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November 24, 2009
Mya deserves the DWTS Mirror Ball trophy for season 9. Whether she wins it on not, Mya has danced the best in this year's competition. Donny and Kym scored a perfect 30 dance in the Finals (so did Mya and Dmitry) and that should win it for Mr. Osmond when added to his massive fan vote tally. Kelly had a good shot at the Title but Louis and her made a mistake and that will prove costly. But what do I know! Whitney Houston is singing tonight, that much I do know. Enjoy the Finale!!

Latoya interviewing Mya

Enjoy the season 9 Finale!



November 21, 2009
Tom Bergeron stepped in for the host of Larry King Live and did a wonderful interview with the DWTS season 9 finalists, Mya, Kelly and Donny. Donny mentioned that Kelly is Cinderella. He is on to something in a ultra-modern sort of way because Donny's known Kelly since her younger Osbourne family years. Do you see Kelly as a Cinderella story?

DWTS Finale on Larry King Live hosted by Tom Bergeron

Super Bowl Ad with Kelly and Donny for Pepsi Twist

Modern Cinderella

Kelly and Louis dance the Rumba

Is Kelly Osbourne a modern day "Cinderella" story heading into the season 9 DWTS Finale?
Answer here


Playboy, ManShow and Model Bias?

November 20, 209
Pro dancer Derek Hough told ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel after partner Joanna Krupe was eliminated in the season 9 Semi-Finals that "models usually don't do well on DWTS." That made me wonder, did Joanna face unfair bias from the DWTS show, Judges and Fans after posing for Playboy, being a dancer on the "ManShow" seven years ago and the fact that she's a swimsuit model?

Joanna and Derek on Jimmy Kimmel

Joanna and Derek on the View

Joanna Krupa Swimsuit Model
Joanna Krupa Swimsuit Model
Joanna and Derek dance the Waltz

Did Joanna face unfair DWTS, Judge and Fan bias because she is a long-time model who posed in Playboy magazine this month?
Yes, no or maybe here


New Pro Champ

November 19, 2009
Season 9 of DWTS will crown a new Professional Champion! Dutchman Louis van Amstel (partnered with Kelly) has been on the show since day one and his best finish was 4th place during seasons 2 & 3. Russian Dmitry Chaplin (Mya) was a Rookie last season and finished in 11th place. Which brings us to Australian Kym Johnson (Donny) who has two runner-ups, a second place finish with Joey Fatone season 4 and another with Warren Sapp season 7. Which Pro Dancer do you want to see win their first Mirror Ball trophy?

DWTS Pro Dancers Rehearsal

Louis and Monique Coleman - Season 3, 4th Place

Dmirty and Holly Madison - Season 8, 11th Place

Kym and Joey Fatone - Season 4, 2nd Place

Which Pro dancer to you want to see win their first DWTS Championship, Louis, Dmitry or Kym?
Answer here


50's is the new 30's!

November 18, 2009
Donny Osmond is 52 years young (53 on Dec 9th) and has made it to the DWTS season 9 Finals! Maybe it was seeing sister Marie that finally did it or perhaps it was his legion of fans after four decades as an Entertainer who came through for Donny when he really needed it most after a rough Semi-Final 1st dance. Of the 8 previous Mirror Ball winners, not one was past their 30's when crowned champion. Past DWTS winners current ages in order from seasons 1 through 8: Kelly is 33, Drew 33, Emmitt 40, Apolo 27, Helio 34, Kristi 38, Brooke 38 and Shawn is just 17. Do you think that Donny is "Under Pressure" respresenting all "Men" and everyone over the age of 40 year olds when matched up up against youngsters Kelly and Mya? Either way, thank you Donny for showing us that 50's is the new 30's!

Under Pressure

Donny blames Marie

Donny and Kym: Samba

Is Donny "Under Pressure" to beat Marie, represent all "Men" and everyone over 40 years old of age, in the DWTS season 9 Final?
Let Donny know here


All-Girl's Final

Novemeber 17, 2009
Donny Osmond was the clear loser in the DWTS season 9 semi-final. Watch as Joanna, Kelly and Mya tear up their 3 dances while Donny missteps early and might have just hit the wall. Will fan votes for Donny be enough to surprise everyone expecting an All-Girls Final?


