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Chele615
12-06-2010, 11:49 PM
I think Anabelle meant, during the dress rehearsals, they had to redo the opening. I was there the first two weeks, and Anabelle and Georges definitely did not do a retake of their number.

professordeb
12-07-2010, 03:05 PM
OK, here's a strange bit of information I received a few days ago and I'm not sure if it's accurate or if someone is misinformed.

I was talking with some hockey people about BOTB and one person told me that the hockey players were all paid to participate - to the tune of $100,000! Well, when I got told that I answered that perhaps they misunderstood. I explained that the couples were all skating for charity, that the winning couple got $100,000 for their charity and the other couples got $25,000 and the response I got was noooo, they got this information second hand and were pretty sure it was accurate that the hockey players were paid to participate. So the "chain" of information went participant - hockey person - hockey person - me. Well now I'm scratching my head because I don't ever recall reading anything about the hockey players being paid for their stint on the show regardless of how long they lasted. Can anyone confirm if such information is correct or incorrect?

Also, I really enjoyed PJ's story about how to button up those shirts. Did anyone see at the end of the show how PJ got off his chair and was making his way over to another hockey player who I think might have been Theo because just before break, Theo had been sharing his thoughts and got quite choked up about it as did Jamie.

Thanks CBC for another wonderful season of BOTB and here's hoping to another.

Jenny
12-07-2010, 03:13 PM
I don't know the facts, but it wouldn't surprise me to learn that the hockey players and skaters were all paid, in addition to the judges - this is the case in other reality/competition shows, regardless of what they are playing for.

Willowway
12-07-2010, 03:42 PM
Of course the skaters were paid for their time and their performances. That sorta went without saying - but maybe it needed to be said.

Yes, the prize money was for charity and that's very important. But these folks weren't working for nothing.

I have said this before re: other charity skating events. It is rare that skaters (or any talent in a charity situation which features talent) donate their time. For the Michael Weiss Foundation, they do and it is stated that they do. If you don't hear that the skaters are donating their time, assume that they're not because they most likely are not. Sometimes they make top dollar (when it's televised, etc.), sometimes they do it very cheap to maximize proceeds to a charity (small, one-off shows and events), sometimes they donate everything (more rare). Not anything new but a surprise to many people.

Jenny
12-07-2010, 03:46 PM
To appear in a one time event for charity is one thing, but to commit months to a series is another. Hundreds of people worked on the show behind the scenes, and they were all paid, so it makes sense that the on-air talent should also be paid.

And charities benefited financially and through awareness building - everybody wins.

Willowway
12-07-2010, 03:48 PM
Exactly. Also, there are unions which set minimums for TV, film, etc. appearances and you can't just go around that either.

ildah
12-07-2010, 04:01 PM
When Jamie was interviewed the day after she got booted she said (jokingly?) that she was mad she wouldn't get paid now for the last 2 weeks. I'm sure that's why she didn't officially sign up until later, she was negotiating with BOTB for money, since she would be one of the big draws for the show considering last year. Of course they are paid.

I watched a bit of the last show. Theo interrupted Russ and it was one too many interruptions for me. I can really see his neediness the more I see him interviewed, even though I admire his spunk. Considering that I have a friend with 2 kids who has terminal cancer this Christmas time, and friends who have a child with cancer - I wasn't too drawn in by his tears and Jamie's about the challenging times of change and growth that they have in common. Well, a lot more sympathy for Theo if I have any out of the 2 of them.

rvi5
12-07-2010, 04:46 PM
During the "After the ice melts" episode, PJ told the story of how Violetta could not keep a straight poker face, after he told her to say nothing and walk away from the table. I had assumed this was in reference to additional money negotiations to remain on the show after they had been eliminated.

professordeb
12-07-2010, 08:25 PM
Thanks all for clearing up about the getting paid. I just assumed (and incorrectly, it appears) that these people would be donating their time. I thought it was very, very generous of them to do so and thought so highly of them. Please don't take that wrong, I still have high opinions of the skaters and the hockey players, I was just taken aback when I heard they had received payment. Silly me for thinking they did it for free. Again, my thanks for clearing up my misconception.

rvi5
12-07-2010, 10:31 PM
...And PJ, "remember there was that show and they broke the trophy?" :rofl:
Apparently this was the second time the trophy was broken. According to Jamie, they broke it last year also. However, it happened off the air.

robin59103
12-07-2010, 10:51 PM
According to a recent Craig Simpson interview, it was their two smaller trophies that got smashed up while they were being delivered to them. Not the big one.

