Should fans be allowed to make casting choices? The Vampire Dancer Saga–Reality TV Show script?

The Vampire Dancer Saga FrontWe all know how traditional casting works.  The studio big wigs chase the actors who can pull in a big fan base.  Or, in some cases, the ACTOR calls all the shots.  Think Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Robert DeNiro, Brad Pitt, Tyler Perry and others on the RARE list of in-demand “A” List Talent who can do what the hell they want!  In particular, those actors who also have their own production company (Will, Robert, Tyler, etc.) , they can do any big budget movie for any studio and also produce their own.

I would LOVE to start a new trend in casting, sort of like a Reality TV Show, where the FANS can pick the ACTORS to play in the final production.  Think: So You Think You Can Dance, we watch the Auditions for the first part of the season and the final dance competition at the end.  By the way, bravo to Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp this season’s Queen & King of SYTYCD!   Was rooting for Eliana all the way!  My favorite dance this season was their ballet duo.

 

Any-who, wouldn’t it be cool to dream about having the Vampire Dancer Saga as a DRAMEDY where the fans call in and vote on dancers, actors and actresses who want to participate?  The first part of the season would be the acting and dancing auditions and the last part would be the actual Dance Decades from the book.

Chehon Wespi-Tschopp Eliana GirardThat would be totally WIN-WIN!  The fans get a chance to participate by voting.  And I would say let the fans also be a part of the show via Skype!  New and veteran actors, actresses and choreographers would have a chance at open casting!  No more Hollywood politics or old favorites.  Let some new blood get a chance!  Also this would give DANCERS of all ages and dance backgrounds a chance to audition.  I would not have any age, race, size, restrictions at all.  Everyone can play, as the book it not just for teens or kids – it has characters of all ages, shapes & sizes.

The perfect show runner for this would be Miss TRIPLE T herself, Debbie Allen.  She would be in charge, as Nigel is in charge of So You Think You can Dance.  Debbie and Fox I’m planning to start bugging you about this, LOL!

With that in mind, I would LOVE your thoughts on comments on this idea, I think it would be a great show, one that I would love to watch!

Speaking of Miss Triple T Debs, what out for your part in newest script below.  We have 3 new Characters:

  • Tobias, I spy David Mann
  • Grace, I spy Tamela Mann
  • Loie, I spy Sutton Foster

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The Vampire Dancer Saga: Chapter 1 – Dancing makes you Buff! (Script, part 2)

MEDDLING GRANNY

Alright, now that we’ve met our contestants, it’s time to get things started. Each team will use their super powers to go back in time to St. Louis in 1900.

As Butchers& Bakers arrive, they find themselves standing in front of a simple family home.

GRANNY

I remember this place. This is your Uncle Tobias place. I haven’t seen Tobias in years. We have to stop and say hello.

BIG DADDY knocks at the door at GRANNY’s insistence. A man answers the door hesitantly at first, but when he sees GRANNY he smiles and opens her arms to her. They hug and he motions everyone into the house.

David MannTOBIAS

What are you all doing here?

TOBIAS wife GRACE comes out of the kitchen.

GRACE

Tobias, who do you have out here?

When GRACE sees GRANNY she, too, is thrilled. The women embrace.

GRACE

I don’t know when I’ve last seen you. What are you doing here?

GRANNY

Just passin’ through. Boy, I remember those dresses—how hot they were in the summer weather.

GRACE

I can’t disagree with you there. I suppose by whatever future you came here from, everyone will be running around with nothing on.

GRANNY

Laughs.

Not exactly. Well, not everyone.Tamela Mann

GRACE

So what can we do for you?

GRANNY

Grace, we’re involved in a little competition.

BIG DADDY

Extra points for anyone who can show off some kinda dance.

GRANNY

Do you think you can teach us one of the local dances?

GRACE

No problem. Tobias, why don’t you move some of that furniture out of the way?

Cut to: A group of Glamour and Voodoo dancers stand in the lobby of a building. A banner says “Loie Fuller School of Dance.” They are overwhelming a local person.

LOIELoie Fuller

You want to learn how to do what?

ALYCE

We want to learn to dance. Can you teach us or not?

