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Forever Tango Preview, Karina Smirnoff Writing New Book, Across Grace Alley Update

Karina Smirnoff is not only about to take the stage with Maks Chmerkovskiy in Forever Tango. She’s also been writing a new book. Ok! Magazine asked her a little about what it’s about and here is how she responded.

“It will delve into questions people have often asked which I haven’t been able to answer,” she says. “It’s non-fiction with the stories where the names are a little twisted.”

So is this tell-all going to make Karina a few enemies?

“None of it is bad,” says the dancing pro. “It’s all fact. None of it is horrible. Some of this information is out already, some isn’t. A lot of times I’ve decided not to speak up and say certain things and address certain things and it’s not because I didn’t want to say bit, it’s because I wanted to step back and look at the situation and learn from it. Now that I have I’m ready to share those lessons.”

Karina, who has previously been engaged to baseball player Brad Penny and fellow DWTS star Maksim Chmerkovskiy, says the process of writing the book has made her look at life a little differently.

“The more you talk about it (your life), the more you realize,” she says. “The more you write the more you understand that people’s perception is their reality. It’s an interesting observation. I can’t say too much because I don’t want to give it all away but it’s a very eye-opening book for me while I was writing it and definitely for anyone who will read it.”

Cool, I can’t wait to buy this book. How about you? You can read the full article at Ok! Magazine. Don’t miss reading it because there is a brief mention about Karina’s new movie “Across Grace Alley” with Ralph Macchio as well.

By the way, stay tuned. Karina and Maks will be on Extra and Good Morning America on Monday to talk of their 3 week run in “Forever Tango”. They’ll also be on The View on Friday. For tickets, see this link. Here’s a little preview from Forever Tango….

July 5, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

PureDWTS Media Round-up: A Birthday Bash, Across Grace Alley Stills, A Floor Show In Australia, And A Benefit Gala

Just a little Dancing With The Stars media round-up!!! This weekend, Dancing With The Stars pros Derek Hough and Karina Smirnoff attended a big birthday bash for dancing alumni Maria Menounos. Julianne Hough and Shirley Ballas also attended the fun event as well as a total of 800 guests. Derek’s sister Katherine and baby were also there. It started at noon with a pool party and ended with a Hawaiian party. Below is Derek and Karina dancing together during the festivities.

You can see more coverage at Pure Derek Hough!!

Speaking of Karina, have you seen this instagram photo yet? The photo features some beautiful stills of Karina from her first movie role “Across Grace Alley“. With an exception to some sound adjustments from Ralph Macchio, it sounds like the movie is almost finished and ready to go. Well, we hope?


Went back in to make adjustments to sound mix on ACROSS GRACE ALLEY today. “A film is never done, only abandoned” True that! Good day
@ralphmacchio
Ralph Macchio

And moving down under! Pros Gleb Savchenko and his wife Elena Samodanova are currently in Australia. This weekend they gave a floor show and lecture. Below they Cha Cha and do a Paso Doble for the audience. Nice!! I need to add Elena to my Pro Wish List. :D

Lastly, remember dancer and ballroom instructor Adrianne Haslet-Davis who was tragically hurt and lost her leg in the Boston bombings? Dancing With The Stars plans to help and follow her on her journey of recovery. Well, on June 15th, you can help too. There will be a Fundraising Gala for her and her husband Adam Davis in Boston. If interesting in attending and helping them, visit Aurthur Murray Facebook and Authur Murray Event Bright for details and ticket information. Thanks to Tumbles for the heads up on this news.

And that makes this post a wrap for now! More later! ;) xxx

June 10, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff Attends New Screening Of ‘Across Grace Alley’

Last night, Ralph Macchio, Ben Hyland, and Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff attended a screening of ‘Across Grace Alley’ at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California. If you’d like to see some gorgeous takes of Karina again (Jim? :) ), see Getty Images!

February 4, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Karina Smirnoff and Ralph Macchio Interviewed About “Across Grace Alley’, DWTS, And More

Broadway World has a new interview posted with dance pro Karina Smirnoff and former Dancing With The Stars partner Ralph Macchio. They talk with them about their partnership on Dancing With The Stars and their new film together, “Across Grace Alley, which will soon be premiering on the East coast at the HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL from October 10th – 14th! Here is fan take of how they started working on the film together. Lots more at the link. Check out this new website for the film too. It’s fun!

So at what point did you start talking about working together on the film. Was it during that season, or afterwards?

RM: It was afterwards. We felt, and I think this is probably the case for a lot of people on that show, there is certainly a void when it’s over. I think you either wind up being friends forever or never wanting to talk to the person ever again. In our case, I felt the creativity that we had, the ability that we had to tell stories through dance and also through the weekly packages on the show – I miss that and I felt that Karina and I had more stories to tell.

And I think we both felt that and we both miss that creative process. And the getting to know her behind the camera and personally as the friendship grew over the course of the season, I became more and more fascinated with how intriguing a person she was and how much I felt this sort of real, human, understated, grounded side to her that was not sort of focused on the celebrity of Dancing with the Stars- and the glitz and glamour part of it. I saw the human side, the girl beneath the woman, was something I thought would be a fascinating character and so a lot of her character in our film came about in just conversations and our relationship and some discussions we had over that time from a human level.

So that’s where the concept of placing Karina in that sort of place and unveiling that side of her began and our creative collaboration in my world of filmmaking, as opposed to her world of ‘5, 6, 7, 8 go!’

And Karina, this is your film debut. Can you tell us a little bit about your role and is this a career you’d like to pursue further?

