Tony Dovolani was the only one in the dark. The Dancing with the Stars pro says he doesn't read casting rumors about the show, so the possibility of working with Kate Gosselin (a widely speculated pairing since they both live on the East Coast) never crossed his mind. "Everyone was thinking that except me!" he tells TVGuide.com. "I don't read rumors. If you do and set your heart on somebody and don't get them, or it turns out the person is not doing the show, then you're disappointed even if you get somebody great." And great is exactly what the mom of eight is, says Dovolani, a dad of three — whatever "haters" might think.
Dancing With The Stars, Derek Hough
Last season, few expected Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa to make it to the semifinals of Dancing with the Stars. It's a different story this time around, as Hough is paired with former Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger. "I do think there's a little bit more pressure on me with everyone expecting Nicole to go far. That's OK," he tells TVGuide.com. "Last season was one of my favorite seasons because I had a great time. I had no expectations. I was just enjoying myself and that kind of came through. I'm going to try to retain that this season." See what else the Season 7 champ has to say about his new partner, why she's not a ringer and which cast member is a party animal.
Is Dancing with the Stars' Mirrorball trophy more prestigious than an Olympic gold medal? "It's hard to say. Olympic gold has been my goal for my whole life," newly crowned Olympic champion Evan Lysacek tells TVGuide.com. "But the Mirrorball is very prestigious. I first came into this saying, 'I just want to have fun. I really want to learn to dance because I think it can help my skating.' But as I started rehearsing and the competitive fire is going, I want to win." History is on the figure skater's side: Fellow Olympic gold medalists Shawn Johnson, Apolo Anton Ohno and Kristi Yamaguchi have all won Dancing. Lysacek thinks he has his work cut out for him. "I'm not graceful at all, so it's going to be hard, but I'm ready to put in the time," he says. See what else he has to say about his Dancing experience so far, why he thought his partner would resent him and more.
Evan Lysacek is "shocked" that 40 percent of TVGuide.com users have him pegged as the Dancing with the Stars Season 10 favorite.
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Fans mourning Glee's winter hiatus have something to look forward to: NBC's The Sing-Off (premiering Monday at 8/7c). Nick Lachey hosts the four-night a cappella singing competition that features eight groups battling for a $100,000 prize and an Epic Records/Sony recording contract. Judging The Sing-Off are Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men and Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. TVGuide.com spoke to Lachey about the show and why his hosting gig has made him miss 98 Degrees.
TVGuide.com: What sets The Sing-Off apart from the rest of the singing shows out there?
Nick Lachey: This is an a cappella competition so there's no band, no background music — it's just about the human voice. There's a lot of extra pressure that goes along with that, but at the same time when it's done well it's even that much more impressive to hear a great a cappella performance.
Nicole Scherzinger and Eddie Matos in Cane by Monty Brinton/CBS
Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and Laguna Beach's Kristin Cavallari both put in appearances on CBS' Cane tonight.... Attention, fellow Charisma Carpenter fans: the goddess' Big Shots debut has been pushed back to Episode 8, aka sometime during late November. Until then, you can catch her Nov. 7 on Back to You.... Disney Channel's Twitches Too conjured up nearly seven million viewers in its Friday premiere, making it basic cable's most-watched program for the night.... CNN is moving Lou Dobbs Tonight back an hour, to 7 pm/ET. Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room will air from 4 to 7.... ESPN premieres the newsmagazine E:60 tonight at 7 pm. See the TV Guide Sports Report for more.
Nicole Scherzinger and Lil Wayne will perform during The 2007 VMA Pre-Show Royale, airing Sunday at 8 pm/ET on MTV.... Former NYPD Blue costars Gordon Clapp and Debra Monk play Ellen's parents on the last few episodes of Damages, says the New York Post.... Blades of Glory skated to the top of both the DVD sales and rental charts last week. The Heroes: Season 1 set was the No. 2 seller.... Full House: The Complete Eighth Season as well as The Complete Series Collection (32 discs for $169.72) arrive on DVD Nov. 6.
Hello, friends. Welcome to the first blog for The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. Before we dive into analysis, let me clarify a few things that I determined before the show started: 1) Ive never watched Veronica Mars. Therefore, there will be no bring back Veronica Mars comments coming from me unless Kristen Bell is one of the contestants. I may not watch the show, but I do know there can never be too much Kristen Bell.Update: Damn, no Kristen Bell. [Wink, wink] 2) I am not under the illusion that this will be the greatest show ever. I am under the illusion that this will be one heck of an entertaining hour, and I hopefully will make it one heck of an entertaining blog to go along with it. 3) I will do my best to not constantly make cat references. So-and-so is Purrrfect will not be seen going forward. 4) I will also do my best not to randomly quote lines from PCD songs. For example: I know the final nine girls have really b...
Robin Antin, The Search for the Next Doll
Starting tonight at 9 pm and for the next few Tuesdays, pit-bull detective Veronica Mars will cede her CW time slot to some Pussycat Dolls, namely The Search for the Next Doll, a reality competition in which a gaggle of gals vie for a coveted slot in the group that has purred such pop ditties as "Don't Cha," "Buttonz" and "Wait a Minute." TVGuide.com spoke with Robin Antin, the Dolls' founder and choreographer and an exec producer on the series, about this Pussycat hunt.
TVGuide.com: The Pussycat Dolls have come a long way. I mean, for a while there they were purely a novelty act, or at least perceived that way.Robin Antin: It was perceived that way, but to me it was definitely much more. I worked so hard to create the Pus