Elizabeth Berkley promised that she would do something from Saved By the Bell on Dancing with the Stars and tonight she delivered. So watch as Jesse Spano proves that her acting hasn’t improved since that day she that she had one too many caffeine pills. But her dancing has gotten so much better since she was in Showgirls.
Back in March, Valerie Harper was told that she has terminal brain cancer and was given only three months to live. Well she took that diagnosis and told them to f*ck off. Now 5 months later, she is still going strong and TMZ is reporting that she is joining this season of Dancing with the Stars along with Leah Remini, Snooki, Elizabeth Berkley, Amber Riley and Christina Milian.
Hopefully her former-costar Cloris Leachman will give her some advice on how to win the whole thing, even though Phyllis didn’t go as far as she should’ve on the competition. Personally she has my vote because I have always loved her. In fact I love her so much, I am going to watch the again just for her.
BTW you can see Rhoda, Phyllis, Mary, Sue Ann Nivens and Georgette together again next Wednesday on Hot in Cleveland at 10p. It’s the show’s funniest episode of the season and I went to the taping of the one with Carol Burnett and Tom Conway!
Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest have split according to People. The couple, who had been dating for two years, blame their “break” up on their busy work schedules. But let’s be real, I bet it is because he hasn’t put a ring on it.
Julianne Hough wore a soft pink Jenny Packham gown to the Golden Globes after parties and she danced a little too hard in it. So much so she ripped the seams of the dress to reveal her dancer legs. Good thing she is dating Ryan Seacrest because he can afford to pay for it! Which is a good thing because as she explained, “Ummm again… I love to dance regardless of how expensive a dress may be… You can’t hold me down!!! :)” To me if a dress can tear that easily maybe it isn’t as expensive as the label says!
Below is the dress before it was no longer a safe haven for legs.
Carrie Ann Inaba has done something that no judge on Dancing with the Stars has ever done, she fell out of her chair. She was so excited by Giles Marini’s dance that she couldn’t even stay her in seat after declaring “Let the baby making begin!” Sadly the cameras were not on her when she slipped off the side of her chair, but they were there to see her lying on the floor laughing her a$$ off.
Not only was it hysterical to see her on the floor, it was funny to see how people reacted to it. Len Goodman who was sitting next to her did nothing but laugh at her. Bruno Tonoli initially went to help her, but then he too broke down in laughter. Giles Marini being the French man that he is, ran to her aid and helped her up. While Tom Bergeron stood by his side to make sure she was OK. When it was all done, Bruno fell down on the table hoping Giles would comfort him too. He obliged with a big kiss on to the not Still Standing judge’s forehead.
Who knew a judge falling off her chair will probably be the most talked about moment during the DWTS: All-Stars edition. And I hope the capitalize on it tonight and show the cameras that were focused on her when she fell. I want to see her face as she went down.
Dancing with the Stars has been lucky this season as in no one had been hospitalized because of the show. That is until yesterday when Melissa Rycroft was injured and taken to the hospital via ambulance for suffering a neck and head injury during a rehearsal. According to Eonline she has since been released, but it is unsure if she will be able to dance tonight. She Tweeted, “Thank you so much for sending your prayers..still seeing and talking to docs this AM, will give more details soon, but thanks for your love!” I am sure in true DWTS style we will not know her fate until right before the Presidential debate.
Out of all of the weeks for this to happen, this would be a good one because no one is slated to be eliminated this week. So if she can’t dance, the show can stand losing her. Not that I want her to be that seriously injured, just saying this is a good time to lose a contestant if need be.
If she can’t dance tonight, it would not be the first time this has happened to her on the ABC dancing show. Back in 2009 she fractured three ribs and had to skip dancing on the show for a night.
Yesterday on Dancing with the Stars Drew Lachey and Helio Castroneves were eliminated before constant low scorer Bristol Palin and Jimmy Kimmel wanted to know how they felt about it on his ABC late night show. So Drew Lachey admitted he sent the white powder to her, but for some reason it didn’t get enough press that he did it. Of course he was kidding…I think.
Seriously Lachey was so funny during his chat on Jimmy Kimmel Live that I so want him to get his own show. He had me laughing so hard, that I am bummed he didn’t stay on the show a little longer so we could’ve enjoyed his humor a little longer. Actually Anna Trebunskaya and Chelsie Hightower were also very funny during the chat!
