Reality show competitions like "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" bring with them a certain amount of frustration. After packing 13 separate celebrity performances into a two-hour broadcast on Monday evening, Tuesday's results show moved at a glacial pace. Host Tom Bergeron didn't even announce the first couple in jeopardy until the second hour.
Getting personal with the All-StarsTuesday's edition of "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" featured several up-close and personal moments with the dancers. When talking to Bristol Palin, for instance, Bergeron pointed out that the reality TV star frequently mentions her shyness. "Apparently, your hips did not get the message," he said, referring to her booty-shaking cha cha the previous evening.
When asked if partner Mark Ballas' teaching method is helpful or just embarrassing, Palin said it's a little bit of both. "He's really over the top, definitely. And it's not just on the show. It's all the time, all day, but it helps me get out of my shell," she said.
Season 1 champion Kelly Monaco admitted that she still doesn't know what she's doing. "I think it's been roughly seven years since I danced. I decided to take on the challenge [of 'All-Stars'] because there's a certain fire that being a part of the show does [bring], and I've been missing it," she said in backstage remarks.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Monaco's instructor and dance partner, evidently wasn't aware of her second job. When the actress mentioned that training might be difficult because of her work on the daytime soap "General Hospital," Chmerkovskiy seemed surprised that she "worked in a hospital." "Like I told you, I am half your age," he said, trying to explain his confusion.
Kirstie Alley even dished about the passionate kiss she shared with Bergeron, who had won an Emmy on Sunday evening. "You can't stop a show because I am making out with Tom Bergeron. Second, it was congratulatory. Who knows if he will win another Emmy, so I had to make it count for a lot of things," Alley explained.
Arguably, the most honest moments of the night came when some of the previous night's performances were replayed from different angles. Melissa Rycroft, for example, showed her enthusiasm after completing her dance, saying that she was going to cry again. Clips like these really show the stress that comes with being a part of the show.
All-Stars in jeopardyHovering near the bottom, it wasn't surprising to hear that Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas were the first couple in jeopardy. The studio audience was not happy to learn that Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya also were in trouble, however, responding to the news with boos and jeers.
Pamela Anderson and Tristan McManus rounded out the bottom three; their score of 17 hurting their chances. In the end, Anderson and McManus had the lowest combined score and became the first couple to leave the competition.
"Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars," returns on Monday, 10/1, at 8PM EST.
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