“She’s not ready. She’s very nervous. She’s never performed or done anything like that in her life, so it’s like we’re starting completely from scratch and having to build her confidence and make her feel like she’s doing it well. [Bristol] needs to work on moving her hips and not being shy to be sexy and sensual and womanly when she’s dancing. She’s a little shy, little taken back. She’s out of her element. She’s uncomfortable. It’s new for her. But she’s getting comfortable with it as we go along.”
— Mark Ballas, who is Bristol Palin‘s dancing partner on “Dancing With The Stars,” says the Wasilla teen mom is not quite ready for a hotcha cha-cha-cha. Sounds like her $30K-a-pop pro-abstinence speeches are making it tough to call forth her womanly wiles. [iVillage] Keep reading »
Bristol Palin reenacts the position she and Levi Johnston used before they brought baby Tripp into the world
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Rehearsals have begun for season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” and ABC has released images of some of our fave contestants. Here, Bristol Palin is shown some moves by her partner, Mark Ballas. Can he turn Alaska’s former first daughter from preggers prom queen into a ballroom dancer? Personally, I think it’s cute that they’re in socks. [Zap2It]
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Last night, during a commercial break from “Bachelor Pad,” “Dancing with the Stars” unveiled its new cast members. And as we’d suspected, the new cast includes: Bristol Palin, Audrina Patridge, Brandy, Jennifer Grey, Florence Henderson, The Situation, Michael Bolton, and David Hasselhoff. The surprises? That the amazing Margaret Cho will be rumba-ing alongside them. Other than that, retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, retired basketball player Rick Fox, and actor/rapper Kyle Massey are also on the bill. To which we say, Who?
After the jump, what our favorites have to say about being cast. Keep reading »
Today, there are some big happenings in Wasilla, Alaska. Or at least big happenings for Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin—and that’s like 10 percent of the city’s population, no? First, let’s talk Bristol. E! Online is reporting that she’s joined the cast of “Dancing with the Stars 11″ along with David Hasselhoff, Audrina Patridge, and The Situation. Wait a second? Didn’t Bristol supposedly break up with Levi because he was pushing her to be on a reality show? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
The new season of “Dancing with the Stars” starts on September 20th. And while ABC has not made an official announcement about which B-, C-, D-listers we will be seeing paso doble and rhumba, plenty of rumors are circulating over the interwebs. The latest: Us Weekly tells us that David Hasselhoff has signed on for the show. Yes, that was the sound of the population of Germany marking their calendars.
Also rumored to be on the show … Keep reading »
“This Nicole Pussycat person won. Imagine that? A professional dancer won ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ This is why I do not watch it anymore.”
— Gilles Marini apparently was not voting for Nicole Scherzinger to win “DWTS” [Page Six] Keep reading »
Quick, wash your hands! Elisabeth Hasselbeck‘s asshat-ery is contagious: Joanna Molloy, a gossip columnist for The New York Daily News, sounded a lot like Hasselbeck in a column yesterday when she accused Erin Andrews of “want[ing] it both ways” by working as an ESPN reporter and appearing on “Dancing with the Stars” in skimpy dance outfits. Does she want to be “eye candy” on the NFL sidelines or does she want to be a serious journalist like Christiane Amanpour, who Molloy tells us would never be caught dead dancing around a bed in a “lacy black number” like Andrews did on Monday night?
What Molloy is really saying about “want[ing] it both ways” is that Andrews wants to be a virgin/Peeping Tom victim and a body-baring whore who is just asking for attention. Keep reading »
Last night Nicole Scherzinger was the 10th star to claim the mirrored ball on “Dancing with the Stars.” The lead Pussycat Doll went up against Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and ESPN anchor Erin Andrews and came out victorious. Many predicted that Scherzinger would win from the start based on her spectacular performances and stage presence, not to mention her extensive dance history as a member of PCD. But Lysacek and Andrews gave her a good run for her money, bringing an enjoyable end to a season of controversy.
Was it me, or was season 10 the most exciting ever? Kate Gosselin‘s diva behavior, Jake Pavelka‘s cornball glances at Vienna Girardi, and Nicole’s spats with Pamela Anderson made it must-watch TV, not to mention Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s major snafu regarding Erin Andrews’ wardrobe. The show seriously picked the right contestants this time around. To help them out for season 11, here are the 15 stars we’d love to see do the rumba next. Keep reading »
Tonight is the season finale of “Dancing with the Stars” and it’s down to Erin Andrews, Evan Lysacek, and Nicole Scherzinger. We are so not shocked that these three are the finalists. Erin was on her college’s dance team and starred in “Darrin’s Dance Grooves” back in the day. Evan Lysacek is a gold medal figure skater, which obviously means that homie knows how to use his body. And Nicole Scherzinger is in the Pussycat Dolls and constantly has to learn complicated choreography. Based on how the season has gone so far, either Evan or Nicole will be crowned the winner tonight. But since we are rooting for Erin, we are thrilled that she managed to tie Nicole in her scores last night for the lead.
And in case you need more incentive to watch—tonight, Jake Pavelka will return to the show to dance to the worst song ever, “On the Wings of Love,” with his fiancée, Vienna Girardi. Here’s hoping they fall on their faces. I mean, good luck! Keep reading »