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DWTS Search Engine Round-Up – Week of June 17, 2011

 Oh you crazy kids and the things that get you searching ;-) Seriously – I still scratch my head every week when perusing the search terms for the site…I have to wonder how exactly Google brought you here to answer some of these quirky queries…but alas, I feel obligated to answer nonetheless.  I should start calling this feature “Ask Courtney”…

Ted Volynets

This has easily become the most searched term since the show wrapped – far more hits than any of the other troupe members.  Apparently Teddy’s got some of you ladies feenin’ ;-) Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of info about Ted out on the net…but here’s the best dossier I can give you.  He’s a senior at NYU (economics major), he’s likely 21 or 22, he’s Jewish, he & his sister both trained at Maks’ studio, he’s bff with Val, and has appeared as a Latin dance coach on MTV’s Made and has also appeared on Real Housewives of New JerseyHe also likes really small sweaters.  Ok, I may have been drawing my own conclusions on that last one ;-) Anywho – for a better glimpse into the life & times of Teddy V., you might check out his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter

Bachelor Ukraine naked video

Ok, I admit it: I was only kinda half-paying attention when some of the Maksettes were Twittering away about this last week.   I like Maks & all, but I’m just not passionate enough to sit through entire episodes of Bachelor Ukraine when they’re completely in Russian, and I simply don’t have the patience for Google translate.  So thankfully, the Maksettes on my Twitter timeline were able to fill me in when I was begging for info last night so I could relay the message to you guys :-D Special thanks to Maria (@MariaNiwiwiN) and Marlene (@marleneb4) for sending me some links I was too lazy & uninformed to find myself ;-) I’m afraid the story isn’t as salacious as this search term would suggest – basically, Maks mooned the production crew a few times while filming, and it ended up on the gag reel they showed on the “After the Final Rose” post-show for Bachelor UK.  Here’s a still of it (I have to give a shoutout to Tracy – @FLLottoDreamer – for having the most comprehensive DWTS picture gallery I’ve ever seen on the net…she’s got season 12 AND Bachelor UK on lock!), as well as a YouTube video of the gag reel – a short montage of Maks’ great continental divide is visible at 3:25, but I recommend watching the whole video, as it’s got some priceless footage of Maks engaging in some tomfoolery we’re not used to seeing from him.  It’s funny in any language, trust me :-)

Will there be a DWTS tour in 2011?

No official word yet, but it seems doubtful, considering there hasn’t been one since the last one wrapped in early 2009Derek mentioned last fall that there might be one in the winter of 2010…and clearly, that didn’t happen. I think it’s likely quite a bit harder for them to do a tour now than it was 3 years ago, with so many of the popular pros busy with movies, music, and other ventures in the off-season – plus the celebs themselves seem to be of a higher caliber now than the first few seasons of the show, so the possibility of getting someone as famous as Kirstie or Nicole to go out on tour is not very good…plus the cost would likely be exorbitant.  And honestly, I’m not sure that the tour was ever super-profitable in the first place…I went to the one in Indy back in 2009, had pretty good seats, and didn’t pay much for my tickets (in comparison to, say, the ridiculous amount of money I’m gonna plunk down to see NKOTBSB :-D)…and the arena was maybe a little more than half-full.  If you’ve got fairly famous celebs and nearly-equally famous pros to pay and you aren’t selling out arenas – I don’t know how this could be a profitable venture.  You know what they say…if it don’t make dolla$, it don’t make sense.

What color necktie does Pitbull wear in the “Give me Everything” video with Ne-Yo?

It appears to be red.  More specfically, a shade of cranberry. 

