Articles for Dancing with the Stars Season 10

If you would have told me last season that Donny Osmond would eventually go home with the mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars, I would have slapped you and called you crazy. Just the same, it goes to show how crazy unpredictable things get on Dancing with the Stars. It‘s not all about skill. Personality (or lack thereof) actually plays a huge role. So if American Idol has its WTF eliminations, fans can expect that DWTS is also chock full of surprises ... even if you don‘t recognize half the people competing.Don‘t forget to sign up for ‘DWTS‘ Fantasy TV!Dancing with the Stars season 10 festivities kick off tonight with a two-hour premiere. Who‘s going to wow us ala Mya? Who‘s going to surprise us ala Kelly Osbourne? And who‘s going to make us monumentally shake our heads in shame ala Michael Irvin? Read on after the jump to find out. Read more »
It‘s the Dancing with the Stars Season 10 premiere, and I‘ll be here all evening documenting and commentating as this season‘s 11 stars take the floor with their professional partners, Brooke Burke makes her DWTS hosting debut and the judges hand out praise and criticism for the very first dances of the season.Remember, there‘s no elimination this week. Tonight‘s performances are all about getting a feel for our cast this season, and the stars getting feedback so they can knock our socks off even harder next week. Let‘s get to it! This is... the Dancing with the Stars Season 10 premiere! Liiiiiiiive! Read more »
Comments were mostly negative on Brooke Burke‘s co-hosting debut on the Dancing with the Stars premiere. She may have won season 7 of the show, but if DWTS viewers could vote off a co-host, Burke might just be out of here faster than you can say "Viennese Waltz."See the Scores: Dancing with the Star Premiere: The Best, The Worst and Pamela AndersonBesides awkwardly hunched over posture, Brooke appeared more than a little nervous or uncomfortable her first night out of the co-hosting gate. She spoke with little spontaneity or fun throughout the show. Even her laughs sounded rehearsed. With so much going on around her, I didn‘t see it at first. But after watching Brooke again, she seemed disconnected from the couples she was interviewing. Everything was just mechanical and flat and stiff.Samantha Harris isn‘t looking so bad right now, eh? Read more »
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These days, it looks like there are but a few remaining supporters of Jon and Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin. Her stint on Dancing with the Stars further damaged her reputation, but there‘s still one person who believes she has a shot with it. Surprisingly enough, that person is Kelly Osbourne.Check Out Our Recap of the Dancing with the Stars Premiere!The 25-year-old celebrity defended Kate Gosselin on an interview with Us Magazine and said that this woman needs no more enemies. The public just shouldn‘t be too hard on the reality star since she already has too much to handle. Read more »
While Jake Pavelka is flaunting his moves on Dancing with the Stars, his ex-girlfriend Tanya Douglas is busy dishing out dirt about the former Bachelor star. The latest bombshell? He‘s just faking it!In an interview with Life and Style, Douglas revealed the real reason why Pavelka joined The Bachelor and what led her to believe that he‘s just faking his love for Bachelor winner and fiance Vienna Girardi. Read more »
Career-oriented women like Kate Gosselin have little time to party. As her 35th birthday rolled by, the Jon and Kate Plus 8 star didn‘t plan on any big celebrations. Instead, she flew to Los Angeles and spent the occasion practicing for Dancing with the Stars.Check Out Kate‘s Performance on the Dancing with the Stars PremiereWhat‘s more surprising is that the reality TV mom was thousands of miles away from her children on her special day - Sunday. According to Us Magazine, Kate Gosselin wasn‘t even with the brood hours before. She didn‘t have any time for them the entire weekend because of her stint on the dance competition. Read more »
Here‘s what to catch this week on TV. Monday, March 29Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm): Eleven couples take the floor again for the second week of dancing, but somebody is going to be sent packing on Tuesday.  Read more »
Tonight, it really starts.Last week the 11 stars and their pro partners took the floor with their first dances, Viennese waltzes and cha-chas, to show off their new ballroom skills. And, for the most part, these couples proved that three weeks of hard work and mega-hype can turn into one hell of a show. The premiere was full of great fun, great dancing and the great big assets of Pamela Anderson. What‘s not to love?Get an Inside Look: Aiden Turner Blogs DWTS for BuddyTV!But tonight, as I said, the competition really starts. After only a week to learn either a foxtrot or a jive, and with elimination looming over their exhausted heads, tonight the stars need to step it up to win those much-needed points from the judges, and those essential votes from us.Will Kate Gosselin jive with the judges--or will she be a jive turkey? And will Pamela Anderson be able to control her foxiness long enough to dance a foxtrot? We‘re about to find out in this Week 2 Performance Show of Dancing with the Stars season 10... "Liiiiiiiiiive!" Read more »
Though we‘re pretty much used to seeing Kate Gosselin being on Dancing with the Stars, the reality TV celebrity remains appalled at how she landed the gig. But she‘s even more surprised at how rehearsals keep interfering with her daily life.Kate Gosselin Even Spent Birthday Dancing!"[I] can‘t say I‘ve ever felt the need to point my toes while waiting in line at the grocery store or while stirring my pot of pasta at the stove," the Jon and Kate Plus 8 matriarch wrote on her TLC blog. "But in two and a half short weeks, all of that has changed." Read more »
If scores were the only indication of a couple‘s relative safety on Dancing with the Stars, Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough would be sitting atop Mt. Olympus right now, bragging to Zeus himself about their unprecedented double tens during last night‘s performance show.But we all know that scores only go so far around here. Just like high school and politics, popularity is the name of the game, and in this game, being too perfect is just as much a danger as being as far from perfect as is humanly possible (a.k.a. Kate Gosselin‘s jive last night).In other words: I have no idea which of the season 10 stars will pack up his or her patent shoes and go home tonight, but we‘re about to find out. After close to an hour of filler-tainment, of course. Read more »
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It‘s April Fools‘ Day, but we‘re not fooling: E! Online got the news from Kate Gosselin herself that, in response to judge Len Goodman‘s challenge for the Dancing with the Stars couples to "tell a story" in next week‘s routine, she and partner Tony Dovolani will enact a true story: the story of her life!See where Tony and Kate landed in this week‘s DWTS Performance Rankings"It‘s my story over the past two years," Kate said of the routine. "We‘re very, very excited." How would Kate describe the choreography for this spin-off of her tabloid tale? There‘s really only one word that does it justice:"Dramatic," said Kate. To which Tony added, "Lots of drama." To which Kate tacked on for good measure, "Oh my gosh, so much drama."Does that mean Tony Dovolani will be putting on a bright polo shirt and cargo shorts to play Jon Gosselin in their pasodoble next week?  Read more »
Next Monday, the remaining ten Dancing with the Stars couples will take the floor with waltz, paso doble and quickstep routines that will each tell a story.One of which (guess who!) will tell a story we know all too well.Wanna know how the other stars are faring with their new routines? Plus: why is Brooke Burke spreading her own false pregnancy rumor? And are Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy dating? It‘s all here, and then some, in this week‘s Dancing with the Stars news roundup: Read more »
This coming Monday on Dancing with the Stars, each couple‘s dance must tell a story--contain not just choreography, but storyography as well. And the news that Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani will dance a Paso Doble that will, at least in a vaguely referential sense, reenact the last two years of Kate‘s life (which can be easily summed up with the tabloid headline "Jon & Kate Plus Hate‘) got me thinking.First thought:(A) Hahahaha! Oh man, I can‘t wait. That is going to be insane. But, more importantly, second thought:(B) What would the rest of the dances look like if they were somehow based on the stars‘ lives?It‘s unlikely that any of the other ten stars and their professional partners will choose to mine the depths of their personal lives as dance inspiration--and for good reason, given how inherently egomaniacal and dangerous such a storytelling venture would be ... but what if? Here are some ideas. Read more »
