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Can Corbin Bleu Win DWTS Final Round & The Viewers Vote To Take Home The Mirror Ball Trophy?

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Although there is no question that former One Life to Live and High School Musical star, Corbin Bleu has what it takes in the dance execution and the technique, and in his performances with dance partner Karina Smirnoff to win the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy!

But does that equate for the viewers at home to vote Corbin in as the season 17 champ of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars tonight?  There are several pieces out from various outlets that take a look at tonight and tomorrow’s final round of competition and how Corbin stacks up against Glee fave, Amber Riley, country and western comic, Bill Engvall and probably the emotional choice for the Mirror Ball Trophy, Jack Osbourne, who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

First up, Corbin wrote his final blog for Access Hollywood.com which was posted today in which he relates: “My legs feel like Jell-O and I hurt all over! But hard work pays off. We have a repeat dance where the judges pick which dance they feel we can perform even better now. They picked our quickstep. Len gave us an 8 last time because he felt it was a bit hectic so we worked this week at finding the moments in the routine to have light and shade, stillness then attack. And now that I have better control over my frame I feel like those moments are coming much easier to me.

We also have a Samba relay challenge where each of the four final couples transitions between each other to have their moment to dance. And last, but certainly not least, is the freestyle dance. This is the most important dance of the entire season. It’s the last time we get to showcase ourselves to you. It’s also to show the culmination of our growth throughout this process.

Karina and I are dancing to one of my favorite songs by my absolute favorite artist, Michael Jackson. To prepare for the number, “DWTS” flew us out to Las Vegas to work with MJ’s choreographer Travis Payne and the performers in Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson ONE.” I actually worked with Travis back when he choreographed my tour for my album “Speed of Light.” It was awesome working with him again and seeing the show gave us so much inspiration. I highly recommend it!  In our number, we are incorporating some of MJ’s signature moves as well as ballroom and Cirque! There is a lot going on in our number so we are working around the clock to be sure it’s sharp and in sync. One wrong move can be potentially dangerous for both of us. There’s high risk, but hopefully high results.”

The website Hypable has a look at all the contestants strengths and weaknesses heading into the final round beginning tonight at 8PMEST/PST on ABC.  And after analyizing his chances here is what they came up with:  Biggest advantages: “Corbin is the only classically attractive guy left in the competition (Carrie Ann referred to his body as a “wonderland”). He will get a lot of women voting for him. And if comparing his fanbase with Amber’s, HSM was seen by many more people than Glee (though it’s unclear how much overlap there is between those two fanbases and DwtS viewers). Corbin is also undisputedly the best dancer left, though whether that’s an advantage or disadvantage is debatable.”

Notable precedents: “Obviously HSM co-star Monqiue Coleman in Season 4, who got eliminated in the semifinals. Other fellow Disney stars to make the finals are Zendaya (runner up last season), Chelsea Kane (third place in Season 12), and Kyle Massey (runner up in Season 11). No Disney Channel star has won yet.”  Odds of winning: “Not too high because he doesn’t have the audience’s sympathy. But if Karina choreographs routines that are stunning enough, he might still pull through. I give him a 20% chance at victory, but expect him to land in second place.”

So, what do you think? Are you Team Corbin tonight and all in for one of the stars of the reboot of One Life to Live?  Do you think Corbin and Karina can sway enough viewers votes?  Or, are you placing your bet on Amber Riley, Bill Engvall, or Jack Osbourne? Let us know!

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Corbin was great tonight! Hope he wins.

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yea they can

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Team Corbin ALL THE WAY!!!!

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Team Corbin ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!

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I wasn’t wowed by any of the freestyles, but based on past performances, would like to see Corbin win. Amber in second, Jack third.

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It’s called ”Dancing With The Stars” and it is rare there are any true ”stars”..
The fat lady won, and I have idea who she is…
If she were a ”star” I would know who she is ..

ie(back when Sarah Palin’s daughter was nowhere near being a star nor was Ozzy’s daughter or Char’s son, and the ‘non-star’ list goes on..

that show is not what it is billed to be and it sucks lol ..

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Amber is from TVs glee…i was hoping Corbin would win…show did suck…glad i won $100 on my lottery ticket this morning…made me no longer care who wins on that dancing show…lol

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Victoria Konefal Returns to Days of our Lives

Cin fans will be happy to know the other half of the DAYS super couple will be back on-screen later this month as Ben (Rob Scott Weston) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) love story is set to continue.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Look for Konefal to first appear back on-screen during the January 28th episode of the NBC daytime drama series.

When the missing in action Ciara returns she will bring with her a new character named Rhodes played by Jason Downs.

No word on how long Konefal’s stay will be this time, since she has been off-contract with the show since last year.

However, reportedly this this will be Ciara in the flesh, not a conjured up or “Vision” of her that comes to Ben in his time of need.

What do you think has happened to Ciara since the car explosion she was supposedly part of? Glad to know Victoria is on her way back on-air to DAYS? Comment below.

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Will AMC Favorite Josh Duhamel Replace Armie Hammer in JLo’s Film, ‘Shotgun Wedding’?

After a controversial few weeks, which saw Armie Hammer exit his leading role opposite Jennifer Lopez in Liongate’s upcoming romantic-comedy/adventure film Shotgun Wedding, it appears the motion picture has found its replacement if the ink is signed.

Former All My Children and Daytime Emmy winner Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo) has been picked as Hammer’s replacement.

The film tells the story of a couple that gathers their families for a destination wedding even as they get cold feet. If that wasn’t enough, the entire party then gets taken hostage.

Lopez and Hammer were headed for the film shoot in the Dominican Republic when salacious DM’s rumored to be attributed to  Hammer came to light on social media and derailed the films for now.  However, if Duhamel signs on to the film, they could can retain its start date in February

Hammer had responded to the allegations against him and the DM’s by sharing: “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,”

A Lionsgate spokesperson  also responded to Hammer and his exit sharing: “Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film, and we support him in his decision.”

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the casting news update.

So what do you think of Duhamel as Hammer’s replacement to play opposite JLO? Comment below.

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DAYS Mike Manning On Role in Film ‘Son of the South’: “I Hope it Strengthens the Dialogue Our Country is Currently Having About the Fight for Equality on All Fronts”

Days of our Lives Mike Manning (Charlie) has been one busy actor; not only appearing on the NBC daytime drama series and in the digital drama series, The Bay, but also in the new film Son of the South.

The film will be released on February 5th and was executive produced by Oscar-winning director, Spike Lee.  In story, Son of the South is about the grandson of a Klansman who comes of age in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. The film is based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek.”

Manning plays the role of Townsend Ellis, and the actor took to his Twitter account on Monday, during Martin Luther King Day, to let his fans know to be on the lookout for the film and why it is such an important piece for our time.   

Mike expressed: ” I think #MLKDay  is a good day to tell you “Son of The South” will be out Feb. 5th. I hope it strengthens the dialogue our country is currently having about the fight for equality on all fronts. Exec produced by Oscar-winner Spike Lee. Proud of this one.@son_movie”

You can check out a trailer for Son of the South below, along with Manning’s tweet.

So, have you been enjoying Mike’s work on DAYS? What do you think of his message sent out yesterday on these important moments of our time? Share your thoughts via the comment section,

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