Anyone out there as disappointed as I am right now? I’ve been anxiously awaiting the return of Dancing With The Stars, I wanted to see Chuck Wicks. I wanted to see Ty Murray and I wanted to see Jewel. Looks like I’ll get to see Chuck and Ty, but reports tell us Jewel is out.
If any of you have been following this drama for the past few days, you know what I’m talking about. For the rest of you – here it is. Jewel has been having all kinds of problems since rehearsals for the show began. Blistered and bleeding feet with band aids and patches all over them were only the start of her problems.
Now it seems what Jewel thought was tendonitis in her legs and knees, is actually fractured tibias in both legs. Jewel is blogging about this on her web site. Here’s a little of what she had to say:
“Shock does not begin to describe it. I am heartbroken to say I will not be competing in this season of Dancing With the Stars. I’m sad I won’t get to go through the rest of the experience competing with my husband, Ty. I don’t really know what to say. I am sad and mad and disappointed and just blown away at all that has happened. I also feel particularly upset for my partner Dmitry. This is his first season on the show and he put so much work and thoughtful effort into training me.”
Jewel’s replacement will be Holly Madison. I can’t keep up with people, but she’s either married to Hugh Hefner, or used to be married to Hugh Hefner, or is going to marry Hugh Hefner – who knows. But she’s Jewel’s replacement.
And one of the men is having some problems with tendonitis, too – Gilles Marini has it in both his groin and shoulder. That’s a rough show for the non-athletic type.
We haven’t heard yet who’s replacing Nancy, at least I haven’t. And I don’t know if Gilles is actually leaving the show or if he will dance through his aches and pains. In either case – this is going to be a very interesting year on DWTS.
I really like this show. So even with Jewel no longer in the dance line-up, I’ll be watching. It gets real confusing this time of year – We have American Idol just really getting started; DWTS coming on Monday (probably with elimination night Tuesday and of course that will bump heads with AI. I should sign up to schedule these shows – that way none of my favorites would ever play opposite each other).
Whenever I talk about DWTS, I just have to put up a video – so here’s Julianne Hough and her Jive with Cody Linley.
That’s all for now. If you guys are having weather anywhere near like they’ve forecasted for northeast Tennessee, by all means get out and enjoy it! They’re talking about 70’s today, and possibly as high as 78 for Saturday. I can definitely live with that. Talk to you all soon!