Amber Riley and Derek Hough win Dancing With The Stars

‘Glee’ star Amber Riley and her dance partner Derek Hough won the coveted championship trophy during the Dancing With The Stars Finale on Tuesday. Riley’s surprising footwork and her inspiring enthusiasm helped boost the season 17 ratings 17%, according to USA Today.

Riley said she had no hopes of even making it through to the final round when the season began.

“When I first started, I just didn’t think there was any way that I could win. It wasn’t a thought for me. It was just like, ‘Go and do your best, do your best,’ ” she said after Tuesday’s finale. “With every week, I kind of wanted it a little bit more and toward the end, I was just like, ‘Man, it’s actually possible. I’m in the finals.’ Getting through to the end was a reward in itself, but the trophy was the cherry on top.”

Watch Amber Riley and Derek Hough’s Samba and Quickstep (Fusion) dance after the break.

Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor





  • DownBottom

    Cool! Congrats! :thumbsup:

  • lovezoe

    Go girl! Hopefully this opens up even more doors for her!

  • A.J.

    Congrats!! I don’t watch but it’s good to see some color win something!

  • Caramel Rain

    Good job! I wish I could dance

  • Smonae

    Congrats :clap:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Ugh..I’m so embarrassed for downstairs.. :facepalm: If you think they would have said something to a Irish kid with a mess of red hair, or a Jewish boy with a halo of frizzy curls, I’d like to personally welcome you to Earf.. :hi: <–ET face..

    Besides the school only said something AFTER the girl's parents complained she was being bullied. Lawd.. :huh: Mah niggas, mah niggas :no:

    On topic: AThe best dancer who is a BLACK girl won. :applause:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Update: The Orlando private school won’t force Vanessa to straighten or cut her unkempt afro.

  • IsThisThingOn…

    Do it, Amber!

    :trophy:
    :claps:

  • lovezoe

    From UsMag:

    Bob Harper had his own revelatory moment on Tuesday’s The Biggest Loser. On the Nov. 26 episode of the NBC reality weight loss competition show, the 48-year-old personal trainer came out as gay in order to encourage contestant Bobby Saleem.

    PHOTOS: Out and proud stars

    Saleem came out as gay on the show, but struggled to break the news of his sexuality to his father. To help encourage Saleem to come out to his dad, Harper decided to share his own story.

    “I haven’t talked about my sexuality on this show ever,” Harper explained in a confessional. “And now, meeting Bobby, I really do believe this is the right time. I want to show Bobby that he doesn’t have to live in shame.”

    PHOTOS: Hollywood’s gay power couples

    So, Harper sat down with Saleem on camera and publicly came out for the first time. “I’m gay. I knew I very long time ago that I was gay,” the Tennessee native said. “When I came out — when I was 17 years old — it was one of those things where I realized that there was going to be so many obstacles, but being gay doesn’t mean being weak. And being gay doesn’t mean that you are less than anybody else. It’s just who you are.”

    PHOTOS: Celebrity LGBT allies

    After the show aired Tuesday night, Harper was flooded with support from fans on Twitter. “THANK YOU to everyone that supported my decision to talk about being gay w/ Bobby,” he tweeted. “I felt like it was appropriate & necessary. LOVE Y’ALL!!”

    Saleem also thanked Harper on Twitter Tuesday, writing, “Thank you @MyTrainerBob for the words that have changed the path of my life.”

    ———————
    Stebie Wonder knew that.

  • lovezoe

    OTB- those comments made me sad

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    My momma said she was doing her thing on this show, but I don’t watch. I’m glad she won…and from the clip I just watched, that girl can move….but why did one of the judges call her “my little sausage” *eye roll*

  • OutsidetheBox

    surprising footwork
    ___________

    Ummm :huh: no? :ban:

    Amber been getting it.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Good job! I wish I could dance
    _______________________
    :crying1: Me too friend.
    _/ _/ <here are our chairs to dance in
    _/ << I forgot one for OTB. She our leader :hahaha:

  • Anna

    I saw the first episode this season, and the last. I thought she was going to win, congrats to her. Jack O also did a great job.

  • A.J.

    OTB what are you embarrassed about from downstairs?

  • gypsyeyes

    Awww, OTB I get what you are saying but it always black and white. Her hair is a bit unruly. On the weekends my girls rock some styles that I don’t agree with but that is the weekend and not in a structured setting. But I see what you mean :hugs:

    GO AMBER, SHE IS WHAT MADE ME WATCH THIS SHOW THIS SEASON!

