HOLLYWOOD - Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas last year placed third along with his partner the fantastically 'non-gifted' dancing diva daughter of the great Alaskan huntress Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin.
And this year Ballas has a shot to again make it into the DWTS finals with the very lovely and highly talented Disney star Chelsea Kane.
But the other night he only had eyes for American Idol castoff Pia Toscano.
Mark and Pia who had been introduced by DWTS Kirstie Alley's dance partner Maksim "The Bad Boy of The Ballroom" Chmerkovskiy first went out to dinner at The Gunfight At The OK Corral Restaurant in Beverly Hills.
Both had the restaurant's speciality Grilled Rib-Eyes Ala Alamo. After they finished their meal and both had signed about 30 autographs each they drove over to SalsaLand in West Hollywood, which is one of the hottest dance spots in all of El Lay (L.A.).
Mark and Pia reportedly spent the evening doing the salsa, the rumba, the samba, the paso doble, and even the Argentinian Tango all of which Ballas said Toscano had quickly learned after only about two minutes of instruction.
Pia said that she has always felt that her one weakness was that she did not really have the rhythm that she knows she needs in order to be considered a 'well-rounded' performer.
She smiled as she held Mark's hand and said that with his help she will now go on to become the next Celine Dion and people will be talking about her long before they have stopped talking about "The Black Dawg," "La Tush," and "Lips" whom she still blames for causing her to be eliminated from American Idol.
The Hasbroken Toy Company is rushing 2 million Pia Toscano Bobblehead dolls into production and they should be in stores by next Friday.