Originally Posted by DancingDad;3226533;
Originally Posted by DancingDad;3226533;
I totally believe Maks. What he is saying is simply true. Excess weight takes it's toll on the body.
I believe Maks, too. Louis had the same explanation on his myspace blog. Even if Maks said something that would get him in hot water, I just think he'd stand by what he said and not backtrack after he got a lot of negative reactions. Since he and Cheryl are such close friends I never imagined he'd make a statement like that about her. I feel bad he's gotten all this hate mail over something he didn't even do. Sad thing is not everyone will believe him.
I have no idea whether or not he said what they're claiming he said, but I do think he would back off from the statement if he got negative feedback. A large part of his fan-base, not to mention potential students, is probably less than svelte.Quote:
Originally Posted by karalott;3226697;
Nigel Lythgoe Weighs in on Lacey Schwimmer, Fat Dancers - All Things Dancing with the Stars | TVGuide.com
This is an interview with Nigel Lythgoe, where he says he was approached by the producers of DWTS about another SYTYCD alum, Chelsea (?) There's a video interview along with this bit:
In the video part, I have to disagree with the interviewer calling Maks out on the "remarks" he made about Cheryl and Lacey. Maks came out that he didn't make the remarks about Cheryl and Lacey and TV Guide even apologized for printing them, yet one of their own still says he made those statements and asks Nigel what he thinks.Quote:
Nigel Lythgoe Weighs in on Lacey Schwimmer, Fat Dancers
Beware So You Think You Can Dance wannabes — Nigel Lythgoe, who serves as judge and executive producer of the hit reality dance competition, has made himself clear: "I don't want a fat dancer."
When Nigel stopped in to TVGuide.com for a chat about the new season of Dance, we asked him about the recent controversial remarks made implying Dance alum Lacey Schwimmer and pro Cheryl Burke were a tad heavy for Dancing with the Stars.
Nigel said that even though he's the first one to call out a dancer for being overweight, "There's nothing wrong with being overweight if that is your fighting weight ... the weight you're at your best at."
As for Lacey specifically, Nigel says to critics, "Lay off her because she's a brilliant dancer." But, Nigel doesn't have such kind sentiments for anyone auditioning for Dance who may be overweight.
Nigel blasted, "I get a lot of fat dancers that come in to audition and I want to say to them, 'Darling, you're fat! Not just overweight, but fat. Go on and do something about it."
He also said that he didn't want any fat dancers because "when the music stops, your body should stop, not wobble on for 10-15 seconds."
What do you think about Nigel's statements about fat dancers? Are you enraged or do you agree?
Watch our interview with Nigel, with the "fat" remarks beginning at the 1:30 mark.
And I don't think Len is jealous of Lacey-he just doesn't care for her style. The other judges have come down on them, maybe not as hard and every single time, but it's not like they've ever had the undying support of CA and Bruno.
Chelsea was on this past season of SYTYCD..she was good! One of my fave SYTYCD performances was her "Bleeding Love" routine.
Strictly Come Dancing - News - 'Choking' Goodman saved by TV host - Digital Spy
'Choking' Goodman saved by TV host
Friday, November 14 2008, 18:02 GMT
By Sarah Rollo
Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron has been hailed a hero after preventing Len Goodman from choking backstage on the US show.
The presenter reportedly rushed to Goodman's aid when a cough sweet became lodged in his throat.
A show insider told the Globe: "At first we thought he was having a heart attack. Len staggered in agony as he grabbed the back of a chair and had trouble standing as his breathing got worse and worse.
"Tom's a real hero. If he hadn't been there and reacted so fast, Len could have easily choked to death."
Bergeron is said to have performed the Hiemlich Manoeuvre on Goodman, who also judges the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
There's a poll over at he Official Dancing With The Stars Blog n which was the best dance of the week,they have videos of the dances too.
I voted for Brooke and Derek!
Just another reason Tom gets my vote as best host. It's a good thing it wasn't Samantha that was standing there.Quote:
Originally Posted by karalott;3234570;
Wow! WTG Tom!:up
I am glad to hear that Len is doing ok.