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Topic: DWTS 18 : Week 5 recap and pics
Posted By: Bren
Subject: DWTS 18 : Week 5 recap and pics
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2014 at 10:30

'I don't deserve an attitude': NeNe Leakes storms out of  DWTS rehearsal with Tony Dovolani... but they reunite for high scores

By - Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 07:47, 15 April 2014 | Updated: 09:02, 15 April 2014

She is well known for her short fuse, regularly losing her temper with her castmates on Real Housewives Of Atlanta.

And NeNe Leakes was up to her old tricks on Monday night's Dancing With The Stars, storming out of rehearsal and angrily accusing her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani of having 'a damn attitude'.

On a night when teen pop superstar Cody Simpson, who had initially seemed to be the biggest fan favourite, was shockingly eliminated, the biggest drama instead surrounded NeNe and her dramatic walk-out - and later tears as she coped with the fall out.


Over it: NeNe left rehearsal with Tony after accusing him of having an attitude problem in the behind the scenes footage of Dancing With The Stars on Monday night


She was serious: NeNe made it clear she wasn't joking as she left the rehearsal studio

The reality TV star and her dance pro both struggled to cope with having swapped partners the previous week and Tony admitted it caused 'jealousy' and 'insecurity'.

And while host Tom Bergeron had mocked Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's separation by calling the couples' reunions a 'conscious re-coupling', NeNe insisted a decoupling was not on the cards.

'Thank God we ain't married in real life. We'd be divorced,' she said.

Tony initially assumed NeNe was joking during a tiff in rehearsals when she told him: 'I don't feel like it anymore, goodbye.'


See you later: NeNe left a stunned Tony behind


Are you serious? Tony looked bemused at his partner's walkout

She soon made it clear she was serious, however, as she collected her belongings and started walking out.

'You're going to have to come with a better attitude tomorrow,' she told him as he was initially still laughing.

'I'm dead-ass serious - you've got a damn attitude today and that **** ain't gonna work.'

She then claimed he wanted to be with Candace Cameron Bure, his star partner from the previous week, telling him: 'You wanna go back to Candace? You should call production so you can go back to Candace and be happy.

'Cos I've only given you the best that I've got every day. So I don't deserve an attitude. Here's your mic - and goodbye.'


All forgiven: NeNe and Tony had big smiles after learning their high scores


Getting emotional: NeNe Leakes got emotional on Monday's episode of Dancing With The Stars after a tiff during rehearsals with pro partner Tony Dovolani

If there was a peacemaking between the two, it was not shown to viewers - and instead the tension turned to tears at the end of their dance despite their highest praise and scores of the season.

As co-host Erin Andrews asked 'what's going on', the usually brash and opinionated reality TV star choked up and started crying, with her husband looking on anxiously from the crowd.

Tony tried to play down the row - even though the awkwardness between them seriously challenged his claims.


Tears flowing: NeNe and Tony hugged after putting their differences aside and scoring high marks


Big kiss: Tony gave NeNe a kiss as host Erin Andrews looked on

'That's not what happened throughout the whole week, we love each other,' Tony insisted. 'And every couple has a tiff and then make the most of it.

'The truth of the matter is we love working with each other.'

NeNe did not stop crying - and only managed to say 'Great thank you' when asked about getting all 9s, easily her highest scores of the season.


Nailed it: NeNe and Tony danced to Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmations


We're through! NeNe and Tony expressed joy when they made it to the next round

The judges all thought the tension between the pair may have powered the passion in their foxtrot to Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmations on the special Disney night.

'Sometimes you think you want a divorce and you realize the folly of your ways,' Len Goodman told them. 'You two are a match made in dance heaven. I just loved it - and for me, your best dance.'

Meanwhile, Carrie Ann Inaba insisted: 'The switch up was the best thing that ever happened to you. I know you almost killed each other, but look at the difference!'


Disney night: The stars dressed up as Disney characters for their dance routines

Judge Donny Osmond told her: 'This is called Dancing With The Stars, we should change that to Dancing With NeNe! You owned that dance floor.'

The next biggest shock came at the end of the show and the elimination, with Aussie pop star Cody Simpson being sent home after getting the lowest score in a combination of judges' and viewers' votes the previous week.

Throughout the season, his every appearance has lead to screams from girls in the audience - many of them holding placards declaring undying love - and it was assumed he had one of the strongest fan bases to keep him going.


