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DWTS Season 10 – The ET Interview…

…with Susan Lucci, Cameron Matheson and Rebecca Budig. I don’t think this particular interview really reveals anything. Cameron clearly uses the word IF on number of occassions. That said, I prefer the “evil” idea of putting her with Maks to see if she could try to push him around. :-)

For those of you not convinced (or properly terrified of the idea) of Kate Gosselin, I present this (please god false) tidbit of information from Extra:

Giving new meaning to the phrase ‘shake it mama,’ mom of six Kate Gosselin is reportedly lacing up her dancing shoes to compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Intrepid entertainment reporter and co-host of Los Angeles’ KEARTH 101’s morning show Lisa Stanley reports Kate is practicing her two step at the famed Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Stanley says the reality show star is “under a shroud of security,” boning up on her bossa nova at the posh hotel.

February 27, 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. :-)

DWTS Costumes…Sparkle and Shine!

Hey Everyone! I’m a new blogger for DWTS so I thought I’d let you guys know what to expect from my blogs :) I will be blogging about the costumes featured on this season and the choreography/technique of the dances and how well (or not so well) each couple performed them! Now that we have that out of the way let me get started!

I absolutely love the costumes that the celebs and pros wear on DWTS and I first wondered how all the costumes got sewn and fitted in time! I googled Randall Christensen, the head wardrobe designer, and found that he only has 3 1/2 days to get costumes made! This has got to be a crazy time during the first weeks of competition since there are so many couples! I also found this AMAZING youtube video interviewing Mr. Christensen about the process:

To me, what makes are great costume is a combination of:

  • Is the material used appropriate for the dance style?
  • Is the costume suited for the celeb and pro as a couple?
  • Does the style of the costume match the style of the dance?
  • Are the sparkle and shine elements right on for the costume or not quite there?
  • Are the accessories perfect for the costume or are they to much or to little?
  • Overall, does the costume compliment the celebrity to showcase their dance strengths instead of their dance weaknesses.

With that said…here are my top 5 favorite costumes and my top 5 train wrecks!

TOP 5 FAVORITES (Season 4 – Present):

  1. Chelsie Hightower and Ty Murray: Season 8
    Chelsie Hightower and Ty Murray
  2. Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini: Season 8
  3. Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini

  4. Julianne Hough and Apolo Anton Ohno: Season 4
    Julianne Hough and Apolo Anton Ohno
  5. Cheryl Burke and Christian de la Fuenta: Season 6
    Cherly Burke and Christian de la Fuenta
  6. Brooke Burke and Derek Hough: Season 8
    Brooke Burke and Derek Hough

TOP 5 TRAIN WRECKS (Season 4 – Present):

  1. Cheryl Burke and Wayne Newton: Season 5
    Cheryl Burke and Wayne Newton
  2. Marie Osmand and Johnathan Roberts: Season 5
    Marie Osmond and Johnathan Roberts
  3. Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani: Season 7
    Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani
  4. Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks: Season 8
    Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks
  5. Karina Smirnoff and Steve Wozniak: Season 8
    Karina Smirnoff and Steve Wozniak

Now it’s your turn! What costumes stand out the most as favorites or train wrecks!

August 27, 2009 I Written By

Susan and Tony Going Home – Cody and Edyta Safe

Cody and Edyta were barely saved on tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars. Susan and Tony were sent home. At least I can say that America got this right. It would have been really wrong if Cody got sent home while Julianne is recovering.

Lionel Richie sang “Good Morning” John Legend - Evolver - Good Morning while Alec Mazo & Edyta Śliwińska danced.

Lionel Richie sang “Dancing on the Ceiling” Lionel Richie - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lionel Richie - Dancing On the Ceiling while Cheryl Burke, Kym Johnson, Tony Dovolani & Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced.

Dave Scott “It’s Magic!”

November 5, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Paso, Foxtrot, ChaCha, Waltz, and Rumba Music

Tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars was highlighted by a couple group numbers with 3 couples in each group. I like the little bit of a twist in the show. It was also nice to see Edyta back on the show even if Cody probably really missed Julianne and Julianne really wanted to be on the show (per her mom who I talked to about 30 minutes ago).

