‘DWTS’ Season 23: Laurie Hernández Dazzles, Earns Perfect Score in Week 4
In a special show last night, October 3, competitors on “Dancing With the Stars” performed routines that were all inspired by various Cirque du Soleil shows, and they were even joined on the ballroom floor by Cirque’s acrobats and other performers.
At the end of the night, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernández topped and Val Chmerkovskiy the leaderboard with 30 points – earning not only the first 10s of the season but the season’s first perfect score.
The Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast channeled her inner Michael Jackson for a sassy jazz routine that electrified the ballroom audience and judges and earned her three 10’s for the first perfect score of the season.
During the judges’ critique Julianne Hough initially made amazed faces without speaking, then said:
“I literally have nothing to say other than the fact that Michael Jackson may be the king of pop but you are the queen of the ballroom!”
49 beautiful souls were taken at Pulse, but their spirit dances on in all of us.
Let’s cherish their memory and celebrate their lives by dancing in their honor. Let’s show the world that love conquers all – that joy and happiness can’t be stopped. Now more than ever before, Orlando is The City Beautiful.
We will recover. We will grow stronger. We will keep dancing.
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The Tonight Show
Posted June 14 2016 — 7:45 AM EDT
This weekend’s night club shooting in Orlando was still fresh in everyone’s minds when America’s late-night hosts returned from their weekend break on Monday night, June 13. An emotional Jimmy Fallon addressed the events in his opening monologue on The Tonight Show.
“Maybe there’s a lesson in all this. A lesson in tolerance,” he said. “We need to support each other’s differences and worry less about our own opinions.
Get back to debate, and away from believing or supporting the idea that if someone doesn’t live the way you want them to live, you just buy a gun and kill them.
We need to get back to being brave enough to accept that we have different opinions, and that’s okay, because that’s what America is built on.
The idea that we can speak up and live our lives and not be punished for that, or mocked on the internet, or killed by someone you don’t know.”
Fallon also had some specific words for the Orlando community.
“When I think of Orlando, I think of nothing but fun and joy and families,” Fallon said.
“If anyone can do it, you can.
Keep loving each other, keep respecting each other, and keep on dancing.”
James Kimberley Corden, OBE (born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, writer, producer, comedian, singer and television host. He currently hosts the late-night television talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, succeeding Craig Ferguson, whose decade-long tenure on The Late Late Show ended in December 2014.
James Corden tries choreographing for Dancing With the Stars By Christian Holub
James Corden has been many things during his time as Late Late Show host. He’s tried being mayor of L.A., and another time took a turn as a Million Dollar Listing agent.
Corden topped all his previous efforts on Thursday, May 19, however, when he showed up to the Dancing With the Stars set to choreograph a short “bumper” routine for one of their recent episodes.
Corden, of course, thought he was choreographing the whole show, and strutted around set in a turquoise boa. He even bothered judges Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, trying to hijack one of their trailers.
Eventually, Corden was reminded that he was only choreographing a segment with three dancers, not the whole show.
He instructed his dancers to impersonate tigers and macaws, while demonstrating depth, fear, anger, rage, joy, and happiness.
“As adults we get so entrapped in illusions and trivia, that we forget the true essence of life; and so often we need to connect with children, to understand that it is the little, priceless joys that make life beautiful and worthy.”