Lots of media and news tidbits coming your way. First up, Heidi and I found some things on Maks. He was interviewed by E Online after the show. During the interview, he expresses how upset he is by Carrie Anne trying to smack him and criticizing him for his teaching techniques on Monday night’s show. Here is some of what he says….
“It’s an absurdly disrespectful thing for her to even think of doing,” the pro hoofer told us earlier today. “Is she crazy? She’s not my mother.”
“Nobody feels disrespected, nobody feels mistreated, and certainly I’m not an abusive person.”
I’m discouraged because there’s absolutely no consistency. I don’t understand how the scores are being done. I don’t understand why some couples are being kept on the show. I mean, there were other couples yesterday that literally put their heart and soul into it and did a much better job than they got scored. I just feel it’s a little bit unreasonable. Some people get praised for minimal and certain people get put down while having put out a lot more than others. Something’s off.
Barbara Walters was beside herself after seeing Kurt Warner dance on DWTS this week and told her co-hosts that she had a major crush on the former pro quarterback. “I fell in love,” she said during her Dancing with the Stars review Tuesday. “I fell in love with a former football player named Kurt Warner. This man could be a movie star. Look at him! He practiced with his two little girls, how to be ‘delicate,’ he said.”
Was Bruno too harsh on him?” asked host Jay Leno. Florence tried to be even-handed in her reply. First, she stood up for Tonioli’s actions. “Judges are judges,” she said. “You gotta take the criticism.” But then, Henderson smirked and said this: “I do think Bruno may have had a little PMS that night.” Ouch!
Just don’t hold your breath waiting for that apology, Michael. … As reported by ‘People’ magazine, the show’s producers are backing Tonioli.In a statement Wednesday they said that “Bruno’s role as a judge is to give his honest opinions on the quality of the dances he’s judging, which is what he did in this case.” Ouch.
The producers then piled on the misery for Bolton: “While we respect the feelings of our celebrities and dancers … we don’t feel Bruno should be expected to apologize for doing his job.”
When asked by an audience member if she would ever join the cast, Palin laughed and said she would have to translate her basketball skills to the dance floor. “They would have to let me dribble back and forth and maybe pivot and do a jump shot or something as part of the routine,” she said. “In fact, when Bristol said, ‘I don’t know how to dance,’ I told her, just think of it as learning some basketball plays.”
Did Todd Palin turn down a spot on “Dancing With The Stars”? Sarah Palin let slip Tuesday that the show’s producers had wanted her husband to be a contestant – but she didn’t say if he was sought out instead of her daughter Bristol, who is currently appearing on the show and narrowly advanced to the fourth week of competition last night.
“We’re doing the sexy dance next week, and I have to get into character,” she says. “Dressing sexy will help me get into character more. Next week, I’ll be dressing sexy. This is it.”
“I’m so happy I can’t tell you. It’s very refreshing after 10 seasons to feel this way. With Audrina, I just feel rejuvenated, I enjoy choreographing for her. We laugh all day.”
On Kate Gosselin he says…
“Oh, even with Kate, I don’t think it was that bad,” says Dovolani, who’s widely considered a nice guy – but did, at one point, temporarily walk off the Gosselin job when she kept questioning his teaching. He adds, “As long as I have somebody who is driving, who wants it really badly, whatever they lack in talent, I can always make them dance.”
But with Audrina, everything is going better. “You know she has no dance background – no performance background – since she’s from a reality show. She came to me as raw as they get. But the thing is, she goes into it headfirst. The way she approaches things – she never gets angry, never gets frustrated with herself, just keeps going ahead. Nothing comes easy to her, but the way she approaches her learning is really amazing. She’s like a sponge, no inhibitions. She doesn’t hold back. She trusts me completely as a teacher. And I feel like I have a real dance partner. It’s not just dancing with a celebrity.”
One more mention, it appears the exposure for Rick Fox on Dancing With The Stars is helping his career as he just landed a new job as a “Guest Analyst” for NBA TV on TNT. His first appearance will be this upcoming Sunday. You can read about his new Gig HERE. Here is mention where he talks on his DWTS experience thus far and a casting suggestion for the show in the future…
Fox calls his dancing experience so far “intense.” He said: “We’ve been going at this for about six weeks, and I can recall maybe one or two days where I’ve had a sense of relaxation, not only physically but mentally. The stress has been there since Day 1.”
He also said he had never considered himself a good dancer. “At parties, I’d be the 6-7 guy who wanted to be a fly on the wall. I’ve had to conquer that fear and force myself to perform.”
Fox said that since he’s working for the national network now and not the Laker network, he has to learn to change his focus. “It’s the NBA as a whole now,” Fox said. “This takes me out of my homer status.”
And Fox has a casting suggestion for “Dancing With the Stars”: Charles Barkley.
“I think Charles would do great on the show,” Fox said. “I think he could dance. And it’s a great way to lose weight. We’ve heard Charles is down over 40 pounds. He could finish off by dancing.”
So, Charles, what do you think? Samba time?
Ok, that’s it for now Folks. Be sure to tell us what you think. Until next time. lol