Absolutely. It was an incredible experience. You know on Dancing with the Stars we get to create and we get to become a different character for the dance, but it was never as in-depth as it was during the shooting of the movie. And to work with Ralph and to have him explain to me the direction of how he wanted me to act in a certain scene. It wasn’t like 5, 6, 7, 8, go as he says. He told me stories that connected to an emotional experience in my life. And he knows exactly what he wants you to do, which was a very good experience in many ways. I loved every minute of it. I’m looking at other roles right now- I’m excited about this new acting in my life because I have always wanted to act, but when you’re growing up it’s usually a dream and a lot of people don’t think it can be reality, but Ralph has given me a possibility that can be the next chapter of my life and I am ever so grateful for that.

October 4, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Karina Smirnoff And Ralph Macchio’s “Across Grace Alley” To Be Shown At LA Shorts Fest Opening Night Program

Things are starting to heat up for Ralph Macchio’s new movie called “Across Grace Alley” starring Dancing With The Stars and former partner Karina Smirnoff! I’m not sure what this means exactly (maybe one of you can explain?), but, the new movie has been officially selected as part of the OPENING NIGHT Program of the ‘Academy accredited’ “LA SHORTS FEST” in September!

This news comes from the new official “Across Grace Alley” Facebook page. Be sure you join up for all the latest including ticket information soon. So, stay tuned.

For our previous updates, see this link.

August 19, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Ralph Macchio Premieres “Across Grace Alley” Clip On The View, Karina Smirnoff Stunning

Hey All! For those interested, be sure to watch Friday’s episode of The View at their official site. Ralph Macchio helped to co-host. In the introduction, they talk of his movie “Across Grace Alley” which stars his former Dancing With The Stars partner Karina Smirnoff. They also show of clip from the movie which shows Karina dancing with the little boy from the movie. It’s truly beautiful and mesmerizing. Be sure to watch it HERE. Sorry, still no word yet on it’s release.

For all of our previous updates on Across Grace Alley, see this link.

On a side note: Doesn’t Ralph look fantastic? I also couldn’t believe he has a 21 year old daughter now. She’s also an actress and has a role in the movie “Girl Most Likely”. You can see them together at it’s premiere at Zimbio Pictures.

July 19, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Ralph Macchio And Karina’s Smirnoff’s New Movie To Be Called “Across Grace Alley”, More Details Released


This will evolve – just getting started – stay tuned! @ @ Marsha Mason http://t.co/fWi7TORx1t
@ralphmacchio
Ralph Macchio

Finally, we’re getting some new information about Ralph Macchio and Karina’s Smirnoff’s new movie which they filmed last summer. As you can read from Ralph Macchio’s tweet above, it’s going to be called “Across Grace Alley” (Isn’t this a beautiful title? I love it!). You can read this link for more details on the cast and movie for what they have so far. As previously reported, Karina will be playing one of the main characters. She’ll also be choreographing. Ralph is the writer, director, and the producer. Below is the plot summary….

ACROSS GRACE ALLEY – A young boy struggling with his parents’ divorce seeks solace in his infatuation with a captivating woman he discovers through a neighboring window. This poignant and visual coming-of-age story illustrates how brief encounters can have profound emotional effects. Written and Directed by Ralph Macchio. The film stars new discovery, Ben Hyland, four time Oscar nominee, Marsha Mason and world-class dancer, Karina Smirnoff, in her film lead debut.

Looks good. I can’t wait to see it!

April 26, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Karina Smirnoff And Ralph Macchio Grace Red Carpet At LA International Short Film Festival

Last night Karina Smirnoff and Ralph Macchio graced the Red Carpet at the LA International Short Film Festival. They were there to support their new short film “Across Grace Alley!! You can see loads of new fun pictures of them at Getty Images. Karina looks fantastic in black!! A stunner as always.

September 6, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS2014 Karina Smirnoff And Tony Dovolani To Be On Good Morning America Next Week And Other News

Just a couple of TV Heads up! Wednesday, Feb. 12th, Karina Smirnoff will be a guest on Good Morning America. Let’s hope she talks of the new season of Dancing With The Stars and gives some info on the cast announcement? Also, Tony Dovolani will be on Good Morning America on Thursday, Feb. 13th to give a dance lesson. From ABCMedia Net.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 – Lucky Magazine’s Eva Chen with her favorite picks for Valentine’s Day; “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer Karina Smirnoff; GMA’s Epic Wedding Showdown

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 – Actors Bruce Dern and June Squibb (“Nebraska”); singer Francesca Battistelli performs; “Deals and Steals” with contributor Tory Johnson; GMA’s Epic Wedding Showdown: the winning couple gets a dance lesson from “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer Tony Dovoloni

And speaking of Karina, it appears she may have a new part in a new movie called “In Light of the Dance”. Below are a few details….

In Light of the Dance, a feature film being produced by Curliss Entertainment and Hey Girl Hey Entertainment has attached Karina Smirnoff, ballroom’s top female dancer to the production. Smirnoff best known for her accolades on Dancing With The Stars has recently branched out as an actress, starring in the lead role in the theatrical short Across Grace Alley that was produced by her former DWTS partner Ralph Macchio.

The film evolves around the stage show hit Burn The Floor. Since 1999 Burn the Floor has thrilled audiences around the world. Years before Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance turned ballroom dancing into must-see TV, this sizzling Ballroom and Latin dance spectacular was setting stages ablaze and will now be making its debut on the silver screen.

Too cool! More at PRlog.

February 7, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff Pictured In Los Angeles

Awww, isn’t Karina Smirnoff cute in this striped maxi dress? Yesterday, the Dancing With The Stars pro was seen leaving a hair salon in Los Angeles. You can view more fun pictures of her at Zimbio Pictures. The Daily Mail also has a little write up on her today which includes talks of her movie Across Grace Alley. Things are really starting to gear up for this movie. Let’s hope we find out the air date soon.

June 21, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.