Behind the Scenes of Last Night's Dancing with the Stars
Thanks to People magazine for the following report...
Stayin' Alive: Those vintage John Travolta pelvic thrusts? "Those moves came together at the very end," supermodel Albert Reed told People following the show. "In the last couple of rehearsals I said, âHey, I want to slick the hair back, you know?' We've got to add some spice to it."
And all that shaking and shimmying paid off: Reed and partner Anna Trebunskaya's performance left judge Carrie Ann Inaba speechless for the first time in Dancing with the Stars history. "That was kind of funny actually, I loved that," Trebunskaya said.
T.G.I. Over!: He may be the king of Vegas, but singing legend Wayne Newton was a bundle of nerves before his first Dancing performance. With his family (including wife Kathleen McCrone and daughter Lauren) looking on, Newton sweated through a respectable cha cha cha with partner Cheryl Burke, who told the judges Newton is her "best partner" yet. Still sweating well after the cameras stopped rolling, Newton expressed his relief after the show: "I'm feeling great, I'm just glad the first one's over."
Wardrobe Check!: That darn Spandex sure is slippery! The draft Karina Smirnoff felt during her numberâ"that wasn't from those explosive cha cha cha moves she performed with partner Floyd Mayeather, Jr.â¦or was it?
"My dress started to come off in the back, so I was freaking out that my crack might make an appearance," she said. Though Mayweather didn't notice, he made sure to examine the wardrobe malfunction after the show. "Let me see, turn around," he joked. "I was once told sex sells. If there's anybody who's sexy that's here, it's Karina Smirnoff."
Night Moves: Helio Castroneves may be the man to beat, scoring the highest score of the night - 25! - with partner Julianne Hough, but the racecar pro admits he was already revved up the night before the show.
"Last night I called (Julianne) and was like, âListen, we've got to practice,' and she was like, âNo, no, you're fine, don't worry,'" he told the magazine. "But I was, actually, at 3 o'clock in the morning, practicing by myselfâ"swear to God!"
The Loopiest Couple Award Goes to: Mel B. and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who chatted "all the time" throughout the show, Brown told People.
"She is one of those people who when she goes to the theatre, you would be like, âShhh! Shhhh!'" joked Chmerkovskiy. No surprise, Maks already has Mel on speed dial. "He speaks Russian to me on the phone," the Spice Girl said. "He's trying to teach me. It's impossible. But I like listening to it.