LOIE

Sutton FosterAnd you are certain you’ve had dance experience?

ALYCE

Maybe not the sort of dancing you’re used to, but yes, we have had dance experience.

LOIE

I suppose I’ve taught worse looking sorts. If you will all come this way, why don’t we try the tango?

Cut to: The stage is set for one of the competitions to begin. We see the Le Monsters taking the stage and beginning their warm-up exercises.

TRIPLE T

Behind me you see the Le Monsters warming up. They will be the first contestants to strut their stuff in the Vampire Defense Skills competition. Let’s watch as they begin.

From this point TRIPLE T is giving a play-by-play as we watch the action taking place.

TRIPLE TMunsters

And there goes the opening blow. That is a classic move but when it is paired with—and yes, there it is. A classic move goes out dated in one fell swoop. And it looks like the next move is not much better. OH! Did you see that? Old school moves that should just be retired. But it doesn’t stop there as they go in to– No! There they go again. Now this team is the oldest one in the competition and their moves really show it. These skills might have been all the rage 2000 years ago but now they are just old school and campy—these moves are highly unlikely to be effective. If they want to stay in the game they are going to have to get some new blood in there and update those skills. And now for the judges: They have given the Le Monsters a combined score of . . . 3.2.

Here there is a montage of the other teams showing off their Vampire Defense Skills– including a shot of the Braden Hunchbacks bickering amongst themselves and then trying to dispatch a vampire while posing on the stairs– and the judges giving scores of each performance. The montage ends with TRIPLE T’s next speech.

Debbie AllenTRIPLE T

Next up we have the Mutant Weirdoes. They warmed up previously and are ready to begin. And they certainly do come out swinging! . . . Those moves are stylized and precise. . . What a sight to behold. . . Look at how they move together, almost as if they were one. This is what defense skills should look like. . . There is no escaping these guys. . . I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of them. . . . Clean and efficient. These guys have the style that everyone else copies.

And the judges have given the Mutant Weirdoes . . . . 5.0! The Mutant Weirdoes are the winners!

The crowd goes wild. After the applause have died down, RUNO takes the stage.

RUNO

We have just seen what our contestants can do in the way of vampire defense. Next up, our second competition is best powers in which our contestants have an opportunity to impress us with their most unique skills. A large part of the judging will entail, just how well developed these skills are and their level of command. Our first team up in this round is Turd Blue. As you can see behind me, they are taking the stage now.

It looks like Turd Blue is showing us a fantastic tree offering and. . . wait for it. . . wait for it. . . it would appear to be. . . yes, it is. . . a Dionysus worshipping Maenad! Nice! Really nice! Very impressive work from Team Turd Blue. Now let’s go to the judges.

And the judges are tallying the scores. . . it looks like the judges have given them a 4.8. Not bad at all.

Now let’s go on to our next team.

TrueBlood3PELVIS takes the stage and sings “Bad Things.” When he gets to the line “ I want to do real bad things to you,” a chant begins and the crowd goes wild. He and Snooki  flirt with each other as he sings.

This is followed by a montage of the other teams displaying their Best Powers. At one point the Spare Track team attempts to transform an audience member with the chant, “Resistance is futile.” The audience member, however, is wearing earphones and listening to some sort of hand held device and does not hear the chant. The chant is a failure and the crowd boos and starts its own chant, “BEAM THEM UP SNOTTY.” After which the Spare Track Team is transported and disappears.

Judges tally the scores. Turd Blue is declared the winner.

BLEN

Now on to our last competition to determine who will be going on to the semi-finals: The Best Shape Shifter.

VampireDiary1A montage ensues of the teams competing for best shape shifter. During the montage the Diary of a Mad Vamp Team shifts into a version of doubles from the Alternate Universe. Then they conger the St. Louis Arch from 1967 and 2067. The 2067 arch is copper instead of green. The crowd goes wild. Diary of a Mad Vamp team gets a 5.0 from the judges.

KAR ANNA

Alright and now it is time to unveil our winners. Remember those in the top spots will be going on to the semi-finals.