Will fan votes elevate Donny or is season 9 an All-Girl's Final?
Share your perspective here


Season 10: John Travolta

November 16, 2009
A post by a DWTS fan up North suggested John Travolta come be part of the show season 10 eh, what a fanastic suggestion! Travolta's dance legacy is deep, rich and colorful. From the 1970's through today, John rivals both Michael Jackson and Patrick Swayze in terms of their impact on dance history...

Staying Alive


Urban Cowboy Deleted Scene

Pulp Fiction

Dancing with Ellen

Add your name to this thread below to show your support to John Travolta joining DWTS season 10!
John Travolta season 10 support here


Osmond Syndrome

November 14, 2009
Donny Osmond has lost weight season 9 as his sister Marie did season 5. To get the weight loss induced "Osmond Syndrome" one must have a busy schedule, face constant travel, participate in long dance practices, handle many family and Professional considerations, fight the flu bug, undergo yo-yo dieting and suffer from possible air quality issues. Marie fainted to the surprise of the audience and DWTS two years ago. Should fans worry that Donny might also be nearing exhaustion?

Donny appears ready to be One Bad Apple

Marie Osmond fainting season 5

Marie explains fainting to Tom Bergeron

Is slim-downed Donny nearing exhaustion as the season 9 DWTS Final Four approaches like his sister Marie did season 5?
Let us know here


Mamma's Boy Grows-up!

November 13, 2009
While there is no crying in DWTS, Aaron Carter is a self-labeled "Mamma's Boy" so that makes it a-okay for the 21-year old to get emotional one last time after being ousted on Tuesday. We watched Aaron grow-up on camera, become an accomplished dancer and trusted partner to Katrina, while doing all of his maturing before millions of fans and Television viewers. A top 5 DWTS season nine finish and a L.A. city proclamation is a job well done AC.

One Last Cry on tvguide

Aaron and Karina on Jimmy Kimmel

One Last Dance on The View

Will you miss Aaron and Karina in the semi-final's?
Yes or no here?


The Final Four's

November 12, 2009
Latoya Jackson is guest reporting for Access and did a nice interview of the DWTS "Final Four" consisting of Kelly, Donny (One Bad Apple), Joanna and Mya. Latoya and Donny made me think of the other other "Final Four", the Jackson 5. A & E will air a new TV show titled The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, premiering on Dec. 13th. Best wishes to each "Final Four " and RIP MJ.
Latoya & the DWTS Final Four

The Osmonds: "One Bad Apple"

The Jackson Five: "ABC"

Which remaining DWTS couple has the the Final Four edge?
Share your insights here


"Dance Center"

November 11, 2009
Season 9 "Dance Center" was hosted by season 2 DWTS self-appointed Champion Kenny Mayne, Hall of Famer and funny man Jerry Rice, and the ol' wanker himself Len Goodman! In case you missed it, in Part 1, pay special attention to Joanna's curious laugh, Donny and Bruno's zany relationship, and Aaron Carter's near incredible pain threshhold. In Part 2, they discuss the "enigma" Kelly Osbourne who swears like a trucker, Mya's anger problems, and they play a sophisticated game of 'Electric' DWTS to determine who wins this year's Mirror Ball.

"Dance Center" part 1

"Dance Center" part 2

Did you enoy this season's "Dance Center?"
Discuss here


Final Five Review

November 10, 2009
The season 9 DWTS Final Five show was fun to watch but it was hard to get a feel for the actual dancing with all the crazy 1980's and 90's themes, costumes and music. Nice moment when Donny after dancing the Waltz and attempting the "Fleckle" mentioned my Profile name, AiryFairyArms!! Anyone want to be ArtyFarty?!

Review of Final Five


Who do you feel danced their way out of the Final Five?
Answer here


DWTS Guest Singers Unplugged

November 9, 2009
Young Taylor Swift sang an innocent song on DWTS and then was "Unplugged" on SNL. Guest singer Susan Boyle has a new look (and likes the Osbourne's) which will be "Unplugged" on DWTS Tuesday night.

