Thu, August 19, 2010

Dancing with stars

Burke crowned "Dancing with the Stars" queen

Brooke Burke waltzed away with the mirror ball trophy on the "Dancing with the Stars" finale. Full story

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Brooke Burke hurt in "Dancing" practice

U.S. actress Brooke Burke bruised her foot while rehearsing the jitterbug with her partner Hough for Dancing with the Stars.


Who do you think will lead the game?
Brooke Burke
Toni Braxton
Julianne Hough


Dancing With the Stars' Karina & Maksim engaged

GMT Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are looking to perfect their pas de deux.

Burke crowned "Dancing with the Stars" queen

GMT Brooke Burke waltzed away with the mirror ball trophy on the "Dancing with the Stars" finale.

"Dancing" fans edge closer to season finale

GMT Brooke Burke could be the one who wins "Dancing with the Stars."

Cody Linley won't be graduating "Dancing with the Stars."

GMT Cody Linley won't be graduating "Dancing with the Stars."

A look at the "Dancing" winners

GMT look at the winners of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and what they've been up to since taking home the trophy:

"Dancing With the Stars": Swingtown

GMT I wonder if, a few years ago, Warren Sapp could have imagined that a sexy Australian dancer babe would one day chirp at him to ''Do the hustle!'' — you know, instead of a gnarly coaching staff barking gruffly at him in unison to, like, literally hustle. I bet he'd have retired a lot sooner. Last night, Dancing With the Stars introduced four new dances — the hustle, the West Coast swing, the salsa, and the jitterbug — to the ballroom. DANCMSTR Len Goodman had warned us last week that the judges would be emphasizing performance over technique. That was nice for them, but with only a half-baked explanation of the new dances from DANCMSTR, involving the footwork-unspecific terms ''oooooooooooh'' and ''zowie wowie,'' we viewers didn't really know what we were looking at, or for, with these performances. (Then again, honestly…do we ever?)

Programming Note: Dancing with the Stars

GMT Tuesday night, KCRG-TV9 is hosting a debate between both of Iowa's candidates for the U.S. House 2nd District race.

Show Tracker: What you're watching

GMT When you have a show that attracts 20 million or more viewers, like “Dancing With the Stars” does, you're probably presented with a conundrum: How do you keep the show fresh (so that the 20 million viewers won't get bored) while not messing with whatever it is that makes all those people watch so devotedly in the first place? I suppose adding Cloris Leachman to the cast is one tactic. Another is tinkering with the dancing, which is what we saw Monday night, when each couple was assigned one of four completely new dance styles: the West Coast swing, the hustle, the salsa or the jitterbug. Because eight couples remained in contention, this meant that each dance was performed by two couples, back to back for ease of comparison.