Hines Ward finally got his redemption. Ok-it wasn’t another Super Bowl ring, but the Silent Assassin can now add “Season 12 Champion” to his unreal list of accomplishments. With 2 flawless dances and a just about perfect one; the undisputable MVP of this season visualized and got the mirrorball trophy. He and Kym performed a Quickstep that was full of excitement and entertainment; a Samba that showed the world (and his proud Mom) just how far he grew as a dancer;and a freestyle that was so uniquely inspired that all there was left to do was just tackle the honor. With the Steelers Nation and Georgia Bulldogs rallying behind him..it was hard not to fall in love with a man so truly worthy of the honor bestowed onto him. Here’s hoping that Kym rests and relaxes following that nerve wracking injury and Hines can take his Twinkle Toes back to Pittsburgh and show them what it’s all about. Congratulations. (Final Score: 89/90). Continue reading
If this were “The Karate Kid” and the ballroom was Johnny Lawrence…he definitely would have swiped the leg of our hero Ralph Macchio. With a valiant effort that started the season then began to deteriorate slowly; the end came finally as he and Karina were eliminated 1 week shy of The Finals. Showing class,courage, and humility that made him one of the more beloved contestants of all time; Ralph managed to performed an Argentine Tango with fun and intensity;if lacking technique. His Salsa was oozing “Scarface” (Pacino’s version) and may have sealed their fate when Bruno declared it too raunchy and vulgar (pot calls kettle what?). Overall..Ralph won his way back into the hearts of his adoring fans from back in the day..and if Hollywood has any common sense left-they would look into booking him somewhere..(Final score 48/60).
Hines/Kym: The big story of course was the injury that brought the Aussie Wonder down. Her neck was hurt during rehearsals when Hines toppled over her and came crunching down. It was painful to watch…but showing the spirit of a Steeler and a true warrior Kym made it through as the two deliverred an emotional performance of the Argentine Tango that clearly was the best dance of the season. Tears streamed down Hines’ face as he was overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from the entire ballroom with a standing ovation 9even from the judges). It was a joy and a treat to watch..as for their Salsa…it was the mood lifter of the evening that made Len feel good watching it Their perfect evening finally happened..and if this is any inclination for The Finals…technically Hines is the one to beat. (60/60).
Chelsea/Mark: If anyone has a chance to make a clear,legitimate shot against Hines; the Disney star is the one to beat. Talk about a magical night-it was perfect all around..a Rumba that saw Len giving the approval the duo had been waiting for all season An Argentine Tango that was first class (and what do you people mean it was lacking leg action???); and finally-the additional bonus points awarded to them after pulling out all the stops for a Cha-cha-cha that reintroduced the fans to why Chelsea Kane is indeed this season’s It Girl. (73/75).
Kirstie/Maks: Finally! Vindication after last season’s stunning elimination! Maks has a lot of work ahead of him if he wants to pull the biggest coup and get that mirrorball trophy that has eluded him for so long. Kirstie thought she was in technically demanding hell? If she keeps her mouth shut..listens to Maks..and delivers…this could end up to be in her favor. Plus the fact she has a Hollywood Power Couple (John Travolta/Kelly Preston) in her corner and a huge fanbase is an advantage. Her weight loss has shown..and her fanbase is ridiculously high. Regardless of what happens next week..she proved again she is a survivor and can warrant any and all things thrown her way. (54/60).
Finally! After taking a week to process that Chris Jericho could have gone to the Finals but instead was the sacrificial lamb to a dance that was just missing a pole and a private room with a sofa; Kendra Wilkinson can now go back to being a mom, football player’s wife, and an occassional private video vixen. She did go out on a high..with Louis van Amstel proving yet again he can transform tabloid darlings into elegant ballroom dancers. Her Tango was on point with confidence and sophistication (31/40) and her Team Dance was sassy and loud (32/40). The Finals are in 3 weeks..it is anyone’s guess who can walk out of the ballroom with this trophy. World Dance Council head judge Donnie Burns was this week’s sepacial guest judge (I wasn’t available) and the shenanigans began there. Continue reading
Petra Nemcova was this week’s eliminated celebrity. The supermodel turned activist somehow managed to charm the judges one week with her lines and grace..but then the next was a different story. Case in point: her Quickstep with Dmitry was filled with stumbles and difficult choereography, But in the end-someone had to go and the fanbase wasn’t as strong as someone else’s who is now really beginning to wear out her welcome; more on that later. (22/30). It was America Week and each contestant rose to the challenge and the pressures of those purple mountain majesties. Continue reading
After taking last season off, I have returned with a new outlook with this season’s cast…it’s back to the basics!
