The judges of 'Dancing With the Stars' (Mon., 8PM ET on ABC) happily doled out several 10s to the semi-finalists of season 11. Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy faltered slightly in their Paso Doble, but made up for it with the Argentina Tango. The pair thrilled the audience with fabulous drama, graceful extensions, a fearless upside-down dip and one move on the judges' table. Bruno Tonioli described their performance as "voluptuous, full of flavor, great emotional depth." He added, "Len is absolutely right the way you extended your body ... right to the limit and back up," dramatically leaning into Len as he spoke. The judges then presented Brandy and Maks with a row of 10s for a perfect score of 30. Source & Video
It's a shame the cameras weren't trained on the Dancing With the Stars judges for the beginning of Bristol Palin's paso doble last night. Because you would've seen all three of them, jaws dropped, astonished. "I never thought I would see this!" raved judge Bruno Tonioli after her performance. "The little lamb is turning into a tigress!" The truth is, the girl who comes across as reserved and shy has a lot more bite than viewers realize. When asked how she feels about being referred to as Season 11's "spoiler" — referring to the fact that she's still in the competition when others, technically better, have gone home — Palin bristled. To Read More Click Here.
We've been hearing a lot about the conspiracy theories that are keeping Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars, but there is one person who doesn't buy any of that: Tom Bergeron. The DWTS host caught up with Movieline to discuss the current season and took a particularly harsh tone with those thinking that Bristol is only there for political reasons. To Read More Click Here.
It was a long time coming. The season's first perfect 30 was finally awarded on Dancing with the Stars last week. "Jennifer [Grey] and I really couldn't believe it, especially for the Instant Dance," Derek Hough tells TVGuide.com. "I was so proud of her and I'm so impressed. It was a tough week. We were waiting for the doctors to give her the green light for her knees, and they did, and she just killed it." The Dirty Dancing star's injuries and doctor visits have been well-documented — perhaps to a fault, Hough says. To Read More Click Here.
We're down to the final four on Dancing with the Stars Season 11. For the Week 9 Semifinals, each couple has to perform a previously unlearned ballroom dance and a Latin dance. For this crowd, that means two Argentine Tangos, two Waltzes, two Paso Dobles, a Cha-Cha-Cha, and a Samba. Check out how the stars are feeling as they head into the last stretch: Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas, Waltz & Paso Doble To Read More Click Here.
Bristol Palin, 'Dancing With the Stars' champion? Considering that the American public just backed Republicans in a big way, a Palin victory just might happen. If 'Dancing With the Stars' were truly a dancing competition -- and not a popularity contest -- the daughter of Sarah Palin would easily have been sent home before Florence Henderson, Audrina Patridge, Rick Fox and Kurt Warner. Instead, the underdog, who often seems clearly uncomfortable on the dance floor, has outlasted them all. While she's continued to demonstrate improvement, she's also facing some very tough competition. She has continually ranked at the bottom of the scoreboard and yet fans keep saving her from elimination. To Read More Click Here.
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 CBS scored its usual Tuesday win thanks to "NCIS," which once again pulled in close to 20 million viewers. "Glee," meanwhile, fell off some from its last couple original episodes but still scored the best adults 18-49 rating of the night. The Eye drew 15.8 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/16 share in households for the night, finishing 5 million viewers ahead of ABC's 10.8 million and 6.9/11. FOX (7.6 million, 4.5/7) came in third. NBC (6.2 million, 3.9/6) was fourth, and The CW was well off the pace with 1.6 million viewers and a 1.0/2. FOX tied CBS for the lead among adults 18-49 with each network earning a 3.2 rating. ABC, 2.4, edged out NBC, 2.3, for third place in the demo. The CW (0.8) couldn't break the 1.0 barrier. To Read More Click Here.
It's Semifinals time! Let's take a look at the final four on Dancing with the Stars Season 11 and explain how each one could win. Why Brandy Will Win: 1. The Maks factor. To a lot of longtime fans, it's time for Maks to win. He's been in the finals three times — thank you, Brooke — and keeps missing out. Maks is passionate, ambitious, dedicated and sexy as all get-out. He wants this win, arguably more than any other pro, and fans want to help him get it. There's also the other side of the Maks factor — sympathy for Brandy. She is caught in the middle of the Maks vs. Carrie Ann crossfire. It's not her fault he can be a little too passionate sometimes. We still remember how Maks spanked her (not in a hot way) and pushed her so hard even Len stepped in to check him. She's going to deserve a trophy after all of this. To Read More Click Here.
Here's what you didn't see on Tuesday night's Dancing With the Stars after former NFLer Kurt Warner was drop-kicked from the show and the cameras stopped rolling: Pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy breaking away from the group hug around Warner, going to the judges' table and putting his arms around Carrie Ann Inaba, who had roundly criticized the beginning of his choreography on Monday night. They stayed that way for a long moment, talking privately into each other's ears. It seemed to restore peace in the Dancing neighborhood, at least for now. Says Chmerkovskiy, explaining his unusually heated reaction to Inaba's comments, "We're not robots that they let out of the closet for three months twice a year to do the show. We put in a lot of hard work and dedication. Carrie Ann's been at our throats for the last couple of weeks and I was just kind of sick of it." To Read More Click Here.
You might not be a professional ballroom dancer, but that doesn't mean you can't look like one. Learn how with Wetpaint stylist Lindsay Brooke Cohen. Lindsay has styled fashion campaigns, "Gossip Gram” segments on NBC , and, of course, everyday friends. Here she takes an expert look at Karina Smirnoff's sexy and confident style, and teaches us how to get the star's dramatic makeup. Source & Video