What’s J.R. Martinez been up to since winning the Dancing With The Stars Mirror Ball? Has he missed his partner Karina Smirnoff, dancing, and rehearsing? Find out in this new interview on Access Hollywood where J.R. talks all about it. He brought his Mirror Ball for the interview as well which he hasn’t been seperated from since he won it. LOL! Note the mentions on Derek, his girlfriend, and what he says on his Mom as well.
Dancing With The Stars pro Tony Dovolani was honored by the city of New York yesterday for Albania’s Independence. Director of the 99th Anniversary Of Albanian Independence event, Stan Dragoti, gave him a plaque. Getty Images has some cool pictures. Be sure you take a look at them all here. You can read more on the events taking place and more on the Albanian people, how they got their independence, and how they keep their unique heritage alive at Boogie Downer.
Thirty celebrities including Dancing With The Stars judge Bruno Tonioli were asked to draw around their hand, sign it, and style it in their own unique way for a Cats Protection Welfare Charity. The prints go on sale in an eBay auction Thursday, Dec. 1st. Other celebrities who have participated are Shirley Bassey, chef Gordon Ramsay, Glee star Heather Morris, Brigitte Bardot, England cricketer Graeme Swann and comedian Terry Jones. Below is a teaser video.
This makes me happy. I love cats. I didn’t realize Bruno did too and that he helped with a cat program like this!
In light of Derek Hough presenting at the 4th Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards Wednesday night, the Las Vegas Review Journal has a great article up on him and how he was once bullied in school. Below is a take on how he became a “defuser”….
“I would get in fights. I broke some kid’s nose. Well, he punched me first,” says Hough, who appears Wednesday at the World Mixed Martial Arts Awards at the Palms.
Hough, 26, remembers that particular fight well.
“He tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around. And he punched me,” he says.
“My nose was bleeding all over the place. All this blood filled up in my hand. I turned around and threw all this blood in this kid’s face. Then I started getting on him and I broke his nose.”
Hough was expelled, but the bully wasn’t. Hough’s parents were supportive.
“My mom was like, ‘Damn right, you fight back if somebody touches you.’ ”
His dad took a different approach and advised him to “just work it out.”
“And that’s how I am in general — I’m a defuser of a situation,” Hough says.
Doesn’t it break your heart to know how several of the dancers were bullied when they were kids just because they danced? :( Be sure to read the full story here. Derek also talks of how he got into Martial Arts and more.