Picks and Pans Review: Dancing with Miley Cyrus! Carrie Ann Inaba
updated 03/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 03/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
HOW WAS REUNITING WITH BILLY RAY CYRUS, WHO WAS ON SEASON 3 OF DWTS? Billy's initial reaction was like I was still sitting behind the judges' panel on the show. His body got a little tense.
AND THEN WHAT? We had a really nice talk. He said [DWTS] was one of the most difficult things he'd ever done, and he walked away with a feeling of empowerment.
YOU DANCE WITH MILEY ON HANNAH MONTANA. I play a choreographer. She has a concert tour and we rehearse. I had the best time with her and Emily [Osment]. I don't claim to be a fantastic actress, but I do love comedy.
WHY IS DANCING STILL SO POPULAR? I still love it. The people on the show are very normal. Tom [Bergeron] feels like an uncle, Bruno [Tonioli] feels like a crazy uncle, Len [Goodman] is the stern grandfather, and me? I usually sit at the children's table!