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‘DWTS’ Recap: The First 9s Are Awarded & Someone New Tops The Leaderboard

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A new standout takes the top of the leaderboard on the first night of Disney Week during season 30 of ‘DWTS.’ Plus, four different couples score at least one 9 on the Oct. 11 episode!

Disney week is here on season 30 of Dancing With the Stars! For the Oct. 11 episode, the contestants channel heroes from the Disney franchise, as they take the dance floor for their first of two nights of competition this week. Derek Hough is back in his judges’ chair after missing last week due to possible exposure to COVID-19, which means there are four judges to impress once again.

In addition to choreographing their dances like normal this week, the pros had to incorporate special moves from Mickey Mouse into their routines. The team that adds Mickey’s moves the best will receive two extra points from the judges at the end of the night. Meanwhile, the Disney week competition continues with villains night on Oct. 12.

Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev prepare for ‘DWTS.’ (ABC)

First up on Oct. 11 is JoJo Siwa and her partner, Jenna Johnson. They dance a gorgeous Viennese Waltz to “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” from CinderellaLen Goodman calls the routine “beautifully danced” and praises JoJo for her “fantastic footwork,” while Carrie Ann Inaba gushes over JoJo’s ability to “tone it down” and let Jenna “shine.” JoJo and Jenna’s scores: Carrie Ann Inaba = 9; Len Goodman = 8; Derek Hough = 9; Bruno Tonioli = 9; TOTAL SCORE = 35. Those are the first 9s of the season, too!

Melanie C.’s dance with Gleb Savchenko is inspired by Mary Poppins. They perform a high-energy Jazz. Derek admits that some of the transitions weren’t perfect, but says the dance was great overall. Meanwhile, Bruno and Carrie Ann point out that the dance briefly got out of sync, but laud the difficulty of the choreography. Melanie C. and Gleb’s scores: Carrie Ann = 7; Len = 8; Derek = 8; Bruno = 8; TOTAL SCORE = 31.

Next, The Bachelor’s Matt James dances a Quickstep with his partner Lindsay Arnold. Their routine is inspired by “The Incredits” from The Incredibles. Bruno congratulates Matt on his footwork improving, and Carrie Ann and Len admit that the reality star still has to work on his technique. However, overall, the judges are happy with Matt’s work ethic and energy. Matt and Lindsay’s scores: Carrie Ann = 6; Len = 6; Derek = 7; Bruno = 7; TOTAL SCORE = 26.

Jimmie Allen is up next. His Mulan-inspired dance with Emma Slater is a Paso Doble to “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You.” He dedicates the dance to his late father, who died in 2019. The judges rave over how well the Mickey Mouse moves are incorporated into the routine. Carrie Ann describes the dance as “delicious” and says she “loved it.” Jimmie and Emma’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 7; Derek = 8; Bruno = 7; TOTAL SCORE = 30.

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Witney Carson and The Miz rehearse for ‘DWTS.’ (ABC)

Up next is Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten, who ended last week on the top of the leaderboard. They perform a Rumba to “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan. Len says the dance was “brilliant,” and calls it “so beautiful.” As always, the judges are in awe of Amanda’s moves on the dance floor, even though she had a brief moment of being out-of-sync with Alan during the Mickey portio.. Amanda and Alan’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 8; Derek = 8; Bruno = 8; TOTAL SCORE =.32. 

Olivia Jade performs a Samba to “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from The Lion King with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy. The judges praise Val for putting a ton of Samba content in the routine, and Olivia for executing it so well. “You’re so versatile. You have such range,” Bruno raves. Olivia and Val’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 9; Derek = 9; Bruno = 9; TOTAL SCORE = 35.

The next performance is from The Miz and Witney Carson. They dance a Quickstep to “A Friend Like Me” from Aladdin, with Mike fully decked in blue as the Genie. The judges are super impressed by the Mickey Mouse challenge portion of the dance, and praise The Miz for giving “everything he has” week after week. The Miz and Witney’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 7; Derek =8; Bruno = 8; TOTAL SCORE = 31. 

Kenya Moore is up next with her partner Brandon Armstrong. They dance a Contemporary number to “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. After landing in the bottom two last week and having to be saved by the judges, Kenya leaves it all on the dance floor. Carrie Ann calls out mishaps during some of Kenya’s lifts, but says she’s “so proud” of Kenya for coming back so strong this week. Derek says the routine was a little “timid” at first, but gushes over Kenya for opening up and coming into her own. Kenya and Brandon’s scores: Carrie Ann = 7; Len = 7; Derek = 8; Bruno = 7; TOTAL SCORE = 29.

