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You Should Be Dancing…Yeah!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Whoa, the judges were downright mean on Dancing with the Stars last night. Some of their comments were well deserved but some seemed to border on cruel. Here’s my take on it all.

I have not enjoyed Joey Fatone at all since day one of this season. His ridiculous joking and kidding around was way overboard and certainly colored my opinion of him. Last night, that all changed for me. He intended to go out on the floor and act right, with no gimmicks and…WOW! He nailed the Paso Doble (which just happens to be my favorite dance of them all). He was far and away the shining star last night and we finally have a breakaway leader.

I also enjoyed Apolo Ohyeah. His waltz was absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to see him take on the Paso Doble. He and his partner have such chemistry. I still think he can give the leader a run for his money.

I’m not sure what’s happening with Laila. I think she has such a strong fighter spirit that simply being “the cape” to the dominant bullfighter was a level she just couldn’t stoop to at all. I still like her for the finals but she needs to step it up in a big way.

Heather was pretty boring last night to me. They say you are supposed to dance the Waltz with a serene look on your face but she looked like she sucked a lemon through the whole routine.

Ian has not impressed me in earlier episodes and he followed suit last night as well. He seems like a really nice guy but his dancing talents are lacking, in my most humble opinion. I don’t see him going out the door anytime soon but I don’t think he’ll be around for the long run either.

Billy Ray was not all that good but he wasn’t all that bad either. It is obvious that he has great respect for his partner and he is truly trying. I do wish he would cut that ridiculous hair though.

I don’t know what John Ratzenberg was trying to do but it fell way, way short. He resembled Frankenstein trying to grope his way through the darkness. It was pitiful…so pitiful.

The judges’ comments to Leeza were very harsh but she really didn’t do so well this time. She is just so stiff and, when left to dance on her own, she couldn’t cut it. It did bother me that her children were in the audience and heard the not so nice remarks.

Clyde is a story unto himself. Apparently, he is not dedicated to practicing or to even showing up on time. His dance movements do all look the same and I definitely get a sense that he is not trying. He pretty much made it clear that he would rather be golfing.

I think tonight’s elimination will come down to John, Leeza, or Clyde. My pick would be either John or Clyde. I think Leeza has one more week in her. Tune in tonight.

By the way, did you happen to catch one of Joey Fatone’s supporters in the audience? It was Carlton from The Fresh Prince! How cool is that? Maybe he will join the show next year.

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Oops

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Okay, so it wasn’t bye bye Clyde…it was see ya’ Shandi. I can live with that.

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Bye Bye Clyde

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Dancing with the Stars last night was…well, it was odd. I believe Clyde and Shandi will be the bottom two tonight with Clyde headed out the door. He tries but it just isn’t enough. He’s simply too lanky to make all of his body parts do what they should at the same time and in rhythm. Shandi? Well, she’s just kind of boring. Her flamboyant boy partner doesn’t help matters much when he out sparkles her 2 to 1. He needs to step down to her level just a little instead of trying to drag her ordinary self up to his.

Apparently the judges were smoking crack because their scores and comments, for the most part, didn’t make sense…at least not to me. I will never understand penalizing the celebrity for technical no-no’s which are completely the responsibility of the professional dancer. For instance, Laila got whacked down big time for breaking the hold in the Tango which is apparently grounds for execution. Laila doesn’t know the rules for these dances…that’s what her professional partner is all about. He choreographed the dance so why should she be penalized for following his lead? She is still my favorite among the ladies.

Speaking of crack, wasn’t the back of Leeza Gibbons’ dress cut just a bit too low? I was quite concerned that we were going to get a bit more than we bargained for before her Tango was over.

Joey’s Star Wars Tango was over the top for me. I didn’t care for it at all and felt it cheapened the mystique of the Tango. The judges, however, liked it. Again, on crack.

Heather Mills blew me away once again. The woman leaped off the stage…leaped!!! She has a fake leg and she leaped off the stage!! How cool is that? She knew she would never be able to do the Jive on the leg she had so she went to the prosthetic guy and had him fix her up a new one that had some bounce to it. She was amazing! She even wore a skirt for her routine. She really danced a good number. I am in awe of this woman. You go girl.

Poor, poor Billy Ray. He is still tons better than his first performance but his Tango was painful to watch. At least we know he can count and he did just that through his entire routine. John was entertaining and he is obviously really trying to do a good job but he’s just not that good either. I do think he will out last Billy Ray Swamp Bear though.

