As you know from a previous post, the cast of the Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour performed at Radio City Music Hall last night. You can see some beautiful photos at Radio City Twitter. Here’s a fun facebook chat they held yesterday too.
Today is Maks Chmerkovksiy’s birthday and look what Peta Murgatroyd posted at her instagram…..yes, Maks and Baby Shai. So precious I had to post. Happy Birthday, Maks!
The cast of the Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour performed on Good Morning America today. Sharna and Val were interviewed a little too. Videos below courtesy of @Idolxfactor1. It’s so good to see them all and I love what Val said on being a new Uncle. Be sure to see the tour if you can. Tickets Here.
— Al Kahn (@idolxfactor1) January 17, 2017
— Al Kahn (@idolxfactor1) January 17, 2017
— Al Kahn (@idolxfactor1) January 17, 2017
I can’t imagine how Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas felt sharing the stage with the real Franki Valli last night as the Broadway show “Jersey Boys” wrapped up its 11 year run. A night and time he will never forget! WELL DONE, Mark!!!
— Jordan Roth (@Jordan_Roth) January 16, 2017
These two instagrams by Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovksiy are so sweet. They update us on Baby Shai. Note how Maks says he’s the happiest he’s ever been. Don’t forget to pick up the new issue of People Magazine today for even more.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all the well wishes for our little Shai. I've read all the beautiful blessings and he is without a doubt a lucky boy He is a healthy boy with an incredible appetite for food and love We can't wait to share him with you, but for the first most crucial weeks of his life we're just keeping him for ourselves and soaking up these moments. Thank you for your patience and all of your love! Designed by @thenessalee @nessaleebaby #vanessaantonelli Photo credit: @alanbarryphotography
It's been one week plus one day of my fatherhood and I'm the happiest person that's ever lived. I'm also feeling very protective and now understand what every parent in history have been going through for as long as humans have been giving birth. I don't let too many people come see my son and I don't want to put any of him on social media just yet. @petamurgatroyd and I just want to enjoy our little family, together with our loved ones, and take in all the precious moments which we'll never get back. So be sensitive please. Or not. Either way, hope everyone's year is off to an incredible start. Ours sure started with a bang P.S. Farts, poops and throw-ups are the best!
Mark Ballas And BC Jean Perform At The Cutting Room In New York City – Review, Photos, Videos By Lily
You might know Lily from comments and other Pure blogs. Well, Lily saw BC Jean and Mark Ballas, aka Alexander Jean, perform in New York City, NY at The Cutting Room. Below she tells us all about it. Lily also sent us some fun photos and beautiful videos of their performances. You will love this. Enjoy! (((((THANKS LILY!!!!))))) You are a jewel!
I’ve been a fan of Mark Ballas on DWTS because of his creativity, choreography, goofiness and of course his dance skills. I had a meet and greet with DWTS live tour in January 2015, but Mark wasn’t there that day so I was disappointed that I didn’t get to meet him. During week 9 of DWTS S21, when Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin used Alexander Jean’s song Roses and Violets, I was inspired to see them in concert when they announced their tour last year.
When Alexander Jean played Webster Hall in NYC in July 2016, I was able to meet Mark and BC before and after their show! Since then, I have been able to see Mark perform as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys in October 2016, and November 2016.
Mark tweeted about playing another gig at The Cutting Room in NYC. I was planning to go, but final plans didn’t work out until the day of the show! Marianne, another DWTS fan, was generous enough to do the driving, and we even found free parking on the street in NYC! We arrived at the venue at 10pm, and the show started shortly after 10:30pm. The setlist was as follows, in no particular order:
“The Chain” Fleetwood Mac cover
Whiskey and Morphine
Stampede, Mark’s guitar solo
Roses and Violets
If I Were a Boy – Beyonce song written by BC Jean et al.
The songs on their first EP are inspiring, and were performed with talent, passion & chemistry. The show ended around 12:15 am. Many of the Jersey Boys cast were there to show support. There were also friends of Val Chmerkovskiy who were there to support Mark and BC such as Nicole Volynets.
