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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Tyra Banks Botched Elimination Leads To Confusion; Anne Heche & Keo Motsepe Sent Home

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Every host at one time or another in their career can have one of these moments when they are live!  Now, add Dancing with the Stars, Tyra Banks to the list.

Banks, who is the new host of the long-running celebrity ballroom-dance competition made a major gaffe at the end of Monday night’s episode.

The issue arose when Banks was announcing the bottom two duos with three left on the floor.  Standing there on live TV in the confusion were: Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko, Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe, and Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd.

 

However, of the three couples only Heche and Motsepe were truly in the bottom two.  The other, were actually Monica Aldama and Val Chmerkovskiy, who’d already left the floor, since they were told they were moving on.  But then, Banks called them back to the floor, saying, “There has been an error in the control room.  This is the craziness of live TV.  I’m so sorry. This is live TV.”  Many were quick to compare the snafu to Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe mishap in 2015!

In a post-show tweet,  Banks claimed that the error wasn’t her fault:  “Wowzers. Live TV. Wrong name on cards. So challenging to deal with moments like these. But we power through.”  However, she did receive some backlash from fans of the show, who thought she should own up to the mistake.

Now as to how three former soap stars did last night, here’s what went down:

Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko- Foxtrot

Dancing to Harry Styles “Adore You”, Stause was cited by Bruno for a stumble, but judge Derek Hough says he did not see it and it was her best dance of the season.  Week to week Chrishell and Gleb’s connection grows stronger.  In her pre-dance package, Chrishell discussed freezing her eggs, and after the dance, Tyra asked Chrishell why she revealed this publicly, and Stause shared it’s important to get in front of it, so it’s than a none issue.  SCORE 22 out of 30

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Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe – Paso Doble

Dancing to Katy Perry’s “Rise”, in the pre-package Anne discusses her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres and how she was discriminated against from taking her as her date to her own movie premiere – but how Heche was instrumental in moving the needle forward for LGBTQ rights  During her dance, the judges felt she was a bit unsteady on her feet with a bit of a “balance” issue,   SCORE 21 out of 30

Jesse Metcalfe and Sharna Burgess – Cha-Cha

Dancing to Santana and Rob Thomas’ “Smooth”, the judges want Jesse to have more of an “easiness” to his dances and give us more “hip action”.  However, it was the former Passions star best performance of the season.   SCORE 21 out of 30

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Noteworthy Performance: Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten – Foxtrot

In the emotional high point of the evening,  Skai Jackson paid tribute to her former Disney Channel co-star, the late Cameron Boyce. She and pro partner Alan Bersten performed to John Legend’s “Ordinary People”.  Judge, Carrie Ann was so moved by the performance she gave out the first 10 of the season.”  SCORE 28 out of 30

Watch Anne, Chrishell and Jesse’s dances below, plus the high point of the night in Skai Jackson’s performance.   Then let us know what you thought about the Tyra snafu and Anne Heche being sent home in the comment section.

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I clicked the videos-
watched for a few seconds, each..
It is beyond me that people actually watch that lame junk-
it’s worse than bad..
I don’t know of anyone that would or do watch that ahaa!
Well, perhaps grandmas but then again naww .
But- there are those who watch so many must like it.
Hope you have fun watching non-starts dancing phoney dances bwaa! crazy stuff.
No one dances like that, no one.
Wishing all fans of watching the dancing enjoy and that it goes on for a long time.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough Reveals Wife Hayley Erbert Undergoing Skull Surgery

Dancing with the Stars judge Derek Hough has revealed that today on December 20th, his wife Hayley Erbert will be undergoing skull surgery.

Previously this month, Erbert had to have an emergency craniectomy after being diagnosed with a cranial hematoma. The surgery on Wednesday is to replace “a large portion of her skull”, Hough shared, that was removed during the first procedure.

In the early hours on Wednesday, Hough took to his Instagram story and expressed: “I strongly believe all the prayers that have been sent with the intention and love of Hayley’s recovery has helped so much. I can’t thank you all enough.”

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Derek also added to, “Please keep her in your prayers as I believe the collective energy helped her through these past few weeks. We love you we thank you.”

