11 Updates
"Dancing with the Stars" Recap: Keyshawn Johnson Eliminated
Photo Credit: ABC News Radio

"Dancing with the Stars" Recap: Keyshawn Johnson Eliminated

Sep 24 2013, 4:18am CDT | by ABC News Radio

ABC/Kelsey McNeal(LOS ANGELES) -- Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson and pro partner Sharna Burgess were the first couple eliminated on the new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday night....

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos


44 weeks ago

"Dancing with the Stars" Recap: Keyshawn Johnson Eliminated

Sep 24 2013, 4:18am CDT | by ABC News Radio

ABC/Kelsey McNeal(LOS ANGELES) -- Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson and pro partner Sharna Burgess were the first couple eliminated on the new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday night.

Johnson and Burgess were eliminated after receiving the lowest combined total of viewer votes and judges’ scores from last week’s performances and judges’ scores from Monday’s routines.

After learning he was going home, Johnson said he was happy to have had the experience./>/>/>/>

“For a guy that’s never even bobbed his head in a car, I think the fact that I could have the experience to dance and learn what dancing is all about, and Sharna teaching me is something amazing to me,” he said.

Johnson called Burgess “an amazing choreographer” and wished he “could have done more to help her out.”

Before the elimination was announced, the contestants hit the dance floor for new routines.  Here’s a rundown of Monday’s performances:

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren: The Saved by the Bell star’s sassy samba with partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy pleased the judges, especially head judge Len Goodman, who called it “absolutely fantastic.”  Judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba were also impressed.  Total score: 25 out of a possible 30 points for a two-week total of 49 points out of a possible 60.

Christina Milian: The actress/singer earned a standing ovation for her dramatic, stylish paso doble with partner Mark Ballas.  “You were on fire!  That was insane!” Inaba declared.  Tonioli liked that it was recognizable as a paso doble, even though Milian put her own personal twist on it.  Goodman agreed.  “You still maintained the character of the dance...you were focused, you were fierce and I’m telling you, that was terrific!” Goodman said.  Total score: 25/30.  Two week total: 47/60.

Bill Engvall: During rehearsal, the comedian hinted that even though many of his fellow competitors were half his age, he would not be intimidated and his performance showed his confidence.  Engvall exploded onto the stage with a fun, energetic jive that entertained the audience and the judges.  Even though Inaba noted that “the footwork was a little funky,” she called it “fantastic fun.”  Goodman appreciated that there were many recognizable, basic jive steps in the routine, and said watching Engvall was “great fun.”  Tonioli said Engvall “threw everything in it but the kitchen sink...”  Total score: 21/30.  Two-week total: 39/60.

Jack Osbourne: The reality star’s sweet rumba with partner Cheryl Burke brought the audience to its feet in appreciation even before he’d completed the routine.  Goodman commended Osbourne’s style and control, and Tonioli thought he’d made great progress during the two weeks of the season.  Inaba said watching Osbourne transported her to another time, adding that he had “incredible nobility” on the dance floor.  Total score: 24/30.  Two-week total: 47/60.

Keyshawn Johnson: The former NFL star delivered an enthusiastic samba, but he fell out of sync with his partner during the routine.  Tonioli noticed and urged him to count music, to which a smiling Johnson replied: “I’m trying!  I don’t even bop my head in the frigging car.”  Inaba called Johnson “still a little rough around the edges,” even though she said he looked more comfortable on the dance floor.  Goodman said he admired Johnson’s effort.  “You were working your assets, I’m telling you,” Goodman said.  “The key to this show -- improve week by week.  For me, that was better than last week.”  Total score: 18/30.  Two-week total: 35/60.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi:/>
Goodman said the reality TV star’s rumba was “neat” and “nice,” but noted it suffered from a lack of continuous movement which is a requirement of the style of dance.  Tonioli agreed, and urged Polizzi to also learn how to act and sustain a character throughout a performance.  Inaba told Polizzi she “made some really pretty pictures,” but didn’t have a lot of fluidity.  She also deducted a point because Polizzi’s partner, Sasha Farber, performed prohibited lifts.  Total score: 20/30.  Two-week total: 43/60.

Leah Remini: The TV actress and partner Tony Dovolani delivered a sassy samba that drew unanimous praise from the judges, especially from Inaba, who raved that Remini had let her “samba goddess” out.  All three judges commended Remini’s performance.  In a recorded segment, Remini admitted that her very public split from the Church of Scientology is on her mind as she performs.  The actress said the church wants her to fail.  Total score: 24/30.  Two-week total: 45/60.

Bill Nye: The “Science Guy” earned cheers for his paso doble, and the judges -- who gave him the lowest score of the night last week -- said they saw improvement.  Inaba said, “What I love is that you worked with what you’ve got -- your assets, you kind of made fun of yourself while you were dancing a little bit.  It was like a weird sort of bizarre masterpiece of insanity and I thought it totally worked but we do have to work on your feet.”  Goodman said he liked the fun the star put into his routine.  Total score: 17/30.  Two-week total: 31/60.