Here’s the list of all the music from tonight’s show:

Warren & Kym danced a Foxtrot to the song “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby”—Diana Krall
Diana Krall - Only Trust Your Heart - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
Susan & Tony danced a Paso Doble to the song “The Ride”—James Horner
James Horner - The Mask of Zorro (Music from the Motion Picture) - The Ride
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Cupid Shuffle”—Cupid
Cupid - Time for a Change - Cupid Shuffle
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle - EP - Cupid Shuffle – Music Video
Cody & Edyta danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”—Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams - Don Juan DeMarco - Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
Lance & Lacey danced a Rumba to the song “Your Body Is a Wonderland”—John Mayer
John Mayer - Room for Squares - Your Body Is a Wonderland
John Mayer - Video Triple Play - Your Body Is a Wonderland – Music Video
Brooke & Derek danced a Foxtrot to the song “Lullaby of Birdland”—Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best of Ella Fitzgerald - Lullaby of Birdland
Lance & Lacey and Cody & Edyta and Susan & Tony danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Mercy”—Duffy
Team Cha-Cha-Cha – Duffy - Rockferry - Mercy
Mercy – Music Video
Brooke & Derek and Maurice & Cheryl and Warren & Kym danced a Paso Doble to the song “Rocks”—Primal Scream
Team Paso Doble – Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up - Rocks

November 4, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Music from Dancing with the Stars Top 7

I think it’s about time that Cloris goes home. I wish the judges would just judge her properly. She didn’t even deserve 5’s this time. She was horrible. Corky deserves a high number, but Cloris nothing.

Maurice & Cheryl danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Gravity—John Mayer
John Mayer - Continuum - Gravity
Lance & Lacey danced a Jive to the song Tutti Frutti—Little Richard
Little Richard - Little Richard: All-Time Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions) - Tutti-Frutti
Susan & Tony danced a Mambo to the song Si Señor-Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan - Mi Tierra - Si Senor!...
Brooke & Derek danced a Rumba to the song No Air—Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown - Jordin Sparks - No Air
No Air (Duet With Chris Brown) – Original Chris and Jordin music video
Cloris & Corky danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song Come See About Me—The Supremes
The Supremes - Number 1's: Diana Ross & The Supremes - Come See About Me
Cody & Julianne danced a Samba to the song Whine Up—Kat DeLuna and Elephant Man
Kat DeLuna featuring Elephant Man - Whine Up (Remixes) - EP - Whine Up
Whine Up (English Version) – Original Music Video
Warren & Kym danced a Rumba to the song Irreplaceable—Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé - B'Day - Irreplaceable
Irreplaceable – Original Beyonce music video
Dancing with the Stars Old School Hip Hop group dance to the song It Takes Two-Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - Profilin' the Hits - It Takes Two

October 27, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music October 20, 2008

Check out all the Dancing with the Stars music from October 20, 2008 where they introduced new dances and therefore an interesting mix of new music.

Lance & Lacey danced a West Coast Swing to the song “Breakin’ Dishes”—Rihanna
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Breakin' Dishes
Toni & Alec danced a West Coast Swing to the song “The Way You Make Me Feel”—Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson - Essential Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
The Way You Make Me Feel – Original Music Video
Susan & Tony danced a Hustle to the song “Upside Down”—Diana Ross
Diana Ross - Number 1's: Diana Ross & The Supremes - Upside Down
Warren & Kym danced a Hustle to the song “Funky Town”—Lipps Inc.
Lipps, Inc. - Shrek 2 - Funkytown
Cloris & Corky danced a Salsa to the song “Tres Deseos”—Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan - Dance With Me (Music from the Motion Picture) - Tres Deseos (Three Wishes)
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Salsa to the song “Everything I Can’t Have”—Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke - The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Deluxe Edition) - Everything I Can't Have
Brooke & Derek danced a Jitterbug to the song “Don’t Be Cruel”—Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - Don't Be Cruel
Cody & Julianne danced a Jitterbug to the song “Big Time Operator”—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Big Time Operator

October 21, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Samba Music and Tango Music from Dancing with the Stars

Check out all the samba music and tango music from tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars.

