A non-profit organization Communication Service for the Deaf has released ‘Beyond Inclusion’ starring Nyle DiMarco. It’s aimed at inspiring a national conversation about the perceptions of people with disabilities. This makes you think about why we have to label being deaf (or anything else) a “disability”? Loving this message….
Wanya Morris and Boyz II Men performed on Good Morning America today. George also asks Wanya on Dancing With The Stars too. Are they not fine fine or what?! Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.
Hey All! If you live in the Boston area and/or live or are visiting the east coast, be sure to see “Dancing With A Twist” with Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin. The show will take place on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th at Boston’s Symphony Hall. The Boston Pops (affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra”) will be collaborating the show. Joining Anna and Dmitry will be professional dancers Brent Borbon, Oksana Dmytrenko, Magda Fialek, Anya Fuchs, Kiki Nyemcheck, Jaymz Tuaileva, Carl James Blair, Allen Genkin, Patricia Kaniowski, and Jenya Shatilova, as well as American Idol finalist Gina Glocksen-Ruzicka and professional singer Mykal Kilgore. For TICKETS and more information about the performances, go BSO.org.
What a cool read on former Dancing With The Stars Pro Chelsie Hightower from the Desert News on how her dancing story began. Here are a couple of takes from the link. I wish they’d ask her back to do Dancing With The Stars.
While I am admittedly biased one year later, I wasn’t then. I was not a fan of “Dancing With the Stars,” and I didn’t know she had also been on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Two weeks after our first visit, she hosted a ward activity in her home on a Sunday night.
She and I talked for two hours afterward and have been friends ever since. I listened that night as she talked about realizing that she couldn’t handle the demands of her career on her own and how she came to understand that the Savior’s “yoke is easy” and his “burden is light,” as it says in Matthew 11:30.
Hightower’s dance career began when she was 9 and her family moved into the boundaries of the only elementary school in the United States with a ballroom dance program.
“I think I realized at a young age … that I was meant to be in that ballroom program, and I was meant to find dance,” Hightower said. “I felt like … the Lord was opening doors for me and guiding my path, and I’ve felt like dance was a part of that path since I was 9 years old.”
With the transition to Los Angeles and the pressure of the show, she found herself having anxiety and panic attacks, but she poured herself into dance.
During her time on “Dancing With the Stars,” she was nominated for an Emmy. She coached world champion rodeo cowboy Ty Murray to a fourth-place finish during her first season, and singer-songwriter Micheal Bolton called her “his light” during their time as partners on the show in 2010. She remembers these friendships as the most rewarding part of the experience.
Still, she knew where her strength came from.
To read the complete story, see the Desert News.
Maks Chmerkovskiy was interviewed on AOL Build today. He talks on the new “Maks & Val Our Way” Tour and what fans can expect. Maks also answered a few questions on Dancing With The Stars and whether he’d take Len Goodman’s place when he retired. Maks was also asked on his engagement and wedding to Peta Murgatroyd. Lot’s more below. One of Mak’s best interviews in my opinion. If you haven’t got tickets to the “Our Way” tour, see this link. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.
Karina Smirnoff Chats Of Her Sad Elimination With Doug Flutie, His Dedication, Her New Studio, And More
Karina talked on her sad elimination with Doug Flutie on KTLA today. She also talked on her new dance studio. Below is more….
Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy were on The View today. You can watch their appearance below. Much thanks to @Idolxfactor for recording.
According to ET, Artem Chigvintsev and Mishta Barton are dating. This is so cool. If true, I wish them the best.
Mischa Barton might not have gotten very far on this season of Dancing With the Stars, but The O.C. alum got more out of the show than expected.
A source confirms to ET that Barton and her DWTS partner, Artem Chigvintsev, have started dating. The pair were spotted out at The Little Door, a quaint French restaurant in Los Angeles, on Wednesday night.
“They’ve been in touch after the show and care about each other but this is the first proper date,” a source told ET, adding that the pair are “transitioning into more than friends.” “He is the reason she’s looking happier recently. She has become giddy when talking about him and quite smitten with him.”
The source added, “He’s pursued her for a while, and she’s coming around,” calling their outing “an official date.”
After the two shared a meal, they went to Chateau Marmont where the actress introduced the dancer to some of her pals.
More at ET.
ETA: Below is what Just Jared Jr. is reporting….
“Mischa and Artem are NOT dating. The experience of Dancing with the Stars has a tendency to really bond partners and pros,” a rep for Artem tells JJJ exclusively.
They added, “They have remained friends since the show.”
This is such a cute interview with Kim Fields on Good Day LA. She talks on Dancing With The Stars, Sasha Farber, the Judges, and lots more.
Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe discussed their journey on Dancing With The Stars with Access Hollywood this morning. They also talked about her accident last week, all the pressure that comes with dancing on the show, and much more.