Taylor Swift singing on DWTS

Taylor Swift "Unplugged" on SNL

The old Susan Boyle 1st "Unplugged"

The new Susan Boyle ready for DWTS

The new Susan Boyle on DWTS

Do you look forward to the new Susan Boyle and her "Unplugged" guest singing appearance on DWTS?
Let this blog know here


Dancer, Actor & Rocker

Novemeber 6, 2009
Derek Hough is a Professional Dancer, Actor and Singer who is teamed up with swimsuit model Joanna Krupe to make an eye candy of a couple. But can Derek really act and sing? Watch the Rumba Training beach scene video below and you tell me about his acting skills. Next, watch Derek and Mark Ballas sing on "People" and then deliver their new song "Move" on DWTS last week. Again, you make the call if he can really sing.

Derek the Actor

Ballas Hough Band or BHB sings on "People"

Derek and Mark sing "Move" on DWTS

Sabrina Bryan interviews Derek after DWTS show

There you have it, Derek is very popular with DWTS fans. He has an emerging acting and singing career. He's excellent at Ballroom dancing and Derek has earned his along way with Joanna into the DWTS Final 5.
Will Derek's many talents help or hurt him as he focuses in on the Mirror Ball?
Say your mind here


Odds or Solar Arcs point the way

November 5, 2009
Who knows who will win the Mirror Ball season 9? Ever consider the betting Odds or someone's "Solar Arcs?" Every DWTS fan has an opinion whether Kelly, Mya, Donny, Joanna or Aaron will move on but why not ask the Vegas and Astrology experts who they favor or sense will have the best chance for success

According to Las Vegas oddsmakers on Sept 11th, Aaron Carter was favored to win Season 9 at 3 to 1 odds. Mya was second at 4 to 1, Donny 5 to 1, Joanna came in at a surprising 15 to 2, while Kelly faced grave odds of winning at 20 to 1. Others of note included Macy Gray at 5 to 1, Michael Irvin and Nataie Coughlin both at 7 to 1, and Tom DeLay at 25 to 1.
The most recent odds below have Aaron improving to 2 to 1 odds, however, Mya is now considered an "Even" bet and the favored to win it all. Donny is sitting at nice 1.25 to 1 odds, while Joanna is right there at 3 to 1. Kelly has improved to 7.5 to 1 but she's still a longshot for sure.

Astrologist Lauren Delsack feels Donny has a "Sense of Gemini" going for him during DWTS. Looking into his "Natal" and "Draconic" chart reveals more reasons as to why Donny may win. Donny's "Solar Arcs" and "Transits" give him a pretty picture.

Odds and Solar Arcs, it just might come down to these important and perhaps overlooked perspectives when considering who will win the Mirror Ball.
Do you factor in Las Vegas odds or Astrology signs when considered the DWTS winner?
Let us know right here


AB Power no match for Flu!

Novemeber 4, 2009
The Flu bug has taken it's toll on DWTS season 9 and week 7 was no exception. Donny Osmond used strong will power and anything legal to get through his flu and dance into the next week's round of 5, Lacey Schwimmer could not do the same. Michael Irvin and Mark Decascos both used their incredible 40's-something AB's to become complete dancers and help fend off the flu but got eliminated last night anyway. Can any of the remaining 5 DWTS competitors and their dance partners get the flu and still advance?

Bye-Bye Mike & Mark

Jimmy Kimmel & the AB Twins

The Flu hits DWTS!!

The 5 competitors left are all good enough to win the coveted Mirror Ball. If any of the remaining 5 contestants or their dance partner gets the flu, will they still advance or is it too difficult now to simply Osmond by with judge empathy and a large amounts of fan votes?
Thanks for sharing your opinion here


