Category Archives: Florence Henderson

The Osmonds versus the Osbournes

You can compare these two Ozzy Osbourne spots.

Super Bowl 2011 for Best Buy with Justin Bieber

Donny and Marie Osmond and Ozzy Osbourne in the 2006 Pepsi Twist commercial.


Donny Osmond does his Ozzy Osbourne impression.

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DWTS: Rumba routines compared

Rumba (technique/performance)

  • Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7,8,7) 26 (9,8,9)=48
  • Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer:  18 (6,6,6) 22 (8,7,7)=40
  • Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas:  17 (6,6,5) 18 (6,6,6)=35
  • Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya:  15 (5,5,5) 19 (7,6,6)=34
  • Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: 18 (6,6,6) 14 (4,5,5)=32

During week 5, Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke performed the rumba for a score of 24 (8, 8, 8) to the theme from “Hill Street Blues.”

During week 5, Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani performed the rumba for a 23.

During week 8 for the instant dance challenge, Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough were awarded the first perfect score.

DWTS: Compare the waltz

Tony Dovolani had to wax his legs, but this week, he had a winner. His celebrity partner Audrina Patridge came through with two nines, the first nines of the season.

Waltz

  • Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani: 26
  • Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: 23
  • Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas: 20

During week 8, Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy performed to “Dark Waltz.” Score: 29 (9, 10, 10)

During week 8, Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya performed the waltz to “Take It to the Limit” by The Eagles for a score of 24.

Week 9, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas danced the waltz to “Mary Goes to Jesus” from “Passion of Christ” soundtrack for a score of 26 (8, 9, 9).

Week 9, Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough performed a waltz to “Way Over Yonder” by Carole King.

DWTS: Compare quickstep routines (VIDEOS)

Here’s a surprise, reality TV star Audrina Patridge was tops in the quickstep but not good enough to keep Tony Dovolani from waxing his legs.

Quickstep:

  • Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chermkovskiy: 27
  • Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke: 37 (10, 9, 9, 9) or 27 adjusted.
  • Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya: 24
  • Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani: 23 (8,8,7) “Love Machine” – Girls Aloud
  • Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: 22 (8,7,7) “I Want You To”
  • Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: 22 (7,8,7) “You Can’t Hurry Love”
  • Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas: 19 (7,6,6) “Suddenly I See” – KT Tunstall
  • Mike Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff: 18 (6,6,6) “We No Speak Americano”

During Week 5, Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chermkovskiy received a 27 (9,9,9)  for their quickstep.

During week 5, Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya dance to the theme song for “Bewitched.” They received a 24.

Week 7, Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke: 37 (10, 9, 9, 9) Quickstep to “Hey Pachuco” by Royal Crown Revue. Adjusted score: 27. They were eliminated.

During week 8, Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough danced to “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” by Frank Sinatra for a score of 27 (9, 9, 9)

Compare the cha cha cha (VIDEO)

Here’s how the six teams who danced the cha cha cha compare.

  • Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer (8,7,8) 23
  • Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani (6,7,6) 19
  • Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas (6,6,6) 18
  • Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas (6,6,6) 18
  • David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson (5,5,5) 15
  • Mike Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff (5,5,5) 15

During week 8, Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy performed the cha cha cha for a score of 28 (9, 9, 10) to “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry. This was their instant dance.

Week 8, Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya performed the cha cha cha as their instant dance for a score of 24.

Week 9, Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough danced to “Mercy” by Duffy for a perfect score of 30.

Dancing with the Stars: Corky Ballas

Corky Ballas was born Mark Alexander Ballas in Texas and is therefore, Mark Ballas, Sr. He is a retired ballroom dancer who with his former wife, the British-born Shirley (nee Rich) Ballas, was the 1996 Open to the World International Champions, the Open to the World British Champions and the British National Champions.

Beginning dancing at age six, he followed his mother, Maria Luisa Marulanda Ballas, into flamenco. His father, George Ballas Sr. owned a 64,000-square foot dance studio called Dance City USA which employed 125 teachers. His father sold the studio and went on to invent the Weed Eater. Ballas is of a Greek, Mexican and Spanish background.

Corky Ballas began International Latin dancing at 18 and competed in the Latin Pro/Am with his teacher Patrea Lockie. They were the Pro/Am champions for three years. Ballas went pro teaming up with Shirley who began as his teacher, became his partner and later his wife.

Ballas is based in Los Angeles and Houston. He currently judges professional competitions. Ballas has trained:

  • Mark Ballas, his son.
  • Tony Dovolani
  • Derek Hough
  • Julianne Hough
  • Alec Mazo
  • Jonathan Roberts
  • Edyta Sliwinska
  • Karina Smirnoff
  • Anna Trebunskaya

AGE: 49

BIRTH DATE: 25 December 1960 (Capricorn)

FORMER PARTNER: Cloris Leachman (Season 7)

CURRENT PARTNER: Florence Henderson

Website: www.Corky.com

Florence Henderson can cha cha cha (VIDEO)

Last time “Dancing with the Stars” fans saw Corky Ballas, he was dancing with Cloris Leachman…if you can call it dancing. Florence Henderson looks like she’ll be more serious competition.

Who do you think will handle the cha cha cha better? Henderson or Kyle Massey?

Henderson may be able to count of her fans from her “Brady Bunch” days as well as her skills from her Broadway performances.

Henderson was mentioned on “Glee” during its first season:

“Dancing with the Stars” premieres on 20 September 2010 on ABC.

Dancing with the Stars Season 11: Florence Henderson rehearses

Photo: ABC/Greg Zabilski.

Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas will perform the Viennese waltz and salsa. Also performing those dances will be Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower, Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel, Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough, Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya.

Viennese Waltz

1. Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower
2. Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
3. Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel
4. Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
5. Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas
6. Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya

Cha cha cha

1. Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke
2. David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson
3. Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer
4. Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
5. Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani
6. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff

Salsa

1. Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower
2. Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
3. Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel
4. Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
5. Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas
6. Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya

Foxtrot

1. Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke
2. David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson
3. Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer
4. Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
5. Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani
6. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff

“Dancing with the Stars” season 11 premieres 20 September 2010 on ABC.

Photo: ABC/Greg Zabilski.