Jon and Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin isn‘t the only one scared of her stint on Dancing with the Stars, since she worries about her kids seeing it too. But aren‘t they already used to the parent-induced drama in their lives?Catch: Kate Says She‘s Still "In Shock" Over DancingThere‘s been a lot that‘s going on with Kate Gosselin this week, even though she spent Easter back home with her children. She‘s also dealing with public aggression towards her, not to mention a slamming from comedian Chelsea Handler.  Read more »
Despite problems that might set back less dedicated dancers, the show must go on for Dancing with the Stars front-runners Evan Lysacek and Erin Andrews.Late last week, Evan revealed on Twitter that he has two broken toes, making him the first star this season to succumb to the dreaded Dancing with the Stars injury "curse." This morning on his blog on People.com, Evan assured his fans that the injury won‘t affect his efforts during tonight‘s Dancing performance show: "I will tape them up and hit the floor with the same 100 percent effort I give in training. I will not let them steal my thunder! A little pain won‘t keep me off the ice, nor will it keep me off the dance floor." Read more »
Question: The paso doble, which Gilles Marini memorably performed shirtless on Dancing with the Stars, is a dance modeled after the movements of what type of event?A. Boxing matchB. Fencing duelC. Wrestling matchD. Bullfight Read more »
British hunk and All My Children alum Aiden Turner has teamed up with BuddyTV to bring you the inside scoop as he competes for the coveted mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. Here‘s what‘s on Aiden‘s mind as he prepares for his second live performance tonight!Hi everybody,A while ago, ABC approached me to do Dancing with the Stars, and I knew from my friend and co-star Cameron Mathison that it was an amazing opportunity, so I decided to go for it. I saw him go through it, so I knew it wasn‘t going to be easy, but I was very excited. I‘ve never danced like this before and as an actor, I‘m not really accustomed to performing in front of a live audience. So it‘s safe to say that this whole experience is really new to me.  Read more »
Romance rumors are never absent on Dancing with the Stars, and they‘re starting pretty early this season. Has Maks found a replacement for Karina Smirnoff? Is Derek earning the ire of Nicole‘s F1 champion boyfriend Louis Hamilton? Read on to find out!Don‘t forget to catch: Meet BuddyTV‘s ‘DWTS‘ Blogger: Aiden TurnerAsked whether or not he was dating his partner, leggy ESPN courtside Erin Andrews, DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy coyly told HollywoodLife.com, "Maybe." Read more »
She may be a clear frontrunner on Dancing with the Stars after the premiere, but Nicole Scherzinger admits that she‘s scared of one other contestant this season ... and it‘s not Evan Lysacek. She‘s afraid of Pamela Anderson. Read more »
The Bachelor--and its darn roses--just won‘t leave Jake Pavelka alone. Concerned that the controversial decision might cost him votes next week on Dancing with the Stars, he insists to TV Guide that he did what felt right for him. Tenley, he added, was "absolutely, positively" not the girl for the "60-years-down-the-road kind of relationship" he was looking for.Don‘t forget to catch: Is ‘Bachelor‘ Star Jake Pavelka Faking It? and ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Roundup: Who is Nicole Scherzinger Scared Of?"I think both of them are equally as important," says the 31-year-old commercial pilot, whose Viennese waltz in the kick-off scored 20 from the judges, good enough for the fifth spot. "Also, she talked about her ex-husband a lot. People ask me if it‘s editing, but no, she really did. And that‘s fine. I‘m glad she could talk to me about it, but she just needs some time for Tenley. Read more »
Is Kate Gosselin really a diva backstage? Is Jake Pavelka really  Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}a phony? And what does it take to win on DWTS? Well, it certainly takes an insider to answer these questions, and BuddyTV has got you covered.We brought you our own American Idol expert Anoop Desai for season 8, and now we bring you soap star and current DWTS contestant Aiden Turner. Our Dancing with the Stars insider will be blogging for BuddyTV before the Monday show, so check in here for some insider info and unique perspectives that can only come from a Dancing with the Stars contestant. He may even answer questions from fans! Read more »
We were pretty much right on the money when we predictedthat Evan Lysacek and Nicole Scherzinger would run away with the best performances of the night on Dancing with the Stars. Two things, though: we definitely see thelittle Evan Lysacek disconnect the judges were talking about, and arewe seeing a revival of the old Len versus Mya episode with Nicole (notenough content, too much content, that sort of thing)? Don‘t forget to catch: ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Season 10 Premiere: New Stars, New Host, New Season!And since she doesn‘t fit into the best or worst categories, let‘s talk about Pamela Anderson. Like Carrie Ann Inaba, I was also eagerly anticipating how she‘d perform on Dancing with the Stars.Tom Bergeron said it best: "I feel like I‘m 12." There was somethingelectrifying in her performance, of the wardrobe malfunction-variety,that perhaps prompted ABC to give her the so-called pimp spot. And while some may be thrown off with the jiggly bits and the infectious tossing of the hair, there‘s no denying the girl can move.Judging from the scores alone, only she and Erin Andrews are capable of giving Nicole and Evan some competition. Here‘s how the leader board looks after Week 1: Read more »
Raising a family of eight kids and recently undergoing a divorce feels like nothing compared to a stint on Dancing with the Stars, according to Kate Gosselin.  The Jon and Kate Plus 8 matriarch talked about her debut on the competition and she‘s admitted to how pressured she feels about it. Read: Kate Gosselin: Dancing with the Stars "May Kill Me"The 34-year-old reality TV mother told USA Today about not getting enough sleep because of her pre-contest anxiety.  Kate Gosselin said, "I wake up in a cold sweat every night.  What have I signed up for?" Read more »
British hunk and All My Children alum Aiden Turner has teamed up with BuddyTV to bring you the inside scoop as he competes for the coveted mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. Here‘s what‘s on Aiden‘s mind as he prepares for his third live performance tonight!Thanks to you, my BuddyTV friends, I‘ve made it through another week on Dancing with the Stars. Read more »
Tonight on Dancing with the Stars, it‘s all about stories. Some were told with overflowing emotion (Niecy Nash and Louis van Amstel) while others were paltry attempts at a story (she‘s blindfolded, he leads the way. That‘s a story?).‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Live Recap: Tell Us a StoryJudging from last week‘s elimination, America couldn‘t care less if a contestant is compared to a shopping cart being pushed around (Kate Gosselin) or if it looked like he forgot to take off his moon boots (Buzz Aldrin). In other words, skills can only go so far on Dancing with the Stars, and lack of skills can surprisingly take you, well, far. Confusing. The week 3 leader board is after the jump: Read more »
It‘s Week 3 of Dancing with the Stars season 10. Let‘s refresh: last week, in a not-so-surprising move, America chose scandal over potential, and so we said goodbye to Shannen Doherty rather than Kate Gosselin--whom we can all agree was the worst dancer, can we not? The worst dancer who isn‘t 80 years old, anyway.See where Kate, Pam and the other stars landed in our DWTS Week 2 Performance Rankings But despite her wimpy jive last week, the scoring slate has been wiped clean, and Kate‘s back to try again as the 10 remaining stars take on the paso doble, waltz and quickstep. Each dance must tell a story. Whether the story they tell is happy or sad, it‘s up to the stars to make sure their dancing will be classified as fantasy, not tragedy. Will these storytellers do their tales, and their dances, justice? Or will their characters, and their moves, fall flat against the music? It‘s time to find out, because I‘m recapping this Dancing with the Stars Week 3 Performance Show ... "Liiiiive!"  Read more »
Suddenly, it all makes sense. After repeatedly denying that he wants more than 15 minutes of fame on Dancing with the Stars, Bachelor star Jake Pavelka makes yet another decision that suggests otherwise. Read more »
It‘s that time once again, dance fiends and ballroom queens: elimination day.Last night, the top ten Dancing with the Stars couples told us stories with their routines, and now it‘s up to the judges‘ scores and our votes to decide whose story won‘t have a happy ending.Want a synopsis of the stars‘ toe-tapping tales? Revisit last night‘s episode recap, and check out my picks for best and worst in the Week 3 Performance Rankings. Who do you, the BuddyTV DWTS fans, think will go home tonight? Judging from our poll on the subject today, 67% of you hope Kate Gosselin will get the boot for her "super bitch"-y paso doble, with 27% rooting for Buzz to waltz away from the stage. Well, it‘s a common refrain, but I‘m with you: Kate may give herself props for trying her hardest these past three week, but--what‘s that expression? Oh yes: "Three strikes and you‘re out!" I hope. But of course, anything can happen on a Dancing with the Stars results show! And tonight we‘ll be treated to more than just results, as Reba McEntire will grace us with her country crooning, and Mark Ballas will return with an "acoustic paso doble," whatever that is. Read more »
