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.
Awww, weren’t we just talking of how we miss seeing Karina Smirnoff pictured at Premieres? Well, here she is attending the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘The Distortion of Sound’ at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, California. Gorgeous!! You can view more photos at Getty Images. Oh my goodness, I am loving her SHOES!
We’re waiting for Emmy.com to update with a full list of their nominations, but, for now, we know that Dancing With The Stars has been nominated for “Outstanding Reality Competition“. WOO HOO! We’ll update this post if there are more nominations. Stay tuned.
Derek Hough has been nominated for “Outstanding Choreography” for three routines: Human, Macy’s Stars Of Dance Paso/Flamenco Ameksa, and Too Darn Hot. More info on the routines at Pure Derek Hough.
Tom Bergeron for “Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program”
Also, Dancing With The Stars has been nominated for “Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special”, “Outstanding Lighting Design”, “Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)”, and “Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series”
For a complete list of the nominations, see Emmy.com here, here, and here. The winners will be announced on Monday, Aug. 25, during a ceremony at the Nokia Theatre LIVE in Los Angeles, California. The show will be broadcast live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.
Wow! So fantastic and so deserving for all who are nominated!!! Let us know what you think in comments!!!
Dancing With The Stars Tony Dovolani interviewed Leah Remini on her new show “Leah Remini: It’s All Relative”. He tries to keep things serious, but, well, you know Leah.
Cute video. And check out how Karina says she’s shooting a movie in August. WHA? Does anyone know more on this? Or is this video old? Not sure??
Abby Miller tells OK! Magazine that she’d like to judge Dancing With The Stars again. She also some ideas for the show one being to not have celebrities and just let the pros dance. Lots more below. Is this lady for real? Please TPTB, do not ever let her do this show again…and that includes as a contestant as well.
Such a cute interview with Karina Smirnoff and Pets WebMD. The Dancing With The Stars pro talks all about her “real partner” in life….her Staffordshire terrier, Randy. I love this dog.
Tell me about your guy Randy.
“He’s an American Staffordshire terrier, almost 7 years old, 95 pounds, and he’s the biggest teddy bear. He’ll look mean, but he thinks he’s a Chihuahua and likes to sit on your lap. When he walks by a mirror, he’ll startle himself, because he doesn’t realize he’s so big. He sleeps with me (taking up 90% of the bed) and only eats with a spoon.”
How did Randy get his name?
“I had another Staffie mix named Tyson after Mike Tyson, when we lived in New Jersey. I love these big, muscular dogs. He was the center of the family. But he got out of the house, ran toward the highway, and got hit by a car. He was only 1 and a half, and after that, I’d catch my parents crying when they were looking at pictures of Tyson. I thought, we got to get another dog. Then I found Randy, who is named after Randy Couture, another fighter. But I’m an only child, so he’s really Randy Smirnoff — the sibling I never had.”
More at Pets WebMD. Thanks to @DWTSGossip for the find.
Entertainment Scoop sat down with Sharna Burgess. They talk of what she’s been doing this summer and prepping for “Ballroom Fusion“….a teaching convention she and her boyfriend, Paul Kirkland, put together. Other pros will be helping them too as they travel to cities all over starting in November. They also talk on Dancing With The Stars, her past dance partners, her dream partner, and more. Thanks to Kate for sending. It’s so good to see her again!
Not sure if there is anything to this speculation from LaLate. They mention Kandi Burruss and some other celebs from Bravo for the next season of Dancing With The Stars…
Is Kandi Burruss joining Dancing with the Stars next season? While Kandi, ABC and BravoTV have yet to comment which Bravolebrity, if any, could be joining DWTS next season, at the moment it would seem likely that Kandi would be the likely Bravolebrity frontrunner followed by Kyle Richards and either Vicki Gunvalson or Tamra Barney.
ABC’s DWTS castings took a turn several seasons ago when the show casted Lisa Vanderpump as its first BravoTV star. The RHOBH & Pump Rules star at the time had one of the digital footprints on social media of any Bravo personality. In fact, Lisa’s appearance played a major storyline in the last RHOBH season with the “fake fainting” debate. Vanderpump has admitted to news that NeNe Leakes often calls her for advice on housewives shows. And shortly around the same time, Leakes inked her spot on DWTS, the second Bravolebrity to date.
More at LaLate.