Happiness had a chance to talk to "Dancing With the Stars" pro dancer Mark Ballas today. He's coming to town soon as part of "Burn the Floor" at the Progress Energy Center, for a limited engagement starting Nov. 30.
We talked about that show, but we had to ask him some DWTS questions too. It's elimination night, after all. A few excerpts from our chat:
On people who don't believe his partner Bristol Palin should still be in the competition: "I don't care what people say. I like to be positive, and keep an upbeat attitude. It's a dance show, not a political argument. Bristol is a 19-year-old, plucked out of Alaska. She's the only one on the show who is not an entertainer. She's the most normal person. People watch and say 'You know, if I was on the show, that's how it would be for me.' I've had people come up to me and say 'I'm 100 percent Democrat and I vote for Bristol because she's the most relatable.'
Housecat Housecall (10:30am, Animal Planet) - The episode we wrote about a couple weeks ago with Carrie Ann Inaba from "Dancing with the Stars" airs this morning. Here's our interview with Carrie Ann, in which she talks about her five cats and how Dr. Katrina Warren helped her and her boyfriend solve some of their cat issues.
US Open (4:30pm, NBC) - The third round of play in this major from Pebble Beach starts at 4:30 and goes on about all night. Snooze.
Three Rivers (8pm, CBS) - A female firefighter must decide if she wants to donate part of her lung to her captain, who mistreats her.
Dad's Home (9pm, Hallmark) - David James Elliot plays a single ad exec who loses his job and becomes a stay-at-home dad.
Man vs. Wild (9pm, Discovery) - Bear Grylls (left) recounts his top 25 moments from the show. I hope one his top moments is that time he ate a piece of apple he found in some bear poop.
Major cat lover here. So there was no hesitation on my part when Animal Planet asked if I wanted to talk to "Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba about her appearance on this seasons "Cat Chow's Housecat Housecall" show.
"Cat Chow's Housecat Housecall" is like "Dog Whisperer," but for cats (I can't believe I've never heard of it before!). For the show, Australian veterinarian Dr. Katrina Warren visits cat owners and helps them correct problematic behavior in their cats. Carrie Ann and her boyfriend have five cats between them, so Dr. Katrina had her work cut out for her.
So, can cats be trained? Or do they train us? Read our Q&A with Carrie Ann (shown here with Dr. Katrina and Shadow) to find out...