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DWTS Season 9, Week 9 – Miscellaneous Media

Access Hollywood with Kelly and her parents, and Derek and Joanna:

Derek and Joanna on The View:

Entertainment Tonight continues it’s love affair with Donny Osmond:

Extra from Tuesday, November 17 – Julianne at the Twilight premiere (she’s a HUGE fan according to Derek and she did tweet a picture of her with Rob Pattinson the other night – I officially hate her. :-)), plus Donny and Kym on their wardrobe malfunction tango. They show a bit of Mario Lopez dancing with Karina.

Derek and Joanna on Kimmel – pretty darn funny.

November 19, 2009 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 Season 9, Week 9 – Media

Of course, it will be Derek and Joanna heavy, what with their elimination so close to the end of the show. Or one would think, right? We’ll see if Donny loosens his grasp on all media. 🙂 There was a lot of crap in last nights show – I’ll post all of it later. Heh.

E! News from last night when I was too tired to do anything with it:

Meaning Joanna and Derek’s run came to an end tonight, despite her second-place showing on the leaderboard and the obviously stunning figure she cut on the floor.

“It’s been such an amazing experience and I’ve grown as a person,” the 30-year-old model said after hearing the disappointing news. “Thank you to the judges. Thank you for giving me the opportunity. I had a great partner.”

So the incomparably polished Mya, fan favorite Donny Osmond and little-reality-star-that-could Kelly Osbourne will be dancing for bragging rights on next week’s two-part season finale.

Both Dmitry and Louis are in the finals for the first time, while Kym has been runner-up twice, with Joey Fatone and Warren Sapp.

Perhaps this year she’s half of the pair that’s going all the way to the top.

I certainly think she is. 🙂


The Orlando Sentinel:

The celebrity who had been the most consistent performer this season. Model Joanna Krupa is gone.

That means Mya, Donny Osmond and Kelly Osbourne will compete for that ugly mirrorball trophy next week. Mya, of course, is the best dancer left. Osmond and Osbourne are probably more popular. Can the best dancer win?

Krupa should have been in the finale. A Joanna vs. Mya finale would have been more exciting. But given the way the show has ejected models in past seasons, it’s surprising that Krupa made it this far. It’s a testament to her skill.

“Joanna, you’ve been, for me, the most consistent,” judge Len Goodman told her before the results were revealed.

“It’s been such an amazing experience,” Krupa said in her farewell. “Thank you to the judges. I’ve grown as a person. Thank you for giving me the opportunity. I had a great partner.”

The show broke tradition by having Krupa and partner Derek Hough dance a waltz to say farewell — and to remind viewers how great they were.

Excerpt from the LA Times – pretty much sums it up. 🙂

In the pre-taped segments, there was an amusing artsy-fartsy music video in which all four of the contestants acted out the pressures of being in the competition while lip-syncing a version of David Bowie’s “Under Pressure.” Between filming these segments and learning three dances, one wonders how they’ve had time in their lives for anything else. Donny’s freak-out was the most believable, but I enjoyed seeing Mya hurl a poor, defenseless stuffed animal off some rooftop, Kelly lay waste to a disco ball and Joanna rip the seams of a sequined garment — and I liked how the video ended with some dance shoes being burned in the foreground. “Apparently pressure doesn’t improve lip-syncing skills,” quipped Tom, “but there you go.”

I also liked the segment where the pros talked about how hard it was to come up with their own choreography week in and week out. Sure, it’s not like we learned anything new (news flash: Pros like dancing with other pros because they can really let loose!), but it was fun to see the camaraderie among the pro dancers and witness the priceless exchange between Cheryl and Maks, in which Cheryl, while in hold with Maks, confirmed, “You do stink!” and Maks simply responded, “I know.”

Also stinky was the fact that formidable dancer and competitor Joanna Krupa was let go from the competition, though that’s the way the Mirrorball rolls. So now we’re left with the Entertainer, the Wild Child and the Dance Machine. Who do you think has what it takes to win the “luxurious” Mirrorball trophy?

Ok! Magazine:

This season, Joanna Krupa proved that models have all the moves on Dancing with the Stars, but her time on the hit ABC reality show fell just short of the finale as she was eliminated on Tuesday night.

Joanna lit up season nine with consistently strong performances with partner Derek Hough including last week, when they broke boundaries with their memorable Paso Doble.