The legendary sports hero (Sugar Ray Leonard)..the model (Petra Nemacova)..the actress (Kirstie Alley)..the 80s
heartthrob/fan favorite (Ralph Macchio)..the Playboy Playmate/Reality TV star (Kendra Wilkinson)..the virtual unknown (Mike Catherwood)..the Super Bowl MVP (Hines Ward)..the talk show host (Wendy Williams)..the pro wrestler (Chris Jericho)..the Disney tween actress (Chelsea Kane)..and the offspring of a former contestant (Romeo).
Dancing with the Stars…
The Name Drop-Coming in One Week
If it’s The Situation Jon Chattman throws up a little in his mouth.
Is it me or does it seem like you can’t leave your house without knowing what this kid is up to? OK, I want to clarify something..I know who he is…but for WHAT..that’s another story. Apparently he wants to act (if his Oscar-winning moment came on that teacher/student sketch with Tina Fey on SNL..we’re in trouble);catches foul balls at White Sox games;says Kim Kardashian is “just a friend” to prevent any assassination plots on the reality star (and we all know how Larry King’s show THAT night would turn out);gets inked on his hip (translation;tramp stamp); and worst of all..your 12-year-old nephew wants to look like him!
Not since The Beatles or Leif Garrett for that matter has anyone been so fascinated with what a teen heartthrob does at every waking moment of the day. So…time to go Chris Hansen on this kid (minus the sweet tea and cookies) and conduct full-on investigations. Some people prefer Perez, but once you follow my constant bulletins just as delicious,if not salacious – never will you wonder what this kid who makes David Archuleta look like John Cena not been up to. Time to get all up into Bieber. Ladies and gentlemen, keep your eyes peeled here for our Bieber watch all summer long.
He was an icon of sorts…with a catchphrase (“What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?”)..his diminuative height brought on by issues with his kidneys….and most of all,a troubled former child star. Gary Coleman still managed to stay in part of pop culture society & remain part of the mainstream no matter what. He was part of the many misfits who ran for Governor of California; popped up in the occassional music video (Kid Rock’s “Cowboy” being my personal favorite)..showed up on “Divorce Court”…and of course who can forget his turn as the disgruntled security guard who found himself in deep trouble after an altercation with a fan got real ugly real fast. Regardless of how many times he was in the spotlight for legal matters over the later portion of his life; Gary still always managed to be a spot in Generation X’s lives and hearts. We’ll miss you, Arnold Jackson.
OK..I admit..I was wrong.
Leave it to a Pussycat Doll to upset an Olympian for the mirrorball trophy. After 10 weeks and a ton of crying, Nicole Scherzinger with all her perfectionism and talent stole the title of Season 10 Champion..officially ending the legned “If you win an Olympic Gold Medal and go on DWTS..you automatically claim the trophy”. What she and Derek accomplished this entire season still defies expectations that she is the best celebrity dancer ever to have graced the ballroom. However, with her routines this week..she proved that no matter what the two of them did; they still managed to produce mesmerizing,technically superb moves that pushed the bar each week. They were indeed irresistable, rich, and luscious. (Final Score: 115/120).
So there you have it…the battle has officially begun for bragging rights and a kistchy mirrorball Continue reading
1. It’s no laughing matter as the semifinals are happening without Miss Niecy or her “jiggly parts”
2. Nicole..seriously..the emotional pressure act was so over back in Week 3.
3. Evan better rethink strategy and fast or there will be a reason for him to have that gold medal revoked.
1) Pam Anderson will now be seen in a new light by many people.
2) Erin Andrews may now have something to worry about besides Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
3) Nicole..this is where you need to start tweaking out…
Jake Pavelka,for all intents and purposes,has finally taken off. After almost a year in the spotlight..the pilot turned bachelor turned potential ballroom dancer was actually rejected by someone..ok,a whole bunch of someones. Whether it was a lackluster rhythym-less Samba that he failed to connect to,or a Swing dance that he was booted from immediately;something finally made the fams say enough. (Final score-25) Which leaves only two men to rely soley on talent and testosterone to carry them to the finals in a month. This week the remaining dancers began their 2-dance nights with either the Argentine Tango or Samba & the Swing Dance Marathon. A subdued Donny Osmond sat in the audience looking on to see who will be his successor and since the events earlier this year with his family;it was so hard to watch and not think of the Donny he was 6 months ago.
1) There is a God.
2) Never..under any circumstance..blame 8 little friends unless you are shooting another remake of “Ocean’s Eleven”.
3) Nicole’s back…let the battle between her and Evan truly begin…
1) It’s official-am living in my own personal 7th Circle where a much-hated single mom of 8 survives another week of elimination; and yet, a hot foreign guy who had so much more in him waas sent packing..thereby denying a veteran another chance to take the trophy.
2) In my next life..I want to be a professional ballroom dancer and get a “friendship” ring that blinds even the cameraman on national TV.
3) Watch out for those blonde bombshells..they quietly can manipulate their way into possibly riding a wave into the Final Four (see above)