Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Fridge_Break, Jul 27, 2012.
Have any of the pros been tweeting? I hope this lineup means van Amstel might be back, and, if so, I hope he and Dovolani have contenders, although it seems like the men are the pick of the field.
I wonder how much she spoke about her make out sessions in Beijing?
They announced the pro pairings this morning for the All Star Season
They announced the pro pairings today. Mark is with Bristol Palin again, and Derek is with Shawn Johnson.
Shawn's stuck with Derek
Kirstie Alley & Maks Chmerkovskiy
Pamela Anderson & Tristan MacManus
Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower
Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough
Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya
Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd
Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy
Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke
No word on who's in the running to be partners for Carson/Kyle/Sabrina, whoever is voted in.
I was undecided whether or not I wanted everyone with different partners than first time around, but in the end I'm glad they put Kirstie with Maks and Joey with Kym. I loved these pairings first time around. And i wish Drew was with Cheryl again but this should go well with Anna. They could have paired Gilles with Tom for all I cared, just as long as he's there.
I think Shawn with Derek is a wonderful pairing. He'll bring out the best in her I'm sure. Love him or hate him, he's brilliant.
Hope Pam lasts longer this time. Love me a hot mess of an aging bombshell.
Glad Bristol's with Mark again. He has the experience with her clumping around, no need to force that on another professional.
I hope that Peta and Gillies will be a good pairing.
I thought that Chery/Emmitt would be partnered.
Carson got all my votes. He's so charming, I don't care he can't dance.
Gilles & Peta for the win ! Peta was fierce last season, and we all know how good Gilles was in his season. They should be the couple to beat.
Poor Tristan and Val. They won't be around long. I hope Bristol is off soon too.
Drew & Anna should do well, but she'll again go home without the mirrored ball this season.
Apolo & Karina should be good too; I'd like to see him with someone younger though.
Shoot, all of Shawn's "cute and bubbly" votes are going to be canceled out by Derek's "he's so annoying" votes. Hello early vote off! I can't stand the guy but he DOES do good dancing, so maybe if we just skip all the pre-show stuff and just watch the dancing, they'll be ok. And maybe Shawn's smiley attitude will lessen his annoying-ness?
It will be interesting to see Derek without his usual " sexy starlet". Mark was actually very good with Shawn and recognized she was young and not comfortable with "the sexy". I'll give Derek credit if he is as good with Shawn as Mark was.
Shawn is four years older and not a minor anymore so she might be a lot more comfortable with "the sexy" now.
Shawn/Derek and Karina/Apolo are definitely the two new teams I'm looking forward to the most! Apolo is the best dancer here, IMO, and Karina is the best remaining female pro and she now has a win behind her. Never count out the athletes. I'm just happy they didn't give Apolo to Cheryl. I do dread seeing more of Emmit's funky wedding dancing or whatever.
Peta/Gilles should be awesome as well.
Surprised that they would pretty much waste Mark on Bristol in an all star season. Maybe she refused to do it otherwise.
I really wanted Pamela to be paired with Dmitri; they would have been so hot!
Helio/Chelsie is just a pathetic attempt to recreate Helio/Julianne (blonde young Mormon girl). I don't see them lasting.
Surprised they gave Drew to Anna since he seems to be one of their favorite ex-contestants and Anna is not a favored pro. I would have rather seen her with Gilles and Peta with Drew (makes more sense heightwise) but oh well.
Yay for Joey/Kym and Melissa/Tony being back together!
I was already worried about Kelly, but now that she's with Val her fate is pretty much sealed to go out first.
I bet whoever gets voted in will be with a member of the troupe.
I'm betting it will be Carson with Lacey.
I knew it was a longshot for Julianne to come back, but I'm still disappointed.
I'll still watch because Apolo is with Karina whom I like, but I wanted Apolianne! :
Thank the gods they didn't put him with Cheryl.
I actually thought they'd put him with Chelsie to try to recreate an Apolo/Julianne type thing. Thankfully, they didn't go there.
I thought so too. If Apolo couldn't be with Julianne, Karina is definitely the next best choice. She is going to come out with amazing choreography and he's actually going to be able to execute. I'm actually stunned the producers gave her such a popular candidate. Makes me wonder if she's boinking one of them. (Not that she has to, but she got so many duds after Mario that I thought they didn't like her... remember when they told her she'd be paired with a veteran, and she thought they meant a WW1 vet, hah).
Seriously, never go to a real ballroom competition. Bristol would fit in with the pre-bronze/bronze I crowd and probably place pretty well. She actually got taught to dance as Mark wasn't dumb enough to try and make her do theatrical shows. Most of the celebs, with a couple of exceptions like Apolo, would get their butts handed to them as they've gotten taught tricks, not how to dance. (The women, at least--by virtue of the medium the men usually have to learn more to function.)
