Nicole Scherzinger wins “Dancing with the Stars”!

| May 26, 2010 at 12:25 AM EDT

Dancing with the Stars 10th season came to close with Nicole Scherzinger taking the mirrorball trophy and winning a tight contest over Olympic gold medalist skater Evan Lysacek. Although I thought Nicole was just a half step above Evan and way above everybody else, it really was neck and neck between Nicole and Evan this season!

I thought we were headed for this showdown a few ago! And tonight IMO, the right person won! Nicole worked hard, took the opportunity she was given, and didn’t take anything for granted! She seems very happy to have won! I applaud her and Derek who I mentioned yesterday as being the best professional dancer on the show!

I thought the show was a little long tonight! I thought it could have been an hour and saved everyone a lot of time! I mean did anyone REALLY enjoy the whole Jake and Vienna thing? I do have to admit, I was surprised with Vienna’s dancing! Believe me, I’d love to come on here and shred her…but she was better than I thought! Once it was her and Jake dancing, the floor could have caught fire and I wouldn’t have cared.. just NOT feeling “The Bachelor” love, sorry!

I’m also not…like SOOOO not feeling the Kate Gosselin love..again! I mean what is with this lady? Like, “Blah blah blah…my new show..blah blah blah Kate plus 8” and then proceeds to go on the dance floor and suck it up WORSE than before! Except this time, she’s got this “I don’t give a damn” attitude…like, “Screw all you people!”..directed at people like me, I’m sure! LOL…Then what was that weird cam shot during “I will Survive”? I mean Kate, you just GOTTA get over yourself! Geez! I felt like this was a “Celebrate Kate” segment gone horribly wrong!

I won’t mention all the filler in the episode…believe me, you didn’t miss all that much if you didn’t see it all! I didn’t mind the Pamela and Niecy dances…at least it looked they actually worked on their dances since they’ve been gone!

I thought Nicole and Derek’s dance to “Proud Mary” put the slam dunk on Nicole’s win! Was that some dancing or what?

Despite claims from the judges and critics alike, I do NOT think this was the best season of DWTS!! No WAY!! Maybe you think I’m wrong, and I’m sure you’ll tell me!

I DO however think the person who entertained the most, put on the best dances and eventually won, was the right choice and a deserving winner! NICOLE!!!

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American Idol 2010: Simon’s Last Night To Judge

| May 25, 2010 at 9:47 PM EDT

It was a great night for Simon Cowell to give the final critiques of his American Idol career.  You couldn’t have asked for two better singers from this season, unless you want to throw in Casey James, for Simon to have as the Top 2 finalists. 

I thought in honor of the judge we all love to hate I would tell you what he thought of each of the performances tonight.

Lee – ‘The Boxer’ was Lee’s choice and Simon said “That was a kiss on the cheek, when I want a kiss on the lips. It’s got to be a bit more than that.”

Crystal – ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ was her favorite song of the season and Simon said “This brought me back to when we absolutely fell in love with you. You know what, we have a competition tonight, that was excellent.”

Lee’s second song was ‘Everybody Hurts’ and it was chosen by Simon Fuller.  Cowell said “You went a little bit off melody at parts. What I’m getting from you tonight, is your nervous.When you come out for your last performance, I want 10 out of 10.”

Crystal’s pick by the producer was ‘Black Velvet’ and Simon said “I had a little bit of a problem, because I’m almost allergic to that song. But I’ve got to tell you, you took that song and you absolutely nailed it. I’m very impressed, I mean, really good.”

The last choice is the song the contestants will release as their first single if they win the competition.

Lee sang ‘Beautiful Day’ and Simon said, “this is what this competition was designed for, someone like you who needs a break…I genuinely wish the best for you. You’re a great guy.”

Crystal’s final song was ‘Up To The Mountain’ and Simon said as his last and final critique, “I thought that was by far the performance and the song of the night. And since this is going to be the final critique I’m ever going to give, that was outstanding.”

A good night for Cowell and a great night for the finalists.  Be sure to watch tomorrow night as the winner is crowned and we bid Simon farewell.

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The Bachelorette: Can We Get Some More Cheesy Bachelors

| May 24, 2010 at 10:48 PM EDT

The first thing I noticed about Ali Fedotowsky, this season’s Bachelorette, was she had her hair down and was NOT wearing yellow.  Hmmmm perhaps her stylist said enough’s enough lol.   

Tonight we got our first look at the bachelors seeking Ali’s heart and they were all about making themselves stand out.  Seriously some of these guys made me wonder if they had ever even been on a date. 

First we have Frank and Ali seem to like him but I didn’t much get the whole I moved back in with my parents so I can write screenplays thing.  How is he going to support her if she does choose him in the end?  Is she going to live with his parents as well or is it going to be Ali bringing home the bacon so he can go after his dreams? He popped out of the top of the limo so I’m sure that stood out in Ali’s mind because she just seems like that type who wants people to go to certain lengths to grab her attention.  He does get a rose so we will be seeing more of this one.

Another guy Jason gets out on the wrong side of the limo and jumps on top of it and does a backflip.  I thought that was pretty cool but Ali must have thought it was a little much because he doesn’t get a rose.

After the guys are all in the house I realize we have 3 Chris’s, 2 John’s and a Jonathan, 2 Tyler’s and a Ty, and 2 Craig’s.  Geez can we get some people with the same name on the show?  Do they think it’s easier for the viewing audience to remember?  Confusion all around at least for me.

