How about some more coverage of “Sway”? Getty Images has some beautiful photos of the “Sway” Meet & Greet from yesterday. You can view a few of them below. The Daily Mail has photos and coverage as well. You can also read some reviews of the show at the Digital Journal and the Examiner. Peta Jane Fans at twitter attended the show. You can view lots of photos and her comments here. Also below are some dance videos from the show courtesy of Trisha Cannon. Lastly, you can listen to some interviews with Val and Henry. Val talks on Sway and the new Dancing With The Stars tour (thanks to Andrea and Lois for the interview finds). What a fun weekend it’s been for them all.
Last night “Sway: A Dance Trilogy” premiered in New York City. Below are some stunning photos of the cast. To see more photos, see Getty Images. And is “Sway” coming to Miami in Decemeber? Check out this poster courtesy of @Pouncer84 at twitter.
DWTS Sharna Burgess, Maks Chmerkovksiy, Tony Dovolani, Mark Ballas, Noah Galloway To Dance In “Dancing With Desire” June 18th
Sharna Burgess, Maks Chmerkovksiy, Tony Dovolani, Mark Ballas, and Noah Galloway will be dancing in a new Fred Astaire Dance Studio production called “Dancing With Desire“. The show will take place on June, 18th, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, Florida. Below is some information from the Kelly Arts Center. Proceeds from the show will benefit children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.). For tickets, see this link. Special thanks to @cmcsed9 for this news.
Tickets are on sale now through Horizons at (850) 863-1530 or the Fred Astaire Dance Studio at (850) 244-4480. Tickets are $100 each for VIP seating, $50 general seating main floor and $35 balcony.
Experience an unforgettable night, where legends and celebrity dancers from the hit series “Dancing with the Stars” come to Northwest Florida for a night of dancing and entertainment. To make the show even more special–all net proceeds from the event will benefit children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.). Enjoy the show knowing you are making a real difference in the lives of others here in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties.
According to a Disney ABC Press release, Dancing with the Stars” contestants and pro dancers are confirmed for “Celebrity Family Feud.” The show will premiere on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Read below for a list of the teams and contestants. I love how Karina Smirnoff with be a team captain….
ETA: Filming took place today for the Dancing With The Stars episode. See Sasha Farber and Karina Smirnoff’s instagrams for some fun pics and video (Go Steve Harvey! He should be on Dancing With The Stars). Anna tweeted this episode airs on June 21st. Thanks to Jim and Jennie for their help with this update.
Celebrity Families Will Compete Against Each Other On The Premier Of ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” (6/21)
CELEBRITY FAMILIES WILL COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER ON
THE PREMIERE OF ABC’S “CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD” A PRIMETIME VERSION OF THE ICONIC GAME SHOW “FAMILY FEUD”
Steve Harvey (Emmy Award – Winning TV personality, Game Show Host, Talk Show Host,
Actor and Comedian) Hosts
Celebrities from the World of Entertainment and Sports Will Compete
Against Each Other to Win Money for Charity
Watching two families spar off against each other in “Family Feud” is one of television’s most popular and enduring game show formats. In the new primetime celebrity version produced by FremantleMedia North America, “Celebrity Family Feud” will take the fun to another level over the six-episode special series. Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people. “Celebrity Family Feud” premieres on SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.
In each episode, two celebrity families and their immediate family members or their extended TV families, will compete against each other to win money for charity. Each team will be made up of a celebrity captain with four relatives or friends playing along. The winning celebrity team will be given a chance to win up to $25,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.
“Celebrity Family Feud” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and will be taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, California. Gaby Johnston, Jennifer Mullin and Thom Beers are executive producers.
The celebrity captains and their teams are: Read more..