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Sharna Burgess and Brian Austin Green at Disney before ‘DWTS.’ (ABC)

Next, Brian Austin Green and his real-life girlfriend, Sharna Burgess, dance a Waltz to “Someday My Prince Will Come” from Snow White. As always, their chemistry is top-notch as they perform the romantic number on the dance floor. Len isn’t pleased with the lack of Waltz in the choreography, and the judges agree that Brian still has some improving to do. Meanwhile, Sharna calls out Brian and Sharna for having a lift in their routine. Brian and Sharna’s scores: Carrie Ann = 6; Len = 6; Derek = 7; Bruno = 6; TOTAL SCORE = 25.

Gymnast Suni Lee is up next with a Salsa to “Colombia, Mi Encanto” from the new movie, “Encanto,” which she dances with partner Sasha Farber. “That was so great. So much fun. Well done!” Derek raves, as he praises Suni for opening up more every week. Bruno points out how great the addition of the Mickey Mouse challenge was to this dance, as well. Suni and Sasha’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 8; Derek = 9; Bruno = 8; TOTAL SCORE = 33.

The next performance is from Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev. Their Quickstep is to “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book. “It’s the best Quickstep I’ve see so far this season,” Bruno gushes, while applauding Artem for the content in the routine. “You always bring something unexpected to every dance floor and that’s what makes you special,” Carrie Ann adds. Melora and Artem’s scores: Carrie Ann = 9; Len = 9; Derek = 9; Bruno = 9; TOTAL SCORE = 36, which is the highest score of the night!

Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke are back in the ballroom after their bouts with COVID this week. They perform a Jive to “Standout” from A Goofy Movie. Carrie Ann urges Cody to work on “finishing [his] moves” in the future, and Len isn’t thrilled with the lack of Jive in the routine. “I was a bit disappointed,” he admits. “The Jive should be right up your street.” Cody and Cheryl’s scores: Carrie Ann = 7; Len = 6; Derek = 7; Bruno = 7; TOTAL SCORE = 27. 

The final dance of the night is from Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach. Their Foxtrot is to “Let It Go” from Frozen. “You delivered a really elegant Foxtrot,” Len gushes. “It’s wonderful to see a great big guy trying to show romance and movement.” The dance isn’t perfect, but the judges praise over Iman’s improvement, especially in his frame. Iman and Daniella’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 6; Derek = 8; Bruno = 8; TOTAL SCORE = 30.

At the end of the night, Melora and Artem are at the top of the leaderboard with a 36, followed by JoJo/Jenna and Olivia/Val, who both scored 35s. At the bottom is Brian and Sharna with a 25. However, there are still two extra points to be awarded for the team who did best at the Mickey Mouse challenge — and they go to Jimmie and Emma! That brings Jimmie and Emma’s score up from a 30 to a 32, putting them in 5th place. There is no elimination, as Tyra Banks announces that no one is eliminated, and the couples will all be returning to the dance floor for Disney Villains night on Oct. 12!

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“Love & Marriage Huntsville” Reunion Exclusive: Guess Which Question Makes Melody Mad Enough To Exit The Set?!

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“Love & Marriage Huntsville” Reunion Exclusive: Guess Which Question Makes Melody Mad Enough To Exit The Set?!

We may be all out of regular episodes of “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” but the season is far from done.

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In a first-look clip from Saturday’s upcoming “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” reunion, the cast is nervous to learn show creator and producer Carlos King is hosting since he “knows where the bodies are buried.” The silence is deafening as Melody is questioned about her past and Martell fesses up when asked about the other woman.

Check out the first look below:

It’s definitely not just Mel and Martell in the hot seat this time around. Looks like Kimmi and Maurice are under a microscope too. And Marsau!

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Did you hear all the talk about fans clamoring for Tiffany and Louis to be fired from the show?

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Do you think this might be a one and done for them? Do you want it to be?

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Any thoughts on Latisha demanding respect for her marriage — when her mom has to be theeeee MOST disrespectful person on the entire show? Y’all peeped Ms. Wanda is making an appearance too right?

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Poor Melody seems like she’s at the end of her rope. Do you think she’s ready to call it quits on the show? We don’t really see this being something they can do without her.

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SMH @ Martell with that big grin on his face. If there was ever a reality TV villain who loved placing blame on everyone BUT himself, he would be that guy.

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Are you ready for this 3 part reunion? Part 1 of the “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” reunion airs Saturday, December 4 at 9PM EST.

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Hailee Steinfeld Smolders In Black Jumpsuit For The 2021 Fashion Awards In London

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The ‘Hawkeye’ actress was absolutely gorgeous, as she attended the London award show, which honors those who have made a great impact to the world of fashion.