Everyone’s in the house drinking their favorite alchoholic beverage and fighting for some alone time with Ali.  Here comes all the cheesy gifts and songs and you all know how it is.  Kirk made her a scrapbook of himself with his family and the things he likes to do.  He said he spent 8 hours on it but it looked more like 8 minutes.  Does it really take that long to cut and spread on some glue?  Not impessed with this one.

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Dancing with the Stars: 1st part finale recap

| May 24, 2010 at 10:46 PM EDT

It was the 1st of a 2 part finale on DWTS Monday night. The 3 finalists, Nicole and Derek, Erin and Maksim and Evan and Anna all performed 2 dances. A redemption dance(a dance the judges felt they should have done better at the 1st time around) and the freestyle dance.

1st up was Erin and Maks, and although her improvements were huge, I don’t think it was THAT good, was it? I always like to hear from the ladies on this show cuz I look at it from a guy’s point of view and sometimes girls tell me I’m so wrong! So maybe I just don’t get it with Erin…maybe I’m way off, but to me? She just looks like she feels uncomfortable being sexy! It just seems whenever she tries to be sexy, it comes off like she TRYING to be, instead of just being! Good dance but 29? It was kinda funny there at the end when they both kissed Len, but what kinda thoughts is Len having, wondering what it feels like to be kissed by a guy with a beard! Like what? Sorry Lenny! Can’t relate on that one!

Next was Evan and Anna. I already started shaking my head when I seen they were doing the Viennese Waltz! I HATE that dance and most waltz dances! Its just so boring, geez! I don’t get the grace and the romance of it all, probably because I KNOW they’re not a real couple! LOL..Again, I realize this is probably a guy thing! My mom BLASTED me for not getting the romantic thing! LOL…Well mom? I tried buying into it tonight..and Nope! Just not feeling it! As far as the dance goes, it was fine just not anything I was impressed with! They got a 28.

Dancing 3rd was Nicole and Derek, who I’m finding myself rooting for harder and harder the more I feel this backlash against her! I won’t waste another blog explaining why other than to say again, it’s not her fault if they don’t have better competition! The girl can dance her ass off! Fair or not, that IS the deal! I think this Rumba was the dance of the night..even better than their freestyle dance! Nicole KNOWS how to be sexy! Plus those moves were pretty sweet! I think it deserved a 30! They got 28..

Erin and Maks returned to do their freestyle and I gotta tell you, I’m watching going, “WTF is this, a dance or a bedroom aerobic session? All that was missing was for them to break out into a pillow fight!” Yes it was taking a big chance, but no it did NOT deliver! If it weren’t for that cool move towards the end, I think they would have even got lower than 26, which ended up giving them a final of 55 for the night. My opinion has changed, and I’m not so sure Nicole is going to win now, Erin could be your DWTS champ!

I think the best part of this freestyle with Evan and Anna, was the drama in rehearsal when Even basically told Anna their freestyle sucks, and ends up walking out for a few, leaving Anna in tears! Eventually, they got it back on track but were on the wrong train! I’m not a big fan of the whole “Footloose” thing! I didn’t like the 80’s version and I won’t like the new remake coming out! It wasn’t terrible dancing like the judges made it seem..just a little corny for me and the judges gave them a 24, making their total 52.

I thought for SURE Nicole would smack this one out of the park! I think is the shows best professional is Derek, and I really thought this would be THE dance! It was an amazing dance, but the mess-up at the end assured they wouldn’t be getting 10’s! Had they nailed that, I think they would have got 30 for sure! I was glad to see them take those stupid looking suits off, cuz for a few I didn’t think they would! I think Nicole’s fear of doing what people would consider a “typical hip-hop” dance, is going to cost her this competition! She should have done what she knows best and got the “for sure” 10’s by doing a modern, kick ass, hip-hop dance! Still an incredible dance! Don’t get me wrong, but I was disappointed! They got 27 and a total of 55 for the night.

Erin and Maksim are tied with Nicole and Derek with 55, followed by Evan and Anna with 52. Evan’s going to REALLY need the voter support to pull this out! I think it comes down to Erin and Nicole now for sure! I think Nicole and Derek kill it out there tomorrow, but it won’t be enough to overcome the popular ESPN sweetheart Erin Andrews and her partner Maksim Chermkovksiy and Erin will win DWTS tomorrow night!

I’ll be pulling for the best dancers by far IMO and that’s Nicole and Derek!

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Paula Abdul Has A New Job On CBS

| May 24, 2010 at 6:55 PM EDT

Paula Abdul returns to tv on the new dance competition Got To Dance on CBS.  Not only will Abdul be the main judge on the show, according to the CBS press release she is also the Executive Producer, Creative Partner, Mentor and Coach as well as an “advocate for the contestants during the performances and elimination process by providing critical input and guidance and by sharing her experience with the hopeful contestants.”  Sounds like a lot of work is ahead for the former American Idol judge.

The series comes from the UK where it is described as this, “amateurs with raw talent of any age group from across the nation, either performing solo or in a group, can audition any form of dancing. … The most talented and entertaining dancers will be invited to audition for Abdul and her panel of experts, all world-class dancers themselves. The very best will perform LIVE in the Semi-Finals and Finals where they will battle it out for the right to be crowned GOT TO DANCE champion.”  Sounds like something right out of So You Think You Can Dance with the exception of the group dancing which makes me wonder how well the series will actually do.

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