So, I’m watching Dancing with the Stars — which I love — and half of the remaining celebrity/pro pairs are dressed in matching athletic wear for a group number.
Tom Bergeron throws to a commercial break. All the women in the group turn their backs to the camera, creating a faux huddle. And there it is –
A big ol’ line of tramp stamps.
Talk about ruining a camera shot. And a costume designer’s vision. And pretty much every outfit you’ll wear for the rest of your life.
Now, I’ll admit — the ones the celebs and dancers are sporting on ABC are relatively tame. But this gnarly site is filled with some truly heinous creations.
Enjoy perusing poor decision making…in pen.
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CONGRATS TOM BERGERON!
So psyched that you won the Emmy for ‘Best Reality Show Host’ tonight for Dancing with the Stars.
Finally. So very deserved.
But don’t celebrate too hard. The season premiere of DWTS All-Stars is tomorrow night!
Oh, I’ll be there.
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Tagged Best REality Show Host, Dancing with the Stars, DWTS, Emmy Award, Emmy Awards, Emmys, entertainment, Humor, local boy, Television, Tom Bergeron, TV
Have you watched America’s Funniest Home Videos lately?
Show’s still got game.
I caught part of the Christmas special tonight. It’s probably the first time I’ve watched the program in 10 years and — darn it — the clips of kids and cats and dogs and grandmas caught in compromising circumstances while celebrating their holidays made me laugh aloud.
Embarrassing, but true.
AFV also kept the holiday show in the family by hosting the special at Disneyland’s Winter Wonderland. So all the lights and Disney characters and Santa himself added a certain something-something.
Plus, if you are a Tom Bergeron fan like me and find the days between seasons of Dancing with the Stars particularly dark and dreary without his quick wit and showmanship, you can get your weekly dose between clips of painful pratfalls and precocious kiddies.
Tonight was a good reminder for me, too.
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Tagged AFV, America's Funniest Videos, celebrities, Christmas special, comedy, commentary, Dancing with the Stars, Disney, Disneyland Winter Wonderland, entertainment, family, Holiday, holiday celebrations, Humor, life, pratfalls, precocious kids, showmanship, Television, Tom Bergeron, TV, video clips
A friend had a brilliant inspiration during Dancing with the Stars last night that she posted on Facebook. Today I devote The Egg to officially launch her campaign:
Dancing with the Stars Co-Hosts
That’s right — Brooke Burke out; Carson Kressley in. If you watched last night’s results show, we all got a taste of exactly what that might look like.
Fun. High energy. Witty. Filled with the unexpected. All the things that an evening of hosting — and conversation, I would guess — with Brooke Burke is not.
Full disclosure — I’ve never been a fan of Brooke. I wasn’t when she started hosting; I’m not now. While she is lovely to look at, I just don’t think she has much else to offer.
If she were flipping letters on Wheel of Fortune, that would be fine. But DWTS requires she be quick on her feet, and she’s simply not. Standing next to Tom Bergeron — the best host in the biz — well, it’s just sad. And she’s not getting any better.
But Carson and Tom together? Totally different personalities, of course, but both big. Both bold. Both smart as a whip. And funny?!
Oh, I think America would buy tickets to that party.
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Jenna Fischer, who plays Pam on “The Office,” recently got married (as did John Krasinski, who plays her TV hubby, Jim).
Congrats to them both.
What makes Jenna’s wedding stand out a bit is her choice of wedding officiant — Jeff Probst, host of the ABC reality show “Survivor.”
If Jeff and Jenna are friends, that’s cool. I know lots of people who have had friends officiate at their weddings. It adds that extra something to their special day. Especially if the couple isn’t particularly religious, why not have a good friend speak the vows?
But if you’re simply looking for a celebrity host…why Jeff Probst?
Doesn’t his association with the whole “Survivor” program bring a lot of baggage to a wedding ceremony? I know if I had been a guest at Jenna’s wedding, I would have had visions of “tribal council” and “immunity challenge” and “getting voted off the island” the entire ceremony.
God forbid the couple incorporate any tropical colors or music!
