It’s always so cool to see Anna Trebunskaya!! Last night, the Dancing With The Stars diva graced the Red Carpet at the “Jekyll & Hyde” premiere in Los Angeles, California at the Pantages Theatre. You can view more pics of Anna at Getty Images. Beautiful and what a breath of fresh air!
Awww, isn’t it good to see Anna Trebunskaya again?! She tweeted out the photo above when she attended an AdmeTech Foundation event last night.
Anna wasn’t the only dancer from Dancing With The Stars to make an appearance at a Red Carpet event these past few days. Below is troupe member Sasha Farber at the “Warm Bodies” premiere in Hollywood. You can see more pics of him at Getty Images. Girlfriend and troupe member Emma Slater was also pictured with him. You can see a picture of her with Sasha in this tweet.
Speaking of Sasha and Emma, they’ve been making their rounds across the country dancing in “America’s Favorite Dancers”. You can watch one of their dance routines below. You can view more videos of them at Sasha’s You Tube Channel. So energetic, quick, and full of passion.
Derek Hough, Kym Johnson, Chelsie Hightower, Mark and Corky Ballas also made a showing at one of the “America’s Favorite Dancers” events in Marksville, LA. Corky tweeted the picture below of them out after dancing. You can view more pics and coverage of this show at Pure Derek Hough. Too fun and Derek is fine fine wearing a black satin lined suit.
Last, but, not least, and speaking of Corky Ballas, I ran on to this little twitter exchange yesterday that had me giggling. Note below how Lee Meriwether and Miss America would like to tag team with Mark Ballas to dance or better yet, Miss America can have Mark and Lee can have Corky.
Lol! So cute, but, don’t take this exchange too seriously. They are just having fun and as Heidi said privately to me, the season Lee stops talking on Dancing With The Stars all together is most likely when she will seriously be dancing. Then again, who knows? It’s fun to picture, dream or speculate on none the less.
And that is all for now, Beautiful Readers!!!! Have a great Sunday! xxxxx
Anna Trebunskaya And Jonathan Roberts Interviewed About Ballroom With A Twist And Dancing With The Stars
This weekend several of our pros from Dancing With The Stars are in Lexington, Kentucky to dance in “Ballroom With The A Twist”. Kentucky.com has a feature article up promoting it. Also, in the article, Anna Trebunskaya and former husband Jonathan Roberts talk of the differences between performing in “Ballroom With A Twist” versus performing on Dancing With The Stars. Here is a take….
The celebrity competitors on Stars often overshadow their partners, who dance for a living, but Roberts and Trebunskaya said the big names and the variety of celebrities demonstrate a broad interest in ballroom, and that interest is taken up by the audience.
“You look at your football players,” Roberts says. “When Donald Driver wins Dancing With the Stars, as a guy, you have no excuse not to dance,” he says, referring to the Green Bay Packers star who won season 14 of the show with partner Peta Murgatroyd.
Other NFL players to win the show are Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hines Ward. Trebunskaya’s partners have included Super Bowl champions Kurt Warner and Jerry Rice.
“That was phenomenal, to get a taste of their lives and what their talents were all about,” she says. Even as trained athletes, she says, “They all think it’s a walk in the park in the beginning — you get a nice costume and dance with a pretty girl. Then they realize it’s actually hard work.”
She and Roberts, who were married nine years before announcing in October that they were divorcing, like meeting and working with the celebs, but they also like the opportunity that Ballroom With a Twist provides for them to show their stuff as professional dancers, sans competition.
“It’s nice to be a performer and dance and do something that you know you’re good at, and give the joy to people who come and watch,” Trebunskaya says.
Roberts says, “You don’t have to worry about getting the judges’ attention. You just go out there and dance for the audience, and that’s my favorite thing.”
You can read more at Kentucky.com.
Here is another interview and some teasers. It’s so cool that Anna and Jonathan can still work together and so compassionately too, isn’t it?!
If you are in the Lexington area, be sure to take the show in this weekend. Dancing With The Stars troupe members Emma Slater and Sasha Farber are also in the show.
Yesterday, Dancing With The Stars pro Anna Trebunskaya was a guest on the Ricki Lake Show. She met “the worlds worst dancer” and gave him some pointers. Anna starts out by saying, “You are just going to put them (his arms) on your hips and… don’t move them”! Too funny and Anna is gorgeous as always!!
Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars Anna Trebunskaya and Kym Johnson! The two dancing queens attended the “Donny and Marie Osmond’s Christmas” premiere in Los Angeles, California last night looking glamorous as ever. What do you think? You can see more fantastic shots of them as well as other celebs at Film Magic and Getty Images. I was able to see the Donnie and Marie Show in Las Vegas in October and wow, what an energetic show. Marie has some serious pipes and Donny can still dance with the best of them. I especially loved how they interacted with the audience. If you get the chance, be sure to see one of their shows.
It’s that time of the season again – time to wrap up the season by voting in our end-of-season awards
First, some guidelines: I picked what I thought to be the most likely nominees for each category, just based on the vibes I’ve been getting from your comments all season. I know some of you are going to disagree. For that reason, I have allowed write-in votes…probably against my better judgement. HOWEVER, I’m asking you guys to PLEASE USE THE WRITE-INS SPARINGLY. Make sure the nominee you’re writing in isn’t already listed as one of the options, make sure it’s spelled correctly, and fits the scheme of the other nominees (i.e. if the category is “best dance”, you would write in something like “Kelly & Val’s paso doble”, and not just “Kelly”). If I cannot understand what you’ve written in, your vote is getting thrown out. If your write-in doesn’t make sense given the context, your vote is getting thrown out. There was an absolutely ridiculous (and unneccessary) number of write-ins in last season’s awards, and I almost said “f*ck it” and threw them all out, because some of you guys clearly didn’t know how to follow directions. Don’t bring me to the point of “f*ck it” again this season.
