Tonight, the premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 11 kicks off with a bang – and we have the set list showing each song & dance that the couples are doing tonight. It’s gonna be hot and scandalous. Some of the stars I’m actually looking forward to seeing include Audrina Patridge, Margaret Cho, and The Situation. There are also rumors that Sarah Palin will be there for the premiere to witness her “celebrity” daughter take the lime light.
Let the pimping for votes begin. ABC just released the “Dancing With The Stars” Season 11 cast posing for the first time with their professional partners. Putting their best fake dancing poses, the stars and their partners smile their little hearts our for the promo pics.
Everyone couple has a photo with exception to Mike “The Situation” and Karina Smirnoff. Due to their busy schedules, the two can only meet one week before the show stars. Eeeks. The two will only have five days to practice before the September 20 premiere date. Let’s hope Mikey has some natural dancing talent.
Awwww, Louis really looks like he loves having Margaret Cho as his partner. He had great chemistry with Niecy last year, let’s hope he connects with Cho as well on the dance floor this season.
After weeks of speculation, the celebrity cast of “Dancing With The Stars” Season 11 was finally announced live during Monday night’s telecast of “The Bachelor Pad“. Both Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke were on hand to introduce the celebrity hoofers. The ladies were revealed first, with the men unveiled minutes later. All but two of the stars were there live.
For the most part, the participating cast fell in line with most of the spoilers that leaked online. Overall it’s not a bad cast, but it certainly won’t have the same buzz it did last year when trainwreck Kate Gosselin showed the world her lack of rhythm. Unfortunately Gosselin’s positive impact on Neilsen ratings played a part with this year’s cast. How else can you explain the inclusion of Bristol Palin. Let’s reward her for being a teenage mom, by placing her on one of TV’s biggest shows.
Occupation: Reality TV Personality, Actress
Professional Partner: Tony Dovolani
The only cast member to star for the entire run of “The Hills” and the only brunette series regular. For enduring Speidi all those years, Audrina definitely earned her DWTS spot and deserves to show the world she can do more than look at ceilings. She lucked out with her professional partner (Dovolani), and if she has any ounce of rhythm and good work ethic, she could go far. But I think her dancing is as wooden as her acting. Being a pretty reality star, like Kim Kardashian, can only get you so far. I predict a middle of the season elimination.
Considering all the Reality Competition Shows there are out there, it shocks me that the five nominated shows here, have been the same for the past few years. Where’s “So You Think You Can Dance“, “The Apprentice“, “Survivor“, “The Bachelor”, heck I’ll even take an “ANTM” nomination, just to mix things up.
The last season of American Idol is widely considered, among fan and critics, to be the worst in the series. When you factor in the failure of DeGeneres’ addition to the panel, crowning the wrong winner and having the weakest Top 12 ever, there’s absolutely no way this show is winning. I’m even surprised it scored a nomination. Hopefully, with all the changes in store, the veteran reality show will once again reign supreme.
Tomorrow, I’ll predict who’ll take home the Emmy for Best Reality Competition Show“. But first, let’s take a look at the men and woman in front of the camera, who keep things moving along with their signature catchphrases and unique style. You would think hosting a reality show would be easy, but it really is an art form. Just ask Brian Dunkleman, the former co-host of American Idol.
This award has only been in existence the past two years, and is normally given out during the main telecast. This year, the academy is announcing the winner at The Creative Arts Emmy Ceremony being held tonight and will be broadcast on on E! Entertainment Television on Friday, August 27. Poor guys don’t even get to go to the big boy party. Boo Emmys… BOO.
He’s one of two hosts nominated who have to deal with filming live. There are probably few individuals who could pull off what Bergeron does. You needn’t look any further than his co-hosts to see how easy it is too fail. His quick wit and cheesy puns keep the showing moving in a seamless fashion. Remember when Marie Osmond fainted, he handled that like a pro and took the situation by the balls.
In the spirit of covering all things So You Think You Can Dance-related here at Homorazzi, I thought I would do a special entry outside of my weekly recaps and discussions to highlight the achievements of the show and their related alumni and judges. The 2010 Emmy Award nominations were announced earlier this week and although there appears to be endless categories and nominations, the dance/choreography section always holds a special place in my heart. Although these awards aren’t part of the on-air broadcast on August 29, I felt it was needed to call special attention to the brilliance of the artists involved.
The nominations for 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography were:
Routines: Opening Number/No One Wants to Do It Alone & Score Suite
ABC – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Choreographer: Adam Shankman (SYTYCD season seven resident judge)
Joey Fatone, formerly of N’Syncand more recently of Dancing With The Stars, is flying solo and releasing his first pop rock single ” Radio” on May 18th, debuting on Dancing With The Stars the night before on May 17th. His album is called “Radio,” and he plans on releasing his second single in July. Fatone says:
“I have been recording with friends over the last few years and really enjoying it. We found and wrote some songs that are fun, harmless, and hopefully make people smile and feel good.”
On top of his new solo career, he’s also heading back to Broadway as “Franz Liebkind” in a new cycle of the Mel Brooks’ Tony Award winning musical, The Producers. In addition, he’s starts filming to feature films this summer as well.
First she was supposed to join “Dancing With The Stars“, but that fizzled. Then word leaked that she’d be headlining the revamp “Star Search“, but again that didn’t come to fruition. Amidst all those rumors, speculation arose that she’d be reuniting with her former colleague, Simon Cowell, for his new reality show, “X Factor“. Paula, I’m begging you… STOP TEASING US and commit to a new project.
Since the kooky former judge left American Idol, Abdul hasn’t committed to a regular gig. All she’s done is do a guest starring stint on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” and host VH1′s Divas concert. For months, she’s stringed along ABC in trying to develop a show with them. Now, word is out that she’s this close to inking a development deal with NBC to produce a dancing reality series.
The show would focus on the world of flash mob dancing and would team her up with legendary choreographer Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical” and “Dirty Dancing”). The two dancers would choreograph mass dances (flash mobs) in public places. For those who don’t know, what a flash mob is. Here’s the Wikipedia definition:
a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse.
Since the deal is still in its infancy, don’t get your hopes to high for this to happen. Paula could do to NBC what she’s done for Fox and ABC and leave them hanging.