We are in the home stretch with season 21 of Dancing with the Stars. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been complaining about Derek and Bindi never performing first for 10 whole weeks! Who would have thought my wishes would be granted on semi-final night? And who cares that it doesn’t technically count as “going first” when you’re performing three times in one night. Po-TAY-tow, pa-TAH-tow.
We begin with a spotlight dance, showcasing the bling, fringe and extreme hair game of all the remaining pros in the competition. Lindsay, Witney and Sharna are the female contenders dancing against Derek and Val. Unfortunately Val is just a prop since Tamar had to bow out of the race due to serious blood clots in her lungs. That’s serious stuff. The ballroom wishes her well as the remaining four contestants prepare to perform a dance style they’ve never performed before, a trio and a dance-off. Let’s get to it!
When I hear details of unthinkable acts, my immediate reaction is to turn off the television or hide from social media. As I get older, I’m forced to burrow deeper into my hole because unthinkable acts seem to be happening on a more frequent basis than before. Since I refuse to listen to the bad stuff, I do what anyone in my position would do — I turn to fairytales.
If you haven’t seen Disney’s live-action version of Cinderella, I suggest you rent or purchase it immediately. I can honestly say that it is one of my favorite movies from 2015. It has everything you ever wanted in a fairytale, including a handsome prince. But more importantly, it has a strong, clear message for young girls (and this 40-year-old woman) which is woven throughout the entire storyline:
Have courage and be kind.
I had a list and that list said, “POST HALLOWEEN RESULTS ON THURSDAY.” Then life got in the way of that list, so here we are on Friday. Bless my heart, it’s been one of those weeks. Fortunately, Ryan decided to celebrate with me yesterday on his birthday:
And just like that, all was right with the world.
I know most of you didn’t come here to see me in my Cruella de Vil outfit or to stare at Ryan Gosling. (Notice I said most of you.) It is without further adieu that I present the winners of the 3rd Annual IHGB Halloween Costume Photo Contest!
Tom Bergeron wants you to know that Dancing with the Stars is a LIVE show. And you never know what’s going to happen. For example, Tamar is at the hospital and NO ONE KNOWS if she is going to make it back in time for her contemporary dance with Val!
This is Hollywood, people. The show MUST go on! Put on your bedazzled jacket, sprinkle some glitter on your bosom and hit the dance floor!