Above is a picture from USA Today of Maks and a flash mob surprising The Chew co-hosts this week. This episode with Maks will be airing on ABC today (Thursday). So be sure to tune in if interested. If you miss it, watch this link at The Chew’s official site closely because they will be posting the full episode soon. Below is a little sneak preview…
Thanks to DWTSMaksimFans at twitter for the heads up on the sneak preview. Looks like a fun show for the Maksimistas and the Maksimistos!!
According to Vegas News, Karina will be celebrating her birthday on January 14th at the Gallery Nightclub inside the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino if you’d like to attend. You can read all about it at the link which highlights her career and all of her current plans including a new make-up line with Girlactik Beauty.
This girl is on the move with so many projects it’s hard to keep up …and what do you think about the photo above? Gorgeous!
Brooke discusses what made her smile during 2011 which includes the last two seasons with Dancing With The Stars. She talks of Karina and J.R. and how he is an inspiration for so many people. The she explains how she is an Ambassador for “Operation Smile” and how much incredible work they are doing around the globe. Very touching. I didn’t realise she helped with this cause. If you’d like to do so as well, visit Operation Smile here.
Do you need a little break to get your mind off the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and to escape with our favorite show? If so, we’ve got just the remedy for you since this special Pure Dancing With The Stars holiday edition may include some holiday dreaming of your own. Silver Bells anyone?
Ok, let’s get started. Answer to the best of your ability or for whatever you think of first….
1. What is your top two favorite dances to watch on Dancing With The Stars?
2. The best choreographer for the pro dances is ____________________________. (you can name one to three if you like)
3. The best choreographer for a celebrity is _______________________. (you can name one to three if you like)
4. Rate the sexiest of these three Male pros in order: Tristan, Maks, Derek
5. Rate the sexiest of these three Female Pros in order: Peta, Cheryl, Kym
6. Design a Christmas Dance: What is your favorite Christmas song? Which two pros would you like to see dance to it and what kind of dance?
Special Note: If you don’t see your fave pros taking part in #3 and #4 above, don’t worry. We have plans to feature them as well in future questionnaires.
*Special Thanks for John/@pureDWTS at twitter and Pure Derek Hough for the inspiration behind some of these questions.
Here are my answers:
1. My two fave dances: The Argentine Tango and the Paso Doble
2. Best Choreographer of Pro Dances is….. Maks!! I’ve enjoyed Derek’s work in the pro dances too. Val is a budding star in this area as well imo.
3. Best Choreographer of a celebrity… Derek no doubt about it! I have a lot of respect for Karina and Kym as well.
4. Sexiest Male pros from these three in order are;
Maks (sometimes Maks is placed first depending on my mood and his hair. )
5. Sexiest Female Pros from these three in order are:
6. My favorite Christmas song is “Ava Maria” and I’d want to see Peta and Val dancing a Slow Waltz to it.
Happy Holidays Everyone!! May it be a magical one! xxx
A heads up for Mark Ballas fans! If you haven’t heard yet, Mark’s home will be featured in a new episode of “Hollywood At Home” for the HGTV Channel. This episode will also visit the homes of Andie MacDowell, Natalie Coughlin, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, George Jones, and Carly Patterson. Each segment will show “beautifully shot images of the stars’ homes and a tour given by the celebrities themselves”. During the Emmy’s, a Mark Ballas community at Facebook via Shirley Ballas posted some shots of Mark and his Mom getting ready for the show. I’m not sure if this is Mark’s home, but, you can view him in a bedroom shot here for a sneak preview for a little of what we might see on this episode? There is also a shot of him standing by a Kurt Cobain picture here. Again, I’m not sure if these are shots from Mark’s home or not? Maybe one of you will know?
Below is a TV schedule of when this episode with Mark and his home will air. For more information, visit HGTV.
I admit! Although I’m not a big fan to the Kardashians, I’m a fan to their Christmas cards for fashion and photography reasons. I like Rob too since he’s a cut above the rest. I also think this Card, snapped by photographer Nick Saglimben, is especially exceptional for the way our Season 13 2nd place winner is posed and standing in a direction away from the rest of the family. Click the pictures to see them in a bigger size. What do you think?