But, although she and Derek earned a score of 27 for each of their three dances on Monday night, good for second place — and judge Carrie Ann Inaba said she’d like to see her in next week’s finale — it was not to be.

She laughed that DWTS host Tom Bergeron brought her Playboy issue to rehearsal yesterday. And Derek, who had vowed not to look at Joanna’s sexy magazine spread until after their dance partnership was done, crowed, “I’m going to look at it now!” He laughed, “I’m going to get a glass of red wine, sit down [with it] — just kidding!”

But seriously, longtime pro dancer Derek said he loved some of the changes on DWTS this season, including the competition group mambo, but he candidly admitted starting with 16 couples was a “terrible idea.”

“Nobody wants to see that many couples dance! I’m sure that won’t be repeated [but] I could be wrong.”

AMEN brother!! 🙂

Jimmy Kimmel Show – very cute. 🙂

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November 18, 2009 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. :-)

Joanna Krupa Sent Home on DWTS

Is anyone else pissed that Joanna was sent home last night?  I think she should have been in the finals no questions asked.  She was sexy, elegant, and amazing to watch all season and to come this close just kills me.  And with Derek’s hot choreography I’m pretty sure their freestyle would’ve been HOT!

Week 1: Cha, Cha, Cha

Week 4: Lambada

Week 6: Waltz

Week 7: Rumba

Week 8: Futuristic Paso Doble

Week 9: Cha Cha Cha


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Vote for the Dancing with the Stars Season 9 Winner

It’s that time again. We’re down to the final 3 stars on Dancing with the Stars. So, let’s get your vote on. I’m going to put up 2 polls. One poll will be for you to vote for who you THINK will be the winner of Dancing with the Stars season 9. The second poll will be for you to vote for who you WANT to be the winner of Dancing with the Stars season 9. So far we’ve been pretty good at predicting the past winners of Dancing with the Stars. Let’s keep it up.

First what you think…

Now for your wants…

November 17, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music – Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis and The Bee Gees

Time again for the list of music from the special guests on Dancing with the Stars.

Alicia Keys sang “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart - Single - Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart with the Alicia Keys’s dancers
Leona Lewis sang “Happy” Leona Lewis - Echo - Happy with the Leona Lewis’ dancers
The Bee Gees sang “You Should Be Dancing” Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Soundtrack) [Remastered] - You Should Be Dancing with Melissa Rycroft, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower, Cheryl Burke, and Artem Chigvinsev dancing

Also, looks like yesterday we had a real hit with the song Joanna and Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to: “Hallelujah” Leonard Cohen - The Essential Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah—Leonard Cohen. People absolutely love that song (and so they should). I’ll be posting a list of the top music from Dancing with the Stars soon and that one should be on the list.

On a side note, I was sad to see Derek and Joanna get sent home. Not that I was all that surprised. Joanna has a much smaller fan base than the others. What’s most disappointing about it for me is that Derek creates the most incredible freestyle dances. That will be a tremendous loss for the finale. The good part is that at the finale we get to see all of the dancers back on the show. With 16 dancers, that’s going to be a LOT of dances.

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DWTS 9 Week 9 Power Rankings

Bear with me, kids: I have been having major issues with both my cable & internet since about 7 pm tonight and have consequently missed decent-sized chunks of the show, either due to the DVR freezing up or being on the phone to the AT&T folks…so I almost don’t feel justified in ranking this week due to the fact that I didn’t see many of the routines in their entirety.  So I’m going to rank based on what I saw, and as always, you guys are free to agree/disagree and also to fill  me in on what I missed, hehe.  Gosh I love when technology malfunctions…and Mercury isn’t even in retrograde right now!!!

1.) Mya & Dmitry – Admittedly, I missed probably 2/3 of their waltz, and didn’t catch the lead-in to their salsa and consequently thought it was another samba (due to the very samba-y music…definitely thought it was strange that they were doing the same dance 2 weeks in a row, lol)…but from what I did see tonight, Mya FINALLY became a real contender for me – even if it was because everyone else just felt a bit ho-hum for me this week.  Her solo in the salsa felt the most confident and well-executed to me of all the solos tonight, and she seemed almost infallible in both her salsa & cha-cha…and for the first time in this competition, I actually felt the heat from Dmitry at the end of their salsa (homeboy actually looked like he wanted to kiss her, for once!).  Their cha-cha also felt like it was the flashiest & most memorable of the knockout routines tonight.  Granted, I will freely admit I did not catch the whole show, but these two slightly edged out Joanna & Derek for me this week in terms of energy & creativity, and their near-perfect scores (and lavish praise from the judges, save Carrie Ann) will likely carry them through to the final, as well as what appears to be a growing fan base.