  • lovezoe

    I got two left feet :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    The Orlando private school won’t force Vanessa to straighten or cut her unkempt afro.
    ___________

    Yes..Thanks for the upstairs update. Mustve felt some kind of way. :hug: Brang it in.. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Lawd.. :huh: Mah niggas, mah niggas :no:
    _________________
    Changes from Tamia to this… Gotta find out whose song this is :rofl:

  • jazi65

    I would flip it on when it was her turn & she was dancing her a$$ off :yes:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @OTB I wonder what the school had to say about the bullies…and what the policy on bulling is at the school….or is that not a factor to them? :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYx0G9syU8 KayCeiSoul

    Aww! :trophy: Congrats Amber!

    Good Morn’ting and are y’all turning up today in here or what? :waiting:

    :party:

    Day BEFO’ Turkey Day. I will be sampling ERR’THANG.

    I cut my Mama’s homemade Italian Cream Cake yestiddy. Ain’t NO dessert safe!

  • OutsidetheBox

    :wave: <– Cushion for our churrs.. :hahaha:

  • DownBottom

    😆 OTBizzle, get em in line ma’am! :whip: #JK

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    So let me tell yew why I hate OTB. So I find the song My Ns. I download it. Yes that quick. YEW MAD 😮 And it starts to play. I forgot that I had taken my earphones out of my phone and put it into my pc in order to watch the DWTS Amber dance. I heard that beat drop and was all :dance: aye..ayyyeee.. Then I was like this sound funny. Like it’s far away. You should have seen me scrambling to hit pause :hahaha: You know the song jump right into my ni99a my ni99a :facepalm:

  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/24/35-black-owned-etsy-store_n_1111474.html Orange Blossom

    go big girl, go big girl go!

    :buttshake:

  • Caramel Rain

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Good job! I wish I could dance
    _______________________
    Me too friend.
    _/ _/ <here are our chairs to dance in
    _/ << I forgot one for OTB. She our leader
    **************
    :hahaha: *sitting rocking from side to side*

  • OutsidetheBox

    Changes from Tamia to this… Gotta find out whose song this is :rofl:
    ________________

    Some niggas smoke, smoke :smoke: some niggas drank, drank :koolaid:
    Got niggas on the block with the glock they dont thank!
    Dats a nigga back up, they in the bucket lapped uppp
    I got dat act right, if you niggas wanna act up.. :danban:

    But IDK YG who rap that 😮 Ion listen to that stuff.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    This fool rapped I need a set of wings cause I’m too fly ni99a :crying1: :pigsly: << his wings.

  • IsThisThingOn…

    After the show aired Tuesday night, Harper was flooded with support from fans on Twitter. “THANK YOU to everyone that supported my decision to talk about being gay w/ Bobby,” he tweeted. “I felt like it was appropriate & necessary. LOVE Y’ALL!!”

    ______________

    Way to upstage the other fatties :no:

    I’m only kidding… I don’t care about these peoples closets :shrugs:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    :pigsfly:

  • Caramel Rain

    get LoveZoe and chur too. She cant daince either

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Way to upstage the other fatties
    _______________________
    :ghost:

  • Smonae

    Morning Kay, Anna, Orange, Jazi & Nakeya :waves:

  • lovezoe

    Way to upstage the other fatties
    —————
    And here we are :rofl:

  • DownBottom

    😆 @ITTO

  • Caramel Rain

    Orange Blossom says:

    go big girl, go big girl go!

    **********
    go big girl whatchu gone do?! go go big gurl whatchu gone do?! Go big girl whatchu gone do? Go go big girl watch gone do?! :buttshake:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    _/ Zoe 😀 Come sit with the clique

  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/24/35-black-owned-etsy-store_n_1111474.html Orange Blossom

    KayCeiSoul says:

    Day BEFO’ Turkey Day. I will be sampling ERR’THANG.

    I cut my Mama’s homemade Italian Cream Cake yestiddy. Ain’t NO dessert safe!
    _____________

    I see KeyCei tryna get cut before the holiday. :nono:

  • lovezoe

    _/ Zoe Come sit with the clique

    ———

    Why thank you ma’am

  • Smonae

    I wonder what Amber’s working on now, she’s a talented young lady :think:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Hey Smonae!!!!

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    OTB: Yesterday when I got home Taken2 ran into her room. I thought cool she is taking off her jacket and shoes and placing them in the closet like I taught her. 4 minutes later I was :thinking: Uh oh. So I went into her room and she had some body spray I had given to Taken8 in her hand. She said here 😀 and handed it to me. I sniffed the air and it smelled like more than the spray. This heeffa had boo boo’d then went into the closet, grabbed the spray and sprayed herself :crying1: :rofl: hahaha: Somebody come get my kids. THEY CRAZY.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYx0G9syU8 KayCeiSoul

    Hey Smonae! :hug: :wave:

    What’s goins on?

