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"Dancing With the Stars" and One More DVD Announcement: "The Wire"

By admin Published: October 10, 2007

Had some ongoing technical difficulties yesterday afternoon and evening which stalled my live blogging. Also, the bride and I went to the University of Akron's annual SAMS (Students Against Multiple Sclerosis) Rock Alike lip-synching contest. Always enjoyable. (Brian Dominguez!) But, aside from checking the results for "Dancing With the Stars" last night and watching about half of "Reaper" this morning, I'm behind on my viewing. Still, a few notes for those of you who did watch "Dancing," after the jump. ...

Wayne Newton
Midnight Idled

If you read my post from Monday's performance show, you know I have absolutely no problem sending Wayne Newton home. With a group that is in many respects good, and certainly hard-working, Wayne stood out in so many wrong ways.

That said, I'm not sure why Floyd Mayweather keeps getting dogged. I won't pretend he's the best dancer in the current group -- one where Helio Castroneves and Sabrina Bryan still look like a terrific final two -- but he wasn't bottom two this week.

As for that DVD announcement, here's some of the official news about the fourth season of "The Wire":

One of the most critically acclaimed programs on air, HBO's Peabody -winning series The Wire continues to challenge viewers with a "cop show" unlike anything on television. Now HBO Video brings the show back in a 4-disc set when The Wire: The Complete Fourth Season is released in stores, December 4, 2007. The 13 episodes focus on the experiences of four young boys -- Michael, Namond, Randy and Dukie -- through the theme of education, leading viewers to consider the world that awaits them, and to consider further the American commitment to equal opportunity. ...

Additional DVD Content
The Wire: The Complete Fourth Season includes the following bonus materials:

An exclusive two-part documentary -- "It's All Connected: The Wire," featuring candid interviews with cast and crew discussing life in the city of Baltimore as depicted on the series, and "The Game is Real: The Wire," a retrospective on the issues explored in past seasons.

Six audio commentaries with cast and crew:
-- Episode 1: David Simon (Creator/Executive Producer) and Ed Burns (Producer)
-- Episode 4: Actor Jim True-Frost (Prez), Karen Thorson (Producer) and Kate Sanford (Editor)
-- Episode 6: Dan Attias (Director) and William F. Zorzi (Writer)
-- Episode 11: Actors Robert Chew (Proposition Joe), Julito McCullum (Namond Brice), Jermaine Crawford (Dukie Weems), Maestro Harrell (Randy Wagstaff) and Tristan Wilds (Michael Lee)
-- Episode 12: Joe Chappelle (Co-executive Producer) and George Pelecanos (Writer)
-- Episode 13: David Simon (Creator/Executive Producer) and Nina Noble (Executive Producer)

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