Lacey recently did a new photo shoot with Cean One with photographer Jeremy Fraser. She’s been posting a few of the takes at her twitter account if you want to take a look. She’s seen posing with a male model (her boyfriend?) in black and white photos. She’s sporting Mickey ears in one picture. One picture gets a little controversial where it looks like Lacey is nude behind the American flag.
This isn’t the first time Lacey has worked with Cean One. Last year she did some creative work with them too as a brunette.
If you’d like a sneak peek at the new shoot, visit this link.
Do you recall in last season’s off season when PureDWTS reader Carlos Lustosa updated us on Dancing With The Stars in Argentina? He kept us up to speed on Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood’s dancing. He also introduced us to some of the other cool dance talents at the time which you can read about here again if you like. Now Carlos is back to give us more fun updates on Dancing With The Stars in Argentina which is continueing to stun audiences. Note the differences in how they do Dancing With The Stars in Argentina versus how they do the show in the United States. You’ll also notice they get a little more …uhhh “risque” (is this a good word to describe? ) in their dancing. It’s quite interesting and Carlos has this special way of taking us up, close, and personal. Enjoy and be sure to watch all the videos he’s attached. If you are like myself, it will be well worth your time especially if you are a lover of dance in general and how other cultures influence it, etc. Feel free to tell Carlos your thoughts and ask any questions if you have any. Carlos, from all of us at Pure Dancing With The Stars, we thank you for taking the time to update and report on the show from Argentina for us and we can’t wait for you to tell us how the competition turns out. So, without further ado, here’s Carlos….
Argentinean DwtS Brings More Than Just Dance To The Floor
Hello guys, I’m Carlos, a Brazilian fan of DwtS, but I’m here to talk about the Argentinean version of the show we love. Some of you may have read the comments I wrote that became posts that Vogue published about Bailando, when I talked about Pamela Anderson’s participation and some peculiarities about this show, that is, at fact, a part of the Showmatch, a variety TV show with a tone we call “Popularesco” – which would be geared towards the masses and the content would be full of innuendos… well, think “Jersey Shore”). This said, let’s talk about the dance they do in Argentina. Así se baila en Bailando:
Well, the show premiered on May 17th and will end in a couple weeks from now. Yes. Almost eight months. Do you think it’s too much? Wait till you learn that there are 36 couples who compete during the entire season. 30 couples started, 6 quit (Pamela Anderson and Mike Tyson, amongst them) and were replaced. There was a gay actor paired with a male pro, a “couple” that consisted of two sisters, and one of the celebs is a dwarf lady (my favorite dancer!). Now, the dances: there are a lot of them, of course, some of them as crazy as it can be, and many are very “freestyled”. In fact, some aren’t really a style of dance but named after a prop that you have to use while you are dancing. I’m going to list below the styles the couples danced this season and the huge, and when I say huge I mean HUGE, list of the dances that have appeared on the show during its seven seasons. As example, I’ll try to use the videos of my favorite contestant, the Dwarf singer, Noelia Pompa, and her partner Hernán Piquin. Now, tell me: isn’t she incredible? =]
Note: As David Arquette joked on Jimmy Kimmel about the steamy flavor the Argentinean version of DwtS has, some videos are – how can I say? – NOT kid-friendly, and NOT suitable for work. =p (I’ll let you know which ones)
1- Pop Latino – No big deal here. It’s a freestyle dance to a latin/latin-singer song.
2- Cha Cha Cha
3- Adagio – Similar to Rumba because it’s slow and romantic, but it’s more like freestyle. And you are allowed to do lifts.
4- Axé – This is when Pamela Anderson quit. Axé is a Brazilian street dance that may be similar to aerobics and, traditionally, it’s danced as the song ask you to do some moves. Example: “Put the hands on your knees, get down, shake your booty, etc).
5- Reggaeton – Puerto Rican hip hop
6- Cumbia – Remember Cuban salsa, which is different from the salsa in line (the sisters Escudero. Starts at 3:50) NOT kid-friendly, and NOT suitable for work! but very creative.
Congratulations, JR and Diana Gonzalez-Jones!! I think he’s going to be a great father – his outlook on life is phenomenal. According to People.com:
J.R. Martinez tells PEOPLE exclusively that he and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting their first child next spring.
“We found out just last week it’s a girl and we are over the moon,” Martinez, 28, says. “Diana has a little baby bump now and it’s the cutest thing ever. With the holidays coming up, this is the biggest and best gift we could get.”