The only way they can stop Derek on this one is if Karina and Apolo just blow everyone out of the water. Though dark horse for Drew and Anna, if he can perform with her like he did with Cheryl...Instead of "Save a Horse", "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" for a country freestyle?
Tristan and Val, we hardly knew ye.
Hm...what girls are left if it's Carson or Kyle? For Sabrina...Louis van Amstel? He's the only one I can think of who's a LIKELY returnee that's not on the list. They wouldn't give her to Corky...would they? In which case new ball game, as Corky might be a bit old but he CAN coach when he wants to and he CAN still likely outdance everyone except possibly Louis. Or one of the "Troupe"?
Sabrina - Louis, Dmitry
Oh please please please let me get some Kyle/Lacey again! That would rock beyond belief. He really was robbed in his season and I'd love to see him get a second chance.
The mirror ball trophy made it to the Packer Stockholders meeting, I forget who showed up with it, but it made an appearance. Also Peta showed up at Donald Driver's charity softball game last month.
So, even though I know I'm being pulled in by the gimmick, I'm still excited for this season of DwtS, lol. So many celebs that I love that I don't think I'll vote at all because I just can't choose.
I'm really looking forward to seeing Shawn back, honestly. She's in much better shape now than she was back in '08...back then she was dealing with some very normal post-competition body changes. She's gotten a handle on her new figure lately, and I've no doubt she will rock whatever costumes they give her. And she's older now, so I can see Derek being a little more bold and edgy than Mark could be back in her original season. She's still not 21 but she's over eighteen so I don't think anybody cares now.
And I'm so excited to see Kirstie again! And Apolo! And Giles! If they add Kyle back, my life will be complete.
Has anyone seen the chapter in Hope Solo's new book talking about her experience on DWTS? Someone on Twitter posted photos of pages and if what she's saying is true, Maks is dead to me. I used to find him so hot but now all I see is ugly.
Can you post a link to the twitter? I'm interested in reading it.
Some information about this here.
Um...I find that somewhat far-fetched. Hard to believe ABC would let it slide, and hard to believe she'd actually stay.
It's believable to me considering he was getting very rough with her in one of the group practices that was shown, even among a crowd of other dancers. Sounds like ABC did cover themselves by asking if she wanted another partner. As for why she would want to stay, who knows, maybe she felt like it was too late to change partners and she wanted to "tough it out" and be "strong." He's always had an abusive vibe to me (emotionally, if not physically). Considering DWTS keeps inviting Chris Brown back to perform, I wouldn't really be surprised at anything they do. Kind of sad if this is true that a crappy show like Big Brother has better standards for removing violent cast members.
In other news, Gilles is already injured, but it doesn't sound serious and he's still going to dance. Also gives his first impressions on Peta.
If you read further down the article, she also accused her coach of pushing her in a team meeting, something which he vehemently denies.
He and Peta won't need that to get votes!
That is going to be one hot team.
Obviously it's hard to say whether Hope Solo's accusations about Maksim are true, but I wouldn't be completely surprised since there is a history of him getting angry either with the judges or his partners.
This...although I do remember them having a rocky relationship on the show. But I doubt they would allow him to get away with this stuff when cameras were rolling.
Or that she didn't knee him in the balls and smack his head against a wall. She's hardly a delicate flower who can't take care of herself. She does have a tendency to drink, party and run her mouth when she'd be better to keep it shut.
Yeah, there's a difference between yelling at someone (I'm surprised figure-skating fans find that odd, from a Russian, no less-Maks isn't a lovey-dovey hand-holding kind of teacher) and physically slapping them across the face. And as said, she's got a history of...embellishing stories to place herself in the victim role.
I think if Maks had really done anything "questionable"; beyond what any tough, perfectionist teacher does, he would not be under contract.
ABC wouldn't risk it, considering the potential legal consequences.
From Maks' Twitter on the 16th:
he seems like a tool but so does she
he's popular but i dont think the show wants a legal liability on their hands
Would Hope really make up such a story just to sell some books ? Maybe Mak did "smack" her, not in a mean way but as in a "Snap Out Of It !" way like Cher did to Nic Cage in Moonstruck.
Her "history" is full of drama - told from her perspective.
This is just another example.
We have no way of knowing what really happened.
Shawn Johnson looks great. She & Derek should go far.
Peta Murgatroyd. She's scorchingly HOT. Almost made me asked, "Edyta who?"
Joey, Drew, Apolo, Emmitt - all look like they've put on some pounds.
Melissa Rycroft - all she needs is a pair of white skates to complete the outfit.
Mark Ballas - He's doing his nerdy look again. Ugh.
Pam and Tristan - I'm not sure Tristan is sexy enough for Pam, but maybe she can bring it out in hi
That description fits her partner, also.
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