There was no question about it. Buzz Aldrin, no matter how much of a sweet American hero he is, would have exited Dancing with the Stars sooner or later. There‘s simply no way he can competitively match the likes of Nicole Scherzinger and Evan Lysacek. When good ol‘ Buzz got the boot tonight, bittersweet as it was, DWTS fans have one more question: what about Kate Gosselin?Recall how both Buzz and Kate performed last night.Is Kate a worse dancer than Buzz? That‘s a tough call. On one hand, Kate has absolutely no rhythm or musicality or finesse. She looks permanently petrified, if not irate. Her movements are awkward and her posture is clumsy. Her attitude, moreover, borders on rude. On the other hand, Buzz is, well, 80, and is a sweet all-around guy. Read more »
He may have become famous for his ability to choreograph dance moves, but on Dancing with the Stars, Bruno Tonioli has found his true calling: making us laugh with his off-the-wall comments to the stars and pro dancers!PHOTOS: DWTS Week 3 Performance RankingsHe really is the wizard of wacky one-liners. And, since he‘s sitting next to serious Len and peppy Carrie Ann, we love him all the more for the much-needed comic relief. Find Out: Which Dancing with the Stars Judge Are You?Check out our picks for the "Best of Bruno" so far on season 10 of Dancing with the Stars.  Read more »
Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy decided the best way to express his emotions was to take a page out of the Kate Gosselin handbook, and dance away his rage at the paparazzi.See where Kate landed in our DWTS Week 3 Performance RankingsWhat ensued was a hilarious parody of Kate‘s "Paparazzi" paso doble from Monday night‘s Dancing with the Stars, almost step for step! Watch it here:  Read more »
The "superbitch from hell" rumors just won‘t stop for Dancing with the Stars contestant Kate Gosselin. After escaping elimination for two weeks mainly via votes, the success have gotten to Kate‘s head, Us Weekly reports. She‘s so "standoffish" in fact that the show staff needs to contact her through her personal security.Don‘t forget to catch: Jimmy Fallon Impersonates Kate Gosselin‘s Paso Doble"She acts like a major celebrity. It‘s a joke with the cast, like, ‘Oh, look out - the bodyguard is watching!‘" a source tells Us. The bodyguard, Steve Neild, is by no means new to the scene. Estranged hubby Jon has accused the two of having an affair. Read more »
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Funnily enough, it sounds like a dance move.When Kate Gosselin ends her controversial stint on Dancing with the Stars (an ending most of our readers seem to hope will come sooner rather than later) she‘ll have another reality TV challenge to try: Twist of Kate, a new TLC program that will send Kate across America to meet her fans and walk a mile in their shoes.See Kate‘s latest Dancing flop in our Week 3 Performance RankingsIn Twist of Kate, Gosselin will respond to fan letters from women inspired by her family trials on Jon & Kate Plus 8 by visiting the women at home and profiling their challenges. TLC has ordered twelve episodes, which will start airing in late summer. Read more »
The Katred (Kate Gosselin hatred) has been flowing pretty thick in our atmosphere since Dancing with the Stars season 10 began, and reached season highs this past Tuesday, when American hero Buzz Aldrin got the boot instead of Kate. It‘s unknown when the storm will eventually pass, as the DWTS forecast continues to call for more Kate--as long as the ratings and mysterious votes keep rolling in, anyway.Which is why it would benefit us all to look on the bright side and put our Katred in perspective by asking the question: Who would be a worse dance partner than Kate Gosselin? Of course, no one needs such a ray of sunshine more than poor Tony Dovolani. This list is for him. Stay strong, Tony.Below, check out my ideas for dance partners worse than Kate Gosselin, and release some of your Katred. You‘ll feel better. Maybe. Read more »
Tonight the nine remaining Dancing couples will perform sexy tangos and sensual rumbas (find out who‘s dancing what) for a night of "love on the dance floor," as host Tom Bergeron hinted last week.How‘s Kate Gosselin feeling as she goes into her fourth week of competition? Find out in E! Online‘s inside look at her Wednesday tango rehearsal.Plus: check out more Dancing videos, including Buzz Aldrin versus Bruno Tonioli on Live with Regis and Kelly, and Chad and Cheryl‘s smooch on Ellen. Read more »
It‘s turning out to be a rather quick season on Dancing with the Stars as there are only nine couples left in the field. Last week: the couples danced the waltz, the quickstep and the paso doble. Evan Lysacek took over the leader board with his quickstep, Kate Gosselin‘s paso doble made us not to want to hear Lady Gaga‘s "Paparazzi" ever again, and we said goodbye to Buzz Aldrin.Dance Partners Worse Than Kate GosselinThis week on Dancing with the Stars, the couples will receive two sets of scores: one for technical elements and another for artistic flavor. The nine remaining couples will take on either the tango or the rumba. Pamela Anderson and the rumba? Get the kids to bed!Check out what the other couples will be dancing after the jump. Read more »
It would have been a tough week for Erin Andrews without all the headlines. After all, she‘s still in the running for that Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy, which means long rehearsals and grueling physical training, plus a live performance for 24 million viewers. But the ESPN sports reporter has more stressful, even hurtful, obstacles to cope with this week: the FBI won‘t arrest the man who has been emailing Andrews death threats because of his free speech rights, while one disapproving writer at the Toronto Star tore Andrews apart for her choice to appear on the show, calling her a "ballroom bimbo"--and worse. People magazine came out this week with a definitive report about Andrews‘ and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy‘s "hot romance": a story Andrews says is definitively untrue. (Her explanation in one word? "Sarcasm.")Sports Illustrated spoke to Erin about the threats, her critics and the tabloid fodder, plus her future at ESPN, where her contract is up this year. Check out the interview highlights (for Dancing with the Stars fans) after the jump. Full interview available here and here.  Read more »
The Bachelor may be over but for Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, the public displays of affection aren‘t. The recently engaged couple was spotted Monday night getting hot and heavy in West Hollywood, just outside of Teddy‘s where they celebrated Pavelka‘s debut on Dancing with the Stars. Read more »
With a new reality series under her belt and continuing support from (some) fans on Dancing with the Stars, Kate Gosselin appears to be going strong still. However, this Jon and Kate Plus 8 matriarch isn‘t exactly welcome in the men‘s magazine circles. Even Playboy founder Hugh Hefner scoffed at the idea that the star would pose for his famous publication.See Details of Kate Gosselin‘s New Show: Twist of Kate Read more »
It was an all-around dreary night on Dancing with the Stars. Most couples just failed to wow the stern judges, who are all too willing to dispense those 5‘s and 6‘s. Even perennial crowd-pleasers Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough‘s rumba fell flat.‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Recap: It Takes Two Scores to Tango There were a few surprises, though, including improvements--and we use the term loosely here--from the "less talented" of the contestants. But before we go to Kate Gosselin, let‘s take a look at the leader board. Remember, the judges gave two scores for the couples‘ rumbas and tangos, one for technique and another for performance: Read more »
Tonight on Dancing with the Stars: the nine couples take on the sexy, steamy, oh-so-dreamy dances of looooove, tango and rumba. And style always counts, but tonight it‘s literal: each couple will get separate scores for footwork and flair. It‘s the "DOUBLE SCORE SHOWDOWN"!Wondering who‘s dancing what? We‘ll tell you!While we wait for the real action to start, allow me to point you to your DWTS required reading for the week: Maksim Chmerkovskiy‘s blog over at TV Guide is extra long, extra juicy and extra angry (justifiably, I‘d say) about one journalist‘s claim that Erin Andrews is acting like a "bimbo" by going on this "fluff" TV show we all adore. Go get ‘em, Maks! And you should go read his thoughts. Reason #3,490,123 to love Maks: He doesn‘t hold back. (Reason #1: Look at him!)So, my questions of the evening to get the comments ball a-rollin‘:- Will Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya hold on to the top of the leader board?- How will Kate Gosselin perform--or should I say cope?--with the tango?- Will Pam‘s rumba be too scandalous for primetime? (I, for one, am hoping so.)We‘ll find it all out, and more, because here come the Week 4 performances of Dancing with the Stars season 10 ... Liiiiiive! Read more »
