Ever wondered how much the Celebs get paid to be on Dancing With The Stars? Well we now have that answer! All the stars get paid the amount of $200,000 for the season. The $200,000 is paid whether or not the stars get voted off. So Belinda Carlisle , the first star voted off this season would still get that amount.
The winner then receives a $100,000 bonus with the 2nd and 3rd runner ups receiving smaller bonuses as well.
Dancing With The Stars fans have been wondering if daredevil Steve-o would be returning after suffering a back injury. Well we have the update, and Steve-o will indeed be back and dancing tomorrow night.
Steve-o told access hollywood, “I am going to be fine” while also confirming that he will be dancing again come Monday. He claims to have a hematoma, and says his back is sprained.
In a bit of a surprising news, The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft believes Dancing With The Stars’s new format is much tougher than The Bachelor and those “shocking” rose ceremonies.
Melissa spoke to US Weekly this week and states that the new DWTS elimination dance format is definitely more nerve racking. Melissa also goes on to say that she does not feel safe even though she and her partner Tony Dovonali have been racking up some of the highest scores on the show. “It’s fair to say nobody’s safe, no matter how high your scores are!”
For some odd reason, we think Melissa will be safe for a very long time on DWTS.
With the first eliminations happening tonight, Dancing With The Stars was sizzling hot last night as the stars danced hard with most showing improvement from the previous week. The top score once again went to Sex and The City movie hottie Gilles Marini and his partner Cheryl Burke. The two were the first dancing couple this season to get a score of 9 from each of the judges.
The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft and her partner Tony Dovolani brought the heat once again with a flawless salsa. And we must say Melissa looked flawless in her outfit! (You listening Jason?).
Best Dance of the week – Melissa and Tony
Most improved this week – Ty and Chelsie
It’s safe to say Melissa and Gilles are the two favorites to win the season, with Shawn Johnson coming in a distant third.
The 2 lowest scores of the night went to Steve-O and Steve Wozniak. Poor Steve, good thing he has his billions to fall back on. Steve-O was absent from the show due to a back injury, he was judged based on his dress rehearsal dance.
Here are the scores for this week –
Gilles and Cheryl: 27
Melissa and Tony: 26
Shawn and Mark: 24
Lil Kim and Derek: 23
Denise and Maksim: 21
Chuck and Julianne: 20
Lawrence and Edyta: 20
Ty and Chelsie: 20
Belinda and Jonathan: 18
Holly and Dmitry: 18
David and Kym: 17
Steve and Karina: 17
Steve-O and Lacey: 14
A new photo has surfaced of The Bachelor/Dancing With The Stars Melissa Rycroft with her new boyfriend Ty. Melissa who is 25 years old showed up to her Dancing With The Stars dance studio with Ty in West Hollywood this past Friday.
US Weekly reports that Ty is an insurance agent. As you can see, he is wearing a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt, Melissa is an ex Cowboys cheerleader!
She tells US, “We’ve been really good friends, but the timing was never right. With all this going on, he’s my support system. It’s funny how things happen.”
Seems The Bachelor’s Melissa is moving on quite well since dodging the Jason bullet (good luck with him Molly!). She is on the new cover of US Weekly magazine and the mag reports Melissa now has a new man in her life named Ty.
The 25 year old bachelorette tells US, “We’ve been really good friends, but the timing was never right. With all this going on, he’s my support system. It’s funny how things happen.”
Melissa is also riding high on her new Dancing With The Stars gig scoring the second highest score on the show’s debut with only 2 days of practice, earning her a standing O!
Dancing With The Stars eight season premiered last night and it was not a let down! The show began with rapper Lil Kim doing the cha cha and ended with The Bachelor castoff Melissa Rycroft doing the waltz, and doing a great job at it! Melissa finished the night the 2nd highest score. You couldn’t help but yell “Go Melissa!” the minute she came on the screen!
The best score of the night went to Sex and The City Movie hunk Gilles Marini and his partner Cheryl Burke as they definitely had the sexiest dance of the night! In 3rd place was Lil Kim and her partner Derek Hough. Below are the night’s full scores as well as pictures from last night.
Gilles and Cheryl: 24
Shawn and Mark: 23
Melissa and Tony: 23
Lil Kim and Derek: 21
Chuck and Julianne: 20
David and Kym: 19
Denise and Maksim: 18
Holly and Dmitry: 18
Belinda and Jonathan: 17
Steve-O and Lacey: 17
Lawrence and Edyta: 16
Ty and Chelsie: 14
Steve and Karina: 13