Corbin Bleu: The High School Musical actor was in his element with a high school-themed jive, and the audience loved it.  Tonioli called it “a performance of dazzling brilliance,” and Goodman said it was clear that Bleu could dance, although he said the actor’s footwork was “a little sharp” at the end of the routine.  Inaba was thrilled.  “That was so much fun.  Do it again!” she said, adding that she loved his athleticism and musicality with partner Karina Smirnoff.  Total score: 26/30.  Two-week total: 50/60.

Valerie Harper:/>
The legendary actress’ paso doble with partner Tristan MacManus got her commendation for effort, but Tonioli pointed out that she had problems with her timing and some steps.  Inaba acknowledged that it was hard to critique the actress because she was in such awe of her courage, but then went on to say she believed Harper started the routine well but appeared to have forgotten about a third of it and seemed “lost.”  Harper is battling cancer.  Total score: 19/30.  Two-week total: 40/60.

Brant Daugherty: The actor’s rumba caused some dissent among the judges.  Tonioli and Inaba remarked on the chemistry between Daugherty and his partner, Peta Murgratroyd, but Goodman felt that the audience was responding more to the pair’s looks that the routine.  “The chemistry you guys have is incredible and very fun to watch, but that’s not what’s so great about you.  You can move...you were wowing us,” Inaba told Daugherty.  Total score: 23/30.  Two-week total: 45/60.

Amber Riley: The actress’s bubbly jive with partner Derek Hough drew audience applause, but all three judges agreed that she was a little flat-footed.  Even with the criticism, Inaba said Riley set the bar last week and continued to wow them with her performance.  Total score: 24/30.  Two-week total: 51/60.

During the show, it was announced that Julianne Hough would be returning to DWTS as a guest judge on the Oct. 7 episode.  Hough was a two-time pro champion winner before moving on to a singing and acting career.

Dancing with the Stars returns next Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC./>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Source: ABC News Radio


4 days ago

Sons of Anarchy Giveaway: Win Boot Bash Tickets!

Jul 24 2014 12:19pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Attention, Sons of Anarchy Fanatics: Would you be interested in hanging out with the cast of this FX drama? While supporting an important cause?  TV Fanatic is teaming with The Boot Campaign to offer ONE lucky reader TWO (2) tickets ($600 value) in order to attend The Boot Bash on Saturday, August 2. Revving up at 6 p.m. and taking place at The Los Angeles Fashion District, the event will feature Las Vegas-style charitable gaming, music, a ...
Source: TV Fanatic   Full article at: TV Fanatic


5 days ago

TV show is one 'Scandal' Obama doesn't think is phony

Jul 23 2014 11:24pm CDT | Source: USATODAY

Hollywood stars pay $1,000 or more to mingle with Obama at Democratic event in Los Angeles          ...
Source: USATODAY  Full article at: USATODAY


1 week ago

Maverick and Rockford Files Star James Garner Dies at 86

Jul 20 2014 10:27am CDT | Source: TV Guide

Legendary actor James Garner died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports. He was 86. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com 8 Simple RulesMaverickThe Rockford FilesThe Great EscapeSpace ...
Source: TV Guide   Full article at: TV Guide


1 week ago

Rockford Files star James Garner dies, aged 86

Jul 20 2014 5:25am CDT | Source: Digital Spy

The actor passed away at his home in Los Angeles y ...
Source: Digital Spy   Full article at: Digital Spy


1 week ago

TWC vies for 1Gbps contract with LA

Jul 19 2014 3:10am CDT | Source: Rapid TV News

Time Warner Cable (TWC) is participating in the City of Los Angeles' request for information (RFI) process for the development of a community-wide broadband network over existing infrastructure, to deliver video-friendly 1Gbps broadband connections to residences, businesses a ...
Source: Rapid TV News   Full article at: Rapid TV News


1 week ago

What Happens When Conan O’Brien and Dave Franco Join Tinder?

Jul 18 2014 8:47am CDT | Source: Lost Remote

Team Coco is at it again. If you were in Los Angeles browsing social dating app Tinder in the past few weeks, you may have come across Chip Whitley and Djengus Roundstone, the pseudonyms Conan O’Brien and Dave Franco, respectively, came up for themselves. The 12-minute segment, which aired last night on ‘Conan,’ is worth watching and is great press for Tinder. You may not think that Tinder would have many social TV imp ...
Source: Lost Remote   Full article at: Lost Remote


1 week ago

'Rush' Review: An Edgy and Intriguing New Medical Drama

Jul 17 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: Buddy TV

"Good Doctor, Bad Habits" That's the tagline for USA's new medical drama, Rush, which stars Tom Ellis as a private doctor who caters to the elite in Los Angeles (and expects cash up front). It's an extremely fitting phrase for Dr. William Rush -- something that is apparent ri ...
Source: Buddy TV   Full article at: Buddy TV