Australian star: Cody Simpson and dance partner Witney Carson were elminated from the competition


Awaiting their fate: Witney and Cody waited to find out if they had advanced


Disappointed: Cody was shocked and upset at his elimination

And he was also up against Full House star Candace Cameron Bure, who as well as not appearing to be such a big fan favourite also came bottom of the leaderboard last week in judges' scores.

Cody and his dance pro Witney Carson could not hide their shock at the announcement, which was also met with loud boos from the audience.

'It's all good, you know,' Cody stuttered. 'This has been a very good experience, you know, and it's been an amazing experience and, you know, obviously it's tough - but it is what it is.'

Witney - on her first season as a pro on the show - added: 'I'm sad - I feel like people didn't really get a chance to see Cody yet. He's incredible.'


Impressive style: Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke perform alongside the Genie from Aladdin


No magical lamp: Drew Carey failed to impress the judges with his dance to Friend Like Me from the animated Disney hit Aladdin

In happier news for fans, the night also brought the first perfect score of the season, with the three regular judges and also guest Donny Osmond giving heartthrob James Maslow 10s for his dance to Let It Go from the Disney hit Frozen.

His performance was all the more special as he had flown in Hannah Wackernagle, a girl with Down Syndrome who asked him to be her date at prom, as his special guest, surprising her in rehearsals.

'It sucks because I can't go to prom because of the Dancing With The Stars schedule,' he said, adding that it was 'such an honor' to be able to get her and her family there as his guests.


One a day: Peta Murgatroyd engaged in a little double entendre with her dance partner


Good move: James and Peta danced to Let It Go from Frozen

Of his dance, Carrie Ann said: 'What I saw here was absolute artistry. Every move you did was pure emotion. I was touched - I cried the whole time.'

'That would melt the coldest heart,' Len said. 'Even mine.'

While the previous week any potential romance between James and his dance pro Peta Murgatroyd was heavily played up, this week it was ignored - save for one accidental comment.

After James said he was happy to be back with his regular dance floor partner because she gives him massages, Peta left herself exploding with laughter as she said: 'Once a day you get a little rub.'


Guest judge: Guest judge Donny Osmond had the attention of judge Bruno Tonioli

The only other flirting came between judge Bruno Tonioli and guest Donny, with Bruno putting his arm around the one-time heartthrob and also at one point clinging on to his hand for a lengthy stretch.

'By the end of the night, darling, you're going to have a restraining order out against Bruno,' host Tom joked to Donny.

'It's trouble - trouble is brewing,' Bruno responded.

The openly gay judge also flirted with Maksim Chmerkovskiy when he was shirtless to play Mowgli from the Jungle Book, asking his star partner Meryl Davis to stand aside so he could check him out - and getting a hug after saying: 'Thank you Maks for the eyeful.


Good chemistry: Meryl Davis and dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy performed a sexy samba to I Want To Be Like You from The Jungle Book


Muscle man: Maksim showed off his tanned body on the dance floor

Maks had joked that he would struggle playing the part, telling Meryl in rehearsals: 'You look more like Mowgli. When he was an 11-year-old boy. I look like what Mowgli would look like if he was on steroids.'

They got all 9s, surprisingly not getting any 10s despite high praise from the judges.

'When you guys dance you actually dance like you're part of one body,' Carrie Ann told them. 'It's absolutely insane! I've never seen Maks dance so in-tune with somebody. There's something very special here.'


King of the jungle: Maksim and Meryl looked like they got stuck into their dance


Peck on the cheek: Maksim gave Olympic gold-medalist Meryl a kiss after learning their scores

While James got the first perfect score, he was trailed closely by Danica McKellar who got three 10s, with only Len's 9 keeping her in second spot.

Her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy had also expressed anger at her being partnered with someone else, his brother Maks, the previous week - but this time he was clearly just joking.

'Maks has rubbed off a little bit on Danica. I think she's turned into a self-centered, egotistical, completely irrational, emotional biatch. Thanks Maks,' he told the confession cam with a smile.


High scores: Danica McKellar and dance partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy got three 10s and one nine score


A bright spectacle: Danica and Val cut a striking sight on the floor


Ballroom transformation: The studios were 'Disneyfied' for the occasion

After their dance, Carrie Ann was so giddy she rushed up to hug her, gushing: 'That was so good - I feel like your mum! It was like watching it come to life - it was like my own version of Beauty and the Beast just for me!'

Meanhile Olympic ice skater Charlie White also got a 10 from Len following his jazz routine to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins - even though he dropped his cane midway through.

