Tag Archive: DWTS

Sep 16

Season 17 of “Dancing with the Stars” Premiered Tonight – Did You Watch?

Courtesy of ABC

Courtesy of ABC

Unfortunately for ABC, DWTS is turning into Make-a-Wish for Seniors.

For weeks, the network’s been touting all these new changes to the show that were revealed on Monday night, so I hope you all were ready for them!  Here they are, in no particular order:

  • You get 12 votes per phone line, per e-mail address, and Facebook account. That’s 36 votes, y’all.  Oooooh.
  • The show will only air one night a week.  Ahhhh.
  • Couples keep their numbers the whole season.  Say it with me now.  Ohhhhhh.

Oct 23

DWTS All Stars Week 5: Gilles Marini Dances in a Towel – That’s All You Need to Know

Because of the Presidential debates, there were no eliminations on DWTS this week. (OK, ABC, but I’m not sure how the debates fit into that decision, but I’ll go with it.)  Instead, they had the eight finalists perform a “guilty pleasures” dance each night (4 per night), along with two team freestyles.

Team “Call Me Maybe” performed their group dance Monday night, and their individual dances on Tuesday, while Team “Gangnam Style” danced their guilty pleasures on Monday and the team dance on Tuesday.

Let’s start with the group dances because they were memorable in their own ways.

Oct 01

DWTS All Stars Week 2: Overenthusiastic Knees and Apolo Gets Kicked in the Face (Finally)

It’s week two of Dancing with the Stars, and this week, the “All Stars” danced the jive or quickstep.  I guess we should be glad that the Biebs wasn’t performing this week, after the pukefest that was last weekend.  (When is drinking milk before jumping around ever a good idea?  Just ask an infant what happens.)

First up were Melissa and Tony dancing the jive.  Anyone else think she looked like Minnie Mouse in that ridiculous costume?  Either the outfits on this show are silly or non-existent.  Really not a whole lot in between.  They set the tone with a solid 23.5 out of 30.

Sep 24

Dancing with the Stars: All Stars — They’re Baaaack!

I can’t believe it’s time for DWTS again.  Didn’t the last season wrap up, like, yesterday?  Seriously, it feels like it did.  So we’re at season 15, 162 so-called “stars” have participated, and a shit-ton of spray tan has been spilled.  I still don’t understand anything Bruno says.  Let’s get some subtitles a la “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”  Pretty please?

There are a few changes this year: for starters, you can vote on Facebook and let the entire world know you’re a tool fan.  Judges can award half points.  And you can get 13 votes per voting method (online or by phone).

May 15

DWTS: Is it Over Yet?


Is it over yet?  We’ve made it to the Semi-Finals.  Finally!!!   A dream of mine was nearly realized Monday night – Derek almost bit it on his way down the stairs.  Bummer for me!   The final four performed two dances and, according to the hosts, it’s the most closely matched semi-finals in DWTS history.

America’s favorite accountant William Levy kicked things off with a tango.  This week, he sported a black headband, a blue and white headband that reminds me of my mother’s dinner napkins and a skullcap beanie.

May 08

DWTS: Double Eliminations, Dance Floor Threesomes and Little House Goes Lifetime

And then there were six.  I mean four.  It’s a double elimination week.  Damn, I hate math.

This week saw the unveiling of the “Dance Trio” or, as I like to call it, “Threesome on the Dance Floor.”  The tempers flared this week, particularly amongst the male pros – Maria Menounos’ partner stormed out during one of their training sessions, and later said, “Sometimes you hurt the ones you love the most.”  Then Maks flipped out and had to leave before he punched something.  Both left their partners in tears.  The way Melissa Gilbert was covering for Maks made me think I was watching a Lifetime movie – “he only hurts me because he loves me.”  “Leave already, Girl! He’s not good for you! It’s not going to get better!”  Ugh.  Speaking of Melissa Gilbert, I wonder if DWTS is contractually obligated to refer to her as “TV Icon Melissa Gilbert” every time they reference her?  Tom Bergeron was going a little overboard with it tonight.