Tom Bergeron has set the date for the last time he’ll introduce a montage of grandmothers tripping down the stairs while losing their wigs. READ FULL STORY
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Figure skating fans (so, everyone) don’t have to wait until the next Winter Olympics to see some ice dancing on their TV sets.
ABC just announced a deal with Disson Skating to air a series of four 2-hour figure skating specials starring winners from this year’s Olympic ice dancing competition, including gold medalists (and newly-announced Dancing with the Stars season 18 contestants) Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
The first two specials will air fall 2014, while the second two will be saved for early 2015. Dancing with the Stars winner and figure skating champ Kristi Yamaguchi will host the show with fellow Olympian Michael Weiss.
Well, that didn’t take long. According to People.com, Erin Andrews will replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as the host of Dancing With the Stars.
The Fox Sports reporter, 35, will take over as Tom Bergeron’s co-host for the 18th season of ABC’s dancing competition. Andrews was a contestant on the show in season 10 with pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy. They placed third.
Brooke Burke-Charvet, a former winner and host of Dancing With the Stars, has left the ballroom. Late Friday night, Tom Bergeron’s co-host posted this lightly worded tweet: “weird day….Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS…ME. @Tom_Bergeron didn’t even read my name. I won’t be returning to the show this season.”
“I’ve seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom but this one takes the cake,” added Burke-Charvet, 42, in a statement to E! Online. “I’ve always been one to embrace change and looking forward to pursuing opportunities I previously wasn’t able to entertain because of contractual obligations to the show.”
Burke-Charvet won the seventh season of the dancing-competition series alongside partner Derek Hough. She took over hosting duties from Samantha Harris in 2010.
The 18th season of DWTS premieres on March 17, and not just without Burke-Charvet. The show has also decided to replace bandleader Harold Wheeler and his 28 musicians.
Dancing With the Stars has confirmed the departure of music director Harold Wheeler as the ballroom dancing series heads into its 18th season on ABC. READ FULL STORY
The coveted mirrorball trophy belongs to just one sparkle-bot now — click here to read our full finale recap and see which one! – but the entire Dancing With the Stars cast had a chance to relive memories and in some cases redeem themselves in Tuesday’s mini-routines.
After the finale, the cast picked their favorite season 17 moments for EW. Which star loved to cry? Who thrived on the “high” of surviving another week? Who fancies herself a prime candidate for the next All-Stars season? Watch below: READ FULL STORY
Ahead of Dancing With the Stars‘ two-night finale (Monday at 8 p.m. ET, Tuesday at 9 on ABC), host and eternal gem of the ballroom Tom Bergeron spoke to EW about the different feel of season 17, missing Len, welcoming back Maks, and the merits of the Glitter Pit vs. the Celebriquarium (may it rest in peace). You know, important stuff. Keep reading!
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How have you been coping with the new once-a-week format?
TOM BERGERON: It’s been an adjustment. I’ve really enjoyed elements of it and am still a bit uncomfortable with others. The two hours definitely go faster to me. Bruno and I still aren’t happy with the desk being on the other side of the room. Just the Feng Shui of it feels wrong. Other than that, the changes that they made once the network had taken away our Tuesday show were smart given the limitations that they had.
It’s so hectic on Mondays now. Do you miss the Tuesday results show?
I honestly prefer having a results show. I think sometimes when I’m trying to explain how the voting works right now, I feel like I’m doing a verbal yoga pose.
Ha! And maybe it’s not going over so well in class…
No, it’s not. I love the clean nature of ‘You vote on Monday, we’ll tell you on Tuesday.’ We had all sort of variety acts [in the results shows], and the pros got a chance to do bigger production numbers that meant something to them. So I prefer that model. But I also prefer being on the air. If we have to be on one night only, this is a really good way to do it. READ FULL STORY
Dancing With the Stars looks and feels a lot different these days. Without the luxury of the Tuesday night results show, Monday’s two-hour installments are crammed with competitive performances, random filler interviews, lively exhibition-dance bumpers, and often-rushed eliminations based in part on the previous week’s viewer votes. By the end of the show, the disconnect between what just happened on-screen and what’s about to happen can be jarring — like last week, when Elizabeth Berkley and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy faced elimination mere minutes after scoring a perfect 30 on an extra-beefy salsa trio.