Shantel Vansanten Cabo

The One Tree Hill actress was in Cabo San Lucas at the same time Louis, Jonathan, Anna, and Dmitry were there doing a wrap party and also a little vacationing.  Greg Louganis was also there, which I find interesting, considering he’s been trying to get on the show for a few seasons now…then again, maybe Cabo is just a popular spot for celebs to go & play, and his being there was pure happenstance. :-)

Best ballroom dance for “Addicted to Love”

If you’re going with the original Robert Palmer version, I’d go with a cha-cha.  But if you’re using the Florence + the Machine version, which is much slower & sexier, I’d do a rumba to it.  It’s not ballroom, but SYTYCD season 7 contestant Adechike did a contemporary routine with all-star Kathryn to the latter version – quite sexy.  And here’s your little ballroom trivia tidbit for the day, kiddies: slow down any song with a cha-cha tempo and you can do a rumba to it.  Both are in 4/4 time with a break on the 2.  </smartypants> :-)

Edyta bulge/Anna Trebunskaya cameltoe/Derek Hough topless/Zac Hanson shirtless/etc.

Ok, now I’m CONVINCED that you guys are just being cheeky and searching random, absurd stuff in order to get here :-) Not sure what type of bulge you’re referring to, since I’m fairly certain Edyta is a girl; and I’m not even going to entertain the Anna one, because I love her too much.  Once again, any requests for pix of various parts of Derek’s anatomy (pinky fingers, elbows, that hangy thing in the back of your throat, etc.) should be directed to Pure Derek Hough; and as for Zac…oh what the hell, I’ll humor you :-) After all, 13 years ago I was screeching over them along with all the other teenyboppers…glad I grew out of that phase.  Then again, “grab Donnie Wahlberg’s ass” is still on my bucket list…  

PSSST! Have you gotten your votes in for our End-of-Season Awards yet? Time is running out…let us know what you think! :-)

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DWTS Season 10…Possible Male Contenders

I loved all of your feedback with my female contenders and I would agree with most of them that Benji is not a likely choice and after I posted him I felt like it was a bad decision but it is what it is :)  I’m way excited about my male contenders so let’s get started!!!

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Jeremy Sumpton (20; Actor)…You’ll recognize him from his role in Perter Pan and Friday Night Lights!  He’s so adorable and I think he’d be the hotty pototty of the season :)

Partner: Chelsie Hightower…She’s closest in age to Jeremy and she deserves another smoking hot partner!  And I think they look adorable together!
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Zac Hanson (24, Singer): The youngest brother in the Hanson band all grown up :)  I think he’d be a comedian on the show and maybe he could give Harold Wheeler a point or two!

Partner: Anna Demidova…I think this partnering is way more up her alley and she’d do an outstanding job with Zac!  I think he’d like a little Russian hotty to tango with, as long as it’s okay with his wife!
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Yadier Molina (27; STL Cards Catcher)…it’s about time we have a baseball player in the ballroom!  I know this would cut into spring training but he’d make a great addition to the ballroom!

Partner: Julianne Hough…She is always amazing with atheletes and I don’t think she’d have any problems kicking Yadier into shape!
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Ian Somerhalder (31, Actor): The new bad boy vampire in The Vampire Diaries and how hot is he!  We need another dirty bad boy running the ballroom!

Partner: Lacey Schwimmer… Did you have any doubts that Lacey wouldn’t be with the bad boy!  Of course this couple would be dirty sexy and I’m sure they’d have intense chemistry throughout!
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David Beckham (34, Athlete): Soccer Stud!  He’d be amazing to watch and I could see him being shirtless all the time and I’m okay with that :)

Partner: Cheryl Burke…She knows how to work partners that never wear shirts so she’s perfect for him!
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Keith Urban (41; Country Singer): Nothing like a country sensation!  He’s well known in the country music world and for marrying Nicole Kidman and I have a feeling he could be a diamond in the rough for this competition!

Partner: Kym Johnson…She really knows how to pull the best out of her partners and I think she could do great things for Keith!
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Greg Louganis (50; Olympic Diver)…hit his head and STILL WON THE OLYMPICS!  We need an amazing olympic athlete in the ballroom!

Partner: Edyta Sliwinska…She needs a partner that she can take all the way and I think Greg and her could be strong contenders together!
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Arnold Schwarzenegger (62; Governor of CA): He’s done everything else so why not put him in the ballroom :)

Partner: Anna Trebunkskaya…I think Mr. Schwarzenegger needs a firey red head to keep him in line!
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Let’s hear your thoughts!

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