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DWTS Updates: Cristian de la Fuente, Mark Ballas and Derek Hough

Cristian de la Fuente on Dancing with the Stars

Nearly four weeks after an his on-camera injury, actor Cristián de la Fuente is finally getting a chance to rest his arm. Back on April 28, the Dancing with the Stars finalist ruptured a tendon while dancing the Samba with his partner Cheryl Burke. Although it was determined he would need to have surgery, his doctors allowed him to continue on with the competition.

Surprisingly, despite his limited range of motion, the telenovela star rebounded with more focused performances and higher scores. Unfortunately, his inability to carry off more dazzling lifts - and Kristi’s undeniable skill - kept him from snagging the mirrored ball trophy in the end.

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This Week on TV (5/5-5/11)

CSI Miami

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)


MONDAY (5/5)
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9:00):  (The script was written by scribes.) “George Eads (CSI) has a cameo in which a CSI team investigates a death at Charlie’s house.”  I know Charlie wanted to stop Denise’s reality show, but this is quite a sweeps stunt.
  • House (FOX, 9pm):  “House believes that an actor (Jason Lewis) on his favorite soap is seriously ill after observing his symptoms on television, so he decides to intervene.”  If I had known something like that would work, I would have kidnapped Smith Jerrod a long time ago.
  • Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30pm):  “Sam’s affair with Todd continues while he’s still seeing a clueless Chloe.”  I’m sorry—why doesn’t Sam just kick her out of her apartment again?  She does own the thing, doesn’t she?
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “Alexx is stunned when her son is the prime suspect in a murder investigation, and any help she offers could prove costly.”  Buh-bye, Khandi!

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Tour

DWTSIf ten weeks of is simply not enough, this news might be right up your alley: dates for the next DWTS tour have just been announced.  Those lucky to have a stop in their area will have the chance to see celebrities old (, , ) and new (, , ).

Tickets for the 37-city event go on sale this weekend; the tour begins in Seattle (12/18) and ends in Philadelphia (2/10).  Take note:  the list of scheduled performers varies depending on location.

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Dancing With The Stars Tour

Sabrina Bryan Confirms ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Romance

Sabrina BryanLet’s just call it the worst-kept secret since pregnancy.

On last week’s elimination show, viewers heard drop the words ‘love’ and ‘baby’ when referring to partner .  The audience also witnessed a suspiciously tight embrace when the did their final dance.  And while anyone could have smelled a romance a mile away, Sabrina and Mark spent the whole week dodging coupledom questions (while holding hands) on the various talk shows.  Thankfully, TV Guide has ferreted out the truth putting the rumors to rest once and for all:  Sabrina and Mark are dating!!! 

Now can I go back to being -ignorant again?

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Vanessa Hudgens Offered Raise for ‘High School Musical 3’

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Kids, Music, Cable, Editorial, Gossip, News,

Vanessa HudgensWow.  Wow.  Ladies and gents, it’s now official.  Apparently sex does sell.

Despite her now infamous photo scandal, has been asked back for .  And though could have used the embarrassment as reason to lowball their offer, they have instead rewarded the nudie queen with a raise.  According to Us Magazine, has also been confirmed for the sequel—though I doubt her paycheck will be as ‘substantial’ as the one reportedly given to Hudgens.

I’m still not really not sure why I was surprised to hear this news.  As a former marketing major, I’m fully aware there’s no such thing as bad publicity.  And given s ability to still launch a hit album these days, it’s apparent the public really doesn’t care what celebrities do in their private lives anymore.

Now if or any of the other were smart enough, they’d get themselves into some ‘trouble’ real quick; apparently Disney’s willing to shell out the dough.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 6


Tonight the competitors had to perform two dances:  a style they’ve never performed before and a group dance number.  Read on to see how they fared:

SABRINA BRYAN (partner Mark Ballas)
(Dance: Foxtrot/ Song: ‘I’m a Woman’)
I think her hair’s been needing this updo; it brings a new level of maturity to her look.  Although I believe she’s had a couple of missteps, she’s doing quite well.  Her arms and lines look great and she’s really covering the floor.  Although Len thought her performance was excellent, he felt she still needed a bit more contrast throughout her dance.  He said it was too powerful.  Bruno said she still needed to work on finessing her dance.  He also noticed that her foot got caught.  Carrie Ann disagreed with the two other men; she thought the dance was feisty and smooth.  Score: 9/8/8 (25)

JENNIE GARTH (partner Derek Hough)
(Dance: Mambo/ Song: ‘Mambo Baby’)
She almost looks like a Chiquita girl; she’s very fun and flirty tonight.  And I love all those tricks she and Derek have choregraphed into their dance!  Bruno said she brought steam and heat to the floor.  Carrie Ann thought she finally unveiled herself tonight and let it all hang out.  Len said it was an exceptional performance.  Score: 9/9/9 (27)

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 5 Loser

Mark CubanAfter weeks of occupying the low scorer’s bench, the Dallas Maverick’s owner was finally ejected from the dance floor tonight.  As entertaining as had been (especially in his ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ performance last night), his abilities were clearly lagging behind those of the remaining competitors.  Fortunately, Cuban didn’t overstay his welcome and make things equally as awkward as last night’s show-stopper.

But who had the honor of warming the seat next to him?  Was it wobbly Marie?  Last week’s near-miss, Mel B?  Or how about Helio, the dancer with the pained expression?  No—it was Monday’s sexy siren, .  Although she scored higher than Garth, Osmond or Castroneves, Jane’s hot rumba apparently didn’t do much for the viewers at home.  (Maybe voters don’t like rooting for someone who’s all skin and bones.)

So now we’re down to the Final Seven:  Jane, Melanie, Jennie, Marie, Sabrina, Helio and Cameron.  All the obvious contenders have already been eliminated—so who do you think will occupy the Bottom Two next week?

Dancing With The Stars: Week 5


It was Latin night on this week, and as Tom Bergeron joked—there was very little fabric to be seen.  Tonight the competitors had to perform either a sizzling Samba or a romantic Rumba.  Read on to see how they fared:

MARIE OSMOND (partner Jonathan Roberts)
(Dance: Samba/ Song: ‘Crickets Sing for Anamaria’)
She looks like Charo in her short blue dress tonight (and that’s not a good thing).  She’s also dancing very tentatively and looking weirdly off.  NOTE:  Anticipating Marie’s fall (read here for the details), I never really heard what Len said (though he never really got to finish before the collapse anyway).  Score: 7/7/7 (21)

JANE SEYMOUR (partner Tony Dovolani)
(Dance: Rumba/ Song: ‘Breathe Again’)
It’s amazing how she can go from classy to sexy in just one week.  And what a hot, red dress!  Bruno complimented her lovely lines and shape.  He even said she even looked like Edyta at times.  Carrie Ann said Jane had a problem spotting her turns.  Len said she brought romance and class to the floor.  Score: 8/9/9 (26)

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 4 Loser

Floyd MayweatherAlthough achieved his best personal score yesterday (23), the light-footed boxer was knocked out of tonight.  Despite Mayweather’s clear potential, the strength of the remaining dancers made this day inevitable.  I’m certain this was one decision that came as a relief to Pretty Boy’s trainers; now he can properly focus on his upcoming fight.

Surprisingly, the lowest scorer from Monday night () managed to avoid a place in the Bottom Two once again.  (I’m now convinced he’s sold his soul to the devil.)  Of the three tied for third place, received the rude awakening.  Fortunately, the Spice Girl lived to see another day.  But assuming Cuban remains consistently low next week—who will now warm the spot next to him?

Dancing With The Stars: Week 4


Tonight the competitors attempted either a fiery Paso Doble or a elegant Viennese Waltz.  Read on to see how they fared:

MARK CUBAN (partner Kym Johnson)
(Dance: Viennese Waltz/ Song: ‘Mr. Bojangles’)
Despite his best attempts, Mark still looks a bit awkward and stiff tonight.  If nothing else, he at least looks dapper in his suit.  Len thought this was his best dance so far.  Bruno believes Mark is continuing to improve, though he noted his inconsistency.  Carrie Ann called him ‘The Little Engine that Could’.  She thinks he’s quite fun to watch.  Score: 7/8/7 (22)

SABRINA BRYAN (partner Mark Ballas)
(Dance: Paso Doble/ Song: ‘You Spin Me Round’)
Her intensity is off the charts today.  She looks like she could hurt Mark at any time; maybe she’ll whip him to death with her dress.  Bruno thought she was incredible.  Carrie Ann thought it was ‘perfection’.  She loved Sabrina’s ability to put power and passion into every moment.  Len couldn’t find one fault with her performance.  Score: 10/10/10 (30) (It’s only Week 4 and we already have the first perfect score of the competition.)

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