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Here are my performance rankings for the best and worst dances from the seventh week of Dancing with the Stars season 19, Halloween Night, airing Monday, October 27 at 8pm on ABC. The evening featured the eight remaining stars and their professional partners doing individual dances as well as two spooky-themed freestyle team dances. The judges? scores come from, in order, Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Also, check out my recap of the episode. »
When Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke said goodbye Monday night, she meant it. As she hinted at the beginning of the season, Burke, 30, is preparing to leave Dancing with the Stars - the ABC reality show that made her a household name. Her contract isn't up until the end of the season, but the judges and viewers hastened her departure by booting her celebrity partner Antonio Sabato Jr. on Monday. The show's first female pro to win two consecutive mirror-ball trophies lost a chance at a third when the judges pooh-poohed her Halloween-themed Viennese waltz with the General Hospital actor. »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
From spooky costumes to wild dances, here are the best, worst and weirdest moments from the 'DWTS' Halloween episode.
Monday night's episode of Dancing With The Stars gave us a number of things to get very excited about.
First and foremost, it was the show's Halloween episode, meaning tons of strange costumes and bizarre stories.
Also, the show ended in a surprisingly entertaining team competition, in which four couples went up against four other couples in a freestyle choreographed dance-off.
And finally, this was the week Len Goodman returned to the judges' panel, and he brought a whole lot of harsh criticism and technical know-how with him.
So let's take a look at some of the best, worst and weirdest moments of the evening.
Alfonso's Big Announcement
In the one of the sweetest moment from the season thus far, Fresh »
Dancing With The Stars Recap
First up on Monday night was Tommy Chong, who took on a quickstep with pro partner Peta Murgatroyd. Rehearsals reveal that Tommy’s age is finally becoming a factor, as he has having some difficulty learning two dances. However, his performance in the ballroom dance was more than capable and the judges were all impressed. Scores: 7+7+7+7=28
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev had the Argentine tango this week. Fresh off some disappointing scores, Lea felt some added pressure to nail her routine this week, which she did. Julianne Hough noted that she is a precise dancer who is always hitting her moves. However, the judges were looking to see a bit more chemistry and personality in the routine. Scores: 8+8+9+9=34
Derek Hough was duly impressed by »
Our users had a better week predicting "Dancing With the Stars" than the celebrites who had to perform under the unforgiving eye of Len Goodman, who returned to the judges' table this week with frightful comments after several weeks absent. Gold Derby's own leaderboard of prediction scores was led by users Jason Nolette and taloson, both of whom correctly answered all three questions, forecasting Bethany Mota's high score, Michael Waltrip's low score, and Antonio Sabato Jr.'s ouster. -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! Nolette now ranks eighth on our overall leaderboard for season 19 of "DWTS," while taloson is in 13th. Still leading all predictors this season is alokin, who added points to his own tally by predicting Mota's high score and Waltrip's low score, though he was wrong about who was sent home: he foresa »
Our users had a good week predicting "Dancing With the Stars," a better week than the stars had performing under the unforgiving eye of Len Goodman, who returned to the judges' table this week with frightful comments after several weeks absent. -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! The leaderboard has fluctuated many times this season, so it's no surprise that our users were split between three performers trying to predict who would receive the night's lowest score: Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, and Alfonso Ribeiro all led with 11/2 odds, which turned out to be spot-on. Mota received the top score, and all three finished in the top four. Lea Thompson exceeded our users' expectations: they ranked her fourth, but the judges placed her second. The bottom of the leaderboard has proven a little easier to foretell. After delivering one of his strongest dances last week, »
Things got downright spooky on week 7 of Dancing With the Stars, as the final eight couples performed both individual and team dances. It was a freestyle fright night of sorts — starring TeamCreepy versus TeamItsyBitsy — and we faced the prospect of Michael Waltrip and Tommy Chong surviving yet another week. Now that’s what I call scary!
That said, popping back to the ballroom to say “boo” on this Halloween-themed live show were returning head judge Len Goodman (who else has missed the prospect of a “10 from Len” during his latest hiatus?) and co-host Erin Andrews (back from World Series duty »
How's this for scary: Judge Len Goodman started the night in a casket! It was an appropriate opening because the returning judge had to help sound the death knell for Antonio Sabato Jr. No matter how many times the soap star went shirtless under the mirror ball this season, he and partner Cheryl Burke just couldn't keep the judges, or viewers, happy. "I danced with one of the best in the world," Sabato Jr. said. "It's all about the fans and that's why I am here." Here's how the rest of the night played out: Sabato Jr. and Burke. The »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
Tonight's elimination/performances show, kicked off with them revealing that it was a Halloween themed night, and that Judge, Len Goodman, finally returned. Len actually emerged from a coffin during a haunted house intro routine, and Erin Andrews returned for co-hosting duties. To kick off the performances, Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd did the Quickstep for another mediocre 28 score out of 40 from the judges. Lea Thompson & Artem Chigvintsev rocked an Argentine Tango routine that landed them a pretty good 34 score. Bethany Mota and Derek Hough delivered an awesome,near perfect Paso Doble number that landed them a 39 out 40 score! Antonio Sabato, Jr. & Cheryl Burke danced a Viennese Waltz for a pretty below average 27 score. Michael Waltrip & Emma Slater served up a Jive routine that landed them the worst score of the night with a 20! Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy did the Viennese Waltz, and got a fairly descent 31 score. Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson »
Tricks and treats! Dancing With the Stars' Halloween episode on Oct. 27 had spooky music, spider webs, and even zombies -- not to mention the return of "scary" head judge Len Goodman. It also featured the first team dances of season 19, plus an elimination and a special announcement from Alfonso Ribeiro. Let's recap! Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd Peta was having a hard time keeping Tommy on task this week, but they managed to pull off a decent quickstep to "That Old Black Magic." The judges were [...] »
The couples in the dance-off were determined by a combination of the results of the viewer vote and the judges' scores from Saturday's (October 25) live show.