In seventh place we have the Le Monsters! In sixth place is Braden Hunchbacks; in fifth place the Spare Tracks; coming in fourth is the Butchers & Bakers; third place goes to Mutant Weirdoes; In second place we have Turd Blue. And in our top spot, coming in at first place is Diary of a Mad Vamp. Congratulations to everyone!

Mutant Weirdoes take the stage to claim their trophy. ANGELA hold the trophy above her head and shouts exultantly.

ANGELA

Buffy1Let’s get ready to rumble for our next Vampire Olympic Showdown in St. Louis!

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The Vampire Dancer Saga Chapter 9 Script: Miss Vampire America Dances to Win the Crown!

VanessaHope you enjoy this brilliant script for Chapter 9

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Twelve ladies in their twenties wearing sashes and bathing suits all gather around a pool. On the sashes are names like Creep Kampvand, Susie May, Lynda Savage, Savvy Gavvy and Die U-British. Some of the ladies are sitting on the edge of the pool chatting and drinking fruity looking cocktails. Some are standing. Some are sitting on deck chairs. A couple of ladies are leaning against the bar where the drinks are being made although there is a butler with a tray serving drinks. There is a photographer and his assistant present. The flash goes off several times as he takes pictures.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Thank you, ladies. That will do. I think I have what I need. Enjoy your evening.

PHOTOGRAPHER and ASSISTANT pack up their things and go.

VANILLA

So what dance is everyone doing for the competition?

DISGUSTING BETTE

Check this out. I’m the queen of the Moon Walk.

MARLA SHRIVEL

I can see the future. And one day, I am going to marry the Running Man.

The ladies all giggle.

VIVID WOLF

See if you can guess!Vanessa1

VIVID does the Cabbage Patch.

GIA

Cabbage Patch! Nice one. How about you Savvy?

SAVVY GAVVY

How about me?

She does the Roger Rabbit, followed by the Sprinkler.

VANILLA

I do the Worm when no one is watching.

VANILLA proceeds to demonstrate.

SUZY CAN’T PASS UP

Uh-oh! Look out girls. There she goes!

SUZY CHARLENE BACKSTAB

I want to see what Gia can do.

GIA

You asked for it! Marla, why don’t you come help me do the Electric Slide.

Soul FoodMARLA

I may have had just enough tequila to make that a possibility. Move over, girl.

As the two women begin to do the Electric Slide there is a flash of light and suddenly all the women find themselves standing in a kitchen where an over-weight woman is cooking something deep fried.

GIA

You guys, I think I glamoured us.

The woman catches her arm on fire. The ladies look on in shock for a moment and then VIVID jumps up. She grabs a dish towel, wets it and throws it around the fat woman’s arm.

She and VIVID look each other in the eye for a long moment.

FAT MAMMA

Thank you, Vivid. That oughta just do it. You feel at home in this kitchen.

VIVID

Hey guys, I think I’m going to stay. Go on ahead without me.

There is a flash of light and suddenly the girls are in the living room of a tiny house. There are several people already in the living room when they get there, including: IGNANT, HILDY, MARCO, JUSTY and DANNY MEAD.

SAVVY

Pointing and screaming at IGNANT.

Don’t you molest me one day in the Wistful Lanes, you pervert!

DANNY

To HILDYBetty

I’m sorry. I’m afraid you are just not qualified to apply for the secretary position.

DISGUSTING BETTE

I will make a good secretary for you one day, Danny.

MARCO

I’m a good secretary, too, as long as I don’t have to work for people like Vanilla.

DISGUSTING BETTE

Girls, I think I’m going to stay on here and help Danny out. Why don’t you just go on without me?

There is a flash of light and the ladies find themselves on a lovely suburban street. Behind them a sign says “Wistful Lanes.” Several of the houses have “For Sale” signs in the front yard. As they look around them the girls begin to giggle and point.

VANILLA

Why not? It’s your fantasy. You can have anything you want.

CREEP

Okay, then, I want that one.

SUSIE MAY

No fair. . . I wanted that one. But that’s okay. I’ll take the blue one.

LYNDA SAVAGE

Oooo, my turn. I want that one. I like the rose bushes.

DIE U-BRITISH

Well, as long as we can have anything, we might as well go for the best. I like that rather modern looking one. It appeals to me.

