Kirstie Alley didn’t knock it out of the park on Monday’s Dancing with the Stars. Neither did Bristol Palin. So which low scorer stayed after Tuesday’s elimination episode to talk about why she does — or doesn’t — deserve to go? To read the words of the latest booted contestant, head to the jump: READ FULL STORY »
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Tough night for the Ukrainian pro on Dancing with the Stars: After a clip package on Monday showed Karina Smirnoff dropping the f-bomb more than she’d like her mom to see and hear, the pro broke down on camera after performing an impromptu high kick that brought her to her knees. She and partner Apolo Ohno ended up earning a respectable 34.5 for doing a hip hop dance to “Poison,” but Smirnoff was full of mea culpas after the show – especially for using too many expletives.
“I’m super embarrassed,” Smirnoff said to reporters. ”I apologize to the whole of America, and especially my mom because she’s definitely going to let me hear it when I get home. It feels like this is the only word I’ve mastered in my ESL class. I’m embarrassed this was the only word I used on Wednesday and Thursday because that’s when the footage was shot. I’m never using that again. Then, I decided to throw in a karate kick move in the middle of our routine, which was completely un-rehearsed and uninvited so when I got up and turned around, Apolo’s getting the microphone ripped away from him. READ FULL STORY »
Not one but two all-stars were sent packing from Dancing with the Stars on Monday. To read their parting words — and to find out who took it hard, and who took it in stride — head to the jump: READ FULL STORY »
Bristol Palin not only posted the lowest scores during Monday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars but she also showed her pouty (and hurt) side during one of the pre-taped segments: She accused Mark Ballas of “being bummed” that he isn’t dancing with former partners Shawn Johnson and Sabrina Bryan, and that he’s emotionally — and sometimes physically – absent during what should be their rehearsal time.
“I swear it God I feel like you want to go home,” she said to Ballas in the segment while crying. Ballas touched her leg in an attempt to comfort her, but Palin left the studio. The entire argument aired right before the couple’s paso doble, which was a massive improvement over their previous two dances but only earned a 22.5 out of a possible 30. (Judge Len Goodman did, however, say it had “aggression,” the “most content I’ve seen in any dance you’ve done” and “easily your best dance.”)
Afterwards, Ballas tried to downplay the on-camera feud. READ FULL STORY »
Paula Abdul is returning to the judges’ panel — but not on a singing show. The former judge of American Idol will sit alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba on Dancing with the Stars Oct. 15.
“Dance has always been my first love and Dancing with the Stars epitomizes what dance can do to the human spirit,” Abdul said in a pretaped package that aired during Monday’s show. I’ve been sneaking into the show for years, and now I get to be a guest judge. It’s a marriage made in dancing heaven.”
You’d expect shows on youth-oriented networks like The CW or Fox to push the boundaries of sexual content on network television, but The Good Wife on stodgy old CBS has never been shy either. Two years ago, the legal drama aired a guy-on-gal oral sex scene between Peter and Alicia Florrick, and tonight’s episode features another incident that somehow slipped by network censors. I won’t spoil the details, but let’s just say it involves Kalinda, her (recently reunited with) husband, and…um, ice cream. If what I think is happening in the scene actually happens, well, let’s just say it is definitely a first on network TV. On this week’s InsideTV Podcast, Jessica Shaw and I tease that scene and break down all the new faces on the show.
How do we feel about the introduction of Mr. Kalinda? Why are we loving Nathan Lane as the firm’s new trustee? And what can we tell you about Maura Tierney’s debut on the show tonight? We’ve seen the next two episodes so we can tell you plenty! (If you want to skip straight to The Good Wife discussion, it begins at 20:30.)
That’s not all that’s on the menu. I also interview recently-ousted Survivor castoff Angie Layton and ask her how she feels about being clapped at by host Jeff Probst and having tribemate Russell Swan dismiss her as a “little girl.” Good stuff for all you Survivor fans out there. And we also invite dancemaster extraordinaire Annie Barrett back on to the program to discuss Dancing With the Stars: All Stars. Annie is loving the new season and puts her prognosticating prowess on the line by picking a winner. (The DWTS chat starts at 32:30.) READ FULL STORY »
Get a glimpse of what’s in store on tonight’s Dancing With the Stars premiere right now! Last week I visited Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff, Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough, Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel, and Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson in the glamorous shared rehearsal space I like to call “The House of Flying Swaggers (and Disco Ball Dreams).” It’s just as magical, and purple, as I’d thought.
You can see a snippet of each couple’s first dance — and hear their anticipation of the daunting All-Star season — below:
You may have seen a short cut of ABC’s new, fascinatingly ridiculous DWTS promo, in which Our Sequined Superheroes — the season 15 All-Stars! — react to a “call of duty” in the sky while lingering seductively in a Gotham-esque cityscape. The full 60-second spot won’t be running until later this week, but you DANCMSTRs can watch it here first.
I think it’s safe to call ABC’s new Dancing With the Stars spot “the Dark Knight Rises of fall TV promos,” which is certainly something I never thought I’d write. Fifteen seasons and Cirque du So Gay is still full of surprises! READ FULL STORY »
The first-ever all-star edition of Dancing with the Stars will feature some of the best celebrity hoofers ever to grace the ballroom — but it’s unlikely that Apolo Ohno or Shawn Johnson will generate the lion’s share of headlines when the competition show returns Sept. 24.
That’s because Bristol Palin will be back in the house!
We asked two-time winner Mark Ballas to talk about reuniting with Palin, his partner (and the eldest daughter of the former Vice Presidential candidate) from season 11, and what he hopes to do to secure a third mirror ball trophy.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY How did you feel about the idea of an all-star edition?
Mark Ballas It’s a really cool concept, especially since everybody who is participating has gone pretty far on the show in the past. The shortest anyone has been on the show is Pam [Anderson], and she was off by the sixth or seventh week. I think it’s going to be really interesting.
Did the pros have any say about who should return for all-stars?
Absolutely not. We don’t get a say in much. The week before it was announced, we are called to say we are on the show. Maybe two weeks later, we learned who are partners were.
What if you got someone you didn’t want?
You really shouldn’t sign a contract if you aren’t up for it. That’s part of the job. We are here to help people have a good time. You are not always going to get someone who can really move, who is really coordinated.
Sabrina Bryan won the Dancing With the Stars‘ viewers’ choice vote to take the 13th slot on the upcoming all-stars season. The former Disney channel star — and the wild card competitor Annie Barrett said “deserves it the most” — will be partnering with Louis van Amstel, who tweeted, “I found out friday night, it was so hard not to tell anyone. I wanted to scream it out loud, but wasn’t allowed…”
During this morning’s Good Morning America announcement, Bryan told anchors, “I am so excited. I’m getting teary eyed just right now.” About Carson Kressley and Kyle Massey, the fellow vets she beat out, she continued, “It was a fight…we all three really wanted it. I’m the lucky one with some amazing, incredible fans that have really stuck behind me.” READ FULL STORY »
Marissa Jaret Winokur admits she might have gone a little too Method for the season finale of her TV Land series Retired at 35. Laughs the bubbly Tony winner (for 2002′s Hairspray) and former Dancing With the Stars contender, “I took more time picking out that wedding dress than my own!” Starting Tuesday night, the two-week season closer event follows her character Amy down the aisle, where she may or may not marry fiancé Jared (John Ross Bowie). The complication? Her brother’s best friend Brandon (Josh McDermitt) “really is in love with [Amy],” she says, “and there’s definitely a triangle going on for a little while.”
Winokur admits the season-long tug-of-war between the two guys was even tough for her. “I actually didn’t even know as an actress who I wanted Amy to be with,” she says. “Every week when I’d get a script, I’d wonder which way it was going to go — ‘Is this the week that says [she's] with Brandon, or is the one that says [she's] with Jared?’ … One week, I’d be super-close with Josh and be like, ‘Oh, I hope we’re going to get together this week!’ [Then again] John and I have such great chemistry, too. So even I was wishy-washy with who [Amy] should be with.” READ FULL STORY »