Maturity at 21

November 2, 2009
Former Backstreet Boy Aaron Carter has matured right before our eyes season 9 of DWTS. Right? Rumors of his gayness and also of sleeping with dance partner Karina Smirnoff do not faze him at all. Even the tough judging early on in the competition only served to help Aaron see that at 21 years old, he needed to grow up on-camera right now or else face immediate elimination. Check out the fun photo's of a young Aaron and the new dance Karina and him did on "The Ellen Show." The women of "The View" show are okay with immature Aaron who cry's and danced a fluffy Lambada. Aaron showed off his new found maturity best in the elegant Waltz dance on DWTS. He is more mature as a dancer but is Aaron really like that off camera?
Aaron and Karina dancing on The Ellen Show
The View defends Aaron's immature crying and Lambada
The more mature Waltz
Congrats to Aaron and Karina for making it this far in the DWTS dance competition. Another double elimination show is next.
Aaron's new maturity while dancing on-camera is real. At 21 years old and with a 16-year Entertainment career already under his belt, do you feel that Aaron is acting more mature while off-camera as well?

the 4th judge firing squad JAKEFWPFavorite dance: QuickstepFavorite contestant: Gilles MariniMotto: Ten! PATTY Favorite dance: The Hamster DanceFavorite contestant: Mel B!Motto: If you can't say something nice... come sit next to me! RROBLEFavorite dance: SambaFavorite contestant: Lawrence Taylor aka LTMotto: Two good left feet are better than one bad right foot EGUY Favorite dance: Paso DobleFavorite contestant: Donny Osmond and Kelly OsbourneMotto: I think that the judges should have a dance-off. This DWTS blog is for the fans! Want to become a guest blogger? Message a moderator... MORE DWTS PAGES SEE ALSO DWTS Season 9 DWTS Professional Dancers DWTS HostsOTHER SITE DISCUSSIONS NEW PHOTOS
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Favorite dance: Quickstep
Favorite contestant: Gilles Marini
Motto: Ten!

Favorite dance: The Hamster Dance
Favorite contestant: Mel B!
Motto: If you can't say something nice... come sit next to me!
Hugh Jackman Tux RROBLE

Favorite dance: Samba
Favorite contestant: Lawrence Taylor aka LT
Motto: Two good left feet are better than one bad right foot
Trapped in the Closet with Donny Osmond

Favorite dance: Paso Doble
Favorite contestant: Donny Osmond and Kelly Osbourne
Motto: I think that the judges should have a dance-off.
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DWTS & Playboy, good or bad?

October 31, 2009
Joanna Krupe and talk show host Chelsea Handler will both both be on the cover of the December issue of Playboy magazine out Nov 13th. While Chelsea will be fully clothed and featured on the cover of the Holiday guide, Joanna is photographed on the Dec cover and a 8-page partial nude pictorial shot by celebrity photographer Rankin.

Joanna on Chelsea Lately

Joanna's Dec Playboy Cover
Joanna Krupe Playboy Dec 2009
Joanna and Derek's sexy Lambada

Will being on the cover of Playboy help Joanna win more fans or hurt her as she drives towards the DWTS Mirror Ball trophy?
Let fans know here


Girl Fight!

October 29, 2009
Carrie Ann let out that Mya and Joanna are Girl Fighting as competition gets more fierce with another double elimination DWTS week ahead.

Mya and Joanna are Girl Fighting says DWTS judge Carrie Ann

Mya gets her way with Dimitri!

Joanna's greatest competition is Mya

The Girl Fight between Mya and Joanna makes for added DWTS tension down the stretch. Will their Girl Fight help or hurt Mya and Joanna's chances?
Share your opinion here


Double eliminated but not out!

October 28, 2009
Melissa Joan Hart and Louie Vito are officially eliminated from DWTS but are not out of focus about their next steps in life. Careers as a happy Mom and aspiring 2010 Winter Olympics US snowboarding team member are satisfying to them for now. Best wishes in the future!
Jimmy Kimmel roasts Melissa and Louie all in good fun
Mother and wife Melissa Joan Hart
Louie Vito blends DWTS and US Snowboading Dreams
Daredevil Louie Vito is among the U.S.'s elite snowboarders favored to make the 2010 Olympic team. Competing in both the Pipe and Slopestyle disciplines, Vito continues to train for the Grand Prix qualifying.
The 21-year-old turned pro in 2006 and has competed in multiple Winter X-Games competitions. He is also a two-time winner of the USSA Grand Prix Halfpipe Series. His technical diversity and charismatic personality make him one of the most sought-after riders today.
See more of Louie at
Will Louie's DWTS experience help as he prepares for his 2010 Winter Olympic medal dream?
Is Melissa's Hollywood future going to change after DWTS?