2.) Joanna & Derek – Missed all but about the first 10 seconds of their cha-cha, and missed the middle section of their Viennese waltz.  What I saw of the waltz was lovely, and their salsa was fun & energetic…but I must confess it felt a bit too recycled for me. Maybe I’m just getting bored with the signature Derek “I’m gonna drop her neck down to waist level and bob it up and down a few times while I step over it” move – I think I liked it better in the mambo marathon when it was slightly dirtier, hehe.  Again, I reiterate: I only saw the first 10-15 seconds of their cha-cha, but from what I saw, Joanna seemed a bit stiff, which is strange because she has seemed increasingly more fluid to me as the competition wore on…I think she & Derek may have gotten a bit burnt out this week and their performance quality may have suffered a bit as a result.  Nonetheless, I think they are a definite fan favorite and sincerely doubt their are in any danger of not making the finals…but I’m sure Heidi & company are working as we speak to lower that risk 😉

3.) Donny & Kym – Ok, oddly enough, this was the only couple tonight that I didn’t miss any of their actual performances (I did miss a bit of their lead-in package, though) – and I’m sorry to say they were probably the most disappointing to me tonight.  Poor Donny just couldn’t seem to get his head in the game with that tango – missteps all over the place, and rather than projecting the serious, intense feel of the tango, it just seemed like his was just trying to keep count in his head.  The wardrobe malfunction with Kym’s skirt didn’t seem to help matters much either, as she even looked a bit off-balance to me.  Their samba was a bit better, but as cute as the song choice was, it was honestly a bit off-putting to me – the choreography seemed a bit too sexy for such an happy, innocent song, and Donny was making some ridiculous facial expressions that left it a bit hard for me to take him seriously, hehe.  The most memorable part of their jitterbug was the costumes – but beyond that, I am left trying to remember anything really good that stuck out in my head about their routines.  But as I’ve said week after week, Donny’s fanbase is unrivaled, and he’s likely a shoo-in for the finale…

4.) Kelly & Louis – I think we all may have had Kelly pegged to go home this week already, but wow – way to go out with a bang.  What I saw of her this week was the most confident & on-point I’ve seen her all season – aside from the really awkward solo (probably the weakest of the night) in her rumba, I actually thought it was pretty good, and she looked beautiful in her pale pink dress & understated (for ballroom!) makeup.  Missed the back half of her quickstep – but it looks as though she started off decently enough, and then began to get off-time an off-step towards the middle, but thought it was a fun & memorable song choice.  Her cha-cha knock-out was probably her strongest dance for me tonight – she really managed to finally move, and smile, and the theme was cute and memorable.  And again – she & Louis are just sunshine and rainbows together.  I’m honestly going to be sad to see them go, but after being in the bottom 2 last week and being up against the likes of Mya, Joanna, & Donny, I just don’t think she has the steam to plow through to the final…goodbye & godspeed, Kelly!

We’re getting down to the wire, folks…only one more ranking to go for this season, in which I will have to predict who will waltz off with the mirrorball in the finale! Who do you think will make it through to next week’s finale, and grace (or disgrace) us with their freestyle??? Let’s hear it! Hopefully I will get my internet to hold out long enough for me to post this (fingers crossed), and hopefully I didn’t miss so much of the show tonight that it totally throws off my rankings…feel free to fill me in, guys! I’m off to yell at the tech support guys again…toodaloo!

November 16, 2009 I Written By

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Vote for the Final 3 Couples on Dancing with the Stars 2009

It’s time to start voting for the 3 couples that you think will be in the Dancing with the Stars finale. Yes, this Dancing with the Stars poll is going to be a little different. You can vote for up to 3 people. Ideally you’d vote for the 3 that you think will make it to the finale of Dancing with the Stars 2009. However, you can only vote for 3. Tomorrow, we’ll post a new poll where you can vote on the winner of Dancing with the Stars 2009.

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Music List from Dancing with the Stars Week 9

Wow, can you believe we’re down to the final 4? This is just amazing. This season went pretty quick for me. Sad to think that we’re so close to the end. Anyway, I’ll be posting a poll to vote who will be in the final 3 so don’t forget to vote for it. Also, you can check back at the previous weeks DWTS music as well.

