Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough show off their Dancing with the Stars Week 8 rehearsal moves in this Entertainment Tonight video. They have the Quickstep as their main dance, but also the Rumba as their "insta-dance," where the music is unknown until 20 minutes before showtime on Monday night. Since they don't know the music, Derek is teaching Jennifer the dance by counting to her and making lots of sound effects. If he had his mic on as he danced live on the show, we'd hear all kinds of bah! pow! waa! sounds like an old episode of Batman. "I'm also a ventriloquist, which is really good," he says. Since the Rumba is the "dance of love," Jen jokes, Derek is "just going to be inspired by me." Her overall message to the competition? "All I can say is, the gloves are off." Make of that what you will! Source & Preview
Here are our Top Moments of the TV week: 12. Best Use of Chardonnay: To promote her new craft book on the Today show, Amy Sedaris knows just how to get Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford's attention: wine! Sedaris teaches the two hosts the importance of stretching before and after crafts. First, reach toward your glass and then make sure to swirl the wine using all your arm muscles. Bonus points to whichever producer got Kathie Lee and Hoda to wear those awesome bonnets. 11. Best Reunion, Part I: Once again making people's dreams come true, Oprah Winfrey reunites all five Backstreet Boys (Kevin Richardson, sadly, left the band four years ago, remember?) on her teen heartthrob episode. The guys croon their signature tune, "I Want It That Way," as grown women — including Winfrey — sing, sway and swoon along, proving one thing: Girls never get over their girlhood crushes. Let's shoot for 'N Sync next time, OK, Auntie Oprah? 10. Best Use of Vlasic: Nothing says pregnancy like a jar of pickles, right? And what better way to document the life-altering experience of growing another being in your belly than posing with Renaissance Faire-sized pickles shoved in your mouth? OK, sharing one with your man, Lady and The Tramp-style, comes close. Oh, Phaedra, please show us more of your sophisticated Southern Belle tastes on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Please. To Read More Click here.
They've been gracing the covers of the weekly glossies for months and are making over $60,000 a piece from their megahit MTV show, but one place you won't be finding Amber, Maci, Farrah and the other Teen Mom ladies is on Dancing With the Stars. Why? Because the original teen mama grizzly (she just turned 20 on Oct. 18) doesn't want them cramping her style. "Bristol Palin has made it very clear to the show producers that she doesn't want the teen moms in the audience cheering her on no matter how much it might boost ratings," an ABC executive tells PopEater. Source Here
While "Dancing With the Stars" celebrated their 200th episode, they were joined by Taylor Swift, who also had a milestone achievement to celebrate tonight -- the pop-country sweetheart sold over one million copies of her album "Speak Now" in its first week on shelves. Swift, with her sparkly guitar in hand, sang her newest single, "Mine," while some of the pros performed a beautiful routine. Later, she sang "White Horse" from her last record, "Fearless." The song was accompanied by a montage of favorite moments from previous seasons - and punctuated by a starstruck Tom Bergeron "fainting," in homage to Marie Osmond's collapse during her run on the show. Rod Stewart also took to the stage, and later in the evening, basketball player and TV personality Rick Fox was eliminated despite his well-received quickstep this week. Source & Video
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 Tuesday's ratings start with a caveat: Because of pre-emptions and local breaks for election coverage, the numbers are likely to change a little more than normal when final nationals are calculated. But in the fast nationals at least, viewers cast their Nielsen ballots for "Dancing With the Stars" and ABC. ABC averaged 12.1 million viewers and a 7.8 rating/12 share in primetime, easily beating the 9.5 million and 6.1/10 for second-place CBS. NBC (6.5 million, 4.1/7) came in third for the night. FOX (4 million, 2.6/4) came in fourth, and The CW drew 1.95 million people and a 1.3/2. Midterm elections coverage and reruns of regular programming kept the adults 18-49 numbers low, with ABC leading the pack with just a 2.4 rating. NBC, 2.1, took second, followed closely by CBS at 2.0. FOX scored a 1.4 in the demo and The CW a 0.9. To Read More Click Here.
"It's shocking," says two-time champ Cheryl Burke, moments after she and former L.A. Laker Rick Fox were eliminated from Dancing With the Stars. "It's America's show," says Fox, "and it's out of our control." After their names were announced, the judges' mouths dropped, and you could hear a collective gasp from the studio audience. One man turned to his wife. "He was robbed," he said, simply. Not that the man wanted Kyle Massey gone, the last contestant standing in jeopardy with Fox. No, the man in the crowd was annoyed because Bristol Palin once again escaped the painful red light of rejection. "It's those Tea Partiers," he complained. "They got out the vote. But she doesn't dance nearly as well as Rick does." To Read More Click Here.
It's official, now that Dancing with the Stars has blown away the World Series: we have a new national pastime... 8 p.m. Dancing With the Stars: 18.9 million viewers World Series rerun: 11.3 million How I Met Your Mother: 9.0 million/Rules of Engagement: 8.8 million Chuck: 5.5 million 90210: 2 million 9 p.m. Dancing With the Stars: 20.4 million Two and a Half Men: 13.6 million/Mike & Molly: 10.9 million World Series: 12.3 million The Women of SNL: 5.2 million Gossip Girl: 1.97 million 10 p.m. Castle: 11.8 million Hawaii Five-0: 10.6 million The Women of SNL: 5.6 million Source Here
Tonight, it will be easy to keep tabs on Election night coverage, but there's still plenty of regular programming despite the many repeats! No new Glee, but you can still look forward to the special 200th episode Results Show of Dancing with the Stars, as well as new episodes of One Tree Hill and Life UneXpected. See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Dancing with the Stars on ABC -- special time! One Tree Hill on The CW The Biggest Loser on NBC 9/8c Life UneXpected on The CW Stargate Universe on Syfy 10/9c Sons of Anarchy on FX Caprica on Syfy What will you be watching?
"Things have changed since we last spoke," Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba told TV Guide Magazine as she headed to her trailer after Monday night's show. Inaba is referring to Brandy's surprising power surge, while early favorite Jennifer Grey seems to be hanging on to the top spot by her fingernails. Just three weeks ago, Inaba was concerned that Brandy was showing a bit of desperation. "I think that Brandy does have a bit of over-zealousness in the way she approaches her dances," Inaba said at the time. "I think she should take a step back and find her own elegance. I do feel that she's trying a little too hard and that this is a huge moment in her life. I remember listening to her music when I was a dancer. She had some great hit songs. And to go from that to the unfortunate series of events that happened to her recently, I think that does carry a lot of weight. But people don't want to see that [on the dance floor]." To Read More Click Here.
Happy 200th episode, Dancing With the Stars! In honor of the event (9/8c, ABC), Tom Bergeron — the ringmaster of TV's hottest show — discusses this season's highs and lows so far. (Hint: Inappropriate groping counts as both!) To Read More Click Here.