spoiler means, so don’t be reading this post if you haven’t watched the show yet.

Well, I called it right and The Situation leaves us tonight. Very sorry, Courtney.

Lots of weird stuff in tonights show – please tune into the Cheesecake Awards tomorrow afternoon. ;-) And don’t squeeze Tom Bergeron’s ass. Just sayin’. :-)

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DWTS 11, Week 4 – Dancing by the Numbers

Acoustic in the Round, eh? Yeah, not totally impressed by that. The stage was cool, in my opinion. I don’t give a rat’s ass if it limits the couples – challenge is good and I think that the upper tier celebs and their pros (again, my opinion) worked with that challenge just fine. The “acoustic” idea was just silly as it was executed. I’ve never seen a nearly full orchestra referred to as “acoustic” before. But what really bugs me is Tom saying that next week is “TV Week” followed by “Rock Night”. What the hell people? Why do you have to have a theme every week now?? Why not just let the couples dance? How’s that for a novel idea??

Then again, I guess when you realize that a season with no real ringers results in generally poor dancing – or at least, unexciting dancing – you best have a gimmick of some sort. Kinda like the pros who realized they really need to do something to make a statement or distract from a poor performance. Can’t say I blame them, really. At some point they have to realize they aren’t going to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.  The middle of the packer’s failed to impress – really getting quite tired of Kyle and his antics. It wears a person out.

Our “sow’s ear” for the night had to be the Situation (sorry Courtney) and to a lesser extent Bristol and Florence. And it’s really a shame that the person I like most out of the three got the lowest score. The question is, can he overcome that low score with votes? It comes down, essentially, to a battle between the right wing, the Jersey Shore Fans and the Brady Bunch lovers.

The Percentages of Judges Scores Awarded:

The Judges Scores and Percentages

Place Celebrity Score Percentage
1. Jennifer 56 15.64
2. Brandy 48 13.41
3. Audrina 46 12.85
4. Kyle 40 11.17
5. Rick 39 10.89
6. Florence 35 9.78
7. Kurt 34 9.5
8. Bristol 32 8.94
9. The Sitch 28 7.82

It’s a very safe bet to call Jennifer, Brandy and Audrina safe for tonight. Why some of you are arguing over second place is beyond me – with these kinds of number, it simply shouldn’t matter. Two points out of sixty is NOTHING. Mathematically speaking, anyway. I thought all three women did a great job, although I do agree with the judges comments. I thought Audrina looked pretty vacant tonight. Brandy was much improved although there is still something funky going on there that I can’t put my finger on. Maks was HILARIOUS in their package…and I’ll save the rest of my comments for the Cheesecake. :-)

Kyle and Rick, while a LONG way out of 3rd place with 40 and 39, respectively, are also a pretty safe distance from the bottom of the pack. I’m going to bet they are safe. Just for fun, I will tell you that Kyle would have to get 44,700 more votes per million votes cast than Jennifer to find himself in first place overall.

That leads us to this week’s basement dwellers: Kurt, Florence, Bristol and The Sitch. Who’s going to go home? This is a much tougher call this week, despite the double scoring. I think it’s pretty easy to call Kurt safe because ALL of the following would have to happen, for him to go home:

Sitch gets 56,000 more votes than Kurt per 1 million votes cast;
Bristol gets 5,600 more votes than Kurt per 1 million votes cast; and
Kurt DOESN’T get 2,800 more votes than Flo per 1 million votes cast.

I honestly don’t see all three of those thing happening. Watch Bergeron’s twitter – if he starts talking “shocking elimination” this would likely be the one.

Okay, that leaves us with Florence, Bristol and The Situation. The Sitch, as the lowest scored person, only needs to beat one person in votes and here it is in a nutshell:

Sitch needs 11,200 more votes than Bristol per 1 million votes cast to be safe.

Do you think he can do it?? That’s a lot of votes. How popular is this guy? Now, just beating Bristol’s number doesn’t mean she’s the one who goes home. They could both get more votes than Florence. For Florence to go home instead of either the Sitch or Bristol, ALL of the following would have to happen:

Sitch gets 19,600 more votes than Florence per 1 million votes cast;
Bristol gets 8,400 more votes than Florence per 1 million votes cast; AND
Kurt gets 2,800 more votes than Flo per 1 million votes cast.

I think that last one is a given, but I included it anyway. Again, you see why I have trouble picking someone to go home tonight. I just don’t think it’s an open and shut case. Basically, if the Sitch doesn’t pick up 11,200 more votes per million than Bristol he’s gone, if he does and all other things remain the same, Bristol is gone.

Okay – going out on a limb to make a call. I’m going to call Florence safe, along with Kurt. Then I’m going to bet that the Sitch doesn’t pull in the votes he need to overtake anyone. The Sitch goes home. This is NOT what I want – I would be fine with either Florence or Bristol going home, but I think those ladies have another week in them. Obviously, one of them has TWO weeks – but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. :-)

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