We knew someone was going to take a cheap shot at Kirstie Alley‘s weight while she participates on Dancing With The Stars, and George Lopez proved us right. And he made sure it was a really low blow. On Lopez Tonight, Georgie reviewed some of the celebrity participants on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Kendra Wilkinson and Ralph Macchio were included in his little dissertation. But then, in the manner of saving the best for last, came Kirstie.
While barely containing his laughter, Lopez showed a small clip of her dancing and said, “She did a nice job, her little hooves tapping away. Before the show she went to the market, then she had roast beef, and this is her going all the way home.” He then cut to an image of the pig from a Geico commercial. Ha-FREAKIN’-Ha, Lopez. You just called her a pig, and that kind of humor makes you swine. We get it, she’s big. She has a show called Big Life. We just think he took it way too far. Forward to the 2:25 mark to watch him in action. BTW, Kirstie — who is 60 — rocked it on the show. We were surprised because the lady has some serious rhythm! We weren’t the only one’s who thought so, because the judges loved Kirstie’s performance too.
Another season of Dancing With The Stars is upon us! And of course that means another rag-tag group of “stars,” consisting of reality show vets, athletes, washed-up actors, models you’ve never heard of, and Disney Channel stars. We’ll break up the season 12 contestants into two groups, the first being the ones we think are viable contenders (i.e. all the athletes, and the actors who have taken on physically demanding roles) consisting of the following:Ã‚Â football player Hines Ward, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Karate Kid Ralph Macchio, wrestler Chris Jericho, model Petra Nemcova (she’s the one we’re pegging to be surprisingly athletic), and singer Romeo, who surely has some dance moves in his back pocket.
The second group is the batch of contestants we’re going to assume will be fun to watch but will be the first to go. No offense, y’all! They include Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson, talk show host Wendy Williams, barefoot actress Kirstie Alley, Disney star Chelsea Kane, and radio personality Mike Catherwood (who could be the greatest dancer in the world, unfortunately we’ve just never heard of him). What do you think of the new lineup? Care to divulge your early favorites? The new season premieres on March 21 on ABC.
We cling pretty tightly to our 1980’s pop culture touchstones, which is why we weren’t thrilled when we heard there would be a Karate Kid remake. Who can forget William Zabka and his thugs in the Cobra Kai, tormenting New Jersey import Daniel Larusso until it all culminated in the ultimate crane kick? It’s etched in our brain, so imagine how the original film’s star, Ralph Macchio must have felt when he learned that his role was being taken over by Jaden Smith.
Macchio was unsure about a remake, he admitted, saying “It’s like mixed feelings. At first, I felt old. Number one, you feel old when they start remaking your stuff. Once I got passed the fact that there’s a whole new generation, it was more about, ‘OK, you can retell this story because it’s a beautiful story.'” In the end, Macchio passed the the torch to Smith and attended the new flick’s premiere, but remains proud of the original film’s legacy. “We didn’t know what we were doing,” he told Access Hollywood. “We didn’t know the magic that was happening and the Pat Morita performance [as Mr. Miyagi] and all the Cobra Kai and ‘wax on, wax off’ and catching flies with your chopsticks and the crane just became part of everyone’s childhood and that’s what I’m here celebrating.” Indeed. Now excuse us while we go curl our hair to look exactly like Elisabeth Shue‘s, our most favorite 80’s teen girlfriend.
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