We all waited around for Mark and BC to greet the fans. Marianne and I got on line to wait to talk with Mark and BC Jean. When it was my turn, I said hello and introduced myself, and they both said it was nice to see you again, and always show your support. I said something like “you remembered”? Mark said “It’s hard to forget you. Thank you for always showing your support”! Awwwww!
I was holding a photobook that I made, and Mark asked “what do you have there”? I said I made a photobook and showed him the page of our meet and greet from July, and asked them both to sign the page. They were happy to oblige, and then we proceeded to pose for our pictures.
Marianne was taking pictures during our talking & signing, so when it was time for the posed picture, the camera wasn’t ready, so we had to wait a few seconds. She was able to take a couple of pictures. Mark also asked me to tag him when I post the pictures. After saying thank you, and that I will miss them, they promised that they will come back in the summer for their second EP release. Afterwards, I asked Mark if he will be doing DWTS, and he made a hand gesture about being not sure! We shall see!
We left the venue around 1:50 am. Marianne dropped me off at 2:30am, and she didn’t get home until 3:50 am so it was a late night for sure, but we had a great time! Thank you Mark and BC!
Here are some pictures and videos. I tweeted some pictures and videos, and Shirley Ballas liked them. Enjoy!
Below you can see Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovksiy’s new Baby nursery for their new baby Shai. You can also see some photos at People. Beautiful. I’m such a fan to “white”. For even more, pick up the new issue of People on news stands everyone on Friday!
Today on Good Morning America, Dancing With The Stars Erin Andrews revealed some details on her engagement to Jarret Stoll. This story is so romantic. See why below….
Congratulations to Dancing With The Stars pro Louis Van Amstel and health coach Joshua Lancaster. Sunday the two were married in Sundance, Utah in a beautiful winter setting. From People….
ETA: To read more and see some beautiful photos of Louis’ wedding, see US Weekly.
“We wanted a winter wedding,” van Amstel tells PEOPLE exclusively about choosing to wed in Sundance, Utah.
Lancaster, 27, and van Amstel, 44, met in 2009 at a bar in Los Angeles, where van Amstel lives while shooting DWTS, and dated long distance for four years before Lancaster moved from Austin to Utah with van Amstel.
“Sundance happens to be one of the private, romantic traditions between the two of us, so it seems only fitting to host the wedding there,” says Lancaster.
We had a whole group of wedding party in mumus and Uggs on Sunday morning to stamp down the snow,” says van Amstel. “We wanted it to be an experience, not just a decorated room.”
One of van Amstel’s best friends, Dawson’s Creek actress Mary-Margaret Humes, served as his best man.
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“We wanted to be surrounded by good friends,” says van Amstel. “I guess it’s the European in me, but I didn’t want anything fake. That’s why Josh and I works so well. He’s completely real.”
DWTS Choreographer Mandy Moore Choreographs Golden Globes Opening Number, Thanked By Winners Of “La La Land”
Give it up to Dancing With The Stars choreographer Many Moore! Not only was she thanked a multiple of times by the Golden Globe winners for her work in “La La Land”, she also choreographed the opening number (see below). What a night for her and “La La Land” who won 7 awards. Below is more from Hollywood Reporter.
Choreographer Mandy Moore was thanked multiple times at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
The La La Land Golden Globe award winners repeatedly thanked their film’s choreographer, Mandy Moore, in their acceptance speeches, leading casual viewers at home to wonder if singer-actress Mandy Moore, who stars in and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in NBC’s This Is Us also choreographed the Damien Chazelle musical.
She didn’t. The La La Land choreographer is a different person who has the same name as the This Is Us actress.
La La Land’s Moore choreographed the opening of the awards show on Sunday, hosted by Jimmy Fallon. In addition to La La Land, she has worked on Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Joy and such reality shows as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars.