Kaitlyn Bristowe, Artem Question Carrie Ann’s ‘DWTS’ Judging

first_imgBristowe added that she just wants to know more about the intentions behind Inaba’s commentary.“I would love to have her on the podcast, ask her a few questions. I don’t know!” the “Off the Vine” podcast host explained. “It’s always reassuring to talk to other people and have them asking those same questions because we come back and we’re like, ‘Huh?’ We’re good at accepting constructive criticism. We’re like, ‘OK, great, now let’s apply it. Thank you for the wonderful feedback.’ With this one, it’s like, ‘Huh? OK?’”Bristowe noted that the judge was also tough on season 15 Bachelorette Hannah Brown, who went on to win the mirrorball trophy in 2019.- Advertisement – Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev Question Carrie Ann Inaba Dancing With The Stars DWTS JudgingKaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev ABC/Kelsey McNealJudging for the wrong reasons? Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev are questioning whether Carrie Ann Inaba’s criticism of their Dancing With the Stars performances is strictly about the dance floor.“At this point, it starts being a little personal,” the 38-year-old professional dancer told Entertainment Tonight during a joint interview with the 35-year-old former Bachelorette after the Monday, November 2, episode. “I feel it’s definitely, maybe not a different standard, but I feel like it’s different expectations. I don’t know. I’m watching back the dance itself, it’s like, ‘Oh, you can kick sharper!’ Well, I can say that about everybody who dances on the show today. I don’t know. It’s really odd.”Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev Question Carrie Ann Inaba Dancing With The Stars DWTS JudgingCarrie Ann Inaba arrives at night one of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “I just want to know where it comes from. Is it from a place where you believe in us and you want us to do better? Is it coming from a place of, ‘I was hard on Hannah and you’re another Bachelor girl?’” she asked. “Where is it coming from and how are we supposed to take it and bring it into our next rehearsal? What do you want us to channel and use from it? It’s very hard to understand that.”Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev Question Carrie Ann Inaba Dancing With The Stars DWTS JudgingArtem Chigvintsev and Kaitlyn Bristowe perform on ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ ABC/Eric McCandlessBristowe, who received an eight from Inaba for her jive to “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, added that judges Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli give more helpful feedback.- Advertisement – “Derek says things and I’m like, ‘Great! Oh my gosh, I could work on that. Let’s use that next time.’ Same with Bruno,” she said. “And when Carrie says things, I’m like, ‘What do you want us to do with that?’”During Monday’s episode, Bristowe and Chigvintsev escaped the bottom two again despite Inaba arguing that the reality TV personality performed a “lift” with Chigvintsev vs. doing her own jump during her jive. (Chrishell Stause was ultimately eliminated over Skai Jackson.) On the October 26 episode of the ABC show, Inaba suggested that Bristowe “gave up” and lost her “spirit” during her Halloween paso doble.“At this point right now, we just feel like we’re never going to make her happy. It feels really discouraging, in a sense, to come back next week,” Chigvintsev concluded after Monday’s episode. “I was literally wanting to have earmuffs and put it on top of [Kaitlyn’s] head.”Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news!last_img read more

Women of Troy swept by Bruins at home

first_imgAfter losing three of its last four matches, including two on its home court, the USC women’s volleyball team sought its first home victory of the season when crosstown rival UCLA made the trip to the Galen Center on Tuesday night.Sam I am · Junior outside hitter Samantha Bricio tallied a team-high 12 kills along with five digs in Tuesday night’s match against the Bruins. The Guadalajara, Mexico native hit .233 on the match and had no service aces. – Brian Ji | Daily TrojanUSC (7-3) came into the match ranked No. 9 in the nation while UCLA (9-2) was ranked No. 20. Though the Women of Troy held the upper hand in the rankings, the Bruins ran away with the win, sweeping USC, 25-23, 25-13, 27-25.The match started off very close, with 16 ties in the first set. In fact, neither team led the first set by more than two points until the Bruins took a 23-20 advantage late in the set. The Bruins would go on to win the first set by a slim 25-23 margin.The Bruins seemed to ride some momentum into the second set, jumping out to an 11-6 lead. After a timeout, the Bruins expanded their lead and never looked back, winning the set 25-13. UCLA controlled almost every aspect of the set. One major category where the Women of Troy continued to falter was service errors — they had six service errors in the second set alone.In the third set, the Women of Troy didn’t let the Bruins go on a big run, but the Bruins worked their way to a 20-13 lead. Senior outside hitter Emily Young was brought into the game and USC began a remarkable comeback, tying the set 23-23 a few minutes later. But the comeback would be for nothing as USC would eventually drop the third and final set 27-25.After the game, Young talked about her opportunity to make a difference during the third set.“I was fortunate to be put into a position where I was able to give all that I could to my teammates,” Young said. “I was put in a role where I knew I had nothing to lose. I knew when I looked at every girl in the eye out on the court, I knew they wanted to win and I knew that we could do it. I just kind of laid it all out for my team. ”Junior outside hitter Samantha Bricio also had some comments regarding the play of the Women of Troy and what they need to do to start winning games again.“We need to create energy because our attitude is always like a flatline and we don’t get excited,” said Bricio. “We need like, as a team, to bring more energy.”UCLA’s Karsta Lowe was unstoppable throughout the match, tallying 22 kills and six digs. For USC, Bricio led the way with 12 kills, and she also collected five digs. Freshman outside hitter Lauryn Gillis had six kills and five digs in the match, while sophomore outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu added six kills and two digs.As a team, the Bruins outperformed the Women of Troy in nearly every category. The Bruins had 11 more kills, 16 more assists, 11 more digs and nearly a 10 percent better hitting percentage than the Women of Troy. The Women of Troy had two more team blocks than the Bruins, but they also had seven more service errors. With the loss, the Women of Troy fall to 7-4, with all four losses coming in the last five matches. The Women of Troy are still winless on their home floor with an 0-3 record, but look to rebound Friday against Arizona State at the Galen Center.Head coach Mick Haley admits his team has a lot of work to do to improve.“The first six [games], we played decent teams, but they’re not the quality of Florida and UCLA and Wisconsin,” Haley said. “They are all top 10 teams. If we’re going to be a top 10 team, we have to beat some of these teams. We’re not a top 10 team right now.”last_img read more