Michael deserves fair DWTS judging!

October 27, 2009
Bravo Len Goodman! You gave a fair score of 8 for Michael and Anna's graceful Waltz last evening, while Bruno and Carrie Anne agreed the dance deserved a 6. As Len pointed out, watch Michael's footwork, he was airy light on his feet. Even front-runners Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson scored 8's when a 9 or 10 was more approriate for their engaging Jitterbug. In the Kelly Osbourne B-Day video below, Anna mentions how Michael and her have no chance if they are in tonight's new dance-off finals. If Michael and Anna are in the dance-off, I hope the DWTS judges give them a fair score!
Michael and Anna's Waltz
DWTS VIP's and Kelly Osbourne's B-Day bash after the week 6 show
Will the DWTS judges be fair to Michael and the other celebrities in the new dance-off?


Mya's a Dirty Dancer

October 26, 2009
That's right, Mya is a "Dirty Dancer" after her 2004 filming of Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, a sequel to the smash 1987 movie Dirty Dancing. Recently deceased and DWTS favorite, Patrick Swayze reprised his role as Johnny Castle. Mya has a supporting role as a singer in the film. Is perhaps fate helping Mya with a silent hand season 9?

Mya in Havana Nights Trailer

The Washington, D.C.-bred performer, who was also featured in the Oscar-winning film Chicago, shared some of the plot details. “Dirty Dancing 2 is a movie called Havana Nights, it was shot in Puerto Rico,” Mya said. “It takes place during the Cuban Revolution and the movie actually involves a lot of Afrocentric, Brazilian, Latin-inspired dance, as well as love, and the history, as well as racial tension.”

Patrick Swayze in Havana Nights

Does Mya's Havana Nights connection to the legendary Patrick Swayze help give her a DWTS edge?
Chime in here

God Save The Seals!

October 24, 2009
Kelly Osbourn has strong feelings about Fur. Kelly is asking God and her fans for their support through the PETA "Save the Seals" ad campaign below. DWTS and her Father Ozzie's last name help her visibility but is Kelly a legit contender?

Kelly says no to Seal slaughter

Sophisticated Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne: Save the Seals

Is Kelly a legit DWTS contender?
Let us know here

Cha-Cha Chairman

October 23, 2009
Mark Decascos is the Cha-Cha Chairman I learned at his web site Today, I became official fan 2,934 of Mark's on his Facebook page and let him know about this blog because he's now the DWTS "Dark Horse" contestant to win it all with dance partner Lacey Schwimmer. This talented guy can Cha-Cha with the best of them!

Cha-Cha Chairman
Cha Cha Chairman

B-day Tribute to Mark

Mark presently performs as the popular “Official Chairman,” serving up gracefully fluid martial arts moves while introducing the chefs and “secret ingredient” in over 140 episodes of the hit Food Network show IRON CHEF AMERICA. Mark has recently completed filming the documentary SAMURAI for The History Channel. Mark takes viewers with him on a journey through Japan on his quest to learn about the life of samurai and writer of The Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi.
The darkly exotic, multi-lingual, multi-skilled Dacascos currently stars on DANCING WITH THE STARS is a mix of Japanese, Filipino, Spanish, Irish, and Chinese heritages. He was born in Hawaii and attended school in Germany. He is married and the proud father of 3 children.

Mark and Lacey

Is Mark the guy to win it Season 9?
Let us know if Mark is the one here

Cha-Cha Chairman, good luck!


Conspiracy Theory

October 22, 2009
Women celebrity dancers have won the last four DWTS. Adam Corrola felt like the Season 9 male celebrity dancers needed a pep talk in order to win it so he gave them one and you don't want to miss it below.
Do you think a male celebrity dancer will break the DWTS "Conspiracy Theory" Season 9?

