This commercial just aired during the Dancing with the Stars results show:
So…is Matthew trying to sell Lincolns, or creep us out?
I feel like I need to take a shower.
Be right back.
“Guilty Pleasures” week on Dancing with the Stars has been fun on a couple of levels.
(Yes, I am just now catching up on DVR.)
First, it’s fun to see what cliche songs ‘speak’ to the celebrities. The theme to Titanic. Copacabana by Barry Manilow. Disco anthems.
Stars…they’re just like us.
Which leads to the second thing I enjoy — imagining what song I would select in the same circumstance.
The Barry Manilow song catalog would be a good place to start, although probably one of the love ballads like Ships or Weekend in New England. Or maybe I would pick a hit from the Kansas ‘Point of No Return’ album.
I thought they were very deep at the time.
Or we could always pull out the soundtrack to Les Miserables.
Bring Him Home should score a ’10’ with the judges.
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.
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:
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.
Late Monday night on Twitter, Josh Malina (Sports Night, The West Wing) announced:
Today I’m pitching CBS the idea of doing a celebrity version of Dancing With The Stars!
And last night on The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson described the new cast as “that guy from that thing…and that girl that you hate to watch.”
Both funny — because they’re so true.
If you’ve seen the lineup for the 13th season of DWTS, you’ll be hard pressed to put names with faces for many of the so-called ‘stars’ without first reading their bios. Or are the professional dancers supposed to be the stars this season?
I think they have more name recognition.
Now, I’ll admit most people know who David Arquette is — if not from his acting work, then from his recent and very public marriage troubles with actress Courtney Cox. And Carson Kressley, of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame, has kept himself in the spotlight with other hosting gigs and a clothing line (and just generally being entertaining as all get out).
At the other end of the spectrum, Nancy Grace is well known for being a particularly repugnant ‘news’ personality. And Chaz Bono — while not a celebrity in my book — has certainly made headlines with her (his) gender transformation.
But the remaining contestants? Reality stars (or brothers of reality stars). Names you haven’t seen on television for years. Names you’ve only seen as ‘the girlfriend of’ a celebrity.
Names you won’t know at all.
I guess A-listers aren’t fighting to get on the show like DWTS would have us believe. Or they don’t want to work so hard.
Perhaps they should rename the show Dancers Are the Stars?
It happens every year.
“Dancing With the Stars” casts someone who, when first announced, I deem ridiculous — a star I would never like, support or cheer for in any known universe.
And lo, four weeks later, that celebrity somehow has become my sentimental favorite. The cameras have revealed a funny/unexpected/human side. I’m nervously crossing my fingers that he stays on the show, even though he isn’t the best or most deserving of dancers.
I say “he” because…it’s usually a guy.
Jerry Springer was the first celebrity to bring me over to the dark side. He was so much nicer and self-effacing on DWTS than on that embarrassment of a talk show. He learned this amazing waltz and performed it on the show for his daughter’s wedding — I think everyone was upset when he was voted off the show.
Then Adam Corolla from “The Man Show” appeared on DWTS. He just acted embarrassed to be there, but then Julianne turned him into a pretty darn good dancer, and he lasted longer than anyone ever thought possible. Now he’s a regular on DWTS, doing tongue-in-cheek commentary on the celebs each season. He’s become a real crowd favorite; I’ll bet he enjoys DWTS more than he ever thought possible (plus, it’s been good for his career).
This season? I’ve found myself cheering for… The Situation from “Jersey Shore.” (I know. I just didn’t say it — I put it in print.)
But on DWTS, The Situation is humble and funny and appealing and comes across as a really nice guy. Heck, he didn’t even show his famous abs until last night…and based on what I had read, I would have thought he’d be whipping out those bad boys on Day One.
By the time the votes are tallied tonight, The Situation may well be gone. (His Argentine Tango was, shall we say, lacking.) But I just wanted to say — Situation, you’re one of my fav’s.
And I’m as surprised as you are.
There are certain subjects on my blog that don’t inspire big numbers.
(You know what they are.)
But I yap about them anyway. If I can open even one mind — change even one point of view — well, that is a post well-spent.
And today, I feel I must spend just a little more time on one of my favorite topics — and not necessarily yours — “Dancing with the Stars.”
If you saw it last night — and let’s face it, you probably didn’t — Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek and his professional partner Anna Trebunskaya danced the Argentine tango…and scored a 30. It’s a perfect score on DWTS and the first of the season from the judges for an amazing, deserving performance.
Now, from day one, people have said that an Olympic figure skater like Evan probably has an edge (pardon the pun, love that pun) in an dancing competition. And I agree.
But I still loved this dance. Not just because it’s incredible…but because Evan is a male figure skater. And that particular breed of athlete is a big ol’ bag of stereotypes.
And this dance…blew them all out of the water.
Take a look. See what you think.