That'd either dedication or really jumping the gun and being sure of yourselves.
That'd either dedication or really jumping the gun and being sure of yourselves.
Joan Rivers Game To Try 'Dancing With The Stars'?
And a couple of comments from this year's contestants on whether or not Nicole deserved to win.Quote:
Joan Rivers Game to Try 'Dancing with the Stars'?
Comedy legend Joan Rivers premiered her new documentary 'A Piece of Work' in New York on Wednesday night, and she told ET whether she'd consider going on "Dancing with the Stars."
"I'd consider going on anything! That's one of the big points in the movie," Joan said.
In her new documentary, the irreverent and outspoken 76-year-old comedienne gives fans a peek into her private dramas as she fights to keep her career thriving in a business driven by youth and beauty.
Joan describes the film as "raw" and is even seen crying in it. She tells ET that the filmmakers "really hit a lot of nerves… I think it's a really good picture of what show business really is about."
Watch the video for more! Then, catch 'Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work' in theaters June 11.
Shannen Doherty: Nicole Scherzinger Had Unfair Advantage on DWTS - E! Online
'Dancing with the Stars': Niecy Nash questions Nicole Scherzinger win (photos)Quote:
Former Dancing With the Stars competitor Shannen Doherty seems to think the winner of the dance contest had an unfair advantage due to her professional background.
"Nicole's an amazing dancer and singer," she told me of the Pussycat Doll at last night's Armani Exchange and Elle's disco bash. "So it's hard to compete with that."
But when flat out asked if she thought Nicole had an edge, she backpedaled a bit...
"Yeah, you know...whatever," she hedged. "In the long run, it's up to the fans. It's a bit of a mixed bag over there."
Meow! Do you think this is a case of sour grapes, or did Nicole really have a leg up on the competition?
Which probably means we'll have even more controversial contestants and more ringers next season. It'll be a replay of this one, though I don't think lightning will strike twice. According to one article I read, the producers are saying they already have "big names" signing up for the fall season.Quote:
'Dancing with the Stars': Niecy Nash questions Nicole Scherzinger win
You can now add Niecy Nash to the list of people questioning Nicole Scherzinger's victory on "Dancing with the Stars." One day after Shannen Doherty came forward suggesting that the Pussycat Doll was too talented for this season's competition to be fair, the "Clean House" host shared her thoughts in an interview with People Magazine:
“I like to see the growth. Nicole today is who she was when she got here — she was a great dancer and she still is.
"There were moments you couldn't tell her from the pro dancers."
However, a number of other people -- including Evan Lyscaek, pro dancer Edyta Sliwinska, and even former competitor Kim Kardashian, see now problem with Nicole taking home the grand prize. At the end of the day, everyone will come into the competition with different levels of talent and experience.
It has been an eye opening season hasn't it. I found joy in watching the other dancers who had fun, laughed at themselves and became close. They might not have been the "best" dancer ever to grace DWTS but they seemed like the everyday Joe or Jane Doe. I dance in my minds eye when they dance because I have no dance experience and have to take time in getting steps right on a line dance when I try one. I'm just disappointed that their hard work was just not good enough for the judges. I guess I'll wait and see who they get to dance to see if I'll watch. Erin is a sweetie and has a wicked sense of humor and Evan is so humble. They and Pam A. Niecy N., Chad O. are the stars that help me dream I am dancing Ballroom too. Thank You for the articles.Quote:
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Originally Posted by Tin Frizzy;3917711;
This was by far my favorite season of DWTS & it would have been even better if Nicole wasn't there. It would have been a tighter contest between maybe 5-6 others and would have made for a more exciting season. Everyone knew Nicole was going to win from the beginning. I hoped Erin would win and voted my butt off for her - but the judges made sure Nicole had it in the bag. I enjoyed watching everyone else dance because they (compared to Nicole) were novices and improved each week. That's what this show is all about. It's a shame it turned out the way it did. I hope they don't have any ringers next year.....
I'm not counting on them never having any ringers, sadly. DWTS doesn't exactly get the controversial AI style press over shocking exits, over qualified contestants, and hoofers that would make a bag of potatoes look good. Most of the press is just the standard stuff. But there is enough resentment with fans over ringers that the show probably figures the bad they bring out is good for ratings. If it weren't for Nicole, and once again Derek as well, I probably would have enjoyed this season a lot more, but their victory and judges pimping since the beginning made it a drag every week. It did seem like a much closer contest than previous seasons, with only Kate, Buzz, and Aiden as the obvious no chance contestants. I read the TV Guide interview with Evan that was posted in his thread, and when asked about Len's comment about Nicole deserving to win, I thought he handled it with class though if you read between the lines it had to have bothered him. But he made a remark about him and Erin having to work to improve from day 1. Regardless of what people say about him being a ringer and having as much advantage as Nicole, the show drew the line where those two stood. He took flak nearly every week and had to improve something. That in itself should say he was having to improve.Quote:
Originally Posted by jucamer;3917768;
From reading the post finale articles and seeing their media appearances, I got the feeling that there is just not the same level of warmth between Nicole and the rest of the cast. I suspect that Nicole's obvious technical superiority from the start, combined with her intensity as an "artist", and determination not to acknowledge her natural advantages at all, caused her to come across a little bit standoffish, and for the others to inadvertently develop an "us vs Nicole" mentality to some degree. In a way, when one competitor is in a league of their own, this is a normal reaction, but I didn't sense the same dynamic in Kristi Yamaguchi's season, even though the circumstances were similar. I think Nicole was much more intense than Kristi was, and perhaps that irked the rest of the cast, much in the same way it did some of the viewers.
OR Nicole separated herself with a superiority complex, which is what I'm inclined to believe. The rest all seem to be pretty good natured and got along well. From my experiences in life, when there's a common denominator to many "conflicts", that's where the problem lies. :nodQuote:
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Originally Posted by northernviewer;3918001;
She said something that irked me during one of their final packages - to paraphrase: "I'm not like anyone else - I'm an artist...". I was like, What??? how can ANYONE vote for this person - she's so full of herself (don't know who was worse in that pairing her or Derek). But she distanced herself from the others if this is what she was feeling all along..
I remember her saying that too and be shocked that she actually admitted it.:wow that in itself says that she shouldn't have been on the show in the first placeQuote:
Originally Posted by jucamer;3918037;
I misssed this and will have to rewatch. Did she say this during a final show?Quote:
Originally Posted by northernviewer;3918040;
One thing about Derek....I never got the sense that he and Nicole were super chummy like Maks and Erin or Evan and Anna.
It think they played off of each other's creativity and worked together on a professional level very, very well. BUT.....as Derek said in an interview, his job is to work in a way that makes Nicole be the best she can be.
I never got the sense that Derek was in it for his own fame and glory so to speak. Of course it doesn't hurt, but I think he knows his place in all this. He has to return to work with all the dancers next season - not with Nicole - so it's in his best interests to be professional about all this.
I know some don't care for Derek, but I really like him, and I think he gets a bad rap just because he is so good. Well, let me rephrase that....he's really good at combining traditional and modern whereas most of the others are pretty glued to traditional. This could be - and probably is - an age thing. Derek (and Julianne and Mark) are so young that their styles and interests are sure to be different than those of the others.