Nancy Grace's 'Dancing' secrets
September 13th, 2011
06:31 PM ET

Nancy Grace's 'Dancing' secrets

In an exclusive interview with "Showbiz Tonight," Nancy Grace and her “Dancing With the Stars” partner Tristan MacManus share their secrets to “Dancing” success. Nancy also speaks out about the controversy surrounding Chaz Bono competing on the show.

Nancy and Tristan have named themselves “Team MacGrace” and they are ready to take on the competition. They’ve been logging hours and hours of rehearsal time ahead of the premiere of “Dancing With the Stars” next Monday night.

Nancy says she’s focusing on winning that mirror ball trophy, not concentrating on the controversy surrounding Chaz Bono as a contestant on the show. Bono's participation as the first transgendered contestant drew some criticism, and Nancy hopes it will disappear once “Dancing With the Stars” premieres.

“I’m a lot less concerned about what he’s got in his pants than what he's got in his shoes," she says. "I just want to see if he can dance. That’s all I care about.”

Those are some great words from Nancy. Be sure to check out my full, exclusive interview with HLN’s Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus on "Showbiz Tonight" at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HLN. If you have any questions for Nancy Grace, be sure to submit an iReport - you could see the answer on CNN.com!

Watch Showbiz Tonight Weekdays Exclusively at 11PM ET on HLN.


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  1. guest

    It is a crying shame that Tristan MacManus got "stuck" with NANCY GRACE as a partner. She was a total embarassment. Her costumes very unflattering, brassy and crude .......she looked like an overweight Tammy Faye Baker without any personality. She came across as a know-it-all. When they passed out CLASS she thought they said A– and ask for a whole lot of it. MacMANUS is an outstanding dancer and performer. Nancy thought she knew more about dancing than he did. She refused to listen, therefore did not learn much from his teaching. He had to drag her around the floor. Pitiful and embarassing. No wonder Tristan was "tired of her".

    November 28, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Just Saying

    Everyone knows monsters can't dance...they only stomp about!! For every one good thing she does she does at least two evil things! I cringe when she blasts her guests/commentary staff. It is truly stressful. She is mean and nasty and full of herself. Why does she still have guests? Are they paid? Why do I watch her? It's like watching the Pink Panther when I was a kid. I watched to catch that one episode when he finally speaks.....you know he does. I watch and wait for one of her guests to get so angry that they turn around and try to put her in her place....a place with more common decency and respect for others. It makes me want to get off the couch and cheer out loud!!

    October 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cb

    STARS Why they think she is a star is crazy. She is almost hated as much as Casey Anthony. They even posted her on HLN today with Robin. Half of the screen was vote for Nancy and the # for her. Now that is trying to get your votes from the idiots that watch her.

    September 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • GUEST

      Nancy Grace had a total advantage that the other contestants DID NOT have. She campaigned on her own show and begged viewers to vote for her. The whole HLN hosts were campaigning for her. Did they vote for her? Or were they TOLD to campaign for her. All in all......... it was UNFAIR of HLN to push Nancy Grace onto all the viewers when they could definately see that she could not dance.

      November 28, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jan

    I stopped watching Nancy because it was annoying to hear her brassy, crass voice constantly bellow, "UNLEASH the lawyers" – like the lawyers were DOGS. ======She acts like she HATES men – she mostly treats the male lawyers atrociously and then is SICKY SWEET to her female callers. They don't call her ACID TONGUE for nothing. "Dancing with the Stars?" What a JOKIE. Her POOR PARTNER - he lalready looks annoyed and bored.

    September 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jan

    I stopped watching Nancy because it was annoying to hear her brassy, crass constantly bellow, "UNLEASH the lawyers" - like the lawyers were DOGS. She acts like she HATES men - she mostly treats the male lawyers atrociously and then is SICKY SWEET

    September 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Boof

    If we're lucky, someone will pull a "Kerigan" on her and she'll go away.

    September 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steven Brooks

    **** this **** – she's a pox on humanity, and the more time and space CNN devotes to her, the less serious anyone in the general public can take them.

    September 15, 2011 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sal

    Not one of you who make derogatory comments know anything but hatred. I see a woman seeking Justice. And unafraid to face the filth thrown at her by those who do not know her. You don't know the good she does because she doesn't want laurels for herself.

    September 15, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
    • steven Brooks

      Sure...

      Might want to take a look at the actual history surrounding this woman – it's a sad, sordid affair, fed by ego, fueled by ignorance, and swaddled in lies, deception, and judicial incompetence.

      September 15, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Do I need to use the words, doo doo, poop, or firsty to get my post to go thru? Really CNN, You want educated thoughts & opinions or pre-school playground chatter. Jeez!!! •MARY•

    September 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thor

    Nancy Grace is a disgrace. She profiteered from the death of a child. She continues to do so. She is reprehensible. Too bad, because she could have been a beautiful person. .... no longer.

    September 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sam

    Lol

    September 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. okay

    No matter where Nancy is........there is always upset. She is judgemental, hateful and above all very rude. It appears she THINKS she is above every one else.....".like HEY look at me everybody". Double ugly inside and out. Perhaps she SHOULD
    crawl under her bed and stay until she learns some manners and how to treat people. The CEO's at HLN news have allowed this loud-mouth a microphone to broadcast hatred into the homes of citizens on a daily basis. She can work people up into
    a lynch mob mentality and the CEO's look the other way.........it is all about ratings and money. Shame on them.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • All3Allin

      Yes, she's so evil and judgemental that she keeps missing children's posters on her website. Be real. There isn't one person that isn't judgemental about the crimes that happen in our world now. We all have our opinions of what we think happened that may be contrary to what really happened. The only difference between all of us and Nancy Grace is that she's on TV and she's got years of prosecution experience.

