Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough talk about 'Dancing' experience
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/09/2008
Consider Julianne Hough among those who initially thought her Dancing with the Stars sixth-season celebrity partner Adam Carolla wasn't taking the competition seriously.
"To be honest, I was one of those people [who thought Carolla didn't take it seriously enough]. But he has practiced really hard, tried really hard," said Hough during a Tuesday night Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance. "Those judges, they just have this fixation that he's this funny guy -- which he is -- but he was trying really hard."
"We're devastated James!" joked Carolla during the Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance.
"America, a pox on you for voting [Hough] off! You know when you watch Survivor and they vote the hot chick off the island on the first episode and you're like, 'What is wrong with you people!' You voted [Hough] off!?"
Corolla and Hough performed a paso doble routine during Monday night's performance episode broadcast and the judges scored it a 19 out of 30 possible points -- the lowest judges' score of the night. However the routine was entertaining, as Carolla donned a Zorro-themed costume complete with a fake mustache and also performed part of the paso doble while riding a unicycle. He wore the mustache while on Kimmel.
"This is my new thing," he said.
Kimmel asked Hough if she enjoyed dancing with Carolla more than her fourth-season partner Apolo Anton Ohno or fifth-season partner Helio Castroneves -- both of whom she claimed the mirror ball trophy with.
"I don't like anybody better [than the other]," answered Hough. "But I have to say I do and I have enjoyed this season probably the best out of all of them."
Hough added she wasn't a big Carolla fan when the sixth season started but was "shocked" to learn he's actually a good guy.
"I am so thrilled that I got to meet him. I know it's kind of sappy, but he's such an awesome guy," she said. "I really got to see him."
"She's what we call a four-pole threat. That's right, four-pole," said Carolla. "She's beautiful, she can sing, she can dance, and she's hard working."
However Carolla also admitted he "ruined" Hough's clean-cut image.
"She swears like a sailor now. She's turned atheist. She's gone democrat -- she doesn't like the red states anymore. She's turned her back on [her native] Salt Lake City," said Carolla.
While Hough has other endeavors to keep her busy, Carolla joked that fans haven't seen the last of his not-so-fancy footwork.
"I've been bitten by the dance bug and I'm turning my life over to dance," he said.
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