And when it comes to him being unjustly eliminated before the gun-toting Palin, who is only star because she got pregnant as a teen and had the kid, he is right. His freestyle dance that got him the win during season 2 was one of the best dances ever on the show. He was robbed.
Zac Efron is one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors and looks like a new woman might’ve danced her way into his heart. According to In Touch the Lucky One was seen flirting on a dance floor with Dancing with the Star’s two-time champ Cheryl Burke at a night club recently. The source told the mag, “They hooked up after partying all night together.” The mag added that her rep denies they left together, but a source said that they did meet up afterwards. Since both of them know how to dance, imagine what they could do in the bedroom?
And maybe if we are lucky, she can convince him to do Dancing with the Stars? I would like to seem in a tux doing a Quick Step, don’t you want to see that too?
On Friday Dancing with the Stars’ first winner Kelly Monaco was announced to be part of the All-Stars edition and I got to talk to her about it. So my first question for the General Hospital beauty is was it a hard decision to do the show again. She said, “No! It was immediate. Absolutely, I’m there. Thank you very much.” Seeing how excited she was to do the show again, I was wondering if what happened her to the last time she did the show (you know where they had her do a rematch with John O’Hurley even though she rightfully won the title) soured her on DWTS. She responded with, “Yes, I won. I don’t see that redo as a redo on the whole season of Dancing with the Stars.” I didn’t either.
Talking about winning, Executive Producer Conrad Green told me earlier in the day that Kelly has the worst trophy, it was a lamp shade painted gold. When I asked her about that, she said “Maybe I have to campaign for an updated trophy. Or maybe I just have to win one.” So let’ give her our votes because she does deserve a better award.
So how has her life changed since she won that gold-painted lampshade? General Hospital’s Sam McCall Morgan let me know, “It hasn’t. Still grueling. Still a lot of work. Still busting my ass. We’re in a really interesting time in Daytime right not. And we are doing everything we can to keep the genre alive. In that is a crazy storytelling, so I love it. I’m down for the unexpected storyline anytime.” So what did she tell me about those upcoming juicy storylines, “I cannot give you any hints because my executive producer is here tonight along with most of my cast.”
And when it comes to her day job, has she started prepping for her night one? She said, “I just came off of shooting 30 shows in the past 3 weeks for General Hospital. I have not had time to eat properly, let alone prepare for Dancing with the Stars. So I’m hoping in the next few couple of weeks before the show starts I get my footing together, my flexibility going and going in it to give it a good fight.”
Now there is one last question I asked her and she gave me a surprising answer to it. When I asked which pro she wants to dance with in the ABC ballroom, she excitingly said “Cheryl!” Then adding, “Seriously, I’m not kidding. That would be my ideal partner. She is amazing. She is a leader.” We will have to wait until August 13th to find out if she gets who she wants, and I for one am hoping she gets her!!! How hot would that be?
And on that note the picture above was taken the day after the announcement. So whether they are partnered up on the show or not, it looks like they will remain friends to the end of the All-Stars competition.
Today at the ABC Press Tour the network announced who will be taking part in the Dancing with the Stars All-Star edition. The stars that will be back in the ballroom are Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson, Helio Castroneves, Joey Fatone, Shawn Johnson, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini, Kelly Monaco, Apolo Anton Ohno, Bristol Palin, Melissa Rycroft and Emmitt Smith. While Sabrina Bryan, Carson Kressley and Kyle Massey are campaigning for that last spot to be part of the show. When it comes to who they will be dancing with that we will have to wait until August 13th to find out.
Just to give you a hint how much the show has grown over 15 seasons, the first mirror ball was actually a lamp shade painted gold. Now the show’s executive producer Conrad Green hinted that they might be changing that up this season, but they are not sure how.
One thing that won’t be changing is the judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonoli and Len Goodman. I asked Green if he would doing what shows like American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance and The Voice (in the spring) are doing and replacing their judges. He said, “I think that our judges are a huge strength of the show. I think consistency is a huge strength in these shows. Also the judges are an important part of this show. There is a lot going on our show. You’ve got 12/13 professional dancers, you’ve got 12/13 celebrities, you’ve got two hosts and three judges. So you don’t want to change everything every season, there is a lot of change already with our show each season. Actually the consistency of having such good judges, I think is a real positive for our show rather than chopping and changing the stunts every year.”
So if Conrad Green could cast any celebrity to do the show, who would it be? That person is one of the world’s biggest living celebrities former President Bill Clinton. I think he should do it, what about you?