Well, I’m not sure I’m a fan of TV night and yet, it was so cool seeing some of my favorites shows come to life on the dance floor. So, let’s take a look at the scores again from last week and this week via ABC:
Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: 31; 32. Total: 63
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess: 31; 29. Total: 60
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough: 27; 29. Total: 56
Terra Jolé and Sasha Farber: 25; 31. Total: 56
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Allison Holker: 26; 30. Total: 56
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko: 27; 29. Total: 56
Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold: 26; 28. Total: 54
Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) and Witney Carson: 25; 26. Total: 51
Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24; 24. Total: 48
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke: 24; 24. Total: 48
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev: 22; 26. Total: 48
Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson: 22; 24. Total: 46
Rick Perry and Emma Slater: 20; 22. Total: 42
I really hope Rick and Emma aren’t eliminated tonight. I’d rather it be Jake and Jenna as I’m not feeling them at ALL. 😯 More on this in Courtney’s new Power Ranking post coming up later. Be sure to get your rankings ready.
Now for some interviews and media reports:
For more E Online reports and interviews, see this link.
Entertainment Tonight has a few interviews. I’d embed them, but, they don’t stop playing. You can see them at this link. I’m especially loving the Gleb and Jana. Note that he had to take out a lot of choreography he had planned for her, but, he raved for the fighter she is and is proud of how well she did.
Below are some backstage tidbits from Glamour. Be sure to read the link for more. Note how they report that Dancing With The Stars will continue to air on Mondays and Tuesdays for the next three weeks and then go back to just dances and eliminations on Monday nights.
Marilu Henner was still high on getting an 8 from Len, but admitted the rehearsal schedule for DWTS is “much more consuming than I thought. I don’t know how those people that are traveling and doing the show are doing it! It’s tough.” As for her partnership with Derek, “he’s a lot funnier than I was expected him to be,” laughed the actress. “We both come from big families, so we have that [compatibility] where we can fight and makeup and challenge each other and laugh and get crazy, and I feel so comfortable with him. That’s a gift. He doesn’t let anything slide. Nothing slides with him! I don’t let anyone boss me around, but I let him boss me around!”
Speaking of type-A partners, Amber Rose revealed she’s not exactly taking advantage of her friendship with Maks. “I should ask him to set me up,” she laughed. “I bet he has some hot friends! I think I will [ask him]!” As for the dancing though, Amber was a bit bummed that her foot got caught in the curtain at the start of the routine, “but I just pushed through and did my best. That’s all I could really do.”
Terra Jole was one of the last to leave the backstage area, perhaps still basking in the glow of the judges feedback. “I had no idea [I could do this],” she told us backstage. “I’m so critical that I really want to do the best that I can. Sometimes if I feel like Sasha is dumbing down the dance for me, I’m like, ‘No, let me do it! Just give me another try!’ So in those moments like that, it’s nice to feel rewarded with those scores.”
Also, USA Today has an assessment on the athletes. They think Laurie is untouchable. I’m not so sure on that. I’m enjoying Calvin and James much more. I’m also loving Ryan’s journey and attitude.
Keep checking back. We may add more later. Thanks so much for reading. xx
ETA: From FOX411…
“The body parts are getting bigger and…we got lucky, she never really threw up…but she would just feel yucky, ‘I don’t know what’s with wrong with me.’ I’d be like, ‘We know exactly what it is you’re pregnant and congratulations, ‘I’m going to go work,'” Maks laughed.
Murgatroyd, who sat out this season because of her pregnancy, has had a good one, Maks said, because of “the years of fitness and dieting and the right type of food. She’s not going through any sort of toxic events and she’s not sick. She’s just pregnant the way nature intended it because we’re not getting in the way of it with sh—y foods…plus, she doesn’t having cravings of Burger King or McDonalds, junk food. She has cravings of like five star restaurants, 100 percent grass fed.”
Meanwhile, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is dancing for veterans’ causes, improved this week, receiving a 22 for his “Green Acres” quickstep with Emma Slater.
Perry revealed to FOX411 his buddy Donald Trump watched his week one dance. “I talked to him last week, he called and was flying between one stop and another and said, ‘Hey, I just saw your performance.’ I’m sure it was a delayed feed, but he said, ‘You did a good job. Keep it up!’ “