Entertainment Tonight had DWTS nearly every day last week. Or maybe it was EVERY day.
For everyone asking about twitter accounts, John and I have been updating the Twitter Page! From the “stuff I found funny/bizarre/interesting today category…
Okay, I can’t tell if this guy is going to go all the way, or if he’s going to so annoy the regular DWTS audience that he leaves early. From MSNBC:
LOS ANGELES – Outspoken Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is the latest NFL star to join the “Dancing with the Stars” fray, but while the competition doesn’t start for two more weeks, he’s already got a message for the judges.
“From what I’ve learned in watching these shows, those judges can be a little harsh,” Ochocinco told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson when she stopped by his rehearsal with professional partner Cheryl Burke on Tuesday in Los Angeles. “They have to remember, I am out of my element. Don’t judge me like I’m a professional.”
“Len Goodman, I’m gonna say this to you and I’m gonna say it to you early before the show even starts: ‘Please do not step on my toes, because I will fight back. Thank you,’ ” Ochocinco noted.
Ya know, Len may have blind spots from time to time and be overly critical (Mya, Lil’ Kim spring immediately to mind), but HE is the expert here and we ain’t playin’ football. Doofus. I give him props for not whining about the shoes like past male contestants. This is a pretty long article, of which I took only tiny bits.
He has the potential to be (as good as Smith), if he works hard,” Burke said. “It’s only the first week, but he’s made a lot of progress.”
Included is that progress is getting used to ballroom shoes.
“You know what? I love ‘em,” he told Robinson. “I had to get used to it because I’m a man. … When I got the shoes, it had the little heel on the bottom, but what I’ve been able to do is … to magnify my sway.”
Can you believe that people are doing whole articles on Kate Gosselin’s hair? Dear lord.
Hair’s News! Kate Gosselin is getting ready for her debut on Dancing With the Stars and RadarOnline.com has learned that her stylist Ted Gibson is giving her a slightly new look, starting with taking her extensions out on Wednesday. The $7,000 hair-do Kate has been sporting is coming out, kids.
Kate will be hitting up the Ted Gibson salon on Wednesday and she’ll be back to her famous short-do.
But not for long.
“She’ll have a new hairdo tomorrow because we’re taking them out and we’re not putting them back in until Thursday. So she’ll have short hair for a day,” Ted told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
And Kate will have multiple shades in her new hairdo. “We’re actually doing three different shades of blonde, a caramel, a beige blond and a little bit of a lighter blonde,” Ted exclusively revealed to RadarOnline.com
Lots of the couples on Access Hollywood. Look on the righthand side for other videos.
Wanna make a bet? Of course there are odds on Season 10!! I’m finding that I don’t much care for frontrunner status. The fall is harder.
There are two favorites this season among the 11 contestants with very close betting odds. Newly minted Olympic gold medalist Evan Lycasek with 2 to 1 odds and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger with 3 to 1 odds . Several factors play into their choices. First, Gold medalist have a very strong track record of winning DWTS. Especially since Evan’s fame has skyrocketed since the Olympics recently aired. Nicole on the other hand, CAN DANCE! Bottom line, she’s a Pussycat Doll. With heavy touring and show stopping moves, Nicole is definitely one to watch.
Aiden Turner: 18/1
Buzz Aldrin: 50/1
Chad Ochocinco: 9/2
Erin Andrews: 7/2
Evan Lysacek: 2/1
Jake Pavelka: 16/1
Kate Gosselin: 16/1
Niecy Nash: 25/1
Nicole Scherzinger: 3/1
Pamela Anderson: 12/1
Shannen Doherty: 16/1
One of the nicest things about the DWTS training center is that several celebs and their partners are training at the same time and I think it causes them to become friends faster – plus they tweet some interesting photos. I found the ABC “offical” rehearsal photos at Access Hollywood – some of the photos below were tweeted by the individual stars.
I first saw them at Access Hollywood and I find some of them quite surprising!! For anyone who hasn’t already seen them, I’ve posted a few below. Visit the site to see the rest. I found Pam Anderson to NOT look like a drag queen which she had been recently. And I love the Evan included his medal.
I think Conrad makes a lot of good points on EW.com. Visit the site to read all of his comment – I’ve excerpted bits and pieces, below.
On Aiden Turner:
”A lot of people at the title shoot we just had were saying, ‘Oh, I thought Gilles [Marini] was the hottest star we’ve ever had until I saw Aiden.’ I’m British, and he’s British, so we’re less able to judge these things, but the reaction of a lot of the girls in the studio was promising.
Really??? He doesn’t do much for me at all. And Gilles sure did!!
On Chad Ochocinco:
”He’s the most flamboyant footballer out there at the moment — the one putting on a sombrero and bringing out a cell phone after scoring a touchdown and ringing his agent. So on our show, he can expand on some of those things and not get fined by the NFL for doing it!
Oh, Chad – this will be a fine line to walk with the audience of this show. Careful, dude.
On Erin Andrews:
”She did a bit of dancing when she was a kid, so she’s comfortable moving. She’s got an incredible figure, and she’s with Maks, so they’ll be a super-hot pair. We’ve been quite firm with him that he’s not to bully her.
She *danced* as a kid!!!??!! Ringer! Ringer! <----sarcasm. Seriously, though, I think Erin has a lot of potential and, according to HER, she's been dancing her whole life. We'll see. VERY interesting comment about Maks. I think Erin will be fine - he barks at people but they all seem to love him after it's over.
On Evan Lysecek:
”We met Evan, and we just really liked his personality. We thought he’d be someone the audience would really warm to, and that was before he won gold. We were watching the Olympics, thinking, ‘God, God, please, God!’ We’re hoping it all portends a really good season.”
Ahhhhh….they cast him BEFORE the Olympics. Well, that’s very interesting indeed. If true.
On Kate Gosselin:
I remember before Jerry Springer came on the show, a lot of people said, ‘I can’t stand Jerry Springer.’ And now he’s a very beloved figure. Kate’s a really nice woman. I think a lot of people are really gonna warm to her on the show. It’s a nice chance for the audience to come to a much closer understanding of these people.”
On Nicole Scherzinger:
”For the Pussycat Dolls, she was primarily booked as a vocalist, not a dancer. I don’t think she’s got any more dance background than Mel B. had, or Joey Fatone, or Drew Lachey. We’ve had a number of people like that — Mya, last season — but only one of those people have won. I think the audience does compensate, you know? I think if they see someone come from nowhere and do well, they tend to appreciate that more. So she’s got to overcome that. It’ll be more pressure for Derek, too.”
Yep, I would agree. Although I don’t know if Derek gets pressured to win as much as he gets pressured to live up to his own rep as a stellar choreographer.
I’ll be brief – for now. These are from GMA’s Website:
Maks – Erin
Tony – Kate
Edyta – Aiden
Derek – Nicole
Mark – Shannen
Damian – Pam
Ashley Costa – Buzz
Anna T – Evan
Louis – Niecy
Cheryl – Chad
Chelsie – Jake
Dang, I called a couple of those right for a change!!!
And the final member of the cast is Jake Pavelka, the Bachelor. Oh gag me.
They best not have Damien on GMA tomorrow lest they want to get hate mail. I’m hoping that person is the new co-host. Anyway, I have a brief profile of each the cast members prepared – since I had a pretty good feeling of who many of them were going to be before hand. Also happy to see that I speculated on many of them long ago. There were a few surprises which is refreshing. :-)