What better place to show off a killer outfit than London’s Fashion awards? While many people dressed to the nines for the ceremony, Hailee Steinfeld showed off a sexy black jumpsuit for the ceremony on Monday November 29. The 24-year-old Hawkeye star rocked the one-piece, which looked like it was made of either leather or latex, with a simple white spotted design all over it to the ceremony.

Hailee Steinfeld stuns in black at the Fashion Awards. (Matt Baron / Shutterstock)

The open-backed jumpsuit was the totality of Hailee’s amazing outfit. Other than the catsuit, she rocked a pair of black high heels and accessorized with some simple earrings. While teh black outfit may have stolen the show, Hailee still looked naturally stunning, as she walked the red carpet for the event, which also had stars like Kate Beckinsale, Dua Lipa, and Kris Jenner as guests.

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Hailee showed off the backside of her gorgeous jumpsuit. (Matt Baron / Shutterstock)

The jumpsuit is only the latest great outfit that the True Grit actress has worn to a red carpet event. She’s worn tons of sexy  outfits to premiere events for her latest role in the Disney+ series Hawkeye. She sported a Christmas-appropriate mini dress to the Marvel show’s London premiere on November 11. Hailee also rocked a bandeau crop top with a high-waisted skirt to the series’ premiere. She also went for an all-white look, as she dyed her hair bleach blonde and wore a mini-dress fit for a queen to the 2021 Met Gala on September 14.

Of course, Hailey’s eye-catching looks aren’t just reserved for the red carpet! She also posed in a gorgeous, glimmering rhinestone bikini for Cosmopolitan‘s December/January cover. She also spoke about getting her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the cover story interview. “I hadn’t gotten a ‘you got the job’ call in a minute. My mom was on the phone and I started crying in the back seat of the car. I was like, ‘Wow, this is so wild,’” she said.

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Post Modern: 6 Collaborations That Proved Virgil Abloh’s Creativity Was One Of A Kind

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Post Modern: 6 Collaborations That Proved Virgil Abloh’s Creativity Was One Of A Kind

Lets take a look at some of the dopest collaborations Virgil Abloh left behind that not only proved it’s possible, but showcased his incredible mind.

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Yesterday, the world was stunned when news broke that Virgil Abloh passed after losing his private battle with a rare heart cancer. Virgil is one of the few we can honestly say made every second of his life count and did everything he could while he was here. You name it, V designed it. From sneakers to water bottles, it didn’t matter—he believed you could give a creative take that resonated with any collaboration.

To celebrate the legacy he left behind, let’s review some of Virgil’s most iconic collaborations.

6. Virgil Abloh X IKEA

Virgil’s IKEA collaberation was one of the most sought after collabs he worked on and had fans camping outside of their local IKEA hoping to snag just one product in the launch. From clocks, to chairs, and even rugs, there was something for everyone and the price point was pocket friendly.

5. Virgil Abloh x Moët & Chandon

Alot of Virgil’s work was simplistic but also elevated the product to new heights, making them must haves for the culture. One of his simple yet stunning designs came by way of him redesigning a Moët bottle with “DO NOT DROP”. Not only did you instantly know it was design by Virgil, but in the club, it made a statement being your hand.

4. Virgil Abloh x OFF–WHITE x Nike “The Ten”

After Kanye West joined Adidas, the brand keep the momentum going rallying behind the Ultra Boost model and collaborations with other musicians like Pharrell. Nike, for the first time, wasn’t the biggest brand, that title belonged to Adidas.

However, once Nike announced ‘The Ten’ collection designed by Virgil, they immediately had the hype and brand back in the top spot. Nowadays, these sneakers sell for up to 50x the original value and will continue to go up with the news of Virgil’s passing.

3.  Virgil Abloh x Evian Water

Virgil teamed up with Evian Water to give his take on their classic water bottle and while small in scale, the water bottles flew off shelves regardless. He did a simplistic take with “Make A Rainbow” on the packaging.

2.  Virgil Abloh x Mercedes Benz

When it was revealed Virgil would be designing a car for Mercedes Benz, we all instantly knew the price would be outrageous, but we still wanted to see exactly what would Virgil create. Instead of going right, Virgil went left and turned the G-Wagon into a rally car completely lowered to the ground. Virgil and Mercedes are still scheduled to unviel an electric car next week on December 1st.

1.  Virgil Abloh x Jacob & Co.

Virgil partnered with iconic jewler Jacob & Company to reimagine office supplies as high end jewerly. The collection took paper clips, iced them out, and made necklaces, bracelets, and earrings for those who love out of the box ideas.

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