Posts by Victoria Leigh Miller
- Victoria Leigh Miller at Yahoo TV8 days ago
Julie Chen is talking trash about rival daytime chatfest "The View." In an interview on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show, the host of CBS's "The Talk" said the ABC show may have made a major mistake in hiring Jenny McCarthy for the show's current season. While Chen admitted that the former MTV star is likeable and beautiful, Chen said McCarthy's a fish out of water when it comes to talking politics. "That's what put ['The View'] on the map, but they don't do that any more," she said. "No one wants to hear Jenny McCarthy talk about the New York mayoral race ... or politics. They don't."
- Victoria Leigh Miller at Yahoo TV15 days ago
The hills were alive — live! — when the real time (for East Coast peeps, anyway) production of "The Sound of Music" aired on NBC on Thursday night.
Country star Carrie Underwood, who's known more for her singing chops than her acting résumé, headlined the show as nun-turned-governess Maria von Trapp in the live three-hour version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. And it's no shocker that Underwood's performance created a bevy of buzz before, during, and after the show.
The "American Idol" alum did fine with the songs, but when it came to acting ... well, not so much. At least that what the critics — and the all-important Twitterverse — had to say.
Check out Underwood's first non-singing scene:
The Hollywood Reporter's Marc Bernardin wrote:
- Victoria Leigh Miller at Yahoo TV23 days ago
Forget that Emmy — Derek Hough has five mirrorball trophies. The newly crowned five-time "Dancing With the Stars" champion scored his latest bling with partner Amber Riley on the Season 17 finale, firmly solidifying his place in the "DWTS" record books. No other pro dancer has even come close — the most mirrorballs any of his peers has won is two.
- Victoria Leigh Miller at Yahoo TV23 days ago
Riley's "DWTS" winner's speech said it all: "I want to let women of all sizes out there know you can do whatever you put your mind to!" she said. "It doesn't matter what size, what color you are — you can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to!"
[Photos: Check Out 'DWTS' Performance Pics]
Backstage after her win, Riley told On the Red Carpet that the mirrorball trophy was "the cherry on top of a sundae" for her.
"And it's a representation that you can do whatever it is that you put your mind to," she added. "I think it's amazing that I'm doing something positive, and I did something just because I wanted to learn how to dance just because I wanted to work out, you know what I mean? I wanted to be healthy. It was kind of a selfish reason."
- Victoria Leigh Miller at Yahoo TV24 days ago
SPOILER ALERT: This recap reveals the winner of "Dancing With the Stars" Season 17.
We have a winner! On Tuesday's "Dancing With the Stars" finale, there was a double shot of dance as the final three couples — Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff, Amber Riley and Derek Hough, and Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke — meshed two dance styles together to create a trio of unique routines for their final performances of the season.
After Monday night's perfect-scoring freestyle dances, the last couples standing took on the "24 Hour Fusion Challenge" for finale night, fusing wacky combos like the Cha Cha-Foxtrot and the Samba-Quickstep, before this season's winner was announced. Riley and Hough scored a perfect 30 for their fusion dance, while the other two couples scored 27 points each.
So, after all of that fusion confusion, who's the proud owner of that blinged-out mirrorball trophy?That would be Riley and her pro partner Hough. (Yep, you counted right — that's five mirrorball wins for Hough.)
- Victoria Leigh Miller at Yahoo TV25 days ago
SPOILER ALERT: This recap reveals the elimination results of Week 11 of "Dancing With the Stars."
It was a freestyle free-for-all on Monday’s "Dancing with the Stars," as the first part of the Season 17 finale kicked off with a samba relay, judges' picks, and four supersized routines. But after three rounds of dance, one couple took their final bow in the ballroom.
So how did the final four’s final dances pan out? And who missed the mirrorball by a millisecond?
Talk about gloom in the Glitter Pit! After Monday’s triple performance night, the dance party was over for Bill Engvall and his pro partner Emma Slater.
“It just goes to prove to me that there is a God, because I don’t think I could make one more dance,” Engvall said after his elimination was announced. He also added that freshman pro dancer Slater was like his second daughter. “We just had a blast,” he said, before thanking his wife Gail for putting up with the “rollercoaster ride.”
SPOILER ALERT: This recap reveals the elimination results of Week 10 of "Dancing With the Stars."
Leave it to "Dancing With the Stars" to cap off an "Unplugged Night" with a guest appearance by the show's biggest mouthpiece! That's right, Maksim Chmerkovskiy was back, but he wasn't dancing. Instead, the "DWTS" legend was talking and pulling out the score paddles as a guest judge, which made for a whole lotta noise in the ballroom.
The highly anticipated return of the popular pro dancer came on the ABC dancing competition's first-ever "Plugged/Unplugged" theme night, which had the five remaining couples dancing to both a "plugged" and an "unplugged" (read: acoustic) version of the same song.
But first, Chmerkovskiy had a chance to say his piece, promising he wouldn't be a hypocrite. Referring to fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman, he said of his days as a "DWTS" pro: "These guys were criticizing me. We disagreed. I want to make sure I am in this position the way I wanted them to be when we disagreed."
SPOILER ALERT: This recap reveals the elimination results of Week 9 of "Dancing With the Stars."
Who says three's a crowd? On Monday's "Dancing With the Stars," the six remaining celeb contestants paired up with an extra partner for the highly anticipated trio dances. Previously ousted pro dancers Mark Ballas, Peta Murgatroyd, and Sharna Burgess were back, as well as troupe members Henry Byalikov, Gleb Savchenko, and Witney Carson, for a round of spectacular threesomes.
Also back this week: Judge Len Goodman, who jetted to the UK last week to judge the British dancing competition "Strictly Come Dancing." And the head judge was back with a vengeance. Before the show, he tweeted:
Couples last week you got a pass. I'm back, I'm grumpy, watch out !! #dwts
But Goodman's grumpiness was only part of the story on Monday night. The live show also featured another shocking elimination when high-scoring couple Elizabeth Berkley and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy became the seventh couple to be cut from the competition.
Watch Berkley's performance from last week:
SPOILER ALERT: This recap reveals the elimination results of Week 8 of "Dancing With the Stars."
Sequins, spray tanning, and Cher! It was all there on this week's "Dancing With the Stars," as the remaining mirror ball contenders danced in front of the premier pop goddess — to a soundtrack of her own music, to boot!
Not only did the Grammy- (and Oscar- and Golden Globe- and Emmy-) winning pop icon perform two songs on the live show (her 1998 megahit "Believe" and her new single, "I Hope You Find It"), but she joined Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges' table to critique and score the celeb couples, a task that she admitted made her "nervous."
Cher performs on "DWTS":
In a last week, Cher said, "I don't know how you judge [ballroom dancing], and that makes me feel a little bit frightened. I don't want to do anything that would hurt anybody in any way."
When Cher appears on the Nov. 4th episode of "Dancing With the Stars," make no mistake about it: The usually confident superstar will be battling butterflies in her stomach.
In a press call with reports, the pop icon talked about her upcoming guest judging stint on the TV dancing competition (she'll be filling in for head judge Len Goodman), and revealed that she's nervous about the live show — perhaps even more than the celebrity dancers are.
"I'm so not qualified to be judging on a technical basis, because I don't know really anything about ballroom dancing," she said. "And I don't want to be responsible in any kind of way for… just the fact that someone happens to be there the night that I'm there, I don't want anyone to not have all the breaks they would have [with] someone with expertise … That's a little frightening."