Dancing With The Stars, Tom DeLay
Age is just a number for 62-year-old Tom DeLay and he says he's not going to let the 41-year age difference between him and snowboarder Louie Vito, the season's youngest Dancing with the Stars cast member, be a disadvantage. "I'm going to work harder than the young guys," he tells TVGuide.com. "Hard work always wins." See what other moves and tactics the former House Majority leader, who's nursing a pre-stress fracture in his right foot, has in mind for his Monday-night debut.
Debi Mazar, Dancing With The Stars
Contrary to widespread reports, Debi Mazar says she has absolutely no dancing experience on her résumé. So what's with all that B-girl talk? "I did a hip-hop TV pilot for a friend," the Dancing with the Stars contestant tells TVGuide.com. "All of the New York City breakers were the B-boys. I was just the girl who liked to dance at the clubs." But her rhythm in the clubs hasn't easily translated to the ballroom. "It's so grueling. I didn't know how to keep my feet together. I'm, like, f---ing pigeon-footed, like I'm about to take a sh-- or pee-pee. I look like an idiot!" the always sassy star says. Find out how she's learning to focus (and who gave her the advice), why she chose Maksim Chmerkovskiy as her partner and more.
Top DeLay, Dancing With The Stars
Tom DeLay may be down, but he's definitely not out: The Dancing with the Stars contestant suffered a pre-stress fracture in his right foot but says he is doing everything he can to keep on dancing.
"I'm very cognizant that if it breaks I may have to leave the show, so I am trying to follow the doctor's orders. His orders were relative rest," DeLay tells TVGuide.com. "Let me put it this way: I'm going to dance until the foot breaks."
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Dancing With The Stars - Season 9 - Cheryl Burke and Tom DeLay
The curse of Dancing with the Stars endures: Former House majority leader Tom DeLay is the first Season 9 contender to be injured in rehearsals.
"Old age is catching up to me, may have a stress fracture in my foot. No worries, it'll take more than that to keep me off the dance floor!" tweeted DeLay early on Tuesday.
But he soon learned...
While the rest of the world was buzzing about Tom DeLay's casting on Dancing with the Stars, Cheryl Burke was busy doing her homework on the former House Majority leader. "I didn't really know anything about him. I'm not kidding," Burke tells TVGuide.com. "But I totally think it is better not to know much about your partner beforehand. I'm not starstruck — ever — and I don't treat them any differently." And she's hoping Dancing fans won't treat DeLay any differently on the show. See what else the two-time champ has to say about her partner and find out why she's no rule-breaker.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy may have met his perfect match — and we're not talking about Karina Smirnoff. The Dancing with the Stars pro is paired with the feisty Debi Mazar, and if you've seen Mazar's multiple tweets praising him to no end, it's clear they get along famously. "I think since we're both from Brooklyn and have that similarity, we just get along," Chmerkovskiy tells TVGuide.com. "We both can dish it out like hell and we can both take it. This whole back-and-forth thing is great and whenever you meet somebody who can make fun of themselves, it's always refreshing." Not so refreshing? Joanna Krupa calling him "a little impatient." See what the unabashedly honest dancer has to say about her comments and find out who he thinks is a dark horse this season.
What's one to do when contemplating retirement? If you're Chuck Liddell, you go Dancing with the Stars. "I thought it would be a good experience and a good chance for people to see what fighters are like outside the ring," the former Ultimate Fighting Champion tells TVGuide.com. So what are they like outside the ring and on the dance floor? See what Liddell says and find out why he thinks he'll be sticking around Dancing for a bit.
Joanna Krupa knows what you're thinking and she wants you to know she will keep her "pottymouth" in check on Dancing with the Stars. The Polish-born supermodel infamously cursed out her Superstars partner, Terrell Owens, but she says her Dancing partner, Derek Hough, won't get a profanity-laced earful. "I can assure people that will not happen!" Krupa tells TVGuide.com. "That would only happen to a person like T.O. That was just a bad vibe from the beginning." How bad? Hear Krupa's side below and find out why Dancing is a dream come true.