has been dreaming of being on Dancing With the Stars
for years. On The View, she talked about every episode with Elisabeth Hasselbeck
each season while Whoopi
rolled her eyes. Now she is finally on the show and paired with Val Chmerkovskiy
the younger, calmer brother of Maksim
. So when she showed up to the second official day of practice Wednesday, she was sporting her dancing heels and a spangly silver dress. She was also camera-ready with full makeup and hair. The other ladies arrived much more casually in sweats and a ponytail. To be fair, Sherri probably sleeps in high heels. She’s only 5’1″ and lives in heels so dancing in them should not be a problem for her. She is at a small disadvantage because she will continue to host The View
three days a week while performing on Dancing with the Stars
. Maksim and Melissa Gilbert
were at least one team that started practicing a day or so early
. If you are expecting Sherri to go early though, make no mistake, Sherri is in it to win it. Sherri’s trip to LA for the show was not an easy one. Sherri and her son Jeffery were in JFK on the way to LA when the airport terminal they were in was shut down due to a security breach. Sherri of course tweeted the entire event hilariously.
Sherri was back on The View today and will be on the show Wednesday through Friday while working on DWTS.
Although the official announcement of the cast for the next season of Dancing With The Stars is not set for release until Tuesday, TMZ
is reporting that Sherri Shepherd, Melissa Gilbert, Maria Menounos and Jack Wagner are confirmed contestants. Meanwhile, there was some drama in the press about whether or not Maksim Chmerkovskiy would be back on the show after his egotistical comments and arguing with judges last season. Maksim recently told the Canadian version of Entertainment Tonight that he had not been confirmed to return. However, TMZ apparently tailed Maksim when he arrived at LAX yesterday and he went directly to a dance studio in LA where he met with Melissa Gilbert! As it stands now that is definitely the couple to beat! Lots of other names are being thrown around but are NOT yet confirmed including, Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner (one assumes it is one or the other not both), Tim Tebow, Giuliana Rancic and Stevie Wonder! Do blind people ballroom dance? Apparently, the reason Sherri Shepherd and her son Jeffrey got caught up in the security mess at JFK
Friday morning was because she was heading out to LA for DWTS! She landed just after 10am LA time to meet her dance partner and get to practicing! Good Luck Sherri!
The British Airways terminal at New York’s Kennedy Airport was evacuated for about two hours early this morning because someone was asked to step to the side for a full body search and they weren’t feeling it, so they walked off. Guess who was there for the evacuation? Sherri Shepherd! She was flying out with her six year old son, Jeffrey and both became part of the evacuation. Of course, Sherri tweeted frantically the whole morning. On a side note, Sherri is trying to get pregnant with her new husband. It looks like from her tweets from yesterday that she had a fertility treatment that went well. Sherri has been on a healthy diet kick lately in hopes of having a baby. Click through the jump to read all the frantic (and at times hilarious) tweeting.
Sherri Shepherd took some time off from The View to head to Atlanta this week to shoot a cameo appearance on Steve Harvey’s upcoming film Think Like a Man. Word from the set is that the cast loved Sherri who spent her lunch break talking to the extras, answering questions and giving advice. Sherri was at The Punchline where Rodney Perry and Bone Hampton were performing on Wednesday and she took the stage to do a routine of her own.
In addition to finishing up filming, Steve Harvey has some legal issues to deal with surrounding his divorce in 2005. His ex-wife Mary was thrown In Jail in Texas on October 31. Mary says she got the trick with no treat! According Mary, she was told she had a warrant out for her arrest regarding a missing a court date in March so she went to the courthouse to check. Lo and behold, there was a bench warrant out for her and she was taken into custody and released on the same day. Bail was set at five thousand dollars. Mary has a new court date on November 11 to hopefully work out her legal disputes with Steve once and for all. Steve has custody of their son, Wynton who lives with Steve and his current wife, Marjorie here in Atlanta. Mary has been a drama llama since the divorce giving interviews and making youtubes to tell her sad tale. Apparently coping on forty thousand dollars a month for years and then receiving a lump sum of 1.5 million is hard y’all! Bless her heart.
Despite the court issue, life is good for Steve Harvey. Think Like a Man recently had their opening day moved up to March 9, 2012. That’s the same month the book was released in 2009. He has a new daytime talk show beginning in 2012 that has already been picked up in several markets. Here’s hoping Atlanta is the next!