It’s Official: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Ricki Lake Returns to TV as Daily Talk Show Host

Ricki Lake Returns to TV

If you’ve watched any of the episodes of this season’s “Dancing With The Stars”, then you know that Ricki Lake can dance, another thing she is amazing at, is being a Talk Show host. The 43-year old is now ready to get abck into hosting a daily lifestyle oriented television talk show after a hiatus since 2004.

Yesterday, Twentieth Television officially announced that The Ricki Lake Show has cleared, it will cover more than half the U.S. TV market and will launch in September 2012, the show would cover topics of interest to 25 to 54 yea r old women, including parenting, diet, weight and love.

Fox described Ricki in the announcement: “She’s not a doctor, therapist or a super homemaker – she’s a working mom trying to figure life out, and inviting her audience along for the ride.”. She’s also awesome and I think people are getting sick of the doctor “know-it-all” shows anyway, this will be a refreshing change.

Check out some of Ricki’s amazing DWTS performances HERE and HERE.

Dancing With The Stars: Ricki Lake Semi-Finals Performance Videos, Scores & Comments


Ricki Lake is now in the semi-finals with her parter, Derek Hough. Tonight they dance three dances, the Samba, Argentine Tango and Cha Cha Cha Relay. Below are the judges comments, scores and their performance videos. Did you see last weeks show? If not you can read the recap and check out all the performance videos HERE.

Ricki Lake and her partner, Derek Hough dancing the Samba

Len said: Straight into the dance, fabulous, you have just taken a big step into the finals. Bruno said: You are sunshine, I am dazzled.Carrie Ann said: I noticed you really working your shoulders and it made all the difference.

Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, Bruno 10, TOTAL 30/30

Ricki Lake and her partner, Derek Hough dancing the Argentine Tango

Scores: Len said: Lovely contrast of movement, lovely dance, I don’t think you know how good that was because it was really really good. Bruno said: Spot on, dancing fabulous. Carrie Ann said: What I see in you is the core strength improving. You always had the fashion but now you have the pop!

Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Bruno 10, Len 10, TOTAL  29/30

Check out the videos and let us know what you think?  Do you think she will be eliminated tonight?  Sound out in the comments below!

Ricki Lake’s Dancing With the Stars Slow Waltz Performance Video 11/07/11


Tonight is the 15th episode of Dancing With The Stars and we are only five episodes away from finding out who will be crowned Mirror Ball Champion.  If you missed last week’s exciting Halloween show, you can catch our recap HERE which includes all the performance videos.

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough have the slow waltz as well, and their song is thought to be Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman.

Carrie Ann: You had a little stumble at the end but what makes you so special is that when you dance you lose yourself completely. Len said: This was like a river, beautifully executed, my heart wants to give you and ten but you need to improve your footwork. Bruno said:It was deliciously dreamy, so much detail that it is incredible what you put in, absolutely beautiful.

** They get to pick the song for their instant dance, “Land of 1000 Dances”.

Scores:   Carrie Ann, 9 Bruno said, 10  Len said, 9  TOTAL 28/30

What do you think of their performance, sound off your comments below?

Ricki Lake Dancing With The Stars Performance 10/31/2011 VIDEO

Ricki Lake

Tonight is the seventh episode of Dancing with the Stars and it kicks off live for their big Halloween night! There are six couples remaining, here is Ricki Lake and Professional Dancer Derek Hough‘s performance, dancing a paso doble with a “Little Red Riding Hood” theme to the Beyonce song Sweet Dreams. Did you miss tonight’s episode, you can check it out HERE.

Bruno said:  It was like a blizzard of passion and fear.  Another incredible performance. A bit of a problem with your shoulders, but I suspect it was your injury. Carrie Ann said: your shaping is so gorgeous and the trasnsistion from movement to non movement is beautiful.  You have to watch your shoulders but other than that perfect.   Len said:  the shapes you made were fantastic, lovely.  Your footwork was precise and perfect.  I loved it, lovely!

Scores:   Carrie Ann, 9 Bruno said, 9  Len said, 9  TOTAL 27