The 9th season of Dancing With The Stars premiers tonight on ABC and the stars may be feeling the pressure of a new scoring and elimination process. The premier week will feature three consecutive nights of dancing with the 16 couples performing two dance routines.
“We like to mix things up every now and again to keep the audience on their toes,” Dancing’s executive producer Conrad Greensays.
As usual, the judges will score each celebrity’s first dance of the night out of a possible 30 points. The second dance will be a relay in which each couple will dance for 30 seconds of a song. The couple with the lowest result will automatically go home, then the couple with the next two lowest results will dance off.
TMZ also reported some DWTS backstage gossip. Several sources have reported that Macy Gray is the most difficult star to work with on the show. As one source put it, “She doesn’t want to be there” and she has “regrets” she signed on. Another source says, she gets so frustrated and leaves rehearsal early. On another occasion, she refused to show up.
On the other hand, the worst dancer is said to be Ashley Hamilton, and is described as being very “painful to watch.”
According to TMZ, there are several contenders for best dancer. Donny Osmond, Aaron Carter, Chuck Liddell and Mya are all described as being very competitive and can bring it on the dance floor. And lastly, the most fun to watch is said to be the “Iron Chef” host Mark Dacascos by a mile. Not only is he entertaining to watch but he seems to be having a blast.
“I think it’s a genius decision,” says Kara, who joined AI last season, at the Entertainment Tonight/PEOPLE Emmy after-party. “I wish I had thought of it.”
Kara says she’s looking forward to the new dynamic on the show now that Ellen is replacing Paula Abdul as the show’s “nice” judge.
“I know a little bit about Ellen from watching her show and I would say she would probably be somebody who would be fair in her criticism and will try to be as supportive as she possibly could,” said Kara, 38. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
And does she think Ellen will get along well with the other judges? “[Ellen will get along with everyone] 100 percent,” she said. “I was on her show once and she’s lovely, generous, very kind. I think it’s going to be great.”
Not surprising to hear Kara speak so fondly of having a new judge. It has been reported in the past that she and Paula did not get along on the show.
Kate Gosselin spent this weekend taping the pilot of her new talk show follwing her 3-day appeareance as a guest host on The View last week. Radaronline reports the Gosselin kids spent several days in the care of their nannies with Kate in New York and Jon Gosselin off doing whatever it is he does.
The pilot for her new TV show was taped in NYC at the Chelsea studio. According to RadarOnline, the show received thumbs-up reviews from everyone in the studio including her bosses.
Southern cooking expert Paula Deen, Rene Syler and Lee Woodruff have major roles on the show, which does not feature Kate as the star, but integrates her into the ensemble.
A source familiar with the taping told RadarOnline.com: “It went extremely well. Everyone there loved it. And Kate did great. There’s no question that she was a hit.”
It’s obvious to see some of the ladies have spent their summers with their plastic surgeons. Housewife Lynne Curtin is barely recognizable. Based on the bio information, it seems Jeana Keough will be leaving the season early, similar to what Lauri Waring did last season.
Below are the photos and a brief bio of what is to come this season of each housewife -
Gretchen Rossi – In Season 5 Gretchen copes with the death of her finance Jeff, and learns how to move on both professionally and personally. Gretch’s social life heats up when she finds a surprising new love interest (who OC fans may or may not recognize … )
Alexis Bellino – Alexis is the new Housewife on the block. Will former new girls Gretchen and Tamra give Alexis a chance, or combine their forces for peroxide-bleached evil?
A lot of readers have been inquiring about an update on Daisy of Love’sDaisy De LaHoya and Londonaka Joshua Lee. We all watched Daisy pick London on Daisy of Love’s finale, leaving Flexas the runner up.
Unfortunately for Daisy, she did not get the happy ending she was hoping for. Daisy blogged on 09/18/09 about her update with London, and painted a not so pretty story. According to Daisy, she and London are no longer together for many reasons. The main one being the fact that London got another girl pregnant. She also accuses London of only being with her for her fame, and using her to get his band more popular.
Daisy shockingly reveals that she did fall madly in love with London and tried very hard to make their relationship work.
UPDATE – Daisy has deleted her blog from her official myspace page as of 09/20/09. You can however read the entire blog below -
So I have waited quite some time to post this blog, mainly because I have to been trying to find the right words. Things got very complicated after the show stopped filming. In fact one might be able to say that the drama never ended. To be perfectly honest I never really set out to find love. How ever, I was open too it. But I mean, what ARE the chances of finding “actual” true love on a reality show? Well I find it very ironic that out of all the guys that were auditioned to be on my show…. they choose the one that I totally fell had over heels for.
