The all-star edition of Dancing with the Stars has certainly produced more than its fair share of surprises, starting with the decision to invite Bristol Palin back to compete and outlast better performers like Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey and Joey Fatone. Unfortunately, the shockers kept coming on Tuesday when another high-scoring hoofer was sent packing. For the all-star’s parting words, head to the jump. READ FULL STORY
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A troubled ex-lover, drug addiction and country music don’t really scream rumba time but that didn’t stop Sabrina Bryan from combining the disparate worlds during Monday’s installment of Dancing with the Stars. The Cheetah Girl earned a perfect 30 with partner Louis van Amstel while dancing to Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted” while remembering an old boyfriend.
“It was incredible,” Bryan told reporters afterwards. “This dance was something that I was so nervous to do and I didn’t know what really they were going to add into the package. I told them about my own personal experience and it’s hard to let things like that happen and let things out there for people to judge or whatever. I was nervous but more than anything I was excited to do this dance with Louis because he’s such an incredible teacher and I was so excited learning this dance.” READ FULL STORY
It’s official: Gilles Marini not only has the power to blow away the ladies, he can knock them out of their seats. During Monday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, the actor’s performance with Peta Murgatroyd was so steamy that a breathless Carrie Ann Inaba exclaimed, “Let the babymaking begin!” before toppling to the floor.
Before you start thinking Inaba has turned into a lechy cougar, it was Marini who suggested that his performance could make he and his partner “responsible for a lot of babies.” The French-American actor managed to pull it off, too, earning a 29.5 for his sexy rumba danced to “I Will Always Love You.” (Even his gun holster looked hot in the dance that was a homage to Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard).
But Marini didn’t expect his number to deliver such a knock-out blow to the judges — or one in particular.
“I’m like, gosh, she got hurt!” he told reporters after Monday’s show. “As the firefighter that I used to be I just picked her up.” READ FULL STORY
UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars all-star contestant Melissa Rycroft did perform on tonight’s broadcast after suffering an on-set injury Sunday.
She was hospitalized after hurting her head and neck while planning out camera blocking for Monday night’s performance show with dance partner Tony Dovolani.
Earlier today, ABC released this statement: “We can confirm Melissa was diagnosed with a disc herniation at the C4-C5 level of her cervical spine. At this time, Melissa’s ability to perform in tonight’s show will be a show time decision.”
Rycroft, a former contestant on The Bachelor, is competing against Shawn Johnson, Gilles Marini, Kelly Monaco, Emmitt Smith, Sabrina Bryan, Apolo Ohno and Kirstie Alley for the mirror ball trophy. Five all-stars (Bristol Palin, Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey, Joey Fatone and Pamela Anderson) have already been eliminated this season.
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
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:
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