Kirstie Alley on Losing & Winning, and Why the 'DWTS' Audience Booed
"Dancing with the Stars" favorite Kirstie Alley recently slipped on a dress she wore at the start of the season, but it had to be taken in a lot -- 38 inches, to be exact! The actress spoke to "Extra's" Renee Bargh, who commented on Alley's amazing weight loss, saying, "You look smaller and smaller!" Kirstie replied, "'Cause you're my goal!"
Although the star is happy about the 70 pounds she's lost, she revealed, "It's not where I want to be, but it's a good start. I've lost weight, but the thing is, I've been getting incredibly strong!"
Alley demonstrated a few surprising moves with partner Maksim on last night's freestyle-themed show with some limber back bending and cart-wheeling. She told Renee that her performance was "raw! It was rough! It was good!"
Unfortunately, she received the lowest score of the evening, with Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward tying for first. The audience, anticipating perfect 10s across the board, booed wildly after seeing Alley's score. Nonetheless, Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was impressed and said, "That dance embodies what you have become, which is the new poster for life, as how it should be lived at 60 years old."
Once the underdog, Chelsea Kane and partner Mark Ballas pulled out all the stops in an electrifying performance with battery-powered costumes. The lights on their costumes went out and Kane explained, "It happens. The battery pack flew off."
After suffering a frightening neck injury last week, Kym Johnson and footballer Hines Ward manage to stay on top this week. Ward marched onto the stage in a black and gold drum major's uniform, twirling partner Kym Johnson in a routine inspired by football halftime shows. Following the performance, Hines said of his partner, "Pretty sexy cheerleader, huh?"
Who will win the coveted disco ball trophy? Watch the last dance, tonight on ABC!