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‘Dancing With The Stars’:  Week 1 Loser

Josie MaranSometimes an elimination is based on dancing ability, sometimes its based on votes.  Tonight’s ousting was appropriately a combination of both.

, the uncoordinated beauty, was booted off tonight as widely predicted.  The supermodel, who scored a dismal 16 Monday night, faced off with in the Bottom Two.  (The billionaire, who actually earned more points than Floyd Mayweather and Wayne Newton on Tuesday, apparently couldn’t buy himself a fan base.)  Luckily, it was the sourpuss and her attitude problem that were cast off into history.  (I understand she was upset—but did she have to leave on such a bitter note?)

Looking back at what I wrote on Aug. 29th (when the cast was announced), I have to wonder if other women shared my (petty) feelings:

“Josie Maran—The supermodel of the female contestants.  I’m already voting against her.”

But that’s not really why she’s gone.  We all know she deserved to lose.  Right?


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Dancing With The Stars:  Week 1 (The Men)

DWTS judges Tonight was Day 2 of the special three-day premiere.  Monday was ladies only; this time it was all about the men.  set the bar high yesterday with her score of 26.  Did any man rise to the challenge tonight?

CAMERON MATHISON (partner Edyta Sliwinska)
(Dance: Foxtrot/ Song: “Moondance”)

The star knows he has a loyal built-in fan base—but would he do enough to actually earn their votes?

Cameron was a bit stiff his first time out, though it could have been due to the degenerative bone condition he suffered as a child (cue violins now).  But when he wasn’t just standing there looking like Edyta’s prop, he looked like he was dragging her across the floor.  Len compared the performance to a ‘faucet’ that sometimes flowed, sometimes splattered.  Bruno was impressed with Cameron’s long arm lines but said the dance went soft somewhere in the middle.  Carrie said they started off a bit weak, but agreed with Bruno on Cameron’s lines.  Score: 7/7/7 (21)

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UPDATE:  Drew Lachey New ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Co-Host

Drew LacheyTo fill the beautiful sidekick role left open by Samantha Harris, the producers turned to…..  The Season 2 winner—and scheduled host of the DWTS spin-off ‘Dance War’—will help make look good until Harris’ return (assuming she doesn’t enjoy her maternity leave too much).

As for the competition, tonight’s episode was all about the ladies.  (The male contestants will take the stage Tuesday night).  Except for the stick-thin yet uncoordinated model (who scored a dismal 16), the women overall did very well on their first time out.  But the night was definitely owned by Cheetah Girl .  Her fierce and precise moves got her very near a perfect score on Day One (she scored a 26).  Will this finally be the season for another female champion?  We should probably size up the men tomorrow before placing any bets.


Surprise New Host for ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Description is going to be a busy man tonight.  In addition to introducing a whole new round of competitors, he’ll be welcoming a new co-host.  Those who watched last season saw a very pregnant Samantha Harris do the backstage post-dance analysis.  One has to wonder if she scheduled her delivery in time to watch the DWTS premiere today.  Harris and her husband, Michael Hess, welcomed their own new addition yesterday morning.  The baby girl, Josselyn Sydney Hess, is the couple’s first child. 

As for who will be joining Tom on stage tonight—ABC will not say.  They are doing their best to keep one casting selection a secret.  (Please don’t let it be .  I’m all Lisa Rinnaed-out right now).  But for now, I will go ahead and predict Harris’ return next season—as a competitor.  How else will she lose the baby weight?

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Lineup Announced

Dancing With the StarsThe official lineup for ‘s was announced this morning on .  And despite the ‘leaked’ list you might have heard about this week, here is the correct list as presented by Apolo Ohno, and host Tom Bergeron:

  • Melanie Brown (a.k.a. ‘Scary Spice’) - Baby momma of Eddie Murphy’s latest child.
  • Sabrina Bryan - ‘Cheetah’ girl (I don’t want to know what that means).
  • Jennie Garth - 90210 alum #12 (if you include Ian Ziering from last season)
  • Josie Maran - The supermodel of the female contestants.  I’m already voting against her.
  • Marie Osmond - She’s a little bit country.
  • Jane Seymour - Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
  • Helio Castroneves - He’s going to drive his partner all over the dance floor.
  • Mark Cuban - If he doesn’t win, he’ll probably just buy the network.
  • Cameron Mathison - A soap star from All My Children.  As if ABC needed more publicity.
  • Wayne Newton - Mr. Las Vegas will have to learn how to share a stage.
  • Floyd Mayweather, Jr. - Apparently the producers felt all boxers could dance.
  • Albert Reed - I hear he’s a model as well.  I approve of this one.

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