SAVVY

DesperateYou know, I may have to take the tall one right there. Call my solicitor and have him make the arrangements.

The girls all laugh but then two beautiful men, HAPPY LEO and BOB HUNT come running out of one of the occupied houses with papers in their hands.

LEO

Ladies, are you thinking about buying?

BOB

We have some of the greatest mortgage deals in the area.

CREEP

Taking one of the papers and looking it over.

And the fantasy becomes a reality . . .

LYNDA

Why not? I’m in.

SUSIE MAY

I’ve always wanted my own home.

SAVVY

In for a penny, in for a pound.

DIE

Give one of those here and let me look it over.

MARLA

I don’t know if you should do that, Die. If you stay, you will be killed and Vanilla will get your house.

DIE

We are all going to end up being pretty desperate at these rates, but I’ll chance it. I think we’re set here. Why don’t you girls go on.The Jackson 5

There is a flash of light as the remaining ladies are transported to Motown Records. They stand outside of a recording booth watching five boys record a song. They are the Jackson 5.

SUZY CAN’T PASS UP

I’m going to stick around and help these boys with their costumes and dance moves.

VANILLA

One day I am going to play you in a movie.

SUZY 1

Maybe you will. But for now, I am going to stick around here to help these boys. The rest of you might as well go on.

There is again a flash of light as the remaining four now find themselves in a tiny doll house. There is a fake refrigerator with plastic food, a plastic stove and computer. Vanilla notices a very real CD, however, and slips it into her purse. Just then an android with a machine gun for an arm, broke into the room where the dollhouse was being kept.

ANDROID

EraserGive me that CD or there is going to be TROUBLE.

A secret agent comes through the door of the doll house.

ECKLES

Don’t worry, ladies, my name is Eckles. I’m with Vampire Witness Protection. We shrink vamps and transport them into doll houses to hide them. In this case, though, that doesn’t seem to have worked, so I am going to teleport you to Exterminators of the Future.

GIA

To Vanilla.

One day that Eckles is going to end up with Foxy Ricky.

There is another flash of light. The ladies are all dressed like Terminators. They are on a street that maybe Rodeo Drive. Marla notices a tall, muscular, male Terminator and steps up to him.Robocop

MARLA

Back off, girls, this one is mine. Hey, there, handsome what is your name?

TERMINATOR

I’ll be back.

He disappears.

MARLA

Who was that man?

ECKLES

That was the Governator. The first and original Terminator.

SUZY 2

Hey, what about the contest? We need to get back.

ArnieECKLES

Don’t worry. We just have to find the secret contestant, Sara Cunning. It should only take a few minutes and then we can go.

They hear a scream and then see TERMINATOR standing over the bleeding corpse of Sara Cunning.

SUZY 2

Laughing.

Well, I guess that’s one less person to compete against.

GIA

Yeah, well, don’t forget: a mystery contestant can be replaced by any other competitor’s relative.

MARLA

It’s going to be your sister Sherry. She will replace Sara Cunning. Now, if you girls Arnold Mariawill excuse me, I think I’m going to stand by my man. I don’t care what he’s done. He’s mine.

There is another flash of light. The remaining ladies return to the pageant where SHERRY is waiting nervously in the wings. She is dressed in full Belly Dancer attire. The other girls go back to the dressing rooms to get changed. Once SUZY is dressed, she pulls an envelope out of her bag and quietly slips it under one of the clipboards on the judges table before going back stage to wait in the wings with the other contestants.

ANNOUNCER

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s welcome our judges:

Judges enter and stand behind the table as their names are announced. When all the judges are present, they sit.

Okra Belfry . . . Terry Pliers . . . Triple T Debs . . . Margo Derek . . . Dulla Plaudool . . . Pinky Jade . . . Mob RaShell . . . and Laz Burman.

Vampire America PageantA montage ensues in which each contestant is seen showing off her talents. After each contestant we see the score each judge gives the contestants. Sherry does a belly dance but drops her cymbals and receives the lowest marks. Finally, the girls are reassembled on stage as the winners are announced.

ANNOUNCER

Our fourth place winner is Sherry!

