May 21, 2013 |
“This is the spray tan traffic zone, right here.” - host Tom Bergeron We've reached the “Dancing With the Stars” Season 16 finals, ballroom fans! And this two-hour, heavily padded first-night showcase had each of the remaining four couples dancing three dances. The first was the judges' choice, in which Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba selected a dance style that would best suit the finalists' capabilities. The second was a cha-cha relay, where the couples had to dance the same dance style one after the other.
March 19, 2013 |
Live from Hollywood: It's the 16 th season of “Dancing With the Stars!” In the grand ballroom tradition we've got our old favorites, some new pros and stars of varying wattages (as Tom said, “We get most of our cast when their judgment's impaired”) lighting up the glitterverse in all their fringed glory. The first performance program had each of the twelve couples dancing either the fox trot, the cha cha, or a newly introduced contemporary routine. It was also a non-elimination round, so each couple will have another chance to impress the judges and the viewers before the first elimination occurs next week.
November 6, 2012 |
The big to-do on this seventh week on “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” was the introduction of the Dance Fusions, in which each couple mixed two different ballroom styles with one song. According to the judges, the biggest challenge would be to maintain the character of the dance. The pro has his/her work cut out for him/her, because they have to come up with a strategy that suits each celebrity's style. Mostly, Len wanted to see decent amounts of both dances: “To win something special, you've got to do something special.” To give us a taste of the routines to come, Henry Byalikov from the Troupe choreographed a crisp and clean mutant super-dance hybrid for the Troupe and that featured Anna Trebunskaya, Louis Van Amstel, Tristan MacManus(!
March 22, 2013 |
The Times is pleased to have Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones guest-blogging for us while he competes on "Dancing With the Stars. " Each week while he competes on the show, Jones will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Jones' thoughts about Week 1, which he offered via email. Q: They showed a great clip during the show of you dancing with your mom: How did she think you did on your first dance Monday?
October 8, 2012 |
Paula Abdul is back - this time on "Dancing With the Stars. " ABC announced late Monday that the former "American Idol" judge will be a guest judge on the dance competition for next Monday's show, joining the panel in the midst of a season devoted to all-star contestants from past cycles, including Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley. The 1980s pop diva, who turned 50 this past summer, has taken a low profile since she got booted earlier this...
May 23, 2012 |
The Times is pleased to have Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver guest-blogging for us while he competes on "Dancing With the Stars. " Driver, a Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl player, was named the winner of the competition this week and, as he has throughout the season, answered a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell. Here are Driver's thoughts about winning the competition, which he offered via email. Q: Champions!