1 week ago

'Rush' Interviews: The Cast on Pushing Characters' Limits, Harry Hamlin and Music

Jul 16 2014 7:29am CDT | Source: Buddy TV

One of this summer's most promising new shows is Rush, about a private doctor who caters to the elite in Los Angeles. BuddyTV had the chance to visit the set in Vancouver, and talked with the cast about trying to keep Dr. William Rush in check, Harry Hamlin (who has been cast as an important figure in Rush's life) and how music is playing ...
Source: Buddy TV   Full article at: Buddy TV


1 week ago

OITNB Creator Jenji Kohan: 'There's More To Us Than The Moment We Made A Bad Decision'

Jul 16 2014 6:11am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Jenji Kohan, the creator of Orange Is the New Black on skipping the snark and stretching your legs. As told to Arianna Davis Flaws Are in the Eye of the Beholder. I'm never going to look like a Nordic model, so I play with what I've got. Instead of going gray, I dye my hair bright colors; I have bad vision, so I wear sparkly glasses. I embrace that I look like a crazy lady. When in Doubt, Walk It Out. I was broke when I lived in New York City during college, so I'd spe ...
Source: Huffington Post   Full article at: Huffington Post


2 weeks ago

'Rush' Interviews: The Cast on Being a Rogue Doctor, Friendship and Strange Medical Cases

Jul 15 2014 8:14am CDT | Source: Buddy TV

USA is debuting two new dramas this summer. One of them is a medical drama that separates itself from the likes of Grey's Anatomy in one big way: Dr. William Rush is a private doctor catering to the elite in Los Angeles. BuddyTV visited the set recently and had the chance to talk with the cast about the show, what makes Rush such an intriguing character, his friendship (and possible tension) with Alex and the outrageous medical ailments and cases that Rush wi ...
Source: Buddy TV   Full article at: Buddy TV


Don't miss ...


blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Most Popular TV Series of 2014
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
The most popular TV series released in 2014 include such incredible shows as True Detective and Fargo.
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
The vampire series True Blood has arrived in its wacky final season. Director Stephen Moyer and his wife Anna Paquin, who played Sookie, also pose 'Nude' for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in The Game of Thrones recently discussed some last-minute changes in the popular series.
Matt Lauer Extends Agreement to Host NBC's "Today"
Matt Lauer Extends Agreement to Host NBC's "Today"
Matt Lauer has signed an extension deal with NBC to stay as host of "Today" show.

Latest from the Network

Thingalaya fails to qualify for men's 110m hurdles final
Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian athlete Siddhanth Thingalaya narrowly missed out on the finals berth in the heats of the men's 110-metre hurdles by finishing third at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. While...
Read more on Sport Balla
Sherri Shepherd joins Ride Along 2
Sherri Shepherd has joined the cast of 'Ride Along 2'. 'The View' host - who will celebrate her final appearance on the talk show tomorrow (30.07.14) - has signed up to star alongside original cast members Ice Cube...
Read more on Movie Balla
Chris Evans enjoying banter on Avengers set
Chris Evans says there's a lot of banter on the set of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. The 33-year-old actor - who starred as Steve Rogers aka Captain America in 'Avengers Assemble' - is to reprise his role in the upcoming...
Read more on Movie Balla
Manpreet, Chandi get 100th international cap
Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) India mid-fielder Manpreet Singh and forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi got their 100th cap against Australia in their penultimate group game in the hockey competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games...
Read more on Sport Balla
Lajja qualifies for women's 50m rifle 3 positions final
Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian shooter Lajja Gauswami qualified for the women's 50-metre rifle 3 positions final at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. The 25-year-old Indian finished sixth with a total score of 571...
Read more on Sport Balla
Heavy casualties reported in China knife attack
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Dozens of civilians were killed and a number of others injured in a knife attack in China, police said Tuesday. The killings occurred Monday morning in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur...
Read more on Politics Balla
Mick Jagger celebrates 71st birthday
New York, July 29 (IANS) Singer Mick Jagger celebrated his 71st birthday with a family brunch at Hakkasan here. The Rolling Stones rocker celebrated his birthday on July 27 and was joined by eight people including his...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Do or die match for India eves against South Africa
Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) After a massive 14-0 thrashing of Trinidad and Tobago, India eves will be looking to continuing their dominating form when they face South Africa in their next group match of the hockey...
Read more on Sport Balla
Zoe Saldana gives support and love
Zoe Saldana is able to give her husband ''support and love'' because it is in her nature. The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actress - who is rumored to be pregnant with twins - married artist Marco Perego last year and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Lea Michele to guest star in Sons of Anarchy
Lea Michele is to guest star in 'Sons of Anarchy'. The 'Glee' actress has signed up for a cameo role in the final season of the biker drama and couldn't be happier to be making an appearance on her ''favorite'' program...
Read more on Celebrity Balla