It’s that time of year once again, boys and girls – time for Pro Watch. It will be very interesting to see what happens this year, after they let go of the band. That was a huge cost savings to them. The question is: are they looking to save even more money (say goodbye to Derek and possibly Cheryl) or have they saved so much that they can afford the popular, long term pros that have kept people coming back to this show season after season? I personally think that they will do what they can to hold on to Derek – he’s an Emmy winner and that’s very helpful to the show’s cache. I think they will also do their best to hold on to Cheryl, Karina and Mark. I’m GUESSING that Val and Tristan are still locked into contracts that are beneficial to ABC so they aren’t in question as long as they find a partner for them. As always, I could be wrong. Read more..
Awwww, is this not precious??!!!! This past weekend, Anna had a baby girl!! She and boyfriend Nevin Millan named it Amalya! What a beautiful name. CONGRATULATIONS Anna!! Below is more from US Weekly….
Anna Trebunskaya and boyfriend Nevin Millan welcomed their first child, daughter Amalya Millan, at a home birth on Saturday, Jan. 18,” her rep confirms in a statement released to Us Weekly.
“We’re thrilled to welcome our beautiful, healthy baby into the world,” the couple tells Us of their newborn daughter. “We couldn’t be happier.”
“It wasn’t planned, but when it happened, I thought, ‘This is perfect — I’m ready to be a mom,'” she gushed to Us last year. “This is something really good for me and fulfilling, and it’ll give me a whole new meaning in life. I’m really looking forward to it.”
She also assured Us she would return to the dance floor after the baby’s birth: “I’m looking forward to getting back into shape and dancing afterward and bringing the baby on board into the DWTS family!” she said.
How about this dress and look? Last night, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff graced the Red Carpet at the premiere of Open Road Films’ “The Nut Job” held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. You can view more photos of her at Zimbio Pictures. I’m not sure I’m a fan to this dress this time, but, I like her SHOES!
Also, Karina and Anna Trebunskaya attended a PANDORA Jewelry party at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California yesterday. They both look so cute and it’s good to see Anna again! Visit Getty Images to see a gallery of pictures.
It’s the off season and so we like to do fun things to keep us distracted while we wait for the next season of DWTS. Right before last season, one of our Pure DWTS Insiders suggested we do a list ranking the hottest DWTS pros. I thought it was a great idea, but didn’t think it was right to just publish a list based on my own preferences. Instead, I want to reach out to you to get an idea of how hot you think each DWTS pro is on a scale of 1-5.
I’ll regularly post 2 new pros for you to vote and comment on. Then, after posting all the pros, I’ll take all the data and publish a list of the hottest Male and Female Dancing with the Stars pros. Keep this in mind as you rate. There’s no need to start your ratings at 4 like they do on the show. Get the idea?
Be sure to browse plenty of the pictures of Alec and Anna so you can offer a fair rating. Yes, the above voting is for hot. Feel free to hash out the difference in hot, beautiful, elegant, sexy, etc etc etc in the comments.
Also, remember that this is just for fun and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Although quite frankly all of the dancers on DWTS are hot, just different degrees of hotness. So none of them really have anything to complain about.
It’s official. Dancing With The Stars Anna Trebunskaya is going to have a baby GIRL!! She talked all about it with Life & Style Magazine at a recent baby shower. Below is more including who else attended the baby shower. Be sure to see some new pics of Anna at the link. She looks happy and gorgeous as ever!!
“I’m just so excited to meet her,” Anna gushed to Life & Style at her baby shower on Dec. 14.
“I want to see how she looks! The eye color, hair color and structure, I just don’t know how all the DNA’s going to mix together. I just want to hold her!”
Ricki Lake, Jennifer Grey, Samantha Harris and So You Think You Can Dance’s Allison Holker were all in attendance at the shower and found out about the baby’s gender in a sweet way.
The mom-to-be sliced a specially made cake by Sweet E’s bakery to reveal pink filling inside.
Anna, a DWTS veteran, thinks she might have a little dancer on the way. “This little one loves jive!” she shared with the mag. “Whenever’s there’s jive, there’s always some kind of movement.”
Even though she’s more than seven months along, she’s still undecided on a name.
“We have about five saved on our phones,” shares the beauty, who has yet to reveal the father.
ADDING: Kristin and Suri of Afterbuzz TV were there too…
Happy Thanksgiving Day, All!! Below is Afterbuzz TV with their new Dancing With The Stars Season 17 finale addition to take in when you have time today. They admit how they were wrong and right about who would win. Though as I just wrote at Pure Derek Hough, when the subject is brought up in the beginning, Anna says it was easier to do a Charleston than a Ballroom dance, but, Tristan MacManus disagrees (Yay Tristan! I agree for how it wasn’t easier for Amber!). More below. Let us know what you think!
