We always forget that Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba got her start the same way Jim Carrey, the Wayans brothers, Jamie Foxx, Rosie Perez, Laurieann Gibson and Jennifer Lopez did, on In Living Color. But Inaba (who also danced on tour with Madonna, was a Japanese pop star and appeared in Austin Powers in Goldmember) reminded us when she appeared at the 2012 TV Land Awards (airing on TV Land April 29), where the Fox sketch show is receiving the Groundbreaking Award. VH1 News couldn’t resist asking if she ever reminisces about the good old days with JLo.
“Actually, we don’t really talk much,” Inaba said. “She’s on that other show called American Idol. And even though American Idol and Dancing With the Stars are right next to each other, we don’t really talk that much. Just kidding, there’s no bad blood.”
Was she kidding? It didn’t sound like that in 2010, when Wendy Williams asked if the two dancers were friends back in the day (and btw, their Fly days only overlapped for season three). “When you have a room of five girls with strong personalities, you don’t always get along,” Inaba said at the time. Oh. Anywaaaaay. Let’s let bygones be bygones and watch this fan compilation.