DWTS Mark Ballas and American Idol Pia Toscano hooking up thanks to wrestler Chris Jericho?
Mark Ballas and partner Disney starlet Chelsea Kane may have fired it up on the Dancing with the Stars dance floor, with their unmistakable chemistry both in fornt of the judges and behind the scenes, but American Idol hopeful Pia Toscano had her eyes on Ballas, since they both worked at the CBS Television Lot where the two shows are filmed.
But Pia needed an introduction, says TMZ. How does a starlet hopeful like Pia Toscano meet with an already famous dancer like Mark Ballas? Through the six degrees of Kevin Bacon — er, separation. Except this time it was only three degrees of separation and no Kevin Bacon (except maybe a little Animal House and Footloose, wink wink). It turns out Pia had a friend who was friends with wrestler Chris Jericho, and of course Chris Jericho also is perfroming on Dancing with the Stars with Mark Ballas. Voila! Introduction accomplished.
Chris Jericho from Dancing with the Stars must be quite the matchmaker, because TMZ says Mark Ballas was receptive and that he and Pia Toscano reportedly had a great time and are looking to have another rendezvous again soon. Mark Ballas even skipped out on a music video shoot for their big night together last Friday.
In spite of Pia Toscano being sent home early in a terrible upset of votes on American Idol, she may have won big anyway, through Chris Jericho, with her big date with Mark Ballas. Kudos to Pia, who many (especially the judges) feel she should not have been voted off the show.
And Mark Ballas is continuing to shine as well, both on stage and behind the scenes. He and Chelsea Kane (Team Kanenball, as Ballas calls the pair) have made it through another week of Dancing with the Stars, and he’s about to release his debut solo album, HurtLoveBox, on April 12, according to USA Today. He wrote the blog for USA Today before he hooked up with Pia Toscano, because in it he says he still planned to shoot a video the next day, but it seems all is working out well.
Are you looking forward to what will happen next for … shall we say … Team Ballano? Did Chris Jericho do the right thing in helping the two hook up? Are you rooting more now for Chris Jericho or Mark Ballas on Dancing with the Stars. What do you think of Pia Toscano getting booted from American Idol?
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