While you were rewatching all the passionate tangos and rumbas from last night‘s Dancing with the Stars Top 9 performance show, voting for your favorites, predicting tonight‘s eliminee in your Fantasy TV picks and furiously disagreeing with my Week 4 Performance Rankings ... some other stuff happened in the Dancing with the Stars world!Including, but not limited to, the outrageous news that Hugh Hefner does not want Kate Gosselin to appear in Playboy. (And neither does Kate Gosselin? Nor does America? So why is this news? And why do I now have this mental image that just won‘t go away? And why am I crying?)Anyway, here‘s what else you missed while you were dreaming of Chad Ochocinco‘s heat-seeking hips: Read more »
Kate Gosselin is proving to be one tough cookie to crack. After her "mini breakthrough" last night where she "actually danced," the Jon and Kate Plus 8 star lives to see another day on Dancing with the Stars, as she escapes elimination again. It was soap star and beloved BuddyTV blogger Aiden Turner who was given the boot, despite, at least to most viewers, performing way better than Kate, a.k.a. Tony‘s shopping cart. Read more »
Last night on Dancing with the Stars: The judges handed out double scores, but did so doubly harshly. Kate Gosselin had a "mini breakthrough" with her tango according to judge Bruno Tonioli, but still landed at the bottom of the leader board (or the top of the worster board, if you‘re a "glass half full" sort of person), while Evan Lysacek put another feather in his perfection cap, tango-ing (and "tan going") his way to the top for the second week in a row.Tonight: The band Sade will perform two songs, New York City‘s principal ballerina and the violin duo "Nuttin But Stringz" (who either have a sense of humor about themselves or are actually squirrels) will visit the Dancing stage, and Mark Ballas will once again play the Ghost of Pro Partners Past, this time as the choreographer for a group of Ballroom Kid Champions.Oh yeah ... and someone‘s GOING HOME! According to our two polls on the matter, about 80% of you think that person should be Kate Gosselin, but does America agree with you? Will the new unofficial title of this show become "The Top Eight Minus Kate"? That, my ballroom babies, we shall see. In an hour. Until then, this is the live recap of the Dancing with the Stars results show, where anything (inoffensively entertaining) can happen!  Read more »
Tax Day is upon us once again--the last day for filing tax returns to avoid penalties. And that means the stress levels are likely to rise as you rush to beat the deadline. The whole process is definitely frustrating, but it doesn‘t have to be. After all, there are people in this world who are far more annoying than taxes--and many of them are on TV. Here at BuddyTV, we‘ve listed our picks for TV stars who make tax time a slightly more enjoyable proposition than watching them.Don‘t see your least favorite star here? Sound off in the comments below! Read more »
The former Jon and Kate Plus 8 star is practically everywhere these days, making it feel like we‘re back to the days when she made headlines because she gave birth. This time‘s different though, because Kate Gosselin could be considered newsworthy for all her media appearances. There‘s Dancing with the Stars and her new series Twist of Kate, which she of course recently explained (at length) on several talk shows. Why Did Kate Survive Another Dancing Night? Read more »
It‘s movie night next week on Dancing with the Stars, and if the hilarious sneak peeks from the results show didn‘t excite you, we have the roundup on the latest Dancing with the Stars news to get you more interested.This week: a contestant‘s bringing back the jokes, another explains an awkward incident, another denies kissing her partner, and find out which Dancing with the Stars judge called Kate Gosselin "crap" - and no, "You went through the motions like a Stepford wife" doesn‘t count. Read more »
The couples grooved to the dances of love last week on Dancing with the Stars, but they weren‘t feeling any love from the judges. The tangos and rumbas left the judges disappointed and those 5‘s and 6‘s came flying.But first, find out which judge called Kate Gosselin crap and weigh in on our Ultimate ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Pro Partner Showdown.This week on Dancing with the Stars, it‘s a mix of six dances for the eight remaining couples: they do the jive, quickstep, cha cha cha, tango, foxtrot and rumba to "iconic" songs from famous movies, including Pulp Fiction, Breakfast Club, La Bamba and Risky Business. It‘s going to be a 90-minute show tonight so expect things to be packed.Find out what the couples are dancing after the jump! Read more »
It‘s movie night on Dancing with the Stars, so I thought it fitting to pick a movie title as my headline, and one that reflects what we‘re about to see in tonight‘s performance show: the eight remaining stars, many of whom are quite long-legged (and love to show it off, ahem, Erin Andrews), are about to get freaky out on the dance floor with an assortment of jives, quicksteps, cha-chas, tangos, foxtrots and rumbas, all inspired by iconic films. Can‘t wait? Find out who‘s dancing what tonight!So before I get nasty comments: no, I am not calling any of your beloved stars "freaks," and none of them have eight legs ... although, coincidentally, Kate Gosselin has eight kids and about as many lives (when it comes to DWTS eliminations). And I think that Chad Ochocinco and Pamela Anderson have both proven that getting freaky is one of their specialties. Wink, wink.Dancing Discussion: Weigh in Now!As we all watch the movie-inspired dances and cast our votes, make your voice heard: which Dancing star has the most staying power this week, and who should be packing their bags?  Read more »
Calling all Dancing with the Stars fans! We‘ve got our own opinions when it comes to Performance Rankings, but this week, as the field narrows down to the Elite Eight, we‘re relying on YOU to decide: Which Dancing stars hold all the power, and who should be packing their bags?During or after the episode, cast your votes and weigh in down in the comments. Your thoughts and votes will determine our Top 8 Power Rankings after tonight‘s Movie Night dances.Plus: Have you cast your vote in our ULTIMATE Dancing with the Stars Pro Partner SHOWDOWN? Time‘s running out, so rally to make sure your favorite pro makes it to Round 2!  Read more »
Last night was Movie Night on Dancing with the Stars. We‘ve already dissected all eight couples‘ performances in our live recap and performance rankings, and asked you who has staying power, and who should get the boot (vote now!) in tonight‘s elimination episode.Need a quick refresher before we say goodbye to another star? Check out this highlight reel of last night‘s performances, including:A voice-cracking accident from one of the Dancing band singers during "Bare Necessities" (Though it wasn‘t nearly as bad as "Hey Soul Sister"...)Pam and Damian‘s chair-topping twirls during "Nine to Five"A second look at Kate‘s "catatonic" foxtrot, and Nicole‘s passionate "Pretty Woman" tangoWho put on the best show? And who earned your votes? Sound off in the comments.  Read more »
Three couples take center stage in this week‘s Bachelor news roundup and one of them is rumored to have secretly tied the knot. Keep reading to learn more about the latest updates on the Bachelor circuit.  Read more »
Last night on Dancing with the Stars: The elite eight and their pro partners put forth a variety of dances inspired by iconic films, but only a few routines managed to live up to their lofty visions. Read the Recap: DWTS Movie Night: Eight Legged FreaksKate Gosselin blamed her kids for her too-tired-to-bother "Breakfast Club" foxtrot, while Chad Ochocinco took a step back with a quickstep that barely managed the "Bare Necessities." On the other end of the quality spectrum, Evan Lysacek evaded "Armageddon" with an inspired rumba, and Nicole Scherzinger was a "Pretty Woman" with a near-perfect tango.Tonight: The sun will set on one star and his/her pro partner, as America‘s votes and the judges‘ scores will combine once more to form the axe that will cut the fat for next week‘s Top 7 show. Who do YOU think will go home? Your picks for tonight‘s safe and shaky couples combined to make our Power Rankings list, and our prediction of who will be eliminated tonight: Read more »
When America chose to send Kate Gosselin packing tonight on Dancing with the Stars, a collective sigh of relief rang out among ballroom enthusiasts everywhere. She may be a lot of things, but a dancing queen is not one of them.Your comments about the elimination prove that the majority of you are satisfied with America‘s decision. Okay, more than satisfied. "Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead," exclaimed user Doc mere minutes after the axe came down. "SHE‘S GONE!!! Buh-bye, go home, get off my TV," said kabelladonna, while (I imagine) doing a little jig of joy. And the most common refrain I‘ve seen so far tonight? "Now the competition can really begin."There‘s no question whether, based on dance ability alone, Kate Gosselin deserved to get the boot tonight. Heck, based on a bunch of other things, too, like attitude, energy, charisma, ability to convincingly smile on cue ... she got what was coming her way. Which is why I have an entirely different question for you, lovers and haters alike: Did Kate add or subtract to your Dancing with the Stars experience this season? Read more »
