Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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The real surprise of the first Results Show of Dancing With the StarsSeason 15 All-Stars was seeing Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya in the bottom two. And it was the real bottom two, not just the “in jeopardy” bottom two. Scary stuff.
We did not see it coming. Neither did Drew. "I was shocked," he told E! News. "Honestly, it felt like someone punched me in the stomach. I was on Season 2 and I was never on the bottom two, fortunately, and I never wanna be there again."
The Season 2 winner got a score of 21.5 for his Week 1 Performance ShowFoxtrot, putting him in a three-way tie for sixth place. So why were he and Anna stuck in the bottom next to the dearly departed Pamela Andersonand Tristan MacManus?
"I think a lot of it has to do with a lot of people thinking, 'Oh, he won. They're in the middle, he's safe,” Drew speculated to E! “They're fine, he's got a great partner. She's got lots of fans, too.' And that's not the case. In this season, more than any season in the past, you have to vote for the people you want to stay, not just the ones you think might be going home."
Just goes to show you — even champions aren’t safe when they end up in the middle of the pack. Plus, Drew’s Foxtrot was just OK, not exactly the knockout some viewers may have expected from a champion, but also not “bad” enough to merit concern. Head judge Len Goodman said it was all a bit "hard and hectic" for him. Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba also said he got a little stiff and rigid at times. Yes, it was very sexually suggestive, but not suggestive of great dancing.
Also, Drew and Anna are still working on their connection. They don’t seem to have that instant must-watch spark that some new pairs just have naturally. (Can you work on something like chemistry or is it just there or not?)
On top of that, there was some last minute dance order change on Monday, and even though Drew was originally supposed to dance eighth on the premiere, he ended up dancing 10th. His voting number was still listed for #8 and that might’ve confused some people, since it didn’t correspond to his dance placement. Gilles Marini ended up dancing eighth with a voting number for 10th, but maybe Gilles had a high enough score that it didn’t effect him with voters.
It could be Drew and Anna’s fans just needed this wake-up call and they’ll sail through next week. Or maybe it’s a sign of things to come. We’ll find out next week.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Nick Lachey Makes First Appearance Since Son Camden's Birth to Support Brother Drew at Dancing With the Stars
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Drew Lachey stands on his own.
Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya
Anna shows Drew what to do.
Drew swings his partner around.
By drew lachey
Drew Lachey is a member of 98 Degrees, starred on Broadway in Monty Python's Spamalot and Rent. He is the season 2 winner of Dancing with the Stars and a founder of Lachey Arts Music Theater Camp. Lachey will be blogging for PEOPLE.com about his return to the ballroom for the DWTS all-stars season.
It has been six and a half years since I took home the mirror ball trophy on season 2 ofDancing with the Stars.
In that time, a lot has changed: from my wife, Lea, being 9 months pregnant with our first child to having the two most amazing kids in the world; from living in Los Angeles tomoving back to our hometown of Cincinnatito raise our family. I have matured as a person and as a performer.
All that being said ... ballroom dancing is still incredibly hard for me! I'm not just talking difficult. I mean bone-aching, brain-busting, painfully hard. And I am loving every minute of it!
I am once again paired with an incredible partner, Anna Trebunskaya, and thank God for her. She has had to be coach, teacher, drill sargent, therapist and partner. Not an easy feat. I thoroughly enjoy being challenged and pushing myself to learn something new but throw in roughly 20 million people watching your successes and failures, and you have the potential for a massive ulcer.
Since this is the all-stars season, just doing what you did in the past is a good way to get sent home early. People are expecting to see something new and exciting. In order to accomplish that, our rehearsals are a combination of playing up the things I do well and working on the areas where I need improvement.
We started rehearsals in Cincinnati, which was great. I was able to focus during rehearsals and then pass out from exhaustion in my own bed at night. Now we are in L.A. with all 12 – yes, 12 – other couples. To say that there are distractions is the understatement of the century. Whether it is talking to other couples, camera blocking, costume fittings, interviews, photo shoots or just L.A. traffic, there is always something to pull your focus off of the most important thing – learning the dance
Week one is the foxtrot so it is time for me to channel my inner Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly and try to bring home a second mirror-ball trophy! (My first one has been super glued back together more times than I'd like to admit.)
See you on the dance floor!
By Amber Dowling
Drew Lachey prepares to out twinkle-toe the 'All-Stars'
Drew Lachey has danced his way back into the national spotlight in recent years, after serving his frosted-tip time back in the day as a boy band heartbreaker in 98 Degrees. He won the second season of Dancing with the Stars, and is back for this season as a Dancing with the Stars All-Star, which you can watch tonight on ABC. --Sam Dean
I usually get up at 6:45 or 7 AM. I have a 6-year-old, so I get up, get her ready for school, get her breakfast, run her to school, and then I come home. That's when I'm able to eat.
Usually I have something just to give me some energy--a granola bar, Cliff bar, or a brand of granola made here in Cincinnati called Whirlybird--before I go to the gym. When I come back, I try to load up on protein. Fruit is big, too--apples, oranges, cantaloupe. We're fruities in our house.
Every once in a while, I like to splurge and get donuts or coffee cake--something that makes me feel guilty for the rest of the day. You can't deprive yourself completely.
My daughter eats really really well: Honey Nut Cheerios, whole grain pancakes or waffles, or fruit and yogurt. Fruit, orange juice and water are staples. And then my son just eats whatever his sister's eating--he's a little garbage compactor. Between the two of them, they can eat a whole cantaloupe. They just inhale fruit.
I've never had a full cup of coffee in my entire life. I don't like the taste, and frankly it saves me a fortune. My vice is Diet Coke, which some people argue is a lot worse for you than coffee. Fountain pop is the best, so I'll take it that way if available. If not, it's just a can over ice. I like it in a glass because it's like a fine wine; you have to let it breathe and let out the carbonation a bit.
When I'm dancing 6-8 hours a day, I have a lot higher caloric intake. I like having some meat on my bones--I don't want to look skinny--so I try to stay in good shape and exercise, but still look healthy. If I'm dancing too much and don't have enough calories, I'll start wasting away.
There's this stuff called goetta that's huge in Cincinnati. It's a German meat product--pork mixed with oats--that goes back a long way. I like to fry up some goetta and have breakfast for dinner.
By / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Soccer fans and Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya, chatted with Jay Flats on Saturday before watching the Galaxy clinch a 2012 playoff spot. They talk about the similarities of soccer and dancing, the upcoming Dancing with the Stars season and what positions they'd play if they had to take the field.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Drew Lachey is knee deep in rehearsals forDancing with the Stars: All Stars.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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