Below is a new interview with Maks Chmerkovksiy and WFAA in Dallas, Texas. As you know, he, Karina Smirnoff, Cheryl Burke, and Tony Dovolani are dancing in Ballroom With A Twist this weekend. He talks all about it and how he hopes to thank fans at the show. They also ask him if he is returning to Dancing With The Stars, but, he’s not sure. Lot’s more below…
We probably shouldn’t get too excited. But Shania Twain did a Facebook chat earlier this week and a fan asked if she would ever do Dancing With the Stars.
Her answer: “I’d consider it!”
So, ABC, there you go. Give the country star a call!
Plus, a source tells HollywoodLife.com that the chances of Shania joining the cast are pretty strong.
“Those at DWTS are very confident that Shania Twain will join the show in its next season,” a source reveals to us EXCLUSIVELY. “She is very, very, very close to signing on the show.”
Also, below are some other rumors from Hollywood Life. A few of them we’ve before. I say, bring them on too. What do you think?
Rumors are swirling that Ashley Gold, L.A. Galaxy star Landon Donovan and goalkeeper Tim Howard might join Season 19 of DWTS as well — this could be one incredible season!
Thanks to Vin for the Hollywood Life link!
Wow, isn’t this a stunning shot of Karina Smirnoff? The Dancing With The Stars pro attended the premiere of ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ at the El Capitan Theatre on July 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. To view more pics, see Getty Images. Beautiful and thanks to Jim for the heads up.
You can also see her at 9th Annual All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party Pre ESPY’s in this video….
Also, Cheryl Burke attended some ESPY events. Doesn’t she looking stunning below? More pictures at Getty Images.
And here is Cheryl with Access Hollywood yesterday as well. She talks about bullies, her body image, and a little on Dancing With The Stars….
Awww, isn’t this some fun news?!! Below is Cheryl Burke on Extra today with Mario Lopez. She talks of how Dancing With The Stars may go back to two nights for Season 19…but, only for a few weeks. There is also a possibility of having a 4th judge. Cheryl also address the recent headlines saying she’s lost too much weight and how she’s had plastic surgery (Cheryl don’t listen to the rumor mongers. You look fantastic!). More below…..
Dancing With The Stars co-host Erin Andrews will be replacing Pam Oliver as the NFL sideline reporter for Fox’s No. 1 team according to Variety. What an interesting turn of events.
Erin Andrews will be replacing Pam Oliver as the NFL sideline reporter for Fox’s No. 1 team.
For her 20th season as a sideline reporter for Fox, Oliver will be part of the No. 2 team. After this season, she will discontinue reporting on the sidelines to work on other pieces and productions for Fox Sports as part of a multi-year contract, as well as continue her role on Showtime’s “60 Minutes Sports.”
Oliver told Sports Illustrated that the news was “a little shocking,” expressing her love for the job and her reluctance to change. However, she also stated that Andrews, a younger reporter, would be more ideal for the target demographic.
You can read the full article at Variety.
I’m kind of hoping this means Erin is leaving Dancing With The Stars. I want Brooke back.
If you go to Red Carpet Crash, you can listen to Karina Smirnoff chatting about Dancing With The Stars and her past partners. She also mentions how none of the dancers know who is coming back for the new season of Dancing With The Stars as first producers have to get the celebrities and then pair them up with the best partner, but, she and everyone is hoping to come back. Lots more at the link including her plans next to dance in Ballroom With A Twist. Great interview! For tickets to see Ballroom With A Twist in Dallas and other cities this summer, see this link.
The White Rock Lake Weekly has a fun article up on Ballroom With A Twist which is set to premiere in Dallas on July 19th. Producers told them “it will feature colorful, sparkly costumes with yards of fringe like those seen on “Dancing with the Stars.” They also said the show will feature “magnificent music and breathtaking performances, pushing the boundaries of ballroom dance while infusing it with the energy and intensity of the latest contemporary and ‘hip-hop’ styles.”
White Rock Lake Weekly also talked with Tony Dovolani on the show. He’s looking very forward to visiting and dancing in Dallas especially being how he’s golfed at the Dallas Cowboys Golf Course. He also talked with them about Dancing With The Stars. Here is what he said about his partners, the competition, his career, how long he plans to do the show and more…
He admits that, although he’s had a great time with all of his partners, he especially enjoyed Melissa Rycroft, with whom he won Season 15, Susan Lucci and Leah Remini. He said he respected partners Kathy Ireland and Kate Goslyn, neither of whom ever had a dance lesson. “They were ready to learn and great partners,” he said.
During the three months of the season, the pros don’t get any breaks or days off. Training is intense throughout.
Of course, the longer the stars stay in the competition, the more they practice. “It takes about three week to unwind after a season ends to wind down,” Dovolani explained.
When asked about injuries, Dovolani said he’s hurt his back, toes and knee, for starters. “I do not know one dancer who dances without injuries.” During the season, the dancers endure six to 12 hours of rehearsal every day.
The dancer has become a health and wellness expert who demonstrates how dance leads to fitness, confidence and overcoming health issues.
He has guest-hosted segments of television shows including “Ellen,” the Golf Channel’s “The Morning Drive” and ABC’s syndicated “On the Red Carpet” and “Good Morning America.” He and fellow dancers Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy are partners in Dance With Me USA Dance Studios in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The 40-year-old lives in Connecticut with his wife of almost 15 years, Lina, and three children, Luana and twins Adrian and Ariana. During the season, his family generally comes to town to see the show, but last season he was able to make it home a number of times. “My wife is the best person I know. Marrying her was the best thing I ever did in my life,” he said.
When asked how long he plans to do the show, he said, “As long as they’ll have me. I love the difference it makes in a person’s life and how it inspires others.”
Below is a fun new Dancing With The Stars scoop from Kristyn Burtt. She mentions how a new Dancing With The Stars Tour is in the making for 2015! THANKS KRISTYN! The more dancing tours, the better. Bring them on!
With all the “choreographer” talk in the Emmy Nomination Post, here is a new question for you: Who do you think are the THREE best choreographers currently on Dancing With the Stars? You can also name two or three alternates if you like. RANK them in order as well. When you weigh in with your answer, remember this isn’t about who dances the best or who is your favorite dancer necessarily, but, about who makes the best routines for their partners (and pro numbers, etc) as a whole. See you in comments!
Isn’t this a fun little video? Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber posted it on his You Tube channel last night. He’s doing a Cha Cha/Jazz number to Michael Jackson’s “Slave to the Rhythm”. Note that soon Sasha will doing some teaching in a new summer tour. For more info and if interested, contact The Ballroom Dance School here or here.