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E!News: Pia Toscano breaks up with Mark Ballas

Pia Toscano is working on her album right now  CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Pia Toscano is working on her album right now CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

E! News reports that Pia Toscano has broken up with “Dancing With the Stars’ dancer Mark Ballas.

The report did not say why. The two started dating while she was on “Idol.” The two shows were shot in adjoining studios so that’s how the pair crossed paths.

- I was part of the Simon Cowell press conference yesterday. I haven’t had time to summarize it but I did ask him what songs he never wants to hear again. You’d be surprised by a couple of his choices.

- On a Hub reality show “Majors & Minors,” Jordin Sparks and Adam Lambert have stopped by to mentor. Now, Jennifer Hudson is next.

- Nigel Lythgoe now has his own production company and is working on projects with Alice Cooper, Pussycat Doll found Robin Antin and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman.

26 comments Add your comment

Mercedes S.

September 14th, 2011
11:40 pm

First! And have nothing to say.
Good Night!

JTesla

September 15th, 2011
12:11 am

He probably got tired of her squatting.

Looking forward to the Simon information, thanks Rodney. I appreciate the new thread.

Mercedes S.

September 15th, 2011
7:16 am

And Good Morning!

Either that, JT, or the dancer fella was just another stop on the way to the top!

Deirdre

September 15th, 2011
7:24 am

Morning!

Pia pictured in a half-squat. Don’t know whether she’s on her way down r on her way up. I bet Mark Ballas could tell us.

Alice Cooper, how old is he? Maybe STyler gave him the idea to do a show about aging rockers.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2011
7:35 am

I see Sinatra-lite won AGT. Not surprised. I don’t think he’s even half as talented as some of the other winners, not to mention many of the second place finishers. Bad year for AGT.

Highlander

September 15th, 2011
7:47 am

Mercedes (11:40pm comment), LOL!!!

Not that I really care, but I thought Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas always denied being anything more than “just friends.”

And not sure if that meant FWB, either.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2011
11:07 am

Where did all those crazy Pia fans go? Her elimination sparked tirades and swearing and vows of loyalty yet, every time there’s a thread about Pia, no one, not even the regulars, cares.

Mercedes S.

September 15th, 2011
11:13 am

maybe we should be grateful that Pia’s fanbase is not as devoted as Fantasia’s

Rickster

September 15th, 2011
11:48 am

Rickster

September 15th, 2011
11:49 am

Well.. I’m not sure ‘care’ is the right word. Maybe “mildly interested” would work better.

Rickster

September 15th, 2011
11:50 am

Actually ‘casually disinterested’ seems to be a better description.

Rickster

September 15th, 2011
11:51 am

Who am I kidding? I couldn’t care less.

Rickster

September 15th, 2011
11:52 am

Well… I probably could care less… if I cared enough to try to care less.

Rickster

September 15th, 2011
11:52 am

But I don’t… so I won’t. :-)

Branch Loveless

September 15th, 2011
12:12 pm

I care about “P-Squat”…but not NEAR as much as I care about Diana, so I’m going back there for awhile. Delish!

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♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

September 15th, 2011
2:12 pm

Hi y’all!

Well, I care…just haven’t had time to chime in! ;)

As far as the breakup, I don’t think anyone is really surprised. People viewed it as a relationship of convenience for both. And this was Mark’s second Idolette. Anyways. Good luck to Pia on the tour and with her new music.

Majors and Minors tidbi, another Idol connection: Kennedy Noel is one of the contestants. She was the young girl who sang with Kelly back in December in for the Houses of Hope benefit.

sue

September 15th, 2011
3:15 pm

Wow there are some serious Pia haters here. I guess if you’re not as attractive or gay, it’s understandable.

Woodpappy

September 15th, 2011
3:21 pm

Rickster….you been hanging around Mo ?

Deirdre

September 15th, 2011
3:22 pm

Sure, sue, that’s the only two possible reasons that someone wouldn’t like Pia. And “haters”??? Where??? Gimme an example, please.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2011
3:23 pm

When does X Factor start? We need something to complain about, love, hate, well ok, just talk about!

JTesla

September 15th, 2011
3:32 pm

Is Sue saying that Pia is gay? That’s random.

Oh and Sue is a hater and is a man named Bruce. My statement: still not as random as Sue’s.

Sam-A

September 15th, 2011
3:35 pm

I don’t “hate” Pia, in fact she was my favorite -should have won. But, I just don’t really care anymore – she’s not exacty a “Kelly Clarkson”.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2011
4:05 pm

X Factor starts next Wed!!!!!!!!! Rodney, will you be covering the show here or on your other blog?

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

September 15th, 2011
4:19 pm

Now, JT, don’t go getting my hopes up…because clearly I have a shot. Ha.

I sure hope he covers it here as a sort of “last hurrah!” I’d prefer to call it “middle finger to the Man,” but well, that wouldn’t be too lady like, would it? ;)

JTesla

September 15th, 2011
4:37 pm

Yeah Rodney, we need to know where to gather so that we can rage at the coming storm… which is X-Factor. Or not.

Oh and remember everyone, local connection. Help Rodney find it and hold it up to the light.