Perlman was also excited about another upcoming project, a sitcom called 'The Manzanis' where she'll be reuniting with her former 'Cheers' co-star Kirstie Alley. Perlman said her role as Alley's mother-in-law is one she was born to play. When Edwards asked her if they were about the same age, she joked, "I have no idea how old she is and I certainly have no idea how old I am."
Rob remains conflicted about his newfound 'Dancing' fame. When Jillian Barberie pointed out that his whole life is now camera, he replied, "I know, I hate all that ... I wish the cameras weren't there, I'd do better." He's also eschewing traditional 'Dancing' norms by shooting down rumors that he's dating his partner Cheryl Burke. "No, I keep it strictly ... I just want her to teach me to do well," he said, before both Barberie and Steve Edwards finished his thought with the phrase "strictly ballroom!"
On 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 7AM ET on Fox) Solo, the former goalie of the U.S. Women's Soccer team, said she tried putting Maks in goal, but his jeans were too tight for him to move quickly. Hope also shared that when they first met, she told him Maks he was "the girliest man" she'd ever met.
"I'm actually CeCe Winans' son," he quipped. Steve Edwards, Jillian Barbarie and Lauren Sanchez, who were phoning in from the studio, laughed hysterically at Gigi's expense.
Actually, Bradley said the whole thing was a scripted set-up. As Simon was judging him after his performance, The Astronomical Kid cut him off, saying "Yo, what is your problem, man? Are you serious?" He told Cowell he was lucky they weren't in the streets "because if we was in the streets, this is what I'd say to you. Soundman, drop that," and then transitioned into his next song.
Nonetheless, Lake is still surprised to be leading the pack. "I was hoping to stay into the competition and get in as good a shape as possible. I wanted to be in the middle of the pack."
"I think of it as a little movie. It's more like every week we're making a little movie," she said. "Our comedy is all about building on the characters and it's not about jokes, it's about characters being thrown into situations."
'American Idol' fan favorite Casey Abrams checked in with 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox) to talk about the 'Idols Summer Tour' and perform a very 'Casey' interpretation of the Rob Thomas/Santana song 'Smooth.'
He reported that all of the former 'Idol' contestants were getting along well on the tour. "More than you'd imagine," he said. "James Durbin got us into wrestling ... watching it, we weren't doing it."
Casey's eclectic style, which is a little rock and a lot of jazz, got him all the way to the Top 6 in Season 10, but he didn't connect with everyone. When Dorothy Lucey asked him if he thought he was too weird for 'Idol,' he concurred. "I feel ... yes, yeah. A little too much, you know?"
Stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, otherwise known as Leslie Knope and Ron Effing Swanson, appeared on 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox) ostensibly to preview Season 4 of the NBC show (premieres Thu., Sept. 22, 8:30PM ET), but they mostly talked about Poehler's hilarious bit at the Emmys on Sunday where the entire Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy category was turned into a beauty pageant.
Unsurprisingly, the entire thing was Poehler's idea (with an assist from fellow nominee Martha Plimpton). And although presenter Rob Lowe planned for it (he had a bouquet and a tiara ready for winner Melissa McCarthy), Poehler shared a fun fact about the actor (and 'Parks and Rec' costar) that you might not know: he carries that tiara everywhere. "To be fair, he does always carry a tiara in his pocket," Poehler joked.
"This means the world to my family," said Murphy. "I got behind a lot in my life, you know? And this, 'America's Got Talent' gave me the opportunity to make all of those things right again. I don't have health insurance right now, so I'm just ready to go out and get that and pay for my kids' college."
Cryer was asked again if he and Sheen had been in touch, and his answer hasn't changed. "God bless him, I wish him all the best," said Cryer. "But this question has come up so many times where people are like, 'Hey, is he calling you?' It's like, 'No.'"
Referencing his Depardieu-induced giggle fit, Cooper was asked by an audience member, "we have seen you giggle, when will we see you wiggle?"
"I like to dance," he said. "I enjoy the dancing. But I just sort of feel, does anyone really want a middle-aged, gray-haired guy ..." That's when his crowd interrupted him with cheering.
Warner had his problems on the show, one of which was not wanting to do the more intimate dances out of respect for his wife. "That was part of the process of going on the show," he said, "being a Christian guy, like you said, being married. All those things that you want to show people. And you can do the show, and you can have a good time, you can do what the show is all about, but at the same time, you can respect your faith, you know, you can respect your wife and your family."
Martinez had considered 'Dancing With the Stars' before 'All My Children' was canceled in April, and after the cancelation, he made a few phone calls. "I talked to a couple of friends of mine and they said, no, it really would be a great opportunity for you, and we think you'd do great on it," he said.
There was no trouble with the caiman lizard, a reptile from Peru which Robbie described as "prehistoric looking." The big stink happened, literally, when they brought out the anaconda. Usually, the front end of the snake is most dangerous. Not so here. "Okay I'll take the tail end, although the musk is terrible," said Stephen. Famous last words. Robbie pointed the tail at his brother, who was sprayed immediately and began to cough and choke.
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