Last week on Friday, Hough revealed that Erbert, 29, would need a skull implant in the coming weeks.  He offered up that, “the recovery process has been nothing short of a miracle,” and added that although, “Hayley is doing well,” she “still has a ways to go.”

As the holiday season is upon, Derek offered, “While this isn’t the holiday season either of us envisioned, it’s one that we’re incredibly grateful to have. We look forward to cherishing these moments with a deeper appreciation for life and the people in it.”

Send your well-wishes and prayers to Hayley and Derek as they go through this trying time via the comment section below.

 

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough Gives Update Following Wife Hayley Erbert’s Emergency Craniotomy

Over the last 48 hours, Dancing with the Stars judge and performer, Derek Hough shared on social media what happened to his wife, dancer Hayley Erbert when she underwent an emergency craniotomy after experiencing symptoms while on a dance tour with her husband.

In his first post on Thursday, Hough revealed that his wife of only three months “became disoriented and was taken to the hospital” while on their Symphony of Dance tour in Washington, D.C.  Ebert was later diagnosed with a “cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel and required an emergency craniotomy.”

In an update on the situation on Friday, Derek revealed: “Hayley has always inspired me with her will, her strength, and her resilience and no more so than in the last 48 hrs.  She is now on the long road to recovery Words cannot express how grateful and thankful we are for the support and love that you have given us.  The kindness that we’ve been shown in this incredibly unfathomable and life-changing time is immeasurable. The offers of assistance that have poured in have been so humbling and appreciated. Our hope is that as a family, we can somehow and someway pay it forward.”

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Hough and Erbert first met during the So You Think You Can Dance tour in 2013. They then began began dating in 2015 while both were appearing on Dancing with the Stars and were married in August 2023.

On Hough’s most recent Instagram post, celebrities from the world of soaps, motion picture and films and fellow cast members from DWTS all commented on Derek’s update sending love and prayers Hayley’s way including: GH’s Finola Hughes, Selling Sunset and former soap star, Chrishell Stause, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Matthew Morrison, Nina Dobrev, Emma Slater, Mira Sorvino, and Alfonso Ribiero.

Send you prayers, and well-wishes to Hayley and Derek while they go through this most challenging and difficult of times via the comment section below.

 

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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Crowns Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy Winners of Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy

On the three-hour season 32 finale of Dancing with the Stars, it all came down to who would take home the Len Goodman Mirrorball trophy. This would mark the first time the winners would receive the coveted award named after the beloved head judge who passed away in 2022.

With a perfect score for each of their four last dances (from last week’s competitions and the finale), it was clear that the team to beat was Xochitl Gomez and her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. But would America feel the same?

After a stunning night of freestyle routines to close out the final round of competition, and a redemption dance performed earlier in the night, as deemed by one of the judges for the couples to improve upon from a previous performance, the five remaining couples put their best foot forward.

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Here’s how it shook out when hosts Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough revealed the results:

In fifth place: Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber.  Next, in fourth place were former ‘Bachelorette’ star Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev. Third place belonged to Vanderpump Rules star, Ariana Madix and her pro partner, Pasha Pashkov.

Then it all came down to two, Xochitl and Val, or Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz and pro partner Daniella Karagach. Mraz had actually performed his latest single, “I Feel Like Dancing” shortly before the results portion of the show.

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The Season 31-winning celebrity contestant, Charli D’Amelio, returned to the ballroom floor to present the Mirrorball trophy to the winners. D’Amelio had performed earlier in the finale with her former pro partner, Mark Ballas, for a special routine.

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Jason and Daniella were announced in first place, as Xochitl and Val were announced the Len Goodman Mirror Ball Trophy winners. For Val, this marks his third victory in his Dancing with the Stars career. He previously won the Mirrorball trophy with Rumor Willis in 2015 and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez in 2016.

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In the finale, Gomez and Chmerkovskiy performed a redemption foxtrot to Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally”, and finished with a freestyle dance to ‘Que Calor” by District 78.

Happy that Xochitl and Val won the season 32 Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy? Who did you think of the final results? Comment below.

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