Maurice & Cheryl danced a Samba to the song That’s the way I like it—K.C. & the Sunshine Band
KC & The Sunshine Band - The Best of KC & The Sunshine Band - That's the Way (I Like It)
Cody & Julianne danced a Tango to the song Bohemian Like You—The Dandy Warhols
The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia - Bohemian Like You
Toni & Alec danced a Samba to the song Amor a la mexicana—Thalia
Thalia - Amor a la Mexicana - Amor a la Mexicana
Amor a la Mexicana – Original Music Video
Cloris & Corky danced a Tango to the song “The Big Date” from Addams Family Values—Mark Shaiman
Marc Shaiman - Addams Family Values - The Big Date
Rocco & Karina danced a Samba to the song I Go To Rio—Peter Allen
Peter Allen - The Very Best of Peter Allen: The Boy from Down Under - I Go to Rio
Susan & Tony danced a Tangoto the song “La Bohemia”—Electric Dub Tango
Electro Dub Tango - Electro Dub Tango - La Bohemia
Brooke & Derek danced a Samba to the song Hip Hip Chin Chin—Club des Belugas
Club Des Belugas - Night Over Rio - Latin Flavoured Lounge & Club Tunes - Hiphip Chinchin
Lance & Lacey danced a Tango to the song Disturbia—Rihanna
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Disturbia
Disturbia – Original Music Video
Warren & Kym danced a Samba to the song Bounce With Me—Kreesha Turner
Kreesha Turner - Bounce With Me - Single - Bounce With Me

October 13, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Download all the Dancing with the Stars Music – Misty May Gone

UPDATE: All of the music from Dancing with the Stars will be posted as soon as possible at that link.

It was a sad day for true Dancing with the Stars fans, because Misty May is injured and no longer on the show. Still a ton of great competitors and we have no clue who is really going to win this year. However, I would have liked to see Misty May finish developing herself on the show. I felt like she never broke out in her dancing.

Ok, Misty May aside, here’s the list of all the Dancing with the Stars music from tonight’s episode of DWTS.

Susan & Tony danced a Jive to the song Why Do Fools Fall in Love sung by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers - Doo Wop Classics, Vol. 4 - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Lance & Lacey danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Let Me Leave sung by Marc Broussard
Marc Broussard - Carencro - Let Me Leave
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Jive to the song Rock Around the Clock sung by Bill Haley & His Comets
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around the Clock - Rock Around the Clock
Rocco & Karina danced a Viennese Waltz to the song What’s New Pussycat? sung by Tom Jones
Tom Jones - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tom Jones - What's New Pussycat?
Warren & Kym danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Lovin’ U sung by Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor - Lovin' U
Cody & Julianne danced a Jive to the song Call Me The Breeze sung by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping - Call Me the Breeze
Toni & Alec danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Für Elise sung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven - Brahms' Lullaby and Other Classical Music for Children - Fur Elise
Cloris & Corky danced a Jive to the song The Girl Can’t Help It sung by Little Richard
Little Richard - The Georgia Peach - The Girl Can't Help It
Brooke & Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Daughters sung by John Mayer
John Mayer - Heavier Things - Daughters
John Mayer - Video Triple Play - Daughters – Original Music Video
Check out all the previous songs from Dancing with the Stars.

October 6, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Elimination Show – September 30,2008

Check out Jessica Simpson on Dancing with the Stars. She’s gone country…ok enough of that. The Judges Choice was by far the most memorable dance from last night. I think the black pleather and Kym’s ability to lean back like the Matrix makes the Matrix dance the best.

September 30, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Videos

Tonight was an awesome night on Dancing with the Stars. I think it was the fact that it was Rhumba and Paso Doble night on Dancing with the Stars. Very sexy and very beautiful. I’ve already posted the Dancing with the Stars music for your reference.


**Click on the arrows on the sides to skip to the next dance

Which dancers or routines are your favorite?

September 29, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.