Personally, I think there are a lot better choices if you want a celebrity wedding officiant. Tom Bergeron would be mine — funny, witty, quick on his feet in any situation.
Heck, Tom could officiate the wedding…and then MC the dancing at the reception…
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Pick me, pick me, pick me.
Have you considered…me?
I refer to the recent announcement that Samantha Harris is leaving her job as co-host on “Dancing with the Stars.” After eight years with the show, she plans to focus on her ‘reporting duties’ on The Insider and Entertainment Tonight Weekend.
I imagine her new baby has something to do with her decision. Or perhaps “Dancing with the Stars” is ready for new blood?
Sure, they could hire a more seasoned personality of the reality show ilk for the job, but let’s face it — the celebrity dancers don’t want to share star power with the person holding the microphone when they already have to contend with a dozen other divas.
I would simply be that nobody that ABC plucked out of nowhere who has average looks and an above average sense of humor. I would give the job a nice balance between throwing props to the pros and their progeny and finding the funny in the feathers and frills.
Plus, I am a Tom Bergeron fanatic. If he has grown weary of a co-host like Samantha who spends most of her time sculpting her arms, I would be a breath of fresh air. I don’t have a sculpted anything — unless Tom wants me to — anything to learn at the right hand of the guru of TV show hosts.
Pick me, Tom. Pick me.
Did I mention I’m interested in the job?
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Tagged dance, Dancing with the Stars, Entertainment Tonight, Humor, reality television, reality tv, Samantha Harris, Television, The Insider, Tom Bergeron
Monday night means “Dancing with the Stars” in the Curtsinger household.
I’m either watching it — LIVE — or my DVR is smokin’ to record it (and Castle and the CBS comedies) while I am out of town on business. (Can’t miss my DWTS…girl’s got priorities.)
Last night I was able to sit home and watch it — LIVE — which is always a treat. And while the dancing is, of course, the main event (along with the ever-present possibility of sickness, injury and emotional breakdown), I have to admit — watching host Tom Bergeron do his thing is in a word — inspiring.
No one in show biz is quicker than Tom Bergeron, and that is a simple fact.
In the five years that “Dancing with the Stars” has been on the air, everything possible has been said to him or happened right in front of him, and Tom always has the perfect comeback.
Dancer loses her top? Tom covers with a smile and a snappy one-liner. Marie Osmond faints at his feet? Tom smoothly cuts to commercial while getting the needed assistance. Bruno and Donny Osmond lock lips? Tom makes it the running gag of the show (emphasis on ‘gag’).
I’ve had the chance to attend the show — LIVE — in the studio, and the man makes it look so easy when, in reality, there are literally a hundred moving parts. But you never see the effort…just his effortless charm.
When I grow up, I want to be Tom Bergeron…or, at least, have his career. I wonder if he has interns? Or would like to play mentor to a sticky egg like me?
Anyone out there know Tom Bergeron? If you do, can you hook me up with him?
- Republican Senator Tom Delay injured, but willing to stay in ‘for the win’
- Donny Osmond considered an early contender
- Macy Gray merely phoning it in
What do these celebrity tidbits have to do with each other? With you? With this column?
They are just a few of the early rumors swirling around the Internet about the as-yet-not-begun 2009 season of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
If you have poo-poo’ed DWTS in the past because it’s a reality show, or you’re not much for dancing, believe me — the show title doesn’t tell the half of it.
It has dancing, sure, and B-list celebrities up the wazoo. But DWTS has drama. It has the kind of injuries reserved for extreme sports. Dancers and celebs have affairs. Marriages are ended. Careers are reborn in one well-executed cha cha.
And host, Tom Bergeron, makes it all work. Because he is funny. And lightning quick with all the unscripted, crazy stuff that happens every week LIVE — fainting, arguments, clothing malfunctions — you name it!
It all begins this Monday night on ABC. You’d be crazy to miss it.
Plus, do you really want to flunk my post-show pop quiz??
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Tagged ABC, Ashley Hamilton, Chuck Lidell, Dancing with the Stars, Donny Osmond, DVR, Macy Gray, TIVO, Tom Bergeron, Tom Delay