When Dancing with the Stars premiered last night, it had all of the glam, glitz and emotions of an exciting season. As the season 12 cast cha chas and fox trots their way through the ballroom, it already looks like they’re heating things up!
First things first: It’s hard to believe Kirstie Alley is 60-years-old! After she and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy sizzled on the dance floor, Kirstie and fellow cast members talked to E! Online. “I did work hard, and I’m going to work harder now. I’ve had the taste of an eight, I want a nine.”
And how about former Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio? He was moved by the audience. Literally. “Having that kind of fan response [was motivating]—it was live theater at its best.”
Aside from the standouts, it sounds like there’s nothing quite like getting through butterflies with a little help from your friends (and by that, we mean fans and Hugh Hefner). Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett was so nervous that she could barely breathe!
“I didn’t breathe,” she recalled. “I didn’t take one breath throughout the routine, but you know, man, my fans, I had my fans here, and it really kept me going. It just made me feel so good having them here…The second that we ended our dance, the nerves went away—that was the scary part. Going to the judges, that was easy.” Plus, it sounded like having Hef in the audience gave her a boost. “Hef is one of my best friends….It makes me feel so good that he still supports me.”
Although no one was eliminated this week, starting next Tuesday night one couple will be sent packing. Who do you think will be sent home? Considering the bottom three scores last night represented Sugar Ray Leonard, Wendy Williams, Mike Catherwood, do you think it will be one of them or perhaps someone else?