  • OutsidetheBox

    OTB what are you embarrassed about from downstairs?
    ____________

    Us immed. defending the school by saying that she should style her hair more to our/their liking. Her hair is combed. :shrug:

  • OutsidetheBox

    . But I see what you mean :hugs:
    GO AMBER, SHE IS WHAT MADE ME WATCH THIS SHOW THIS SEASON!
    ________________

    :cosign: and Hey Gyp. :hug: I know y’all get it; I just wanted to be sure everybody knew the whole story. The other kids picked and she gets the backlash only after that.. thats telling thats its not about her “afro”

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Her hair is combed
    _______________________
    Was it tho :huh: Was it :blink: I am not doing this with you today :chase: 😆

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    This heeffa had boo boo’d then went into the closet, grabbed the spray and sprayed herself
    ——-
    :DEAD: :hahaha:

  • gypsyeyes

    Oh Taken2 roses really do smell like booboo!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYx0G9syU8 KayCeiSoul

    Ok, so listening to Gretchen Parlato.
    She is COLD I tell you —-> :cold:

    Goodness! My bestie just put me up. Good grief I love beautiful voices.

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    :offtopic: There is gonna be a Five Heartbeats Part 2!!!!!!! #HypeJawn #YallCare

  • OutsidetheBox

    and what the policy on bulling is at the school….or is that not a factor to them?
    ___________

    Hey Keya! :hug: How your boy? :heart:

    Chileeee. :tea: This is the area down there where Tink moved. Close to Zimmerman..Casey Anthony. I aint here for it. :nono:

  • IsThisThingOn…

    :kona:

  • Caramel Rain

    OutsidetheBox says:

    and what the policy on bulling is at the school….or is that not a factor to them?
    ___________

    Hey Keya! How your boy?

    Chileeee. This is the area down there where Tink moved. Close to Zimmerman..Casey Anthony. I aint here for it.
    *************
    yet we continue to feed that florida lotto pot :tea:
    iknowido :biggrin:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYx0G9syU8 KayCeiSoul

    Hey Keya :waves:

    I think I am the only person on earth who does NOT like The Five Heartbeats like that. :no:

    I don’t like Robert Townsend. :ashamed:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :rofl: :rofl: Taken2 LMAOOOOO I bet she used the damn can! :crying1: That baby say fukk that chit..literally.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Oh Taken2 roses really do smell like booboo!!!
    ___________________
    Gyp :hahaha: Apparently. She smells like :whistle: vanilla booboo
    She is a trip. She tossed me the bottle and was like “huh here” and walked off with a diaper full of what not. I was weak. She thinks she is so cute and thick. Pray for me :pray:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Mama’s homemade Italian Cream Cake
    ___________

    Yo mama the sharing kind. I would love to make that. 😮

  • DownBottom

    🙂 I’m here for it…Thanks for that rec @Kay #mellow :love: #gretchenbutterfly

  • Caramel Rain

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Oh Taken2 roses really do smell like booboo!!!
    ___________________
    Gyp Apparently. She smells like vanilla booboo
    She is a trip. She tossed me the bottle and was like “huh here” and walked off with a diaper full of what not. I was weak. She thinks she is so cute and thick. Pray for me
    ***********
    but she IS cute tho 🙂

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    That baby say fukk that chit..literally.
    _______________
    :ghost:
    BRB meeting

  • OutsidetheBox

    :offtopic: There is gonna be a Five Heartbeats Part 2!!!!!!! #HypeJawn #YallCare
    ___________

    😆 OTB16 will be happy. That girl love that movie.. :shrug: ? Watch it every time it come on. She told me her granny didnt have no cable and they watched it on DVD all summer..thats how she first watched it. :hahaha:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @OTB He is good! Getting big, and on my nerves. This little such and such wrote a letter to Santa and asked for a damn sister. I told him Santa is not bringing that at all. And report cards are coming home soon and I know he thinks he is getting a gift for a good report. *rolls eeyes* Shoot. smdh. How are your little OTB’s?

  • Caramel Rain

    In case yall need some ideas….

    • 16 ounces corkscrew pasta
    • 6 tablespoons melted butter, divided
    • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3 cups whole milk, at room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated sharp Cheddar cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated Gruy?re cheese
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 cup minced fresh chives
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
    • 1 pound coarsely chopped cooked lobster meat
    • 2 cups oyster crackers, crushed
    Preparation
    1. 1. Cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
    2. 2. Place 4 tablespoons melted butter in a saucepot over medium-low heat. Add garlic and onion; cook 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Whisk in flour; cook 1 minute. Pour in milk; bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 3 minutes or until sauce is smooth and thickened.
    3. 3. Remove from heat, and whisk in cheeses and next 3 ingredients. Stir in 1?4 teaspoon salt and 1?4 teaspoon pepper. Fold in pasta and lobster. Pour into a greased 3-quart baking dish.
    4. 4. Combine crushed crackers and remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Stir in remaining 1?4 teaspoon salt and 1?4 teaspoon pepper. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until crust is crisp and sauce bubbles. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

  • SOTHERNGRL

    I don’t like Robert Townsend.
    ************************
    dont say this @Kay. I love Robert always have he is a funny dude. My damn husband loves the 5 hearbeats.He will watch it every time it comes on.

