Spray tans, sequins, semi stars – it's Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars!
Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes made her Dancing with the Stars debut tonight. I (as a non-fan) have to give credit where credit is due, she can move! Now, I didn't see NeNe do much Cha Cha Cha, but she proved she can Shake, Shake, Shake.
As always, the stars have three weeks to rehearse their first routine. They have only seven days to learn dance number two – and it usually shows.
NeNe told Tony Dovolani that she wants to bring personality to the ballroom. "We want to have fun, darling," she added. "I want to shake my bum bum. I've never taken a dance class before, but I've always had a lot of soul."
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Len Goodman, "That's the way to get the party started – all you can eat buffet of fun and entertainment." Len asked NeNe for more hip action and pressure through her feet.
Bruno Tonioli, "Sister sassy, that's my kind of girl. I feel you have so much to give. I love your energy and enthusiasm. Yes, bit tighter on the footwork and back of the leg placement."
Carrie Ann Inaba, "You have this incredibly larger than life personality and it shows in your dancing. You're a big, large, beautiful, voluptuous, sensual woman, I want you to dance bigger. I felt like you were dancing a little small to match Tony."
7+7+7 = 21
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 27
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 25
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24
Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: 24
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 24
Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: 22
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 21
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 21
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 21
Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff: 20
Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov: 18
Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater: 15
My vote for bottom three? Sean's ego, Mark's pompadour, and Carrie Ann's rat nest.
Who's NeNe's competition? She said she has her "good eye" on Charlie and Meryl, adding, "Those little ice skaters going to get the f–k off the floor – we're going to kill they ass." Yikes!
TELL US – YOUR THOUGHTS ON WEEK ONE? DID YOU TUNE IN JUST TO SEE NENE?
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