MJ Tribute/Beyonce Season 10

October 20, 2009
MJ loved Beyonce. The DWTS program will honor Michael Jackson with three different numbers. The dances - which will be performed by the professionals - were choreographed by a team of people including Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, Tony Dovolani, Mark Ballas and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. I hope DWTS makes MJ real happy with Beyonce as a contestant Season 10...

Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas dancing to PYT
Team Mambo Dancing To Beyonce
Little Beyonce dancing to MJ
MJ fond of Beyonce
Pease bring on Beyonce as a DWTS contestant for Season 10, MJ would love that!!


Two-Step Chuck: The Iron Giant

October 19, 2009
"Two-Step" Chuck Lidell (The Iron Giant) cannot dance, can barely act, but he can Ulitmate fight and has a good sense of humor!

Amid a flood of text messages from friends and family, Liddell spoke Wednesday about his DWTS experiences by telephone from Los Angeles, where he had been learning to dance since August. He survived into the fourth week of the show. But after he performed a two-step dance with partner Anna Trebunskaya on Monday night, the judges gave Liddell a low score of 17 out of 30 points. He was eliminated on Tuesday's show.
Trebunskaya's husband, Jonathan Roberts, was eliminated in the second round with his assigned celebrity partner, singer Macy Gray. After that he helped his wife train Liddell.
"I'm going to give them a vacation for helping me out," said Liddell, who also made friends with cast members Michael Irvin, Louie Vito and Donny Osmond.
"Donny was a great guy to hang around with," he said. "I'm going to be in Vegas (today), and I'm going to check out his show."
While he was critical of the judges — who he said were more celebrities than bona fide judges — Liddell was also critical of his dancing.
"I'm not complaining about my scores," he said, acknowledging he lacked technical skills. "But them ragging on my two-step — and in the same manner Louie's two-step — none of them know how to judge a two-step. They don't do the two-step."

"Two-Step" Chuck took the DWTS judges comments about his dance skills in stride and is not angry with them whatsoever. Chuck is shown below in a funny video clip with Anna on the Jimmy Kimmel Show last week to prove it. The shows host Jimmy Kimmel pokes constant fun at Chuck and calls him an "Iron Giant," claims he was injured a few weeks back and razed Lidell about his dress progression as the weeks went by. Chuck is a good sport, thanks for being on DWTS!!

Is the "Iron Giant" right at all when he says the DWTS judges "don't know what they are talking about half the time anyway?"
Add your thoughts here


DWTS Tour Cancelled?

October 17, 2009
The 2009/10 DWTS Tour Cancelled? Indeed, it looks to be true. The website is no longer there.
Dancing With The Stars Tour
What can DWTS fans do? Let DWTS know how you feel here and stay tuned for more details as this story continues to break, in the meantime, here is a clip to enjoy from last year's DWTS tour stop in Philadelphia.


The Charleston - The Roaring Twenties

October 16, 2009
The Charleston was one of four new dances on DWTS last show along with the Two-Step, Bolero and Lambada. When Judge Bruno exclaimed to Mellisa Joan Hart that she was a "Flapper Girl" and Judge Len sensed she had the right "Channel, Energy and Spirit" it was on to get to the bottom of this super fast dance.
The Charleston dance became popular after appearing along with the song, "The Charleston," by James P. Johnson in the Broadway musical Runnin' Wild in 1923. Although the origins of the dance are obscure, the dance has been traced back to blacks who lived on an island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina (which is why the dance is called "Charleston"). The Charleston dance had been performed in black communities since 1903, but did not become internationally popular until the musical debuted in 1923. The music for the Charleston is ragtime jazz, in quick 4/4 time with syncopated rhythms. The dance uses both swaying arms and the fast movement of the feet. To begin the dance, one first moves the right foot back one step and then kicks backwards with the left foot while the right arm moves forward. Then both feet and arms are replaced to the start position and the right foot kicks forwards while the right arm moves backwards. This is done with a little hop in between steps. The Charleston dance became extremely popular in the 1920s, especially with Flappers. The dance could be done by oneself, with a partner, or in a group.

Melissa and Mark

Do you think Mellisa and Mark deserved a 10 score for their Charleston?