  • Anna

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    There is gonna be a Five Heartbeats Part 2!!!!!!! #HypeJawn #YallCare

    ~~~~~~~~
    It better be as great as the first one. “Nights like this I wish that raindrops would fall”.

  • Blackswan

    I’m in training, so I haven’t been able to login and comment like I wanted. Not that I comment like that anyway lol. But yall have kept me laughing through out training, lawdy. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Gretchen Parlato.. TY.. :pc:

  • OutsidetheBox

    yet we continue to feed that florida lotto pot :tea:
    iknowido :biggrin:
    ____________

    :thankyou: for your continued support of my children’s public school education. I played mega mills last night.. :bite: Powerball tonight. 😆

  • Ms Peaches

    I wonder how much weight Amber has lost? That dancing is harder than it looks.

  • OutsidetheBox

    :newpost: Celebs Out & About

  • SOTHERNGRL

    In case yall need some ideas….
    • 16 ounces corkscrew pasta
    • 6 tablespoons melted butter, divided
    • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3 cups whole milk, at room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated sharp Cheddar cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated Gruy?re cheese
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 cup minced fresh chives
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
    • 1 pound coarsely chopped cooked lobster meat
    • 2 cups oyster crackers, crushed
    Preparation
    1. 1. Cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
    2. 2. Place 4 tablespoons melted butter in a saucepot over medium-low heat. Add garlic and onion; cook 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Whisk in flour; cook 1 minute. Pour in milk; bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 3 minutes or until sauce is smooth and thickened.
    3. 3. Remove from heat, and whisk in cheeses and next 3 ingredients. Stir in 1?4 teaspoon salt and 1?4 teaspoon pepper. Fold in pasta and lobster. Pour into a greased 3-quart baking dish.
    4. 4. Combine crushed crackers and remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Stir in remaining 1?4 teaspoon salt and 1?4 teaspoon pepper. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until crust is crisp and sauce bubbles. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
    November 27, 2013 at 10:02 am
    *****************
    Is this OTB $500 mac & cheese recipe?

  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/24/35-black-owned-etsy-store_n_1111474.html Orange Blossom

    caramel what is that a recipe for? :thinking:

    ppl putting mustard and onions in the mac & cheese now? thats…..different

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    I love the Five Heartbeats!!! I would watch that movie everyday all day, if I could!!! And yes, it better be as great as the first one.

  • SOTHERNGRL

    Anna says:

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:
    There is gonna be a Five Heartbeats Part 2!!!!!!! #HypeJawn #YallCare
    ~~~~~~~~
    It better be as great as the first one. “Nights like this I wish that raindrops would fall”.
    ((((((((((((
    @Anna now you know to do this properly you should have on that shiny azz suit and be standing at the gate sayin “I still got it” I’m Eddie Kane Jr.

  • OutsidetheBox

    He is good! Getting big, and on my nerves. This little such and such wrote a letter to Santa and asked for a damn sister. I told him Santa is not bringing that at all. And report cards are coming home soon and I know he thinks he is getting a gift for a good report. *rolls eeyes* Shoot. smdh. How are your little OTB’s?
    ____________

    :hahaha: A sister :hide: LOL!!! Awww but its sweet! At least you know he is eager to get along with others.. #goodtraits

    Good reports deserve some recognition, Nephew picking up on the game. :hug: The OTBs are FINEEEEE. Begging. Eating. Laughing. All is well. :heart:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Is this OTB $500 mac & cheese recipe?
    ____________

    :hahaha: No..its some type of seafood cass. I see lobster. *right click save*

    Thanks Caramel. I will report back when I try it.

  • Anna

    SOTHERNGRL says:

    Anna says:

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:
    There is gonna be a Five Heartbeats Part 2!!!!!!! #HypeJawn #YallCare
    ~~~~~~~~
    It better be as great as the first one. “Nights like this I wish that raindrops would fall”.
    ((((((((((((
    @Anna now you know to do this properly you should have on that shiny azz suit and be standing at the gate sayin “I still got it” I’m Eddie Kane Jr.
    ~~~~
    My bad. I invisioned the rest in my mind. You know trying to sneak and type. Can’t finish a thought.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    She did that :clap: