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Oops! Technical difficulties with voting on Monday temporarily forced Dancing with the Stars to divert fans from the network website to social media to pick this season’s winner.
The website was eventually restored and the hoofers hit Twitter in force to encourage voting to resume. “Facebook and abc.com are back online,” Zendaya tweeted. “Don’t forget to vote that way too…u register with email then u will get 5 votes!!”
The finale is tonight on ABC. A network spokesman said the snafu was caught early and shouldn’t affect the outcome.
On May 8, NBC faced problems of its own when fans couldn’t vote for their favorite crooners on The Voice. Fans trying to vote online and via text message had difficulty casting their votes via the show’s vote-tallying company, Telescope. The network insisted the issues would not have resulted in a different outcome on the show.
In response to Monday’s Oklahoma City tornado, which had killed over 50 people at press time, Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron requested that the audience not applaud coming back from a commercial break during season 16′s final performance show (read full recap).
“Here’s why,” Bergeron said, on the verge of tears. “We’re a live show, and as such, occasionally we go to air in the shadow of tragic events. That happened April 15, when we went to air hours after the Boston bombing. And it’s happened again today. While we’re having a celebration here [in the ballroom], we want you to know our thoughts are with everyone who’s been affected by the devastating tornado in Oklahoma City.”
“I would, however, ask you to applaud the amazing courage of the first responders on site,” Bergeron added, visibly shaken before introducing the next dance.
Update: At 10 p.m. ET, the hosts announced that voting on ABC.com was “temporarily down” and directed fans to vote via phone or Facebook instead. As of 6 a.m. ET, ABC.com voting is still down. It’s Facebook or bust. The official voting period ends at 11 a.m. ET.
The grueling task of learning two full dances proved to be too much for one Star, who will not be returning to the ballroom after this week’s elimination. READ FULL STORY
Dancing With the Stars’ eliminated pair spoke to EW after the show: READ FULL STORY
UPDATED: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and Dancing With the Stars competitor Lisa Vanderpump is expected to return to the ballroom Monday after fainting at a rehearsal this week for Dancing with the Stars, a source close to the show tells EW.
Vanderpump, 52, is paired with newcomer pro Gleb Savchenko on season 16 of DWTS. Last week, the pair avoided landing in the bottom two of the competition, but a lackluster performance meant they were still “in jeopardy.”
This week’s contestant — and the first of season 16 to be truly “eliminated” — spoke to EW after the results show. READ FULL STORY
Tonight’s contestant wasn’t technically eliminated, but she chose to bow out gracefully due to health issues. Sadly, this week we had to say goodbye to Dorothy and Tristan on the first elimination show of Dancing With The Stars season 16.
Dorothy Hamill, former Olympian and very game DWTS contestant, has been suffering from nerve damage in her right leg and back. She bravely spoke to EW from the comfort of a folding chair with a bag of ice pressed to her injured back about her decision to leave the show. READ FULL STORY
No All-Stars here! It’s a brand new cast of pseudo celebrities hoofing it on the new season of Dancing with the Stars. Now that we’ve had a chance to see them strut their stuff, it’s time for predictions! DWTS expert — please don’t put that on her tombstone — Annie Barrett joins Jessica Shaw and me on the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast to break down the good, the bad, and the ugly from week 1. We also look to the future to predict which couple will win the whole thing (will it be Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough, above?) as well as which pair will be on the receiving end of the unceremonious first boot off the show. And it’s all liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive (to tape). (The Dancing with the Stars chat starts at 14:00.)
But first, we “check in” on A&E’s new Bates Motel. Why is it a Psycho prequel yet set in modern day? How great are Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore as Norma and Norman Bates? And which aspects of the show are working and which aren’t? The one and only Clark Collis stumbles into the studio to break it all down.
Finally, Survivor: Caramoan castoff Matt Bischoff calls in to talk about what went wrong out there on the island. What was his long term plan had he not been voted out? Would he have stuck with Michael? Is he now on Shamar’s no-talking list? And did he ever get his Stealth “R” Us t-shirt. (The Survivor discussion starts at 31:30 and interview commences at 41:25.) READ FULL STORY
It’s official! As announced on today’s Good Morning America, Sean Lowe will compete with professional partner Peta Murgatroyd on season 16 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. The 28-year-old insurance agent feels most comfortable when he is shirtless, so this is perfect. On last night’s season finale of The Bachelor, Sean was shown pondering the paso doble (along with maybe a thought or two about Lindsay versus Catherine) in his favorite outfit: just a towel.
“I’ll be shocked if Sean makes it through one episode with his shirt on,” Chris Harrison told EW.
Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Starz announced today that current Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough and his sister, former DWTS darling and now singer-actress Julianne Hough (Safe Haven, Rock of Ages, Footloose), will executive-produce Blackpool, a scripted series exploring the “the darker side of the glamorous world of ballroom dance,” according to the network. The Houghs will also serve as head choreographers for the series.
“Viewers are going to see a twisted, sexy, funny, dark and passionate side of the drama and politics in the world of ballroom dance that delves deeper than spray tans and sequins,” promised Derek, a three-time Emmy nominee for his reality TV choreography.
The series will revolve around the prestigious annual ballroom competition in Blackpool, England — a stomping ground the Hough siblings, who trained in England, know well. “Their experiences growing up in this highly competitive world are riveting and also shocking,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Starz’ managing director. “There is much more to uncover than what we see on the dance floor.”
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