A few members of the Dancing with the Stars crew, Mark Ballas, Derek Hough, and Kristi Yamaguchi, were robbed in Minneapolis while taking part in a charity event to raise money to fight cancer.
According to reports:
Ballas and Hough, along with Kristi Yamaguchi and other DWTS members, had been dining at an Outback Steakhouse Saturday night when the robbery occurred. They were in town to take part in a charity event to raise money to fight cancer.
The van is owned by Hough, who was scheduled to play at the benefit with his band, Almost Amy. Among the personal items pinched were passports, wallets, laptop computers, iPods, cell phones, diaries and photos from the tour.
Hough and Almost Amy is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of the goods. The band is soliciting tips via its MySpace page.
Well, I didn’t know that Mark and Derek had a band named Almost Amy. While it’s sad that they got robbed, looking on the bright side of things at least this is good PR for their band. I’m pretty sure thousands of people will be visiting their myspace page because of this incident.
Dancing with the Stars’ seventh season kicks off Sept. 22 with a three-night live premiere event.