Going Behind the Scenes of Dancing with the Stars
Thank you to People magazine for this report on this week's Dancing with the Stars ...
Judging Ian: Before showtime on Wednesday, Ian Ziering and pro dancer Tony Dovolani (Leeza Gibbons's former partner) were already ready to entertain. The class clowns perched themselves in the judges' seats as audience members were encouraged to get up and show the room their dance moves. Ziering and Dovolani, who were upset that they did not have their own paddles, announced their scores for each audience pair by holding up their fingers instead.
Carrie Ann Exposed! Carrie Ann Inaba had her own embarrassing moment when a female audience member held up a recent issue of men's magazine Stuff to reveal a scantily clad photo spread of the judge. As the fan waved it around, Inaba tried to keep herself busy talking with Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Then the fan flipped the page to unveil a sexy photo of Cheryl Burke. The two-time Dancing champ was less shy about her glamour shot being shown as she waved from the stage and smiled while fans made catcalls for both ladies.
Sweet 21? During a commercial break, the audience was informed there was a very special birthday boy in the house: judge Len Goodman, whose real birthday is on Wednesday. So, how old is he? The ballroom-dancing expert's story â" and he's sticking to it â" is he's 21. (Hint: Add on 42 years and you've got Len's real age.) The whole audience serenaded him with "Happy Birthday" as he waved his hands in appreciation.
Hot Mama: Sure, she's a mom-to-be, but that didn't stop pregnant host Samantha Harris from showing she still has all the right moves during a commercial break. The emcee busted out some of her own choreography on the dance floor, winning approval from all three judges and the audience.
Style Envy: "I almost wore that same dress," joked host Tom Bergeron as guest singer Joss Stone first appeared onstage to perform two of her hits, including "Super Duper Love." Ba-dum-dum. We're glad Bergeron stuck to his classic suit instead of the British soul sensation's metallic miniskirt, purple tank top and bare feet.