For the second time in four total Dancing with the Stars eliminations so far, buxom bombshell Pamela Anderson and her sexy Aussie dancemate Damian Whitewood ended up in the bottom two last night. After finding out they were up against the seemingly immortal Kate Gosselin, Pam ‘n‘ Dam were then subjected to the red light of death as they awaited their fate--and then, at the final moment, thankfully, were saved.And I have just one question for you, the Dancing with the Stars voting public: what GIVES, America? Read more »
Movie night on Dancing with the Stars left a lot of fans satisfied, mainly because Jake Pavelka went pants-less for a few seconds and Nicole Scherzinger showed everyone who‘s the real one to beat on the show. Oh, and because Kate Gosselin got the boot.But before we go to the news bit about Maksim Chmerkovskiy dissing Jake Pavelka, weigh in on why America is not showing Pamela Anderson the love she so deserves and check out Kate Gosselin‘s not exactly popular journey on Dancing with the Stars. Read more »
Fun Facts is brought to you by KIWI, makers of shoe polish and quality shoe care products.Want to spend a day on the dance floor that you‘ll never forget? Enter the KIWI Dancing with the Stars contest for a chance to win a free trip to LA and a dance lesson with Cheryl Burke. Enter once a day until August 31 to maximize your chance of winning!Unless you‘re Cheryl Burke, you probably don‘t spend every day of your life out on the dance floor. So you might be surprised to learn that dance etiquette follows a different set of rules than other social interactions, and some rules we all know, like "the man always leads," are just flat-out false!"What do I care about dance etiquette," you ask? Well, there‘s one special night in all young American lives when these rules can make or break a magical memory: Prom. And even after your days of high school dances have come and gone, the lessons of Prom etiquette can help you put your best foot forward at business functions, weddings and in your personal relationships. The most important rules when dancing are about communication, respect and kindness: lessons we can all take to heart, whether we‘re headed for Prom or not. Read more »
March Madness may be over, but April Insanity has officially begun. Well into season 10 of America‘s most popular show, the Dancing with the Stars pro partners are now celebrities in their own right. BuddyTV decided to stir up even more competition between these stars, and their devoted fans, by pitting these ballroom pros against each other to see who comes out on top as America‘s Favorite Dancing with the Stars Pro Partner. Just like an NCAA bracket, each week we‘ll pit two stars against each other, and let you battle it out in the polls to decide who will advance to the next round. Who will make it through to "the big dance"? (Gives whole new meaning to the term, don‘t you think?) It‘s all up to you!Vote for your favorites in "The Sexy 16" below! Read more »
British hunk and All My Children alum Aiden Turner has teamed up with BuddyTV to bring you the inside scoop when he competed for the coveted mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. Here is what was on Aiden‘s mind when he got eliminated from the show, and a little shout-out to everyone who supported him during his run!It seems as though my dancing days are over.... At least dancing on Dancing with the Stars! A BIG thank you to my BuddyTV friends and family for all of your support!  You guys phoned in, sent text messages, voted online and I can‘t thank you enough.  Read more »
Here‘s the latest on the fascinating world of Dancing with the Stars, including:Is Julianne Hough dating Ryan Seacrest?Does Chad Ochicinco love you?Is Nancy Pelosi on DWTS a real possibility, or just a real possibility for your next nightmare?Find it all out, and more:(At right: Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke share a romantic dinner in the middle of their tango practice.)  Read more »
It‘s down to seven couples tonight on Dancing with the Stars, and with Kate Gosselin out of the running, the competition can really kick off. This week, the seven celebs will dance either the samba or the Argentine tango, in addition to a swing dance marathon. And in something that promises to be very entertaining, the celebs will also design the costumes for his/her team‘s number.‘Dancing with the Stars‘ News Roundup: Chad Gets a Pedicure, Kate Gets GrilledWho‘s dancing what this week? Read on to find out! Read more »
Tonight on Dancing with the Stars: Half the couples will tackle the Argentine Tango, while the others attempt the sexy Samba. To add another twist to this batch of steamy routines, the seven stars took the reigns on costume design for themselves and their pros. (So, besides technique and performance, we‘re also on fashion watch tonight, with a full report on the best and worst glittery get-ups coming your way tomorrow. I know: I can barely wait, either!)And, for the first time in Season 10, a challenge: The top seven couples will participate in a Swing Dance Marathon. (All couples begin the dance at the same time, and the judges eliminate them one by one. The final couple on the floor receives the most number of points.)The stakes are high, and the scores have been relatively low for the majority of the remaining stars, much to Maksim Chmerkovskiy‘s disappointment and confusion--as well as our own. Which brings us to our pre-show discussion question of the night:Have the judges‘ scores been fair and/or consistent this season?Remember, as a couple users pointed out last week, vivacious crowd-pleasers like Niecy Nash and Chad Ochocinco have been slumming it with 6‘s and 7‘s, while dead on the dancefloor Kate Gosselin slid through a couple weeks with straight 5‘s. Do you smell fish, or is this just a case of subjectivity? Something to ponder in the comments below as we await tonight‘s performances.  Read more »
It‘s really a competition now on post-Kate Gosselin Dancing with the Stars. The seven couples took on the energetic samba and the passionate Argentine tango (not to mention a good old swing marathon).According to your votes, it‘s Jake Pavelka who should be packing his bags to finally spend some quality time with Vienna ... and the leaderboard agrees. So we ask YOU:Is Jake Pavelka the worst dancer left in the competition at this point? Read more »
Last week, Maksim Chmerkovskiy made an off-hand comment about Jake Pavelka‘s pants-off dance routine, saying it was a "desperate" ploy during a post-show interview. Then he took to his TV Guide blog to dispel rumors of his sour grapes, saying the comment was just a joke: "C‘mon! Lighten up people!"Now, in another post-performance chat with US Weekly, Maks lashed out at head Dancing with the Stars judge Len Goodman, who said after his shirtless samba: "I‘m fed up, Maks, with shirts coming off! [Erin Andrews] is too good for that!" Len scored the routine a 7, while the other judges gave 9s.Maks managed to hold his tongue in the moment, but had plenty to say to Len after the show: Read more »
The scores (harsh, for some, as they may have been) are in, and so are the votes. Tonight, another couple will see their Mirrorball Trophy dreams go up in smoke. Who‘s going home? Well, it‘s clear who you, the BuddyTV buddies, think will be shown the door. According to your votes last night and this morning, 43% think Jake is the worst dancer, with Niecy close behind at 31%. And you have faith that America will vote for talent, not over-enthusiasm or jiggly parts, because 46% of you think Jake will get the boot, with Niecy again close behind with 23%.If you‘re just joining us today, allow me to point you to what you may have missed since last night‘s samba and swing exhibition: Maks called Len "too old" (and "one billion percent wrong"), I thought Erin‘s purple feather duster was delightful (but some of you disagree, which is fine, although you are wrong), and, for the first time this season, someone who isn‘t Nicole or Evan hit #1 in my Performance Rankings (where, again, some of you disagree, but that‘s what‘s great about America/anonymous comment threads: we‘re all entitled to our opinions, wrong as they may be). In fact, if these disagreements teach us anything, it‘s that Dancing with the Stars is one heck of a subjective show, with something (and someone) for everyone, and there‘s just no telling who will get the high points and the big votes! Which makes these Results Shows so exciting. And nerve-wracking. Even more exciting about tonight‘s show? Melissa Etheridge is here to sing "Come to My Window," and world-class Flamenco/Spanish guitarist Benise will play "Salsa Salsa." One song I know all too well, and one song I know not at all. See? Something for everyone!   Read more »