Craig thought it would be safer if he brought the two replacements home (since he was already in Toronto and he could pick them up) Jamie then went on to do an interview, they asked her to bring the trophy to the studio and some girl there didn't know the base wasn't attached and dropped and smashed it again!!

In the same interview, Ron MacLean said he also got a crystal memento for being the host and that also got dropped by the delivery man and got smashed up too! LOL

Parsley Sage
12-07-2010, 10:57 PM
During the "After the ice melts" episode, PJ told the story of how Violetta could not keep a straight poker face, after he told her to say nothing and walk away from the table. I had assumed this was in reference to additional money negotiations to remain on the show after they had been eliminated.

I thought that had more to do with keeping the secret about the second chance show.

Desperado
12-07-2010, 10:58 PM
I watched a bit of the last show. Theo interrupted Russ and it was one too many interruptions for me. I can really see his neediness the more I see him interviewed, even though I admire his spunk. Considering that I have a friend with 2 kids who has terminal cancer this Christmas time, and friends who have a child with cancer - I wasn't too drawn in by his tears and Jamie's about the challenging times of change and growth that they have in common. Well, a lot more sympathy for Theo if I have any out of the 2 of them.
I'm assuming Theo meant the ordeal of having his abuser arrested during the Oct/Nov period of the show and having to give interviews and press conferences about it. I have the utmost respect for him and see him as a positive role model for male victims of sexual abuse. I see him as completely sincere, including the tears.

Plus it was a pretty emotion filled show with them showing the guys crying at one time or another.

rvi5
12-07-2010, 11:26 PM
I thought that had more to do with keeping the secret about the second chance show.
After PJ finished the story, Violetta responded to PJ,..."of course I want to be back. how can I say no?". "Walk away from the table", "poker face", "you just threw your hand on the table (after Violetta started giggling once told they were not eliminated)". Sounds like negotiation tactics to me.

victoriajh
12-08-2010, 02:07 AM
OK, here's a strange bit of information I received a few days ago and I'm not sure if it's accurate or if someone is misinformed.

I was talking with some hockey people about BOTB and one person told me that the hockey players were all paid to participate - to the tune of $100,000! Well, when I got told that I answered that perhaps they misunderstood. I explained that the couples were all skating for charity, that the winning couple got $100,000 for their charity and the other couples got $25,000 and the response I got was noooo, they got this information second hand and were pretty sure it was accurate that the hockey players were paid to participate. So the "chain" of information went participant - hockey person - hockey person - me. Well now I'm scratching my head because I don't ever recall reading anything about the hockey players being paid for their stint on the show regardless of how long they lasted. Can anyone confirm if such information is correct or incorrect?

Also, I really enjoyed PJ's story about how to button up those shirts. Did anyone see at the end of the show how PJ got off his chair and was making his way over to another hockey player who I think might have been Theo because just before break, Theo had been sharing his thoughts and got quite choked up about it as did Jamie.

Thanks CBC for another wonderful season of BOTB and here's hoping to another.

i knwo that DWTS people make up to 375,000 if they make it for the full run ( 25,000 an episode i thought i heard? i wondered how much they make to do BOTB- i mean katia gordeeva must be worth more than anabelle langios? but i wonder how much they had to 'negotiate' with??? i dont care how much they make but it would be interesting to fiund out ( i often wonder the same about soi and csoi- I mean how much do they get for the whol tour? - i rememebr kaita saying back when her and sergei started with touring they were given an envelope that had been opened by the federation and they had no idea hwo miuch was taken before they got it!)