Our favorite backstage gossip from “Dancing with the Stars” involves Bristol Palin and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. According to The Enquirer, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin got very upset when her daughter started rambling on and on about how “cool” and “smart” the Jersey Shore star is. Bristol, 19, admires how Mike, 29, has managed his show business career, and they both happen to be living in the same apartment complex during the dance competition. She figures she could learn a lot from him. Her mother Sarah, however, fears that Bristol will end up running around with party boy Mike and warned her to stay away.
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The Situation and Karina Smirnoff hopped over to Koi to eat after their not-so-hot performance on “Dancing With The Stars” Monday night. The usually confident “Jersey Shore” star’s dance was awkward, but not totally humiliating. It could have been a lot worse. He only had five days of rehearsal compared to the other contestants’ weeks of preparation, and he seemed surprised that ballroom dancing is not easy. He’s already wearing a t-shirt that says “Team Sitchoff” – the nickname given to him and Karina.
Bristol Palin, 19, is shaping up to be the new (difficult and demanding) Kate Gosselin on “Dancing With The Stars” and producers couldn’t be happier about her complaints. The show has barely started, and Bristol is already reportedly annoyed by all the questions about her mother and she’s not happy about the amount of press she has to do. Plus, of course, she intends to remain “modest” and won’t be wearing those sexy costumes. Producers are hoping her bratty behavior captivates viewers like Gosselin’s did – ratings zoomed and for the first time the show beat American Idol.
It’s complicated, but Jennifer Grey swears that her upcoming stint on “Dancing with the Stars” already saved her life! The “Dirty Dancing “ star says she has been invited to do the show many times but only last year did she really consider it. Her neck had bothered her since she had that awful car accident with Matthew Broderick years ago, so she visited Karina Smirnoff’s neurologist and was shocked by what he told her. Her spinal cord was compressed and if she fell or something she’d likely be paralyzed. He also pointed out a nodule she’d been “watching for years” and insisted she have it removed as well as having her compressed nerves dealt with. The nodule turned out to be cancerous, but she is now cancer free and her neck is ready to dance. THAT’S why Jennifer says the show saved her life! (Jennifer is front row, second from the left.)
Mr MoneybagsRyan Seacrest has obviously grown extremely fond of “Dancing With The Stars” ingenue Julianne Hough. He’s been cruising on a yacht around Italy with his buddies and a gaggle of model types, but he didn’t look REALLY happy until today when Julianne flew in from the USA and boarded his yacht in Portofino. She ran up the gangplank and leaped into his joyfully open arms and they kissed and hugged for the longest time. Later they strolled hand in hand around the port and size-wise, they ARE a great match.
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“Dancing with the Stars” winners Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough arrived in New York this morning looking remarkably fresh after the nerve wracking contest finale last night and red-eye flight (albeit on a private plane) immediately after. The pair is booked on TV shows all day. On their way to the Regis and Kelly show, Derek stopped to play with a cute puppy. We would have been miserable if Nicole hadn’t won – she is an amazing talent – and a classic beauty.
Football star Chad Ochocinco is taking his run on “Dancing With The Stars” VERY seriously. He showed up at the Lakers game yesterday and did some serious socializing. He went back to the private Family Room and the Chairman’s Lounge and introduced himself to as many people as possible, and asked them all to vote for him on DWTS! He begged Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham for votes, and when George Lopez looked surprised to see the football star so excited about dancing, Chad explained “I’m trying to get the votes man!” Ochocinco’s career on reality TV is just beginning. This summer he has a dating series on VH-1 in which 85 women will try to date him.
Pamela Anderson appeared at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood on behalf of PETA and they created an all vegan shake for the occasion. Pam is very grateful to PETA for drumming up all those votes that kept her competing on Dancing With the Stars.
Pamela Anderson was shaken to the core when she fared SO poorly last week with voters on “Dancing With The Stars.” Although the judges liked her performance (and we did too!) she barely won over awkward Shannen Doherty. Her friends at PETA stepped in and promised to encourage their millions of followers to vote for her. They arranged a massive campaign on the internet and Facebook in particular, promising voters pictures with Pam. This might be the only thing PETA ever did that we approve of!
No, We’re happy to say that “Dancing With The Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli did NOT take his clothes off for PETA. – it was to raise money for cancer research in the UK. He also judges the British dance show “Strictly Come Dancing” and he’s a bigger celebrity in Europe than he is here. Did you know Bruno speaks five languages and did choreography for Freddie Mercury?