Apparently, Kate Gosselin was a big reason why Dancing with the Stars pulled ahead in the ratings. Sources say the show even posed a threat to American Idol, and that‘s all because of the reality TV mom. Relive Kate Gosselin‘s Dancing with the Stars EliminationSupporters and haters of the Jon and Kate Plus 8 star just had to tune in to watch her week after week, just to find out if she‘s staying or going. It ended up being no surprise that when her fate was finally decided, ratings for Dancing with the Stars dropped significantly. Read more »
One edition of the best Bruno Tonioli quotes is obviously not enough to list all of the quotable zingers from the Dancing with the Stars judge this season, so we‘re bringing you part two of The Best of Bruno. Needless to say, this won‘t be the last.Find Out: Which Dancing with the Stars Judge Are You?But before that, Jake Pavelka was sent packing on DWTS. Read all about it on our recap. On to the Bruno quotes! Read more »
ABC.com went backstage at Dancing with the Stars before last night‘s elimination episode to chat with audience members and host Tom Bergeron. Check out the video below!Plus: Watch Monday night‘s exciting Swing Dance Marathon, and the moment of truth from last night‘s elimination.  Read more »
We‘re now at the halfway point of Dancing with the Stars season 10. Two men and four women remain in the race for the Mirrorball Trophy and ultimate ballroom glory.Dancing with the Stars Week 6 Performance RankingsAs anyone with two eyes and a brain knows by now, there are two clear front-runners: Nicole Scherzinger and Evan Lysacek. They came into the season on top, and, besides Evan‘s relative fall from grace this week, they‘ve stayed there. But, as anyone who‘s seen a season or two of Dancing knows by now, it takes more than talent to clinch the top spot. So don‘t count Chad, Pamela, Erin or Niecy out just yet.As we round the bend on the half-way mark, let‘s take a look at where each of the final six stand: their strengths, their weaknesses and their opportunities to forge ahead. Then, given all you know and all I‘ve laid out here, tell me: Who do you see dropping out of the running next, and who is your half-way point pick for the winner of Dancing with the Stars season 10? Read more »
There‘s one less animated pilot on Dancing with the Stars, but no worries, the remaining six celebs look like they‘re in it to win it. We weigh in on the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for this season‘s top 6. What do you guys think?Also: Jake Pavelka‘s ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Season in ReviewIn today‘s Dancing with the Stars news roundup: how did Jake Pavelka take his elimination, which mother of eight is having post-DWTS depression and which pro admitted--to no one‘s surprise, really--that the show is not fair? After the jump, click! Read more »
Round 1 of our first-ever Dancing with the Stars Ultimate Pro Partner Showdown is now complete, with hundreds of your votes going to decide the winners of our eight original ballroom battles.View Our Round 1 Results of the Ultimate Pro Partner ShowdownNow it‘s time to vote again, and the competition is heating up: old pros like Derek Hough and Edyta Sliwinska walked away with easy first-round victories over their lesser-known competitors, but now we‘re down to our elite eight pros, all beloved for different reasons, and it‘s anyone‘s game!It‘s up to you to see who moves on to the Final Four, so vote wisely and rally around your favorites. Vote for your picks in the "Elegant 8" below! Read more »
No, they are not together and it appears that any chance of reconciliation isn‘t in the cards for Bachelor star Jake Pavelka and Ali Fedotowsky, former Bachelor contestant-turned-Bachelorette star. However, what‘s clear is that they both still support each other and wish nothing but the best as they move on with their respective careers. Ali, who chose work over love and failed to win back Jake‘s heart the second time around, has put her emotional Bachelor exit behind her. Now she‘s choosing love over career as she kicks off The Bachelorette on May 24. Read more »
The top six couples will duke it out this Monday night on Dancing with the Stars, and we‘ve got the up, down and all-around analysis on each of the remaining stars. With Bachelor Jake Pavelka going rose-less in last Tuesday‘s results show, four ladies and just two men will compete with their couples‘ routines and in a group cha-cha challenge. Will Nicole and Derek be able to retain their lead?Here‘s who‘s dancing what: Read more »
We‘re halfway through Dancing with the Stars season 10, but we‘re still waiting on the first Perfect 30.  Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough came close with a 29 two weeks ago, but stingy Len Goodman hasn‘t given out a 10 yet (and only two 9s).Predict Who‘s Going Home>>Your normal Dancing with the Stars expert, Meghan Carlson, is currently on the set of The new FOX series The Good Guys interviewing Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford‘s moustache, so I‘m filling in for the top six couples, the Cha-Cha Challenge, and tomorrow‘s elimination.  Read more »
Our top six had individual and team challenges this week on Dancing with the Stars, and judging from the scores, every single celebrity this season has improved dramatically in their dancing. Special mention goes to Team Evanna, who beat Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough to this season‘s first 30.‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Week 7 Performance RankingsThat being said, a vast majority of you have picked Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel as the couple who should hang their dancing shoes and get the boot. Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood and Chad Ochocinco and birthday girl Cheryl Burke are neck in neck for second spot. Read more »
It‘s results night on Dancing with the Stars, which means 59 minutes of filler and one cruel cut.  Evan, Chad, Erin and Niecy all had their season high scores last night while Nicole and Pamela were both helped by being on the winning team in the Cha-Cha Challenge, so it‘s certain this cut will be hard.Read My Recap of the Top 6 Performance Show>> Read more »
This season of Dancing with the Stars just got a lot less interesting with Pamela Anderson getting the boot this week, which leaves us with our top five: Nicole Scherzinger, Evan Lysacek, Erin Andrews, Chad Ochocinco and Niecy Nash.On this edition of our Dancing with the Stars news roundup: Elizabeth Hasselbeck backtracks, Tony Blair could go Dancing, and just how do the remaining celebs and pro feel about losing the Baywatch bombshell? Read more »
This article is brought to you by KIWI, makers of shoe polish and quality shoe care products.In the past few weeks, we‘ve brought you fun facts all about the wonderful world of dancing, with everything from dance‘s unique health benefits, to prom and proper dance etiquette you might not know, to the surprising origins of popular ballroom dances from around the globe.Now it‘s your time to swing into gear and learn to dance like a star--by dancing with one!BuddyTV has teamed up with KIWI and Cheryl Burke to bring you the KIWI Dancing Sweepstakes, in which you or a loved one can win an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to dance with renowned ballroom champion, dance studio owner and two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke.Here‘s how to enter, what you‘ll win, and why this is a great opportunity for dancing fans of all ages, levels and styles:  Read more »
It‘s ERA WEEK on Dancing with the Stars, and the remaining five couples have a brand new challenge: two full routines in one evening.Who‘s dancing what tonight? And which eras will they be representing? We scoured the stars‘ and their partners‘ constantly-updated Twitter accounts to find out what we could before tonight‘s two-hour event:  Read more »
I‘m back, ballroom babies! Many thanks to my BuddyTV buddy John for covering for me last week while I rubbed illustrious actor elbows with Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford on the Good Guys set. But now my focus is back where it belongs: on Maksim Chmerkovskiy‘s beautiful bod! Wait, err, I mean, on dancing. Yes, that‘s what I meant. Dancing! (But really, shirtlessness.)Tonight: The top five couples each take on TWO different dances, one Ballroom and one Latin, the latter of which will feature a song and style taken from an era in time. We found out who‘s dancing what thanks to their tweets, though some stars are staying mum on which eras they‘ll be repping tonight. But not Louis van Amstel, who just couldn‘t contain himself from tweeting that he and Niecy will dance a 90s Paso Doble to "Rhythm is a Dancer." Uhhhhhh ... ! Just so you know, if this recap stops after they perform, it‘s because my HEAD EXPLODED from awesome-overload, and I can no longer type. Because no head.Needless to say, I‘m stoked to be back and chatting about all-star dancing. Who‘s here with me? And what do you think of our top five couples? We‘re about to find out how they fared with double-dance-duty now, because it‘s time for Dancing with the Stars ... "Liiiiiiiive!" Read more »
