How about these dresses? Last night, Karina Smirnoff and Peta Murgatroyd attended the 2014 Carousel Of Hope Ball Presented By Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. I think they look stunning. To see more pictures, see Getty Images.
Yesterday, Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough was pictured lighting The Empire State Building pink in honor of Plan International USA in New York City! So gorgeous! Click the photos below to see more coverage. The Daily Mail has some photos too.
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ETA: Julianne talks about the importance of raising awareness for girls education in a new interview below. You can also see some new pics of her arriving back to LA at Celebs Diary.
Peta Murgatroyd and Jonathan Bennett are going to make such a good pairing for the switch up for Dancing With The Stars, but, I’ll miss her with Tommy too. Two more days and counting…
Michael Waltrip tells Sacbee.com that doing Dancing With The Stars has been a lot of hard work, but, the experience has been “amazing”. Below is more. He’s such a great guy. More at the link on his racing adventures this weekend.
Waltrip said he’ll arrive in Roseville on Friday night for a sponsors’ dinner; on Saturday morning, he and “Dancing with the Stars” partner Witney Carson will find a suitable dance space in Roseville to practice for Monday’s show.
“The producers of the show asked me if I’d be interested in competing and I said yes almost instantly,” Waltrip said. “Then I hung up and said, ‘Shoot, I don’t know how to dance.’ ”
Despite low scores each week, Waltrip has advanced through four eliminations. He said this week’s theme is disco, so the boogie shoes will be put to good use.
“This whole dancing thing has been way out in left field for me,” Waltrip said. “But the experience has been amazing. It’s a lot of hard work to get the routines down. It’s been crazy, and I can’t believe how much better I’ve gotten, and that’s because of my great partners.”
Waltrip has dedicated himself to the dancing competition much as he did when he was a driver and now as a car owner for Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers. Bowyer is 18th in the Sprint Cup standings and Vickers is 22nd. Waltrip, who has driven three Sprint Cup races this season, is 45th.
Wow, everyone is getting a tiny bit hosed this week in terms of either song or style – in some cases both. Except for Janel of course. The pimpage increases – do wish they’d quit trying so hard to make her happen and just let the show evolve more organically. All you screamin’ Val fans whining and crying about Derek asking Colbie to sing while he and Beth danced can STFU now. Not only did she get a dance very close to what she’s trained in, she got the artist singing for her this week (rumor, anyway) – and that artist is also guest judge! Much more preferential treatment than Derek going to a friend and asking her to sing. I expect that the hypocritical among you won’t be satisfied, regardless. Too bad, so sad.
Actually, giving Lea “Broadway” is pretty obnoxious too, considering that she just had contemporary – but I think she could use two good weeks in a row. She’s not getting the pimpage that Janel is. I like her a lot and think she has a lot of potential. Unfortunately, doing Broadway doesn’t really give Val the opportunity to fix her posture problems that she’s had in ballroom/latin numbers.
Rumor going around that Joey Fatone is singing Jonathan and Peta’s song – for reals? Too much weirdness for me this week.
ETA: Mike and Antonio…the latter is totally screwed, I’m thinking. What a craptastic song.
ETA2: So, they won’t show Tommy’s “salute” on camera, but will give him songs which heavily imply the same? :::rolls eyes:::
Janel and Artem (Val) – Burlesque (“Mama Knows Best” by Jessie J )
Jonathan and Peta (Allison) – Jitterbug (“Rock this Town” by The Stray Cats )
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Isn’t this an interesting instagram posted by Karina Smirnoff last night(see below)? Russell Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, says he’d do Dancing With The Stars if they win the Superbowl this year. Note too how recently Russell said “no” to Dancing With The Stars, but “yes”, to a future season. He was also seen at rehearsals this season. We better keep a special eye on this one for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 and I’m dying for another football player to dance, are you?
So….calling out @dangerusswilson “if I win this year’s #SuperBowl, I’ll do next season of @dancingabc #DWTS” ~R.Wilson. Ok-Should we hold him to it?!?!
Last night, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, Witney Carson, Karina Smirnoff, Artem Chigvintsev, Jonathan Bennett, Janel Parish, and Lea Thompson attended People’s ‘Ones To Watch’ Event at The Line in Los Angeles, California. Aren’t they gorgeous. Click on the pictures to see more. Beautiful and prays I didn’t miss anyone?
Access Hollywood has coverage of the switch up couples meeting up for the first time for rehearsals. This is fun. Check it out.
ETA: Here is Antonio and Allison meeting…
Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough will be a guest on the Tonight Show tonight. Be sure to tune in if you can. Though if you’d like to see some new photos of her in action in the tapings today, see Getty Images and the Daily Mail. She looks amazing. Stay tuned to the spot below. We’ll post some video as soon as we can.
ETA: And here she is in some of the interview.
ETA2: Here is more…
And so the Dancing With The Stars Switch-up rehearsal interviews begin. First up, Artem & Janel and Mark & Bethany. They talk of their new dances, Janel stomps out romance rumors with Val (wha?), and more. Let us know what you think?