Mario Lopez a fan of Shakira

October 15th, 2009
Sharika unleashed her brand new song "She Wolf" during the DWTS results show on Tuesday. One her fans is actor Mario Lopez. Lopez and dance partner Karina Smirnoff where on DWTS during season 3 in the fall of 2006. Mario came in 2nd place overall losing to Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke even though his scores averaged higher overall.

"Those hips don't lie," Lopez says about the Colombian pop beauty. But Lopez's Dancing with the Stars judges are equally complementary about his moves. Judge Bruno Tonioli calls him "Super Mario" because of his hip-swiveling moves, while Carrie Ann Inaba tells PEOPLE, he's "very sexy, very spicy" and "tapped into his athleticism and sensuality."

So, who is the better dancer, Shakira or Mario?

Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez


DWTS Patrick Swayze Tribute

October 14, 2009
DWTS honors the passing up Patrick Swayze.
He died Sept 14, 2009 at the age of 57 after his determined battle to defeat pancreatic cancer. Patrick made a guest appearance on Dancing's inaugral U.S. season in 2005, teaching friend and fellow actor John O'Hurley a few dance moves in rehearsal. Swayze showed up at the end of season 1 to offer his continued support.

“We have some very fond memories of [the late actor] coming to help us our when we were a tiny little show way back when,” Dancing’s executive producer Conrad Green says.

What kind of memories do you have of Patrick and DWTS?
Add them here


DWTS Day With Natalie Coughlin

October 13 2009

The US Olympic Family Unite
s! Gold Medal Mel is calling for the entire US Olympic Family to vote for Natalie & dance partner Alec Mazo!

If the US Olympic Family responds in force, it should help this team press on. After all, we're talking family here!


Trapped in the Closet with Donny Osmond

October 13, 2009
Trapped in the Closet with Donny OsmondI have to admit I am trapped in the closet with Donny Osmond.

I don't mean that Donny is in the closet [see excessive display of affection from Donny to Bruno in week 3], I mean I AM in the closet about Donny Osmond and here's why:

I like him. More than I would like to like him. He's slowly becoming one of my faves and it pains me to say this.

I want to be ok with it, but it bothers me because of the Donny Osmond checklist we go through every single week.

The Donny Osmond Checklist:

#1. Pre-dancing video of Donny in practice, and somehow this week's dance is more daunting than anything he's done before. A lot of people say this, but it's not true with Donny because he's been performing since he was a fetus.

#2. The performance. It's always high-energy and pretty darn good. When you IMDb Donny to see how old he is, you find out he's 52 and you are like "No f******* way!" This is how Donny stakes his claim on your heart.

#3. Donny hates the idea of offending anyone in America. Case in point, after he displayed excessive love towards Bruno, he disclaimed it the following week. Donny, bubby, just suck it up and let America know you are ok with having fun and playing around. No reason to go homophobic on us.

#4. Donny is seriously cheesy. But the cheesiness doesn't bother me as much as when he's disingenuous. See #3.

#5. After getting the judges scores and sucking up to them a bit, he profusely thanks Kim and tells America what a wonderful teacher she is. Someone needs to do a YouTube mashup of all the sucking up that Donny does during the few moments he gets to talk on camera.

So, there you have it. And despite it all, I still love him. He really is a great performer and he puts everything into it every single week. Did I mention he's 52? No f******* way!

Are you also Donny Osmond fan?


Samantha Harris on Broadway as Roxy

October 13, 2009

So, this morning when I woke up I felt unsettled after watching Dancing with the Stars last night. Something was amiss in the universe, but I couldn't put my finger on it. And then I remembered a conversation between Samantha Harris and Kelly Osbourne:

Samantha: "And you said you want to play Roxy on Broadway in Chicago. So, do you think you passed your audition here?"

Kelly: "I don't know,
you played Roxy, you tell me."

Zounds! Samantha Harris played Roxy? This stirs up all kinds of questions. Did she wear a blonde wig? Did she sing and dance? Was it on Broadway like the REAL Broadway? I had a hard time picturing it, but lucky for us, the CBS Early Show did a story on this topic. Check it out:

Ok, I'm going to leave my opinion out of it because I'm curious about what you guys think. Can Samantha Harris sing and dance?