Those cracked up judges called Apolo sloppy and praised Ian. I’m at a loss to explain that. Ian looked to me like he was chasing Cheryl all over the floor just trying to keep up with her. I love to watch Apolo dance. He seems to be having an absolute ball. He is, by far, my favorite among the men this season.

So, that’s my take. Let’s watch tonight and see what happens.

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Most Humble Apologies

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Yes folks, I have been watching the one and only reality show I will watch, Dancing with the Stars, and I am loving it. I have to admit though…I really thought Heather Mills’ inclusion as a contestant on the show was a publicity stunt. I thought it was going to be agony as horrible as the debaucle of Sara Evans or Master P. I was very, VERY mistaken.

I know she will probably never see this herself but, just in case, here goes –

Dear Ms. Mills,

Please accept my most humble apologies for doubting the veracity of your presence on Dancing with the Stars. You, Ms. Mills, are the epitome of grace and perseverance. I believe you are doing the show for exactly the reasons you proclaim and I am most impressed at your abilities. If I didn’t know you were missing your leg, I certainly wouldn’t be able to tell by your performances. You really are a fantastic role model to anyone who has ever lost a limb.

I also must your applaud your willingness to get up in front of the world and do this show when there has been so much negativity in the press regarding you and your impending divorce. You have shown yourself to be a true Lady and I have a brand new perspective of you. You deserve the title of “Hero” so dance on Sweet Lady, dance on.

Sincerely,

A New Fan

p.s.

If anyone ever has the audacity to refer to you as handicapped, I hope you punch them right in the mouth!

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Not So Much

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Grey’s Anatomy last night? Well, in my most humble and individual opinion, it bombed. Don’t get me wrong. I am so grateful that Grey isn’t blue anymore. That’s a good thing. And I loved Yang’s performance…awesome. As for the rest of it? How is the death of Grey’s Mother, who we have no investment in anyway, a devastating conclusion? I wasn’t devastated…wasn’t even bothered really. HEY!! I’m not being callous! We just didn’t really know this woman and, what we did know, wasn’t too impressive. She was a monster to Grey and now she is dead. Okay, I’m good with that. Sorry Shonda Rimes, this one wasn’t up to your standards.

Thumbs down from me.

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Saving Blue Grey

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Tonight is about one thing and one thing only…saving blue Meredith Grey. Good Lord she certainly looked dead at the end of last week’s show but please, please, please don’t let it be so. I’m reluctant to flat out state positively that they can’t or won’t kill her off because…well, they just might…it could happen. According to the swirling spoilers and rumors, there will be yet another “death” on tonight’s episode and one of the two will stick.

Therefore, you are hereby formally warned and admonished…phone calls to my house and/or my cell will not be acknowledged during or after the 9 o’clock hour. I must focus all of my attention and efforts on saving blue Grey.

Push the epi folks, we’re losing her!

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Big Jack Attack

Monday, January 15th, 2007

I have discovered Jack Bauer and Fox TV’s 24 and now I understand what all the hoopla has been about. Wow! What a good show! I was absolutely glued to the TV last night for the first half of the 4 hour premiere and I am way psyched about the second half of the premiere tonight!

Okay people. Jack rocks!!

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Deb Scores the Dancing

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Please keep in mind that these are my scores and probably do not reflect the feelings of the judges. ;)

Dance #1

Emmitt – 28 (seemed to drag a little behind Cheryl at first)
Mario – 30 (oh my goodness)

Dance #2

Emmitt – 30 (wow)
Mario – 30 (good lord)

Dance #3

Emmitt – 30 (absolutely amazing…how can he move so featherlike?)
Mario – 29 (I like Latin Mario better than Gangsta Mario)

My pick to win?

Could go either way but I say…

MARIO

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Abusing the Star

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

I hope, for her own sake, Monique gets voted off Dancing with the Stars tonight. I was absolutely appalled and disgusted last night at Louis’ overly rough handling of her. It truly bordered on abuse…no…it WAS abusive. She appeared to be truly hurt a time or two and I was incensed. Even watching his eyes afterwards, he seemed to totally enjoy intimidating and manhandling her. It was almost maniacal and it really, REALLY bothered me.

Did any of you notice this?

p.s.

I don’t know who had her wear that ridiculous lipstick but it made her lips look fifty times bigger…not at all flattering.

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Yeah…So?

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Okay, okay…I watched it. But I’m not talking about it. So there.

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