I fell in love with Josh (London) the very first day I saw him, and I knew right then that he was “The one” Now some of you might think, well thats not fair to the other guys right? Right, but at the end of the day I still had to film an amazing TV show. And who knows, maybe someone else could have swept me off my feet. But they didn’t. In fact I mean this in the nicest way possible, but they never even came close.
Bringing you some news and gossip about the House Husbands of Hollywood. The Fox reality network show follows the lives of five men who happen to be househusbands. You can read more about the cast here.
Grant Reynolds – Aspiring actor and husband of “Good Day LA” anchor Jillian Reynolds. Jillian and Grant are currently expecting their second child, a boy. A photo of a very pregnant Jillian is below.
Darryl M. Bell – The former star of A Different World has been with girlfriend Tempest Bledsoe for 16 years. Tempest starred on The Cosby Show for years. In an interview with ET, the couple believes their relationship works because they are “very compatible.” They also have no plans to get married, though they are pro-marriage.
Danny Barclay – Aspiring actor Danny is married to Katherine Barclay who is described as a “high-powered attorney.” It’s been reported that Katherine works for a powerful law firm than only accepts the top 1% of law school graduates. She practices under her maiden name to allow her some privacy. Danny also seems to be getting some acting gigs lately as shown on his IMDB actor’s page.
My thoughts on the show – Househusbandsis one of those shows I had not planned on watching until I got hooked during a marathon. It’s a pretty decent show. It doesn’t have the drama factor as Bravo’s housewives’ series, but it is nonetheless entertaining to watch, as seeing life from the men’s prospectives is sometimes humorous.
I noticed some viewers are giving Jillian Barberie Reynolds a hard time, but I actually see things differently when it comes to Grant and Jillian. Grant seems to have a superior passive aggressive way about him while Jillian seems more laid back and wanting to avoid conflict. Grant’s behavior at the couple’s dinner party was a bit telling and unnecessary. He seems a bit controlling and tends to overact to the “little things.” He also needs to learn how to let things go, the way he went on and on and on and on about Jillian’s spending was draining to watch. He might have had a valid point but went about it the wrong way. I’m surprised these two are having another baby instead of heading to divorce court. They need a lot of help/counseling for their marriage to work. They seem very mismatched and sometimes act like they genuinely do not like each other.
In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Nene talks about her goal to have a talk show, her relationship with the ladies of Atlanta housewives and what she thinks about the song “Tardy for the Party.”
Below are excerpts from the interview-
What’s your relationship with Kim and Sheree like these days?
We’re just associates. I feel we have a business relationship. However, Sheree and I have known each other the longest and we’ve found a way to respect one another. And Kim and I just haven’t found that yet. And if Kim and I weren’t on the show together, we probably would never talk. But we’re on the show, so we have to talk and we have to be cordial, so we’re cordial. But I’m not friends with any of these girls. They’re my associates, and I don’t think that the word “associate” is a bad word. Some people don’t even get to be my associate, so they’re in a very good position.
So you’re not friends with anyone in the cast?
Down the road with some time, Lisa and I could possibly be friends. I don’t really know Kandi at all but I won’t close the door on that. I’m just saying I don’t know her because she’s new to the show. We didn’t get a chance to really get to know each other. She came into our relationship. I feel like I’m the HBIC [head b-- in charge] if you know what that is.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians’sKhloe Kardashian, 25, is set to get married within the next 2 weeks!
People magazine reports Khloe and her boyfriend, L.A. Lakers forward Lamar Odom, 29, are currently planning their wedding. The couple has only been dating for a month.
Usweekly takes the story a step further, by revealing the couple will be married within the next 2 weeks. According to Khloe their “source,” the duo is “hoping to pull together a wedding within the next two weeks so they can get married and have time for a honeymoon.”
Earlier this month, the Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami star’s older sister Kim Kardashian told PEOPLE of the couple, “They’re very, very happy. They’ve been together a few weeks, and are literally inseparable. Khloe thinks he’s amazing and makes her laugh and smile constantly.”
Marrying someone after only dating them a month is always a great idea. I’m guessing Khloe was starting to feel left out, since her oldest sister Kourtney was garnering all the media attention lately for her unplanned pregnancy.
Good luck to the couple, we’ll be sure to bring you further news of their actual wedding and likely divorce within the next 2 weeks.