SPOILER ALERT — this blog talks about last night’s shocking elimination on Dancing with the Stars.
In hindsight, it was inevitable.
Host Tom Bergeron and the judges were aghast that Olympic ice dancer Charlie White and professional partner Sharna Burgess were eliminated just one week shy of the finals.
But with his ice dancing partner Meryl Davis also in the competition (paired with popular-bad-boy dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy), Charlie was dead in the water. The two were bound to split their fans’ votes, and Maks is way more popular than Sharna.
The celebs that remain have their unique voting blocks as well. Candace Cameron Bure (of Full House fame) can’t go a show without evoking Jesus’ name, so she has the conservative right sewn up. Singer James Maslow of the boy band Big Time Rush has the hottie vote. And Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy is dancing brilliantly on two artificial legs — artificial! — and paired with Derek Hough, who is popular enough to win with almost anyone.
So yes, strangely enough, Olympic ice dancer Charlie White was the clear underdog.
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It’s my people!
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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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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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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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