As always, it’s good to hear from Dancing With The Stars pro Anna Trebunskaya. She gives People.com an update on her pregnancy. She may not be dancing on Dancing With The Stars because of her condition this season, but, she’s still very much out there….and working for good causes too such as Breast Cancer Awareness month. On Friday, Anna danced with breast cancer survivors and patients from the Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles for a “Bust A Move” event. Anna commented, “I think dancing is a great way to have fun, let loose and forget about your problems or sicknesses. Sometimes that’s all it takes — an hour of positive energy, having fun, music and socializing with friends.” Below is a report on her pregnancy. I love how she wants her baby to have a Russian name and an America name….
“It was not planned. It was kind of spontaneous — like everything in life. Everything happens for a reason and when that happened I was like, ‘This actually is great. This is perfect. I’m ready,’” she shares. “For the longest time I wasn’t ready, but once the decision was made, I was totally going for it.”
The Dancing with the Stars pro says although she has maintained a balanced diet throughout her pregnancy, she has also been totally indulging in sweets.
“I really loved pickles and olives during my first trimester. Now I switched to more desserts. My go-to dessert is coconut ice cream vanilla flavor,” Trebunskaya says.
As for the name? “I would love to have a Russian first name and an American-European middle name or vice-versa. This baby is going to be surrounded by my Russian culture, but I want my child to have an option,” she explains. “The baby can have a conventional name that is more appropriate in America and have a full-on Russian name.”
The expectant dancer might have an idea for her baby’s moniker, but for now, she is keeping the sex a surprise — even from herself. “I haven’t made a decision if I want to know yet, but I could find out at this point,” says Trebunskaya. “It’s a bit of a pain for my friends and my family, but I’m like, ‘No, let me get the baby gear first.’”
More at People.com including a new picture!
Picture above is of when Anna attended the HBO Luxury Lounge promoting Motorola and PANDORA Jewelry in honor of The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. You can view more pics Zimbio Pictures. She’s so pretty!
Afterbuzz reviewed Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 3. This time Sharna Burgess and Anna Trebunskaya join them. It’s so great to see Sharna again!! She talks more of her teaching Keyshawn Johnson to dance and their elimination. She also says she’ll still be dancing on the show this season for the opening numbers. Lots more below including a break down on Monday’s show. See if you agree with all of their assessments…
And speaking of Sharna, Keyshawn Johnson was a surprise guest on The Arsenio Hall Show last night during a segment when they were talking on the football players who have done Dancing With The Stars. He talks of how nerve wrecking Dancing With The Stars was performing LIVE, but, it was a great experience.
Anna Trebunskaya reviewed the Dancing With The Stars premiere last night at ABC! Below is her take on these contestants. Also note that she is worried about Bill Nye the most.
Keyshawn Johnson: Cool tricks! A wonderful play on Keyshawn’s strength and very strong content. Keyshawn, you got to get out of your head and let loose! Work a bit on the posture as well and you will do you well in all the ballroom dances to come this season. Oh yeah, and listen to your teacher.
Christina Milian: A very athletic contemporary routine. She had great expression that improved through out the routine. I agree with the judges though: Christina needs to showcase more confidence in her dancing, but she’s off to a good start!
Bill Engvall: A really strong Foxtrot routine for Bill. Lots of content and confidence. Must be the fact that he rehearsed in the You Can Dance studio in Hermosa Beach, Calif., (Yes, that’s my studio and I’m shameless about plugging it in). Bill, work on your transitions and smoothness, but you’re doing fantastic!
Valerie Harper: Wow! That performance brought tears to my eyes. What a role model to anyone! She’s a stunning woman and a very elegant dancer. No other words…
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Looking hot mama! Really fun Cha Cha “pocket rocket” style (to echo Len’s comment). Snooki actually had good Cha Cha technique and good rhythm. Stay focused and keep improving! You’re a natural performer.
Overall, a really good level of dancing from all the competitors. It will be very exciting to see everyone develop and improve. I’m concerned about Bill Nye. He has the lowest score from the judges, but what makes “DWTS” the show it is is the audience voting factor, so you never know! Like I said, exciting!
More at ABC. Let us know if you agree with her review.
Also, Good Morning America has posted a video recap and Melissa Rycroft weighs in on the dances too! She says this season is reminding her of the all-star season. You can watch it HERE.
Official DWTS Radio has been posting some new interviews with the cast as well. When you get time, be sure to take them in too.
Lastly, Henry of PopTVDotCom is back. He has some coverage of our pros and celebs going to a Party after the show. They tell him how it feels to be back….
Well here’s a bit of happy news to break up the chaos of cast announcement day Turns out there’s a good reason Anna’s not on this season…she’s pregnant!
According to US Weekly, Anna is four months along and “beyond happy” with the news:
“It wasn’t planned, but when it happened, I thought, ‘This is perfect — I’m ready to be a mom,'” Trebunskaya shares in the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday. “This is something really good for me and fulfilling, and it’ll give me a whole new meaning in life. I’m really looking forward to it.”