My posts are going up a little late this week due to the holiday, but that doesn’t mean I have forgotten.  How could I forget the most controversial season of Dancing With the Stars?  One of the few reality shows that I didn’t think could cause drama, did.  However, the ratings this season were through the roof, which means I’m sure we can expect more controversial “stars” in future seasons.

I’m sure you all know by now that Jennifer Grey took home the coveted mirror ball trophy, which is probably the worst prize in reality show history.  I was pretty surprised, but at the same time, I wasn’t.  Bristol Palin brought up the rear in viewers’ votes this time, which leads me to believe people wanted to vote for her to take a stand, but they didn’t really believe she deserved to win.  Floating somewhere in the middle was Disney star, Kyle Massey.

Good job, Jennifer, you deserved it.

Last night, we got to see Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough with a perfect score of 60.  That wasn’t surprising.  What was surprising, however, was that the judges decided to hop on the “We Love Bristol

Woo! Go, Kyle!

Palin” bandwagon and gave her a few 9’s.  Hey, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!  That still left her at the bottom of the pack, since everyone else is much better at dancing than she is.  Oh, yeah, they’re actual stars too.  But I guess everyone loves the underdog, eh?  Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer, whom I love dearly, received a total score of 58, which was their highest score of the season.

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Children dancing

This week’s challenge was an interesting one.  Instant Dance!  Basically, the contestants knew what dance they would have to perform, but they only received their song mere minutes before they had to perform it.  I was expecting lots of fail.  However, this challenge produced some of the best dances we’ve seen so far this season!  My personal favorite was Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer doing   the jive to Good Golly Miss Molly.  They earned an almost perfect score of 29.  Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough’s performance actually scored a perfect score of 30, despite an earlier knee injury.

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Welcome to Dancing With the Stars 200th episode!  This was yet another week full of surprises!  Taylor Swift performed and we got to see Tom Bergeron faint at her feet, which is always a good time.  And the legendary Rod Stewart performed too.  I love them both.  Seriously.  If I could hang out with Taylor and Rod, I would be a happy, happy person.  Could you just imagine the conversations the three of us would have though?  I can’t.

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The Dancing With the Stars results show always makes me think of a big dance party!  You have the awesome dancing from both the contestants and professional dance groups, you have the “concert” aspect with popular bands and singers.  All you need is the spandex and platform heels.  Oh, wait, you have that too!

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This week marks the halfway point for season 11 of Dancing with the Stars!  It’s anyone’s game now, which is proven by how Bristol Palin keeps coming back week after week, even though she can never remember her dances.  This week was TV Theme Week where we had Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy quickstep their way onto the top of the leaderboard with a total judges score of 27, knocking Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough out of the coveted spot.

Brandy dancing to I'll Be There For You

Bringing up the rear were Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas with a total judges score of 18.  Ouch.  I’m sure the monkey suits didn’t help matters any, even though Len Goodman surprisingly liked them.

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It was acoustic week!  The contestants danced to either the Argentine Tango or the Rumba to live acoustic music.  They were also being judged on both technical and performance abilities, and had to dance on a much smaller, round stage.  Luckily no one fell off the stage, which I totally would have done.

Before I get on with the results, just a few observations from me:

1. We got to hear Jennifer Grey say, “It was dope, yo.”  That was priceless.

2. Watching Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas dance is kind of like watching my grandmother makes the moves on my boyfriend.  Solely speaking of the age difference.  I don’t want Corky Ballas to be my boyfriend.

3. We got to see Mark Ballas’s, Len Goodman’s, and The Situation’s situations.  The Situation’s was the only one worth looking at.

Len Goodman shirtless

It just seems so...unLenlike

4. Karina Smirnoff thinks The Situation is The Hulk.  Or maybe Superman.  Karina, you aren’t Lacey Schwimmer.  You and The Situation are almost the same height and build.  Expecting him to make you do a perfect barrel roll in mid-air might be sort of impossible.

5. Speaking of Lacey Schwimmer, what’s with all the jokes about how young and “full of hormones” Kyle Massey is?  You were his age pretty damn recently, Lacey.

Okay, now that I got all that out of my system, onto the results!

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I apologize for not getting a recap up, but thanks to Monday Night Football (Go, Pats!), Dancing with the Stars wasn’t on until 1:35 a.m.  I was sawing logs at that point and by the time I would have been able to get the recap up, you would all be like, “Who cares about a recap?  We already know who got booted out.  Yawn.”  So I’m just putting up an elimination post this week.  You’re welcome.

Susan Boyle was scheduled to be a musical guest tonight, but she called in sick at the last minute.  The only one who wasn’t doing anything was apparently Michael Bolton, so he was able to step in and sing his heart out.  I guess that means he’s forgiven Bruno Tonioli.


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I had posted earlier today that the booing last night was because of Sarah Palin being in the audience of Dancing with the Stars.  According to Tom Bergeron and the producers, the Boo-gate, as they are calling it, had to do with the scores the judges gave Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough.

Bergeron told EW today that the audience actually had a bone to pick with the judges and the scores they gave Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough. “We are going to show footage from another camera angle. Thank God we had a camera on the grassy knoll!” quips Bergeron. “You’ll see the judges basically taking on the audience. They were upset they they gave Jennifer Grey an 8.

I wonder if it’s just a cover-up.  I wonder if I’m just intent on spreading  rumors today.  I guess we’ll find out tonight when they show cameras from another angle.

Source:  Hollywood Insider

Last night’s episode should have been subtitled “Let’s compare our injuries,” or maybe “SARAH PALIN IS HERE!!!”  Last week, we said hasta la bye bye to The Hoff, who ran in slow motion towards the Exit clad in nothing but an orange swimsuit.  Well, not really, but that would have totally made my night.

Our first dance number last night was Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke dancing the jive.  Rick had a ruptured tendon and now has a floppy foot.  We were very lucky, though, because we got to see it.


Rick started off with ripping off his jacket, which didn’t bode so well for David Hasselhoff last week. 


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