"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.
It's not just dances this week. In celebration of Dancing with the Stars' 200th episode on Monday, the show will have a host of special guest celebrities on hand to lead dance teams and to judge. And, as is so often the case when it comes to anniversaries, expect the old to mix with the new. The standard judging panel of Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba will be joined by six celebrities -- and former DWTS competitors. Mel B, Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini, Kelly Osbourne and Emmitt Smith will all be on hand to judge a dance apiece. And they will not be judging just any dance. Instead, each guest judge will see one of their own performances recreated on the DWTS dance floor. This season's competitors must both recreate and update the old dances to meet the approval of the regular judges and the dance's originator. To Read More Click here.
A member of the Season 11's top 6, and a bit of a giant among all previous competitors, Rick Fox has already earned his place in the "Dancing With the Stars" history books -- so he should feel right at home during the series alumni-filled 200th episode. We sat down with Fox just before his appearance on the KTLA Morning Show, and though he couldn't reveal much about what to expect from the anniversary, we did glean a few spoilers about champs Apolo Ohno and Kristi Yamaguchi's team dance battle. "Our team is Kristi Yamaguchi's team," Rick tells us, "and we'll be performing the cha cha to her freestyle with Mark Ballas, the Michael Jackson performance..." To Read More Click Here.
The Dancing With the Stars surprises are suddenly adding up: Bristol Palin survives, yet again. Audrina Patridge is eliminated and the contestant judge Carrie Ann Inaba dubbed "the chosen one," Jennifer Grey, has to go back to basics before she implodes. "I think after what happened Monday night I might take a little bit different approach, choreography-wise," says Grey's pro partner, Derek Hough, looking humbled after hearing the judges describing Grey's dancing as out of control and telling her to "calm down." Is he going to simplify the routines? "No," says Hough. "Not make it simpler, but cleaner. I think on Monday night we got so into it that we got a little crazy. With her, I get a little carried away because she can do it. But it's kind of hit or miss. When it hits, like with our Argentine Tango, it's fantastic. But when it misses..." To Read More Click here.
After two intense but very successful weeks getting into her groove on Dancing with the Stars, R&B star Brandy escaped the dance studio to give Wetpaint the latest 411 on her dramatic improvements. As Brandy and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy stake their claim as frontrunners to claim the coveted Mirror Ball trophy, she shares more inside info, including how she found confidence on the show, which celebs are rooting for her, and the change of mood among the cast members. Editor's Note: Brandy wanted to make sure we sent a big "thank you" to all of the Wetpaint fans who’ve supported her since the beginning of the competition – and yes, she’s still eager for your votes! If you want to see more Brandy, she’ll be appearing on both Access Hollywood Live and Ellen Degeneres’ special Halloween episode on Friday, Oct. 29. To Read More Click here.
Dancing With the Stars belonged to Brandy on October 25 — the singer left her competition in the dust with her dramatic tango and non-stop, booty-shaking energy during the dance marathon. But what everyone in the audience was talking about was the surprisingly strong showing by Bristol Palin, who managed to rack up 23 points for her graceful tango before coming in second-to-last for the marathon. Nevertheless, she wowed with a newfound confidence on the dance floor. "I realized that if I didn't go all out, I was gonna go home," said Palin, who is known to be painfully shy. "So I tried my best to go all out." The 20-year-old single mom somehow managed to survive dancing in a disastrous monkey costume last week, to say nothing of forgetting her steps. That survival has led to much speculation that the Tea Party may be warming up their voting fingers in preparation for next week's election by voting for Republican Sarah Palin's daughter. Does Bristol think that's what's going on? "I'm sure they're backing us up," she said. "It's just my mom's supporters." To Read More Click Here.
A new edition of Dancing with the Stars helped ABC tango its way to the top of the ratings game last night. A full rundown follows... 8 p.m. Dancing With the Stars: 19.3 million viewers How I Met Your Mother: 8.4 million/Rules of Engagement: 8.3 million Chuck: 5.4 million House rerun: 4 million 90210: 2 million 9 p.m. Dancing With the Stars: 21 million Two and a Half Men: 13.7 million/Mike & Molly: 10.85 million The Event: 5.9 million Lie to Me: 4.3 million Gossip Girl: 1.9 million 10 p.m. Castle (pictured): 11.8 million Hawaii Five-0: 10 million Chase: 4.9 million Source Here
According to rumors, it appears that the 200th episode of Dancing with the Stars is going to be a lot more special than initially assumed. Pop superstar Taylor Swift is reportedly going to perform on the monumental edition of the hit ABC series. No word yet on what songs Taylor will sing, but expect them to be from her new album. Will one of them be "Dear John," Taylor's apparent ode to bad boy John Mayer? Here's hoping. This isn't Taylor's first appearance on Dancing with the Stars. She also appeared on the show in 2009, not long after her Kanye West/VMA controversy. Who else would you love to see perform on the show? Source Here
She was stunned by the early ouster of David Hasselhoff, taken with the pigeon-toed charm of Mike "the Situation" Sorrentino and blown away by the sensuality of Jennifer Grey. But more than anything, Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba is loving the tingly suspense in the air thanks to the fact there is no clear front-runner. Here, she weighs in on the wildest season yet. To Read More Click Here.