Coming in third is Gia!

That only leaves two contestants, ladies and gentlemen. Our new Miss Vampire America is Vanilla Willis! Congratulations Vanilla!

SUZY

Hold on! Ms. Belfry, if you will look under your clip board, I think you will find something very interesting.

BELFRY looks under her clipboard to find the envelope SUZY stashed there earlier. She opens it and gasps.

BELFRY

Oh My! I think this definitely disqualifies Vanilla.Vanessa3

BELFRY passes the photos on to the judge next to her. More gasps.

BURMAN

She’s not wearing any clothes! I’m afraid nude photos disqualify you.

JADE

That makes Suzy our new Miss Vampire America!

SUZY is crowned as the other three huddle, watching.

To GIA

VANILLA

I never took any nude photos!

GIAMiss America Vampire

I know, honey. But don’t you worry. This day will wash away. One day in the not too distant future, you will have a successful music and acting career that will overshadow this day, completely. So don’t you worry about it.

SHERRY

Gia, I’m tired.

VANILLA

Me too.

GIA

VampireDancer1Let’s go home.

SHERRY

I’ll meet you in St. Louis.

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The Vampire Dancer Saga: Part 9 – Miss Vampire America dances to win the Crown, 6/24/12

VampireDancer1A fictional tale of dances from the 1900s-2010s

Part 9 – Miss Vampire America dances to win the Crown, the 1980s

“Hurry up Gia! You don’t want to miss my mom’s piano lesson. We have to finish on time so we can practice our dances for the contest,” said Vanilla. Gia and Vanilla were best friends at Syracuse University. Gia was visiting Vanilla the week before they were due to compete in the Miss Vampire America contest. Gia had won the state contest in Missouri and Vanilla was representing New York.

This was Gia’s first time in a national contest so she was surprised at how friendly the other contestants were. This year’s pageant would feature 13 unlucky competitors. Gia and Vanilla met 10 competitors one night at a pool party 2 days before the big contest:
Creep KampvandMJ Smooth
Susie May
Lynda Savage
Die U-British
Savvy Gavvy
Disgusting Bette
Vivid Wolf
Suzy Can’t Pass Up
Suzy Charlene Backstab
Marla Shrivel

MC HammerThey joked around, had some Margaritas and told everyone which dances they planned to do for the Dance Competition of the contest.

Vivid was going to show her best Cabbage Patch dance moves. Disgusting said she was the queen of the Moonwalk. Both Gia and Marla had the ability to see past and future events. So Marla bragged that one day she will marry The Running Man. Savvy liked doing the Roger Rabbit, Slam Dancing and the Sprinkler. While Vanilla admitted to doing the Robot and the Worm when no one was watching. Each lady took a turn showing off their favorite dances.

But when it was Gia’s time to demonstrate the Electric Slide, she accidentally “glamoured” instead.MJ Moon2

Gia began predicting future events during the glamour dance and since Marla was so near their combined supernatural abilities combined and shifted the 12 ladies into an Alternate Universe.

They looked around and noticed they were in a kitchen watching a woman cook some very Soulful Food. The lady’s arm caught on fire and Vivid was the first to react and help her. Fat Momma said, “You feel right at home in this kitchen Vivid”. Vanilla got mad at Vivid because she just remembered when Vivid stole her man. Vivid decided to stay in Fat Momma’s kitchen and told the remaining 11 to press on.

BettyNext they glamoured into a tiny house in New York. There was a crowd of people in the room, including Ignant, Hildy, Justy, Marko and Danny Meed. Savvy Gavvy screamed and shouted to Ignant, ‘Don’t you molest me one day in the Wistful Lanes, you pervert!” Then Danny told Hildy she was not qualified to apply for the secretary position. Disgusting stepped up and said, “I will make a great secretary for you one day Danny.” Marko cracked, ‘I’m a good secretary too, as long as I don’t have to work for people like Vanilla!” Disgusting Bette decided to stay and help Danny, but urged the remaining 10 to press on.