Last night on Dancing with the Stars, the final five stars and their pros pulled double dancing duty, some with better results than others.Tonight, the final five turns into the final four--and leads us into the Dancing semi-finals. After a night of shaky 7s and 8s, Chad Ochocinco and Niecy Nash are most as risk for the voters‘ wrath when the results come in. But an upset isn‘t unheard of. Could the public choose to punish Nicole Scherzinger for her five perfect tens? Erin Andrews got her best scores yet last week only to find herself the bottom two, anyway; could it happen again? How about Evan Lysacek: were his five 9s good enough to stay in the game when we all know he‘s capable of earning 10s? Will technical perfection win over personality, or vice versa?We‘re about to find out where your priorities are, America. Will you be able to live with your choice? It‘s time for Dancing with the Stars Results! Read more »
It remains to be seen if fellow Olympian Evan Lysacek can duplicate Shawn Johnson‘s feat on Dancing with the Stars, but the season 8 champ has announced that she is set to join the London edition of the Games in 2012. ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Week 8 Performance RankingsThe details are after the jump, plus: Will Betty White join DWTS? Is Chad flirting with Kim Kardashian? And who did Carrie Ann Inaba pick to win this season? Read on to find out! Read more »
It‘s semi-finals time on Dancing with the Stars. This Monday, the final four couples will perform two routines in their last chance to wow America and the judges before the final three couples advance to the May 24 and 25 season finale.But that‘s not the only exciting thing happening in Dancing land next week. ABC has just announced that Miley Cyrus will perform on Tuesday night‘s result show with her exclusive live TV debut of her new single, "Can‘t Be Tamed." Read more »
We‘ve got two rounds to go, and your decisions are only getting harder--but the time to crown our ULTIMATE Dancing with the Stars pro partner draws near.You‘ve once again narrowed down our pool, and now our group of potential champions await your decisions in this, the FIERCE FINAL FOUR.View Round 2 Results from the Ultimate Pro Partner Showdown(View Round 1 Results)Now, cast your votes in these all important match-ups: your two favorite pro men and your two favorite pro women pitted against each other. WHO WILL GO HEAD TO HEAD next week in the ULTIMATE Dancing with the Stars Pro Partner Showdown CHAMPIONSHIP?YOU decide! Read more »
C-h-m-e-r-k-o-v-s-k-i-y.B-a-c-h-e-l-o-r-e-t-t-e.With these tough spelling challenges under their belts from other gigs, it seems like the perfect fit that The Bachelor host Chris Harrison and ESPN reporter (and Dancing with the Stars semi-finalist!) Erin Andrews will team up to host this year‘s Scripps National Spelling Bee on Friday, June 4. Andrews will report and Harrison will host live from the event in Washington, D.C., where 273 of the nation‘s best young spellers will congregate for the three-day event.The coverage will air on both ESPN and ABC and will span both semi-final and final rounds. ESPN‘s live telecast is scheduled for June 4 from 10am until 1pm ET. The final championship rounds of the National Spelling Bee, hosted by Harrison, airs Friday, June 4 from 8 to 10pm ET on ABC.  Read more »
Summer is upon us and that means it‘s time to mark our calendars and bid farewell to some of our favorite shows, including Lost, Grey‘s Anatomy, Glee, and 24, just to name a few. To help you plan your TV schedule, here‘s a rundown of shows that are about to wrap up and their respective finale dates. Read more »
Chad Ochocinco is the only one stopping this season of Dancing with the Stars from concluding with the contenders that everyone predicted would make the final three from the very beginning -- Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough, Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya and Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.On tonight‘s top four showdown, Nicole and Evan wanted to make things clear (if they weren‘t clear enough) by notching 59‘s apiece, while Erin is proving to be this season‘s dark horse with 56. Chad, despite finishing with a 52, is not to be dismissed.So: Will Chad Ochocinco orchestrate this season‘s most dramatic upset by getting a spot in the top three, or do Nicole, Evan and Erin look pretty solid on top? Read more »
This article is brought to you by KIWI, makers of shoe polish and quality shoe care products.BuddyTV has teamed up with Kiwi and two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke  to help you win a prize you‘ll never forget: an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles and a free dance lesson with Cheryl!We caught up with Cheryl in between busy practice sessions with her current ballroom student, football star (and Dancing semi-finalist!) Chad Ochocinco, to find out the most important qualities in a great dance student, how you can be a better dancer at home and what style of dance she‘ll teach you if you win! Click here to enter the Kiwi Dancing Sweepstakes. It‘s one easy entry form, and you can enter once a day to maximize your chances of winning!  Read more »
It‘s dance-or-die time for the Dancing with the Stars Season 10 final four. And given that each couple will perform two brand new dances in two all-new styles after just one week to prepare, the pressure couldn‘t be higher for Chad Ochocinco, Erin Andrews, Evan Lysacek and Nicole Scherzinger. Well, maybe not for Nicole--or do I mean especially for Nicole? It‘s lonely at the top, with all us underlings standing there just waiting for her to trip up. By all accounts, most viewers are predicting that Chad‘s waltz and samba tonight will turn him from Ochocinco to Ocho-stink-o. Will he get out there and prove us wrong? Will he be partying in the U.S.A. with Miley tomorrow night, or weeping along to Sarah McLachlan‘s tragic melodies? It all depends on tonight‘s performances, and who wins your votes. Tonight: I‘m here to give you the play by play and my unique perspective on all eight performances. Follow along with me as we watch these semi-finalists fight their way into the finals, and tell me in those comments: who‘s winning your votes, and who should be packing his/her bags?  Read more »
It‘s almost finale time! Last night on Dancing with the Stars, our four Season 10 finalists gave it their all by each performing the one Latin and one ballroom dance style they‘d yet to tackle this season. And, for the most part, it was a night of complete domination. They obliterated those dances--in a good way. They MURDERED those routines and then raised them from the grave and made angels out of those dances. R.I.P. Dance Angels, but you have gone to a better place--and that is my eyeballs. It was a sight to freaking see. And after this dance-blogger saw it, she had no clue which of the four finalists she would like to see NOT go to the final three. Sure, her readers were pretty dead-set on seeing Chad Ochocinco turn into Chad Ocho-sink-o. But Chad‘s got cajones, and an 8-pack and most importantly (apparently, though I‘m stuck on the 8-pack) a growing repertoire of technical skills with an ever-present charisma. She isn‘t sure the middling Erin Andrews could pull off a victory next week, so why not just say goodbye to her now? But the promise of an all-or-nothing routine choreographed by the all-but-naked Maksim Chmerkovskiy is too delicious to pass up. And then there are Nicole Scherzinger and Evan Lysacek: the early front-runners turned semi-finalists, soon to become the Lee vs. Crystal dancing equivalent, and perhaps fated to inspire the same amount of viewer-boredom when their all-too-predictable rivalry comes to a head. Wouldn‘t things be more interesting if we took one of them out of the mix now and boosted up our underdogs? Or would that be a sacrilege Dancing with the Stars (and us voters) might never live down?Just some things to ponder as we patiently await tonight‘s elimination results, and impatiently watch Miley Cyrus writhe around in a bird cage while we do it. Time for Dancing with the Stars Semi-Finals RESULTS! "Liiiiiive!" Read more »
It‘s the home stretch on this season of Dancing with the Stars, and while not a lot of fans are surprised by the final three couples, it‘s still an exciting finale to watch: Psychic Meghan predicts it‘s a Nicole-Evan showdown with the Olympian eventually winning. What do you think?Chad Ochocinco‘s ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Season in ReviewIn this Dancing with the Stars roundup: Erin and Maks become less discreet with their supposed romance, Eliza Dushku gives Vienna a stern warning, and guess who Derek Hough is eying for his partner next season? Read more »
Next Monday, the three Dancing with the Stars season 10 finalists -- Nicole Scherzinger, Erin Andrews and Evan Lysacek -- will take the stage for the final time before the judges and America crown the Mirrorball Trophy winner.It‘s essentially been a Nicole vs. Evan showdown since the beginning, but Erin was right up there behind them in Week 1, and since then she‘s managed to grow technically, artistically and -- perhaps most importantly -- her apparent fan base. It seems a long shot that she could beat either of the top dogs in next week‘s finale, but it‘s not impossible. Don‘t count out this lovely, long-legged dark horse just yet!With a combination of the judges‘ scores and America‘s votes determining next week‘s winner, will it be the sharp, technical whiz (Scherzinger), the nimble, lyrical artist (Lysacek) or the earnest, graceful bombshell (Andrews) who will take home the big prize?We have to wait until Tuesday night to find out, but until then, let‘s use our powers of reasoning and psychic abilities to predict who will win!  Read more »