Now, on to the music for Dancing with the Stars Week 9:
Donny and Kym danced a Tango to the song “Black & Gold” Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro (Bonus Track Version) - Black & Gold—Sam Sparro
Donny and Kym danced a Samba to the song “One Bad Apple” The Osmonds - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Osmonds - One Bad Apple—The Osmonds
Donny and Kym danced a Jitterbug to the song “Jump Shout Boogie” Barry Manilow - The Essential Barry Manilow - Jump Shout Boogie—Barry Manilow
Joanna and Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Hallelujah” Leonard Cohen - The Essential Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah—Leonard Cohen
Joanna and Derek danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Can’t Get You out of My Head” Kylie Minogue - Fever - Can't Get You out of My Head—Kylie Minogue
Joanna and Derek danced a Salsa to the song “La Luz Del Ritmo” Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - La Luz del Ritmo - La Luz del Ritmo—Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
Kelly and Louis danced a Rumba to the song “Angels” Robbie Williams - The Ego Has Landed - Angels—Robbie Williams
Kelly and Louis danced a Quickstep to the song “99 Red Balloons” Nena - 99 Luftballons - 99 Red Balloons—Nena
Kelly and Louis danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (Remastered) - Girls Just Want to Have Fun—Cyndi Lauper
Mya and Dmitry danced a Waltz to the song “Amore e Musica” Russell Watson - The Classical Album 2005 - Amore e Musica—Russell Watson
Mya and Dmitry danced a Salsa to the song “La Isla Bonita” Madonna - True Blue - La Isla Bonita—Madonna
Mya and Dmitry danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Fire Burning” Sean Kingston - Tomorrow - Fire Burning—Sean Kingston

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The Last of the Media for DWTS Seaon 9, Week 8

This should be the last of it for Week 8. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems we aren’t getting as much media coverage this season as we have in seasons past. What we do get is overwhelmingly slanted towards Donny Osmond (although I imagine it evens out if you don’t count Entertainment Tonight).

Reality Chat!! I want Joanna’s outfit too. A little bit of “damning with faint praise” of Mya, if tone is anything to go by.

Aaron and Karina on The View. Aaron, there’s no crying in Ballroom!! 😉

DWTS on E! with Special Correspondent Mark “cheesey” Ballas. 🙂

E! News – the final four, and more crying in the Ballroom. 🙂

Entertainment Tonight continues the relentless pimping of Donny Osmond. I like Donny WAY better than I like his sister, and she keeps reminding me how much I disliked her when she was on the show. At least on this particular episode they give Kelly a tiny moment of screen time.

ET again – how much stock do YOU think the Osmonds own?? I’m thinking a lot. They again give Kelly a bit of screen time.

November 15, 2009 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. :-)

Aaron Carter Sent Home on DWTS

I was slightly disappointed that Aaron was sent home last night.  I think out of all the contestants he had the most up and down experience going from amazing in the first 2 weeks and then getting overly cocky and hard to watch and then back to brilliant and passionate dancing.  I had a feeling Aaron was going to be sent home over Kelly but let’s take a look at his best dances and hottest outfits 🙂

Week 1: Cha-Cha
Little Aaron Carter can dance! This was an amazing premier dance for Aaron and Karina! I loved that you could tell he was working so hard to be a good dancer but also an amazing partner for Karina. Every time he touched her I could tell he was into it!

Week 2: Viennese Waltz
I loved the Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy story line here!

Week 5: Argentine Tango
He feel of the wagon during weeks 3 and 4 but came back with his Robert Patterson vibe in the Argentine Tango! This dance was so sexy and confident on his end and he had amazing partnering for Karina!

Week 6: Waltz
This was Aaron’s most mature dance of the season! Absolutely loved it 🙂

Week 7: Jive
BEST DANCE!!!! This dance was so him…fast, energetic, and so much fun! His foot work was off the charts phenomenal!


I loved his Argentine Tango costume…Very Patterson inspired and he looked like man 🙂

I thought his Kermit the Frog outfit was adorable!  He really doesn’t have a color that doesn’t look amazing on him!  But that could be the spray tan!

Normally I would not like an outfit like this one but something about it is very suiting for him.  And how could you not love Karina in this dress 🙂

Not the picture I was looking for…but who doesn’t love a guy in all white 🙂

November 11, 2009 I Written By