Well, Dancing With the Stars isn’t thrilled about the format changes, either. Showrunner Conrad Green spoke to EW about this season’s downsizing pains, the judges’ enduring dilemma, and the future of the series:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How has the adjustment been to Monday nights only?
CONRAD GREEN: Obviously, it wasn’t our choice not to have a results show. A results show works, and that is the clearest, simplest way — cause and effect, week to week. But the network, they wanted to launch the Marvel show [Tuesday’s Agents of SHIELD], and some comedies after it, and they have their own priorities and that’s perfectly valid. So then we have the problem of what do we do? Because if you’ve got one night a week, all of the options aren’t brilliant. It’s then a question of which one is least bad. READ FULL STORY
If millennials are looking for a sign the ’90s have returned, look no further than the resurgence of Science Guy Bill Nye. Recently, the television fave of any kid who has ever had a substitute science teacher has been making his way back into the public eye, with appearances on news programs and a far-too-short stint on Dancing With the Stars this season. Now, he’ll play himself and join the nerds of Big Bang Theory in tonight’s episode of the CBS comedy, which will also feature the return of Professor Proton (Emmy-winning Bob Newhart).
“They bring [Newhart] back by having the gang meet him in a drugstore,” Nye explained to EW about the set up for tonight. “And you know Bob Newhart’s timing is just amazing. So Sheldon goes up to him and says, ‘Excuse me, Prof. Proton, you probably don’t remember me because of your advanced age’… Prof. Proton ends up talking to Leonard about this idea he has for nano-vacuum tubes, a hypothetical thing. And Sheldon, in order to compete with him, brings me on. And it turns out Prof. Proton feels that Bill Nye the Science Guy stole his shtick.”
Below, check out a Q&A with Nye discussing working with Newhart, his involvement with the show, and his pick to win Dancing With the Stars. READ FULL STORY
Another pair of Dancing With the Stars hoofers bit the sparkly dust on Monday’s bleepin’ Cher-infused show. Was it season 17′s most intense elimination yet? (Spoilers ahead.)
Which of the six remaining couples assumed they’d go home instead? Who was shocked by their Week 8 scores? Watch Corbin Bleu, Elizabeth Berkley & Val Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough & Amber Riley, and Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke react to Monday’s elimination below: READ FULL STORY
Seven Dancing With the Stars couples remain in season 17′s epic-as-always quest to win a hardened knob of glitter. On tonight’s Week 8 performance show, they’ll have to flaunt their amateur moves in front of perhaps the most sparkly non-ballroom dancer in history: Cher, who will be guest-judging, performing twice, and changing outfits three times.
During rehearsal Friday, three pairs offered EW a glimpse of tonight’s routines set to Cher’s music and discussed their biggest challenges throughout the week. Preview Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd’s foxtrot, Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff’s Argentine tango, and Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke’s tango below! READ FULL STORY
Oscar-, Emmy-, Grammy-, and Golden Globe-winning superstar (so she’s an EGOG winner) Cher will guest judge next Monday’s performances on Dancing With the Stars. She’ll also perform as a musical guest, announced host Tom Bergeron during tonight’s Week 7 telecast.
Cher will fill in for Len Goodman, who’s taking the week off to judge the show in Britain. Julianne Hough stepped in as guest judge the other time Goodman was away this season, on October 7.
The DWTS cast shared their reactions — some via song! — to Cher’s upcoming glittery star-swoop following tonight’s show. Watch below: READ FULL STORY
On Week 5′s “Most Memorable Year of My Life” episode of Dancing With the Stars, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Val “Zack Attack” Chmerkovskiy paid homage to Jessie Spano’s “I’m so excited! I’m so… scared!” caffeine pill breakdown from Saved by the Bell in a spirited jive straight out of 1990. (Compare the ballroom version to the original over on PopWatch.)
After the show, the pair provided EW with an audio rendition of the scene — once more, with feeling! — and explained that endless requests from nostalgic Saved by the Bell fans drove them to do it.
Watch the rest of the cast attempt “the Jessie Spano” and share their own Saved by the Bell memories below. (Spoiler alert: The Pretty Little Liars star nails it the hardest.) READ FULL STORY
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