Then the ladies were teleported to a beautiful suburban street in the Wistful Lanes. They saw For Sale signs on 5 of the houses on the block. Just for fun, Creep Kampvand, Susie May, Lynda Savage, Die U-British and Savvy Gavvy picked out their favorite house. Just then, Happy Leo and his handsome husband Bob Hunt ran out and passed out mortgage contract offers to the 5 ladies. But then Marla had another prediction that Die U-British will get killed off and Vanilla was going to end up with her house anyway. So DieDesperate told the remaining ladies to press on as they planned to stay behind and be very, very Desperate!

Gia, Vanilla, Marla, Suzy 1 and Suzy 2 were now in Gary, IN. They were watching the Jackson 5 sing at Motown Records. Suzy Can’t Pass Up started helping the J5 with choreography steps and costume ideas. Gia told Vanilla that she will portray Suzy 1 in a movie one day. Suzy 1 said she needed to stay J5behind and help the Jackson 5, but told the remaining 4 to press on.

Suddenly Gia, Vanilla, Suzy 2 and Marla were teleported to Detroit, MI. But they felt like they were shrinking at the same time they were being teleported. They found themselves in a Dollhouse that was beautiful, but not functional. The refrigerator had fake food. The toilets did not have water and did not flush. The computers were only plastic, except for the CD on the computer desk. Just then a man burst in the room and said, “Give me that CD, or there’s going to be TROUBLE!” The ladies screamed because this man looked like half robot and half cop and his arm was a machine gun. Only EraserVanilla had the courage to slide up the computer table and hide the CD in her purse while she tried to distract the RobotKopper. Then Eckels came into the Dollhouse and explained how the Witness Protection for Vamps had the ability to shrink people so they can hide them in a Dollhouse. Gia told Vanilla that she had another prediction that one day Eckels will end up with her man Foxy Ricky. Eckels said, “Fear not ladies. I have another way to protect you from the RobotKopper. I will teleport you Robocopto Exterminators of the Future!” Eckels transformed into an Exterminator right in front of the ladies, then she glamoured them to go to LA.

By this time, it was the day before the Miss Vampire of America contest and Suzy 2 was getting nervous about making it back in time to compete. Eckels, said it will only take a few minutes for her to find the mystery contestant, Sara Cunning so she could teleport her safely to the contest. Then the ladies noticed a very handsome and muscular man. Marla shouted, “Back off bitches. This one is mine!” Marla asked the Sexy man his name and he said, “I’ll be Back!” They asked Eckels who was that sexy man that had on the same Exterminator outfit like hers. Eckels said, “He is the Governator the first and original Exterminator”! They heard Sara screaming and before they knew it, the Governator killed her. Suzy 2 laughed and said, “One less person to compete again in the contest!” Gia reminded Suzy 2 that a mystery contestant can be replaced by anyArnie competitor’s relative, even if they are from the same state. Marla announced that she was going to Stand By her Man and stay in California with the Governator; even though he was caught having sex with the maid. Before Marla left, she told Gia her prediction that Gia’s sister, Sherry will replace the mystery contestant.

Gia glamoured everyone back to the pageant just in time to complete. Conniving Suzy Charlene Backstab was determined to win at any cost. She got on her PC and photoshopped Vanilla’s head onto the body of a nude woman, then gave the nude “photoshopped” photos to the judges the day before the contest.

Each contestant performed their best song and dance during the competition. Sherry, Gia’s sister was the worst dancer of all. She performed a Belly Dance, but dropped her finger cymbals during the dance. She vowed to come back the next year and try harder.  Gia predicted that she will win next year, which she did.

Bom Tergeron announced the esteemed judges before crowning the winner. Please welcome our judges:
Okra BelfryDollhouse
Terry Pliers
Triple T Debs
Margo Derek
Dulla Plaudool
Pinky Jade
Mob RaShell
Laz Burman

Sherry noticed that the judges were her favorite TV and movie producers, dancers and directors. She planned to contact them about producing her book into a movie or TV show one day: Hint, Hint!

Bom was ready to announce the winners. “Our 4th runner up is Sherry. Our 3rd runner up is Gia.”

TerminatorThen Vanilla & Suzy 2 held hands, as they knew that one of them was about to be crowned Miss Vampire America.

