Okay, okay, so Dancing With The Stars [DWTS] premiered and sadly, I missed it! I was too busy trying to watch the Season Premiere of HOUSE. And even more sadly, I do NOT have DVR or any other recording device. I know. FOR SHAME!
Thankfully, ABC allows me to watch full episodes right online. So I will be able to play catch-up later on. But, for those of you, my dear readers, who HAVE seen the show…PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I MISSED. Because with this seasons Celebrity Line-Up like this:
Audrina Patridge – “The Hills Hottie” with partner Tony Dovolani
Brandy – “R&B’s Platinum Girl” with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Bristol Palin – “Alaska’s Most Famous Daughter” w/partner Mark Ballas
David Hasselhoff – “The Hoff” with partner Kym Johnson
Florence Henderson – “America’s Mom” with partner Corky Ballas
Jennifer Grey – “The Original Dirty Dancer” with partner Derek Hough
Kurt Warner – “The Superbowl Success Story” w/partner Anna Trebunskaya
Kyle Massey – “Disney Channel Dynamo” with partner Lacey Schwimmer
Margaret Cho – “Comedy’s Most Outrageous” w/partner Louis Van Amstel
Michael Bolton – “The Balladeer” with partner Chelsie Hightower
Mike Sorrentino – “The Situation” with partner Karina Smirnoff
Rick Fox – “Basketball’s Foxiest Champion” w/partner Cheryl Burke
This season looks like it’s going to be a ‘Train-Wreck-A-Palooza!’
PS: For those of you living under a rock:
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Three opinionated judges, twelve professional dancers, twelve celebrities, tons of glitter and spray tans, and Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke. That’s the basic formula for Dancing with the Stars, but really there’s nothing formulaic or predictable about the series because it’s our show. We, the viewers, call the shots. We determine who stays and who goes each week. No, we’ll never be able to dance like Chelsie Hightower, Maksim Chmerkovskiy or Cheryl Burke, and that’s exactly why we watch. We can totally relate to the stars competing on the show and it’s pretty cool to know they’re just like us. These actors, athletes, musicians, reality stars, and where-are-they-now personalities start out as lumbering Frankensteins with two left feet, and they slowly transform (we hope) into graceful twinkle-toed Baryshnikovs. OK, our weekly phone and online votes aren’t powerful enough to help them that much, but we do have the power to determine the show’s outcome. You’d think the stars were competing for more than just a mirrored disco ball, the way the celebs risk torn ligaments, poked eyes, fainting spells and wardrobe malfunctions to earn a perfect 30 from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. We’d never want to face their wrath, but it sure is fun to see them unleash it on the stars. That’s probably the one time we wouldn’t want to be in the stars’ shoes, no matter how shiny and glittery they might be.
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