I will give you guys a week or two to get your votes in, and then we will reveal the results category by category in a series of posts. I’ve included a brief explanation of each award above each poll, since there seemed to be some confusion in last season’s polls. Now vote away!!! Read more..
Our sweet Anna Trebunskaya talked to Celebuzz about the Dancing With The Stars All Stars. She talks of what it’s like hanging out backstage during a LIVE show. As for the contestants, she thinks one of the athletes is going to win the season. She doesn’t confirm that she is dancing next season, but, she’s hoping she will. Lots more below including her thoughts about her other projects, her family, and her Dancing With The Stars family as well.
Great interview. Thanks to Evaine for the heads up!
Are you missing our Miss Anna like I am? Above the Dancing With The Stars pro is photographed at Maxim and Rock the Vote’s launch of Assassins Creed III at The Colony on October 24th in Hollywood, California. The photo above was taken by Chelsea Lauren of WireImage. You can see more pics of Anna at this event at Getty Images.
Also, Anna has been dressing up and going to some Halloween parties these last few days. Be sure to check out Official Anna Trebunskaya Facebook to see her costumes. Her mother dresses up with her as well. Too fun and you can see where Anna gets her good looks!!
DWTS Anna Trebunskaya, Tom Bergeron, Tony Dovolani, Val Chmerkovskiy Attend Children’s Hospital L.A. Gala
Dancing With the Stars Anna Trebunskaya, Tom Bergeron, and Tony Dovolani were pictured at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala in Los Angeles, California last night. According to twitter, Val Chmerkovskiy was there too along with other celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis, Melanie Griffith, Heidi Klum, Antonio Banderas, and Penelope Ann Miller. The event last night was able to raise $2.6 million for kids which you can read all about at HeraldOnLine. You can see more pictures at Zimbio Pictures and Getty Images. Wow, our beautiful Anna looks stunning, doesn’t she?!! If more of the cast of Dancing With The Stars attended this charity event, let us know in comments.
What an interesting shake up we’ve had in Las Vegas Odds from for Dancing With The Stars these last few weeks! According to Sports Bovada again, we have Shawn leading the odds with Apolo and Emmitt tied and not far behind which I agree with. In fact, I agree with all the placements the odds makers have wagered below except for Kirstie Alley who they keep wanting to give such low odds to. She’s danced fairly well these last few weeks and they shouldn’t be underestimating her and Maks’ fan base which I would think dominates Sabrina’s, Melissa’s, Gilles’, and Kelly’s fan bases? Also note how Kelly’s odds are stronger compared to the week before and she moved up a place higher than Gilles. Interesting and deserving in my opinion!!
New Las Vegas Odds going into Week 5:
Shawn Johnson 7/5
Apolo Anton Ono 4/1
Emmitt Smith 4/1
Kelly Monaco 5/1
Gilles Marini 6/1
Melissa Rycroft 25/1
Sabrina Bryan 50/1
Kirstie Alley 66/1
Last week’s odds going into week 4, to compare:
Shawn Johnson – 7/4
Apolo Anton Ohno – 9/4
Emmitt Smith – 7/2
Gilles Marini – 13/2
Kelly Monaco – 12/1
Melissa Rycroft – 15/1
Bristol Palin – 25/1
Sabrina Bryan – 33/1
Kirstie Alley – 50/1
Summing it up…again, I think the odds makers have pegged it, but, I think Sabrina should be at the bottom with Kirstie or Melissa second to last.
Let’s get my fellow Partners In Crimes thoughts on the matter and be sure to let us know what you think too in the comments section…..
Courtney: My only complaint here is that I still think Emmitt is too high – at this point I think Kelly or Gilles has a better chance of making it to the finale than he does. I like Emmitt as a person – he seems to be a nice guy and is having fun this season; but I don’t really see the hunger to win in him like I do in most of the others. But then again, he does seem to be getting some pretty cushy scores…but the judges do seem to be a lot less “enchanted” with him as the weeks wear on. Who knows what’s going on there. But I am quite glad to see Gilles getting edged out by Kelly Now if only Melissa makes some big moves this week and can overtake him as well! As for Kirstie – I do think after her bottom 2 appearance this week, they’ve got it about right. Skill-wise, she’s just not really a match for anyone else this season, and I think some of the votes she would have gotten on a regular season are now going to other contestants who might share her fanbase (possibly Kelly & Melissa, maybe Emmitt). I think it’s safe to say she isn’t going to win this season – but how much longer will she stick around?
Heidi: I think Kirstie is in the right spot as well. Sabrina has the potential to get great scores. Kirstie? Not so much, relative to other dancers. Since she was in the bottom two this past week, any bad score could do her in, whereas Sabrina could possibly be spared by a really great dance. The key will be that Sabrina do well on Monday and that her team does well in the team dance. I think Kirstie beats her in votes probably easily, but with a good margin Sabrina has shown she can hang on. I think the margin that Kirstie failed to beat was 17k. If that happens again, I think Kirstie goes…unless someone unexpected falls to the bottom. Like Melissa. I kinda think that Emmitt might not be as strong as anyone thinks either. Between Apolo, Shawn, Gilles and even Melissa/Sabrina, he seems kinda forgettable. He’s definitely too high in the rankings, IMO.