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DWTS Season 9 – Vera Wang Rumor gets less…Rumor-y

This is being reported in numerous places, but I’m quoting BuddyTV.com:

Vera Wang has acknowledged rumors that she has been invited to join the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars. If Wang decides to join the show, this won’t be her first attempt on TV. She has appeared on Project Runway as a guest judge in 2006, has appeared as herself in an episode of Ugly Betty in 2007, as well as graced the competitive reality series, The Apprentice last year.

However, the 59-year-old fashion designer hasn’t signed a contract with the show just yet, citing her busy schedule producing a pair of fashion shows set for September and October as reasons she may not want to dance.

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June 17, 2009 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS’ Maks and Karina – Broadway Bound

According to Theater Mania, Maksim Cherkovskiy and Karina Schmirnoff are going to be part of the cast of Burn the Floor:

Dancing With the Stars’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff will guest star during the first three weeks of the run of Burn the Floor, which will play a limited 12-week engagement at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre, beginning July 25, with an opening set for August 2.

Karina Schmirnoff

I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars…for a Good Cause

Tony Dovolani and Elena Grinenko from DWTS were the headliners at a benefit called “Dancing with Desire 2009″ this past Saturday night.  NWF Daily News describes the cause and who benefits (excerpt below).

Desire Street Ministries was founded in 1990 when Mo and Ellen Leverett moved into the neighborhood surrounding the Desire Housing Project in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans. This area has often rated one of the worst in the nation for crime, drugs and poverty.

In 2002, the ministry opened Desire Street Academy for African-American junior and senior high males, in a new multi-purpose ministry, school and recreation facility built on the same property.

Topping the bill were Tony Dovolani and Elena Grinenko from the TV show “Dancing With the Stars.” Top-notch local talent was provided by U.S. ballroom champs Eric Luna and Georgia Ambarian, as well as medal winners Jesse Benedetti and Kimalee Piedad. Kelly Madison from Chapel of the Cross contributed several powerful and moving vocals.

“Dancing already involves a lot of emotions,” Dovolani said at practice, “but when you know you’re doing it for a great cause, every movement, every count, every look matters, because you’re helping to change someone’s life.”

Tony and Elena also taught a group class (apparently). Lots and lots of pictures here for the Tony and Elena Fans.

Tony Dovolani

I hope to have more on the charity-driven endeavors of several of our pros this past weekend.

I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)