Bom announced that the new Miss Vampire America is: Vanilla Willis!

The crowd went wild, as Vanilla was the first African American to win Miss Vampire America.

Suzy 2 got mad and snatched the mic from Bom, “Hold on everyone. I believe the judges have some very interesting photos of Vanilla.”

The judges looked at the fake “photoshopped” photos and announced that Vanilla had to give up the crown.MJ Thriller Suzy 2 snatched the crown from her head and started shouting, “I won, you lost!”

Gia told Vanilla, “That is okay. Don’t worry about it. You are going to be a very famous singer and actress one day. You will have very many top songs, win awards and do many great TV shows and movies. Your upcoming success will overshadow this day completely”.

Then Gia told Sherry, let’s go home. Sherry said, I agree, “I’ll Meet you back in St. Louis.”

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Performer Tribute 4/20/12: Cher (El Centro, CA) original Tweet 10/11/11. Who inspired you to perform?

Cher1Performer Tribute 4/12/12: Cher (El Centro, CA) original Tweet 10/11/11

Consciously or sub-consciously, a performer or someone inspired you to perform. Think about it?

James Brown and Jackie Wilson inspired Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson inspired Usher, Hanson and a host of other generations of performers

Whitney Houston has inspired a generation of performers

Marilyn Monroe inspired many, many different performersCher2

Cute, little Willow Smith reminds me so much of a young Jada Pinkett or Will Smith

The late, great Dick Clark inspired Ryan Seacrest and many other popular TV & Radio hosts

The list goes on and on. And it makes me wonder who inspired me to dance?

Well, looking back, seems like I was a sucker and magnet for all things Rhinestone, bling, glitter & fringe – so let’s blame that on Tina Turner and Cher.

Cher3Also, I love big, wild Diva Wigs and trying to sing, so let’s blame that on Diana Ross and Cher.

I love dancing and watching performers who dance well in their stage shows, so let’s blame that on Debbie Allen and Cher.

I love costume designers with fabulous costumes and the performers who wear them like Bob Mackie and Cher.

Also I love glamorous, exotic make up so let’s blame that on Elizabeth Taylor and Cher

Cher4Hey, wait – let’s blame everything on Cher!!! The Diva who has it all: bling, wigs, singing, dancing, costumes makeup, etc.

Cher has it all!

I would LOVE to meet Cher in person one day and just look at her Wig Room and Costume Rooms. I’m not sure if she has been in a TV special where they show that, but I would love to see it.

Cher is a hero, from acting to singing to dancing to her wigs, to her costumes to her famous Vegas Shows to her movies! Wow! She has done it all.  And there are not that many performers around who have been able to change and keep up with all of the different music and fashion styles for many decades and generations like Cher, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin.  They have all survived my favorite music era: DISCO and keep up, stay in style and keep it moving and grooving.

Cher5I remember watching the Sony & Cher show back in the day. Little Chastity was so sweet back then. It was great when they showed her. I also loved it when she danced with the Jackson 5. Not many performers can pull that off, but Cher did and looked pretty cool doing it.

I follow Cher on Facebook and Twitter and it was so cool when Chaz was on Dancing with the Stars. It was exciting when they announced that Cher would be coming to support Chaz.

Underneath all that stage makeup, diva costumes, wigs and bling is a real human, a mother to Chaz and a former wife to Sony.

It would so cool for Cher to make a video for DIVA WANNABEs. Or have a Reality show called Cher’s Top Divas. I would certainly audition. Are you listening Cher?Cher8

 

I know it’s not Cher, but could not resist throwing in this one with Jackson 5 and Vicki Lawrence from The Carol Burnett show.  Who knew Mama from Mama’s Family could boogie dance so good with the J5?

 

Here is Cher with the J5

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Cher7I will be posting some of my original Dancer Tributes in WordPress, only the early ones that were in Twitter only, not WordPress.  Back when I first starting posting the dancer tributes on Twitter I only had 2 subscribers.  Now that I have more, I realized that a lot of people missed my early dancer tributes.  But as I am reposting those, I will also keep adding new content for topics like Dance Choreography, new Dancer tributes, etc.

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Who inspired you to perform?