'Don't worry about Mary Poppins - that was eye-poppin', show stopping', and jaw dropping,' Len said. 'Am I bothered about the cane? No I'm not. Because I thought you came out and just wowed this place.'


Getting air: Charlie White and Sharna Burgess gave a spirited performance to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins


It's a jolly holiday: Charlie put in his usual energetic display


Penguin suit: Charlie did his own version of the Dick Van Dyke dance from Mary Poppins

The cane dropping was perhaps the only reason they did not get more 10s.

'That was one of the best performances we've ever seen - what a shame because it was almost perfect,' Bruno told him. 'Do it again, c'mon!'

Some of the most emotional scenes came when Olympic snowboarder Amy Purdy broke down in tears during rehearsals because she could not get her prosthetic legs to do what she wanted them to do.


Tough practice: Amy Purdy grew frustrated during rehearsal with Derek Hough


She's a princess: Amy and Derek danced to So This Is Love from Cinderella

'I had legs for 20 years so I know what it's supposed to feel like - and I feel like what Derek's teaching me is not that hard, but it's really hard for me,' she said through her tears. 'I feel that if I had legs I could do that. It seems like it would be really natural.'

But their dance to So This Is Love from Cinderella - with Amy stunning in a white dress - had the judges in rapture, giving all 9s and a 10 from Donny.

'You created all the illusions that needed to be there - you created magic,' Carrie Ann said. 'I hope Disney will make their next princess like you.'


Just dreamy: The duo looked stunning as they replicated the Disney cartoon


Huge admirer: Derek spoke glowingly of Amy after their performance

'I'm not just saying this because you are standing in front of me, but I watched your dance and literally cried because of what you can do,' Donny said of watching previous episodes. 'You're more than inspiring. You are a serious contender in this competition.'

Amy also fought back tears when asked what the comments and high scores meant to her, leaving partner Derek Hough to say: 'It's amazing. And she does make the most beautiful princess, she's amazing.'

As well as surviving going home, Candace Cameron Bure had a much higher scoring week with three 9s and an 8 for her routine to Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid, with Mark Ballas dancing with red lobster hands.


Shell-like: The duo only just avoided elimination


Lobster hands: Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas danced to Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid

She had admitted she cried at the thought of going home.

'I've loved every bit of this show and the thought of leaving his heartbreaking,' she said. 'It actually is making me cry.'

The lowest score of the night by far went to Drew Carey, getting all 7s for his Quick Step to Friend Like Me from Aladdin.

'This routine was Zip-a-dee-doo-dah,' Len Goodman told him and dance pro Chryl Burke.

'The performance had plenty of zip, the technique was very, very doo-dah, I'm afraid.'


Special guests: James Maslow invited a high school student with special needs to the show after she invited him to her prom


Good news: Hannah when she found out she was going to Hollywood

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Posted By: Bren
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2014 at 10:35

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 18, Week 5: Dance By Dance Recap

04/14/2014 by Cari Skillman

You know it's Disney week when the show kicks off with Tinker Bell sprinkling pixie dust around the ballroom.

The new theme for "Dancing with the Stars": the music of Disney. The opening number had the pros dancing to a mash up of "When You Wish upon a Star," "Zip a Dee Doo Dah," and "Step in Time." Past champ Donny Osmond stepped in to serve as guest judge this week.

Before the show, he promised us he would NOT be as critical as Julianne Hough. And to mark this halfway point in the season ... our first perfect score of the season!

Week five scores, from highest to lowest:

James Maslow- 40 out of 40

James and Peta Murgatroyd are dancing to the Oscar winning, most popular song of the year so they needed to nail this Contemporary routine. Production added some mind-blowing animation to enhance the dance to "Frozen's" "Let it Go." And thank God they sprung for the real Adele Dazeem, I mean Idina Menzel, version of the song.

James had the added heart melting factor this week of inviting a special young girl to the show. She had asked him to prom via Twitter; instead, she got to come to Los Angeles and watch James get a perfect score. Head judge Len Goodman said the dance would melt even the coldest heart (his); guest judge Donny Osmond called Peta's choreography amazing; Bruno Tonioli loved the sincerity of the dance; and it brought Carrie Ann Inaba to tears.

Danica McKellar- 39 out of 40

Winnie Cooper channels Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" and dances an almost perfect quickstep with her prince, Val Chmerkovskiy to the song "Be Our Guest". Danica smiles a lot but it fits with this routine. Len said they had flair and care; Bruno praised her improvement; Carrie Ann called her over to the judges' table to give her a hug; and Donny said they knocked it out of the park.