All the judges gave positive feedback, awarding the duo a score of 8,9,9,9 – a total of 35.
Bruno Tonioli called the dance a "tutti-frutti, high-camp extravaganza".
Len said: "You're having so much fun, it was a joy to watch."
While Bruno laughed and »
Thom Evans was eliminated from 'Strictly Come Dancing' tonight (26.10.14). The former rugby player, 29, has become the latest celebrity to be given the boot from the BBC One show after he and his professional partner Iveta Lukosiute lost the dance-off against Simon Webbe. The hunky star and his stunning partner performed their Cha-Cha-Cha to 'It's My Party' by Jessie J but only managed to wow two judges, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell, with the energetic routine as Bruno Tonioli and head judge Len Goodman preferred the Blue singer and Kristina Rihanoff's Viennese Waltz to Queen's 'Somebody to Love.' »
Len Goodman has called out twerking celebrities describing them as ''copycats''. The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge has blasted singers and performers for plagiarising old dance routines. Referring to Miley Cyrus' twerking, the 70-year-old television personality explained that the booty-shaking move has been stolen from the 1920s dance, the Charleston and that even Michael Jackson's famous moonwalk was borrowed from Afro American dancing. Talking to the Daily Star newspaper, Len said: ''It's nothing new. ''All these kids twerking and jerking - why are they doing that?'' The former professional dancer - who joined the 'Strictly' judging panel in 2004 - then revealed that he »
Fox reimagining “Frankenstein” Fox’s version of the Mary Shelley mythology revolves around a corrupt FBI agent who is brought back from the dead as a younger and stronger man by an antisocial billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister. It’s from “Homeland’s” Howard Gordon” and “Crisis” and “Life” creator Rand Ravich. Fox and Will Smith are remaking “Hitch” as a sitcom Smith will serve as a producer on a comedy based on the 2005 rom-com he made with Kevin James. HBO bringing back Michael Kenneth Williams with “Crime” The “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Wire” vet will play a NYC gangster in the eight-hour miniseries that James Gandolfini was originally set to star in. Click Read Full Post For More Carlton from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” is named after “Lost’s” Carlton Cuse “The Strain” and “Bates Motel" exec producer mentioned that tidbit in an on-stage conversation with “Fresh Prince” creator Andy Borowitz, »
- Norman Weiss
Halloween will also be a homecoming on Dancing With the Stars! The ABC reality hit is set to welcome back three familiar faces in its spooky Halloween-themed outing on Oct. 27. E! News has exclusively learned that co-host Erin Andrews will be returning to her duties after taking a break to cover the World Series for Fox, and fan favorite professional dancer Karina Smirnoff will also be back in the ballroom after an injury sidelined her for two weeks. Also back in action? Head judge Len Goodman, who took a break from the judges' table for a few weeks, with special guests Pitbull, Jessie J and Kevin Hart filling in for him. While Andrews took a break to fulfill her duties as an Mlb »
ABC is trying to shake things up on Dancing with the Stars by adding a permanent fourth judge. Will this move help the sagging ratings or will they continue to fall? Could this series possibly be cancelled -- or perhaps cut down to air just one cycle per year? Stay tuned!
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return as hosts of the dancing competition. Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli are joined at the judges table by champion Julianne Hough. Ray Chew is back as bandleader.
Season 19's contestants are Jonathan Bennett, Tommy Chong, Randy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Lolo Jones, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, Alfonso Ribeiro, Sadie Robertson, Antonio Sabàto Jr., Tavis Smiley, Lea Thompson, and Michael Waltrip.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the »
Dancing with the Stars returned Monday night with the final nine couples dancing to songs sung by – and/or liked by – recording artist Pitbull. Also, filling in for Erin Andrews, who is working the World Series, was DWTS alum Leah Remini.
Dancing with the Stars Recap
Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker were the first pair to hit the dance floor, taking on a jazz number. Allison choreographed a Men in Black-themed routine complete with some hip-hop moves that Jonathan picked up with ease. Overall, it was the best choreography from Holker and Jonathan’s best dancing. Scores: 8+8+8+8=32
The reunited Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy danced a traditional samba. The routine was both fun and passionate, with Val showing off his abs. Once again, Janel proved she’s a natural on the dance floor. Among the judges, it was Pitbull that was left the most disappointed, while Carrie Ann Inaba »
In a night of top notch performances, with Jonathan Bennett and Michael Waltrip delivering their best dances yet, it was the always-entertaining Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson who really won the evening.
While they might have had the dance to beat, it wasn't the highlight of the evening! Check out the best, worst and weirdest moments from this week's Dancing With The Stars.
Jonathan Bennett was told he was in jeopardy, and then immediately had to get up and dance to Pitbull's Men In Black 3 song "Back In Time." So, in the vein of Men in Black, they donned government issue suits and Jonathan delivered his best performance ever. Sure, the set designers might have confused Men In Black with The Matrix, but it was pretty spectacular.
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It’s Week 6 of Dancing With the Stars, which historically means it’s high time for a shocking, teeth-gnashing, out-of-nowhere elimination. But with Mirrorball also-rans like Michael Waltrip, Tommy Chong and even Jonathan Bennett still kickin’ it on the ballroom floor, what’s a drama-hungry viewer to do?
How about giving venerable host Tom Bergeron a sassy, sexy — and potentially unstable – new sidekick? That’s right, Monday’s live show showcased another “switch up” of sorts – last week’s partner swapping debacle wasn’t enough? — as the ballroom welcomed a glittering new guest co-host, Leah Remini!
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