      September 14, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. Evil Queen

    Why*

    September 14, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. Evil Queen

    @Evil Queen...shy don't you take your d!*k, stick up your a$$ and pull it out mouth f@g boy.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. auntgrandma

    If it is so upsetting to you people...WHY DO YOU WATCH HER? The soulition is easy...CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!! Oh wait, that would be too easy. Then you would have to go out and get "real" things to do! Don't care if you don't like my opinion. That is what makes it ok...it is MINE!!!

    September 14, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  16. Rodger Rectum

    Hey Nancy. GO TO HELL ya Bytch. F U BYTCH!!

    September 14, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  17. Evil Queen

    She is a p*g. She things she is judge, jury and GOD! I'm white, blue eyes, blonde..and I can't stand her. She has no right to have a show and throw the book at a person without all the evidence and DNA . She doesn't have all the facts and should NOT be doing her show based on her judgmental state of mind . Just another piece of s*** that cares only about money and not about people.

    September 14, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
    • @ Evil Queen

      What kind of evil queen are you anyway? You aren't evil; you're a pansy, go away already.

      September 14, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  18. Brown and dark children

    SHE DOESN'T HELP US!! GUESS IF YOUR WHITE! THEN SHE WILL HELP!

    September 14, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • All3Allin

      I'm sorry, but that's just BS. Go on her website and you'll see PLENTY of missing posters for kids of all colors. In fact that girl that was murdered in MO was featured on her show for DAYS and she was hispanic and the murderer was white. Get your facts straight before you post.

      September 14, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  19. REVENGE****

    I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW UNGRATEFUL YOU PEOPLE ARE!!!!! HOW DARE YOU EXPRESS YOURSELVES IN tHAT MNNER ABOUT NANCY GRACE!! SHE HAS HELP SO MANY PEOPLE ESPECIALLY CHILDRENS. YOU SHOULD ALL BE GRATEFUL WE HAVE HER On THIS EARTH. GOD BLESS HER AND HER FAMILY. WE LOVE YOU NANCY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. YOU ARE ARE A BLESSING.

    September 14, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • jackel

      You're so brain washed!! She hasn't helped D### but her damn ratings! I'll bet you sit on your couch all day watch her on tv bark like a chiwawa. She is the worst thing for tv.

      September 14, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
    • JustMyOpinion

      Sorry but Nancy Grace and Joan Belez (Looks like a frog, never remember her name right) ? They only incite, they do not help anyone except themselves and their bank accounts. That either one of them is considered a news reporters boggles my mind. They invite people to their shows only to scream over them whenever the speakers are not themselves. Why bother?

      I dont watch DWTS but from what I read about the "Stars" they have been bringing in, I expect to see Barney the Dinosaur on the cast next time. LOL

      September 14, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  20. corn in my ?

    If I were in her seat I'd be brown!

    September 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  21. advocate#1

    I think Nancy Grace is a beautiful smart proffesional lady that does her job, all you haters that deslike her could go f... A duck. You wish you could be in her seat. THUMBS UP FOR NANCY GRACE.

    September 13, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • jackel

      Learn how to spell. And Nancy Grace suxs!!! The absolute worst thing for tv.

      September 14, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  22. stix69

    i think her only secret is how many big mac's she really ate 7,8,9?

    September 13, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Evil Queen

    Nancy Grace is very mean. Everytime I see her on t.v. she is throwing someone under the bus. I bet there are a lot of innocent people out there that got the wrong end of the stick because this b***h can't keep her mouth shut. I may be wrong to voice my opinion out like i'm doing, but, everytime I see her she is omg mean!! And i'm mean when I'm ready but with that b!**h you can tell it comes from the heart.

    September 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Droopy

    Its obvious they are desperate to find someone to be on that horrible show. Chaz and Nancy Grace, what horrible entertainment. Tired of all this reality tv. After a long day of work in reality, the last thing is to see more of it on TV.

    September 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • All3Allin

      That would be an apt statement if real life were anything like reality TV. They should stop calling it that. It doesn't resemble real life in the slightest.

      September 14, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  25. the educator

    I agree....nothing is worse than an overstuffed sausage with a big mouth, decked out in glitter doing the chacha or salsa.....reinforce the dance floor!

    September 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  26. ElisabethinCA

    And Nancy Grace is exactly the reason I won't watch DWTS for the first time ever. I refuse to have anything to do with someone that has a legal degree yet considers herself judge, jury, and executioner before any or all evidence is in.
    All you Nancy Grace lovers just know if one of your friends or relatives even happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and it becomes one of her news stories, regardless of the evidence, the facts, or the truth, she will pursue, convict, and crucify. Used to love her, but it is true. Have no respect for members of the bar that do that.

    September 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • All3Allin

      You're not going to watch for the first time because of ONE person???? What about the good the show is doing for the transgender community this season? Does that mean nothing at all?? Also, logically speaking, don't you think there's a reason Nancy Grace is the way that she is?? You don't get your own TV Show because you're exactly like everyone else telling the news. I'm not a huge Nancy Grace fan, but maybe you should consider some of the good she does, like keeping the faces of the missing up on her website, long after the rest of the world has forgotten them. Just a thought.

      September 14, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  27. Ploppin a steamer

    If grinding a girthy one out is a dance step..then she will win... .

    September 13, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      She has that smile like.... well...... the Joker from Batman!

      September 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • JEANNIE FARRELL

      Nancy Grace is a total

      October 7, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • JEANNIE FARRELL

      Nancy Grace is a DISGRACE to dancing, lawyers AND TO HER husband and children...GLORY HOG!!! EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE!!!

      October 7, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |

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