Ya know…I’m not that big on tattoos, but, I have to say, I am loving Rumer Willis’ new tattoo pictured at E News. E News also asked Rumer and Val Chmerkovskiy about their journey and the new Dancing With The Stars tour. More below…
The Dancing With the Stars winner has decided to join the show’s summer run, Dancing With the Stars Live! Perfect Ten Tour! Rumer talked to E! News at the StarShop app launch event in New York City and dished what it was like when she first left the show and what she’s excited for next.
“I’m crazy excited. During my first week off from the show, I was so bored I didn’t know what to do with myself,” she said. “I ended up organizing my whole house and cleaning out my closet because I went from having six or seven hours of rehearsals and performing to nothing.”
Rumer has also been keeping busy by showing off her amazing body on social media, posting bikini pics from her Memorial Day Weekend festivities. She loved her experience so much, in fact, that she can’t wait to get back into rehearsals.
As most of you know who follow the site, we’ve had rumors of Bruce Jenner dancing on Dancing With The Stars for several seasons. Now that she has made the transformation to a woman, will this be the season she dances? If so, who would she dance with? Although not reliable, Hollywood Life reported Mark Ballas and Derek Hough would dance with her. They also report that producers told Caitlyn that she would be “given one of best dancers they have.” Tony Dovolani talked on the possibility of Caitlyn dancing with Wendy Williams this week (you can watch this interview here if you haven’t yet). To the possibility, Tony called Caitlyn “brave” and “inspiring” and then said, “Absolutely! Why not? We’re ground-breaking people.” Derek Hough also said he’d dance with her in this new interview yesterday with Entertainment Tonight (watch below). Derek is up for any challenge and taking chances. He loves stepping out of the box and inspirational stories for what Dancing With The Stars has been about. More below. So yeah, all eyes on Caitlyn for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. It will be interesting to see if this is when Caitlyn finally dances as she has a lot of reasons to dance these days. #GoForItCaitlyn and bring on that glam if you do it. Read more..
I’m loving these pictures of Mark Ballas and girlfriend BC Jean. They’ve been in Jamaica this week to help celebrate the Official Grand Opening Of Sandals Ochi Beach Resort which you can read about here. They also visited the local school children at their school and performed which helped to benefit the Sandals Foundation. Awesomeness…
Fern Britton Claims Artem Chigvinstev Kicked And Shoved Her While Training For Strictly Come Dancing
A former Strictly Come Dancing parter to Artem Chigvinstev, Fern Britton, claims he kicked and shoved her while teaching her how to dance. Below is more from The Mirror…
Fern Britton has claimed her former Strictly Come Dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev used to “KICK” and “shove” her.
The former This Morning presenter has blasted the 32-year-old hunk, who quit the BBC One show last year, insisting he also told her to “shut your face” and once told her he would “kill” her.
Speaking at an event hosted by The Times newspaper, she said: “He would look at my feet and just kick me or shove me.
I don’t know what to think, but, I’d take it with a huge grain of salt. Artem seemed so classy with Patti Labelle last season. I can’t imagine him doing something like this? Maybe some of our Strictly Come Dancing fans can shed some light on this? To read the full article, see The Mirror.
Thanks to Lori and @DWTSgossip for this news.
ETA: Artem has responded to Fern’s claims. From The Independent….
The 32-year-old, who now appears on Dancing With The Stars in the US, said: “Recent statements apparently made by Fern Britton, whilst not reflecting any situation I recognize, are difficult to ignore.
“I believe I treated Fern with respect and genuine care, and these claims about me are the opposite of everything I believe in and the person I am.
“I cannot imagine what has prompted such statements which come as a shock to me. I just want to thank all my fans and friends for their support and belief in me.”
Julianne Hough teamed up with Lipton to be a part of their Ice tea Summer Stories. Here’s the short film she stars in. You can read more about Lipton’s Ice Tea Summer Stories here. Thanks to Lori for her help with this post.
Maks Chmerkovskiy dropped by Good Morning America today to talk all about “Sway”. You can see them in rehearsals too. Thanks to @IdolxFactor1 for the coverage….