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Jennifer Grey got a visit from a very famous guy on tonight’s Dancing With the Stars — her father. Joel Grey is most known as the original Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret. Grey has won an Oscar, a Tony, and a Golden Globe for Cabaret, and he’s considered a Broadway legend. Watch his appearance below, and click the link to see him perform a scene from Caberet.
I often like to take credit for being able to predict a show’s success. Why? Because I’m an ego-maniac, of course, and I will take any opportunity to pat myself on the back. When I saw the first promos for Dancing With the Stars a million years ago, I was sure it would be a massive hit. That being said, Skating With the Stars is a terrible idea. Everyone relates to dancing, whether or not they danced professionally. Even Snooki can fist pump to a beat (yes, I consider fist-pumping a form of dance). But needless to say, not everyone can related to ice-skating, and this idea failed in the past. Remember Skating With Celebrities? Oh right — you don’t remember it because no one watched the show. Plus, there are already injuries on Dancing With the Stars — so add some ice — and I imagine there will be an ambulance or two.
Every single time someone prematurely gets eliminated from a television competition, people speculate that viewers assumed the contestant would be safe, and therefore didn’t vote. This conspiracy theory includes Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani, who were eliminated from Dancing With the Stars, despite Audrina’s very obvious talent as a dancer. So what’s the real reason she was eliminated? Well, it isn’t just about talent alone, and I’m surprised I have to explain this after so many seasons of the show. It’s about the personality of both the professional dancer and the celebrity, and without a strong combination, they’re doomed. There’s a reason that the same professionals win every year, and it isn’t luck. On Monday’s show, Tony Dovolani further confirmed his disdain for the judges, and I think it was enough to piss off the voting public. When the judges told Audrina that she “lacked passion” on her face, Tony said that he knew the judges missed it, but he’s certain the viewers at home saw it and will vote for him. Big mistake. Don’t insult the judges. Neither Tony nor Maksim Chmerkovskiy have won Dancing With the Stars, and both of them have a history of talking back to the judges. America wants to see that you are deserving of the trophy, which includes being able to accept criticism. Until then — you’ll continue to lose — no matter how talented your partner.
Jennifer Grey made me miss Patrick Swayze on last night’s Dancing With the Stars. She was fantastic, and I yearn for the good old days of dancing films. After all, I’ve almost exhausted my Gene Kelly Netflix queue, and I’ve seen Dirty Dancing approximately 57 times. And the new Footloose remake doesn’t count. Until the uncreative executives at movie studios come up with an original idea, I will continue to utter the line, “nobody puts Baby in a corner.” It also doesn’t hurt that Derek Hough is her partner, considering he’s the best professional dancer on the show. If you don’t agree, I’d like to remind you that every professional dancer needed an outside choreographer for last season’s finale, except Hough. Watch her performance below, and try not to cry.
Am I hallucinating? Why on earth would the geniuses at ABC choose to re-air yesterday’s show? Oh wait . . . it just occurred to me. They are trying to compete with the ‘American Idol’ finale from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. You guys don’t have any original programming? After all, last night’s show is already uploaded on the ABC website. I wouldn’t be so infuriated if I didn’t momentarily think I lost my sanity while watching this repeat.
I think Julianne Hough finally got the memo. When you want to break into country music, performing (even as a dancer) on the biggest show on television might help you out a little. Julianne quit the show because she wanted to be taken more seriously as a country music singer, and now she’s coming back. The last time we saw her on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ she was dancing with her then boyfriend Chuck Wicks. They have since broken up. I’m guessing that DWTS will pair her up with the fattest, oldest celebrity just to punish her a little.