Charlie White- 37 out of 40

"Mary Poppins" is only the best movie ever so it was great to see a "Supercalifragilistic" routine. Charlie's Jazz routine was very fast moving but of course the athlete had no trouble keeping with spitfire Sharna Burgess. They had one hiccup when Charlie dropped his cane, but he just kept on smiling and danced through the mishap.

Donny, who told us he was focusing on performance skills for his judging, called it amazing; Bruno said it was almost perfect; and Len rhymed it up by saying it was show stopping, eye popping, and jaw dropping.

Amy Purdy- 37 out of 40

Oh this girl made me cry AGAIN. We believe Amy when she says this experience makes her feel like a princess for the first time in her life. Our hearts break for her when she tells us she remembers what it was like to have her legs and how frustrating it is to not be able to do what she once could.

But again, Derek Hough figures out how to work with what she still has, and they perform a gorgeous waltz to "So this is Love" from "Cinderella." Carrie Ann told Amy Disney should make its next princess like her; Donny called her inspiring and a serious contender; and Bruno told her she never looked more beautiful, regal or irresistible.

Meryl Davis- 36 out of 40

Two words describe this "Jungle Book" routine: shirtless Maks! The elder Chmerkovskiy is thrilled to be back with his soul mate of the season. But they have to do the Samba, a dance that's usually sexy, to the silly "I Wanna Be like You" song and Maks says comedy is not his forte.

He doth protest too much! The dance was full of fun and flair. Carrie Ann said the couple dance as though that are one body; Len called it a "wamba of a samba"; and Bruno thanked Maks for the eyeful. Yes, thank you Maks.

Nene Leakes  36 out of 40

The rehearsal montage the producers put together put both Nene and Tony Dovolani in a not-so-great light. You have to wonder if their disagreements are real or used for TV. Both Nene and Tony seemed upset that it was implied she preferred Derek (from switch up week) and he was giving her attitude.

What Nene left on the dance floor was her best yet; a very fun and character driven foxtrot to Cruella de Vil's theme song from "101 Dalmatians". All of the judges praised the routine, with Len saying Nene and Tony are a match made in heaven.

Candace Cameron Bure- 35 out of 40

DJ Tanner must have been on pins and needles all night. She danced last; and she was in last place form last week. Candace was really happy to be back with Mark Ballas. They too have the Samba, with their assigned song "Under the Sea" from "The Little Mermaid". And that means CCB has to channel Ariel!

Mark convinces the conservative Mom that they can push the envelope just a little bit with her costume on this one. Since it's truly a cartoon character, CCB agrees. Len liked their mix of steps; Donny said she shows promise; Bruno called her dance a "rebirth of Venus"; and Carrie Ann advised her to not let the mind games get to her, wrangle the nerves, and yes, "Let it Go."

Cody Simpson- 34 out of 40

Cody and his Disney alter ego Simba seem like a perfect fit. He and Witney Carson are dancing a Samba to "I Just Can't Wait to Be King." Witney admitted that she learned from Sharna (Cody's switch up partner) that she needs to be more firm with her teenage partner.

Cody began called her "Strict-ney" but they still had fun. Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann think he's improving, and had some good things to say. But guest judge Donny called him out for having the expression that it's all work and not looking like he's enjoying himself. Cue the major boos from the Simpsonizers in the ballroom!

Drew Carey- 28 out of 40

Drew knew the quickstep would be tough on him, stamina-wise. He clearly has fun every week on this show, though, and throws himself into the challenge. Cheryl Burke teases Drew about whether or not he missed dancing with her, but she said she would be incorporating some of Witney's training techniques into Drew's week.

Len said their routine was "Zip a Dee Doo Dah" ... the performance had zip but the technique was Doo-Dah. Donny commiserated that the quickstep was his least favorite dance; and Carrie Ann told Drew to have more of a "poker face" and not let us know how hard he's working.

Next week: Dance Party!

Cody Simpson and Witney Carson left the competition. The pair received 34 out of 40 for their Samba routine set to the tune of "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" from the Disney classic "The Lion King." In the week prior, Simpson received 31 out of 40 during the show's "Switch-up" week with professional dancer Sharna Burgess.

The night's highest score went to James Maslow and his professional partner Peta Murgatroyd, who performed a contemporary dance piece set to the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen." The two scored 40 out of 40 points for the dance.

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