To tie off their tumultuous year on reality TV, former Bachelor Jake Pavelka and his fiance Vienna Girardi will return to the Dancing with the Stars stage during Tuesday night‘s finale for a special dance to their anthem, "On the Wings of Love." Of course they will.Vienna tells E! Online, "I‘m very nervous. Jake‘s been telling everyone that I‘m a really good dancer, but I‘m really not. The expectations are too high for me."Oh, Vienna. You and I both know that‘s not true. People‘s expectations for you couldn‘t be lower!What else is coming up on this week‘s two-night Dancing season 10 finale? Read on to find out! Read more »
Last week, I prepared to present you with the final round of our Pro Partner showdown, wherein your two favorite Dancing with the Stars pros, the lucky two you had voted to victory in our Round 3 Battles, would duke it out for the best prize imaginable: no physical prize at all, but the all-important title of Ultimate Dancing with the Stars pro partner.But when I checked in on our two battles between the top two men and top two women of the ballroom, I was shocked to find that both polls sat squarely in 50/50 ties. You like those four pros, you really really like them! Determined to give these champions a fair shake, I let you all punch up the polls for another week, and now, FINALLY, our two finalists, your absolute favorite Dancing pro man and woman, have made themselves known.Now, it‘s a ballroom battle of the sexes. Who will reign supreme? Vote in the final round below, and help decide who is the ULTIMATE Dancing with the Stars Pro Partner.More from the Dancing with the Stars Pro Partner Showdown:View Round 2 ResultsView Round 1 Results  Read more »
After four intense rounds of voting, you, the BuddyTV ballroom babies, have chosen the winner of our Dancing with the Stars Ultimate Pro Partner Showdown!AND THE WINNER IS ...  Read more »
Fans of Dancing With the Stars know that the 10th season will end on Tuesday when the latest mirror-ball trophy is awarded. But you may want to know what the dancers and celebs are working on away from the dance floor. Pamela Anderson We can watch for Pamela Anderson in a film that just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. It‘s a surfing documentary called Hollywood Don‘t Surf! She also has a movie in post-production called Hollywood & Wine. Read more »
Despite a lackluster, loosey-goosey freestyle that landed them in the bottom of the leaderboard, most of you think Team Evanna is going home with the mirror ball trophy anyway on Dancing with the Stars this season. And despite performing above expectations and putting a bed on their routine, Erin and Maks got the least votes from y‘all. So what gives?‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Live Recap: Final Performances, Part INevertheless, we all know judges‘ scores make only half of the deal as far as determining the winner on DWTS is concerned, so we ask you: Who will take home the mirror ball trophy tomorrow night? Read more »
This is it, Dancing fans! Tonight, our three season 10 finalists -- Evan Lysacek, Nicole Scherzinger and Erin Andrews -- will perform their final routines to earn your votes. Each couple will perform two routines tonight: an original "redemption dance" in a style selected by the judges, and a dance in the always-entertaining "freestyle" category. For their redemption dances, the judges have selected the samba for Erin and Maks, the Viennese waltz for Evan and Anna, and the rumba for Nicole and Derek. Notably, the judges didn‘t select the samba for Evan, the dance that dropped him to the bottom of the leader board for the first and only time. Instead, he‘ll dance the style he earned 8‘s with in Week 1. Nicole‘s "worst" still earned her 8‘s and 9‘s in Week 3, and Erin‘s samba was so spectacular in Week 6 that she hit #1 in my performance rankings and made Carrie Ann scream, "You nailed it!" All I can say is: "Huh?"More from the Dancing with the Stars Season 10 Finale:Schedule and Special Guests for the Dancing with the Stars Two-Night Finale EventCraziest Costumes of DWTS Season 1021 Best Dances of DWTS Season 10The Dancing with the Stars Final 3: Let‘s Predict the Winner!In any case, we‘re in for an evening of high-caliber performances by three highly competitive stars. Who will win the night? Let‘s find out ... "Liiiiiiiive!" In the live recap: Read more »
The pop star. The Olympic achiever. The sexy sportscaster. Three veteran performers, three impressive ballroom ingenues, and the three finalists left standing in tonight‘s Dancing with the Stars grand finale.Who will win the Mirrorball Trophy?It‘s the question of the hour, but, of course, Dancing with the Stars will make us wait two hours (9-11pm, which an encore performance of last night‘s performances airing 8-9pm) to find out.In that time, we‘ll see each finalist perform two more dances, which the judges will score--scores that will weigh on the final result of the night. Between consequential matters, though, we‘ll also see visits from all original 11 stars who graced the season 10 stage, including a high-wire act with Kate Gosselin and a sexy something-or-other (admit it, you don‘t care what it is) with Pamela Anderson.Join me to chat, cheer and chide as we watch Part 2 the Dancing with the Stars season 10 finale ... "Liiiive!" That comments box is your domain, so use it to your heart‘s content to talk about tonight‘s show. And here‘s another question to get your brain going: Which were your favorite and least favorite performances of season 10?  Read more »
The big Dancing with the Stars season finale was a two-day affair with lots of dancing and even more fillers. But all the unnecessary drivel aside, the finale was a great way to cap off what some fans describe, both talent- and personality-wise, as one of the best seasons of Dancing with the Stars in recent years.‘Dancing with the Stars‘ Finale Live Results: And the Winner Is...From 11 contestants, the field was narrowed down week after week. And while no one was surprised at the final three, they still delivered and gave us a great show. We take a look at the respective seasons of our top three: winner Nicole Scherzinger, runner-up Evan Lysacek and third-placer Erin Andrews. Read more »
This morning on Good Morning America, the three Dancing With the Stars final couples celebrated last night‘s finale by dancing for fans in New York City‘s Times Square. Relive Last Night‘s Excitement:Dancing with the Stars Season 10 Finale RecapDancing with the Stars Finalists: The Final Three‘s Seasons in ReviewChampions Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough performed their final jive to "Proud Mary" for the excited outdoor crowd. Runner-ups Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya and finalists Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy joined them on stage to dance and cheer as well.Below, check out two videos of the appearance courtesy of ABC News, including the celebratory jive and interviews with all six finalists: Read more »
It‘s been less than a week since Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger took home her mirrorball trophy, but rumors are already swirling about potential celebs who could grace the ballroom floor when Dancing with the Stars returns for season 11. Among the high-profile rumors: Betty White. Jon Gosselin. Nancy Pelosi. Rachel Uchitel. Sarah Ferguson. David Hasselhoff. Even Jake Pavelka‘s fiancee Vienna Girardi wants in on the dance-action.Could any of these rumors turn up true--and, more importantly, do you want them to be true?Personally, after gleefully watching the crazy antics of Niecy Nash and double entendres of Pamela Anderson this season, I‘ve got a pretty odd wish list mulling around in my head, complete with daydreams of even more extreme costumes, big attitudes and out-there routines to spice up season 11. My list‘s not final yet (which is why I‘m acting for your help!), but the names Johnny Weir, RuPaul and Chuck Norris may or may not be (read: definitely are) on it. And, not to make it too much of an afterthought, but I think they‘d be killer dancers, too. Well, maybe not Chuck. (Chuck Norris does not dance. He roundhouse kicks to the beat.)Who‘s on your Dancing with the Stars Season 11 wish list?  Read more »
ABC announced its plans for the 2010-2011 TV season and despite adding seven new shows this fall, the rest of the schedule is very familiar.  Returning shows Dancing with the Stars, Castle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Grey‘s Anatomy, Private Practice, Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters all remain right where they currently are.See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>Other than the new shows, the main story from ABC is that V, which was renewed for a second season, won‘t be back until 2011.  It looks like the network really is trying to turn it into the new Lost.  Read more »

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