Pictured below is Cheryl Burke and Antonio Sabato Jr. being interviewed by Mario Lopez yesterday for Extra. There isn’t any video yet, but, you can view some fanastic shots of them at the Getty links below. Also, didn’t Cheryl look great at Mark Ballas’ “Kicking Clouds” Debut Party (also pictured below)? Beautiful!
That’s Your Reality is featuring an article on Tony Dovolani. He thanks fans for voting. Below is a bit more. Click the link to read the full article.
Normally harsh judge Len Goodman went easy on the pair, telling them, “I was enjoying it so much, it was so entertaining, and then the disaster with the boa. I’m so upset! Look at my face, I’m crushed!”
Tony and Betsey finished Monday evening as the lowest scoring couple which unsurprisingly, left them in jeopardy on elimination night. However, the viewers decided to send Olympian Jones and newcomer Keoikantse Motsepe off of the dance floor instead, giving Tony and Betsey a chance to redeem themselves.
Following the results, Tony sent a video to That’s Your Reality from the Dancing With The Stars studio, to thank fans for saving them. “We really appreciate it, she did such a great job, and it was a shame that that boa got in the way,” he said. “But it’s Week 2 now so we’re going to try to impress you again. Please keep supporting us, because I want her to do a good job!”
Sometimes I can get annoyed with Len Goodman as a judge, but, I really wouldn’t want him to ever leave Dancing With The Stars. The show wouldn’t be the same without him. Below he’s a goof on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night!
I haven’t had a chance to listen to the whole thing yet, so I can’t give my full commentary.
Do you remember when we told you about a new “Dancing Pros: LIVE” show a month ago or so? Well, it’s now going on tour. Below is more information from Broadway World. For additional information on the show, tour dates, tickets and casting, visit www.DancingProsLive.com.
Dancing Pros: Live!is thrilled to announce its 2014-2015 national tour. Hosted by Alan Thicke, star of the hit TV show “Growing Pains,” and featuring Karina Smirnoff, Edyta Sliwinska and Chelsie Hightower from “Dancing with the Stars,”and Benji Schwimmer and Ryan Di Lello, from “So You Think You Can Dance,” the best dancers from around the world will thrill and dazzle audiences coast to coast!
The national tour will launch in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. The tour will play over 50 cities nationwide through April 2015, including Indianapolis, Indiana; Flint, Michigan; Providence, Rhode Island; Schenectady, New York; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Fort Myers, Florida; Dallas, Texas; and San Diego, California. For a complete list of tour cities, visit www.DancingProsLive.com.
The 2014-2015 Tour will star Alan Thicke, Edyta Sliwinksa and Chelsie Hightower. Joining them on stage will be actor and dancer, Oscar Orosco, and vocalists Joanna Pacitti, from “American Idol” Season 8, and Angel Taylor, from “The Voice” Season 2.
Karina Smirnoff will join the tour for the January and February engagements with Benji Schwimmer. Ryan Di Lello will perform during the Fall and Spring engagements. The remaining competitors on the tour are dance champions Artur Adamski, Paul Barris, Tess Buchatsky, Sasha Chernositov, Dmitry Demidov, Denys Drozdyuk, Arina Grishanina, Regina Maziarz, Antonina Skobina and Anastasia Trutneva.
Thank you Extra and George Pennacchio for all of these awesome interviews from last night!! The couples talk about prepping for next weeks dances and more. George may post more. Keep watching this link in case he does.
Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog at Parade. She rates her favorite couples on Dancing With The Stars so far in the “Feel Good” and “Sexy, Sexy” categories. So far, at the top of those lists are Alfonso Ribiero and Randy Couture. Lots more at Parade including her thoughts on Julianne Hough and pictures of her fur babies.
Speaking of her fur babies, she also recently founded the Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project (CAIAP, caiap.org) to help cats and dogs in several different ways. “I have always wanted to build a sanctuary to give animals a safe place to live out their lives,” she explains. “Since I was a young child, this has been the dream. Starting CAIAP is all about working towards that. It will take a lot of financial support to get there, but I have faith we will.” To read an article about it, see Animal Wellness Magazine.
Allison Holker has written a blog at In Touch Weekly. She’s experienced her “best moment” so far. Below is more…and note how next week, they have a Cha Cha. I just love these two!
In the middle of our live performance Jonathan and I locked eyes and just busted out laughing. Luckily, we danced a jive so the high energy, laughing and emotion worked.
We couldn’t believe that we were actually performing together on DANCING WITH THE STARS! And we both were so into the performance that our smiles were from ear-to-ear, we were genuinely having an absolute blast. It made us dance even harder.
When we looked at each other, I could feel a special light from him, and I know his father would be so proud. I am enjoying this experience so much, and Jonathan has been a perfect partner for my first experience.
Awww, I bet his Dad would have been proud too. More at In Touch Weekly including a picture.
Great stuff! I can’t get enough. So, if you were to vote for a return to the Dancing With The Stars results shows every week (which means more pro numbers) on Tuesday nights, how would you vote? I vote YES PLEASE!
My Dad will just be crushed if Cheryl Burke retires from Dancing With The Stars. She talked about it more with People. In this interview she mentions she might not retire if ABC makes an offer she can’t refuse. We’ll see.
“You’ve seen me grow up on TV, doing what I love in front of millions of people. But I also feel the need to expand and challenge myself and do other things – not that this isn’t a challenge. It completely is!”
Burke, 30, says the show, which she joined in its second season, takes up eight to nine months of the year, limiting her from spreading her wings. There’s always a chance ABC could make her an offer she can’t refuse, but Burke seems ready to see what lies beyond the mirror ball.
“It’s hard,” she professed. “What this show has given me has been life-changing. I owe my life to this show.”
More at People.